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Order of Business 14 July 2004

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No debate.

* 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


      The Prime Minister
      REVIEW OF INTELLIGENCE ON WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: That there be laid before this House a Return of the Report of the Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction.

+indicates Government Business. Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
*1 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    Pursuant to his Oral Answer of 16th June, Official Report, columns 758-9, on debt swaps, what progress has been made by the continuing forestry projects to which he referred.
( 183716 )
*2 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):    What assistance his Department is giving to the development of (a) civil society and (b) women's rights in the countries of the Maghreb.
( 183719 )
*3 Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife):    If he will make a statement on action the Government is taking to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Darfur province in Sudan.
( 183720 )
*4 Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    What recent representations he has received regarding the humanitarian situation in Sudan.
( 183721 )
*5 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    When he next expects to meet representatives of aid agencies to discuss ways of ensuring that aid to Zimbabwe reaches the poorer districts.
( 183722 )
*6 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    What his policy is on the encouragement of renewable energy technologies in developing countries.
( 183723 )
*7 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What help he plans to reduce the number of women who die in pregnancy or childbirth in South East Asia.
( 183724 )
*8 Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):    If he will make a statement on the recently published sexual and reproductive health position paper.
( 183725 )
*9 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What assessment he has made of prospects for economic development in Palestine.
( 183726 )
*10 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    What support the Government can give to tackle HIV/AIDS in Caribbean countries.
( 183727 )
*11 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    How much money was spent on development and humanitarian projects in Colombia in each of the last five years.
( 183728 )
*12 Mr Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North):    If he will make a statement on the situation in Darfur.
( 183729 )
*13 Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):    What contribution his Department is making to tackling homelessness in Gaza.
( 183730 )
*14 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    What plans he has to visit Yemen to discuss bilateral aid.
( [R]183731 )
*15 Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    What action the Government is taking with regard to HIV prevention in the developing world.
( 183732 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 14th July.
( 183733 )
*Q2 Mr Nick Hawkins (Surrey Heath):    
( 183734 )
*Q3 Mr John Denham (Southampton, Itchen):    
( 183735 )
*Q4 Mr Paul Tyler (North Cornwall):    
( 183737 )
*Q5 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    
( 183738 )
*Q6 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall):    
( 183739 )
*Q7 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    
( 183740 )
*Q8 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    
( 183741 )
*Q9 Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):    
( 183742 )
*Q10 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    
( 183743 )
*Q11 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    
( 183744 )
*Q12 Andrew George (St Ives):    
( 183745 )
*Q13 Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife):    
( 183746 )
*Q14 Ms Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow):    
( 183747 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Charles Hendry
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the voting arrangements for regional assemblies' referendums.

        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business

+  2  

PATENTS BILL [LORDS]:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

[Until 1.30 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

The Second Report of the Regulatory Reform Committee, Session 2003-04, on the proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order 2004, HC 337, and the Eighth Report of the Committee, Session 2003-04, on the draft Regulatory Reform (Patents) Order 2004, HC 683, are relevant.
Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 1.30 p.m. (Order of 12th July).
+  3  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Public expenditure.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

+  4  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sitting on Wednesday 21st July, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Procedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Prescott relating to Devolution not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion; 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.

+  5  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, at the sittings on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords has been received, until any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at that sitting has reported, and until he has reported the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Military aircraft over Northumberland (Mr A. J. Beith).

        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).



1Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2004 and the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Repeals) Order 2004.
2Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 .
3Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Age-Related Payments (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.


4Treasury9.00 a.m.
9.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: Spending Review 2004.
Witnesses: Mr Robert Chote, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Professor Colin Talbot, University of Nottingham, Mr David Walton, Goldman Sachs; HM Treasury officials (at approximately 10.30 a.m.).
5Education and Skills9.15 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
6Modernisation of the House of Commons9.30 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
Room 18 (private)
Subject: Scrutiny of European Matters in the House of Commons.
Witnesses: Mr Richard Corbett MEP, Mr Timothy Kirkhope MEP, Mr Chris Huhne MEP and Dr John Whittaker MEP.
7Work and Pensions9.30 a.m.The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
8Health11.00 a.m.Room 8 (private)
9Defence2.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Duty of Care.
Witnesses: Adult Learning Inspectorate; and SSAFA Forces Help (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
10Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Dismantling defunct ships in the UK.
Witnesses: Friends of the Earth; Greenpeace (at approximately 3.15 p.m.); Able UK (at approximately 4.00 p.m.).
11Science and Technology2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: OST Scrutiny 2004.
Witnesses: (i) Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry (ii) Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
12Administration2.30 p.m.Room 18 (private)
13European Scrutiny2.30 p.m.Room 19 (private)
14Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Traffic law and its enforcement.
Witness: Mr David Jamieson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport.
15Welsh Affairs3.00 p.m.Room 17 (private)
16International Development3.15 p.m.

3.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Iraq: The role of humanitarian agencies in post-conflict situations.
Witness: Sir Jeremy Greenstock GCMG.
17Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)


18Draft Charities Bill9.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
Subject: Small Charities.
Witnesses: National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service; Suffolk Council for Voluntary Service; Minority Rights Group International and the Minority Ethnic Network Eastern Region.
19Draft Charities Bill2.15 p.m.
2.20 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Small Charities.
Witnesses: Major Mike Adler; Religions Working Together; Churches Main Committee and Myasthenia Gravis Association.
20Human Rights4.15 p.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
Subject: Deaths in Custody.
Witnesses: Association of Chief Police Officers; Police Federation (at approximately 5.15 p.m.); Independent Police Complaints Commission (at approximately 6.00 p.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 Northern Ireland:      Appointments to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
2    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Laganside Corporation's Report and Financial Statements 31st March 2004.
3    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Draft Animal Welfare Bill.
4    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Veterinary Laboratories Agency performance targets.
5    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Double Taxation Agreement between the United Kingdom and Georgia.
6    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Publication of new draft letter of statutory guidance from the Secretary of State to the Director of Fair Access to Higher Education.
7    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Annual Report on the Social Fund and Social Fund Commissioner's Annual Report.
8    Deputy Prime Minister:      Rent Restructuring Review.


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