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Order of Business Tuesday 23rd November 1999

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* 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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    If he will make a statement on the progress made building new hospitals using the Private Finance Initiative.
*2 Mrs Eileen Gordon (Romford):    What plans he has to seek to amend the law relating to the treatment of those suffering from mental health problems.
*3 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on the timetable for the introduction of the Food Standards Agency.
*4 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    If he will make a statement on the action he is taking to combat smoking.
*5 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    What response his Department has made to (a) the Report of the Inquiry into Serious Untoward Incidents at Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust and (b) the Trust's response and action plan; and if he will make a statement.
*6 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    What assessment he has made of the implications of the Greenwood Report for Eastbourne District General Hospital.
*7 Mr John Healey (Wentworth):    What role he plans for community pharmacists in the future delivery of primary health care services.
*8 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    If he will make a statement on the use of NHS Direct.
*9 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What plans he has to improve mental health services.
*10 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    If he will make a statement on his proposals for improving the system for financing long-term care for elderly people.
*11 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    What plans he has to extend inspection regulations to daycare for the elderly and adults with physical and learning disabilities.
*12 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    What steps he is taking to promote awareness of prostate cancer; and if he will make a statement.
*13 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    When he expects to publish his new circular on the prescribing of beta interferon.
*14 Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North):    When the findings of the pilot projects assessing the impact of extending routine breast screening to women aged 65 to 69 years will be published.
*15 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    If he will make a statement on the extra capitation to general practitioners for elderly patients.
*16 Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick and Leamington):    What plans he has to seek to amend the law relating to the treatment of those suffering from mental health problems.
*17 Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    What steps he has taken to increase the role and recognition of pharmacies in primary care.
*18 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston):    What plans he has to reduce inconsistency in the standards of social services departments.
*19 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What plans he has to continue the Investing in Dentistry initiative in future financial years.
*20 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will make a statement on the revenue funding his Department will make available to run the proposed new kidney dialysis facilities proposed for the Royal Preston Hospital.
*21 Mr Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    What proposals he has to improve the quality of health care in Camden and Islington.
*22 Mr Phil Woolas (Oldham East and Saddleworth):    If he will make a statement about his plans to establish an institute for excellence in social care.
*23 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington):    What plans he has to ensure the future viability of services provided by the NHS in West Cumbria.
*24 Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    What assessment he has made of outpatient waiting times in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly.
*25 Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    If he will make a statement about his plans to establish an institute for excellence in social care.
*26 Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    What steps the Government is taking to increase the number of organ donors.
*27 Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    What plans he has to improve cancer services.
*28 Mr John Greenway (Ryedale):    What estimate he has made of the number of people awaiting their first appointment as a hospital out-patient.
*29 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If he will make a statement on the clinical differences between an accident and emergency department and a local emergency centre.
*30 Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    If he will make a statement on the progress of the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation.
*31 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    When he will announce the Government's response to the Royal Commission on Long-Term Care.
*32 Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    If he will make a statement on the future role of private health care.
*33 Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    If he will make a statement on the progress of his waiting list initiative.
*34 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    What steps he is taking to increase the number of specialists in cardiology.
*35 Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):    If he will make a statement on the private health care market.
*36 Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    If he will make a statement on his plans to reduce the number of deaths from coronary heart disease in England.
*37 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If he will make a statement on the system for ensuring an adequate supply of skin for patients needing transplants.
*38 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    How many patients are waiting more than 13 weeks for their first referral to see a consultant.
*39 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    If he will make a statement on the progress of primary care groups.
*40 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What his policy is towards tobacco advertising in the United Kingdom.

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

Main Business
+  1   QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS):    Adjourned Debate on Question [17th November].    [Until 10.00 p.m.]
        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
        Most Gracious Sovereign,
        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament--(Dr Jack Cunningham    ):--
 Mr William Hague
Mr Michael Ancram
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Sir George Young
Mrs Theresa May
Mr James Arbuthnot
        As an Amendment to the Address, at end add--
        `But humbly regret that the Gracious Speech makes no mention of the fact that the number of police officers in England and Wales has declined by more than 1,000 since the General Election, that a large proportion of the Government's measures have been ineffective, that crime is rising in many areas of the country and that, despite the large number of Home Office Bills listed in the Gracious Speech, there are hardly any measures to combat crime; further note the chaos in the Home Office over the past year which has been caused by the Government's mismanagement; deplore the Government's proposals to abolish the right to elect trial by jury; believe that the Government's proposals for Freedom of Information will result in greater secrecy; further regret the failure of the Government to reduce the burden of bureaucracy and regulation which places unnecessary restrictions on teachers and schools, particularly at a time when class sizes are rising, deplore the increasing centralisation and interference by Government evident in the measures contained in the Gracious Speech and condemn the failure of the Government to include any measures in the Gracious Speech to improve standards in schools; and call for effective scrutiny of the other measures proposed in the Gracious Speech to ensure that common sense prevails.'.
Proposed subjects for debate: home affairs and education and employment.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
+  2   SUPREME COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES    [Up to 1.5 hours]
 Mr David Lock
        That the draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 1st November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 1.5 hours after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 16).
 The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Mr Secretary Byers
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10297/99, a Commission Communication on the European Union approach to the World Trade Organisation Millennium Round; considers that a new comprehensive round of trade negotiations is essential for growth and jobs, for maintaining the momentum of trade liberalisation and counteracting protectionist pressures, for promoting sustainable development and better integrating developing countries into the world trade system; and supports the Government's intention to press for this approach within the EU.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
At the end of the sitting:
        Proposed subject: Future of HMS `Gannet' (Ms Sandra Osborne).
        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

