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Order of Business Tuesday 21st November 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.

NOTICES OF MOTIONS AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

The Chairman of Ways and Means

        Kent County Council Bill [LORDS]: That the promoters of the Kent County Council Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present session and that all fees due up to that date have been paid;

        That, if the bill is brought from the Lords in the next session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill brought from the Lords in the present session;

        That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;

        That in the next session the bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the present session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;

        That no further fees shall be charged to such stages.

The Chairman of Ways and Means

        Medway Council Bill [LORDS]: That the promoters of the Medway Council Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present session and that all fees due up to that date have been paid;

        That, if the bill is brought from the Lords in the next session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill brought from the Lords in the present session;

        That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;

        That in the next session the bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the present session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;

        That no further fees shall be charged to such stages.


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    If he will make a statement on progress with the clinical audit of general practitioners.
( 137636 )
*2 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What plans he has to increase the availability of NHS dentistry.
( 137637 )
*3 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    What recent representations he has received on the future of community health councils.
( 137638 )
*4 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    How many nurses he plans to recruit from overseas over the course of the next 12 months.
( 137639 )
*5 Tom Cox (Tooting):    How many acute hospital beds there are at St George's Hospital, Tooting.
( 137640 )
*6 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    How much is planned to be spent on providing NHS nursing care to residents of private nursing homes in each of the next three years; and how many NHS hospital beds will be unblocked as a result.
( 137641 )
*7 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the Government's initiatives to help victims of Alzheimer's disease.
( 137642 )
*8 Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    What plans he has to reform the process of regulation of the medical profession.
( 137643 )
*9 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What steps he is taking to provide better support for carers.
( 137644 )
*10 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What role independent and local authority care homes have in his strategy for intermediate care.
( 137645 )
*11 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to provide for the registration of health support workers.
( 137646 )
*12 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What plans he has to reduce wastage of prescribed drugs in the NHS.
( 137647 )
*13 Mr Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    What plans he has to increase spending on NHS dentistry over the next three years.
( 137648 )
*14 Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    If he will make a statement on Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority's budget for 2000-01.
( 137649 )
*15 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    What proposals he has to improve waiting times for angiograms in the NHS Trent Region.
( 137650 )
*16 Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):    When he will publish the Government's national alcohol strategy.
( 137651 )
*17 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    How many people within the target groups have been vaccinated against influenza.
( 137652 )
*18 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    If he will make a statement on progress on his sexual health and HIV strategy.
( 137653 )
*19 Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    If he will make a statement on new investment in the NHS in North Staffordshire.
( 137654 )
*20 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    What guidelines he issues to general practitioners on the prescribing of antibiotics.
( 137655 )
*21 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    If he will make a statement on the number of intensive care beds in National Health Service hospitals in England and Wales.
( 137656 )
*22 Mr Owen Paterson (North Shropshire):    If he will make a statement on his estimate of hospital waiting lists in the winter months.
( 137657 )
*23 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    If he will make a statement on progress in the development of the new Gravesend Community Hospital.
( 137659 )
*24 Steve Webb (Northavon):    What assessment he has made of the effect of PFI-funded hospital building programmes on the number of NHS beds available in the areas affected.
( 137660 )
*25 Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    What assessment he has made of the ability of the Health Service to meet national clinical standards for acute hospital emergency admissions in remote rural areas.
( 137661 )
*26 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    What research his Department is undertaking into transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
( 137662 )
*27 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What plans he has to increase the number of nurses working in the NHS.
( 137663 )
*28 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    If he will make a statement on GP training.
( 137664 )
*29 Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):    What discussions he has held with the GMC on its disciplinary procedures against doctors in private practice since the coming into force of the Care Standards Act 2000.
( 137665 )
*30 Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    If he will make a statement on measures he is taking to increase the number of GPs practising in the UK and to reduce the patient:GP ratio in areas where there are shortages of doctors.
( 137666 )
*31 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    What his policy is towards patients for whom the anticipated drugs bill exceeds #10,000 per annum.
( 137667 )
*32 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    How many communications he has received since 1st January about the proposed closure of Harefield Hospital, Middlesex.
( 137668 )
*33 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    What plans he has to provide assistance to community pharmacies; and if he will make a statement.
( 137669 )
*34 Mr Alan Hurst (Braintree):    If he will make a statement on the availability of specialist footwear for working disabled people.
( 137670 )
*35 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    If he will make a statement on the provision of healthcare for those suffering from head injuries.
( 137671 )
*36 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    What assessment he has made of the extent of provision for speech therapy.
( 137672 )
*37 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden):    If he will make a statement on the Quality Protects initiative.
( 137673 )
*38 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    If he will make a statement on the availability of flu injections in West Sussex.
( 137674 )
*39 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):    What proportion of beds in NHS hospitals is occupied by patients who are being treated for (a) infections and (b) other complications acquired in hospital.
( 137675 )

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

Preliminary Business

  1   

PET ANIMALS ACT 1951 (AMENDMENT)    [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr David Amess

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 3 of the Pet Animals Act 1951 to raise the minimum age of a child to whom a pet animal may be sold.

        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   

POLICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL (SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOCATION OF TIME)    [Up to 1 hour]

Margaret Beckett
Mr Secretary Mandelson

        To move, That the Order of the House [11th July] shall be supplemented as follows:—

Lords Amendments

        1.— (1)    Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be completed at today's sitting.

    (2)    If not previously concluded, they shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.

        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 first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the chair and not yet decided.

