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Order of Business 13 May 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
*1 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    What recent discussions he has had with other governments on debt relief to Ethiopia.
( 172709 )
*2 Claire Ward (Watford):    How many families in Watford he estimates are receiving tax credits.
( 172710 )
*3 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    If he will make a statement on levels of unemployment in (a) Amber Valley and (b) the East Midlands.
( 172711 )
*4 Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):    How many pensioners in Hastings and Rye are receiving pension credit.
( 172713 )
*5 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What assessment he has made of the impact of Government policy on child poverty.
( 172714 )
*6 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    What steps he is taking to reach further agreements on trade in order to tackle poverty in the world's poorest countries.
( 172715 )
*7 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health regarding the efficiency review being conducted by Sir Peter Gershon.
( 172716 )
*8 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    What plans he has to increase expenditure on international aid in the coming spending round; and if he will make a statement.
( 172717 )
*9 Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):    What progress is being made in the transfer of Government jobs out of London and the South East following the Lyons Review.
( 172719 )
*10 Norman Baker (Lewes):    When he expects to publish his analysis of use of economic instruments in relation to waste generation.
( 172720 )
*11 Andy Burnham (Leigh):    What progress he has made on developing fiscal incentives to aid the growth of football supporters' trusts.
( 172721 )
*12 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    What assessment he has made of the impact of increasing petrol fuel prices on the economies of rural areas.
( 172722 )
*13 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    If he will make a statement on his intentions for future funding for the Children's Fund.
( 172723 )
*14 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will make a statement on the distributional impact of the tax burden projections contained in the Financial Statement and Budget Report.
( 172724 )
*15 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What discussions he held with international finance ministers on tackling world debt at the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.
( 172725 )
*16 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What consultations he has had with EU partners since 1st April regarding the International Finance Facility.
( 172726 )
*17 Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    What progress has been made on the International Finance Facility as a result of spring meetings with the IMF and World Bank.
( 172727 )
*18 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What progress is being made in discussions at a European level about the Stability and Growth Pact.
( 172729 )
*19 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What economic instruments are available to him to moderate the rise in house prices.
( 172730 )
*20 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What representations he has received concerning his proposed increase in fuel duty.
( 172731 )

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

Consideration of Lords Amendments Subsequent stages

Main Business

+  1  


[No debate]

      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Peter Hain
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Child Trust Funds Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 15th December 2003 (Child Trust Funds Bill (Programme))—

      1.   Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

      2.   Any further message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question put.

      3.   The proceedings on any further message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

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

+  2  

CHILD TRUST FUNDS BILL:      Consideration of Lords Amendments.

[Up to one hour]

        For Amendments relating to the Lords Amendments, see separate Paper.

        Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after commencement of proceedings if the Child Trust Funds Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Motion is agreed to.

+  3  


[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Armed Forces Personnel.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  4  


[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1031), dated 1st April 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Registrars and civil marriages (Mr Stephen Pound).

        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).



1Standing Committee A9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
Further to consider the Finance Bill (except Clauses Nos 4, 5, 20, 28, 57 to 77, 86, 11 and 282 to 289 and Schedules Nos. 1, 3, 11, 12, 21 and 37 to 39).
2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2004, Direction given by the Secretary of State under section 51B(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 on 28th April 2004.


3Public Administration9.30 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Government by Inquiry.
Witness: Rt Hon the Lord Hutton.
4Environmental Audit: Sub-Committee on Environmental Crime10.00 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: Wildlife Crime.
Witnesses: English Nature; Environment Agency (at approximately 11.00 a.m.).
5Education and Skills10.30 a.m.

10.45 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: School Transport Bill.
Witnesses: Mr Mike Hirst, Headteacher, Ravenscliffe School, Calderdale, and Mr Steve Broach, Assistant Director, Parents' Autism Campaign for Education (PACE), David Congdon, Head of External Affairs, Mencap/Special Education Consortium and Jill Harrison, Director of External Affairs, Contact A Family/Special Education Consortium; Mr David Butler, Chief Executive, National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) (at approximately 11.45 a.m.).

[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:      Inspection Report of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate in respect of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.
2    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Performance Targets for Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Estates Agency (Health Estates) 2004-05.
3    Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Public Guardianship Office: Business Plan and key performance indicators 2004-05.

Standing Committee Notices

     The Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Energy Bill [Lords] will meet on Monday 17th May at 6.00 p.m.

     Standing Committee A will meet on Tuesday 18th May and Thursday 20th May at
     Standing Committee B will meet on Thursday 20th May at 8.55 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. to consider the Energy Bill [Lords].

     Standing Committee C will meet on Wednesday 19th May at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Promotion of Volunteering Bill.

     The Northern Ireland Grand Committee will meet on Thursday 20th May at 2.30 p.m. to consider the proposal for a draft Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 18th May at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Disclosure of Donor Information) Regulations 2004.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 18th May at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2004.

     The Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 18th May at 9.55 a.m. to consider the draft Pet Travel Scheme (Pilot Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 828).


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