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|Order of Business
Thursday 27th January 2000
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[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 11.30 a.m.||Prayers|
| Note: Private business is not debated at this time and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
[Amendments to be proposed by the Promoters.]
|[Copies of the proposed Amendments may be obtained by Members from the Vote Office or inspected in the Private Bill Office.]|
|Mr Secretary Reid [No debate]|
| Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation Bill: Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) (to be presented under section 7 of the Act).
|*1||Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): What recent discussions he has had with representatives of business about the regulatory burden on industry and commerce.|
|*2||Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber): What plans he has to ensure the confidentiality of encrypted material in electronic communications.|
|*3||Bob Russell (Colchester): On what date he received the Competition Commission's Inquiry into the impulse-buying ice-cream industry; and when he intends to publish its findings.|
|*4||Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): How many people have contacted the minimum wage hotline since it was inaugurated.|
|*5||Mr Desmond Browne (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): If he will make a statement about the use by businesses of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.|
|*6||Helen Jones (Warrington North): What recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the mail order companies on consumer protection in that industry.|
|*7||Mr Kerry Pollard (St. Albans): What plans he has to strengthen legislation on the late payment of commercial debts in respect of its impact on small businesses.|
|*8||Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): What progress he has made in persuading the UK's EU partners to fulfil their commitment to allow tariff and quota free access for all exports from the world's 48 poorest countries.|
|*9||Mr John Grogan (Selby): If he will make a statement on the future of the coal industry.|
|*10||Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): If he has decided on a process and a timescale for the privatisation of British Nuclear Fuels.|
|*11||Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton): If he will make a statement about competition in the dairy industry.|
|*12||Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): What progress is being made in implementing the provisions of the Employment Relations Act 1999 relating to statutory trade union recognition.|
|*13||Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth): How many textile and clothing factories there are in (a) the North East and (b) the East Midlands; and if he will make a statement on the organisations which exist to promote economic development in each of those regions.|
|*14||Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull): If he will make a statement on the pricing of cars in the UK and the rest of the EU.|
|*15||Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): If he will make a statement on his Department's contribution to promoting sustainable development.|
|*16||Mr Geraint Davies (Croydon Central): What recent discussions he has had with other EU member states about improving the competitiveness of business.|
|*17||Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): If he will place obligations on telecommunications providers to increase the availability of broadband technologies in rural areas.|
|*18||Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North): What progress has been made in meeting retired miners' health-related compensation claims.|
|*19||Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands): If he will make a statement on inward investment in the UK.|
|*20||Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on his policy on metrication.|
|*21||Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland): What action he is taking to provide a network of support for those businesses which trade on the Internet.|
|*22||Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries): What account he has taken in framing his policy on e-commerce, of representations received from the IT industry.|
|*23||Dr George Turner (North West Norfolk): What steps he is taking to ensure that the UK is among the world leaders in the exploitation of IT.|
|*24||Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): What plans he has to assist rural sub-post offices.|
|*25||Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth): What plans he has to review the level of the national minimum wage.|
|*26||Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): What consultations were held with (a) local authorities and (b) the cable telecommuncations industry prior to the laying before Parliament of the Telecommuncations (Licence Modifications) (Cable-Local Delivery Operators Licences) Regulations 1999 in relation to the effects of the regulations on local authorities' plans to control the height and width of roadside cable telecommunications cabinets; and if he will make a statement.|
|*27||Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow): What representations he has received about integrated pollution prevention and control changes; and if he will make a statement.|
|*28||Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What recent representations he has received concerning the level of the minimum wage.|
|*29||Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): What actions his Department is taking to promote science parks based at leading universities.|
|*30||Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North): What steps he is taking to ensure the security and privacy of Internet transactions.|
|*31||Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): If he will make a statement on the Government's competition policy in relation to out-of-town supermarkets.|
|*32||Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles): What action he is taking to enable the longer-term planning of government-funded scientific research.|
