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Order of Business Tuesday 25 November 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 p.m.
  Prayers
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
 
NOTICES OF MOTIONS AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Manchester City Council Bill [Lords]: That the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2006-07 on 21st January 2007, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords]: That the promoters of the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2006-07 on 21st January 2007, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Canterbury City Council Bill: That the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in this House on 22nd January 2008, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Leeds City Council Bill: That the promoters of the Leeds City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in this House on 22nd January 2008, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Nottingham City Council Bill: That the promoters of the Nottingham City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in this House on 22nd January 2008, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Reading Borough Council Bill: That the promoters of the Reading Borough Council Bill, which was originally introduced in this House on 22nd January 2008, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension 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 Transport
 1
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): What recent representations he has received on the proposal for a third runway at Heathrow.
(238592)
 2
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): What estimate he has made of the number of people using public bus services in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.
(238593)
 3
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the rail network; and if he will make a statement.
(238594)
 4
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What his Department's policy is on the future of the South London line; and if he will make a statement.
(238595)
 5
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): What measures he is taking to encourage more people to cycle.
(238596)
 6
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the rail network; and if he will make a statement.
(238597)
 7
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): What assessment he has made of the effects of the new fare structure for railways introduced by the Association of Train Operating Companies.
(238598)
 8
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): When he plans to introduce the new motorcycle driving test; and if he will make a statement.
(238599)
 9
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): What proportion of fatal road accidents were caused or contributed to by drivers under the influence of illegal drugs in the latest period for which figures are available.
(238600)
 10
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What recent assessment he has made of customer satisfaction levels with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
(238601)
 11
John Mann (Bassetlaw): What recent representations he has received on the future of the 16-25 railcard.
(238602)
 12
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What steps his Department has considered to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel; and if he will make a statement.
(238603)
 13
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the rail network; and if he will make a statement.
(238604)
 14
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): What his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of his Department's funding of the national concessionary bus fares scheme.
(238605)
 15
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): What recent progress has been made on the provision of a direct rail link between Halifax and London.
(238606)
 16
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde): What recent discussions his Department has had with the Local Government Association on the operation of the national concessionary bus fares scheme.
(238607)
 17
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): Whether he plans to modify the renewable transport fuel obligation; and if he will make a statement.
(238608)
 18
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): If his Department will take steps to build a high speed rail line north from London.
(238610)
 19
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What his policy is for regional airports in the north of England; and if he will make a statement.
(238611)
 
At 3.05 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(238612)
 T2
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):
(238613)
 T3
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
(238614)
 T4
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):
(238615)
 T5
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):
(238616)
 T6
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
(238617)
 T7
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):
(238618)
 T8
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):
(238619)
At 3.15 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
 1
John Mann (Bassetlaw): What estimate she has made of the effect on the expenditure of public bodies of replacement of the requirement to undertake separate equality impact assessments with a requirement to undertake a single assessment.
(238582)
 2
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What further steps the Government is taking to reduce the incidence of domestic violence.
(238583)
 3
Philip Davies (Shipley): What pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability amongst employees of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
(238584)
 4
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What steps she is taking to tackle violence against women.
(238585)
 5
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): What progress she has made on providing emergency funding support for rape crisis centres.
(238586)
 6
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): What recent steps the Government has taken to support women who are subject to domestic violence.
(238587)
 7
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): What steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of violence against women.
(238588)
 8
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on measures to increase the proportion of people with disabilities employed as civil servants.
(238589)
 9
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What steps she plans to take to encourage individuals who are victims of domestic violence to seek assistance to prevent continued abuse.
(238590)
 10
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): If she will hold discussions with Ministerial colleagues on the reasons for the over-representation of women amongst those brought before the courts for evading payments for television licence fees.
(238591)

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1
CHILDREN (PROTECTION OF PRIVACY)
[Up to 20 minutes]
Kerry McCarthy
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision to protect children’s privacy in the media; to make provision for the protection of children from avoidable emotional distress resulting from participating in, or being the subject of, media programmes or reports; 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
  indicates Government Business

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

2
DEFENCE AND SECURITY PROCUREMENT
[No debate]
Mr Quentin Davies
 
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 16488/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, draft Directive on the co-ordination procedures for the award of public contracts in the fields of defence and security; and endorses the Government’s approach to the negotiations and its view that if, following European Council agreement on a text and negotiations with the European Parliament, the document remains within the UK’s negotiating position, the Commission draft Directive could be supported.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(11)).
3
DORMANT BANK AND BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTS BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)
[No debate]
Angela Eagle
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 6th October 2008 (Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] (Programme)):
Consideration of Lords Message
   1.   Proceedings on the Lords Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at this day’s sitting.
Subsequent stages
   2.   Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
   3.   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.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
4
DORMANT BANK AND BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTS BILL [LORDS]: Consideration of Lords Message.
   Proceedings will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement, if the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No.2) Motion is agreed to.
5
PENSIONS BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Purnell
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Pensions Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 7th January 2008 (Pensions Bill (Programme)):
Consideration of Lords Amendments
   1.   Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at this day’s sitting.
Subsequent stages
   2.   Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
   3.   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.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
6
PENSIONS BILL: Consideration of Lords Amendments.
For Amendments relating to Lords Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement, if the Pensions Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to.

