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Order of Business 21 July 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 10.30 a.m.      Prayers
Afterwards

Private Business

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

NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS

The Chairman of Ways and Means

        That the Amendments to Standing Orders set out in the Schedule be made:—

[For Schedule, see the Notice Paper relating to Private Business.]

An Explanatory Memorandum is available in the Vote Office.


Afterwards
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
*1James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):    What advice he has had from Ofgem on the security of electricity supplies.
(13802)
*2Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    If he will take steps to assist those who have been the victims of loan sharks and whose cases have passed through the courts.
(13803)
*3Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):    What steps he is taking to protect jobs in manufacturing industry.
(13804)
*4Colin Burgon (Elmet):    What plans there are for funding for the Mines Rescue Service.
(13805)
*5Mr John Grogan (Selby):    If he will make a statement on the future of the Royal Mail.
(13806)
*6Kate Hoey (Vauxhall):    When he last met representatives of the Union of Communication Workers to discuss the future of the Post Office.
(13807)
*7Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    If he will make a statement on bilateral trade with India.
(13808)
*8Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):    When he last met representatives from the deep coal industry to discuss investment aid.
(13809)
*9Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    What proportion of the UK's international trade agreements were negotiated by (a) the Government and (b) the EU in each of the last three years.
(13810)
*10Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    If he will review law and practice for dealing with claims of unfair dismissal.
(13811)
*11Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):    What role renewable and sustainable microgeneration will play in achieving renewable electricity generation targets set out in the Energy White Paper.
(13812)
*12Kali Mountford (Colne Valley):    What steps he is taking to assist manufacturing companies in Yorkshire and Humber.
(13813)
*13Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):    What steps he is taking to promote microgeneration.
(13814)
*14Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):    How many workers he estimates will benefit from the recently announced increase in the minimum wage; and how many of these workers he estimates will be women.
(13815)
*15Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South):    What action he is taking to help manufacturing companies in Stoke-on-Trent.
(13816)
*16Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):    If he will make a statement on the Government's hydrogen energy strategy.
(13817)
*17Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    If he will make a statement on the investigations taking place into the firms dealing with coal compensation claims.
(13818)
*18Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):    What discussions he has had with the construction industry, the Construction Industry Training Board and the trade unions on developing capacity in the building industry.
(13819)
*19Mr Mike Weir (Angus):    What assistance his Department has given to the development of carbon capture technology in the oil and gas industries.
(13820)

At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
*20Philip Davies (Shipley):    If she will make a statement on Government policy on positive discrimination in the workplace.
(13822)
*21Vera Baird (Redcar):    What discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about gender and poverty in the United Kingdom.
(13823)
*22Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What steps she is taking to support the development of childcare as a business.
(13824)
*23Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What recent representations she has received regarding the achievement of an acceptable work-life balance by women with children who work outside the home.
(13825)
*24Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues about protecting the rights of women in situations of post-conflict reconstruction.
(13826)
*25Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on gender equality in future pension provision.
(13827)
*26Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):    What steps the Government is taking to reduce the gender pay gap.
(13828)
*27Mary Creagh (Wakefield):    What plans the Government has to improve the services offered to women seeking refuge from domestic violence.
(13829)

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

Main Business

+  1  

LONDON OLYMPICS BILL:      Second Reading.

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

+  2  

LONDON OLYMPICS BILL (PROGRAMME)

[No debate]

      Secretary Tessa Jowell
      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That the following provisions shall apply to the London Olympics Bill:

Committal

        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 20th October 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.

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)).

+  3  

LONDON OLYMPICS BILL [MONEY]:      Queen's Recommendation signified.

[No debate]

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

      (1)   expenditure of a Minister of the Crown in connection with the Act, and

      (2)   any increase attributable to the Act in sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under another enactment.

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

+  4  

DELEGATED LEGISLATION

[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That the Education (School Organisation Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, (S.I., 2005, No. 1801), dated 2nd July 2005, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:

  5  

ADJOURNMENT

        Proposed subject: Open cast mining in the Derwent Valley (Mr David Anderson).

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


COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEE

1Standing Committee D9.15 a.m. &
1.00 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
Further to consider the Identity Cards Bill.

