Tuesday, 21 March 2000
My Lords, 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.
asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their tax policies are redistributive.
asked Her Majesty's Government: By what percentage the euro has depreciated against sterling since its introduction and what is the effect of this upon the British economy.
asked Her Majesty's Government: What benefits accrue to the people of Iraq from United Nations sanctions; and whether they will take steps to get the sanctions lifted.
asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the outcome to date of their auction of United Kingdom gold reserves is satisfactory.
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to extend the Race Relations Act 1976 to religious discrimination. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a first time. Moved, That the Bill be now read a...
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Moved, That, pursuant to Standing Order 51, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as...
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. I am always pleased to bring consolidation Bills before your Lordships. It is important that access to our legislation should be...
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now again resolve itself into Committee on this Bill. Moved, That the House do now again resolve itself into Committee.--(Lord McIntosh of Haringey.)
rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what effect the new rules on Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) payments will have on farmers and wildlife. My Lords, it is with some sadness...
House again in Committee. Clause 110 [The Code]: [Amendment No. 215 not moved.] Clause 110 agreed to. Clauses 111 and 112 agreed to. Clause 113 [Power to impose penalties in cases of market abuse]:
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