1   Standing Committee A 10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
        Further to consider the Financial Services and Markets Bill.
2   Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee 9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
        Subject: The Work of the Health and Safety Executive.
        Witnesses: Health and Safety Commission and Executive; The Rt. Hon. Michael Meacher MP, Minister for the Environment and DETR officials (at 11.00 a.m.).
3   Agriculture 10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
        Subject: The Marketing of Milk.
        Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Stephen Byers MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; The Rt. Hon. Nicholas Brown MP, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
4   Culture, Media and Sport 10.00 a.m. Room 15 (public)
        Subject: Funding of the BBC.
        Witnesses: Lord Gordon of Strathblane; Commercial Radio Companies Association (at 10.30 a.m.); British Internet Publishers' Alliance (at 11.10 a.m.); Independent Television Commission (at 11.50 a.m.).
5   Trade and Industry 10.00 a.m. Room 18 (public)
        Subjects: (1) The Impact on Industry of the Proposed Climate Change Levy (Pre-Budget Scrutiny) (2) Export Credits Guarantee Department.
        Witnesses: (1) ETSU (2) Society of British Aerospace Companies (at 11.00 a.m.).
6   Foreign Affairs 10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
        Subject: Human Rights Annual Report.
        Witnesses: Mr Peter Hain MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and officials.
7   Home Affairs 10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 17 (private)
        Subject: Managing Dangerous People with Severe Personality Disorder.
        Witnesses: Liberty and Justice; National Schizophrenia Fellowship and MIND (at 11.30 a.m.).
8   Environmental Audit 10.30 a.m. Room 19 (private)
9   Public Administration 10.30 a.m.
11.00 a.m.
Room 21 (private)
        Subject: Modernising Government.
        Witness: The Rt. Hon. Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office.
10   Standards and Privileges 10.30 a.m. Room 13 (private)
11   Treasury 10.30 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
        Subject: The Bank of England November Inflation Report.
        Witnesses: The Governor of the Bank of England and Members of the Monetary Policy Committee.
12   Welsh Affairs 11.00 a.m. Room 9 (private)
13   Finance and Services 4.00 p.m. Room 13 (private)
14   Procedure 4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
        Subject: Delegated Legislation.
        Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Sir Peter Emery MP; Lord Alexander of Weedon, Chairman of the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee, and Dr Philippa Tudor, Clerk of the Committee (at 5.00 p.m.).
15   Agriculture 4.15 p.m. Room 20 (private)
16   Statutory Instruments Immediately after the meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Room 7 (private)
17   Statutory Instruments 4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Questions tabled on Monday 22nd November for answer today++
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has for the publication of the responses to the consultation on Rural England.
Mr Tony Colman (Putney):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he has reached conclusions on the options for changes to the preferential use of Heathrow's runways at night; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the decisions reached at the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Bonn Convention on 10th to 16th November in respect of sensitive species, with particular reference to dolphins, turtles and albatross.
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne and Sheppey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe summit in Istanbul.
Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to ensure an informed decision on the site for the new synchrotron.
Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West):    To ask the {D}when the C-130 J transport aircraft will enter service.
Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    To ask the {D}what progress has been made in his Department's plans to procure two new aircraft carriers.
Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    To ask the {D}what arrangements are planned for appointing the prime contractor for the Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Prime Minister, what additional projects are planned for the Performance and Innovation Unit; and if he will make a statement.
Miss Geraldine Smith (Morecambe and Lunesdale):    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide continuing protection for seals under the Conservation of Seals Act 1970, following the expiry of the Order laid under section 3(1) in 1996.

    The Speaker has appointed 10.00 a.m. and Committee Room 10 as the time and place for holding the Ballot for Private Members' Bills on Thursday 25th November.

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