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Order of Business 29 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 Secretary of State for International Development
*1 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    Whether the UK's position on aid for Ethiopia has changed as a consequence of (a) border hostilities with Eritrea and (b) uncertainty over the recent election results; and if he will make a statement.
( 7781 )
*2 Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire):    What steps he is taking to ensure UK aid rewards good governance in the developing world.
( 7782 )
*3 Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):    What steps he is taking to ensure UK aid rewards good governance in the developing world.
( 7783 )
*4 Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):    If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
( 7784 )
*5 Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes):    If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
( 7785 )
*6 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What steps have been taken to reduce the conditionality of overseas aid; and if he will make a statement.
( 7786 )
*7 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    What discussions he has had with Ministers in recipient countries in relation to HIV/AIDS aid in sub-Saharan Africa.
( 7787 )
*8 Mr John McFall (West Dunbartonshire):    What measures he plans to put in place to ensure that heavily indebted poor countries receiving debt relief do not incur heavy debts in future.
( 7788 )
*9 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What steps his Department is taking to assist people in Zimbabwe's urban areas.
( 7789 )
*10 Sir George Young (North West Hampshire):    What steps he is taking to ensure that funds released by debt relief are used to reduce poverty.
( 7790 )
*11 Ms Celia Barlow (Hove):    What steps he is taking to encourage bilateral and multilateral donors to adopt the UK's policy of not placing economic conditions on the aid, loans and debt relief given to developing countries.
( 7791 )
*12 Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):    What aid programmes his Department has in the Palestinian territories.
( 7792 )
*13 Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):    What assistance the Department is providing to Iraq in 2005-06.
( 7793 )
*14 Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):    What steps his Department is taking to ensure that user fees for education are abolished in all countries not on track to meet the millennium development goals.
( 7794 )
*15 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    If he will make a statement on reconstruction in the tsunami-affected regions.
( 7795 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 29th June.
( 7766 )
*Q2 Mr David Laws (Yeovil):    
( 7767 )
*Q3 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):    
( 7768 )
*Q4 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):    
( 7769 )
*Q5 Martin Linton (Battersea):    
( 7770 )
*Q6 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    When he next plans to visit North West Leicestershire on official business.
( 7771 )
*Q7 Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):    What progress he has made on his commitment regarding universal access for HIV/AIDS treatment in the developing world.
( 7772 )
*Q8 Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):    
( 7773 )
*Q9 Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):    
( 7775 )
*Q10 Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    
( 7776 )
*Q11 Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley):    
( 7777 )
*Q12 Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):    
( 7778 )
*Q13 Peter Viggers (Gosport):    
( 7779 )
*Q14 Philip Davies (Shipley):    
( 7780 )

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

Main Business


OPPOSITION DAY (3rd allotted day)

[Until 7.00 p.m.]



      Mr Charles Kennedy
      Sir Menzies Campbell
      Steve Webb
      Sandra Gidley
      Julia Goldsworthy
      Andrew Stunell
        That this House notes with concern the crisis in NHS dentistry, together with problems in accessing other primary care services; recognises that many dentists chose to undertake more private practice as a consequence of the new contract introduced under the Conservatives in 1990 and the subsequent reduction in dentists' fees in 1992; notes that the Conservative government closed two dental schools; further notes that the number of adults registered with an NHS dentist fell by five million between 1994 and 1998; recalls the Prime Minister's pledge in 1999 that `everyone within the next two years will be able once again to see an NHS dentist just by phoning NHS Direct', but notes that less than half the adult population is now registered with an NHS dentist; and calls on the Government to work with the dentistry profession to ensure that the new contract delivers more dentists spending more time working in the NHS.

            As an Amendment to Mr Charles Kennedy's proposed Motion (Access to NHS dentistry and primary health care):
      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Straw
      Mr Secretary Clarke
      Ms Secretary Hewitt
Ms Rosie WintertonMr Liam Byrne
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `welcomes the Government's record levels of investment in the National Health Service, with expenditure set to rise to over £92 billion in 2007-08; congratulates the Government and NHS staff for improvements in primary care; notes that the Government's ambitions for NHS dentistry will deliver a modernised, high quality primary dental service; congratulates the Government on supporting this with a record level of investment, which has been increased by 19 per cent., or £250 million a year, over 2003-04 levels; further welcomes the increase in NHS primary care dentists from 16,700 in 1997 to 20,192 in April, the creation of 53 dental access centres across England treating some 400,000 patients a year and an NHS support team to impove access to dentistry in areas where there are problems, and the introduction of additional capital grants of £35 million to fund practice improvements; and further congratulates the Government for this investment and programme of reform that has delivered a better quality of life for staff, and improved services for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, true to the founding principles of the NHS.'.



