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Order Paper Wednesday 4 December 1996

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No. 29 WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1996 917
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 Denis MacShane Compensation for former prisoners-of-war held by the Japanese.
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Mr Tim Yeo Sustainable development.
12.30 p.m.-1.00 p.m. Mr Alan Simpson Listing of Brazilian Mahogany on Appendix II of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
1.00 p.m.-1.30 p.m. Mr Ian Bruce Uniform business rates in Dorset.
1.30 p.m.-2.00 p.m. Mr John Home
Robertson
Effects of Government policies on the electricity generation industry in East Lothian.
    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.


* 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 Norman Hogg (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what legislation he intends to bring forward to implement the Working Time Directive.
5779
*2 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement about the representations he has received about the Green Paper, Industrial Action and Trade Unions.
5780
*3 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he next expects to meet the regulators of privatised utilities to discuss profit levels.
5782
*4 Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many items of legislation relating to his Department have been repealed since the beginning of the deregulation initiative in January 1994; and how many statutory instruments were introduced over the same period.
5783
*5 Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Wimbledon):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what consultations he has had over health and safety aspects of this Working Time Directive.
5784
*6 Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what his Department is doing to ensure that the provisions of the Working Time Directive are implemented in the United Kingdom.
5785
*7 Mr Den Dover (Chorley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment he has made of the impact of privatisation on the performance of the utilities.
5786
*8 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he next expects to visit Business Links in East Anglia to discuss measures to encourage small firms.
5787
*9 Mr Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will estimate the additional cost to businesses in the United Kingdom from (a) directives and (b) rules and regulations made by (i) the Commission and (ii) the Council of Ministers in each of the last five years.
5788
*10 Mr Joe Benton (Bootle):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what measures his Department is taking to ensure that the provisions of the Working Time Directive are implemented in the United Kingdom.
5789
*11 Mr D. N. Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations he has received from trading standards officers as to the activities of companies selling advice on access by traders to business grants.
5790
*12 Mr Jacques Arnold (Gravesham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what his priorities are for the World Trade Organisation summit in Singapore in December.
5792
*13 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what responses he has received to the White Paper Industrial Action and Trade Unions.
5793
*14 Mr Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what steps he has taken to promote the further development of clean coal technology.
5794
*15 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many business failures there have been since April 1992.
5795
*16 Ms Liz Lynne (Rochdale):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will introduce further proposals to improve firework safety.
5796
*17 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations he has received on his recent Green Paper: Industrial Action and Trade Unions; and if he will make a statement.
5797
*18 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what legislation he intends to bring forward to implement the Working Time Directive.
5798
*19 Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what has been the percentage change in total Government spending on research and development since 1985.
5799
*20 Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what recent discussions he has had with the TUC and the STUC in relation to the privatisation of the nuclear industry.
5800
*21 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, which countries in the OECD invest more per person than the United Kingdom.
5801
*22 Mr Michael Brown (Brigg and Cleethorpes):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans he has to ensure that the United Kingdom is no longer required to implement the Working Time Directive.
5802
*23 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations he has received over the Green Paper on Industrial Action and Trade Unions.
5803
*24 Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the development and level of activity of Business Links in Hampshire.
5804
*25 Mr Eric Clarke (Midlothian):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what estimate he has made of oil, gas and coal reserves in the United Kingdom.
5805
*26 Mr Keith Hill (Streatham):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on his Department's draft Bill to reform competition law entitled Tackling Cartels and the Abuse of Market Power, published on 8th August.
5806
*27 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the change in manufacturing production between 1973 and 1996.
5807
*28 Mr Dennis Turner (Wolverhampton South East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the impact of the European Commission's first Cohesion Report on the regional policy of the United Kingdom.
5808
*29 Mr Nick Ainger (Pembroke):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he expects to make an announcement on the application by National Power under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to convert Pembroke Power Station to burn orimulsion.
5810
*30 Sir Jim Lester (Broxtowe):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what plans he has to alter the present structure of utility regulation.
5811
*31 Mr Hugh Bayley (York):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what measures his Department is taking to assist women in business.
5812
*32 Mr John Evans (St Helens North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what new initiatives he has to promote employment in former coal mining areas.
5813
*33 Mr David Nicholson (Taunton):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations he has received on the European Court of Justice's ruling on the Working Time Directive.
5814
*34 Sir Anthony Grant (South West Cambridgeshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what measures he is taking to protect the public from strikes in essential services.
5815
*35 Mr Bernard Jenkin (Colchester North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what measures he will take to protect the United Kingdom from EC regulations which his Department assesses to be damaging to United Kingdom interests.
5816
*36 Sir David Knox (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he next expects to meet the President of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss manufacturing industry.
5817
*37 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the percentage change in manufacturing output for the latest three months; and what it was 12 months ago.
5818

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Motion

    Mrs Elizabeth Peacock
          Partial-birth Abortion:    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit partial-birth abortions.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

