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Order of Business 27 November 2001

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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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
*1 Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    What recent bi-lateral discussions he has had with those countries seeking entry into the EU.
( 15423 )
*2 Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):    If he will make a statement on recent discussions with President Musharraf on the situation in Pakistan.
( 15424 )
*3 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):    When he last met his counterparts in the European Union to discuss future parliamentary scrutiny of the European Security and Defence Initiative.
( 15425 )
*4 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What recent representations he has made to the Government of Zimbabwe relating to the land redistribution programme.
( 15426 )
*5 Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    What assessment he has made of the continuing level of support by Muslim countries for the coalition against terrorism.
( 15427 )
*6 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    If he will make a statement on the future sovereignty of Gibraltar.
( 15428 )
*7 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    If he will make a statement about his participation in the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Afghanistan.
( 15429 )
*8 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    If he will make a statement on his policy on the right of self determination for overseas territories.
( 15431 )
*9 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    If he will make a statement on his Department's definition of terrorism.
( 15432 )
*10 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    What assessment he has made of the continuing support of the Muslim countries for the coalition against terrorism.
( 15433 )
*11 Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    What assessment he has made of the prospects for renewing the peace process in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.
( 15434 )
*12 Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    If he will make a statement on the progress being made towards EU enlargement.
( 15435 )
*13 Ann McKechin (Glasgow, Maryhill):    If he will make a statement on the Government's intentions for encouraging the involvement of the female population in a post-Taliban government in Afghanistan.
( 15436 )
*14 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What recent discussions he has had with Muslim regimes in the Middle East about their response to terrorism.
( 15437 )
*15 Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    If he will make a statement on his recent meeting with United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi.
( 15438 )
*16 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    When he next intends to meet the Foreign Minister of Greece to discuss bilateral relations.
( 15439 )
*17 Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld & Kilsyth):    How widely he circulated the leaflet published by his Department giving information to British travellers on the introduction of euro coins and notes from 1st January 2002.
( 15440 )
*18 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    If he will make a statement on the prospects for government in Afghanistan.
( 15441 )
*19 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    If he will make a statement on his recent discussions to take forward negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian authority.
( 15442 )
*20 David Wright (Telford):    What discussions he has had with the governments of Japan and Korea about the organisation and security of the FIFA World Cup in 2002.
( 15443 )
*21 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    If he will make a statement on developments in Afghanistan.
( 15444 )
*22 Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    What action his Department is taking to ensure greater peace and stability in the Middle East.
( 15445 )
*23 Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):    If he will make a statement on his policy towards Zimbabwe.
( 15446 )
*24 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    When he last met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe.
( 15447 )
*25 Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown):    What progress is being made towards the enlargement of the EU.
( 15448 )
*26 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the role of the UN in the future government of Afghanistan.
( 15449 )
*27 Mr John Baron (Billericay):    What recent discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart concerning the sovereignty of Gibraltar.
( 15450 )
*28 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    What recent discussions he has had with the Government of Iraq about (a) bombing and (b) sanctions.
( 15451 )
*29 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    What progress has been made in returning sovereignty to member states of the EU since the introduction of the subsidiarity provisions.
( 15452 )
*30 Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    If he will make a statement about international diplomatic efforts against terrorism.
( 15454 )
*31 Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    If he will make a statement on the progress of the Kimberley process and the implementation of an effective global certification scheme for rough diamonds.
( 15455 )
*32 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to foster good relations with Russia.
( 15456 )
*33 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    If he will make a statement on his recent discussions with the Spanish Government over Gibraltar.
( 15457 )
*34 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    If he will make a statement on the Government's intention to support a post-Taliban government in Afghanistan.
( 15458 )
*35 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on relations with Nigeria.
( 15459 )
*36 Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What assessment he has made of China's commitment to the global campaign against terrorism.
( 15460 )
*37 Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    If he will make a statement on the Government's recent actions in the regeneration of the Balkans.
( 15462 )
*38 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    What progress is being made towards the enlargement of the EU.
( 15461 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1  

COMPULSORY VOTING        [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Gareth R. Thomas

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to make voting compulsory in all Parliamentary elections; 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).


