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Order Paper Wednesday 11 June 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 19) for Wednesday 11 June 1997.


No. 19 WEDNESDAY 11TH JUNE 1997 283
ORDER PAPER

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Business to be taken before Questions

1 ADJOURNMENT
The Prime Minister
    That this House do now adjourn.
Subjects proposed to be raised on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House:
9.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m. Ms Diane Abbott The role of the Bank of England.
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Mr Tim Yeo Earth Summit II.
12.30 p.m.-1.00 p.m. Ms Candy Atherton Long  -  term residential care for the elderly in Cornwall.
1.00 p.m.-1.30 p.m. Mr Robert Key The Salisbury bypass.
1.30 p.m.-2.00 p.m. Mr David Hinchliffe Hedgerow and woodland protection: the case of Whitley Park, near Huddersfield.
    The Motion for the Adjournment of the House will lapse at Two o'clock and the sitting will be suspended until half-past Two o'clock, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10.

* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer
Questions marked thus
[R] indicate that a relevant registered interest has been declared

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Questions to the Prime Minister will start at 3 p.m.

*1 Mr William Thompson (West Tyrone):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to extend democratic local government in Northern Ireland and reduce the number of quangos.
1376
*2 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to review legislation relating to fair employment in Northern Ireland.
1377
*3 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
1378
*4 Mr Roger Stott (Wigan):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to take steps to address the difficulties in respect of parades in Northern Ireland.
1381
*5 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to improve education standards in Northern Ireland.
1382
*6 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to extend the powers of district councils; and if she will make a statement.
1383
*7 Mr Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh and Berwickshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the peace campus project proposed by the University of Ulster.
1384
*8 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to help reduce tensions over parades in Northern Ireland.
1385
*9 Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster and Wyre):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
1386
*10 Mr John Gunnell (Morley and Rothwell):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
1387
*11 Mr Robert N. Wareing (Liverpool, West Derby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland political parties in respect of the peace process.
1388
*12 Mr Christopher Pond (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to reduce unemployment among young people in Northern Ireland.
1389
*13 Ms Beverley Hughes (Stretford and Urmston):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
1390
*14 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on her constitutional proposals.
1391
*15 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on current progress in the peace process.
1392
*16 Rudi Vis (Finchley and Golders Green):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the performance of small and medium sized enterprises in Northern Ireland.
1393
*17 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the intention of Sinn Fein and the IRA to seek a peaceful settlement in Northern Ireland.
1394
*18 Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on progress in the Northern Ireland peace process.
1395
*19 Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on current talks taking place in order to reach a political settlement.
1396
*20 Mr Andrew Hunter (Basingstoke):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what action she (a) has taken and (b) proposes to take, to implement the recommendations of the North Commission regarding marches.
1397
*21 Ms Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to help reduce tensions over parades in Northern Ireland.
1398
*22 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
1399
*23 Mr David Hanson (Delyn):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proposals she intends to bring forward to reduce tensions relating to parades.
1400
*24 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the viability of small and medium sized enterprises in Northern Ireland.
1401
*25 Mr Tony McNulty (Harrow East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make a statement on the Northern Ireland peace process.
1402
*26 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations she has received concerning Bloody Sunday; and if she will make a statement.
1403
*27 Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to improve education standards in Northern Ireland.
1404
*28 Ms Melanie Johnson (Welwyn Hatfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans she has to improve education standards in Northern Ireland.
1405

Questions to the Prime Minister will start at 3 p.m.

*Q1 Mr Ian Pearson (Dudley South):    To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans next to visit Dudley.
1406
*Q2 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1407
*Q3 Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1408
*Q4 Mrs Ray Michie (Argyle and Bute):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1410
*Q5 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel and South Downs):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1411
*Q6 Mr Martin Linton (Battersea):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1412
*Q7 Mr John Home Robertson (East Lothian):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1413
*Q8 Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1414
*Q8 Mrs Margaret Ewing (Moray):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1415
*Q9 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday, 11th June.
1416
*Q10 Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1417
*Q11 Mr William O'Brien (Normanton):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1418
*Q12 Mr Nick Harvey (North Devon):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1419
*Q13 Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1420
*Q14 Ms Margaret Hodge (Barking):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1421
*Q15 Mr Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1422
*Q16 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1423
*Q17 Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th June.
1424
*Q18 Mr William Cash (Stone):    To ask the Prime Minister, if he will put the Protocol on the Third Stage of Economic and Monetary Union and the issue of the single currency on the agenda of the Intergovernmental Conference at Amsterdam.
1425


ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

*2 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL:    Second Reading.
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Michael Colvin
Mr James Arbuthnot
Mr Howard Flight
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr Peter Atkinson [R]
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to a Bill which is an attack on personal liberty in that it removes the legitimate right of British citizens to participate in the sport of .22 handgun competition without any clear benefit to the security of the public and without waiting to assess the effects of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997.
Frank Cook
Mr Austin Mitchell
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Firearms (Amendment) Bill until such time as the Secretary of State for the Home Department has satisfied this House that enactment of this legislation will not place in jeopardy the possibility or prospect of the United Kingdom or any city within the United Kingdom staging full international sporting competitions such as the Olympic, Commonwealth or European Games.
Mr John Major
Mr Michael Heseltine
Mr Kenneth Clarke
Mr Michael Howard
Mr David Maclean
Mr Alastair Goodlad
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Firearms (Amendment) Bill since the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 has dealt comprehensively with the problems identified by Lord Cullen; believes that there is no justification for a total ban on all handguns including those of .22 calibre which would eliminate all legitimate target shooting; and calls on the Government to delay this intemperate Bill until the Firearms (Amendment) Act has been fully implemented and a proper assessment made of its impact.
Mr Secretary Straw
        After Second Reading of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, to move, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Frank Cook
        After Second Reading of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, to move, That the Bill be committed to a Special Standing Committee.
Frank Cook
        That it be an Instruction to any Special Standing Committee appointed to consider the Firearms (Amendment) Bill to examine witnesses representing those training for, competing in or organising Olympic or Commonwealth Games events which involve the use of small calibre firearms.
3 FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) BILL [MONEY]:    Queen's Recommendation signified.
Ms Dawn Primarolo
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of--
        (a) any increase attributable to that Act in the administrative expenses payable out of money so provided under any other enactment; and
        (b) any sums required by the Secretary of State for paying compensation in respect of--
          (i) small-calibre pistols the possession of which becomes unlawful as a result of that Act; or
          (ii) equipment designed or adapted for use in connection with small-calibre pistols.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No.52(1)(a).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No.9 Mr Tam Dalyell proposes to raise the subject of Lockerbie and sanctions against Libya.

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1 Modernisation of the House of Commons 11.00 a.m. Room 13 (private)
        To choose Chairman and consider course of proceeding.
2 Selection 4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
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