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Order of Business 18th November 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

Private Business

        Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

Bill with Amendments

Transas Group Bill.

      [A copy of the Amendments may be obtained by members for the Vote Office or inspected in the Private Bill Office.]

Consideration of Bill, as Amended

London Local Authorities Bill [Lords]. (By Order.)

      Mr Crispin Blunt
      Mr Robert Key
        On Consideration of the London Local Authorities Bill, as amended, to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.

[Amendments to be proposed by the Promoters.]

                        [A copy of the proposed Amendment may be inspected in the Private Bill Office.]


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
*1 Linda Perham (Ilford North):    What recent discussions his Department has had with (a) other government departments, (b) transport network operators, (c) transport authorities and (d) passenger groups on measures to ensure that public transport networks are accessible for disabled people.
( 138853 )
*2 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What plans he has to increase the regulation of bus services.
( 138854 )
*3 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    How much has been spent in capital terms on (a) motorways and (b) trunk roads in Sussex since 1997; and how much this represents as a percentage of overall expenditure on motorways and trunk roads in England.
( 138855 )
*4 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What estimate he has made of the energy efficiency of (a) high speed train travel and (b) short-haul flights for journeys (i) within the United Kingdom and (ii) between the United Kingdom and France.
( 138856 )
*5 Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on the Strategic Rail Authority's Strategic Plan 2003.
( 138858 )
*6 Alan Simpson (Nottingham South):    If he will make a statement on the decision by Network Rail to close its final salary pension scheme.
( 138859 )
*7 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    When he plans to publish his White Paper on airports in the south east of England.
( 138860 )
*8 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    What representations he has received on the cancellation of bus services caused by the lack of availability of trained bus drivers.
( 138861 )
*9 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    If he will make a statement on the provision of a by-pass for Ormskirk.
( 138862 )
*10 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    How many delayed train arrivals there were on the West Coast Main Line in each year since 1999-2000; and if he will make a statement.
( 138863 )
*11 Mr David Drew (Stroud):    If he will make a statement on the decision by Network Rail to close its final salary pension scheme.
( 138864 )
*12 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    When he expects to receive a progress report from the Highways Agency on its review of the A34; and if he will make a statement.
( 138865 )
*13 Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    What steps he is taking towards the introduction of (a) bioethanol and (b) biodiesel fuels for road users.
( 138867 )
*14 John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington):    If he will make a statement on safety on the London Underground.
( 138868 )
*15 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    What recent discussions he has had with the Department for Education and Skills regarding funding for school transport.
( 138869 )
*16 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    What plans his Department has for improvements in rail transport in the West Midlands.
( 138870 )
*17 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    If he will make a statement on his Department's strategy for (a) increasing cycling journey numbers and (b) reducing cycling injuries and deaths.
( 138871 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office
*18 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    What steps are being taken to increase the proportion of disabled people in the Senior Civil Service.
( 138831 )
*19 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What progress the Civil Service has made since 1997 in the employment of ethnic minorities.
( 138845 )
*20 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What assessment the Better Regulation Task Force has made of the number of regulations imposing costs on business which were made in (a) 1992-1997 and (b) 1997-2002.
( 138846 )
*21 Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    What action the Cabinet Office is taking to reduce the burden of administration in the public sector.
( 138847 )
*22 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    What steps have been taken towards improving transparency in the public appointments process.
( 138848 )
*23 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    What progress the Civil Service is making in appointing women to senior positions.
( 138849 )
*24 Norman Baker (Lewes):    What floor space in square metres his Department had use of on (a) 1st May 1997 and (b) 1st November 2003.
( 138850 )
*25 Mr David Borrow (South Ribble):    What steps are being taken to increase the proportion of ethnic minority staff in the Senior Civil Service.
( 138851 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

  1  

FISHERIES JURISDICTION

[No debate]

      Mr Alex Salmond
        Bill to make provision for withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union; to amend the Fishery Limits Act 1976; to make provision about the exercise of functions under that Act by Northern Ireland Ministers, Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales and the Secretary of State; to provide that that Act shall have effect regardless of the provisions of the European Communities Act 1972; to define English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh waters; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Ten minute rule Motion

  2  

GRAMMAR SCHOOLS (BALLOTS AND CONSULTATION)

[Up to 20 minutes]

      David Taylor
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 in order to remove the powers to hold grammar school ballots and to require the Secretary of State for Education and Skills before the end of the next Parliament to consult all maintained primary and secondary schools in each local education authority in England on the future arrangements for secondary school admissions within that authority; and for connected purposes.

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


Main Business


Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 7.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).


+  3  

SEXUAL OFFENCES BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Blunkett
      Mr Peter Hain
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 15th July 2003.

Consideration of Lords Message

        1.   Proceedings on consideration of the Lords Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at this day's sitting.

Subsequent stages

        2.   Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without

        3.   Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

                     To be decided without debate (Orders of 28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002).

