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Order of Business 19 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 the Deputy Prime Minister
*1 Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    If he will make a statement on the estimated costs of regional assemblies.
( 173979 )
*2 Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    If he will make a statement on the New Deal for Communities.
( 173980 )
*3 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    If he will obtain data to allow a market forces factor in the local government funding formula to be examined for the City of York separately from North Yorkshire.
( 173981 )
*4 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East):    What proportion of respondents to the Social Exclusion Unit's inquiry into mental health was made up of people who had experienced mental health problems.
( 173982 )
*5 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    What effects a directly elected assembly for the North West will have on business.
( 173983 )
*6 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    What plans he has to make council tax liability more closely related to income.
( 173984 )
*7 Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):    How many individuals with mental health problems contributed via the internet to the Social Exclusion Unit inquiry into mental health.
( 173985 )
*8 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    What rewards are being given to local authorities with a record of delivering excellent services to the community.
( 173986 )
*9 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    If he will make a statement on his Department's contribution to Better Government for Older People.
( 173988 )
*10 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What Government policy is on location of winter quarters for travelling showmen.
( 173989 )
*11 Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown):    If he will make a statement on the progress of the New Deal for Communities.
( 173990 )
*12 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the Yorkshire and Humber economy of regional government.
( 173991 )
*13 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    What proportion of local authority spending in the current financial year is (a) provided centrally and (b) raised locally.
( 173992 )
*14 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What plans he has to help gypsies and travelling people living on unauthorised sites.
( 173993 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Peter Bradley (Wrekin, The):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 19th May.
( 173964 )
*Q2 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    
( 173965 )
*Q3 Sue Doughty (Guildford):    
( 173966 )
*Q4 Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    
( 173967 )
*Q5 Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    
( 173968 )
*Q6 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    
( 173969 )
*Q7 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    
( 173970 )
*Q8 Mrs Angela Browning (Tiverton & Honiton):    
( 173971 )
*Q9 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    
( 173972 )
*Q10 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    
( 173973 )
*Q11 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    
( 173974 )
*Q12 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    
( 173975 )
*Q13 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    
( 173976 )
*Q14 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    
( 173977 )
*Q15 Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Cunninghame South):    
( 173978 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr David Amess
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish need and safety tests before telecommunications masts can be erected; to amend the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the General Permitted Development Order 1995; 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  

PENSIONS BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be further considered [2nd allotted day]

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

+  3  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, on Thursday 10th June, there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Provision of travellers' sites in West Leeds (Mr John Battle).

        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 C9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Promotion of Volunteering Bill.


2Education and Skills9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: School Transport Bill.
Witnesses: Stephen Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills, and David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport.
3Modernisation of the House of Commons9.30 a.m.
9.35 a.m.
Room 17 (private)
Subject: Connecting Parliament with the Public.
Witnesses: Duncan Cullimore, School Improvement Officer (14-19), Lewisham Local Education Authority, and Ms Chris Weeds, Parliamentary Education Officer.
4Science and Technology9.30 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Research Assessment Exercise: A follow-up.
Witnesses: Professor Adrian Smith, Queen Mary, University of London, Professor Ivor Crewe, University of Essex, Professor Sir Gareth Roberts, Wolfson College, Oxford, and Lord May of Oxford, The Royal Society; Sir Howard Newby and Mr Rama Thirunamachandran, Higher Education Funding Council for England (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
5Work and Pensions9.30 a.m.

9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Health and Safety.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Minister for Work, and Mr Gareth Williams, Department for Work and Pensions.
6Procedure2.00 p.m.
2.15 p.m.
Room 18 (private)
Subject: Programming of Legislation.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Leader of the House, and Mr Phil Woolas MP, Deputy Leader of the House.
7Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Climate Change, Water Security and Flooding.
Witnesses: Environment Agency; Elliot Morley MP, Minister for the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
8Northern Ireland Affairs: Sub-Committee2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subjects: (i) Social Housing Provision in Northern Ireland; (ii) Future Post Primary Education arrangements in Northern Ireland.
Witnesses: (i) Department for Regional Development and Department of the Environment officials; (ii) Department of Education officials (at approximately 3.30 p.m.).
9Accommodation and Works2.30 p.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: European Community Competence and Transport.
Witnesses: Road Haulage Association; Freight Transport Association (at approximately 3.15 p.m.); Chamber of Shipping (at approximately 3.45 p.m.).
11Environmental Audit3.30 p.m.
3.50 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: Budget 2004.
Witnesses: The Carbon Trust; Energy Saving Trust (at approximately 4.35 p.m.).
12Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 16 (public)
Subject: Department for Education and Skills: Connexions Service—Advice and guidance for all young people.
Witnesses: Mr David Normington CB, Permanent Secretary, and Mrs Anne Weinstock CBE, Chief Executive of the Connexions Service, Department for Education and Skills.
13Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)


14Draft Charities Bill9.00 a.m.Room 5 (private)
15Human Rights2.30 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
Subject: Prosecution Policy.
Witness: Mr Ken McDonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions.

[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 the Home Department:      New members of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
2    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Community Cohesion and Race Equality Strategy Publication.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Immigration Review.
4    Deputy Prime Minister:      Measures to tackle empty homes and protect tenancy deposits to be added to the Housing Bill.
5    Deputy Prime Minister:      Modernising Electoral Registration—Co-ordinated On-line Register of Electors (CORE) Consultation Launch.
6    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Digital switchover: the next steps.
7    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Financial services and Europe.
8    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Building on New Deal.
9    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Inspection report of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate in respect of Kerrier District Council.
10    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Inspection report of the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate in respect of the council of the Isles of Scilly.
11    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Social Security Advisory Committee.


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