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Order of Business Friday 24th March 2000

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* indicates a question for oral answer.
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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 9.30 a.m.    Prayers
Main Business
        Note: If proceedings on the first Bill end before 2.30 p.m., the second Bill and, possibly, subsequent Bills may be debated in the time remaining. After 2.30 p.m., only those Bills which are unopposed may make further progress.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Anthony Steen
2   HARE COURSING BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mr Harry Cohen
      Member in Charge:    Mr Gordon Prentice
4   ROAD TRAFFIC BILL:    Second Reading.
      Member in Charge:    Mrs Eleanor Laing
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Sanctions against Iraq     (Mr Tam Dalyell    ).
        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 23rd March for answer today++
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what conclusions he has reached on the recommendations made by the Advisory Committee for the Microbiological Safety of Food in their report on Microbial Antibiotic Resistance in relation to food safety which was published in August 1999.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide further details about the additional money for fighting crime, which was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Statement on 21st March; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Tom Pendry (Stalybridge and Hyde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the amounts of monies (a) distributed to good causes from the National Lottery Fund and (b) which have yet to be allocated.
Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish further details of the new funding to support cluster development, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 21st March.
Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the independent review by Academy of Medical Sciences of the open-air trials in the UK using zinc cadmium sulphide carried out by the former Chemical Defence Establishment between 1953 and 1964.
Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what new initiatives the Government is introducing to help vulnerable young people resist drugs.

Standing Committee Notices
    Standing Committee C will meet on Wednesday 29th March at 10.30 a.m. to consider the Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill.
    The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 5th April at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Report by the Secretary of State for Social Security under section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (House of Commons Paper No. 270).

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