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House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Thursday 9 December 2010

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 10.30 am
  Prayers
Afterwards
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.
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
 1
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):  What progress her Department has made on increasing the efficiency and reliability of the Rural Payments Agency.
(29438)
 2
Mr Mark Spencer (Sherwood):  What recent representations she has received on her Department's funding for the Educational Access programme.
(29439)
 3
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield):  Which planned flood defence schemes will not proceed as a result of her Department's planned reduction in expenditure on flood defences.
(29440)
 4
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):  If she will bring forward proposals to prohibit the sale of primates as pets.
(29441)
 5
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):  What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the roll-out of superfast broadband in rural areas.
(29442)
 6
Angie Bray (Ealing Central and Acton):  What her policy is on issuing dog control notices on private property.
(29443)
 7
Stephen Gilbert (St Austell and Newquay):  What progress her Department has made on implementation of the recommendations of the Pitt Review on lessons learned from the 2007 floods on levels of flood protection for homes.
(29444)
 8
Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South):  When she plans to publish a rural impact assessment in respect of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
(29445)
 9
NadhimZahawi (Stratford-on-Avon):  What recent progress her Department has made on reducing the burden of regulation on farmers.
(29446)
 10
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):  What representations she has received on her Department's plans for its project to plant one million trees in the next four years.
(29447)
 11
Peter Aldous (Waveney):  What recent discussions her Department has had on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if she will make a statement.
(29448)
 12
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):  What recent steps her Department has taken to maintain the level of biodiversity.
(29449)
 13
Bob Blackman (Harrow East):  What representations she has received on the proposed provision of a super dairy in Lincolnshire by Nocton Dairies; and if she will make a statement.
(29450)
 14
Dr Daniel Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich):  What recent representations she has received on provision of funding for permissive access routes under Higher Level Stewardship schemes in rural areas.
(29451)
 15
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):  What assessment she has made of the effects of proposed changes to her Department's flood defence budget on the level of insurance premiums for homes at risk from flooding.
(29452)
 16
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan):  What recent progress her Department has made on reducing the burden of regulation on farmers.
(29453)
 17
David Mowat (Warrington South):  What steps she is taking to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.
(29454)
 18
Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East):  Which planned flood defence schemes will not proceed as a result of her Department's planned reduction in expenditure on flood defences.
(29455)
 19
Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland):  What plans she has for future funding for the protection of ancient woodland and forests.
(29456)
 20
Lisa Nandy (Wigan):  What assessment she has made of the effects of proposed changes to her Department's flood defence budget on the level of premiums for homes at risk from flooding.
(29457)
 21
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):  When she plans to publish the findings of her Department's Waste Review.
(29458)
 22
Mark Reckless (Rochester and Strood):  What recent discussions she has had on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if she will make a statement.
(29459)
 23
Mr ElfynLlwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd):  What recent discussions she has had on mandatory country of origin labelling; and if she will make a statement.
(29460)
 24
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):  If she will bring forward a contingency plan to support UK farming in the event that the Common Agricultural Policy is discontinued.
(29461)
 25
Duncan Hames (Chippenham):  What plans she has for the future administration of the socio-economic elements of the Rural Development Programme for England.
(29462)
At 11.15 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):  If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(29463)
 T2
Priti Patel (Witham):
(29464)
 T3
Mary Macleod (Brentford and Isleworth):
(29465)
 T4
Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark):
(29466)
 T5
Angie Bray (Ealing Central and Acton):
(29467)
 T6
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent):
(29468)
 T7
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):
(29469)
 T8
Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham):
(29470)
 T9
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon):
(29471)
 T10
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish):
(29472)

At 11.30 am
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
1
LOANS TO IRELAND
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   Bill to make provision in connection with the making of loans to Ireland by the United Kingdom.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
2
CONSOLIDATED FUND BILL: Second Reading.
[No debate]
Third Reading will also be taken.
   The Questions on Second and Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill will be put without debate (Standing Order No. 56).
3
HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER AMOUNT
Secretary Vince Cable
 
