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Order of Business 28 April 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 11.30 a.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
*1 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What further progress has been made on decommissioning.
( 167660 )
*2 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What discussions he has had about the development of a new national stadium in Northern Ireland.
( 167661 )
*3 Lady Hermon (North Down):    If he will make a statement on funding for the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.
( 167662 )
*4 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What role the report of the Independent Monitoring Commission will play in the future of the decommissioning process.
( 167663 )
*5 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the peace process.
( 167664 )
*6 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    If he will make a statement on funding for education of children with special needs in Northern Ireland.
( 167665 )
*7 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What action he plans to take to reduce (a) smuggling and (b) other illegal activities in border areas.
( 167666 )
*8 John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):    What steps he is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour in Northern Ireland.
( 167667 )
*9 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on the economy in Northern Ireland.
( 167668 )
*10 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What progress has been made in tackling organised crime in Northern Ireland.
( 167669 )
*11 Mr Iain Luke (Dundee East):    If he will make a statement on the contribution of higher education to innovation and enterprise in Northern Ireland.
( 167670 )
*12 Mr John Hume (Foyle):    What the Government's plans are for the economic regeneration of the North West of Northern Ireland.
( 167671 )
*13 Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    If he will make a statement on measures to improve the security of older people in Northern Ireland.
( 167672 )
*14 David Burnside (South Antrim):    If he will make a statement on criminal activities by the Provisional IRA in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) the Republic of Ireland and (c) internationally in the last 12 months.
( 167673 )
*15 Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    If he will make a statement on the political situation in Northern Ireland.
( 167674 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 28th April.
( 168953 )
*Q2 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    
( 168954 )
*Q3 Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):    
( 168955 )
*Q4 Ann McKechin (Glasgow Maryhill):    
( 168956 )
*Q5 Dan Norris (Wansdyke):    
( 168957 )
*Q6 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    What account he took of Lord Hutton's criticism of Mr Tom Kelly when he decided to promote him.
( 168958 )
*Q7 Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    
( 168959 )
*Q8 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    
( 168960 )
*Q9 Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth & Horncastle):    
( 168961 )
*Q10 Linda Perham (Ilford North):    
( 168962 )
*Q11 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    
( 168963 )
*Q12 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    
( 168964 )
*Q13 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    
( 168965 )
*Q14 Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    
( 168966 )
*Q15 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    
( 168967 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to promote the extension of high-speed broadband connectivity in rural areas, to encourage private investment in essential engineering; 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  

FINANCE BILL:      (Clauses Nos. 4, 5, 20, 28, 57 to 77, 86, 111 and 282 to 289 and Schedules Nos. 1, 3, 11, 12, 21 and 37 to 39): Committee (Progress reported 27th April).

[Until any hour]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Debate may continue until any hour.

+  3  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Darling
      Mr Peter Hain
        That the Order of 9th February 2004 (Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Bill (Programme)) be varied by substituting for paragraph 5 the following:

    Programming Committee

    5.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on the Bill.".

        To be decided without debate (Orders of 28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003).

+  4  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 22nd March, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Provision of support for people with impaired vision (Mr Adrian Sanders).

        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 C2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill.
2European Standing Committee C2.00 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 15494/03 relating to Disposal of Batteries and Accumulators.


3Education and Skills9.15 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4European Scrutiny9.20 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
Room 19 (private)
Subject: European Evidence Warrant.
Witness: Caroline Flint MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office.
5Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.15 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Climate Change and Water Security.
Witnesses: Institution of Civil Engineers; Water UK.
6Treasury Sub-Committee2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Merger of Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue.
Witnesses: Mr Gus O'Donnell CB, Permanent Secretary, and Mr Dave Ramsden, Director, Tax Policy, HM Treasury.
7Administration2.30 p.m.Room 18 (private)
8Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Navigational Hazards.
Witnesses: Trinity House, Chamber of Shipping, and UK Major Ports Group; NUMAST (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); British Wind Energy Association (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); Department of Trade and Industry, and Department for Transport (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
9Welsh Affairs2.45 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Manufacturing and Trade in Wales.
Witnesses: FSB and FSB Wales; Professor K Alan Shore, University of Wales, Bangor, and Clive Thomas, Manager, Centre for Electronic Productivity Engineering, University of Glamorgan (at approximately 4.15 p.m.).
10Environmental Audit3.30 p.m.Room 20 (private)
11Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 16 (public)
Subject: Department for Regional Development: Management of Industrial Sickness Absence.
Witnesses: Mr Stephen Quinn, Permanent Secretary and Acounting Officer, Dr Malcolm McKibbin, Chief Executive and Agency Accounting Officer—Roads Service, Ms Katharine Bryan, Chief Executive and Agency Accounting Officer—Water Service, Northern Ireland Department for Regional Development.
12Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)


13Human Rights4.15 p.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 Work and Pensions:      Ambition: health pilots.
2    Secretary of State for Health:      Learning disability services.
3    Minister for the Cabinet Office:      Departmental Report, 2004 [Cm 6226].
4    Secretary of State for International Development:      Middle income countries.
5    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Small Business Service Business Plan 2004-05.
6    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Cyprus.
7    Deputy Prime Minister:      The English Indices of Deprivation 2004.

Standing Committee Notice

The Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 29th April at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Agreement on Enlargement of the European Economic Area) Order 2004.


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