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Order of Business Friday 20th March 1998

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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   COMMUNITY CARE (RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION) BILL:    Third Reading.
       Member in Charge:    Mr Marsha Singh
2   EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) BILL [LORDS]:    As amended in the Committee, to be considered.
       For Amendments, see separate Paper.
       Member in Charge:    Mr John Healey
3   FIREWORKS BILL:    As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.
       Member in Charge:    Mrs Linda Gilroy
4   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (BEER AND CIDER) BILL:    Not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.
       For Amendments, see separate Paper.
       Member in Charge:    Mr Dennis Turner
5   LOCAL AUTHORITY TENDERS BILL:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.
       Member in Charge:    Ms Oona King
6   PRIVATE HIRE VEHICLES (LONDON) BILL:    Committee.
       Member in Charge:    Sir George Young
7   GENEVA CONVENTIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Dr Jenny Tonge
8   BRITISH NATIONALITY (ST HELENA) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Dr John Marek
9   LOCAL GOVERNMENT (EXPERIMENTAL ARRANGEMENTS) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Dr Alan Whitehead
10   WATER CHARGES (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Colin Breed
11   ELECTIONS (VISUALLY IMPAIRED VOTERS) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Paul Burstow
12   CHRONICALLY SICK AND DISABLED PERSONS (AMENDMENT) BILL [LORDS]:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Paul Burstow
13   COMPANIES (MILLENNIUM COMPUTER COMPLIANCE) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr David Atkinson
14   REFORM OF QUARANTINE REGULATIONS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr David Amess
15   PROHIBITION OF BULL BARS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge: Mr Richard Spring
16   VOLUNTARY PERSONAL SECURITY CARDS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr David Amess
17   HOUSING SERVICE CHARGES (AMENDMENT) (No. 2) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Barry Gardiner
+  18   OFFICE COSTS ETC. ALLOWANCES    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.)
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That, in the opinion of this House, the following provisions should have effect--
        (1) The limit on the office costs allowance in relation to Miss Anne Begg should be 1.33 times that determined in accordance with paragraph (1) of Part A of the Resolution of the House of 13th July 1994 for any quarter beginning with 1st January 1998;
        (2) The limit on the additional costs allowance in relation to Miss Anne Begg should be 1.33 times that determined in accordance with paragraph (1) of Part C of the Resolution of the House of 13th July 1994 for any year beginning with 1st April 1997;
        (3) The limit on the Members' staff travel in relation to Miss Anne Begg should be thirty four return journeys determined in accordance with paragraph (f) of the Resolution of the House of 19th July 1983 in the period of 12 months beginning with 1st January 1998.
        If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  19   BICYCLE ALLOWANCE    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That, in the opinion of this House, the following provision should be made for the payment of a bicycle allowance to honourable Members in respect of journeys which they have undertaken by bicycle while on Parliamentary duties within the United Kingdom--
        (1) In respect of journeys commenced in the year starting with 1st April 1998, the allowance shall be paid at a rate of 6.2 pence per mile increased by the percentage (if any) by which the retail prices index for March 1998 has increased compared with the index for March 1997.
        (2) For each subsequent year starting with 1st April, the rate shall be increased by the percentage (if any) by which the retail prices index for the previous March has increased compared with the index for the March before that.
        (3) The rate shall be calculated to the nearest tenth of a penny (with exactly one twentieth being rounded up).
        (4) Arrangements shall be made by the Fees Office for ensuring that claims are supported by appropriate particulars.
        (5) In this Resolution `the retail price index' means the general index of retail prices (for all items) published by the Office for National Statistics (or any index or figures published by that Office in place of that index).
        If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  20   WELSH LANGUAGE IN PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS IN WALES    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mr Secretary Davies
Mrs Ann Taylor
 
        That this House approves the First Report from the Procedure Committee on use of the Welsh language in Parliamentary Proceedings in Wales, Session 1997-98jy(HC 461).
        If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  21   SCOTTISH GRAND COMMITTEE    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Dewar
Mrs Ann Taylor
 
        That the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet on Tuesday 7th April at half-past Ten o'clock at Westminster to consider a substantive Motion for the adjournment of the Committee pursuant to Standing Order No. 100 (1)(e    ) (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings)).
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 100).
+  22   ADJOURNMENT (EASTER)    [No debate]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That this House, at its rising on Wednesday 8th April, do adjourn till Monday 20th April.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).
At the end of the sitting:
23   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Future of the Kent and Canterbury and Whitstable and Tankerton Hospitals (Mr Julian Brazier).
        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 19th March for answer today++
1  
  
Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he intends to undertake a review of the Defence Bills Agency.
(35892)
2  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what policy he has put in place for the transfer and retention of staff of the non-departmental public bodies affected by the Government of Wales Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(35965)
3  
  
Mr Christopher Leslie (Shipley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the Government will announce the submission of further areas to the European Commission as candidate special areas of conservation.
(36013)

CORRIGENDUM
    Standing Committee C will meet on Wednesday 25th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Breeding and Sale of Dogs Bill.
    Standing Committee D will meet on Wednesday 25th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Energy Efficiency Bill.

 
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