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Order of Business 1 March 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

Private Business

        Note: Private business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Second Reading

        London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill. (By Order).

        Linda Perham

        On Second Reading of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill, to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
*1 Mr Win Griffiths (Bridgend):    Whether he plans to visit Tehran in the next two months to discuss with the Iranian Government its adherence to international treaties and conventions.
( 218392 )
*2 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    If he will make a statement on scope for the revision of the proposed Constitutional Treaty for the European Union.
( 218394 )
*3 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What representations he has made to the Zimbabwe government on the conduct of the next general election in Zimbabwe.
( 218395 )
*4 Mr Michael Moore (Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale):    If he will make a statement on Iran's nuclear programme.
( 218396 )
*5 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    If he will make a statement on the recent referendum in Spain on the Constitutional Treaty for the EU.
( 218397 )
*6 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    If he will make a statement on progress in negotiations with Iran concerning the development of nuclear technologies.
( 218398 )
*7 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    If he will make a statement on the result of the Spanish referendum on the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union.
( 218399 )
*8 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    If he will make a statement on recent political developments in Bolivia.
( 218400 )
*9 Mr Iain Luke (Dundee East):    If he will make a statement on the political situation in Lebanon.
( 218401 )
*10 Mr John MacDougall (Central Fife):    What assessment he has made of the measures the new leadership of the Palestinian Authority is taking to prevent terror attacks being launched against Israel.
( 218402 )
*11 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What recent discussions he has had with the Turkish Government on its wish to join the EU.
( 218404 )
*12 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement on security provisions at GCHQ.
( 218405 )
*13 Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes):    When he last met the Israeli Foreign Minister to discuss the situation in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.
( 218406 )
*14 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    If he will make a statement on the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe.
( 218407 )
*15 Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy):    When he last met representatives of the government of Sri Lanka to discuss the current political situation.
( 218408 )
*16 Mr Bill Tynan (Hamilton South):    If he will make a statement on the political situation in Cyprus.
( 218409 )
*17 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Pakistan concerning the situation in Kashmir.
( 218410 )
*18 Mr David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber):    What recent discussions on human rights he has had with the government of China.
( 218411 )
*19 Angela Watkinson (Upminster):    If he will make a statement on the progress of ratification of the proposed Constitutional Treaty for the European Union.
( 218412 )
*20 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    If he will make a statement on UK relations with Sudan.
( 218413 )
*21 Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    If he will make a statement on the establishment and growth of local women's organisations in Iraq.
( 218414 )
*22 Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion):    When he last discussed nuclear proliferation with his US counterparts.
( 218415 )
*23 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on relations with Libya.
( 218416 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill



[No debate]

      Mr David Drew
        Bill to require the Secretary of State to extend permitted development status to small renewable energy developments and issue guidance to planning authorities in connection with such developments; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Paul Truswell
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the requirements for making quality contract schemes under the Transport Act 2000.

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

Main Business

+  3  

CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM BILL [LORDS] [3rd allotted day]: Committee.

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Remaining stages will also be taken.

        The First Report of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2003-04, HC 48-I and 48-II, on Judicial appointments and a Supreme Court (court of final appeal), and the Government's response thereto, Cm 6150, and the Third Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 275-I and 275-II, on the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords], are relevant.

        Proceedings in Committee may continue for up to five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, and proceedings on remaining stages may continue for up to one and a half hours after their commencement, or until 7.00 p.m., whichever is the later (Order of 31st January).

+  4  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Peter Hain
        That the Care of Cathedrals (Amendment) Measure, Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and Stipends (Cessation of Special Payments) Measure, which were laid before this House on 24th February, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Considerations of public interest in reviewing sentences on appeal (Mr Graham Allen).

        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).



1Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
2Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation9.55 a.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2005.
3Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Company Directors Disqualification (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
4Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the Code of Audit Practice for Local Government Bodies (2005) and the Code of Audit Practice for Local NHS Bodies (2005).


5Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.00 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Local Government Consultation.
Witnesses: MORI; Brighton & Hove City Council, London Borough of Lewisham and Leicester City Council.
6Trade and Industry9.00 a.m.

9.15 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Ofcom Strategic Telecoms Review.
Witnesses: Ofcom; UK Competitive Telecoms Association (UKCTA) (at approximately 10.00 a.m.); Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) (at approximately 10.45 a.m.); AOL and Wanadoo (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).
7Constitutional Affairs9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: (i) Legal Aid: asylum appeals (ii) The operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).
Witnesses: (i) Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (ii) Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, and Alex Allen, Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (at approximately 10.15 a.m.).
8Northern Ireland Affairs Sub-Committee9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
Senate Chamber, Parliament Building, Stormont, Belfast (private)
Subject: Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland.
Witnesses: Belfast International Airport; Rt Hon John Spellar MP, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (at approximately 11.00 a.m.).
9Home Affairs1.50 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Terrorism and Community Relations.
Witness: Ms Hazel Blears MP, Minister for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety, Home Office.
10Trade and Industry2.30 p.m.

2.45 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Coal Health Compensation Schemes.
Witnesses: ATOS Origins; Capita-IRISC (at approximately 3.05 p.m.); Department of Trade and Industry (at approximately 3.40 p.m.).
11Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee on draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill2.45 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill.
Witnesses: Environment Agency; Regional Development Agencies (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); Countryside Agency (at approximately 4.00 p.m.); Local Government Association (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
12Scottish Affairs3.00 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
Room 17 (private)
Subject: Meeting Scotland's Future Energy Needs.
Witness: Scottish and Southern Energy.
13Welsh Affairs3.00 p.m.Room 18 (private)


14Statutory 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    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Civil registration reform.
2    Secretary of State for Defence:      Osnabruck Court Martial.
3    Secretary of State for Defence:      Renewal of call-out order for the call-out of reservists to support UN operations in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of The Congo.
4    Deputy Prime Minister:      Bellwin Scheme for Torbay Council and Teignbridge District Council.
5    Deputy Prime Minister:      New guidance on monitoring spatial plans.
6    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Government strategic framework for the sustainable control of bovine TB in Great Britain.
7    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Charting Progress: An integrated assessment of the state of UK seas.
8    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Probation.
9    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Anti-social behaviour orders.
10    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Provision of services for victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.


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