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Order of Business 2 February 2005

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Notes:
* 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
Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
*1 Jim Sheridan (West Renfrewshire):    How his Department is helping to provide education for the poorest children.
( 212228 )
*2 Chris Bryant (Rhondda):    What assessment his Department has made of the implications for international development of the High Level Panel's recommendations for reform of the UN.
( 212229 )
*3 Mr Colin Pickthall (West Lancashire):    If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Montserrat.
( 212230 )
*4 Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill):    What lessons his Department has learned from dealing with the consequences of the tsunami of 26th December 2004 in the Indian Ocean.
( 212231 )
*5 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If he will make representations to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the EU to change the tariff regime on fish imports from Sri Lanka and the Maldives to assist the rebuilding of the fishing industry following the tsunami.
( 212232 )
*6 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on programmes to tackle AIDS in Africa.
( 212233 )
*7 Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    If he will make a statement on food rationing in Iraq.
( 212234 )
*8 Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):    What the Government's policy is on the merits of free trade in relieving poverty.
( 212235 )
*9 Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid to Darfur during recent months.
( 212236 )
*10 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    What his policy is on developing continuing relationships between communities in the United Kingdom and those in disaster relief areas.
( 212237 )
*11 Mr Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow):    If he will make a statement on his Department's activities in Iraq.
( 212238 )
*12 Mr David Tredinnick (Bosworth):    If he will make a statement on reconstruction in countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.
( 212240 )
*13 David Burnside (South Antrim):    How much aid has been received by Zimbabwe in the 2004-05 financial year; and if he will make a statement.
( 212241 )
*14 Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    What steps he is taking to help to secure sustainable forestry in Africa.
( 212242 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd February.
( 212243 )
*Q2 Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):    
( 212244 )
*Q3 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    
( 212245 )
*Q4 Mr Philip Hammond (Runnymede & Weybridge):    
( 212246 )
*Q5 Anne Picking (East Lothian):    
( 212247 )
*Q6 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    
( 212248 )
*Q7 Vera Baird (Redcar):    
( 212249 )
*Q8 Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok):    
( 212250 )
*Q9 Mr Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye):    
( 212251 )
*Q10 Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):    
( 212252 )
*Q11 Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):    
( 212253 )
*Q12 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    
( 212254 )
*Q13 Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):    
( 212255 )
*Q14 Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth & Horncastle):    
( 212256 )
*Q15 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    
( 212257 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

  1  

PUBLIC SERVICE (BANK HOLIDAY)

[Up to 20 minutes]

      Claire Ward
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce a bank holiday on the third Monday in October in recognition of public service.

        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).


Main Business

+  2  

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That—

        (1)   the Order of 25th January relating to Business of the House be discharged; and

        (2)   at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Clarke relating to Police Grant Report (England and Wales) not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion, and shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Prescott relating to Local Government Finance (England) not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion relating to Local Government Finance (England), or six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion relating to Police Grant Report (England and Wales), whichever is later; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m..

+  3  

POLICE

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2003-04: Amending Report 2004-05, HC 247, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th January 2005, be approved.

+  4  

POLICE

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2005-06, HC 246, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th January 2005, be approved.

        The Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Clarke relating to the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion, if the Business Motion is agreed to.

+  5  

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE

      Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2003-04: Amending Report 2005, HC 241, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.

+  6  

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE

      Mr Secretary Prescott
        That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2005-06, HC 242, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.

        The Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Prescott relating to Local Government Finance (England) not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion relating to Local Government Finance (England), or six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion relating to Police Grant Report (England and Wales), whichever is later; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply, if the Business Motion is agreed to.

At the end of the sitting:

  7  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Punjabi community in the UK (Rob Marris).

        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).


