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Order of Business Tuesday 28th 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

1.    Kent County Council Bill [Lords]. (By Order.)

        Motion made and Question proposed, 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)

2.    Medway Council Bill [Lords]. (By Order.)

        Motion made and Question proposed, 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.— (The Chairman of Ways and Means.)


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
*1 Mr Jonathan R. Shaw (Chatham and Aylesford):    What action his Department is taking to assist local authorities to dispose of abandoned cars.
( 138935 )
*2 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    If he will make a statement on the impact of transport investment on urban regeneration.
( 138936 )
*3 Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    If he will make a statement on progress in establishing the public private partnership for London Underground.
( 138937 )
*4 Mr Ian Stewart (Eccles):    What response he has received from local government to his proposals on highway maintenance.
( 138938 )
*5 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on recent disruption to rail services.
( 138939 )
*6 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    What plans he has to increase freight by rail in the UK.
( 138940 )
*7 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    What recent representations he has received from councils concerning the abolition of the committee system in local government.
( 138941 )
*8 Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    What plans he has to deal with the repair backlog on roads.
( 138942 )
*9 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    What resources are being put into funding renewal of disadvantaged areas in the present financial year; and if he will make a statement.
( 138943 )
*10 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    What targets he has set local authorities for recycling.
( 138944 )
*11 Mr Peter Atkinson (Hexham):    If he will make a statement on the operation of planning controls on mobile phone masts.
( 138945 )
*12 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    When he will approve the new light rail lines contained in his Department's 10 year plan.
( 138946 )
*13 Mr Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton):    What strategy he has to improve freight capacity in the United Kingdom.
( 138948 )
*14 Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown):    What funding his Department is providing to combat disadvantage in the most deprived communities.
( 138950 )
*15 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    If he will make a statement regarding train cancellations due to rail track repairs on Connex Southeastern.
( 138951 )
*16 Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington):    What role neighbourhood wardens will play in improving the management of public areas.
( 138952 )
*17 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    If he will make a statement on the criteria to be met before locating new container ports on non-brownfield sites.
( 138953 )
*18 Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    If he will make a statement on his strategy for developing British ports.
( 138954 )
*19 Mr Alan W. Williams (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr):    If he will make a statement on emissions trading and global warming.
( 138955 )
*20 Steve Webb (Northavon):    What plans he has to amend the area cost adjustment.
( 138956 )
*21 Mr Robin Corbett (Birmingham, Erdington):    What plans he has to increase investment in light rail systems.
( 138957 )
*22 Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):    What recent representations he has received about highway maintenance funding.
( 138958 )
*23 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What assessment he has made of the proposals put forward by local authorities to pilot public service agreements.
( 138959 )
*24 Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What recent representations he has received concerning the licensing of landlords; and if he will make a statement.
( 138960 )
*25 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    What plans he has to change the law relating to town and country planning.
( 138961 )
*26 Julia Drown (South Swindon):    What steps he is taking to minimise landfill waste.
( 138962 )
*27 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston):    What steps he will take to ensure that Mr Justice Colman's recommendations regarding safety at sea in the report on the reopened inquiry into the loss of the MV Derbyshire are implemented.
( 138963 )
*28 Jane Griffiths (Reading East):    What plans he has to improve road conditions in city centres.
( 138964 )
*29 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    If he will make a statement on planning issues in relation to flood relief measures in West Sussex.
( 138965 )
*30 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    If he will make a statement on heavy rail investment as part of the Ground Transport Interchange at Manchester Airport.
( 138966 )
*31 Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    When he will announce further proposals for light rail lines.
( 138967 )
*32 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    What guidance he is giving inspectors on appeals relating to planning applications in balancing housing need against regulations of the Environment Agency in cases involving potential flooding.
( 138968 )
*33 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    What plans he has to give local authorities the powers to co-ordinate roadworks.
( 138969 )
*34 Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    What steps he is taking to improve availability of affordable housing to people in rural areas on low incomes.
( 138970 )
*35 Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    What progress he has made in evaluating the proposals for extension of the Midland Metro.
( 138971 )
*36 Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    If he will make a statement on developing British ports.
( 138973 )

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

Preliminary Business

  1   

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (AMENDMENT)    [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Tony Baldry

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 31 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 so as to allow local planning authorities to determine themselves in the structure plan the amount of new housing, including figures for housing provision in each district.

