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Order of Business 22 June 2005

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Notes:
* 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
Afterwards

Private Business

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

NOTICES OF MOTIONS AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

        Private Bills [LAdjourned Debate on Question [24th May].

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That so much of the Lords Message [19th May] as relates to the Liverpool City Council (Prohibition of Smoking in Places of Work) Bill [Lords] be now considered.

        That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.—(The Chairman of Ways and Means).

        Private Bills [LAdjourned Debate on Question [24th May].

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That so much of the Lords Message [19th May] as relates to the London Local Authorities (Prohibition of Smoking in Places of Work) Bill [Lords] be now considered.

        That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.—(The Chairman of Ways and Means).


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales
*1 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What steps the Government plans to take to reform the electoral system for the National Assembly for Wales.
( 5058 )
*2 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on legislation to ban smoking in public places in Wales.
( 5060 )
*3 Jessica Morden (Newport East):    What steps the Government plans to take to reform the electoral system for the National Assembly for Wales.
( 5061 )
*4 Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    What assessments he has made of the effects on businesses in border areas of Wales of the provision of more advantageous incentives to businesses in Wales.
( 5062 )
*5 Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South):    If he will make a statement on measures being taken to eradicate knife attacks in (a) North Wales and (b) the rest of Wales.
( 5064 )
*6 Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):    Whether he has met the National Assembly for Wales Minister for Health to discuss the cross-border implications of the Assembly's plans for the provision of prescriptions in Wales.
( 5065 )
*7 Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    If he will take steps to increase the scope of the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.
( 5066 )
*8 Mr Martin Caton (Gower):    What discussions he has had with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the application of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to Wales.
( 5067 )
*9 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on legislation relating to smoking and its impact in Wales.
( 5068 )
*10 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales about NHS waiting lists in Wales.
( 5069 )
*11 Mrs Sia(r)n C. James (Swansea East):    What steps the Government plans to take to improve the quality of life of older people in Wales.
( 5070 )
*12 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What discussions he has had with the National Assembly for Wales Government on the effects of tax credits on the take-up of childcare in Wales.
( 5071 )
*13 Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):    Whether he has met the National Assembly for Wales Minister for Health to discuss the provision of new hospitals in Wales.
( 5072 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 22nd June.
( 6079 )
*Q2 Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):    
( 6080 )
*Q3 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    
( 6081 )
*Q4 Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):    
( 6082 )
*Q5 Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):    
( 6083 )
*Q6 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    
( 6084 )
*Q7 Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):    
( 6085 )
*Q8 Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):    
( 6086 )
*Q9 Mr John Grogan (Selby):    
( 6087 )
*Q10 Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):    
( 6088 )
*Q11 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    
( 6089 )
*Q12 Paul Rowen (Rochdale):    
( 6090 )
*Q13 Patrick Mercer (Newark):    
( 6091 )
*Q14 Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    
( 6092 )
*Q15 Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):    
( 6093 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notices of Presentation of Bills

+  1  

IMMIGRATION, ASYLUM AND NATIONALITY

[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        Bill to make provision about immigration, asylum and nationality; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  2  

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (REPRESENTATION AND ASSISTANCE IN DISCRIMINATION PROCEEDINGS)

[No debate]

      Mr Marsha Singh
        Bill to make provision about representation of and assistance to complainants in discrimination proceedings before employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal; to establish and confer functions upon the Tribunal Representation and Assistance Board; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  3  

RIGHTS OF SAVERS

[No debate]

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind
        Bill to make provision about the rights and choices of savers in relation to pensions and pension schemes, annuities and savings; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  4  

ARMED FORCES (PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL FOR PARTICIPATION IN ARMED CONFLICT)

[No debate]

      Clare Short
        Bill to require parliamentary approval for the participation of Her Majesty's armed forces in armed conflict and for a declaration of war; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  5  

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

[No debate]

      Mr Mark Lazarowicz
        Bill to make provision about the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases, the alleviation of fuel poverty, the promotion of microgeneration and the introduction of a renewable heat obligation; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  6  

CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) (PROTECTION OF PROPERTY)

[No debate]

      Miss Anne McIntosh
        Bill to amend section 3 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 and section 3 of the Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 in relation to the use of force in the prevention of crime or in the defence of persons or property.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  7  

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (REPORTING AND TRANSPARENCY)

