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Westminster Hall Order of Business

10 April 2003

Westminster Hall

At 2.30 p.m.

Oral Questions on Urban Renewal: Liveability—Creating Decent Places

Relevant departments: Culture, Media and Sport; Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and the Home Department.

*1    Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    What extra funds are being made available for environmental improvements to, and redesign of, estates to discourage vandalism and drug abuse.


*2    Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    What environmental factors are taken into account in the regeneration of (a) suburban and (b) urban areas.


*3    Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    Whether Government targets for social housing in urban areas have been met.


*4    Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    What environmental factors are taken into account in the regeneration of (a) suburban and (b) urban areas.


*5    Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    What environmental factors are being taken into account in the regeneration of (a) suburban and (b) urban areas.


*6    Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What action the Government is taking to safeguard metropolitan open land against the pressures for urban and suburban development.


*7    Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West):    What action the Government is taking to increase funding to refurbish (a) sports and (b) general facilities in urban parks in London.


*8    Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What plans the Government has for the safeguarding of parkland in suburban areas.


*9    Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What targets the Government has set for social housing in urban areas.


*10    Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    If the Government will make a statement on empty homes in England.


*11    Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    What the Government's policy is on balancing urban infill against new settlements.


*12    Mr David Atkinson (Bournemouth East):    What discussions have taken place between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on using the planning process to reduce the threat of flooding in urban areas.


        Up to one hour (by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means: Standing Order No. 10(3)).

At 3.30 p.m.



[3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister

        That the sitting be now adjourned.

        Proposed subject for debate: National Institute for Clinical Excellence—Second Report from the Health Committee, Session 2001-02, HC 515 and the Government's response thereto, Cm 5611.

        Debate may continue for three hours after 2.30 p.m., not including any periods of suspension owing to divisions being called in the House or a Committee of the whole House (Standing Order No. 10).

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.


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