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Order Paper Wednesday 21 May 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 10) for Wednesday 21 May 1997.


No. 10 WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY 1997 57
ORDER PAPER

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Business to be taken before Questions

1 ADJOURNMENT
The Prime Minister
    That this House do now adjourn.
    Subjects proposed to be raised on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House:
9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 10(3).
12.30 p.m.-1.00 p.m. Mr Brian Sedgemore Conduct of elections.
1.00 p.m.-1.30 p.m. Sir Richard Body Gangmasters in South Lincolnshire.
1.30 p.m.-2.00 p.m. Mr Hugh Bayley Communications with murder victims' families by the criminal justice system: the case of Peter Windass.
    The Motion for the Adjournment of the House will lapse at Two o'clock and the sitting will be suspended until half-past Two o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10.

* 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 Prime Minister will start at 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what further assistance her Department plans to provide in the Great Lakes region of Africa; and if she will make a statement.
310
*2 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what recent discussions she has had regarding the reduction of Third World Debt; and if she will make a statement.
311
*3 Mr Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, if she will make a statement on aid projects which the United Kingdom is currently funding in Kenya.
312
*4 Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what plans she has to carry out a review of the aid and trade provision.
313
*5 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what steps she is taking to stop the exploitation of child labour in Third World countries.
314
*6 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, when she expects the Government to meet the UN target of 0.7 per cent. of GNP in its contribution towards overseas aid; and if she will make a statement.
315
*7 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what are her priorities in respect of Africa.
316
*8 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the United Kingdom's international development policies contribute to the preservation of the world's rainforests.
317
*9 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, when she estimates spending on overseas aid will reach the target of 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product.
318
*10 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what plans her Department has to address ethical issues in determining Britain's international development policy; and if she will make a statement.
322
*11 Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what plans she has to promote debt forgiveness initiatives.
323
*12 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what is her estimate of the numbers and needs of the refugees and internally displaced persons who have not yet returned home following the crises in Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire.
324
*13 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what proposals she has to use a greater proportion of United Kingdom bilateral aid to promote long-term development for the poorest people in the poorest countries.
325
*14 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, if she will make a statement about the proportion of United Kingdom gross domestic product devoted to overseas aid.
326
*15 Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, if she will make a statement about current aid support to the Indian sub-continent.
327
*16 Ms Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what are her plans for ensuring that women are included in poverty elimination strategies.
328
*17 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, when she intends to next meet United Nations officials to discuss development issues.
329
*18 Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, when she last met her European counterparts to discuss the regulations governing the distribution of Know How and PHARE funds.
330
*19 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, if she will make a statement about aid to Bangladesh.
331
*20 Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what are her plans to promote sustainable development internationally.
332
*21 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what steps she plans to take to assist Cuba.
333
*22 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what are her Department's plans for encouraging ethical and socially responsible practices by businesses which are active in developing countries.
334
*23 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, if she will review aid to Indonesia.
335
*24 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, if she will make a statement on expenditure on family planning programmes in developing countries.
338
*25 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the secretary of state for International Development, what plans she has to end child and bonded labour in the poorest countries.
339

Questions to the Prime Minister will start at 3.15 p.m.

*Q1 Mr Ian Taylor (Esher and Walton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
340
*Q2 Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
341
*Q3 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
342
*Q4 Mr David Curry (Skipton and Ripon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
343
*Q5 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
344
*Q6 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
345
*Q7 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what proposals he has to alleviate poverty amongst existing pensioners.
346
*Q8 Mr James Wallace (Orkney and Shetland):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
347
*Q9 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
348
*Q10 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
349
*Q11 Sir Paul Beresford (Mole Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
350
*Q12 Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
351
*Q13 Ms Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
352
*Q14 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
353
*Q15 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
354
*Q16 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
355
*Q17 Mr John Butterfill (Bournemouth West):    To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of the implications of the EU Social Chapter for the competitiveness of British industry.
356
*Q18 Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
357
*Q19 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st May.
358
*Q20 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy on the minimum wage.
359

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*2 REFERENDUMS (SCOTLAND AND WALES) BILL:    Second Reading.
Mr John Major
Mr Michael Heseltine
Mr Kenneth Clarke
Mr Michael Howard
Mr William Hague
Mr Alastair Goodlad
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill because it would ask voters to give blanket approval to proposals in advance of legislation being published, debated, amended or agreed; and believes that such referendums should only be held after full and detailed scrutiny of the legislation in question on the floor of the House of Commons.
Mr Paddy Ashdown
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr James Wallace
Mr Richard Livsey
Mr Robert Maclennan
Mr Paul Tyler
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill, which, whilst containing welcome and appropriate referendum proposals for Wales, fails to recognise the already settled will of the Scottish people on the issue of a Scottish Parliament, thereby rendering a referendum in Scotland unnecessary, and making it wholly inappropriate that both referendum measures should be dealt with in the one Bill.
Sir Teddy Taylor
Mr Richard Shepherd
Mrs Teresa Gorman
Mr Christopher Gill
Sir Richard Body
Mr John Wilkinson
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill which provides for a fundamental constitutional change without requiring that a specified and significant percentage of the people of Scotland and Wales vote for the changes, and which makes no reference to procedures to avoid the injustice of Scottish and Welsh honourable Members in the House being able to vote for policies relating to England which have been devolved to assemblies in Scotland and Wales.
Mr Alex Salmond
Mrs Margaret Ewing
Mr Andrew Welsh
Roseanna Cunningham
Mr Alasdair Morgan
Mr John Swinney
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill because the referendum in Scotland which has commanded general support, including that of the Secretary of State for Scotland, has been one which would give a democratic choice, and produce a clear result, from the options of independence, devolution and the status quo.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Harry Cohen proposes to raise the subject of Whipps Cross Hospital.

 
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