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.
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- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 German man found living with 300 rats in tiny apartment
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Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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