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Order of Business Tuesday 13th March 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

Private Business

        Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Consideration of Bills, as amended

1. Kent County Council Bill [Lords]. (By Order.)

Mr Derek Wyatt
Mr John McDonnell

        On Consideration of the Kent County Council Bill [Lords], as amended, to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.

[For Amendments, see pp. 77 to 78 and 125 to 126 of the Notice Paper relating to Private Business.]

2. Medway Council Bill [Lords]. (By Order.)

Mr Derek Wyatt
Mr John McDonnell

        On Consideration of the Medway Council Bill [Lords], as amended, to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.

[For Amendments, see pp. 77 to 78 and 125 to 126 of the Notice Paper relating to Private Business.]


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    What discussions he has had with Trent Regional Health Authority about a new breast cancer unit at Nottingham City Hospital.
( 151948 )
*2 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    What assessment his Department has made of the number of additional nurses required to meet the requirements of the NHS Plan and enable private sector providers to comply with the Care Standards Act 2000 and regulations made thereunder.
( 151949 )
*3 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What progress is being made in improving services which will cut the incidence of cancer and improve cancer survival rates.
( 151950 )
*4 Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    What steps he plans to take to improve the retention of experienced general practitioners within the NHS.
( 151951 )
*5 Mr David Heath (Somerton and Frome):    If he will make a statement on hospital waiting times in the South West.
( 151952 )
*6 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    If he will make a statement on the proposed timetable for establishing the new community hospital in Gravesend.
( 151953 )
*7 Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge and Chryston):    What measures he has taken to promote a strategy of health care for older people which is based on keeping them in the community.
( 151955 )
*8 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What progress is being made in improving services which will cut the incidence of coronary heart disease.
( 151956 )
*9 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What representations he has received on the negotiations for new consultants' contracts.
( 151957 )
*10 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    If he will make a statement on the Pace of Change policy.
( 151958 )
*11 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    What his plans are for reducing maximum waiting times (a) between GP referral and hospital consultant appointment and (b) between hospital consultant appointment and operation or treatment.
( 151959 )
*12 Mrs Liz Blackman (Erewash):    If he will make a statement on his plans for increasing the number of beds in the NHS.
( 151960 )
*13 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    If he will make a statement on the recruitment and retention of consultants.
( 151961 )
*14 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps he is taking to improve hospital facilities in Warrington.
( 151962 )
*15 Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):    If he will examine the handling by the NHS of the medical needs of Mrs Mary O'Donnell, a constituent of the honourable Member for Leeds North West.
( 151963 )
*16 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What steps he is taking to enable (a) IVF treatment and (b) breast reduction operations to be made available throughout the country.
( 151964 )
*17 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    If he will make a statement on recent changes in the number of nurses in the NHS.
( 151965 )
*18 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    If he will make a statement on the recent hospital development in Greenwich.
( 151966 )
*19 Mr Patrick Hall (Bedford):    When Patient Advocacy Liaison Services will be available to patients in the primary care sector.
( 151967 )
*20 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    If he will make a statement on the availability of neurology services in Barnsley and South Yorkshire.
( 151968 )
*21 Sir Nicholas Lyell (North East Bedfordshire):    What representations he has received since 16th January concerning Bedford Hospital.
( 151969 )
*22 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    If he will make a statement on the recruitment and retention of consultants.
( 151970 )
*23 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    What plans he has to visit King George Hospital, Ilford, to discuss the future of the National Health Service in Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
( 151971 )
*24 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What measures he proposes to end bed blocking in acute hospitals.
( 151972 )
*25 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What progress is being made in increasing the number of doctors in the NHS.
( 151974 )
*26 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    What plans he has to end differences in funding for children's hospices and adult hospices in Lancashire.
( 151975 )
*27 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    If he will make a statement on the number of new hospitals and hospital units opened since 1st January.
( 151976 )
*28 Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    If he will make a statement on the allocations from the Modernisation Fund to each health authority.
( 151977 )
*29 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the volume of health care being purchased by the NHS from private hospitals and the criteria employed in making a decision to outsource health care.
( 151978 )
*30 Mr Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    If he will make a statement on the implementation of the NHS Plan in Birmingham.
( 151979 )
*31 Mr Andrew George (St Ives):    What recent assessment he has made of the future of small acute general hospitals in remote rural areas.
( 151980 )
*32 Ms Claire Ward (Watford):    What progress is being made with increasing the number of nurses working in the NHS.
( 151981 )
*33 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    If he will make a statement on the treatment of diabetes.
( 151982 )
*34 Mrs Eleanor Laing (Epping Forest):    If he will make a statement on the present level of waiting lists in Essex.
( 151983 )
*35 Julia Drown (South Swindon):    What steps have been taken to reduce waiting times for patients in South Swindon.
( 151984 )
*36 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What recent representations he has received on the provision of health care relating to testicular cancer.
( 151985 )
*37 Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    What steps he takes to ensure that patients' complaints can be dealt with immediately and remedied without delay.
( 151986 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

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RECYCLING (DOORSTEP COLLECTION)        [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Paul Marsden

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the doorstep collection of recyclable waste from all residential properties in England and Wales; to set 20-year targets for increasing levels of recycling in accordance with European Union requirements; and for connected purposes.

