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Order of Business 12 February 2004

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Notes:
* 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
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
*1 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent representations he has received on the number of apprenticeships available for trainee plumbers.
( 154510 )
*2 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    How many new (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have been built in England since 1997.
( 154511 )
*3 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What recent representations he has received about the level of funding available to Leicestershire primary schools in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
( 154512 )
*4 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    What plans he has made for financial support for part-time students in higher education.
( 154513 )
*5 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What representations he has received on the closure of science departments in universities.
( 154514 )
*6 Brian White (North East Milton Keynes):    If he will make a statement on the future funding of the Open University.
( 154515 )
*7 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    How many schools achieved specialist status in business and commerce in the latest group he has announced.
( 154516 )
*8 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    How much the average student loan taken out by students was in each London borough in the 2002-03 academic year.
( 154517 )
*9 Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    If he will make a statement on the Children's Fund.
( 154518 )
*10 Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley):    What response he has received to the consultation paper Every Child Matters.
( 154519 )
*11 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    How many adults are entitled to adult learning grant; and what steps his Department is taking to promote the take-up.
( 154520 )
*12 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What representations he has received regarding the impact of skills shortages on productivity.
( 154521 )
*13 Norman Baker (Lewes):    If he will make a statement on the application of health and safety requirements in primary schools.
( 154522 )
*14 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    If he will make a statement on the guaranteed per pupil funding increase for schools for the next academic year.
( 154523 )
*15 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What plans he has to assist areas which have difficulty in raising private finance sponsorship required to make a specialist school application.
( 154524 )
*16 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What assessment of the needs of Nottingham schools he has made ahead of his decisions on the Schools for the Future school building programme.
( 154525 )
*17 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If he will reduce the level of payments of university tuition fees for graduates who take up and remain in modestly paid jobs.
( 154526 )
*18 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What discussions he has held with the Chancellor on the relationship between projected student debt and household debt.
( 154527 )
*19 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on the use of the private finance initiative in schools.
( 154528 )
*20 Mr Barry Gardiner (Brent North):    How he will assess whether his target that 75 per cent. of all five to 16 year olds should spend at least two hours a week engaged in physical education and school sport by 2006 has been met.
( 154529 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
*21 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    If she will make a statement on the report by the Privy Counsellor Review Committee on the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, in so far as it relates to bribery abroad.
( 154530 )
*22 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What activities the Serious Fraud Office is undertaking in relation to Parmalat.
( 154531 )
*23 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    How many representations she has received during the past 12 months on the approach taken by Crown prosecutors in cases involving women subjected to domestic violence.
( 154532 )
*24 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    How many applications have been made by the Crown Prosecution Service under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; and how successful the recovery has been.
( 154533 )
*25 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    If she will make a statement on the progress of the pilot to place Crown Prosecution Service offices in police stations.
( 154534 )
*26 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What steps she is taking to improve guidance to the Crown Prosecution Service on cases of domestic violence.
( 154535 )
*27 Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    If she will make a statement on the relationship between the proposed Commissioner for Domestic Violence and the Crown Prosecution Service.
( 154536 )
*28 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If she will make a statement on progress made in recent weeks on the work of the Crown Prosecution Service with the Nottingham Criminal Justice Board in connecting the criminal justice system with local people.
( 154537 )

At 12.30 p.m.

Main Business

+  1  

SUSTAINABLE AND SECURE BUILDINGS BILL [MONEY]: Queen's recommendation signified.

[Up to 45 minutes]

      Ruth Kelly
         That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

    (1)   any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence or by virtue of the Act; and

    (2)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.

The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b)).

+  2  

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

[Up to three hours]

      Mr Edward Leigh
      Mr Alan Williams
      Mr Richard Allan
         That this House takes note of the 64th to 68th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 2001-02 and the 1st to 49th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 2002-03, and of the Treasury Minutes and the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on these Reports (Cm 5728, 5770, 5789, 5801, 5802, 5823, 5849, 5953, 5961, 5962, 5963, 5984, 6016, 6051, 6105, 6110).

    The Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Edward Leigh relating to Public Accounts not later than three hours after their commencement; proceedings may continue 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 (Order of 2nd February).

At the end of the sitting:

+  3  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject:      Allotments in North East Lincolnshire (Shona McIsaac).

    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).


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee E9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Housing Bill.
2Standing Committee G9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Fire and Rescue Services Bill.
3Standing Committee H9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 14(public)
(public)
Further to consider the Higher Education Bill.

SELECT COMMITTEES

4Environmental Audit: Sub-Committee on Environmental Crime10.00 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
(public)
Subject: Environmental Crime and the Courts.
Witnesses: Officials from the Home Office and from the Department of Constitutional Affairs.
5Public Administration10.00 a.m. The Grimond 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 Transport:      Greater London Authority Transport Grant for 2004-05.
2      Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Higher education reform.
3       Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Building schools for the future.
4       Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      LSC Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03.
5       Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      National Land Information Service.
6       Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Courts Board.
7       Prime Minister:      Twenty-Sixth Report on Senior Salaries.
8       Secretary of State for Health:      Government's response to the Health Committee's reports on materinity services.
9       Secretary of State for Health:      David Bennett Inquiry.
10       Secretary of State for Health:      Prescription and other NHS charges from April 2004.

11       Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Temporary Provisions of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000: Renewal.
12       Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Report for the Prison Service Pay Review Body: Northern Ireland.
13       Secretary of State for Defence:      Armed Forces' Pay Review Body Thirty-Third Report 2004.

14       Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      New child support scheme-progress report.
15       Deputy Prime Minister:      Elected regional assemblies and planning applications.
16       Deputy Prime Minister:      Regulations on Combined European Parliamentary, Local Authority and Greater London Authority Elections 2004.

17       Deputy Prime Minister:      Supporting People Announcement 2004-05.
18       Deputy Prime Minister:      Transfer of the Rent Service from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to the Department for Work and Pensions.
19       Secretary of State for the Home Department:      2004 England and Wales Prison Service Pay Review Body.
20       Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Developments in financial services.

Written Question tabled on Wednesday 11th February for answer today ++
1Mr Frank Roy(Motherwell & Wishaw): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement about the Staff Counsellor for the Security and Intelligence Services.
(155448)


Standing Committee Notices

Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th February at 8.55 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill.

Standing Committee D will meet on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th February at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Employment Relations Bill.

Standing Committee E will meet on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th February at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Housing Bill.

Standing Committee G will meet on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th February at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Fire and Rescue Services Bill.

Standing Committee H will meet on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th February at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Higher Education Bill.

The Northern Ireland Grand Committee will meet on Thursday 26th February at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

European Standing Committee A will meet on Wednesday 25th February at 2.00 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 11645/03, relating to levels of certain heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air.

European Standing Committee B will meet on Monday 23rd February at 4.00 p.m. to consider European Union Documents Nos. 11954/03 and 11993/03, relating to activities of OLAF and the Fight Against Fraud, the unnumbered Explanatory Memoranda dated 7th January 2004 and 20th October 2003, submitted by HM Treasury, and the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 30th January 2004, submitted by HM Treasury, relating to the Activity of the European Anti-Fraud Office.

The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 25th February at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Independent Police Complaints Commission (Investigatory Powers) Order 2004.

The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 26th February at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Continuance in force of Sections 21 to 23) Order 2004.

The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 25th February at 9.55 a.m. to consider the sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2987).

The Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 25th February at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

The Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 26th February at 8.55 a.m. to consider the draft Prison (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

 

 
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