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Order Paper Tuesday 20 May 1997

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No. 9 TUESDAY 20TH MAY 1997 39
ORDER PAPER

PRIVATE BUSINESS AFTER PRAYERS

NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

    The Chairman of Ways and Means
        Private Bills (Procedure): That--

        (1) the Promoters of every Private Bill which originated in this House or was brought from the House of Lords in the last Parliament shall have leave to proceed with that Bill, if they think fit, in the present Session;

        (2) every such Bill which originated in this House shall be presented to the House not later than the fifth day on which the House sits after this day;

        (3) there shall be deposited with every Bill so presented a declaration signed by the Agent for the Bill, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill at the last stage of its proceedings in this House in the last Parliament;

        (4) every Bill so presented shall be laid by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office on the Table of the House on the next meeting of the House after the day on which the Bill was presented;

        (5) every Bill so laid on the Table shall be deemed to have been read the first time and (if the Bill had been read a second time in the last Parliament) to have been read a second time and--

          (i) if such Bill had been referred to the Committee on Unopposed Bills in the last Parliament, it shall stand so referred;

          (ii) if such Bill had been referred to a Committee during the last Parliament and not reported by that Committee to the House, the Bill shall stand committed and--

      (a) all Petitions against the Bill which stood referred to the Committee on the Bill shall stand referred to the Committee on the Bill in the present Session, subject to the determination of any outstanding objection to the locus standi of any petitioner; and

      (b) any minutes of evidence taken before the Committee on the Bill shall stand referred to the Committee on the Bill in the present Session;

          (iii) if such Bill had been reported by any Committee, it shall be ordered to be read the third time unless it had been reported with Amendments in the last Parliament and had not been considered as so amended, in which case it shall be ordered to lie upon the Table;

          (iv) if such Bill had been read the third time in the last Parliament, it shall be deemed to have been read the third time;

        (6) paragraph (2) of Standing Order 166 relating to Private Business (First reading) shall not apply to any Bill brought from the House of Lords in the present Session and to which this Order relates;

        (7) when any Bill which was brought from the House of Lords in the last Parliament and to which this Order relates is brought from the House of Lords in the present Session, the Agent for the Bill shall deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration, signed by him, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the House of Lords in the last Parliament and, as soon as a certificate by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office that such a declaration has been so deposited has been laid upon the Table of the House--

      (i) unless the Examiner had reported pursuant to Standing Order 74 relating to Private Business (Examination of bills brought from the House of Lords, etc.), the Bill shall stand referred to the Examiners;

      (ii) if the Examiner had so reported, the Bill shall be ordered to be read a second time, or, if it had been read a second time, it shall be read a second time and committed; but

      (iii) if the Bill had been reported by a Committee with Amendments in the last Parliament it shall be committed to the Chairman of Ways and Means who shall make only such Amendments to the Bill as had been made thereto by the Committee in the last Parliament, and shall report the Bill to the House forthwith, and the Bill shall be ordered to lie upon the Table;

        (8) any Bill which under the provisions of this Order is deemed to have been read the first time, or the first and second time, or the first, second and third time, shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having been so read;

        (9) without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph (5) of this Order, only those Petitions against any Bill which stood referred to the Committee on the Bill and which had not been withdrawn or had been deposited pursuant to paragraph (b) of Standing Order 126 relating to Private Business (Reference to committee of petitions against bill) shall stand referred to the Committee on the same Bill in the present Session;

        (10) in relation to any Bill to which this Order applies Standing Order 127 relating to Private Business (Right of audience before committees on opposed bills) shall have effect as if the words "under Standing Order 126 (Reference to committee of petitions against bill)" were omitted;

        (11) where any Standing Order had been dispensed with in respect of any private Bill in the last Parliament, those Standing Orders shall be deemed to have been ordered to be dispensed with in respect of any such Bill presented or brought from the Lords in pursuance of this Order;

        (12) any Standing Orders complied with in respect of any Bill originating in the House of Lords to which this Order relates shall be deemed to have been complied with in respect of such Bill if the same is brought from the House of Lords in the present Session, and any notices published or given and any deposits made in respect of such Bill in the last Parliament shall be held to have been published, given and made, respectively, for the Bill so brought from the House of Lords in the present Session;

        (13) no further fees shall be charged in respect of proceedings on a Bill in respect of which fees have been incurred in the last Parliament.

        That this Order be a Standing Order of the House.

