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Order of Business 17 October 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 2.30 p.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
*1 Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):    How many honourable Members have taken part in the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
( 17610 )
*2 Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):    What assessment he has made of the contribution of UK armed forces to the development of democratic and sustainable political structures in Iraq.
( 17611 )
*3 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    If he will make a statement on the deployment of troops in Kosovo.
( 17612 )
*4 Andrew Rosindell (Romford):    If he will make a statement on the security situation in Afghanistan.
( 17613 )
*5 Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):    If he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.
( 17614 )
*6 Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    What progress has been made in securing repatriation of the Royal Navy equipment seized by Iranian forces in the Shatt-al-Arab.
( 17615 )
*7 Philip Davies (Shipley):    If he will make a statement on the progress of the Landing Ships Dock (Auxiliary) Project.
( 17616 )
*8 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What education projects his Department has undertaken in Nottingham North.
( 17617 )
*9 Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):    If he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.
( 17618 )
*10 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    If he will make a statement on the future of RAF Leeming.
( 17619 )
*11 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What steps he is taking to improve the standards of accommodation for service personnel at UK military bases.
( 17620 )
*12 Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):    When he last discussed the Future Rapid Effect System with the Chief of Defence Procurement.
( 17621 )
*13 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):    What the running costs of the Trident submarine fleet were in 2004-05.
( 17622 )
*14 Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):    When he last discussed the state of of the RAF with the Chief of Air Staff.
( 17623 )
*15 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):    What Ministry of Defence land and assets in the Vale of Clwyd he has recently disposed of; and what further plans he has to dispose of land and assets in the Vale of Clwyd.
( 17624 )
*16 Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):    If he will make a statement on the security situation in the Balkans.
( 17625 )
*17 Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):    What developments there have been in relations between Anglo-Russian defence establishments since the awarding of Russian medals to UK submariners.
( 17626 )
*18 Ms Dari Taylor (Stockton South):    If he will make a statement on his recent visit to British forces in Afghanistan.
( 17627 )
*19 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    If he will make a statement on the future security of supply of initiators currently produced at Royal Ordnance, Chorley.
( 17628 )
*20 Michael Gove (Surrey Heath):    When he last discussed with the Chief of the Defence Staff the availability and preparedness of the Armed Forces for sustained deployments.
( 17629 )
*21 Mark Pritchard (Wrekin, The):    If he will take steps to ensure that the pensions of employees at RAF Cosford are protected as part of the Defence Training Review.
( 17630 )
*22 Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):    What the backlog of applications is for (a) Suez campaign and (b) Op Telic 1 medals.
( 17631 )
*23 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston):    What assessment he has made of the likely impact of the vote on the constitution on the security situation in Iraq.
( 17632 )
*24 Lyn Brown (West Ham):    What role his Department is playing in strengthening African peace-building capabilities.
( 17633 )
*25 John Robertson (Glasgow North West):    What plans his Department has for veterans' awareness weeks.
( 17634 )

At 3.30 p.m.Urgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business

+  1  

TRANSPORT (WALES) BILL:      Not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

[Until 10.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 9.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. (Order of 16th June).

+  2  


[No debate]

      Bridget Prentice
        That the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 314), dated 26th June 2005, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th June, be approved.

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

+  3  


[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]

      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005, (S.I. 2042), dated 27th July 2005, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Policing in Somerset (Mr Jeremy Browne).

        Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).



1European Standing Committee4.30 pm.Room 9 (public)
To consider Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 15th July 2005 relating to Marketing of Foods Derived from Genetically Modified Maize.


2Education and Skills3.30 p.m.The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions4.30 p.m.
4.45 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: ODPM Annual Report and Accounts 2005.
Witnesses: ODPM officials.
4Public Accounts4.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT).
Witnesses: Mr Peter Coates CBE, Department of Health, Mr Brian Johns, Partnerships for Health and Mr James Stewart, Partnerships UK.


5Human Rights3.00 pm.Room 6 (private)

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

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Regulation of legal services in England and Wales, `The Future of Legal Services—Putting Consumers First'.
2    Minister of State for Education and Skills:      Personalised learning.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Publication of the 2004-05 Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) reports.
4    Minister of State Trade and Industry:      Post Council reporting—11th October Competitiveness Council.
5    Minister of State for Work and Pensions:      Opportunity for All.


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