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Order of Business Friday 19th 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 9.30 a.m.    Prayers
Afterwards
Main Business
 
        Note: If proceedings on the first Bill end before 2.30 p.m., the second Bill and, possibly, subsequent Bills may be debated in the time remaining. After 2.30 p.m., only those Bills which are unopposed may make further progress.
 
1   REFERENDUMS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Andrew Robathan
2   CHEQUES (SCOTLAND) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr John Swinney
3   FUEL POVERTY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr John McAllion
4   TRANSPORT OF FARM ANIMALS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Gwyn Prosser
5   CONTROL OF RESIDENTIAL HEDGEROWS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Jim Cunningham
6   BUS FUEL DUTY (EXEMPTIONS) BILL:    Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [12th March].
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time:--            Member in Charge:    Mr Patrick McLoughlin
7   STREETWORKS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Christopher Fraser
8   NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Tony Colman
9   COMPUTER MILLENNIUM NON-COMPLIANCE (CONTINGENCY PLANS) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr David Atkinson
10   PUBLIC HOUSE NAMES BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mrs Ann Winterton
11   ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL:    Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [12th March].
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time:--            Member in Charge:    Mr Clive Efford
12   ENERGY CONSERVATION (HOUSING) BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Clive Efford
+  13   DEREGULATION COMMITTEE    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Mr Keith Bradley
        That Mr Stephen McCabe be discharged from the Deregulation Committee and Mr John McDonnell be added to the Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  14   TRAVEL BY MEMBERS TO NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS AND EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Margaret Beckett
Paddy Tipping
 
        That the Resolution of 6th December 1991 relating to travel by Members to European Community Institutions be rescinded.
        That, in the opinion of this House, provision should be made as from 1st April 1999 for reimbursing Members in respect of the cost of travelling on parliamentary duties between the United Kingdom and any European Union institution in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg or the national parliament of another European Union member state and any additional expenses necessarily incurred in such travelling, subject to the limit that
        (1) the amount payable to a Member in any year, beginning with 1st April, shall not exceed the aggregate of--
          (a) the cost of a return business class airfare for the journey on the assumption that the journey begins and ends at a London airport and that the destination is any of the three cities mentioned above or the location of the national parliament of a European Union member state; and
          (b) twice the corresponding civil service class A standard subsistence rate for the time being in operation; and
        (2) expenditure in pursuance of this Resolution within financial year 1999-2000 shall not exceed the total currently planned for expenditure on travel by Members to European Union institutions within that year.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
+  15   OFFICE COSTS ETC. ALLOWANCES    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]
 Margaret Beckett
        That, in the opinion of this House, the following provisions should have effect:
        The limit on the office costs allowance in relation to Mrs Betty Williams should be up to 1.25 times that determined in accordance with paragraph (a) of the Resolution of the House of 10th July 1996 for any quarter beginning with 1st April 1998.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
16   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Tibet (Norman Baker).
        Debate may continue until 3.00 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).

Written Questions tabled on Thursday 18th March for answer today++
1  
  
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 15th March, Official Report, column 495, if he will rank police forces according to the number of accidents in 1997-98 involving police vehicles which resulted in injury and death.
(78203)
2  
  
Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the members of the committee established under Lord Maclean to review the sentencing and treatment of serious violent and sexual offenders.
(78296)
3  
  
Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the appointment of members of the Countryside Agency will be announced.
(78297)
4  
  
Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when work will resume on the revision of the regulations controlling artificial insemination of cattle and pigs.
(78298)
5  
  
Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to his Answer of 3rd March, Official Report, column 776, when he expects to publish the paper setting out his Department's position concerning the testing of UK Gulf veterans for the presence of depleted uranium.
(78299)
6  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Scarborough and Whitby of 12th March, Official Report, columns 428-9, on shellfish, what further representations he has received from shellfish interests about measures to protect lobsters and crawfish.
(78300)
7  
  
Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what further action he proposes to take against those local authorities whose direct labour and direct service organisations failed to meet their statutory financial objectives in 1997-98.
(78347)

 
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