2 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Howard
        That the Report [3rd December] from the Business Committee be now considered.
To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 80.
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Howard
        (Upon consideration of the Report) To move, That this House doth agree with the Committee in its Resolution.
        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 80.
*3 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL [Allotted day]:    As amended (in the Committee) and not amended (in the Standing Committee), to be considered.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
4 ESTIMATES
Mr Tony Newton
        That this House agrees with the Report [28th November] of the Liaison Committee.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 131(2).
5 OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION
Mr Secretary Rifkind
        That the draft African Development Fund (Seventh Replenishment) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 11th November, be approved.
          The Select Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its First Report, HC 30--i.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
6 OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION
Mr Secretary Rifkind
        That the draft International Development Association (Interim Trust Fund) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 11th November, be approved.
          The Select Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its First Report, HC 30--i.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
7 OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION
Mr Secretary Rifkind
        That the draft Caribbean Development Bank (Further Payments) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 13th November, be approved.
          The Select Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its First Report, HC 30--i.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
8 DEREGULATION
Mr Secretary Lang
        That the draft Deregulation (Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951 (Repeal)) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 4th November, be approved.
        The Deregulation Committee has reported on the proposal for this Order in its Seventeenth Report of Session 1995--96, HC 522 and in its Nineteenth Report of Session 1995--96, HC 647, and on the draft Order in its Second Report of Session 1996--97, HC 91.
        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 14A(1)(a).
9 WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Heseltine
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Howard
Mr Secretary Rifkind
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 7208/95, relating to drinking water; and endorses the Government's objective of amending the proposal so that it is more in line with the best scientific and medical advice on the appropriate standards for drinking water and to ensure that the benefits resulting from the proposal are more proportional to the costs it would impose.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9).
10 FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Heseltine
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Howard
Mr Secretary Rifkind
Mr Secretary Lang
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 7312/96, on aid for reconstruction and rehabilitation in the former Yugoslavia, and endorses the Government's view that it provides a necessary and appropriate base for EU expenditure in the former Yugoslavia, and for the transparency of the EU's actions; and takes note of European Community Document No. 10602/96, relating to common principles for future contractual relations with certain countries in south-eastern Europe, and endorses the Government's view that it provides a sensible broad approach for the development of EU relations with the countries concerned.
          To be decided forthwith, purusant to Standing Order No. 102(9).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Jonathan Aitken proposes to raise the subject of the Kent Capital Challenge bid.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Welsh Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
4.00 p.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the Matter of the Implications of the Budget for Wales. Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office.
2 European Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider European Community Document No. 523196 relating to Air Carrier Liability.
3 European Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider European Community Document No. 957396 relating to Protection Against Third Country Legislation.
4 Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider the draft Scottish Enterprise (Aggregate Amount Outstanding) Order 1996.
SELECT COMMITTEES
5 Environment 9.15 a.m. Room 17 (private)
9.30 a.m. Room 17 (public)
        Subject: The Environmental Impact of Cement Manufacture.Witnesses: British Cement Association; Environment Agency.
6 Defence 10.00 a.m. Room 16 (private)
10.30 a.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subject: Defence Medical Services.Witnesses: Air Marshal Peter Squire, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Programmes and Personnel), Surgeon Vice Admiral Tony Revell, Surgeon General, Mr Ron Smith, Chief Executive of the Defence Secondary Care Agency, Brigadier Rodney Walker, Director of Service Personnel Policy (Projects), and Mr David Reynolds, Head of Defence Medical Services Finance and Secretariat Division.
7 Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration 10.00 a.m.

10.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)

Room 15 (public)
        Subject: Report of the Health Service Ombudsman for 1995-96.Witnesses: Sir Donald Irvine CBE, President, General Medical Council, Sir Norman Browse, Chairman, Joint Consultants' Committee; Morgannwg Health Authority (at 11.00 a.m.).
8 Trade and Industry 10.00 a.m. Room 8 (private)
11.00 a.m. Room 8 (public)
        Subject: Energy Regulation.Witness:    Mr Don Cruickshank, Director General of Telecommunications.
9 Welsh Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 18 (private)
10 Agriculture 10.30 a.m. Room 20 (private)
11 Foreign Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 19 (private)
12 Scottish Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 6 (private)
13 Northern Ireland Affairs 11.45 a.m. Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast (public)
        Subject: Aspects of Secondary Education in Northern Ireland.Witness: Northern Ireland Economic Council.
14 Public Service 3.35 p.m. Room 6 (private)
3.45 p.m. Room 6 (public)
        Subject: The Work of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.Witness: Sir Leonard Peach, Commissioner for Public Appointments.
15 Education and Employment 3.45 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.00 p.m. Room 8 (public)
        Subjects: The professional status, recruitment and training of teachers; Operation of the nursery voucher scheme.Witness: Mr Chris Woodhead, HM Chief Inspector of Schools.
16 European Legislation 4.00 p.m. Room 19 (private)
17 Science And Technology 4.00 p.m. Room 20 (private)
18 Social Security 4.00 p.m. Room 21 (private)
4.15 p.m. Room 21 (public)
        Subject: Uprating of Overseas Pensions.Witnesses: High Commissioners and pensioners.
19 Public Accounts 4.15 p.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subjects: Department of Health and Social Services (Northern Ireland), Health and Social Services Executive (Northern Ireland): Expenditure on Coronary Heart Disease; Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland); Control of Belfast Action Team's Expenditure.Witnesses: Mr Alan Elliot, Permanent Secretary, Dr Henrietta Campbell, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Social Services (Northern Ireland), Mr John Hunter, Chief Executive, Health and Social Services Executive (Northern Ireland); Mr Ronnie Spence, Permanent Secretary, Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), Mr J. Cowan, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), Mr Tony McCusker, Director, Department of the Environment.
20 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
21 Accommodation and Works 4.30 p.m. Room 7 (private)
22 Home Affairs 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (private)
4.45 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: The Management of the Prison Service (public and private).Witnesses: Mr Derek Lewis; Mr David Faulkner (at 5.30 p.m.).
23 Procedure 5.00 p.m. Room 5 (private)
24 Standards and Privileges 5.30 p.m. Room 17 (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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