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Order Paper Tuesday 8 July 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 37) for Tuesday 8 July 1997.


No. 37 TUESDAY 8TH JULY 1997 729
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

*1 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the handover of Hong Kong, and on the current state of British relations with China.
5724
*2 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the future of the Commonwealth.
5727
*3 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on Sino-British relations.
5728
*4 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the United Kingdom's future relations with China following the handover of Hong Kong.
5729
*5 Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the steps being taken by his Department to improve human rights in Burma.
5730
*6 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Middle East Peace process.
5731
*7 Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he proposes to take to promote Britain's export trade.
5732
*8 Ms Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on human rights in Nicaragua.
5733
*9 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with other EU Foreign Ministers about the parts of the Amsterdam agreement that affect his Department.
5734
*10 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects to make the announcement of the first countries to be blacklisted under the new code of conduct for arms sales.
5737
*11 Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the Middle East peace process.
5738
*12 Mr John Heppell (Nottingham East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans next to meet representatives of the Pakistani and Indian governments to discuss an agreement on Kashmir.
5739
*13 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what new proposals he has to improve relations with Korea.
5740
*14 Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow, Pollok):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's relationship with the Government of Zimbabwe.
5742
*15 Mr Andrew George (St. Ives):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on (a) the human rights record of Indonesia and (b) its impact on the licensing of future arms exports to that country.
5743
*16 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what initiatives his Department is taking to mark the United Kingdom Year of the Commonwealth; and if he will make a statement.
5744
*17 Mr Jim Marshall (Leicester South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next intends to meet his EU and WEU counterparts to discuss closer links between the two organisations.
5746
*18 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of civil rights in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.
5747
*19 Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on United Kingdom relations with India.
5748
*20 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the steps being taken by his Department to improve human rights in Burma.
5749
*21 Mr George Galloway (Glasgow, Kelvin):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had whilst in the United States of America on the prospects for peace in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.
5750
*22 Mr Alan Keen (Feltham and Heston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's role in the future of Hong Kong.
5751
*23 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the assistance his Department provides for exporting to North America.
5752
*24 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proposals he has to encourage improved relations between India and Pakistan.
5753
*25 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the Treaty of Amsterdam on the future control of the British strategic nuclear deterrent.
5754
*26 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's role in the future of Hong Kong.
5755
*27 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to consult the electorate before ceding further powers to the European Union.
5756
*28 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the policy areas in the Amsterdam inter-governmental treaty in which he proposed the introduction of qualified majority voting, but failed to achieve agreement.
5757
*29 Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further discussions he will be holding with United States of America authorities about the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
5758
*30 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what arrangements are being made to inform applicants for settlement in the Asian sub-continent of changes in the rules affecting their cases; and how long they may have to wait.
5759
*31 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he proposes to take to promote Britain's export trade.
5760
*32 Alice Mahon (Halifax):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on United Kingdom relations with Pakistan.
5761
*33 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the representations made by him over compensation for former British prisoners of war held by the Japanese.
5762
*34 Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Daventry of 23rd June, Official Report, column 46, if he will make a statement on the impact of the extension of qualified majority voting under the Amsterdam Treaty.
5763


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Motion

    Mr Julian Brazier
          Film Classification Accountability and Openness:    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make the British Board of Film Classification accountable to Parliament; to require it to publish each year a list of its members, a register of their interests, minutes of its proceedings and copies of the expert advice it commissions; to give the Secretary of State power to dismiss its president; and for connected purposes.

AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

    The Prime Minister
          Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, the Local Government Finance (Supplementary Credit Approvals) Bill and the Local Government (Contracts) Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
          To be moved after the interruption of business at Ten o'clock and to be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE (SUPPLEMENTARY CREDIT APPROVALS) BILL:    As amended (in the Standing Committee), to be considered.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
 
*2 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (CONTRACTS) BILL:    As amended (in the Standing Committee), to be considered.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
 
3 SELECT COMMITTEES RELATED TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended--
        (1) by leaving out items 3, 4, 10 and 15 in the Table in paragraph (2) and inserting the following items at the appropriate places:
          'Education and Employment/Department for Education and Employment/17/5';
          'Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs/Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions/17/5';
          'International Development/Department for International Development/11/3';
        (2) by leaving out line 10 and inserting the words 'The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the';
        (3) in line 25, at the end, by inserting the words 'and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees';
        (4) in line 36, after the word 'House', by leaving out the word 'and'; and
        (5) in line 37, after the second word 'place', by inserting the words 'to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence'.
4 SELECT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That Standing Order No. 146 (Select Committee on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration) be re-named 'Select Committee on Public Administration'; and that the said Standing Order be amended, in line 7, after the word 'therewith', by inserting the words 'and to consider matters relating to the quality and standards of administration provided by civil service departments, and other matters relating to the civil service'.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr A. J. Beith proposes to raise the subject of military low flying over Northumberland.

COMMITTEES
 
STANDING COMMITTEES
 
1 Scottish Grand Committee 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To take Questions for oral answer
    To consider a substantive motion for the adjournment of the Committee (Subject: The Implications of the Budget for Scotland)
    Half hour adjournment: Capital Repayment of Debt on Council Housing Stock
        Copies of the Order Paper are available from the Vote Office.
2 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p. m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1997
SELECT COMMITTEES
 
3 Standards and Privileges 10.30 a.m. Room 16 (private)
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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