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Order of Business 11 October 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 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
*1 Mr Harold Best (Leeds North West):    If he will make a statement on plans for incapacity benefit.
( 190389 )
*2 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    Pursuant to his Answer of 5th July, Official Report, column 546, on pension protection, how much has been paid out under the pension assistance package of 30th June.
( 190390 )
*3 Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    If he will make a statement on the Government's Financial Assistance Scheme.
( 190392 )
*4 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    When he expects the Jobcentre Plus roll-out programme for new offices to be completed.
( 190394 )
*5 Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    If he will make a statement on the access to work scheme for people with disabilities; and how many individuals have benefited from the scheme and gone on to permanent paid employment.
( 190395 )
*6 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    What representations he has received from the National Pensioners Convention concerning the level of the state pension.
( 190396 )
*7 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    What assessment he has made of the likely changes in demand for Job Centre services over the next two years.
( 190397 )
*8 Chris Mole (Ipswich):    If he will make a statement on the level of long-term youth unemployment in Ipswich.
( 190398 )
*9 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    What steps he is taking to encourage the provision of health and safety advice in small and medium sized firms.
( 190399 )
*10 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    What assessment he has made of the impact of means-testing on people's willingness to save for pensions.
( 190400 )
*11 Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):    What steps he has taken to find out why pensioners were not able to access their pensions through the Post Office immediately before the August Bank Holiday.
( 190401 )
*12 Mr Michael Weir (Angus):    How he assesses the efficiency of service delivery in local offices.
( 190402 )
*13 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    When ASW workers whose occupational pensions are in administration can expect to receive their first payment from the recently announced Financial Assistance Scheme.
( 190403 )
*14 Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):    What discussions he has had on changes to invalidity benefits.
( 190404 )
*15 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    How many and what percentage of appeals against the disallowance of disability living allowance were successful in (a) 2001, (b) 2002 and (c) 2003.
( 190405 )
*16 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What proportion of pensioners entitled to the minimum income guarantee were in receipt of it at the latest date for which figures are available.
( 190406 )
*17 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement on the number of people participating in final salary pension schemes.
( 190407 )
*18 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    What assessment he has made of the interaction of benefits and tax credits.
( 190408 )
*19 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If he will extend the higher level of earnings disregard to benefit claims from school crossing patrol officers.
( 190409 )
*20 Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):    When he expects the Pensions Commission to report.
( 190410 )
*21 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What recent discussions he has had with Capita concerning its contract to manage departmental file stores.
( 190411 )
*22 Ann McKechin (Glasgow Maryhill):    If he will make a statement on incapacity benefit.
( 190412 )
*23 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What discussions he has had with the pensions industry regarding the Financial Assistance Scheme.
( 190413 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

MENTAL CAPACITY BILL:      Second Reading.

[Until 10.00 p.m.]

        Relevant documents: The Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill, Session 2002-03, HL Paper 189ļI and HC 1083ļI, and the Government's reply thereto, Cm 6121; and

        The Fifteenth Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2002-03, HL Paper 149 and HC 1005.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
      Mr David Lammy
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Mental Capacity Bill—


        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 28th October 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 messages from the Lords) may be programmed.

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

+  3  

MENTAL CAPACITY BILL [MONEY]:      Queen's Recommendation signified.

[No debate]

      Mr Stephen Timms
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Mental Capacity Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (a)   any expenditure of a Minister of the Crown under that Act, and

      (b)   any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.

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

+  4  


[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
      Mr David Lammy
        That if at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Mental Capacity Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session.

To be decided without debate (Order of 29th October 2002).

+  5  


[No debate]

      Caroline Flint
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9317/04, Green Paper on the approximation, mutual recognition and enforcement of criminal sanctions in the European Union; notes that this forms part of the wider Justice and Home Affairs agenda; and supports the Government's position that the Green Paper is a preliminary document which will need considerable further discussion.

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

+  6  


[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

      Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
        That Mr David Cameron be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr Damian Green be added.

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

+  7  


[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

      Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
        That Mr Andrew Lansley be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Miss Julie Kirkbride be added.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Future of sugar beet in Norfolk (Mrs Gillian Shephard).

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





1    Standing Committee B:      6.00 p.m.Room 7 (private)

(Programming Sub-Committee) (Children Bill [Lords])

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

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Responsibility for tax policy.
2    Chancellor of the Exchequer:      United Kingdom Listing Authority objectives 2004-05.
3    Secretary of State for Defence:      Renewal of order for the continued calling out of reservists for Operation Veritas and related operations.
4    Secretary of State for Defence:      The Government's response to the House of Commons Defence Committee's Sixth Report, of Session 2003-04, on Defence Procurement.
5    Secretary of State for Defence:      Publication of the War Pensioners Report 2003-04.
6    Deputy Prime Minister:      Government Response to the ODPM Select Committee Report on Local Government Revenue.
7    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Recent sanctions change: Moldova.
8    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Iraq: export licence system.
9    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      WMD Proliferation: UK report under UNSCR 1540.
10    Secretary of State for Health:      Ministerial accountability for NHS foundation trusts.
11    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      British Energy—European Commission state aids approval.
12    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Women and Work Commission.


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