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Wednesday 4 Nov 1998

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Column: 787

Health and Safety [4 Nov 1998]

9.34 am
Mr. Michael Clapham (Barnsley, West and Penistone)

Column: 788

Mr. Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton, North-East)

Mr. Clapham

Column: 789

Column: 790

Column: 791

Mr. Purchase

Mr. Clapham

Column: 792

Column: 793

10.9 am
Mr. David Chidgey (Eastleigh)

Column: 794

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Mr. Alan Meale)

Mr. Chidgey

Column: 795

10.17 am
Mrs. Ann Cryer (Keighley)

Column: 796

Column: 797

10.25 am
Mr. Andrew Dismore (Hendon)

Column: 798

Mr. Chidgey

Mr. Dismore

Column: 799

10.33 am
Mr. Ian Stewart (Eccles)

Column: 800

Column: 801

10.40 am
Mr. Bernard Jenkin (North Essex)

Column: 802

Column: 803

Column: 804

10.50 am
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Mr. Alan Meale)

Column: 805

Column: 806

Column: 807

Police (Community Relations) [4 Nov 1998]

11 am
Dr. Vincent Cable (Twickenham)

Column: 808

Column: 809

Column: 810

11.14 am
Mr. Clive Efford (Eltham)

Column: 811

Column: 812

11.24 am
Mr. Andrew Robathan (Blaby)

Column: 813

Column: 814

11.32 am
Ms Jean Corston (Bristol, East)

Column: 815

Column: 816

Column: 817

11.43 am
Mr. Peter Brooke (Cities of London and Westminster)

Column: 818

Column: 819

11.52 am
Mr. Peter Bottomley (Worthing, West)

Column: 820

Column: 821

11.58 am
Mr. Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam)

Column: 822

Mr. Robathan

Mr. Allan

Column: 823

12.6 pm
Mr. John Greenway (Ryedale)

Column: 824

Column: 825

Column: 826

12.19 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Kate Hoey)

Column: 827

Column: 828

Column: 829

Column: 830

School Students [4 Nov 1998]

12.29 pm
Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston)

Column: 831

Column: 832

12.39 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Employment (Mr. Charles Clarke)

Column: 833

Column: 834

Ms Stuart

Mr. Clarke

Column: 835

Ms Stuart

Mr. Clarke

Column: 836

Mr. Don Foster (Bath)

Mr. Clarke

Column: 837

Newhaven Port [4 Nov 1998]

12.59 pm
Mr. Norman Baker (Lewes)

Column: 838

Mr. David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion)

Mr. Baker

Column: 839

Dr. Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown)

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

Mr. Baker

Column: 840

Column: 841

1.13 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Ms Glenda Jackson)

Column: 842

Column: 843

Column: 844

Column: 845

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Column: 846

Doctors [4 Nov 1998]

1.30 pm
Dr. Ian Gibson (Norwich, North)

Column: 847

Column: 848

1.38 pm
The Under-Secretary of State for Health (Mr. John Hutton)

Column: 849

Column: 850

Column: 851

Column: 852

Column: 853

Oral Answers to Questions [4 Nov 1998]

WALES [4 Nov 1998]

Territorial Army (North Wales) [4 Nov 1998]

Dr. Michael Clark (Rayleigh)-- Territorial Army (North Wales) [4 Nov 1998]

The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Alun Michael)

Dr. Clark

Mr. Michael

Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore)

Madam Speaker

Mr. Michael

Column: 854

Mr. Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire)

Mr. Michael

Mr. Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside)

Mr. Michael

Mr. Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy)

Column: 855

Mr. Michael

Business Start-ups [4 Nov 1998]

Mr. Damian Green (Ashford)-- Business Start-ups [4 Nov 1998]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Peter Hain)

Mr. Green

Mr. Hain

Madam Speaker

Mr. Hain

Mr. Allan Rogers (Rhondda)

Column: 856

Mr. Hain

Mr. Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon)

Mr. Hain

Mr. Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley)

Mr. Hain

Column: 857

Farmers (Bankruptcy) [4 Nov 1998]

Mr. Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire)-- Farmers (Bankruptcy) [4 Nov 1998]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Jon Owen Jones)

Mr. Öpik

Mr. Jones

Mr. Huw Edwards (Monmouth)

Mr. Jones

Column: 858

Mr. Michael Jack (Fylde)

