House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2003 - 04
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business 9 December 2003

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for 9 December 2003.

* 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 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on the financial situation of the Worcestershire health economy.
( 142542 )
*2 Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    If he will make a statement on his Department's proposals to improve access to NHS dentistry.
( 142543 )
*3 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will make a statement on the number of dentists in NHS practice.
( 142544 )
*4 Mr George Osborne (Tatton):    If he will make a statement on the provision of specialist children's epilepsy nurses.
( 142545 )
*5 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    What measures he is taking to improve general practitioner premises in East London.
( 142546 )
*6 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What progress has been made in developing the role of nurse practitioners; and if he will make a statement.
( 142547 )
*7 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    What the latest average waiting time is for a scan for patients with a suspected stroke.
( 142548 )
*8 Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    If he will make a statement on the change in the number of care home beds since 1997.
( 142549 )
*9 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    How many people infected with hepatitis C through NHS treatment will benefit from the ex-gratia payment scheme.
( 142551 )
*10 Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    If he will make a statement on plans for provision of local treatment centres.
( 142552 )
*11 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What contribution to the policies of his Department on controls over secondary smoking in public places has been made by the Chief Medical Officer for England.
( 142553 )
*12 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    If he will make a statement on NHS funding for Milton Keynes.
( 142554 )
*13 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    If he will make a statement on the incidence of infections acquired in NHS hospitals.
( 142555 )
*14 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What his policy is on the proximity of maternity services to patients.
( 142556 )
*15 Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    What freedom primary care trusts have had to make their own decisions about what contracts best meet the needs of their local population.
( 142557 )
*16 Mr Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):    What steps he proposes to take to tackle the health problems associated with alcohol and binge-drinking.
( 142558 )
*17 Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    What discussions he has had with East Devon Primary Care Trust about the provision of dental treatment in East Devon.
( 142559 )
*18 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    If he will make a statement on the Welfare Food Scheme.
( 142560 )
*19 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    What action he is taking, in response to the 45th Report of Session 2001-02 by the Committee of Public Accounts on Inpatient and outpatient waiting in the NHS, to reduce the regional variations in (a) waiting lists, (b) waiting times and (c) different specialisms.
( 142561 )
*20 Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley):    If he will make a statement on his Department's latest research on the health effects of passive smoking.
( 142562 )
*21 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If he will make a statement on the provision of information technology for general practitioners under the new GP contract.
( 142564 )
*22 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    How many new whole time equivalent general practitioners have taken up post since 1999.
( 142565 )
*23 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on plans to review the number of health service non-departmental public bodies.
( 142566 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

PLANNING AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE BILL: To be further considered (2nd day). (Queen's and Prince of Wales's Consent to be signified on Third Reading).

[Up to three hours]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        Proceedings on consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion two hours after their commencement and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Bill (Order of 8th December).

+  2  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Fisheries.

        European Commission Document COM (2003) 746 Final: Commission proposals for 2004 TACS and Quotas, is relevant.

        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 (Order of 27th November).

+  3  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Secretary Tessa Jowell
      Mr Peter Hain
        That, for the purposes of its approval, the Amendment (Cm. 6075), dated 4th December 2003, to the Agreement (Cm. 3152) dated 25th January 1996 (as amended by the Amendment (Cm. 4797), dated 3rd July 2000), between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation, 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 7.00 p.m.

+  4  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That Mr David Cameron be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Mr Oliver Heald be added.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject:      Childhood poverty in the UK (Mrs Patsy Calton).

        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).



1Constitutional Affairs9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Judicial appointments and a Supreme Court (court of final appeal).
Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, Lord Justice General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session, and Rt Hon Sir Robert Carswell, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland; Mr Peter Herbert, the Society of Black Lawyers (at approximately 10.15 a.m.); His Honour Judge Michael Brodrick and His Honour Judge Shaun Lyons, Council of Her Majesty's Circuit Judges, and District Judge Jeremy Cochrane and District Judge Michael Walker, Association of District Judges (at approximately 10.40 a.m.).
2Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Decent Homes.
Witnesses: Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health; National Energy Action and the National Consumer Council (at approximately 10.15 a.m.); Disability Rights Commission, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Habinteg Housing Association and the UK Noise Association (at approximately 10.35 a.m.); officials of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (at approximately 10.55 a.m.).
3Home Affairs9.30 a.m.Room 8 (private)
4Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 19 (private)
5Trade and Industry9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: National Grid Resilience.
Witnesses: Ofgem; Department of Trade and Industry (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
6Culture Media and Sport10.00 a.m.

10.05 a.m.
Room 15
Subject: ITV Merger
Witnesses: SMG and Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT); National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and BECTU (at approximately 10.40 a.m.); Granada and Carlton (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).
7European Scrutiny10.30 a.m.Room 20
8Welsh Affairs2.00 p.m.Room 17
9Foreign Affairs2.30 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
Room 15
Subject: South Africa
Witnesses: Professor James Barber, Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University, and Professor David Simon, University of London; Mr Alastair Fraser, Action for Southern Africa, and Mr Jesmond Blumenfeld, Brunel University (at approximately 4.00 p.m.).
10Trade and Industry2.45 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Regional Development Agencies.
Witnesses: Representatives of Regional Assemblies; Department of Trade and Industry (at approximately 4.00 p.m.).


11Statutory 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 Health:      Publication of `Building on the Best—Choice, Responsiveness and Equity in the NHS'.
2    Secretary of State for Transport:      Carriage of assistance dogs in private hire vehicles.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Citizenship ceremonies.
4    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Interim report on the UK mortgage market.
5    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Key statistics for health areas in England and Wales.
6    Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Use of mechanically-propelled vehicles on rights of way.


House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2003
Prepared 9 December 2003