||FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 1996
AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS
Notices of Presentation of Bills
1 Secretary Sir George Young
Channel Tunnel Rail Link: Bill to provide for the construction, maintenance and operation of a railway between St. Pancras, in London, and the Channel Tunnel portal at Castle Hill, Folkestone, in Kent, together with associated works, and of works which can be carried out in conjunction therewith; to make provision about related works; to provide for the improvement of the A2 at Cobham, in Kent, and of the M2 between junctions 1 and 4, together with associated works; to make provision with respect to compensation in relation to the acquisition of blighted land; and for connected purposes.
After Presentation, the Bill will follow the procedure prescribed by the Order of the House [15th October].
2 Mr Secretary Forsyth
Crime and Punishment (Scotland): Bill to make provision as respects Scotland in relation to criminal appeals, the disposal of offenders, criminal procedure, evidence in criminal proceedings, the treatment and early release of prisoners, offences committed by newly released prisoners, criminal legal assistance, the police, confiscation of alcohol from persons under 18, sex offenders and the payment by the Lord Advocate of grants for the provision of forensic medical services; to enable courts in England and Wales and Northern Ireland to remit offenders to courts in Scotland in certain circumstances; to make amendments consequential upon the provisions of this Act to the law in other parts of the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.
ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS
Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day
||QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [23rd October].|
Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament--(Sir Norman Fowler):
||Mr David Trimble|
Sir James Molyneaux
Mr John D. Taylor
The Reverend Martin Smyth
Mr Roy Beggs
Mr Clifford Forsythe
Mr Ken Maginnis Mr William Ross Mr A. Cecil Walker
As an Amendment to the Address, at end add-
But humbly regret that the references to Northern Ireland, an integral part of this, Your Majesty's United Kingdom, continue to be placed in that section of Your Gracious Speech which is otherwise devoted to external affairs, to the scandal and offence of Your faithful Ulster people and the encouragement of the disturbers of Your Peace.
||HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE BILL|
||Mr Tony Newton
(1) in respect of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time; and
(2) if the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, further proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed; and that as soon as the proceedings on any Resolution come to by the House on Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Bill [Money] have been concluded, this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill.
On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Matthew Banks proposes to raise the subject of security in the Middle East.