Tuesday, 8 May 2001
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions she has had with the First Minister concerning the Government's anti-drugs strategy. 
What discussions she has held with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on the Barnett formula. 
The Advocate-General was asked—
On how many occasions she has been requested to give advice on the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in Scotland; and if she will make a statement. 
The Parliamentary Secretary was asked—
If she will make a statement on the role of the private finance initiative in the provision of new magistrates courts. 
If she will make a statement on the progress being made to allow people from a wider range of social backgrounds to become JPs. 
If he will make a statement on the use of information technology to support rural courtrooms. 
What recent action the Lord Chancellor's Department has taken to improve access to justice in Macclesfield; and if she will make a statement.
If she will make a statement on the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on rural magistrates courts. 
The President of the Council was asked—
If she will bring forward proposals to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons on the procedure for the tabling of oral questions. 
What steps she proposes to take to improve the ability of the House to hold the Executive to account. 
What representations she has received about programme motions for legislation. 
What further proposals she plans to put before the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons. 
What her policy is on the recommendations of the Review Body on Senior Salaries relating to the pay of hon. Members and the office costs allowance. 
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 24, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Prime Minister has just announced that the date of the general election will be 7 June. Given the grave events in Northern Ireland today, have you received...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make discrimination against older people unlawful; to provide for the creation of an Age Discrimination Council; and for connected...
Mr. Roger Berry accordingly presented a Bill to make discrimination against older people unlawful; to provide for the creation of an Age Discrimination Council; and for connected purposes: And...
I beg to move,
As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
'The Authority shall establish a regulation harmonisation committee with representatives from government departments and other relevant bodies for the purpose of developing and harmonising...
I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 3, line 5l, at end insert— '(3A) Before making an order under subsection (3) which designates any of the activities specified it paragraph 5 of...
I beg to move amendment No. 4, in page 9, line 42, at end insert— '(3A) (a) The Authority may, at the request of any person who holds a licence, remove the particulars specified in...
I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 15, line 18, at end insert— '(3A) A person exercising the power conferred by subsection (1) shall do so reasonably only in the course of his duty and...
As amended in the Standing Committee, again considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 27. line 8, leave out— `purposes of any accountancy practice' and insert— `sole purposes of accountancy activities.
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 No. 13119/00, a Commission Communication on a Common Asylum Procedure and Uniform Status for Persons Granted Asylum; and supports the...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act and Meaning of Collective Investment Scheme) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1421), dated 10th April 2001, a copy of which was laid...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mrs. McGuire.]
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