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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 19th October 1998

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Government's Strategic Defence Review,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House approves the conclusions of the Government's Strategic Defence Review (Cm 3999)—(Mr Secretary Robertson);
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 2, to leave out from the word 'House' to the end of the Question and add the words 'welcomes those aspects of the Strategic Defence Review which build on Conservative policy and which take forward jointery and rapid reaction capability; but deplores the proposed cuts in money, men, ships and planes; notes that, far from being foreign policy led, there are no clear foreign policy objectives, that defence spending between 1996-97 and 2001-02 will fall by £2,166 million in real terms with inevitable consequences for capability, that the Territorial Army is to be cut by almost one third, that the RAF is to have fewer planes and the Royal Navy fewer submarines and surface ships; seriously doubts that the planned replacements for aircraft carriers will ever be built by a Labour Government; believes that the problems of over-stretch and morale have not been adequately addressed; and deplores the fact the armed forces will be asked to do more in a dangerous world with fewer men and less equipment', instead thereof.—(Mr John Maples.)
 
        And the Question being proposed, That the Amendment be made.
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.
2Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of East Gomeldon, the Winterbournes and others for the clearance of buried ordnance was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
3Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of Wakefield against the closure of the maternity unit at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
4Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr David Hanson.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-three minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.23 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.

APPENDIX I
Papers presented by Her Majesty's Command and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Immigration,—Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [Cm. 4065] [Mr. Secretary Straw].
Other Papers:
2Education (Scotland),—Paper, entitled Opportunity Scotland: a paper on lifelong learning [Cm. 4048] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
3Energy,—Conclusions of The Review of Energy Sources for Power Generation and Government Response to the Fourth and Fifth Reports from the Trade and Industry Committee, Session 1997-98, on Coal and Energy Policy [Cm. 4071] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
4Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Government Responses to the following Reports from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1997-98,—
 
        (1) Fifth, on the Future for Allotments [Cm. 4052];
 
        (2) Sixth, on Sustainable Waste Management [Cm. 4058]; and
 
        (3) Eleventh, on the Implementation of the Best Value Framework [Cm. 4082]
 
    [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Environmental Pollution,—Twenty-first Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution: Setting Environmental Standards [Cm. 4053] [Mr Secretary Straw].
6Miscellaneous (No. 6, 1998),—Convention, done at Paris on 17th December 1997, on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions [Cm. 3994] [Mr Secretary Cook].
7Miscellaneous (No. 8, 1998),—Agreement, done at New York on 9th March 1995, on the establishment of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation [Cm. 4047] [Mr Secretary Cook].
8Miscellaneous (No. 9, 1998),—Amendment to Annex 1 and Adoption of Annexes VIII and IX to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal done at Kuching between 23rd and 27th February 1998, with an Explanatory Memoradum [Cm. 4061] [Mr Secretary Cook].
9Monopolies and Mergers,—Reports by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on the merger situation between:
 
        (1) Ladbroke Group plc and the Coral betting business, and
 
        (2) Tomkins plc and Kerry Group plc
 
    [Cm. 4030 and 4031] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
10Museums and Galleries,—Report and Consolidated Financial Statements of the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust for 1997-98 [Mr Secretary Smith].
11Police (Scotland),—Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland for 1997-98 [Cm. 4054] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
12Prisons (Scotland),—Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland for 1997-98 [Cm. 4032] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
13Public Accounts,—(1) Treasury Minutes on the—
 
          (i) Forty-first, Forty-fifth, and Forty-eighth to Fifty-sixth,
 
          (ii) Forty-second, Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh and Fifty-seventh, and
 
          (iii) Fifty-eighth to Sixtieth and Sixty-second to Sixty-seventh
 
    Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1997-98 [Cm. 4055, 4041 and 4069] [Dawn Primarolo]; and
 
