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Order Paper Tuesday 10 December 1996

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 33) for Tuesday 10 December 1996.


No. 33 10TH DECEMBER 1996 1029
ORDER PAPER

PRIVATE BUSINESS AFTER PRAYERS

NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS
        King's College London Bill [Lords]: Adjourned Debate on Question [3rd December], 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 Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the introduction of the jobseeker's allowance.
6820
*2 Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Mon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received concerning the proposals by the management of the Benefits Agency in Wales for the closure of processing units and public caller offices.
6845
*3 Mr David Amess (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will ask the Government Actuary to estimate the additional cost of paying a full basic pension from age 60 years.
6847
*4 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what was the percentage of GNP represented by Government spending on social security in (a) 1995, (b) 1990, (c) 1985 and (d) 1980.
6848
*5 Mr Keith Bradley (Manchester, Withington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the real terms percentage change since 1979 in social security spending on incapacity benefit.
6849
*6 Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the millennium compliance of his Department's computer systems and those connected with them; and if he will make a statement.
6850
*7 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the impact of Child Benefit for 16 to 18 year olds on the numbers of children staying in full-time education.
6851
*8 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his current estimate of the number of persons receiving benefit in Newham.
6852
*9 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received in respect of a review of the decision to raise pensions in line with prices rather than earnings.
6853
*10 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the percentage of single mothers who are dependent on state benefits.
6854
*11 Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps he proposes to reduce the transport difficulties faced by benefit applicants in scattered rural communities.
6855
*12 Mr Graham Riddick (Colne Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received in favour of allowing people to claim a state pension from 60 years of age; and if he will make a statement.
6856
*13 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to change the method of payment of the state pension.
6857
*14 Mrs Teresa Gorman (Billericay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy for issuing benefit payments to non-UK nationals.
6858
*15 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the additional cost of paying a full state pension from 60 years.
6859
*16 Mr David Evennett (Erith and Crayford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has for the state retirement pension; and if he will make a statement.
6860
*17 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the increase in social security expenditure on income related benefits in real terms since 1979.
6861
*18 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement concerning poverty in one-parent families.
6862
*19 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received about the operation of the all work test for incapacity benefit.
6863
*20 Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what action his Department is taking to combat housing benefit fraud by landlords.
6864
*21 Ms Joyce Quin (Gateshead East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent representations he has received about the Child Support Agency.
6865
*22 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to reimburse local authorities for additional costs incurred as a result of changes to regulations concerning asylum seekers.
6866
*23 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the number of lone parents on (a) income support in the United Kingdom and (b) on comparable benefits in other EU countries.
6867
*24 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what rewards and penalties he plans to give local authorities to encourage them to reduce housing benefit fraud.
6868
*25 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what was the expenditure on housing benefit in (a) 1985-86 and (b) 1995-96; and what was the real terms change over that period.
6896
*26 Mr Hartley Booth (Finchley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the current old age pension provision.
6870
*27 Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his latest estimate of the amounts saved by the withdrawal of the reduced earnings allowances; and how many people have lost their allowances.
6871
*28 Mr Michael Stephen (Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the additional cost to public funds of linking pensions to earnings since 1980.
6872
*29 Mr Rod Richards (Clwyd North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received in respect of uprating pensions in line with prices rather than earnings.
6873

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

*Q1 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6874
*Q2 Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6875
*Q3 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6876
*Q4 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6877
*Q5 Mr Jacques Arnold (Gravesham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6878
*Q6 Sir Ivan Lawrence (Burton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6879
*Q7 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6880
*Q8 Mr Robert Atkins (South Ribble):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6881
*Q9 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6882
*Q10 Mr Charles Hendry (High Peak):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 10th December.
6883


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Dr John Marek
          Government of Wales:    Bill to make provision for the future government of Wales and for the establishment of a parliament for Wales, to be known as Senedd; to make provision as respects Wales concerning public bodies, the protection of the consumer and the environment, the administration of justice, broadcasting and relations with the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Notice of Motion

    Mr Paddy Tipping
          Licensing (Reform):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reform the system of liquor licensing.

AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

    The Prime Minister
        Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, consideration of Lords Amendments to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link 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 ESTIMATES DAY [1st allotted day, 1st part]:
VOTE ON ACCOUNT: 1997--98

Class XVII, Vote 1
Mr Michael Jack
        That a sum, not exceeding 78,288,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for or towards defraying the charges for the year ending on 31st March 1998 for expenditure by the Office of the Minister for Public Service on the central management of the Civil Service; expenditure resulting from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's chairmanship of the BSE Implementation Committee; expenditure on privatisation of executive agencies; and certain other services.
          Under the Resolution of the House of 4th December, this Vote on Account is to be considered in so far as it relates to Access to Government Information.
          The Second Report from the Select Committee on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration of Session 1995--96 on Open Government (HC 84) and the First Special Report from the Committee of Session 1996-97 containing the Government Response thereto (HC 75) are relevant.
          Proceedings on the above Motion will be interrupted at Seven o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(3).
          The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion will be deferred until Ten o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(4) and (5).
*2 CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK BILL:    Consideration of Lords Amendments.
3 SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1996-97
Mr Michael Jack
        That a supplementary sum, not exceeding 2,424,973,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges for defence and civil services which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 1997, as set out in HC 18 of Session 1996-97.
          To be decided at Ten o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 53(1) and (2).
4 ESTIMATES, 1997-98 (VOTE ON ACCOUNT)
Mr Michael Jack
        That a further sum, not exceeding 96,783,374,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for or towards defraying the charges for defence and civil services in Classes I to XVI; Class XVII, Votes 2 to 3; Class XVIII; and Classes XVIII, A and XVIII, B for the year ending on 31st March 1998, as set out in HC 19, 20 and 21 of Session 1996-97.
          To be decided at Ten o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 53(1) and (2).
          A Bill is to be brought in upon the above three resolutions in the name of Mr Michael Jack, if they are agreed to by the House.
CONSOLIDATED FUND BILL:    Second Reading.
        The Questions on Second and Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill will be put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 54, as applied by the Order of 6th December.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Michael Fabricant proposes to raise the subject of party political broadcasts on national radio.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Further to consider the Crime (Sentences) Bill.
2 Standing Committee D 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Further to consider the Education Bill.
3 First Scottish Standing Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 12 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Further to consider the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Bill.
4 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the draft High Court and County Court Jurisdiction (Amendment) Order 1996.
5 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the draft Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, and the draft Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 1997.
6 Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 8 (public)
        To consider the Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act) Order 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2958).
SELECT COMMITTEES
7 Public Service 3.30 p.m. Room 15 (private)
3.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Role and responsibilities of the Deputy Prime Minister.
        Witness: The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine, MP, First Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister.
8 Deregulation 4.00 p.m. Room 16 (private)
9 Education and Employment Sub-Committee 4.00 p.m. Room 18 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Security of staff in job centres.
        Witnesses: Employment Service officials.
10 Treasury 4.00 p.m. Room 6 (private)
4.15 p. m. (public)
        Subject: The 1996 Budget.
        Witnesses: The Rt Hon William Waldegrave, MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and officials of HM Treasury.
11 Standards and Privileges 6.15 p.m. Room 19 (private)
12 Statutory Instruments Immediately after the
Meeting of the Joint Committee
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
13 Statutory Instruments 4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)
14 Consolidation etc., Bills 4.30 p.m. Room 3 (Public)
        Subject: Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill [Lords], Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Bill [Lords], Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Bill [Lords], Planning (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Bill [Lords].
        Witnesses: Mr Colin Wilson, Scottish Parliamentary Counsel, and Mrs Flora Campbell, Scottish Office.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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