House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2003 - 04
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business 19 October 2004

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for 19 October 2004.

* 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
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
*1 Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    What steps are being taken to improve reliability on the Chase line from Birmingham to Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley.
( 191988 )
*2 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    What steps have been taken to reduce the number of road casualties in England since 2003.
( 191989 )
*3 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What progress is being made with the proposal for a Tees Valley Rapid Transit System.
( 191990 )
*4 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    What plans he has to enable local councils to increase the number of quality bus contracts.
( 191991 )
*5 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What recent discussions the Department has had with the Strategic Rail Authority on rail services from Milton Keynes.
( 191992 )
*6 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    What steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to reduce the number of uninsured drivers on the roads; and if he will make a statement.
( 191993 )
*7 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    If he will meet representatives of the British Transport Police to discuss how to combat vandalism and anti-social behaviour at railway stations.
( 191994 )
*8 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    What monitoring his Department undertakes to check the effectiveness of airport security systems.
( 191995 )
*9 Mr Bill Wiggin (Leominster):    What recent representations he has received about the effect of fuel prices on the competitiveness of the road haulage industry.
( 191996 )
*10 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    What plans he has to bring about improvements to the rail network in South Yorkshire.
( 191997 )
*11 Jon Trickett (Hemsworth):    If he will make a statement on disabled access for users of electronic mobility scooters to the rail network.
( 191998 )
*12 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    If he will make a statement on the criteria for changing airport flight paths.
( 191999 )
*13 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    When he will decide on funding for the proposed Nottingham tram extension.
( 192000 )
*14 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    What plans he has to develop a strategy for UK ports.
( 192001 )
*15 Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    If he will make a statement on the provision of disabled parking bays.
( 192002 )
*16 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement regarding the provision of public service order obligations for regional air services.
( 192003 )
*17 John Mann (Bassetlaw):    When construction work will begin on replacing the roundabouts on the A1 in the East Midlands.
( 192004 )
*18 Nick Harvey (North Devon):    What steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to reduce the number of uninsured drivers on the road.
( 192005 )
*19 Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    What recent discussions he has had with the seafaring unions on (a) ship safety and (b) crewing levels on ferries.
( 192007 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
*20 Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):    What plans she has to develop the electronic delivery of government services to improve access for disadvantaged groups.
( 192009 )
*21 Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby):    What action is being taken to ensure that people with disabilities are represented across the Civil Service.
( 192010 )
*22 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    What steps he is taking to promote diversity in the appointments he makes.
( 192011 )
*23 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other Government departments on rural areas.
( 192012 )
*24 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the Strategy Unit's report on the future of the fishing industry.
( 192013 )
*25 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    If she will make a statement on the role, responsibilities and status of Lord Birt.
( 192015 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Ivan Henderson
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to exempt those who suffer from congenital heart disease from prescription charges.

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

Main Business

+  2  

COMPANIES (AUDIT, INVESTIGATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE) BILL [LORDS]:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Bats in churches (Mr John Greenway).

        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).



1Standing Committee A9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
To consider the Mental Capacity Bill.
2Standing Committee B8.55 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
Further to consider the Children Bill [Lords].
3Standing Committee D9.10 a.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the Civil Partnership Bill [Lords].
4First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation9.55 a.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.
5Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 14 (public)
To consider the draft Primary Medical Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.
6Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Financial Assistance for Young Farmers (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.


7Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.
9.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: ODPM Annual Report and Accounts 2004.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Local and Regional Government, and Rt Hon Keith Hill MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
8Constitutional Affairs9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.
Witnesses: Councillor Peter Chalke CBE, Local Government Association, Dr Lydia Pollard, Improvement and Development Agency, Faith Boardman, Chief Executive, London Borough of Lambeth, and Kath Matley, Association of Greater Manchester Authorities; Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner, Graham Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner, and Phil Boyd, Assistant Information Commissioner (at approximately 10.15 a.m.).
9Treasury9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Credit Card Charges and Marketing.
Witnesses: Vice President, Europe, Capital One, Group Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB, and Chief Executive, HBOS.
10Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 19 (private)
11Trade and Industry9.45 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: UK-ASEAN Trade Relations.
Witness: Sir Richard Needham, Deputy Chairman, Dyson.
12Culture, Media and Sport10.00 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: BBC Charter Renewal.
Witnesses: Mr Michael Grade CBE, Chairman, Mr Anthony Salz, Vice-Chairman, Mr Richard Tait, Governor, Mr Mark Thompson, Director General, Ms Caroline Thomson, Director Policy and Legal, Mr Ashley Highfield, Director New Media and Technology, BBC.
13Foreign Affairs10.30 a.m.
11.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Western Balkans.
Witness: Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-Sub-Hamdon KBE, EU's Special Representative and High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
14Foreign Affairs2.00 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Cyprus.
Witnesses: Dr Christopher Brewin, Keele University, and Dr Philippos Savvides, ELIAMEP, Athens.
15Scottish Affairs2.00 p.m.Room 19 (private)
16Home Affairs2.15 p.m.Room 8 (private)
17Liaison4.15 p.m.

4.30 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Evidence to select committees.
Witness: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Leader of the House of Commons.
18Environment, Food and Rural Affair Sub-committee on the Draft Animal Welfare Bill4.30 p.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
19Statutory InstrumentsAs soon as convenient after 4.15 p.m.Room 7 (private)


20Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m.Room 7 (private)

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

Written Question tabled on Monday 18th October for answer today‡

1 Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne): To ask the honourable Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a statement on progress made by the House of Commons Commission in considering matters within its responsibility.
( 193008 )

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Independent Review of BBC Digital Radio Services.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Government Response to ODPM Select Committee Report on the Supporting People Programme.
3    Secretary of State for Transport:      Rail franchising arrangements.
4    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      National Action Plan for Employment 2004.


House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2004
Prepared 19 October 2004