|Oral Questions to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food|
||Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood): When he last held discussions with representatives of the fishing industry.|
||Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What actions he is taking to ensure that the terms of United Kingdom agreements with the Windward Islands regarding banana imports remain in force.|
||Mr John Greenway (Ryedale): If he will visit the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to discuss the current state of hill farming.|
||Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): What measures he is putting in place to protect and encourage bird life on farms.|
||Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): If he will make statement on progress on reform of the CAP.|
||Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire): What progress has been made on lifting the European ban on the export of British beef.|
||Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): What steps he is taking to support the dairy farming industry.|
||Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): What is his assessment of the impact of rising water levels on the potential for flooding in the Thames and Medway estuaries.|
||Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham): When he last met representatives of the major animal welfare organisations.|
||Mr David Prior (North Norfolk): What assessment he has made of the impact of the strength of sterling on farm incomes.|
||Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): What recent representations he has received from farmers in the less favoured areas; and if he will make a statement.|
||Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham): When he next proposes to meet hill farmers in Northumberland to discuss farm incomes.|
||Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): What measures he is undertaking to promote environmental initiatives on the Norfolk Broads.|
||Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands): What progress is being made towards a moratorium on the use of organophosphates in sheep dips.|
||Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok): What his main objectives are in respect of CAP reform.|
||Mr John Grogan (Selby): What action he has taken to achieve biodiversity targets.|
||Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What initiatives he has taken to improve (a) the incomes and (b) the security of hill farmers.|
||Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): What proportion of United Kingdom food imports could be grown in Britain; and what success the United Kingdom has had in reducing such imports.|
||Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): What representations he has received on access to open country.|
||Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire): If he will establish a continuing survey of dioxin levels in milk in the north-east Derbyshire area; and if he will make a statement.|
||Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York): If he will make a statement about the Government's plans for Forest Enterprise in England.|
||Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber): What measures he has taken to encourage environmentally-friendly farming.|
||Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What steps he is taking to improve food labelling for consumers.|
||Mr Norman Baker (Lewes): If he will make a statement on the provision of abattoirs.|
||Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): How much his Department spends on (a) food safety and (b) standards surveys; and how much he expects to spend in the current year.|
||Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West): If he will make a statement on progress towards the lifting of the beef ban.|
||Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford): What representations he has received from fruit growers regarding problems experienced with the present year's harvest.|
||Ms Beverley Hughes (Stretford and Urmston): What is the Government's policy on improving food labelling information for consumers.|
|Oral Questions to Mr Attorney General|
||Mr John Burnett (Torridge and West Devon): What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues about the proposals to bring the justice functions of departments which are at present separate under a single ministry.|
||Mr Norman Baker (Lewes): In what proportion of police investigations into alleged cases of cruelty to animals referred to them, the case was prosecuted by the CPS in the last year for which figures are available.|
||Mr David Lock (Wyre Forest): What discussions he has had with the legal profession concerning cross-examination of complainants by unrepresented defendants in rape cases; and if he will make a statement.|
||Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What discussons he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions in respect of bringing prosecutions for alleged perjury.|
||Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover): What recent efforts his Department has made to contact Asil Nadir; and if he will make a statement.|
||Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): What consultations his Department holds with victims before deciding whether or not to proceed with prosecutions.|
||Standing Committee D
||10.30 a.m. 4.30 p.m.
||Room 12 (public) (public)|
Further to consider the Bank of England Bill.
||Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
||Room 10 (public)|
To consider the draft Air Quality Regulations 1997 and the draft Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) Regulations 1997.
||Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
||Room 11 (public)|
To consider the draft European Communities (Immunities and Privileges of the European Police Office) Order 1997, the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (European Police Treaties) Order 1997 and the draft Ospar Commission (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1997.
||Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee
||9.00 a.m. 9.15 a.m.
||Room 17 (private) (public)|
Subject: Sewage Treatment and Disposal.
Witnesses: Water Services Association; The Director-General of the Office of Water Services.
||10.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m.
||Room 15 (private) (public)|
Subject: The Impact of Devolution on Local Government and Economic Development in Wales.
Witnesses: David Jenkins, General Secretary, Edwina Hart, Chair, and George Wright, Treasurer, Wales TUC.
||10.15 a.m. 10.30 a.m.
||Room 6 (private) (public)|
Subject: Police Disciplinary and Complaints Procedures and other policing matters.
Witness: Sir Paul Condon, QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
||10.30 a.m. 10.45 a.m.
||Room 5 (private) (public)|
Subject: Resource Accounting and Budgeting.
Witnesses: Financial Reporting Advisory Body; HM Treasury officials (at 11.15 a.m.).
||Room 9 (public)|
||Culture, Media and Sport
||Room 16 (private)|
||Room 13 (private)|
|[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]|
|Standing Committee Notices|
| European Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 9th December at 10.30 a.m. to consider European Community Document No. 9984/97 relating to Agenda 2000 as it refers to Structural Cohesion Policy.|
| European Standing Committee A will meet on Wednesday 10th December at 10.30 a.m. to consider European Community Document No. 9984/97 relating to Agenda 2000 as it refers to Reform of the Common Agriculture Policy.|
| European Standing Committee B will meet on Wednesday 10th December at 10.30 a.m. to consider European Community Document No. 9984/97 relating to Agenda 2000 as it refers to a New Financial Framework.|
| The Northern Ireland Grand Committee will meet on Thursday 11th December at 10.30 a.m. to consider the matter of Public Expenditure in Northern Ireland in 1998-99.|
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| The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 9th December at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amount) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1997.|
| The Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 10th December at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Museums and Galleries (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.|
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| The Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 11th December at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997 Compensation Scheme.|
| The Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 11th December at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Mink Keeping Order 1997.|