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Order of Business 18 March 2002

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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.
++Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the 'Order Book'.
Timings are indicative only.


At 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
*1 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    If he will make a statement on the impact on the North West of planned MoD procurement projects.
( 40897 )
*2 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    If he will make a statement on steps to improve the relationship between Russia and NATO.
( 40898 )
*3 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    What progress has been made in reaching full manning levels in the RAF; and if he will make a statement.
( 40899 )
*4 Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    If he will make a statement on troop deployments in Afghanistan.
( 40900 )
*5 Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    If he will make a statement on trends in manning levels of regular forces since 1997.
( 40901 )
*6 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the role played by his Department in the promotion of arms exports.
( 40902 )
*7 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    If he will make a statement on progress in multinational defence co-operation in Europe.
( 40903 )
*8 Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    What his policy is on the Territorial Army.
( 40904 )
*9 Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    What progress has been made in advancing United Kingdom participation in the Joint Strike Fighter project since the selection of Lockheed Martin as a contractor.
( 40905 )
*10 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    When he expects to sign a production contract for the A400M.
( 40906 )
*11 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    What representations he has made in the last two months to his European counterparts regarding the extension of the ISAF's mandate beyond six months; and if he will make a statement.
( 40907 )
*12 Vera Baird (Redcar):    If she will take steps to obtain pardons for soldiers executed during the First World War.
( 40908 )
*13 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will make a statement on the A400M programme.
( 40909 )
*14 Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):    What the spending implications are of the revised procurement strategy for Type 45 Destroyers; and if he will make a statement.
( 40910 )
*15 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What assessment he has made of the impact of Government procurement and support on the defence industry and employment among subcontractors in the north-west.
( 40911 )
*16 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What the size of the military presence in North West Region is; and if he will make a statement.
( 40912 )
*17 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    What the state of readiness is of the armed forces for an engagement in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.
( 40913 )
*18 Ann Coffey (Stockport):    What the size of the military presence is in North West Region; and if he will make a statement.
( 40915 )
*19 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    What steps he is taking to improve the handling of veterans' issues.
( 40916 )
*20 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    What plans he has to adjust defence capabilities in respect of the coalition against international terrorism.
( 40917 )
*21 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What the (a) largest and (b) smallest shortfall was in the strength of the Army during the past five years; what the latest figure is; and when he expects all vacancies to be filled.
( 40918 )
*22 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden):    What plans he has to review compensation for the veterans of the Christmas Island tests and, where they are deceased, their surviving spouses and families.
( 40919 )
*23 Jim Knight (South Dorset):    What steps he is taking to improve the management of defence estates; and if he will make a statement.
( 40920 )
*24 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What future commitments he plans in relation to Afghanistan.
( 40921 )
*25 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    What steps he is taking to improve the handling of veterans' issues.
( 40922 )
*26 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    If he will make a statement on Britain's participation in the European Rapid Reaction Force.
( 40924 )
*27 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    If he will make a statement on progress in multinational defence co-operation in Europe.
( 40925 )
*28 Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Office about the ESDP.
( 40926 )
*29 Phil Sawford (Kettering):    What recent discussions he has had with the United States Government on the subject of terrorist activity in Iraq.
( 40927 )
*30 Colin Burgon (Elmet):    What action he has taken to adjust defence capabilities to deal with international terrorism.
( 40928 )
*31 Norman Baker (Lewes):    For what reasons the latest figures available indicate an increase in the numbers of animals involved in scientific procedures at Porton Down.
( 40929 )
*32 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What plans he has to change the level of MoD police manpower at AWE Aldermaston.
( 40930 )
*33 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    What plans he has for further armed forces commitments overseas as part of the international coalition against terrorism.
( 40931 )
*34 Mr Charles Hendry (Wealden):    If he will make a statement on European Security and Defence Policy.
( 40932 )
*35 Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    If he will make a statement on the Armed Forces Family Taskforce.
( 40933 )
*36 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What the strategic employment implications are of the revised procurement strategy for Type 45 destroyers; and if he will make a statement.
( 40934 )
*37 Mr Ernie Ross (Dundee West):    If he will make a statement on the contribution of the Ministry of Defence to conflict prevention in the former Yugoslavia.
( 40935 )
*38 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on future changes to the court martial system and their implications for military discipline.
( 40936 )

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

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


Main Business

+ 1 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [Until any hour]
Mr Alun Michael
        That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall put successively the Question on each of the Motions in the name of Mr Alun Michael relating to Hunting with Dogs not later than Ten o'clock, and such Questions shall include the Question on any Amendment which has been selected and may then be moved, and those Questions may be decided, though opposed, after the expiration of time for opposed business.

