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Order Paper Tuesday 29 October 1996

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No. 5 TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER 1996 71
ORDER PAPER

NOTICES OF MOTIONS FOR UNOPPOSED RETURNS

   The Chairman of Ways and Means

    SESSIONAL RETURNS: Returns for Session 1995-96 of--
         (1) Business of the House;
         (2) Closure of Debate and Allocation of Time;
         (3) Private Bills and Private Business;
         (4) Public Bills;
         (5) Sittings of the House;
         (6) Special Procedure Orders;
         (7) Standing Committees; and
         (8) Select Committees
      in the same terms as the Orders made on 14th December 1994; and
         (9) Delegated Legislation and Deregulation Proposals, &c., showing:-
         (A) the numbers of Instruments subject to the different forms of parliamentary procedure and those for which no parliamentary procedure is prescribed by statute (1) laid before the House; and (2) considered by the Joint Committee and Select Committee on Statutory Instruments, respectively, pursuant to their orders of reference, setting out the grounds on which Instruments may be drawn to the special attention of the House under Standing Order No. 124 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)) and specifying the number of Instruments so reported under each of these grounds;
         (B) the numbers of Instruments subject to parliamentary procedure, other than draft deregulation orders, considered by the House and by Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation, respectively, showing in each case the numbers subject to affirmative and to negative procedure; and
         (C) the numbers of deregulation proposals and draft orders, showing for deregulation proposals the numbers in respect of which the Deregulation Committee recommended that a draft order in the same terms should be laid before the House, that the proposals should be amended, and that the order-making power should not be used, respectively; and for draft orders the number in respect of which the Deregulation Committee recommended that the draft order should be approved, and whether or not the recommendation was agreed upon Division, and those which the Committee recommended should not be approved, respectively, and in each case, the decision of the House.

* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer.
Questions marked thus
[R] indicate that a relevant registered interest has been declared

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Questions to the Prime Minister will start at 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on defence requirements in respect of British merchant ships.
348
*2 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the current position on the procurement of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
349
*3 Mr Donald Anderson (Swansea East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the current trade balance between Britain and the United States in defence products.
350
*4 Mr Tim Devlin (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the effect on the number of jobs in the defence industry of reducing United Kingdom defence spending to the European average.
351
*5 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Leeds South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his Department's assessment of the present number of anti-personnel landmines in Bosnia.
352
*6 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which species of animals are currently being used by his Department or contractors in connection with the development of weapons, vehicles, vessels, planes and hardware.
353
*7 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the cost of Britain's contribution to the US and allied offensive against Saddam Hussein in September 1996.
354
*8 Mr Churchill (Davyhulme):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about British forces in Bosnia beyond the end of 1996.
355
*9 Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his policy concerning Gulf War Syndrome.
356
*10 Sir Robert Hicks (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Royal Navy Submarine School will move to HMS 'Raleigh', Torpoint; and if he will make a statement.
357
*11 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce a decision on RAF Sealand, Deeside, in respect of market testing.
358
*12 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is his Department's estimate of the number of anti-personnel landmines currently deployed throughout the world.
359
*13 Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement concerning the Bett Report.
360
*14 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of MOD defence equipment is procured in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Europe.
361
*15 Mr Toby Jessel (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of British Army bands.
362
*16 Mr Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about his Department's environmental policy in relation to the Dartmoor National Park.
363
*17 Mr Keith Mans (Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the impact of membership of three Services' Cadet forces on the future job prospects of young people.
364
*18 Mr Walter Sweeney (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the future prospects for RAF St. Athan.
365
*19 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was the strength of the Army in 1990; and what will be the strength of the Army under current plans by the end of the decade.
366
*20 Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Wimbledon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent consultations he has had over the issue of junior leaders.
367
*21 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the target for army recruitment for the current year.
368
*22 Mr Robert Ainsworth (Coventry, North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the contract for the defence fixed telecommunications system.
369
*23 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the progress of the Trident Programme.
370
*24 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on defence procurement policy in respect of small arms ammunitions.
371
*25 Mr James Pawsey (Rugby and Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on defence in (a) 1986 and (b) 1990; and what is the estimated amount for the current year.
372
*26 Mr Peter Hain (Neath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what percentage of the United Kingdom armed forces is currently recruited from ethnic minorities.
374
*27 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the size of the shortfall in the strength of the Army as at 1st October.
376
*28 Mr Michael Fabricant (Mid Staffordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the present and future role of the Army Training Regiment.
377

Questions to the Prime Minister will start at 3.15 p.m.

*Q1 Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Mon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
378
*Q2 Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
379
*Q3 Jane Kennedy (Liverpool, Broadgreen):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
380
*Q4 Mr Stuart Randall (Kingston upon Hull West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
381
*Q5 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
382
*Q6 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
383
*Q7 Mr David Amess (Basildon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
384
*Q8 Mr Spencer Batiste (Elmet):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
385
*Q9 Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
386
*Q10 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 29th October.
387

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Mr Secretary Hague
          WELSH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY:    Bill to make provision with respect to the financial limit in section 18(3) of the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 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:
        Most Gracious Sovereign,
        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):
        As Amendments to the Address, at end add_
Mr David Trimble
Sir James Molyneaux
Mr John D. Taylor
The Reverend Martin Smyth
Mr Roy Beggs
Mr Clifford Forsythe                                                                                                                     (a)
Mr Ken Maginnis    Mr William Ross    Mr A. Cecil Walker
        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.
Mr Tony Blair
Mr John Prescott
Mr David Blunkett
Mr Frank Dobson
Mr Donald Dewar
Mr Doug Hoyle                                                                                                                              (b)
        But humbly regret that while the Gracious Speech did introduce a number of measures already put forward by Your Majesty's Loyal Opposition, it did not also embrace other ways of raising standards in our schools including lower infant class sizes, better teacher training, stronger national targets for primary and secondary schools leading to improved literacy and essential qualifications for all; and further regret that the Gracious Speech highlighted measures which will increase division, undermine parental choice, subsidise private preparatory schools at the expense of state schools and will make it more difficult for the efficient delivery of education locally.
Mr Paddy Ashdown
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr James Wallace
Mr Alex Carlile
Mr Archy Kirkwood                                                                                                                     (c)
        But humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to set out adequate proposals to create an excellent education system for all pupils, to reform Britain's discredited system of government or to make the necessary improvements to the NHS to restore it as a first class provider of care; and further regrets that measures outlined in the Gracious Speech on crime are designed for political effect rather than practical effectiveness and will do little to strengthen the police and prevent crime.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No.9 Mr Iain Duncan Smith proposes to raise the subject of race course betting cartels.

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1 Liaison 11.00am Room 13 (private)
2 Public Service 3.30pm Room 6 (private)
3 Deregulation 4.00pm Room 16 (private)
4 Education and Employment Sub-Committee 4.00pm Room 18 (private)
5 Administration 6.00pm Room 17 (private)
6 Statutory Instruments Immediately after the
Meeting of the Joint Committee
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
7 Statutory Instruments 4.15pm Room 7 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice]

 

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Prepared 29 October 1996