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Order of Business 16 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
Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
*1 Mr Bill Olner (Nuneaton):    If he will make a statement on the work of English Partnerships.
( 221847 )
*2 Mr A.J. Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    What recent discussions he has had with the North-East Regional Assembly about the housing proposals in the regional spatial strategy.
( 221848 )
*3 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What his policy is on the location of Fire and Rescue Service command and control centres.
( 221849 )
*4 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What recent assessment he has made of standards in building control.
( 221850 )
*5 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    If he will make a statement on housing investment in Stockton.
( 221851 )
*6 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    In how many planning appeals inspectors have rejected applications for mobile phone masts on grounds of the public perception of health risk.
( 221852 )
*7 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    How much is being allocated to street crime wardens for financial year 2005-06.
( 221854 )
*8 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    If he will make a statement on the implementation of Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
( 221855 )
*9 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister about illegal gypsy encampments.
( 221856 )
*10 Mrs Anne Campbell (Cambridge):    What plans he has to introduce rate relief for small businesses.
( 221857 )
*11 Mr Clive Soley (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):    If he will make a statement on increasing mobility in the social rented sector.
( 221858 )
*12 Mr Huw Edwards (Monmouth):    If he will make a statement on the use of Article 4 directives with respect to the sub-division and sale of agricultural land and woodland.
( 221859 )
*13 Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    What the role of his Department is in furthering economic regeneration.
( 221860 )
*14 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What methods he uses to assess the impact of Government policies on regeneration.
( 221861 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16th March.
( 221832 )
*Q2 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    
( 221833 )
*Q3 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    
( 221834 )
*Q4 Mr Patrick McLoughlin (West Derbyshire):    
( 221835 )
*Q5 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    
( 221836 )
*Q6 Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    
( 221837 )
*Q7 Mr Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith):    
( 221838 )
*Q8 Mr Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham, Perry Barr):    
( 221839 )
*Q9 Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Prime Minister, whether he plans to visit Colchester on official business before 5th May.
( 221840 )
*Q10 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    
( 221841 )
*Q11 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    
( 221842 )
*Q12 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    
( 221843 )
*Q13 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    
( 221844 )
*Q14 Sir Teddy Taylor (Rochford & Southend East):    
( 221845 )
*Q15 Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):    
( 221846 )

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

Main Business

+  1  


[Until 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer


        Debate on the Budget Resolutions to be moved at the end of the Chancellor's Statement may continue until 7.00 p.m.

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Peter Hain
      Mr Christopher Leslie
      That the following provisions shall apply to the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 17th January 2005 and 31st January 2005—

Consideration of Lords Message

        1.   Any Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any question put.

        2.   Proceedings on that Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Subsequent stages

        3.   Any further Messages from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any question put.

        4.   Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

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

        Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages that may be received. Consideration of such Messages may be subject to the provisions of a Programme Motion.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Mr Nicholas Soames).

        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).



1Trade and Industry8.50 a.m.

9.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Witnesses: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; BNFL plc (at approximately 9.25 a.m.); Department of Trade and Industry (at approximately 9.50 a.m.); Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (at approximately 10.15 a.m.).
2Science and Technology9.00 a.m.Room 8 (private)
3Education and Skills9.15 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The Work of Ofsted.
Witnesses: Mr David Bell, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, and officials, Ofsted.
4Constitutional Affairs and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions9.30 a.m.Room 15 (private)
5Transport9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
6Defence10.00 a.m.Room 16 (private)
7Scottish Affairs2.00 p.m.Room 8 (private)
8Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.30 p.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9International Development2.30 p.m.Room 21 (private)
10Procedure2.30 p.m.Room 19 (private)
11Environmental Audit2.45 p.m.
3.20 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Subject: Sustainable Procurement Policy.
Witnesses: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Office of Government Commerce (at approximately 4.00 p.m.).
12Modernisation of the House of Commons3.30 p.m.Room 18 (private)
13Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)


14Human 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    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Debt and Reserves Management Report 2005-06.
2    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Invest to Save—Inclusive Communities Fund.
3    Deputy Prime Minister:      Private Finance Initiative—fifth bidding round for fire and rescue authorities.
4    Secretary of State for Health:      Scoping study of a confidential inquiry into premature deaths amongst people with learning disabilities.
5    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection, Northern Ireland on an announced inspection of Magilligan Prison.


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