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Order of Business Friday 24th 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   NORTHERN IRELAND BILL: Committee [3rd allotted day] (Progress reported 23rd July).    [Up to 6 hours.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
        Proceedings on Clauses 24 to 53 and Schedules 6 and 7 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the end of 6 hours, starting from the time of commencement of the proceedings on the Bill (Order of 17th July).
+  2   ADJOURNMENT (SUMMER)    [No debate]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That this House, at its rising on Friday 31st July, do adjourn till Monday 19th October.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).
+  3   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mrs Ann Taylor
        That, at the sitting on Friday 31st July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until she shall have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Night flights affecting Windsor (Mr Michael Trend).
        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 23rd July for answer today++
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement about the ethical principles which apply to solicitors who are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service as Crown prosecutors.
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the Government's policy on the inherited estates of life offices.
Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what estimate he has made of the number of services interchanging at London coach terminals for passengers in transit to locations outside London.
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what response the Government has made to representations received during the consultation period on the Green Paper on utility regulation.
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, when he expects to publish his plans for the future of transport in Wales.
Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to receive the Annual Report of the Medicines Commission for 1997.
Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has submitted evidence to the inquiry into the matters arising from the death of Stephen Lawrence.

    Under Standing Order No. 22(8), the Speaker has appointed the following dates for tabling of Questions for oral answer on the first ten sitting days after the Summer adjournment.
Date of tablingDate for answerDepartments etc.
Monday 27th JulyMonday 19th October
Monday 26th October
Social Security
Home Office
Tuesday 28th JulyTuesday 20th OctoberEnvironment and the Regions Transport
Tuesday 27th OctoberForeign and Commonwealth
Wednesday 29th JulyWednesday 21st OctoberChancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Prime Minister
Wednesday 28th OctoberNorthern Ireland
Prime Minister
Thursday 30th JulyThursday 22nd October
Thursday 29th October
Education and Employment
Trade and Industry
    The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the summer adjournment is 10.30 p.m. (or the rising of the House if earlier) on Tuesday 28th July.
    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 14th OctoberMonday 19th and Tuesday 20th October
4.30 p.m. on Friday 16th OctoberWednesday 21st October

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