Main Business

+  2  

EMPLOYMENT BILL:      Second Reading.        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Iain Duncan Smith [R]
Mr John Whittingdale [R]
Mr Philip Hammond [R]
Mr Robert Key [R]
Mr Nigel Waterson [R]
David Maclean [R]

        That this House regrets that a wider debate has not taken place on how the benefits and burdens arising from the Employment Bill are shared between individuals and the workplace; declines to give a Second Reading to the Bill because, although it contains welcome measures which promote family friendly practices in the workplace and which seek to improve dispute resolution procedures, it depends excessively on secondary legislation which is likely to impose significant extra burdens on business, especially small businesses; and because it will impose extra costs on business, further damaging British competitiveness at a time when manufacturing industry is already in a fourth successive quarter of recession.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  3  

EMPLOYMENT BILL (PROGRAMME)        [No debate]

Mr Robin Cook
Ms Secretary Hewitt

        That the following provisions shall apply to the Employment Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Programming of proceedings

    2.   All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) shall be programmed.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    3.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 22nd January 2002.

    4.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    5.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Six o'clock on that day.

    6.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

    7.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

To be decided without debate (Order of 28th June).

+  4  

EMPLOYMENT BILL [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified.        [No debate]

Mr Paul Boateng

        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Employment Bill, it is expedient to authorise:—

    (1)   the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (a)   any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or government department under the Act,

      (b)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided;

    (2)   the payment into the Consolidated Fund of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable into that Fund under any other Act.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

+  5  

PROCEDURE COMMITTEE        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Robin Cook
Mr Keith Hill

        That Mr David Drew be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr Iain Luke be added.

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

At the end of the sitting:

  6  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Women Empowering Women scheme (Miss Anne Begg).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Special Standing Committee10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Adoption and Children Bill.
2Standing Committee A10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
(public)
To consider the National Health Service and Health Care Professionals Bill.
3Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Proceeds of Crime Bill.
4Standing Committee D10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the International Development Bill [Lords].

SELECT COMMITTEES

5Treasury10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Bank of England November Inflation Report.
Witnesses: The Rt Hon. Sir Edward George, Governor, and members of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.
6Home Affairs10.15 a.m.


10.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Government's Drugs Policy: Is it Working?
Witnesses: Professor Gerry V. Stimson, Imperial College School of Medicine, Mr Matthew Hickman, Imperial College School of Medicine, Professor John Henry, Imperial College School of Medicine, and Professor David Nutt, University of Bristol; Dr Colin Brewer, The Stapleford Centre, Mr Bill Nelles, The Methadone Alliance, Lord Adebowale, CBE, Turning Point, and Professor John Strang, the National Addiction Centre (at 11.45 a.m.).
7Welsh Affairs10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Transport in Wales.
Witnesses: FIRST; Officials from the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (at 11.30 a.m.).
8Trade and IndustryAt about 11.30 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory InstrumentsRoom 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

10Statutory 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 26th November for answer today++

1 Phil Sawford (Kettering): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he has reached a decision on the proposals to dismantle HMS Renown; and if he will make a statement.
( 18933 )
2 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the outcome is of Stage 1 of the quinquennial review of the Community Development Foundation.
( 19089 )
3 Jim Knight (South Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the level is of the UK's civilian policing commitment to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
( 19090 )
4 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will make a statement on the development of a rural road hierarchy, as required by the Transport Act 2000.
( 18971 )
5 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has completed his review of national insurance contributions for 2002-03.
( 18972 )
6 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the next Tax Ready Reckoner and Tax Reliefs document; and if he will make a statement.
( 18973 )
7 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will give further details of the proposed review of the Parades Commission.
( 18974 )
8 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn): To ask the Prime Minister, what arrangements he has made for Ministerial oversight of the campaign against terrorism.
( 18975 )
9 Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in implementing the Rural White Paper.
( 19267 )
10 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimates are of the levels of smuggling and fraud affecting tobacco duty and other indirect taxes.
( 19268 )
11 Jim Knight (South Dorset): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his Answer of 16th November, Official Report, column 914W, on the local government finance settlement, what plans he has made regarding the announcement of the provisional local government finance settlement.
( 19269 )



 

 
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