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Order of Business 11 September 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 11.30 a.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
*1 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall):    How many teachers have been recruited by schools as a result of Teach First.
( 128968 )
*2 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    If he will take steps to improve arrangements for the distribution of higher education research funding.
( 128969 )
*3 Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    If he will make a statement on the progress made in establishing children's centres.
( 128970 )
*4 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    What assessment he has made of the number of teachers recruited by schools as a result of Teach First.
( 128971 )
*5 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What his policy is on middle schools applying for specialist school status.
( 128972 )
*6 Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):    How many school nursery places in Leeds North West were available for under-fives in each year since 1997.
( 128974 )
*7 Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    What representations he has received on the Tomlinson proposals for changes in the examination system for 14 to 19 year olds.
( 128975 )
*8 Mr Paul Goodman (Wycombe):    What recent representations he has received about the future of grammar schools.
( 128976 )
*9 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    What the latest developments are in the establishment of children's centres.
( 128977 )
*10 Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):    What estimates he has made of the number of (a) teacher redundancies and (b) classroom assistant redundancies as a result of 2003-04 school funding.
( 128978 )
*11 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    How many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools will start the school year with a budget deficit.
( 128979 )
*12 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    What recent representations he has received on tuition fees.
( 128980 )
*13 Jim Knight (South Dorset):    What assessment he has made of the number of teachers recruited by schools since September 2002 as a result of Teach First.
( 128981 )
*14 Vera Baird (Redcar):    How many education authorities provide only (a) sixth form college and (b) school sixth form provision for post-16 education; and what plans he has for diversity of supply in post-16 education.
( 128982 )
*15 Mr Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    If he will make a statement on the working of the new funding allocation system for local education authorities.
( 128983 )
*16 Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    If he will make a statement on the operation of the Adult Learning Grant pilots.
( 128984 )
*17 Mrs Janet Dean (Burton):    If he will make a statement on the progress made in establishing children's centres.
( 128986 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
*18 Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham):    How many secondees are working in the Serious Fraud Office; and if she will make a statement.
( 128961 )
*19 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What discussions she has had with her European counterparts on common practice relating to public prosecutions.
( 128962 )
*20 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What additional resources have been made available to enable the Serious Fraud Office (a) to investigate and (b) to prosecute cases of bribery by UK citizens and companies abroad.
( 128963 )
*21 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    How many people in the Law Officers' Department had a role in advice given on the legality of the continued occupation of Iraq.
( 128964 )
*22 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    What guidance she has issued to the Crown Prosecution Service on the prosecution of crimes involving fraud against small businesses.
( 128965 )
*23 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What plans the Attorney General has to refer unduly lenient sentences in rape cases to the Court of Appeal to seek general guidance on sentencing.
( 128966 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

STANDARDS AND PRIVILEGES

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That this House—

        (i)   approves the Fifth Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges (House of Commons Paper No. 947); and

        (ii)   accordingly suspends Mr Clive Betts, Member for Sheffield Attercliffe, from the service of the House for seven days.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  2  

ADJOURNMENT

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        Proposed subject for debate: Defence in the United Kingdom.

        Relevant documents:

        The Seventh Report from the Defence Committee of Session 2002-03, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (HC557).

        The Sixth Report from the Defence Committee of Session 2002-03, A New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review (HC93 I-II).

        Third Special Report of Session 2002-03, A New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review: Government Response to the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2002-03 (HC 975).

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  3  

NORTHERN IRELAND (MONITORING COMMISSION ETC.) BILL [LORDS]

      Mr Peter Hain        [No debate after 6.00 p.m.]
        That, if a Bill entitled the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill is brought from the Lords and read the first time, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee in respect of the Bill may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

+  4  

SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That—

    (1)   at the sittings on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords has been received and any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at the sitting has reported; and

    (2)   at the sitting on Thursday 18th September, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has reported the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

+  5  

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE INTER-GOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That—

    (1)   There shall be a standing committee, called the Standing Committee on the Inter-Governmental Conference on the Future of Europe.

    (2)   At any sitting of the standing committee, the chairman may permit a Minister or Ministers to make statements on the Inter-Governmental Conference, and questions may then be put thereon by Members:

       Provided that no proceedings under this paragraph may continue after the expiry of a period of one and a half hours from their commencement, except with the leave of the chairman.

    (3)   At the conclusion of proceedings under paragraph (2), the committee may consider either of the following—

      (a)   when a written report has been laid before Parliament by a Minister or Ministers, a Motion proposed from the chair `That the committee has considered the report of [date] on the Inter-Governmental Conference'; or

      (b)   a Motion for the adjournment of the committee, provided that a Minister of the Crown has given notice of a subject relating to the Inter-Governmental Conference for the debate on the adjournment not later than five days before the sitting.

