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Monday 15 Dec 1997

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Column: 1

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Oral Answers to Questions [15 Dec 1997]

SOCIAL SECURITY [15 Dec 1997]

[15 Dec 1997]

Lone Parents (Income Support) [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Hancock -- Lone Parents (Income Support) [15 Dec 1997]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Security (Mr. Keith Bradley)

Mr. Hancock

Column: 2

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Fallon

Mr. Bradley

Ms Abbott

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Duncan Smith

Column: 3

Mr. Bradley

Pensioners [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Touhig -- Pensioners [15 Dec 1997]

The Secretary of State for Social Security and Minister for Women (Ms Harriet Harman)

Mr. Touhig

Ms Harman

Column: 4

Mr. Burns

Ms Harman

Mr. Burns

Ms Harman

Mr. Campbell-Savours

Ms Harman

Mr. Quentin Davies

Column: 5

Ms Harman

Mr. Winnick

Ms Harman

Lone Parents [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Keith Simpson -- Lone Parents [15 Dec 1997]

Ms Harman

Mr. Simpson

Ms Harman

Column: 6

Mr. Llew Smith

Ms Harman

Mr. Ian Bruce

Ms Harman

Welfare to Work [15 Dec 1997]

Fiona Mactaggart -- Welfare to Work [15 Dec 1997]

The Minister for Welfare Reform (Mr. Frank Field)

Fiona Mactaggart

Mr. Field

Column: 7

Lone Parents [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. John M. Taylor -- Lone Parents [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Mr. Taylor

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Pike

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Baker -- Lone Parents [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Mr. Baker

Column: 8

Mr. Bradley

Dr. Lynne Jones

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Leigh

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Swinney

Mr. Bradley

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Bradley

Column: 9

Mr. Streeter

Mr. Bradley

Women's Issues [15 Dec 1997]

Caroline Flint -- Women's Issues [15 Dec 1997]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Security (Ms Joan Ruddock)

Caroline Flint

Ms Ruddock

Mrs. Gillan

Column: 10

Ms Ruddock

Departmental Spending Plans [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Lansley -- Departmental Spending Plans [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Field

Mr. Lansley

Mr. Field

Mr. Corbyn

Mr. Field

Mr. Webb

Column: 11

Mr. Field

Mr. Skinner

Mr. Field

Mr. Duncan Smith

Mr. Field

Pensioners [15 Dec 1997]

Ms Ward -- Pensioners [15 Dec 1997]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Security (Mr. John Denham)

Column: 12

Ms Ward

Mr. Denham

Mr. Gale

Mr. Denham

Child Support Agency [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Blizzard -- Child Support Agency [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Mr. Blizzard

Column: 13

Mr. Bradley

Sir David Madel

Madam Speaker

Sir David Madel

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Wicks

Column: 14

Mr. Bradley

Miss McIntosh

Mr. Bradley

Departmental Resources (Allocation Priorities) [15 Dec 1997]

Ms Kelly -- Departmental Resources (Allocation Priorities) [15 Dec 1997]

Ms Harman

Ms Kelly

Ms Harman

Column: 15

Sir Michael Spicer

Ms Harman

Mr. Hope

Ms Harman

Dr. Julian Lewis

Ms Harman

Column: 16

Pension Increases [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Mitchell -- Pension Increases [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Denham

Mr. Mitchell

Mr. Denham

Mr. Forth

Mr. Denham

Child Support Agency [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Bill O'Brien -- Child Support Agency [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Keith Bradley

Column: 17

Mr. O'Brien

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Flight

Mr. Bradley

Mr. Drew

Column: 18

Mr. Bradley

Benefits Take-up [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Rendel -- Benefits Take-up [15 Dec 1997]

Mr. Field

Mr. Rendel

Mr. Field

Column: 19

European Council [15 Dec 1997]

3.30 pm
The Prime Minister (Mr. Tony Blair)

Column: 20

Column: 21

Mr. William Hague (Richmond, Yorks)

Column: 22

The Prime Minister

Column: 23

Column: 24

Mr. Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil)

Column: 25

The Prime Minister

Mr. Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough)

The Prime Minister

Column: 26

Mr. John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Mike Gapes (Ilford, South)

The Prime Minister

Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend, East)

Column: 27

The Prime Minister

Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)

The Prime Minister

Mr. William Cash (Stone)

The Prime Minister

Column: 28

Mr. Donald Anderson (Swansea, East)

The Prime Minister

Mr. David Curry (Skipton and Ripon)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)

Column: 29

The Prime Minister

Mrs. Margaret Ewing (Moray)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Giles Radice (North Durham)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Douglas Hogg (Sleaford and North Hykeham)

Column: 30

The Prime Minister

Dr. Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak)

The Prime Minister

Column: 31

Rev. Ian Paisley (North Antrim)

The Prime Minister

Column: 32

Mr. Peter L. Pike (Burnley)

The Prime Minister

Mr. David Maclean (Penrith and The Border)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock)

Column: 33

The Prime Minister

Mr. Tony Baldry (Banbury)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde)

Column: 34

The Prime Minister

Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Mon)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath and Crayford)

The Prime Minister

Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston)

The Prime Minister

Column: 35

Mr. Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Hugh Bayley (City of York)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden)

