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Order of Business 14th January 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 Defence
*1 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    If he will make a statement about the United Kingdom's role in international peacekeeping in Afghanistan.
( 24462 )
*2 Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):    If he will make a statement on his discussions with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission concerning the graves of soldiers killed at the Somme.
( 24463 )
*3 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What steps he is taking to avoid overstretch in the Army.
( 24464 )
*4 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on the number of British troops deployed in Afghanistan.
( 24465 )
*5 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    What size of force has been deployed to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
( 24466 )
*6 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    If he will make a statement on the training of British forces for peacekeeping work.
( 24467 )
*7 James Purnell (Stalybridge & Hyde):    What recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on measures to combat international terrorism.
( 24468 )
*8 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):    When he will sign a contract for the procurement of A400M aircraft for the Royal Air Force; how many aircraft will be ordered; and to what delivery timescale.
( 24469 )
*9 Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    What moves he has made to reduce overstretch of the armed forces.
( 24470 )
*10 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    What recent steps the armed forces have taken to promote racial equality within the services.
( 24471 )
*11 Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    If he will make a statement on the recruitment and retention of professional engineers, with specific reference to women.
( 24472 )
*12 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the role of special forces in countering terrorism since 11th September.
( 24473 )
*13 Mr Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre):    What plans he has to adjust defence capabilities to cope with terrorist attacks.
( 24474 )
*14 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    If he will make a statement on spending plans for the money announced in the Chancellor's Pre-budget Statement for operations to combat terrorism.
( 24475 )
*15 Sir Sydney Chapman (Chipping Barnet):    If he will make a statement on the role that is envisaged for the European NATO non-European Union countries in the European Security and Defence Policy.
( 24476 )
*16 John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    What assessment he has made of the use of the Navy in the Afghan War.
( 24477 )
*17 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    If he will make a statement on the future use of the new ranges in Shoeburyness.
( 24479 )
*18 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    What recent discussions he has held with his US counterparts concerning UK involvement in the proposed national missile defence system; and if he will make a statement.
( 24480 )
*19 Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    What analysis he has made of the role of his Department in peacekeeping operations in Kosovo.
( 24481 )
*20 Tony Baldry (Banbury):    What input his Department has had in the grant of an export licence for an air traffic control system for Tanzania.
( 24482 )
*21 Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    What plans he has to review the role of the Territorial Army.
( 24483 )
*22 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    What are the recruitment figures for the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force in the last six months.
( 24484 )
*23 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    If he will make a statement on the deployment of British armed forces in Sierra Leone.
( 24485 )
*24 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    What recent steps the armed forces have taken to promote racial equality within the services.
( 24486 )
*25 Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    What plans he has for increasing the funding of UK homeland defence.
( 24487 )
*26 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the armed forces' (a) discipline and (b) effectiveness.
( 24488 )
*27 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    If he will make a statement on his plans for recruitment to the armed services.
( 24489 )
*28 Mr John Baron (Billericay):    What changes to operational commitments elsewhere will be made following the development of a peacekeeping force to Afghanistan.
( 24490 )
*29 Julia Drown (South Swindon):    When he expects the landmines clearance progamme in Kosovo to be complete.
( 24491 )
*30 Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    If he will make a statement on the deployment of British armed forces in Afghanistan.
( 24492 )
*31 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    If he will make a statement on recent discussions with his US counterpart on defence issues relating to the international campaign against terrorism.
( 24493 )
*32 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement on recruitment and retention in the Army.
( 24494 )
*33 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    When he expects the RAF to reach full manning levels.
( 24495 )
*34 Angus Robertson (Moray):    When he last met the Transport and General Workers Union to discuss the PPP/PFI plans for RAF fire services.
( 24496 )
*35 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    If he will make a statement on his plans to research into scientific, technological and medical issues.
( 24497 )
*36 Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    If he will make a statement on the Armed Forces Family Taskforce.
( 24498 )
*37 Mr Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    If he will make a statement on military participation in the London celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
( 24499 )
*38 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the use of UK forces for the purpose of humanitarian relief in Afghanistan.
( 24500 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

  1  

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AND REMEDIES        [No debate]

John Austin

        Bill to render unlawful religious discrimination in employment and in the provision of certain types of goods, facilities and services and to make provision for appropriate enforcement; to create new offences relating to incitement to religious hatred; and for related purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.


Main Business

+  2  

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS BILL [LORDS]:      Second Reading.        [Until 10.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  3  

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME)        [No debate]

Mr Robin Cook
Ms Secretary Hewitt

        That the following provisions shall apply to the Office of Communications Bill [Lords]:

Committal

        (1)   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Programming of proceedings

        (2)   All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) shall be programmed.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

        (3)   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 5th February 2002.

        (4)   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

        (5)   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Six o'clock on that day.

        (6)   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

        (7)   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

To be decided without debate (Order of 28th June 2001).

+  4  

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:      Queen's Recommendation signified.        [No debate]

Mr Paul Boateng

        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Office of Communications Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise—

    (a)   the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (i)   any expenses of the Secretary of State under the Act; and

      (ii)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums of money so payable under any other enactment; and

        (b)   the payment of money into the Consolidated Fund.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

+  5  

HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION BILL [MONEY]:      Queen's Recommendation signified.        [Up to 45 minutes]

Mr Paul Boateng

        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Home Energy Conservation Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of —

        (a)   any expenditure of the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act; and

        (b)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 52 (1)(b)).

+  6  

2001 BROAD ECONOMIC GUIDELINES        [No debate]

Ruth Kelly

        That this House takes note of European Union Documents 8261/01 and 9326/01 on the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines; and supports the Government's welcome for the publication of the Guidelines in giving operational content to the conclusions of the Lisbon and Stockholm summits, in reflecting the importance of structural reform in tackling successfully the challenges of globalisation and competitiveness; and in promoting employment and social inclusion.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+  7  

SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr Stephen Twigg

        That, following the Order of 20th November 2000, Mr Nicholas Winterton, Mr John McWilliam, Mr Frank Cook and Mr Edward O'Hara be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at sittings in Westminster Hall during this Session.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

  8  

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE        [No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.

        That David Wright be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr John MacDougall be added to the Committee.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting

  9  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Government policy on orphan funds (Mr Barry Gardiner).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1First Standing Committee on Delegated
Legislation
4.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Order 2001 (Amendment) (S.I., 2001, No. 3561).
2Tax Credits Bill Programming Sub-Committee (of Standing Committee A)6.00 p.m.Room 7 (private)
3Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords] Programming Sub-Committee (of Standing Committee D)6.00 p.m.Room 13 (private)

SELECT COMMITTEE

4Public Accounts4.30 p.m. 15 (public)
Subject: Inappropriate Adjustments to NHS Waiting Lists.
Witnesses: Mr Nigel Crisp, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, and Chief Executive, NHS Executive, and Mr Andrew Foster, Director of Human Resources, Department of Health.

JOINT COMMITTEE

5Human 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 11th January for answer today++

1 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on the role of the reserve forces in the continuing campaign against international terrorism.
( 27683 )



 

 
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