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Column: 269

Adjournment (Easter) [8 Apr 1998]

Madam Speaker

9.34 am
Mrs. Alice Mahon (Halifax)

Column: 270

9.39 am
Mr. Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire)

Column: 271

Column: 272

9.49 am
Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich)

Column: 273

Column: 274

Mr. Paul Tyler (North Cornwall)

Mrs. Dunwoody

Column: 275

10 am
Mr. Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove)

Column: 276

Column: 277

10.12 am
Mr. Alan Hurst (Braintree)

Column: 278

10.16 am
Sir Peter Emery (East Devon)

Column: 279

Column: 280

10.24 am
Mr. Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)

Column: 281

Column: 282

10.38 am
Mr. Peter Viggers (Gosport)

Column: 283

Column: 284

10.44 am
Mr. David Taylor (North-West Leicestershire)

Column: 285

Column: 286

Column: 287

10.58 am
Mr. Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon)

Column: 288

Mr. Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy)

Mr. Wigley

Column: 289

Column: 290

11.7 am
Mr. Bob Blizzard (Waveney)

Column: 291

Column: 292

11.16 am
Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet)

Column: 293

Column: 294

11.25 am
Mr. John Grogan (Selby)

Column: 295

Column: 296

11.33 am
Mr. Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid-Kent)

Column: 297

Column: 298

11.41 am
Mr. John Cryer (Hornchurch)

Column: 299

Column: 300

Column: 301

11.51 am
Mr. David Amess (Southend, West)

Column: 302

Column: 303

12.1 pm
Mr. Gordon Prentice (Pendle)

Column: 304

12.5 pm
Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire)

Column: 305

Column: 306

Column: 307

12.17 pm
The President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Mrs. Ann Taylor)

Column: 308

Column: 309

Column: 310

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

Mr. Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy)

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Column: 311

Territorial Army [8 Apr 1998]

12.31 pm
Mr. Julian Brazier (Canterbury)

Column: 312

Mr. Bill O'Brien (Normanton)

Mr. Brazier

Column: 313

12.40 pm
Mr. Bruce George (Walsall, South)

Several hon. Members

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

Column: 314

12.42 pm
Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith (Wealden)

12.44 pm
Mr. John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon)

Several hon. Members

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Column: 315

12.46 pm
The Minister for the Armed Forces (Dr. John Reid)

Mr. Allan Rogers (Rhondda)

Dr. Reid

Mr. Rogers

Dr. Reid

Column: 316

Column: 317

Mr. Brazier

Dr. Reid

Mrs. Betty Williams (Conwy)

Column: 318

Dr. Reid

Mr. Brazier

Dr. Reid

Column: 319

Health Deprivation (Blaenau Gwent) [8 Apr 1998]

1 pm
Mr. Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent)

Mr. Allan Rogers (Rhondda)

Mr. Smith

Column: 320

Column: 321

Mr. Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire)

Mr. Smith

Column: 322

Mr. Huw Edwards (Monmouth)

Mr. Smith

Column: 323

1.18 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Win Griffiths)

Mr. Edwards

Column: 324

Mr. Griffiths

Mr. John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan)

Mr. Griffiths

Column: 325

Mr. Edwards

Mr. Griffiths

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

Column: 326

Mrs. Stephanie Atkinson [8 Apr 1998]

1.30 pm
Mr. Tim Yeo (South Suffolk)

Column: 327

Column: 328

Column: 329

1.43 pm
The Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (Mr. Geoffrey Hoon)

Column: 330

Column: 331

Column: 332

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Hoon

Column: 333

Column: 334

Column: 333

Column: 335

Oral Answers to Questions [8 Apr 1998]

NORTHERN IRELAND [8 Apr 1998]

"Partnership for Equality" [8 Apr 1998]

Dr. Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde)-- "Partnership for Equality" [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. Tony McNulty (Harrow, East)-- "Partnership for Equality" [8 Apr 1998]

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

Dr. Godman

Mr. Worthington

Mr. McNulty

Column: 336

Mr. Worthington

Mr. Roy Beggs (East Antrim)

Mr. Worthington

Mr. Robert McCartney (North Down)

Column: 337

Mr. Worthington

Dr. Brian Iddon (Bolton, South-East)

Mr. Worthington

Beef Ban [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. David Chaytor (Bury, North)-- Beef Ban [8 Apr 1998]

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

Mr. Chaytor

Mr. Worthington

Column: 338

Mr. William Thompson (West Tyrone)

Mr. Worthington

Mr. James Cran (Beverley and Holderness)

Mr. Worthington

Multi-party Talks [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington)-- Multi-party Talks [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. David Winnick (Walsall, North)-- Multi-party Talks [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke)-- Multi-party Talks [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. Harry Barnes (North-East Derbyshire)-- Multi-party Talks [8 Apr 1998]

