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Order of Business Tuesday 4th July 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.

Second Reading

Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords].


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 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 Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    If he will make resources available to ensure that children's hospices receive the same level of funding as other hospices.
( 127508 )
*2 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    If he will make a statement on the role of the Commission for Health Improvement.
( 127509 )
*3 Mr John Heppell (Nottingham East):    How many people he estimates are now receiving drugs who would not have received them in their area before recommendations by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
( 127510 )
*4 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If he will make a statement on the role of the Commission for Health Improvement.
( 127511 )
*5 Mr Phil Sawford (Kettering):    What advice his Department gives to health authorities regarding mergers of NHS trusts.
( 127512 )
*6 Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South):    If he will make a statement on the steps he is taking to protect NHS staff from violence.
( 127514 )
*7 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What government financial support is given to the provision of air ambulance services.
( 127515 )
*8 Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    What plans he has to reduce the numbers of infant deaths in inner city areas.
( 127516 )
*9 Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    What the proposed timetable is for taking forward the proposals in the Green Paper, Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983.
( 127518 )
*10 Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    If he will make a statement on the number of cataract operations carried out on the NHS in the last year.
( 127519 )
*11 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    What recent research he has commissioned into the (a) causes of and (b) treatment for prostate cancer.
( 127520 )
*12 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    What estimate he has made of the long-term cost of private finance initiative funding of the Whittington Hospital.
( 127521 )
*13 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will set minimum cleanliness and hygiene standards in NHS trust hospitals and ensure that these are policed.
( 127522 )
*14 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What action he is taking to ensure that patients are represented during the deliberations of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
( 127523 )
*15 Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    If he will make a statement on the protection of young people from the dangers of tobacco smoking.
( 127524 )
*16 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    What change there has been in the number of surgical procedures carried out by independent healthcare providers on behalf of the NHS in the last three years.
( 127525 )
*17 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    If he will introduce new guidelines to help young children with faltering growth, taking account of recent research published by the Children's Society.
( 127526 )
*18 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent representations he has received on the delivery of patient care through primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement.
( 127527 )
*19 Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet):    If he will make a statement on the number of doctors working in the NHS (a) currently and (b) between 1992 and 1997.
( 127528 )
*20 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What conclusions he has drawn from interim analysis of the National Health Service census forms returned by residents of the Trent Region.
( 127529 )
*21 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of intermediate care in Worcestershire.
( 127530 )
*22 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What steps he has taken to reduce deaths from MRSA.
( 127531 )
*23 Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    What steps he is taking to increase recruitment and retention of scientific staff in the NHS.
( 127532 )
*24 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the future of cottage hospitals in south Staffordshire.
( 127533 )
*25 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    If he will ensure that, following diagnosis, persons with MS have access to a named consultant neurologist to help them manage their condition.
( 127534 )
*26 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    If he will make a statement on cataract services in the NHS.
( 127535 )
*27 Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What recent assessment he has made of the risk to health of people living near telecommunications masts.
( 127536 )
*28 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    What is the planned level of capital investment in the NHS over the next two years; and if he will make a statement.
( 127537 )
*29 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on the provision of NHS dental services.
( 127538 )
*30 Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    What progress has been made towards establishing the planned new NHS walk-in centres.
( 127539 )
*31 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    If he will make a statement about patient choice in the NHS.
( 127541 )
*32 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    What plans he has to monitor the performance levels of NHS consultants.
( 127542 )
*33 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    What progress he is making on providing for additional beds under the National Plan; and if he will make a statement.
( 127543 )
*34 Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    What assessment he has made of the ability of the health authority funding formula to reflect health service needs in each area.
( 127544 )
*35 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    What recent representations he has received regarding the operation of primary care groups.
( 127545 )
*36 Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):    When he will publish the consultation paper on a national alcohol strategy; and if he will make a statement.
( 127546 )
*37 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    What steps are being taken to reduce health inequalities in London.
( 127547 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1   

PLANNING (PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING)    [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Simon Hughes

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit local authorities to increase to 50 per cent. the proportion of housing in any development which is affordable to people in low paid employment or with equivalent incomes.

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


        Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).


