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Order Paper Tuesday 12 November 1996

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 14) for Tuesday 12 November 1996.


No. 14 TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 1996 365
ORDER PAPER

PRIVATE BUSINESS AFTER PRAYERS

NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

    The Chairman of Ways and Means
          King's College London Bill [Lords]: That the Promoters of the King's College London Bill [Lords] may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with the Bill in the present Session; and the Petition for the Bill shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable thereto shall be deemed to have been complied with:
          That if the Bill is brought from the Lords in the present Session, the Agents for the Bill shall deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the Lords in the last Session:
          That, as soon as a certificate by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office, that such a declaration has been so deposited, has been laid upon the Table of the House, the Bill shall be read the first and second time (and shall be recorded in the Journal of this House as having been so read) and shall be ordered to be read the third time;
          That no further Fees shall be charged in respect of any proceedings on the Bill in respect of which Fees have already been incurred during any previous Session.

* 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 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the introduction of the Job Seeker's Allowance.
1697
*2 Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps he has taken to monitor the impact of the all work test for incapacity benefit on the incomes of disabled people.
1698
*3 Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to tackle organised benefit fraud.
1700
*4 Mr Tim Rathbone (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent review he has made of measures to ensure the reduction of benefit fraud.
1701
*5 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent representations he has received about changing the regulations relating to disability living allowance for long-stay hospital patients; and if he will make a statement.
1702
*6 Mr Bob Dunn (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the number of pensioners currently in receipt of occupational pensions.
1703
*7 Mr John McFall (Dumbarton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what discussions he has had with the National Disability Council on possible additional functions for the Council.
1704
*8 Mr Andrew Rowe (Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to help lone parents into work.
1705
*9 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make it his policy to uprate the state pension in line with earnings.
1706
*10 Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what changes he has made in his policy towards the basic pension since the last election; and if he will make a statement.
1707
*11 Mr Bill Michie (Sheffield, Heeley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many incapacity benefit claimants have been found to be fit for work by the all work test since its introduction; how many of these have since claimed benefits as unemployed and seeking work; and how many have obtained employment.
1708
*12 Mr David Evennett (Erith and Crayford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what work he has commissioned from the Government Actuary to examine the cost of allowing people to claim a full state pension at 60 years.
1709
*13 Mr Hartley Booth (Finchley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's budget of the introduction of the Social Chapter.
1710
*14 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many responses have been received by the Benefits Cheats hotline.
1711
*15 Mr John Cummings (Easington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the number of people dependent on means tested benefits, (a) at present and (b) in 1979.
1712
*16 Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what measures have been taken to monitor the effects of the new Job Seeker's Allowance.
1713
*17 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what consultations he has had with the Government Actuary about the cost of paying the State pension from age 60 years; and if he will make a statement.
1714
*18 Mr Jacques Arnold (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many calls have so far been received by the Beat-a-Cheat hotline.
1715
*19 Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Cromarty and Skye):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received since announcing the outcome of his review into the system of cold weather payments, with specific reference to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
1716
*20 Sir Fergus Montgomery (Altrincham and Sale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the provision of child benefit.
1717
*21 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make it his policy to include an element in social security payments for the upkeep of a domestic pet.
1718
*22 Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Wimbledon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what responses he has had to the Beat-a-Cheat hotline.
1719
*23 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many representations he has received during the past six months on the effects of the reduced earnings allowance; and if he will make a statement.
1720
*24 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement about the effectiveness of his Department's attempts to combat fraud in housing benefit.
1721
*25 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the contractorisation of the Benefits Agency Medical Services.
1722
*26 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his latest estimate of the numbers of people who have lost entitlement to reduced earnings allowance as a result of changes to legislation.
1723
*27 Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will report on the progress of the inter-departmental review of proposed changes to housing benefit for people living in supported accommodation.
1724
*28 Mr Roger Berry (Kingswood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will require the Independent Living Fund to make payments which take into account the employer's responsibilities in respect of receipients who employ their own care staff.
1725

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

*Q1 Mr Greville Janner (Leicester West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1726
*Q2 Mr Nick Hawkins (Blackpool South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1727
*Q3 Mr Peter Luff (Worcester):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1728
*Q4 Sir David Steel (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1731
*Q5 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1732
*Q6 Mr Richard Alexander (Newark):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1733
*Q7 Mr Simon Hughes (Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1734
*Q8 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 12th November.
1735


