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Order of Business Friday 23rd January 1998

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Friday 23 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
 
        Note: If proceedings on the first Bill end before 2.30 p.m., the second Bill and, possibly, subsequent Bills may be debated in the time remaining. After 2.30 p.m., only those Bills which are unopposed may make further progress.
1   PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES (LONDON) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Sir George Young
2   COLD WEATHER PAYMENTS (WIND CHILL FACTOR) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Nigel Evans
3   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (PROTECTION OF TITLE) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Michael Trend
4   WATER CHARGES (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Colin Breed
5   PREVENTION OF DELAY IN TRIALS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Miss Anne McIntosh
6   REFERENDUM (ENGLISH PARLIAMENT) BILL:    Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [16th January].
     And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time:--
Member in Charge:    Mrs Teresa Gorman
7   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
8   REPRESENTATION OF DEPENDENCIES AT WESTMINSTER BILL:    Second Reading. (Queen's Consent to be signified.)
Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
9   WIDENING OF THE M25 MOTORWAY BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
10   WAR WIDOWS AND PENSIONERS (EQUAL TREATMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
11   MENTAL HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [12th December].
     And a Motion being made, and the Question being propsed, That the Bill be now read a second time:--
Member in Charge:    Dr Julian Lewis
12   REFORM OF QUARANTINE REGULATIONS BILL:    Second Reading
Member in Charge:    Mr David Amess
13   HARE COURSING BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Colin Pickthall
At the end of the sitting:
14   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Local government settlement 1998-99 for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames     (Mr Edward Davey).
        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 22nd January for answer today++
1  
  
Mr Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects to publish the Planning Inspectorate's Annual Report and Accounts for 1996-97.
(25604)
2  
  
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when the regulations to extend the number of waiting days in jobseeker's allowance from three to seven with effect from April 1999 will be laid.
(25724)

Memorandum
    On Wednesday 18th February, the subject for debate on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. will be two Select Committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee under Standing Order No. 10(4).
    Arrangements for the half-hour debates between 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. are unaffected and Members should apply for them in the usual way.

 
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