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Order of Business 17 June 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
+    

NOTICE OF MOTION FOR AN UNOPPOSED RETURN        [No debate]

      Secretary Tessa Jowell
        That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report made by AHL Ltd in June 2004 in respect of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.

No debate.

+indicates Government Business. Afterwards
Oral Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
*1 Norman Baker (Lewes):    What account he takes of long-term trends in the cost of motoring in deciding his policy on fuel duty rates for private vehicles.
( 179122 )
*2 Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    What recent progress has been made on the International Finance Facility.
( 179123 )
*3 Dr John Pugh (Southport):    What studies the Treasury has made of the environmental benefits of a plastic bag tax.
( 179124 )
*4 Mr Jonathan Djanogly (Huntingdon):    What discussions he has had with Sir Peter Gershon regarding the total savings in public sector employment within the Department for Work and Pensions as a result of his efficiency review.
( 179125 )
*5 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What representations he has received from the combined heat and power sector on the removal of fiscal incentives to develop CHP installations; and if he will make a statement.
( 179126 )
*6 Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):    If he will make a statement on the working tax credit in the light of recent evidence of errors and miscalculations.
( 179127 )
*7 Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    If he will make a statement on the future of the Inland Revenue office in Hebburn.
( 179128 )
*8 Andy Burnham (Leigh):    What recent steps he has taken towards the cancellation of debt in Africa's poorest countries.
( 179129 )
*9 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    What discussions he has had with Sir Peter Gershon regarding the total savings in departmental expenditure in the Department of Trade and Industry as a result of his efficiency review.
( 179130 )
*10 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    What representations he has received from Equitable Life policyholders regarding the operation of the regulatory system with regard to Equitable Life.
( 179132 )
*11 Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    What fiscal measures his Department is taking to reduce carbon emissions from road transport.
( 179133 )
*12 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    What revenue his Department estimates would be received by HM Treasury if the ceiling were to be removed on national insurance contributions on earnings in a full financial year.
( 179134 )
*13 Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the current level of interest rates.
( 179135 )
*14 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    If he will make a statement on UK investment in tackling poverty in developing countries.
( 179136 )
*15 Roger Casale (Wimbledon):    What representations he has received in the context of the Comprehensive Spending Review on increasing investment in transport infrastructure in London.
( 179137 )
*16 Ann McKechin (Glasgow Maryhill):    If he will make a statement on the Comprehensive Spending Review with regard to a timetable to reach the 0.7 per cent. of gross national income target for development aid by 2008.
( 179138 )
*17 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries):    What progress has been made on the International Finance Facility.
( 179139 )
*18 Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    If he will make a statement on the Comprehensive Spending Review with regard to the timetable to reach the overseas development assistance target of 0.7 per cent. of gross national income by 2008.
( 179140 )
*19 Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):    What progress he has made in persuading the G8 to support his plans for further debt relief for the poorest countries.
( 179141 )
*20 Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):    If he will make a statement on the current level of the Consumer Price Index.
( 179142 )
*21 Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford):    What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence regarding the efficiency review being conducted by Sir Peter Gershon.
( 179143 )
*22 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    If he will take steps to moderate the rise in house prices.
( 179144 )
*23 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    What plans he has to use the tax system to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles.
( 179145 )
*24 Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    If he will make a statement on his plans to set a timetable to reach the 0.7 per cent. of gross national income target for overseas aid by 2008.
( 179146 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

+  1  

MENTAL CAPACITY

[No debate]

      Mr David Lammy
        Bill to make new provision relating to persons who lack capacity; to establish a superior court of record called the Court of Protection in place of the office of the Supreme Court called by that name; to make provision in connection with the Convention on the International Protection of Adults signed at The Hague on 13th January 2000; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.


Main Business

+  2  

PUBLIC AUDIT (WALES) BILL [LORDS]:      Second Reading.

