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Order of Business 30th October 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 Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead):    What guidance he gives to local authorities on the priorities for cuts in the educational service in authorities which are deemed to have the highest levels of efficiency, but which claim that Government-induced expenditure and retention of services would necessitate such a large increase in council tax in 2003-04 as to be unacceptable to the Minister for Local Government.
( 135231 )
*2 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    At what level funding for Lancashire's schools will be set for 2004-05.
( 135232 )
*3 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    What progress is being made in the provision of higher education in West Cumbria.
( 135234 )
*4 Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    How many children's centres have been established; and if he will make a statement.
( 135235 )
*5 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What recent assessment he has made of the social behaviour of children entering primary school.
( 135236 )
*6 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    What progress has been made in the provision of nursery and full-time education for 3 to 4 year olds.
( 135237 )
*7 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on the provisional education funding settlement for 2004-05 for Leicestershire.
( 135238 )
*8 Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    What assessment he has made of the performance of specialist schools in achieving 5 A* to C grades at GCSE compared to the national average; and if he will make a statement.
( 135239 )
*9 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    When he will announce the 2004-05 school funding settlement.
( 135240 )
*10 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the 2003-04 grant settlement on (a) staff numbers and (b) standards in schools in North West Leicestershire; and if he will make a statement.
( 135241 )
*11 Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    How the per pupil funding guarantee will be calculated for schools in the London Borough of Havering.
( 135242 )
*12 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    What proportion of higher education students are drawn from the lowest third of families measured by household income.
( 135243 )
*13 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    What assessment he has made of the performance of specialist schools in achieving 5 A* to C grades at GCSE compared to the national average; and if he will make a statement.
( 135244 )
*14 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What employer involvement there is in developing the curriculum of foundation degrees; and if he will make a statement.
( 135245 )
*15 Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):    When he proposes to publish details of the principal alternative models for student finance and university funding.
( 135246 )
*16 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If he will make a statement on the teaching of humanities in schools.
( 135247 )
*17 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What recent guidance his Department has issued to schools on drugs education.
( 135248 )
*18 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    If he will make a statement on proposals to introduce top-up fees for university courses.
( 135249 )
*19 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    If he will make a statement on vocational training for school children aged between 14 and 16.
( 135250 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
*20 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    How many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has undertaken against (a) serving and (b) former members of the Greater Manchester Police Force since 1997.
( 135224 )
*21 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If she will make a statement on the work of the Crown Prosecution Service with the Nottingham Criminal Justice Board.
( 135225 )
*22 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What action she intends to take to establish a body of prosecutors with expertise in prosecuting cases involving anti-social behaviour.
( 135226 )
*23 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What recent discussions the Attorney-General has had with the United States authorities on the legal position of British citizens detained at Guantanamo Bay.
( 135227 )
*24 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    If she will make a statement on her policy on prosecution of offences arising from domestic violence.
( 135228 )
*25 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What plans she has for the introduction of specialist anti-social behaviour prosecutors.
( 135251 )
*26 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What mechanism she has for co-operating with the EU authorities in prosecuting fraud cases involving EU funds.
( 135229 )
*27 Bob Russell (Colchester):    How many professional footballers have been charged in the past 12 years for (a) acts of violence and (b) disorderly behaviour during matches.
( 135230 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

PAY FOR CHAIRMEN OF SELECT COMMITTEES

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
    That this House—

    1.   takes note of the Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries on Pay for Select Committee Chairmen in the House of Commons presented to Parliament on 17th July (Cm. 5673);

    2.   approves the Sixth Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges on Pay for Select Committee Chairmen (HC 1150); and endorses the principles set out in paragraph 16 of that report; and

    3.   expresses the opinion that—

      (a)   with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, the salary of a Member should be £12,500 per annum higher than the figure determined in accordance with the provisions of the Resolution of the House of 10th July 1996 in respect of any period during which he is the Chairman of a select committee appointed under Standing Order No. 152 (Select Committees related to government departments), the Environmental Audit Committee, the European Scrutiny Committee, the Committee of Public Accounts, the Select Committee on Public Administration, the Regulatory Reform Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights or the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, other than to the extent that the provisions of sub-paragraph (c) apply;

