Thursday, 15 May 2003
Order for Second Reading read. Read a Second time, and committed.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps she is taking to restrict turkey meat imports from Brazil which (a) are mis-described and (b) fail to comply with EU vaccine rules.
If she will make a statement on the mid-term common agricultural policy review and its implications for British farmers.
What progress has been made on meeting the national air quality strategy targets.
If she will make a statement on the outcomes of the 11th meeting of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development.
How much public money has been spent by her Department over the last seven years on research into predation of inland fisheries by cormorants; and what conclusions have been reached.
How many small to medium sized abattoirs there are in England.
What the value was of food exported from the UK to member states of the European Union in the last year for which figures are available.
What measures she will take to relieve regulatory burdens on farmers.
If she will make a statement on her Department's strategy for promoting recycling.
What plans she has to change the law to make it easier for water companies to provide mains sewerage to rural villages.
If she will make a statement on the packaging waste regulation and wood products.
If she will make a statement on the Government's aims at the next Fisheries Council meeting.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I rise to ask what you can do to force Government Departments to follow the normal convention in the House that statements are given to Opposition spokesmen a...
May I begin by saying how seriously I take the remarks that you, Mr. Speaker, have just made? I apologise to you and I want to assure the House that no discourtesy was intended. As the Opposition...
I should say to the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. A 15-minute limit has been placed on Back-Bench speeches during this debate.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of...
Question again proposed, That the original words stand part of the Question.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Woolas.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister may be proceeded with,...
Question again proposed, That this House do now adjourn.
Ordered, That Mr Derek Foster be added to the Committee on Standards and Privileges.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.] PETITION
The Office of Fair Trading has recommended to the Government proposals that would allow the unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions. If the proposals were accepted,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.]
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