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Order of Business Monday 5th February 2001

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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 the Home Department
*1 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What measures he is taking to protect the employees of laboratories conducting medical research involving animals from intimidation by militant animal rights activists.
( 147087 )
*2 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    If he will make a statement on the levels of crime in Northamptonshire.
( 147088 )
*3 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    What discussions he has had with local authorities regarding the dispersal of asylum seekers.
( 147089 )
*4 Mr Stephen Day (Cheadle):    How many violent offenders have been released from prison early on the home detention curfew scheme; and if he will make a statement.
( 147090 )
*5 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    What categories of offences have been committed by prisoners released under the home detention curfew scheme whilst they were on the scheme; and if he will make a statement.
( 147091 )
*6 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    If he plans to meet chief constables to discuss recruitment and housing costs.
( 147092 )
*7 Mr Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham):    What recent representations he has received regarding the penalties available in cases of causing death by dangerous driving.
( 147093 )
*8 Ms Ruth Kelly (Bolton West):    What measures he has taken to reduce and remove unnecessary adminstrative burdens on the police service and to ensure that police officers spend more time on operational duties.
( 147094 )
*9 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    What research he has undertaken into the correlation between the funding of police forces and their success in controlling the levels of crime and disorder.
( 147095 )
*10 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What representations he has received in relation to his proposals for the licensing of wheelclamping and private security firms.
( 147096 )
*11 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    If he will list those police forces which do not have a full establishment of officers.
( 147097 )
*12 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    What assessment he has made of the average percentage change from 2001-02 to 2000-01 for police authorites in England and Wales in respect of (a) total revenue expenditure and (b) council tax precept.
( 147098 )
*13 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If he will suspend further transfers of traffic wardens from police authorities to local councils pending an investigation into the effect on police operations where such transfers have taken place.
( 147099 )
*14 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    How many prisoners, in what categories, have been released on the Government's early release scheme to date.
( 147100 )
*15 Mr David Ruffley (Bury St. Edmunds):    What recent representations he has received from chief constables in rural constabularies regarding police recruitment; and if he will make a statement.
( 147101 )
*16 Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    How many anti-social behaviour orders have been served in South Yorkshire, by local authority area.
( 147103 )
*17 Mr Paul Clark (Gillingham):    What measures he has taken to reduce the proportion of police officers who retire early.
( 147104 )
*18 Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):    If he will make a statement on the level of crime in Devon and Cornwall.
( 147106 )
*19 Mr Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the role of special police constables.
( 147107 )
*20 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    What steps he is taking to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in designated public places.
( 147108 )
*21 Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    If he will make a statement on rural policing.
( 147110 )
*22 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    Pursuant to his Answer to the honourable Member for Linlithgow of 11th December 2000, Official Report, column 427W, on Hilda Murrell, when he will provide a reply to the honourable Member, as indicated in his letter of 30th November 2000, on the continuing forensic investigation by the West Mercia Police; and if he will make a statement.
( 147111 )
*23 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    If he will make a statement on police numbers in Humberside.
( 147112 )
*24 Mr Christopher Fraser (Mid Dorset and North Poole):    What measures he is taking to reduce the time spent by police officers on administration.
( 147113 )
*25 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    What changes he plans in the regime for young offender institutions.
( 147114 )
*26 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    What representations he has received from the Association of Chief Police Officers about the enforcement of a ban on hunting with dogs; and if he will make a statement.
( 147115 )
*27 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    What action he is taking to extend CCTV schemes.
( 147116 )
*28 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What plans he has to increase the level of police recruitment; and if he will make a statement.
( 147117 )
*29 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    How many failed asylum seekers have disappeared; and if he will make a statement.
( 147118 )
*30 Mr Hilary Benn (Leeds Central):    If he will make a statement on the case of Mr Anthony Gerald Dickinson and his application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
( 147119 )
*31 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    In what ways the regulation of doormen in pubs and clubs will be improved by the Private Security Industry Bill.
( 147120 )
*32 Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):    If he will make a statement on the trend in the number of burglaries in England and Wales.
( 147121 )
*33 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    What steps he has taken to promote good community relations in areas where there is a significant number of asylum seekers.
( 147122 )
*34 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    If he will make a statement on the time taken for police to respond to emergency calls.
( 147123 )
*35 Mr Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth):    What his assessment is of the effectiveness of the use being made by the police and local authorities of anti-social behaviour orders.
( 147124 )
*36 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    How many old people were victims of (a) attacks and (b) abuse in (i) England and Wales and (ii) West Yorkshire in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
( 147125 )
*37 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    If he will make a statement on liaison between the police and schools on schemes to provide anti-racist guidance in the classroom.
( 147126 )

