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Order Paper Monday 18 November 1996

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No. 18 MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 1996 469
ORDER PAPER

* 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 Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr David Faber (Westbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what will be the outturn costs for funding of Southern Arts in 1996--97.
2833
*2 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what forecasts she has made of expenditure on Millennium projects for each year until 2000.
2834
*3 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will make a statement on the finances of the Football Trust.
2835
*4 Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey and Waterside):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment she has made of her Department's initiatives to boost private sector sponsorship of the Arts.
2836
*5 Mr Michael Alison (Selby):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what consideration is being given to emphasising the Christian character of the Millennium celebration.
2837
*6 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps she is taking in respect of competitive sport in schools; and if she will make a statement.
2838
*7 Mr Thomas McAvoy (Glasgow, Rutherglen):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what proposals she has to encourage overseas visitors to London to visit the regions and countries within the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.
2839
*8 Mr Bernard Jenkin (Colchester North):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what recent representations she has received concerning violence on television and in films.
2840
*9 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will list all payments from the National Lottery awarded in Derbyshire.
2841
*10 Mr John Whittingdale (South Colchester and Maldon):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what is her policy for the future funding of Channel Four; and if she will make a statement.
2843
*11 Mr Robert G. Hughes (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what measures she plans to take to improve the competitiveness of the tourist industry.
2844
*12 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment she has made of the impact on betting turnover of the second weekly National Lottery draw.
2845
*13 Mr Douglas French (Gloucester):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what is her policy on tourism; and if she will make a statement.
2846
*14 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what representations she has received in respect of the proposed introduction of the mid-week lottery; and if she will make a statement.
2847
*15 Mr David Jamieson (Plymouth, Devonport):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what representations she has received regarding bids for Millennium funds in respect of Plymouth.
2848
*16 Lady Olga Maitland (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will make a statement on her Department's funding for sport.
2849
*17 Mr David Evennett (Erith and Crayford):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps she is taking to encourage young people to participate in sporting activities.
2850
*18 Mr Peter Luff (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what representations she has received since her recent statement on the training of dance and drama students.
2851
*19 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment she has made of the advantages of providing Millennium Fund assistance for the ferris wheel proposed for the South Bank.
2852
*20 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps she is taking to promote business sponsorship of the arts.
2853
*21 Dr Robert Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what action her Department is taking to promote volunteering.
2854
*22 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what new proposals she has to encourage studies into Cornish cultural life.
2856
*23 Mr Ian Bruce (Dorset South):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, when she expects to make an announcement on the location for the National British Academy of Sport; and if she will make a statement on the procedure for deciding on the location of regional sports centres.
2857
*24 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment she has made of the effects of the National Lottery on bodies funding sports and the arts.
2858
*25 Sir Michael Neubert (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what is the latest assessment she has made of the revenue implications of capital grants made under the National Lottery scheme for the arts, charities and sport.
2859
*26 Mr Stephen Timms (Newham North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will make a statement on the progress of digital terrestrial television.
2861
*27 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, how many representations she has received on the subject of an additional weekly National Lottery draw; and if she will make a statement.
2862

Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*28 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what consultation he has had with the Law Society on the setting of priorities for legal aid support.
2863
*29 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what is the current position with regard to the evaluation of the Woolf Report; and if he will make a statement.
2864
*30 Mr Ian Bruce (Dorset South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a progress report on the rebuilding work at Weymouth Land Registry; and how many people are planned to be employed there in the forthcoming year.
2865
*31 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what new proposals he has to improve the accountability to Parliament of his Department.
2866
*32 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many representations he received in the last parliamentary session from honourable Members which were forwarded for answer to the agencies attached to his Department.
2868
*33 Mr Tim Smith (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he last met the Law Society to discuss legal aid.
2869
*34 Mr Hartley Booth (Finchley):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has for the future of law centres.
2870
*35 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent representations he has received about legal aid.
2871
*36 Mr Walter Sweeney (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to make the administration of justice in civil cases more efficient.
2872
*37 Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people visited the Public Record Office census rooms in 1995; and if he will make a statement.
2874
*38 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what new proposals he has to counter witness intimidation.
2875
*39 Mr Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will take steps to accelerate hearing dates in the High Court in relation to accident claims.
[R]2876

AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

    The Prime Minister
          Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, the Allocation of Time Motion relating to the Firearms (Amendment) Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
        To be moved after the interruption of business at Ten o'clock and to be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 14.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 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 any administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary of State which are attributable to that Act;
    (2) the payment out of money so provided of any sums required by the Secretary of State for paying compensation in respect of--
        (a) property which is surrendered or forfeited under that Act; or
        (b) any other loss which may be incurred as a result of that Act; and
    (3) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of any sums received under that Act by the Secretary of State.
        The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than three quarters of an hour after it has been made pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(b).
2 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Howard
    That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:-

Committee of the whole House
    1.--(1) The proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those days.
    (2) On the first allotted day-
        (a) proceedings on any amendments to Clause No. 1 which may be selected and which would amend that Clause at any place before the words "a small-calibre pistol" at line 16 of page 1 of the Bill shall be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the first such amendment;
        (b) proceedings on any amendments to Clause No. 1 which may be selected and which would leave out the words "a small-calibre pistol" at line 16 of page 1 of the Bill shall be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such amendment;
        (c) proceedings on any other amendments to Clause No. 1 which may be selected shall be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the first such amendment; and
        (d) the remaining proceedings on Clause No. 1 shall be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
    (3) No motion as to the order in which proceedings are to be considered in the Committee shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown and the Question on any such motion shall be put forthwith.
    (4) When the Order of the Day is read for the House to resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill, the Speaker shall leave the Chair without putting any Question and the House shall resolve itself into a Committee forthwith whether or not notice of an Instruction to the Committee has been given; and Standing Order No. 64 (Committee of whole House on bill) shall not apply.
    (5) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings to which this paragraph applies on the first allotted day.
    (6) Standing Order No. 80 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to the proceedings to which this paragraph applies.

