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Order Paper Wednesday 19 February 1997

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No. 67 WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 1997 2027
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. - 11.00 a.m. Mr Greg Pope Further education.
11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Mr Richard Spring Revenue support grant for Suffolk County Council.
12.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. Mr Elfyn Llwyd Incapacity benefit for women.
1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Mr Nigel Waterson Funding for social services in East Sussex.
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. Mr Eddie McGrady Farm and countryside enhancement scheme.
    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 Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations he has received from British firms about the effect on British industry of sanctions against Libya.
15021
*2 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he last met the Engineering Employers Federation to discuss manufacturing investment.
15022
*3 Mr D. N. Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what representations he has received from organisations in the Northern and North West Regions on the levels of support available to help industry.
15024
*4 Mr David Evennett (Erith and Crayford):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what measures his Department is taking to promote the United Kingdom's science base.
15025
*5 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement about support for newly established firms in the high technology sector.
15026
*6 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the change in manufacturing production in the latest quarter relative to (a) the last quarter of 1973 and (b) the last quarter of 1989.
15027
*7 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of total European airbus production work currently undertaken in the United Kingdom.
15028
*8 Mr Matthew Banks (Southport):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what recent measures his Department has taken to promote United Kingdom exports.
15029
*9 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the progress of his review of firework safety regulations.
15030
*10 Mr Ian Bruce (Dorset South):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the amount of investment currently being made by the formerly publicly owned utilities.
15031
*11 Audrey Wise (Preston):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement of the Government's prior options review of public sector research establishments; and if he will list the cost of the exercise to (a) his Department and (b) the establishments concerned.
15032
*12 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what proportion of British and foreign firms operating in the United Kingdom currently conform to the employment standards set by the Social Chapter.
15033
*13 Mr Mark Robinson (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what recent representations he has received on the impact of United Kingdom adherence to the Social Chapter on United Kingdom industry.
15034
*14 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on trends in the balance of trade in manufactured goods.
15035
*15 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the future of the Post Office.
15036
*16 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what visits have been made by Ministers in his Department to Hong Kong to discuss business matters since 1992.
15037
*17 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the percentage change in manufacturing output for (a) 1996 over 1995 and (b) 1995 over 1994.
15039
*18 Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the balance of payments current account.
15040
*19 Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many companies have indicated to the Government that they located in Britain because of the absence of Social Chapter obligations; and how many have said they would re-locate elsewhere if Britain adopted the Social Chapter.
15041
*20 Sir David Knox (Staffordshire Moorlands):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the value of grants allocated to recipients in England from the European Regional Development Fund since its inception.
15042
*21 Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment he has made of the awareness of business of the millennium compliance of computer systems.
15043
*22 Mr Bob Dunn (Dartford):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many firms are located in the South East Region.
15044
*23 Mr Patrick Thompson (Norwich North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on Business Links in Norfolk.
15045
*24 Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement regarding business support in rural areas.
15046
*25 Mr Alan Howarth (Stratford on Avon):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the Government's prior options review of public sector research establishments.
15047
*26 Mr Michael Brown (Brigg and Cleethorpes):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the diversity of suppliers of telecommunication services.
15048
*27 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what new initiatives he has in respect of deregulation.
15049
*28 Mr David Congdon (Croydon North East):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what proposals there are for future legislation under the Social Chapter; and what assessment he has made of the impact which this legislation would have on businesses in the United Kingdom.
15050
*29 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what recent representations he has received about Government assistance for research and development in the British aerospace industry.
15051
*30 Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Cromarty and Skye):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when he last discussed petrol pricing with the Office of Fair Trading; and if he will make a statement.
15053
*31 Mr Michael Fabricant (Mid Staffordshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what are the prospects for bilateral trade and capital investment between (a) the UK and the USA and (b) the UK and Australia; and if he will make a statement.
15054
*32 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, how many European directives have been agreed under the Social Chapter to date.
15055
*33 Mr Richard Spring (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on trends in foreign direct investment into the UK in the past decade.
15056
*34 Jane Kennedy (Liverpool, Broadgreen):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what was (a) the deficit in trade in goods in 1995 and (b) the total deficit in trade in goods for those months of 1996 for which figures are available.
15057
*35 Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what assessment he has made of the report on the future of the Post Office recently published by the Communications Workers Union.
15058
*36 Sir Irvine Patnick (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on Business Links in Sheffield.
15059

