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Order of Business 11 December 2001

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Notes:
* indicates a question for oral answer.
[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.
Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked. Other Ministers may also answer.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


At 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    If he will make a statement about the hospital star ratings.
( 19655 )
*2 Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    What recent progress has been made on improving smoking cessation services.
( 19656 )
*3 Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    If he will make a statement on the use of agency nurses within the NHS.
( 19657 )
*4 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    If he will make a statement on how specialist HIV work will be protected and monitored under Primary Care Trust commissioning.
( 19658 )
*5 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he will make statement on progress with this year's flu immunisation campaign.
( 19659 )
*6 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement about the discharge of patients from hospital into nursing home care in Gloucestershire.
( 19660 )
*7 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What recent progress has been made in the recruitment of doctors in the NHS.
( 19661 )
*8 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    What progress has been made on tackling health inequalities.
( 19662 )
*9 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North):    What recent assessment he has made of the health care needs associated with homelessness.
( 19663 )
*10 Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    If he will make a statement on the work of the NHS Appointments Commission in relation to appointments in the North East.
( 19664 )
*11 Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    If he will make a statement on his plans for expanding the role played by private health care providers in the NHS.
( 19665 )
*12 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling):    What assessment he has made of recent research into the causes and treatment of dementia.
( 19666 )
*13 Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    If he will make a statement on the state of the private care home sector.
( 19667 )
*14 Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):    What progress has been made in the improvement of care for cancer patients.
( 19668 )
*15 Margaret Moran (Luton South):    What plans he has to increase funding to children's hospices.
( 19669 )
*16 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on the timing of the (a) publication and (b) implementation of the National Service Framework for diabetes.
( 19670 )
*17 Helen Southworth (Warrington South):    What recent progress has been made on speeding up diagnosis and treatment of cancer for patients.
( 19672 )
*18 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    What recommendations his Department makes to general practitioners regarding the amount of time that should be made available for consultation per patient; and if he will make a statement.
( 19673 )
*19 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    If he will make a statement on progress towards achieving the Government's target for the percentage of referred cancer patients seen within 14 days.
( 19674 )
*20 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    To what extent NHS spending has been (a) over and (b) under planned levels in the (i) financial year 2000-01 and (ii) first half of this financial year.
( 19675 )
*21 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What assessment he has made of progress with respect to the (a) prevention of falls and (b) treatment of older people who suffer injury through falls.
( 19676 )
*22 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    What progress has been made following the publication of hospital star ratings.
( 19677 )
*23 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    What recent discussions he has had with the WHO on the guarding of smallpox virus stocks.
( 19678 )
*24 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    If he will make a statement on the projected deficit of Barnsley Area Health Authority for 2001-02.
( 19679 )
*25 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    If he will make a statement on how HIV prevention work will be commissioned after 1st April 2002.
( 19680 )
*26 Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    If he will make a statement on how specialist commissioning for HIV prevention and treatment will be carried out after 1st April 2002.
( 19681 )
*27 Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What measures he is taking to tackle delayed discharges from hospitals.
( 19682 )
*28 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    What factors other than population are taken into account in calculating the payment made annually to each health authority.
( 19683 )
*29 Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    What recent representations he has received about waiting times for NHS treatment.
( 19684 )
*30 Norman Baker (Lewes):    If he will make a statement on bed-blocking in East Sussex.
( 19685 )
*31 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What advice he issues to air travellers concerning the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
( 19686 )
*32 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If he will make a statement about progress on services at the new hospital at Edgware.
( 19687 )
*33 Steve Webb (Northavon):    If he will make it his policy to collect and publish regular statistical information on the general state of health of the population.
( 19688 )
*34 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    If he will make a statement on the prescribing of anti-impotence drugs on the NHS.
( 19689 )
*35 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What progress has been made on reducing delayed discharges from hospital.
( 19690 )
*36 Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    What recent representations he has received regarding the chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust.
( 19691 )
*37 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    How many care home beds there were in (a) December 2000 and (b) December 2001.
( 19692 )
*38 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What criteria will be used to distribute the next 50 CT and MRI scanners.
( 19693 )
*39 Hugh Bayley (City of York):    How many York NHS Trust beds were occupied on average on each day of the last month for which figures are available by patients awaiting discharge to a nursing or residential care home.
( 19694 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1  

SEX DISCRIMINATION (AMENDMENT)        [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr Robert Walter

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; to make provision with respect to discrimination concerning the provision of goods, facilities, services and access to governance by private member clubs; and to continue to permit wholly single-sex clubs and sporting events.

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


Main Business

+  2  

ESTIMATES DAY [1st allotted day].        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

VOTE ON ACCOUNT:      2002-03

Mr Paul Boateng

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

        That resources, not exceeding £1,489,011,000, be authorised, on account, for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding £1,488,290,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

        This Vote on Account is to be considered in so far as it relates to policy towards the staging of the world athletics championships in the United Kingdom (Resolution of 26th November).

        Relevant documents:

        First Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2001-02, on Unpicking the Lock: the World Athletics Championships in the UK, HC 264; and

        The Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Annual Report 2001, Cm 5114.

Mr Paul Boateng

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

        That resources, not exceeding £955,500,000, be authorised, on account, for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding £993,621,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

        This Vote on Account is to be considered in so far as it relates to expenditure on waste management policy (Resolution of 26th November).

        Relevant documents:

        Fifth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 2000-01, on Delivering Sustainable Waste Management, HC 36-1; and

        The Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions, Office of the Rail Regulator, the Office of Water Services and Ordnance Survey: Annual Report 2001, Cm 5105.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

        The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions will be deferred until 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 54(4) and (5)).

+  3  

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 2001-02        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Paul Boateng

        That further resources, not exceeding £6,469,599,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2002, and that a further sum, not exceeding £7,238,134,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the cost of defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2002, as set out in HC 391.

