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Order of Business 9 September 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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
*1 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    What plans there are to increase access to higher education in West Cumbria.
( 187694 )
*2 Linda Perham (Ilford North):    If he will make a statement on the performance of specialist schools.
( 187695 )
*3 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    How often the (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Coventry South are monitored for health and safety standards.
( 187696 )
*4 Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis & Littlehampton):    If he will make a statement on the national literacy strategy.
( 187697 )
*5 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall):    How many university access agreements have been agreed; and if he will make a statement.
( 187698 )
*6 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    If he will make a statement on the proportion of 18 to 20 year olds applying for higher education entry this year.
( 187699 )
*7 Mr Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    What the latest figures are for higher education applications; and if he will make a statement.
( 187700 )
*8 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent representations he has received on schools admissions policy; and if he will make a statement.
( 187701 )
*9 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    What assessment he has made of the effects on the current cohort of university students of the Higher Education Act 2004.
( 187702 )
*10 Patrick Mercer (Newark):    If he will make a statement on progress in implementing his Department's response to the Mathematics Inquiry report published by Professor Adrian Smith.
( 187704 )
*11 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    In what ways his Department is assisting schools to develop their sports facilities.
( 187705 )
*12 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    What recent assessment he has made of the integrity of the results of university examinations.
( 187706 )
*13 Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    If he will make a statement on security in schools.
( 187707 )
*14 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    What assessment he has made of the take-up of education maintenance allowances.
( 187708 )
*15 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What recent meetings he has had with employers to discuss vocational education.
( 187711 )
*16 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    What plans he has to increase participation in sport in schools.
( 187712 )
*17 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What mechanisms will be put in place for the Children's Commissioner to liaise with the Children's Commissioners in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
( 187713 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
*18 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    If the Attorney General will act for the four UK citizens held in Guantanamo Bay in challenging the legality of their continued detention in the US courts.
( 187719 )
*19 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What discussions she has held with Cabinet colleagues on improving the way in which the Crown Prosecution Service deals with court cases involving domestic violence.
( 187720 )
*20 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    What steps she is taking to ensure consistency of decision-making in prosecutions for corruption.
( 187721 )
*21 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the work of the Criminal Justice Board.
( 187722 )
*22 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What her policy is towards the prosecution of (a) anti-semitic and (b) islamophobic hate crimes.
( 187723 )
*23 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If she will make a statement on the role of the Crown Prosecution Service in tackling animal rights extremism.
( 187724 )
*24 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What steps she is taking to keep victims informed of the progress of their cases.
( 187725 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

+  1  

HUNTING

[No debate]

      Mr Alun Michael
        Bill to make provision about hunting wild mammals with dogs; to prohibit hare coursing; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.


Main Business

+  2  

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WALES)

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Hain
        That the draft Regulatory Reform (Local Commissioner for Wales) Order 2004, which was laid before the House on 24th June, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 18(1)(a)).

+  3  

CRIMINAL LAW

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Blunkett
        That the draft Penalties for Disorderly Behaviour (Amendment of Minimum Age) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 14th July, be approved.

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

+  4  

ADJOURNMENT

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: European Constitution.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  5  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Compensation payments to former miners suffering from chronic bronchitis and emphysema (Jeff Ennis).

        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

1Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2004.
2Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2004.

SELECT COMMITTEES

3Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.


9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Draft Regional Assemblies Bill.
Witnesses: Local Government Association; County Councils Network (at approximately 9.40 a.m.); Voluntary Organisations Network North East, the National Trust and the Royal National Institute of the Blind (at approximately 10.00 a.m.); Fire authorities and Police authorities (at approximately 10.40 a.m.).
4Home Affairs9.30 a.m.Room 7 (private)
5European Scrutiny10.00 a.m.Room 20 (private)
6Health10.00 a.m.


10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Witnesses: Department of Health and Department of Trade and Industry officials.
7Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee on the Draft Animal Welfare Bill10.25 a.m.


10.30 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Government's Draft Animal Welfare Bill.
Witnesses: Farm Animal Welfare Council; and Meat and Livestock Commission; National Farmers' Union (at approximately 11.15 a.m.); Farmers' Union of Wales (at approximately 11.45 a.m.); National Sheep Association; and Rare Breeds Survival Trust (at approximately 12.15 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 Trade and Industry:      Decommissioning of the UK nuclear industry's facilities.
2    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Publication of Police Reform consultation results—Policing: Building Safer Communities Together.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Independent Reviewer of the Terrorism Act.
4    Secretary of State for Health:      Blood donation and vCJD.
5    Secretary of State for Health:      Report of the committee of inquiry into how the NHS handled allegations about the conduct of Richard Neale.
6    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Libya: Future defence requirements.
7    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweatlh Affairs:      European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights.
8    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweatlh Affairs:      Diplomatic missions: outstanding national non-domestic rate bills.
9    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweatlh Affairs:      Diplomatic missions: serious offences.
10    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweatlh Affairs:      Diplomatic missions: unpaid traffic fines.
11    Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Mental Capacity Bill: Draft Code of Practice.
12    Leader of the House:      State Opening of Parliament.
13    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Annual Report and Statement of Accounts of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board 2002-03.

Standing Committee Notices

     European Standing Committee A will meet on Monday 13th September at 4.00 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 15820/03, relating to Driving Licences.

     European Standing Committee B will meet on Wednesday 15th September at 2.00 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 9317/04, relating to the approximation, mutual recognition and enforcement of criminal sanctions.

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 13th September at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Student Fees (Approved Plans) (England) Regulations 2004.

     The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 13th September at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner (Maximum Penalty) Order 2004.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 13th September at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Business Improvement Districts Regulations 2004.

     The Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 14th September at 9.55 a.m. to consider the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) and Police Reform Act 2002 (Modification) Order 2004.



 

 
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