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Order Paper Tuesday 18 February 1997

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No. 66 TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 1997 1995
ORDER PAPER

PRIVATE BUSINESS AFTER PRAYERS

Third Reading

King's College London Bill [Lords]. (By Order).


Second Reading

    *    Lever Park Bill. (By Order).
    Mr Den Dover
    Mr Peter Thurnham
    Mr Andrew F. Bennett
    Mr Gerald Kaufman
          On Second Reading of the Lever Park Bill, to move, That the Bill be read the second time upon this day six months.

[* Bill to be referred to the Examiners.]

* 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 Anthony Steen (South Hams):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what new initiatives he plans to take to draw attention to the damage to health caused by smoking.
14727
*2 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will introduce a no fault liability compensation scheme for those victims of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by human derived growth hormone and BSE.
14728
*3 Judith Church (Dagenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on breast cancer mortality rates in (a) Britain and (b) other European Union countries.
14729
*4 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he last met the Association of Directors of Social Services to discuss services for mentally-ill people.
14730
*5 Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the annual change in the number of patients in the Northern and Yorkshire region who have had operations cancelled on the day they were due to go into hospital or after admission since 1994-95.
14731
*6 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many surgical operations were postponed in Wolverhampton during 1996; and if he will make a statement.
14732
*7 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of organophosphate toxicity upon humans; and if he will make a statement.
14733
*8 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS beds for frail elderly people in 2000.
14734
*9 Mr D. N. Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of St Bartholomew's Hospital.
14735
*10 Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues to NHS trusts about limits on staff salaries.
14736
*11 Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the number of private beds currently available in National Health trust hospitals.
14737
*12 Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the projected deficits of the NHS in Cornwall in the coming financial year.
14738
*13 Mr Peter Luff (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the progress of the private finance initiative scheme to build a new Worcester District General Hospital.
14739
*14 Mr Douglas French (Gloucester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new hospitals have opened in the last three years.
14740
*15 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many new hospitals or hospital extensions have been considered under the private finance initiative; for how many of these private finance has been forthcoming; and what is his estimate of the average delay caused for those hospitals considered under the private finance initiative but which subsequently go ahead on the basis of public funds alone.
14741
*16 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what has been the change in the number of adminstrators in the Health Service since the abolition of the regional health authorities.
14742
*17 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the effects of the revised funding formulae for the Wakefield Health Authority on provision of hospital and community services in 1997-98 in the Normanton constituency.
14743
*18 Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints he has received in the last 12 months about operations being cancelled within 24 hours of appointment.
14745
*19 Mr Eddie Loyden (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote the provision of social respite for carers.
14746
*20 Mr Robert Ainsworth (Coventry North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many managers there were in the NHS (a) in 1989 and (b) at the latest available date.
14747
*21 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he next plans to meet the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee.
14748
*22 Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Port Glasgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to modify the rules, regulations and guidelines concerning the use of electro-convulsive therapy in the treatment of persons suffering from mental illness.
14749
*23 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for how many appointments to boards, trusts and other quangos he is responsible.
14751
*24 Jean Corston (Bristol East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in the South West region in the past 12 months have had their operations cancelled (a) on the day they were due to go into hospital and (b) after admission.
14752
*25 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress is being made towards reaching the Health of the Nation target relating to deaths from heart attack.
14753
*26 Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the cost of the internal market in the NHS.
14754
*27 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received as a result of his consultation on products prescribable by general practitioners.
14755
*28 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the British Dental Association concerning (a) the effectiveness of its oversight of the profession and (b) its protection of patients from extensive and unnecessary treatment.
14756

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

*Q1 Mr John Whittingdale (South Colchester and Maldon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14757
*Q2 Mr Bob Dunn (Dartford):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14758
*Q3 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14759
*Q4 Mr Eddie Loyden (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14760
*Q5 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14761
*Q6 Mr Michael J. Martin (Glasgow, Springburn):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14762
*Q7 Mr John Marshall (Hendon South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14763
*Q8 Mr Thomas McAvoy (Glasgow, Rutherglen):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14764
*Q9 Mr John McFall (Dumbarton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14765
*Q10 Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 18th February.
14766


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Mr Gary Waller
          Waste Prevention:Bill to enable certain local authorities to make arrangements to reduce, prevent or avoid waste in their area; and for related purposes.