        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).


        Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).


Main Business

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WAYS AND MEANS: Adjourned debate on Question [7th March].        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

1. Amendment of the law

  (1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance.

  (2) Subject to paragraphs (3) to (6) below, this Resolution does not extend to the making of any amendment with respect to value added tax so as to provide—

    (a) for zero-rating or exempting a supply, acquisition or importation;

    (b) for refunding an amount of tax;

    (c) for varying any rate at which that tax is at any time chargeable;

    (d) for any relief, other than a relief which—

    (i) so far as it is applicable to goods, applies to goods of every description, and
    (ii) so far as it is applicable to services, applies to services of every description.

  (3) Paragraph (2) above does not exclude the making of amendments with respect to value added tax—

    (a) providing for refunds of the kind specified in paragraph (4) below;

    (b) providing for that tax to be charged at a reduced rate of 5 per cent. on supplies of the descriptions specified in paragraph (5) below (and on equivalent acquisitions and importations); or

    (c) making provision of the kind authorised by paragraph (6) below.

  (4) The refunds mentioned in paragraph (3)(a) above are refunds of value added tax where—

    (a) that tax is chargeable on a supply to, or an acquisition or importation by, a museum or gallery, and

    (b) the supply, acquisition or importation is attributable to supplies of free rights of admission to the museum or gallery.

  (5) The supplies mentioned in paragraph (3)(b) above are—

    (a) supplies, in the course of a conversion of a building (or part of a building), of services related to the conversion if after the conversion the building (or part) contains living accommodation;

    (b) supplies, in the course of the renovation or alteration (including the extension) of a dwelling that has been unoccupied for at least three years, of services related to the renovation or alteration;

    (c) supplies of goods by a person making a supply of services within sub-paragraph (a) or (b) above if—

    (i) those services include the incorporation of the goods into the building concerned (or its site), and
    (ii) the goods are building materials within the meaning of Group 5 of Schedule 8 to the Value Added Tax Act 1994;

    (d) supplies of children's car seats.

  (6) The provision authorised by this paragraph is provision re-enacting, without altering any person's liability to value added tax or the amount of any such liability, provisions providing for that tax to be charged at a reduced rate of 5 per cent. on certain supplies, acquisitions and importations. (Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer):—

    The remaining Motions in this item, numbered 2 to 38, and those relating to Procedure and to Finance [Money] are to be moved at the conclusion of the Budget Debate, immediately after the decision on the Motion before the House. They will be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 51(3)).

2.    Hydrocarbon oil (rates of duty)

  That—

  (1) In section 6(1A) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979—

    (a) in paragraph (a), for "£0.4782" there shall be substituted "£0.4582"; and

    (b) in paragraph (c), for "£0.4882" there shall be substituted "£0.4582".

  (2) That subsection shall have effect until midnight on 14th June 2001 as if for paragraph (b) there were substituted—

    "(ba) £0.5268 in the case of unleaded petrol other than ultra low sulphur petrol;
    (bb) £0.5468 in the case of light oil not within paragraph (a) or (ba) above;".

  After that, paragraph (b) shall have effect as it did before.

  (3) In section 8(3) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 for "£0.1500" there shall be substituted "£0.0900".

  (4) This Resolution shall have effect as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 7th March 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

3.    Hydrocarbon oil (rebate on unleaded petrol)

  That—

  (1) For section 13A of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 there shall be substituted—
"Rebate on unleaded petrol.13A.—(1) On unleaded petrol, other than ultra low sulphur petrol, charged with the excise duty on hydrocarbon oil and delivered for home use there shall be allowed at the time of delivery a rebate of duty at the rate of £0.0586 a litre.
  (2) Rebate is not allowed under this section in a case where a rebate is allowed under section 14 below.".

  (2) In paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 2A to that Act—

    (a) for paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted—

      "(ab) adding lead to unleaded petrol in respect of which a rebate has been allowed under section 13A;"; and

    (b) in paragraph (c)—

    (i) for "paragraph (a)" there shall be substituted "paragraph (aa)", and
    (ii) for "paragraph (b)" there shall be substituted "paragraph (ab)".

  (3) For paragraph 2A of that Schedule there shall be substituted—

    "2A.—(1) A mixture which is unleaded petrol is produced in contravention of this paragraph if the mixture is produced by mixing—

      (a) petrol on which duty has been paid at the rate specified in section 6(1A)(a), and

      (b) petrol in respect of which a rebate has been allowed under section 13A,

  and the mixture produced is unleaded petrol that is not ultra low sulphur petrol.

    (2) This paragraph is subject to any direction given under paragraph 3.".

  (4) In paragraph 8 of that Schedule, for sub-paragraph (3A) there shall be substituted—

    "(3A) In the case of a mixture produced in contravention of paragraph 2A above, the rate is that produced by deducting from the rate in force under section 6(1A)(b) at the time the mixture is produced the rebate which at that time is in force under section 13A.".