Mr. Jones

Mr. Alan W. Williams (East Carmarthen and Dinefwr)

Mr. Jones

Mr. Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion)

Mr. Jones

Column: 859

Social Services [4 Nov 1998]

Mr. Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire)-- Social Services [4 Nov 1998]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Jon Owen Jones)

Mr. Lansley

Mr. Jones

Mr. Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Mr. Jones

Column: 860

Welsh Assembly [4 Nov 1998]

Mrs. Teresa Gorman (Billericay)-- Welsh Assembly [4 Nov 1998]

The Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Alun Michael)

Mrs. Gorman

Mr. Michael

Mr. Gareth Thomas (Clwyd, West)

Column: 861

Mr. Michael

Dr. Liam Fox (Woodspring)

Mr. Michael

Dr. Fox

Mr. Michael

NHS Funding Levels [4 Nov 1998]

Mr. David Amess (Southend, West)-- NHS Funding Levels [4 Nov 1998]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Jon Owen Jones)

Mr. Amess

Mr. Jones

Column: 862

PRIME MINISTER [4 Nov 1998]

Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

Mr. Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame, South)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister (Mr. Tony Blair)

Mr. Donohoe

The Prime Minister

Mr. William Hague (Richmond, Yorks)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Hague

Column: 863

The Prime Minister

Mr. Hague

The Prime Minister

Column: 864

Madam Speaker

Mr. Robert Sheldon (Ashton-under-Lyne)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Paddy Ashdown (Yeovil)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Ashdown

The Prime Minister

Column: 865

Mr. Jim Murphy (Eastwood)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Mr. Jonathan Sayeed (Mid-Bedfordshire)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Column: 866

Mr. Ivan Henderson (Harwich)

The Prime Minister

Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Mr. Michael J. Foster (Worcester)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Damian Green (Ashford)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

Column: 867

The Prime Minister

Mr. David Borrow (South Ribble)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Mr. Iain Duncan Smith (Chingford and Woodford Green)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Duncan Smith

The Prime Minister

Mr. William Hague (Richmond, Yorks)

Column: 868

The Prime Minister

Mr. Hague

The Prime Minister

Mr. Hague

The Prime Minister

Mr. Harry Barnes (North-East Derbyshire)

Column: 869

The Prime Minister

Mr. Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

Madam Speaker

Mr. Livsey

The Prime Minister

Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Column: 870

Mr. Andrew George (St. Ives)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Ms Linda Perham (Ilford, North)

The Prime Minister

Mr. Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale)-- Engagements [4 Nov 1998]

The Prime Minister

Column: 871

Speaker's Statement [4 Nov 1998]

3.31 pm
Madam Speaker

Column: 872

Points of Order [4 Nov 1998]

3.32 pm
Mr. Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan)

Madam Speaker

Mr. Gerald Bermingham (St. Helens, South)

Madam Speaker

Column: 873

Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle)

Madam Speaker

Sir Peter Tapsell

Madam Speaker

Column: 874

Housing (Home Repossessions) [4 Nov 1998]

3.36 pm
Mr. Adrian Sanders (Torbay)

Column: 875

Column: 876

Column: 877

The Economy [4 Nov 1998]

Madam Speaker

3.44 pm
Mr. Francis Maude (Horsham)

Mr. Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside)

Mr. Maude

Column: 878

Mr. Barry Jones

Mr. Maude

Mr. Derek Twigg (Halton)

Mr. Maude

Column: 879

Mr. Twigg

Mr. Maude

Mr. Twigg

Mr. Maude

Mr. Twigg

Mr. Maude

Mr. Geraint Davies (Croydon, Central)

Mr. Maude

Column: 880

Mr. Ian Stewart (Eccles)

Mr. Maude

Yvette Cooper (Pontefract and Castleford)

Mr. Maude

Mr. Ian Stewart

Mr. Maude

Yvette Cooper

Mr. Maude

Column: 881

Ms Margaret Moran (Luton, South)

Mr. Maude

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Gordon Brown)

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Column: 882

Mrs. Teresa Gorman (Billericay)

Mr. Maude

Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston)

Mr. Maude

Mr. Michael Wills (North Swindon)

Mr. Maude

Column: 883

Ms Stuart

Mr. Maude

Mr. Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Mr. Maude

Mr. Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton)

