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Order of Business 9 November 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 11.30 a.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
*1 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If he will make a statement on human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.
( 196780 )
*2 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What recent discussions he has had with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
( 196781 )
*3 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What assessment he has made of the impact the result of the US presidential election will have on UK foreign policy in Iraq.
( 196782 )
*4 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    What assistance he is offering the Palestinian Authority during President Arafat's absence.
( 196783 )
*5 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What initiatives are being taken to give new impetus to the Middle East Road Map.
( 196784 )
*6 Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    If he will make a statement on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
( 196785 )
*7 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What assessment he has made of the prospects for peace in northern Uganda.
( 196786 )
*8 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    If he will investigate whether members of the Sudanese Government are involved in ethnic cleansing and atrocities in Darfur.
( 196788 )
*9 Helen Jones (Warrington North):    What recent discussions he has had on respect for human rights in Darfur.
( 196789 )
*10 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    If he will make a statement on the UK's bilateral relations with the United States of America.
( 196790 )
*11 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What recent representations he has received on the impending Iraq elections.
( 196791 )
*12 Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    What assessment he has made of the implications for the Road Map of the statement by Mr Dov Weisglass, an adviser to Prime Minister Sharon, that the Gaza disengagement plan involves the removal of the creation of a Palestinian state from the peace process.
( 196792 )
*13 Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford):    If he will make a statement on the progress of reconstruction in the West Indian islands damaged by recent hurricanes.
( 196793 )
*14 Mr Robert Syms (Poole):    If he will make a statement on the ratification of the European Constitution.
( 196794 )
*15 Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington):    If he will make a statement on progress with voter registration in Iraq.
( 196795 )
*16 Andy Burnham (Leigh):    If he will make a statement on his latest assessment of Iran's nuclear programme.
( 196796 )
*17 Mr Iain Luke (Dundee East):    If he will make a statement on the presence of Syrian troops in Lebanon.
( 196797 )
*18 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    What his assessment is of the human rights situation in Sudan.
( 196798 )
*19 Jim Knight (South Dorset):    What progress is being made on the Middle East peace process.
( 196799 )
*20 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    When he next plans to meet representatives from the Maldives government to discuss the political situation in the country; and if he will make a statement.
( 196800 )
*21 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    When he next expects to meet his EU colleagues to discuss the effectiveness of EU sanctions against Zimbabwe.
( 196801 )
*22 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    If he will make a statement on the grounds for the war in Iraq.
( 196802 )
*23 David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde):    What assessment he has made of the 2004 Afghanistan Opium Survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
( 196803 )
*24 John Mann (Bassetlaw):    What support his Department is giving to free trade unions in emerging democracies.
( 196804 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Kevin Brennan
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to create an offence in respect of corporate nuisance telephone calls.

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

Main Business

+  2  

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP BILL [LORDS]:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered. (Queen's Consent to be signified on Third Reading.)

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Order of 12th October).

+  3  


[No debate]

      Ms Secretary Hewitt
        That the draft Companies Act 1985 (International Accounting Standards and Other Accounting Amendments) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 11th October, be approved.

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

+  4  


[No debate]

      Ms Secretary Hewitt
        That the Companies (Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2621), dated 6th October 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved.

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

+  5  


[No debate]

      Ms Secretary Hewitt
        That the Limited Liability Partnerships (Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2620), dated 6th October 2004, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved.

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

+  6  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Reid
        That the draft Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection and Commission for Social Care Inspection) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 28th October, be approved.

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

+  7  


[No debate]

      Mr Elliot Morley
         That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 12343/04, draft Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC, of an oilseed rape product (Brassica napus L., GT73 line) genetically modified for glyphosate tolerance; and supports the Government's view that, although expert advice indicates that there probably are no safety concerns, it can adopt a position on authorisation under Directive 2001/18/EC only on receipt of satisfactory data from a further rat feeding study using 15% oilseed rape meal.

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

+  8  


[No debate]

      Mr Stephen Timms
         That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11545/04, and adds 1-3 draft Directive re-casting Directive 2000/12/EC relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions and Council Directive 93/6/EEC on the capital adequacy of investment firms and credit institutions; and notes that the Government, whilst supportive of the aims of the proposals, is seeking to amend them to ensure they fit with realities of the EU market and, in particular, the circumstances of smaller banks, building societies and investment firms.

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

+  9  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That, in respect of Questions to the Advocate General and the Secretary of State for Scotland for oral answer on Tuesday 30th November in the next Session of Parliament, paragraph (5)(a) of Standing Order No. 22 (Notices of Questions, Motions and Amendments) shall apply with the substitution of `three days' for `four days'.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Bus services in Wallasey constituency (Angela Eagle).

        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 A 9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
To consider the School Transport Bill.
2Standing Committee B 9.30 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
To consider the Gambling Bill.
3Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Criminal Defence Service (Choice in Very High Cost Cases) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2004.


4Constitutional Affairs9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Family Justice: the family courts.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss DBE, President, Family Division, and Rt Hon Lord Justice Wall, Hon Mrs Justice Bracewell and Hon Mr Justice Munby, High Court of Justice; Judge Meston QC, Circuit Judge, Western Circuit, District Judge Michael Walker, Honorary Secretary of the Association of District Judges, and District Judge Nicholas Crichton, Inner London and City Family Proceedings Court.
5Treasury9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Regional Productivity.
Witnesses: The British Venture Capital Association; The Merseyside Special Investment Fund, and YFM Group Ltd.
6Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 19 (private)
7Standards and Privileges9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
8Trade and Industry9.30 a.m.Room 16 (private)
9Culture, Media and Sport10.15 a.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10Home Affairs2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Terrorism and Community Relations.
Witnesses: Ben Ward, Counsel, Human Rights Watch, Les Levidow, Campaign against Criminalising Communities, Gerry Gable, Searchlight, and Paul Donovan.
11International Development2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Autumn meetings of the IMF and the World Bank
Witnesses: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and officials from DFID and HM Treasury; Bretton Woods Project, and ActionAid (at approximately 3.15 p.m.).
12Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee on the Government's Rural Delivery Strategy3.20 p.m.

3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Government's Rural Delivery Strategy.
Witnesses: Lord Haskins; Countryside Agency (at approximately 4.15 p.m.); English Nature (at approximately 5.00 p.m.).
13Statutory InstrumentsAs soon as convenient after 4.15 p.m.Room 7 (private)


14Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m.Room 7 (private)

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

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Second World War commemorative coin.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Draft Housing Revenue Account Subsidy Determination 2005-06.
3    Secretary of State for Defence:      Warship Support Agency targets for financial year 2004-05.
4    Secretary of State for Defence:      Publication of Director of Operational Capabilities 2nd Reappraisal of Initial Training.


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