Parliamentary Questions - Written Replies

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FOX HUNTING: The Government has no plans to ban fox-hunting in Scotland, the junior Scottish Office minister Lord James Douglas-Hamilton said. It was an issue for individual conscience, he told Gordon McMaster, Labour MP for Paisley South.

Main business

next week

THE MAIN business in Parliament next week includes:

MONDAY - Commons and Lords: Not sitting.

TUESDAY - Commons: Education questions; Questions to the Prime Minister; Education Bill, Second Reading. Lords: Coal Industry Bill, committee; Maternity Allowance and Statutory Maternity Pay Regulations.

WEDNESDAY - Commons: Foreign Office questions; Debate on the Army. Lords: Debate on transport in London; Debate on sport in schools; National Parks Bill, Third Reading.

THURSDAY - Commons: Agriculture questions; Questions to the Prime Minister; Debate on the arts. Lords: Sunday Trading Bill, report; Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, Second Reading.

FRIDAY - Commons: Private Members' legislation - Chiropractors Bill, report and Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill, report. Lords: Not sitting.

Business today

Commons: Debates on the rights of the disabled and on tributes to Labour MPs who have died this year. Lords: Finance Bill, all stages; Immigration (European Economic Area) Order; Debate on apple growers' losses.