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Order of Business 8 June 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 Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    If he will make a statement on the house-building programme in the Chelmsford local authority area.
( 1963 )
*2 Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):    What recent representations he has received on local government finance.
( 1964 )
*3 Anne Milton (Guildford):    If he will make a statement on council tax revaluation.
( 1965 )
*4 Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):    If he will make a statement on the review of local government funding.
( 1966 )
*5 Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):    What plans he has for affordable housing in rural areas.
( 1967 )
*6 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If he will make a statement on affordable homes in North Yorkshire.
( 1968 )
*7 Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South):    If he will make a statement on the operation of Pathfinders.
( 1969 )
*8 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    What steps his Department is taking to foster a culture of respect.
( 1970 )
*9 Martin Salter (Reading West):    What plans he has to reform the council tax system.
( 1971 )
*10 Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    What the timetable is for the establishment of regional fire control rooms.
( 1972 )
*11 Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):    If he will make a statement on the provision of key worker housing and affordable homes.
( 1973 )
*12 Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    If he will make a statement on his plans to increase availability of affordable homes in Greater London.
( 1974 )
*13 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):    If he will abandon plans for council tax rebanding in England.
( 1975 )
*14 Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    How many social homes have achieved the decent homes standard; and whether he expects the Government to meet its target of ensuring that all homes meet the standard by 2010.
( 1976 )
*15 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What assessment he has made of the merits of turning unused space over shops into flats.
( 1977 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 8th June.
( 1878 )
*Q2 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    
( 1879 )
*Q3 John Robertson (Glasgow North West):    
( 1880 )
*Q4 Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):    
( 1881 )
*Q5 Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    
( 1882 )
*Q6 Lembit O­pik (Montgomeryshire):    
( 1883 )
*Q7 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):    
( 1884 )
*Q8 Martin Salter (Reading West):    
( 1885 )
*Q9 Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):    
( 1886 )
*Q10 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    
( 1887 )
*Q11 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    
( 1888 )
*Q12 John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):    
( 1889 )
*Q13 Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):    
( 1890 )
*Q14 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    
( 1891 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

+  1  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        Bill to make provision for reducing and dealing with the abuse of alcohol; to make provision about real and imitation firearms, about ammunition and about knives and other weapons; to amend the Football Spectators Act 1989 and the Football (Disorder) Act 2000; to amend the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and section 8 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; to amend section 23 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969; to amend the Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Act 2002; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business


OPPOSITION DAY (1st allotted day)

[Until 7.00 p.m.]



      Mr Michael Howard
      Dr Liam Fox
      Mr Graham Brady
      Mr Keith Simpson
      Miss Anne McIntosh
      David Maclean
        That this House, in the light of the rejection of the EU Constitution by the French and the Dutch people, urges the Government to make clear its intention not to ratify the EU Constitutional Treaty, and instead to pursue a policy of a more decentralised and deregulated Europe, better suited to serving the people of Europe.

            As Amendments to Mr Michael Howard's proposed Motion (EU Constitution):
      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Straw
      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
      Mr Douglas Alexander
 Barry Gardiner      
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `endorses the Statement of 6th June by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which set out the Government's response to the results of the French and Dutch referenda on the EU Constitutional Treaty; recognises that discussions will now take place on the future of the Constitutional Treaty between European leaders collectively; and agrees that the EU should uphold the concept of subsidiarity and pursue greater flexibility and better regulation, and continue the contribution it has made to peace, democracy and prosperity over recent decades for the benefit of the people of Europe.'.

      Mr Douglas Hogg
        Line      4,      at end add `and, recognising that, notwithstanding the results of the referenda in France and the Netherlands, the governments of France, Germany and Luxembourg are anxious to press ahead with the ratification of the treaty and recalling the government promise given by the Prime Minister and published in the Sun Newspaper on 13th May 2005 to hold a referendum on the treaty even if the French voted no on 29th May, further urges the Government to honour the Prime Minister's promise and to arrange an early referendum in the United Kingdom so as to enable the British people to contribute to the construction of an impregnable barrier to the ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty.'.

        The Selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

+  3  


[No debate]

      Ms Harriet Harman
        That the draft Regulatory Reform (Execution of Deeds and Documents) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 21st February, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

The Regulatory Reform Committee has reported on the draft Order in its Seventh Report of Session 2004-05, HC 429, and on the proposal for an Order in its Fourteenth Report of Session 2003-04, HC 1271.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 18(1)).

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Facilities for dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers and the closure of the Briseham Unit, Brixham (Mr Anthony Steen).

        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

1    Minister for the Cabinet Office:      List of Ministerial Responsibilities.
2    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Government response to the report of the Joint Committee on the Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill.
3    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Contingencies Fund Advance: The Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill.
4    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Consular Fees Order 2005.
5    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Forest Service Agency's Key Performance Targets 2005-06.
6    Secretary of State for Wales:      Departmental Report 2005.


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