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Order of Business 7 March 2003

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Timings are indicative only.

At 9.30 a.m.      Prayers

Main Business

        Note: if proceedings on the first Bill end before 2.30 p.m., the second Bill and, possibly, subsequent Bills may be debated in the time remaining. After 2.30 p.m. only those Bills which are unopposed may make further progress.



    Member in Charge:      Mr Edward Garnier
      Mr Andrew Dismore
      Mr Chris Bryant
        That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Retirement Income Reform Bill because it would disapply section 45 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and prevent annuity providers from setting the annuity rate by reference to the differing average longevity of men and women.


FOOD LABELLING BILL:      Second Reading.

    Member in Charge:      Mr Stephen O'Brien

PENSIONS (WINDING-UP) BILL:      Second Reading.

    Member in Charge:      Mr Frank Field

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK (OFFENCES) BILL:      Adjourned Debate on Second Reading [31st January].

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time.                         Member in Charge:      Lawrie Quinn


    Member in Charge:      Mr David Rendel

CROWN EMPLOYMENT (NATIONALITY) BILL:      Second Reading. (Queen's consent to be signified on Second Reading.)

    Member in Charge:      Mr Andrew Dismore
Debate may continue until 2.30 p.m.

At the end of the sitting



        Proposed subject: National childcare strategy in London. (Ms Karen Buck).

        Debate may continue until 3.00 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Extension and amendment to the British Energy Credit Facility Agreement.
2    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Energy Advisory Panel.
3    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Finance Bill.
4    Secretary of State for Home Department:      National Asylum Support Service.


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