To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55 (1) and (2)).

+  4  

ESTIMATES, 2002-03 (VOTE ON ACCOUNT)        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Paul Boateng

        That further resources, not exceeding £122,901,958,000, be authorised, on account, for use for defence and civil services for the year ending 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding £122,332,660,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, to meet the costs of defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2003, as set out in HC 392, 393, 394 and 395.

To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55 (1) and (2)).

        A Bill is to be brought in upon the four Motions in the name of Mr Paul Boateng relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2001-02 and Estimates, 2002-03 (Vote on Account), if they are agreed to by the House.

+  5  

CONTRACTING OUT        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Byers

        That the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) (England) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 21st November, be approved.

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

+  6  

HIGHWAYS        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Byers

        That the draft Street Works (Charges for Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 21st November, be approved.

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

+  7  

SOCIAL SECURITY        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Darling

        That the draft Social Security (Loss of Benefit) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 22nd November, be approved.

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

+  8  

SECTION 5 OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AMENDMENT ACT 1993        [No debate]

Ruth Kelly

        That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2001 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118 (6) and Order of 3rd December).

+  9  

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT AND THE SURRENDER PROCEDURES BETWEEN MEMBER STATES        [No debate]

Mr Bob Ainsworth

        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13425/01, Draft Council Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant and the Surrender Procedures between the Member States; and supports the Government's active participation in the debate on the draft Framework Decision and the Government's intention to ensure that extradition within the European Union takes place on the basis of the principles of mutual recognition.

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

At the end of the sitting:

  10  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Potential dangers of the use of drinking glasses in pubs and clubs (Mr David Borrow).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Special Standing Committee10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Adoption and Children Bill.
2Standing Committee A10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill.
3Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Proceeds of Crime Bill.
4Standing Committee D10.30 a.m.Room 16 (public)
To consider the Land Registration Bill [Lords].
5Standing Committee E10.30 a.m.Room 5 (public)
To consider the Civil Defence (Grant) Bill.
6Standing Committee F10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Employment Bill.
7Standing Committee G10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(public)
To consider the Education Bill.
8Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 16 (public)
To consider the Variation of Stamp Duties Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3746).

SELECT COMMITTEES

9Deregulation and Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 20 (private)
10Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Urban Affairs Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.Room 13 (private)
11Foreign Affairs10.00 a.m.Room 7 (private)
12Trade and Industry10.00 a.m.The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
13Treasury10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Pre-Budget Report 2001.
Witnesses: Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer and officials of HM Treasury.
14Welsh Affairs10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Farming and Food Prices in Wales.
Witnesses: Welsh Lamb and Beef Promotions Ltd, and The Meat and Livestock Commission; The Competition Commission (at 11.45 a.m.).
15Home Affairs10.15 a.m.


10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room
Portcullis House
(private)
(public)
Subject: The Government's Drug Policy: Is it Working?
Witnesses: Mr Mike Trace, former Deputy UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordinator and current Chair of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction; Mr Terry Byrne, Director of Law Enforcement, Customs and Excise, Mr Nicholas Dorn, DrugScope, and Sir Keith Morris, former Ambassador to Colombia (at approximately 11.45 a.m.).
16Culture, Media and Sport10.30 a.m.The Thatcher Room
Portcullis House
(private)
17Modernisation of the House of Commons10.45 a.m.
Room 21 (private)
18Trade and Industry4.00 p.m.


4.15 p.m.
The Grimond Room
Portcullis House
(private)
(public)
Subject: Consignia
Witnesses: Consignia; Postwatch (at about 5.00 p.m.).
19Foreign Affairs4.30 p.m.Room 15 (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 10th December for answer today++

1 Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a statement about the siting of the Phase 2 Pension Service locations.
( 22478 )
2 Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission was first informed of reports of campaigns against the Standards Commissioner; when a member of the Commission first raised reports of a campaign for discussion by the Commission; when the Commission was informed of (a) the contents, (b) the partial and (c) the total release of the contents of the Standards Commissioner's letter to the Speaker dated 28th November; and what action on the reports of a campaign against her was taken before the Speaker's statement of Wednesday 5th December.
( 22724 )
3 Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will establish an inquiry into reports of briefing against the Standards Commissioner.
( 22723 )
4 Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Prime Minister, what action he instituted on and before 9th December into reports of a campaign by persons in Government to undermine the reputation of the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.
( 22726 )
5 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what decisions she has made about the future membership of the boards of the eight regional development agencies outside London; and if she will make a statement.
( 22727 )
6 Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the pension rights of miners dismissed during the 1984-85 strikes.
( 22728 )
7 Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish his Green Paper on Planning.
( 22729 )
8 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, if he will give reasons for not calling in planning applications.
( 22731 )
9 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, whether he intends to use his reserve capping powers this year in respect of any local authorities' council tax increases.
( 22732 )
10 Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps have been taken to inform people about the law-making process in the European Union.
( 22733 )
11 Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps have been taken to inform people about the meaning of the European Union treaties.
( 22734 )
12 Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many indemnity undertakings were given by his Department in respect of loss or damage to works of art loaned to the British Council for exhibition overseas for the six-month period ended 30th September; and what the value was of the contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings which remained outstanding at that date.
( 22735 )
13 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, when he will publish his consultation paper on Compulsory Purchase and Compensation.
( 22730 )
14 Geraint Davies (Croydon Central): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, when he will publish the analysis of the responses to the consultation paper, Electronic Conveyancing: A Draft Order Under Section 8 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000.
( 22736 )
15 Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown): To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what effect the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill will have on the rights of Crown leaseholders (a) to enfranchise and (b) to acquire (i) a new and (ii) an extended lease.
( 22799 )



 

 
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