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Order of Business 21 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 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
*1 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    Pursuant to the statement of the Foreign Secretary 7th June, Official Report, column 31, on Iraq, what reports he has had from the US Administration on its investigation of the attack on 18th to 19th May on the village of Makr-al-Deel.
( 179359 )
*2 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What contribution his Department will make to the training of 17,000 African troops by 2010.
( 179360 )
*3 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make it his policy to delay the closure of the Droitwich Spa Army Medal Office until the end of December 2007.
( 179361 )
*4 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    When he last discussed progress with the European Security and Defence Policy with the French Defence Minister.
( 179362 )
*5 Jim Knight (South Dorset):    What efforts his Department is making to support the British manufacturing sector.
( 179363 )
*6 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NATO's command of International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan.
( 179364 )
*7 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    What assessment he has made of the D-Day commemorations.
( 179365 )
*8 Eric Joyce (Falkirk West):    What discussions he has had with counterparts from the Balkan states on their contribution to NATO.
( 179366 )
*9 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    If he will make a statement on progress towards establishing a private finance initiative scheme for the building of RAF homes in Carterton.
( 179367 )
*10 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What importance he attaches to a regiment's historic association with geographical areas when seeking recruits.
( 179368 )
*11 John Robertson (Glasgow Anniesland):    What measures his Department is taking to improve the procurement process for equipment for the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
( 179369 )
*12 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What changes are planned in the nature of the deployment of British troops in Iraq after 30th June.
( 179370 )
*13 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will make a statement on when he expects to conclude his negotiations with BAE Systems on the Tranche 2 contract for the Eurofighter.
( 179371 )
*14 Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):    What progress has been made on reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
( 179372 )
*15 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    If he will make a statement on the role of the Fusiliers in Iraq.
( 179373 )
*16 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What recent discussions he has had with his US counterparts concerning Gulf War syndrome.
( 179374 )
*17 Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    How many reservists are deployed in Iraq.
( 179375 )
*18 Norman Baker (Lewes):    If he will make a statement on the forward plans for RAF Menwith Hill.
( 179376 )
*19 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the current situation in Iraq.
( 179377 )
*20 Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    What his estimate is of how many General Service Medals with Canal Zone clasps have been issued to date.
( 179378 )
*21 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    How many people were in the Territorial Army on 1st January (a) 1997 and (b) 2004.
( 179379 )
*22 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    When his Department's study of the future of the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency's estate will be completed.
( 179380 )
*23 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    What progress he has made in producing a comprehensive document outlining his Department's support for armed forces veterans.
( 179381 )
*24 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    What recent discussions he has had with the US Administration regarding the introduction of the Joint Strike Fighter.
( 179382 )
*25 Ann Coffey (Stockport):    If he will make a statement on progress with the Nimrod project.
( 179383 )

At 3.30 p.m.Urgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business

+  1  

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY BILL [LORDS]:      Second Reading.

[Until 10.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  2  

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME)

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Reid
      Mr Peter Hain
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Health Protection Agency 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.

Proceedings on 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.

Programming of 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)

+  3  

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY BILL [LORDS] (MONEY):      Queen's Recommendation siginified.

[No debate]

      Ruth Kelly
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Health Protection Agency Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

        (a)   any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of the Act;

        (b)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums so payable under any other enactment.

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

+  4  

REGISTRATION, EVALUATION AND AUTHORISATION OF CHEMICALS (REACH)

[No debate]

      Mr Alun Michael
        That this House takes note of Eureopean Union Document No. 15409/03, draft Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation (EC) [on Persistent Organic Pollutants]; and draft Directive amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC to adapt it to the proposed Regulation; and supports the Government's objectives of developing a fast, efficient and workable process to test and screen chemicals and tackle those of most concern first, whilst minimising animal testing and maintaining or enhancing the competitiveness of the chemicals industry and downstream users.

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

+  5  

ESTIMATES

[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That this House agrees with the Report [16th June] of the Liaison Committee.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 145).

+  6  

ADJOURNMENT (SUMMER)

[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That this House, at its rising on Thursday 22nd July, do adjourn till Tuesday 7th September 2004.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).

+  7  

DRAFT GAMBLING BILL:      REGIONAL CASINOS (JOINT COMMITTEE)

No debate after 10.00 p.m.

      Mr Peter Hain
        Draft Gambling Bill:      Regional Casinos (Joint Committee),—That the Lords message of 16th June relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on the Government's response to recommendations 79, 80, 81, 83, 84 and 85 of the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Gambling Bill (Cm 6253), which focus upon the definition, location and economic and other implications of the largest casinos, and on the further statement of Government policy on casinos published with Cm 6253, be now considered.

        That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution relating to the said Joint Committee.

        That a Select Committee of eight honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords for this purpose.

        That the Committee shall have power:

      (i)   to send for persons, papers and records;

      (ii)   to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

      (iii)   to report from time to time;

      (iv)   to appoint specialist advisers;

      (v)   to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

        That the Committee shall report by 22nd July 2004.

        That Janet Anderson, Mr Tony Banks, Jeff Ennis, Mr John Greenway, Mr Alan Meale, Mr Richard Page, Dr John Pugh, and Mr Anthony D. Wright be members of the Committee.

        And that the Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Lords on Wednesday 23rd June at half past Nine o'clock in Committee Room 8.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  8  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Government policy on compulsory voting (Huw Irranca-Davies).

        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1European Standing Committee A4.00 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 8235/04 relating to the marketing of Maize Genetically Modified for Glyphosate Tolerance.
2First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2004.
3Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
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.
4Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2004.

SELECT COMMITTEES

5WELSH AFFAIRS
Meeting as part of enlarged Economic Development and Transport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales
11.30 a.m.



12.00 p.m.
Committee Rooms 3 & 4, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (private)
(public)
Subject: Draft Transport (Wales) Bill.
6WELSH AFFAIRS
Meeting as part of enlarged Economic Development and Transport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales
2.15 p.m.Committee Rooms 3 & 4, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (public)
Subject: Draft Transport (Wales) Bill.
7Information4.30 p.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
8Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: Visa Entry to the United Kingdom: The Entry Clearance Operation.
Witnesses: Sir Michael Jay KCMG, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Robin Barnett OBE, Director, UK visas, and Mr Bill Jeffrey, Home Office.
9Work and Pensions Sub-Committee4.30 p.m.Room 8 (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 Defence:      European Defence Agency.
2    Secretary of State for Defence:      The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Key Targets for Financial Year 2004-05.
3    Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Elections and all-postal pilots.
4    Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonweath Affairs:      Reform of European Union staff regulations.


 

 
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