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|Order of Business Tuesday 23rd March 1999
Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Tuesday 23 March 1999.
* 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.
|At 2.30 p.m.||Prayers|
City of Westminster Bill [Lords].
Consideration of Bill Ordered to lie upon the Table
University College London Bill
|*1||Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute): What discussions he has had with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food regarding the impact on Scottish retailers of the levy proposed under the draft Food Standards Bill.|
|*2||Mrs Irene Adams (Paisley North): If he will make a statement about the work of the Consultative Steering Group on procedures for a Scottish Parliament.|
|*3||Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): If he will make a statement on the Government's strategy to improve literacy and numeracy in Scottish schools.|
|*4||Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South): When he plans to conclude the contract for the new college in Kilwinning.|
|*5||Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries): What plans he has to increase parental involvement within the Scottish education system.|
|*6||Mr John Home Robertson (East Lothian): If he will make a statement on progress towards the reopening of the export market for Scottish beef.|
|*7||Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale): What progress has been made on the Trunk Roads Review; and if he will make a statement.|
|*8||Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth): When he last met representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss the Local Government Settlement for 1999-2000.|
|*9||Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): If EU inspectors have been invited to Scottish farms since the lifting of the beef export ban was announced.|
|*10||Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on the current levels of inward investment to Scotland.|
|*11||Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West): What initiatives he is proposing to improve educational opportunities.|
|*12||Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton): When he last met representatives of the farming industry to discuss support for Scottish farms.|
|*13||Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire): If the Scottish Parliament will have the power to lift the beef-on-the-bone ban in Scotland.|
|*14||Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): What action he has taken to tackle the spread of infective salmon anaemia in the salmon farming industry.|
|*15||Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North): What plans he has to tackle the problems of those who suffer social exclusion, despite living within areas of general affluence.|
|*16||Ms Sandra Osborne (Ayr): If he will make a statement about the National Grid for Learning.|
|*17||Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill): What discussions he had had with the Association of Sheriffs in Scotland concerning sentencing policy for women.|
|*18||Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West): If he will make a statement on the incidence of low pay in Scotland.|
|*19||Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): What progress he has made towards organising a trial in relation to the Lockerbie affair; and if he will make a statement.|
|*20||Mr Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale): When he last met representatives of Scottish local government to discuss the Empty Homes Initiative.|
|*21||Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde): What recent representations he has received anent the problem of bed-blocking.|
|*22||Mr Donald Gorrie (Edinburgh West): What plans he has to ensure that financial support is provided to enable voluntary organisations which provide community services relevant to social exclusion to continue to function and to plan ahead.|
|*23||Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston): If he will make a statement on his policies to reduce the number of people in Scotland who are living in poverty, as defined by his Department.|
|*24||Mr John McAllion (Dundee East): What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Trades Union Council relating to the performance of the Scottish manufacturing industry.|
|*25||Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford): How many local authorities have banned the use of genetically- modified foods in schools.|
|*26||Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): What the role of the Secretary of State for Scotland will be at Westminster following the establishment of the Scottish Parliament and Executive.|
|*27||Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood): What estimate he has made of the numbers of young people entering (a) full- time jobs and (b) further education, as a result of the New Deal.|
|*28||Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale): What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the next programme for European Union structural funds.|
|*29||Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West): If he will make a statement on the progress he has made in promoting Scottish beef.|
|At 3.15 p.m.|
|*30||Mr David Kidney (Stafford): How the Community Legal Service will be accountable to (a) Parliament and (b) the public.|
|*31||Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): If he will set minimum requirements for pro bono work as a qualification for appointment to QC status.|
|*32||Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West): If he will make a statement on the role of county courts in serving their local communities.|
|*33||Norman Baker (Lewes): What assessment he makes of the (a) environmental implications and (b) inconvenience to individuals, in reaching decisions on appeals against closure of magistrates' courts.|
|*34||Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet): What estimate he has made of legal aid expenditure in 1998-99; and what the figures were for (a) 10 and (b) 20 years earlier.|
|*35||Mr John Grogan (Selby): If he will make a statement on the provision of law centres in North Yorkshire.|
|*36||Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What plans he has to ensure the effective use of immigration adjudicators' time while explanatory statements from the Home Office are delayed.|
|*37||Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): What measures he is taking to ensure that the proposed reduction in approved legal aid practices does not result in geographical inequality of access to legal aid.|
|*38||Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington): What steps he is taking to encourage more women to apply for appointment as regional adjudicators to the Immigration Appellate Authority.|
|*39||Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will visit Lichfield to meet the Lichfield Magistrates' Bench to discuss the dispensing of justice in Lichfield; and if he will make a statement.|
|*40||Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset): What was the average time taken from charging to conviction for juveniles in (a) April 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.|
|*41||Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West): For how many public appointments the Lord Chancellor is responsible; and how many such appointments he has made since he took office.|
|At 3.30 p.m.||Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)
|1||AGE (PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION) [Up to 20 minutes]|
|Mr Robert Maclennan
|+ 2||LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL [MONEY] (No. 2): Queen's Recommendation signified. [Up to 45 minutes]|
|Mrs Barbara Roche
|+ 3||LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered. [Until any hour]|
|Mr Paddy Ashdown|
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr Richard Livsey
Mr Adrian Sanders
Mr Paul Tyler
|At 10.00 p.m.|
|+||BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate]|
|The Prime Minister
|+ 4||SOCIAL SECURITY [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Darling
|+ 5||FAMILY LAW [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Darling
|+ 6||FAMILY LAW [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Darling
|+ 7||NATIONAL LOTTERY [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Smith
|+ 8||TRAVEL BY MEMBERS TO NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS AND EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]|
|At the end of the sitting:|
|1||Standing Committee A||10.30 a.m.
