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Order Paper Monday 19 May 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 8) for Monday 19 May 1997.


No. 8 MONDAY 19TH MAY 1997 19
ORDER PAPER

* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer
Questions marked thus
[R] indicate that a relevant registered interest has been declared

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr Ian Bruce (Dorset South):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to reduce the level of National Lottery funds allocated to the present good causes.
360
*2 Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, when he will meet representatives of British motor racing to discuss funding of that sport.
361
*3 Ms Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to make the National Lottery more relevant to ordinary people.
362
*4 Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what proposals he has to restructure the National Lottery.
363
*5 Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to increase the number of Millennium Commissioners.
364
*6 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps he is taking to ensure a fairer distribution of lottery proceeds to regions.
365
*7 Mrs Eileen Gordon (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to increase the number of listed sporting events on television.
366
*8 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to alter the way in which funds raised by the National Lottery are used.
367
*9 Mr Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what steps he is taking to promote access to museums during national museums week.
368
*10 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what consultations he has had with Mark Hughes concerning proposals for a single United Kingdom-wide representative Association Football team.
370
*11 Helen Jackson(Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what new areas of community activity he plans to allow to qualify for Lottery grant aid.
371
*12 Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what progress is being made to secure the staging of the 2006 World Cup in England.
372
*13 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what meetings he has had with representatives of the tourist industry about the Social Chapter and the minimum wage.
373
*14 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to make the National Lottery more responsive to the views of ordinary people.
374
*15 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, how much Lottery money he plans to divert to health and education.
375
*16 Ms Beverley Hughes (Stretford and Urmston):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what is the estimated amount that will be available for good causes in the current financial year from the National Lottery.
376
*17 Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what assessment he has made of the impact on the tourism industry of a national minimum wage.
377
*18 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what proposals he has to meet the Chairman of the BBC to discuss matters related to broadcasting.
378
*19 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if he will make a statement on his proposals to use funds generated from the midweek lottery to finance health and education projects.
379
*20 Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, when funds from the lottery will be diverted to educational projects.
380
*21 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what proposals he has for making funds available to preserve and develop piers.
381
*22 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, if he will make a statement on his Department's plans for Millennium celebrations.
384
*23 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what plans he has to increase funding for inner city theatres.
385
*24 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what consultations he intends to undertake with health authorities requiring the use of lottery funds for health service expenditure.
386
*25 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, when he expects to make an announcement on the setting up of a British Academy of Sport.
387
*26 Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, what proposals he has to promote the British tourist industry.
389

Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department will start not later than 3.15 p.m.

*27 Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has to clear the backlog of cases before the Immigration Appeal Tribunal.
391
*28 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to change the qualifying criteria for legal aid.
392
*29 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans he has to increase the number of magistrates from ethnic minority communities.
394
*30 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make a statement on his role in Her Majesty's Government's proposals for Scottish devolution.
395
*31 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what measures he proposes to modernise procedures within the courts; and if he will make a statement.
396
*32 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, if he will make it his policy to require a universal 20 application fee for legal aid.
398
*33 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he is taking to alter the current political balance among magistrates.
399
*34 Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what proposals he has to ensure that legal aid is available only to those in genuine need.
400
*35 Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford West):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what plans Her Majesty's Government has to expand eligibility for legal aid.
401
*36 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he expects the review of limitation legislation to be completed.
402
*37 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what assessment he has made of the importance of retaining small, rural magistrates' courts.
403
*38 Mr Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what steps he will take to deal with the backlog of appeals to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.
404


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus* are Government Orders of the Day

1 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 28th November, 12th December 1997 and 16th, 23rd and 30th January, 6th and 13th February, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March, 24th April and 3rd July 1998.
2 SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That the House shall not sit on the following Fridays: 13th June, 4th July, 31st October 1997 and 20th February, 3rd April, 1st and 15th May, 12th and 26th June and 10th July 1998.
          The Speaker will put the question forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 12.
3 SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That this House, at its rising on Thursday 22nd May, do adjourn till Monday 2nd June.
          The Speaker will put the question forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25.
*4 QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS):    Adjourned Debate on Question [14th May].
        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:--
        Most Gracious Sovereign,
        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament--(Mr Gerald Kaufman):--
Mr Michael Heseltine
Mr Kenneth Clarke
Mr Michael Howard
Mr David Maclean
Mr Alastair Goodlad
    As an Amendment to the Address, at end add:--
        But humbly regret the lack of a firm commitment to implement the provisions of the Crime (Sentences) Bill 1997 to give second time serious violent and sexual offenders automatic life sentences from October 1997; seek the reinstatement of the original provisions of that Bill to give third time burglars and dealers in hard drugs mandatory minimum sentences of three and seven years respectively - save in exceptional circumstances; congratulate the previous Government on its achievements in tackling crime and protecting the public; and believe that the implications of the Government's proposal to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights into British law should be carefully examined.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr John Healey proposes to raise the subject of open cast coal mining.

 
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