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SMALL ARMS: The Government is seeking exemptions for hunters from a European directive imposing tighter controls on the movement of explosives which could be used for making ammunition for small arms, Michael Forsyth, an employment minister, said. The Government would not apply it to people who used small arms ammunition for sporting or recreational use.

The main business in Parliament next week includes:

MONDAY - Commons: Social Security, Attorney General's and Overseas Development questions; Finance Bill, Second Reading. Lords: Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill, Report Stage; Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Bill, Second Reading.

TUESDAY - Commons: Employment questions; Questions to the Prime Minister; Domestic Rating Bill, Second Reading; Disability Grants Bill, remaining stages. Lords: Education Bill, Committee Stage.

WEDNESDAY - Commons: Environment questions; National Lottery Bill, remaining stages. Lords: Debates on pharmaceutical industry, the Merchant Navy and preservation of MoD pictorial records.

THURSDAY - Commons: Agriculture questions; Prime minister's questions; Debate on Bosnia. Lords: Education Bill, Committee Stage; Carrying of Knives (Scotland) Bill, Committee Stage.

FRIDAY - Commons: Sexual Offences Bill, Report Stage; Medicines Information Bill, Report Stage. Lords: Not sitting.