[No debate]

      Mr Tom Clarke
        Bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on total expenditure on international development assistance as a proportion of gross national income, and in particular on progress towards the target for expenditure on official development assistance to constitute 0.7 per cent. of gross national income; to require such reports to contain information about expenditure by country, about the proportion of expenditure in low income countries and about the effectiveness of expenditure in each country; to make provision about the transparency of international development assistance; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  8  

EMERGENCY WORKERS (PROTECTION)

[No debate]

      Mr Alan Williams
        Bill to make it an offence to assault or impede persons who provide emergency services; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  9  

INCOME TAX (EARNINGS EXEMPTION FOR PERSONS LIVING IN POVERTY)

[No debate]

      Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
        Bill to provide that income tax is not chargeable on the earnings of persons living in poverty.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  10  

MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY IN BUILDINGS

[No debate]

      Dr Alan Whitehead
        Bill to make provision about the promotion of renewable and sustainable energy, energy efficiency in buildings and the alleviation of fuel poverty; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  11  

CHILDREN'S FOOD

[No debate]

      Mary Creagh
        Bill to make provision about the marketing, sale and provision of food to and for children; to make provision for education and the dissemination of information about children's diet, nutrition and health; to place certain duties on the Food Standards Agency; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  12  

ROAD SAFETY AND PARKING

[No debate]

      Ms Sally Keeble
        Bill to make it an offence to cause death or serious injury by careless driving; to make further provision about badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons; to make provision about the safety of school transport; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  13  

CRIME PREVENTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

[No debate]

      Mr Nigel Evans
        Bill to make provision about crime prevention and the built environment.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  14  

TELECOMMUNICATIONS MASTS (PLANNING CONTROL)

[No debate]

      Mr David Curry
        Bill to amend the law relating to planning in connection with telecommunications masts and associated apparatus; to amend the electronic communications code in connection with telecommunications masts and associated apparatus and make further provision about that code; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  15  

OCCASIONAL SALES

[No debate]

      Mr Peter Luff, on behalf of Mr John Whittingdale
        Bill to make provision about occasional sales.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  16  

REGULATION OF LASER EYE SURGERY

[No debate]

      Frank Cook
        Bill to regulate laser eye surgery.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  17  

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ACT 1972 (DISAPPLICATION)

[No debate]

      Mr Owen Paterson
        Bill to provide that Community treaties, Community instruments and Community obligations shall only be binding in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom insofar as they do not conflict with a subsequent, expressly inconsistent enactment of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  18  

BREAST CANCER

[No debate]

      Mr Shailesh Vara
        Bill to make provision about the detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  19  

HUMBER BRIDGE

[No debate]

      Shona McIsaac
        Bill to amend the Humber Bridge Act 1959; to require the Secretary of State to give directions to certain members of the Humber Bridge Board in relation to healthcare; to require the Secretary of State to review the desirability of facilitating journeys across the Humber Bridge in relation to healthcare; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  20  

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL (SUPPORTER INVOLVEMENT)

[No debate]

      Mr John Grogan
        Bill to make provision about supporter involvement in professional football clubs; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

  21  

PROHIBITION OF ABORTION (ENGLAND AND WALES)

[No debate]

      Mr Laurence Robertson
        Bill to prohibit the aborting of foetuses in England and Wales unless the mother's life is at risk, or where conception has been caused by rape; to make it an imprisonable offence for anyone to carry out an abortion other than in those circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.


Main Business

  22  

OPPOSITION DAY (2nd allotted day)

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

  

SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

      Mr David Cameron
      Mr Stephen O'Brien
      Mr Nick Gibb
      Mr Mark Hoban
      Mr Henry Bellingham
      David Maclean
        That this House believes that special schools play a vital role in meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties, and that parents should have more choice between special and mainstream schools; further believes that the Government should hold a proper review of the provision of special educational needs to cover concerns about the statementing process, the continued closure of special schools, concerns about bias in the law and central government pressure to pursue policies of inclusion when they are not always appropriate; and calls for a moratorium on special school closures until such a review has been published and properly debated.

