Thursday, 22 March 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—
If he will make a statement on his Department's support for the business incubation programme in the north-west. 
What assessment he has made of the impact of the climate change levy on UK manufacturing industry's competitiveness. 
What action he is taking to deliver coal health payments in the south Yorkshire area. 
What recent representations he has received concerning metrication. 
What progress has been made in agreeing a memorandum of understanding with banks concerning the universal bank. 
If he will make a statement on the impact of the minimum wage in Cleethorpes. 
What support his Department plans to give to former employees of Corus affected by its decision to restructure steel production in the UK. 
What assessment he has made of the effects of raising the national minimum wage; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on the rural post office network. 
Would the Leader of the House please give us the business for the coming week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In response to comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for Cheadle (Mr. Day) about the problem of aircraft deviating from approved take-off and landing paths,...
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts:
We now come to the main business, which will continue until 4 o'clock. I have selected the amendment in the name of the Parliamentary Secretary, Privy Council Office, and the hon. Member for...
1A.(1) If at the commencement of a parliament the Member who was Speaker at the dissolution of the previous parliament is returned to the House, the Member presiding in accordance with Standing...
1B. (1) If the question put in accordance with Standing Order No. 1A (Re-election of former Speaker) has been negatived, and on any other occasion when it is necessary to proceed with the choice...
As amended, considered.
I beg to move promoters amendment No.1, in page 3, leave out line 42.
I beg to move amendment No. 25, in page 4, line 19, leave out 'three' and insert 'four'.
I beg to move promoters amendment No. 5, in page 4, line 26, leave out (7) and insert (8).
Amendments made: promoters amendment No. 13, in page 6, line 39, leave out '(4)' and insert '(5)'.
Amendment made: promoters amendment No. 3, in page 7, line 18, at end insert— '(e) a person engaged in business as a dealer in second-hand books, in respect of his business as such; or(f) a...
Amendment made: No. 41, in page 8, line 11, after 'trading', insert 'in the county'.—[Mr. Wyatt.]
I beg to move amendment No. 53, in page 12, line 41, leave out from beginning to end of line 4 on page 13. This provision relates to another tough matter for the antique dealers. There is an...
As amended, considered.
Amendment made: promoters amendment No. 1, in page 4, leave out line 5.—[Mr. Paul Clark.]
Amendments made: No. 26, in page 4, line 25, leave out 'three' and insert 'four'.
Amendments made: promoters amendment No. 15, in page 4, line 32, leave out '(4)' and insert '(8)'.
Amendments made: promoters amendment No. 12, in page 6, line 33, leave out '(4), (8) or (9)' and insert '(5), (9) or (10).'
Promoters amendment No. 4, in page 7, line 31, at end insert— '(e) a person engaged in business as a dealer in second-hand books, in respect of his business as such; or(f) a person engaged...
Amendments made: No. 46, in page 10, line 44, leave out first 'business address' and insert— 'his business address or business telephone number'.
Amendment proposed: No. 54, in page 13, line 10, leave out from beginning to end of line 16.—[Mr. Wyatt.]
I wish to present a petition on behalf of Carol and Mick Frewing, the tenants of the Connaught Arms in Fratton, Portsmouth, and of more than 1,000 local people who want a fair deal for local pubs...
[The following petition was presented on behalf of the hon. Member for Islwyn (Mr. Touhig).]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McNulty.]
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And sometimes to shout at each other.