    (3)    If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment, the Speaker shall then put forthwith—

      (a)    a single Question on any further amendments of the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

      (b)    the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in the Amendment or (as the case may be) in the Amendment as amended.

    (4)    The Speaker shall then put forthwith—

      (a) a single Question on any amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and

      (b)    the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in the Amendment or (as the case may be) in the Amendment as amended.

    (5)    The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment.

    (6)    The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments.

    (7)    As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed with the Lords in any of their Amendments, or disposed of an amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to, the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

        3.— (1)    The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.

    (2)    The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

        4.— (1)    This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 3.

    (2)    The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the chair and not yet decided.

    (3)    The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the chair.

    (4)    The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

    (5)    The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

        5.    The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its chairman.

        6.— (1)    The Committee shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

    (2)    Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

    (3)    For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (2), the chairman shall—

      (a)    first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the chair and not yet been decided, and

      (b)    then put forthwith successively Questions on Motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

    (4)    The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

        7.    The following paragraphs apply to—

      (a)    proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill.

      (b)    proceedings on any further Message from the Lords on the Bill, and

      (c)    proceedings on the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons (and the appointment of its chairman) and the report of such a Committee.

        8.    Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings.

        9.    The proceedings shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

        10.    No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, the proceedings shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

        11.— (1)    If on a day on which any of the proceedings to which paragraph 7 applies take place a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) would stand over to Seven o'clock—

      (a)    that Motion stands over until the conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at or before that time, and

      (b)    the bringing to a conclusion of any of the proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion after that time shall be postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

    (2)    If a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over from an earlier day to such a day, the bringing to a conclusion of the proceedings on that day is postponed for a period of time equal to the duration of the proceedings on that Motion.

        12.    If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which any of the 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 one hour after proceedings begin (Order of 11th July).

+  3   

POLICE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL:       Consideration of Lords Amendments.    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

        For a Motion to disagree and Amendments, see separate Paper.

        Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock, if the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time 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 in the name of Mr Richard Allan may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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


+  4   

AGRICULTURE    [No debate]

Mr Nicholas Brown

        That the Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) (No. 2) Scheme 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2911), dated 30th October, a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th October, be approved.

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

+  5   

INTERNATIONAL IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Cook

        That the draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 30th October, be approved.

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

  6   

PARLIAMENTARY OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY    [Until any hour]

Mr Richard Allan

        That this House approves the First Report from the Information Committee on the Future of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (HC 659).

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

+  7   

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..

At the end of the sitting:

  8   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Trust status for Bracknell Primary Care Group (Mr Andrew MacKay).

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


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaption of Functions Etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000, the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers Etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000, and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000.
2Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
To consider the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 69) on Children's Services (Quality Protects) Special Grants for 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 (House of Commons Paper No. 968).

SELECT COMMITTEES

3Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
(public)
Subject: Delivering Sustainable Waste Management.
Witnesses: Recycling Consortium and Community Recycling Network; Confederation of British Industry (at 10.30 a.m.); Valpak and INCPEN (at 11.00 a.m.); Friends of the Earth (at 11.30 a.m.).
4International Development10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
(public)
Subject: Corruption.
Witnesses: Mr Phillip Thorpe, Managing Director and Head of Authorisation, Enforcement and Customer Relations, and Mr Jeremy Orme, Head of the Financial Crime Liaison Unit, Financial Services Authority, Mr John Abbott, Director-General, National Criminal Intelligence Service, and Mr Tim Sweeney, Chair of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group and Director-General of the British Bankers Association.
5Welsh Affairs10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review and other departmental matters.
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy MP, Secretary of State for Wales and Wales Office officials.
6Home Affairs10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Work of the Home Office.
Witness: The Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department.
7Treasury10.30 a.m. Room 13 (private)
8Public Administration11.30 a.m. Room M, Portcullis
House
(private)
9Foreign Affairs3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 15(private)
(public)
Subject: Nice European Council.
Witness: The Rt. Hon. Robin Cook MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
10Procedure4.15 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999.
Witnesses: Mr David Davis MP, Chairman, Public Accounts Committee and Mr Archy Kirkwood MP, Chairman, Social Security Committee.
11Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the meeting of the Joint
Committee on
Statutory Instruments
Room 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

12Statutory 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 20th November for answer today++

1 Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to address reports of ill-health amongst Porton Down volunteers.
( 139767 )
2 Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will list the overseas trade fairs, seminars and outward missions to be supported by his Department in the year 1st April 2001 to 31st March 2002.
( 139830 )
3 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will make a statement on the allocation of the Science Budget.
( 139831 )
4 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what conclusions he has reached on the application of the sum of sectors pricing policy on UK/US air services.
( 139832 )
5 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli Pembrokeshire): To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to increase the numbers of special advisers working for assembly secretaries in the National Assembly for Wales.
( 139833 )
6 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he plans to make an announcement on the arrangements for transitional measures for negative subsidy authorities; and if he will make a statement on the impact of these measures on Harlow.
( 139837 )
7 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to announce the quinquennial review of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.
( 139835 )
8 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the lifting of the EU arms embargo against Croatia.
( 139836 )
9 Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will publish the Government's response to the final report of the Cleaner Vehicles Task Force.
( 139898 )
10 Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what changes he plans to make to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997 for 2001; and if he will make a statement.
( 139899 )
11 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he proposes to publish the White Paper on Departmental Investment Strategies; and when departments will publish their own departmental investment strategies.
( 139900 )
12 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what proposals he has to reform legislation on business tenancies.
( 139901 )
13 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he has appointed a new Social Fund Commissioner.
( 139943 )



 

 
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