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Order of Business Monday 1st March 1999

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Notes:
* indicates a question for oral answer.
[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.
Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked. Other Ministers may also answer.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


At 2.30 p.m.    Prayers
At 2.35 p.m.
+             NOTICE OF MOTION FOR UNOPPOSED RETURN    [No debate]  
 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
        Review of the Revisions to the Average Earnings Index:     Return of a Report on the revision of the average earnings index, conducted by Sir Andrew Turnbull and Mr Mervyn King.
          
No debate


Afterwards 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
*1 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    What progress is being made towards increasing the representation of women and people from ethnic minorities on bodies sponsored by his Department.
(72088)
*2 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    If he will make a statement on the regional distribution of projects funded by the National Lottery since its initiation.
(72089)
*3 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    When the New Opportunities Fund will be able to accept applications in respect of out-of-school hours activities.
(72090)
*4 Ann Coffey (Stockport):    What his plans are for improving the competitiveness and quality of service of the UK hospitality and tourism industries.
(72091)
*5 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    What steps he proposes to take to ensure the autonomy of the professional sporting bodies; and if he will make a statement.
(72093)
*6 Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    What plans he has to offer sporting activities at after-school clubs.
(72094)
*7 Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    If he will make a statement on his plans for the future of the Arts Council.
(72095)
*8 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    What current actions his Department is taking in support of the 2006 World Cup Bid.
(72096)
*9 Norman Baker (Lewes):    What preparations he has made in respect of the next periodic review of the BBC's Charter.
(72097)
*10 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What measures he proposes to (i) extend access to the performing arts and (ii) reduce the costs of (a) performances and (b) tuition.
(72098)
*11 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to improve the accessibility of the productions of national theatre, opera and ballet companies for those living outside London.
(72099)
*12 Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    What plans he has to help Britain's library service to extend access to new technologies.
(72100)
*13 Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What steps his Department is taking to improve standards in public libraries.
(72102)
*14 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What plans he has for improving the competitiveness and quality of service of the UK hospitality and tourism industries.
(72103)
*15 Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    What his priorities are for improving the competitiveness and quality of the UK hospitality and tourism industries.
(72105)
*16 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    What assessment his Department has made of the service currently being provided by public libraries; and if he will make a statement.
(72107)
*17 Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    How many communities have received millennium awards.
(72108)
*18 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    If he will assess the benefits of using advertisements as a means to fund free television licences for pensioners as part of the review of future funding of the BBC.
(72109)
*19 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What plans he has to promote the designation of chess as a sport.
(72111)
*20 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    How he is encouraging Britain's library service to extend access to the new technologies.
(72112)
*21 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What representations he has received regarding the effect on tourism in England and Wales of liberalising the liquor licensing laws.
(72113)
*22 Mr Michael Foster (Hastings and Rye):    What priority his tourism strategy will give to the development of traditional holiday destinations, with particular reference to seaside resorts.
(72114)
*23 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    What steps his Department will take to ensure that growth in tourism is sustainable and does not damage the countryside or built heritage.
(72115)
*24 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    What proportion of the Sports Council's Lottery grants have been directed to the Council's priority areas.
(72116)
*25 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    What steps his Department will take to ensure that growth in tourism is sustainable and does not damage the countryside or built heritage.
(72117)
At 3.05 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the Millennium Experience
*26 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    If he will make a statement on progress in obtaining sponsorship for the Millennium Dome.
(72118)
*27 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    How many zones within the Millennium Dome are now sponsored; and for which zones the sponsorship agreements have been signed.
(72119)
*28 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    If he will make a statement on his plans for the Millennium site after 2000.
(72120)
*29 Mr Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    What plans he has to include exhibits in the Millennium Experience relating to the brain's capacity to make ethical distinctions.
(72121)
*30 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    If he will list those who have agreed to sponsor the Spirit Zone.
(72124)
*31 Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    What discussions the New Millennium Experience Company has had with the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, about co-operation during 2000.
(72125)
*32 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    How much the Dome is insured for.
(72126)
At 3.15 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the President of the Council, the honourable Member answering for the House of Commons Commission and the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee
*33 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will establish an ad hoc select committee on the effects of sanctions against Iraq.
(72128)
*34 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the President of the Council, what proposals she plans to put forward for reviving the Standing Committee on Regional Affairs.
(72129)
*35 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the President of the Council, what representations she has received on the procedure for passing non-contentious Law Commission bills through Parliament.
(72131)
*36 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    To ask the President of the Council, what further plans she has to change the Parliamentary calendar.
(72132)
*37 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the procedural consequences for the House of Welsh devolution.
(72133)
*38 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    To ask the President of the Council, what recent discussions she has had with transport providers on problems concerning Millennium compliance and insurance cover for travel on 1st January 2000; and if she will make a statement.
(72134)
*39 Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on progress being made towards establishing a Royal Commission on reform of the House of Lords.
(72135)
*40 Mr John Heppell (Nottingham East):    To ask the President of the Council, what action is being taken to ensure that all local authorities reach the benchmark set for them on preparation for the Millennium.
(72136)
*41 Christine Russell (City of Chester):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on progress being made towards establishing a Royal Commission on reform of the House of Lords.
(72137)
*42 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on progress on reviving the Standing Committee on the English Regions.
(72139)

