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Order of Business Wednesday 2nd May

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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.

NOTICES OF MOTIONS AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

The Chairman of Ways and Means

        That the Amendments to Standing Orders set out in the Schedule be made, with effect from 27th November 2001:—

[For Schedule, see the Notice Paper relating to Private Business.]


The Chairman of Ways and Means

        That the following Standing Order be made, with effect from 27th November 2001:—

    `Reports concerning human rights.

    169A. In the case of a private bill originating in this House or brought from the House of Lords, a report from a minister of the Crown on the statement of opinion required by Standing Order 38(2A) shall be presented to the House (by being deposited in the Private Bill Office) not later than the second sitting day after that on which the bill was read a first time.'.


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
*1 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    What recent reviews she has undertaken of the co-ordination of government policy on rural and urban policy.
( 159095 )
*2 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    If she will make a statement on progress made by the UK anti-drugs co-ordinator.
( 159096 )
*3 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton and Cheam):    What steps her Department has taken to co-ordinate the development of protocols for providing content for Government websites.
( 159097 )
*4 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If she will make a statement on the part played by treatment in the anti-drugs strategy.
( 159098 )
*5 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If she will make a statement on the extent to which quangos are being replaced by democratically elected bodies.
( 159099 )
*6 Ms Hazel Blears (Salford):    What plans she has to involve more young people in Positive Futures projects in the North West region.
( 159100 )
*7 Mr Nick St. Aubyn (Guildford):    How many meetings of the Government's Rural Affairs Committee she has attended in the last 12 months.
( 159101 )
*8 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    If she will make a statement on the Government's policy on employing special advisers during a general election.
( 159102 )
*9 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    What the salary bill for special advisers will be for the 2001-02 financial year assuming they all receive the maximum performance increments during this financial year.
( 159103 )
*10 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What progress she has made on reform of the European regulatory environment; and if she will make a statement.
( 159104 )
*11 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    What action her Department has taken to tackle the problem of drug misuse in South Ribble; and if she will make a statement.
( 159105 )
*12 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    If she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards employing special advisers.
( 159106 )
*13 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    If she will make a statement on her departmental budget for advertising.
( 159108 )
*14 Mr Derek Twigg (Halton):    What percentage of the Senior Civil Service has been recruited from the private sector.
( 159109 )
*15 Mr Stephen Day (Cheadle):    If she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards employing special advisers.
( 159110 )
*16 Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    If she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards employing special advisers.
( 159112 )
*17 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    How much the Government is spending in the financial year 2001-02 on misuse of drugs across all its departments and agencies.
( 159114 )
*18 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    On how many occasions since May 1997 the Public Appointments Commission has rejected candidates on the grounds of political affiliation.
( 159115 )
*19 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What recent progress has been made on items contained in the latest annual report on modernising government.
( 159116 )
*20 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    If she will make a statement on the Government's drugs policy.
( 159117 )
*21 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    If she will make a statement on the work of the Better Regulation Task Force.
( 159119 )
*22 Mr Peter L. Pike (Burnley):    What progress has been made in multi-agency co-operation in tackling drug abuse problems in the last year.
( 159123 )
*23 Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What assessment she has made of the impact of the Government's anti-drug policies on the South West.
( 159124 )
*24 Mr Phil Hope (Corby):    What recent meetings she has had with charities and local service providers to discuss the Government's Rough Sleepers Strategy.
( 159125 )
*25 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak):    What steps are being taken to reduce the burden of regulation on public sector workers.
( 159126 )
*26 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham and Sale West):    When she last met the Commissioner for Public Appointments to discuss NHS appointments.
( 159127 )

At 3.00 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159128 )
*Q2 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159129 )
*Q3 Mr Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159130 )
*Q4 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159131 )
*Q5 Mrs Jacqui Lait (Beckenham):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159132 )
*Q6 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159133 )
*Q7 Mr Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159134 )
*Q8 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159135 )
*Q9 Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159136 )
*Q10 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford and Southend East):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159137 )
*Q11 Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159138 )
*Q12 Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159139 )
*Q13 Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159140 )
*Q14 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159141 )
*Q15 Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159142 )
*Q16 Mr Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159143 )
*Q17 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159144 )
*Q18 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159145 )
*Q19 Mr Clive Efford (Eltham):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159146 )
*Q20 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
( 159147 )


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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

  1   

BANKING (INQUIRY)        [No debate]

Mr Christopher Leslie

        Bill to require the Financial Services Authority to carry out an inquiry into the operation of overdraft facilities provided by clearing banks and deposit-taking institutions; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Ten minute rule Motion

  2   

BEREAVEMENT PAYMENTS (ENTITLEMENT CONDITIONS) (AMENDMENT)        [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Roger Gale

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the timescale within which payments may be made to bereaved persons.

