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Order Paper Thursday 12 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 20) for Thursday 12 June 1997.


No. 20 THURSDAY 12TH JUNE 1997 307
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

*1 Mr David Prior (North Norfolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the representations he has received from business leaders regarding the windfall tax.
1585
*2 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the impact of a national minimum wage on the cost of public sector pay.
1586
*3 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what liaison arrangements he proposes between the Treasury and the Bank of England to ensure effective management of demand to ensure the attainment of the Government's commitment to growth.
1587
*4 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's monetary policy objectives are met.
1588
*5 Mr Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government's monetary policy objectives are met.
1589
*6 Ms Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what new measures he is proposing to improve the Private Finance Initiative.
1590
*7 Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the companies that will be liable for the windfall tax.
1591
*8 Ms Diana Organ (Forest of Dean): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his policy towards VAT on domestic fuel.
1593
*9 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received about his proposed reforms to city regulation.
1594
*10 Mr Patrick Nicholls (Teignbridge): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what timespan he will use to assess the excess profits on which he plans to levy a windfall tax.
1595
*11 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey): To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will next announce changes to departmental public expenditure totals.
1596
*12 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reduce VAT on domestic fuel.
1597
*13 Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his policy on the appointment of special advisers to Her Majesty's Treasury.
1598
*14 Mr Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the level of VAT on fuel.
1599
*15 Mr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to raise the annual sum of money an employed person may donate to charities by way of the donate-as-you-earn scheme; and what has been the cost of the scheme to public funds since its inception.
1600
*16 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reduce VAT on domestic fuel.
1601
*17 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, over what timescale he will calculate the excess profits of the utilities that are to be liable for the windfall tax.
1602
*18 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to improve financial regulation.
1603
*19 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what are the causes of the predicted rise up to 2001-2 in cyclical social security as set out in table 4.6 in the most recent Red Book; what assessment he has made of the implications; and if he will make a statement.
1604
*20 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what measure of profits he will base his windfall tax.
1605
*21 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement about the methodology used by the Government for calculating the level of unemployment.
1606
*22 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will next meet with representatives of manufacturing industry to discuss ways in which investments in new manufacturing enterprises can be encouraged.
1607
*23 Mr Robert Key (Salisbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement about the reorganisation of local tax offices by the Board of the Inland Revenue.
1608
*24 Mr William Cash (Stone): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place the issue of the single currency and the Protocol in the Third Stage of EMU on the agenda for renegotiation at the IGC at Amsterdam.
1609
*25 Mr Christopher Fraser (Mid-Dorset and North Poole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with what frequency he plans to meet or communicate with his nominated members of the Bank of England's new Monetary Policy Committee.
1610
*26 Mr Paul Clark (Gillingham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce youth and long-term unemployment.
1611
*27 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the basis on which he will determine his next inflation target.
1612
*28 Mr David Lidington (Aylesbury): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the proposed windfall tax on prices charged by the utilities to their consumers.
1613
*29 Mrs Sandra Osborne (Ayr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to promote private finance projects.
1614
*30 Mr Robert Syms (Poole): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the impact of an increased release of local authority capital receipts on the public sector borrowing requirement.
1615
*31 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the change in the value of the pound against the basket of international currencies relative to June 1996.
1616
*32 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much public expenditure has been increased to date by the policy changes initiated by the present administration.
1617
*33 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on his plans to reduce VAT on domestic fuel.
1618
*34 Dr Liam Fox (Woodspring): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the representations he has received from the National Association of Pension Funds regarding the windfall tax.
1619
*35 Mr David L.Willetts (Havant): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the operation of the windfall profits tax.
1620
*36 Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contribution Her Majesty's Treasury has made since 1st May towards combating youth unemployment.
1621
*37 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the needs of businesses/exporters in particular are taken into account in the setting of interest rates.
1622
*38 Mr Francis Maude (Horsham): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what measure of profits he will base the windfall tax.
1623
*39 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement about his proposals to reduce youth and long-term unemployment.
1624


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notices of Presentation of Bills

1     Mr Secretary Prescott

        Local Government (Contracts):    Bill to make provision about the powers of local authorities (including probation committees and the Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District): to enter into contracts; and to enable expenditure of local authorities making administrative arrangements for magistrates' courts to be treated for some purposes as not being capital expenditure.

2     Dr John Cunningham

        Plant Varieties:    Bill to make provision about rights in relation to plant varieties; to make provision about the Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal; to extend the time limit for institution of proceedings for contravention of seeds regulations; and for connected purposes.

Notice of Motion

Mrs Ann Taylor

        Welsh Affairs:    That the Matter of the Government's programme for Wales, being a Matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration.
        To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK (STRATFORD STATION AND SUBSIDIARY WORKS) ORDER
Dr Gavin Strang
        That this House, pursuant to section 9(4) of the Transport and Works Act 1992 ("the Act") as applied by section 42 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996, approves the following proposals, contained in an application for an Order submitted under section 6 of the Act by Eurostar (UK) Limited on 23rd January 1997 and entitled The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Stratford Station and Subsidiary Works) Order, for
        (1) The construction, maintenance and operation of--
          (i) in the London Borough of Hackney and Newham, a station at Stratford for international and domestic services on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link with vehicular parking and other facilities in connection therewith; railways comprising down and up lines to serve international and domestic platforms at that station; and a station access road off Waterden Road, including a bridge over the River Lea;
          (ii) in the London Borough of Hackney, a realignment and improvement of Waterden Road;
          (iii) in the London Borough of Newham, a subway at the existing suburban Stratford station with a pedestrian link to the new station; and
          (iv) in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington, railways near St. Pancras to provide access between the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the West Coast Main Line by means of a connection to the North London Line.
        (2) The authorisation of works ancillary to the above-mentioned works, including the stopping-up of York Way in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington, the making of a means of access to and from that road and interference with waterways.
        (3) The compulsory acquisition or use of land or rights in land for the intended works; compensation for this and for the injurious affection of land; and the compulsory use of subsoil.
          The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than one and a half hours after their commencement, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16.
2 NORTHERN IRELAND
Secretary Marjorie Mowlam
        That the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (Amendment) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 1403), which was laid before this House on 3rd June, be approved.
          The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than one and a half hours after their commencement, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16.
3 WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE
Mrs Ann Taylor
Mr Secretary Davies
        That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet in County Hall, Mold, on Monday 30th June at Eleven o'clock to take Questions pursuant to Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)), and to consider a Matter pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)), proceedings being interrupted at half-past Four o'clock.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).
4 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That, at the sitting on Thursday 19th June, Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Community documents) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the Common Agricultural Policy, and the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that Motion not later than three hours after their commencement.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr David Heath proposes to raise the subject of revenue support grant settlements for Somerset County Council.

 
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