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Order of Business 11 March 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
*1 Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    What assessment her Department has made of the likely impact of her proposals for single farm payments on (a) tenant farmers and (b) livestock farmers in Northumberland.
( 160276 )
*2 Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    If she will make a statement on actions taken to inhibit coastal erosion in the Crosby constituency.
( 160278 )
*3 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    If she will visit Staveley in Derbyshire to meet local residents to discuss environmental concerns arising from the escape of chlorine at Rhodia Eco Services on 3rd November 2003.
( 160279 )
*4 Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):    If she will make a statement on the work on public health conducted jointly by her Department and the Department of Health.
( 160280 )
*5 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If she will visit the Royal Bath and West Show 2004 to discuss the state of agriculture in the West Country.
( 160281 )
*6 Mr Tom Watson (West Bromwich East):    If she will make a statement on the future of Nirex.
( 160282 )
*7 Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    If she will make a statement on the composition of the Peak District National Park Authority.
( 160283 )
*8 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    If she will make a statement on the prospects for further reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
( 160284 )
*9 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What assessment has been made of the possibility of growing GM maize in England; and if she will make a statement.
( 160285 )
*10 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    What steps she is taking to support the dairy industry.
( 160287 )
*11 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If she will make a statement on steps towards the implementation of the Dee Cockle Regulation Order.
( 160289 )
*12 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    What steps she is taking to reduce the amount of waste generated by (a) households and (b) businesses.
( 160290 )
*13 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What steps are being taken to reduce the number of abandoned cars.
( 160291 )
*14 Steve Webb (Northavon):    What her latest estimate is of the proportion of the retail price of dairy products sold in supermarkets which is received by farmers.
( 160292 )
*15 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What her most recent assessment is of the role that vaccination may play in a future outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
( 160293 )
*16 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What representations she has received about problems in the dairy sector.
( 160294 )
*17 John Mann (Bassetlaw):    What plans she has for the development of wetlands alongside the River Trent.
( 160295 )
*18 Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    If she will make a statement on the future of the Over Thirty Month Scheme.
( 160296 )
*19 Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    What steps she is taking to promote international agreement on measures to respond to climate change.
( 160297 )
*20 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If she will make a statement on the United Kingdom's progress towards the introduction of home-based waste separation for recycling.
( 160298 )
*21 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If she will make a statement on the help given by her Department to each type of biofuels energy in order to encourage the development of this part of the energy sector.
( 160299 )
*22 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    If she will make a statement on the future provision of sites for the disposal of hazardous waste.
( 160300 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

ESTIMATES DAY [2nd allotted day]

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

  

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 2003-04

      Ruth Kelly
Department for Transport

        That further resources, not exceeding £1,377,992,000, be authorised for use during the year ending on 31st March 2004, and that a further sum, not exceeding £41,854,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending on 31st March 2004 for expenditure by the Department for Transport.

        This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to aviation services (Resolution of 3rd March).

        Relevant documents:

        Sixth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2002-03, on Aviation, HC (2002-03) 454-I, and the Government's response thereto, Cm 6047; and

        The Department for Transport Annual Report 2003, Cm 5907.

      Ruth Kelly
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

        That further resources, not exceeding £1,251,750,000, be authorised for use during the year ending on 31st March 2004, and that a further sum, not exceeding £613,478,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending on 31st March 2004 for expenditure by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

        This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to biofuels (Resolution of 3rd March).

        Relevant documents:

        Seventeenth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Session 2002-03, on Biofuels, HC (2002-03) 929-I, and the Government's response thereto, HC (2003-04) 270; and

        The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Departmental Report 2003, Cm 5919.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

        The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions will be deferred until 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 54(4) and (5) and Order of 29th October 2002).

+  2  

ESTIMATES, 2004-05 (NAVY) VOTE A

      Mr Secretary Hoon
        That, during the year ending on 31st March 2005, a number not exceeding 45,325 all ranks be maintained for Naval Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts I, III, IV and V of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in HC 283 of this Session.

        To be decided at 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3) and Order of 29th October 2002).

+  3  

ESTIMATES, 2004-05 (ARMY) VOTE A

      Mr Secretary Hoon
        That, during the year ending on 31st March 2005, a number not exceeding 128,195 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts I, III, IV and V of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in HC 283 of this Session.

        To be decided at 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3) and Order of 29th October 2002).