      (b)   a period begins for the purpose of sub-paragraph (a)—

        (i)   with the day on which the Member becomes Chairman of such a committee, or
        (ii)   with the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, in the case of a Member who became Chairman before that time;
            and ends on the day on which the Member ceases to be Chairman (or, if he is Chairman of more than one such committee, he ceases to be Chairman of the last of those committees);

      (c)   there shall be disregarded for the purpose of sub-paragraph (a)—

        (i)   any period which is of less than 24 hours duration; and
        (ii)   any period, or part thereof, in respect of which the Member is also entitled to an additional salary by virtue of any provision of the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975;
      (d)   reference to any Committee in sub-paragraph (a) shall—

        (i)   if the name of the Committee is changed, be taken (subject to paragraph(ii)) to be a reference to the Committee by its new name; and
        (ii)   if the functions of the Committee become functions of a different Committee, be taken to be a reference to the Committee by whom the functions are for the time being exercisable;
      (e)   the provisions of paragraph (2) of the Resolution of the House of 10th July 1996 relating to Members' Salaries (No. 2) shall apply, with effect from 1st April 2004, to a salary determined in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraph (a) as they apply in relation to a salary determined in accordance with the provisions of that Resolution; and

      (f)   the Speaker shall have authority to interpret these provisions and to determine rules from time to time for their implementation.

            As Amendments to Mr Peter Hain's proposed Motion (Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees):
      Mr Alex Salmond
      Mr Elfyn Llwyd
      Pete Wishart
      Mr Simon Thomas
      Annabelle Ewing
      Hywel Williams
(d)
        Line      9,      leave out `(a) with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament'.

      Mr Paul Tyler
      Mr Mark Fisher
      Mr Graham Allen
      Mr John M. Taylor
      Mr Douglas Hogg
      Mr Peter Pike
 Barbara Follett   Joan Ruddock   Mr Martin Salter
 Mr Alex Salmond   Mr Elfyn Llwyd   
(a)
        Line      9,      after `Parliament,', insert `or the date of establishment of a Committee of Nomination as recommended in the First Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, Session 2001-02, HC 224-I, whichever is the later'.

      Sir Nicholas Winterton
(c)
        Line      16,      after `Administration', insert `Procedure Committee.'.

      Mr Alex Salmond
      Mr Elfyn Llwyd
      Pete Wishart
      Mr Simon Thomas
      Annabelle Ewing
      Hywel Williams
(e)
        Line      19,      after `apply', insert `but that these provisions will not come into effect until all parts of the House are fairly represented, which shall require at least one member of a minority party chairing a Select Committee and being a member of the Liaison Committee of the House, where minority parties are defined as those parties that stand for election solely in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland'.

      Mr Paul Tyler
      Mr Mark Fisher
      Mr Graham Allen
      Mr John M. Taylor
      Mr Douglas Hogg
      Mr Peter Pike
 Barbara Follett   Joan Ruddock   Mr Martin Salter
 Mr Alex Salmond   Mr Elfyn Llwyd   
(b)
        Line      23,      after `Parliament', insert `or the date of establishment of a Committee of Nomination as recommended in the First Report of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, Session 2001-02, HC 224-I, whichever is the later'.

+  2  

PAY FOR CHAIRMEN OF SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 2):      (Queen's recommendation signified.)

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
    That the following provision shall be made with respect to the salaries of Members of this House—

    (1)   With effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, the salary of a Member shall be £12,500 per annum higher than the figure determined in accordance with the provisions of the Resolution of the House of 10th July 1996 in respect of any period during which he is the Chairman of a select committee appointed under Standing Order No. 152 (Select Committees related to government departments), the Environmental Audit Committee, the European Scrutiny Committee, the Committee of Public Accounts, the Select Committee on Public Administration, the Regulatory Reform Committee, the Joint Committee on Human Rights or the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, other than to the extent that the provisions of paragraph (3) apply.

    (2)   A period begins for the purpose of paragraph (1)—

      (i)   with the day on which the Member becomes Chairman of such a committee, or

      (ii)   with the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, in the case of a Member who became Chairman before that time;

    and ends on the day on which the Member ceases to be Chairman (or, if he is       Chairman of more than one such committee, he ceases to be Chairman of the last       of those committees).

