House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 1997-98
Publications on the internet
Order Papers

Order Paper Wednesday 9 July 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 38) for Wednesday 9 July 1997.


No. 38 WEDNESDAY 9TH JULY 1997 747
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 Lindsay Hoyle European fighter aircraft.
11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Mr Alex Salmond UK fishing fleet.
12.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m. Mr George Turner A by-pass for Middleton, near King's Lynn, Norfolk.
1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Mr Norman Baker Freedom of information and access to government papers.
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. Joan Walley GCSE results in Stoke-on-Trent North.
    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.


* 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 Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the current relationship between Sinn Fein and the IRA.
5890
*2 Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to combat long-term and youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.
5891
*3 Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
5892
*4 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on trends in educational standards in Northern Ireland in the last 10 years.
5893
*5 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what decision she has made regarding Government support for the proposed Sean Quinn glass factory.
5894
*6 Ms Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
5895
*7 Dr George Turner (North West Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
5896
*8 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the preconditions under which Sinn Fein will be admitted to peace talks with the Government.
5897
*9 Mr Seamus Mallon (Newry and Armagh):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with representatives of the Irish Government to plan the agenda for negotiations on the three strands of the political process.
5898
*10 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps are being taken to combat long-term and youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.
5899
*11 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on progress made in the peace process since 25th June.
5901
*12 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on support from the United States administration for the peace process in Northern Ireland.
5902
*13 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what additional steps she proposes to take to minimise the risk of disorder during the marching season.
5903
*14 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on progress towards the establishment of the electricity interconnector.
5904
*15 Mrs Diana Organ (Forest of Dean):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to combat long-term and youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.
5905
*16 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what new proposals he has to increase Irish language teaching.
5906
*17 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will make a statement on the peace process in Northern Ireland.
5907
*18 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the employment equality review being conducted by the Northern Ireland Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights.
5908
*19 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
5909
*20 Mrs Teresa Gorman (Billericay):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the incidence of punishment beatings over the last six months.
5910
*21 Mr John Home Robertson (East Lothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the cost of police and military security at marches and parades.
5911
*22 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress is being made towards the construction of the electricity interconnector.
5912
*23 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on progress to expand the Northern Ireland economy.
5913
*24 Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on parades and marches in Northern Ireland.
5914
*25 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on future proposals for the port of Belfast.
5915
*26 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with the new Irish Government regarding cross-border security.
5916
*27 Mr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the current number of long-term unemployed claimants; and what was the number in (a) 1991, (b) 1993 and (c) 1995.
5917
*28 Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on support from the United States administration for the peace process in Northern Ireland.
5918
*29 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on parades and marches in Northern Ireland.
5919

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

*Q1 Mr Andrew George (St. Ives):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to visit communities on mainland Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly in the St. Ives constituency.
5920
*Q2 Mr George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5921
*Q3 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5922
*Q4 Mr Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5923
*Q5 Mr Stephen Timms (East Ham):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5924
*Q6 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing, Southall):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5925
*Q7 Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5926
*Q8 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5927
*Q9 Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5928
*Q10 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5929
*Q11 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5930
*Q12 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5931
*Q13 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5932
*Q14 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5933
*Q15 Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5934
*Q16 Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5935
*Q17 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5936
*Q18 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5937
*Q19 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5938
*Q20 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
5939


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Secretary Harriet Harman
          Social Security:    Bill to make provision as to the making of decisions and the determination of appeals under enactments relating to social security, child support, vaccine damage payments and war pensions; to make further provision with respect to social security; and for connected purposes.

Notice of Motion

    Mr John Heppell
          Disability Discrimination (Provision of Voting Facilities):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to make it unlawful for a provider of voting facilities to discriminate against disabled people.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

2 OPPOSITION DAY [2nd allotted day]:
PENSIONS
Mr William Hague
Mr Peter Lilley
Mr Michael Howard
Mrs Gillian Shephard
Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Mr James Arbuthnot
        That this House condemns the Government's assault on pension funds through the removal of tax relief on dividend income of pension funds in direct betrayal of their election pledges; agrees with the National Association of Pension Funds that this is the biggest attack on funded pension provision since the War; believes the brunt of the cost of the Windfall Tax will also fall on pension funds; warns members of occupational schemes that they and their employers will have to increase contributions to maintain benefits; further warns personal pension holders that they will need to pay higher premiums or suffer significantly lower pensions; believes the Government is guilty of mis-selling personal pensions if it refuses to spell out how much this tax change will cost pension holders; demands that the Government increases the contracted out rebate to avoid large-scale contracting back into SERPS; deplores the total absence of consultation about these far-reaching changes in company and pension taxation which has resulted in shoddy, hastily prepared and ill-thought-out proposals; and calls for the Government to withdraw these measures until it has prepared a Green Paper on future reform of company taxation and its implications for pension provision.
        As an Amendment to Mr William Hague's proposed Motion (Pensions):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Secretary Harriet Harman
        Line     1,    leave out from 'House' to end and add 'condemns the failure of the last Government to foster security in retirement for either today's pensioners or pensioners of the future; supports the present Government's objective of a decent income for all in retirement; believes that the best way to achieve this is by developing second pensions building on the foundation of the basic state pension; commends the Government's decisive action on the past mis-selling of private pensions; endorses the measures taken in the Budget, particularly the reforms to corporation tax, which will help to create a climate encouraging higher investment and a higher sustainable growth rate increasing the capacity of the economy to support decent pensions; supports the Government's welfare-to-work proposals, which will improve the employment opportunities for thousands of people, enabling them to save for their own retirement; and welcomes the Government's commitment to review pensions and achieve security in retirement for all.'.
          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 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 24th June, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6).
4 PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE
Mrs Ann Taylor
        That it is desirable that a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed to review Parliamentary Privilege and to make recommendations thereon.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Keith Vaz proposes to raise the subject of the case of James Miles and Paul Loseby in Venezuela.


COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1 Third Standing Committee on Delegated
     Legislation
4.30 p.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the Scottish Seed Development Council (Dissolution) Order 1997.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2 Modernisation of the House of Commons 9.30 a.m. Room 21 (private)
3 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries

© Parliamentary copyright 1997
Prepared 9 July 1997