|*33||Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): If he will make a statement on prospects for trade in manufactured goods between Britain and its European Union partners.|
|*34||Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What steps his Department is taking to recover government grants to Transtec; and if he will make a statement.|
|*35||Mr Michael Foster (Worcester): What plans he has to ensure that the exploitation of the UK science base will lead to increased wealth and job creation.|
|*36||Mr David Drew (Stroud): When he will be announcing new measures to help renewable energy producers.|
|*37||Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): When he expects to make an announcement on the location of the new synchrotron.|
|*38||Mr David Kidney (Stafford): What action his Department is taking to promote cluster developments.|
|At 12.30 p.m.||Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)
|+ 1||POSTAL SERVICES [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Byers
|+ 2||FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS BILL [Until any hour]|
|Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
|+ 3||FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS BILL: [WAYS AND MEANS] (No. 2) [Up to 45 minutes]|
|Mr Stephen Timms
|+ 4||FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered. [Until any hour]|
|At 7.00 p.m.|
|+||BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate]|
|The Prime Minister
|+ 5||LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Straw
|+ 6||LOCAL GOVERNMENT [No debate]|
|Mr Secretary Prescott
|+ 7||BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate after 7.00 p.m.]|
|At the end of the sitting:|
|1||Standing Committee B||1.30 p.m.||Room 10 (public)|
|2||Standing Committee D||9.00 a.m.||Room 11 (public)|
|3||Standing Committee E||9.00 a.m.
|Room 14 (public)|
|4||Standing Committee F||10.00 a.m.
|Room 12 (public)|
|5||Standing Committee G||9.00 a.m.
|Room 9 (public)|
|6||Culture, Media and Sport||10.00 a.m.||Room 21 (public)|
|7||Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs||10.00 a.m.
|Room 8 (private)|
|9||International Development||10.00 a.m.||Room 7 (private)|
|10||Selection||2.00 p.m.||Room 13 (private)|
|11||European Scrutiny||4.00 p.m.
|Room 15 (private)|
|1 ||Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will announce the outcome of consultation on the local government finance settlement for 2000-01; and if he will make a statement.|
|2 ||Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role her Department will play in helping developing countries secure a fair share of the benefits of globalisation.|
|3 ||Mr Alan Campbell (Tynemouth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to allocate police grant in 2000-01; and what the final funding allocations for police authorities will be for that year.|
|4 ||Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the Government will next report on the Children Act 1989.|
|5 ||Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has for publishing the White Paper on the instrument adopted at the 87th session of the International Labour Conference concerning the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.|
|6 ||Helen Southworth (Warrington South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Health and Safety Executive will publish its report on the Safety Management Audit of British Energy.|
|7 ||Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when the Lackenby to Norton overhead power line will be removed.|
|8 ||Mr Christopher Leslie (Shipley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will respond to the Home Affairs Committee's Third Report of Session 1998-99 on the Accountability of the Security Service; and if he will make a statement.|
|9 ||Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): To ask the Prime Minister, when he will respond to the Intelligence and Security Committee's Annual Report for 1998-99.|
|10 ||Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will publish the final report of the Chief Adjudication Officer; and if he will make a statement.|
|11 ||Mr Iain Coleman (Hammersmith and Fulham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has for the budgets of the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, the London Development Agency, the Metropolitan Police Authority and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority for 2000-01 and for the Greater London Authority's precepts for that year.|
Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30 a.m.and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 3rd February at 1.30 p.m. further to consider the Freedom of Information Bill. Standing Committee D will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 3rd February at 9.00 a.m. further to consider the Terrorism Bill.
Standing Committee E will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30 a.m.and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 3rd February at 9.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Transport Bill.
Standing Committee F will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 3rd February at 10.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill.
Standing Committee G will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 3rd February at 9.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (Except Clauses 1 to 18, Clauses 95 to 120, Schedules 1 and 2 and Schedules 11 to 14).
The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 31st January at 5 p.m. to consider the draft Immigration (Regularisation Period for Overstayers) Regulations 2000.
The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2000.
The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 1st February at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Films (Modification of the Definition of `British Film') Order 2000.
The Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 3rd February at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Competition Act 1998 (Land and Vertical Agreements Exclusion) Order 2000 and the draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2000.
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