Monday, 22 March 2004
The Secretary of State was asked—
When his Department last recommended that the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs consider the reclassification of amphetamines; and what plans he has to do so again.
What assessment he has made of the implications of events in Madrid for security arrangements in London and other major British cities.
What progress the Government have made in implementing the recommendations of the Lawrence inquiry; and what further steps are being taken to promote race equality.
How he intends that the national offender management service will achieve lower rates of reconviction.
What action he is taking to tackle prison overcrowding.
What meetings he has held with representatives of police authorities regarding the proposed 2004–05 funding settlement.
If he will make a statement on the relaxation of clearance standards in the immigration and nationality directorate.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the deployment of British forces in Kosovo.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, of which I have given you notice. You will know that I tabled an urgent question this morning about the serious incident here on Saturday, when demonstrators...
Mr. William Cash, supported by Mr. Richard Shepherd, Mr. Eric Forth, Sir Nicholas Winterton, Mr. Edward Leigh, Sir Teddy Taylor, Mr. Richard Bacon, Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory, Denzil Davies, Mr....
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision for relevant information about food, including information about the country of origin, contents and standards of...
Mr. Richard Bacon accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision for relevant information about food, including information about the country of origin, contents and standards of...
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 Act: Consolidated Fund Act 2004 Orders of the Day
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 17 March].
Motion made, and Question proposed, (1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance....
We on the Labour Benches are immensely proud of our national health service and of those who work in it. We say that not because NHS staff never make mistakes; they do. Any organisation that has...
Ordered, That Richard Ottaway be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr Andrew Mackay be added.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered, That Mr David Ruffley be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr David Heathcoat-Amory be added.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Paul Clark.]
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