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Order Paper Monday 25 November 1996

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 22) for Monday 25 November 1996.


No. 22 MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 1996 593
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 Member answering for the House of Commons Commission and to the Finance and Services Committee will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

Questions to the Lord President of the Council will start not later than 3.25 p.m.

*1 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he is taking to encourage alternatives to road freight.
4002
*2 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that major urban centres form part of the national bus service network.
4003
*3 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce new measures to reduce road traffic.
4004
*4 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on (a) roads and (b) public transport in Greater London in 1995-96.
4005
*5 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to business of congestion in London.
4006
*6 Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Port Glasgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to modify the rules and regulations governing the occupational safety of the crews of United Kingdom registered fishing vessels.
4007
*7 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what actions he plans to take to implement the recommendations of the Third Report of the Transport Committee of session 1995-96 (HC373) on risk reduction for vulnerable road users.
4008
*8 Mr Mark Robinson (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of speed cameras in reducing accident rates.
4009
*9 Lady Olga Maitland (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on future privatisation plans in relation to rail services.
4010
*10 Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is his estimate of the loss of income to London Transport caused by the recent strikes.
4011
*11 Mr Jim Callaghan (Heywood and Middleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the costs of traffic congestion to British businesses.
4012
*12 Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will reconsider his policy for sound barriers on existing motorways.
4013
*13 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what sums his Department has invested in (a) the West Coast and (b) the East Coast lines in the last three years.
4014
*14 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards the Crossrail project in London.
4015
*15 Mr Donald Anderson (Swansea East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on progress in respect of including a photograph of the holder on driving licences.
4016
*16 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what has been the change in the number of bus passenger journeys made outside London since 1985-86.
4017
*17 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many children travelled to school by means other than private car in (a) 1979 and (b) 1995.
4019
*18 Mr Douglas French (Gloucester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures are being taken to reduce road accidents.
4022
*19 Mr David Jamieson (Plymouth, Devonport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement about the Government's policy on the ring-fencing of slots in and out of Heathrow.
4023
*20 Mr Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he plans to make to the Transport Commissioner regarding continued public subsidy for European state-run airlines.
[R]4024
*21 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the numbers of children travelling to school by car in (a) 1979 and (b) 1995.
4025
*22 Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe and Nantwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with the Director of OPRAF on the success fees paid to accountants, lawyers and consultants involved in the privatisation of the railways.
4026
*23 Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received supporting measures to attract more freight on the railways.
4027
*24 Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received about the impact of privatisation upon passenger rail services.
4028
*25 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received in respect of service levels from Grimsby and Cleethorpes on Central and North Eastern Rail.
4029
*26 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement about investment in the Northern Line of London Underground.
4030

Questions to the Member answering for the House of Commons Commission and to the Finance and Services Committee will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*27 Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee, what representations he received in respect of expenditure on renovations within the Palace of Westminster during the Summer Recess.
4032
*28 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee, what financial provision has been made to fund the purchase of works of art in the New Parliamentary Building.
4033

Questions to the Lord President of the Council will start not later than 3.25 p.m.

*29 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Leeds South):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what assessment he has made of the consequences for the procedures of the House of the recommendations in the second report of the Committee on Public Service of Session 1995-96 (HC 313) in respect of the answering of parliamentary questions.
4036
*30 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, how many subjects have been raised as adjournment debates since January 1995.
4037
*31 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what recent representations he has received concerning the amount of time allocated for questions relating to overseas development.
4038
*32 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what assessment he has made of the financial scale of dealings within the United Kingdom in illegal drugs.
4040
*33 Mr Simon Hughes (Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what further reforms he proposes to the consideration of legislation during the remainder of this parliament.
4041
*34 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what new proposals he has to publicise the recommendations of the document, Tackling Drugs Together.
4042
*35 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, if he will introduce an oral question period for the Chairmen of the Domestic Committees; and if he will make a statement.
4043
*36 Mr Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, if he will make a statement on his policy in respect of holding debates on statutory instruments (a) on the floor of the House and (b) in committee.
[R]4044
*37 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, if he will assess the advantages of moving ministers' question time to the morning.
4045


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notices of Presentation of Bills

    Mr Paul Flynn
          Representation of the People (Amendment):    Bill to impose national spending limits on political parties at parliamentary general elections.
    Mr John Marshall
          Human Tissue (Amendment):    Bill to require a person lawfully in possession of the body of a deceased person to authorise the donation of the body or any specified part of the body for therapeutic or medical purposes if the deceased person had requested such a donation.
    Mr David Congdon
          Residential Homes:    Bill to prevent local authorities from being both a provider and a purchaser of residential care by requiring them to dispose of residential homes for the elderly and other homes to the private and voluntary sector; and for connected purposes.
    Mr Piers Merchant
          Parking Penalty Charge:    Bill to amend section 66 and schedule 6 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 in order to add to the grounds on which representations may be made to a London authority concerning a Parking Penalty Charge Notice.

Notice of Motion
    Mr Tony Newton
          Delegated Legislation:    That the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2544), the Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2745), the Social Security (Invalid Care Allowance) Amendment Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No.2744), the Allocation of Housing Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2753), the Homelessness Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2754), and the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 31) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
         To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(4).


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (FRAUD) BILL:    Second Reading.
        The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Social Security Committee on 26th June 1996 concerning Benefit Fraud (HC 528-i of Session 1995-96) and on 30th October 1996 concerning Child Benefit Fraud (HC 56-i of Session 1996-97) are relevant.
2 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (FRAUD) BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Social Security Administration (Fraud) Bill, it is expedient to authorise--
        (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
          (a) any expenditure of a Minister of the Crown or government department incurred in consequence of the Act; and
          (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under any other Act; and
        (2) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums received by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act.
    To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
3 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Howard
        That the Order of 18th November be varied by substituting for paragraphs 3 and 4 the following paragraph:--
'Report and Third Reading
        3A.--(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at midnight on that day.
      (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.'.
        The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not more than one hour after their commencement, pursuant to Order [18th November].
4 WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Hague
        That the Matter of the implications of the Budget for Wales, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration.
5 WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE (SITTINGS)
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Hague
        That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet at Westminster on Wednesday 4th December at half-past Ten o'clock and between Four o'clock and Six o'clock to consider the Matter of the implications of the Budget for Wales.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Roger Berry proposes to raise the subject of records of former mineshafts in Kingswood and Bristol.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1 Scottish Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. County Buildings, Cupar, Fife (public)
        Substantive motion for the Adjournment [Subject for debate: Scotland and Defence];
    To consider the Contract (Scotland) Bill in relation to its principle;
    Half hour adjournment: The future of the Scottish Fishing Fleet.

    Copies of the Order Paper may be obtained from the Vote Office.

SELECT COMMITTEES
2 Home Affairs 3.30 p.m. Room 20 (private)
3 Standards and Privileges 4.00 p.m. Room 19 (private)
4 Treasury 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Private Finance Initiative.
        Witnesses: Sir Terence Burns, GCB, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury and Treasury officials.
5 Health 4.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
6 Information 4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
7 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subject: National Audit Office and Northern Ireland Audit Office Estimates 1997-98.
        Witnesses: Sir John Bourn, KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, National Audit Office and Mr J. Dowdall, Comptroller and Auditor General, Northern Ireland Audit Office.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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