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Order of Business Tuesday 4th May 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
Afterwards 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Mr Patrick Hall (Bedford):    How many people are covered by NHS Direct; and what is his programme for expansion.
(81807)
*2 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham):    If he will make a statement on progress in the introduction of primary care groups.
(81808)
*3 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    If he will make a statement on appointments to primary care group boards.
(81810)
*4 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    When he plans to publish a national service framework for patients with diabetes.
(81811)
*5 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    If he will make a statement on the extent to which the requirements on the NHS to deal with the effects of drug addiction and abuse are increasing or decreasing.
(81812)
*6 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    If he will make it his policy to restore universal free eye and dental checks.
(81813)
*7 Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    What action he is taking to improve the oral health of children and young people in inner city areas.
(81814)
*8 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    What actions he proposes to take to reduce death and disability among those who do not have access to organised stroke care.
(81815)
*9 Mr Alan Johnson (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle):    How many of the bids received by his Department for new medical school places focused on primary healthcare.
(81816)
*10 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    What measures he is taking to improve the regulation of residential care.
(81818)
*11 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What recent representations he has received in respect of the provision of Beta Interferon in the NHS.
(81819)
*12 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What measures he is taking to improve the regulation of residential care.
(81820)
*13 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    If he will make a statement on trends in the prices of commonly prescribed generic drugs since 1st January.
(81821)
*14 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If he will make a statement concerning the level and availability of outpatient and day surgery treatment at Edgware Hospital.
(81822)
*15 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    If he will make a statement on the priorities for clinical treatment in the NHS.
(81823)
*16 Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    If he will make a statement on the use of compulsion in community mental health drug administration treatments.
(81824)
*17 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Rothwell):    When he intends to publish regulations implementing the ban on tobacco advertising.
(81825)
*18 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    What steps he is taking to widen the range of services available within GPs' surgeries and primary care centres.
(81826)
*19 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    What estimate his Department has made of the number of people currently suffering from the toxic effects of exposure to organophosphate compounds; and if he will make a statement.
(81827)
*20 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will make a statement on the provision of renal services in Lancashire and South Lakeland; and what expenditure per head is planned (a) in this area and (b) nationally over the next three years.
(81828)
*21 Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    What plans he has to address the discrepancies between the number of accredited specialists in several medical and surgical specialties and the number of consultant posts available in the NHS.
(81829)
*22 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    What estimate he has made of the level of impact of the creation of NHS Direct on the recruitment and retention of nurses in the community and in hospitals.
(81830)
*23 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    What plans he has to increase the range of services available through NHS Direct.
(81831)
*24 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    What advice his Department plans to issue to young women about the long-term health effects of the contraceptive pill.
(81832)
*25 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    What health advice his Department issues to people who live near toxic waste tips, with particular reference to pregnant women; and if he will make a statement.
(81833)
*26 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    What assessment his Department has made of the impact of the Changing Childbirth government document on the role of midwives and the level of Caesarian births.
(81834)
*27 Mr Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath and Crayford):    If he will make a statement on the availability of, and access to, National Health Service dentistry.
(81836)
*28 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to improve the health of NHS staff.
(81837)
*29 Mr Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst):    What is his estimate of the total cost to the Health Service of the proposed changes in NHS superannuation.
(81839)
*30 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    What progress has been made with the establishment of healthy living centres.
(81840)
*31 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    When his Department intends to publish clinical guidelines on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
(81841)
*32 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    When he plans to publish clinical guidelines on osteoporosis prevention and treatment.
(81842)
*33 Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    What estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of new information systems for primary care groups in the years (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02.
(81843)
*34 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    What assessment he has made of the long-term implications for the Health Service of the use of PFI for major capital projects.
(81844)
*35 Ms Margaret Moran (Luton South):    What measures he intends to take to ensure more effective liaison between health services and other agencies to tackle child abuse.
(81845)
*36 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make it his policy to introduce universal free eye and dental checks.
(81846)

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


Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1   SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS    [Up to 20 minutes]
 Dr Evan Harris
         That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce an entitlement for all children to receive sex and relationships education in schools from key stage one onwards; and for connected purposes.
        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
+  2   GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered (Queen's Consent to be signified on Third Reading).    [Until midnight]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
 
        Proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the times specified below (Order of 30th April):