+  4  

ESTIMATES, 2004-05 (AIR) VOTE A

      Mr Secretary Hoon
        That, during the year ending on 31st March 2005, a number not exceeding 57,415 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts I, III, IV and V of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in HC 283 of this Session.

        To be decided at 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3) and Order of 29th October 2002).

+  5  

ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2002-03

      Ruth Kelly
        That resources, not exceeding £15,975,062.02, be authorised for use to make good excesses of certain resources for defence and civil services for the year ended on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding £1,188.38, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to make good excesses of certain grants for defence and civil services for the year ended on 31st March 2003, as set out in HC 351.

        To be decided at 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3) and Order of 29th October 2002).

+  6  

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 2003-04

      Ruth Kelly
        That further resources, not exceeding £24,448,658,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2004, and that a further sum, not exceeding £10,013,491,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2004, as set out in HC 349 and 350.

        To be decided at 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3) and Order of 29th October 2002).

        A Bill is to be brought in upon the four Motions in the name of Ruth Kelly relating to Estimates, Excesses, 2002-03, and Supplementary Estimates, 2003-04, if they are agreed to by the House.

+  7  

NOMINATION OF SELECT COMMITTEES

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That the Standing Orders be amended as follows:—

      (1)   In Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), line 18, leave out from `committees' to `which' in line 20 and insert `to which that paragraph applies'.

      (2)   In Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees), line 10, leave out from `under' to `, or' in line 13 and insert `the Standing Orders of this House (with the exception of the Liaison Committee, the Committee of Selection, the Committee on Standards and Privileges and any Committee established under a temporary Standing Order).'

An explanatory memorandum is available in the Vote Office.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  8  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Post Office Ltd and Postwatch's role in decisions on post office closures (Mrs Patsy Calton).

        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 A9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10
(public)
Further to consider the Gender Recognition Bill [Lords].
2Standing Committee B9.30 a.m.
2.00 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Pensions Bill.
3Standing Committee F9.30 a.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill.
4European Standing Committee A2.00 p.m.Room 14 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 15388/03 relating to Fisheries: Catch Quotas and Effort Limitation 2004.
5Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2004, the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2004 and the draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

SELECT COMMITTEES

6Public Administration9.15 a.m.


9.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Honours System.
Witnesses: Simon Jenkins, columnist and former editor of The Times, Professor Peter Hennessy, Queen Mary College, University of London, and Professor David Cannadine, Director of the Institute of Historical Research.
7Liaison9.30 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
8Environmental Audit: Sub-Committee on Environmental Crime10.00 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
(public)
Subject: Environmental Crime: Fly-tipping, Fly-posting, Litter, Graffiti and Noise.
Witnesses: Anti-Social Behaviour Unit; ENCAMS (at approximately 11.00 a.m.).
9Health10.30 a.m.


11.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Obesity.
Witness: Ms Melanie Johnson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health.
10Environmental Audit2.00 p.m.
2.15 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
(public)
Subject: Water: The Periodic Review 2004 and the Environmental Programme.
Witness: Mr Elliot Morley MP, Minister for Environment and Agri-Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
11Foreign Affairs3.00 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Foreign Policy Aspects of the War Against Terrorism.
Witness: Sir Jeremy Greenstock GCMG, UK Special Representative for Iraq.

JOINT COMMITTEE

12Draft Gambling Bill9.30 a.m.Room 5 (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:      Light dues.
2    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Television licence fees.
3    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Award of Out of Round Offshore Licence.
4    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Ministerial guidance on the periodic review of water price limits.
5    Secretary of State for Health:      Thirty-third report of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration.
6    Secretary of State for Health:      Committee on Safety of Medicines reminder on Paroxetine dosage.
7    Deputy Prime Minister:      Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) of the Architects Registration Board.

Standing Committee Notices

     Standing Committee A will meet on Tuesday 16th March at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Gender Recognition Bill [Lords].

     Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 16th March at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and Thursday 18th March at 9.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. further to consider the Pensions Bill.

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 15th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Courts Board (Appointment and Procedure) Regulations 2004 and the draft Courts Boards Areas Order 2004.

     The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 16th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Local Government (Scotland) Act 2003 (Destination of Fixed Penalties in Scotland) Order 2004 and the draft Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2004 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 18th March at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Trading Fund Order 2004.

     The Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 18th March at 8.55 a.m. to consider the draft Agricultural Statistics (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.



 

 
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