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Order Paper Wednesday 23 July 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 48) for Wednesday 23 July 1997.


No. 48 WEDNESDAY 23RD JULY 1997 1049
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 David Chaytor OECD multilateral agreement on investment.
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Mr Andrew George British fishing policy after 2002.
12.30 p.m.-1.00 p.m. Ms Margaret Hodge Parental leave for adoptive parents.
1.00 p.m.-1.30 p.m. Mr Michael Fabricant Water regulations for WC flushing mechanisms.
1.30 p.m.-2.00 p.m. Mrs Ann Cryer Preservation of Top Withens, Haworth.
    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 Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received concerning the interests of Caribbean banana producers; and if she will make a statement.
8356
*2 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will meet representatives of the World Bank to discuss their latest World Development Report; and if she will make a statement.
8357
*3 Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will meet the US Ambassador to discuss bilateral UK--US aid relations.
8358
*4 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the steps her Department is taking to ensure that aid from the United Kingdom (a) reaches and helps the world's poorest people and (b) is not kept by their governments.
8359
*5 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures her Department plans to take to discourage the exploitation of children in employment in developing countries.
8360
*6 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has for developing the scope and extent of development education in supporting the work of her Department.
8361
*7 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that overseas aid from her Department is used to promote democracy in the Third World.
8362
*8 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received about the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers in developing countries.
8363
*9 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the outcome of her discussions at the UNGASS in New York.
8364
*10 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government is doing to promote schemes to help solve the problems of street children.
8365
*11 Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to widen educational opportunity for women in developing countries.
8366
*12 Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on her Department's contribution to the Strategic Defence Review.
8367
*13 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role her Department will play in the Strategic Defence Review.
8370
*14 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is her Department's policy towards the goal of global free trade.
8371
*15 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the Highly Indebted Poor Countries initiative.
8372
*16 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is her Department's current policy on aid to Cambodia; and if she will make a statement.
8373
*17 Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had regarding the progress of her Department's work in Bosnia.
8374
*18 Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the priority to be given to future assistance to the United Kingdom's dependent territories.
8375
*19 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policies she plans to initiate or develop on a Commonwealth-wide basis.
8376
*20 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received concerning the number of women compulsorily sterilised or forced to undergo abortions in China through population control programmes supported by her Department.
8377
*21 Mr Bowen Wells (Hertford and Stortford):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what will be the annual cost of UNESCO membership.
8378
*22 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is giving to de-mining organisations.
8379
*23 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department gives to organisations clearing mines.
8380
*24 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the prospects for social and economic development in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
8381
*25 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the level of resources committed by her Department to strengthening the civil service in developing countries.
8382
*26 Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on the scope and role of the Know How Fund.
8383
*27 Mr Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aspects of the former Government's policies on international development she has altered.
8385

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

*Q1 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8386
*Q2 Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8387
*Q3 Mr Andrew Welsh (Angus):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8388
*Q4 Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8389
*Q5 Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8390
*Q6 Mr Andrew Rowe (Faversham and Mid Kent):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8391
*Q7 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8392
*Q8 Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he wil list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8393
*Q9 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8394
*Q10 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8395
*Q11 Mr Barry Jones (Alyn and Deeside):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he proposes to visit North East Wales.
8396
*Q12 Mr Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8397
*Q13 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8398
*Q14 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8399
*Q15 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8400
*Q16 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8401
*Q17 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8402
*Q18 Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to correct the disparity between the electorates of constituencies in England and Scotland.
8403
*Q19 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8404
*Q20 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 23rd July.
8405


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Motion

    Paddy Tipping
          Access to the Countryside: That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law on trespass and to enable members of the public to resort on foot to open country in England and Wales for their recreation; 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 Ministerial and other Salaries 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

2 EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) ACT SECTION 5
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Mr Secretary Blunkett
        That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.
          The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion not later than one and a half hours after their commencement, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16.
*3 MINISTERIAL AND OTHER SALARIES BILL:    Second Reading.

Remaining stages may also be taken.

        If the Ministerial and other Salaries Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, further proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed; and, as soon as the proceedings on any resolution come to by the House on Ministerial and other Salaries Bill [Money] have been concluded, the House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill, pursuant to Order [18th July].
4 MINISTERIAL AND OTHER SALARIES BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Dawn Primarolo
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Ministerial and other Salaries Bill, it is expedient to authorise any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money provided by Parliament, or charged on the Consolidated Fund, under the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (1) (a).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr Tam Dalyell proposes to raise the subject of Lockerbie and the Crown Office.


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1 Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m. (public)
        Further to consider the Finance Bill (except Clauses 1, 15, 17 and 19).
2 European Standing Committee B 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
        To consider European Community Document No. Com (97) 280 relating to the 1998 Preliminary Draft Budget.
3 Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the draft Transport and Works (Guided Transport Modes) (Amendment) Order 1997
SELECT COMMITTEES

4 International Development 9.30 a.m. Room 5 (private)
5 Modernisation of the House of Commons 9.45 a.m. Room 21 (private)
6 Defence 10.00 a.m. Room 16 (private)
7 Scottish Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 20 (private)
8 Trade and Industry 10.30 a.m. Room 6 (private)
9 Foreign Affairs 11.30 a.m. Room 8 (private)
        To choose chairman and consider course of proceeding
10 Treasury 4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m. (public)
        Subject: Budgetary and Monetary Issues
        Witness: The Governor of the Bank of England
11 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
12 Education and Employment 4.30 p.m. Room 19 (private)
        To choose chairman and consider course of proceeding
13 Social Security 6.30 p.m. Conference Room A,1 Parliament Street (private)

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

 
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