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Order of Business Wednesday 31st 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 
Adjournment Debates
1   ADJOURNMENT    [Until 2.00 p.m.]
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. - 12.30 p.m.Matters to be considered before the forthcoming Adjournment (Standing Order No. 10(3)).Üet
12.30 p.m. - 1.00 p.m.Mr Gary StreeterOrganisation of secondary education in Plympton.
1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.Mr George StevensonA500 grade separation scheme: Stoke-on-Trent.
1.30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.Mr Simon BurnsHM Prison Chelmsford.
    The Motion for the Adjournment of the House will lapse at 2.00 p.m. and the sitting will be suspended until 2.30 p.m. (Standing Order No. 10).

At 2.30 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
*1 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    If he will make a statement on the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales after devolution.
(78059)
*2 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If he will make a statement about recent job losses in Wales.
(78060)
*3 Norman Baker (Lewes):    What mechanisms exist to communicate representations made to his Department concerning genetically-modified crops to other government departments.
(78061)
*4 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    If he will list the Band D council tax rate for each local authority for 1999-2000 and the percentage increase in each case for (i) 1998-99 and (ii) 1997-98.
(78062)
*5 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What new proposals he has to improve the competitive position of the Welsh steel industry.
(78063)
*6 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    How many representations he has received on concessionary transport fares for pensioners in Wales in the last year.
(78064)
*7 Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):    How many representations he has received on concessionary transport fares for pensioners in Wales.
(78065)
*8 Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    If he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions proposals to change the statutory water levels currently in force for (a)the Clwedog and (b) other dams in Wales.
(78066)
*9 Mr Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent):    If he will make a statement on the bypass road proposed for Cwm in Blaenau Gwent.
(78067)
*10 Mr Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion):    What is the latest estimate of the current year deficits of the health authorities and health trust in Wales; and what steps is he taking to ensure that they have adequate funds for 1999-2000.
(78068)
*11 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    What plans he has to standardise road signs in Wales.
(78069)
*12 Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    If he will make a statement on the outcome of the consultation on community health councils in Wales.
(78070)
*13 Mr Michael Colvin (Romsey):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the Agenda 2000 proposals on farm incomes in Wales.
(78071)
*14 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    What is his estimate of the additional costs involved in moving from the temporary National Assembly building to the Assembly's permanent location.
(78072)
*15 Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones (Ynys Môn):    What representations he has received from landowners and tenants on compensation for the loss of land taken up by improvements to the A5/A55 on Anglesey.
(78073)
*16 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What steps he is taking to increase awareness of the dangers of drug misuse in rural areas of Wales.
(78074)
*17 Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    What is (a) the total cost to date of, (b) the total number of calls received to date and (c) the estimated annual cost of the Welsh Assembly information hotline.
(78075)
*18 Mr Rhodri Morgan (Cardiff West):    If he will make a statement on progress on obtaining EU structural funds for Wales.
(78076)
*19 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    If he has met representatives of the farming unions in Wales to discuss the impact of CAP reform on Welsh agriculture.
(78077)
*20 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    What sum has he ear-marked from within the Welsh block for 1999-2000, for spending on projects associated with European structural funds; and what is the figure for the current financial year.
(78078)
*21 Mr Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    What plans he has to identify and reduce the incidence of clinical negligence in the health service in Wales.
(78079)
*22 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr):    If he will make a statement on the impact of the agreements reached at the Council of Ministers' meeting on the Welsh economy.
(78080)
*23 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    What representations he has received regarding employment opportunities for non-Welsh speakers.
(78081)
*24 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What transport facilities will be provided to Ministers in the National Assembly.
(78082)
*25 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    When he next plans to meet representatives of the CBI-Wales to discuss trade relations with Europe.
(78083)
*26 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    If he will make a statement on the funding of the arts in Wales.
(78084)
*27 Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    If he will make a statement on the progress in introducing employment policies to encourage parents to take up employment opportunities in Wales.
(78085)
*28 Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    What plans he has for developing the aerospace industry in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(78086)
*29 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    What (a) representations he has received on and (b) plans he has for further devolution of powers to the Welsh Assembly.
(78087)
*30 Sir Raymond Powell (Ogmore):    What assessment he has made of the prospective impact of the national minimum wage on the Welsh economy.
(78088)
At 3.00 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78089)
*Q2 Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78090)
*Q3 Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78091)
*Q4 Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78092)
*Q5 Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78093)
*Q6 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78094)
*Q7 Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78095)
*Q8 Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78096)
*Q9 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78097)
*Q10 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78098)
*Q11 Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78099)
*Q12 Angela Smith (Basildon):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78100)
*Q13 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78101)
*Q14 Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78102)
*Q15 Mrs Caroline Spelman (Meriden):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78103)
*Q16 Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78104)
*Q17 Mr Ronnie Fearn (Southport):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78105)
*Q18 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78106)
*Q19 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 31st March.
(78108)

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


Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
2   PRESCRIPTION CHARGES (HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY)    [Up to 20 minutes]
 Dr Howard Stoate
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for women requiring hormone replacement therapy to pay a single prescription charge for both single and cyclical hormones, regardless of the preparation they are taking.
          
