Parliament: The House
Wednesday 28 July 1999
A VOLUNTARY moratorium should be slapped on organophosphate pesticides following new evidence of their harmful effects on the health of farmers who used them in sheep dip, the All-Party Organophosphate Pesticides Group urged.
THE LORDS rejected demands for life peers to be allowed a vote in elections for most of the 92 hereditary peers who will be kept during the interim period of the House's reform. Voting was 229 to 146, a majority of 83, during a debate on the Procedure Committee's proposals.
Labour and Tory frontbenches had agreed that 75 of the 92 should be elected to represent the existing 751 hereditaries.
Commons: Not sitting.
n Immigration and Asylum Bill, committee.
Debate on Government support for exports of environmental technologies and services.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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