            As Amendments to Mr David Cameron's proposed Motion (Special schools and special educational needs):
      Charles Kennedy
      Sir Menzies Campbell
      Mr Edward Davey
      Annette Brooke
      Sir Robert Smith
      Andrew Stunell
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `believes that special schools play a vital role in meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties, with severe physical disabilities and with emotional and behaviourial difficulties and that parents should have more choice between special and mainstream schools; further believes that the Government's 10 year strategy and the current audit will not address parents' key concerns such as delays in assessment, imprecise statements and the inability to enforce statements, not least because the Department for Education and Skills is failing in its role; believes modernising public services requires Westminster politicians to focus on improving this national policy framework and role, rather than proposing to meddle in every local decision; and calls on Ministers to establish a new, comprehensive review and the National Audit Office to investigate the Department for Education and Skills' performance of its investigative and enforcement functions with respect to special educational needs.'.

      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Clarke
      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
      Secretary Ruth Kelly
Jacqui SmithMaria Eagle
        Line      2,      leave out from `difficulties' to end and add `acknowledges that parents may want mainstream or special schools for their children and notes that under the current statutory framework they have the right to express a preference for either; welcomes the Government's commitment to improving the range and quality of provision for children with special educational needs through its special educational needs strategy, Removing Barriers to Achievement, which followed wide consultation and a separate review of the role of special schools; rejects the call for further reviews and a moratorium on closures of special schools, since this would stifle reorganisation of local provision to meet changing patterns of need and halt the development of effective collaboration between mainstream and special schools; welcomes the Government's audit of provision for low incidence needs since it will contribute to more effective planning; and welcomes its determination to ensure that all children with SEN are able to realise their potential, wherever they are taught.'.

  

ELECTORAL INTEGRITY AND DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY

      Mr Michael Howard
      Mr Francis Maude
      Mr Oliver Heald
      Mr Dominic Grieve
      Mr Jonathan Djanogly
      David Maclean
        That this House believes that the Government should rule out future use of all-postal voting and that any pilot schemes should be subject to explicit parliamentary ratification; regrets the unwillingness of the Government to adopt in mainland Britain the tried and tested Northern Ireland system of individual voter registration; condemns the Government's constitutional changes which have undermined democratic accountability, such as the introduction of proportional representation; and further believes that urgent steps are needed to restore public confidence and integrity in the electoral system and to increase the accountability of government.

            As Amendments to Mr Michael Howard's proposed Motion (Electoral integrity and democratic accountability):
      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Darling
      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
      Mr Secretary Hain
Ms Harriet HarmanBridget Prentice
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end, and insert `believes that the General and local elections were safe and secure, and produced results that were fair and accurate; recognises that public confidence in the electoral process is paramount; and believes that the Government's constitutional changes have strengthened democratic accountability, bringing our institutions closer to the people.'.

      Charles Kennedy
      Sir Menzies Campbell
      Mr David Heath
      Mr Mark Oaten
      Sir Robert Smith
      Andrew Stunell
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `believes that urgent action is required to restore and maintain public confidence in the electoral system; deplores the doctrinaire position adopted by the Government in the context of the European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Act 2004 in failing to accept the recommendations of the Electoral Commission, failing to implement measures to prevent malpractice, and rejecting the advice of all other parties; believes that there is now a pressing need to introduce individual voter registration and other measures to combat fraud; and believes that the evident unfairness of the first past the post system, the incomplete reform of the Upper House and the ineffectiveness of this House in its ability to hold the Government to account demand the immediate introduction of proportional representation for all electoral tiers, reform of the structure and composition of the House of Lords, and the restoration of effective scrutiny in the House of Commons.'.

        The selection of the matters 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.

At the end of the sitting:

  23  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: UK policy towards Nepal (Sir John Stanley).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

1Standing Committee D (Programming Sub-Committee) (Consumer Credit Bill)5.30 p.m.Room 7 (private)
2Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Unauthorised Encampments (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
3Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and the draft Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2005.
4Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Regulations 2005 and the draft Climate Change Levy (Fuel Use and Recycling Processes) Regulations 2005.

SELECT COMMITTEE

5Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Secretary of State for Defence:      Naval Training and Recruiting Agency key targets for 2005-06.
2    Deputy Prime Minister:      Local Area Agreements Phase II.
3    Secretary of State for International Development:      Bangladesh: £50 million grant for rural electrification.
4    Secretary of State for International Development:      Indonesia and Sri Lanka: Post-tsunami reconstruction.


 

 
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