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Order Paper Tuesday 25 February 1997

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No. 70 TUESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 1997 2143
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 Sir Fergus Montgomery (Altrincham and Sale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to reduce discrimination against couples in the benefit system.
15737
*2 Mr Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Brighton, Kemptown of 5th February, Official Report, columns 637-8, if he will uprate pensions in line with earnings.
15738
*3 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the future of the state retirement pension.
15739
*4 Mr Stephen Timms (Newham North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what recent assessment his Department has made of the operation of the habitual residence test.
15740
*5 Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps he is taking to ensure that pensioners claim the income support to which they are entitled.
15741
*6 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment he has made of the impact of denial of benefits on asylum seekers and their families awaiting (a) a decision or (b) the result of an appeal.
15743
*7 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what criteria are used by the CSA to decide which parent has care of the children when parents have separated but are still living in the same house with their children.
15744
*8 Mr Roy Hughes (Newport East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of child care for lone parents.
15745
*9 Mr Mark Robinson (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps the Government is taking to prevent discrimination against disabled persons.
15746
*10 Mr Peter Thurnham (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received about the provision of information on the Child Benefit Register to other government departments and local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
15747
*11 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what estimate he has made of the number of lone parents who will be eligible for the Parent Plus scheme.
15748
*12 Mr Clive Soley (Hammersmith):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what liaison he has with the Department of Education and Employment to co-ordinate benefit payments with the needs of parents with children at school.
15750
*13 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps he intends to take to prevent parents making fraudulent submissions to the CSA.
15751
*14 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many people are dependent on income support currently; and how many were dependent on the equivalent benefit in 1978.
15754
*15 Mr Peter Luff (Worcester):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will develop pilot schemes to involve the private sector in helping lone parents into work.
15755
*16 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the procedures for the payment of child benefit in respect of children over 16 years of age in full time education.
15756
*17 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will act on the advice of the Social Security Advisory Commission on his proposals on housing benefit for single people under 60 years.
15757
*18 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the number of staff who have resigned, as a result of stress, from the Child Support Agency.
15758
*19 Mr Patrick Thompson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has to introduce a guaranteed minimum income for pensioners above the current income support levels; and if he will make a statement.
15759
*20 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Leeds South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the average administrative cost of delivering a giro cheque to the parent with care with particular reference to the average numbers of weeks between assessments.
15760
*21 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what research his Department has evaluated into the extent of poverty amongst the population over retirement age.
15761
*22 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what steps the Government has taken to assess the impact of personal pension charges on individuals' future pension entitlements.
15762
*23 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the current average waiting time for a tribunal hearing for those who have appealed after loss of benefit following an all work test.
15763
*24 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is the estimated number of people receiving income support; and what was the number in equivalent benefit terms, in 1979.
15764
*25 Sir Colin Shepherd (Hereford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what is his estimate of the total National Insurance yield if the employer's contribution was increased by one per cent.
15765
*26 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough and Horncastle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will estimate the extra cost to public funds if pensions had been linked to earnings rather than prices since 1983.
15766

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

*Q1 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15767
*Q2 Sir Michael Shersby (Uxbridge):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15768
*Q3 Mr D. N. Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15769
*Q4 Mr John Home Robertson (East Lothian):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15770
*Q5 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15771
*Q6 Mr Chris Davies (Littleborough and Saddleworth):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15772
*Q7 Mr Clive Soley (Hammersmith):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15773
*Q8 Mr Michael Fabricant (Mid Staffordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the effects of Her Majesty's Government's policies on the people and businesses in Lichfield.
15774
*Q9 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cirencester and Tewkesbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15775
*Q10 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 25th February.
15776


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Mr Tony Banks
        Great Apes (Prohibition of Experiments):    Bill to prohibit certain experimental or scientific procedures being conducted on great apes.

Notices of Motions

1    Mr Tony Newton

        Police and Firemen's Pensions Bill:    That the Police and Firemen's Pensions Bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee.
      To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 90(1).
2    Mr Chris Davies
        Local Government (Conduct of Officers):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enhance the independence and professional status of senior local government officers by providing for a statutory code of conduct requiring that their advice and actions be politically impartial, and to establish an independent tribunal with authority to investigate complaints made by the public and enforce the code as required, and related matters.


AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

The Prime Minister

        Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill [Lords], the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Bill [Lords], the Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Bill [Lords], the Planning (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Bill [Lords], the National Heritage Bill [Lords], the Civil Procedure Bill [Lords] and the Sex Offenders 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 SOCIAL SECURITY (RECOVERY OF BENEFITS) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
        The Fourth Report from the Social Security Committee of Session 1994-95 (HC 196) on Compensation Recovery and the Government's Response thereto (Cm 2997) are relevant.
2 SOCIAL SECURITY (RECOVERY OF BENEFITS) BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise--
          (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenses of the Secretary of State incurred in consequence of the Act, and
          (2) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums paid to the Secretary of State under the Act and estimated by him to relate to payments out of money provided by Parliament.
    To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
*3 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
Remaining stages may also be taken.

For an Amendment, see separate Paper.

        The Questions for Second Reading and for Third Reading will be put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.58A.
        If the Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, further proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed; and as soon as the proceedings on any Money Resolution relating to the Bill have been concluded, the House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill, pursuant to Order [20th February].
4 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums so payable under any other enactment.
    To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
*5 PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
Remaining stages may also be taken.

For an Amendment, see separate Paper.

        The Questions for Second Reading and for Third Reading will be put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.58A.
        If the Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, further proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed; and as soon as the proceedings on any Money Resolution relating to the Bill have been concluded, the House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill, pursuant to Order [20th February].
6 PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Mr Michael Jack
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase by or under the Act in the sums so payable.
    To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(1)(a).
*7 PLANNING (HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
        The Questions for Second Reading, that the Bill be not committed and for Third Reading will be put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 58A.
*8 PLANNING (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
        The Questions for Second Reading, that the Bill be not committed and for Third Reading will be put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 58A and Order [14th February].
*9 NATIONAL HERITAGE BILL [LORDS]:    As amended (in the Standing Committee), to be considered.
For an Amendment, see separate Paper.

Remaining stages may also be taken.

*10 CIVIL PROCEDURE BILL [LORDS]:    As amended (in the Standing Committee), to be considered.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
*11 SEX OFFENDERS BILL:    As amended (in the Standing Committee), to be considered.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Remaining stages may also be taken.

12 FUTURE NOISE POLICY
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Heseltine
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Howard
Mr Secretary Rifkind
Mr Secretary Gummer
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 11419/96, the Commission Green Paper on future noise policy; and endorses the Government's objective of opposing a number of the proposals on noise exposure when presenting the response of the United Kingdom to the Green Paper to the European Commission.
    To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No 102(9).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No.9 Mr Hartley Booth proposes to raise the subject of empty homes.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        To consider the Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords].
2 Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m (public)
        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. (public)
        Further to consider the National Health Service (Primary Care) Bill [Lords].
4 Standing Committee F 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the Police Bill [Lords].
5 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1997 and the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1997.
6 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Arts Therapists Board) Order of Council 1997.
SELECT COMMITTEES
7 Finance and Services 11.00 a.m. Room 13 (private)
8 National Heritage 3.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
9 Deregulation 4.00 p.m. Room 16 (private)
10 Education and Employment Sub-Committee 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: The Employment Effects of the Proposed Closure of the Gallaher Factory in Hyde.
        Witnesses: Manufacturing Science and Finance Union; Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (at 4.45 p.m.); Gallaher Ltd (at 5.00 p.m.).
11 Foreign Affairs 4.00 p.m. Room 15 (private)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Intergovernmental Conference and Other Matters.
        Witness: Rt Hon Malcolm Rifkind, MP, Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
12 Administration 6.00 p.m. Room 17 (private)
13 Standards and Privileges 6.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
14 Statutory Instruments Immediately after the meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEES
15 Special Procedure Order 2.30 p.m. Room 4 (public)
        Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley (Oakwell Regeneration Area) Compulsory Purchase Order 1994.
16 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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