The Prime Minister

Column: 36

Mr. Keith Simpson (Mid-Norfolk)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)

The Prime Minister

Dr. Julian Lewis (New Forest, East)

The Prime Minister

Column: 37

Points of Order [15 Dec 1997]

4.34 pm
Mr. Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden)

Madam Speaker

Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold)

Madam Speaker

Mr. Damian Green (Ashford)

Madam Speaker

Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells)

Column: 38

Mr. Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Madam Speaker

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Madam Speaker

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Madam Speaker

Column: 39

Several hon. Members

Madam Speaker

Mr. Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde)

Madam Speaker

Mr. Francis Maude (Horsham)

Mr. Mike Gapes (Ilford, South)

Mr. Maude

Column: 40

Madam Speaker

Mr. Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)

Madam Speaker

Mr. Denis MacShane (Rotherham)

Madam Speaker

Rev. Martin Smyth (Belfast, South)

Madam Speaker

Column: 41

Orders of the Day [15 Dec 1997]

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [15 Dec 1997]

4.45 pm
The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (Mr. Adam Ingram)

Column: 42

Rev. Martin Smyth (Belfast, South)

Mr. Ingram

Column: 43

Mr. Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. David Trimble (Upper Bann)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Ingram

Column: 44

Rev. Ian Paisley (North Antrim)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Robert McCartney (North Down)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Roger Stott (Wigan)

Mr. Ingram

Column: 45

Mr. Seamus Mallon (Newry and Armagh)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Ingram

Column: 46

Mr. Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde)

Mr. Ingram

Column: 47

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. Ingram

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. Ingram

Column: 48

Column: 49

Mr. Robert McCartney

Mr. Ingram

Column: 50

5.22 pm
Mr. Andrew MacKay (Bracknell)

Mr. Mallon

Mr. MacKay

Column: 51

Column: 52

Mr. Godman

Mr. MacKay

Mr. David Winnick (Walsall, North)

Mr. MacKay

Column: 53

Mr. Mallon

Column: 54

Mr. MacKay

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. MacKay

Column: 55

5.42 pm
Mr. Seamus Mallon (Newry and Armagh)

Column: 56

Column: 57

Column: 58

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Mallon

Mr. Robert McCartney

Mr. Mallon

Column: 59

Mr. Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead)

Mr. Mallon

Column: 60

Column: 61

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Mallon

6.18 pm
Mr. Ken Maginnis (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

Column: 62

Column: 63

Mr. Godman

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Robert McCartney

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 64

Column: 65

Mr. Mallon

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 66

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael J. Martin)

Mr. Mallon

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 67

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 68

Column: 69

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 70

Mr. Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire)

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 71

7.13 pm
Mr. Robert McCartney (North Down)

Column: 72

Column: 73

Column: 74

Column: 75

Mr. Öpik

Mr. McCartney

Mr. John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings)

Mr. McCartney

Mr. Godman

Mr. McCartney

Column: 76

Column: 77

Mr. Mallon

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. McCartney

7.50 pm
Rev. Ian Paisley (North Antrim)

Column: 78

Column: 79

Column: 80

Mr. Peter Robinson (Belfast, East)

Rev. Ian Paisley

Column: 81

Mr. Godman

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. Godman

Rev. Ian Paisley

Column: 82

Mr. Peter Robinson

Column: 83

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. Peter Robinson

Rev. Ian Paisley

Column: 84

8.23 pm
Mr. Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde)

Column: 85

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Godman

Column: 86

8.40 pm
Mr. Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire)

Column: 87

Column: 88

Column: 89

Mr. Maginnis

Column: 90

Mr. Öpik

Mr. Godman

Mr. Öpik

Column: 91

9 pm
Mr. Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead)

Column: 92

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. McWalter

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. McWalter

Column: 93

Mr. Öpik

Mr. McWalter

Column: 94

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. McWalter

Mr. Mallon

Mr. McWalter

9.16 pm
Mr. David Trimble (Upper Bann)

Mr. McWalter

Mr. Trimble

Column: 95

Mr. Mallon

Mr. Trimble

Mr. McWalter

Column: 96

Mr. Trimble

Mr. McWalter

Mr. Trimble

9.25 pm
Mr. Malcolm Moss (North-East Cambridgeshire)

Column: 97

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Moss

Column: 98

Column: 99

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Moss

Column: 100

9.41 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Tony Worthington)

Mr. Trimble

Column: 101

Mr. Worthington

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Worthington

Mr. Trimble

Mr. Worthington

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. Worthington

Rev. Ian Paisley

Mr. Worthington

Column: 102

Mr. Mallon

Mr. Worthington

Mr. Godman

Mr. Worthington

Column: 103

Mr. Maginnis

Mr. Worthington

Column: 104

Madam Speaker

Column: 105

Beef on the Bone [15 Dec 1997]

10.1 pm
Mr. William Cash (Stone)

Column: 106

Beer (Illegal Imports) [15 Dec 1997]

10.3 pm
Mr. Bob Blizzard (Waveney)

Column: 107

Column: 108

Column: 109

10.16 pm
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Dawn Primarolo)

Column: 110

Mr. David Prior (North Norfolk)

Dawn Primarolo


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