    (3)   There shall be disregarded for the purpose of paragraph (1)—

      (i)   any period which is of less than 24 hours duration; and

      (ii)   any period, or part thereof, in respect of which the Member is also entitled to an additional salary by virtue of any provision of the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975.

    (4)   Reference to any Committee in paragraph (1) shall—

      (i)   if the name of the Committee is changed, be taken (subject to sub-paragraph (ii)) to be a reference to the Committee by its new name; and

      (ii)   if the functions of the Committee become functions of a different Committee, be taken to be a reference to the Committee by whom the functions are for the time being exercisable.

    (5)   The provisions of paragraph (2) of the Resolution of the House of 10th July 1996 relating to Members' Salaries (No. 2) shall apply, with effect from 1st April 2004, to a salary determined in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1) as they apply in relation to a salary determined in accordance with the provisions of that Resolution.

    (6)   The Speaker shall have authority to interpret these provisions and to determine rules from time to time for their implementation.

            As an Amendment to Mr Peter Hain's proposed Motion (Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees (No. 2)):
      Sir Nicholas Winterton
        Line      10,      after `Administration', insert `Procedure Committee.'.

        An explanatory memorandum relating to these motions is available in the Vote Office.

        The Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Peter Hain not later than Six o'clock; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; the Questions may be put after the moment of interruption; and the Orders of the House of 28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002 relating to deferred Divisions shall not apply (Order of 27th October).

+  3  

NOTICES OF QUESTIONS

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, in respect of Questions to the Advocate General and the Secretary of State for Scotland for oral answer on Tuesday 2nd December and to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for oral answer on Wednesday 3rd December in the next Session of Parliament, paragraph (5)(a) of Standing Order No. 22 (Notices of Questions, Motions and Amendments) shall apply with the substitution of `two days' for `four days'.

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

+  4  

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sitting on Tuesday 4th November, the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister on the subject of quality of life in local communities shall lapse, if not previously disposed of, three hours after the commencement of proceedings on it, and the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister relating to Africa may be proceeded with, though opposed, until Seven o'clock or for three hours after the commencement of proceedings on it, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse.

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

+  5  

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sitting on Wednesday 5th November, notwithstanding the provisions of paragaph (2)(c)(i) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition may continue, though opposed, for three hours, and shall then be interrupted.

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


At the end of the sitting

  6  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Discrimination against people of restricted growth (Mrs Patsy Calton).

        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 B9.30 a.m.2.15 p.m.Room 9 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill.
2Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation9.55 a.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the Care Standards Act 2000 (Domiciliary Care Agencies and Nurses Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2323).
3Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation9.55 a.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the Local Government Finance Special Grant Report (No. 128) on Dealing with Disadvantage Grant.
4First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 2003.

SELECT COMMITTEES

5Finance and Services9.45 a.m.Room 13 (private)
6Health1.00 p.m.
1.15 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: (i) Obesity (ii) Public Expenditure 2003.
Witnesses: (i) Professor Marion Nestle (ii) Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Health, (at approximately 2.00 p.m.)

JOINT COMMITTEE

7Draft Civil Contingencies Bill3.45 p.m.Room 5 (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Deputy Prime Minister:      Combined European Parliamentary, Local Authority and Greater London Authority Elections 2004: Proposed Regulations.
2    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      North/South implementation bodies — Tourism Ireland Limited and appointment to language body — Ulster Scots Agency.
3    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Tax Law Rewrite: Pay As You Earn Regulations.
4    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Sustainable procurement in Government.
5    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      The future of equality and human rights institutions in Britain.
6    Secretary of State for Defence:      Publication of Ministry of Defence annual report and accounts for 2002-03.
7    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      UN Opium Poppy Crop Survey for Afghanistan.
8    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Costs of UK involvement in Iraq.
9    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Unified Courts Agency.

Standing Committee Notices

     Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 4th November at 9.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill.

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 3rd November at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2003, the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2696) and the Northern Ireland (Date of Next Assembly Poll) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2697).

     The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 4th November at 8.55 a.m. to consider the draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 4th November at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) Order 2003, draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2003 and the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Intrusive Surveillance) Order 2003.

     The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 5th November at 2.30 p.m. to consider the Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2669).

     The Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 5th November at 2.30 p.m. to consider the Strategic Health Authorities Consultation on Changes Regulations 2003.



 

 
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