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Order Paper Wednesday 6 November 1996

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No. 11 WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 1996 247
ORDER PAPER

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Business to be taken before Questions

1 ADJOURNMENT
The Prime Minister
    That this House do now adjourn.
        Subjects proposed to be raised on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House:
9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m. Mr Alex Salmond Land tenure and land ownership in Scotland.
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Mrs Ann Winterton British initiatives to relieve world poverty.
12.30 p.m.-1.00 p.m. Mr Gordon Prentice Fire services in Lancashire.
1.00 p.m.-1.30 p.m. Mr Andrew Hunter EU labelling of paper.
1.30 p.m.-2.00 p.m. Mr James Wallace Higher education in Scotland.
    The Motion for the Adjournment of the House will lapse at Two o'clock and the sitting will be suspended until half-past Two o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10.

PRIVATE BUSINESS AT HALF-PAST TWO O'CLOCK

PROVISIONAL ORDER BILLS
Third Readings
        1 City of Edinburgh Council Order Confirmation Bill.
        2 Edinburgh Merchant Company Order Confirmation Bill.

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

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

*1 Mr David Jamieson (Plymouth, Devonport):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his officials about the latest firework injury statistics.
522
*2 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what level of financial support Business Links will receive this year.
523
*3 Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the provision of financial support to businesses in Cornwall.
524
*4 Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement about the recently announced decision of CENELEC.
526
*5 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what proposals his Department has to strengthen the powers of the electricity regulator.
527
*6 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will list the years since 1979 the United Kingdom recorded a deficit in manufactured goods.
529
*7 Mr D. N. Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what proposals he has for the further review of regional policy and industrial incentives.
531
*8 Mr Ken Eastham (Manchester, Blackley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he expects the United Kingdom trade in manufactured goods next to be in surplus.
532
*9 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the future of the Royal Mail.
533
*10 Mr John McWilliam (Blaydon):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the future of the public sector research establishments.
534
*11 Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, in which quarter the United Kingdom last recorded a surplus in the visible trade balance.
536
*12 Mr Graham Riddick (Colne Valley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps he is taking to encourage inward investment.
537
*13 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Leeds South):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on trends in the United Kingdom's position relative to other world economies in respect of prosperity since 1979
538
*14 Mr David Shaw (Dover):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what role his Department is undertaking in respect of the impact on the Dover and Deal area in relation to the proposed merger of P&O and Stena Sealink's ferry services.
540
*15 Mr Hugh Dykes (Harrow East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will undertake an inter-departmental investigation with Her Majesty's Treasury on the charges levied for exchanging currencies on consumers using exchange bureaux and banks.
542
*16 Mr Douglas French (Gloucester):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the balance of payments position in the fireworks industry.
543
*17 Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when UK trade in goods is to be in surplus on current trends.
544
*18 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will carry out an examination of the relative cost effectiveness of Government support for indiginous and inward investment in industry.
545
*19 Mr Michael Fabricant (Mid Staffordshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he next plans to visit the Far East to discuss bilateral trade; and if he will make a statement.
546
*20 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Business Links.
547
*21 Mr Spencer Batiste (Elmet):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will list the figures for inward investment into (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany and (c) France for the period since 1991.
549
*22 Mr Eric Clarke (Midlothian):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, in which years since 1979 the UK recorded a surplus in the balance of payments current account.
550
*23 Mr Mark Robinson (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what support his Department is giving to businesses located in the Southwest.
551
*24 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement about inward investment in the United Kingdom.
552
*25 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans he has for changes to subsidies for renewable energy schemes.
553
*26 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will list the occasions on which the MMC has been asked to intervene in the water industry in the last two years.
554
*27 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what new steps he intends to take to regenerate employment in former coal mining areas.
555
*28 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is (a) the current monthly rate of business failures and (b) the total number of business failures since April 1992.
556
*29 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the ceramics industry.
557
*30 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what discussions his Department has held in the last year in respect of research and development in the United Kingdom in the aerospace industry.
559
*31 Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he next intends to visit Dounreay to discuss issues relating to nuclear safety.
560

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*2 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RATING BILL:    Second Reading.
3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RATING BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Local Government and Rating Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
          (a) any expenses of the Secretary of State incurred in consequence of that Act; and
          (b) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
4 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RATING BILL [WAYS AND MEANS]
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Local Government and Rating Bill, it is expedient to authorise any increase in the sums payable into the Consolidated Fund resulting from the imposition of liability for non-domestic rates on the Crown.

        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
5 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE (ENGLAND)
Mr Secretary Dorrell
        That the Special Grant Report (No. 22) (House of Commons Paper No. 16), a copy of which was laid before this House on 23rd October, be approved.

