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Order Paper Wednesday 18 December 1996

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No. 39 WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 1996 1177
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. - 12.30 p.m. Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10 (3)
12.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. Mr Keith Hill Nigeria and the Commonwealth Ministers' Action Group
1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Sir Patrick Cormack The ecclesiastical heritage
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. Mr Nigel Spearing Funding of the East London and City Health Authority
    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 Tim Rathbone (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what action he is taking to protect young people from drugs when attending clubs and raves in Scotland.
8131
*2 Mr Jacques Arnold (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the difference between total Government expenditure in Scotland and tax revenues raised in Scotland, expressed as a proportion of Scottish gross domestic product; and if he will make a statement.
8132
*3 Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Cromarty and Skye):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Skye bridge tolls upon the economy of the Highlands and Western Isles; and if he will make a statement.
8133
*4 Sir Irvine Patnick (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement regarding the level of uncollected local authority taxes in Scotland.
8134
*5 Lady Olga Maitland (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the major inward investment projects in Scotland in the last six months.
8135
*6 Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many local authority new dwellings were completed in 1995.
8137
*7 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent representations he has received about the sale of Scottish Homes housing stock.
8138
*8 Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent representations he has received concerning the 1997-98 financial settlement for Scottish local government.
8139
*9 Roseanna Cunningham (Perth and Kinross):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met Shelter to discuss homelessness in Scotland.
8140
*10 Sir Russell Johnston (Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what progress is being made in introducing a Rough Sleeper's Initiative in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
8141
*11 Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many responses he received in the consultation process on the draft Code of Guidance on homelessness; and when he expects to report his conclusions.
8142
*12 Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received on his public expenditure statement presented to the Scottish Grand Committee on 9th December.
8143
*13 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cummnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, which hospital projects he has approved for financing under the Private Finance Initiative.
8144
*14 Mr Tim Devlin (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of Scotland's budget balance over the planning period.
8145
*15 Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proposals he has for expanding the number of full-time students in further education taking higher level courses with particular reference to expanding the availability of bursaries.
8146
*16 Mr Bill Walker (North Tayside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received about Care in the Community in Angus and Perth and Kinross; and if he will make a statement.
8147
*17 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received on the effectiveness of electronic tagging for convicted offenders.
8148
*18 Mr Allan Stewart (Eastwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the latest estimate of employment and unemployment in the Eastwood constituency.
8149
*19 Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met the chairmen of the health boards in Scotland to discuss finance; and if he will make a statement.
8150
*20 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many children gained entrance to higher education courses in (a) the current year, (b) 1987 and (c) 1979; and if he will make a statement.
8151
*21 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make an official visit to Hawick to discuss the economic and social regeneration of the town; and if he will make a statement.
8152
*22 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he is taking to increase the transfer of geriatric patients from hospitals to residential or nursing homes in the community.
8153
*23 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he next expects to meet representatives of the fishing industry to discuss the subject of drift netting.
8154
*24 Mr Mike Watson (Glasgow Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what additional resources he plans to make available to Greater Glasgow Health Board to meet the demands faced by acute hospitals during the winter period.
8155
*25 Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will appoint a Minister for Glasgow with responsibilities for regeneration policies.
8156
*26 Sir David Steel (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government with respect to triggering of the Bellwin scheme for exceptional weather conditions in the Borders Region during the winter of 1995-96; and if payments will be forthcoming from the scheme relating to the claims submitted by Scottish Borders Council.
8157
*27 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received concerning a tax-raising Parliament for Scotland.
8158
*28 Mrs Irene Adams (Paisley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he next plans to meet COSLA to discuss local government finance.
8160
*29 Mr James Pawsey (Rugby and Kenilworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what is the value of Forestry Commission exports; and what are its principal markets.
8161
*30 Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what initiatives his Department has taken this year to promote energy efficiency in housing in Scotland.
8162
*31 Mr Roy Beggs (East Antrim):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the prospects for closer economic co-operation between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
8163
*32 Mr Eric Clarke (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he last met the Scottish TUC to discuss the impact of his decision on the proposed overland electricity transmission line in Ayrshire which forms part of the Northern Ireland/Scotland Interconnector.
8164
*33 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the financing of social work in Scotland.
8165
*34 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the central estimate of the extent by which total Government expenditure in Scotland exceeded tax revenues raised in Scotland in 1994-95.
8166
*35 Mr Toby Jessel (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received on the extent to which Scotland has a structural budget deficit in the Government finances.
8167
*36 Sir Hector Monro (Dumfries):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proposals he has for trunk road improvements in the next three years for Dumfries and Galloway.
8168
*37 Mr Robert G. Hughes (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the level of local authority borrowing in Scotland; and what is the equivalent borrowing in English local authorities.
8169
*38 Mr Rod Richards (Clwyd North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received from business regarding the future governance of Scotland.
8170

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Mr Secretary Howard
          Sex Offenders:    Bill to require the notification of information to the police by persons who have committed certain sexual offences; to make provision with respect to the commission of certain sexual acts outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Notice of Motion

    Mr David Atkinson
          Companies (Millennium Computer Compliance):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require companies to conduct an audit of the capacity of their computer systems to deal with calendar dates after 31st December 1999 and to report both on those audits and on the actions their directors propose to take in consequence.

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 and the National Heritage Bill [Lords] 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

*2 PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT BILL:     Committee [Progress, 17th December].
        Remaining stages may also be taken.
        For Amendments, see separate Paper.
*3 NATIONAL HERITAGE BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
4 CONTRACTING OUT
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Allocation of Housing and Homelessness Functions) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 28th November, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
5 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 2nd December, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
6 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND)
Mr Secretary Forsyth
        That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 2nd December, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
7 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Social Security (Incapacity for Work and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 2nd December, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
8 RATING AND VALUATION
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts for Small Hereditaments) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 9th December, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
9 STANDARDS AND PRIVILEGES
Mr Andrew MacKay
        That Sir David Mitchell be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges and Mr John MacGregor be added to the Committee.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Nirj Joseph Deva proposes to raise the subject of the standard spending assessment for Hounslow.
        The House shall not adjourn before the Speaker shall have reported the Royal Assent to any Acts agreed upon by both Houses, pursuant to Order [13th December].

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 European Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider European Community Document No. 10305/96 relating to Development of Social Dialogue.
2 Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
        To consider House of Commons Paper No. 31 relating to a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules.
3 Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2544).
SELECT COMMITTEES
4 Treasury 9.45 a.m. Room 16 (private)
5 Foreign Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 18 (private)
6 Welsh Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 15 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Morriston Hospital NHS Trust.
        Witnesses: Mr Peter Gregory, Director, Health Department, Dr Deirdre Hine, Chief Medical Officer, Miss Marion Bull, Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Office.
7 Scottish Affairs 10.15 a.m. Room 6 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: The Implementation of Community Care in Scotland.
        Witnesses: UNISON; Royal College of Nursing (at 11.15 a.m.); College of Therapists (at 12.00 noon).
8 Public Service 3.35 p.m. Room 6 (private)
3.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Role and Responsibilities of the Head of the Home Civil Service.
        Witnesses: Sir Robin Butler, GCB, CVO, Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service.
9 Social Security 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Uprating of Overseas Pensions.
        Witness: Mr Oliver Heald, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Security.
10 Home Affairs 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (private)
4.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Freemasonry in the Police and Judiciary.
        Witness: Mr Martin Short.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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