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Order of Business 22 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 p.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
*1 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    What plans she has to visit sub-Saharan countries in the next three months to discuss development criteria and objectives.
( 92204 )
*2 Bob Russell (Colchester):    When she expects to make an announcement on the provision of an airfield on the isle of St Helena.
( 92205 )
*3 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What steps she is taking to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Palestine.
( 92206 )
*4 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If she will make a statement on the situation in Malawi.
( 92207 )
*5 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What assessment she has made of assistance required by refugees returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan and Iran.
( 92208 )
*6 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What steps she will take to address the difficulties faced by poor people in coffee growing countries.
( 92209 )
*7 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    What recent discussions she has held with representatives of the government of Sri Lanka on assistance to repair the infrastructure of the country; and if she will make a statement.
( 92210 )
*8 Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie):    If she will make a statement on the outcome of the ESCAP meeting in Bangkok in December 2002.
( 92211 )
*9 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What her Department's priorities are for aid to West Africa in 2003.
( 92212 )
*10 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    If she will make a statement on her policy towards cancellation of Ethiopia's foreign debt.
( 92213 )
*11 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    If she will take steps to reform the European aid budget so that it focuses on the needs of poor people.
( 92214 )
*12 James Purnell (Stalybridge & Hyde):    If she will make a statement on her Department's efforts to relieve poverty in Bangladesh.
( 92215 )
*13 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What is being done to bring about greater international debt relief for Ethiopia.
( 92216 )
*14 Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    What assessment she has made of the potential humanitarian consequences of a war in Iraq.
( 92217 )
*15 Claire Ward (Watford):    What recent action her Department has taken to promote fair trade products; and if she will make a statement.
( 92218 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    If he will list his official engagements for 22nd January.
( 92189 )
*Q2 Mr Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):    
( 92190 )
*Q3 Mr Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath & Crayford):    
( 92191 )
*Q4 Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury):    
( 92192 )
*Q5 Norman Baker (Lewes):    
( 92193 )
*Q6 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    
( 92194 )
*Q7 Clive Efford (Eltham):    
( 92195 )
*Q8 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):    
( 92196 )
*Q9 Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    
( 92197 )
*Q10 Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    
( 92198 )
*Q11 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    
( 92199 )
*Q12 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    
( 92200 )
*Q13 Mr Mark Hoban (Fareham):    
( 92201 )
*Q14 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    
( 92202 )
*Q15 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    
( 92203 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion


HOUSING (OVERCROWDING)        [Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Andrew Love
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision relating to the definition of household overcrowding standards and the housing needs of those living in overcrowded accommodation.

        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business

+  2  

ADJOURNMENT        [Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for Debate: Defence in the world.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Overseas service pensioners (Mr Tim Boswell).

        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).



1European Standing Committee B2.30 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider EU Document 8395/02 and unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 14th November 2002, submitted by the Lord Chancellor's Department and the Scottish Executive, both relating to jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgements in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility.
2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers Etc.) Order 2003.


3Environment, Food and Rural Affairs9.15 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4European Scrutiny10.00 a.m.Room 19 (private)
5Procedure2.00 p.m.

2.15 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Procedures for debates and private Members' bills, and the powers of the Speaker.
Witnesses: Sir George Young MP, Mr Andrew Tyrie MP, Tony Wright MP (Cannock Chase), Mr Mark Fisher MP and Mr Paul Tyler MP, Parliament First.
6Treasury Sub-Committee2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 17 (private)
Subject: National Savings and Investments.
Witness: Mr Alan Cook, Chief Executive, National Savings and Investments.
7Accommodation and Works2.30 p.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
8Work and Pensions2.30 p.m.

2.45 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Future of UK Pensions.
Witnesses: Professor Edward Palmer, University of Uppsala, Sweden; Professor Richard Disney, University of Nottingham (at approximately 3.30 p.m.).
9Environmental Audit3.30 p.m.
3.50 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: Winning the War on Waste.
Witnesses: Institute of Waste Management; BIFFA (at approximately 4.45 p.m.).
10Modernisation of the House of Commons3.30 p.m.Room 16 (private)
11Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 8 (public)
Subject: Protecting the Public from Waste.
Witnesses: Mr Brian Bender CB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon the Baroness Young of Scone, Chief Executive, and Mr Steve Lee, Head of Waste Regulation Policy, Environment Agency.
12Transport3.45 p.m.

4.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Overcrowding on Public Transport.
Witnesses: Virgin Cross Country and Arriva Trains Northern; Go-Ahead: Thameslink and South Central Trains (at approximately 4.30 p.m.); Health and Safety Executive (at approximately 5.00 p.m.); London Underground Limited (at approximately 5.30 p.m.).
13Science and Technology4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: ESRC: introductory session.
Witness: Professor Ian Diamond, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council.
14Welsh Affairs4.00 p.m.Room 18 (private)
15Northern Ireland Affairs4.15 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: The Illegal Drugs Trade and Drugs Culture in Northern Ireland.
Witnesses: The Health Promotion Agency (HPA).
16Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (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 Northern Ireland:      Re-appointment of Member of Northern Ireland Boundary Commission.

2      Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Response to Review of 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Outbreak in Northern Ireland.

3      Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      The Inspection Report of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate in respect of Oxford City Council.

4      Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Disability Rights.

5      Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Publication of the draft new United Kingdom Space Strategy.

6      Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Programme of support for UK company participation in overseas trade fairs and seminars programme for 2003-04.

7      Secretary of State for Defence:      Extension of Atomic Weapons Establishment Contract.

8      Deputy Prime Minister:      The Right to Buy.


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