+  4  

SEXUAL OFFENCES BILL [LORDS].      Consideration of Lords Message [13th November].

[Up to one hour]

For Motions and Amendments relating to the Lords Message, see separate Paper.

        Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after commencement if the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to.

+  5  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 6)

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Blunkett
      Mr Peter Hain
        That the following proceedings shall apply to the Criminal Justice Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 4th December 2002 and 2nd April 2003:

Consideration of Lords Amendments

        1.   Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six hours after their commencement at this day's sitting.

        2.   Those proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table, and each part of those proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time shown in the second column.

TABLE

Lords amendmentsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Amendments Nos. 32 to 40 and 1One hour and forty-five minutes after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments.
Amendments Nos. 2, 4, 8, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 to 31, 41 to 99 and 308 to 318Two hours and forty-five minutes after the commencement of those proceedings.
Amendments Nos. 100 to 113Three hours and fifteen minutes after the commencement of those proceedings.
Amendments Nos. 114 to 137Four hours and thirty minutes after the commencement of those proceedings.
Amendments Nos. 138, 139, 167, 173, 235, 140 to 166, 168 to 172 and 174 to 202Five hours and fifteen minutes after the commencement of those proceedings.
Amendment No. 203, Remaining AmendmentsSix hours after the commencement of those proceedings

Subsequent stages

        3.   Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any further question being put.

        4.   The proceedings on any further message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

                     To be decided without debate (Orders of 28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002).

+  6  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILL:      Consideration of Lords Amendments.

[Up to 6 hours]

For Motions and Amendments relating to the Lords Amendments, see separate Paper.

        Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion six hours after commencement if the Criminal Justice Bill (Programme) (No. 6) Motion is agreed to.


At 7.00 p.m.

+    

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate]

      The Prime Minister
        That, at this day's sitting, consideration of any Lords Messages and Amendments that may be received may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).


+  7  

QUALITY AND SAFETY OF HUMAN TISSUES AND CELLS

[No debate]

      Melanie Johnson
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 10122/03, amended draft Directive on setting standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells; notes the additional set-up costs and annual running costs arising in the United Kingdom are now expected to be greater than originally anticipated, and in particular may require investment by fertility clinics to upgrade their facilities and practices, but recognises that these costs will be offset by significant benefits to patients, and therefore supports the Government's position that the proposed Directive, as presently drafted, is broadly acceptable.

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

        The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received.

At the end of the sitting:

  8  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject:      Investment in the NHS in Wales (Gareth Thomas).

        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).

        The Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Messages from the Lords shall have been received and until any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at this sitting has reported. (Order of 10th November).


COMMITTEES

SELECT COMMITTEES

1Home Affairs9.30 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Rehabilitation of Prisoners.
Witnesses: Anne Owers CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Professor Andrew Coyle CMG, Director, International Centre for Prison Studies, and Mr Tony Pearson, Chairman, and Una Padel, Director, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
2Standards and Privileges9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
3Culture, Media and Sport10.30 a.m.Room 7 (private)
4Scottish Affairs2.00 p.m.
2.15 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: The Coincidence of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in Scotland and the Consequences of Change.
Witnesses: Electoral Commission; Association of Electoral Administrators; Professor Robert Hazell, University College, London.
5Constitutional Affairs2.00 p.m.


2.15 p.m.
The Grimond Room,
Portcullis House
(private)
(public)
Subject: Judicial appointments and a Supreme Court (court of final appeal).
Witnesses: The Bar Council and The Law Society; The Fawcett Society and the Commission for Racial Equality (at approximately 3.10 p.m.); Rt Hon Lady Justice Hale (at approximately 3.35 p.m.).
6Public Administration2.00 p.m.


2.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room,
Portcullis House
(private)
(public)
Subject: A Civil Service Act.
Witnesses: Baroness Prashar CBE, First Civil Service Commissioner; Sir Nigel Wicks GCB CVO CBE, Chairman, Committee on Standards in Public Life (at approximately 3.30 p.m.).
7International Development2.15 p.m.


2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room,
Portcullis House
(private)
(public)
Subject: Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State, and Mr Alistair Fernie, Head of Middle East and North Africa Department, Department for International Development.
8Foreign Affairs2.30 p.m.Room 16 (private)
9Trade and Industry3.00 p.m.DTI Conference Centre, Victoria Street (private)
10Select Committee on Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after JCSIRoom 7 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEES

11Draft Gambling Bill9.30 a.m.Room 5 (private)
12Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m.
4.20 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
(public)
Subject: Land Registration Fee Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2092).
Witnesses: Land Registry 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 the Home Department:      Update on detentions under Part Four of the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Proposals for Housing Revenue Account Susidy for 2004-05.
3    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      UK export control policy on man-portable air defence systems.
4    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Export of objects of cultural interest.
5    Secretary of State for Defence:      Ministry of Defence Police Operational Report 2002-03.


 

 
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