At 3.30 p.m.Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)


Main Business
+  1   SEXUAL OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL: Not amended in the Committee and as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.    [Until any hour]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading may also be taken.
 
        Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.    
+  2   SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE BILL: Not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered    [Until any hour]
Third Reading may also be taken.
 
        Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.    

At 10.00 p.m.
+     BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate]
 The Prime Minister
        That, at this day's sitting, the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill and the Scottish Enterprise Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

3   INCOME TAX (S.I., 1998, No. 3175)
 Mr William Hague
Mr Francis Maude
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr James Arbuthnot
 
        That the Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 3175), dated 17th December 1998, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17th December, be revoked.
        The Speaker will put the question after 1.5 hours or at 11.30 p.m., whichever is earlier (Order of 25th February).    
+  4   GOVERNMENT TRADING FUNDS    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Dobson
        That the draft National Health Service Estate Management and Health Building Agency Trading Fund Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 3rd February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  5   LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 39) (HC 213), which was laid before this House on 4th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  6   EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Cook
        That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Assocation between the European Communities and their Member States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  7   NORTHERN IRELAND    [No debate]
 Secretary Marjorie Mowlam
        That the draft Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  8   COURT OF AUDITORS REPORT    [No debate]
 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 of European Community Documents OJ No. C349, European Court of Auditors Annual Report on the financial year 1997, Nos. 14031/98, Draft Council Regulation establishing a European Fraud Investigation Office, and 10786/98, Special Report No. 9/98 of the European Court of Auditors concerning the protection of the financial interests of the European Union in the field of VAT on intra-Community trade; and supports the Government's continuing efforts to promote and support measures to improve financial management and fight fraud against the EU Budget.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
At the end of the sitting:
9   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Future of Penn School (Mrs Cheryl Gillan).
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
STANDING COMMITTEES
1   First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 1999, the draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 1999, and the draft Scottish Parliament (First Ordinary General Election and First Meeting) Order 1999.
2   Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the draft Trade Union Subscriptions Deductions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
SELECT COMMITTEE
3   Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: Department of Health: Cost Over-runs, Funding Problems and Delays on Guy's Hospital Phase III Development.
        Witnesses: Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive, NHS Executive; Mr Tim Matthews, Chief Executive, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Hospital Trust.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Friday 26th February for answer today++
1  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many patients with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in Northern Ireland in the last year; and how many were admitted for a hospital stay more than once during the year.
(74387)
2  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many patients with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in Scotland in the last year; and how many were admitted for a hospital stay more than once during the year.
(74388)
3  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in each health district in the last year; and how many were admitted for a hospital stay more than once during the year.
(74389)
4  
  
Sir Alastair Goodlad (Eddisbury):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many patients with a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia psychoses were discharged from mental illness hospitals in Wales in the last year; and how many were admitted for a hospital stay more than once during the year.
(74390)
5  
  
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what changes have been made in the composition of the United Kingdom parliamentary delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly.
(74392)
6  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what responses he has received to proposals for a single ombudsman scheme as set out in the draft Financial Services and Markets Bill; and if he will make a statement.
(74393)
7  
  
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he expects to respond to the report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care of the Elderly.
(74394)
8  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to announce the outcome of the review of the revisions to the average earnings index.
(74433)

 
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