        (2) Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1997-98 [Cm. 4060] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
14Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation,—Report and Accounts of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation for 1997 [Mr Secretary Straw].
15Social Exclusion,—Report by the Social Exclusion Unit on Bringing Britain together: a national strategy for neighbourhood renewal [Cm. 4045] [The Prime Minister].
16Sports Councils,—Report of the UK Sports Council for 1997-98 [Mr Secretary Smith].
17Standards in Public Life,—Fifth Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, The Funding of Political Parties in the UK, Volumes 1 and 2 [Cm. 4057-I and -II] [The Prime Minister].
18Surrogacy,—Report of the Review of Current Arrangements for Payments for and Regulation of Surrogacy [Cm. 4068] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
19Treaty Series (No. 38, 1998),—Adjustments, adopted at the Ninth Meeting of the Parties held at Montreal from 15th to 17th September 1997, to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer [Cm. 4044] [Mr Secretary Cook].
20Treaty Series (No. 39, 1998),—Second Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 1998 [Cm. 4046] [Mr Secretary Cook].
21Treaty Series (No. 40, 1998),—Agreement, done at Jakarta on 5th April 1993, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains [Cm. 4049] [Mr Secretary Cook].
22Treaty Series (No. 41, 1998),—1997 Amendments, adopted at London on 10th March 1997, to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code, vague expressions): Resolution MEPC. 73 (39) [Cm. 4050] [Mr Secretary Cook].
23Treaty Series (No. 42, 1998),—Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, done at Strasbourg on 1st February 1995 [Cm. 4059] [Mr Secretary Cook].
24Treaty Series (No. 43, 1998),—Convention on Social Security, done at London on 16th January 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Canada [Cm. 4062] [Mr Secretary Cook].
25Treaty Series (No. 44, 1998),—International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code: Resolution MSC.48 (66), done at London on 4th June 1996 [Cm. 4063] [Mr. Secretary Cook].
26Treaty Series (No. 45, 1998),—1996 Amendments, done at London on 4th June 1996, to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974: Resolution MSC.47 (66) [Cm. 4064] [Mr Secretary Cook].
27Treaty Series (No. 46, 1998),—Exchange of Notes, done at Oslo on 7th August 1998, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway concerning the Disposal of the 'Brent Spar' Offshore Installation [Cm. 4070] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
4th September 1998
28Animals,—Brucellosis and Tuberculosis (Scotland) Compensation Amendment Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2181), dated 2nd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
29Sea Fisheries,—(1) Cod (Specified Sea Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Revocation) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2074), and
 
        (2) Sole (Specified Sea Area) (Prohibition of Fishing) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2075),
 
    dated 21st August 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
7th September 1998
30Clean Air,—Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2154), dated 31st August 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
8th September 1998
31Customs and Excise,—Amusement Machine Licence Duty (Small-prize Machines) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2207), dated 7th September 1998 [Dawn Primarolo].
32Education (Scotland),—Scottish College of Textiles (Closure) (Scotland) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2208), dated 3rd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
33Social Security,—Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2164), dated 2nd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Darling].
9th September 1998
34Agriculture,—Nitrate Sensitive Areas (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2138), dated 28th August 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
35Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,—(1) Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2152),
 
        (2) Gaming (Bingo) Act (Variation of Monetary Limit) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2153),
 
        (3) Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2150), and
 
        (4) Gaming Clubs (Multiple Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2151),
 
    dated 28th August 1998 [Mr Secretary Straw].
36Local Government,—(1) Local Authorities (Direct Labour Organisations) (Competition) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2193),
 
        (2) Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2192),
 
        (3) Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemptions) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2188),
 
        (4) Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Housing Management) (Exemptions) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2189),
 
        (5) Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Works Contracts) (Exemptions) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2191), and
 
        (6) Local Government Act 1988 (Direct Service Organisations) (Accounts, etc.) (Extension) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2190),
 
    dated 1st September 1998 [Mr Secretary Davies].
37Plant Health,—Plant Health (Forestry) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2206), dated 4th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
38Telegraphs,—Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2210), dated 8th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
39Transfer of Functions,—(1) Development Board for Rural Wales (Transfer of Staff) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2195), and
 
        (2) Land Authority for Wales (Transfer of Staff) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2194),
 
    dated 28th August 1998 [Mr Secretary Davies].
10th September 1998
40Education,—(1) Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2220), dated 7th September 1998,
 
