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Order of Business 6 July 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 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What assessment he has made of the effects on regeneration in the Tees Valley of port expansion at Teesport.
( 9713 )
*2 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What role his Department plays in encouraging local councils to provide a sufficient quantity and quality of public conveniences.
( 9714 )
*3 Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):    If he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the provision of affordable housing in rural areas.
( 9715 )
*4 Dr John Pugh (Southport):    What plans the Government has further to extend unitary local government in England.
( 9716 )
*5 Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):    What steps he is taking to improve the stock of social housing.
( 9717 )
*6 Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):    What research the Department has commissioned on making more effective use of empty housing.
( 9718 )
*7 Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North):    What plans he has to increase the supply of council housing.
( 9719 )
*8 Tony Baldry (Banbury):    What representations he has received on the distribution formula for the Supporting People budget; and if he will make a statement.
( 9720 )
*9 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    If he will make a statement on the recent proposals announced to help first-time buyers.
( 9721 )
*10 Bob Spink (Castle Point):    What mechanisms he will use to test the East of England Regional Spatial Strategy house building targets.
( 9722 )
*11 Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):    What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the future of Milton Keynes's grid road system in relation to his sustainable communities plan for the city.
( 9723 )
*12 Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    If he will take steps to raise the required height of doorways in new buildings from six feet eight inches to seven feet.
( 9724 )
*13 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    What plans he has to review planning policy relating to telecommunications masts; and if he will make a statement.
( 9725 )
*14 Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):    What the timetable is for the establishment of regional fire control rooms.
( 9726 )
*15 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    What plans he has to review the law on planning gain.
( 9727 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6th July.
( 9698 )
*Q2 Mark Pritchard (Wrekin, The):    
( 9699 )
*Q3 Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):    
( 9700 )
*Q4 Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):    
( 9701 )
*Q5 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If he will take steps to ensure that the same priority is given across Government to promoting social behaviour as is given to tackling anti-social behaviour; and if he will make a statement.
( 9702 )
*Q6 Paul Holmes (Chesterfield):    
( 9705 )
*Q7 Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth & Horncastle):    
( 9706 )
*Q8 Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    
( 9707 )
*Q9 Mr John Baron (Billericay):    
( 9708 )
*Q10 Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):    
( 9709 )
*Q11 Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    
( 9710 )
*Q12 Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):    
( 9711 )
*Q13 Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    
( 9712 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill



[No debate]

      Mr William Cash
        Bill to amend section 7 of the International Development Act 2002 to require the imposition of conditions relating to internationally supervised audit on assistance.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Sir Patrick Cormack
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Acts in respect of deceased candidates.

        The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business

+  3  

FINANCE BILL:      Not amended in the Committee and as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

[Until any hour]

      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
        That the Finance Bill, as amended, be considered in the following order, namely, New Clauses, amendments relating to Clauses 1 to 6, Schedule 1, Clauses 7 to 12, Schedule 2, Clauses 13 to 24, Schedule 3, Clauses 25 to 34, Schedule 4, Clause 35, Schedule 5, Clauses 36 and 37, Schedule 6, Clauses 38 and 39, Schedule 7, Clause 40, Schedule 8, Clauses 41 and 42, Schedule 9, Clauses 43 to 49, Schedule 10 and Clauses 50 to 69, new Schedules, amendments relating to Clause 70, Schedule 11 and Clauses 71 and 72.

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading may also be taken (Order of 30th June).

Debate may continue until any hour.

+  4  


[No debate]

      Secretary Alan Johnson
        That the draft Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 17th March, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

+  5  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Hain
        That the draft Colleges of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 28th June, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: NHS in Lincolnshire (Mark Simmonds).

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



1Standing Committee D4.30 p.m.Room 10 (public)
Further to consider the Identity Cards Bill.
2Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.


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    Secretary of State for Defence:      `Future Capabilities' Command Paper: Government response to Defence Committee Report.
2    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Zimbabwe—immigration removals.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Proceeds of Crime Act.
4    Secretary of State for International Development:      Polio Eradication.
5    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Publication of the Third Annual Report of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation.
6    Prime Minister:      Review Body on Senior Salaries Report: Pay for Standing Committee Chairmen in the House of Commons.


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