HC Deb 12 July 1999 vol 335 c22W
Mr. Gerald Howarth

To ask the President of the Council how much time has been devoted to debate on the floor of the House, excluding questions and statements, on the subjects of(a) education, (b) health and (c) age of consent, in the present session to date. [90784]

Mrs. Beckett

Although it is clearly difficult to decide in some cases whether a debate falls under a particular heading, I am advised that the figures areHealth: 55 hours and 28 minutes Education: 17 hours and 1 minute.

The Committee stage on the Floor of the House on clause 1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill took 3 hours and 38 minutes.