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Order of Business 15 November 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 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
*1 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) community support officers and (b) neighbourhood wardens.
( 197729 )
*2 Mr Gwyn Prosser (Dover):    What plans he has to visit Dover to discuss the impact of his measures to control illegal immigration.
( 197730 )
*3 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    If he will make a statement on the backlog of immigration cases at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.
( 197731 )
*4 Colin Burgon (Elmet):    What representations he has received regarding the future organisation of the Forensic Science Service.
( 197732 )
*5 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    What plans he has for changing penalties for shoplifting.
( 197733 )
*6 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What estimate he has made of the percentage of a police officer's average working day spent (a) processing arrests to charging inside police stations and (b) out on the streets; and if he will make a statement.
( 197734 )
*7 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the detention of foreign nationals suspected of terrorism at Belmarsh Prison.
( 197735 )
*8 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What his policy is in respect of maintaining custody suites in operational use.
( 197736 )
*9 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What guidance his Department has issued to parish councils on implementing their duties under the Race Relations Acts.
( 197737 )
*10 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What steps he is taking to utilise fully the intermittent custody facilities at Kirkham Prison.
( 197738 )
*11 Iain Wright (Hartlepool):    How much Government funding has been provided to the voluntary sector in Hartlepool since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
( 197739 )
*12 John Mann (Bassetlaw):    How many arrests for drug dealing offences were made in Bassetlaw in the last three years for which figures are available.
( 197740 )
*13 Alan Howarth (Newport East):    What assessment he has made of the impact of increased visa extension charges on the number of applications by international students to study in the UK.
( 197741 )
*14 Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North):    What plans his Department has to undertake a review of the offence of carrying a knife without due cause.
( 197742 )
*15 Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    What impact Local Police Teams are having on reducing crime.
( 197744 )
*16 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on co-ordination of activity between the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and local police forces on effective enforcement of immigration law.
( 197745 )
*17 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    If he will bring forward proposals to create an offence of failing to identify the driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident.
( 197746 )
*18 Bob Russell (Colchester):    How many prisoners have committed suicide in the past 12 months; and how many were in safe cells.
( 197747 )
*19 Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire):    If he will make a statement on the Independent Police Complaint Commission's ability to (a) carry out and (b) oversee independent inquiries into complaints of police malpractice.
( 197748 )
*20 Ross Cranston (Dudley North):    What steps he is taking to combat the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children within the UK; and if he will make a statement.
( 197749 )
*21 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    How many work and basic skills awards have been made to prisoners in the last 12 months.
( 197750 )
*22 Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam):    What assessment he has made of the impact of the VIPER system for identity parades on police efficiency.
( 197752 )
*23 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    How many foreign nationals are detained on his order under anti-terrorist legislation.
( 197753 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

ARMED FORCES (PENSIONS AND COMPENSATION) BILL:      Consideration of Lords Message [2nd November].

[Up to one hour]

For Motions and Amendments relating to the Lords Amendment, see separate Paper.
        Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement (Order of 20th October).

+  2  

PENSIONS BILL [WAYS AND MEANS]

[Up to 45 minutes]

      Mr Stephen Timms
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Pensions Bill, it is expedient to authorise the levying of charges by virtue of the Act for the purpose of meeting expenditure of the Secretary of State to or in respect of the Ombudsman for the Board of the Pension Protection Fund.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 52 (1)(b)).

+  3  

LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION

[No debate]

      Mr David Lammy
        That the draft Criminal Defence Service (Choice in Very High Cost Cases) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 21st October, be approved.

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

+  4  

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

[No debate]

      Secretary Margaret Beckett
        That the draft Landfill Allowances and Trading Scheme (England) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 13th October, be approved.

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

+  5  

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (NORTHERN IRELAND)

[No debate]

      Secretary Margaret Beckett
        That the draft Landfill (Maximum Landfill Amount) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 13th October, be approved.

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

+  6  

ADJOURNMENT

[Until 10.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject: Thames Gateway.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  7  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Health service funding in Barnsley (Mr Eric Illsley).

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


COMMITTEES

SELECT COMMITTEES

1Education and Skills3.30 p.m.


3.45 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Teaching Children to Read.
Witnesses: Dr Morag Stuart, The Institute of Education, University of London and Debbie Hepplewhite, Reading Reform Foundation.
2Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: Welfare to Work: Tackling the Barriers to the Employment of Older People.
Witnesses: Sir Richard Mottram KCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, Mr David Anderson, Chief Executive, Jobcentre Plus, and Mr Stephen Marston, Director of the Adult Learning Group, Department for Education and Skills.

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


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Minister for the Cabinet Office:      Winter Supplementary Estimate 2004-05.
2    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      HM Customs & Excise: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
3    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      HM Treasury: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
4    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Inland Revenue: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
5    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Office for National Statistics: Delegated Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Changes.
6    Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Broadcasting courts.
7    Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Supporting magistrates to provide justice.
8    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      DCMS Winter Supplementary Estimates.
9    Secretary of State for Defence:      Winter Supplementary Estimates 2004-05.
10    Deputy Prime Minister:      Departmental Expenditure Limit 2004-05: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
11    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Winter Supplementary Estimate, DEL and Administration Cost Changes.
12    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Forestry Commission Departmental Expenditure Limit Changes.
13    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Supplementary Estimate.
14    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Butler Review of Intelligence.
15    Secretary of State for Health:      The Department of Health's and Food Standards Agency's Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Cost Limits for 2004-05.
16    Secretary of State for Health:      Medicines Act advisory committees.
17    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Home Office Winter Supplementary Estimate 2004-05.
18    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Northern Ireland Office change to DEL funding for 2004-05.
19    Prime Minister:      Security and Intelligence Agencies' Winter Supplementary.
20    Secretary of State for Scotland:      Winter Supplementary Estimates 2004-05.
21    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Winter Supplementary Estimates, DEL and Administration Cost Limit Changes—DTI.
22    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Winter Supplementary Estimates, DEL and Administration Cost Limit Changes—UKTI.
23    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Winter Supplementary Estimates, DEL Changes—Postal Services Commission.
24    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Winter Supplementary Estimates, DEL Changes—Office of Gas and Electricity Markets.
25    Secretary of State for Transport:      Departmental Expenditure Limit 2004-05.
26    Secretary of State for Transport:      Eurostar Maintenance Facility.
27    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Winter Supplementary Estimate.

Written Question tabled on Friday 12th November for answer today‡

1 Tony Wright (Cannock Chase): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government will publish a draft Civil Service Bill for consultation.
( 198927 )


 

 
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