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Order of Business 16 April 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.
Timings are indicative only.


At 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
*1 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What assessment he has made of the situation regarding cross-border terrorist incursions into India.
( 45516 )
*2 Mr Greg Pope (Hyndburn):    What recent discussions he has had with the US Administration about Iraq.
( 45517 )
*3 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):    What recent discussions he has had with members of the Commonwealth on Zimbabwe.
( 45518 )
*4 Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East):    If he will make a statement on the state of the international coalition against terrorism.
( 45519 )
*5 Mr Robert Walter (North Dorset):    What recent discussions he has had with Spain on Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement.
( 45520 )
*6 Mr John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden):    What recent discussions he has had with the United States Administration about Iran.
( 45521 )
*7 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What recent steps he has taken to encourage the UN to supervise both sides of the line of control in Kashmir.
( 45522 )
*8 Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    What recent discussions he has had with the US administration about Iraq.
( 45523 )
*9 Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    What recent discussions he has had with the United Nations Security Council concerning weapons inspectors visiting Iraq.
( 45524 )
*10 Hugh Bayley (City of York):    What recent discussions he has had with African leaders about the the New Partnership for African Development.
( 45525 )
*11 David Wright (Telford):    If he will make a statement on UK-Japan bilateral relations.
( 45526 )
*12 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the United States in respect of Iraq.
( 45527 )
*13 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What initiatives Her Majesty's Government is undertaking to ensure peace in the Indian subcontinent.
( 45528 )
*14 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    If he will make a statement on discussions held with EU member states over Gibraltar at the Barcelona Summit.
( 45529 )
*15 Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    What recent discussions he has had with the US Administration about Iraq.
( 45530 )
*16 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    What assessment he has made of the elections in Zimbabwe and the implications for the New Partnership for African Development.
( 45531 )
*17 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    What steps he will take to instruct the UK Mission to the United Nations to work for full compliance by member states with their obligation to file a report on terrorist financing and providing safe havens for terrorists.
( 45532 )
*18 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the Delhi Declaration.
( 45533 )
*19 Julia Drown (South Swindon):    What discussions he has had with the US on measures to prevent international terrorism.
( 45534 )
*20 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What assessment he has made of the impact on bilateral relations with Zimbabwe of the recent elections in that country; and if he will make a statement.
( 45535 )
*21 Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife):    What further discussions he has had with Commonwealth members about the restoration of democracy in Zimbabwe.
( 45536 )
*22 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    If he will make a statement on the contribution of the UK to ensuring political stability in Afghanistan.
( 45537 )
*23 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on the situation in Sudan.
( 45538 )
*24 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    If he will report progress on peace initiatives in the Middle East.
( 45539 )
*25 Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    If he will make a statement on the war in Afghanistan.
( 45540 )
*26 Mr James Wray (Glasgow, Baillieston):    If he will make a statement on the situation of the British Taliban and Al Qaeda suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.
( 45541 )
*27 Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):    If he will make a statement on recent discussions he has had with his partners in the international coalition against terrorism about Iraq.
( 45542 )
*28 Mr Jim Murphy (Eastwood):    What recent steps he has taken to bring Israelis and Palestinians together to promote a peaceful settlement.
( 45543 )
*29 John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    If he will make a statement on his policy towards Zimbabwe remaining within the Commonwealth.
( 45544 )
*30 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What assistance is being provided by the UK to the candidate counties for EU membership.
( 45545 )
*31 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What progress is being made in the international fight against the drug trade in Afghanistan.
( 45546 )
*32 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What discussions he has had with the United States Administration about influencing the progress towards peace in the Middle East.
( 45547 )
*33 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If he will make a statement on the situation in Zimbabwe.
( 45548 )
*34 Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):    If he will make a statement on relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
( 45549 )
*35 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    If he will make a statement on the Middle East Peace Process.
( 45550 )
*36 Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    If he will make a statement on the enlargement of the European Union.
( 45551 )
*37 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    If he will make a statement on recent discussions he has had with his EU colleagues on the ratification of the Nice Treaty.
( 45552 )
*38 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    What recent representations he has made to the Government of China in relation to their record on human rights.
( 45553 )
*39 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the situation in Iraq.
( 45554 )
*40 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    If he will make a statement about the situation in Myanmar.
( 45555 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1  