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



Main Business

+  3   

STANDING COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL AFFAIRS        [No debate]

Margaret Beckett

       That—
    (1) the matter of raising the economic performance of the regions and tackling regional imbalances, being a matter relating to regional affairs in England, be referred to the Standing Committee on Regional Affairs;

    (2) the committee meet at half-past One o'clock on Thursday 10th May at Westminster to consider the matter referred to it under paragraph (1) above; and

    (3) the proceedings at that meeting be interrupted at Four o'clock.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 117(6)).

+  4   

REGULATORY REFORM        [Until 7.00 p.m.]

Margaret Beckett
Marjorie Mowlam

              That the following changes be made to the Standing Orders of the House—
              A.    That Standing Order No. 141 (Deregulation Committee) be repealed and the following new Standing Order be made—
 
    Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee
 
        (1) There shall be a select committee, called the Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee, to examine--
 
        (i) every document containing proposals laid before the House under section 3 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (the 1994 Act) or under section 6 of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 (the 2001 Act);
 
        (ii) every draft order proposed to be made under section 1 of the 1994 Act or section 1 of the 2001 Act; and
 
        (iii) every subordinate provisions order or draft of such an order made or proposed to be made under sections 1 and 4 of the 2001 Act.
 
        (2) The committee shall report to the House, in relation to every proposals document referred to in paragraph 1(i) of this order, either
 
        (a) that a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or
 
        (b) that the proposals should be amended before a draft order is laid before the House; or
 
        (c) that the order-making power should not be used in respect of the proposals.
 
        (3) The committee shall report to the House, in relation to every draft order referred to in paragraph 1(ii) of this order, its recommendation whether the draft order should be approved.
 
        (4) The committee may draw the special attention of the House to any subordinate provisions order or draft order referred to in paragraph 1(iii) of this order, and may report its opinion whether or not the order or draft order should be approved or, as the case may be, annulled.
 
        (5) The committee may report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals, draft orders or subordinate provisions orders.
 
        (6)(A) In its consideration of proposals the committee shall consider in each case whether the proposals
 
        (a) appear to make an inappropriate use of delegated legislation;
 
        (b) remove or reduce a burden or the authorisation or requirement of a burden;
 
        (c) continue any necessary protection;
 
        (d) have been the subject of, and take appropriate account of, adequate consultation;
 
        (e) impose a charge on the public revenues or contain provisions requiring payments to be made to the Exchequer or any government department or to any local or public authority in consideration of any licence or consent or of any services to be rendered, or prescribe the amount of any such charge or payment;
 
        (f) purport to have retrospective effect;
 
        (g) give rise to doubts whether they are intra vires;
 
        (h) require elucidation, are not written in plain English or appear to be defectively drafted;
 
        (i) appear to be incompatible with any obligation resulting from membership of the European Union.
 
        (B) In the case of proposals presented under the 2001 Act, the committee shall also consider whether the proposals:
 
        (j) prevent any person from continuing to exercise any right or freedom which he might reasonably expect to continue to exercise;
 
        (k) satisfy the conditions of proportionality between burdens and benefits set out in sections 1 and 3 of the Act;
 
        (l) satisfy the test of desirability set out in section 3(2)(b) of the Act;
 
        (m) have been the subject of, and take appropriate account of, estimates of increases or reductions in costs or other benefits which may result from their implementation; or
 
        (n) include provisions to be designated in the draft order as subordinate provisions; and in the case of the latter consideration the committee shall report its opinion whether such a designation should be made, and to what parliamentary proceedings any subordinate provisions orders should be subject.
 
        (7) In its consideration of draft orders, the committee shall consider in each case all such matters set out in paragraph (6) of this order as are relevant and the extent to which the Minister concerned has had regard to any resolution or report of the Committee or to any other representations made during the period for parliamentary consideration.
 
        (8) In its consideration of any subordinate provisions order the committee shall in each case consider whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to it on any of the grounds on which (in accordance with paragraph 1(B) of Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)) the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments may draw the attention of the House to a statutory instrument; and if the committee is of the opinion that any such order or draft order should be annulled, or, as the case may be, should not be approved, they shall report that opinion to the House.
 
        (9) The committee shall consist of eighteen members.
 
        (10) The quorum of the committee shall be five.
 
        (11) 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.
 
        (12) 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, and to report from time to time;
 
        (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;
 
        (c) to appoint a sub-committee, of which the quorum shall be two, which shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
 
        (d) to communicate its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest to any committee appointed by this House and to any committee appointed by the Lords to examine deregulation and regulatory reform proposals and draft orders.
 