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

Main Business

  1   OPPOSITION DAY (4th allotted day)     [Until 10.00 p.m.]
      SOCIAL EXCLUSION, POVERTY AND JOB LOSSES IN WALES
      Mr Elfyn Llwyd
      Mr Simon Thomas
      Mr Dafydd Wigley
      Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones
      That this House notes that there is growing poverty throughout Wales, both in rural and urban areas with a widening gap between rich and poor; further notes the Government's failure to avoid the problems in the manufacturing industry as evidenced by the huge job losses announced by Corus which will add greatly to the problems of social exclusion in Wales; further notes that the Welsh Affairs Committee in the Third Report of Session 1999-2000, HC 365, `Social Exclusion in Wales' reported on the matter, concluding that: Government should consider regional variations in tax to encourage investment, that it may well be necessary for the basic state pension to be increased in line with average earnings, that Government should initiate a comprehensive national benefit take-up campaign, that increasing the level of benefits is central to tackling social exclusion, and that the Barnett formula should be reassessed to reflect a needs-based formula.
      As an Amendment to Mr Elfyn Llwyd's proposed Motion (Social Exclusion, Poverty and Job Losses in Wales):
      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Marjorie Mowlam
      Mr Secretary Byers
      Mr Secretary Darling
         Mr Secretary Murphy
      Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `notes the Government's central aim is a fair and prosperous society that offers opportunity for all, and that both economic prosperity and social justice depend on people being able to achieve their full potential; endorses the Government's commitment to eradicating child poverty, to providing employment opportunities for all who can work, to rewarding saving, and to ensuring that older people live secure, active and fulfilling lives and to tackling the root causes of poverty and social exclusion; further notes and expresses concern at the announcement by Corus on 1st February 2001; believes that the Corus action is a short term solution which is damaging for the individuals affected and the communities concerned; and calls on the company to think again about the planned closures and redundancies and instead work with the trade unions, Government and the National Assembly for Wales to identify a better way forward.'.
      PERSONAL CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
      Mr Charles Kennedy
      Mr A. J. Beith
      Mr Nick Harvey
      Mr Paul Burstow
      Dr Peter Brand
      Mr Paul Tyler
      That this House welcomes the NHS Plan's commitment to a care system founded on the principles of equity and fairness; regrets that the Plan discriminates against older people with chronic and long-term illness by continuing to means-test them for their own care; believes that the Plan creates a fault-line between nursing and personal care; further believes that the Plan fails even to provide nursing care free on the basis of need, limiting the concession to registered nurse time; and calls on the Government to implement the Royal Commission's proposals for personal and nursing care to be provided on the basis of a person's assessed need instead of means.
      As an Amendment to Mr Charles Kennedy's proposed Motion (Personal Care for the Elderly)
      The Prime Minister Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Darling
      Mr Secretary Milburn
      Mr John Hutton
      Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `welcomes the NHS Plan's commitments to a care system founded on the principles of equity and fairness; welcomes the measures the Government has announced to reform the funding of long term care and to invest in new health and social care services for older people; notes that this matches the extra spending on long term care recommended by the Royal Commission; believes that the implementation of free nursing care on the basis of need and not ability to pay will bring an end to a major injustice affecting tens of thousands of older people in nursing homes; welcomes the new investment announced in the NHS Plan of #900 million annually by 2003-04 in new intermediate care services for older people; supports the priority the Government has rightly attached to improving front line services for older people; and calls on the Liberal Democrats to set out what services they would cut in order to fund their proposals.'.
      The Opposition Day is at the disposal of the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
      The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leaders of Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrat Party.
    Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
    +  2SUPREME COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND    [No debate]
      Mr David Lock
      That the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 11th December, be approved.
    To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
    +  3   REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE    [No debate]
      Mr Secretary Reid
      That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 16th January, be approved.
    To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
    +  4   ADJOURNMENT    [No debate]
      Margaret Beckett
      That this House, at its rising on Thursday 15th February, do adjourn till Monday 26th February 2001.
    To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).
    +  5   SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Adjourned Debate on Question [31st January].    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
      Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Select Committee on Science and Technology shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on science and technology or any sub-committee thereof, for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence, and to communicate to any such committee its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest— (Paddy Tipping).
    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 40, before the word `European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.
      Line 50, before the word `European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.
      Line 52, 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.'
      As an Amendment to Margaret Beckett's Motion (Select Committees (Joint Meetings)):
      Mr Eric Forth
      Line      11,      leave out `two' and insert `four'.
    If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
    +  7   SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL: Adjourned Debate on Question [23rd January].    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
      Motion made, and Question proposed, That, following the Order [20th November 2000], Mr Nicholas Winterton, Mr John McWilliam, Mr Barry Jones and Frank Cook be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at sittings in Westminster Hall during this Session— (Paddy Tipping).
    If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
    +  8   LANGUAGE OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS    [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
      Margaret Beckett
      That—
      (1) this House approves the First Report from the Procedure Committee, Session 2000-01 (HC 47);
      and(2) the Resolution of 5th June 1996 on the Language of Parliamentary Proceedings be amended accordingly by inserting, after the word `Wales,', the words `and at Westminster in respect of Select Committees'.
    If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
    At the end of the sitting:
      9   ADJOURNMENT
      Proposed subject: Government policy on unsolicited mail (Mr David Heath).
      Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

    COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    SELECT COMMITTEES

    1Health3.45 p.m.Room 7 (private)
    2Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
       Subject: Sale of UK Gold Reserves.
       Witnesses: Mr Gus O'Donnell, Managing Director, Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance, HM Treasury; Mr Ian Plenderleith, Executive Director, Bank of England; Dr Paul Mills, Head of the Debt and Reserves Management Team, HM Treasury.
    3Joint Committee on Human Rights5.30 p.m.Room 3 (private)

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

     
     

    Written Questions tabled on Friday 2nd February for answer today++

    1 Angela Smith (Basildon): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, if he will conduct an inquiry into the handling of the case of the Cheney Pension Scheme by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority.
    ( 149272 )
    2 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria are applied to the selection of those who will be recognised by award of an honour.
    ( 149273 )
    3 Mr Phil Hope (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on the voluntary registration of charities.
    ( 149274 )
    4 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the review of the Prison Service's suicide and self harm strategy; and if he will make a statement.
    ( 149275 )



     

     
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