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Order of Business Tuesday 25th 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.

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

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

Mr Andrew Mackinlay

        On Second Reading of the Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland
*1 Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on government policy relating to the right of Scottish banks to print currency notes after the proposed introduction of the euro.
( 130567 )
*2 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber):    What recent representations he has received on the impact of taxation on petrol on transport in Scottish rural areas.
( 130568 )
*3 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    What action the Government has taken to promote investment in railway infrastructure in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
( 130569 )
*4 Mrs Ray Michie (Argyll and Bute):    What plans he has for the use of reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues in all Scottish ports; and if he will make a statement.
( 130570 )
*5 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    If he will make a statement on the Government's plans for the level of parliamentary representation at Westminster from Scotland.
( 130571 )
*6 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    Pursuant to his oral Answer of 27th June, Official Report, column 703, what assessment he has made of the impact of the climate change levy on the paper industry in Scotland.
( 130572 )
*7 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If he will make a statement on the impact of vehicle fuel duties on the rural economy in Scotland.
( 130573 )
*8 Mr John Swinney (North Tayside):    What representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding regulations to implement the climate change levy.
( 130574 )
*9 Mr Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie):    What plans he has for improving the employment opportunities of the disabled in Scotland through (a) the New Deal and (b) other means.
( 130575 )
*10 Mr Malcolm Chisholm (Edinburgh North and Leith):    How many applications from Scotland have been made to the Work-life Balance Challenge Fund.
( 130576 )
*11 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the implementation of the New Deal in Scotland.
( 130577 )
*12 Mr David Marshall (Glasgow, Shettleston):    If he will make a statement on poverty in Scotland.
( 130578 )
*13 Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    What recent discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Scottish Executive concerning ferry services between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
( 130579 )
*14 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    What estimate he has made of the number of manufacturing jobs transferred to countries of central and eastern Europe from Scotland in each of the last two years.
( 130580 )
*15 Mr Eric Clarke (Midlothian):    What steps the Government has taken to avoid the Scottish textiles industry being adversely affected by the trade dispute between the USA and the European Union.
( 130582 )
*16 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What discussions he has had with the First Minister about the operation of the New Deal in Scotland.
( 130583 )
*17 Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    If he will make a statement about the impact of the current level of fuel prices on the Scottish tourist industry.
( 130584 )
*18 Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth):    What assessment he has made of the benefits to Scotland of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union.
( 130585 )
*19 Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    What recent measures the Government has taken to improve rail services in Scotland.
( 130586 )
*20 Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the consequences of the aggregates levy for the Scottish quarrying industry.
( 130587 )
*21 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What recent representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the impact of a single European currency on the Scottish economy.
( 130588 )
*22 Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding the future of rural post offices.
( 130589 )
*23 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    What proposals he has to stimulate economic activity in those areas in Scotland ineligible for regional selective assistance; and if he will make a statement.
( 130590 )
*24 Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):    If he will make a statement on the measures being taken by the Government to promote the export opportunities of Scotland's oil and gas industry businesses.
( 130591 )

At 2.55 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Advocate General for Scotland
*25 Dr Norman A. Godman (Greenock and Inverclyde):    Pursuant to her Answer to the honourable Member for Cumberland and Kilsyth of 27th June, Offficial Report, column 482W, if she will list the cases which have caused her to intervene on the grounds that they might have ramifications for the whole United Kingdom.
( 130592 )
*26 Mr Alasdair Morgan (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale):    What discussions she has had with the First Minister and the Home Office regarding the workings of the European Convention on Human Rights.
( 130593 )
*27 Ms Roseanna Cunningham (Perth):    What discussions she has had with the First Minister and the Home Office regarding the workings of the European Convention on Human Rights.
( 130594 )
*28 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What assessment she has made of the number of additional cases expected to be brought under the European Convention on Human Rights when it comes into force; and if she will make a statement.
( 130595 )

