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Order of Business 20 January 2004

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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 12.30 p.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    If he will make a statement on the ranges of expenditure in 2001-02 by (a) acute trusts and (b) primary care trusts on salaries to non-NHS nurses, midwives and health visitors.
( 148784 )
*2 Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    What measures he is taking to improve access to speech therapy services.
( 148785 )
*3 Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):    What estimate he has made of the total projected deficits in NHS trusts in England for the end of this financial year.
( 148786 )
*4 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    If he will make a statement on progress in implementing the new arrangements for patient and public involvement in the NHS.
( 148787 )
*5 Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    If he will make a statement on the reprovisioning of Aston Hall Hospital.
( 148788 )
*6 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    How many general practitioner vacancies there are in London; and when he expects Greater London to have sufficient GPs to meet residents' needs.
( 148789 )
*7 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    If he will make a statement on sexual health amongst young people and teenagers.
( 148790 )
*8 Linda Perham (Ilford North):    If he will make a statement on the new arrangements for patient and public involvement in the health service.
( 148791 )
*9 Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    How many performance indicators relating to cardiac treatment (a) are in place for NHS trusts for 2003-04 and (b) were in place in 2001-02.
( 148792 )
*10 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    If he will make a statement on the monitoring and roll out of the National Fruit Scheme and its impact on the consumption of fruit by four to six year olds in deprived areas.
( 148793 )
*11 Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    How many information reports by NHS trusts were made to his Department in 2003.
( 148794 )
*12 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on his policy towards community hospitals and their relationship with acute hospital trusts.
( 148795 )
*13 Dr John Pugh (Southport):    What plans he has to increase the number of psychiatrists employed by the NHS.
( 148797 )
*14 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What his definition of franchising is in relation to hospitals and health trusts.
( 148798 )
*15 Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    How many general practitioners are in training; and what the equivalent figure was in 1997.
( 148799 )
*16 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If he will make a statement on the findings of the most recent survey of people's perceptions of organ donation.
( 148800 )
*17 Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    If he will make a statement about the funding of children's hospices.
( 148801 )
*18 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    If he will make a statement on the proposed introduction of a compensation scheme for hepatitis C sufferers infected with contaminated blood products.
( 148802 )
*19 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    If he will make a statement on his Department's contribution to the work of the World Health Organisation.
( 148803 )
*20 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    If he will make a statement on the provision of NHS dental treatment in North Lincolnshire.
( 148804 )
*21 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What steps his Department is taking to promote respite care.
( 148805 )
*22 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    If he will fund research into Ehler-Danlos disease.
( 148806 )
*23 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What the most recent statistics for the mortality rate from coronary heart disease are in the area covered by the Bolton Primary Care Trust.
( 148807 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Andrew Dismore
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the removal of general restrictions as to nationality which apply to persons employed or holding office in any civil capacity under the Crown; 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

+  2  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate:      Attendance and behaviour in schools.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject:      Allocation of prisoners to open prisons (Steve Webb).

        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 A9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Child Trust Funds Bill.
2Standing Committee B9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants. etc.) Bill.
3Standing Committee D9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
To consider the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill.
4Standing Committee E9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
To consider the Housing Bill.


5Constitutional Affairs9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Asylum and Immigration Appeals.
Witnesses: The Honourable Mr Justice Ouseley, President, Immigration Appeal Tribunal and The Association of Members of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal; Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, The Law Society, Refugee Legal Centre and Law Reform Committee, The Bar Council (at approximately 9.55 a.m.).
6Trade and Industry9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Progress towards the knowledge-driven economy: Information Technology/Information Systems.
Witnesses: Institute for the Management of Information Systems; Qinetiq (at approximately 10.00 a.m.); Information Technology Telecommunications & Electronics Association (Intellect) (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
7Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 19 (private)
8Culture, Media and Sport10.00 a.m.

10.05 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: National Lottery Reform.
Witnesses: The National Lottery Commission; Camelot Group plc (at approximately 10.50 a.m.); The People's Lottery (at approximately 11.35 a.m.).
8Statutory InstrumentsImmediately after JCSI Room 7 (private)
9Trade and Industry2.30 p.m.

2.45 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Progress towards the knowledge-driven economy: R&D and Knowledge Transfer.
Witnesses: Institute of Physics; Royal Academy of Engineering (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (at approximately 4.15 p.m.).


10Draft Gambling Bill9.00 a.m.
9.15 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Witnesses: Association of British Bookmakers, National Association of Bookmakers, National Joint Pitch Council; British Horseracing Board, National Trainers Federation, Jockey Club, and Racefax (at approximately 10.30 a.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    Deputy Prime Minister:      Publication of `The Planning Service: Costs and Fees'.
2    Secretary of State for Transport:      London Underground Station development at King's Cross.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Renewal of powers under Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001.
4    Minister for the Cabinet Office:      Code of Practice on Consultation.


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