Monday, 5 February 2001
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What measures he is taking to protect the employees of laboratories conducting medical research involving animals from intimidation by militant animal rights activists. 
If he will make a statement on the levels of crime in Northamptonshire. 
What discussions he has had with local authorities regarding the dispersal of asylum seekers. 
How many violent offenders have been released from prison early on the home detention curfew scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
If he plans to meet chief constables to discuss recruitment and housing costs. 
What recent representations he has received regarding the penalties available in cases of causing death by dangerous driving. 
What measures he has taken to reduce and remove unnecessary administrative burdens on the police service and to ensure that police officers spend more time on operational duties. 
What research he has undertaken into the correlation between the funding of police forces and their success in controlling the levels of crime and disorder. 
If he will list those police forces which do not have a full establishment of officers. 
What assessment he has made of the average percentage change from 2001–02 to 2000–01 for police authorities in England and Wales in respect of (a) total revenue expenditure and (b)...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of ever-increasing incursions by Albanian or Kosovo Liberation Army forces into southern Macedonia and southern Serbia and of the apprehension of KLA...
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I should inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I should inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 11 th December, be approved.—[Mr. Dowd.]
That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 16th January, be approved.—[Mr. Dowd.]
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [31 January],
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [23 January],
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dowd.]
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