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Order of Business 28 January 2004

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+indicates Government Business.

* 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

Private Business

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

London Local Authorities Bill [LORDS]. (By Order.): Adjourned debate on Question (7th January)

        Motion made and Question proposed, That the promoters of the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords] may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with the Bill in the present Session; and the Petition for the Bill shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable to it shall be deemed to have been complied with;

        That, if the Bill is brought from the Lords in the present Session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill brought from the Lords in the last Session;

        That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;

        That in the present session the Bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it passed in the last Session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;

        That no further fees shall be charged to such stages.—(The Chairman of Ways and Means).



      Mr Christopher Leslie
        That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly CMG.

No debate.
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
*1 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What progress is being made with the Millennium Development target to make available the benefits of information and communications technologies to people in developing countries.
( 151163 )
*2 James Purnell (Stalybridge & Hyde):    If he will make a statement on the growth of HIV/AIDS in Southern Asia.
( 151164 )
*3 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    How many new investments have been made by CDC in sub-Saharan Africa in the past 12 months.
( 151165 )
*4 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If he will make a statement on the efforts that his Department is making to improve standards of living in Zimbabwe.
( 151166 )
*5 Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    If he will make a statement on the steps being taken by the United Nations to increase its effectiveness in fighting poverty.
( 151167 )
*6 Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    If he will make a statement on the progress of reconstruction in Iraq.
( 151168 )
*7 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    If he will make a statement on the help given to rural Ghana.
( 151169 )
*8 Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
( 151170 )
*9 Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    If he will make a statement on the impact of conflict in Uganda on the Department's work there.
( 151171 )
*10 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    What criteria are used by his Department to avoid fraudulent use of bilateral aid; and if he will make a statement.
( 151172 )
*11 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    If he will make a statement on the UK's priorities for EU overseas aid.
( 151173 )
*12 Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    If he will make a statement on his Department's work on HIV/AIDs in Botswana.
( 151174 )
*13 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on development assistance to Vietnam.
( 151175 )
*14 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    What assessment he has made of the current humanitarian situation in Iraq.
( 151176 )
*15 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    If he will make a statement on the progress of world trade negotiations, as they affect less developed countries.
( 151177 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 David Burnside (South Antrim):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 28th January.
( 151098 )
*Q2 Bob Russell (Colchester):    
( 151099 )
*Q3 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    
( 151100 )
*Q4 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    
( 151101 )
*Q5 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    
( 151102 )
*Q6 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    
( 151103 )
*Q7 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    
( 151104 )
*Q8 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    
( 151105 )
*Q9 Claire Ward (Watford):    
( 151106 )
*Q10 Anne Picking (East Lothian):    
( 151107 )
*Q11 Clive Efford (Eltham):    
( 151108 )
*Q12 Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):    
( 151109 )
*Q13 Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    
( 151110 )
*Q14 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    When he next plans to use East Midlands Airport on official business.
( 151111 )
*Q15 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    
( 151112 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Andy Burnham
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend Part 6 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to require users of motor vehicles to display on the vehicle a disc certifying that a policy of insurance or security in respect of third party risks is in force; 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

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NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS AND STATUTORY PAYMENTS BILL:      Not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

        Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption (Order of 6th January).

+  3  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sitting on Thursday 29th January, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Peter Hain relating to the House of Commons Members Estimate and Bicycle and Motorcycle Mileage Allowances not later than Six o'clock; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; the Questions may be put after the moment of interruption; and the Orders of the House of 28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 relating to deferred Divisions shall not apply.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject:      Funding for brain injury rehabilitation (Mrs Iris Robinson).

        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).



1Education and Skills9.00 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Decent Homes.
Witnesses: National Housing Federation; Rt Hon Keith Hill MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (at approximately 9.45 a.m.).
3Work and Pensions9.30 a.m.

9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Child Poverty.
Witnesses: Mr Nicholas Holgate, Director of Welfare Reform, Helen John, Head of the Work Incentives and Poverty Analysis Team, HM Treasury.
4Science and Technology10.00 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Government Support for Nanotechnology.
Witnesses: Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, and Sir Keith O'Nions, Director General of the Research Councils.
5European Scrutiny2.30 p.m.Room 19 (private)
6Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: The Regulation of Licensed Taxis and Private Hire Vehicle Services in the UK.
Witnesses: Transport and General Workers Union, and National Taxi Association; Cambridge City Council, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, and Manchester City Council (at approximately 3.20 p.m.); National Association of Taxi and Private Hire Enforcement Officers (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); Office of Fair Trading (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
7Catering4.00 p.m.Room 7 (private)
8Defence4.00 p.m.Room 16 (private)
9Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: The Management of Suspensions of Clinical Staff in NHS Hospital and Ambulance Trusts in England.
Witnesses: Sir Nigel Crisp KCB, Permanent Secretary/NHS Chief Executive, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson KCB, Chief Medical Officer, and Mr Andrew Foster, Director of Human Resources, Department of Health.
10Welsh Affairs4.30 p.m.Room 17 (private)
11Selection4.45 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 Trade and Industry:      Imports of domestic cat and dog fur.
2    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Inspection Report of the Benefits Fraud Inspectorate in respect of Bury Metropolitan Council.
3    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Double taxation convention between the UK and France.

Standing Committee Notice

The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation due to sit on Wednesday 28th January has been cancelled.


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