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Order Paper Tuesday 17 December 1996

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No. 38 TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER 1996 1151
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 [12th November], 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 Hugh Dykes (Harrow East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will commission a study of the effect of pedestrianisation and traffic re-routing schemes on local socio-economic developments in the London boroughs.
7851
*2 Mr Doug Hoyle (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what representations he has received from the Local Authorities Association on the 1997 revenue support grant settlement.
7852
*3 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock and Burntwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will take steps to promote the use of citizens' juries in local government and planning matters.
7853
*4 Mr Chris Davies (Littleborough and Saddleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on his policy towards providing protection for green belt land in planning legislation.
7854
*5 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what proposals he has to amend the criteria for publishing lists of beaches conforming or not conforming to European Union legislation on bathing water cleanliness.
7855
*6 Mr Patrick Thompson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what plans he has to provide assistance to local authorities in respect of anti-social tenants.
7856
*7 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on his Department's planning guidance for out of town shopping developments.
7857
*8 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what assessment he has made of the effect of his public expenditure proposals for local government on the provision of local authority services.
7858
*9 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, how many local authorities were awarded funding under Round One of the Estates Renewal Challenge Fund.
7859
*10 Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what powers he has to control the level of allowances which local authority councillors award themselves.
7860
*11 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what plans he has to review Minerals Planning Guidance 3; and if he will make a statement.
7861
*12 Mr Michael Fabricant (Mid Staffordshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on the level of business rates charged to small companies, partnerships and sole traders.
7862
*13 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on household growth.
[R]7863
*14 Mr Jerry Hayes (Harlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what plans he has to promote better management of car parking in town and city centres.
7864
*15 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on the local authority financial settlement for 1997-98.
7865
*16 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what recent representations he has received from housebuilders about the need to use greenfield sites; and if he will make a statement.
7866
*17 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what assessment he has made of the impact on rural East Anglia of proposals to reduce business rates for village shops.
7867
*18 Mr Dennis Turner (Wolverhampton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what plans he has to provide resources to each local authority to install central heating in each council dwelling built before 1974.
7868
*19 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on the preservation of public open space and green belt land in Greater London.
7869
*20 Sir Michael Shersby (Uxbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on the practice of developers of paying the relevant local planning authority to conduct public opinion surveys in order to gauge the likely reaction of residents in surrounding areas to their proposed development; and what assessment he has made as to whether such payments detract from the independence of the planning system.
7870
*21 Dr Robert Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what estimate he has made of the number of countries which will meet their current commitments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
7871
*22 Mr Stephen Day (Cheadle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what representations he has received about unified business rates for small businesses in areas affected by out of town shopping development.
7872
*23 Mr David Amess (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what representations he has received in respect of the standard spending assessment for Essex County Council and Basildon District Council.
7873
*24 Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what assessment he has made of the millennium compliance of his Department's computer systems and of those in local government, together with those with which they are connected; and if he will make a statement.
7874
*25 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what representations he has received asking him to call in the application for a ferris wheel on the South Bank.
7875
*26 Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on the progress being made by the City Challenge partnerships.
7876
*27 Audrey Wise (Preston):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will make a statement on the future of the Building Research Establishment.
7877
*28 Sir Colin Shepherd (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the present formula for deriving standard spending assessments reflects accurately the differing costs of providing services in sparsely populated rural areas and areas of urban density.
7878
*29 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewksbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Budget settlement upon local authorities in England.
7879
*30 Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what representations he has received following his statement on the local authority finance settlement for England in 1997-98.
7880

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

*Q1 Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7881
*Q2 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7882
*Q3 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he intends to pay an official visit to Wakefield.
7883
*Q4 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7884
*Q5 Roseanna Cunningham (Perth and Kinross):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7885
*Q6 Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7886
*Q7 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7887
*Q8 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7888
*Q9 Mr Simon Coombs (Swindon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7889
*Q10 Mr Greville Janner (Leicester West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17th December.
7890


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notices of Presentation of Bills

1    Mr Paul Flynn

        Sale of Medicines (Young People):    Bill to make it unlawful to sell medicinal products to people under the age of sixteen.
2    Mr Alfred Morris
        Disabled Persons and Carers (Short-Term Breaks):    Bill to provide for assessments of health and social needs of disabled persons to include assessments of the needs for short-term breaks for the disabled person and any carer.

Notice of Motion

    Mr David Amess

        Abortion (Amendment):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 1(1) of the Abortion Act 1967 in relation to the grounds on which a pregnancy may be terminated.


AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

The Prime Minister

        Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, the Protection from Harassment 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 PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT BILL: Second Reading.
        Remaining stages may also be taken.
        For Amendments, see separate Paper.
2 INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX
Mr Phillip Oppenheim
        That the Insurance Premium Tax (Taxable Insurance Contracts) Order 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2955), dated 26th November 1996, a copy of which was laid before this House on 26th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
3 FAMILY LAW
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 25th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
4 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 25th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
5 MAGISTRATES' COURTS
Mr Secretary Howard
        That the draft Magistrates' Courts (Remands in Custody) (Amendment) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 20th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
6 EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Mr Secretary Rifkind
        That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Lithuania) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 26th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
7 EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Mr Secretary Rifkind
        That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Latvia) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 26th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
8 EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Mr Secretary Rifkind
        That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Estonia) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 26th November, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (6).
9 SELECT COMMITTEES
Mr Tony Newton
        That Standing Order No. 121A (Committee on Standards and Privileges) be amended by inserting at the end of line 50 the words:
        '(6A) The committee, or any sub-committee, shall have power to refer to unreported evidence of former Committees of Privileges or of former Select Committees on Members' Interests and to any documents circulated to any such committee.'.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Peter Kilfoyle proposes to raise the subject of the need for a public inquiry into the Hillsborough tragedy.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        To consider the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Bill.
2 Standing Committee D 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Further to consider the Education Bill.
3 Standing Committee E 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Further to consider the Social Security Administration (Fraud) Bill.
4 First Scottish Standing Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the Contract (Scotland) Bill.
5 European Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 8 (public)
        To consider European Community Document No. 9795/96 relating to The Information Society: Priorities and Implications.
6 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) Regulations 1997, and the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 1997.
7 Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Allocation of Housing and Homelessness Functions) Order 1996, the Allocation of Housing Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2753), and the Homelessness Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2754).
8 Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider the draft Social Security (Incapacity for Work and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996.
SELECT COMMITTEES
9 European Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 19 (private)
10 Administration 6.00 p.m. Room 17 (private)
11 Statutory Instruments Immediately after the
Meeting of
the Joint
Committee
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
12 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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