At 3.00 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department
*29 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) summary-only and (b) either way cases heard by stipendiary magistrates in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
( 130596 )
*30 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    What representations he has received regarding the numbers of McKenzie Friends attending legal proceedings (a) in court and (b) in chambers.
( 130598 )
*31 Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    If he will make a statement on the review of the Public Trust Office.
( 130599 )
*32 Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    If he will make a statement on future prospects for rural magistrates' courts.
( 130601 )
*33 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If he will review the courts closure programme for magistrates' courts in Essex.
( 130602 )
*34 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the recent week of action by legal aid solicitors.
( 130605 )
*35 Mr Keith Darvill (Upminster):    If he will make a statement about funding the Community Legal Service.
[R]( 130606 )
*36 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on the operation of the Public Trust Office.
( 130607 )
*37 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What criteria he applies when determining appeals against closure of magistrates' courts.
( 130608 )
*38 Angela Smith (Basildon):    How often judges are expected to attend training sessions regarding changes in legislation.
( 130609 )
*39 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    What recent guidance he has given to magistrates regarding sentencing policy for drug dealing with intent to supply.
( 130610 )

At 3.15 p.m.
Oral Questions to the President of the Council, the honourable Member answering for the House of Commons Commission and the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee
*40 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask the President of the Council, what further proposals she will bring forward to improve access to Parliament for the media.
( 130611 )
*41 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): To ask the President of the Council, when she plans to review the Westminster Hall experiment.
( 130612 )
*42 Angela Smith (Basildon): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what matters relating to facilities for visitors were discussed at the Commission's last meeting.
( 130613 )
*43 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire): To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy to allow the tabling and publication of EDMs and the publication of written answers during parliamentary adjournments.
( 130614 )
*44 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the President of the Council, if it will be a condition of appointment to the House of Lords by the Appointments Commission to attend the House on at least a specified number of sitting days per year.
( 130615 )
*45 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the President of the Council, what representations she has received on the Government's response to the Liaison Committee's Report, Shifting the Balance.
( 130616 )
*46 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow): To ask the President of the Council, if she will make it her policy that a substantive motion be tabled in the House, at the earliest opportunity after the commitment of troops to armed conflict, allowing the House to express its view, and allowing honourable Members to table amendments.
( 130618 )
*47 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset): To ask the President of the Council, what proposals she has made to the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons regarding the use of computers by honourable Members during Committee proceedings.
( 130621 )
*48 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons since 1997.
( 130622 )
*49 Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve childcare facilities in the House.
( 130623 )
*50 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham): To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on the recent proposals by the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons concerning programming of business.
( 130624 )
*51 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the President of the Council, if she will make a statement on government policy relating to amending the law on the rights of Scottish honourable Members to vote on legislation affecting England.
( 130625 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1   

MADE IN BRITAIN MARK    [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Tim Loughton

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a standard Made in Britain mark to be used on goods predominantly manufactured and foodstuffs produced in the United Kingdom; to provide for regulation of the use of the mark; 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).


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


Main Business

+  2   

A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR EQUAL TREATMENT IN EMPLOYMENT AND OCCUPATION    [No debate]

Tessa Jowell

        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13540/99, a draft Council Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation; and supports the Government's welcome for the principle of such action whilst remaining convinced of the need for the proposals to be made clear and workable; and notes the Government's intention to negotiate to this end, and to ensure that the proposals take proper account of the legitimate concerns of employers and make a real difference to the lives of those whom they are designed to protect.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+  3   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Blunkett

        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 67) on Heads', Deputies' and Advanced Skills Teachers' Performance Pay Progression and Deputies' Assimilation (HC 569), which was laid before this House on 28th June, be approved.

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

+  4   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Straw

        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 68) on the 2000/2001 Special Grant for Kosovan Evacuees (HC 636), which was laid before this House on 6th July, be approved.

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

+  5   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 65): Invest to Save Grant (HC 707), which was laid before this House on 12th July, be approved.

