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Order Paper Monday 17 February 1997

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No. 65 MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 1997 1959
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 Mr Attorney General will begin not later than 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement about unemployment in Wales.
14440
*2 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many recent submissions he has received in favour of the introduction of nursery vouchers.
14441
*3 Mr Walter Sweeney (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much financial support the Welsh Office is providing for the design stage of the proposed link road with Cardiff International Airport.
14442
*4 Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion and Pembroke North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has received concerning the future of hospitals within the Dyfed/Powys area.
14443
*5 Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what is the total number of nurses and midwives who have left their professions in each of the last six years in Wales.
14444
*6 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on income levels per head for (a) Carmarthenshire, (b) Wales and (c) the United Kingdom.
14445
*7 Mr Roy Hughes (Newport East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received from local authorities in respect of the level of settlement for rate support grant.
14447
*8 Mr Nick Ainger (Pembroke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many representations he has received on the funding of the Health Service in Wales in 1996-97 and on his proposals for 1997-98.
14448
*9 Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many children were excluded from schools in (a) 1990, (b) 1995 and (c)1996; and if he will make a statement.
14449
*10 Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Mon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement on the allocation of European Union Structural Funds in Wales during the current financial year.
14450
*11 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what progress has been made to define specific targets for the Welsh Development Agency and other bodies involved in the creation of new jobs in Wales, to secure a larger number of job opportunities in the Western parts.
14451
*12 Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Welsh hospitals have had to suspend non-emergency admissions in the last three months.
14452
*13 Mr Peter Hain (Neath):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of job insecurity in Wales.
14453
*14 Mr David Jamieson (Plymouth, Devonport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will make a statement regarding the implementation of the Activity Centres (Young Person's Safety) Act 1995 in Wales.
14454
*15 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent measures he has taken to reduce unemployment levels in Wales.
14455
*16 Sir David Knox (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much has been spent by his Department on (a) motorways and (b) major trunk roads in Wales in each of the past five years, at constant prices.
14456
*17 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent representations he has received on the introduction of devolved government in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
14457
*18 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created by inward investment since 1979.
14458
*19 Sir Wyn Roberts (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many jobs have been (a) created and (b) safeguarded since 1992; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to be created in the next financial year as a result of Government policies to assist (i) employment creation and (ii) inward investment.
14459

Questions to Mr Attorney General will begin not later than 3.15 p.m.

*20 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask Mr Attorney General, when he next intends to meet officials of the Serious Fraud Office to discuss the work of the office.
14430
*21 Mr Tony Banks (Newham North West):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement on the current position on the prosecution of Asil Nadir.
14431
*22 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South East):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the workings of the Crown Prosecution Service; and what were the number and proportion of successful prosecutions in each of the last two years for which figures are available.
14432
*23 Mr Walter Sweeney (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what steps he is taking to improve the efficiency of the Crown Prosecution Service through the use of information technology.
14433
*24 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement about recent prosecutions for racial harassment.
14434
*25 Mr Nick Ainger (Pembroke):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what reports the Crown Prosecution Service has received relating to allegations of police officers being involved in protecting illegal Jamaican immigrants from deportation and prosecution for criminal offences.
14435
*26 Mr Harry Greenway (Ealing North):    To ask Mr Attorney General, how much the Crown Prosecution Service has spent on legal text books and what main publications have been purchased in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement.
14436
*27 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask Mr Attorney General, when the Attorney General's guidelines on the prosecution of offences were last reviewed; and if he will make a statement.
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ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 OPPOSITION DAY [5th allotted day]:
BSE CRISIS
Mr Tony Blair
Mr John Prescott
Dr Gavin Strang
Mr Elliot Morley
Mr Doug Hoyle
Mr Donald Dewar
        That this House believes that, in view of the Government's incompetent handling of the BSE and beef crises and its failure to make the promised progress towards lifting the ban on the export of beef and beef products, the salary of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food should be reduced by 1,000.
        As an Amendment to Mr Tony Blair's proposed Motion (BSE Crisis):
Mrs Margaret Ewing
Mr Alex Salmond
Mr Andrew Welsh
Roseanna Cunningham
        Line   4,   at end add 'and further believes that, in view of the repeated failure of the Scottish Office to argue for a zonal lifting of the ban, the Secretary of State for Scotland must share the responsibility and the blame for the needless continuation and devastating impact of the beef export ban on the agricultural sector in Scotland, and, accordingly, his salary should also be reduced by 1,000'.
          The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition, pursuant to Standing Order No. 13(2).
2 RAW TOBACCO
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Heseltine
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Howard
Mr Secretary Rifkind
Mr Douglas Hogg
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 5217/97, relating to the organisation of the market in raw tobacco, and supports the Government's policy, in the face of opposition from certain other Member States, to seek the removal of support from the tobacco sector.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9).
3 TAKEOVER BIDS
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Heseltine
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Howard
Mr Secretary Rifkind
Mr Secretary Lang
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 5147/96, relating to company law on takeover bids, and agrees with the Government's view that a Directive would put at risk the advantages offered by the United Kingdom's present non-statutory system of takeover control without bringing compensating advantages and should therefore be opposed.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9).
4 ROAD TRAFFIC REDUCTION BILL [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Road Traffic Reduction Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
        (a) any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State under or by virtue of the Act; and
        (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.
          The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than three quarters of an hour after it has been made, pursuant to Standing Order 50A(1)(b).
5 BRITISH NATIONALITY (HONG KONG) BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any administrative expenses of the Secretary of State under the Act.
          The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than three quarters of an hour after it has been made, pursuant to Standing Order 50A(1)(b).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Graham Riddick proposes to raise the subject of the need for a theory test centre in Huddersfield.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1 Scottish Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. Town Hall, Montrose (public)
        To consider a substantive motion for the adjournment on Housing and Local Government Finance in Scotland.
        To consider the Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Bill [Lords] in relation to its principle.
        Half hour adjournment--Home Energy Efficiency Schemes in Scotland.
Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office

SELECT COMMITTEES
2 Treasury 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: The Bank of England Inflation Report.
        Witnesses: The Governor and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
3 Health 4.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
4 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subject: Criminal Legal Aid Means Testing in the Magistrates' Courts.
        Witness: Sir Thomas Legg, KCB, QC, Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department.
5 Standards and Privileges 6.30 p.m. Room 19 (private)

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

 

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