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Order of Business 20 January 2005

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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 Education and Skills
*1 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    What plans she has to reduce the levels of truancy in schools in East Anglia.
( 209673 )
*2 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    What measures the Government is taking to tackle bullying in schools.
( 209674 )
*3 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What proportion of apprenticeships have been commenced in the manufacturing sector in England in each of the last three years.
( 209675 )
*4 Tony Cunningham (Workington):    If she will make a statement on the development of higher education in West Cumbria.
( 209676 )
*5 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What proportion of A level candidates took at least one foreign language in 2003-04.
( 209677 )
*6 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    If she will make a statement on the teaching of modern foreign languages in schools.
( 209678 )
*7 Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):    What structures are in place to assist liaison between learning and skills councils and local education authorities in planning and co-ordinating 11 to 16 and post-16 education and training.
( 209679 )
*8 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    If she will make a statement on tuition fees for postgraduate certificate in education courses.
( 209680 )
*9 Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):    If she will make a statement on the relative performance in the value-added league tables of education authorities which operate selective and non-selective policies.
( 209681 )
*10 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What recent assessment she has made of levels of nutrition in school meals.
( 209682 )
*11 Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    How many students from Cornwall are paying tuition fees.
( 209683 )
*12 Mr David Cameron (Witney):    What progress the working group on the funding of schools with a large percentage of pupils drawn from families serving in Her Majesty's armed forces has made; and when Ministers expect to announce conclusions.
( 209684 )
*13 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If she will make a statement on value-added league tables of school performance.
( 209686 )
*14 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    What representations she has received regarding funding shortfalls for schools in East Sussex for 2005-06.
( 209687 )
*15 Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    What funding is available for construction skills training.
( 209688 )
*16 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If she will make a statement on the current level of student debt.
( 209689 )
*17 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If she will make it her policy to reduce variations in per pupil funding for shire county local education authorities.
( 209690 )
*18 Mr Parmjit Singh Gill (Leicester South):    What assessment she has made of the impact of smaller class sizes on primary school pupils.
( 209691 )
*19 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What assessment she has made of the financial co-operation between local education authorities and the Learning and Skills Council in implementing the Government's 14-19 strategy for vocational education; and if she will make a statement.
( 209692 )

At 12.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
*20 Mr Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What powers are available to prosecute those involved in activities linked to animal rights extremism.
( 209665 )
*21 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What role local offices of the Crown Prosecution Service play in crime prevention partnerships.
( 209666 )
*22 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What plans she has to increase the number of special prosecutors in the Crown Prosecution Service.
( 209667 )
*23 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What plans the Attorney General has to appoint special advocates under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 to replace those who have resigned.
( 209668 )
*24 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    How many unduly lenient sentences for sex offences against children have been referred to the Court of Appeal in the last 12 months.
( 209669 )
*25 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    Pursuant to the Answer of 2nd December 2004, Official Report, columns 206-7W, on the Crown Prosecution Service, whether the review of charging arrangements has commenced.
( 209670 )
*26 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What liaison there has been between the Crown Prosecution Service and the Criminal Justice Board in North Yorkshire.
( 209671 )
*27 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If she will make a statement on the role of the prosecutors designated to work with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.
( 209672 )

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

Main Business

+  1  


[Until 6.00 p.m.]

      The Prime Minister
        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Armed Forces Personnel.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Closure of Worktrack programme in Northern Ireland (Mr Nigel Dodds).

        Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9 and Order of 29th October 2002).



1Northern Ireland Grand Committee2.30 p.m.Room 14 (public)
To consider the proposal for a draft Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
2Standing Committee A9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
To consider the Road Safety Bill.
3Standing Committee B9.10 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
Further to consider the Identity Card 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 G9.25 a.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill.


6Liaison9.30 a.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
7Health10.00 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Witnesses: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (at approximately 11.45 a.m.).
8Public Administration2.00 p.m.

2.15 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Choice, Voice and Public Services.
Witness: Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Minister of State, Department of Health.
9Welsh Affairs2.15 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
Bridges Community Centre, Monmouth (private)
Subject: Police Service, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wales.
Witnesses: Nacro Cymru; Victim Support Wales (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); Chief Constable Mike Tonge, Gwent Police (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).

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

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      LSC Annual Report and Accounts 2003-04.
2    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Use of mechanically-propelled vehicles on rights of way.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Drug Strategy.
4    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Chair of the Independent Advisory Board for Future Builders.
5    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Lord Carlile Report into the operation of Part VII of the Terrorism Act 2000.
6    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Third Report by Justice Oversight Commissioner.
7    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Electoral Law (Northern Ireland) Act 1962 (Amendment) Order 2005.
8    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Publication of consultative document on the implementation of the European Directive on Takeover Bids.

Standing Committee Notices

     Standing Committee A will meet on Tuesday 25th January at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and Thursday 27th January at 9.25 a.m. further to consider the Road Safety Bill.

     Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th January at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. further to consider the Identity Cards Bill.

     The Programming Sub-committee of Standing Committee E in respect of the Consumer Credit Bill will meet on Monday 24th January at 6.00 p.m.

     Standing Committee E will meet on Tuesday 25th January at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. to consider the Consumer Credit Bill.

     The Programming Sub-committee of Standing Committee F in respect of the Drugs Bill will meet on Thursday 27th January at 9.00 a.m.

     Standing Committee F will meet on Thursday 27th January at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. to consider the Drugs Bill.

     Standing Committee G will meet on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th January at
     European Standing Committee B will meet on Monday 24th January at 4.00 p.m. to consider European Document No. 10678/04 and Addendum 1, relating to protection of workers from risks arising from optical radiation.

     The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 24th January at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 2005.

     The Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 25th January at 9.55 a.m. to consider the draft Child Trust Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2005.

     The Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 26th January at 2.30 p.m to consider the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of BID Levy Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 2004.


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