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

+  6   

DATA PROTECTION Queen's Recommendation signified.    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Straw

        That, in respect of service from 1st April 2000, the Data Protection Commissioner shall be paid a salary of 68,212 per annum.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order of 17th July).

+  7   

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MODE OF TRIAL) (No. 2) BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)    [Up to 3 hours]

Margaret Beckett
Mr Secretary Straw

        That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill—

Timetable

        1.    Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill shall be completed at today's sitting and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Motion.

Questions to be put

        2.— (1)    This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings on the Bill to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.

        (2)    The Speaker shall put forthwith 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.

        (3)    On a Motion made for a new Clause or 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 otherwise fall to be put under sub-paragraph (2)(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

        3.    Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply at today's sitting to proceedings to which this Order applies.

        4.    Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

        5.    No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings on the Bill are taken or to recommit the Bill.

        6.    No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to the Bill except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

        7.— (1)    This paragraph applies if—

      (a)    a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Seven o'clock; and

      (b)    proceedings on this Motion have begun before then.

        (2)    The bringing to a conclusion of any proceedings which, under this Order, are to be brought to a conclusion after that time, shall be postponed for a period equal to the duration of the proceedings on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House.

        8.    Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to the Bill.

Supplemental orders

        9.    The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after they have been commenced; and Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

        10.    If at today's sitting the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which any proceedings are to be brought to a conclusion under this Order, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

        The Speaker will put the Question not more than three 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.

+  8   

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MODE OF TRIAL) (No. 2) BILL:       Not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.    [Up to 5 hours]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading may also be taken.

Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews
Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody
Mr Brian Sedgemore
Mr Denzil Davies
Lynne Jones
Ms Oona King

Mr Andrew MackinlayDr Ian GibsonMr Harold Best
Ms Diane AbbottMr John CryerAlice Mahon
Mr Kelvin HopkinsMr Alan SimpsonMr Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Harry CohenMs Jenny JonesMr Neil Gerrard
        That this House declines to give a Third Reading to the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill which, while making provision for determining the mode of trial in the case of offences triable either summarily or on indictment, fails properly to safeguard or maintain the right to trial by jury in either way offences which may result in serious punishment and loss of livelihood.

Mr Douglas Hogg

        That this House declines to give a Third Reading to the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill because the withdrawal of the right to jury trial in the circumstances stated in the Bill is a serious diminution in the rights and liberties of the citizen and further because the Bill extends only to England and Wales and should not be voted upon by those honourable Members who represent constituencies elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

        Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Allocation of Time Motion, if that Motion is agreed to.

+  9   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL [LORDS]:      Consideration of Lords Amendments in lieu of words left out by a Commons Amendment to which the Lords have agreed, Lords Reasons for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments, Lords Amendments to certain other Commons Amendments and a Lords Consequential Amendment.    [Until any hour]

Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

+  10   

LEARNING AND SKILLS BILL [LORDS]:      Consideration of Lords Amendments to certain Commons Amendments.    [Until any hour]

Debate may continue until any hour 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 Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill (Allocation of Time), the Local Government Bill [Lords] and the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords], may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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


At the end of the sitting:

  11   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Control of ragwort (Mr Owen Paterson).

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


COMMITTEES

SELECT COMMITTEES

1Science and Technology9.00 a.m. Room 7 (private)
2Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 21 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Implications of the European Commission Ruling on Gap Funding Schemes for Urban Regeneration in England.
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Hilary Armstrong MP, Minister for Local Government and Regions, and officials from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.
3International Development9.45 a.m.
11.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: HIV/AIDS and Social and Economic Development.
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Clare Short MP, Secretary of State for International Development, Dr Julian Lob-Levyt, Chief Health and Population Adviser, and Mr Bob Grose, HIV/AIDS Adviser, Health and Population Department, Department for International Development.
4Foreign Affairs10.00 a.m. Room 16 (private)
5Home Affairs10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
(public)
Subject: Lord Chancellor's Department Departmental Report.
Witness: Sir Hayden Phillips, Permanent Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department.
6Standards and Privileges10.30 a.m. Room 13 (private)
7Treasury10.30 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Spending Review 2000.
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and officials of HM Treasury.
8Environmental Audit11.00 a.m. Room 6 (private)
9Education and Employment3.45 p.m. Room 15 (private)
10International Development4.00 p.m. Room 5 (private)
11Education and Employment: Education Sub-CommitteeImmediately after the meeting of the Education and Employment Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Higher Education.
Witness: Baroness Blackstone, Minister for Higher Education, Department for Education and Employment.
12Foreign Affairs4.30 p.m. Room 16 (private)
13Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the meeting of the Joint
Committee on
Statutory Instruments
Room 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