        (2) Education (Proportion of Selective Admissions) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2229), dated 10th September 1998, and
 
        (3) School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Admissions) (Modifications) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2230), dated 10th September 1998
 
    [Mr Secretary Blunkett]; and
 
        (4) Education (School Performance Targets) (Wales) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2196), dated 1st September 1998 [Mr Secretary Davies].
41National Health Service,—(1) Dental Practice Boards (Personal Dental Services) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2223), dated 10th September 1998,
 
        (2) National Health Service (Choice of Dental Practitioner) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2222), dated 10th September 1998,
 
        (3) National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2221), dated 10th September 1998,
 
        (4) National Health Service (Injury Benefits) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2217), dated 9th September 1998,
 
        (5) National Health Service Pension Scheme Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2216), dated 9th September 1998, and
 
        (6) National Health Service (Pilot Schemes for Personal Dental Services: Miscellaneous Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2224), dated 10th September 1998
 
    [Mr Secretary Dobson].
42Social Security,—Social Security (Contributions) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2211), dated 8th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Darling].
43Weights and Measures,—Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel and Lubricants) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2218), dated 9th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
11th September 1998
44Agriculture,—(1) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Avon Valley) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2172), dated 30th August 1998,
 
        (2) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Exmoor) Designation (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2174), dated 30th August 1998,
 
        (3) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Lake District) Designation (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2177), dated 30th August 1998,
 
        (4) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (North Kent Marshes) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2176), dated 30th August 1998,
 
        (5) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (North Peak) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998 No. 2173), dated 30th August 1998,
 
        (6) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (South Wessex Downs) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2175), dated 30th August 1998,
 
        (7) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Test Valley) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, 2178), dated 30th August 1998, and
 
        (8) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (West Penwith) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2232), dated 9th September 1998
 
    [Mr Nicholas Brown].
45Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2198), dated 4th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
46Road Traffic,—Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (City of Edinburgh) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2233), dated 8th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
47Transport,—Service Subsidy Agreements (Tendering) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2197), dated 4th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
14th September 1998
48Social Security,—Social Security (Welfare to Work) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2231), dated 10th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Darling].
15th September 1998
49Education,—School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Intervention in Schools Causing Concern) (Modification) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2248), dated 14th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
50Fire Services,—(1) Combined Fire Authorities (Secure Tenancies) (England) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2213), and
 
        (2) Combined Fire Authorities (Secure Tenancies) (Wales) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2214),
 
    dated 5th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Straw].
51Plant Health,—(1) Disposal of Waste (Control of Beet Rhizomania Disease) (Revocation) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2246), dated 14th September 1998, and
 
        (2) Plant Health (Great Britain) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2245), dated 14th September 1998
 
    [Mr Nicholas Brown].
52Road Traffic,—Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2247), dated 14th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
16th September 1998
53Monopolies and Mergers,—Monopoly References (Deletion of Exclusions) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2253), dated 15th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
54Roads and Bridges (Scotland),—Road Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2254), dated 7th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
55Transport and Works,—Transport and Works (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2226), dated 7th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
17th September 1998
56Civil Aviation,—Yugoslavia (Prohibition of Flights) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2284), dated 17th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
57National Health Service (Scotland),—(1) National Health Service (Choice of Dental Health Practitioners) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2259), and
 
        (2) National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2258),
 
    dated 14th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
21st September 1998
58Education (Scotland),—Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2324), dated 17th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
59Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2241), dated 8th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
60Social Security,—(1) Social Security Amendment (Capital) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2250), dated 15th September 1998, and
 
        (2) Social Security (Contributions) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2320), dated 21st September 1998
 
    [Mr Secretary Darling].
61Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,—Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2314), dated 15th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
62Tribunals and Inquiries,—(1) Compulsory Purchase by Public Authorities (Inquiries Procedure) (Scotland) Rules 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2313),
 
        (2) Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Appointed Person) (Inquiries Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2312), and
 
