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Order of Business Friday 16th January 1998

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Friday 16 January 1998.

Notes:
* 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 9.30 a.m. Prayers.
At 9.35 a.m.
Main Business
1   REFERENDUM (ENGLISH PARLIAMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mrs Teresa Gorman
2   LOCAL AUTHORITY TENDERS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Ms Oona King
3   REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Harry Barnes
4   CHRONICALLY SICK AND DISABLED PERSONS (AMENDMENT) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Paul Burstow
5   REPRESENTATION OF GIBRALTAR AT WESTMINSTER AND IN THE EUROPEAN UNION BILL:    Second Reading. (Queen's Consent to be signified.)Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
6   REPRESENTATION OF DEPENDENCIES AT WESTMINSTER BILL:    Second Reading. (Queen's Consent to be signified.)Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
7   WIDENING OF THE M25 MOTORWAY BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
8   WAR WIDOWS AND PENSIONERS (EQUAL TREATMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
9   MENTAL HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [12th December].
         And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time:--Member in Charge:    Dr Julian Lewis
10   REFORM OF QUARANTINE REGULATIONS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr David Amess
11   COMPANIES (MILLENNIUM COMPUTER COMPLIANCE) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr David Atkinson
12   HARE COURSING BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Colin Pickthall
13   EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) BILL [LORDS]:ÜjySecond Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr John Healey
14   PARLIAMENTARY DECLARATION BILL:    Second Reading. (Queen's Consent to be signified.)Member in Charge: Mr Tony Benn
+  15   SCOTLAND BILL (BUSINESS COMMITTEE)    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mr George Mudie
        That, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee), not more than nine other Members shall be nominated by the Speaker to the Business Committee in respect of the Scotland Bill.
        If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  16   SCOTTISH GRAND COMMITTEE    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
Mr Secretary Dewar
 
        That--
        (1) the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 27th January at half-past Ten o'clock to consider a substantive Motion for the Adjournment of the Committee; and
        (2) the provisions of Standing Order No. 99(2)(b) (Scottish Grand Committee (substantive motions for the adjournment)) shall not apply in respect of the sitting of the Committee on that day.
        If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
17   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: The boundaries of health authorities covering Norfolk (Dr George Turner).
        Debate may continue until 3.00 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).

Written Questions tabled on Thursday 15th January for answer today++
1  
  
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the costs of the Trident missile bodies ordered in 1997 are included in the Trident project cost estimate.
(24048)
2  
  
Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about steps to reclaim monies from the companies involved in the payment of commissions to Mr Gordon Foxley relating to defence contracts.
(24113)
3  
  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish those written submissions to the Strategic Defence Review which have been made by individual Service and Ministry of Defence civilian personnel.
(24114)
4  
  
Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about military contingency planning in respect of recent events in Iraq.
(24115)
5  
  
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if she intends to change the National Insurance contribution contracting-out rebates.
(24282)
6  
  
Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of progress made by pension firms in providing redress to the victims of mis-selling.
(24328)

 
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