   That, for the purpose of section 24 of the Higher Education Act 2004, the higher amount should be increased to £9,000, and to £4,500 in the cases described in regulation 5 of the draft regulations in Command Paper Cm 7986, and that the increase should take effect from 1 September 2012.
   As Amendments to Secretary Vince Cable’s proposed motion (Higher Education Higher Amount):
Dr Julian Huppert
Jonathan Edwards
(a)
 
   Line 1, leave out from ‘That’ to end and add ‘this House, being of the opinion that tuition fees should be phased out entirely, resolves that no authorisation under section 26(2)(b)(ii) of the Higher Education Act 2004 to increase the higher amount prescribed by section 24(6) of that Act should be made, and orders that no further such motion to authorise an increase in the higher amounts should be tabled during the remainder of this Parliament.’.
Greg Mulholland
Dr Julian Lewis
Caroline Lucas
Mr John Denham
Andrew Percy
Tim Farron
Jonathan Edwards   
Mr John Leech   
Paul Farrelly
Mr Nigel Dodds   
Mr Mark Williams   
Natascha Engel
Ian Swales   
Mark Durkan   
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Ms Margaret Ritchie
(b)
 
   Line 1, leave out from ‘That’ to end and add ‘this House considers that the Government has failed to convince many people of the fairness and sustainability of its proposals for funding higher education; urges the Government to undertake more public consultation on the issue, including consultation with future graduates and their families who did not contribute to the consultation over the Browne review; and further considers that, prior to contemplating any increase to the higher amount specified in section 24 of the Education Act 2004, the Government should publish a White Paper on reform of higher education funding, allowing for consultation and for consideration of alternative proposals.’.
Jonathan Edwards
Caroline Lucas
(c)
 
   Line 1, leave out from ‘2004’ to end and add ‘the basic and higher amount shall be £0; and that this change should take effect from 1 September 2011.’.
4
EDUCATION
Secretary Vince Cable
 
   That the draft Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 29 November, be approved.
   The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Higher Education Higher Amount and the draft Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations not later than five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion, or at 5.30 pm, whichever is the earlier; such Questions will include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply (Order of 8 December).
5
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, in respect of the Loans to Ireland Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
6
SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, at the sitting on Tuesday 21 December, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
7
PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITION
[No debate]
 
   Bus Service (Walsall) (Valerie Vaz).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
8
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Patient confidentiality and the mentally ill  (Dr Julian Lewis).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES
1
National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 11 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
2
Postal Services Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 9 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
SELECT COMMITTEES
3
Health
9.00 am
Room 13 (private)
4
Political and Constitutional Reform
9.45 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Prospects for Codifying the Relationship between Central and Local Government.
   Witnesses: Local Authority Chief Executives: Andrea Hill, Suffolk, Sir Howard Bernstein, Manchester, and Stephen Hughes, Birmingham.
5
Defence
4.00 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Thursday 9 December
Time of publication
No.
1
Business, Innovation and Skills
00.01 am
HC 434
   The New Local Enterprise Partnerships: An Initial Assessment (First Report).
2
Public Accounts
00.01 am
HC 553
   Financing PFI projects in the credit crisis and the Treasury’s response (Ninth Report).
3
Standards and Privileges
11.00 am
HC 654
   Sir John Butterfill, Mr Stephen Byers, Ms Patricia Hewitt, Mr Geoff Hoon, Mr Richard Caborn and Mr Adam Ingram (Ninth Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Formal Competitiveness Council–Brussels: 10 December 2010 Pre-Council Written Ministerial Statement.
2
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Anti-Avoidance: Disguised remuneration.
3
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Improving Tax Policy Making and Draft Finance Bill 2011 clauses.
4
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Public consultation on the discount rate used to set unfunded public service pension contributions.
5
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Restricting pensions tax relief.
6
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Localism Bill and social housing.
7
Secretary of State for Defence: War Pensions: Uprating 2011.
8
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Agenda for the Foreign Affairs Council of 13 December and the General Affairs Council of 14 December.
9
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Turks and Caicos Islands.
10
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: UK’s relationship with the Commonwealth.
11
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Post-Council statement.
12
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Correction to Written Answer.
13
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Skills Conditionality Public Consultation.
14
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Social security benefits up-rating.