      Mr Charles Kennedy
      Sir Menzies Campbell
      Norman Baker
      Andrew George
      Andrew Stunell
      Sir Robert Smith
        That this House recognises the serious threat posed to the planet by climate change; welcomes the decision of the Prime Minister to make this a priority for the UK presidency of the G8; notes with concern however the lack of progress being made to secure effective international agreement on the way forward and in particular the wrecking tactics of the present US Administration and the total lack of leverage on this issue by the Prime Minister over President Bush, who is still in public denial of even the basic science; believes that carbon emissions need to be cut by at least 60 per cent. by 2050; further believes that without such action, measures to reduce poverty in developing countries will be severely undermined; calls on the Prime Minister to use the G8 to win support for a successor regime to Kyoto based upon the principle of contraction and convergence, engaging the participation of both developed and developing nations; further believes that he will be in a stronger position to give an international lead if he now tackles his failures in domestic climate change policy, which mean that the UK is now virtually certain to miss its 2010 carbon emissions reduction target and is now in danger of missing even its Kyoto target; and urges him in particular to adopt effective policies to conserve energy within the domestic sector, and to cut emissions within the transport and energy sectors.

            As an Amendment to Mr Charles Kennedy's proposed Motion (Using the G8 Summit to tackle climate change):
      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Straw
      Secretary Margaret Beckett
      Mr Secretary Darling
Secretary Alan JohnsonMr Elliot MorleyMr Ben Bradshaw
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `welcomes the UK's global leadership on climate change and in particular the Prime Minister's decision to make climate change one of the top two priorities for the G8 Presidency and a priority for the EU Presidency; recognises that UK initiatives in 2005 have already made important contributions to the international debate on future climate change policy, in particular the scientific conference on stabilisation in February 2005 and the Energy and Environment Ministerial Roundtable in March 2005; looks forward to the Gleneagles Summit and provides its full support to the Prime Minister's continuing efforts to secure a successful outcome; commends the UK's plans to continue to strive for further international action following Gleneagles through both the G8 and EU; further commends the Labour Party for being the only party to commit in its manifesto to a national goal to reduce emissions by 20 per cent. by 2010; celebrates the UK's achievement in already reducing emissions to 13.4 per cent. between the base year and 2003, beyond that required by the Kyoto Protocol; further welcomes the introduction of policies such as the climate change levy and renewables obligation that have been so important in achieving this; and looks forward to the publication of the climate change programme later this year which will set out further policies to deliver the goal of a 20 per cent. reduction in emissions by 2010.

        The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats (Standing Order No. 14(2)).

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Conduct and procedures of Liverpool City Council (Mr Peter Kilfoyle).

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



1Northern Ireland Grand Committee2.30 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider the draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
2Standing Committee E4.30 p.m.Room 8 (public)
Further to consider the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill.


3Selection4.45 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    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Publication of Financial Services Authority's Annual Report 2004-05.
2    Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      The National Archives—key performance indicators 2005-06.
3    Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Search for Inaugural Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman.
4    Deputy Prime Minister:      Beacon Scheme Round Seven.
5    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Policy for England's ancient and native woodland.
6    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Launch of UK Security Advisory Team (Caribbean).
7    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Complaints Audit Committee Annual Report 2004-05.
8    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Anti-social behaviour orders.
9    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Inland Fisheries Annual Report for 2003.
10    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Fiddler's Ferry coal-fired power station, near Warrington.
11    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      UK Inward Investment Report 2004-05.
12    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on Rossendale Borough Council.
13    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on South Cambridgeshire District Council.
14    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on Hart District Council.
15    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on Mid Suffolk District Council.
16    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on Gosport Borough Council.


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