Mr. Maude

Column: 884

Mr. Alan Johnson (Hull, West and Hessle)

Mr. Maude

Mr. Edward Davey

Mr. Maude

Yvette Cooper

Mr. Maude

Mr. John Bercow (Buckingham)

Mr. Jonathan Sayeed (Mid-Bedfordshire)

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Maude

Column: 885

Yvette Cooper

Mr. Maude

Yvette Cooper

Mr. Maude

Column: 886

Several hon. Members

Mr. Maude

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Stephen Byers)

Mr. Maude

Column: 887

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Gordon Brown)

Mr. William Cash (Stone)

Column: 888

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Mr. Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Clarke

Column: 889

Mr. Brown

Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth and Horncastle)

Mr. Brown

Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire)

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Brown

Sir Michael Spicer

Column: 890

Mr. Brown

Mr. Malcolm Bruce (Gordon)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Bruce

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Column: 891

Mr. Brown

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Mr. Brown

Column: 892

Mr. Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Gibb

Mr. Brown

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Mr. Brown

Column: 893

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Column: 894

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Brown

Mr. Bercow

Hon. Members

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Brown

Column: 895

Mr. John Townend (East Yorkshire)

Mr. Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Mr. Brown

Mr. Maude

Column: 896

Mr. Brown

Mr. Owen Paterson (North Shropshire)

Mr. Lansley

Mr. Brown

4.49 pm
Mr. Malcolm Bruce (Gordon)

Column: 897

Mr. Maude

Mr. Bruce

Mr. Cash

Mr. Bruce

Mr. Cash

Mr. Bruce

Column: 898

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Bruce

Column: 899

Sir Michael Spicer

Mr. Bruce

Mr. Christopher Leslie (Shipley)

Mr. Bruce

Column: 900

Column: 901

5.9 pm
Mr. Christopher Leslie (Shipley)

Column: 902

Mr. Townend

Mr. Leslie

Mr. Townend

Column: 903

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Leslie

Mr. Lansley

Mr. Leslie

Mr. Barry Gardiner (Brent, North)

Mr. Leslie

Mr. Lansley

Mr. Leslie

Mr. Lansley

Mr. Leslie

Column: 904

Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold)

Mr. Leslie

Column: 905

5.28 pm
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire)

Column: 906

Column: 907

Mr. Andrew Love (Edmonton)

Sir Michael Spicer

Column: 908

Mr. Love

Sir Michael Spicer

Column: 909

5.40 pm
Mr. Geraint Davies (Croydon, Central)

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Davies

Column: 910

Mr. Desmond Swayne (New Forest, West)

Mr. Davies

Mr. Swayne

Mr. Davies

Column: 911

5.52 pm
Mr. John Townend (East Yorkshire)

Column: 912

Mr. Gardiner

Mr. Townend

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Mr. Townend

Column: 913

Mr. Love

Mr. Townend

Column: 914

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Townend

Column: 915

6.7 pm
Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold)

Column: 916

Mr. Geraint Davies

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Mr. Davies

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Mr. Davies

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Column: 917

Mr. Bercow

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Mr. Ivan Henderson (Harwich)

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Column: 918

6.19 pm
Mr. Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton)

Column: 919

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Column: 920

Mr. Davey

Mr. Gardiner

Column: 921

Mr. Davey

6.29 pm
Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells)

Mr. Edward Davey

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Mr. Davey

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Column: 922

Mr. Davey

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Mr. Ivor Caplin (Hove)

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Column: 923

Mr. Gardiner

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Column: 924

Mr. Caplin

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Column: 925

6.44 pm
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Ms Patricia Hewitt)

Mr. Maude

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Maude

Hon. Members

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Maude

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord)

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Maude

Ms Hewitt

Column: 926

Mr. Maude

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford)

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Davies

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Ms Hewitt

Column: 927

Mr. Edward Davey

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Lansley

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford)

Hon. Members

Mr. St. Aubyn

Ms Hewitt

Column: 928

Sir Michael Spicer

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Townend

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Quentin Davies

Column: 929

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Gerald Howarth (Aldershot)

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Clifton-Brown

Ms Hewitt

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Ms Hewitt

Column: 930

Division No. 369 (The Economy) [4 Nov 1998]

Column: 933

Column: 934

Agriculture [4 Nov 1998]

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord)

7.13 pm
Mr. Tim Yeo (South Suffolk)

