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Order of Business 18 January

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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



      Mr Stephen Timms
        CONTINGENCIES FUND 2003-2004:Accounts of the Contingencies Fund, 2003-2004, showing—

No debate.
    (1)   the receipts and payments in connection with the Fund in the year ended 31st March 2004,

    (2)   the Distribution of the capital of the Fund at the commencement and close of the year; together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon.

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
*1 Mr Anthony D. Wright (Great Yarmouth):    What steps are being taken to increase the number of dentists in areas of deprivation.
( 208901 )
*2 Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne):    What assessment he has made of the availability of chiropody services for senior citizens.
( 208902 )
*3 Mr Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester):    If he will make a statement on progress with hospital new build projects in Gloucestershire.
( 208903 )
*4 Sandra Gidley (Romsey):    If he will make a statement on the Government's policies to tackle alcohol misuse.
( 208904 )
*5 Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall):    If he will make a statement on the number of hospitals that have obtained foundation status; and how many applications are pending.
( 208905 )
*6 Mr Bill O'Brien (Normanton):    If he will make a statement on recent guidelines issued to primary care trusts on patient choice.
( 208906 )
*7 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What his policy is towards the provision of mixed wards in hospitals.
( 208907 )
*8 Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    If he will make a statement on the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
( 208908 )
*9 Mr Archie Norman (Tunbridge Wells):    What steps he is taking to address financial deficits in NHS trusts.
( 208909 )
*10 Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):    What progress has been made since 1997 in reducing waiting lists for hospital treatment.
( 208910 )
*11 Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    If he will make a statement on the recent progress of the NHS local improvement finance trust (LIFT) programme.
( 208911 )
*12 Iain Wright (Hartlepool):    What plans he has to increase the recruitment and retention of general practitioners in Hartlepool.
( 208912 )
*13 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    If he will make a statement on acute hospital services in West Cumbria.
( 208913 )
*14 Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield, Attercliffe):    How many nurses were working in the NHS on 1st January; and how many there were on 1st January 1997.
( 208914 )
*15 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    What methodology will be used for the allocation of health funding to primary care trusts after 2006.
( 208915 )
*16 Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire):    What proportion of mental health patients in Derbyshire have a care plan.
( 208916 )
*17 Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole):    How many general practice premises have been improved since 1997.
( 208917 )
*18 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What his policy is on the allocation of funding for health to recognise the needs of different socio-economic groups.
( 208918 )
*19 Mr Adrian Flook (Taunton):    What assessment he has made of the effect of the new dental contract on dental laboratories; and if he will make a statement.
( 208919 )
*20 Mr Michael Foster (Worcester):    What recent assessment he has made of activity levels at Worcestershire Royal Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
( 208920 )
*21 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What assessment he has made of access to chiropody services for senior citizens.
( 208921 )
*22 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    When he plans to publish the code of practice for the draft Mental Health Bill.
( 208922 )
*23 Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth):    How many consultants were working in the NHS (a) on 1st January 2005 and (b) on 1st January 1997.
( 208923 )
*24 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    What assessment he has made of the effects of dedicated intermediate care wards on the recovery of patients.
( 208924 )
*25 Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):    If he will make a statement on the progress of implementation of Agenda for Change in the NHS.
( 208925 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

DRUGS BILL:      Second Reading.

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

[Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.]

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
      Mr Peter Hain
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Drugs Bill:


        1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

        2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 3rd February 2005.

        3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

        4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

        5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

        6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of proceedings

        7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(6)).

+  3  

DRUGS BILL (MONEY):      Queen's recommendation signified.

[No debate]

      Mr Stephen Timms
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Drugs Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (a)   expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of the Act;

      (b)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

+  4  


[No debate]

      Mr Mike O'Brien
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9675/04 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication on an update to the eEurope 2005 Action Plan; welcomes the actions proposed by the Commission as a follow-up to the mid-term review of the Plan; and supports the Government's objective, during its Presidency of the EU, of ensuring that the 2006-2010 Action Plan contributes positively to the enhanced deployment of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in business and in the public sector, thereby contributing to the goals of the Lisbon Agenda.

