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Order of Business Monday 6th March 2000

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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 Social Security
*1 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    What action he is taking in cooperation with other departments to meet the Government's objective of eliminating child poverty.
(111829)
*2 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What recent assessment he has made of the impact of the level of welfare and other passported benefits on the incentive to work.
(111830)
*3 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    What recent representations he has received from disablement groups on incapacity benefit.
(111831)
*4 Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    What steps his Department is taking to improve the ways in which the Benefits Agency communicates with the public.
(111832)
*5 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    What recent representations he has received from outside organisations about his policies for tackling organised benefit fraud.
(111833)
*6 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    What steps his Department is taking to help reduce the barriers to work faced by disabled people.
(111834)
*7 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What progress has been made in the last six months in persuading those of pensionable age to take up the minimum income guarantee and other age-related benefits in the North-West Region of England.
(111835)
*8 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    If he will make a statement on the Government's involvement with local authorities in the detection and prevention of benefit fraud.
(111838)
*9 Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    What progress the Government is making in tackling child poverty.
(111839)
*10 Mr Peter Brooke (Cities of London and Westminster):    If he will report on progress in tackling housing benefit fraud.
(111841)
*11 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    If he will restore the link between retirement pensions and average earnings.
(111842)
*12 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    What the timetable will be for the introduction of the stakeholder pension.
(111859)
*13 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What proposals he has to improve the income of the poorest pensioners.
(111843)
*14 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the Government's progress in tackling benefit fraud.
(111844)
*15 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on his proposals for a second state pension.
(111846)
*16 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What plans he has to implement fundamental reform of housing benefit.
(111847)
*17 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    What changes he proposes to make with regard to savings or capital held by claimants applying for means-tested benefits.
(111848)
*18 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    If he will make a statement on progress in tackling fraud in the social security system, with particular reference to housing benefit.
(111849)
*19 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr):    What is his Department's estimate of the percentage of people who are entitled to disability living allowance but who do not claim it.
(111850)
*20 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What assessment he has made of the level of take-up of benefits in rural areas.
(111851)
*21 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    When he last reviewed his target for the reduction of benefit fraud for the year 2000-01.
(111852)
*22 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    If he will make a statement on the Government's policy on housing benefit for students.
(111853)
*23 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    What representations he has made to the Ombudsman about his inquiry into the administration of the state earnings-related pension scheme.
(111854)
*24 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    What steps he is taking to help disabled people stay in work.
(111855)
*25 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    How many pensioners are eligible to benefit from the minimum income guarantee; and how many have done so.
(111856)
*26 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What plans he has to raise the current savings thresholds for income support.
(111857)
*27 Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    If he will make a statement on the impact of Government measures since May 1997 on the level of benefit dependency among lone parents.
(111858)
*28 Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    If he will make a statement on delays in the calculation and the making of payments to new pensioners.
(111860)
*29 Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    What further proposals he has to assist those moving from welfare to work.
(111861)
*30 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    If he will make a statement on the level of fraud within the social security system.
(111862)
*31 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    If he will make a statement on progress made with the New Deal for the Disabled.
(111863)
*32 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If he will report on progress in tackling housing benefit fraud.
(111866)
*33 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    What steps he is taking to improve the public's knowledge about pensions and saving for retirement.
(111867)
*34 Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    If he will make a statement on progress in the implementation of the ONE service.
(111868)

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


Main Business
+  1   REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS BILL: Second Reading    [Until 10.00 p.m.]
 
        The Fourteenth Report of the Trade and Industry Committee, Session 1998-99 on the draft Electronic Communications Bill, HC 862, insofar as it relates to Part III of that draft Bill, and the Government's response to that part of the Report, contained in HC 199, of Session 1999-2000 are relevant.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
+  2   REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.    [No debate]
 Mr Stephen Timms
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
        (a) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State for or in connection with the carrying out of his functions under the Act;
        (b) any expenditure attributable to arrangements made by the Secretary of State under the Act for the making of contributions towards the costs incurred by persons in complying with requirements under the Act to obtain or disclose any communications data;
        (c) any expenditure attributable to arrangements made by the Secretary of State under the Act for the making of contributions towards the costs incurred by persons in complying with notices given under the Act for the disclosure of keys to protected information;
        (d) any allowances payable under the Act to the Interception of Communications Commissioner or the Covert Investigations Commissioner; and
        (e) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which are payable out of money so provided under any other other Act.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
+  3   HUMANITARIAN AID AND EXTERNAL CO-OPERATION    [No debate]
 Mr George Foulkes
        That this House takes note of European Union Document Nos. 10705/99, the Commission's Annual Report on humanitarian aid 1998, 10497/99, the Commission's Annual Report on TACIS 1998, 11203/99, Commission staff working paper: Report for 1998 on the evaluation of exernal co-operation, and un-numbered Explanatory Memorandum from the Department for International Development dated 5th November 1999 on a Commission Communication on the assessment and future of Community humanitarian activities; and supports the Government's policy of working in partnership with the European Community to improve the management, organisation and effectiveness of development assistance administered by the European Community institutions.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
+  4   CARERS AND DISABLED CHILDREN BILL [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified.    [Up to 45 minutes]
 Mr Stephen Timms
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Carers and Disabled Children Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which are payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other 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: Health and education impacts of sickle cell anaemia     (Jane Griffiths    ).
        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   Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: Hospital Acquired Infection.
        Witnesses: Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive, National Health Service Executive; Professor Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.
2   Science and Technology 5.30 p.m. Room 5 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Friday 3rd March for answer today++
1  
  
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the terms of reference for the review which he has asked Gurbux Singh to conduct on the Global Cultural Diversity Congress.
(113586)

 
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