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

        The Fifth Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, Session 2002-03, on the draft Public Audit (Wales) Bill, HC 763, and the Government's Response thereto, HC 87, Session 2003-04, are relevant.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  3  

PUBLIC AUDIT (WALES) BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME)

[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
      Mr Don Touhig
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords]:

Committal

        1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

        2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1st July 2004.

        3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

        4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

        5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

        6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

        7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.

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

+  4  

PUBLIC AUDIT (WALES) BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]:      Queen's recommendation signified.

[No debate]

      Ruth Kelly
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (a)   any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable, by virtue of any other Act, out of money so provided; and

      (b)   any expenses of the Secretary of State under that Act.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

+  5  

TRANSPORT

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Darling
        That the draft British Transport Police (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 20th May, be approved.

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

At the end of the sitting:

  6  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Marine Accident Investigation Branch report into the Loch Ryan fishing boat sinking, July 2003 (Andy Burnham).

        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

1Northern Ireland Grand Committee2.30 p.m.Room 14 (public)
To consider the matter of the future direction of Community Relations Policy in Northern Ireland.
2Standing Committee A9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
(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).
3Standing Committee B8.55 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
(public)
Further to consider the Energy Bill [Lords].

SELECT COMMITTEES

4Finance and Services9.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)
5Health10.00 a.m.


10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Provision of Allergy Services.
Witnesses: Mrs Muriel Simmons, Allergy UK, Mr David Reading, the Anaphylaxis Campaign and Dr Shuaib Nasser, Addenbrooke's Hospital; Professor Stephen Holgate and Professor Andrew Wardlaw, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Professor John Warner, University of Southampton, Dr Lawrence Youten, the London Allergy Clinic (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Deputy Prime Minister:      Sustainable Communities: Delivering through Planning: Progress Report.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Planning Obligations in England.
3    Deputy Prime Minister:      Programme for the Replacement of Planning Policy Guidance by Planning Policy Statements.
4    Deputy Prime Minister:      Commencement of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act.
5    Deputy Prime Minister:      The English Indices of Deprivation 2004.
6    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      British Energy plc—State aids.
7    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Publication of the Government's response to the OFT report on estate agents.
8    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Chemical Weapons Act.
9    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Building on New Deal: Local solutions meeting individual needs.
10    Secretary of State for Defence:      Iraq: Forthcoming roulements of UK Forces in Multinational Division (South East).
11    Secretary of State for Defence:      Forces under the command of the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland.
12    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Medical expert witnesses.
13    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Financial services.
14    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Handling of European Community Association Agreements applications.

Written Question tabled on Wednesday 16th June for answer today‡

1 Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the arrangements are for the future of the Travel Office; and if he will make a statement.
( 179743 )

Standing Committee Notices

     Standing Committee A will meet on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th June at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Finance Bill (except Clauses 4, 5, 20, 28, 57 to 77, 86, 111 and 282 to 289 and Schedules 1, 3, 11, 21 and 37 to 39).

     Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th June at 8.55 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Energy Bill [Lords].

     The Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee E in respect of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords] will meet on Tuesday 22nd June at 8.55 a.m.

     Standing Committee E will meet on Tuesday 22nd June at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. to consider the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords].

     European Standing Committee A will meet on Monday 21st June at 4.00 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 8235/04, relating to the marketing of maize genetically modified for glyphosphate tolerance.

     European Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 22nd June at 2.00 p.m. to consider the Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 26th May 2004, submitted by the Ministry of Defence, relating to establishing a European Defence Agency.

     European Standing Committee B will meet on Wednesday 23rd June at 2.00 p.m. to consider the European Union Document No. 15185/03, relating to staff regulations of officials of the European Communities.

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 21st June at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2004.

     The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 21st June at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Health Service Bodies) Order 2004 and the draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2004.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 21st June at 4.30 p.m. to consider the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2004.

     The Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 22nd June at 9.55 a.m. to consider the draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 2004.

     The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 24th June at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers, etc.) Order 2004, the draft Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004 and the draft Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004.

     The Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Thursday 24th June at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.



 

 
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