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Order of Business Friday 8th May 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 9.30 a.m.    Prayers
At 9.35 a.m.
Main Business
+  1   ADJOURNMENT    [Until 2.30 p.m.]
 The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.
        Proposed subject for debate:    Hillsborough.
Debate may continue until 2.30 p.m.
+  2   AGENDA 2000: REFORM OF THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That European Community Document No. 7073/98, relating to Agenda 2000: Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, shall not stand referred to European Standing Committee A.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  3   DELEGATED LEGISLATION    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That the Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1008) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  4   ADJOURNMENT (WHITSUN)    [No debate]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That this House, at its rising on Thursday 21st May, do adjourn till Monday 1st June.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).
+  5   LATE PAYMENT OF COMMERCIAL DEBTS (INTEREST) BILL [LORDS]    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That, during the proceedings on the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Bill [Lords    ], the Standing Committee on the Bill shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Ending of retirement relief from Capital Gains Tax (Mr Desmond Swayne).
        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 7th May for answer today++
Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the Council meetings of the Economic and Finance Ministers of the European Union held on 1st and 3rd May.



    Under Standing Order 22(8), the Speaker has appointed the following dates for tabling of Questions for oral answer on the first ten sitting days after the Whitsun adjournment.
Date of TablingDate for answerDepartments etc.
Monday 11th MayMonday 1st JuneCulture, Media and Sport
Millennium Experience
Church Commissioners and Public Accounts Commission
Tuesday 12th MayTuesday 2nd JuneHealth
Wednesday 13th MayWednesday 3rd JuneInternational Development
Prime Minister
Thursday 14th MayThursday 4th JuneAgriculture
Attorney General
Monday 18th MayMonday 8th JuneSocial Security
Tuesday 19th MayTuesday 9th JuneEnvironment and the Regions
Wednesday 20th MayWednesday 10th JuneChancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Prime Minister
Thursday 21st MayThursday 11th JuneEducation and Employment

    The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Whitsun adjournment is 10.30 p.m. (or the rising of the House if earlier) on Monday 18th May.

    The following dates have been specified for minimum notice for named day written questions for answer on the first three days after the adjournment:

Time for tablingFor answer on
4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 27th MayMonday 1st June and Tuesday 2nd June
4.30 p.m. on Friday 29th MayWednesday 3rd June

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