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Order Paper Tuesday 1 July 1997

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No. 32 TUESDAY 1ST JULY 1997 587
ORDER PAPER

PRIVATE BUSINESS AFTER PRAYERS

Third Reading

King's College London Bill [Lords]. (By Order).


Second Reading

*Lever Park Bill. (By Order).

    Mr Andrew F. Bennett
        On Second Reading of the Lever Park Bill, to move, That the Bill be read the second time upon this day six months.
[*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 Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions relating to Transport will start not later than 3.05 p.m

*1 Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of (a) the recent research about climate change and (b) the consequent anti-pollution targets which Britain must set and meet.
4664
*2 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what response he has received from the public, private and voluntary sectors in the North West on the first regional consultation for setting up regional development agencies.
4665
*3 Mr John Hutton (Barrow and Furness):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the extent of water leakage in the North West.
4666
*4 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about Earth Summit II.
4667
*5 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what action he intends to take to ensure an equitable distribution of revenue support grant for 1998-99; and what proposals he has for future years.
4668
*6 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to strengthen the role of the Environment Agency in the regions.
4669
*7 Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his policy towards town centre initiatives.
4670
*8 Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will review the property values represented by the individual bands for council tax purposes.
4671
*9 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the recent report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution regarding air quality.
4672
*10 Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon and East Chelmsford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to introduce regulation to govern the use of wet-bikes; and if he will make a statement.
4673
*11 Mr Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Inverness West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his plans for a rolling programme of devolved decision-making within England.
4674
*12 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about water leakage in the North West.
4675
*13 Mr Ken Livingstone (Brent East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received on the Government's plans to set up a strategic authority for London.
4676
*14 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects the regional economic development agencies to be set up.
4677
*15 Mr Ivor Caplin (Hove):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what progress he has made in enabling local authorities to improve and expand the provision of social housing.
4678
*16 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions pursuant to his letter of 3rd June, if he will make a statement on the extent to which his Department would retain responsibility for the Health and Safety Commission in the circumstances of a Scottish Assembly.
4679
*17 Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what progress he has made in enabling local authorities to improve and expand the provision of social housing.
4680
*18 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what progress he has made in persuading water companies to accept responsibility for supply pipes.
4681
*19 Mrs Eileen Gordon (Romford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress on the Government's plans to set up a strategic authority for London.
4682
*20 Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what initiatives he has undertaken to reduce homelessness.
4683
*21 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects to bring forward proposals for adjudication pursuant to the provisions of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
4684
*22 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he next expects to meet representatives of the Water Companies to discuss water leakage.
4685
*23 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to introduce changes to council tax banding.
4686
*24 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what action he has taken to encourage public-private partnership in local government services.
4687
*25 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he next plans to visit the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas.
4688
*26 Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what powers he has to direct a local authority to re-bill all households in the event that it is refused permission to spend above its cap; and who pays for this.
4689
*27 Mr Andrew George (St. Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to ensure that structure plan population and housing growth figures are commensurate with anticipated employment opportunities and job creation projections.
4690
*28 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress on the Government's plans to set up a strategic authority for London.
4691
*29 Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the protection of the Green Belt in the West Midlands with particular reference to the Meriden Gap between Coventry and Birmingham.
4692
*30 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has for reassessing the funding of the new unitary authorities with particular reference to North East Lincolnshire.
4693

Questions to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions relating to Transport will start not later than 3.05 p.m

*31 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to encourage greater commercial use of inland waterways.
4694
*32 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will initiate an inquiry into the congestion of roads in and around Southend on Sea; and if he will consider a bypass road linking Shoeburyness with the A127.
4695
*33 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of park and ride schemes in reducing traffic flows in town centres.
4696
*34 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will review the claims-handling procedure in the privatised railway industry.
4697
*35 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the future of the trunk roads programme as it affects East Sussex.
4698
*36 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the proposals put forward by the Port of London Authority for a review of pilotage limits on the Thames Estuary; and if he will make a statement.
4699
*37 Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the future of Birmingham Airport and the stage it has reached in its progress from municipal status to the private sector.
4700
*38 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his Department's initiatives to address public transport problems in rural areas.
4701
*39 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to discuss the future of bus deregulation with local authorities.
4702
*40 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of existing coach safety regulations; and what plans he has to increase the protection of coach passengers.
4703
*41 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about the funding of the London Underground.
4704
*42 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to improve vehicle emissions standards.
4705
*43 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on plans to improve traffic flow in London.
4706
*44 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects to announce a decision about the Birmingham Northern Relief Road.
4707
*45 Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to encourage higher investment by the privatised rail industry.
4708
*46 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for the future of trust ports.
4709
*47 Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress in respect of the M62 relief road scheme.
4710
*48 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received recently regarding the transit of bicycles on the public transport system; and if he will make a statement.
4711
*49 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about the future ownership of London Underground.
4712
*50 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statment on the level of investment in the airports system.
4713
*51 Mr A. J. Beith (Berwick upon Tweed):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about progress towards dualling the A1 north of Morpeth.
4716
*52 Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has for the reduction of road traffic as part of his Department's promotion of sustainable development.
4717
*53 Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his plans for the funding of London Underground.
4718


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notices of Presentation of Bills

1    Mr Nicholas Winterton

          Public House (Names):    Bill to amend the law relating to the names of public houses; and for related purposes.
2    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
          Representation of Gibraltar at Westminster and in the European Union:    Bill to provide for the representation of Gibraltar by a Member of Parliament, subject to limitations, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; for the inclusion of Gibraltar in a European parliamentary constituency; for the right of the Chief Minister to petition the House of Commons at the bar of the House; and for related purposes.
3    Mr Andrew Mackinlay
          Representation of Dependencies at Westminster:    Bill to provide for limited representation for dependencies other than Gibraltar at the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by a non-voting delegate and for the right of the Chief Ministers to petition the House of Commons at the bar of the House; to improve for elected members of the Legislative Councils access to and communications with Members of the House of Commons; and for related purposes.

Notice of Motion

    Mr Harry Cohen
          School Absenteeism:    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to place duties upon schools, local education authorities and parents to identify promptly and act as necessary in cases of child absenteeism from school, to ensure attendance or attention to the absent child's educational needs; and for related purposes.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 ADJOURNMENT
The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.
          Proposed subject for debate: Review of international development policies.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Alan Johnson proposes to raise the subject of compensation for distant water trawlermen.

COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1 Standing Committee B 4.30 p.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the Local Government (Contracts) Bill.
2 First Standing Committee on Delegated
     Legislation
10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1997.
SELECT COMMITTEES

3 Standards and Privileges 4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
        To choose Chairman and proceed with business.
4 Statutory Instruments Immediately
after the
meeting of the
Joint
Committee

Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE

5 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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