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Order of Business 18 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
*1 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    What recent discussions she has held with the Department for Trade and Industry on the Government's renewable energy strategy.
( 198953 )
*2 Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    What the anticipated timescale is for changes to local flood defence committees; and if she will make a statement.
( 198954 )
*3 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    What recent research she has commissioned on the impact climate change is having on the environment.
( 198955 )
*4 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    When she next expects to meet representatives of the National Farmers Union in Norfolk to discuss changes to the EU sugar beet regime.
( 198956 )
*5 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What assessment she has made of whether Barnet Council's pest control service meets the Council's statutory duties.
( 198957 )
*6 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    If she will make a statement on the role of energy from waste in achieving the Government's waste reduction targets.
( 198958 )
*7 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    What discussions she has had with representatives of the fishing industry ahead of the forthcoming European Fisheries Council.
( 198959 )
*8 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    If she will make a statement on progress towards implementing her Department's Rural Strategy 2004.
( 198960 )
*9 Mr John Bercow (Buckingham):    What steps her Department will be taking to streamline flood defence management systems.
( 198961 )
*10 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    When she last met the Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency to discuss progress on implementing new technology systems.
( 198962 )
*11 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    If she will make a statement on the implications of the draft EU Rural Development Regulation.
( 198963 )
*12 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    What proposals she has to recycle the proceeds of the landfill tax escalator to business over the next three years.
( 198964 )
*13 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If she will make a statement on the regulation of sewerage operation by water utilities.
( 198965 )
*14 Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    What additional facilities are planned for the disposal of fallen stock in the event of a hunting ban.
( 198966 )
*15 Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):    If she will make a statement on Government support for fruit farming.
( 198967 )
*16 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    What financial help her Department provides to organic fruit producers.
( 198968 )
*17 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If she will set a target for UK carbon dioxide emissions for 2020.
( 198969 )
*18 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If she will make a statement on the application of single farm payments to orchards.
( 198970 )
*19 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    What assessment she has made of residue levels of pesticides and herbicides in fruit and vegetables.
( 198971 )
*20 Chris Grayling (Epsom & Ewell):    What steps her Department is taking to reduce waste.
( 198973 )
*21 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    When she last met representatives of the dairy industry to discuss the price of milk.
( 198974 )
*22 Andy Burnham (Leigh):    What steps her Department is taking to improve air quality.
( 198975 )
*23 Mr David Heyes (Ashton under Lyne):    If she will ensure that water customers who are in receipt of benefit who have direct payments deducted from their benefit are eligible for direct debit discounts.
( 198976 )
*24 Norman Lamb (North Norfolk):    If she will make a statement on proposals for cross-compliance in relation to single farm payments.
( 198977 )

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

        Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 6.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).

Main Business

+  1  

HUNTING BILL: Consideration of Lords Message [17th November].

+  2  

Consideration of Lords Amendments and Messages.

At 6.00 p.m.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE        [No debate]

      The Prime Minister
        That, at this day's sitting, the consideration of any Lords Amendments and Messages that may be received may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received.

A Royal Commission is expected.

        The Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Messages from the Lords shall have been received and until any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at this sitting has reported, and until a Message is received from the Lords Commissioners (Order of 8th November).

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



1Public Administration10.15 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Choice, Voice and Public Services.
Witnesses: Lord Blackwell, Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies, Sir Christopher Gent, Deputy Chairman, GlaxoSmithKline and Chair of the Advisory Board of Reform, and Mr Phil Collins, Director, Social Market Foundation; Rt Hon Lord Hattersley (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today


Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Television licence fee increases.


Secretary of State for Defence:      Defence Training Review Rationalisation Programme—Issue of the Invitation to Negotiate Document.


Deputy Prime Minister:      Local Government Finance—Amending Reports 2003-04 and 2004-05.


Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Amended allocations of grant for police authorities in England and Wales in 2003-04.


Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      North/South Implementation Bodies—Tourism Ireland Limited.


Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties etc.) Order 2001.


Prime Minister:      Ministerial Committees of the Cabinet.


Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Government response to the consultation on the White Paper Fairness for All: a new Commission for Equality and Human Rights.


Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Employment.


Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Unit Costs Targets 2004-05.

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


Written Questions tabled on Wednesday 17th November for answer today++

1 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the 10 barristers who have received the highest fees for civil work from the Community Legal Service, stating in each case (a) the amount received, (b) the number of cases taken and (c) whether the barrister concerned was Queen's Counsel or junior counsel; and if he will make a statement.
( 199349 )
2 Mr John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, if he will undertake an independent investigation into (a) delays and (b) difficulties encountered in repairing ZD402, ZD376, ZD470, ZD472, ZD408, ZD404 and ZD466 at RAF Cottesmore.
( 199352 )
3 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): To ask the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee, when she will reply to the Question, reference 198471, from the honourable Member for Vale of York.
( 199350 )
4 Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it a condition of the United Kingdom's support for opening sea ports in northern Cyprus to EU trade that such ports adhere to (a) all existing and future European ports directives and (b) health and safety requirements; and how he expects such rules will be enforced.
( 199351 )


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