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Order of Business Monday 6th July 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 2.30 p.m.Prayers
At 2.35 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Social Security
*1 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    What steps she is taking to tackle housing benefit fraud organised by landlords.
(47468)
*2 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    What representations she has received on the Government's proposals to assist the poorest pensioners.
(47469)
*3 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    When she expects to announce her proposals for changes to the Child Support Agency.
(47470)
*4 Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    What steps she is taking to improve the quality of childcare.
(47471)
*5 Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    What action the Government has taken to improve support for children through the social security system.
(47472)
*6 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What progress has been made in increasing the take-up of work by lone parents.
(47473)
*7 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    What representations she has received on the impact of the Government's proposed crime and disorder legislation on women.
(47474)
*8 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    What incentives she is giving local authorities to decrease the number of cases in which those committing housing benefit fraud are not prosecuted.
(47475)
*9 Mr Stephen Twigg (Enfield, Southgate):    What assessment she has made of the value of women's juries in influencing policy.
(47476)
*10 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    What is her estimate of the net effect on benefit levels of the introduction of the minimum wage.
(47477)
*11 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    What assessment she has made of the impact on women of implementing the Part Time Workers Directive.
(47478)
*12 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    What representations she has received on her proposals to assist the poorest pensioners.
(47479)
*13 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    If she will review the 25 pence per week pension addition to pensioners aged over 80 years.
(47480)
*14 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What methods and what criteria are used in the allocation and distribution of funds for women's refuges.
(47481)
*15 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    What action she is taking to help the poorest pensioners.
(47482)
*16 Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    If she will make a statement on the consultation process undertaken in connection with the New Deal for sick and disabled people.
(47483)
*17 Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham and Aylesford):    If the mobility component of disability living allowance related to people living in accommodation provided by the NHS will be included within the welfare benefits review.
(47485)
*18 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    What representations she has received on the subject of individuals being required by law to make additional pension contributions into private sector funds.
(47486)
*19 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    If she will make a statement on measures taken to improve the quality of treatment under the Benefits Integrity Project of those suffering from mental illness.
(47488)
*20 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If she will make a statement on government action to help the poorest lone parent families during the last year.
(47489)
*21 Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What plans she has to assist home buyers on income support following the recent further rise in interest rates.
(47491)
*22 Mr David Lock (Wyre Forest):    What representations the Government has received on inequalities in income amongst pensioners.
(47492)
*23 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What assessment the Government has made of the need to reform the current system of child support.
(47493)
*24 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What representations she has had on the taxing of disability living allowance.
(47494)
*25 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    Pursuant to her oral Answer of 8th June, Official Report, column 698, concerning delivery of benefits in Scotland, to which new initiatives to ensure a better service for all customers in Scotland the Answer referred.
(47495)
*26 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    If she will make a statement on the effect of the Part Time Workers Directive on women.
(47496)
*27 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What steps she is taking to improve benefit payments to flood victims in Northampton.
(47497)
*28 Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    If she will make a statement on the Government's proposals to reform child support.
(47498)
*29 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What targets she has set for the reduction of the levels of benefit fraud over the next five years.
(47499)
*30 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    When she next expects to meet the Chief Executive of the Child Support Agency to discuss the work of the Child Support Agency.
(47500)
*31 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    What representations she has received on progress with her pensions review.
(47503)
*32 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    If she will make a statement on her Department's plans to change the distribution of offices of the Child Support Agency.
(47504)
*33 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    If she will make a statement on the number of lone parents finding work under the New Deal for Lone Parents.
(47505)
*34 Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    If she will make a statement about the effects which the Government's review of the Women's National Commission will have on women.
(47506)
*35 Mrs Teresa Gorman (Billericay):    If she will make a statement on the interim report on the New Deal for Lone Parents.
(47507)