  (5) This Resolution shall have effect as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 7th March 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

  4. Tobacco products (rates of duty)

  That—

  (1) For the Table of rates of duty in Schedule 1 to the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 there shall be substituted—

"TABLE
1.CigarettesAn amount equal to 22 per cent. of the retail price plus £92.25 per thousand cigarettes.
2.Cigars£134.69 per kilogram.
3.Hand-rolling tobacco£96.81 per kilogram.
4.Other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco£59.21 per kilogram.".

  (2) This Resolution shall have effect as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 7th March 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

5. Dilution etc. of cider

  That provision may be made authorising regulations under section 62(5) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 to make provision about adding substances to, mixing, or carrying out other operations on or in relation to, cider.

6. General betting duty

  That provision may be made about general betting duty.

7. Vehicle excise duty (general rate)

  That—

  (1) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994, in sub-paragraphs (2) and (2A) for "1,200 cubic centimetres" there shall be substituted "1,549 cubic centimetres".

  This amendment shall apply to licences issued on or after 1st July 2001.

  (2) Refunds shall be made by the Secretary of State, in accordance with the following provisions of this Resolution, in respect of licences—

    (a) issued in the period beginning with 1st November 2000 and ending with 30th June 2001, and

    (b) not surrendered before the end of that period,

  where the amount of vehicle excise duty chargeable on the licence would have been less if the amendment in paragraph (1) of this Resolution had applied.

  (3) The amount of the refund shall be—

    (a) £55 for a 12 month licence, and

    (b) £27.50 for a 6 month licence.

  (4) The person entitled to the refund shall be—

    (a) in the case of a licence in force on 30th June 2001, the keeper of the vehicle on that date;

    (b) in the case of a licence that has ceased to be in force before that date, the keeper of the vehicle when the licence expired.

  (5) For the purposes of paragraph (4) of this Resolution the keeper of the vehicle shall be taken to be—

    (a) the person registered as keeper of the vehicle on the date in question, or

    (b) if the Secretary of State has received notification of a change of ownership of the vehicle as a result of which another person is on that date entitled to be registered as the new keeper of the vehicle, that person.

  (6) A refund shall only be made if an application is made for it in such form, and containing such particulars and supported by such documents, as the Secretary of State may require.

  (7) The Secretary of State shall give notice in writing to any person appearing to him to be entitled to a refund—

    (a) informing him that he appears to be entitled to a refund,

    (b) enclosing an application form, and

    (c) specifying the particulars and supporting documents to be provided.

  (8) An application for, or the making of, a refund under this Resolution in respect of a licence shall not affect the validity of the licence.

  (9) For the purposes of section 19 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 as it applies to the surrender on or after 1st July 2001 of a licence in respect of which a refund under this Resolution has been made, or applied for, the annual rate of duty chargeable on the licence shall be taken to be that which would have been chargeable if the amendment in paragraph (1) of this Resolution had applied.

  (10) Section 45 of that Act shall apply to a declaration in connection with an application for a refund under this Resolution as it applies to a declaration in connection with an application for a vehicle licence.

  (11) In the application of this Resolution to Northern Ireland, references to registration as the keeper of a vehicle shall be read as references to registration as the owner of the vehicle.

  (12) This Resolution comes into force on 1st July 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

8. Vehicle excise duty (goods vehicles)

  That provision may be made increasing rates of duty set out in Part VIII of Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994.

9. Vehicle excise duty (mobile pumping vehicles)

  That provision may be made for mobile pumping vehicles to be special vehicles to which Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 applies and for old mobile pumping vehicles not to be exempt vehicles for the purposes of that Act.

10. Vehicle excise duty (exemption of agricultural vehicles etc.)

  That—

  (1) The vehicles that are exempt vehicles for the purposes of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 ("the 1994 Act") shall include—

    (a) the vehicles that would, apart from this Resolution, be special concessionary vehicles for the purposes of Part IVA of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act, and

    (b) motorcycles (within the meaning given by paragraph 2 of that Schedule) that are electrically propelled vehicles for the purposes of the 1994 Act.

  (2) Part IVA of that Schedule shall cease to have effect.

  (3) In Part II of that Schedule, paragraph 2 shall be amended as follows—

    (a) in sub-paragraph (1)(a), omit "or the motorcyle is an electrically propelled vehicle", and

    (b) in sub-paragraph (3), in the definition of "motorcyle", after "motortricycle" insert "but does not include an electrically propelled vehicle".

  (4) The provisions of paragraphs (1) to (3) above apply to licences issued on or after 1st April 2001.

  (5) Paragraph (6) below applies where a licence—

    (a) is issued before 1st April 2001 for a relevant vehicle, and

    (b) is in force on 1st April 2001 or comes into force after 1st April 2001.

  (6) The licence shall, during the period—

    (a) beginning with the later of 1st April 2001 and the day when it comes into force, and

    (b) ending with the expiry of the period for which it is issued, be deemed to be a nil licence for the purposes of the 1994 Act.