Main Business

+  2   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME)    [Up to 3 hours]

Mr Secretary Prescott
Margaret Beckett
Sir George Young
Mr Paul Tyler

        That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Local Government Bill [Lords]:—

Report and Third Reading

        1.    Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two allotted days and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second of those days.

Proceedings on Consideration

        2.       (1)    Subject to the Speaker's powers to select the amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be proposed, the proceedings to be taken on consideration on each of the two allotted days shall be as shown in the second column of the Table in sub-paragraph (2) below and shall be taken in the order so shown.

        (2)    Each part of the proceedings on those days shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to that part of the proceedings in the third column of the Table.

TABLE

Allotted dayProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First dayNew Clauses relating to Part I,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 1 to 8.
One and one-half hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to Part II, other than Clauses relating to access to information,
New Schedules relating to Part II, other than Schedules relating to access to information,
Amendments to Clauses 9 to 20
Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to access to information,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 21 and 22,
Amendments to Schedule 1,
Amendments to Clauses 23 to 40,
Amendments to Schedule 2,
Amendments to Clauses 41 to 45
Four and one-half hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to Part III,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 46 to 54.
Amendments to Schedule 3,
Amendments to Clauses 55 to 80
Five and one-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
New Clauses relating to proportional representation,
New Schedules so relating,
New Clauses relating to Part IV,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 81 to 86,
New Clauses relating to Part V, other than Clauses relating to pensions and allowances or to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
New Schedules relating to Part V, other than Schedules relating to pensions and allowances or to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Amendments to Clauses 87 to 93.
Six hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Clauses relating to pensions and allowances,
New Schedules so relating,
Remaining new Clauses other than Clauses relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Remaining new Schedules other than Schedules relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Amendments to Clauses 94 to 97
Six and three-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Second dayNew Clauses relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
New Schedules so relating.
Amendments to Clauses 98 to 101,
Amendments to Schedules 4 and 5,
Amendments to Clauses 102 and 103.
Two and one-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day.

Conclusion of proceedings

        3.— (1)    For the purpose of concluding any proceedings which are bought to a conclusion at the time appointed by this Order, the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—

      (a)    any Question already proposed from the Chair;

      (b)    any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

      (c)    the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

      (d)    any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded;

    (2)    Proceedings under sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to sittings of the House and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.

    (3)    On a Motion made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

    (4)    If two or more Questions would fall to be put under sub-paragraph (1)(c) on amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

Miscellaneous

        4.    Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill at today's sitting.

        5.    Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to proceedings on the Bill.

        6.    If on an allotted day a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) stands over from an earlier day or to Seven o'clock—

      (a)    the bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings on the Bill which under this Order are to brought to a conclusion on that day after that time shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on the Motion, and

      (b)    paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill for the period after Ten o'clock on that day for which sub-paragraph (a) permits them to continue.

        7.— (1)    Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.

        (2)    Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before Ten o'clock, for a period equal to the time elapsing between Seven o'clock and the conclusion of those proceedings.

Supplementary provisions

        8.    In this Order allotted day" means today or any other day on which the Bill is put down on the main buisness as first Government Order of the Day.

        9.    If any Motion is made by a Minister of the Crown to amend this Order so as to provide a greater amount of time for proceedings on the Bill under paragraph 1 or 2 of this Order, the Question thereon shall be put forthwith and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.

        The Speaker will put the Question not more than 3 hours after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 83). This period may continue or commence after 10.00 p.m. if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.


At 10.00 p.m.

+    

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE            [No debate]

The Prime Minister

        That, at this day's sitting, the Motion on the Local Government Bill [Lords] (Programme) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).


+  3   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL [LORDS]:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.    [Until any hour]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

        If the Motion on the Local Government Bill [Lords] (Programme) is agreed to, proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the times specified below:

