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Order of Business 14 November 2002

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* 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 11.30 a.m.      Prayers
AfterwardsPrivate Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bills

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HEALTH (WALES) BILL        [No debate]

Secretary Peter Hain

        Bill to make provision about Community Health Councils in Wales; to establish and make provision about the Wales Centre for Health; and to make provision for the establishment of, and otherwise about, Health Professions Wales.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

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EXTRADITION BILL        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Blunkett

        Bill to make provision about extradition.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

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Mr Secretary Prescott

        Bill to make provision for the holding of referendums about the establishment of elected assemblies for the regions of England (except London); for reviewing the structure of local government in regions where the holding of a referendum is under consideration; for implementing the recommendations of such reviews; for the Electoral Commission to give advice in connection with the establishment of assemblies; for payment of grant in connection with the activities of regional chambers; and for incurring expenditure in preparation for assemblies and in connection with the transfer of functions to them.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

+  4  


Mr Secretary Milburn

        Bill to make provision requiring social services authorities to make payments in cases where the discharge of patients is delayed for reasons relating to the provision of community care services; and to enable the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales to require certain community care services provided by social services authorities to be free of charge to persons receiving those services.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

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WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE        [No debate]

Mr Robin Cook
Secretary Peter Hain


    (1)   the matter of the Government's legislative programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech as it relates to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;

    (2)   the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Thursday 21st November at five minutes to Nine o'clock and at Two o'clock, to take questions under Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)), and to consider the Government's legislative programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech as it relates to Wales under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)); and

    (3)   at the meeting—

      (a)   the Chairman shall interrupt proceedings at Four o'clock; and

      (b)   at the conclusion of those proceedings a motion for the adjournment of the Committee may be made by a Minister of the Crown pursuant to Standing Order No. 108(5) (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)).

To be decided without debate (Standing Orders Nos 107 and 108).

Main Business

Notice of Motion

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QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [13th November].        [Until 7.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament—(Mr George Foulkes)..

        Proposed subjects for debate: Health and Pensions.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

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SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate]

Mr Robin Cook

        That the House shall not sit on the following Fridays:

        22nd and 29th November and 6th and 13th December 2002.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 12).

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Local government funding in Derbyshire (Judy Mallaber).

Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).



1Treasury9.40 a.m.

9.45 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Financial Services Authority Annual Report.
Witnesses: Sir Howard Davies, Chairman, and Mr John Tiner, Managing Director, Consumer, Investment and Insurance Directorate, and Mr Michael Foot, Managing Director Deposit Takers and Markets Directorate, the Financial Services Authority.
2Public Administration9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Public Service Targets.
Witness: Sir Michael Bichard KCB, Rector, The London Institute.
3Northern Ireland Affairs10.15 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Control of Firearms in Northern Ireland and the Draft Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2002.
Witnesses: The Shooting Sports Trust and the Gun Trade Association; The National Rifle Association and The National Small-bore Rifle Association.
4Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry (Quadripartite Committee)11.00 a.m.Room 16 (private)
5Foreign Affairs1.00 p.m.

1.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Prague NATO Summit.
Witnesses: The Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Peter Ricketts CMG, Political Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Air Commodore Dick Lacey, Director, NATO, Ministry of Defence.
6Selection4.15 p.m.Room 13

[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 Trade and Industry:      DTI response to the consultation on `Concerns about gas prices and possible improvements to market efficiency'.
2      Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Government Response to the Report of the Employment Tribunal System Taskforce.
3      Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Funding for local authorities to dispose of fridges.
4      Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Cash support for dependants of asylum seekers.
5      Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Publication of the Annual Report of the Animal Procedures Committee for 2001.
6      Secretary of State for Transport:      Bus fuel duty rebate and biodiesel.
7      Minister for the Cabinet Office:      Publication of the Strategy Unit's report on Workforce Development.
8      Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Ownership of local radio services.
9      Deputy Prime Minister:      Making better use of local authority housing assets.
10    Deputy Prime Minister:      Housing Revenue Account Subsidy 2003-04.

Written Question tabled on Wednesday 13th November for answer today ‡

1 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is giving to basic education.
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