        (13) The committee and the sub-committee shall have leave to meet concurrently with any select committee appointed by the Lords to examine deregulation and regulatory reform proposals and draft orders and any sub-committee thereof.
 
        (14) The committee and the sub-committee shall have the assistance of the Counsel to the Speaker and, if their Lordships think fit, the Council to the Lord Chairman of Committees.
 
        (15) The committee and the sub-committee shall have power to invite Members of the House who are not members of the committee to attend meetings at which witnesses are being examined and such Members may, at the discretion of the chairman, ask questions of those witnesses; but no Member not being of the committee shall otherwise take part in the proceedings of the committee or sub-committee, or be counted in the quorum.
 
        (16) It shall be an instruction to the committee that before reporting either
 
        (a) that any proposal should be amended before the draft order is laid before the House, or
 
        (b) that the order-making power should not be used in respect of any proposal, or
 
        (c) that any draft order should not be approved,
 
        it shall afford to any government department concerned an opportunity of furnishing orally or in writing to it or to the sub-committee appointed by it such explanations as the department think fit.
 
        (17) It shall be an instruction to the committee that it report on every draft order (not being a subordinate provisions order) not more than fifteen sitting days after the draft order was laid before the House, indicating in the case of draft orders which it recommends should be approved whether its recommendation was agreed without a division.
 
        B. That the following amendments be made to Standing Order No. 18 (Consideration of draft deregulation orders)--
 
        (1) Title, after 'deregulation', insert 'etc.'.
 
        (2) Line 1, after 'Deregulation', insert 'and Regulatory Reform'.
 
        (3) Line 3, after 'Deregulation', insert 'and Regulatory Reform'.
 
        (4) Line 5, after '1994', insert 'or under section 1 of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001'.
 
        C. That the following amendment be made to Standing Order No. 98 (Scottish Grand Committee (delegated legislation)--
 
        Line 15, after 'order', insert 'or regulatory reform order'.
 
        D. That the following amendment be made to Standing Order No. 115 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (delegated legislation))--
 
        Line 15, after 'order', insert 'or regulatory reform order'.
 
        E. That the following amendment be made to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing committees on delegated legislation))--
 
        Line 14, after 'order', insert 'or regulatory reform order'.
 
        F. That the following amendment be made to Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee))--
 
        Line 25, after '1994', insert 'or under section 1 of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001, or any subordinate provisions order made or draft proposed to be made under that Act'.
 
        G. That the following amendment be made to Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments)--
 
        Line 33, after 'Deregulation', insert 'and Regulatory Reform'.
 As Amendments to Margaret Beckett's proposed Motion (Regulatory Reform):
Mr Eric Forth

(a)
 
        Line      76,      paragraph (10),       leave out `five' and insert `seven'.
(b)
 
        Line      86,      paragraph 12(c),       leave out `two' and insert `four'.
(c)
 
        Line      86,      paragraph 12(c),       after `two', insert `, of whom at least half the number of the quorum shall be members of an opposition party'.
        The First Special Report of the Deregulation Committee, Session 2000-2001, on the Handling of Regulatory Reform Orders, HC328, is relevant.

        The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings not later than 7.00 p.m. (Order of 1st May).


At 7.00 p.m.

  

OPPOSED PRIVATE BUSINESS        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

  

CITY OF LONDON (WARD ELECTIONS) BILL: Further Consideration of Bill, as amended. (By Order).

Mr Jeremy Corbyn
Mr John McDonnell
Mr Andrew Mackinlay
Mr Tony Banks
Ms Diane Abbott
Mr Andrew Dismore

        On Further Consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, as amended, to move, That the Bill be further considered upon this day six months.

For Amendments, see Notice Paper relating to Private Business.

Set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means under Standing Order No. 20.

Third Reading may also be taken.

        Debate may not begin before 7.00 p.m. and may continue until 10.00 p.m., or for three hours, whichever is later (Order of 1st May).


At 10.00 p.m.

+    

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate]

The Prime Minister

        That, at this day's sitting, the Motion in the name of Margaret Beckett relating to the Working Group on Provision for Former Members may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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


+  5   

WORKING GROUP ON PROVISION FOR FORMER MEMBERS        [Until any hour]

Margaret Beckett

That this House is aware that many Members who leave the House, whether by retirement or otherwise, would welcome the opportunity to remain in contact with each other; believes also that former Members might benefit from being in touch with sources of personal advice and assistance with difficulties arising once they have left the House; and suggests that a small informal group be set up to consider how these issues might be addressed, to report to the Speaker and the Leader of the House.
        Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.

At the end of the sitting:

  6   

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: School closures in Coventry (Mr Jim Cunningham).

