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Order of Business 29 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 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
*1 John Barrett (Edinburgh West):    If he will make a statement on the role of the Scottish regiments in Iraq.
( 199353 )
*2 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent representations he has received on his defence procurement policies.
( 199354 )
*3 Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):    If he will make a statement on troop deployment in Iraq.
( 199355 )
*4 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    What his Department's plans are for the Fort George Army Base.
( 199356 )
*5 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What the current strength is of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment; and where it has been deployed in the last five years.
( 199357 )
*6 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    When he last discussed the Galileo project with his EU counterparts.
( 199358 )
*7 Mr Ivan Henderson (Harwich):    What support his Department is giving to ensure the involvement of the Sea Cadet Association in celebrations of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
( 199359 )
*8 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    If he will make a statement on the operation of the court-martial system in the Army.
( 199360 )
*9 Andy Burnham (Leigh):    What steps he is taking to increase procurement from British-based suppliers.
( 199361 )
*10 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What new defence technology developments in the field of aerospace his Department is sponsoring.
( 199362 )
*11 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on Gulf War-related illnesses.
( 199363 )
*12 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    If he will make a statement on his Department's contribution to the conduct of recent elections in Afghanistan.
( 199365 )
*13 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    If he will make a statement on the future of the Staffordshire Regiment.
( 199366 )
*14 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What steps his Department is taking to commemorate the liberation of (a) Auschwitz and (b) Belsen.
( 199367 )
*15 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    If he will make a statement on progress with the Heroes' Return initiative.
( 199368 )
*16 Mr Sio¤n Simon (Birmingham, Erdington):    What recent steps he has taken to promote British defence exports on the international market.
( 199369 )
*17 Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    What recent discussions he has had on the military implications of the Galileo Project.
( 199370 )
*18 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.
( 199371 )
*19 Sir Archy Kirkwood (Roxburgh & Berwickshire):    If he will make a statement on the proposed new regimental structure for the Army.
( 199372 )
*20 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    What discussions he and his ministerial colleagues have had with (a) the Armed Forces and (b) veterans on arrangements for commemorations of the 60th anniversary of VJ Day.
( 199373 )
*21 Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    On what date he expects the amalgamation of the Black Watch with other Scottish regiments to take place.
( 199374 )
*22 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What steps he has taken to recognise the service of Arctic Convoy veterans.
( 199375 )
*23 James Purnell (Stalybridge & Hyde):    What action the Ministry is taking with (a) EU and (b) NATO allies to combat the threat of international terrorism.
( 199377 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

+  1  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Blunkett
        Bill to make provision for a national scheme of registration of individuals and for the issue of cards capable of being used for identifying registered individuals; to make it an offence for a person to be in possession or control of an identity document to which he is not entitled, or of apparatus, articles or materials for making false identity documents; to amend the Consular Fees Act 1980; to make provision facilitating the verification of information provided with an application for a passport; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business

+  2  

QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS):      Adjourned Debate on Question (23rd November).

[Until 10.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament—(Mr George Howarth).

      Mr Charles Kennedy
      Sir Menzies Campbell
      Mr Paul Tyler
      Mr Paul Keetch
      Matthew Taylor
      Mr Andrew Stunell
        As an Amendment to the Address, at end add—

        `but regret that the Gracious Speech contains no commitment to introduce legislation to clarify the responsibility of the Prime Minister to Parliament, particularly in relation to the prerogative powers and the role of Parliament in matters of war and peace; and call for a special Select Committee of the House to consider these matters.'.

        Proposed subject for debate: Home Affairs.

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Debt and financial advice in Forest of Dean (Diana Organ).

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



1Northern Ireland Affairs11.20 a.m.

11.30 a.m.
Conference Room 1, Conference Suite, Belfast City Airport (private)
Subject: Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland.
Witnesses: Cultra Residents' Association, Kinnegar Residents' Action Group.
2International Development2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Darfur, Sudan: Crisis, Response and Lessons.
Witness: Dr Suliman Baldo, Africa Programme Director, International Crisis Group.
3Northern Ireland Affairs3.20 p.m.

3.30 p.m.
Aranmore Room, Fitzwilliam International Hotel, Belfast (private)
Subject: Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland.
Witness: General Consumer Council.
4Education and Skills3.30 p.m.

3.45 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Every Child Matters.
Witnesses: Lord Laming of Tewin CBE; Mr Philip Collins, Director, Social Market Foundation (at approximately 4.45 p.m.).
5Modernisation of the House of Commons3.30 p.m.Room 18 (private)
6Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: Ministry of Defence: The Rapid Procurement of Capability to Support Operations.
Witnesses: Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, and Lieutenant General Robert Fulton, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capabilities), Ministry of Defence.
7Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)

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

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Freedom of Information Implementation Report.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Temporary stop notices.
3    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Outcome of public consultation on proposals to turn the State Veterinary Service into an executive agency.
4    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Afghanistan: Counter-narcotics.
5    Secretary of State for Transport:      Rail Proposals—Disability Discrimination Bill.


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