Standing Committee
    2.-(1) The Standing Committee to which the remainder of the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill not later than 28th November.
    (2) Proceedings at a sitting of the Standing Committee on 28th November may continue until Ten o'clock whether or not the House is adjourned before that time, and if the House is adjourned before those proceedings have been brought to a conclusion, the Standing Committee shall report the Bill to the House on 29th November.

Report
    3.--(1) The proceedings on consideration shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at midnight.
    (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

Third Reading
    4.--(1) The proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement.
    (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

Business Committee
    5.--(1) For the purposes of Standing Order No. 80 (Business Committee) this Order shall be taken to allot to the proceedings on consideration of the Bill such part of the allotted day as the Resolution of the Business Committee may determine.
    (2) The Business Committee shall report to the House its Resolution as to the proceedings on consideration, not later than the fourth day on which the House sits after the day on which the Chairman of the Standing Committee reports the Bill to the House.
    (3) Any Resolution of the Business Committee may be varied by a further Report of the Committee under Standing Order No. 80, whether or not within the time specified in sub-paragraph (2) and whether or not that Resolution has been agreed to by the House.
    (4) No Motion shall be made as to the order in which proceedings on consideration are taken, but the Resolutions of the Business Committee may include alterations in that order.

Procedure in Standing Committee
    6.--(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committe at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee, the Chairman shall not adjourn the Committee under any Order relating to the sittings of the Committee until those proceedings have been brought to a conclusion.
    (2) No Motion shall be made in the Standing Committee relating to the sitting of the Committee except by a Minister of the Crown, and the Chairman shall permit a brief explanatory statement from the Member who moves, and from a Member who opposes, the Motion, and shall then put the Question thereon.
    (3) No Motion shall be made as to the order in which proceedings are to be considered in the Standing Committee, but the Resolutions of the Business Sub-Committee may include alterations in that order.

Report of proceedings in Committee
    7. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill, the Chairman shall report such of the Bill's provisions as were committed (or re-committed) to that Committee to the House without putting any Question.

Dilatory Motions
    8.No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of proceedings on, the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committe or on an allotted day except by a Minister of the Crown, and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

Extra time
    9. If an allotted day is one to which a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) stands over from an earlier day, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

Private business
    10. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day, and paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before Ten o'clock, for a period equal to the time elapsing between Seven o'clock and the conclusion of those proceedings.

Procedure at time for conclusion of proceedings
    11. For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the Business Sub-Committee and which have not previously been brought to a conclusion, the Chairman or the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)--
        (a) any 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 new Schedule which has been read a second time, whether before the time so appointed or in pursuance of paragraph (a), the Question that the Clause or Schedule, or the Clause or Schedule as amended, be added to the Bill);
        (c) the Question on any amendment or Motion standing on the Order Paper, whether in the name of a Minister of the Crown or not, which is moved or made by a Minister of the Crown;
        (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded;

and on a motion so made for a new Clause or new Schedule, the Chairman or the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
    12.--(1) Proceedings under paragraph 11 of this Order shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
    (2) If an allotted day is one on which a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) would, apart from this Order, stand over to Seven o'clock--
        (a) that Motion shall stand over until the conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which, under this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee, are to be brought to a conclusion at or before that time;
        (b) the bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which, under this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee, are to be brought to a conclusion after that time shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.
    (3) If an allotted day is one to which a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 stands over from an earlier day, the bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which, under this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee, are to be brought to a conclusion on that day shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

Supplemental orders
    13.--(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the subject of a report of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee) shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after they have been commenced.
    (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.
    (3) If on an allotted day on which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before that time no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

Saving
    14. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall--
        (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or completed earlier than is required by the Order or Resolution; or
        (b) prevent any business (whether on the Bill or not) from being proceeded with on any day after the completion of all such proceedings on the Bill as are to be taken on that day.

Recommittal
    15.--(1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence of, recommittal.
    (2) On an allotted day no debate shall be permitted on any Motion to recommit the Bill (whether as a whole or otherwise), and the Speaker shall put forthwith any Question necessary to dispose of the Motion, including the Question on any amendment moved to the Question.

Interpretation
    16. In this Order--
        "allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the proceedings on the Bill to be taken on that day either has been agreed on a previous day, or is set down for consideration on that day;
        "Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee" means a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee as agreed to by the Standing Committee;
        "the Bill" means the Firearms (Amendment) Bill;
        "Resolution of the Business Committee" means a Resolution of the Business Committee as agreed to by the House.
          The Speaker will put any Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions not more than three hours after their commencement, pursuant to Standing Order No. 81.
*3    FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL     (Clause 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.): Committee.
            For Amendments, see separate Paper.

        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Sir David Mitchell proposes to raise the subject of the appeals procedure relating to the closure of the Fransware Nursing Home.

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1 Treasury 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Barings Bank and International Regulation.
        Witnesses: Mr Eddie George, the Governor of the Bank of England and Senior Officials of the Bank of England.
2 Health 4.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
3 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: The Work of the Directors General of Telecommunications, Gas Supply, Water Services and Electricity Supply.
        Witnesses: Mr Don Cruickshank, Director General, Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL), Anna Walker, Deputy Director General, OFTEL, Mr Alan Bell, Economic Director, OFTEL; Mr Ian Byatt, Director General, Office of Water Services (OFWAT) (at 5.30 p.m.).
4 Standards and Privileges 5.00 p.m. Room 19 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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