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Police costs

EXTRA POLICE patrols after the London nail bombings cost the Metropolitan Police pounds 1.4m, Home Office minister Kate Hoey said.

Fatal fires

CIGARETTE LIGHTERS caused 527 fires that resulted in 10 fatal and 265 non-fatal casualties during 1997, Home Office minister George Howarth said.

Family benefit

SOME 1.4 MILLION families will be entitled to the Working Families Tax Credit during its first year in 2000-2001, the Paymaster General, Dawn Primarolo, said.

Today's agenda

Commons: 9.30am: Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill. Poverty and Social Exclusion (National Strategy) Bill, second reading.

Lords: Not sitting.