  (7) A refund shall be made by the Secretary of State, in accordance with the following provisions of this Resolution, in respect of a licence for a relevant vehicle that—

    (a) is issued before 1st March 2001, in force on 1st March 2001 and not surrendered before 1st April 2001,

    (b) is issued before 1st March 2001, comes into force after 1st March 2001 and is not surrendered before 1st April 2001, or

    (c) is issued in March 2001 and not surrendered before 1st April 2001.

  (8) The amount of the refund is one-twelfth of the annual rate of duty chargeable on the licence for—

    (a) in the case of a licence issued before 1st March 2001, each whole month after February 2001 that forms part of the period for which the licence was issued, and

    (b) in the case of a licence issued on or after 1st March 2001, each whole month of the period for which the licence is issued.

  (9) The person entitled to the refund is the person registered as the keeper of the relevant vehicle on 30th April 2001.

  (10) The provisions of sections 10(2) and 19 of the 1994 Act do not apply to a licence in respect of which a person is entitled to a refund under this Resolution.

  (11) In the application of this Resolution to Northern Ireland, references to registration as the keeper of a vehicle shall be read as references to registration as the owner of the vehicle.

  (12) In paragraphs (5) to (9) above "relevant vehicle" means a vehicle of the description mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (1) above.

  (13) This Resolution comes into force on 1st April 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

11. Aggregates levy

  That provision may be made for charging a levy, to be known as aggregates levy, on aggregate subjected to commercial exploitation in the United Kingdom.

12. Income tax (charge and rates for 2001-02)

  That income tax shall be charged for the year 2001-02, and for that year—

    (a) the starting rate shall be 10 per cent.;

    (b) the basic rate shall be 22 per cent.; and

    (c) the higher rate shall be 40 per cent.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

13. Income tax (starting rate limit for 2001-02)

  That—

  (1) For the year 2001-02 the amount specified in section 1(2)(aa) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 shall be £1,880.

  (2) Accordingly, section 1(4) of that Act, so far as it relates to the amount so specified, shall not apply for that year.

  (3) Nothing in this Resolution shall require any change to be made in the amounts deductible or repayable under section 203 of that Act before 18th May 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

14. Children's tax credit

  That—

  (1) In section 257AA(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 for "£4,420" there shall be substituted "£5,200".

  (2) This Resolution has effect for the year 2001-02.

  (3) Nothing in this Resolution shall require any change to be made in the amounts deductible or repayable under section 203 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 before 18th May 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

15. Corporation tax (charge and rate for 2002)

  That, for the financial year 2002, corporation tax shall be charged at the rate of 30 per cent.

16. Corporation tax (small companies' rate for 2001)

  That, for the financial year 2001—

    (a) the small companies' rate shall be 20 per cent., and

    (b) the fraction mentioned in section 13(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 shall be one fortieth.

17. Corporation tax (starting rate for 2001)

  That, for the financial year 2001—

    (a) the corporation tax starting rate shall be 10 per cent., and

    (b) the fraction mentioned in section 13AA(3) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 shall be one fortieth.

18. Employee share ownership plans

  That provision (including retrospective provision) may be made about employee share ownership plans.

19. Enterprise investment scheme

  That provision may be made amending Chapter III of Part VII of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

20. Loss relief on shares in trading companies

  That provision may be made about the circumstances in which companies that are wound up are to be treated as qualifying trading companies for the purposes of sections 573 to 576 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

21. Corporate venturing scheme

  That provision may be made amending Schedule 15 to the Finance Act 2000.

22. Capital allowances

  That provision (including retrospective provision) may be made about capital allowances.

23. Repeal of certain reliefs

  That provision may be made for the repeal of sections 534, 535, 537A and 538 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

24. Payments to employers out of pension funds

  That provision may be made as to the amount recoverable under section 601(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

25. Deductions for deemed manufactured payments

  That—

  (1) Section 736B of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 shall be amended as follows.

  (2) In subsection (2), after "shall apply" there shall be inserted ", subject to subsection (2A) below,".

  (3) After that subsection there shall be inserted—

    "(2A) The borrower is not entitled, by virtue of anything in Schedule 23A or any provision of regulations under that Schedule, or otherwise—
    (a) to any deduction in computing profits or gains for the purposes of income tax or corporation tax, or
    (b) to any deduction against total income or, as the case may be, total profits,

    in respect of any such deemed requirement or payment as is provided for by subsection (2) above.

    Where the borrower is a company, an amount may not be surrendered by way of group relief if a deduction in respect of it is prohibited by this subsection.".

  (4) This Resolution shall apply to payments treated under section 736B as made on or after 3rd October 2000.

26. Double taxation relief

  That provision may be made amending Part XVIII of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

27. Controlled foreign companies

  That provision may be made amending Part I of Schedule 25 to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

28. Life policies etc.

  That provision may be made about gains arising in connection with policies of life assurance, contracts for life annuities and capital redemption policies.

