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Order Paper Wednesday 25 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 28) for Wednesday 25 June 1997.


No. 28 WEDNESDAY 25TH JUNE 1997 511
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. - 11.00 a.m.     Mr Peter Snape Conduct of elections.
         11.00 a.m. -12.30 p.m.     Mr David Lidington The future of pre-school education.
         12.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m.     Ms Helen Southworth RAF Burtonwood.
         1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.     Roseanna Cunningham The impact of VAT levied on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
         1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.     Mr Lawrie Quinn North Yorkshire Ambulance Trust: independent inquiry into management procedures.
             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.


PRIVATE BUSINESS AT HALF-PAST TWO O'CLOCK

Second Reading

    *    Lever Park Bill.

[* Bill to be referred to the Examiners.]

* 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 not later than 3 p.m.

*1 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in what ways her Department has been supporting co-operatives and other forms of group enterprise through overseas aid; and what new initiatives are planned.
3850
*2 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had about the operations of the World Bank.
3856
*3 Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on aid to Africa.
3857
*4 Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement regarding United Kingdom aid to Tibet.
3858
*5 Mr Peter Luff (Mid-Worcestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to increase the proportion of the aid budget spent on bilateral aid.
3859
*6 Martin Bell (Tatton): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will assess the advantages of promoting the development of new technologies for clearing land-mines as a form of aid for those countries which need them.
3860
*7 Mr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to encourage a more rapid clearance of landmines in the poorest countries of the world.
3861
*8 Mrs Sylvia Heal (Halesowen and Rowley Regis): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support fair trade products.
3862
*9 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action her Department is taking to encourage faster clearance of landmines in the poorest countries of the world.
3863
*10 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will encourage the growth of employee share ownership plans as a contribution to economic policy in developing countries.
3864
*11 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage the private sector to become more involved with the support of development projects.
3865
*12 Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultations she has had on the renewal of United Kingdom membership of UNESCO.
3866
*13 Mr Phil Hope (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with non-governmental organisations on educating the public about development issues.
3867
*14 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking further to improve the cost effectiveness of overseas aid.
3868
*15 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance she plans to give to sub-Saharan African countries in the next financial year.
3869
*16 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proposals she has to improve the targeting of development aid programmes to Yemen.
3871
*17 Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what consultations she has held on the renewal of United Kingdom membership of UNESCO.
3872
*18 Mr Andrew George (St. Ives): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to ensure that the overseas aid budget is targeted for the benefit of the poorest people in less developed countries.
3873
*19 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she plans following the Prime Minister's announcements at UN General Assembly Special Session concerning the promotion of sustainable development.
3874
*20 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she has made in implementing her commitment to take steps to reduce third world debt.
3875
*21 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of a possible link between poverty in the poorest countries of the world and poverty and hardship in the industrialised countries.
3876
*22 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she intends to continue British membership of UNIDO.
3878
*23 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what account she takes of human rights issues in deciding her priorities for overseas aid.
3879
*24 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussion she has had with the heads of multilateral humanitarian agencies about current multilateral aid programmes.
3880
*25 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to increase the emphasis in United Kingdom bilateral aid on counteracting poverty.
3881
*26 Mr Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department has made available to the refugees displaced by the conflict in Indian-controlled Kashmir to date; and what plans she has for such assistance in the future.
3882
*27 Valerie Davey (Bristol West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department is providing for humanitarian mine clearance.
3883
*28 Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policies she has to address the issue of world population growth.
3884

Questions to the Prime Minister will start not later than 3 p.m.

*Q1 Mr Dennis Turner (Wolverhampton South East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3885
*Q2 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3886
*Q3 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3887
*Q4 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3888
*Q5 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3889
*Q6 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3890
*Q7 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3891
*Q8 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he next plans to visit the Lewes constituency.
3892
*Q9 Mr William Thompson (West Tyrone):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3893
*Q10 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3894
*Q11 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3895
*Q12 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3896
*Q13 Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3897
*Q14 Mr David L. Willetts (Havant):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3898
*Q15 Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3899
*Q16 Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3900
*Q17 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3901
*Q18 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3902
*Q19 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3903
*Q20 Mr Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th June.
3904


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Mrs Ann Winterton
          Internet (Dissemination of Child Pornography):    Bill to amend the law on the use of the Internet for the dissemination of child pornography; and for related purposes.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

2 OPPOSITION DAY [1st allotted day]:

FUTURE OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND
Mr William Hague
Mr Peter Lilley
Mr Michael Howard
Sir Norman Fowler
Mr Richard Ottaway
Mr James Arbuthnot
        That this House welcomes the belated recognition by the Government that the future operation of, and investment in, London Underground can best be carried out by privately-owned companies; and urges the Government to avoid dogma and pursue with vigour ways to maximise private investment in the Underground whilst preserving safeguards for passengers.
        As an Amendment to Mr William Hague's proposed Motion (Future of the London Underground):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Dr Gavin Strang
        Line    1,    leave out from 'House' to end and add: 'regrets the substantial investment backlog in the London Underground which the Government has inherited; welcomes the Government's rejection of the wholesale privatisation of the London Underground, as proposed by the previous Government; and applauds the Government's swift action on options for public-private partnerships to improve the Underground, safeguard its commitment to the public interest and guarantee value for money to taxpayers and passengers.'.
CHARGING FOR NHS SERVICES
Mr William Hague
Mr Peter Lilley
Mr Michael Howard
Mr John Maples
Mr Michael Jack
Mr James Arbuthnot
        That this House expresses deep concern that the Government, in implementing its review of the National Health Service, has refused to rule out extending charging for NHS services, particularly the possible imposition of prescription charges for pensioners, charges for hospital hotel services and charges for visits to general practitioners.
        As an Amendment to Mr William Hague's proposed Motion (Charging for NHS Services):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Dewar
Mr Secretary Dobson
Mr Secretary Davies
        Line    1,    leave out from 'House' to end and add: 'welcomes the commitment of Her Majesty's Government to the historic principle of the National Health Service that if someone is ill or injured there will be a national health service to help, with access to it based on need, not on ability to pay or on who their general practitioner happens to be or on where they live; notes the steps which are being taken to end the internal market, which is unfair both to patients and staff and which has resulted in massive sums being consumed by bureaucracy; welcomes the shift of funds into patient care, including cancer treatment, instead of paperwork; and looks forward to further changes which will ensure that once again the National Health Service provides the best health services for all and is ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.'.
        The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition, pursuant to Standing Order No. 14(2).
3 STANDARDS AND PRIVILEGES
Mr George Mudie
        That Mr Peter Bottomley, Mr Dale Campbell-Savours, Mr Quentin Davies, Mr Michael Foster (Hastings and Rye), Mr Charles Kennedy, Mr Tom Levitt, Mr Terry Lewis, Ms Shona McIsaac, Mr Robert Sheldon, Miss Ann Widdecombe and Mr Alan Williams be members of the Committee on Standards and Privileges.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Dr Ian Gibson proposes to raise the subject of Gulf War Syndrome.


COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1 Modernisation of the House of Commons 9.30 a.m. Room 21 (private)
2 Chairmen's Panel 12.00 noon Chairman of Ways
and Means Room
(private)
3 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)

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

 
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