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



[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
        That Kevin Brennan be discharged from the Public Administration Committee and Iain Wright be added.

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



[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
        That Caroline Flint be discharged from the Administration Committee and Kali Mountford be added.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Out-of-hours medical services in Northumberland (Mr A. J. Beith).

        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 B9.00 a.m.Room 10 (private)
(Programming Sub-Committee) (Identity Cards Bill).
2Standing Committee A9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the Railways Bill.
3Standing Committee B9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
To consider the Identity Cards Bill.
4Standing Committee D9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
Further to consider the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill.
5Standing Committee E9.25 a.m.Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill.
6Standing Committee F2.30 p.m.Room 14 (public)
To consider the Child Benefit Bill.
7Standing Committee G9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (public)
To consider the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill.


8Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.Room 15 (private)
9Trade and Industry9.00 a.m.
9.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: UK Employment Regulation.
Witnesses: Manpower; Amicus—GPU Sector (at approximately 10.00 a.m.).
10Constitutional Affairs9.30 a.m.

9.45 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Family Justice: the operation of the Family Courts.
Witnesses: Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, and Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families, Department for Education and Skills.
11Regulatory Reform9.30 a.m.Room 19 (private)
12Standards and Privileges9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
13Culture, Media and Sport10.30 a.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
14Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Future for UK Fishing Sub-Committee11.05 a.m.

11.15 a.m.
Committee Room 2, Aberdeen City Council Town House, Aberdeen (private)
Subject: The Future for UK Fishing.
Witnesses: Scottish White Fish Producers' Association; Scottish Seafood Processors' Federation (at approximately 11.45 a.m.); Fishermen's Association Ltd (at approximately 12.15 p.m.).
15Public Administration2.00 p.m.

2.15 p.m.
Birmingham City Council Offices (private)
Subject: Choice, Voice and Public Services.
Witnesses: Mr Tim Boyes, Headteacher, Queensbridge School, and Mr Tony Howell, Strategic Director of Learning and Culture, Birmingham City Council; South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, and Mr Peter Hay, Strategic Director, Social Care and Health Directorate, Birmingham City Council (at approximately 3.00 p.m.); Elaine Elkington, Director of Landlord Services, Birmingham City Council (at approximately 3.45 p.m.).
16Home Affairs2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Anti-Social Behaviour.
Witnesses: Crime Concern, Crime and Society Foundation, and JUSTICE; Association of Chief Police Officers, Crown Prosecution Service, Local Government Association, and Magistrates' Association (at approximately 3.30 p.m.).
17International Development2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Development Assistance in Iraq.
Witnesses: Christian Aid, and Save the Children; Mr Yahia Said, London School of Economics (at approximately 3.15 p.m.).
18Trade and Industry2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subjects: The Competitiveness of the UK Aerospace Industry; UK Employment Regulation (at approximately 3.30 p.m.).
Witnesses: Boeing; The Work Foundation (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumers and Postal Services, Department of Trade and Industry (at approximately 4.15 p.m.).
19Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Environmental Education3.00 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: Environmental Education: a follow-up to Learning the Sustainability Lesson.
Witnesses: OFSTED; Finance and Education Services (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); QCA (at approximately 4.40 p.m.).
20Statutory InstrumentsAs soon as convenient after 4.15 p.m.Room 7 (private)
21Liaison Sub-Committee5.30 p.m.Room 13 (private)


22Statutory 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    Minister for the Cabinet Office:Civil Service (Management Functions) Act 1992.
2    Secretary of State for Defence:Defence Dental Agency: change of status.
3    Secretary of State for Defence:Revised Trident acquisition cost estimate: 2004.
4    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:Parental separation: children's needs and parents' responsibilities: Next steps.
5    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:Iran's Nuclear Programme.
6    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:Export Licence Applications: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
7    Secretary of State for Health:Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004.
8    Secretary of State for Health:Applications for NHS foundation trust status in wave 2.
9    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:British Energy plc restructuring.


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