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL: Second Reading.
Mr John Biffen
Mr Christopher Gill
Mr Tony Marlow
Mr John Carlisle
Sir Jerry Wiggin
Mrs Ann Winterton
    Mr Nicholas Winterton      Mr Rupert Allason
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to a Bill which includes provisions outlawing the possession of handguns which, without evidence, go beyond the recommendations of the public inquiry conducted by Lord Cullen into the shootings at the Dunblane primary school on 13th March 1996.
Mr Austin Mitchell
Mr Frank Cook
Sir Andrew Bowden
Sir George Gardiner
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Firearms (Amendment) Bill because it fails to implement the recommendation made by Lord Cullen in paragraph 9.112 of his Report [Cm 3386] that self-loading pistols and revolvers which are held by individuals for target shooting should be disabled by the removal of the slide assembly or cylinder, part of the gun to be kept securely on the premises of an approved club, part taken home by the licensed owner, so that the objective of ensuring that working hand guns are neither available nor usable outside licensed gun clubs is achieved more cheaply, effectively, and in a less draconian fashion than by a partial or total ban.
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Howard
        After Second Reading of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, to move--
        That Clauses Nos. 1 to 5 and any new Clauses and Schedules appearing on the Order Paper not later than Friday 15th November which relate to the prohibition of small firearms or to further special exemptions from the general prohibition of small firearms be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
        That the remainder of the Bill be committed to a Standing Committee.
        That when the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill be proceeded with as if the Bill had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee.
2 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Mr Tony Newton
        That, at any sitting day on which the House resolves itself into a Committee on Clauses Nos. 1 to 5 of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill and any new Clauses or Schedules committed to a Committee of the whole House.
        (1) the Chairman shall, not later than Ten o'clock, put successively--
          (a) the Question already proposed from the Chair;
          (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed (including, in the case of a new Clause or Schedule which has been read a second time, the Question on any Amendment to such a new Clause or Schedule which has been selected by him and which may then be moved and, thereafter, the Question that the Clause or Schedule, or the Clause or Schedule as amended, be added to the Bill); and
          (c) any other Question necessary for the disposal of those provisions of the Bill committed to the Committee, which shall include the Question on any Amendment or new Clause or Schedule or Amendment thereto which has been selected by him and which may then be moved; and
        (2) proceedings in the said Committee may be taken, though opposed, after Ten o'clock.
3 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, it is expedient to authorise--
        (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
          (a) any administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary of State which are attributable to that Act, and
          (b) any sums required by the Secretary of State for making payments in respect of property the possession of which becomes unlawful as a result of that Act; and
        (2) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of any sums received under that Act by the Secretary of State.
    To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
    4 ECCLESIASTICAL LAW
    Mrs Secretary Bottomley
          That the draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 15th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
    5 WELSH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BILL
    Mr Tony Newton
          That--
          (1) in respect of the Welsh Development Agency 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 Welsh Development Agency 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 Welsh Development Agency 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 John Marshall proposes to raise the subject of compensation for victims of the Holocaust.

    COMMITTEES
    STANDING COMMITTEES
    1 Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
          To consider the Crime (Sentences) Bill.
    2 First Scottish Standing Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 12 (public)
          To consider the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Bill.
    3 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
          To consider the draft Health and Safety (Repeals and Revocations) Regulations 1996.
    4 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
          To consider the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Latvia) Order 1996, the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Denmark) Order 1996, the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Finland) Order 1996, the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (China) Order 1996 and the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Republic of Korea) Order 1996.
    SELECT COMMITTEES
    5 Foreign Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 15 (private)
    10.30 a.m. (public)
          Subject: BBC World Service.
          Witness: Rt Hon Jeremy Hanley, MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
    6 Deregulation 4.00 p.m. Room 16 (private)
    7 Standards and Privileges 5.00 p.m. Room 15 (public)
          Subject: Matter of Privilege referred on 16th October.
          Witness: Mr David Willetts, MP.
    8 Statutory Instruments Immediately after the
    Meeting of the Joint Committee.
    Room 7 (private)
    JOINT COMMITTEE
    9 Statutory Instruments 4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)
    [The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

     

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