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Order of Business 8 June 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

Private Business

        Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Second Reading

University of Manchester Bill [Lords].

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    What research he has commissioned on possible links between the use of cannabis and mental health problems.
( 177285 )
*2 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What the estimated cost to the National Health Service was of treating those injured in road crashes in the last year for which figures are available.
( 177286 )
*3 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    If he will increase support to patients' forums.
( 177287 )
*4 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    If he will make a statement on the progress of outstanding applications for foundation hospital status.
( 177288 )
*5 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What steps are being taken to reduce assaults on NHS staff; and if he will make a statement.
( 177289 )
*6 Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):    What investment is being made in the National Health Service in North Staffordshire.
( 177290 )
*7 Ann Coffey (Stockport):    What action he is taking to reduce delayed discharges.
( 177291 )
*8 Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):    If he will make a statement on the findings of Sir John Blofeld's report into racism in the NHS.
( 177292 )
*9 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the cancers for which he proposes to introduce NHS screening programmes.
( 177293 )
*10 Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden):    What the latest estimate is of the cost of a hip replacement paid for by Merton and Sutton Primary Care Trust in (a) the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre and (b) the private sector.
( 177294 )
*11 Mr Paul Marsden (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    If he will make a statement on access to NHS dentists in Shropshire.
( 177295 )
*12 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on his policy on the treatment of hepatitis C.
( 177296 )
*13 Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    What plans he has to review the criteria and procedures by which the NHS acquires and disposes of estates.
( 177297 )
*14 Martin Linton (Battersea):    What the estimated cost is of a hip replacement operation paid for by the NHS in (a) an NHS hospital and (b) the private health sector.
( 177298 )
*15 Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest):    How much the Chairman of the NHS Independent Reconfiguration Panel receives in salary.
( 177299 )
*16 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If he or one of his Ministers will attend the Nottingham Health Network Conference on 12th November to listen to the health concerns of the local community.
( 177300 )
*17 Norman Baker (Lewes):    What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funds available to NHS trusts in East Sussex.
( 177301 )
*18 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    If he will make a statement on his Department's consultation with the dental profession regarding the changes to the way NHS dentistry will be organised from April 2005.
( 177302 )
*19 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    If he will make a statement on best practice for the delivery of services for diabetics.
( 177303 )
*20 Mrs Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    If he will make a statement on the number of health workers in the NHS who have been recruited from overseas.
( 177304 )
*21 Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    If he will make a statement on developing the role of nurses in the delivery of health care.
( 177305 )
*22 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    If he will make a statement on the Government's plans for community pharmacists.
( 177306 )
*23 Andrew George (St Ives):    What recent assessment he has made of the financial situation of NHS trusts in Cornwall and Scilly.
( 177307 )
*24 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he will make a statement on the private finance initiative development in the area of Mid Yorkshire Acute Trust; and what bed provision will be made in the three areas covered by the Pontefract, Wakefield and Dewsbury Trust.
( 177308 )
*25 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    What assessment he has made of the availability of residential care for the elderly.
( 177309 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Nigel Beard
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to advance time by one hour in England and Wales throughout the year; to provide that the power to make decisions in relation to time zones in Northern Ireland and Scotland be devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Parliament; 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  


[No debate]

      Mr David Jamieson
        That this House takes note of European Union documents No. 12058/03, draft regulation on the establishment of structures for the management of the European Satellite Radionavigation Programme, and 6470/04, a Commission communication on progress on the Galileo research programme; endorses the Government's support for the draft Regulation to put in place effective supervision of the private sector concessionaire; and supports the Government's wider aims in seeking a lead role in the Galileo programme.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

+  3  


[Up to 45 minutes]

      Mr Secretary Smith
      Mr Peter Hain
        That, in accordance with the resolution of the Standing Committee of 25th May, the Programme Order of 12th May in relation to the Age-Related Payments Bill be varied as follows:

Consideration and Third Reading

        1.   Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order (consideration and Third Reading) shall be omitted.

        2.   Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration or, if earlier, at the moment of interruption.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Order A(9) relating to Programming of Bills of 28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003).

+  4  

AGE-RELATED PAYMENTS BILL: Not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration or, if earlier, at the moment of interruption, if the Age-Related Payments Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to.

+  5  


      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: The Future of Air Transport White Paper.

        Relevant documents:

        The Sixth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2002-03, on Aviation, HC 454, and the Government's response thereto, Cm 6047.

        The Third Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2003-04, on Pre-Budget Report 2003: Aviation Follow-up, HC 233, and the Seventh Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2003-04, on Aviation: Sustainability and the Government Response, HC 623.

        Proceedings may continue, though opposed, for three hours or until Seven o'clock, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of (Order of 25th May).

+  6  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sitting on Tuesday 15th June,

        (a)   notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2)(c)(i) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) and the limits on half-days in paragraph (2)(b) of that Order, proceedings on a Motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, or until Four o'clock, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and

        (b)   notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to New Financial Perspective and EU regional policy not later than Seven o'clock, or three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, whichever is the later; 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.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Role and training of educational psychologists (Mr David Heath).

        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 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).
2Standing Committee B8.55 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the Energy Bill [Lords].


3Trade and Industry9.00 a.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4Treasury9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subjects: (i) Bank of England May Inflation Report; (ii) Restoring confidence in long-term savings (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
Witnesses: (i) Mr Roger Bootle, Professor David Miles, and Mr David Walton; (ii) Mr Walter Merricks, the Financial Services Ombudsman (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
5Culture, Media and Sport10.15 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: BBC Charter Renewal.
Witnesses: Sir Christopher Bland; ITV (at approximately 11.15 a.m.); Five (at approximately 12.00 noon).
6Home Affairs1.45 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Identity Cards.
Witnesses: JUSTICE, The Law Society, Liberty and Privacy International; Mr Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner, and Mr Jonathan Bamford, Assistant Information Commissioner (at approximately 3.30 p.m.).
7International Development2.15 p.m.Room 6 (private)
8Foreign Affairs2.30 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism.
9Constitutional Affairs3.45 p.m.

4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Constitutional Reform Bill: the Government's proposals.
Witness: Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor.

[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 Northern Ireland:      Publication of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland Business Plan 200405.
2    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Quinquennial Review of the Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Estates Agency.
3    Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Courts Agency.
4    Secretary of State for Defence:      Establishment of an academic Department of Defence Mental Health.
5    Secretary of State for Defence:      Service Police investigations in Southern Iraq.
6    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Child poverty in the UK.


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