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Order Paper Thursday 17 July 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 44) for Thursday 17 July 1997.


No. 44 THURSDAY 17TH JULY 1997 941
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 Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what preparations his Department is making for the establishment of a Food Standards Agency.
7274
*2 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to ensure that genetically engineered crops are separated from the main crop.
7276
*3 Mr Tim Collins (Westmorland and Lonsdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement about the operation of hill livestock compensatory allowances.
7277
*4 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement about the future of the Meat Hygiene Service.
7278
*5 Ms Jennifer Jones (Wolverhampton South West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what measures his Department is taking to ensure higher standards of food safety.
7279
*6 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what proposals he has for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.
7280
*7 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what proposals he has to improve the welfare of animals held in quarantine.
7281
*8 Mr Norman Baker (Lewes):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress is being made towards securing reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
7282
*9 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how he intends to balance (a) fishing capacity reduction and (b) effort limitation in reaching the targets, set out in the Multi Annual Guidance Programme.
7283
*10 Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what he estimates to be the costs to date of BSE enforcement.
7284
*11 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to increase support for organic farming.
7285
*12 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what steps he is taking to prevent illegal beef exports.
7287
*13 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the administration and financing of the over 30 month slaughter scheme.
7289
*14 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what representations he has received about his decision to reduce compensation payments to beef farmers with effect from 4th August.
7290
*15 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to improve farm animal welfare; and if he will make a statement.
7291
*16 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has for additional assistance to beef farmers.
7292
*17 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to publish more information under the provisions of the open government code.
7293
*18 Mr Ian Taylor (Esher and Walton):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to introduce new controls on imported food.
7294
*19 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the impact of revaluations of the green pound on cereal growers.
7295
*20 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what role his Department plays in (a) compiling and (b) disseminating information about healthy diets.
7296
*21 Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what role the Government's plans for agri-environment schemes will play in its proposals for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
7298
*22 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will ban the import of sheepmeat and goatmeat from countries where there is no requirement for the removal of specified offals in ovines.
7299
*23 Mr David Drew (Stroud):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has for speeding up change to the Common Agricultural Policy; and what policy priorities he will promote in its place.
7300
*24 Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will next meet his European counterparts to discuss the next steps towards lifting the beef export ban.
7301
*25 Mr Andrew Reed (Loughborough):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the Government's policy in respect of agri-environment schemes.
7302
*26 Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to reform the system of milk quotas.
7303

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

*27 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what discussions he has had since 1st May with the Director of the Serious Fraud Office concerning the future of the Office.
7305
*28 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement as to the implications of the Amsterdam Treaty for his Department.
7307
*29 Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement on the effect of restrictions on rights of audience on morale in the Crown Prosecution Service.
7308
*30 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask Mr Attorney General, when he expects to introduce measures to reform the Crown Prosecution Service.
7309
*31 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    To ask Mr Attorney General, how many unduly lenient sentences he has referred to the Court of Appeal since 1st May.
7310
*32 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    To ask Mr Attorney General, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary about the care of victims of crime and of witnesses.
7311
*33 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask Mr Attorney General, if he will make a statement on the work of the Serious Fraud Office.
7312


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 CONSOLIDATED FUND (APPROPRIATION) BILL:    Second Reading.
        The Questions on Second and Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill will be put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56.
2 COUNCIL TAX
Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the draft Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 14th July, be approved.
          The Speaker will put the Question on the above Order not later than three hours after the start of proceedings thereon, pursuant to Order [11th July].
3 OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION
Secretary Clare Short
         That the draft Asian Development Bank (Sixth Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 26th June, be approved.
           To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6).
        The Select Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its First Report, HC 34-i.
4 OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION
Secretary Clare Short
        That the draft International Fund for Agricultural Development (Fourth Replenishment) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 26th June, be approved.
            To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6).
        The Select Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its First Report, HC 34-i.
5 CONTRACTING OUT
Mr Secretary Straw
        That the draft Contracting Out (Metropolitan Police and Civil Staffs Pensions) Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 30th June, be approved.
           To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Dr Stephen Ladyman proposes to raise the subject of the regeneration of Thanet.

COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1 Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        To consider the Finance Bill (Except Clauses Nos. 1, 15, 17 and 19).
2 Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the draft Allocation of Housing (Reasonable and Additional Preference) Regulations 1997.
3 Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the draft Commissioner for Complaints (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.
SELECT COMMITTEES

4 Health 10.30 a.m. Room 8 (private)
        To choose chairman and consider course of proceeding.
5 Home Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 6 (private)
        To choose chairman and consider course of proceeding.
6 National Heritage 10.30 a.m. Room 15 (private)
        To choose chairman and consider course of proceeding.
7 Treasury 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
        To choose chairman and consider course of proceeding.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
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