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


Main Business
+  1   ESTIMATES DAY [1st allotted day]
   ESTIMATES 1998-99
Class IX, Vote 1                [Up to 3 Hours]
 Dawn Primarolo
        That a further, revised sum not exceeding £6,019,940,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 1999 for expenditure by the Department for Education and Employment on voluntary and special schools; the Assisted Places Scheme; the provision of education for under-fives; city colleges and other specialist schools; grant-maintained schools and schools conducted by education associations; music and ballet schools; the school curriculum and its assessment; the youth service and other educational services and initiatives; careers guidance and services; payments for or in connection with teacher training; higher and further education provision and initiatives; loans to students, student awards and other student grants and their administration; the payment of access funds; reimbursement of fees for qualifying European Union students; compensation payments to teachers and staff of certain institutions; expenditure on other central government grants to local authorities; the provision of training and assessment programmes for young people and adults; initiatives to improve training and qualifications arrangements and access to these; the promotion of enterprise and the encouragement of self employment; payments for education, training and employment projects assisted by the European Community and refunds to the European Community; events associated with the UK presidency of the EU; the UK subscription to the ILO; help for unemployed people; the promotion of equal opportunities, disability rights, childcare provision and co-ordination of certain issues of particular importance to women; the payment of certain fees to the Home Office; the Department's own administration and research and that of Capita; the information and publicity services; expenditure via training and enterprise councils and amounts retained by them as surpluses and spent by them on training and other initiatives within their articles and memoranda of association; expenditure in connection with the sale of the student loans debt; and on expenditure in connection with Welfare to Work Programme and Millennium Volunteers.
        This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to further education, (Resolution of 1st July).
        The Sixth Report from the Education and Employment Committee of Session 1997-98, on Further Education, HC 264-I, and the Department of Education and Employment's Departmental Report: The Government's Expenditure Plans 1998-99 (Cm 3910), are relevant.
        Debate on this Estimate is to be interrupted not more than three hours after its commencement (Resolution of 1st July).
Class XVII, Vote 1                [Until 10.00 p.m.]
        That a further sum not exceeding £55,642,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 1999 for expenditure by the Office of the Minister for Public Service on the central management of, and delivery of services to, the civil service including the delivery of cross-departmental IT systems; expenditure resulting from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's chairmanship of the Ministerial Committee on Food and Safety; and certain other services.
        This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to the Government's proposals for a Freedom of Information Act (Resolution of 1st July).
        The Third Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration of Session 1997-98, on Your Right to Know: the Government's Proposals for a Freedom of Information Act, HC 398, and the Fourth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration of Session 1997-98, on Ministerial Accountability and Parliamentary Questions, HC 820, are relevant.
        Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
        Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions will be deferred until 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 54(4) and (5)).
+  2   NORTHERN IRELAND    [No debate]
 Secretary Marjorie Mowlam
        That the draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 8th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  3   EXPORT AND INVESTMENT GUARANTEES    [No debate]
 Secretary Margaret Beckett
        That the draft Export and Investment Guarantees (Limit on Foreign Currency Commitments) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 11th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 115(3)).
+  4   NORTHERN IRELAND    [No debate]
 Secretary Marjorie Mowlam
        That the draft Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, which was laid before this House on 16th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 115(3)).
At the end of the sitting:
5   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Education in East Sussex (Mr Nigel Waterson).
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
STANDING COMMITTEE
1   Scottish Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. New Parliament House,
Edinburgh
(public)
        (i) Oral Questions.
        (ii) To consider a substantive Motion for the Adjournment of the Committee on the Promotion of Scottish Exports.
        (iii) Half hour adjournment debate: the role of the Scottish Office in the design and development of flood prevention schemes.
        Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2   Information 4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
3   Modernisation of the House of Commons 6.00 p.m. Room 21 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Friday 3rd July for answer today++
1  
  
Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the work of the Social Exclusion Unit on rough sleepers.
(49465)
2  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has reached a decision on the application under section 19 of the Fire Services Act 1947 of the Essex Fire Authority.
(49464)
3  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what responses he has received to the Economic Strategy consultation document issued in October 1997; and if he will make a statement.
(49486)

SCOTTISH GRAND COMMITTEE╠
Memorandum
    Applications for an Adjournment Debate for the sitting of the Scottish Grand Committee on Tuesday 14th July 1998 should be submitted to Madam Speaker's office by 10.00 p.m. or the rising of the House (whichever is the earlier) on Wednesday 8th July 1998.
    The Ballot will take place on Thursday 9th July 1998.

 
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