        (3) Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2311),
 
    dated 21st August 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
22nd September 1998
63Local Government,—Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (East Lindsey and Suffolk District Councils) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2275), dated 15th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
24th September 1998
64Electricity,—Electricity (Non-Fossil Fuel Sources) (England and Wales) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2353), dated 23rd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
25th September 1998
65Health and Safety,—(1) Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2307), and
 
        (2) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2306),
 
    dated 15th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
66Medicines,—Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale—Exemption) Amendment (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2368), dated 22nd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dobson].
28th September 1998
67Building and Buildings,—Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2332), dated 21st September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
68County Courts,—County Courts (Interest on Judgment Debts) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2400), dated 23rd September 1998 [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
69Food,—Specified Risk Material (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2405), dated 28th September 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
70Friendly Societies,—Friendly Societies (Activities of a Subsidiary) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2328), dated 25th September 1998 [Ms Patricia Hewitt].
71Legal Aid and Advice,—Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2401), dated 23rd September 1998 [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
72National Health Service,—National Health Service Act 1977 and National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 Amendment Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2385), dated 25th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dobson].
30th September 1998
73River,—Prohibition of Keeping or Release of Live Fish (Specified Species) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2409), dated 24th September 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
74Transport,—The Railways (Ashford) (Exemptions) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2379), dated 23rd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
1st October 1998
75Food,—Extraction Solvents in Food (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2257), dated 14th September 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
76National Health Service,—National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2417), dated 30th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dobson].
2nd October 1998
77Agriculture,—Olive Oil (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2410), dated 25th September 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
78Education,—(1) Teachers (Compensation for Redundancy and Premature Retirement) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2256), and
 
        (2) Teachers' Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2255),
 
    dated 23rd September 1998 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
79Food,—Specified Risk Material (Coming into Force Date) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2431), dated 2nd October 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
5th October 1998
80Education,—East Middlesbrough Education Action Zone (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2450), dated 2nd October 1998 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
6th October 1998
81Consumer Protection,—Pencils and Graphic Instruments (Safety) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2406), dated 26th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
7th October 1998
82Contracts,—(1) Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2481), dated 4th October 1998,
 
        (2) Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) (Legal Aid Exceptions) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2482), dated 3rd October 1998, and
 
        (3) Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Rate of Interest) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2480), dated 4th October 1998
 
    [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
83Food,—Drinking Milk Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2424), dated 29th September 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
84Immigration,—Immigration (Transit Visa) (Amendment No. 3) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2483), dated 6th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Straw].
85Income Tax,—Income Tax (Employments) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2484), dated 6th October 1998 [Dawn Primarolo].
86Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Employment of Young Persons) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2411), dated 24th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
87National Health Service,—Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2460), dated 5th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Dobson].
8th October 1998
88Medicines,—Medicines (Products for Animal Use—Fees) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2428), dated 29th September 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
89Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages,—Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998 (S.R.(N.I.), 1998, No. 330), dated 15th September 1998 [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
90Road Traffic,—Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2429), dated 29th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
9th October 1998
91Criminal Law,—Crime and Disorder Strategies (Prescribed Descriptions) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2452), dated 3rd October 1998 [Mr Secretary Straw].
92Disabled Persons,—(1) Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2456), and
 
        (2) Rail Vehicle (Exemption Applications) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2457),
 
    dated 5th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
93Health and Safety,—Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2451), dated 3rd October 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
94Industrial Development,—Welsh Development Agency (Membership) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2490), dated 7th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Davies].
95Social Security,—(1) Housing Benefit (Recovery of Overpayments) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2454), and
 
