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|Order of Business Thursday 15th January 1998
Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Thursday 15 January 1998.
* 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.|
|Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
|At 2.35 p.m.|
|Oral Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer|
|*1||Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling) What representations he has received on his policy to spend the proceeds of the windfall tax on a welfare to work programme.|
|*2||Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough) What is his policy on providing financial support to high-technology industries.|
|*3||Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset) What discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on tax avoidance issues.|
|*4||Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle) What representations he has received from manufacturing industry about the effect on exports of the value of sterling.|
|*5||Mr Shaun Woodward (Witney) What plans he has to impose VAT on research grants by charitable trusts; and if he will make a statement.|
|*6||Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York) What his priorities are for job creation at the ECOFIN meeting in York during the UK presidency.|
|*7||Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham) What representations he has received about the steps he is taking to prepare business for EMU.|
|*8||Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury) If he will make a statement on the number of (a) new taxes introduced and (b) increases in tax rates since 1st May.|
|*9||Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon) If he will make a statement concerning the taxation of the casino industry.|
|*10||Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South) What recent discussions he has had with other EC countries regarding the convergence of excise on alcohol and tobacco; and if he will make a statement.|
|*11||Mr Robert Syms (Poole) What is his policy for increasing saving by individuals.|
|*12||Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk) What is his policy on tax avoidance.|
|*13||Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge) If he will make a statement on his policy on tax free offshore trusts.|
|*14||Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington) What representations he has received from employees' representatives on his policy to spend the proceeds of the windfall tax on a Welfare to Work programme.|
|*15||Mr David Prior (North Norfolk) If he will make a statement on the taxation of offshore trusts.|
|*16||Norman Baker (Lewes) What steps he is taking to use fiscal measures to encourage good environmental practice.|
|*17||Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch) When he next plans to meet leaders of the Local Government Association to discuss the control total for local government for 1998--99.|
|*18||Mr Stephen Day (Cheadle) What representations he has received regarding PEPs.|
|*19||Mr John Healey (Wentworth) If he will make a statement on the steps he is taking to encourage greater public awareness of the implications of EMU.|
|*20||Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North) What discussions he has had with employers' groups on his policy to spend the proceeds of the windfall tax on a Welfare to Work programme.|
|*21||Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot) What representations he has received regarding his proposals for individual savings accounts.|
|*22||Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath) What representations he has received regarding his plans for a general provision against tax avoidance.|
|*23||Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire) What representations he has received from pensioner groups on his policy to reduce VAT on fuel.|
|*24||Mr Oliver Heald (North East Hertfordshire) If he will meet the Belgian finance minister to discuss harmful tax competition.|
|*25||Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East) What representations he has received from pensioner groups on his policy to reduce the VAT rate on fuel.|
|*26||Helen Jones (Warrington North) What representations he has received from trade unions on his EMU policy.|
|*27||Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome) What recent representations he has received on the effect of hypothecated taxation on service provision.|
|*28||Mr John Bercow (Buckingham) Which of his ministerial colleagues receive papers on the development of policy for the taxation of offshore trusts.|
|*29||Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green) What representations he has received from employers' groups on his policy to spend the proceeds of the windfall tax on a Welfare to Work programme.|
|*30||Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire) What representations he has received recently concerning national insurance contributions; and if he will make a statement.|
|*31||Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire) What recent representations he has received about the current level of sterling.|
|*32||Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull) What discussions he has had with other governments regarding measures to tackle tax avoidance.|
|*33||Mr Damian Green (Ashford) Which of his Ministerial colleagues receive papers on the development of policy for the taxation of offshore trusts.|
|*34||Mr Christopher Fraser (Mid Dorset and North Poole) What plans he has to simplify the calculation of income tax for the purposes of self-assessment.|
|*35||Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West) What assessment he has made of the annual cost to the Treasury of tax avoidance through the use of offshore trusts.|
|*36||Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West) What is his current forecast of the Budget surplus or deficit for 1998--99.|
|*37||Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) On what basis he calculated that there would be an additional six million savers under his proposals in the Green Paper on ISA's.|
|*38||Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands) What representations he has received from trade unions on his policy to reduce the VAT rate on fuel.|
At 3.30 p.m.
|Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)
|GOVERNMENT OF WALES BILL [Until 10.00 p.m.]|
|Mr Secretary Davies
|+ 2||GOVERNMENT OF WALES BILL (PROGRAMME) [Up to 3 hours]|
|Mr Secretary Davies|
Mrs Ann Taylor
Mrs Gillian Shephard
Mr Paul Tyler
Mr Dafydd Wigley
|+ 3||EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL [1st allotted day]: Committee (Progress reported 3rd December). [Until 10.00 p.m.]|
|At the end of the sitting:|
|1||Standing Committee B||10.30 a.m.
|Room 10 (public)
|2||Standing Committee D||10.30 a.m.
|Room 11 (public)
|3||Education and Employment: Employment Sub-Committee||9.15 a.m.
|Room 16 (private)
Witnesses: Department for Education and Employment officials.
|Room 15 (private)
Witnesses: National Farmers' Union of England and Wales; Farmers' Union of Wales, National Farmers' Union of Scotland and Ulster Farmers' Union; Individual beef farmers.
|5||Treasury||10.30 a.m.||Room 8 (private)|
|6||Foreign Affairs||10.45 a.m.||Room 5 (private)|
Conference Room, 7
Witnesses: Foster Carers; Adoptive Parents; Young People who have formerly been in care.
|1 ||Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his plans are for the future management of the historic royal palaces; and if he will make a statement.|
|2 ||Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he expects to publish the White Paper on the future of the NHS in Wales; and if he will make a statement.|
|3 ||Mr Martin Caton (Gower): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how his Department has performed against last year's targets for reducing empty government residential property; and what new targets have been set for 1997-98.|
|4 ||Mr Malcolm Wicks (Croydon North): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department has formally responded to the Mental Health Act Commission's seventh biennial report.|
|5 ||Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whom the United Kingdom has nominated for the second term of the European Committee of the Regions; and if he will make a statement.|
|6 ||Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for January; and if he will list the major European Union events for the next six months.|
|7 ||Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will announce his policy for the future of town and country planning in England; and if he will make a statement.|
|8 ||Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the agency review of the Defence Animal Centre.|
|9 ||Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham and Aylesford): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whom he proposes to appoint as successor to Professor Margaret Brazier OBE as Chairman of the Animal Procedures Committee.|
|10 ||Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what are the entry requirements for holders of travel documents issued by the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.|
|11 ||Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East): To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when she expects to publish the report on British policy towards enemy property during and after the Second World War; and what action she will take.|
|12 ||Mr Frank Roy (Motherwell and Wishaw): To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement on the allocation of the science budget.|
|13 ||Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West): To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on changes in the student support and tuition fee arrangements for Scottish domiciled students in session 1998-99.|
|Standing Committee A will meet on Tuesday 20th January at 10.30 a.m. to consider the School Standards and Framework Bill.|
|The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 22nd January at 10.30 a.m. to consider the Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Co-operation Agreements between the European Communities and their member States and the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Uzbekistan) Orders 1997; and the Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Slovenia) Order 1997.|
|Notices of Questions for oral answer on Thursday 29th January may be given on Thursday 15th January.|
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