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Order of Business Monday 17th 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 Culture, Media and Sport
*1 Mr Shaun Woodward (Witney):    What plans he has to prevent the closure of local libraries.
(83407)
*2 Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    What representations he has received about the democratic accountability of governing bodies within sport.
(83408)
*3 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to encourage national theatre, opera and ballet companies to put on more touring productions.
(83410)
*4 Mrs Sylvia Heal (Halesowen and Rowley Regis):    How many schools he estimates will benefit in the first year of the National Lottery-funded out-of-school hours activities.
(83411)
*5 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What support his Department is providing for children and youth theatre.
(83412)
*6 Mr Phil Sawford (Kettering):    What plans he has to extend the provision of free entry for children to those national museums and galleries outside London.
(83413)
*7 Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    What is his assessment of the Working Time Directive's impact on the tourism industry in Dorset.
(83414)
*8 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What discussions he has had with the Ministry of Defence about the future of regimental museums.
(83415)
*9 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    What progress he has made on preparing a draft concordat with the Scottish Executive on the funding of the arts in Scotland.
(83416)
*10 Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    How the Lifelong Learning Initiative announced by the New Opportunities Fund will benefit local libraries.
(83418)
*11 Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye):    What is his assessment of the impact of the Budget on the tourism industry.
(83419)
*12 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    What steps he is taking to encourage the greater distribution of National Lottery money to sporting projects in Barnsley.
(83420)
*13 Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    What discussions he has had with his counterparts in the DfEE about the regulations which apply to child actors.
(83421)
*14 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of service to library users.
(83422)
*15 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    What measures he is taking to assess whether free entry for children to all national museums will deliver value for money.
(83423)
*16 Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    What benefits he expects the harmonised rating scheme for hotels and guesthouses to bring to tourists.
(83424)
*17 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    What discussions he has had with the Football Association about plans to encourage girls to play football.
(83425)
*18 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What direct support will be given to schools musical instrument tuition from the Youth Music Trust and the Standards Fund.
(83426)
*19 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What assessment he has made of the effect of the Working Time Directive on the tourism industry in Wiltshire.
(83427)
*20 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    If he will discuss with the Head of the Royal Parks Constabulary and the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis the limitation of park controllers' powers in extremis.
(83428)
*21 Mr Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East and Mexborough):    What steps his Department is taking to improve safety and spectator comfort at cricket grounds.
(83429)
*22 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    What contribution the New Opportunities Fund will make to the National Year of Reading.
(83430)
*23 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    When he expects to receive the report of the viewers' panel on concessionary TV licences; and if he will make a statement.
(83431)
*24 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What recent representations he has received on the work of the British Tourist Authority.
(83432)
*25 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of information technology services to library users.
(83433)
*26 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    If he will make a statement on the allocation of arts funding to and within the English regions.
(83434)
*27 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    What steps his Department is taking to improve safety and spectator comfort at rugby grounds.
(83435)
*28 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    When grants will be awarded under the green spaces initiative funded by the New Opportunites Fund.
(83436)
At 3.05 p.m. 
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the Millennium Experience
*29 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    ‹bj638›What role the Archbishop of Canterbury will have in the events in the Dome on 31st December.
(83437)
*30 Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    ‹bj638›If he will make a statement on the provision of medical facilities at the Millennium Experience.
(83438)
*31 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    ‹bj638›What progress is being made with plans to market the Millennium Experience across the country.
(83439)
*32 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    ‹bj638›What recent representations he has received on forecasts of numbers visiting the Dome during the first year.
(83440)
*33 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    ‹bj638›What representations he has received concerning advertising on the Dome which is visible from passing aircraft.
(83441)
*34 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    ‹bj638›If he will make a statement on progress made on the Children's Promise initiative as part of the Millennium Experience's national programme.
(83442)
*35 Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    ‹bj638›What discussions he has held with transport providers on the provision of low-cost services for visitors to the Millennium Experience from the South-West.
(83444)
*36 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    ‹bj638›What steps he is taking to encourage people from the North-West to visit the Millennium Experience.
(83445)
*37 Mr Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):    ‹bj638›If he will estimate the economic impact of the Millennium Dome on the North-West of England.
(83446)
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
*38 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on what representations she has received on progress made in modernising the House since May 1997.
(83447)
*39 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    To ask the President of the Council, what representations she has received on progress made by the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords.
(83448)
*40 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans she has to introduce a three-month notice period of the dates of the summer recess.
(83449)
*41 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    To ask the President of the Council, what progress is being made on the state of readiness of the national infrastructure in preparation for the millennium date change.
(83450)
*42 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the progress made by key sectors of UK infrastructure in their preparations for the millennium bug.
(83451)
*43 Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the steps taken to modernise the working of the House since May 1997.
(83452)
*44 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    To ask the President of the Council, what proposals she has for timetabling all Bills; and if she will make a statement.
(83453)
*45 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the President of the Council, how many Government departments have had external auditors to test their millennium compliance systems; and if she will make a statement.
(83454)
*46 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will publish the Privy Council Oath.
(83455)
*47 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the President of the Council, what progress has been made in reforming parliamentary procedures relating to the legislative process.
(83456)
*48 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans she has to improve contacts between European Commissioners and honourable Members.
(83458)
*49 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the introduction of sittings in Westminster Hall.
(83459)
*50 Mr David Hinchliffe (Wakefield):    To ask the President of the Council, what proposals she has to ensure that the office costs allowance reflects actual office costs.
(83460)
*51 Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    To ask the President of the Council, what plans she has to make honourable Members' spouses travel concessions available to the partners of unmarried honourable Members.
(83461)

