House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 1999-2000
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business Monday 20th November 2000

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Monday 20th November 2000.

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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
*1 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    What resources will be invested in the police service in the financial years 2001-02 to 2003-04.
( 137444 )
*2 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing, Southall):    If he will make a statement on trends in the level of crime in England and Wales since 1997.
( 137445 )
*3 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    What recent discussions he has had with chief constables concerning greater protection for elderly people against attacks; and if he will make a statement.
( 137446 )
*4 Mr Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    How many parenting orders have been imposed under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; and how many are being processed.
( 137447 )
*5 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    If he will make a statement on the level of allowances made to Metropolitan Police officers and the effect on recruitment of officers from other forces.
( 137449 )
*6 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    What recent representations he has received about police numbers in Sussex.
( 137450 )
*7 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What assessment he has made of the contribution of the fire services community programmes to crime reduction strategies; and if he will make a statement.
( 137451 )
*8 Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    How many people (a) are employed and (b) were employed in May 1997 in his Department's Press Office.
( 137453 )
*9 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    What criteria he will use to allocate funding from the Crime Fighting Fund in the next financial year.
( 13l7454 )
*10 Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    What estimate he has made of the number of cases that resulted in an acquittal that would be the subject of a new trial were the double jeopardy rule relaxed in line with the Law Commission's current proposals; and how many of them would result from the application of DNA testing.
( 137455 )
*11 Tom Cox (Tooting):    What assessment he has made of the impact of drug treatment and testing orders on reoffending rates.
( 137456 )
*12 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If he will make a statement on recent trends in the incidence of domestic burglaries.
( 137457 )
*13 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What assessment he has made of the responses to the Liquor Licensing Reform White Paper.
( 137458 )
*14 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If he will make a statement on the procedure for approving remedial orders under the Human Rights Act 1998.
( 137459 )
*15 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    If he will make a statement on recent discoveries in the Berlin Stasi archive about paid Stasi agents in the United Kingdom.
( 137460 )
*16 Dr Jenny Tonge (Richmond Park):    If he will establish a Royal Commission on drug misuse; and if he will make a statement.
( 137461 )
*17 Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    If he will make a statement on the relationship between neighbourhood wardens and the police in promoting safer communities.
( 137463 )
*18 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    If he will make a statement on his plans for implementing the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill.
( 137464 )
*19 Ms Fiona Jones (Newark):    What real increase in investment in the Police Service has been earmarked for the financial years 2001-02 and 2003-04.
( 137466 )
*20 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    When he expects to publish the outcome of his Department's consultation on the proposed changes to the licensing laws in England and Wales.
( 137467 )
*21 Mr Ian Taylor (Esher and Walton):    What measures he is taking to increase police numbers; and if he will make a statement.
( 137469 )
*22 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    How many offenders convicted of offences of violence were released from prison early on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
( 137470 )
*23 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What training facilities are offered by the police to the army.
( 137471 )
*24 Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    If he will make a statement on trends in the levels of crime since 1997.
( 137473 )
*25 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What plans he has to regulate the private security industry.
( 137474 )
*26 Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    What proposals he has to enable the swift eviction of travellers illegally occupying local authority land.
( 137475 )
*27 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    How many parenting orders have been granted under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; and how many are currently being processed.
( 137476 )
*28 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    If he will make a statement on trends in (a) recorded crime and (b) victimisation rates recorded in the British Crime Survey, between 1993 and 1995.
( 137477 )
*29 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on European Commission proposals relating to the design of passports in EU member states.
( 137478 )
*30 Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    By what date he expects the police forces in England and Wales to have replaced the number of police officers they have lost since March 1997; and if he will make a statement.
( 137479 )
*31 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    How many persons were imprisoned on the most recent date for which figures are available; and how many prison places were available on that date.
( 137480 )
*32 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    How many uniformed Metropolitan Police personnel were based within the Greater London area on 1st November (a) 2000, (b) 1999, (c) 1998 (d) 1997 and (e) 1996.
( 137481 )
*33 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    How many police officers began basic training at Hendon in 1996; and how many he estimates will do so in 2000.
( 137482 )
*34 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    What plans he has to provide resources to police forces in England and Wales to enable them to combat Internet-related crime.
( 137483 )