Mr. Clive Betts (Lord Commissioner to the Treasury)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold)

Column: 935

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Robert Jackson (Wantage)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Betts

Mr. Yeo

Column: 936

Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire, Moorlands)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Anthony Steen (Totnes)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre)

Mr. Yeo

Column: 937

Mr. Mark Todd (South Derbyshire)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Shaun Woodward (Witney)

Mr. Yeo

Column: 938

Mr. Alan W. Williams (East Carmarthen and Dinefwr)

Mr. Yeo

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Nick Brown)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Paul Tyler (North Cornwall)

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Keith Simpson (Mid-Norfolk)

Column: 939

Mr. Yeo

Mrs. Angela Browning (Tiverton and Honiton)

Mr. Yeo

Column: 940

Mr. David Drew (Stroud)

Mr. Yeo

Column: 941

7.41 pm
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Nick Brown)

Column: 942

Mr. Woodward

Mr. Brown

Column: 943

Several hon. Members

Mr. Brown

Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Robert Jackson

Mr. Brown

Mr. Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion)

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Brown

Column: 944

Mr. John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings)

Mr. Brown

Mrs. Teresa Gorman (Billericay)

Mr. Brown

Column: 945

Mr. Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Tyler

Column: 946

Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire)

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Brown

Column: 947

Mr. James Gray (North Wiltshire)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Steen

Mr. Brown

Column: 948

Mr. Christopher Gill (Ludlow)

Mr. Brown

Mr. John Home Robertson (East Lothian)

Mr. Brown

Column: 949

Mr. Owen Paterson (North Shropshire)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Michael Colvin (Romsey)

Mr. Brown

Column: 950

Mrs. Ann Winterton (Congleton)

Mr. Brown

Column: 951

Mr. Gill

Mr. Brown

Mr. Tyler

Mr. Brown

Mr. Paterson

Mr. Brown

Mr. Paterson

Column: 952

Mr. Brown

Column: 953

Mr. Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield)

Mr. Brown

Column: 954

Mr. Yeo

Mr. Brown

Column: 955

Mr. James Paice (South-East Cambridgeshire)

Mr. Brown

Mr. Paice

Mr. Brown

Mr. Gill

Mr. Brown

Column: 956

Several hon. Members

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

8.34 pm
Mr. Peter Luff (Mid-Worcestershire)

Column: 957

Column: 958

Mr. Nick Brown

Mr. Luff

Column: 959

Column: 960

8.44 pm
Mrs. Diana Organ (Forest of Dean)

Column: 961

8.51 pm
Mr. Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness, West)

Column: 962

Column: 963

Mr. Paterson

Mr. Kennedy

Mr. Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge)

Mr. Kennedy

Mr. Paterson

Mr. Hayes

Mr. Deputy Speaker

Mr. Kennedy

Column: 964

9.2 pm
Mr. Martyn Jones (Clwyd, South)

Column: 965

Mr. Richard Livsey (Brecon and Radnorshire)

Mr. Jones

9.7 pm
Mr. Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield)

Column: 966

Column: 967

Column: 968

9.16 pm
Mr. Alan Hurst (Braintree)

Column: 969

9.20 pm
Mr. John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings)

Column: 970

9.27 pm
Mr. Mark Todd (South Derbyshire)

Column: 971

Column: 972

9.36 pm
Mr. William Thompson (West Tyrone)

Column: 973

9.41 pm
Mr. David Drew (Stroud)

Column: 974

9.45 pm
Mr. Owen Paterson (North Shropshire)

Column: 975

Mr. Nicholas Winterton

Mr. Paterson

9.50 pm
Mr. Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge)

Column: 976

Column: 977

9.54 pm
The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Jeff Rooker)

Column: 978

Division No. 370 (Agriculture) [4 Nov 1998]

Column: 981

Division No. 371 (Agriculture) [4 Nov 1998]

Column: 984

Benefit Integrity Project [4 Nov 1998]

10.24 pm
Mr. Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne)

Column: 985

Information Warfare [4 Nov 1998]

10.26 pm
Mrs. Jacqui Lait (Beckenham)

Column: 986

Column: 987

10.36 pm
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Mr. John Spellar)

Column: 988

Column: 989

Column: 990

Mrs. Lait

Mr. Spellar

Column: 991

Column: 992

Column: 991


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