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Order of Business 3 June 2003

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Notes:
* 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 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Andrew George (St Ives):    What advice he has given to hospital trusts in respect of measuring the 2004 accident and emergency four hour wait targets.
( 116524 )
*2 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will make a statement on the provision of digital hearing aids.
( 116525 )
*3 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    If he will exempt from prescription charges people with mental health problems in need of continuing care or treatment.
( 116526 )
*4 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on the measures being taken to tackle the deficits of (a) the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust and (b) the South Worcestershire Primary Care Trust.
( 116527 )
*5 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    How candidates for membership of governing boards of foundation hospital trusts will be chosen; and if he will make a statement.
( 116528 )
*6 Colin Burgon (Elmet):    What expansion of primary care facilities are (a) underway and (b) planned in the Elmet constituency.
( 116529 )
*7 Mr Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):    If he will make a statement on NHS primary care trusts' deficits at the end of 2002-03.
( 116530 )
*8 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on waiting times for MRI scans.
( 116531 )
*9 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    What assessment he has made of the need for greater provision of respite care.
( 116532 )
*10 Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    When he expects the new GP contract to come into force.
( 116533 )
*11 Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    What steps he is taking to speed up financial flows in the NHS to hospital service providers.
( 116534 )
*12 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the regulation of health care assistants.
( 116535 )
*13 Mr Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire):    If he will make a statement on the contract for GPs.
( 116536 )
*14 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    What assessment he has made of the impact of treating patients from Wales on English waiting lists.
( 116537 )
*15 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    When he plans to increase the number of speech therapists.
( 116538 )
*16 Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    What recent discussions he has had with Secretaries in the National Assembly for Wales regarding the grant of foundation hospital status to hospitals serving Welsh patients.
( 116539 )
*17 John Robertson (Glasgow, Anniesland):    What action he is taking to combat (a) cancer, (b) cardiovascular disease and (c) other conditions linked to smoking.
( 116540 )
*18 Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    If he will make a statement on care homes.
( 116541 )
*19 Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    If he will make a statement on ambulance services.
( 116542 )
*20 Mr John Battle (Leeds West):    If he will make a statement on his Department's suspension policy with regard to waiting lists.
( 116543 )
*21 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    How many NHS patients have been sent abroad for treatment in each of the last five years.
( 116544 )
*22 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    What representations he has received about Group B streptococcus infections and pregnant mothers; and if he will make a statement.
( 116545 )
*23 Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    What recent steps have been taken to secure access to NHS dental treatment in the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency.
( 116546 )
*24 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    What steps he is taking to improve purchasing and supply practices in hospitals and primary healthcare trusts.
( 116547 )
*25 Mr Peter Viggers (Gosport):    What changes are planned for the greater use of local hospitals in the diagnosis and treatment of accident and emergency cases.
( 116548 )

At 3.30 p.m.Urgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business

+  1  

FIRE SERVICES BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)

[Up to 45 minutes]

      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Dr John Reid
        That the Order of 8th May 2003 (Fire Services Bill (Programme)) shall be varied as follows—

Proceedings in Committee, on Consideration and Third Reading

    1.   Paragraphs 3 and 4 of the Order shall be omitted.

    2.   Proceedings in Committee and any proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion five and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

    3.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Order A(8) relating to Programming of Bills of 28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002).

+  2  

FIRE SERVICES BILL:      Committee.

[Up to 6

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Remaining stages will be taken.

        Proceedings in Committee and any proceedings on consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion 5

+  3  

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Straw
        That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Arab Republic of Egypt) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 28th April, be approved.

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

+  4  

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Straw
        That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Chile) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 28th April, be approved.

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

+  5  

COMPETITION

[No debate]

      Ms Secretary Hewitt
        That the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Anticipated Mergers) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 29th April, be approved.

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

+  6  

COMPETITION

[No debate]

      Ms Secretary Hewitt
        That the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 29th April, be approved.

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

+  7  

PRISONS

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Blunkett
        That the draft Release of Short-Term Prisoners on Licence (Amendment of Requisite Period) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 10th April, be approved.

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

+  8  

CONTROL OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

[No debate]

      Mr Elliot Morley
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15831/02, draft Directive on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease and amending Directive 92/46/EEC; and supports the Government's objective of agreeing measures for the control and eradication of foot-and-mouth disease which allows the European Union's foot-and-mouth disease-free status to be maintained, including the possible use of emergency vaccination from the start of an outbreak.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

At the end of the sitting

  9  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Safety of the A36 through Wellow (Sandra Gidley).

        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9 and Order of 29th October 2002).


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Finance Bill.
2Standing Committee E10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill.
3First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation5.15 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) (Eligible Debt Securities) Regulations 2003.

SELECT COMMITTEES

4International Development2.30 p.m.Room 6 (private)
5Foreign Affairs3.30 p.m.


4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Foreign Policy Aspects of the War Against Terrorism.
Witnesses: Professor Paul Wilkinson, University of St Andrews, and Jane Corbin, Journalist.
6Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department4.00 p.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
7Health: Maternity Services Sub-Committee4.00 p.m.Room 16 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

8Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m.
4.25 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Draft Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 and draft Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003.
Witnesses: Department of Trade and Industry officials.

[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 Work and Pensions:      Employers' liability compulsory insurance.
2 Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Consultation document on company directors' contracts, performance and severance.
3 Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      The 2003 Government Chemist Review.
4 Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      British Energy.
5 Deputy Prime Minister:      Bellwin Scheme for Runnymede Borough Council.
6 Deputy Prime Minister:      Bellwin Scheme for Scarborough Borough Council.


 

 
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