29. Deduction of tax (payments between companies etc.)

  That—

  (1) After section 349 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 there shall be inserted—
"Exceptions to section 349 for payments between companies etc. 349A.—(1) The provisions specified in subsection (3) below (which require tax to be deducted on making certain payments) do not apply to a payment made by a company if, at the time the payment is made, the company reasonably believes that one of the conditions specified in section 349B is satisfied.
(2) Subsection (1) above has effect subject to any directions under section 349C.
(3) The provisions are— section 349(1) (certain annuities and other annual payments, and royalties and other sums paid for use of UK patents),
section 349(2)(a) and (b) (UK interest),
section 349(3A) (dividend or interest on securities issued by building societies), and
section 524(3)(b) (which provides for section 349(1) to apply to proceeds of sale of UK patent rights).
(4) References in subsection (3) above to any provision of section 349 do not include that provision as applied—
(a) under section 777(9) (directions applying section 349(1) to certain payments to non-residents), or
(b) by paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 23A (manufactured overseas dividends to be treated as annual payments within section 349).
(5) References in this section to the company by which a payment is made do not include a company acting as trustee or agent for another person.
(6) For the purposes of this section, a payment by a partnership is treated as made by a company if any member of the partnership is a company.
The conditions mentioned in section 349A(1).349B.—(1) The first of the conditions mentioned in section 349A(1) is that the person beneficially entitled to the income in respect of which the payment is made is—
(a) a company resident in the United Kingdom, or
(b) a partnership each member of which is a company resident in the United Kingdom.
(2) The second of those conditions is that—
(a) the person beneficially entitled to the income in respect of which the payment is made is a company not resident in the United Kingdom ("the non-resident company"),
(b) the non-resident company carries on a trade in the United Kingdom through a branch or agency, and
(c) the payment falls to be brought into account in computing the chargeable profits (within the meaning given by section 11(2)) of the non-resident company.
Directions disapplying to section 349A(1). 349C.—(1) The Board may give a direction to a company directing that section 349A(1) is not to apply in relation any payment that—
(a) is made by the company after the giving of the direction, and
(b) is specified in the direction or is of a description so specified.
(2) A direction under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent such direction.
(3) In this section "company" includes a partnership of which any member is a company.
Section 349A(1): consequences of reasonable but incorrect belief. 349D.—(1) Where—
(a) a payment is made by a company without an amount representing the income tax on the payment being deducted from the payment,
(b) at the time the payment is made, the company reasonably believes that one of the conditions specified in section 349B is satisfied,
(c) if the company did not so believe, tax would be deductible from the payment under section 349, and
(d) neither of the conditions specified in section 349B is satisfied at the time the payment is made,
section 350 applies as if the payment were within section 349 (and Schedule 16 applies as if tax were deductible from the payment under section 349).
(2) In this section "company" includes a partnership of which any member is a company.".

  (2) In section 98 of the Taxes Management Act 1970, after subsection (4) there shall be inserted—

    "(4A) If—
    (a) a failure to comply with section 350(1) of, or Schedule 16 to, the principal Act arises from a person's failure to deliver an account, or show the amount, of a payment, and
    (b) the payment is within subsection (4B) below,

    subsection (1) above shall have effect as if for "£300" there were substituted "£3,000" and as if for "£60" there were substituted "£600".

    (4B) A payment is within this subsection if—
    (a) the payment is made by a company without an amount representing the income tax on the payment being deducted from the payment,
    (b) at the time the payment is made, the company—
      (i) does not believe that either of the conditions specified in section 349B of the principal Act is satisfied, or
      (ii) where it believes that either of those conditions is satisfied, could not reasonably so believe,
    (c) the payment is one from which tax is deductible under section 349 of the principal Act unless the company reasonably believes that one of those conditions is satisfied, and
    (d) neither of those conditions is satisfied at the time the payment is made.
    (4C) In subsection (4B) above "company" includes a partnership of which any member is a company.".

  (3) In section 338(4) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted—

    "(aa) the person beneficially entitled to the income in respect of which the payment is made is a company not resident in the United Kingdom ("the non-resident company"), the non-resident company carries on a trade in the United Kingdom through a branch or agency and the payment falls to be brought into account in computing the chargeable profits (within the meaning given by section 11(2)) of the non-resident company, or".

  (4) This Resolution applies to payments made on or after 1st April 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

30. Deduction of tax (payments between group members)

  That provision may be made for repealing sections 247 and 248 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

31. Provisional repayments

  That provision may be made for section 438A of, and Schedule 19AB to, the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 to cease to apply in relation to income tax borne by deduction.

32. Payments where return amended

  That provision may be made about payments due as a result of the amendment of a return.

33. Stamp duty reserve tax (unit trust schemes)

  That—

  (1) Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1999 shall be amended as follows.

  (2) In paragraph 2(4), after "6" there shall be inserted ", 6A".

