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Order of Business Thursday 15 January 2009

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Thursday 15 January 2009.

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 10.30 am
  Prayers
 
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

The Chairman of Ways and Means

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL BILL [LORDS] AND BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL BILL [LORDS]: That the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill [Lords] and Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords], which were originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2006-07 on 21 January 2007, may have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

The Chairman of Ways and Means

CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL BILL, LEEDS CITY COUNCIL BILL, NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL BILL AND READING BOROUGH COUNCIL BILL: That the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill, Leeds City Council Bill, Nottingham City Council Bill and Reading Borough Council Bill, which were originally introduced in this House in Session 2007-08 on 22 January 2008, may have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

 
 
 

 

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
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): What steps his Department is taking to improve the protection of the marine environment.
(247627)
 2
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde): What steps his Department plans to take to ensure that cattle in England are protected from animal diseases and contaminated feed in 2009.
(247628)
 3
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): What assessment he has made of the effects of the new surface water drainage charges on sports and social clubs; and if he will make a statement.
(247629)
 4
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What recent discussions his Department has had with the Environment Agency on the protection of air quality.
(247631)
 5
Mrs Anne McGuire (Stirling): What assistance is available for fishermen applying for European Fisheries Fund aid for new nets and modifications to existing gear necessary to meet the new conservation measures agreed at the European Fisheries Council.
(247632)
 6
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What recent discussions he has had with Ofwat on water prices.
(247633)
 7
Mr David Drew (Stroud): What recent representations he has received on the rate at which charges for water are applied to schools, churches and voluntary organisations; and if he will make a statement.
(247634)
 8
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): What recent representations he has received from farmers on the availability of seasonal labour; and if he will make a statement.
(247635)
 9
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What proposals he has to make changes to the fishing quota system; and if he will make a statement.
(247636)
 10
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): What steps he is taking to encourage EU action to ban seal products from entering EU countries.
(247637)
 11
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): How many horses in England have been issued with passports.
(247638)
 12
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on public food procurement.
(247639)
 13
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): What assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the New Forest National Park Authority; and if he will make a statement.
(247640)
 14
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What recent steps his Department has taken to improve the competitiveness of the farming industry.
(247641)
 15
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What assessment he has made of the process for making single farm payments in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
(247642)
 16
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): What his most recent estimate is of the amount of land designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in West Sussex which will be excluded from the proposed South Downs National Park boundaries.
(247643)
 17
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): What representations his Department has received on water drainage charges for places of worship; and if he will make a statement.
(247644)
 18
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): What discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on the publication of soil guidance values on asbestos.
(247645)
 19
Andrew George (St Ives): What plans he has for the development of the inshore fisheries sector.
(247646)
 
At 11.05 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
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(247647)
 T2
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):
(247648)
 T3
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):
(247649)
 T4
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):
(247650)
 T5
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):
(247651)
 T6
Lyn Brown (West Ham):
(247652)
 T7
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):
(247653)
 T8
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):
(247654)
 
At 11.15 am
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
 1
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What steps the Serious Fraud Office plans to take to protect people against mortgage fraud.
(247655)
 2
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): By what means the new National Fraud Strategic Authority is intended to improve protection for businesses and the public against fraud.
(247656)
 3
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): If she will review the effectiveness and efficiency of the Serious Fraud Office.
(247657)
 4
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What plans she has to make it easier for those who have undergone sexual abuse to give evidence in court proceedings.
(247658)
 5
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the law on bribery.
(247659)
 6
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When she next expects to meet representatives of small business organisations to discuss measures to combat serious fraud schemes aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises.
(247661)
 7
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): How many appeals against sentences imposed in shop theft cases where the Crown Prosecution Service was the prosecuting body have been made in each of the last three years.
(247662)
 8
Rob Marris (Wolverhampton South West): What steps she is taking to prevent mortgage fraud.
(247663)

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

Ministerial Statements, including on Equitable Life
Main Business
  indicates Government Business
1
GAZA
[Until 6.00 pm]
The Prime Minister
 
   That this House has considered the matter of Gaza.
Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.
 
At the end of the sitting:
2
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Cyprus (Mr Andrew Dismore).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEE
1
Business Rate Supplements Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 7 (private)
   (Programming Sub-Committee).
SECOND READING COMMITTEE
2
Corporation Tax Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
3
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
8.55 am
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 794).
SELECT COMMITTEES
4
Health
9.30 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Patient Safety.
   Witnesses: Royal College of Radiologists, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, and Professor Brian Toft, Professor of Patient Safety, Coventry University; Professor Mike Murphy, Consultant Haematologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Professor Bryony Dean Franklin, Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and GS1 UK (at 11.15 am).
5
Public Administration
9.45 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Good Government.
   Witnesses: Sir Michael Bichard KCB, Lord Birt and Lord Jones of Birmingham.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]


 

 
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