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


COMMITTEE MEETINGS

STANDING COMMITTEES

1European Standing Committee B10.30 a.m. Room 10 (public)
To consider European Union Document No. 13119/00 relating to a common asylum procedure and a uniform status for persons granted asylum.
2Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m. Room 11 (public)
To consider the Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act and Meaning of Collective Investment Scheme) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1421).

SELECT COMMITTEES

3Education and Employment: Education Sub-Committee9.30 a.m.


9.45 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Early Years: Follow-up.
Witness: Margaret Hodge, MBE, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Employment.
4Modernisation9.30 a.m. Room 21 (private)
5Defence10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
(public)
Subject: Major Procurement Projects.
Witnesses: Sir Robert Walmsley KCB, Chief of Defence Procurement, and Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham KCB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capabilities), Ministry of Defence
6Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs10.00 a.m. Room 7 (private)
7Agriculture10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Foot and Mouth Disease.
Witnesses: Mr Peter Barr CBE, Chairman, Meat and Livestock Commission; Centre for Alternative Technology (at 12 noon).
8Social Security10.30 a.m.


10.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Departmental Report.
Witness: The Rt. Hon. Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Social Security.
9Education and Employment: Employment Sub-Committee3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 18 (private)
(public)
Subject: Work-Life Balance.
Witnesses: TUC, TGWU and National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trade; Confederation of British Industry (at 4.40 p.m.).
10Northern Ireland Affairs3.45 p.m. Room 6 (private)
11Science and Technology3.45 p.m.


4.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Work of the Chief Scientific Adviser.
Witness: Professor David King, FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government.
12European Scrutiny4.00 p.m. Room 19 (private)
13Standards and Privileges4.00 p.m. Room 17 (private)
14Trade and Industry4.00 p.m. Room 5 (public)
Subject: Enterprise in the Regions.
Witnesses: Mr David Irwin, Chief Executive, Mr Peter Waller, Deputy Chief Executive and Ms Haf Merrifield, Director of Local Network Development, Small Business Service.
15Treasury4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Council of Economic and Finance Ministers (ECOFIN).
Witnesses: Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General, and Miss Melanie Johnson MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury.
16Welsh Affairs4.00 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Job Losses in the Steel Industry in Wales.
Witness: Sir Brian Moffatt, Chairman and Chief Executive, Corus Group plc.
17Public Administration4.15 p.m.


4.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Annual Report of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
Witnesses: Immigration and Nationality Directorate, Home Office; The Benefits Agency.
18Selection4.15 p.m. Room 13 (private)
19Accommodation and Works4.30 p.m. The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
20Defence4.30 p.m. Room 7 (private)
21Public Accounts4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
Subject: Regulating Housing Associations' Management of Financial Risk.
Witnesses: Dr Norman Perry, Chief Executive and Mrs Clare Miller, Director, Regulation Policy, Housing Corporation.

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

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Tuesday 1st May for answer today++

1 Maria Eagle (Liverpool, Garston): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the allocations of items accepted in lieu of inheritance tax, made in the financial year 2000-01 under sections 9(3) and (4) of the National Heritage Act 1980.
( 160256 )
2 Ann Coffey (Stockport): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the outcome is of the evaluation of the quality protects management action plans submitted to his Department by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
( 160257 )
3 Mr Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the funding of mentoring organisations, for making the small grants programmes more integrated and accessible to community groups and for strengthening the infrastructure that builds the capacity of the voluntary and community sector.
( 160258 )
4 Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North and Fleetwood): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if it is Her Majesty's Government' policy to support a plea for clemency from a British national imprisoned overseas.
( 160352 )
5 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in Her Majesty's Government's consultations with international partners on UK proposals for international action in response to humanitarian crises.
( 160353 )
6 Mrs Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Army Training Estate Site Utility Review.
( 160354 )
7 Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg and Goole): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when regulations will be made governing the entitlement of members of the Reserve Forces to attributable pensions benefits.
( 160355 )
8 Mr Michael Foster (Worcester): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what key targets have been set for the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency for 2001-02.
( 160356 )
9 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households are entitled to free TV licences in each parliamentary constituency.
( 160357 )
10 Gillian Merron (Lincoln): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will announce the areas that have been selected to participate in the first wave of the Children's Fund Local Network.
( 160358 )
11 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what steps he is taking in response to the announcement by British Timken of the closure of its Northampton plant.
( 160359 )
12 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if the results from the second BSE survey of cattle aged over five years begun in May 2000 are available.
( 160400 )
13 Mr Dale Campbell-Savours (Workington): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the cause of the foot and mouth disease outbreak.
( 160407 )



 

 
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