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Order of Business 18 May 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
AfterwardsUrgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Notices of Presentation of Bills

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[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Darling
        Bill to make provision for a railway transport system running from Maidenhead, in the County of Berkshire, and Heathrow Airport, in the London Borough of Hillingdon, through central London to Shenfield, in the County of Essex, and Abbey Wood, in the London Borough of Greenwich; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision (Standing Order of 7th April).

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Johnson
        Bill to amend the Consumer Credit Act 1974; to extend the ombudsman scheme under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to cover licensees under the Consumer Credit Act 1974; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business

+  3  

QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question (17th May).

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament—(Mr Kevin Barron).

        Proposed subjects for debate: Foreign Affairs and Defence.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Wild flowers (Bob Russell).

        Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today


Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Making a Difference: Taking Forward our Priorities.


Secretary of State for Defence:      Defence Bills Agency Announcement of Key Targets.


Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Performance Targets set for the Rural Payments Agency in 2005-06.


Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland Corporate Plan 2005 to 2008 and Business Plan 2005-06.

Private Members' Bills

The Speaker has appointed 10 o'clock on Thursday 26th May 2005, and Committee Room 10 as the time and place for holding the Ballot for Private Members' Bills.


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