        (2) Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2455),
 
    dated 5th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Darling].
12th October 1998
96Criminal Law,—Crime and Disorder Strategies (Prescribed Descriptions) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2513), dated 10th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Straw].
97Prisons (Scotland),—Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Rules 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2504), dated 30th September 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
13th October 1998
98Local Government,—Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemptions) (No. 3) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2477), dated 6th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Prescott].
14th October 1998
99Education,—Education (School Information) (England) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2526), dated 14th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
100Pensions,—Judicial Pensions (Transfer Between Judicial Pension Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2527), dated 14th October 1998 [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
15th October 1998
101Education,—Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2535), dated 8th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
16th October 1998
102Public Health (Scotland),—Trade Effluent (Registers) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2533), dated 6th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Dewar].
103Telegraphs,—Wireless Telegraphy (Citizens' Band and Amateur Apparatus) (Various Provisions) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2531), dated 14th October 1998 [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
Other Papers:
17th September 1998
104United Nations,—High Court of Justiciary (Proceedings in the Netherlands) (United Nations) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2251), dated 16th September 1998 [Margaret Beckett].
Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 19th October 1998:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
105Broadcasting,—Draft Channel 4 (Application of Excess Revenues) Order 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].
106Legal Aid and Advice,—Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
107Northern Ireland,—Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
108Representation of the People,—Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
109Merchant Shipping,—(1) Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes I, II and II(A)) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2514), and
 
        (2) Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ship Construction: Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2515),
 
    dated 8th October 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
110Road Traffic,—Alterations in the provisions of the Highway Code proposed to be made by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions pursuant to section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
111Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—(1) Statute, dated 18th February 1998, made by the Governing Body of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the College,
 
        (2) Statute, dated 13th March 1998, made by the Governing Body of Christ's College, Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the College, and
 
        (3) Statute, dated 14th March 1998, made by the Governing Body of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the College
 
    [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].
Other Papers:
112Air Force (Constitution),—Amendment to the Queen's Regulations for the Royal Air Force [by Act] [Mr Secretary Robertson].
113Atomic Energy,—Report and Accounts of British Nuclear Fuels plc for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
114Church of England (General Synod) (Measures),—(1) Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Cathedrals Measure, and
 
        (2) Report by the Ecclesiastical Committee on the Cathedrals Measure
 
    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1025 and 1026] [Clerk of the House].
115Companies,—Report by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on Companies in 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
116Criminal Statistics (Scotland),—Statistical Bulletin: Recorded crimes and offences involving firearms in Scotland, 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
117Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Government Response to the Tenth Report of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1997-98, on Housing [by Command] [Cm. 4080] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
118Law Commissions,—Report by the Law Commission on Consents to Prosecution [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1085] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
119Legal Aid,—Supplementary Appendix to the Report (HC 943) of the Legal Aid Board for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
120Miscellaneous Financial Provisions,—Reports and Financial Statements of—
 
        (1) Devon and Cornwall Development International,
 
        (2) East of England Regional Investment Agency Limited,
 
        (3) INWARD,
 
        (4) Northern Development Company,
 
        (5) South East Regional Investment Limited, and
 
        (6) Yorkshire and Humberside Development Agency
 
    for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
121Museums and Galleries,—Report and Summary Financial Statement of National Museums & Galleries of Wales for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Davies].
122National Lottery,—Report and Summary Financial Statement of the Lottery Sports Fund for Wales for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Davies].
123New Towns,—Report and Accounts of the Commission for the New Towns for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
124Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors,—Report of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
125Osteopaths,—Report and Accounts of the General Osteopathic Council for 1997-98 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].
126Police,—Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1086] [Mr Secretary Straw].
127Post Office,—Report of the Post Office Users' National Council for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
128Public Petitions,—Observations by—
 
        (1) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for State for Further and Higher Education on the Petition [29th July] from students of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, against tuition fees for higher education and the abolition of maintenance grants, and
 
        (2) the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on-
 
          (i) the Petition [13th July] from citizens of the United Kingdom against snaring, and
 
          (ii) the Petition [24th July] from residents of Killamarsh, Derbyshire, against the siting of the Sarp UK plant near populated areas and for steps to ameliorate the nuisance so caused
 
    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
129Severn Bridges,—Report and Financial Statements of Severn River Crossing plc for 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
130Statutory Instruments (Notification),—Communications declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instruments had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instruments came into operation:
 
        Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1998 Partial Revocation (No. 3) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2119)
 
        National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2417)
 
    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].
131Treasury Executive Agencies,—Report and Accounts of the Valuation Office for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 957] [Dawn Primarolo].
132Welsh Development Agency,—Direction, dated 25th September 1998, given by the Secretary of State for Wales to the Welsh Development Agency [by Act] [Mr Secretary Davies].



 
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