Notice of Motion

    Mr Walter Sweeney
          Victims of Crime:That leave be given to bring in a Bill to create a new absolute defence to the crime of common assault upon a person engaged in certain offences; to require the prosecution to obtain the leave of the court before a person is tried with an assault against a person engaged in certain offences; to prevent criminal compensation being awarded in certain circumstances; to require the plaintiff in civil proceedings to obtain the leave of the court before proceeding in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Howard
        That the Order of the House [18th November], as varied by the Order of the House [25th November], be supplemented as follows:

Lords Amendments
        1.--(1) The proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at this day's sitting.
        (2) The Lords Amendments shall be taken in the order shown in the following Table and, subject to the provisions of the Order [18th November], each part of the proceedings shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE
          Lords AmendmentsTime for conclusion of proceedings
          Nos. 8 and 126.15 p.m.
          Nos. 25, 26, 27 and 937.30 p.m.
          No. 408.15 p.m.
          Remaining Amendments9.00 p.m.
        2.--(1) For the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1 above--
          (a) the Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided and, if that Question is for the amendment of the Lords Amendment, shall then put forthwith the Question on any further Amendment of the said Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown and on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House doth agree or disagree with the Lords in the said Lords Amendment or, as the case may be, in the said Lords Amendment as amended;
          (b) the Speaker shall then designate such of the remaining Lords Amendments as appear to her to involve questions of Privilege and shall--
        (i) put forthwith the Question on any Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment and then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House doth agree or disagree with the Lords in their Amendment, or, as the case may be, in their Amendment as amended;
        (ii) put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in a Lords Amendment;
        (iii) put forthwith with respect to the Amendments designated by the Speaker which have not been disposed of the Question, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendments; and
        (iv) put forthwith the Question, That this House doth agree with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments;
          (c) as soon as the House has agreed or disagreed with the Lords in any of their Amendments, or disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to, the Speaker shall put forthwith a separate Question on any other Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to that Lords Amendment.
        (2) Proceedings under sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

Stages subsequent to first Consideration of Lords Amendments

        3.--(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.
        (2) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of those proceedings.
        (3) For the purpose of bringing those proceedings to a conclusion--
          (a) the Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided, and shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair;
          (b) the Speaker shall then designate such of the remaining items in the Lords Message as appear to her to involve questions of Privilege and shall--
        (i) put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on any item;jf138(ii) in the case of each remaining item designated by the Speaker, put forthwith the Question, That this House doth agree with the Lords in their Proposal; and
        (iii) put forthwith the Question, That this House doth agree with the Lords on all the remaining Lords Proposals.
        (4) Proceedings under this paragraph shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

Supplemental

        4.--(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chairman.
        (2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.
        5.--(1) In this paragraph the proceedings" means proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments, on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill, on the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its chairman and on the Report of such Committee.
        (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings.
        (3) No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, the proceedings shall be made except by a member of the Government, and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
        (4) If the proceedings are interrupted by a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 at any time (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) the bringing to a conclusion of any part of the proceedings which, under this Order, are to be brought to a conclusion after that time on that day shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.
          The Speaker will put any Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than one hour after their commencement, pursuant to Order [18th November].
*2 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL: Consideration of Lords Amendments.
For Amendments to Lords Amendments, see separate Paper.
*3 TRANSFER OF CROFTING ESTATES (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS]: Second Reading.
Mr Tony Newton
Mr Secretary Forsyth
        On the Order for the Second Reading of the Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Bill [Lords] being read, to move, That the Bill be committed to a Scottish Standing Committee.

To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 94E(5).

4 TRANSFER OF CROFTING ESTATES (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise--
        (1) The payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure of the Secretary of State--
          (a) in making loans or grants to provide assistance to establish bodies to whom property is to be transferred under that Act and in defraying the legal expenses and other costs of such bodies in connection with the transfer;
          (b) in paying compensation in respect of the removal of rights of pre-emption under that Act; and
        (2) The payment into the Consolidated Fund of any sums received by the Secretary of State under that Act.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order 50A(1)(a).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Jim Cunningham proposes to raise the subject of young people and alcohol.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Northern Ireland Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the matter of the Public Expenditure Plans for Northern Ireland for 1997-98 to 1999-2000.
Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office
2 Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m.
        Further to consider the Finance Bill (except Clauses Nos. 40, 62, 68, 82, and 92 and Schedules Nos. 7 and 13).
3 Standing Committee D 10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
4.30 p.m.
        To consider the National Health Service (Primary Care) Bill [Lords].
4 Standing Committee E 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the Welsh Development Agency Bill.
5 Second Reading Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the Birds (Registration Charges) Bill.
SELECT COMMITTEES
6 Liaison 11.00 a.m. Room 13 (private)
7 Deregulation 4.00 p.m. Room 16 (private)
8 Education and Employment Sub-Committee 4.00 p.m. Room 18 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Social Costs and their Effects on Employment.Witness: J Sainsbury plc.
9 Finance and Services 5.00 p.m. Room 13 (private)
10 Standards and Privileges 6.15 p.m. Room 8 (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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