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Order of Business 21 October 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

Private Business

        Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Selection: Adjourned Debate on Question [16th October].

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr John Hayes be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr Peter Luff be added to the Committee.—(Mr Phil Woolas.)

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
*1 Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    If he will make a statement on the number of final salary pension schemes that have closed in the last year.
( 73059 )
*2 Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    If he will make a statement on the benefit entitlement of student nurses.
( 73060 )
*3 Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    If he will make a statement on the Government's response to the Pickering Report.
( 73061 )
*4 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    How many complaints were recorded against doctors carrying out home visits to assess people receiving disability benefits in (a) 1981, (b) 1991 and (c) 2001.
( 73062 )
*5 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    If he will make a statement on the powers of employers to reduce employees' final salary pension scheme.
( 73063 )
*6 John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    What plans he has to increase winter fuel payments to over 60s.
( 73064 )
*7 Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    What further steps he will take to help communities with high levels of long term unemployment.
( 73065 )
*8 James Purnell (Stalybridge & Hyde):    What plans he has to increase the flexibility of delivery of the New Deal for clients and providers.
( 73066 )
*9 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the New Deal for Disabled People.
( 73068 )
*10 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If he will make a statement on progress towards payment of pensions and benefits through the Universal Bank and Post Office Card Accounts.
( 73069 )
*11 Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    If he will extend the categories of those people with disabilities who may undertake supported permitted work.
( 73070 )
*12 Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West):    What his targets are for the reduction of benefit fraud.
( 73071 )
*13 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What procedures are undertaken by the Child Support Agency to check the accuracy of declarations of income by absentee fathers who employ accountants or other financial advisers.
( 73072 )
*14 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    What assessment he has made of the role of the new pension centres in increasing benefit take-up.
( 73073 )
*15 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    How many parliamentary constituencies have levels of unemployment of two per cent. or less.
( 73075 )
*16 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the New Deal for 50 plus.
( 73076 )
*17 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    If he will make a statement on the take-up of the New Deal for Lone Parents.
( 73077 )
*18 Ann Coffey (Stockport):    If he will make a statement on the Progress 2 Work Scheme for recovering drug mis-users.
( 73078 )
*19 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What measures he is taking to prevent fraudulent claims of incapacity benefit.
( 73079 )
*20 Phil Sawford (Kettering):    How many people in the Kettering constituency are entitled to a stakeholder pension.
( 73080 )
*21 Andy Burnham (Leigh):    What assessment he has made of customer reaction to Jobcentre Plus.
( 73081 )
*22 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden):    If he will encourage Jobcentre Plus to work in partnership with local voluntary sector organisations.
( 73082 )
*23 Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington):    If he will make a statement on the range of personal advice available to users of Jobcentre Plus.
( 73083 )
*24 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What assistance is provided by Jobcentre Plus in cases of large scale redundancies.
( 73084 )
*25 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    When he intends to meet the Chief Executive of the CSA to discuss the progress of changes to the CSA; and if he will make a statement.
( 73085 )
*26 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    What estimate he has made of the number of persons of pensionable age there will be in (a) 10 and (b) 20 years' time; and if he will make a statement on the implications for public expenditure of these estimates.
( 73086 )
*27 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    What help he will give to people considered by employers to be unemployable.
( 73087 )
*28 Mr Terry Rooney (Bradford North):    If he will make a statement on the New Deal for lone parents.
( 73088 )
*29 Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    If he will review regulations which reduce the value of carer's allowance and other benefits when recipients attain pensionable age; and if he will make a statement.
( 73089 )
*30 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    What policies he is pursuing to assist the long-term unemployed in rural areas.
( 73090 )
*31 Mrs Jackie Lawrence (Preseli, Pembrokeshire):    What plans he has to help unemployed people for whom transport difficulties are an obstacle to getting back to work.
( 73091 )
*32 Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    What progress is being made to extend Jobcentre Plus across the UK.
( 73092 )
*33 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    If he will require employers and employees to make compulsory second pension contributions.
( 73093 )
*34 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing, Southall):    What plans he has to increase the involvement of employers in the formulation of New Deal programmes.
( 73094 )
*35 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What contribution his Department has made to employment in Nottingham North since 1997.
( 73095 )
*36 Paul Clark (Gillingham):    What help he will give to offenders to find work as part of the resettlement process.
( 73096 )
*37 Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen Central):    If he will make a statement on recent trends in the labour market in the manufacturing industry.
( 73097 )
*38 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    If he will make a statement on the take-up of income-related benefits by pensioners.
( 73098 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

TOBACCO ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION BILL [LORDS]:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        Proceedings on consideration shall be brought to a conclusion at 9.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. (Order of 29th April).

+  2  

EU ACTION PLAN ON DRUGS        [No debate]

Mr Bob Ainsworth

        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10207/01, Commission Communication on the implementation of the European Union Action Plan on Drugs (2000-2004); welcomes the mid-term review of the plan; and urges that it should be revised to ensure that priority is given to achievable, timebound targets that will contribute measurably to the European Union's contribution to the fight against drug abuse and trafficking.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+  3  

NORTHERN IRELAND        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Reid

        That the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 11th July, be approved.

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

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Impact on crime of urban design (David Wright).

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 Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1166).


2Welsh Affairs1.30 p.m.

2.00 p.m.
Committee Room 1, The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (private)
Subject: The primary legislative process as it affects Wales.
Witnesses: Lord Elis Thomas, AM, Presiding Officer, Dr John Marek, AM, Deputy Presiding Officer, and Mr Paul Silk, Clerk, The National Assembly for Wales; Wales Legislation Online (at approximately 3.00 p.m.); The Institute of Welsh Affairs (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); The Welsh Local Government Association (at approximately 4.40 p.m.).
3Health3.45 p.m.
4.10 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: Public Expenditure 2002.
Witnesses: Department of Health officials.
4Public Accounts4.00 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: Exercise Saif Sareea II.
Witnesses: Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Lt General John Reith CB CBE, Chief of Joint Operations, Permanent Joint Headquarters, Mr John Oughton, Deputy Chief of Defence Logistics, Ministry of Defence.
5Science and Technology4.00 p.m.Room 8 (private)
6Information4.30 p.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)

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

Friday 18th October
1 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will publish the Government's proposals for implementing the European Union's Insurance Mediation Directive.
( 76573 )


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