    (4)(a)   The chairman shall put any Questions necessary to dispose of the proceedings on any Motion under paragraph (3)(a), if not previously concluded, when the committee shall have sat for two and a half hours; and the chairman shall thereupon report that the committee has considered the report of [date] on the Inter-Governmental Conference, without putting any further Question;

      (b)   in case of a Motion under paragraph (3)(b), the chairman shall adjourn the committee without putting any question, not later than two and a half hours after the committee has begun sitting.

    (5)(a)   Notwithstanding Standing Order No. 86, the standing committee shall consist of those Members of the House nominated for the time being to the European Scrutiny Committee (appointed under Standing Order No. 143) and to the Foreign Affairs Committee (appointed under Standing Order No. 152); and

      (b)   any Member of the House, not being a member of the committee, may take part in the proceedings of the committee and be counted in the quorum, but shall not vote or make any motion, except that any member of the government may move a Motion under paragraph (3)(b).

    (6)   Members of the House of Lords may participate in the committee's proceedings, but no member of that House may vote or make any motion or be counted in the quorum.

        That this Order be a Standing Order of the House until the end of the next Session of Parliament.

An explanatory Memorandum relating to this Motion is available in the Vote Office.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

+  6  

MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES: AMENDMENTS TO STANDING ORDERS

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That—

      (1)   Standing Order No. 94 (Scottish Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)) be amended in line 2 by leaving out the second `Scottish' and inserting `Scotland';

      (2)   Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)) be amended in line 2 by leaving out the second `Welsh' and inserting `Wales';

      (3)   Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees) be amended in the table in paragraph (6), as follows:

        (a)   in line 5, by leaving out `Transport, Local Government and the Regions' and inserting `Transport; Office of the Deputy Prime Minister';
        (b)   in line 12, by leaving out `Lord Chancellor's Department' and inserting `Department for Constitutional Affairs (excluding those responsibilities of the Scotland and Wales Offices which fall to European Standing Committee A)';
      (4)   Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended in the Table in paragraph (2), as follows:

        (a) before item 1 insert
 `1Constitutional AffairsDepartment for Constitutional Affairs
(including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland)
11';

        (b)   leave out the item relating to the Lord Chancellor's Department inserted on 27th January;
        (c)   in item 16, leave out `Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales))' and insert `Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)'; and
      (5)   the Order of 5th November 2001 relating to Liaison Committee (Membership) be amended, in paragraph (2), by leaving out `Lord Chancellor's Department' and inserting `Constitutional Affairs'.

An explanatory Memorandum relating to this Motion is available in the Vote Office.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

+  7  

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEE

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That Mr Michael Meacher be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr Elliot Morley be added.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  8  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Youth disorder and anti-social behaviour (Ms Oona King).

        Debate may continue until 6.30 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 B9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Sexual Offences [Lords] Bill.
2European Standing Committee A2.00 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider European Union Document No. 7623/03 relating to the Implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy

SELECT COMMITTEES

3Public Administration10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room,
Portcullis House
(private)
4Home Affairs1.45 p.m.
2.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Work of the Home Office.
Witnesses: Rt Hon David Blunkett, MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department, Beverley Hughes, MP, Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Community Cohesion, and Mr John Grieve CB, Permanent Secretary, Home Office.

OPPOSED BILL COMMITTEE

5London Local Authorities Bill10.00 a.m.Room 5 (public)

[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 the Home Department:      Unduly lenient sentences: racially and religiously aggravated crime.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Draft regional planning guidance for the West Midlands: Secretary of State's proposed changes.
3    Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Jury research.
4    Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      British Overseas Territories Act 2002.
5    Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Diplomatic Missions: serious offences.
6    Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Diplomatic Missions: unpaid parking fines.
7    Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Diplomatic Missions: outstanding national non-domestic rate bills.
8    Prime Minister:      Publication of the Government's response to the Ninth Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
9    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Futurebuilders' Fund.

Written Question tabled on Wednesday 10th September for answer today‡

1 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): To ask the Prime Minister, when he expects to lay the Intelligence and Security Committee's Report on Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction—Intelligence and Assessments before Parliament.
( 130290 )

Standing Committee Notices

     The Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee D in respect of the Water Bill [Lords] will meet on Monday 15th September at 7.00 p.m.

     The Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee A in respect of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase (Re-committed) Bill will meet on Wednesday 17th September at 6.00 p.m.

     Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 16th September and Thursday 18th September at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords].

     Standing Committee D will meet on Tuesday 16th September at 8.55 a.m. to consider the Water Bill [Lords].

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 16th September at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Vienna Document 1999 (Privileges and Immunities for Partners) Order 2003.

     The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 17th September at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Contracting Out (Local Education Authority Functions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2003.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 15th September at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Animals By-Products Regulation 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1482).

     The Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 18th September at 8.55 a.m. to consider the draft Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

     The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 18th September at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Partnership etc. (Removal of Twenty Member Limit) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

     European Standing Committee A will meet on Thursday 18th September at 2.00 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 9081/03, relating to the Recovery of cod stocks.



 

 
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