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Order Paper Tuesday 10 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 18) for Tuesday 10 June 1997.


No. 18 TUESDAY 10TH JUNE 1997 261
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 Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on trade union rights at GCHQ.
1158
*2 Mr John Hutton (Barrow and Furness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the Government's policy on human rights.
1159
*3 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about UK relations with China.
1160
*4 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister of Israel to discuss the Middle East peace process; and if he will make a statement.
1161
*5 Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will resist the proposals in the draft Treaty of Amsterdam for the Court of Justice to be given jurisdiction in relation to justice and home affairs in the European Union.
1162
*6 Mr Lembit Opik (Montgomeryshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future of the BBC World Service.
1163
*7 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the handover of Hong Kong to China.
1164
*8 Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his European colleagues on the introduction of the Social Chapter into the United Kingdom.
1165
*9 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions Her Majesty's Government has had with representatives of the Pakistan and Indian governments about the position in Kashmir.
1166
*10 Mr Giles Radice (North Durham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards Europe.
1167
*11 Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to visit Washington to discuss UK/US relations.
1168
*12 Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made to address the problem of quota hoppers.
1169
*13 Sir Archie Hamilton (Epsom and Ewell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what are the implications of the Government's human rights stance for trade relations with China.
1170
*14 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his talks with Guido di Talla on the future of the Falklands/Malvinas.
1171
*15 Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the measures taken in his Department in cooperation with the Department for Trade and Industry to promote Britain's export trade.
1172
*16 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy in respect of freedom of religious practice and expression.
1173
*17 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the role of the European Parliament.
1174
*18 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the future of the European Union.
1175
*19 Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will next meet Chinese ministers to discuss future developments in Hong Kong.
1176
*20 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the proposals for the handover ceremony in Hong Kong.
1177
*21 Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the arrangements for the Commonwealth Summit in Edinburgh.
1178
*22 Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last visited St. Helena to discuss economic affairs.
1179
*23 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what preparations he has set in train for the UK Presidency of the European Council of Ministers and its summit meetings.
1180
*24 Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards Kashmir.
1181
*25 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the measures taken in his Department in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry to promote Britain's export trade.
1182
*26 Mr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his counterparts from other member-states of the European Union to discuss matters relating to the membership and structure of the Security Council of the United Nations.
1183
*27 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has for signing up to the European Social Chapter provisions allowing for qualified majority voting.
1184
*28 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the role of human rights in the Government's foreign policy.
1185
*29 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Cyprus to discuss an equitable and lasting settlement.
1186
*30 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will publish his criteria for determining the granting of British defence equipment export licences.
1187
*31 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made towards the United Kingdom signing the Social Chapter.
1188
*32 Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about United Kingdom relations with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1189
*33 Dr Michael Clark (Rayleigh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met the Spanish Foreign Minister to discuss Gibraltar.
1190
*34 Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on Kashmir.
1191
*35 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals he has to meet representatives of India and Pakistan to discuss Kashmir.
1192
*36 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals he made at the European Union Foreign Ministers' Conference at Nordwijk to accelerate the entry of applicant nations into the European Union.
1194
*37 Mr Simon Burns (Chelmsford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the prospects for a settlement in Cyprus.
1195
*38 Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about his Department's policy towards chemical weapons.
1196


AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

    The Prime Minister
          Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, the Education (Schools) Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
          To be moved after the interruption of business at Ten o'clock and to be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 EDUCATION (SCHOOLS) BILL:    Committee [Progress, 5th June].
        For Amendments, see separate Paper.
        Remaining stages may also be taken.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Elfyn Llwyd proposes to raise the subject of road improvements to the A494.

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEE
1 Statutory Instruments Immediately after the
meeting of the
Joint Committee
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
2 Statutory Instruments 4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
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