SELECT COMMITTEES

2Liaison9.30 a.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
3Finance and Services10.30 a.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    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster:      Guidance for departments on the handling of Members' and Peers' correspondence.
2    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Office for National Statistics: annual report and accounts 2004-05.
3    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Outcome of Ecofin.
4    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Banknote issue arrangements in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
5    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Pre-owned Asset Regulations—relief from double charges.
6    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Regional funding allocations—guidance on preparing advice.
7    Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Government's response to the Constitutional Affairs and ODPM: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committees' Report: `Electoral Registration'.
8    Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Courts Service's annual report and accounts.
9    Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:      Digital switchover—a progress report.
10    Secretary of State for Defence:      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency key targets for 2005-06.
11    Secretary of State for Defence:      Army Training and Recruiting Agency key targets for 2005-06.
12    Secretary of State for Defence:      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) programme.
13    Secretary of State for Defence:      Defence supply chain modernisation.
14    Secretary of State for Defence:      1990-91 Gulf veterans' illnesses: publication of research.
15    Secretary of State for Defence:      RAF force restructuring.
16    Deputy Prime Minister:      Licensing in the private sector.
17    Deputy Prime Minister:      Planning Policy Statement 9 and accompanying circular.
18    Deputy Prime Minister:      Local authority business growth incentives scheme.
19    Deputy Prime Minister:      Planning delivery grant finalisation.
20    Deputy Prime Minister:      Alterations to waste and minerals policies in the South East.
21    Deputy Prime Minister:      Local Enterprise Growth Initiative—next steps.
22    Deputy Prime Minister:      Annexes to Mineral Policy Statement I.
23    Deputy Prime Minister:      Distribution of the new Neighbourhood Renewal Fund and Safer, Stronger Communities Funds (neighbourhood element and cleaner, safer, greener element) resources for 2006-07 and 2007-08.
24    Deputy Prime Minister:      Use Classes Order.
25    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Informal meeting of education ministers, 12th July to 13th July, London.
26    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Government response to the third annual report of the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy.
27    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      School funding from 2006-07.
28    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Government Decontamination Service.
29    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Exotic Animal Disease Generic Contingency Plan.
30    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Home Energy Conservation Act.
31    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Sustainable waste management.
32    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Newcastle disease.
33    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council—Monday 18th July.
34    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Review of the Government's national waste strategy.
35    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Zimbabwe.
36    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      UK Presidency of the European Union: Outcome of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC), 18th-19th July 2005.
37    Secretary of State for Health:      NHS Appointments Commission accounts 2004-05 and NHS Litigation Authority accounts 2004-05.
38    Secretary of State for Health:      Prevention of venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients (Health Committee report).
39    Secretary of State for Health:      Government response to the Health Select Committee report on National Health Service continuing care.
40    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Stephen Shaw's report into the fire and disturbances at Yarl's Wood—action plan.
41    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Independent Race Monitor's annual report 2004-05.
42    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Appointment of Immigration Services Commissioner.
43    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Annual report of the Police Complaints Authority 2003-04.
44    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Forensic Science Service annual report and accounts 2004-05.
45    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Annual report of the Independent Monitor of Certification 2004.
46    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Review of the law of murder.
47    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Commission for Racial Equality annual report 2004.
48    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Immigration: pre-entry health screening.
49    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      2004-05 statement of performance and financial information for the Office for Contracted Prisons.
50    Secretary of State for International Development:      Nepal.
51    Secretary of State for International Development:      Post-conflict Reconstruction Unit.
52    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Food Safety Promotion Board annual report 2003 incorporating financial statements for 2002 and 2003 and a review of activities for 2001.
53    Prime Minister:      Ministerial travel 2004-05.
54    Prime Minister:      Ministerial gifts 2004-05.
55    Prime Minister:      Numbers and cost of special advisers.
56    Prime Minister:      Code of conduct and model contract for special advisers.
57    Prime Minister:      Ministerial code.
58    Prime Minister:      Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Seventh Report.
59    Solicitor General:      Army prosecutions (update) (repeat).
60    Solicitor General:      Treasury Solicitor's annual report and accounts 2004-05.
61    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Renewable energy statement of need for transmission system upgrades.
62    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Regional development agencies' 2004-05 annual reports and accounts and output results.
63    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Informal Competitiveness Council, Cardiff 11th July to 12th July.
64    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Review of the administration of the coal health compensation schemes.
65    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Disability Discrimination Act 2005—implementation.

 
 

Written Questions tabled on Wednesday 20th July for answer today++

1Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to the honourable Member for Maidstone and the Weald of 29th June, Official Report, columns 1533-4W, on animal welfare, on what basis he has concluded that the evidence relating to welfare at circuses is anecdotal; and if he will make a statement.
(15070)
2Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the quantity of pesticides used in England in each year from 1976.
(15072)
3Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by what year she aims to have secured further substantive revision to the Common Agriculture Policy regime.
(15074)
4Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make a statement on the balance of funds between Pillar I and Pillar II within the Common Agriculture Policy.
(15075)
5Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that contaminated food is not fed to cattle.
(15076)
6Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will list the environmental law infringements by the UK of which she has been notified since 1st January by the European Commission; and if she will make a statement.
(15077)
7Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.
(15080)
8Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research she has commissioned on the possible presence of toxic chemicals in newborn babies; and if she will make a statement.
(15071)
9Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work his Department has undertaken in establishing possible suppliers of technologies to be used to implement the National Identity Register.
(15019)
10Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria will govern the tendering process for suppliers of technology to be used to implement the National Identity Register; and what steps his Department will take to ensure value for money.
(15020)
11Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of potential contractors to deliver the functionality required for the technologies to be used to implement the National Identity Register; and if he will make a statement.
(15021)
12Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his Department's policy to ensure that parliamentary approval is required before the contracts to deliver the technologies used to implement the National Identity Register are agreed.
(15022)
13Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, how many vehicles the Government used in relation to the G8 summit in Gleneagles, broken down by make and model.
(15078)
14Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Prime Minister, how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials on the UK delegation to the G8 summit travelled to and from Gleneagles by (i) car, (ii) train, (iii) aeroplane, (iv) bus and (v) helicopter.
(15079)
15Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will announce the membership of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
(15040)
16Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will announce the full composition of the United Kingdom delegation to the (a) Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and (b) Assembly of Western European Union.
(15041)
17Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, for what reason the financial responsibility for grid connections differs depending on whether wind farms are on-shore or off-shore.
(15073)
18Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of the effects of the average (a) lorry and (b) motor vehicle on (i) the environment and (ii) the road network.
(15063)
19Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on what method he plans to use for road charging for lorries as part of his wider national road pricing policy; and what steps he intends to take to ensure that the method of charging takes account of the costs of the effects of lorries on (a) the road network and (b) the wider environment.
(15069)



 

 
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