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Order of Business Monday 19th January 1998

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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 Culture, Media and Sport
*1 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    If he will make a statement on his plans to reform the National Lottery.
*2 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    If he will make a statement on the UK Sports Institute.
*3 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What investment he is proposing to increase awareness in, and to promote appreciation of, the performing arts amongst children and young people.
*4 Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    What plans he has to encourage the growth of employment in the tourist industry.
*5 Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    What plans he has to support the provision of school playing fields.
*6 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    If he will make a statement on the introduction of the sixth good cause category of National Lottery funding.
*7 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    When he will meet next leaders of the British film industry to discuss the growing use of product placement in films.
*8 Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):    What plans he has to make National Lottery funding simpler for small community organisations in Wales.
*9 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    If he will re-introduce tourism grants in England under section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969.
*10 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    What steps he is taking to increase the number of British-produced films showing in (a) domestic and (b) international markets.
*11 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What steps his Department takes to encourage competitive team sports.
*12 Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    What measures he intends to take to encourage more women to participate in sport.
*13 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What steps he is taking to increase the proportion of British-produced films shown (a) domestically and (b) internationally.
*14 Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    What plans he has to review his relationship with the Arts Council.
*15 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    What is (a) the number and (b) the cost of projects funded by the Millennium Commission to date.
*16 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    If he will make a statement on how the new United Kingdom Sports Institute will help British sportsmen and women excel in international competitions.
*17 Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    What steps he is taking to increase the number of British-produced films shown (a) domestically and (b) internationally.
*18 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    What plans he has to combat piracy in the music industry.
*19 Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West):    What plans he has to ensure that projects funded by the Millennium Commission continue after the year 2000.
*20 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What representations he has received on the impact of the activities of ticket touts on sports funding.
*21 Mr David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion):    What plans he has to encourage the improvement of training and qualifications in the tourist industry.
*22 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    What plans he has for the future of non-league football.
*23 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If he will make a statement on Government support for classical music.
*24 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    What plans he has to change the Lottery operator in 2001.
*25 Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    What plans he has to help combat racism in football.
At 3.10 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Minister without Portfolio, in respect of the Millennium Experience
*26 Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington):    If he will make a statement on the accountability to Parliament of the Millennium Experience Company.
*27 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    How much has been spent on the Millennium Experience at Greenwich out of public funds.
*28 Mr Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire):    How much public money he estimates will be spent on the Millennium Experience.
*29 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on the future uses of the Millennium Dome after 2000.
*30 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    How much of the Greenwich Millennium Experience's budget will be raised through ticket sales.
At 3.15 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department
*31 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    If he will take steps to allow all qualified lawyers rights of audience in all courts.
*32 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What reforms he is proposing in the rights of audience before the courts.
*33 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    How many representations he has received in support of his proposals for the future structure of the magistrates' courts service; and if he will make a statement.
*34 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on his Department's guidance to judges in relation to disability issues.
*35 Mr Malcolm Wicks (Croydon North):    If he will make a statement about the court system's treatment of those with serious learning difficulties.
*36 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    What assessment he has made of the likely use and effectiveness of conditional fees in England and Wales.
*37 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    What representations he has received about the first annual report of the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors.
*38 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    What discussions he has had with the Lord Advocate's Office on matters relating to Scottish devolution.
*39 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If he will make a statement on progress on the implementation of the civil justice reforms.
*40 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    If he will make a statement on his proposed reforms of the legal aid system.

At 3.30 p.m.Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)


Main Business

+  1   EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL [2nd allotted day]: Committee (Progress reported 15th January).    [Until 10.00 p.m.]
        Clause No. 1 (Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties").
        Another Amendment (No. 26) proposed in page 1, line 13, at the end, to insert the words `other than in Article 2, paragraph 7'.--(Mr William Cash).
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
        The Chairman will put the questions on remaining proceedings on Clauses 1 and 2 and on remaining proceedings in Committee not later than 6.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. respectively. The Speaker will put any questions on Consideration and on Third Reading not later than 10.00 p.m. (Order of 17th December).    
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Hindhead A3 tunnel (Mrs Virginia Bottomley).    
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).    

1 Welsh Affairs 1.30 p.m.
2.00 p.m
Welsh Office, Cathays Park, Cardiff (private)
        Subject: Emergency Funding for NHS Trusts in Wales.
        Witness: Mr Win Griffiths, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales.
2 Foreign Affairs and Defence 3.00 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
        Subject: EU Enlargement/NATO Enlargement.
        Witnesses: Mr Gyula Horn, Prime Minister and Mr La«szlo« Kova«cs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary.
3 Information 4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
4 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
        Subject: Regulating and Monitoring the Quality of Service provided to Customers by the Water Industry in England and Wales.
        Witnesses: Mr Ian Byatt, Director General, Mr Mike Saunders, Assistant Director & Head of Consumer Affairs, Mr Clive Wilkinson, Chairman of Central Customer Service Committee, Office of Water Services.
5 Modernisation of the House of Commons 5.00 p.m. Room 21 (private)
6 Business Committee on the Government of Wales Bill 5.00 p.m. Chairman of Ways and Means Office (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Friday 16th January for answer today++
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, when he expects to publish the Green Paper on the future of crown copyright.
Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    To ask the Prime Minister, what new Ministerial Committees of the Cabinet have been established since 9th June 1997.

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