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Westminster Hall Order of Business

12 February 2004

Westminster Hall

At 2.30 p.m.

Oral Questions on Healthy Living

Relevant departments: Health; Education and Skills; Culture, Media and Sport.

*1  Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):    What assessment the Government has made of the costs of obesity to the National Health Service.


*2  Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What guidance the Government gives local education authorities and schools on the nutritional standards of school meals; and if the Government will take steps to raise those standards.


*3  Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    How many schools have joined the National School Fruit Scheme; and what estimate has been made of how many children eat the fruit provided.


*4  Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If the Government will make a statement on steps to improve social housing provision to protect the health of the mentally ill.


*5  Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What action the Government is taking to promote (a) walking and (b) cycling to schools.


*6  Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If the Government will make a statement on the role of exercise in preventive medicine.


*7  Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    What plans the Government has to introduce legislation to protect people at work from the effects of passive smoking.


*8  Mr Paul Truswell (Pudsey):    What collaboration is taking place between departments to maximise the health benefits of specialist sports colleges.


*9  Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    If the Government will make a statement on its programmes for improving the enjoyment of healthy living for those who live in poverty.


*10  Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    What progress has been made in reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease.


        Up to one hour (by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means: Standing Order No. 10(3)).

At 3.30 p.m.



[3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister

        That the sitting be now adjourned.

        Proposed subject for debate: Light Pollution and Astronomy—Seventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2002-03, HC 747ļI, and the Government's response thereto, First Special Report, Session 2003-04, HC 127.

        Debate may continue for three hours after 2.30 p.m., not including any periods of suspension owing to divisions being called in the House or a Committee of the whole House (Standing Order No. 10).

Notes:* Indicates a question for oral answer.

[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.

Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked.


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