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Order Paper Thursday 19 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 24) for Thursday 19 June 1997.


No. 24 THURSDAY 19TH JUNE 1997 423
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 Mr Attorney General will begin not later than 3.15 p.m.

*1 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what the Government's priorities are with regard to animal welfare.
2890
*2 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the largest payment made to a single landowner under the set-aside regime for the latest year for which figures are available.
2891
*3 Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what goals he has for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; what strategy he will follow to achieve those goals; and if he will make a statement.
2892
*4 Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to require mechanically recovered meat material to be separately and specifically labelled in food products.
2894
*5 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to encourage the organic farming sector.
2895
*6 Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received about the regulations governing the production of New York Dressed poultry.
2896
*7 Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps are being taken by the Government to have the beef ban lifted as quickly as possible.
2897
*8 Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to deal with the current problems in the beef sector.
2898
*9 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the expenditure on the destruction of fruit and vegetables through CAP policies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the average amount in the previous five years.
2899
*10 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to improve the conditions in which live animals are transported.
2900
*11 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans the Government has to apply to the European Commission for a full implementation of the compensation package available in respect of agri-monetary revaluation.
2901
*12 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the renegotiation of the Common Agricultural Policy.
2902
*13 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to improve the long term prospects of farmers in less favoured areas; and if he will make a statement.
2903
*14 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how many cattle have been slaughtered in (a) the over 30 month scheme and (b) the accelerated slaughter programme.
2904
*15 Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to assist the fruit farming industry in the aftermath of the frosts in May.
2905
*16 Mr Calum Macdonald (Western Isles):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress there has been on developing regional fisheries management at the IGC.
2906
*17 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what action he is taking against slaughterhouse owners who fail to implement adequate standards of hygiene.
2907
*18 Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress he is making with the implementation of a cattle traceability system.
2908
*19 Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on his discussions with the European Commission on quota-hopping.
2909
*20 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what criteria will be used to determine the location of the Food Standards Agency.
2910
*21 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what action he is taking to prevent risk material from sheep affected by scrapie entering the food chain.
2911
*22 Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures he will take to ensure that imported beef complies with the same standards of traceability, quality and hygiene in relation to the removal of specified bovine offals on domestic beef.
2913
*23 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures are being taken to restrict imports of beef that does not conform to United Kingdom regulations introduced to guard against BSE infected meat entering the human food chain.
2914
*24 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects to announce progress on negotiations on the lifting of the EU ban on British beef.
2915
*25 Mr Ian Taylor (Esher and Walton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what assessment he has made of the extent of BSE on the continent of Europe.
2916
*26 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement about the management of Forestry Commission woodlands in England following Scottish devolution.
2917
*27 Mr Robert Key (Salisbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when and in what form he will consult on changes to quarantine regulations for pet dogs and cats.
2918
*28 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures his Department is considering undertaking for the long-term health of consumers and the safety of the environment.
2919

Questions to Mr Attorney General will begin not later than 3.15 p.m.

*29 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what measures he plans to introduce to reduce the time taken by the Crown Prosecution Service to bring cases to court.
2920
*30 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what are his proposals in respect of the prosecution of Mr Asil Nadir in the United Kingdom.
2921
*31 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what proposals he has to improve the accountability of his Department to Parliament.
2922
*32 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what plans he has to improve the effectiveness of the Serious Fraud Office.
2924
*33 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what proposals he has for relieving the Crown Prosecution Service of unnecessary bureaucracy.
2925
*34 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    To ask Mr Attorney General, when he expects to review guidance to Crown Prosecutors.
2926
*35 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what measures he proposes to increase the efficiency of the prosecution service.
2927
*36 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask Mr Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been for incitement to racial hatred in each of the last five years.
2929


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 AGRICULTURAL PRICE PROPOSALS, 1997-98
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Dr John Cunningham
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6627/97, relating to agricultural prices for 1997-98; welcomes the Government's intention to negotiate an outcome which reflects the interests of United Kingdom consumers, taxpayers and food and farming industries; and welcomes the Government's longer term aim of securing reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy which reduce food prices, save money and provide more targeted support for the rural economy and enhance the rural environment.
        As an Amendment to the Prime Minister's proposed Motion (Agricultural Price Proposals, 1997-98):
Mr John Major
Mr Michael Heseltine
Mr Kenneth Clarke
Mr Douglas Hogg
Mr Tony Baldry
Mr Alastair Goodlad
        Line    2,    leave out from '1997-98' to end and add 'but notes that the Government has made no progress in lifting the export ban on United Kingdom beef and beef products; and urges that greater effort be made to speed up the selective cull now to meet the concerns raised by the EU Scientific Veterinary Committee over the implementation of the proposed Export Certified Herd Scheme and to consider alternative schemes which offer a real prospect of EU agreement to commence the lifting of the ban as soon as possible.'
          European Community Documents Nos. 9550/96, relating to a support system for producers of arable crops, 9876/96, relating to ewe and suckler cow premium schemes, 5617/97, relating to the Court of Auditors Special Report No. 1/97, and 6112/97, relating to agri-monetary adjustment, are relevant.
          The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than three hours after their commencement, pursuant to Order [12th June].
2 SCOTTISH GRAND COMMITTEE
Mrs Ann Taylor
Mr Secretary Dewar
        That the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 8th July at half-past Ten o'clock, to take Questions for oral answer and to consider a substantive Motion for the Adjournment of the Committee.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.100 (1) (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings)).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Bob Blizzard proposes to raise the subject of transport problems in Waveney.

COMMITTEE
STANDING COMMITTEE
    
1 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 1997
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
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