  (3) In paragraph 4, at the end there shall be inserted—

    "(6) If a certificate is given in accordance with paragraph 6A(1)(c) in respect of a period which includes the relevant two-week period in the case of the unit in question in sub-paragraph (1), there shall be left out of account in applying this paragraph in relation to that unit—
    (a) any issue of a unit which is to be held within an individual pension account, and
    (b) any surrender of a unit which, immediately before the surrender, was held within an individual pension account.
    (7) "Individual pension account" has the same meaning in sub-paragraph (6) as it has in paragraph 6A.".

  (4) After paragraph 6 there shall be inserted—

      "Exclusion of charge in case of individual pension accounts
    6A.—(1) There is no charge to tax under this Part of this Schedule on the surrender of the unit if—
    (a) immediately before the surrender, the unit is held within an individual pension account,
    (b) not all the units under the unit trust scheme are so held at that time, and
    (c) a certificate pursuant to sub-paragraph (2) is contained in, or provided with, the relevant monthly tax return.
    (2) The certificate must be given by the persons making the relevant monthly tax return and must state—
    (a) that at all times in the period to which the return relates the trustees or managers were able to identify which of the units under the scheme were held within individual pension accounts, and
    (b) that at no time in that period have the trustees or managers imposed any charge on, or recovered any amount from, an IPA unit holder which included an amount directly or indirectly attributable to tax payable by the trustees under this Part of this Schedule.
    (3) In sub-paragraph (2), "IPA unit holder" means—
    (a) a person acquiring, or who has acquired, a unit under the unit trust scheme, where the unit is to be held within an individual pension account,
    (b) a person holding a unit under the scheme, where the unit is held within an individual pension account, or
    (c) a person surrendering, or who has surrendered, a unit under the scheme, where immediately before the surrender the unit is or was held within an individual pension account.
    (4) In this paragraph—
    "individual pension account" has the same meaning as in regulations under section 638A of the Taxes Act 1988 (as at 6th April 2001, see regulation 4 of the Personal Pension Schemes (Restriction on Discretion to Approve) (Permitted Investments) Regulations 2001);
    "the relevant monthly tax return", in the case of any surrender, means the notice required by regulations under section 98 of the Finance Act 1986 to be given by the managers (or, failing that, the trustees) under the unit trust scheme to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue containing among other things details of all surrenders in the relevant two-week period;
    "the relevant two-week period" has the meaning given by paragraph 4(2).".

  (5) The amendment made by paragraph (3) of this Resolution shall have effect where the relevant two-week period mentioned in paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1999 ends after 6th April 2001.

  (6) The other amendments made by this Resolution shall have effect in relation to surrenders made or effected on or after 6th April 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

34. Stamp duty reserve tax (open-ended investment companies)

  That—

  (1) Where there are two or more classes of shares in an open-ended investment company and the company's instrument of incorporation—

    (a) provides that shares of one or more of those classes ("the IPA classes") may only be held within an individual pension account, and

    (b) does not make such provision in relation to shares of at least one other class,

  there is no charge to stamp duty reserve tax under Part II of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1999 on the surrender of a share of any of the IPA classes.

  (2) References in this Resolution to provisions of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1999 are references to those provisions as they have effect in relation to open-ended investment companies by virtue of regulations from time to time in force under section 152 of the Finance Act 1995.

  (3) In this Resolution—

    "individual pension account" has the same meaning as it has in regulations from time to time in force under section 638A of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988;

    "open-ended investment company" has the meaning given by paragraph 14(2) of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1999;

    "surrender", in relation to a share in an open-ended investment company, has the same meaning as it has in Part II of Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1999.

  (4) This Resolution shall have effect in relation to surrenders made or effected on or after 6th April 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

35. Petroleum revenue tax

  That provision may be made for the purposes of petroleum revenue tax about—

    (a) the expenditure allowable under section 3 of the Oil Taxation Act 1975; and

    (b) the amounts allowable as unrelievable field losses.

36. Landfill tax (rate)

  That—

  (1) In section 42(1)(a) and (2) of the Finance Act 1996, for "£11" there shall be substituted "£12".

  (2) This Resolution has effect in relation to taxable disposals made, or treated as made, on or after 1st April 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

37. Climate change levy

  That—

  (1) In Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000, after paragraph 11 there shall be inserted—

      "Exemption: supplies by Northern Ireland gas utilities
    11A. A supply of any gas is exempt from the levy if—
    (a) the supply is made by a gas utility, and
    (b) the person to whom the supply is made intends to cause the gas to be burned in Northern Ireland.".

  (2) In paragraph 14(2) of that Schedule, at the end there shall be inserted ", and

    (c) uses the electricity produced otherwise than in exemption-retaining ways.".

  (3) For paragraph 14(3)(c) of that Schedule, there shall be substituted—

    "(c) uses the electricity produced otherwise than in exemption-retaining ways.".

  (4) In paragraph 14 of that Schedule, after sub-paragraph (3) there shall be inserted—

    "(3A) For the purposes of this paragraph, electricity is used in an "exemption-retaining" way if it is used—
    (a) in making supplies that are excluded under paragraphs 8 to 10 or exempt under any of paragraphs 11, 12 and 18, or
    (b) in any of the ways mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iv) of paragraph 13(b).".

