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Order of Business Tuesday 26th June

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* 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

                  NOTICE OF MOTION FOR AN UNOPPOSED RETURN        [No debate]

The Chairman of Ways and Means
        Sessional Returns: Returns for Session 2000-01 of information and statistics relating to—

        (1)    Business of the House;

        (2)    Closure of Debate, Proposal of Question and Allocation of Time (including Programme Motions);

        (3)    Sittings of the House;

        (4)    Private Bills and Private Business;

        (5)    Public Bills;

        (6)    Delegated Legislation and Deregulation Orders;

        (7)    European Legislation, &c.;

        (8)    Grand Committees;

        (9)    Chairmen's Panel; and

        (10)    Select Committees.

No debate.


Private Business

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

Notice of Motion at the Time of Private Business

The Chairman of Ways and Means

        Private Bills [That so much of the Lords Message [21st June] as relates to the Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [Lords] and the National Australia Group Europe Bill [Lords] be now considered.

        That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What progress has been made in assessing the impact of under-age smoking on physical development.
( 480 )
*2 Sue Doughty (Guildford):    If he will make a statement on the number of acute beds in NHS hospitals.
( 481 )
*3 Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    What assessment he has made of the impact of private finance within the NHS.
( 482 )
*4 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    What the place of persons with autistic spectrum disorders is in the national strategy for learning disabilities.
( 483 )
*5 Mr Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North):    What proposals he has for delegating spending to NHS primary care groups and trusts; and if he will make a statement.
( 484 )
*6 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What plans he has for bringing the pay of NHS employees up to the level of comparably qualified people working in the private sector.
( 486 )
*7 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What new resources he will make available for areas of continuing population growth.
( 487 )
*8 Mr Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    What treatment is available within the NHS for macular degeneration.
( 488 )
*9 Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    When he expects the decision by NICE on the availability of beta interferon for multiple sclerosis sufferers.
( 490 )
*10 Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    If he will make a statement on measures proposed to improve the Accident and Emergency Department at Basildon Hospital.
( 491 )
*11 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    How many PFI projects are awaiting his approval.
( 492 )
*12 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    When the decision by NICE on the availability of beta interferon to multiple sclerosis sufferers will be made.
( 493 )
*13 Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    When the Report of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry into the management and care of children receiving complex heart surgery will be published.
( 494 )
*14 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What plans he has to increase the number of practising general practitioners. [R]
( 495 )
*15 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    If he will make a statement on the provision of mental health services in London.
( 496 )
*16 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    When he expects to receive the NICE report on beta interferon.
( 497 )
*17 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    If he will make a statement regarding early retirements and resignations by general practitioners.
( 498 )
*18 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What steps he is taking to tackle heart disease.
( 499 )
*19 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What plans he has to improve the recruitment and retention of general practitioners.
( 500 )
*20 Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne):    What plans he has for a minor injuries unit in the Redruth Camborne area.
( 501 )
*21 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    If he proposes to make treatment of strokes an additional priority for the NHS.
( 502 )
*22 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    What action he is taking to improve maternity services.
( 503 )
*23 Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    What recent studies his Department has commissioned, undertaken and reviewed concerning the use of private finance within the NHS.
( 504 )
*24 Mr Bill Rammell (Harlow):    If he will make a statement on his plans to recruit extra staff to the NHS.
( 505 )
*25 Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    What plans he has to improve cancer services.
( 506 )
*26 Dr Robert Spink (Castle Point):    What are the average hours worked by junior doctors in the NHS. [R]
( 507 )
*27 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    What estimate his Department has made of the availability of home-based and residential based specialist dementia care services.
( 508 )
*28 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    What plans he has to improve primary care services.
( 509 )
*29 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    When he plans to meet the Haemophilia Society to discuss service improvements.
( 510 )
*30 Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine):    When he intends to implement the order that will create the Health Professions Council.
( 511 )
*31 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    If he will fund the provision of the Cardionetics CNET 2000 heart monitor in all general practitioners' surgeries.
( 512 )
*32 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What progress has been made on introducing a registration scheme for operating department practitioners.
( 513 )
*33 Mr Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What priority measures he has set in place to help reduce hospital waiting lists.
( 514 )
*34 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on stroke services.
( 515 )
*35 Derek Twigg (Halton):    If he will make a statement on the introduction of in-cab mapping systems in ambulances.
( 516 )
*36 Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    What recent investigation her Department has made into disparities across health authorities in the provision of health visitors per 100 children under the age of five years.
( 517 )
*37 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    When he will announce the details of the arrangements to provide free nursing care to elderly people in residential and nursing homes.
( 518 )
*38 Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East):    What plans he has for the future funding of hospices.
( 519 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

+  1   

EXPORT CONTROL        [No debate]

Ms Secretary Hewitt

        Bill to make provision enabling controls to be imposed on the exportation of goods, the transfer of technology, the provision of technical assistance overseas and activities connected with trade in controlled goods; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business

+  2   

QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [20th June].        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

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

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

Mr William Hague
Mr Tim Yeo
Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mrs Angela Browning
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
Mr James Arbuthnot

        As an Amendment to the Address, at end add—       `But humbly regret that the Gracious Speech makes no reference to agriculture and the countryside, contains no proposals to assist farming, tourism and the rest of the rural economy to recover from foot and mouth disease, does not include any commitment to establish an independent public inquiry into the origins and handling of the epidemic, and does not explain how the new Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, from whose title agriculture is regrettably excluded, will protect the countryside and the environment without changes in planning policy to prevent excessive development on greenfield sites, to the detriment of balanced development of the inner cities; regret that specific measures to improve transport are notable by their absence from the Gracious Speech; and have no confidence that the Government will achieve the world-class public services that they promised prior to the general election.'.

Proposed subjects for debate: Rural Communities and Transport.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Speed limit policy (Mr Tony McWalter).

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


Written Questions tabled on Monday 25th June for answer today++

1 Derek Twigg (Halton): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he will publish the report of the Quinquennial Review of Her Majesty's Land Registry.
( 1103 )
2 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what plans she has for the services and functions carried out by her Department.
( 1165 )
3 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what key targets have been set for the Ministry of Defence Police Agency for the financial year 2001-02.
( 1166 )
4 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what decision has been taken on the future of the Defence Diversification Agency following the recent period of consultation.
( 1167 )
5 Joan Ryan (Enfield North): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what research the Cabinet Office has undertaken to measure progress in recognising and improving diversity in the Civil Service.
( 1223 )
6 Andy Burnham (Leigh): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures she is taking to target Lottery funding to where it is most needed.
( 1264 )


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