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Sir Ralph Howell
          Right To Work:    Bill to establish the right to work and to impose a duty on the Secretary of State to offer work instead of benefit to persons who would otherwise be without work in the United Kingdom; to establish a system of grants to certain parents; and for connected purposes.

Notice of Motion

    Mr Peter Butler
          School Intruders (Criminal Offence):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to create an arrestable offence of unlawful intrusion into designated educational premises.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

2 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
3 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Fund Payments) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
4 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Social Security (Contributions) Amendment Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 10th February, be approved.
5 PENSIONS
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
6 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Lilley
        That the draft Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (General) Amendment Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
          The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above five motions in the name of Mr Secretary Lilley not later then Ten o'clock, pursuant to Order [14th February].
7 MERCHANT SHIPPING AND MARITIME SECURITY BILL
Mr Tony Newton
        That, during the proceedings on the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill, Standing Committee A shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.
8 DATA PROTECTION
Mr Tony Newton
        That Standing Order No. 14B (Proceedings under an Act or on European Community documents) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of Mr Michael Jack relating to the salary of the Data Protection Registrar.
9 LIAISON COMMITTEE
Mr Andrew Mackay
        That Sir Fergus Montgomery be discharged from the Liaison Committee and Mr Bob Dunn be added to the Committee.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr David Tredinnick proposes to raise the subject of nutritional supplements on the NHS prescription list.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Standing Committee C 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the Road Traffic Reduction Bill.
2 European Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider EC Document No. 11419/96 relating to Future Noise Policy.
3 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the Grants for Pre-School Education (Social Security Information) (Scotland) Regulations 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 3078).
4 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement Establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the State of Israel) Order 1997.
SELECT COMMITTEES
5 Environment 9.15 a.m. Room 21 (private)
9.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Shopping Centres.
        Witnesses: Association of Town Centre Management; Mr Robert Jones, MP, Minister of State, Department of the Environment.
6 Defence 10.00 a.m. Room 16 (private)
7 Foreign Affairs 10.00 a.m. Room 15 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: The Balkans.
        Witness: Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Bt, MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
8 Welsh Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 18 (private)
9 Public Service 3.35 p.m. Room 6 (private)
3.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Operation of the Citizens' Charter.
        Witnesses: Rt Hon Roger Freeman, MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Lord Blyth of Rowington, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Advisory Panel on the Citizens' Charter and Charter Union officials.
10 Northern Ireland Affairs 3.45 p.m. Room 5 (private)
11 Transport 3.45 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.00 p.m. (public)
        Subject: London Transport.
        Witnesses: Mr Peter Ford, Chairman, London Transport, and London Transport officials.
12 Education and Employment 4.00 p.m. Room 18 (private)
13 European Legislation 4.00 p.m. Room 19 (private)
14 Public Accounts 4.15 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: Irregularities in the Encashment of Pension Payments in Amman, Jordan.
        Witnesses: Mr John Vereker, CB, Permanent Secretary, Mr Richard Manning, Director General of Resources, Overseas Development Administration, Sir John Coles, GCMG, Permanent Under-Secretary of State and Mr Kevin Tebbit, Director of Resources, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
15 Science and Technology 4.15 p.m. Room 16 (private)
16 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
17 Accommodation and Works 4.30 p.m. Room 7 (private)
18 Home Affairs 4.30 p.m. Room 21 (private)
4.45 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Freemasonry in the Police and the Judiciary.
        Witnesses: Law Society; Rt Hon Sir Ian Percival, QC (at 5.30 p.m.).
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 

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Prepared 19 February 1997