        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
6 FINANCIAL SERVICES
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
        That the draft Open-Ended Investment Companies (Investment Companies with Variable Capital) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 17th July, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
7 SCOTTISH GRAND COMMITTEE
Mr Secretary Forsyth
        That the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet at half-past Ten o'clock:
          1 in the County Buildings, Cupar, on Monday 25th November to consider a substantive motion for the adjournment of the Committee;
          2 in Scotland on Monday 9th December to consider a substantive motion for the adjournment of the Committee;
          3 at Westminster on Wednesday 11th December;
          4 in the City Chambers, Edinburgh, on Monday 13th January to take Questions for oral answer and to consider a substantive motion for the adjournment of the Committee;
          5 in Scotland on Monday 3rd February to consider a substantive motion for the adjournment of the Committee; and
          6 in Scotland on Monday 17th February to take Questions for oral answer and to consider a substantive motion for the adjournment of the Committee.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Sir Michael Shersby proposes to raise the subject of care of the elderly in Hillingdon.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the draft Child Support Departure Direction and Consequential Amendments Regulations 1996.
2 Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider the draft Channel 4 (Application of Excess Revenues) Order 1996.
SELECT COMMITTEES
3 Foreign Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 8 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Development of United Kingdom interests and links with Latin America.
        Witnesses: Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, (Director, Institute of Latin American Studies), Dr Andrew Hurrell, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Oxford, Sir Michael Simpson-Orlebar, KCMG, (Former Director General of Canning House).
4 Defence 10.00 a.m. Room 16 (private)
5 Scottish Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 6 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: The implementation of Community Care in Scotland.
        Witness: Association of Directors of Social Work (Scotland).
6 Parliamentary Commissioner for
Administration
10.15 a.m. Room 19 (private)
7 Trade and Industry 10.15 a.m. Room 15 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Energy Regulation.
        Witnesses: Powergen plc; National Grid Company plc (at 11.10 a.m.); South Western Electricity plc (at 11.50 a.m.).
8 Agriculture 10.30 a.m. Room 20 (private)
10.45 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Environmentally Sensitive Areas and other schemes under the Agri-environment Regulation.
        Witnesses: National Farmers' Union of England and Wales, Farmers' Union of Wales; Country Landowners' Association.
9 Public Service 3.30 p.m. Room 21 (private)
3.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Operation of the Citizen's Charter.
        Witnesses: Ian Bynoe, Research Associate, Institute for Public Policy Research; Roderick Nye, Director, Social Market Foundation (at 4.30 p.m.).
10 Education and Employment 3.45 p.m. Room 20 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: The operation of the Nursery Vouchers Scheme.
        Witnesses: National Children's Bureau; Professor Lesley Abbott, Manchester Metropolitan University (at 5.00 p.m.).
11 Northern Ireland Affairs 3.45 p.m. Room 18 (private)
4.00 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Aspects of Secondary Education in Northern Ireland.
        Witnesses: Dr Tony Gallagher, Mr Paul McGill.
12 Transport 3.45 p.m. Room 17 (private)
4.00 p.m. (public)
        Subject: National Air Traffic Services.
        Witnesses: British Air Transport Association; Board of Airline Representatives UK (at 4.30 p.m.); Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers and IPMS (at 5.00 p.m.).
13 European Legislation 4.00 p.m. Room 14 (private)
14 Foreign Affairs 4.00 p.m. Room 6 (private)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Development of United Kingdom interests and links with Latin America.
        Witnesses: Mr Colin Armstrong, Chairman, British Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Mr Peter Garratt, British Consultants Bureau, Mr David Suratgar, Morgan Grenfell, Mr Michael Valdes Scott, Latin American Trade Advisory Group.
15 National Heritage 4.00 p.m. Room 9 (private)
16 Science and Technology 4.00 p.m. Room 7 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Natural Environment Research Council.
        Witnesses: Sir John Houghton, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution; Dr Peter Cook, Director of the British Geological Survey (at 5.00 p.m.).
17 Treasury 4.00 p.m Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Barings Bank and International Regulation.
        Witness: Securities and Investments Board (SIB).
18 Public Accounts 4.15 p.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subject: Health of a Nation: A Progress Report.
        Witnesses: Sir Graham Hart, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, Dr Diana McInnes, Principal Medical Officer, Health Promotion, Department of Health.
19 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
20 Social Security 4.15 p.m. Room 19 (private)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Incapacity Benefit.
        Witnesses: DSS and Benefits Agency Officials.
21 Home Affairs 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (private)
4.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: The Management of the Prison Service (public and private).
        Witnesses: Group 4 Prison and Court Services Ltd; Premier Prison Services Ltd (at 5.20 p.m.) and UK Detention Services (at 5.50 p.m.).
22 Procedure 5.00 p.m. Room 5 (private)
5.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: European Business.
        Witness: Mr Jimmy Hood, MP, Chairman, European Legislaton Committee.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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