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Order of Business Monday 17 December 2001

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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 the Home Department
*1 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    What plans he has to focus the drugs strategy on harm minimisation.
( 21143 )
*2 Mr John Baron (Billericay):    What plans he has to reduce the administrative workload of police officers.
( 21144 )
*3 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What recent measures he has taken to improve public protection from sex offenders.
( 21145 )
*4 Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):    What evidence he has collated on changes in the crime rate in England in the last four years.
( 21146 )
*5 Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    If he will introduce legislation to control the (a) availability and (b) use of ball-bearing guns.
( 21148 )
*6 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing, Southall):    What plans he has to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the asylum system.
( 21149 )
*7 Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    What action he is taking to improve conditions in young offender institutions.
( 21150 )
*8 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    If he will extend the role of traffic wardens to include all road and car matters; and if he will make a statement.
( 21151 )
*9 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    What recent discussions he has had with other departments about the review of the extradition system.
( 21152 )
*10 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What recent advice he has given to chief constables in respect of reducing drug-related crime.
( 21153 )
*11 Phil Hope (Corby):    If he will make a statement on the work of his Department's Active Community Unit.
( 21154 )
*12 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    What recent discussions he has had with the Police Federation on the future role of the police constable.
( 21155 )
*13 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What proposals he has to (a) assess and (b) publish the variation in applying for anti-social behaviour orders between different police forces.
( 21156 )
*14 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    Pursuant to his Oral Answer of 19th November, Official Report, column 7, on victims of crime, if he will publish figures on the time it takes the police forces of the United Kingdom to answer telephone queries from the public; and if he will make a statement.
( 21157 )
*15 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    What plans he has to promote (a) community engagement and (b) active citizenship.
( 21158 )
*16 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    What steps he is taking to reform the asylum system.
( 21159 )
*17 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What plans he has to reform police pensions.
( 21160 )
*18 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    If he will make a statement on the funding of police pensions.
( 21162 )
*19 Patrick Mercer (Newark):    When he last met the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers to discuss funding for special constables.
( 21163 )
*20 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    What recent assessment he has made of the measures he has taken to encourage parents to take greater responsibility for the anti-social behaviour of their children.
( 21164 )
*21 Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    If he will make a statement on the level of police resources in Upminster.
( 21125 )
*22 Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    If he will make it his policy not to extend the asylum seekers' identity cards to the population as a whole.
( 21126 )
*23 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    If he will make a statement on the number of anti-social behaviour orders made in the last year in (a) Dyfed Powys and (b) Wales.
( 21127 )
*24 Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    What plans he has to provide controlled legal migration routes into the UK.
( 21128 )
*25 Hugh Bayley (City of York):    How many magistrates' courts have used anti-social behaviour orders.
( 21129 )
*26 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    If he will make a statement about the quality of management in the prison service.
( 21130 )
*27 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    What provision he has made for the internment without trial of persons covered by the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill.
( 21131 )
*28 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    How many appeals have been held against banning orders under existing anti-terrorist legislation in the last six months.
( 21132 )
*29 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What progress has been made with the installation of safe cells for remand prisoners.
( 21133 )
*30 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What progress has been made in improving links between the Prison Health Service and the NHS.
( 21134 )
*31 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    What progress he has made on his targets for the (a) deportation and (b) removal of failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants.
( 21135 )
*32 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What assessment he has made of the introduction of drug testing and treatment orders.
( 21136 )
*33 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    What measures he is taking to reduce crime over the Christmas period.
( 21137 )
*34 Martin Linton (Battersea):    What plans he has to appoint (a) police auxiliaries and (b) neighbourhood wardens in the Metropolitan Police area.
( 21138 )
*35 Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    How many failed asylum applicants have been removed from the country in the last 12 months.
( 21139 )
*36 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    What action he is taking to tackle persistent youth disorder.
( 21140 )
*37 Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What plans he has to increase the number of police officers.
( 21141 )
*38 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    If he will make a statement on training and into-work schemes undertaken by the correctional services to help rehabilitate offenders.
( 21142 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

NORTHERN IRELAND ARMS DECOMISSIONING (AMENDMENT) BILL:      Second Reading.        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Mr David Trimble
Mr Quentin Davies
Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
David Maclean

        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Bill because it provides for such an extended deadline for decommissioning which it does not believe will be conducive to the completion as soon as possible of the process which is already more than a year overdue.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  2  


Mr Robin Cook
Mr Secretary Reid

        That the following provisions shall apply to the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill:—


        1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Programming of proceedings

        2.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House and all remaining proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or any further messages from the Lords) shall be programmed.

Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading

        3.—(1)   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day's sitting.

    (2)   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House and any proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on that day or, if that day is a Thursday, at Six o'clock on that day.

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

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Enforcement of employment rights (Dr Howard Stoate).

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



1First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 89) (HC 415) on Children's Services (Quality Protects) Special Grant for 2000-01 and 2001-02.


2International Development4.00 p.m.Room 5 (private)
3Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

4.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Radioactive Waste Policy Sub-CommitteeImmediately after the meeting of the Main Committee
4.45 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Radioactive Waste Policy.
Witnesses: Professor Charles Curtis, Chairman, Mr Fred Barker and Dr Wynne Davies, Members of the Committee, Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee (RWMAC); Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Minister of State (Environment), and Mr Richard Wood, Radioactive Substances Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 5.30 p.m.).
5Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: Progress on Improving Service Delivery through Joined-Up Government.
Witnesses: Ms Mavis McDonald, CB, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Ms Louise Casey, Director, Rough Sleepers Unit, Ms Naomi Eisenstadt, Director, Sure Start, Ms Vanessa Hogbin, Quality Management Team, Small Business Service, and Mr Stephen Mitchell, General Expenditure Policy, HM Treasury.


6Human Rights4.30 p.m.Room 3A (private)

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


Written Questions tabled on Friday 14th December for answer today++

1 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the restrictions on the movement of livestock will be further relaxed.
( 24056 )
2 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the target on e-tendering for government business.
( 24095 )
3 Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make a statement on the reports and recommendations of the Health Pay Review bodies.
( 24096 )


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