Thursday, 15 February 2001
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
CITY OF LONDON (WARD ELECTIONS) BILL (BY ORDER)
The Secretary of State was asked—
How much launch aid for civil aerospace projects in the United Kingdom was invested by his Department over the past 10 years; and what royalties on sales in the civil aerospace sector were...
What representations his Department has made to the European Commission regarding the everything but arms proposal. 
What recent discussions he has held with the steel industry about the effects of the climate change levy. 
Which of his Department's funds support the creation of new businesses in the renewable energy sector. 
What assessment he has made of the impact on manufacturing industry of the rise in the price of gas. 
What progress has been made to date in settling claims for vibration white finger and chronic bronchitis and emphysema; and if he will make a statement. 
What steps he is taking to safeguard employment in the aerospace industry. 
What has been the cost to consumers of the delay in implementing the new electricity trading arrangements. 
When the draft Export Control Bill will be published. 
What recent representations he has received on the introduction of new technology by the Post Office. 
Will the Leader of the House please give the business for the coming week?
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the NHS hospital building programme. The national health service is in the most prolonged period of expansion in its history. The NHS...
Several hon. Members: rose—
Secretary Clare Short, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Cook Mr. Andrew Smith, Mr. George Foulkes and Mr. Chris Mullin, presented a Bill to make provision relating to the provision...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Touhig.]
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [31 January],That the Select Committee on Science and Technology shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [23 January],That, following the Order [20th November 2000], Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Barry Jones and Frank Cook be...
Motion made,That Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments be amended as follows:Line 40, before the word 'European' insert the words `Environmental Audit...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McNulty.]
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