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Order Paper Monday 3 February 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 55) for Monday 3 February 1997.


No. 55 MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 1997 1653
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 Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr Keith Mans (Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will list those items of historical importance which have received National Lottery funding in order to keep them within the United Kingdom.
12216
*2 Mr Nick Ainger (Pembroke):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will take steps to provide an all weather pitch to every community in excess of 5000 population using proceeds of the National Lottery.
12217
*3 Mr Hugh Bayley (York):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what representations she has received on the impact of the airport tax on tourism in the United Kingdom.
12218
*4 Mr Peter Luff (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, how many canal restoration projects have received funding from a National Lottery funding body; and if she will make a statement.
12219
*5 Mr Peter Butler (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps she has taken to make the Arts more accessible to young people.
12220
*6 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessments he has made of the impact of the Social Chapter on the United Kingdom tourist industry.
12221
*7 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what estimate she has made of the costs that would be incurred by her Department in the event of the cancellation of the millennial project at Greenwich.
12222
*8 Sir Ivan Lawrence (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, how many charities have been awarded grants from the National Lottery.
12224
*9 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what meetings she has had with the tourist industry about the Social Chapter.
12225
*10 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps she is taking to ensure the continued implementation of the recommendations of the Taylor report.
12226
*11 Sir Wyn Roberts (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment she has made of the effects of imposing the provisions of the Social Chapter on the tourist industry.
12228
*12 Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans she has to encourage young people to become involved in sporting activities.
12229
*13 Mr Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what percentage of the (a) Arts Council grant and (b) National Lottery Arts Fund was spent on touring light operetta in each of the last two years.
[R]12230
*14 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will make a statement on the Government's initiatives to promote business sponsorship of the arts.
12231
*15 Mr Charles Hendry (High Peak):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what is the total sum awarded by the National Lottery for the restoration or refurbishment of historic buildings.
12232
*16 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if he will make a statement on the number of regional offices English Heritage has.
12233
*17 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans she has to increase the number of participants in the National Lottery.
12234
*18 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will take steps to halt the sale of playing fields; and if she will make a statement.
12235
*19 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will make a statement on the work that English Heritage has undertaken to preserve the nations's historic churches and synagogues.
12236
*20 Mr Toby Jessel (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, how the work of the Arts Council of England has been affected by the provision of funding from the National Lottery.
12237
*21 Mr Simon Coombs (Swindon):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will make a statement on the impact of the National Lottery on the British film industry.
12238
*22 Sir Irvine Patnick (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what contribution the National Lottery has made towards preserving the country's historic churches.
12239
*23 Mr Hartley Booth (Finchley):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans she has to encourage more people to visit important heritage sites.
12240
*24 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment she has made of the impact of the National Lottery on the voluntary sector in Greater London.
12241
*25 Mr Nigel Spearing (Newham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if she will list the outstanding deficiencies in the sums required to guarantee the National Millennium Exhibition.
12242
*26 Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what progress has been made in respect of a radio station for Doncaster referred to in her statement of 2nd July 1996, Official Report, column 873.
12243
*27 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what representations she has received from football clubs outside the Premier League on the levels of support available from the Football Trust.
12244
*28 Mr John Whittingdale (South Colchester and Maldon):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what measures her Department is taking to support the British film industry.
12245

Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*29 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what monitoring arrangements he has established to ascertain the effects of the new system of county court fees upon low-income tenants seeking to use the judicial system.
12246
*30 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what guidance he (i) has issued and (ii) plans to issue to judges on the subject of public statements on (a) constitutional matters and (b) other matters of current party political controversy.
12247
*31 Mr Peter Thurnham (Bolton North East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent representations he has had about the need for improved magistrates' courts accommodation in Bolton; and if he will make a statement.
12248
*32 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many county courts there were in England and Wales in 1967; how many there are currently; and if he will make a statement.
12249
*33 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he plans to introduce legislation to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission in its report, Property Law: Liability for Chancel Repairs, Law Commission No. 152.
12250
*34 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what representations he has received about the 1997-98 legal aid budget.
12251
*35 Dr Robert Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement about the level of the legal aid budget over the past three years.
12252
*36 Mr Bernard Jenkin (Colchester North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will set a cash limit for the legal aid budget in 1997-98.
12253
*37 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his Department's assessment of the operation of public defender services overseas.
12255
*38 Mr Nick Hawkins (Blackpool South):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what recent representations he has received on his proposals for reform of the legal aid system.
12256
*39 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, which bodies he has met regarding the proposed amalgamations of magistrates' courts committees.
12257
*40 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, how many people received legal aid in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
12258
*41 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will review the (a) powers and (b) accountability of sheriffs and under-sheriffs.
12259
*42 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to visit the courts covering the Normanton parliamentary constituency to examine the quality of the buildings used by the courts; and if he will make a statement.
12260


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 1997-98 (House of Commons Paper No. 203), which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.
2 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That the Special Grant Report (No. 23) (House of Commons Paper No. 204), which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.
3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That the Limitation of Council Tax and Precepts (Relevant Notional Amounts) Report (England) 1997-98 (House of Commons Paper No. 205), which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.
          The Speaker will put the Questions on the above Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Gummer not later than Ten o'clock, pursuant to Order [31st January].
4 EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Mrs Secretary Shephard
        That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 14th January, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
5 EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Mrs Secretary Shephard
        That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 14th January, be approved.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6).
6 EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Mr Ken Eastham, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
        That Mr Michael Brown be added to the Education and Employment 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 development of the West Middlesex Hospital.


COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1 Scottish Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. Victoria Hall, Selkirk (public)
        To consider a substantive motion for the adjournment on Education and Local Government Finance in Scotland.
        Half hour adjournment: Investigation of the Affairs of Algrade Trust by the Scottish Charities Office.
Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office

SELECT COMMITTEES
2 Health 4.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
3 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subject:    The Department of Trade and Industry Redundancy Payments Service: Management and Recovery of Debt.
        Witnesses:    Mr Michael Scholar, CB, Permanent Secretary, Mr Philip Bovey, Director, Legal Services, Mr Desmond Flynn, Deputy Inspector General, Insolvency Service, Mr Robert Niblett, Director, Redundancy Payments, Department of Trade and Industry.
4 Standards and Privileges 4.30 p.m. Room 19 (private)
5 Trade and Industry 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject:    Energy Regulation.
        Witness:    Rt hon the Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister for Energy, Department of Trade and Industry.

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

 

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