Thursday, 1 February 2001
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Minister was asked—
What plans he has to increase the area of farmed land subject to countryside stewardship agreements. 
What steps he is taking to improve co-operation in the dairy supply chain. 
What his priorities are for the 2002 review of the common fisheries policy. 
What recent representations he has received concerning the impact of agricultural trade liberalisation on farm animal welfare. 
When he intends to reach a decision on the payment of agrimonetary compensation to British farmers. 
What assessment he has made of the impact of a ban on hunting with dogs on arrangements for the disposal of fallen stock. 
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What effect the Narey reforms have had in expediting the prosecution of offences. 
If he will make a statement on the average length of time between arrest and trial. 
What procedures the CPS follows prior to making a decision not to proceed with a prosecution which is at an advanced stage. 
What plans he has to start proceedings relating to the deaths of William Beausire and Father Michael Woodward in Chile. 
Will the Leader of the House give the business for next week?
With permission Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the steel industry and the announcement made today by Corus. The House will know that since early December Corus has been...
[3RD ALLOTTED DAY]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 17th January, be approved.—[Mr. Allen.]
That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 18th January, be approved.—[Mr. Allen.]
That the draft Companies (EU Political Expenditure) Exemption Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 17th January, be approved—[Mr. Allen.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Document Nos. 9712/00, relating to the proposed Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and 9560/00, relating to the audit of the expenditure...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [31 January],
Motion made,That, for the current Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:Line 40, before the word 'European'...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [23 January],
I wish to present a petition bearing 2,099 names on behalf of Kathy Howell, other residents of Derby, North, and Parrot Line. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Derby North...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Allen.]
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