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Order of Business Tuesday 28th 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

Private Business

        Note: Private business is not debated at this time and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Third Reading

City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords]. (By Order)

Mr John McDonnell
Mr Andrew Mackinlay

        On Third Reading of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be read a third time upon this day six months.


Second Reading

Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill. (By Order)

Mr Andrew F. Bennett
Mr Andrew Mackinlay
Mr John McDonnell
Mr Jeremy Corbyn

        On Second Reading of the Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill, to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    What estimate he has made of the additional cost to the NHS of permitting prescription of Beta Interferon wherever clinically indicated.
( 115148 )
*2 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West and Penistone):    What assessment he has made of the improvements brought about by health action zones.
( 115149 )
*3 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What steps the Government is taking to improve the quality of personal social services.
( 115150 )
*4 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What proposals he has to reduce the number of deaths caused by painkillers.
( 115151 )
*5 Mr Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    What steps he has taken to increase the number of student nurses.
( 115152 )
*6 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    What studies he has undertaken of the incidence of racism in mental health services.
( 115153 )
*7 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    What plans he has to review the financial allocation formula for health authorities.
( 115154 )
*8 Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    If he will make a statement on progress with the new immunisation programme against meningitis C-type in Yorkshire.
( 115155 )
*9 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    What priority he will give to areas with high levels of heart disease in allocating new resources for improving cardiac care and surgery.
( 115156 )
*10 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    When the National Institute for Clinical Excellence will examine the drug Infliximab.
( 115157 )
*11 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of private finance for health capital projects.
( 115158 )
*12 Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    What plans he has to improve access to NHS dentistry.
( 115159 )
*13 Mr Bill Michie (Sheffield, Heeley):    How many accident and emergency departments are being improved as part of the modernisation programme; and if he will make a statement.
( 115160 )
*14 Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    If he will make a statement on cardiac services in England.
( 115161 )
*15 Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    If he will make a statement on the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.
( 115162 )
*16 Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    If he will make a statement on acute waiting lists during the past winter.
( 115163 )
*17 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    How many accident and emergency departments are being modernised; and if he will make a statement.
( 115164 )
*18 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will make a statement on the future of cardio-thoracic services in the North West of England.
( 115165 )
*19 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    If he will make a statement on the Government's plans to improve adoption procedures.
( 115166 )
*20 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    How many additional intensive care beds have been made available in NHS hospitals since 1st January.
( 115168 )
*21 Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    What action he is taking to tackle wide variations in treatment in different parts of the country.
( 115169 )
*22 Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    What plans he has for improving access to NHS dentistry in Lincolnshire.
( 115171 )
*23 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    How many accident and emergency departments are being modernised; and if he will make a statement on progress to date.
( 115172 )
*24 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If he will increase the number of consultant neurologists.
( 115173 )
*25 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    What action he is taking to extend family friendly working practices in the NHS.
( 115174 )
*26 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    If he will make a statement on the extra capitation given to health authorities in respect of the elderly.
( 115175 )
*27 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    How much extra funding has been made available to the NHS since May 1997.
( 115176 )
*28 Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    What assessment he has made of the work of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
( 115177 )
*29 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What steps he is taking to raise standards of cleanliness and hygiene in NHS hospitals.
( 115178 )
*30 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    When he expects the first primary care trusts to become operational.
( 115179 )
*31 Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    When NHS Direct will start to operate in Cumbria.
( 115180 )
*32 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What estimate he has made of (a) the cost of setting up primary care trusts and (b) the cost of their annual operation.
( 115181 )
*33 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    How many accident and emergency departments are being modernised; and if he will make a statement on progress to date.
( 115182 )
*34 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr):    What percentage of the United Kingdom's gross domestic product was devoted to health care (a) in 1996-97 and (b) in 2000-01; and what was the European average for those years.
( 115183 )
*35 Mr David Drew (Stroud):    If he will make a statement on progress made in introducing family-friendly working practices in the NHS.
( 115184 )
*36 Mrs Sylvia Heal (Halesowen and Rowley Regis):    What steps he is taking to increase the number of places available for nurse training.
( 115185 )
*37 Mr Harry Cohen (Leyton and Wanstead):    What steps are being taken to increase the availability of modern equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in NHS hospitals.
( 115186 )
*38 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    What steps are being taken to increase the availability of modern equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in NHS hospitals.
( 115187 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1  

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION)    [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West)

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision in respect of local government in England and Wales, for disclosure of information to the public and for convening meetings in public; and for connected purposes.

