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Order Paper Tuesday 29 July 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 52) for Tuesday 29 July 1997.


No. 52 TUESDAY 29TH JULY 1997 1153
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 Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to review the Mobile Homes Act 1983.
9346
*2 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to involve a comprehensive range of expertise in developing his proposals for a regional development strategy.
9347
*3 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he is taking to encourage recycling for environmental reasons.
9350
*4 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will ensure that the English regions are not excluded from forthcoming decentralisation legislation.
9351
*5 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his consultations on devolution in London and the regions of England.
9352
*6 Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions whether it remains the policy of the Government to work towards the objective of a democratically elected regional government for the North; and through what stages it intends to reach that objective.
9353
*7 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will conduct an environmental audit for the North West of England; and if he will make a statement.
9354
*8 Mr Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to review the financial allocations for the unitary authorities.
9355
*9 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a further statement about his proposals following his visits to the old coalfield areas.
9356
*10 Mr David Prior (North Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if Her Majesty's Government will take into account the likely cost to local authorities when setting a level for the minimum wage.
9357
*11 Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what measures he proposes to reduce the gap between those benefiting most and least in respect of the SSA formula-funded mechanism to determine local authorities' revenue support grant levels.
9358
*12 Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the impact of the Budget measures on carbon dioxide emissions.
9359
*13 Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions for which areas of current local government the strategic authority for London would have responsibility.
9360
*14 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will amend the General Development Order to extend those categories of development which are subject to planning application and public inquiries.
9361
*15 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received from local authorities about the abolition of the advance corporation tax credit and its impact on revenue support grant levels.
9362
*16 Mr Piers Merchant (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the costs of establishing and running a strategic authority for London.
9363
*17 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps are being taken to reduce those environmental pollutants which have been demonstrated to contribute to the incidence of asthma.
9364
*18 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what discussions he has had with water companies on the subject of charging arrangements in substitution for the present system based on rateable values.
9365
*19 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions under what arrangements the boards of directors of the regional development agencies will be appointed.
9366
*20 Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to extend the range of organisations placed under the requirement to take Agenda 21 on sustainable development as an instrumental part of their responsibilities.
9367
*21 Mr Oliver Letwin (West Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the effect of recent interest rates rises on local authorities.
9368
*22 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment his Department has made of global temperature changes.
9369
*23 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what account has been taken of the effect on councils of the abolition of the advance corporation tax credit in his Department's spending plans.
9370
*24 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate his Department has made of the effect of recent interest rate rises on local authorities.
9371
*25 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received concerning the preservation of the countryside.
9372
*26 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will bring forward proposals for a power of community initiative in local government.
9373

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.

*27 Mr Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he intends to take to increase investment in London Underground.
9375
*28 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has to ban bull bars on vehicles used on public roads.
9376
*29 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to revive the Cross Rail project.
9377
*30 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his Department's proposals for the Birmingham Northern Relief Road.
9378
*31 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he proposes to review the regulatory regime for the BAA with particular reference to the formula for landing charges.
9379
*32 Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress towards ensuring that all bridges within the United Kingdom meet maximum axle loading requirements for freight transported by road.
9380
*33 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what measures he proposes to encourage more people to use road passenger transport services.
9381
*34 Mr Keith Simpson (Mid Norfolk):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the regulation of Railtrack.
9382
*35 Mr Piers Merchant (Beckenham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how he proposes to increase the use of the Private Finance Initiative on the London Underground.
9383
*36 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the effect on traffic accidents and casualties of the adoption of Central European Time.
9385
*37 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is his estimated timescale for the introduction of a direct Channel Tunnel service from Leeds.
9386
*38 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will require public transport operators to improve standards of passenger comfort; and if he will make a statement.
9387
*39 Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is his policy towards the use of liquid petroleum gas in cars.
9389
*40 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what measures his Department is taking to implement the Government's plans for the future of the National Air Traffic Control Service.
9390
*41 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the viability of traffic-free city centres.
9391
*42 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans his Department has to encourage the transportation of goods by rail as opposed to road.
9392
*43 Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to take measures to reduce car dependency.
9393
*44 Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received on the necessity of improving the A3 at Hindhead.
9394
*45 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he is taking to ensure that small boat safety is improved.
9395
*46 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he next expects to meet officials of Railtrack to discuss improvements to West Coast services.
9396
*47 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what recent representations he has received on the standard of service on the Fenchurch Street line.
9397
*48 Mr Hugh Bayley (City of York):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how he intends to increase the proportion of freight carried by rail.
9398
*49 Mrs Teresa Gorman (Billericay):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the progress of private investment in London Underground.
9399


AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Motion

    Mr David Atkinson
          Companies (Millennium Computer Compliance):    That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require companies to conduct an assessment of the capability of their computer systems to deal with calendar dates after 31st December 1999; and to report both on those assessments and on the actions their directors propose to take in consequence.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*1 FINANCE BILL [2nd allotted day]:    Not amended in the Committee and as amended (in the Standing Committee), to be further considered.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages will also be taken.
 
          The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on Monday 21st July, Tuesday 22nd July and Wednesday 23rd July (HC 169-i to iii) are relevant.
2 CONSOLIDATION, &c., BILLS
Mr George Mudie
        That Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Patrick Hall, Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews, Mr James Plaskitt, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Adrian Sanders, Dr George Turner, Mr Andrew Tyrie and Mr Brian White be members of the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c., Bills.
3 DEREGULATION
Mr George Mudie
        That Mr David Chaytor, Mr Iain Coleman, Mr Brian Cotter, Mr John Cryer, Mr Stephen Hesford, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Ivan Lewis, Mr David Lock, Mr Stephen McCabe, Mr Gordon Marsden, Mr Piers Merchant, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Peter L. Pike, Mr William Ross, Miss Geraldine Smith, Mr Richard Spring, Mr Anthony Steen and Mr Ian Stewart be members of the Deregulation Committee.
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Mr John Home Robertson proposes to raise the subject of the dualling of the A1 trunk road between Haddington and the English Border.

COMMITTEES
 
STANDING COMMITTEES
1 Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the Education (Student Loans) Bill.
2 Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the Social Security Bill.
SELECT COMMITTEES
3 Home Affairs 9.45 a.m. Room 15 (private)
10.00 a.m. (public)
        Witness: Rt Hon Jack Straw, MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department.
4 Defence 10.00 a.m. Room 8 (private)
10.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: Gulf War Illnesses.
        Witness: Dr John Reid, MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces.
5 Standards and Privileges 10.30 a.m. Room 16 (private)
6 Public Administration 10.30 a.m. Room 6 (private)
11.30 a.m. (public)
        Subject: The work of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
        Witnesses: Rt Hon Dr David Clark, MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Mr Robin Mountfield, CB, Permanent Secretary, Office of Public Service.
7 Foreign Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 5 (private)
8 Information 11.00 a.m. Room 13 (private)
        To choose Chairman and consider course of proceeding.
9 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: 3.30 p.m. Room 15 (private)
3.45 p.m. (public)
        Environment Sub-Committee
        Subject: Local Government Financial Policy.
        Witnesses: Hilary Armstrong, MP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, and officials of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.
10 Education and Employment 3.45 p.m. Room 19 (private)
11 Administration 4.00 p.m. Room 17 (private)
        To choose Chairman and consider course of proceeding.
12 Accommodation and Works 4.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
        To choose Chairman and consider course of proceeding.
13 Liaison 4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
14 Statutory Instruments Immediately
after the
meeting of the
Joint
Committee
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
15 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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