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Order of Business 10 June 2002

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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 David Kidney (Stafford):    What steps his Department is taking to establish local schemes for the promotion of positive parenting.
( 57044 )
*2 Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    If he will consult Scottish Ministers on the provision of services within accommodation centres for asylum seekers which may be located in Scotland.
( 57045 )
*3 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    If he will make a statement on police resources in Greater Manchester.
( 57046 )
*4 Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    What targets he has for reducing levels of violent crime.
( 57049 )
*5 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    If he will make a statement about crime reduction in Devon and Cornwall in the last 12 months.
( 57051 )
*6 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    If he will make a statement on the steps he is taking to reduce crime on the streets.
( 57052 )
*7 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If he will make a statement on early retirement from the police force.
( 57053 )
*8 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    What plans he has to review the regulation of air weapons; and if he will make a statement.
( 57054 )
*9 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    What representations his Department has received from the British Retail Consortium about tackling crime against retailers.
( 57055 )
*10 Martin Linton (Battersea):    What plans he has to give neighbourhood wardens powers to demand names and addresses and detain suspects.
( 57056 )
*11 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    If he will provide additional funding to pay for the policing of major national events at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
( 57057 )
*12 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    How many asylum seekers are awaiting a final decision on their application; and what the average waiting time for a decision was over the last 12 months.
( 57058 )
*13 Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    If he will make a statement on the proposed role of community support officers.
( 57059 )
*14 Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    If he will make a statement on police numbers in the North East.
( 57060 )
*15 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    What steps he is taking to prevent anti-social behaviour.
( 57061 )
*16 Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    What steps he is taking to assist the rehabilitation of prisoners.
( 57062 )
*17 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What changes he proposes on the criteria for admission to the UK of asylum seekers.
( 57063 )
*18 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement on his policy towards prosecuting people for possession of cannabis.
( 57065 )
*19 Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge & Chryston):    If he will make a statement on recent drug testing pilot schemes.
( 57066 )
*20 David Wright (Telford):    How he intends to reduce domestic violence in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
( 57067 )
*21 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If he will make a statement on the support his Department is giving to the victims of crime.
( 57068 )
*22 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on the proposed locations for the asylum accommodation centres.
( 57069 )
*23 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What plans he has to review the law in relation to occupation of private land by travelling people.
( 57070 )
*24 Mr Chris Bryant (Rhondda):    If he will make a statement on drug testing pilots.
( 57071 )
*25 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What plans he has for a guideline body to encourage consistency in sentencing; and how it will interact with the Sentencing Advisory Panel.
( 57072 )
*26 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    What assessment he has made of the contribution of the NHS to the effectiveness of drug treatment and testing orders.
( 57073 )
*27 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If he will make a statement on his action on guidance for magistrates on sentencing.
( 57074 )
*28 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    If he will make a statement on funding for prisons to achieve the health targets set out in each prison's health improvement programme.
( 57075 )
*29 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    If he will make a statement on police numbers in Sussex.
( 57076 )
*30 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he will make a statement on the progress of his safe street campaign in the Yorkshire Region.
( 57077 )
*31 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    If he will make a statement on his plans to offer language and citizenship education to those settling long term in the UK.
( 57078 )
*32 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    What his Department is doing to break the link between drugs and crime in the North East.
( 57079 )
*33 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    How he intends to tackle street robbery.
( 57080 )
*34 Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    What representations he has received on the publication of racist articles in foreign language newpapers distributed in the United Kingdom.
( 57081 )
*35 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    How many special constables there are in England and Wales; and how many there were on 1st May 1997.
( 57082 )
*36 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What recent representations he has received from the police on sentencing policy.
( 57083 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS BILL:      Committee.        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages will also be taken.
Proceedings in Committee will be brought to a conclusion at 8.30 p.m. and proceedings on consideration and on Third Reading will be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m., if not previously concluded (Order of 13th May).

+  2  


Mr Secretary Blunkett

        That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Interception of Communications: Code of Practice) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 8th May, be approved.

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

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REGULATORY REFORM        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Smith

        That the draft Regulatory Reform (Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 29th April, be approved.

        The Regulatory Reform Committee has reported on the draft Order in its Eleventh Report, HC 867, and on the proposal for the Order in its Ninth Report, HC 708.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 18(1)(a)).

+  4  

NORTHERN IRELAND GRAND COMMITTEE        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Robin Cook
Mr Secretary Reid


        (1)   the matter of the scope for a Bill of Rights in Northern Ireland, being a matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;

        (2)   the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Thursday 27th June at 2.30 p.m.;

        (3)   at the meeting—

        (a)   the Chairman shall interrupt proceedings at 4.30 p.m.; and

        (b)   at the conclusion of those proceedings a motion for the adjournment of the Committee may be moved by a Minister of the Crown pursuant to Standing Order No. 116(5) (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings)).

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

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Home Office policy on overseas students (Sue Doughty).

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



1Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hazardous Waste Sub-Committee4.30 p.m.

4.45 p.m.
The Grimond Room,
Portcullis House
Subject: Hazardous Waste.
Witnesses: Ms Judith Hackitt, Director General, Mr Doug Rodger, Director, Responsible Care and HSE Policy, and Mr Dai Hayward, Chairman, CIA Responsible Care Board and Director, and General Manager, Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., Chemical Industries Association; Mr Michael Averill, Group Chief Executive, Mr John Shaughnessy, Head of External Relations, and Mr Patrick Pointer, Technical Group Manager, Shanks Group plc (at approximately 5.30 p.m.).


2Human Rights4.00 p.m.

4.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Case for a Human Rights Commission.
Witnesses: Group of Children from Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), Right Here Right Now Programme, Group of Children from Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), London Children's Commissioner Project, and Professor David Hall, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
3Draft Communications Bill6.00 p.m.

6.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Draft Communications Bill.
Witnesses: Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Education and Culture; Telewest, NTL (at approximately 6.40 p.m.); Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Hutchison 3G, O2 (at approximately 7.05 p.m.); Energis, Nortel, Cable & Wireless (at approximately 7.30 p.m.); BT (at approximately 8.00 p.m.).

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

Written Question tabled on Friday 7th June for answer today++
1 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is intended to publish the contents of the council tax lists on the internet.
( 60816 )


++Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the "Order Book".

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