        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23)


Main Business

+  2  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COURT SERVICES BILL:       Second Reading.    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  3  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COURT SERVICES BILL [MONEY]:       Queen's Recommendation signified.    [No debate]

Mr Stephen Timms

        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

    (a)    any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act;

    (b)    any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

+  4  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Water Undertakers (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 29th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  5  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Railways (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 29th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  6  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 29th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  7  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Gas Industry (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 29th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  8  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Energy from Waste Plants (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 29th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  9  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 29th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  10  

RATING AND VALUATION    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 2nd March, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

  11  

TELEGRAPHY (S.I., 2000, No. 630)

Mr William Hague
Mr Peter Ainsworth
Mr John Greenway
Mr John Randall
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
Mr James Arbuthnot

        That the Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 630), dated 6th March 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 8th March, be annulled.

        The Speaker will put the question after 1 hours or at 11.30 p.m., whichever is earlier (subject to Standing Order No. 17(2)).

At the end of the sitting:

  12  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Discretionary pay increments for senior practice nurses (Mr John Healey).

        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee A10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Utilities Bill.
2Standing Committee B10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
To consider the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill.
3Standing Committee E10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Transport Bill.
4Standing Committee F10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill.

SELECT COMMITTEES

5Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
(public)
Subject: Planning Inspectorate and Public Inquiries.
Witnesses: Professor Malcolm Grant, University of Cambridge; Local Government Association and Leeds City Council (at 10.50 a.m.); Planning Group, Denton Wilde Sapte (at 11.25 a.m.).
6Foreign Affairs10.00 a.m. Room 13 (private)
7International Development10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: After Seattle—The WTO and Developing Countries.
Witnesses: Dr Christopher Stevens, Institute of Development Studies and Ms Sheila Page and Mr Adrian Hewitt, Overseas Development Institute.
8Home Affairs10.15 a.m. Room 20 (private)
9Environmental Audit10.30 a.m. Room 6 (private)
10Trade and Industry1.45 p.m. Old Chapel, Hollymoor, The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham (public)
Subject: BMW, Rover and Longbridge.
Witnesses: Longbridge Task Force; Birmingham & Bromsgrove Councils; some Rover suppliers; Longbridge Trades Unions.
11Foreign Affairs3.55 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Intergovernmental Conference.
Witnesses: Mr Keith Vaz MP, Minister of State and Mr Mark Lyall Grant, Head of European Union Department (Internal), Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
12Finance and Services4.00 p.m. Room 13 (private)
13Procedure4.00 p.m. Room 8 (private)
14Administration5.00 p.m. Room 13 (private)
15Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory InstrumentsRoom 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEES

16Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)
17Consolidation, &c., Bills4.15 p.m. Room 3 (public)
Subject: Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Bill [H.L.].
Witnesses: Mrs L. McLaughlin, Draftsman, Mr S. Bramley, SCS Lawyer, Home Office and Mr R. Macauley, Grade 7 Administrator, Home Office.

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Monday 27th March for answer today++

1 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if electronic counting of votes will be used at the forthcoming election of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly on 4th May.
( 116695 )
2 Angela Smith (Basildon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will list the sites so far classified or identified for classification as special protection areas under the EC Wild Birds Directive (79/409/EEC) in the UK.
( 116738 )
3 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the future plans for the government offices at Eastcote.
( 116739 )
4 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he expects to publish the bilateral concordat between his Department and the Cabinet of the National Assembly for Wales.
( 116740 )
5 Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the EU flight ban against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was suspended.
( 116741 )
6 Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for April together with the major European Union events for the next six months.
( 116742 )
7 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about Her Majesty's Treasury's holding of debt in Scottish Power plc.
( 116743 )
8 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has for the strategic management of information technology services within his Department; and if he will make a statement.
( 116744 )
9 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if an appointment has been made to the post of Senior Adviser on Diversity Strategy and Equal Opportunities.
( 116825 )
10 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement about his Department's future relations with consumers' organisations following the establishment of the Food Standards Agency.
( 116826 )
11 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington): To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his Oral Statement on Wednesday 22nd March, Official Report, columns 981-84, what is the proportion of national income that is estimated will be spent on health by the end of 2003-04.
( 116869 )
12 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what actions the Government has taken in relation to the decision by BMW to sell part of the Rover group; and if he will make a statement.
( 116868 )


 

 
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