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Order Paper Monday 10 February 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 60) for Monday 10 February 1997.


No. 60 MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 1997 1803
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 Lord President of the Council will start not later than 3.25 p.m.

*1 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received concerning the transit of bicycles on trains; and if he will make a statement.
13344
*2 Mr Michael Brown (Brigg and Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatalities attributable to drivers falling asleep at the wheel there have been on the M180/A180 road since it was opened.
13345
*3 Sir Irvine Patnick (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with regard to the enforcement of parking restrictions.
13346
*4 Mr Jacques Arnold (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made with PFI projects in his Department.
13348
*5 Mr Simon Hughes (Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from London Transport on the potential consequences of the Government's reduction in funding for London Transport for the financial year 1997-98.
13349
*6 Mrs Llin Golding (Newcastle under Lyme):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many children travelled to school by means other than private car in (a) 1979 and (b) 1995.
13350
*7 Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will meet the Director of Chiltern Railways to discuss the quality of service provided to passengers.
13351
*8 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the criteria he applies in assessing financial support for light rapid transit systems.
13352
*9 Mr Bruce Grocott (The Wrekin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is his current estimate of the cost of rail privatisation.
13353
*10 Mr Nigel Spearing (Newham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what studies he has carried out concerning the practicability of privatising the London Underground.
13354
*11 Sir Alan Haselhurst (Saffron Walden):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations he has received about the performance of the train operating companies since privatisation.
13355
*12 Mr Robert Banks (Harrogate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve the landscaping of motorway and dual carriageway road embankments.
13356
*13 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage the transportation of freight in Yorkshire by rail rather than road; and if he will make a statement.
13357
*14 Sir Teddy Taylor (Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the level of services provided on the LTS line to Southend and Shoeburyness since privatisation.
13358
*15 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the amount of traffic which will transfer to the M65-A56 after November 1997 from the M62.
13359
*16 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle crime and its causes on the London Underground.
13360
*17 Mr Stephen Timms (Newham North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his current priorities are for road improvements in the Thames Gateway area.
13361
*18 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many former British Rail train operating companies are now in private hands.
13362
*19 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he next plans to meet his European Union counterparts to discuss support for regional transport systems feeding into the European Network.
13363
*20 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions his Department has held in respect of future charges on the Dartford-Thurrock toll crossing.
13364
*21 Mr Ian Bruce (Dorset South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the limit of Government support for roads funded by private finance initiatives sponsored by local councils; and what account he will take of this limit in determining whether to support a bid to build the Dorchester Relief Road under the PFI.
13365
*22 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what percentage of journeys are made by public transport in (a) Britain and (b) the rest of the European Union.
13366
*23 Mr William McKelvey (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures he is taking to encourage investment in the railway infrastructure.
13367
*24 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in establishing who is responsible for clearing litter from the sides of railway track; and if he will make a statement on the current extent of track side litter.
13368
*25 Mr Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice he has received from the Highways Agency in respect of the backlog in road maintenance.
13369
*26 Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion and Pembroke North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is his latest estimate of the growth in (a) the number of cars and (b) the number of passenger-car miles travelled by 2010.
13370
*27 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses he has had to the consultation on lorry weight proposals.
13371
*28 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the costs to British businesses of traffic congestion.
13372
*29 Mr Hugh Bayley (York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement about the timescale for introducing through rail services from the Channel Tunnel to Yorkshire and the North East of England.
13373

Questions to the Lord President of the Council will start not later than 3.25 p.m.

*30 Dr Robert Spink (Castle Point):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, if he will make a further statement on the Government's policy on the misuse of drugs.
13374
*31 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, if he will make a statement on the operation of non-sitting Fridays.
13375
*32 Mr Simon Hughes (Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what estimate he has made of the number of hours (a) on the floor of the House and (b) in committee needed to complete the Government business already announced in this session.
13377
*33 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what functions he discharges in relation to the dissolution of Parliament.
13378
*34 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what proposals he has to change the format of Prime Minister's question time.
13380
*35 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, if he will introduce a procedure to allow honourable Members who have attended a debate but not been able to speak to have their speeches printed in the Official Report.
13381
*36 Mr Jacques Arnold (Gravesham):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what steps he is taking to increase the opportunities for backbenchers to initiate proceedings in the House.
13382
*37 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Lord President of the Council, what proposals he has to review parliamentary procedures relating to points of order.
13383


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Motion

Mr Tony Newton
        Birds (Registration Charges) Bill:    That the Birds (Registration Charges) Bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee.
        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 90(1).

AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

The Prime Minister
        Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, the Welsh Development Agency 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 MERCHANT SHIPPING AND MARITIME SECURITY BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
2 MERCHANT SHIPPING AND MARITIME SECURITY BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise--
        (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
          (a) any sums required by the Secretary of State for making any payment in respect of an indemnity given by virtue of the Act to a person taking measures with respect to marine pollution;
          (b) any other expenses of a Minister of the Crown attributable to the provisions of the Act; and
          (c) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which under any other enactment are payable out of money so provided; and
        (2) the making of payments out of money provided by Parliament into the General Lighthouse Fund.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
3 MERCHANT SHIPPING AND MARITIME SECURITY BILL [LORDS] [WAYS AND MEANS]
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise--
        (1) the imposition in accordance with the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea 1996 (or any revision of that Convention) of obligations to contribute to the International Hazardous and Noxious Substances Fund established under the Convention;
        (2) the imposition of charges for the purposes of recovering costs incurred--
          (a) by the Secretary of State, in connection with his maritime functions, or
          (b) by general lighthouse authorities, within the meaning of Part VIII of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, in respect of their functions under that Part;
        (3) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums which would otherwise be payable into the General Lighthouse Fund; and
        (4) the payment of other sums into the Consolidated Fund.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
*4 WELSH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BILL:    Second Reading.
5 WELSH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Welsh Development Agency Bill, it is expedient to authorise-
          (a) any increase in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament or out of the National Loans Fund or charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund; and
          (b) any increase in the sums payable into either of those Funds,
which is attributable to provisions of the Act increasing to 1,350 million, with power to increase further by order, the limit in section 18(3) of the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Gordon Prentice proposes to raise the subject of the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1 Scottish Affairs 10.30 a.m. Edinburgh City Chambers, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh (private)
11.00 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Implementation of Community Care in Scotland.
        Witness: Rt Hon Lord James Douglas Hamitlon, QC, MP, Minister of State, Scottish Office.
2 Science and Technology 3.00 p.m. Room 13 (private)
3 Trade and Industry 4.15 p.m. Room 6 (private)
4.30 p.m. Room 6 (public)
        Subject: Telecommunications Regulation.
        Witnesses: British Telecommunications plc (BT); Cable Communications Association and Mercury Communications Ltd (at 5.15 p.m.).
4 Health 4.30 p.m. Room 16 (private)
5 Information 4.30 p.m. Vardon Room, Derby Gate (private)
6 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: HM Customs and Excise: 1995/96 Account Matters.
        Witnesses: Mrs Valerie Strachan, CB, Chairman, Mr Dennis Battle, Director, Personnel and Finance, Mr Anthony Sawyer, Director, Operations (Prevention), HM Customs and Excise.
7 Standards and Privileges 4.30 p.m. Room 19 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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