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Order of Business Tuesday 2nd May 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 the 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 Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    If he will make a statement on waiting times for surgery during the period from November 1999 to February 2000.
( 119054 )
*2 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What estimate he has made of the number of patients who have left NHS waiting lists as a consequence of having paid for their treatment in the private healthcare sector since May 1997.
( 119055 )
*3 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What data his Department receives from hospital trusts on the number of nurses each employs.
( 119056 )
*4 Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    What steps he is taking to strengthen the system for representation of patients' views in the NHS.
( 119057 )
*5 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What steps he is taking to ensure that IVF treatment is available throughout the country.
( 119058 )
*6 Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What plans he has to review the formula for distribution of funding between health regions and individual health authorities to take account of the impact of poverty on health.
( 119059 )
*7 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    How much of the #150 million committed from the New Opportunities Fund to combat cancer has been distributed.
( 119060 )
*8 Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    If he will make a statement on the pay of medical laboratory staff working in hospitals.
( 119061 )
*9 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    When he intends to publish his Green Paper on NHS dentistry.
( 119062 )
*10 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon):    What steps he is taking to improve facilities for identifying and treating those suffering from osteoporosis.
( 119063 )
*11 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    What discussions he has had with Trent Regional Health Authority about the building of a new breast cancer unit at Nottingham City Hospital.
( 119064 )
*12 Mrs Sylvia Heal (Halesowen and Rowley Regis):    If he will make a statement on his plans to regulate and inspect domiciliary care agencies.
( 119065 )
*13 Mr Bill Michie (Sheffield, Heeley):    What assessment he has made of the nature of the relationship between poverty and heart disease.
( 119066 )
*14 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    What additional funding is being made available to health authorities in the South East of England to facilitate the ending of mixed-sex wards.
( 119067 )
*15 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What proportion of the decline in NHS waiting lists he estimates is attributable to patients having secured treatment from the private healthcare sector since May 1997.
( 119068 )
*16 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What action he is taking to deal with regional variations in access to NHS treatment.
( 119069 )
*17 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington North):    What action he is taking to improve the delivery of drug rehabilitation programmes.
( 119070 )
*18 Christine Butler (Castle Point):    What steps he is taking to strengthen the system of representation of patients' views in the NHS.
( 119071 )
*19 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the Government's plans for improving standards of hygiene in hospitals.
( 119072 )
*20 Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    If he will make a statement on the role of the Commission for Health Improvement.
( 119073 )
*21 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    What his policy is in respect of the proportion of Gross Domestic Product which should be spent on health.
( 119075 )
*22 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    What steps his Department is taking to improve information technology provision in hospitals.
( 119076 )
*23 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    How many letters his Department has received about the proposed closure of Harefield Hospital, Middlesex.
( 119077 )
*24 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    What steps he is taking to collate comprehensive health statistics on a constituency basis.
( 119078 )
*25 Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    Which community hospitals have closed since May 1996, and how many have beds been lost as a result; and if he will make a statement.
( 119079 )
*26 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    How many assertive outreach teams have been established since May 1997.
( 119080 )
*27 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    On what date he will announce his complete response to the report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care.
( 119081 )
*28 Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    What plans he has to reduce variations in the performance of local authorities in providing adoption services.
( 119082 )
*29 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What the timetable is for reviewing the way in which board members of NHS trusts are appointed.
( 119083 )
*30 Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    What plans he has to reduce variations in the performance of local authorities in providing adoption services.
( 119084 )
*31 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    If he will make a statement on current hospital waiting lists in Northamptonshire.
( 119085 )
*32 Mr Christopher Gill (Ludlow):    How many hospital beds will be available in Worcestershire after the current hospital re-organisation.
( 119086 )
*33 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    What measures he proposes to improve community health provision.
( 119087 )
*34 Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    What action he is taking to deliver more services in primary care settings.
( 119088 )
*35 Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    If he will make a statement on his plans to regulate and inspect domiciliary care agencies.
( 119089 )
*36 Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet):    If he will make a statement on the work of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
( 119090 )
*37 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    How many patients are waiting for a first appointment with a consultant.
( 119091 )
*38 Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    What plans he has to remove regional variations in access to NHS-prescribed drugs.
( 119092 )
*39 Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What action he is taking to deliver more services in primary care settings.
( 119093 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Motion

+  1   

WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE

Margaret Beckett
Mr Secretary Murphy

        That the matter of the Welsh Economy be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 107).

Ten minute rule Motion

  2   

RENEWABLE ENERGY    [Up to 20 minutes]

Joan Walley

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Government to draw up a strategy for promoting non-convergent renewable energy technologies.

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


Main Business

+  3   

FINANCE BILL (Clauses 1, 12, 30, 31, 59, 102 and 113): Committee.    [Until any hour]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Debate may continue until any hour.

+  4   

WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE

Margaret Beckett
Mr Secretary Murphy

        That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet on Tuesday 16th May at half past Ten o'clock and betweeen Four o'clock and Six o'clock at Westminster to take questions under Standing Order No. 103, (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)), and to consider the Welsh Economy, under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)).

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 108).

+  5   

ADJOURNMENT (WHITSUN)    [No debate]

Margaret Beckett

        That this House, at its rising on Thursday 25th May, do adjourn till Monday 5th June 2000.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).

+  6   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That, at the sitting on Thursday 25th May, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until she shall have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

+  7   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That on Thursday 25th May there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

+  8   

DELEGATED LEGISLATION    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That the National Health Service (Pension Scheme and Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

+  9   

DELEGATED LEGISLATION    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That the County Court Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  10   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Cardiff International Airport and the Welsh economy (Mr John Smith).

        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. Room 14 (public)
To consider the Local Government Bill [Lords].
2Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
Further to consider the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill.
3Standing Committee D4.30 p.m. Room 5 (public)
Further to consider the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [Lords].
4Standing Committee E10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 6 (public)
Further to consider the Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill.
5Standing Committee F10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords].
6Standing Committee G4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill.

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

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Friday 28th April for answer today++

1 Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when the Film Council will announce its strategy.
( 120792 )
2 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what further progress has been made on the Tax Law Rewrite project.
( 120795 )



 

 
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