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Order of Business Friday 17th March 2000

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At 9.30 a.m.    Prayers
Main Business
+  1   ADJOURNMENT    [Until 2.30 p.m.]
 The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.
        Proposed subject for debate: Safeguards for children.
        Relevant documents:
        Report and Summary of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the abuse of children in care in the former County Council areas of Gwynedd and Clwyd since 1974--Lost in Care (HC 201);
        Local Authority Circular 99/33--The Quality Protects Programme: Transforming Children's Services 2000/01;
        The Government's Objectives for Children's Social Services, Department of Health, September 1999;
        Explanatory Notes to the Care Standards Bill [Lords] and Children (Leaving Care) Bill [Lords].
Debate may continue until 2.30 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Dairy farming in South Gloucestershire     (Steve Webb).
        Debate may continue until 3.00 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).

Written Questions tabled on Thursday 16th March for answer today++
1  Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the report of the review of policing arrangements for the state visit of the President of China will be published.
2  Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if there is an exemption order for the Class 460 trains to be introduced into service by Gatwick Express in respect of provisions of the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 1998; and if he will make a statement.
3  Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the outcome of ECOFIN on 13th March.
4  Julia Drown (South Swindon):    To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what plans he has to introduce legislation to give effect to EC Regulations 49/2000 and 50/2000 concerning the labelling of genetically modified foods.

    Notices of Questions for oral answer on Tuesday 4th April may be given on Tuesday 21st March.

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