    Amendments to Clauses 1 to 24 and Schedules 1 to 3 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part I6.00 p.m.
    Amendments to Clauses 25 to 66 and Schedule 4 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part II7.30 p.m.
    Amendments to Clauses 67 to 122 and Schedules 5 to 7 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part III8.00 p.m.
    Amendments to Clauses 123 to 142, 148 to 170 and 188 to 221 and Schedules 8, 12 and 14 to 17 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Chapters I, II, IV, V and VII to XII of Part IV9.30 p.m.
    Amendments to Clauses 224 to 300 and Schedules 20 to 25 and New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Parts V to XIIMidnight

 Mr William Hague
Mr Peter Lilley
Mrs Gillian Shephard
Mr Richard Ottaway
Mr James Arbuthnot
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
 
        On Third Reading of the Greater London Authority Bill to move, That this House, whilst accepting the principle of a representative body to speak for London, declines to give a Third Reading to the Greater London Authority Bill because it provides for an Authority elected by proportional representation, which will lead to weak government and disproportionate influence of minority parties; because it introduces road user charging which will not solve the problems of congestion or pollution in London; and because it provides wholly unsatisfactory arrangements for the future of London Underground which will not receive the necessary funding or management under the Government's proposed Public Private Partnership, thus burdening Londoners with substantial levels of debt from the outset.    
+  3   CIVIL AVIATION    [No debate]
 Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the draft Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 14th April, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No.118(6)).
+  4   REFERENDUMS BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.    [Up to 45 minutes]
 Mrs Barbara Roche
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Referendums Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any sums so payable under the Act.
        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after the start of proceedings (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b)).
At the end of the sitting:
5   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Proposal for a permanent bus lane on the A5 at Dunstable (Sir David Madel).
        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   Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
        Further to consider the Health Bill [Lords].
2   Standing Committee B 10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
        To consider the Finance Bill (except Clause Nos. 2, 28 and 99).
3   Standing Committee E 10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
        Further to consider the Access to Justice Bill [Lords].
4   Special Standing Committee 10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
        Further to consider the Immigration and Asylum Bill.
SELECT COMMITTEES
5   Environmental Audit 10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
(public)
        Subject: Greening Government.
        Witnesses: Green Alliance; Environment Agency (at 11.00 a.m.); Council for Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (at 12.00 noon).
6   International Development 10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
        Subject: Kosovo.
        Witnesses: Mr Mike Aaronson, Director General, Save the Children, Mr Alistair Troupe, Chief Executive, MERLIN (appearing for the Disasters Emergency Committee); Ms Helen Bamber OBE, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture; Mr Steve Allan, UNICEF Special Representative for the whole of the former Yugoslavia.
7   Treasury 10.30 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
        Subjects: Tax Competition and Co-ordination.
        Witnesses: Professor Michael Devereux, Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Warwick, Mr Edward Troup, Head of Tax Strategy, Simmons & Simmons Solicitors, and Mr Giles Clarke.
8   Foreign Affairs. 3.30 p.m. Room 16 (private)
9   Education and Employment 3.45 p.m. Room 18 (private)
10   Home Affairs 4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
        Subject: Drugs and Prisons
        Witness: Mr Martin Narey, Director General, HM Prison Service.
11   Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee 4.15 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
        Subject: Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
        Witness: Rt. Hon. John Gummer, MP.
12   Environmental Audit 5.00 p.m. Room 6 (private)
13   Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee 5.30 p.m. Video Conference
Room, 10 Great George Street
(private)
        Subject: Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
        Witness: Mr Scott Vaughan, Programme Manager, Environment and Economy, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Montreal.
14   Statutory Instruments Immediately after the meeting of the Joint
Committee on
Statutory Instruments
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
15   Statutory Instruments 4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)
PRIVATE BILL COMMITTEE
16   Opposed Bills Committee 2.00 p.m.
Immediately followed by a
Public session
Room 5 (private)
        To consider the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Friday 30th April for answer today++
1  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what recent discussions he has had with London borough councils on the number of empty housing units in their authorities.
(83333)
2  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what was the cost of prescription charges to the NHS in the year 1998.
(83334)
3  
  
Tom Cox (Tooting):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the number of people who are exempt from prescription charges.
(83335)
4  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the Posner Report on genetically-engineered human insulin commissioned by the British Diabetic Association in 1993.
(83336)
5  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what research into the potential merits and negative effects of genetically-engineered human insulin the decision to instruct NHS purchasers to cease to buy animal insulins and to transfer diabetics to genetically-engineered human insulin was based.
(83337)
6  
  
Paul Flynn (Newport West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department gives to clinicians concerning the relative merits and negative effects of genetically-engineered human insulin and animal insulin.
(83338)
7  
  
Ann Keen (Brentford and Isleworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals London Transport has for publishing information about tenders for bus services in London.
(83339)

 
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