At 10.00 p.m.
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
 
   That, at this day’s sitting, consideration of any Lords Messages that may be received may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

7
STANDING ORDERS (SELECT COMMITTEES)
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That the following amendments be made to Standing Orders—
(1)   
In Standing Order No. 125, line 2, leave out ‘the examination of witnesses’ and insert ‘oral evidence sessions’.
(2)   
In Standing Order No. 128, line 5, leave out ‘minutes of the proceedings’ and insert ‘formal minutes’.
(3)   
In Standing Order No. 129,
(a)   
line 1, leave out ‘minutes of the proceedings’ and insert ‘formal minutes’, and
(b)   
line 2, leave out ‘laid on the Table of’ and insert ‘reported to’.
(4)   
In Standing Order No. 130, line 2, leave out ‘minutes of’ and insert ‘record of the’.
(5)   
In Standing Order No. 131, line 2, leave out ‘under examination’.
(6)   
In Standing Order No. 133, line 3, leave out ‘minutes of the’.
(7)   
In Standing Order No. 135, line 5, leave out ‘memoranda of evidence’ and insert ‘written evidence’.
(8)   
In Standing Order No. 137,
(a)   
line 4, leave out ‘minutes of proceedings’ and insert ‘formal minutes’,
(b)   
line 5, leave out ‘minutes of’, and
(c)   
line 12, leave out ‘laid upon the Table’ and insert ‘reported’.
(9)   
In Standing Order No. 139, line 34, leave out ‘minutes of their proceedings’ and insert ‘its formal minutes’.
(10)   
In Standing Order No. 143, line 62, leave out ‘minutes of’.
(11)   
In Standing Order No. 145, line 35, leave out ‘minutes of’.
(12)   
In Standing Order No. 146, line 27, leave out ‘minutes of’.
(13)   
In Standing Order No. 152,
(a)   
line 21, leave out ‘minutes of’,
(b)   
line 22, leave out ‘to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings’ and insert ‘the formal minutes’, and
(c)   
line 28, leave out ‘minutes of their proceedings’ and insert ‘their formal minutes’.
(14)   
In Standing Order No. 152A, line 26, leave out ‘minutes of’.
   The Fifth Special Report of the Liaison Committee, HC 1110, on Modernisation of Language in Standing Orders relating to Select Committees, is relevant.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
8
COMMITTEES MEETING CONCURRENTLY
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That the following amendments be made to Standing Orders:
(1)   
No. 124 (Quorum of select committees):
 
Line 6, leave out from ‘concurrently’ to ‘Standing’ in line 7 and insert ‘pursuant to sub-paragraphs (1)(b) or (1)(ba) of’.
(2)   
No. 137A (Select committees: power to work with other committees)
 
Line 14, at end insert the following sub-paragraph–
 
‘(ba) to agree with any other select committee or sub-committee of this House on the exercise of any power which each of those committees, or sub-committees may separately have to appoint specialist advisers, to authorise witnesses to publish written evidence submitted by them, or to adjourn from place to place;’
An explanatory memorandum is available in the Vote Office.
An explanatory memorandum is available in the Vote Office.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
9
WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
Secretary Paul Murphy
 
   That—
(1)   
the matter of Public Expenditure in Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;
(2)   
the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Wednesday 17th December at Nine o’clock and between Two o’clock and half-past Four o’clock to take questions under Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)) and to consider the matter referred to it under paragraph (1) above; and
(3)   
this Order shall be a temporary Standing Order of the House.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
 

Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received.

Note: The Speaker will not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords has been received and any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at this day’s sitting has reported (Order of 20th November).
 