SELECTIVE SCHOOLS (TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS)        [Up to 20 minutes]

Mr David Chaytor

        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish that a maximum of five per cent. of pupils can be selected, by aptitude or ability, for admission to any state secondary school; to specify the period of time in which, and the means by which, those schools currently exceeding this percentage will be required to reduce their selective intake to five per cent.; to specify the criteria for such selection and the means by which schools should conduct assessments; and for connected purposes.

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


Main Business

+  2  

ADJOURNMENT        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

The Prime Minister

        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: The Middle East.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  3  

MENTAL HEALTH        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Milburn

        That the Mental Health Act 1983 (Remedial) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3712), dated 18th November 2001, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th November, be approved.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has reported on the Order in its Sixth Report, Session 2001-02, HC 472.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  4  

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS        [No debate]

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

        That the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 682), dated 14th March 2002, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14th March, be approved.

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

At the end of the sitting

  5  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Government policy on duty of care responsibilities of local authorities (Patrick Hall).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee A10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
(public)
To consider the State Pension Credit Bill [Lords].
2Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
(public)
To consider the Enterprise Bill.
3First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Schedule 3 Amendment) Order 2002.
4Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 206).

SELECT COMMITTEES

5Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee: Urban Affairs Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.Room 15 (private)
6Foreign Affairs10.00 a.m.Room 16 (private)
7Trade and Industry10.45 a.m.


11.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Postcomm's proposals for opening the postal market.
Witnesses: Consignia; Postwatch, (at 12.15 p.m.).
8Treasury9.15 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: The financial regulation of Public Limited Companies.
Witnesses: Professor Prem Sikka, University of Essex, Mrs Stella Fearnley, Mr Richard Brandt, Portsmouth Business School, Professor Vivien Beattie, University of Stirling.
9International Development10.00 a.m.Room 5 (private)
10Welsh Affairs10.00 a.m.


10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Broadband cabling in Wales.
Witnesses: Welsh Development Agency and British Telecom.
11Home Affairs10.15 a.m.Room 6 (private)
12Culture, Media and Sport10.30 a.m.Room 7 (private)
13Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Genetically-Modified Organisms Sub-Committee3.30 p.m.


3.45 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Genetically-Modified Organisms.
Witnesses: Patrick Holden, Director, Soil Association; Dr Roger Turner, Chairman, Bob Fiddaman, NFU Board Representative, Daniel Pearsall, Secretary Supply Chain Initiative on Modified Agricultural Crops (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
14Trade and Industry3.30 p.m.The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (public)
Subject: Postcomm's proposals for opening the postal market.
Witnesses: HaysDX and UK Mail Ltd; The Postal Services Commission, (Postcomm), (at 4.00 p.m.), The Communication Workers Union and CMA/Amicus, (at 5.15 p.m.).
15Procedure4.15 p.m.
4.45 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Parliamentary Questions and Electronic Tabling of Questions and Motions.
Witness: Professor The Lord Norton of Louth.
16Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the Joint Committee MeetingRoom 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

17Joint Committee on Statutory 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 15th April for answer today++

1 Mr Vernon Coaker (Gedling): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, what assessment he has made of the new Humber pilotage service.
( 50670 )
2 Helen Jones (Warrington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether reservists will continue to be called out for operations in the Balkans and the region of Iraq.
( 50671 )
3 Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what performance targets have been set for the Pay and Personnel Agency for the financial year 2002-03.
( 50672 )
4 Mr Tom Levitt (High Peak): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Quinquennial Review of the Meteorological Office will take place.
( 50673 )
5 Barbara Follett (Stevenage): To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish Derek Wanless's final report on long-term health trends.
( 51014 )



 

 
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