3.30 p.mPrivate Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

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


Main Business

+  1   

MODERNISATION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That this House approves the Third Report on Thursday Sittings (HC 954) and the Fourth Report on Sittings in Westminster Hall (HC 906) of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  2   

THURSDAY SITTINGS AND MEETINGS OF STANDING COMMITTEES    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That, from the next Session of Parliament until the end of the first Session of the next Parliament, the Standing Orders and practice of the House shall have effect subject to the modifications set out below:

        A.       (1)    The House shall meet on Thursdays at half-past Eleven o'clock, and will first proceed with private business, motions for unopposed returns and questions;

    (2)    proceedings on business on Thursdays shall be interrupted at Seven o'clock; and

    (3)    in their application to Thursday sittings of the House, reference to a specified time in the Standing Orders shall be interpreted as reference to a time three hours before the time so specified, save that reference to half-past Ten o'clock shall be substituted for reference to Twelve o'clock in Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration).

        B.       Standing committees shall have leave to sit at any hour and notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, subject to the following provisions:

      (a)    on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the House is sitting, no standing committee sitting at Westminster shall sit between the hours of One o'clock and half-past Three o'clock, except as provided in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees); and

      (b)    on Thursdays when the House is sitting, no standing committees sitting at Westminster shall sit between the hours of twenty-five minutes past Eleven o'clock and half-past Twelve o'clock, except as provided in paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of standing committees) with the substitution in that paragraph of `twenty-five minutes past Eleven o'clock' for `One o'clock' and `twenty minutes to Twelve o'clock' for `a quarter past One o'clock'.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  3   

SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That, from the next session of Parliament until the end of the first Session of the next Parliament, the Standing Orders and practice of the House shall have effect subject to the modifications set out below:

    (1)    On days on which the House shall sit after an address has been agreed to in answer to Her Majesty's Speech there shall be a sitting in Westminster Hall—

      (a)    on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between half-past Nine o'clock and Two o'clock; and

      (b)    on Thursdays beginning at half-past Two o'clock and continuing for up to three hours (and in calculating that period no account shall be taken of any period during which the sitting may be suspended owing to a division being called in the House or a committee of the whole House).

    (2)    Any Member of the House may take part in a sitting in Westminster Hall.

    (3)    Subject to paragraph (13) below, the business taken at any sitting in Westminster Hall shall be such as the Chairman of Ways and Means shall appoint.

    (4)    The Chairman of Ways and Means or a Deputy Chairman shall take the chair in Westminster Hall as Deputy Speaker; and the House may appoint not more than four other members of the Chairmen's Panel to sit in Westminster Hall as Deputy Speaker.

    (5)    Any member of the Chairmen's Panel may also take the chair at a sitting in Westminster Hall when so requested by the Chairman of Ways and Means, with the duties and powers conferred on additional Deputy Speakers; and Members so appointed shall be addressed by name.

    (6)    Any order made or resolution come to at a sitting in Westminster Hall (other than a resolution to adjourn) shall be reported to the House by the Deputy Speaker and shall be deemed to be an order or resolution of the House.

    (7)    If a motion be made by a Minister of the Crown that an order of the day be proceeded with at a sitting in Westminster Hall, the question thereon shall be put forthwith, but such motion may be made only with the leave of the House and may not be made on a Friday.

    (8)    The quorum at a sitting in Westminster Hall shall be three.

    (9)    If at a sitting in Westminster Hall the opinion of the Deputy Speaker as to the decision of a question (other than a question for adjournment) is challenged, that question shall not be decided, and the Deputy Speaker shall report to the House accordingly; and any such question shall be put forthwith upon a motion being made in the House.

    (10)    If any business other than a motion for adjournment is under consideration at a sitting in Westminster Hall, and not fewer than six Members rise in their places and signify their objection to further proceedings, that business shall not be further proceeded with in Westminster Hall, and the Deputy Speaker shall report to the House accordingly, and any order under paragraph (7) above relating thereto shall be discharged.

