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Order of Business 9 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 10.30 a.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
*1 Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):    What discussions she has had with the farming industry about biofuels.
( [R]2600 )
*2 Mr Edward Garnier (Harborough):    What steps her Department is taking to make interim payments to farmers who have yet to receive the Single Farm Payment.
( 2601 )
*3 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If she will make a statement on proposed reforms to the EU sugar regime.
( 2602 )
*4 Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):    If she will make a statement on action to tackle bovine tuberculosis.
( 2603 )
*5 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    How many officials were employed in administering the Single Payments Scheme in 2004-05; and what the administrative cost of the scheme was in that year.
( 2604 )
*6 Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):    Why the revised figure for domestic energy efficiency savings in the Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan excluded projected carbon savings in the white goods sector for 2000 to 2010.
( 2606 )
*7 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    What assessment she has made of the threat to biosecurity from illegal meat imports.
( 2607 )
*8 Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):    What the estimated cost is of extending the Environment Agency Pollution Inventory to sites regulated by local authorities under the Local Authority Pollution Control and Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control regimes.
( 2608 )
*9 Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):    What discussions she has had with HM Revenue and Customs on the tax treatment of the Single Farm Payment.
( 2609 )
*10 Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):    What steps the Government is taking to encourage local authorities to improve energy efficiency in their housing stock.
( 2610 )
*11 Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):    What steps she is taking to encourage the farming and food industry to expand domestic demand for its products.
( 2611 )
*12 Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):    Whether it is her Department's policy to meet the European Union's two per cent. target for renewable transport fuels by 2005.
( 2612 )
*13 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    How many horses have been issued with passports.
( 2613 )
*14 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):    If she will make a statement on prospects for the fishing industry.
( 2614 )
*15 Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):    What discussions she has had with the Department of Health on measures to promote access to energy efficient housing as a national public health priority.
( 2616 )
*16 Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):    What steps her Department plans to take to improve animal welfare.
( 2617 )
*17 Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater):    What steps her Department is taking to improve transparency in the dairy supply chain.
( 2618 )
*18 Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury):    How many cattle were slaughtered in the last recorded month as a result of bovine tuberculosis.
( 2619 )
*19 Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    If she will make a statement on progress on the establishment of the gangmasters' licensing authority.
( 2620 )
*20 Tony Baldry (Banbury):    What steps she plans to take to sustain rural communities.
( 2621 )
*21 Mr Eric Forth (Bromley & Chislehurst):    If she will make a statement on the level of water leakage from pipes.
( 2622 )
*22 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):    What discussions she has had with the Home Office to develop strategies to reduce crime in rural communities.
( 2623 )

At 11.30 a.m.Urgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Notices of Presentation of Bills

+  1  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        Bill to make provision about offences involving stirring up hatred against persons on racial or religious grounds.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Darling
        Bill to make further provision about civil aviation, including provision about the funding of the Air Travel Trust; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business

+  3  

CONSUMER CREDIT BILL:      Second Reading.

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  4  


[No debate]

      Secretary Alan Johnson
      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That the following provisions shall apply to the Consumer Credit Bill:


        1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

        2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 30th June 2005.

        3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

        4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

        5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

        6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of other proceedings

        7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.

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

+  5  

CONSUMER CREDIT BILL [MONEY]:      Queen's recommendation signified.

[No debate]

      John Healey
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Consumer Credit Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

      (1)   any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or the Office of Fair Trading by virtue of the Act, and

      (2)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.

To be decided without debate (Standing No. Order 52(1)(a)).

+  6  


[No debate]

      John Healey
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Consumer Credit Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

      (1)   the imposition of charges on persons who hold licences under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 or who apply or have applied for the issue or renewal of such licences, and

      (2)   the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Death of Mr Christopher Rochester in Greece (Mr Kevan Jones).

        Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Secretary of State for Defence:      The award of battle and theatre honours.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Proposal to charge for the monitoring of minerals and landfill waste permissions.
3    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Partners for Water and Sanitation Annual Report 2004.
4    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Publication of the Oversight Commissioner's Report—9th June 2005.
5    Secretary of State for Transport:      Consultation on night flying restrictions.
6    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      The national pensions debate.


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