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Order of Business Monday 11th December 2000

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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. Other Ministers may also answer.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


At 2.30 p.m.       Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
*1 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    On what date it was agreed that BT and Ford would sponsor two zones of the Millennium Dome in addition to the original 12.
( 141873 )
*2 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What measures he is taking to support regional theatres.
( 141874 )
*3 Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    What assessment he has made of the impact of regulation on the viability of the tourism industry.
( 141875 )
*4 Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    What steps he is taking to give schoolchildren more opportunities to participate in creative activities out of school hours.
( 141876 )
*5 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What representations he has received in relation to the eligibility for Lottery support of organisations involved with bridge and chess.
( 141877 )
*6 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    What contribution his Department is making to the improvement of arts education.
( 141878 )
*7 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    If he will make a statement on the future of the Millennium Dome.
( 141879 )
*8 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the future use of the Millennium Dome at Greenwich from 1st January 2001.
( 141880 )
*9 Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    What steps he is taking to improve accessibility to public libraries.
( 141881 )
*10 Mr Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough and Whitby):    If he will make a statement on how his Department intends to promote seaside holidays.
( 141882 )
*11 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury):    If he will make a statement on the sale of the Millennium Dome.
( 141883 )
*12 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What discussions he has had with officials of the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff about the hosting of the FA Cup Final.
( 141884 )
*13 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What the timetable is for awarding the next licence to run the National Lottery.
( 141885 )
*14 Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    What his latest estimate is of the number of visitors to Tate Modern.
( 141886 )
*15 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he intends to increase the allocation of resources to English Heritage; and if he will make a statement.
( 141887 )
*16 Mr Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):    What measures he is taking to encourage sport and arts in areas of high unemployment.
( 141888 )
*17 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    What his latest estimate is of the total building and running costs of the Millennium Dome.
( 141890 )
*18 Mr Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    If he will make a statement on his policy on the level of service that public libraries should provide to local communities.
( 141891 )
*19 Mr Stephen Pound (Ealing North):    How the Football Foundation will help expand the activity of qualified football coaches in primary and secondary schools.
( 141892 )
*20 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    What recent representations he has received about the funding of regional theatres; and if he will make a statement.
( 141893 )
*21 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    If he will make a statement on the promotion of Wales as a tourism venue overseas by the British Tourist Authority.
( 141894 )
*22 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow):    If he will ensure that those primary schools with poor sports facilities will be made a priority for investment under the Space for Sport and Arts scheme.
( 141895 )
*23 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What representations he has made to Sport England to amend the `40 hour rule' governing the grant of Lottery funds to primary schools for sports development involving local communities.
( 141896 )
*24 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What plans he has to support the regeneration of seaside resorts.
( 141897 )
*25 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    If he will make a statement on the sale of the Millennium Dome.
( 141898 )
*26 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to encourage families to visit major national museums.
( 141899 )
*27 Mr David Lammy (Tottenham):    What steps he is taking to ensure that funding from the Lottery is targeted on the communities with greatest social and economic need.
( 141900 )
*28 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip-Northwood):    What discussions he has had with commercial companies about the future of the dome at Greenwich.
( 141901 )
*29 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    What representations he has received about the process by which community groups will apply for National Lottery funding.
( 141902 )

At 3.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the honourable Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, and to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission
*30 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the financial implications of ordaining female bishops.
( 141903 )
*31 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what submission the Commissioners have made to the BBC with regard to their policy on religious broadcasting.
( 141904 )
*32 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the results of the Government's move to resource accounting.
( 141905 )
*33 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will review their policy of allowing tenants of Church Commission land to decide whether to allow access to hunts.
( 141906 )
*34 Mr Dafydd Wigley (Caernarfon): To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, what representations he has received on the adequacy of resources available to the NAO for investigating not-for-profit companies which have been set up at arms length from central or local government to deliver services to the public and which depend in part or in whole on public finance.
( 141907 )
*35 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what measures are being taken by the Church of England to tackle shortages in recruitment of clergy.
( 141908 )
*36 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent representations he has received on reducing the rate of VAT on church repairs; and if he will make a statement.
( 141909 )
*37 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, what representations he has received regarding the ethical investment policy of the Church of England.
( 141910 )
*38 Mr Tony Baldry (Banbury): To ask the honourable Member for Middlesborough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will make a statement on the value of the assets of the Church Commissioners in the financial years (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99 and (c) 1999-2000.
( 141911 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notices of Presentation of Bills

+  1   

ARMED FORCES    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Hoon

        Bill to continue the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957; to make further provision in relation to the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence Police; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

+  2   

CHILDREN'S COMMISSIONER FOR WALES    [No debate]

Mr Secretary Murphy

        Bill to make further provision about the Children's Commissioner for Wales.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.


Main Business

+  3   

QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS):       Adjourned Debate on Question [6th December].    [Until 10.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament— (Sir John Morris).

        Proposed subjects for debate: foreign affairs and defence.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  4   

SECTION 5 OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 1993    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Mr Secretary Blunkett

        That, for the purposes of their approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2000-01, the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 2000-01 and the Pre-Budget Report 2000 shall be treated as if they were instruments subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation).

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

+  5   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 2nd and 9th February, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March, 6th and 27th April, 11th and 18th May, 8th and 15th June and 20th July 2001.

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

+  6   

SELECT COMMITTEES (JOINT MEETINGS)    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett
Paddy Tipping

        That, for the current Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:

        Line 37, before the word `European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.

        Line 46, before the word `European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.

        Line 48, at the end insert the words:—

    `(4A) notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (4) above, where more than two committees or sub-committees appointed under this order meet concurrently in accordance with paragraph (4)(e) above, the quorum of each such committee or sub-committee shall be two.'

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

At the end of the sitting:

  7   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Support for people affected by flooding in Lewes (Norman Baker).

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


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Welsh Grand Committee10.30 a.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(public)
To consider the matter of the Government's Legislative Programme and the Chancellor's Pre-Budget statement as they relate to Wales.
2European Standing Committee A4.30 p.m. Room 14 (public)
To consider Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 28th November 2000 submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, relating to Fisheries on the total allowable catches and quotas 2001.

SELECT COMMITTEE

3Agriculture3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: The UK Pig Industry.
Witnesses: National Pig Association; The Rt. Hon. Joyce Quin MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

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

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Friday 8th December for answer today++

1 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she plans to publish the Government's new White Paper on Globalisation and Development; and if she will make a statement.
( 142476 )
2 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British citizens were reported (a) missing, (b) murdered, (c) kidnapped or taken hostage and (d) imprisoned abroad in each year since 1996; and if he will list the countries concerned.
( 142490 )
3 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make a statement on the procedure for intervention by Her Majesty's Government in cases where a British national is (a) reported missing and (b) suspected to have died overseas.
( 142491 )
4 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if the Government will submit evidence on the national minimum wage to the Low Pay Commission; and if the evidence will be published.
( 142492 )
5 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he plans to exempt from stamp duty reserve tax collective investment schemes within individual pension accounts.
( 142493 )
6 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, if he has completed a preliminary assessment of the economic appraisal of the proposed extensions to the Midland Metro.
( 142494 )



 

 
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