New Clauses relating to Part I,
New Schedules so relating, Amendments to Clauses 1 to 8.
One and one-half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion.
New clauses relating to Part II,
other than Clauses relating to access to information,
New Schedules relating to Part II, other than Schedules relating to access to information,
Amendments to Clauses 9 to 20
Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion.
New Clauses relating to access to information,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 21 and 22,
Amendments to Schedule 1,
Amendments to Clauses 23 to 40,
Amendments to Schedule 2,
Amendments to Clauses 41 to 45.
Four and one-half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion.
New Clauses relating to Part III,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 46 to 54.
Amendments to Schedule 3,
Amendments to Clauses 55 to 80
Five and one-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion.
New Clauses relating to proportional representation,
New Schedules so relating,
New Clauses relating to Part IV,
New Schedules so relating,
Amendments to Clauses 81 to 86,
New Clauses relating to Part V,
other than Clauses relating to pensions and allowances or to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
New Schedules relating to Part V,
other than Schedules relating to pensions and allowances or to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Amendments to Clauses 87 to 93
Six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion.
New Clauses relating to pensions and allowances,
New Schedules so relating,
Remaining new Clauses, other than Clauses relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Remaining new Schedules other than Schedules relating to the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986,
Amendments to Clauses 94 to 97.
Six and three-quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion.
At the end of the sitting:

  4   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Sea defences for Hunstanton and Heacham (Dr George Turner).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill.
2Standing Committee G10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Care Standards Bill [Lords].
3Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m. Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000.
4Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000, and the draft International Seabed Authority (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000.
5Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000, and the draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000.

SELECT COMMITTEES

6Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Countryside Agency.
Witnesses: Mr Ewen Cameron, Chairman, and Mr Richard Wakeford, Chief Executive, The Countryside Agency.
7Foreign Affairs10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 21 (private)
(public)
Subject: China.
Witnesses: Mr David Brewer, Director, British Invisibles, Mr Roger Caesley, Director, China Britain Industrial Consortium, Mr John Child, Judge Institute of Management, and Lord Powell of Bayswater, Chairman, and Mr Peter Nightingale, Chief Executive, China Britain Business Council; Mr T G Goldberg, Managing Director, Atlas Ward Structures Ltd, Mr Stephen Perry, London Export Ltd and Mr James Richards, Rolls-Royce plc (at 11.45 a.m.).
8International Development10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Effectiveness of EC Development Assistance.
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development, and officials.
9Trade and Industry10.00 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Work of the Department of Trade and Industry.
Witness: Sir Michael Scholar, Permanent Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry.
10Welsh Affairs10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 17 (private)
(public)
Subject: Social Exclusion in Wales.
Witnesses: UNIFI; the Post Office.
11Standards and Privileges10.30 a.m. Room 13 (private)
12Education and Employment. 3.45 p.m. Room 15 (private)
13Education and Employment: Education Sub-Committee4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Higher Education.
Witnesses: Mr Tony Higgins, UCAS.
14Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry5.00 p.m. Room 16 (private)
15Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the meeting of the Joint
Committee on
Statutory Instruments
Room 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

16Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)

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

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Monday 3rd July for answer today++

1 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Prime Minister, when the annual report of the Commissioner appointed under the Intelligence Services Act 1994 will be laid before the House; and if he will make a statement.
( 129290 )
2 Mr Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Prime Minister, when the annual report of the Commissioner appointed under the Security Service Act 1989 will be laid before the House; and if he will make a statement.
( 129291 )
3 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey): To ask the Prime Minister, when the annual report of the Commissioner appointed under section 8(1) of the Interception of Communications Act 1985 will be laid before the House; and if he will make a statement.
( 129292 )
4 Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement about the Government's response to the consultation on proposals for a Quality Assurance programme for combined heat and power.
( 129295 )
5 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, how he intends to meet expenditure relating to payments of claims following judgement against the UK in the Factortame case.
( 129296 )
6 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what progress has been made in the review of the Diplock court arrangements.
( 129297 )
7 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on attracting inward investment into the United Kingdom.
( 129298 )
8 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made in developing the future regulatory and consumer representation arrangements for the gas and electricity industries; and if he will make a statement.
( 129299 )
9 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will amend the BBC Agreement to enable the Department of Social Security to make certain payments to the BBC in recognition of the fact that, from 1st November, people aged 75 or over will become entitled to free television licences.
( 129384 )
10 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will protect the benefit position of individuals who were wrongly imprisoned as a result of a conviction that was subsequently overturned.
( 129385 )
11 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will publish the reports of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate in respect of Hart District Council and Lancaster City Council.
( 129386 )
12 Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement about the supply of demining equipment to non-governmental organisations in Kosovo.
( 129387 )



 

 
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