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Order of Business Friday 15th 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 9.30 a.m.       Prayers
Afterwards

Main Business

+  1   

ADJOURNMENT    [Until 2.30 p.m.]

The Prime Minister

        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Embryology.

Debate may continue until 2.30 p.m.

+  2   

SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That, following the Order [20th November], Mr Nicholas Winterton, Mr John McWilliam, Mr Barry Jones and Mr Frank Cook be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at sittings in Westminster Hall during this Session.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.

+  3   

SELECT COMMITTEES (JOINT MEETINGS)    [No debate after 2.30 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 2.30 p.m.

+  4   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate after 2.30 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 2.30 p.m.

+  5   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That, at the sitting on Thursday 21st December, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he shall have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.

+  6   

HUMAN RIGHTS (JOINT COMMITTEE)    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That—

    the Lords Message [12th July] communicating a Resolution relating to Human Rights (Joint Committee), be now considered;

    this House concurs with the Lords in the said Resolution; and

    the following Standing Order be made:

    (1)    There shall be a Select Committee, to consist of six Members, to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

    (2)    The Committee shall consider—

      (a)    matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);

      (b)    proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under Section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and

      (c)    in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee));

    (3)    The Committee shall report to the House—

      (a)    in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or

      (b)    in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;

      and the Committee may report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders.
    (4)    The Committee shall report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether—

      (a)    the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or

      (b)    that the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or

      (c)    that the order should not be approved,

      and the Committee may report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order.
    (5)    The quorum of the committee shall be three.

    (6)    Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament.

    (7)    The committee shall have power—

      (a)    to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom, to adjourn to institutions of the Council of Europe outside the United Kingdom no more than four times in any calendar year, and to report from time to time; and

      (b)    to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference.

  

As an Amendment to Margaret Beckett's Motion (Human Rights (Joint Committee)):

Mr Paul Tyler

        Line      47,      at end add—

    `(8) It shall be an Instruction to the Committee that it shall elect its chairman from among those members of the Committee who are members of opposition parties.'.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.

+  7   

HUMAN RIGHTS    [No debate after 2.30 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That Jean Corston, Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Andrew Miller, Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West), Sir Patrick Cormack and Mr A. J. Beith be Members of the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 2.30 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  8   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: CSG waste operations at Greenham (Mr David Rendel).

        Debate may continue until 3.00 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).


Written Questions tabled on Thursday 14th December

1 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on Tucano aircraft and the training of pilots in Australia.
( 143420 )
2 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will announce the result of the competition for city status to mark the Millennium.
( 143421 )
3 Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he will announce the Government's proposals for a new system for dealing with complaints against the police.
( 143422 )
4 Mr Joe Benton (Bootle): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, when he will announce his decision on PowerGen CHP Ltd's proposal to build a combined heat and power station at the North Mersey Goods Yard, Port of Liverpool.
( 143442 )
5 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the quinquennial review of the Defence Secondary Care Agency, the Defence Dental Agency, the Medical Supplies Agency and the Defence Medical Training Agency will take place; and what the aim of and arrangements for the review will be.
( 143496 )
6 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green and Bow): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when she will publish the next six-monthly update of information on task forces, ad hoc advisory groups and reviews established since 2nd May 1997.
( 143497 )
7 Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he will announce revised details of the Revenue Support Grant.
( 143498 )
8 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, when his Department will conduct a quinquennial review of the Benefits Agency.
( 143499 )
9 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when his Department will conduct a quinquennial review of the Employment Service.
( 143500 )

MEMORANDUM

Future Adjournment Debates

     General and Short Debates in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th January 2001. The Ballot will take place on Wednesday 20th December.

     End of Day Adjournments for the period Monday 8th to Monday 15th January 2001. The Ballot will take place on Thursday 21st December.



 

 
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