  (5) In paragraph 15 of that Schedule—

    (a) in sub-paragraph (1)(a), for "the commodity is to be used by that person" there shall be substituted "that person intends to cause the commodity to be used"; and

    (b) in sub-paragraph (2)(b), the words "by that person" shall be omitted.

  (6) This Resolution shall have effect in relation to supplies made on or after 1st April 2001.

  And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

38. Relief from tax (incidental and consequential charges)

  That it is expedient to authorise any incidental or consequential charges to any duty or tax (including charges having retrospective effect) which may arise from provisions designed in general to afford relief from taxation.

PROCEDURE (REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED LAND): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain provision for allowing the making of payments in respect of the surrender of losses the amounts of which are determined by reference to expenditure incurred in connection with the remediation of contaminated land.

PROCEDURE (TRADING FUNDS: LIMITS ON BORROWING AND PUBLIC DIVIDEND CAPITAL): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain provision amending section 2C(3) and (4) of the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

PROCEDURE (FUTURE TAXATION): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain the following provisions taking effect in a future year—

    (a) provision about children's tax credit;

    (b) provision for corporation tax to be charged for the financial year 2002;

    (c) provision about mileage allowances;

    (d) provision withdrawing capital allowances in respect of vehicles provided by employees and office-holders;

    (e) provision about works bus services;

    (f) provision amending section 48(2)(a) of the Finance (No.2) Act 1997;

    (g) provision as to the obligations of insurers to provide information in connection with policies of life assurance, contracts for life annuities and capital redemption policies; and

    (h) provision relating to Schedule 19AB to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 as applied in relation to provisional repayments to insurance companies and friendly societies in respect of tax credits.

FINANCE [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified

  That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Finance Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

    (a) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of sums payable by the Secretary of State by virtue of provisions of that Act relating to vehicle excise and registration;

    (b) the deduction of sums from the gross revenues of the department of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for the purpose of making payments in respect of the surrender of losses the amounts of which are determined by reference to expenditure incurred in connection with the remediation of contaminated land; and

    (c) any increase in the sums—

    (i) payable out of the National Loans Fund or out of money provided by Parliament, or
    (ii) payable into the National Loans Fund or the Consolidated Fund,

    that is attributable to any provisions of that Act relating to limits on the borrowing and public dividend capital of trading funds.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

        A Bill is to be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions if they are agreed to by the House.


At 10.00 p.m.
+    

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate]

The Prime Minister

        That, at this day's sitting, the Business of the House Motion in the name of Margaret Beckett, and the Motions on Sittings in Westminster Hall and Delegated Legislation may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).


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PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF TERRORISM        [Up to 1½ hours]

Mr Secretary Straw

        That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.

The Speaker will put the Question not later than 1½ hours after the proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 16).

+  4   

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE        [Up to 1 hour]

Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

        That Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Mr Tony McWalter be added to the Committee.

The Speaker will put the Question at 11.00 p.m. or one hour after proceedings begin, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 15).

+  5   

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [Until any hour]

Margaret Beckett

        That—

    (1)    at the sitting on 22nd March the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on any Motion in the name of Margaret Beckett relating to Election of a Speaker not later than Four o'clock, and such Questions shall include the Questions on any amendment selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; and

    (2)    if proceedings on any such Motion have not been completed before Four o'clock, the Private Business set down by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means for consideration at that hour may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours after it has been entered upon.

Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

+  6   

HIGH HEDGES BILL [MONEY]: Queen's Recommendation signified        [Up to 45 minutes]

Mr Stephen Timms

        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the High Hedges Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

    (a) any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act; and

    (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after the start of proceedings (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b)).

+  7   

SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL: Adjourned Debate on Question [23rd January].        [Until any hour]

        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).

Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

+  8   

DELEGATED LEGISLATION: Adjourned Debate on Question [28th February].        [Until any hour]

        Motion made and Question proposed, That the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Straw relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if they related to instruments subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation) in respect of which notice has been given that the instruments be approved— (Mr Clive Betts).

Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

+  9   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 75) (HC 228), which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  10   

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 76) (HC 233), which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  11   

TRANSPORT        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Prescott

        That the draft British Waterways Board (Limit for Borrowing) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  12   

EDUCATION        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Blunkett

        That the draft School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Amendment of Schedule 18) (England) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  13   

MOTOR VEHICLE DISTRIBUTION AND SERVICING        [No debate]

Dr Kim Howells

        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13889/00, a Commission report on the evaluation of Regulation (EC) No. 1475/95 on the application of Article 85(3) of the Treaty to certain categories of motor vehicle distribution and servicing agreements; and welcomes it as a useful contribution to discussions on the future shape of car distribution arrangements in the European Union.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+  14   

ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS        [No debate]

Ms Joyce Quin

        That this House takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 12648/00, a draft Council Regulation laying down the health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption, and 12646/00, a draft Council Directive amending Council Directives 90/425/EEC and 92/118/EEC as regards health requirements for animal by-products; and supports the Government's objective of achieving a revised Regulation to protect animal and public health whilst ensuring that controls are proportionate to the risk they are designed to address.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+  15   

LIAISON COMMITTEE (SUB-COMMITTEE)        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett

        That Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee) be amended as follows:

        Line 31, at end add—

    `(   ) The committee shall have power to appoint a sub-committee, which shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to report to the committee from time to time.