        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   

COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAYS BILL:       Consideration of Lords Amendments    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

        Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. (Order of 27th November).


At 10.00 p.m.

+    

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate]

The Prime Minister

        That, the Business of the House Motion in the name of Margaret Beckett relating to this day's sitting may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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


+  3   

TRANSPORT BILL:       Consideration of Lords Reasons for insisting on certain Lords Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed and Lords Amendments in lieu of a Lords Amendment to which the Commons have disagreed.    [Up to 1 hour]

        For a Motion to insist on disagreement with Lords Amendments and for Amendments, see separate Paper.

        Proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement (Order of 15th November).

+  4   

PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF TERRORISM    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Mandelson

        That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording of Interviews) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 1st November, be approved.

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

+  5   

VALUE ADDED TAX    [No debate]

Dawn Primarolo

        That the Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2954) dated 2nd November, a copy of which was laid before this House on 2nd November, be approved.

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

+  6   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Milburn

        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 69) on Children's Services (Quality Protects) Special Grants for 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 (HC 968), which was laid before this House on 13th November, be approved.

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

+  7   

SELECT COMMITTEES (JOINT MEETINGS)    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett
Mr Paddy Tipping

        That, for the next Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:

    Line 37, before the word `European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.

    Line 46, before the word `European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.

    Line 48, at the end insert the words:—

      `(4A) notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (4) above, where more than two committees or sub-committees appointed under this order meet concurrently in accordance with paragraph (4)(e) above, the quorum of each such committee or sub-committee shall be two.'

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

+  8   

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

Margaret Beckett

        That, at the sittings on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December—

        (i)       the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Messages from the Lords shall have been received, and

        (ii)    if the House has completed its consideration of any Messages received from the Lords and the Lords have adjourned their sitting, the Speaker shall adjourn the House without Question put.

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

+  9   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [Until any hour]

Margaret Beckett

        That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords shall be received.

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

At the end of the sitting:

  10   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Smuggling of tobacco and alcoholic goods (Mr Russell Brown).

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


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SELECT COMMITTEES

1Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Delivering Sustainable Waste Management.
Witnesses: ENTRUST; Environment Agency (at 10.40 a.m.); Mr Stephen Timms, MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Ms Patricia Hewitt, MP, Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (at 11.20 a.m.).
2International Development10.00 a.m. Room 5 (private)
3Trade and Industry10.00 a.m. Room 6 (public)
Subject: The Work of Ofgem.
Witnesses: Ofgem.
4Home Affairs10.15 a.m. Room O, Portcullis
House
(private)
5Standards and Privileges10.30 a.m. Room 13 (private)
6Treasury10.30 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Bank of England November Inflation Report.
Witnesses: The Governor of the Bank of England and members of the Monetary Policy Committee.
7Welsh Affairs10.30 a.m. Room 17 (private)
8Standards and Privileges4.00 p.m. Room 13 (private)
9Agriculture4.25 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 8(private)
(public)
Subject: Flood and Coastal Defence: Follow-up.
Witnesses: Environment Agency officials; Mr Elliot Morley MP, Minister for Fisheries and the Countryside, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
10Administration5.00 p.m. Room 16 (private)
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 27th November for answer today++

1 Laura Moffatt (Crawley): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many indemnity undertakings were given by departments, under section 16 of the National Heritage Act 1980, for the six month period ended 30th September; and what was the value of (a) contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given under that section which remained outstanding at 30th September, (b) non-statutory government indemnities in respect of loans handled by the Government Art Collection which remained outstanding at 30th September and (c) non-statutory undertakings to Her Majesty in respect of loans from the Royal Collection which remained outstanding at 30th September.
( 140830 )
2 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to make further changes to the location of the Territorial Army units.
( 140883 )
3 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when the system of licensing provided for in the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 will be implemented.
( 140884 )
4 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he has reached a final decision on the future of areas of special control of advertisements; and if he will make a statement.
( 140885 )
5 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what plans he has for ensuring an adequate infrastructure for the future delivery of information technology services within his Department; and if he will make a statement.
( 140955 )
6 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what representations he has received about the introduction from April 2001 of changes to the backdating rules and to decision making and appeals for housing benefit and council tax benefit; and if he will make a statement.
( 140956 )



 

 
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