Column: 339

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

Mr. McDonnell

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Winnick

Column: 340

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Hunter

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Barnes

Mr. Ingram

Mr. William Ross (East Londonderry)

Column: 341

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Roger Stott (Wigan)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire)

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Andrew Robathan (Blaby)

Column: 342

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Malcolm Moss (North-East Cambridgeshire)

Mr. Ingram

Electoral Fraud [8 Apr 1998]

Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes)-- Electoral Fraud [8 Apr 1998]

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

Shona McIsaac

Column: 343

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Clifford Forsythe (South Antrim)

Mr. Ingram

Security Situation [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. Richard Spring (West Suffolk)-- Security Situation [8 Apr 1998]

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

Mr. Spring

Mr. Ingram

Column: 344

Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. John Prescott)

Ann Clwyd

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mrs. Gillian Shephard (South-West Norfolk)

Column: 345

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mrs. Shephard

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Geraint Davies (Croydon, Central)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 346

Mr. Bob Laxton (Derby, North)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Ms Margaret Moran (Luton, South)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 347

Mr. Oliver Letwin (West Dorset)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Anthrax [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)-- Anthrax [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Dalyell

The Deputy Prime Minister

Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. John Bercow (Buckingham)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 348

Mr. Kelvin Hopkins (Luton, North)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 349

Mr. Malcolm Wicks (Croydon, North)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Nuclear Deterrence [8 Apr 1998]

Dr. Julian Lewis (New Forest, East)-- Nuclear Deterrence [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Dr. Lewis

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead)

Column: 350

The Deputy Prime Minister

Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

Mr. Simon Hughes (Southwark, North and Bermondsey)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Chris Pond (Gravesham)

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 351

Dr. Vincent Cable (Twickenham)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Bill Rammell (Harlow)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 352

Mr. Oliver Heald (North-East Hertfordshire)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Bill Michie (Sheffield, Heeley)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Gary Streeter (South-West Devon)-- Engagements [8 Apr 1998]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Column: 351

Column: 353

National Blood Authority [8 Apr 1998]

3.32 pm
The Secretary of State for Health (Mr. Frank Dobson)

Column: 354

Column: 355

Mr. Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge)

Column: 356

Mr. Dobson

Column: 357

Mrs. Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside)

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Simon Hughes (Southwark, North and Bermondsey)

Column: 358

Mr. Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby)

Mr. Dobson

Column: 359

Mr. Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)

Mr. Dobson

Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston)

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire)

Column: 360

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Derek Twigg (Halton)

Mr. Dobson

Column: 361

Dr. Evan Harris (Oxford, West and Abingdon)

Mr. Dobson

Mrs. Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton)

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Peter L. Pike (Burnley)

Column: 362

Mr. Dobson

Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale)

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)

Column: 363

Mr. Dobson

Mr. Nicholls

Mr. Dobson

Column: 364

Mr. Ben Chapman (Wirral, South)

Mr. Dobson

Madam Speaker

Column: 365

British Museum (Lindisfarne Gospels) [8 Apr 1998]

4.16 pm
Mr. Fraser Kemp (Houghton and Washington, East)

Column: 366

4.24 pm
Mr. Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham)

Column: 367

Column: 368

Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow)

Column: 369

Madam Speaker

Column: 370

Orders of the Day [8 Apr 1998]

Crime and Disorder Bill [Lords] [8 Apr 1998]

Madam Speaker

4.32 pm
The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Jack Straw)

Column: 371

Mrs. Anne Campbell (Cambridge)

Mr. Straw

Mr. A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Column: 372

Mr. Straw

Mr. Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy)

Mr. Straw

Mr. Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath)

Mr. Straw

Sir Brian Mawhinney (North-West Cambridgeshire)

Mr. Straw

Column: 373

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Straw

Dr. Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak)

Column: 374

Mr. Straw

Mr. Chris Mullin (Sunderland, South)

Mr. Straw

Column: 375

Sir Nicholas Lyell (North-East Bedfordshire)

Mr. Straw

Column: 376

Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Mr. Straw

Mr. David Taylor (North-West Leicestershire)

Mr. Straw

Column: 377

Mrs. Theresa May (Maidenhead)

Mr. Straw

Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth)

Mr. Straw

Column: 378

Mr. Beith

Mr. Straw

Column: 379

Mr. Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Mr. Straw

5.7 pm
Sir Brian Mawhinney (North-West Cambridgeshire)

Mr. Straw

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Column: 380

Mr. Straw

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. David Taylor

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Column: 381

Fiona Mactaggart (Slough)