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



Main Business
+  1   WELFARE REFORM AND PENSIONS BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered. (Queen's Consent to be signified on Third Reading.)    [Until any hour]
 Mr Secretary Darling
        To move, That the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill, as amended, be considered in the following order, namely: New Clauses; amendments relating to Clauses 1 to 6, Schedule 1, Clauses 7 to 16, Schedule 2, Clause 17, Schedule 3, Clauses 18 and 19, Schedule 4, Clauses 20 to 29, Schedule 5, Clauses 30 to 44, Schedule 6, Clauses 45 to 50, Schedule 7, Clauses 51 to 61, Schedule 8, Clauses 62 to 64, Schedule 9, Clause 65, Schedule 10, Clauses 66 to 70, Schedule 11 and Clause 71; New Schedules; amendments relating to Clauses 72 and 73, Schedule 12, Clauses 74 to 76, Schedule 13 and Clauses 77 to 79.
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 Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

At the end of the sitting:
2   ADJOURNMENT
 
        Proposed subject: Enforcement of anti-litter laws     (Mr Bob Blizzard).
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEE MEETINGS
SELECT COMMITTEES
1   Social Security and Employment Sub-Committee 4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
(public)
        Subject: The Single Gateway.
        Witnesses: Public and Commercial Services Union and Trades Union Congress; Local Government Association (at approximately 5.15 p.m.).
2   Information Committee 4.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)
3   Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: Sickness Absence in the Prison Service.
        Witnesses: Mr Martin Narey, Director General, Mr Julian Le Vay, Director of Finance, Mr Gareth Hadley, Director of Personnel, HM Prison Service; Mr Richard Tilt, former Director General, HM Prison Service.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Friday 14th May for answer today++
1  
  
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to amend the licensing rules for learner motorcyclists.
(84716)
2  
  
Angela Smith (Basildon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to bring into force the main provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998; and if he will make a statement.
(84722)
3  
  
Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will publish an analysis of the views received by his Department in response to a New Contract for Welfare-Partnership in Pensions (Cm 4179).
(84730)
4  
  
Mr Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when the report on the OFSTED inspection of Islington Local Education Authority is to be published.
(84731)
5  
  
Jim Fitzpatrick (Poplar and Canning Town):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he intends to invite councils to apply for beacon status under the Beacon Council Scheme.
(84732)

 
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