    (11)    At the end of each sitting in Westminster Hall, unless a question for adjournment has previously been agreed to, the Deputy Speaker shall adjourn the sitting without putting any question; and proceedings on any business which has been entered upon but not disposed of shall lapse.

    (12)    The provisions of Standing Orders No. 29 (Powers of chair to propose question), No. 36 (Closure of debate), No. 37 (Majority for closure or proposal of question), No. 38 (Procedure on divisions), No. 39 (Voting), No. 40 (Division unnecessarily claimed), No. 41 (Quorum), No. 43 (Disorderly conduct), No. 44 (Order in debate), No. 45 (Members suspended, &c. to withdraw from precincts), No. 45A (Suspension of salary of Members suspended) and No. 163 (Motions to sit in private) shall not apply to sittings in Westminster Hall.

    (13)    In each Session, the Speaker shall appoint not more than six Thursdays on which the business to be taken in Westminster Hall should be debates on select committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee.

    (14)    The House shall meet on Wednesdays at half-past Two o'clock, and paragraphs (1) and (2) of Standing Order No. 9 (Sittings of the House) shall have effect on Wednesdays; and Standing Order No. 10 shall not have effect.

        As Amendments to Margaret Beckett's proposed Motion (Sittings in Westminster Hall):

Mr Eric Forth
Mr David Maclean

        Line      14,      after `appoint', insert `but shall not include any consideration of Bills or Statutory Instruments'.(a)

        Line      16,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (b)

        Line      17,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (c)

        Line      21,      leave out `Deputy Speakers' and insert `Chairmen'.    (d)

        Line      24,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (e)

        Line      28,      leave out `forthwith' and insert `after debate of up to forty-five minutes'.(f)

        Line      30,      leave out `three' and insert `twelve'.    (g)

        Line      31,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (h)

        Line      33,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (i)

        Line      39,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (j)

        Line      43,      leave out `Deputy Speaker' and insert `Chairman'.    (k)

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.


At 10.00 p.m.

+    

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate]

The Prime Minister

        That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 may be proceeded with, though opposed, until half past Eleven o'clock.

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


  4   

IMMIGRATION APPEALS (S.I. 2000, No. 2446)    

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Paul Tyler

        That the Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2446), dated 11th September 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13th September, be revoked.

        Debate may continue until 11.30 p.m. if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

+  5   

COMPANIES    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Byers

        That the draft Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 23rd October, be approved.

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

+  6   

BROADCASTING    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Smith

        That the draft Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on !st November, be approved.

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

+  7   

SOCIAL SECURITY    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Darling

        That the draft Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 6th November, be approved.

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

+  8   

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

Margaret Beckett

        That, at the sittings on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Monday 27th November, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords shall be received.

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

+  9   

EUROPEAN SCRUTINY COMMITTEE    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Keith Bradley

        That Mr Owen Paterson be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Miss Anne McIntosh be added to the Committee.

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

+  10   

NORTHERN IRELAND GRAND COMMITTEE    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Secretary Mandelson

        That—

    (1)    the matter of the Review of the future of the juvenile justice centre estate in Northern Ireland, published by the Northern Ireland Office in March 2000, being a matter exclusively relating to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;

    (2)    the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Wednesday 29th November at 5.00 p.m.; and

    (3)    at that meeting the Committee shall consider the matter referred to it in paragraph (1) and the Chairman shall interrupt proceedings at 7.30 p.m.

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

At the end of the sitting:

  11   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Cost of fuel and the viability of the fishing industry (Mr Austin Mitchell).

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


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SELECT COMMITTEES

1Treasury3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Pre-Budget Report.
Witnesses: Officials of HM Treasury.
2Public Accounts4.30 p.m. Room 15 (public)
Subject: Parole.
Witnesses: Sir David Omand KCB, Home Office, Mr Martin Narey, Prison Service and Mr John Casey, Parole Board.

COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE BILLS

3Opposed Bills4.30 p.m. Room 6 (private)
To consider the Kent County Council [Lords] and Medway Council Bills [Lords].

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

Written Questions tabled on Friday 17th November for answer today++
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Solicitor General, if his Honour Gerald Butler QC has completed his review of arrangements for the instruction of Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey.
( 139708 )

 

 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2000
Prepared 20 November 2000