          The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).




Main Business
+  3   VALUE ADDED TAX    [No debate]
 Dawn Primarolo
        That the Value Added Tax (Buildings and Land) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 593), dated 9th March 1999, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  4   VALUE ADDED TAX    [No debate]
 Dawn Primarolo
        That the Value Added Tax (Finance) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 594), dated 9th March 1999, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  5   SOCIAL SECURITY    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Darling
        That the draft Social Security (Incapacity, Earnings and Work Trials) Pilot Schemes Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 10th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  6   EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be further 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.

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

+  7   CIVIL AVIATION    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the draft Carriage by Air Acts (Implementation of Protocol No. 4 of Montreal, 1975) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
+  8   CIVIL AVIATION    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the draft Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) (Fifth Amendment) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
At the end of the sitting:
9   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Prescription charges for cystic fibrosis sufferers (Mr Archie Norman).
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
STANDING COMMITTEE
1   Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
        To consider the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2   Education and Employment: Education Sub-Committee 9.30 a.m. Room 18 (private)
3   Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs 9.45 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
        Subject: UK Climate Change Programme.
        Witnesses: Electricity Association and BG; Energy Intensive Users Group (at 10.55 a.m.); Pilkington (at 11.35 a.m.).
4   Defence 10.30 a.m. Room 15 (private)
5   Scottish Affairs 10.30 a.m. Room 21 (private)
6   Social Security 10.30 a.m. Room 19 (private)
7   Defence 3.30 p.m. Room 16 (private)
8   Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Transport Sub-Committee 3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
        Subject: Aviation Safety.
        Witnesses: British Air Transport Association and European Regions Airline Association; British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (at 4.45 p.m.).
9   Science and Technology 3.45 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
(public)
        Subject: Cortecs plc.
        Witnesses: Dr Phillip Gould, Chief Executive Officer, Cortecs plc; Dr Michael Flynn, former Chief Executive Officer, Cortecs plc (at 5.00 p.m.).
10   Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Tuesday 30th March for answer today++
1  
  
Jacqui Smith (Redditch):    To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what are the key performance targets for Her Majesty's Land Registry, the Public Record Office, the Public Trust Office and the Court Service executive agencies for 1999-2000.
(79852)
2  
  
Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish a response to the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee's Fifth Report of Session 1998-99 into Regional Eurostar Services (HC89); and if he will make a statement.
(79853)
3  
  
Jacqui Smith (Redditch):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to consult bodies with an interest in transport safety, as part of the review announced in the Transport White Paper.
(79854)
4  
  
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made towards the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs; and if he will make a statement.
(79855)
5  
  
Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress the Environment Agency has made in implementing its action plan in response to the independent report on the Easter 1998 floods.
(79856)
6  
  
Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    To ask the Chairman of the Catering Committee, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November 1998, Official Report, column 354, what was the average increase in the salaries of special advisers in 1998-99; and how many special advisers are in each pay band.
(79857)
7  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement (a) on progress in implementing the Smart Procurement Initiative and (b) the Defence Logistics Organisation.
(79889)
8  
  
Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if a Department has been identified to co-ordinate policy on the Cornish language.
(79890)
9  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in what ways the University for Industry will be used to encourage the growth of new environmentally-friendly industries through the provision of training programmes which relate to environmental services and waste management.
(79891)
10  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the review of long service awards in the armed forces.
(79892)
11  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the formation of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency; and what key targets have been set for 1999-2000.
(79893)
12  
  
Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the formation of the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency; and what key targets have been set for 1999-2000.
(79894)
13  
  
Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects to publish the seventh annual report of the national Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit.
(79895)
14  
  
Mr John Maxton (Glasgow, Cathcart):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the future of the Logistics Support Services (RAF) Agency.
(79896)
15  
  
Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the formation of the Defence Transport and Movements Agency; and what key targets have been set for 1999-2000.
(79897)
16  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress has been made towards the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs; and if he will make a statement.
(79988)
17  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the formation of the Defence Procurement Agency; and what key targets have been set for 1999-2000.
(79989)
18  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the future of the Defence Housing Executive.
(79990)
19  
  
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the future of the Defence Estate Organisation.
(79991)
20  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the Northern Ireland Social Fund discretionary budget will be for 1999-2000.
(79992)
21  
  
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what information she has obtained on the clear-up rates for murders committed by Loyalists and Republicans since 1969.
(79993)
22  
  
Mr Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends to publish guidance on the setting up of airport transport forums, announced in the New Deal for Transport White Paper; and if he will make a statement.
(79994)
23  
  
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will continue to prescribe the rateable value of some industries at the 2000 rating revaluation; and if he will make a statement.
(79995)
24  
  
Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will provide financial assistance to Huntingdonshire District Council under the Bellwin scheme for costs incurred following the severe flooding on the weekend of 9th to 12th April 1998.
(79996)
25  
  
Mr Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will publish the report of the second Wood Committee on the Rating of Plant and Machinery currently subject to prescribed assessment; and if he will make a statement.
(79997)
26  
  
Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he expects the Covent Garden Market Authority to begin negotiations with market tenants concerning new leases.
(79998)
27  
  
Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, how he intends to proceed following the response to the Improving Planning Appeal Procedures consultation paper published in August 1998.
(79999)
28  
  
Mr Geraint Davies (Croydon Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what performance targets he proposes to set for the Planning Inspectorate Agency for the financial year 1999-2000.
(80000)
29  
  
Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what progress the Environment Agency has made in implementing its action plan in response to the independent report on the Easter 1998 floods.
(79987)
30  
  
Mr Paul Clark (Gillingham):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to amend the measures to control landings by vessels of 20 metres and over landing whitefish and shellfish into the United Kingdom.
(79986)
31  
  
Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he proposes to issue a consultation paper on the management of the under 10 metre fishing fleet.
(79985)
32  
  
Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he received the report of the working group announced by him in December 1997 to review the operation of the current fishing vessel licensing arrangements; and what action he is taking to implement its recommendations.
(79984)
33  
  
Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury and Atcham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will provide financial assistance to Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council under the Bellwin scheme for costs incurred following the severe flooding between 25th October and 1st November 1998.
(80061)
34  
  
Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent financial arrangements he has made to assist the London Borough of Haringey.
(80062)
35  
  
Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what arrangements he is making to ensure that the Greater London Authority can discharge its responsibilities.
(80063)
36  
  
Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement about the future of the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency.
(80064)
37  
  
Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about London taxi fares.
(80065)
38  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what performance targets have been set for the Ordnance Survey Department and Executive Agency in 1999-2000.
(80066)
39  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is the conclusion of the Financial Management and Policy Review of Valuation Tribunals.
(80067)
40  
  
Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he intends to take in response to the consultation exercise for amending the Special Waste Regulations 1996 and Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994.
(80068)
41  
  
Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what action he intends to take to minimise disturbance to small cetaceans in accordance with the United Kingdom's obligations under the agreement on the conservation of small cetaceans of the Baltic and North seas.
(80069)
42  
  
Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the works notice powers to come into force.
(80070)
43  
  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement about the outcome of the consultation exercise on the future funding arrangements for supported accommodation.
(80071)
44  
  
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what were the results of the pilot study commissioned by him on tuberculosis in cattle; and if he will make a statement.
(80072)
45  
  
Dr Howard Stoate (Dartford):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will make a statement on the effects of the transfer of the Contributions Agency to the Inland Revenue.
(80073)
46  
  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he has appointed consultants to help to improve education services in Hackney.
(80074)
47  
  
Helen Jones (Warrington North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will announce the appointment of the adjudicators for schools organisation and admissions issues.
(80075)
48  
  
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the progress he has made with individual learning accounts and plans for their future.
(80076)
49  
  
Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on continued agency status for the Prison Service; if a revised Framework Document has now been finalised; when he intends to publish the Prison Service's Corporate and Business plans; and what changes he has made to the Prison Service's Key Indicators for 1990-2000.
(80077)
50  
  
Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement about the changes to the terms of reference of the Prisons Ombudsman.
(80078)
51  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government intends to publish the remaining public service agreements and the measures which will be used to monitor their success.
(80117)
52  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish his assessment of the regulatory impact of the Scottish Variable Rate.
(80118)
53  
  
Ms Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will publish details of funding arrangements between the Government and the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
(80119)
54  
  
Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to promote Social Inclusion in Wales; and if he will make a statement on his Department's programmes to protect and promote the interests of (a) children and (b) other vulnerable groups in Wales.
(80120)
55  
  
Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what performance targets he has set for the Planning Inspectorate Agency's work in Wales for the financial year 1999-2000.
(80121)
56  
  
Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what changes he is proposing to make to the cash limits for his Department for the current financial year.
(80122)
57  
  
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement about the establishment of the Competition Commission.
(80123)
58  
  
Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement on the Low Pay Commission's Review of the National Minimum Wage Accommodation Offset.
(80124)
59  
  
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will review the expenses paid to witnesses attending employment tribunal hearings.
(80125)
60  
  
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, what is the Government's policy in relation to trademarks and the effects on parallel imports; and if he will make a statement.
(80126)
61  
  
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    To ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he will make a statement about licences issued to Pains-Wessex Ltd and Haley and Weller Ltd for the export to the Kenyan security forces of tear gas canisters and rubber batons.
(80168)
62  
  
Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement about the prior options review of the Registers of Scotland Executive Agency.
(80169)
63  
  
Mr Eric Clarke (Midlothian):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he will issue finalised planning policy guidance on opencast coal.
(80170)
64  
  
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the review of the operation of the Packaging Waste Recovery Note system to demonstrate compliance with the Packaging Regulations.
(80171)
65  
  
Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the latest reports and recommendations of the Review Body on Senior Salaries.
(80172)

CORRIGENDUM
    In the list of Written Questions tabled on 29th March for answer on 30th March, on page 1057, Question 21 appeared incorrectly in the name of Mr David Hanson. It should have appeared in the name of Mr Andrew Dismore.

 
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