COMMITTEES

SELECT COMMITTEES

1Culture, Media and Sport Sub-Committee on Maritime Heritage and Historic Ships8.55 a.m.
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Maritime Heritage and Historic Ships.
Witnesses: The Cutty Sark Trust, HMS Cavalier Association and Mr Sid Anning; Heritage Lottery Fund, National Historic Ships Committee and Mr Tim Parr (at approximately 9.45 a.m.); Rt Hon Lord McIntosh of Haringey, Minister for Media and Heritage, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (at approximately 10.30 a.m.).
2Science and Technology9.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
(public)
Subject: Research Councils UK: Scrutiny Session.
Witnesses: Professor Ian Diamond, Chair, RCUK Executive Group and Helen Thorne, Head of Secretariat, RCUK.
3Trade and Industry9.00 a.m.


9.15 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: The Effect of Occupational Segregation on the Gender Pay Gap.
Witness: Equal Opportunities Commission.
4Education and Skills9.30 a.m.


9.45 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: Every Child Matters.
Witnesses: Department for Education and Skills officials and Department of Health officials.
5Modernisation of the House of Commons9.30 a.m.Room 18 (private)
6Work and Pensions9.30 a.m.


9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Subject: DWP Staffing Efficiencies.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Alexis Cleveland, Chief Executive, Pension Service, and Rod Clark, Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance.
7Defence9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Iraq.
Witnesses: Mr Martin Howard, Director General, Operational Policy, Lt General John McColl CBE DSO, Major General Nick Houghton CBE, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Operations) and Major General Bill Rollo CBE, Ministry of Defence.
8Catering10.00 a.m.Room 7 (private)
9Defence2.30 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
(public)
Subject: Tri-Service Armed Forces Bill.
Witnesses: Mr Ivor Caplin MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Mrs Teresa Jones, Head of the Armed Forces Bill Team, and Mr Humphrey Morrison, Legal Adviser, Ministry of Defence.
10European Scrutiny2.30 p.m.Room 19 (private)
11Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
(public)
Subject: Road Pricing.
Witnesses: Macquarie Infrastructure Group; Highways Agency (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (at approximately 4.15 p.m.).
12Environmental Audit3.00 p.m.

3.20 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
(public)
Subject: Pre-Budget 2004: the road ahead.
Witnesses: Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; Professor Paul Ekins, Westminster University (at approximately 3.50 p.m.).
13Northern Ireland Affairs3.30 p.m.The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Reconciliation: Ways of dealing with Northern Ireland's past.
Witness: Ex-Prisoners Interpretative Centre (EPIC).
14Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 16 (public)
Subject: HM Customs & Excise: Standard Report 2003-04.
Witnesses: Mr David Varney, Executive Chairman, Mr Paul Gray CB, Deputy Chairman, and Mr Mike Eland, Director General, Law Enforcement, HM Customs & Excise.
15Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)
16Treasury Sub-Committee5.30 p.m.
5.45 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
(public)
Subject: Excise Duty Fraud.
Witness: Mr John Healey MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury.

JOINT COMMITTEES

17Draft Mental Health Bill9.30 a.m.


9.45 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Witnesses: Carers UK, North Derbyshire Forum for Mental Health Carers; Action for Advocacy, Association for Mental Health Advocacy, Cymar and the United Kingdom Advocacy Network (UKAN) (at approximately 10.35 a.m.).
18Draft Mental Health Bill2.30 p.m.


2.35 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
(public)
Witnesses: National Forum for Assertive Outreach; Dr Peter Bartlett and Professor Graham Thornicroft (at approximately 3.10 p.m.).
19Human Rights4.00 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    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill.
2    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Security for British Embassy Kinshasa.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Criminal Records Bureau—proposals for a reduction in the number of registered bodies.
4    Prime Minister:      Downing Street engagements.
5    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Sale of four of National Grid Transco's gas distribution networks—regulatory consents granted by Secretary of State.

Written Question tabled on Tuesday 1st February for answer today‡


1 Dame Marion Roe (Broxbourne): To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee, if he will make a statement on the terms of the employment of contracted cleaners in the House.
( 214178 )

 

 
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