At the end of the sitting:
10
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Release from prison of Mr John Haase and Mr Paul Bennett (Mr Peter Kilfoyle).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE
1
European Committee B
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider EU Document Nos. 12149/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, 13713/08 and Addenda 1 and 2 and 14317/08, relating to Financial Services.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2
Standards and Privileges
9.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
3
Treasury
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.45 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: November 2008 Inflation Report.
   Witnesses: Mervyn King, Governor, Sir John Gieve KCB, Deputy Governor, and Charlie Bean, Deputy Governor, Bank of England, and Kate Barker and Dr Andrew Sentance, External Members of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England.
4
Defence
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Defence Equipment.
   Witnesses: General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE, Chief of Defence Materiel, Dr Andrew Tyler, Chief Operating Officer, Defence Equipment and Support, and Rear Admiral Paul Lambert CB, Capability Manager (Precision Attack) and Controller of the Navy, Ministry of Defence.
5
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
 
10.20 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Reducing CO2 and Other Emissions from Shipping.
   Witnesses: Joan Ruddock MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, Simon Cockburn, UK’s Permanent Representative, International Maritime Organisation, and Godfrey Souter, Head of Branch, Shipping and the Marine Environment, Department for Transport.
6
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
7
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Provision of Cross-border Public Services for Wales.
   Witnesses: ASLEF and RMT; Freight Transport Association (at 11.15 a.m.).
8
Business and Enterprise
10.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Energy Prices–Follow-up.
   Witness: Ofgem.
9
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: The Licensing Act 2003.
   Witnesses: Object; Lap Dancing Association and Peter Stringfellow, Club Owner (at 10.50 a.m.); Noctis (at 11.10 a.m.); Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (at 11.30 a.m.).
10
Home Affairs
10.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Knife Crime.
   Witnesses: Dr Bob Golding and Policy Exchange; Professor Karim Brohi, Trauma and Emergency Care, Barts and the London NHS Trust (at 11.15 a.m.).
11
Administration
3.30 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
12
Justice
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Justice Reinvestment.
   Witnesses: Professor Ian Loader, Oxford University and Malcolm Dean; Nick Herbert MP and David Howarth MP (at 5.15 p.m.).
JOINT COMMITTEE
13
Human Rights
1.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
 
1.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Policing and Protest.
   Witnesses: Acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison MBE, Metropolitan Police, Deputy Chief Constable Sue Sim, Association of Chief Police Officers, and Constable Neil Hickey, Police Federation of England and Wales.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: BERR winter supplementary estimates 2008-09.
2
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: RDA board appointments 2008.
3
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: HM Revenue and Customs: Departmental expenditure limits and administration budgets.
4
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: National savings and investments: Changes to DEL.
5
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Value added tax.
6
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: HM Treasury: Departmental expenditure limits and administration budget changes.
7
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Budget ECOFIN): 21st November 2008.
8
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: Winter supplementary estimate 2008-09: Changes to DEL and administration costs budget.
9
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Local government.
10
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Departmental expenditure limit 2008-09: Department for Communities and Local Government.
11
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Publication of UK Location Strategy: Place Matters.
12
Secretary of State for Defence: Restructuring of coalition regional commands in Iraq.
13
Secretary of State for Defence: NATO Defence Ministerial meetings in London 18th and 19th September 2008 and Budapest 9th and 10th October 2008.
14
Secretary of State for Defence: Departmental expenditure limits changes arising from winter supplementary estimates 2008-09.
15
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 18th to 20th November.
16
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Winter supplementary estimates.
17
Secretary of State for Health: Departmental expenditure limits and administration cost limits for 2008-09.
18
Secretary of State for Health: First progress report of the Chairman of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research.
19
Secretary of State for Health: Correction to Written Answer.
20
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Winter supplementary estimate—Home Office Departmental Expenditure Limits.
21
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills: DIUS Winter supplementary estimate 2008-09.
22
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills: Annual uprating of loans, grants and fees for higher education students: Amendments to the Memorandum of 13th May 2008.
23
Secretary of State for International Development: Changes to DfID’s Departmental Expenditure Limit.
24
Secretary of State for Justice: Winter supplementary estimate 2008-09.
25
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Winter supplementary estimate 2008-09: UK Statistics Authority.
26
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Winter supplementary estimate 2008-09.
27
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Winter supplementary estimate: Charity Commission.
28
Leader of the House: Topical debates.
29
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Non-jury trial under the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.
30
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Office change to departmental expenditure limit funding for 2008-09.
31
Secretary of State for Scotland: Winter supplementary estimate 2008-09.
32
Secretary of State for Transport: Departmental expenditure limit 2008-09.
33
Secretary of State for Transport: Correction to Written Answer to Parliamentary Question (UIN 223278).
34
Secretary of State for Transport: Delivering a sustainable transport system.
35
Secretary of State for Wales: Change to departmental expenditure limit resulting from the winter supplementary estimate 2008-09.
36
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Involving disabled people in the implementation and monitoring of the Independent Living Strategy.
37
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Remploy–Performance against agreed targets 2007-08 and Performance and Resources Agreement targets for 2008-09.
38
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Improving health and work: Changing lives.

 

 

 
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