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Order Paper Monday 16 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 21) for Monday 16 June 1997.


No. 21 MONDAY 16TH JUNE 1997 343
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 honourable Member for Middlesbrough, as representing the Church Commissioners, and to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission will start not later than 3.20 p.m.

*1 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future role of the Staffordshire Regiment; and if he will make a statement.
2040
*2 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the total cost of the Trident missile system over its remaining operational life.
2041
*3 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last visited the former Yugoslavia to discuss the British contribution to IFOR.
2042
*4 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what action his Department is taking on anti-personnel landmines.
2043
*5 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his policy in respect of the availability of British merchant ships for defence purposes.
2044
*6 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what priority is being given to defence procurement in the strategic defence review.
2045
*7 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, the continuation of which procurement programmes will be under consideration in the strategic defence review.
2046
*8 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Government's plans to establish a Defence Diversification Agency.
2047
*9 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Defence Review will include a comprehensive review of service pensions.
2048
*10 Mr Matthew Taylor (Truro and St Austell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will review the decision to transfer the Naval Gunnery Support Range to Cornwall from Portland.
2050
*11 Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the claims of the British nuclear test veterans.
2051
*12 Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will issue a mission statement for his Department prior to the Defence Review.
2052
*13 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review the findings of the RAF Board of Inquiry into the Chinook helicopter accident in June 1994.
2053
*14 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met representatives from the Gulf War Veterans Association to discuss Gulf War Syndrome.
2054
*15 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce the result of his Defence Policy Review; and if he will make a statement.
2055
*16 Mr John Hutton (Barrow and Furness):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proposals the Government has to improve co-operation with the United Kingdom defence industry.
2056
*17 Mr John McAllion (Dundee East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking towards the elimination of nuclear weapons.
2057
*18 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of the West Indies Guard Ship.
2058
*19 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations he has had from the defence-related industries about his proposed defence review.
2059
*20 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement concerning the role of United Kingdom troops in the former Yugoslavia.
2060
*21 Mr Fraser Kemp (Houghton and Washington East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met representatives from the Gulf War Veterans Association to discuss issues relating to their service in the Gulf.
2062
*22 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many jobs will come to the United Kingdom during the next five years as a result of the manufacture and deployment of the European Fighter Aircraft.
2063
*23 Mr Martin Bell (Tatton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the Government's strategic defence review and its impact on the welfare of service families.
2064
*24 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the implications of the new accord between NATO and Russia.
2065
*25 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement concerning the Future Large Aircraft.
2066
*26 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to receive the preliminary assessment of the causes of Gulf War illness from the current review.
2067
*27 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likely impact of his strategic review on defence procurement.
2068
*28 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to announce an order for production of Eurofighter.
2069
*29 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about the programme to introduce IT for the three armed services.
2070
*30 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on progress towards NATO enlargement.
2071
*31 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what new proposals he has to release land presently used by the services for alternative environmental purposes.
2072
*32 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of nuclear weapons which are vulnerable to an early strike; and if he will make a statement.
2073
*33 Mr Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Defence Review will include examination of the provision of search and rescue helicopters around the United Kingdom.
2074

Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, as representing the Church Commissioners, and to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission will start not later than 3.20 p.m.

*34 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the adequacy of the resources available to the Comptroller and Auditor General to evaluate whether private suppliers of services purchased by public authorities are meeting the terms of their contracts and providing value for money.
2030
*35 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what discussions he has had with the Comptroller and Auditor General on the role of the Public Accounts Commission.
2031
*36 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Right honourable Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what factors underlie the surplus of 1\9 million in the accounts published in the Church Commission Report 1996.
2032
*37 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Right honourable Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will review their relationship with, and accountability to, Parliament.
2033
*38 Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what plans the Commission has to increase the number of (a) qualified accountants and (b) support staff in the National Audit Office in each of the next three years.
2095
*39 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, how many inquiries he anticipates will be undertaken by the National Audit Office in the current Parliamentary session.
2035
*40 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of staff available to the National Audit Office.
2036
*41 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what representations he has received about the possibility of widening the remit of the Public Accounts Commission.
2037
*42 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Right honourable Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what is the latest position regarding the rebuilding and use of St. Ethelburga's Church in the City; and if he will make a statement.
2038
*43 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Right honourable Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what consultations have taken place with parishes since the Pensions Measure 1997 was approved by Parliament.
2039


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Committee.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Remaining stages may also be taken.
        At Seven o'clock
          Private Business set down under Standing Order No. 20.
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.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Nigel Waterson proposes to raise the subject of tax relief for private medical insurance.

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEE
1 Modernisation of the House of Commons 6.00 p.m. Room 21 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
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