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

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

*1 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his Department's funding priorities for the future of the NHS.
272
*2 Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the degree of health deprivation in the United Kingdom.
405
*3 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the financial position of Mid-Staffs Hospital Trust.
406
*4 Mr Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to visit St. George's Hospital, Tooting to discuss future funding; and if he will make a statement.
407
*5 Mr Ian Bruce (Dorset South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the numbers of administrative and management staff which will need to be made redundant in Dorset Health Authority to reduce management costs to the Government target level.
408
*6 Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what percentage of general practitioners are now fundholders.
409
*7 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has for funding the deficits of health authorities.
410
*8 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what drugs are available on the National Health Service for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
411
*9 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to review accident and emergency provisions in hospitals in North London.
412
*10 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce hospital waiting lists.
413
*11 Mr Ian Taylor (Esher and Walton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support he will be giving to the use of the NHS Network for education of children in hospital.
414
*12 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to publish new Health of the Nation targets.
415
*13 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to increase the number of NHS dentists.
416
*14 Mr Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to overcome the stigma attached to mental illness; and if he will make a statement.
417
*15 Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about his plans for the Private Finance Initiative in the NHS.
418
*16 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the current shortage of kidney and other donor organs.
419
*17 Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to visit Queen Elizabeth II Hospital to discuss hospital provision for children.
420
*18 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to clarify the specific responsibilities of health and social services authorities.
421
*19 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that the North Essex Authority will receive its full share of NHS expenditure under the formula known as capitation funding.
422
*20 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the construction of Phase 1B at Barnet General Hospital.
423
*21 Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the proposed hospital for Dartford under the PFI scheme.
424
*22 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he intends to abolish general practitioner fundholding.
425
*23 Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has to reform the allocation of funds in the health service.
426
*24 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the future of general practitioner fundholding.
427
*25 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on his plans for new hospital provision in south Worcestershire.
428
*26 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement regarding his Department's policy on reducing the length of patient waiting lists.
429
*27 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what will be the main policy priorities of the Minister for Public Health over the next year; and if he will make a statement.
430
*28 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received about pay levels in the NHS.
431
*29 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on current levels of NHS spending.
432
*30 Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will carry out an urgent review of the record of purchasing authorities in settling accounts with their providers within the NHS.
433
*31 Mr John Cryer (Hornchurch):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the future of Oldchurch Hospital in Romford.
434
*32 Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS staff who will be made redundant as a result of his proposals to streamline management.
435
*33 Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will review the policy guidance he issues to health authorities and NHS trusts on assisted conception.
436
*34 Ms Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to make a decision on the building of a new hospital for Peterborough.
437
*35 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures he proposes to review the decisions of hospital trusts to (a) close hospitals and (b) dispose of hospital lands.
439
*36 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department intends to continue to appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal in favour of those victims of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease caused through the use of human growth hormone; and if he will make a statement.
440
*37 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals he has for the provision of long-term care; and if he will make a statement.
441
*38 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on PFI in relation to the Health Service.
442
*39 Mr John Butterfill (Bournemouth West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to involve the private sector in the provision of NHS services to the public.
443

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 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):--
        As Amendments to the Address, at end add:--
Mr Paddy Ashdown
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr James Wallace
Mr Richard Livsey
Mr Malcolm Bruce
Mr Paul Tyler

(a)

        But, while welcoming the inclusion in the Gracious Speech of reforming measures such as the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into United Kingdom law, the granting of autonomy in setting interest rates to the Bank of England, the introduction of regional development agencies and the proposals to grant devolution for Scotland and Wales, humbly regret the absence of any commitment to provide sufficient resources to raise standards in education and resolve the funding crisis in the National Health Service; further regret the absence of any stated timetable for the introduction of electoral reform for elections to the European Parliament and a Freedom of Information Act; are concerned by the absence of measures which will protect the environment, and the lack of urgency in the introduction of measures to redress the reduction of responsibility which has been suffered by local authorities; and believe that the retrospective and regressive windfall tax is an inadequate means of funding the necessary programmes to get the young unemployed back to work.
Mr John Major
Mr Michael Heseltine
Mr Kenneth Clarke
Mr Michael Howard
Sir George Young
Mr Alastair Goodlad

(b)

        But humbly regret that there is no mention in the Gracious Speech of the healthy economic climate in the country with rising living standards, low inflation, public finances moving towards balance and further falls in unemployment; deplore the Government's granting of operational independence to the Bank of England without any Parliamentary debate or statement; and urge the Government not to sign the Social Chapter, introduce a minimum wage, or to damage the United Kingdom's flexible labour market in any way by adopting European labour and social legislation.
Mrs Margaret Ewing
Mr Alex Salmond
Mr Andrew Welsh
Roseanna Cunningham
Mr Alasdair Morgan
Mr John Swinney

(c)

        But humbly regret the lack of commitment to introduce legislation to meet the needs of the vulnerable groups in society neglected in the years of the Conservative Government; note the 5 billion which will be made available for housing investment in England as a result of the phased release of banked capital receipts and call for an equivalent share to be made available to address homelessness and housing disrepair in Scotland; call for immediate legislation to abolish the feudal system of land tenure in Scotland to end the practice of land misuse and abuse; call for the abolition of the policy of means testing the elderly for their residential care and the introduction of a cold climate allowance paid to pensioners and those on housing benefit and income related Job Seeker's Allowance; call for the immediate restoration of benefits to 16 and 17 year olds; and seek immediate publication of the White Paper outlining the Government's devolution proposals to facilitate careful examination and open and honest debate.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Sir David Madel proposes to raise the subject of industry in the Dunstable area.

 
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