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Order of Business 4th November 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 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    What action he is taking to reduce the waiting time for radiotherapy treatment following cancer surgery.
( 135967 )
*2 Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford):    What plans he has to improve the provision of NHS dentistry in Herefordshire.
( 135969 )
*3 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    If he will make a statement on mental health services.
( 135970 )
*4 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What recent discussions he has held on the links between diet and health in children; and if he will make a statement.
( 135971 )
*5 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What assessment he has made of (a) the availability of and (b) access to general practitioner services in Greater London.
( 135973 )
*6 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    What plans he has to increase choice in the provision of maternity services.
( 135974 )
*7 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    What additional funding his Department is making available for the improvement in the (a) premises and (b) facilities available at general practitioners' surgeries in England.
( 135975 )
*8 Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    What progress has been made in reducing the waiting times for diagnostic testing.
( 135976 )
*9 Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    How many general practitioners are in training; and if he will make a statement.
( 135977 )
*10 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley):    What his latest estimate is of the number of premature deaths in England in the last year for which figures are available; and what action he is taking to prevent them.
( 135978 )
*11 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What proportion of nurses working in the NHS have been internationally recruited.
( 135979 )
*12 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden):    What recent estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of a hip replacement operation (a) in an NHS hospital and (b) in a private hospital.
( 135980 )
*13 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    What recent estimate he has made of the number of people who die from infections acquired in hospital.
( 135981 )
*14 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    What percentage of category A emergency calls were answered within eight minutes in East Sussex in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
( 135982 )
*15 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    How many putative NHS foundation hospital trusts have published material seeking public support for foundation status; and how much was spent in each case.
( 135983 )
*16 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What support his Department provides for phlebotomy services in general practice.
( 135984 )
*17 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will make a statement on the number of care home beds available in counties south of the Thames.
( 135986 )
*18 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    What steps are being taken to enhance the contribution community pharmacies make to the provision of health care.
( 135987 )
*19 Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    What provisions the NHS has in place to ensure that only those entitled to NHS treatment receive it.
( 135988 )
*20 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What progress the Government has made in meeting targets set for men's health in the National Plan.
( 135989 )
*21 Mr Dennis Turner (Wolverhampton South East):    When he proposes to visit New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton to inspect the premises.
( 135990 )
*22 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will make a statement on NHS dentistry provision in Leicestershire.
( 135991 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Ms Debra Shipley
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to ban the advertising of high fat, high sugar and high salt content food and drinks during pre-school children's television programmes and related scheduling.

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

Main Business

+  2  


[Up to 3 hours]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate:      Quality of Life in Local Communities.

        The Motion shall lapse, if not previously disposed of, three hours after the commencement of proceedings (Order of 30th October).

+  3  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate:      African Development Strategies.

        The Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until 7.00 p.m. or three hours after the commencement of proceedings, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse (Order of 30th October).

+  4  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Darling
        That the Local Government Finance Special Grant Report (No. 128) on Dealing with Disadvantage Grant, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14th October, be approved.

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

+  5  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Reid
        That the draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 15th October, be approved.

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

+  6  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That Mr James Gray be discharged from the Broadcasting Committee and Gregory Barker be added.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

+  7  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, on Thursday 20th November, there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject:      Reorganisation of the Wessex Circuit (Jim Knight).

        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 B9.00 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill.
2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003.
3Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) Order 2003, the 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.


4Office of the Deputy Prime Minster: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room,
Portcullis House
Subject: The Fire Service.
Witnesses: Dr Mike Dennett, Independent Fire Consultant and Ms Ann Everton, Professor of Fire Law; Mr John Bonney, Secretary, Association of Principal Fire Officers (APFO), Mr Graham Setterfield, Fire Officers' Association (FOA); Mr Derek Chadbon, National General Secretary, Retained Firefighters' Union (RFU) (at approximately 9.45 a.m.); Mr Jeff Ord, President, Mr Alan Doig, Vice-President and Mr Steve McGuirk, Lead Officer on the White Paper working group, Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers' Association (CACFOA) (at approximately 10.15 a.m.); Mr Andy Gilchrist, General Secretary, Ruth Winters, President and Mr Mike Fordham, Assistant General Secretary, The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) (at approximately 10.45 a.m.)
5Trade and Industry9.10 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
Birmingham Chamber of Commence, Birmingham (private)
Subject: Regional Development Agencies.
Witnesses: Advantage West Midlands, Learning and Skills Council (at approximately 10.00 a.m.); Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (at approximately 10.45 a.m.); Federation of Small Businesses (at approximately 11.30 a.m.)
6Treasury9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Transparency of Credit Card Charges.
Witnesses: Mr John Vickers, Chairman, Ms Penny Boys, Executive Director, Mr Ray Hall, Director of Consumer Credit and Estate Agency, Ms Christine Wade, Director, Consumer Regulation Enforcement, Office of Fair Trading; Mr Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Competition and Consumers, and Mr Jonathan Rees, Director, Consumer and Competition Policy Directorate, Department of Trade & Industry (at approximately 10.15 a.m.).
7Home Affairs9.30 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Rehabilitation of Prisoners.
Witnesses: NACRO, Prison Reform Trust and The Howard League for Penal Reform.
8Culture, Media and Sport9.45 a.m.

9.50 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Cultural Objects.
Witnesses: British Art Market Federation; Professor Norman Palmer, Chairman of the Illicit Trade Advisory Panel and the Working Group on Human Remains (at approximately 10.35 a.m.)
9Work and Pensions Sub-Committee9.45 a.m.Room 7 (private)
10Northern Ireland Affairs10.30 a.m.Stormont, Belfast (private)
11Scottish Affairs2.00 p.m.
2.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Coincidence of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in Scotland and Consequences of Change.
Witnesses: Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Conservative Party and Scottish National Party.
12Trade and Industry2.25 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
Rutland Square Hotel and Conference Centre, Nottingham (private)
Subject: Regional Development Agencies.
Witnesses: East Midlands Development Agency; Nottingham Chamber of Commerce (at approximately 3.15 p.m.); Federation of Small Businesses (at approximately 3.45 p.m.)
13Foreign Affairs2.30 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism.
Witnesses: Nomi Bar-Yaacov, International Institute for Stragegic Studies; Dana Allin and Mr Jonathan Stevenson, International Institute for Strategic Studies (at approximately 3.40 p.m.); Mr Nick Pelham, journalist (at approximately 4.20 p.m.)
14Transport4.00 p.m.Room 16 (private)
15Select Committee on Statutory Instruments.Immediately
after JCSI
Room 7 (private)


16Draft Civil Contingencies Bill4.00 p.m.Room 5 (private)
17Joint Committee on Statutory 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 Defence:      Regional Prime Contract South West.
2    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Bovine tuberculosis.
3    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Protocol to the Double Taxation Convention between the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
4    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Two-year Review of the Financial Services and Markets Act.
5    Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:      Bermuda: Constitutional changes: consultation process.
6    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Extradition Bill.
7    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      National policing plan 2004 to 2007.


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