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Order of Business Friday 10th July 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   LANDMINES BILL:    Second Reading. (Queen's Consent to be signified).    [For periods totalling up to 5 hours]
Remaining stages will also be taken.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
        Proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the end of the periods stated below, starting from the time of commencement of the proceedings specified (Order of 9th July):
Second Reading1½ hours
Committee: Clauses 1 to 5 2½ hours
Committee: Clauses 6 to 29, new Clauses and new Schedules¾ of an hour
Consideration and Third Reading¼ of an hour
        If the Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, further proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed, and, as soon as the proceedings on any resolution come to by the House on Landmines Bill [Money] have been concluded, this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill (Order of 3rd July).
+  2   LANDMINES BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.    [No debate]
 Dawn Primarolo
        That, for the purpose of any Act resulting from the Landmines Bill, it is expedient to authorise--
          (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenses of the Secretary of State incurred in consequence of the Act;
          (2) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums received by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Local authorities and asylum seekers (Dr Vincent Cable).
        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 9th July for answer today++
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what responses have been received to the consultation paper, Unification of the Stipendiary Bench, published on 1st April.
Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she has come to a decision on any of the proposals in the White Paper, Partnership for Equality, on which views were invited.
Mr John Heppell (Nottingham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the results of the review of asylum and immigration appeals.
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if, following the recent Indian and Pakistan nuclear tests, there has been a change of policy on nuclear-related exports to India and Pakistan, and on contacts between British nuclear industry officials and their Indian and Pakistani counterparts.
Mr Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if she will make a statement about the future of the science and engineering base.

Standing Committee Notices
    Standing Committee C will meet on Wednesday 15th July at 10.30 a.m. to consider the Licensing (Amendment) Bill.

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