|Room 11 (public)|
|2||Standing Committee D||10.30 a.m.
|Room 9 (public)|
|3||Standing Committee E||10.30 a.m.
|Room 10 (public)|
|4||European Standing Committee C||10.30 a.m.||Room 14 (public)|
|5||Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation||10.30 a.m.||Room 5 (public)|
|6||Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation||10.30 a.m.||Room 12 (public)|
|7||Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation||4.30 p.m.||Room 12 (public)|
|8||Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee||9.45 a.m.
|Room 8 (private)|
|9||Environmental Audit||10.00 a.m.
|Room 19 (private)|
|10||Foreign Affairs||10.00 a.m.
|Room 16 (private)|
|11||International Development||10.00 a.m.
|Room 15 (private)|
|12||Public Administration||10.00 a.m.
|Room 18 (private)|
|13||Home Affairs||10.15 a.m.||Room 17 (private)|
|14||Welsh Affairs||10.15 a.m.
|Room 21 (private)|
|15||Standards and Privileges||10.30 a.m.||Room 13 (private)|
|Room 6 (private)|
|17||Agriculture||11.00 a.m.||Room 20 (private)|
|18||Education and Employment||3.45 p.m.||Room 18 (private)|
|19||Finance and Services||4.00 p.m.||Room 15 (private)|
|20||International Development||4.00 p.m.
|Room 5 (private)|
|21||Administration||5.00 p.m.||Room 13 (private)|
|22||Statutory Instruments||Immediately after the meeting of the Joint
|Room 7 (private)|
|23||Financial Services and Markets||3.30 p.m.
|Room 3 (private)|
|24||Statutory Instruments||4.15 p.m.||Room 7 (private)|
|1 ||Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West): To ask Mr Attorney General, when he expects his 1999 departmental report to be published.|
|2 ||Jane Griffiths (Reading East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish his detailed proposals on bus policy following the White Paper, A New Deal for Transport, Better for Everyone.|
|3 ||Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he has received the final report of the independent review of the standard spending assessment formula; and if he will make a statement.|
|4 ||Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the Tax Law Rewrite project.|
|5 ||Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the potential road programme identified in Driving Wales Forward; and if he will make a statement.|
|6 ||Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will adopt noise reduction criteria as they apply in England for road schemes in Wales.|
|7 ||Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends to publish the draft bill on political management structures and the new ethical framework for local government; and if he will make a statement.|
|8 ||Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will publish his strategy for combating fraud in social security.|
|9 ||Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what was the outcome of consultation with regional planning bodies on the study programme proposed in A New Deal for Trunk Roads in England; and if he will announce the final programme of studies.|
|10 ||Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will announce the next areas to be brought into the randomised badger culling trial.|
|11 ||Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement about the Next Steps Review of the Intervention Board.|
|12 ||Mr Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will publish the Government's response to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report; and if he will make a statement.|
|13 ||Caroline Flint (Don Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects to implement the recommendation, in the report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 1997, that nominated officials in the law enforcement agencies be permitted to modify serious crime warrants on behalf of the Secretary of State where the warrants are specifically endorsed to permit it.|
|14 ||Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when his Department will publish new planning policy guidelines on housing; and if he will make a statement.|
|15 ||Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the Government's approach to sexual and reproductive health.|
|16 ||Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will place a copy of the letter from the former engineer of the al-Shifa factory in Khartoum dated 19th March to him and his reply in the Library.|
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