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Order of Business 27th 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.

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bills

+  1  


[No debate]

      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
        Bill to make provision about child trust funds and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
        Bill to make provision relating to the payment and administration of national insurance contributions and the provision of information in connection with the payment of statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay, and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

+  3  


[No debate]

      Mr Christopher Leslie
        Bill to make provision for piloting in certain regions different methods of voting at the European Parliamentary general election in 2004 and at certain local elections held at the same time; and to enable consequential alterations to be made to voting procedures at local elections.

Formal proceedings: no debate or decision.

+  4  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Darling
        Bill to replace Schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998 making new provision in relation to the constituencies for the Scottish Parliament.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

+  5  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Blunkett
        Bill to make provision about asylum and immigration.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business

+  6  

QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question (26th November)

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament—(Mr John McFall).

        Proposed subject for debate: International Affairs.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  7  


[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 30th January; 6th and 27th February; 5th, 12th and 26th March; 23rd and 30th April; 14th and 21st May; 18th June; 16th July and 15th October 2004.

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

+  8  


[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
      Ruth Kelly
        That, for the purposes of their approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2003 shall be treated as if it were an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation).

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

+  9  


[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sitting on Tuesday 9th December, proceedings on the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister relating to Fisheries may continue, though opposed, for three hours or until Seven o'clock, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.

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

+  10  


[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, on Thursday 18th December, there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject:      Recycled liquid fuel (Dr Andrew Murrison).

        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).



1Constitutional Affairs9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Judicial appointments and a Supreme Court (court of final appeal).
Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Lloyd of Berwick DL; Sir Tom Legg KCB QC, Professor I. R. Scott, School of Law, The University of Birmingham, and Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC (at approximately 9.45 a.m.); Leolin Price CBE QC, and Professor Tony Jolowicz QC (at approximately 10.40 a.m.).
2Public Administration9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Work of the Ombudsman.
Witness: Ann Abraham, Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, and Health Service Ombudsman.
3Health10.00 a.m.
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Obesity.
Witnesses: Cadbury Schweppes, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, Pepsi-Co UK, and Kellogg's Europe.
4International Development2.30 p.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (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 Wales:      Dissolution of Powys NHS Trust: Remission of Exchequer loan.
2    Secretary of State for Wales:      Change to departmental expenditure limit resulting from winter supplementary estimate package 2003-04.
3    Secretary of State for International Development:      DFID winter supplemenary estimate 2003-04.
4    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Home Office: Winter supplementary estimate 2003-04.
5    Deputy Prime Minister:      Departmental Expenditure Limit 2003-04: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
6    Deputy Prime Minister:      National non-domestic rates multiplier for 2004-05 and the calculation of the Distributable Amount of non-domestic rate for 2004-05.
7    Deputy Prime Minister:      Town and Country Planning (Use Classes Order).
8    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Customs & Excise: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
9    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Inland Revenue: Delegated Exenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
10    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      HM Treasury: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
11    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Office for National Statistics: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
12    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Winter Supplementary Estimate 2003-04.
13    Prime Minister:      Security and intelligence agencies.
14    Secretary of State for Cultural, Media and Sport:      DCMS Winter Supplementary Estimates.
15    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Sale of the Tote.
16    Solicitor-General:      Winter Supplementary Estimate 2003-04.
17    Minister for the Cabinet Office:      Winter Supplementary Estimate 2003-04.
18    Secretary of State for Health:      Report laid under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
19    Secretary of State for Health:      Department of Health's and Food Standards Agency's Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost limits for 2003-04.
20    Secretary of State for Transport:      Department Expenditure Limit 2003-04.
21    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      NIO change to DEL funding for 2003-04.
22    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Tourism Ireland Limited, Annual Report and Accounts 2002.
23    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Winter Supplementary Estimate 2003-04: Department of Trade and Industry.
24    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Winter Supplementary Estimate 2003-04: UK Trade and Investment.
25    Secretary of State for Defence:      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Site Rationalisation.
26    Secretary of State for Defence:      Operation Telic Roulement.
27    Secretary of State for Defence:      MOD Departmental Expenditure Limits—Winter Supplementary Estimates.
28    Secretary of State for Defence:      Defence Communications Services Agency Key Targets 2003-04.
29    Secretary of State for Defence:      The Army Technical Foundation College.
30    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Departmental expenditure.
31    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Large Combustion Plants Directive.
32    Secretary of State for Scotland:      Department expenditure limit.
33    Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Asylum Legal Aid.
34    Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Annual Report on bringing into force those provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which are not yet fully in force.
35    Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Winter Supplementary Estimate.
36    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Winter Supplementary Estimate.
37    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Inspection Report of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate in respect of Jobcentre Plus relationship with local authorities.

Standing Committee Notices

     The Speaker has appointed 10 o'clock on Thursday 4th December and Committee Room 10 as the time and place for holding the Ballot for Private Members' Bills.

     The Standing Committee on the Inter-Governmental Conference on the Future of Europe will meet on Monday 1st December at 3.30 p.m. to consider the work of the Inter-Governmental Conference.


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