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Order of Business 20 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 10.30 a.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
*1 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    What support her Department has committed to the new waste recycling site in the London Borough of Southwark; and if she will make a statement.
( 19597 )
*2 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    If she will make a statement on plans for further reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
( 19598 )
*3 Ms Celia Barlow (Hove):    What preparations she is making for the possibility of an outbreak of avian influenza in the United Kingdom.
( 19599 )
*4 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    If she will make a statement on the Over Thirty Month Scheme.
( 19600 )
*5 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What recent steps have been taken to protect the health of the bee population.
( 19601 )
*6 Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):    If she will make a statement on the progress of implementation of the Single Farm Payment Scheme.
( 19602 )
*7 Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):    If she will make a statement on progress in promoting household energy efficiency.
( 19603 )
*8 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    What recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on restricting the export of live animals.
( 19604 )
*9 Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):    What recent discussions her Department has had with the dairy industry on pricing of dairy products.
( 19605 )
*10 Robert Key (Salisbury):    If she will make a statement on bovine tuberculosis.
( 19609 )
*11 Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):    If she will make a statement on the Krebs trials.
( 19610 )
*12 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    If she will make a statement on the state of the dairy industry.
( 19611 )
*13 Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate):    If she will make a statement on the Government's management of the UK position in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme.
( 19614 )
*14 Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):    What discussions she has had with (a) the Department for Transport and (b) the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on cross-departmental co-operation to ensure that the Government meets its domestic and international emissions reduction targets.
( 19615 )
*15 Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):    If she will make a statement on levels of recycling in the UK.
( 19616 )
*16 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):    What recent discussions she has had with the Department of Trade and Industry concerning action to reduce climate change.
( 19617 )
*17 Jessica Morden (Newport East):    What progress is being made on reaching the 30 per cent. target for recycling household waste by 2010.
( 19618 )
*18 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    What (a) targets and (b) incentives exist to encourage the recycling of trade waste by shops and commercial premises.
( 19619 )
*19 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):    How much public funding has been allocated to the elimination of the ruddy duck in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire to protect Spanish white-headed ducks.
( 19620 )
*20 James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):    If she will make a statement on avian influenza.
( 19621 )

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

Main Business

+  1  


[Until 6.00 p.m.]

        The Prime Minister

        That this House do now adjourn.

        Proposed subject for debate: Thames Gateway.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease services for surface workers (Mr Michael Clapham).

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



1Standing Committee B9.00 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
Further to consider the Violent Crime Reduction Bill.
2Standing Committee E9.00 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
Further to consider the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill.
3European Standing Committee2.30 p.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 7th June 2005 relating to EU Common Strategy on Russia.
4First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider the draft Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships and Consequential, etc. Amendments) Order 2005.


5Health9.00 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Smoking in public places.
Witnesses: Department of Health officials; Royal College of Physicians (at approximately 10.00 a.m.); Imperial Tobacco Limited (UK), Philip Morris Limited and Gallaher Group plc (at approximately 11.00 a.m.).
6Liaison9.30 a.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
7Public Administration10.30 a.m.

10.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Ombudsman issues and tax credits.
Witnesses: Ms Ann Abraham, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Ms Trish Longdon, Deputy Ombudsman and Mr Bill Richardson, Deputy Chief Executive, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; Mr David Varney, Executive Chairman, Mr Paul Gray CB, Deputy Chairman and Ms Sarah Walker, Director of Benefits and Credits, HM Revenue and Customs (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).

[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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Support for British nationals abroad.
2    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Publication of the annual report of the Animal Procedures Committee for 2004.
3    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      National Offender Management Service—restructuring probation to reduce re-offending.
4    Leader of the House:      Government departmental briefings for new honourable Members.
5    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Pension credit.


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