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|Order of Business Tuesday 16th December 1997
Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Tuesday 16 December 1997.
* 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.
|At 2.30 p.m.||Prayers|
|At 2.35 p.m.|
|*1||Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston): If he will make a statement on his review of the mechanism of local government finance.|
|*2||Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): What representations he has received on the need for new housing in rural Essex.|
|*3||Mr John Greenway (Ryedale): What estimate he has made of the likely levels of council tax bills in shire districts in 1998-99.|
|*4||Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington): If he will make a statement on the outcome of the climate change conference in Kyoto.|
|*5||Jane Griffiths (Reading East): What representations he has received in response to the changes in economic and social needs indices announced in the 1998-99 local government settlement.|
|*6||Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): When he plans to meet representatives of the Local Government Association to discuss the 1998-99 settlement.|
|*7||Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West): If he will make a statement on progress towards decentralisation of government within England.|
|*8||Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York): If he will make a statement about Government policy on climate change.|
|*9||Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What estimate he has made of the number of new homes that will need to be built in the Leicestershire countryside to accommodate projections of household growth.|
|*10||Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): What proposals he has for a regional assembly for Yorkshire and Humberside.|
|*11||Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): What plans he has for the role of parish councils within regional development agencies.|
|*12||Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): What is the Government's policy on new building on Green Belt land.|
|*13||Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge): What assessment he has made of the contribution of coal-fired power generation to the output of greenhouse gases.|
|*14||Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West): What assessment he has made of the role of the Green Belt in encouraging economic activity in inner city areas.|
|*15||Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber): When the review into the political restrictions affecting local government employees will be completed.|
|*16||Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip Northwood): If the proposed Greater London Authority will have powers to invest in London Transport Underground Ltd.|
|*17||Mr David Drew (Stroud): What representations he has received in response to the changes in SSA announced in the 1998-99 local government settlement.|
|*18||Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough): If he will make a statement on his review of the mechanisms in respect of local government finance.|
|*19||Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): What plans the Government has to introduce schemes to permit the trading of quotas of permitted pollutants.|
|*20||Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): When he expects to make a statement on the outcome of his review into the area cost adjustment.|
|*21||Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden): What representations he has received in response to the changes in economic and social needs indices announced in the 1998-99 local government settlement.|
|*22||Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham): Which regional development agency will take the lead responsibility for the Thames Gateway initiative.|
|*23||Ms Beverley Hughes (Stretford and Urmston): What representations he has received in response to the changes in economic and social needs indices announced in the 1998-99 local government settlement.|
|*24||Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall): What will be the role of the Rural Development Commission following the introduction of regional development agencies.|
|*25||Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): If he will make it his policy to assist the economic regeneration of peripheral areas of the country.|
|*26||Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will make a statement on the outcome of the Kyoto summit on climate change.|
|*27||Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon): What assessment he has made of the impact on social service provision of the change in the level of the SSA for personal social services.|
|At 3.05 p.m.|
|*28||Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): If he will make a statement about the regulation of fare levels for rail passengers.|
|*29||Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St. Austell): If he will make a statement on the contribution of transport policy to the (a) Government's carbon dioxide reduction targets and (b) the Government's commitments made at the Kyoto conference.|
|*30||Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon): What representations he has received on the noise pollution caused by the surface of the A34 passing by Gosford, Watereaton, Islip and Kidlington; and if he will make a statement.|
|*31||Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): What is his Department's policy towards the maintenance of bridges and trunk roads; and if he will make a statement.|
|*32||Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale): What recent discussions he has had with the Railway Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive.|
|*33||Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on the improvements his Department assesses to be required in the trunk road and motorway infrastructure.|
|*34||Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): What progress has been made on plans for re-opening Hammersmith Bridge; and if he will make a statement.|
|*35||Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest): What assessment he has made of the effect of the continuing public ownership of London Underground on its ability to attract adequate private capital.|
|*36||Mr Clive Efford (Eltham): What representations he has received on behalf of Thames Watermen regarding unlicensed individuals employed on the Thames.|
|*37||Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): What action he is taking to increase the proportion of freight transported by rail.|
|*38||Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey): What representations he has received about the A3 Hindhead Tunnel.|
|*39||Mr Lembit O£pik (Montgomeryshire): What plans he has to integrate ticket sales between the rail network and London Underground; and if he will make a statement.|
|*40||Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham): What steps he will take to encourage the timeous completion of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.|
|*41||Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What plans he has to encourage co-operation between Railtrack and train operating companies over infrastructure projects requiring major financial investment.|
|*42||Bob Russell (Colchester): What plans the Government has to encourage local councils to introduce traffic calming measures.|
|*43||Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire): What proposals he has for noise reduction measures on existing roads.|
|*44||Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): When he last met London Underground management to discuss the future of London Underground.|
|*45||Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): When he plans to meet the European Transport Commissioner to discuss subsidies to European state airlines.|
|*46||Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What plans he has to provide assistance to people who are subject to the effects of transport noise.|
|*47||Mr David Prior (North Norfolk): If he will make a statement on the progress towards an integrated transport strategy in rural areas.|
|*48||Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): What proposals he has to encourage the purchase of new rolling stock in the privatised railway system.|
|*49||Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green): For what reasons the design of American cars failed the new single vehicle type approval test.|
|*50||Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington): What plans he has to increase fuel efficiency in road vehicles.|
|*51||Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): If he will make a statement on the financing of the National Air Traffic Services.|
|*52||Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks): If he will make provision in the Highways Agency budget to provide greater soundproofing of existing motorways.|
|At 3.30 p.m.||Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)
|1||SCHOOL CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR (VALUE ADDED TAX) [Up to 20 minutes]|
|Mr Tim Loughton
|+ 2||NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE BILL: Second Reading. [Until 10.00 p.m.]|
|+ 3||NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE BILL [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified. [No debate]|
|+ 4||COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]|
|Mr George Mudie
|At the end of the sitting:|
|1||Welsh Grand Committee||10.30 a.m.||Room 10 (public)|
|2||Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee||9.00 a.m.
|Room 17 (private)|
|3||Deregulation||10.00 a.m.||Room 5 (private)|
|4||Public Administration||10.00 a.m.
|Room 6 (private)|
|Room 21 (private)|
|6||Foreign Affairs||10.15 a.m.
|Room 15 (private)|
|7||Home Affairs||10.15 a.m.||Room 20 (private)|
|8||Environmental Audit||10.30 a.m.||Room 19 (private)|
|9||International Development||10.30 a.m.||Room 16 (private)|
|10||Standards and Privileges||10.30 a.m.||Room 13 (private)|
|11||Education and Employment: Employment Sub-Committee||11.00 a.m.
|Room 8 (private)|
|12||Public Administration||3.30 p.m.||Room 8 (private)|
|13||Scottish Affairs||3.30 p.m.
|Room 6 (private)|
|14||Education and Employment: Education Sub-Committee||3.45 p.m.
|Room 15 (private)|
|Room 21 (private)|
|16||Administration||5.00 p.m.||Room 13 (private)|
|17||Statutory Instruments||Immediately after the meeting of the Joint Committee||Room 7 (private)|
|18||Parliamentary Privilege||10.30 a.m.
|Room 4 (private)|
|19||Statutory Instruments||4.15 p.m.||Room 7 (private)|
|© Parliamentary copyright 1997||Prepared 16 December 1997|