Debate may continue until any hour if the 10.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.
+ 2 HUNTING WITH DOGS: SUPERVISION [Until 10.00 p.m.]
Mr Alun Michael
        That this House considers that arrangements for the supervision of the hunting of wild mammals with dogs should be given statutory effect by provision similar to Schedule 1 to the Hunting Bill as introduced into the Commons last session [Bill 2].

        As an Amendment to Mr Alun Michael's proposed Motion (Hunting with Dogs: Supervision):

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Adam Price
Hywel Williams
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `considers that since agriculture is a devolved issue in Wales and the National Assembly for Wales has voted to call on the United Kingdom Government to give them the right to decide for Wales, the issue of whether hunting with dogs should be supervised in Wales should be decided by the National Assembly for Wales.'.

+ 3 HUNTING WITH DOGS: HUNTING UNDER LICENCE
Mr Alun Michael
        That this House considers that the hunting of wild mammals with dogs should be required to be regulated in accordance with arrangements similar to those set out in Schedule 2 to the Hunting Bill as introduced into the Commons last session [Bill 2].

        As an Amendment to Mr Alun Michael's proposed Motion (Hunting with Dogs: Hunting under Licence):

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Adam Price
Hywel Williams
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `considers that since agriculture is a devolved issue in Wales and the National Assembly for Wales has voted to call on the United Kingdom Government to give them the right to decide for Wales, the issue of whether hunting with dogs should be licensed in Wales should be decided by the National Assembly for Wales.'.

+ 4 HUNTING WITH DOGS: BAN
Mr Alun Michael
        That this House considers that the hunting of wild mammals with dogs should be prohibited in accordance with provision similar to Schedule 3 to the Hunting Bill as introduced in the Commons last Session [Bill 2].

        As Amendments to Mr Alun Michael's proposed Motion (Hunting with Dogs: Ban):

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Adam Price
Hywel Williams
(a)
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `considers that since agriculture is a devolved issue in Wales and the National Assembly for Wales has voted to call on the United Kingdom Government to give them the right to decide for Wales, the issue of whether hunting with dogs should be banned in Wales should be decided by the National Assembly for Wales.'.

Mr Gordon Prentice
Mr Tony Banks
Mr Mike O'Brien
Jane Griffiths
Charlotte Atkins
Mr Chris Smith
Mr Kerry Pollard Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas Mr Bill Olner
Mr Kelvin Hopkins Alan Simpson Mr Jim Cousins
Chris McCafferty Mr Colin Challen Mr Clive Betts
Dr Doug Naysmith Mr Graham Allen Mrs Louise Ellman
Mr David Chaytor Mr Tony McWalter Mr Tony Lloyd
Rachel Squire Mrs Ann Cryer Kevin Brennan
Mrs Betty Williams Mr Ben Chapman Mrs Helen Clark
Mr Bob Blizzard Mr Joe Benton Mike Gapes
Mr Chris Mullin Phil Sawford Mr Eric Illsley
Julie Morgan Mr Peter Pike Jim Knight
Linda Perham Sandra Osborne Mr Malcolm Savidge
Mr Jim Murphy Andrew MacKinlay Judy Mallaber
Mr Eric Martlew Jim Dobbin Mr John Grogan
Mr Dave Watts Mr Kevan Jones Mr Michael Jabez Foster
Alice Mahon Mr Brian Sedgemore Dr Rudi Vis
Mr Piara S. Khabra Mr Gwyn Prosser David Winnick
Mr Dennis Skinner Dr Brian Iddon Bob Russell
Mr Barry Gardiner Paul Flynn Mr Neil Gerrard
Miss Ann Widdecombe Mr Clive Soley Mr Wayne David
Mr Ivan Henderson Dr Stephen Ladyman Mr Alan Meale
Mr David Lepper Dr Desmond Turner Jim Dowd
Ms Claire Ward Mark Tami Mr Mike Hall
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews Harry Cohen Mr Gerry Steinberg
Mrs Jackie Lawrence Valerie Davey Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Harold Best Julia Drown Mr Ian Cawsey
Mr Andrew Dismore (b)
    Line      3,      at end add, `and that the Hunting Bill as sent to the Lords in the last session of Parliament should be reintroduced forthwith.'.

