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Order of Business Monday 24th November 1997

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* Indicates a question for oral answer.
[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.
Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked. Other Ministers may also answer.

+ Indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.
++ These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the 'Order Book'.

At 2.30 p.m.Prayers
At 2.35 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
*1 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    If he will discuss with the Commission of the European Union the processing of applications for asylum status of refugees within member states.
*2 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on the effectiveness of the electoral registration system.
*3 Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    What plans he has to ensure greater consistency in sentencing.
*4 Mr Eric Clarke (Midlothian):    What estimates he has made concerning the amount of drug-related crime.
*5 Mr John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington):    If he will review the investigation by the Metropolitan Police of the case of the death of Mr Lakhinder (Ricky) Reel.
*6 Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    What proposals he has for increasing the number of police officers allocated to beat patrol duties.
*7 Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    If he will make a statement on the Government's plans to give greater support for victims of crime.
*8 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the present laws relating to the occupying of land by groups of travellers.
*9 Ms Jenny Jones (Wolverhampton South West):    What measures he intends to introduce to safeguard the rights of British citizens under the European Convention on Human Rights.
*10 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    What plans his Department has to ensure equal treatment for people with communication or learning difficulties under the criminal justice system.
*11 Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    What plans he has to tackle crime amongst young people.
*12 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he will make a statement on the introduction of CCTV cameras into smaller towns and public places; and if he will make a statement.
*13 Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St. Austell):    How many police officers there are per head of population in (a) England as a whole and (b) the Devon and Cornwall constabulary.
*14 Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    What proposals he has to curb the incidence of racially-motivated violence.
*15 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    What plans he has to deal with criminal anti-social behaviour in neighbourhoods.
*16 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    What steps he is taking to reduce the number of juveniles held within the prison system.
*17 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What consideration he has given to improving the system whereby the Parole Board takes fully into account representations from victims or their families.
*18 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    If he will make a statement on the Government's plans to provide greater support for victims of crime.
*19 Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    What plans he has to tackle delays in the criminal justice system.
*20 Mr Humfrey Malins (Woking):    When he next plans to meet representatives of prison officers to discuss prison matters.
*21 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    If he will make a statement on Metropolitan Police recruitment.
*22 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If he will make a statement concerning the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
*23 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    What assessment he makes of the needs of the police force when allocating resources within his departmental budget.
*24 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    What plans he has to make bribery of honourable Members an offence.
*25 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    If he will make a statement on the electoral arrangements proposed for the next European elections.
*26 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    What assessment he has made of projects under evaluation by his Department relating to restorative justice.
*27 Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    What guidance he has issued to police forces on methods of restraint, with particular reference to positional asphyxia.
*28 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What steps he will take to ensure that support and guidance is given to parents of young offenders.
*29 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    What plans he has to ensure integration and co-operation between the prison and probation services.
*30 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What progress has been made in respect of his policy to tackle anti-social neighbours.
*31 Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):    What assessment his Department has made of the report by the Office for National Statistics on Alcopops; and if he will make a statement.
*32 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    What plans he has to protect the public from serious sex offenders released early from non-life sentences.
*33 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    What measures he intends to introduce to safeguard the rights of British citizens under the European Convention on Human Rights.
*34 Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    What plans he has to tackle the link between drugs and crime.
*35 Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    What response he has received to his proposals to tackle youth crime.
*36 Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    What plans he has to tackle the link between drugs and crime.
*37 Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    What recent representations he has received regarding the use of private contractors in the management of the Prison Service.

3.30 p.m.Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)
Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).

Main Business
+  1   GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY (REFERENDUM) BILL: Committee (Progress reported 19th November).    [Until any hour]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

At 10.00 p.m.
+     BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate]
 The Prime Minister
        That, at this day's sitting, the Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject:    Role of the Port of London Authority in relation to residential boat owners (Dr Vincent Cable).
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

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