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Order of Business 15 April 2002

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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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
*1 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    What plans he has to help employees of companies affected by large scale redundancies to find new work.
( 45011 )
*2 Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):    What targets he has set for reducing discrimination against older people.
( 45012 )
*3 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will make a statement on the Child Support Agency's achievement against performance targets in the last five years.
( 45013 )
*4 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):    What assessment his Department has made of the effect the New Deal has had on youth unemployment.
( 45014 )
*5 Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    What plans he has to extend the winter heating allowance to people with disabilities.
( 45015 )
*6 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    If he will make a statement on his proposals to reform the New Deal for the Young Unemployed.
( 45016 )
*7 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    If he will make a statement on trends in the value and expected yield of pension funds since 1997.
( 45017 )
*8 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What progress has been made in meeting his Department's targets on tackling benefit fraud.
( 45018 )
*9 Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    What assessment he has made as to the adequacy of pension provision in the UK.
( 45019 )
*10 Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    What plans he has to make jobcentres more responsive to the needs of those who are out of work.
( 45020 )
*11 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What plans he has to help people affected by large scale redundancies to find new work.
( 45021 )
*12 Phil Sawford (Kettering):    How many pensioners in the Kettering constituency benefit from the minimum income guarantee.
( 45022 )
*13 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What his Department is doing to improve work opportunities for carers.
( 45023 )
*14 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    What his targets are for the reduction of benefit fraud.
( 45025 )
*15 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What progress has been made in tackling housing benefit fraud; and if he will make a statement.
( 45026 )
*16 Mr Kerry Pollard (St Albans):    What plans he has to encourage companies to retain existing final salaries pension schemes and to make them available to new employees; and if he will make a statement.
( 45027 )
*17 Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    What plans he has to introduce legislative proposals to tackle age discrimination.
( 45028 )
*18 Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new pensions service in meeting the needs of pensioners.
( 45029 )
*19 Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    If he will make a statement on his plans to reform the housing benefit system.
( 45030 )
*20 Dr John Pugh (Southport):    What percentage of New Deal leavers have entered sustained unsubsidised jobs.
( 45031 )
*21 Mr Howard Flight (Arundel & South Downs):    How many of the Government's target group have taken out stakeholder pensions.
( 45032 )
*22 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    If he will make a statement on the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.
( 45033 )
*23 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What plans he has to restore the link between the basic pension and earnings.
( 45035 )
*24 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    What steps he is taking to develop his Department's strategy to help older people.
( 45036 )
*25 Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    How many people are receiving services from JobCentre Plus.
( 45037 )
*26 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    What assessment he has made of the number of people of working age who are neither working nor registered as seeking work or as benefit claimants.
( 45038 )
*27 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    What progress has been made in helping people with disabilities to get and keep employment.
( 45039 )
*28 Sue Doughty (Guildford):    If he will estimate how many pensioners will not receive their entitlement to pension credit in this financial year.
( 45042 )
*29 Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    How many cases of fraud there were in 2000-01 in income support.
( 45043 )
*30 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    What plans he has to help people back into work in areas of acute social deprivation.
( 45044 )
*31 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    If he will make a statement on the New Deal for Lone Parents.
( 45045 )
*32 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    What his Department is doing to tackle poverty among disabled people.
( 45046 )
*33 Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe & Sale East):    If he will make a statement on the work of action teams for jobs.
( 45047 )
*34 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    What steps he plans to take to increase public awareness of the state second pension; and if he will make a statement.
( 45048 )
*35 Mr Mark Field (Cities of London & Westminster):    How many area-based City of Westminster poverty initiatives are administered by his Department.
( 45049 )
*36 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    If he will make a statement on the progress made in implementing the Job Centre Plus programme.
( 45050 )

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

Main Business

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Mr Robin Cook
Mr Secretary Reid

        That the following provisions shall apply to the Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 10th July 2001:

Consideration of Lords Amendments

        1.   Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Seven o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

Subsequent stages

        2.   The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after the commencement of proceedings (Order A (8) of 28th June 2001).

+  2  

ELECTORAL FRAUD (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL:      Consideration of Lords Amendments.        [Until 7.00 p.m.]

        Proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m., if the Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to.

At 7.00 p.m.


OPPOSED PRIVATE BUSINESS: CITY OF LONDON (WARD ELECTIONS) BILL: Further Consideration of Bill, as amended. (By Order).        [Until any hour]

John McDonnell
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
John Cryer
Ms Diane Abbott
Mr Alan Simpson

Mr Neil Gerrard

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

At 10.00 p.m.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate]

The Prime Minister

        That at this day's sitting, Opposed Private Business may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Future of Malton Hospital (Mr John Greenway).

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



1State Pension Credit Bill [Lords] Programming Sub-Committee (of Standing Committee A)6.00 p.m.Room 7 (private)
2Enterprise Bill Programming Sub-Committee (of Standing Committee B)7.00 p.m.Room 13 (private)


3Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disposal of Refrigerators Sub-Committee2.45 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Disposal of Refrigerators.
Witness: Rt. Hon. Michael Meacher MP, Minister of State (Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
4Health3.45 p.m.Room 8 (private)
5Public Accounts4.00 p.m.Room 16 (public)
Subject: The Management of Surplus Property by Trusts in the NHS in England.
Witnesses: Mr Nigel Crisp, Permanent Secretary and NHS Chief Executive, and Mr Peter Wearmouth, Chief Executive, NHS Estates, Department of Health.
6Science and Technology4.00 p.m.4.15 p.m.Room 15 (private)
Subject: Science Education from 14 to 19.
Witnesses: Ralph Levinson, Institute of Education, Claire Matterson, Wellcome Trust, Dr Jerry Ravetz, and Dr Jon Turney, University College London; Dr Stuart Brown, University of Nottingham Medical School, Professor Ian Haines, UK Deans of Science Committee, and Professor Tom Ruxton, Engineering Professors' Council (at 4.50 p.m.); Vicki Garson, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Alan Hanslip, Octel Corp, Graham Speechley, Benteler Automotive UK, and Erica Tyson, Rolls Royce, (at 5.25 p.m.).
7Information4.30 p.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)


8Human Rights4.30 p.m.Room 3a (private)

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


Written Questions tabled on Friday 12th April for answer today++

1 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what measures are being taken to prevent young offenders on bail offending further.
( 50572 )
2 Brian White (North East Milton Keynes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will bring forward legislation to establish British electricity trading and transmission arrangements, as recommended by Ofgem.
( 50641 )


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