14Statutory 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 24th July for answer today++

1 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many schools in the United Kingdom provide cycling lessons for young people.
( 132811 )
2 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has for schools to provide cycling lessons for pupils.
( 132812 )
3 Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what performance targets she has set for the Government Car and Despatch Agency for 2000-01.
( 132832 )
4 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Northern Ireland Executive Committee intends to become a party to the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK Government and the devolved executives.
( 132833 )
5 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he will publish the next report to Parliament on Hong Kong and the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
( 132834 )
6 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he will review the services and functions of the British Tourist Authority.
( 132835 )
7 Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the procurement strategy is for BOWMAN.
( 132877 )
8 Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on sourcing food supplies for the Armed Forces; and if he will make a statement.
( 132878 )
9 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will publish the 1999-2000 Annual Report for the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
( 132879 )
10 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will publish the 1999-2000 Annual Report for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.
( 132880 )
11 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, when he will publish the 1999-2000 Annual Report for the Veterinary Laboratory Agency.
( 132881 )
12 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he received the report of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual People; and when he proposes to publish it.
( 132882 )
13 Mr Phil Hope (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will lay before Parliament the Annual Report for the Forensic Science Service.
( 132883 )
14 Angela Smith (Basildon): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what is his policy on recovering planning appeals in England.
( 132884 )
15 Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has made further appointments to the Police Complaints Authority.
( 133024 )
16 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to attract to the United Kingdom entrepreneurs offering exceptional economic benefit but who do not meet the current criteria under the immigration rules.
( 133025 )
17 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when he will publish the 1999-2000 annual reports and accounts for each of his Next Steps agencies.
( 133026 )
18 Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the OSCE has taken to ensure that it is able to respond rapidly in the event of a crisis.
( 133027 )
19 Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the names of the diplomatic missions and international organisations in the United Kingdom which have outstanding balances of over #10,000 as at 4th April, in respect of national non-domestic rates.
( 133028 )
20 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if there have been further developments on the Tax Law Rewrite project.
( 133029 )
21 Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what performance targets have been set for the Meat Hygiene Service in 2000-01.
( 133030 )
22 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's Annual Report will be published.
( 133031 )
23 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the key performance targets are for the Public Trust Office Executive Agency for 2000-01.
( 133032 )
24 Mr Denis MacShane (Rotherham): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when section 78 of the Access to Justice Act 1999, concerning the unification of the stipendiary bench in England and Wales will come into force.
( 133033 )
25 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what action she is taking to tackle the HIV/AIDS crisis in Zimbabwe.
( 133097 )
26 Mr Colin Burgon (Elmet): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what consultations on the packaging regulations and related matters he plans in 2000; and if he will make a statement.
( 133098 )
27 Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld and Kilsyth): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement about the outcome of the review of the ECGD's risk management systems, the Terms of Reference for which he announced on 26th May.
( 133099 )
28 Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what progress has been made on various reviews of the ECGD; and if he will make a statement.
( 133100 )
29 Mr Kerry Pollard (St. Albans): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he has received the 1999 annual reports of the recognised supervisory bodies for company auditors under Part II of the Companies Act 1989; and if he will make a statement.
( 133101 )
30 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he intends to publish the White Paper on Science and Innovation; and if he will make a statement.
( 133102 )



 

 
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