        The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above three Motions in the name of Mr Alun Michael not later than 10.00 p.m., if the Business of the House Motion in the name of Mr Alun Michael is agreed to.


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 relating to Hunting with Dogs may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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

+ 5 EUROPEAN TRANSPORT POLICY [No Debate]
Mr John Spellar
        That this House takes note of European Union documents No. 11932/01, Commission White Paper: European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to Decide, and No. 12597/01, draft decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending decision No. 1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network; and endorses the Government's approach to discussions on these document.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+ 6 COSMETIC PRODUCTS [No debate]
Melanie Johnson
        That this House takes note of the unnumbered explanatory memorandum dated 14th November 2001 from the Department of Trade and Industry on the amended draft Directive of the European Parliament and the Council amending for the seventh time Council Directive 76/768/EEC on the approximation of the laws of member states relating to cosmetic products; and welcomes it as a positive step towards maintaining the current high levels of protection for human health and safety whilst promoting animal welfare.

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

+ 7 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE [No debate]
Mr Secretary Byers
        That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 90) (HC 611), which was laid before this House on 14th February, be approved.

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

+ 8 GOVERNMENT TRADING FUNDS [No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
        That the draft Royal Mint Trading Fund (Extension and Variation) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.

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

+ 9 ELECTRICITY [No debate]
Ms Secretary Hewitt
        That the draft Electricity and Gas (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.

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

+ 10 SOCIAL SECURITY [No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
        That the draft Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.

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

+ 11 REGULATORY REFORM [No debate]
Secretary Tessa Jowell
        That the draft Regulatory Reform (Golden Jubilee Licensing) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved.

      The Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee has reported on the draft Order in its Seventh Report, HC 677, and on the proposal for the Order in its Fifth Report, HC 599.

      To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 18(1)(a)).
At the end of the sitting
  12 ADJOURNMENT
        Proposed subject: Fire safety in warehouse distribution and storage premises (Helen Jones).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1 European Standing Committee A 4.30 p.m. Room 10 (public)
EU Documents Nos. 15014/01 and 5119/02 Relating to Aircraft Noise.
2 European Standing Committee B 4.30 p.m. Room 11 (public)
To consider EU Documents Nos. 14117/01 and Addenda 1-13 Relating to the European Commission Strategy Paper on Enlargement and Reports on Progress by Applicants, European Union Document No. 5745/02 Relating to the Common Financial Framework 2004-06 for Accession Negotiations and European Union Document No. 5638/02 Relating to Agricultural Issues Relating to Enlargement.
3 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 9 (public)
To consider the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 95) (HC 670), on 2001-02 Special Grant for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children.
4 Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 4.30 p.m. Room 12 (public)
To consider the Companies (Competent Authority) (Fees) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 502), Draft Companies (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002, Limited Liability Partnership (Competent Authority) (Fees) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 503), Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (No. 2) Regulations 2002 and Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002.

SELECT COMMITTEES

5 European Scrutiny 10.45 a.m.

11.00 a.m.
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (private)
(public)
Subject: Democracy and Accountability in the EU and the Role of National Parliaments.
Witness: Rt. Hon. Jim Wallace QC MSP.
6 Public Accounts 4.30 p.m. Room 16 (public)
Subject: e-Revenue.
Witnesses: Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB, Chairman, Mr Barry Glasberg, Director e-Revenue, and Mr Terry Hawes, Programme Director, Inland Revenue.
7 Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Urban Affairs Sub-Committee 5.30 p.m. Room 13 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

8 Human Rights 4.30 p.m. Room 3A (private)

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

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Friday 15th March for answer today++

1 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make an announcement about the Chair of the Senior Salaries Review Body.
( 44664 )
2 Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough): To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reorganise his Department.
( 44722 )



 

 
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