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Order of Business 10 December 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 Wales
*1 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    If he will make a statement on the change in the number of police officers in Wales since 1997.
( 142069 )
*2 Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside):    What recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary regarding the importance of the aerospace industry to the economy of Wales.
( 142070 )
*3 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary about the impact of the Barnett formula on the economy of Wales.
( 142071 )
*4 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What plans he has to prevent jobs in Wales moving overseas.
( 142072 )
*5 Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon):    What recent discussions he has had with (a) the First Secretary and (b) the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the future of higher education in Wales.
( 142073 )
*6 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    What discussions he has held with (a) the Secretary of State for the Home Department and (b) the National Assembly for Wales Government on future policing funding.
( 142074 )
*7 Mr Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central):    What discussions he has had with National Assembly for Wales Secretaries concerning progress in reducing waiting times.
( 142075 )
*8 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    How much money was spent by the Government on assisting small businesses in Wales in 2002-03.
( 142076 )
*9 Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    What recent discussions he has had with the Home Department about the police grant for Wales.
( 142077 )
*10 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    What discussions he has had with the Education Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales Government concerning the funding of higher education courses in England for students from Wales.
( 142078 )
*11 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    What discussions he has had with (a) the Treasury and (b) the National Assembly for Wales Government on the outcome of the Yvonne Watts v Bedford Health Authority case on the Treasury block grant for Wales under the Barnett formula.
( 142079 )
*12 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary about flooding in Wales.
( 142080 )
*13 Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West):    What recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary about police funding in Wales.
( 142081 )
*14 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    How many community support officers there are in Wales.
( 142082 )
*15 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):    What representations he has made to the Boundary Commission for Wales about the fifth general review of parliamentary constituencies in Wales.
( 142083 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 10th December.
( 142869 )
*Q2 Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):    
( 142870 )
*Q3 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    
( 142871 )
*Q4 Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    
( 142872 )
*Q5 Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):    
( 142873 )
*Q6 Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    
( 142874 )
*Q7 Jim Sheridan (West Renfrewshire):    
( 142875 )
*Q8 Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):    
( 142876 )
*Q9 Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    
( 142877 )
*Q10 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    
( 142878 )
*Q11 Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    
( 142879 )
*Q12 Lembit O­pik (Montgomeryshire):    
( 142880 )
*Q13 Mr John Wilkinson (Ruislip - Northwood):    
( 142881 )
*Q14 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    
( 142882 )
*Q15 Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    
( 142883 )

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

Main Business

+  1  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: European Affairs.

        The Minutes of Evidence taken before the European Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 5th November, HC 1078ļii, Session 2002-03, are relevant.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject:      Meat fraud (Judy Mallaber).

        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).



1European Standing Committee B2.00 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 10965/3/03 relating to Security at European Council meetings and other comparable events.


2Education and Skills9.00 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3Treasury9.15 a.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4Work and Pensions9.30 a.m.

9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Child Poverty in UK.
Witnesses: Gabrielle Preston and Mr Richard Holmes, Disability Alliance, Mr Adam Samson, Shelter, Dr Lucinda Platt, and Professor Richard Berthould, University of Essex.
5Northern Ireland Affairs1.00 p.m.Room 21 (private)
6Procedure2.00 p.m.Room 18 (private)
7Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Marine Environment.
Witnesses: Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee; British Geological Survey.
8Accommodation and Works2.30 p.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9Defence2.30 p.m.Room 16 (private)
10Transport2.30 p.m.

2.40 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Traffic Law and its enforcement.
Witnesses: Roadpeace; RAC Motoring Services and Freight Transport Association (at approximately 3.20 p.m.); Direct Line Insurance (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); the National Cycling Strategy Board for England and CTC (at approximately 4.20 p.m.); and Metropolitan Police, and Transport for London (at approximately 4.40 p.m.).
11Environmental Audit3.30 p.m.

3.50 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: GM Food—Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials.
Witnesses: Representatives from the Supply Chain Initiative on Modified Agricultural Crops (SCIMAC).
12Modernisation of the House of Commons3.30 p.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
13Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 8 (public)
Subject: Progress in improving the medical assessment of incapacity and disability benefits.
Witnesses: Mr David Anderson, Chief Executive, Jobcentre Plus, Professor Mansel Aylward CB, Chief Medical Adviser for Corporate Medical Group, Mr John Sumner, Director for Disability and Carers Service, Department for Work and Pensions, and Mr Simon Chipperfield, Managing Director, Medical Services, SchlumbergerSema.
14Catering4.00 p.m.Room 7 (private)
15Treasury Sub-committee4.00 p.m.Room 6 (private)
16Environment, Food and Rural Affairs4.25 p.m.

4.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Subject: Badgers and Bovine TB.
Witnesses: Mr Ben Bradshaw MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Professor John Bourne, Chairman, Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB.
17Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (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 Northern Ireland:      Publication of the Oversight Commissioner's Report.
2    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Libyan visa policy.
3    Deputy Prime Minister:      Postponement of sound insulation testing.
4    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Satellite monitoring of fishing vessels.
5    Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Draft Single European Currency (Referendum) Bill.
6    Secretary of State for Defence:      War pensions: uprating.
7    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Reviews of FCO travel advice and of security of posts overseas.
8    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture.
9    Secretary of State for Health:      The publication of the Mental Health Act Commissions 10th Biennial Report 2001-2003.
10    Secretary of State for Health:      The treatment of depressive illness in children and adolescents under 18 years.
11    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Pension credit.
12    Deputy Prime Minister:      Homelessness grants.


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