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Order of Business 15 January 2003

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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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
*1 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What new proposals he has to assist deprived urban areas.
( 89725 )
*2 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    If he will make a statement on the state of the farming industry in Wales.
( 89726 )
*3 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    If he will meet the First Secretary to discuss school transport.
( 89727 )
*4 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on improving pensioner living standards in Wales.
( 89729 )
*5 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):    What discussions he has had with his colleagues in the Department of Trade and Industry on the renegotiation of the surpluses to the Miners' Pension Fund.
( 89730 )
*6 Mr Chris Bryant (Rhondda):    What recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues regarding rail services in former mining constituencies.
( 89731 )
*7 Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    What discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues about the impact of the Pension Credit in Wales.
( 89732 )
*8 Albert Owen (Ynys Mo(r)n):    If he will make a statement on youth unemployment in Wales.
( 89734 )
*9 Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues about the operation of the New Deal in Wales.
( 89735 )
*10 Hywel Williams (Caernarfon):    What recent bilateral discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the Wales and the Borders Rail Franchise.
( 89736 )
*11 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    What representations he has received regarding the Lord Mayoralty of Cardiff.
( 89737 )
*12 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    What recent discussions he has had with rail passenger groups in Wales on adequacy of rail services.
( 89738 )
*13 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary on flooding in Wales.
( 89739 )

At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a question without notice.
*Q1 Mr Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 15th January.
( 90579 )
*Q2 Mr Mark Oaten (Winchester):    
( 90580 )
*Q3 Mr Martin Salter (Reading West):    
( 90581 )
*Q4 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    
( 90582 )
*Q5 Mr Jonathan Sayeed (Mid Bedfordshire):    
( 90583 )
*Q6 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    
( 90584 )
*Q7 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    
( 90585 )
*Q8 Jim Knight (South Dorset):    
( 90586 )
*Q9 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    
( 90587 )
*Q10 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    
( 90588 )
*Q11 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    
( 90589 )
*Q12 Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    
( 90590 )
*Q13 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    If he intends to visit New York before 27th January to discuss with other world leaders business likely to come before the UN.
( 90591 )
*Q14 John Mann (Bassetlaw):    What validation there is of statistics on waiting times for drug treatment held by the national treatment agency.
( 90592 )
*Q15 Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    
( 90593 )

At 12.30 p.m.Urgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



      Bob Spink
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001; to make further provision relating to the confiscation of intoxicating liquor held by or for use by young persons in public and certain other places; 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

+  2  

COMMUNITY CARE (DELAYED DISCHARGES ETC.) BILL:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.        [Until 7.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 9 and Orders of 29th October 2002 and 28th November 2002).

+  3  

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Robin Cook
        That at the sitting on 21st January the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Robin Cook relating to Select Committees and the Motion in the name of Mr John McWilliam relating to the nomination of the Lord Chancellor's Department Committee not later than one hour after commencement of the proceedings on the first Motion; and the said Motions may be entered upon, and proceeded with, though opposed after Seven o'clock.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Statements by the Food Standards Agency relating to infections (Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody).

        Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9 and Order of 29th October 2002).



1Standing Committee A2.30 p.m.Room 17 (private)
(Programming Sub-Committee) Local Government Bill.


2Education and Skills9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room,
Portcullis House
Subject: Secondary Education: Diversity of Provision.
Witnesses: Department for Education and Skills; Mr Ray Shostak, Hertfordshire LEA (at approximately 9.45 a.m.); Institute of Education and the Open University (at approximately 10.15 a.m.).
3Environment, Food and Rural Affairs9.15 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4Catering9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
5European Scrutiny9.30 a.m.
9.40 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia, and Europol.
Witness: Lord Filkin, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Race Equality, Community and European and International Policy, Home Office.
6Culture, Media and Sport10.15 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: London Olympic Bid 2012.
Witness: Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
7Selection2.15 p.m.Room 13 (private)
8Administration2.30 p.m.Room 18 (private)
9Culture, Media and Sport2.45 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: London Olympic Bid 2012.
Witnesses: Greater London Authority, London Development Agency and Transport for London; UK Sport and Sport England (at approximately 3.45 p.m.).
10Defence2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Missile Defence.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP, Secretary of State, Mr Nick Witney, Director General, International Security Policy, and Mr Paul Taylor, Director of Strategic Technologies, Ministry of Defence.
11Work and Pensions2.30 p.m.

2.45 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Future of UK Pensions.
Witnesses: Mr Tom Ross OBE, President, and Mr Ronald Bowie, Fellow, Faculty of Actuaries, Mr Donald Duval, President, Jane Samsworth, Immediate Past President, Society of Pension Consultants, Mr John Hawksworth and Mr Peter Tompkins, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ms Joanne Segars, Association of British Insurers, Mr Steve Bee, Scottish Life, Mr Simon Douglas, Standard Life, and Philip Scott, Norwich Union Life (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); Senator Sherry, Shadow Minister for Retirement Incomes and Savings, Australian Labour Party, Parliament of Australia (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
12Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 6 (public)
Subject: Innovation in the National Health Service—the acquisition of the Heart Hospital.
Witnesses: Mr John Bacon, Director, Directorate of Health and Social Care—London, and Mr Andy McKeon, Director, Policy and Planning, Department of Health, and Mr Robert Naylor, Chief Executive, and Ms Helen Chalmers, Former Finance Director, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust.
13Transport3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Multi Modal Studies.
Witnesses: English Nature and Council for the Protection of Rural England; Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
14Broadcasting4.00 p.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
15Environmental Audit4.00 p.m.
4.20 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: Winning the war on waste.
Witnesses: Mr Michael Roberts, Director, Business Environment, CBI and others; Councillor Kay Twitchen, Chairman of LGA's Waste and Environmental Management Executive, and Mr Graham Tombs, Head of Waste, Recycling and Environment, Essex County Council (at approximately 5.10 p.m.).
16Science and Technology4.00 p.m.Room 16 (private)
17Northern Ireland Affairs4.15 p.m.Room 19 (private)

[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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office:      London Meeting on Palestinian Reform.

2      Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office:      Issuing Visas on behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe.

3      Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Appointment of New Director General to the National Criminal Intelligence Service.

4      Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Detention under Immigration Services legislation.


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