    (   ) The committee shall have power to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before the sub-committee.

    (   ) The quorum of the sub-committee shall be three.'.

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

+  16   

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.

+  17   

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

Margaret Beckett
Paddy Tipping

        That 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.'.

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

At the end of the sitting:

  18   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: NACODS (South Wales area) levy on miners' compensation (Mr Alan W. Williams).

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


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(public)
To consider the International Development Bill.
2Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m. Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2001 and the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2001.
3Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Offshore Combustion Installations (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Regulations 2001.
4Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m. Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001.
5First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (British Broadcasting Corporation) Order 2001, and the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Designation of Public Authorities for the Purposes of Intrusive Surveillance) Order 2001.
6Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2001, and the Limited Liability (Fees) Regulations 2001.
7Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Pensions Appeals Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2001, and the draft Pensions Appeals Tribunals (Late Appeals) Regulations 2001.

SELECT COMMITTEES

8Deregulation9.30 a.m. Room 19 (private)
9International Development9.30 a.m. Room 7 (private)
10Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs: Environment Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
(public)
Subject: Local Authority Governance.
Witnesses: Wychavon District Council and Regional Assembly for Yorkshire and Humberside; Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Middlesborough Borough Council (at 10.40 a.m.); Bedfordshire County Council and South Somerset District Council (at 11.20 a.m.).
11Armed Forces Bill10.30 a.m. Room 15 (private)
12Foreign Affairs10.00 a.m. Room 16 (private)
13Trade and Industry10.00 a.m.


10.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room,
Portcullis House
(private)
(public)
Subject: Telecoms Masts.
Witnesses: Sir William Stewart, FRS, President, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Chairman, Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones; MastAction UK; Royal Town Planning Institute.
14Standards and Privileges10.30 a.m. Room 13 (private)
15Treasury10.30 a.m.
10.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: 2001 Budget.
Witnesses: Ms Kate Barker, Mr Geoffrey Dicks, Professor Tim Congdon and Mr Martin Weale; Ms Kate Barker, Mr David Coats, Mr Andrew Dilnot, Mr Edward Troup and Mr Martin Weale (at 11.45 a.m.).
16Welsh Affairs11.00 a.m. Room 17 (private)
17Education and Employment4.00 p.m. Room 18 (private)
18Trade and Industry4.00 p.m. The Wilson Room,
Portcullis House
(public)
Subject: Telecoms Masts.
Witnesses: Local Government Association; Federation of the Electronics Industry.
19Foreign Affairs4.30 p.m. Room 16 (private)
20Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the meeting of the Joint Committee on Statutory InstrumentsRoom 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

21Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m. Room 7 (private)

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

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Monday 12th March for answer today++

1 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, when he expects the Strategic Rail Authority to publish its Strategic Agenda.
( 153749 )
2 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what progress he has made reviewing the control of demolition in conservation areas following the House of Lords judgment in the Shimizu case.
( 153750 )
3 Mr Paul Clark (Gillingham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, what plans he has to lay before Parliament draft regulations governing the conduct of referendums to be held under Part II of the Local Government Act 2000.
( 153751 )
4 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what measures he proposes to introduce to combat electoral fraud in Northern Ireland.
( 153798 )
5 Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to extend the use of work-focused interviews within the Working Age Agency.
( 153892 )
6 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what new funding will be made available to tackle drug-related crime.
( 153893 )
7 Mr Phil Hope (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action he has taken in response to the recommendations of the Report of the Working Group on the Active Community, `Giving Time, Getting Involved'.
( 153894 )
8 Mr Phil Hope (Corby): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make a statement on the Home Office Refugee Integration Challenge Fund.
( 153895 )
9 Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings and Rye): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what the Government's plans are for achieving full employment.
( 153896 )
10 Mr Brian White (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what performance targets have been set for the Defence Analytical Services Agency for 2001-02.
( 153897 )
11 Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement about reappointments to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.
( 153898 )
12 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to review aircrew retention, following the publication of the 2001 Report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body and the Chairman's supplementary letter.
( 153899 )
13 Mr Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, what proposals he has to extend the use of work-focused interviews within the Working Age Agency.
( 153900 )
14 Alice Mahon (Halifax): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make a statement on the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
( 153912 )
15 Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the United Kingdom intends to ratify its signature of Protocols I and II of the African Nuclear Weapons' Free Zone Treaty, The Treaty of Pelindaka.
( 153913 )
16 Mr Ivan Lewis (Bury South): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what the key performance targets for HM Land Registry Executive Agency are for 2001-02.
( 153931 )



 

 
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