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Order of Business 11 February 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 Health
*1 Mr Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What the life expectancy of a mesothelomia sufferer is; and what steps he is taking to improve this.
( 96673 )
*2 Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    If he will make a statement on hospital cleanliness.
( 96674 )
*3 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    How many hospital beds are occupied by geriatric patients who could be cared for outside hospital.
( 96675 )
*4 Peter Bradley (The Wrekin):    What progress he has made in reducing the postcode lottery in health provision.
( 96676 )
*5 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What assessment he has made of the needs of carers before introducing the Community Care (Delayed Discharges Bill).
( 96677 )
*6 Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    If he will make a statement on nurse recruitment in the last three months.
( 96678 )
*7 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What action he is taking to attract more people into general medical practice.
( 96679 )
*8 Hugh Bayley (City of York):    What steps he is taking to increase the number of nursing home beds and improve domiciliary nursing and social care services in areas with a shortage of such beds and services.
( 96680 )
*9 Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    How many places are available in care homes in England; and if he will make a statement.
( 96881 )
*10 Ann Coffey (Stockport):    If he will make a statement on costs of prescribing.
( 96682 )
*11 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    If he will make a statement on provision for teenage cancer patients.
( 96683 )
*12 Julia Drown (South Swindon):    What non-financial freedom will be given to foundation trusts.
( 96684 )
*13 Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire):    If he will make a statement on ambulance services in England and Wales.
( 96685 )
*14 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he will make a statement on progress with the reduction of time for patients waiting for admission to hospital for treatment.
( 96686 )
*15 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If he will make a statement on services at Barnet Hospital.
( 96687 )
*16 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    Whether he plans to extend foundation status to all hospitals in England and Wales.
( 96688 )
*17 Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    Whether his Department routinely uses output data from the NHS to estimate overall trends in NHS productivity growth.
( 96689 )
*18 Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    What plans he has to increase the number of proposed foundation hospitals.
( 96990 )
*19 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    What studies he has undertaken on the effect of hospital mergers on clinical performance.
( 96692 )
*20 Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    How many administrators are employed in the NHS.
( 96693 )
*21 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    If he will make a statement on consultants' contracts.
( 96694 )
*22 Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    What assessment he has made of the bed capacity at Worcestershire Royal Acute Hospital.
( 96695 )
*23 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If he will make a statement on the provision of NHS dentistry in Somerset.
( 96696 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr David Stewart
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend and extend certain enactments regulating the treatment of women undergoing IVF procedures and to extend the range of information and counselling provided by health authorities.

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

Main Business

+  2  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

+  3  


[No debate]

      Ruth Kelly
        That for the purposes of any Act resulting from the National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.

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

+  4  


[Up to 1

      Mr Secretary Murphy
        That the draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 20th January, be approved.

        The Speaker will put the question necessary to dispose of proceedings not later than one and a half hours after their commencement (Standing Order No. 16).

+  5  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Murphy
        That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  6  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Murphy
        That the draft Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 7th January, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: Future of direct rail services between Wilmslow and London (Mr George Osborne).

        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 A8.55 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the Local Government Bill.
2Standing Committee B9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
Further to consider the Criminal Justice Bill.
3Standing Committee D8.55 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Railways and Transport Safety Bill.
4Standing Committee F8.55 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
Further to consider the Hunting Bill.
5Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider the draft Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.


6Home Affairs8.45 a.m.
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Probation.
Witnesses: Professor Rod Morgan, HM Chief Inspector of Probation, Mr John Hutchings, and Mr Peter Ramell, Assistant Chief Inspectors.
7Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.
9.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Planning for Sustainable Housing and Communities.
Witnesses: The Environment Agency, Water UK and English Nature; Roger Tym & Partners (at approximately 10.00 a.m.); English Partnerships (at approximately 10.30 a.m.).
8International Development9.15 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: Trade and Development: Aspects of the Doha Agenda.
Witnesses: CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), Christian Aid, and Oxfam.
9Treasury9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
Stormont Castle, Belfast (private)
Subject: The UK and the Euro.
Witnesses: Professor Michael Moore, Queen's University Belfast; Dr Esmond Birnie MLA, Professor Alistair Fee, Queen's University of Belfast, Mr Brendan Kearney, Northern Ireland No to Europe" Campaign (at approximately 10.15 a.m.); Mr Niall Fitzduff, and Ms Janice Gault, Rural Community Network, and Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (at approximately 10.45 a.m.); Mr Ian Morrow, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Angela McGowen, Northern Ireland Economic Council.
10Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 19 (private)
11Standards & Privileges9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
12Trade and Industry9.30 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Company Law White Paper.
Witness: Derek Higgs.
13Health2.00 p.m.
2.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Foundation Trusts.
Witnesses: Mr Douglas Pattisson, Chief Executive, Hinchingbrooke Hospitals NHS Trust, Karen Bell, Chief Executive, Huntingdonshire Primary Care Trust, Mr Malcolm Stamp, Chief Executive, Addenbrookes Hospital NHS Trust, and Chris Banks, Chief Executive, Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust; Dame Pauline Green, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Co-Operative Union, Mr Peter Hunt, Director, Mutuo, Mr Cliff Mills, Senior Partner, Cobbetts Solicitors, Mr Mark Sesnan, Managing Director, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, Fiona Campbell, Co-Ordinator, Democratic Health Network, and Mr Malcolm Alexander, Chief Executive, Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales.
14Foreign Affairs2.30 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Foreign Policy Aspects of the War Against Terrorism.
Witnesses: Dr Ali Ansari, University of Durham; Mr Steve Crawshaw, Director, and Ms ElaheĢ Sharifpour-Hicks, Human Rights Watch (at approximately 3.45 p.m.); Dr Gary Samore, Director of Studies, International Institute for Strategic Studies (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
15Culture, Media and Sport4.30 p.m.Room 20 (private)
16Trade and Industry3.15 p.m.

3.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Royal Mail.
Witness: Postcomm.
17Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department4.15 p.m.Room 16 (private)
18Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after the JCSI meetingRoom 7 (private)


19Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m.Room 7 (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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Publication of the report The Impacts of Climate Change: Implications for Defra.
2 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Future of the Royal Parks.
3 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspections) Bill: European Convention on Human Rights.
4 Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Aspects of Non-Human Primate Research at Cambridge University—A Review by the Chief Inspector of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate.
5 Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Accommodation Centre Sites.
6 Minister for the Cabinet Office:      The Government's response to the report of the Public Administration Select Committee: These Unfortunate Events.
7 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Targeting Fraud Advertising Campaign.


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