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Dr. Lynne Jones

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Dr. Lynne Jones

Column: 382

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Collins

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Column: 383

Mr. Beith

Sir Brian Mawhinney

The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. Alun Michael)

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Column: 384

Mr. Straw

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Straw

Column: 385

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Michael

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Fiona Mactaggart

Column: 386

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold)

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Hawkins

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Gareth Thomas (Clwyd, West)

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Column: 387

Mr. Keith Vaz (Leicester, East)

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Column: 388

Mr. Peter Bottomley (Worthing, West)

Sir Brian Mawhinney

5.51 pm
Mr. Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton)

Column: 389

Column: 390

Mr. Gerald Bermingham (St. Helens, South)

Mr. Kaufman

Mr. Damian Green (Ashford)

Mr. Kaufman

Column: 391

Mr. Bermingham

Mr. Kaufman

Mr. Bermingham

Mr. Kaufman

Column: 392

Dr. Lynne Jones

Mr. Kaufman

Mr. Green

Mr. Kaufman

Mr. Green

Mr. Kaufman

Column: 393

Column: 394

6.16 pm
Sir Nicholas Lyell (North-East Bedfordshire)

Column: 395

Mr. Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)

Sir Nicholas Lyell

Column: 396

Mr. Hawkins

Sir Nicholas Lyell

Column: 397

6.33 pm
Mr. Terry Davis (Birmingham, Hodge Hill)

Column: 398

Column: 399

Column: 400

6.43 pm
Mr. A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Mrs. Helen Brinton (Peterborough)

Mr. Beith

Mr. Michael

Column: 401

Mr. Beith

Column: 402

Sir Nicholas Lyell

Mr. Beith

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Beith

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Beith

Column: 403

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Beith

Mr. David Heath (Somerton and Frome)

Column: 404

Mr. Beith

Mr. Michael

Mr. Beith

Column: 405

Column: 406

Caroline Flint (Don Valley)

Mr. Beith

Column: 407

Mr. Michael

Mr. Beith

Several hon. Members

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

7.8 pm
Mr. Chris Mullin (Sunderland, South)

Column: 408

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Mullin

Caroline Flint

Mr. Mullin

Column: 409

Column: 410

7.18 pm
Mr. Humfrey Malins (Woking)

Column: 411

Mr. Brian White (Milton Keynes, North-East)

Mr. Malins

Column: 412

7.28 pm
Ms Hazel Blears (Salford)

Column: 413

Column: 414

Column: 415

Mr. Deputy Speaker

7.38 pm
Mr. Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath)

Column: 416

Mrs. Anne McGuire (Stirling)

Mr. Hawkins

Column: 417

Column: 418

7.48 pm
Mr. Kevin McNamara (Hull, North)

Column: 419

Column: 420

7.57 pm
Mr. Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)

Column: 421

Column: 422

Column: 423

8.7 pm
Mr. Keith Vaz (Leicester, East)

Column: 424

Column: 425

8.17 pm
Mr. Damian Green (Ashford)

Column: 426

Column: 427

8.27 pm
Mrs. Anne McGuire (Stirling)

Column: 428

Column: 429

Column: 430

8.36 pm
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Column: 431

8.42 pm
Mr. David Crausby (Bolton, North-East)

Column: 432

Column: 433

8.52 pm
Mr. Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Column: 434

Column: 435

8.57 pm
Mrs. Fiona Jones (Newark)

8.59 pm
Mr. Edward Garnier (Harborough)

Column: 436

Column: 437

9.7 pm
Mr. Ivan Lewis (Bury, South)

Column: 438

Column: 439

9.13 pm
Mr. Desmond Swayne (New Forest, West)

Column: 440

9.16 pm
Mr. Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate)

Column: 441

9.21 pm
Mr. Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam)

Column: 442

9.24 pm
Mr. Andrew Dismore (Hendon)

Column: 443

9.29 pm
Mr. James Clappison (Hertsmere)

Column: 444

Column: 445

Column: 446

Column: 447

Column: 448

9.45 pm
The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. Alun Michael)

Column: 449

Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton, North)

Mr. Michael

Sir Brian Mawhinney

Mr. Michael

Angela Smith (Basildon)

Mr. Michael

Column: 450

Column: 451

Mr. McNamara

Mr. Michael

Column: 452

Heathrow Terminal 5 [8 Apr 1998]

10 pm
Mr. Tony Colman (Putney)

Column: 453

Medical Accidents (Compensation) [8 Apr 1998]

10.1 pm
Mr. Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath and Crayford)

Column: 454

Column: 455

Column: 456

10.14 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Mr. Paul Boateng)

Column: 457

Column: 458

Column: 459

Column: 460


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