House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2004 - 05
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business 15 December 2004

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for 15 December 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 International Development
*1 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of multilateral aid programmes on malaria eradication delivered through the European Union.
( 204696 )
*2 Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    What action he will take following the European Anti-Fraud Office's fifth report on the European Union's budget concerning direct expenditure and external aid.
( 204697 )
*3 Mr Peter Pike (Burnley):    What proposals his Department has to ensure heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) have a robust and sustainable exit strategy from debt after completion of the HIPC programme.
( 204698 )
*4 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    How his Department's policy on vaccination is targeted.
( 204699 )
*5 Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton, Kemptown):    What his priorities are for aid expenditure in Africa.
( 204700 )
*6 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What recent assistance he has given to Rwanda.
( 204701 )
*7 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    What assistance the Government is giving to, and what progress has been made with, the reform of Palestinian security forces.
( 204702 )
*8 Valerie Davey (Bristol West):    What assessment his Department has made of the humanitarian situation following the recent ceasefire in Northern Uganda.
( 204703 )
*9 David Burnside (South Antrim):    What plans he has for food aid to Africa.
( 204704 )
*10 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If he will make a statement on his Department's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
( 204705 )
*11 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    What assessment he has made of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Rwanda; and what assistance his Department is giving to address it.
( 204707 )
*12 Mr David Chidgey (Eastleigh):    If he will make a statement on donor co-ordination in the Balkans.
( 204708 )
*13 Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):    If he will make a statement on humanitarian aid being provided in the Darfur region of Sudan.
( 204709 )
*14 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    How many new investments have been made by CDC in the past 12 months; and what percentage by value were made in sub-Saharan Africa.
( 204710 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 15th December.
( 204681 )
*Q2 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    
( 204682 )
*Q3 Sue Doughty (Guildford):    
( 204683 )
*Q4 Tony Baldry (Banbury):    
( 204684 )
*Q5 Mr John Taylor (Solihull):    
( 204685 )
*Q6 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall):    
( 204686 )
*Q7 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):    
( 204687 )
*Q8 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    
( 204688 )
*Q9 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    
( 204689 )
*Q10 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    
( 204690 )
*Q11 Mr George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley):    
( 204691 )
*Q12 Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    
( 204692 )
*Q13 Mr Michael Connarty (Falkirk East):    
( 204693 )
*Q14 Mr John Baron (Billericay):    
( 204694 )
*Q15 The Reverend Martin Smyth (Belfast South):    
( 204695 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notices of Presentation of Bills

+  1  


[No debate]

      Mr David Lammy
        Bill to make provision about representation funded as part of the Criminal Defence Service.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
        Bill to make provision about transport to, from and within Wales.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision

Main Business

+  3  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: European affairs.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Tenant farmers (Mr Huw Edwards).

        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).



1European Standing Committee A3.00 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 11491/04 relating to the Common Agricultural Policy: Reform of the Sugar Sector.
2Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Government's Assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.


3Science and Technology9.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Forensic Science.
Witnesses: Mr Stephen Rimmer, Director of Policing Policy, Mr Tim Wilson, Head, and Mr Mike Silverman, Science Policy Unit, Home Office; Dr Dave Werrett, Chief Executive, and Mr Bill Griffiths, Forensic Science Service (at approximately 10.30 a.m.).
4Education and Skills9.15 a.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
5Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development, Trade and Industry9.30 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Strategic Export Controls.
Witnesses: Amnesty International UK Section, Oxfam GB, and Saferworld; BAE Systems, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, Rolls-Royce plc, and Smiths Detection (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
6Modernisation of the House of Commons9.30 a.m.Room 18 (private)
7Work and Pensions9.30 a.m.The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
8Catering10.00 a.m.Room 7 (private)
9European Scrutiny2.20 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Subject: The EU's Constitutional Treaty.
Witnesses: Professor Anthony Arnull and Professor Trevor Hartley.
10Administration2.30 p.m.Room 18 (private)
11Defence2.30 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Duty of Care.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP, Minister of State, and officials, Ministry of Defence.
12Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.30 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Waste Policy and the Landfill Directive.
Witnesses: Local Government Association; Environmental Services Association (at approximately 3.45 p.m.).
13Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Rural Rail.
Witnesses: Office of Fair Trading; Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport (at approximately 3.35 p.m.).
14Welsh Affairs2.45 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales.
Witnesses: Keri Lewis, Chair, Bridgend Community Safety Partnership and Chief Superintendent Brian Greaves, Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Safety Partnership.
15Environmental Audit3.00 p.m.
3.20 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: International Leadership on Climate Change.
Witnesses: Climate Change Capital; Professor Steve Rayner (at approximately 4.05 p.m.).
16Northern Ireland Affairs3.30 p.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
17Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 16 (public)
Subject: Inland Revenue: Inheritance Tax.
Witnesses: Mr Paul Gray, Deputy Chairman, HM Revenue and Customs, Mr Jonathan Leigh-Pemberton, Director, Capital Taxes, and Mr Gabriel Makhlouf, Director, Capital & Savings, Inland Revenue.
18Culture, Media and Sport4.00 p.m.Room 7 (private)
19Northern Ireland Affairs Sub-Committee4.30 p.m.

4.35 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland.
Witness: FlyBE.
20Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)


21Draft Mental Health Bill9.50 a.m.

10.05 a.m.
Committee Rooms 3 and 4, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (private)
Witnesses: Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, Welsh Assembly Government; Mr David Melding AM, Chairman, Health and Social Services Committee, National Assembly for Wales (at approximately 10.45 a.m.); Powys Agency for Mental Health, (at approximately 11.25 a.m.); the Welsh Language Board (at approximately 12.25 p.m.).
22Human Rights4.15 p.m.Room 5 (private)

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

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Government response to the Clementi Report.
2    Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      British Irish Council Summit, Guernsey, 19th November 2004.
3    Secretary of State for Defence:      Deaths at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut—Independent Review.
4    Secretary of State for Defence:      Typhoon Tranche Two Contract.
5    Secretary of State for Defence:      Award of contract: Project Aquatrine Package C.
6    Deputy Prime Minister:      Consultation on Three-Year Revenue and Capital Settlements.
7    Deputy Prime Minister:      Planning Delivery Grant 2005-06 and planning fees.
8    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Changes to the UK's overseas network of diplomatic representation.
9    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986: Referral to the Animal Procedures Committee.

Standing Committee Notices

     European Standing Committee A will now meet on Wednesday 15th December at 3.00 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 11491/04, relating to Common Agricultural Policy—Reform of the Sugar Sector.


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

© Parliamentary copyright 2004
Prepared 15 December 2004