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Order of Business 1 November 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
*1 Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    If he will make a statement on the Government's position in the budget negotiations on the United Kingdom's rebate from the European Union.
( 23241 )
*2 Mr Jim Devine (Livingston):    What recent discussions he has held with EU member states about the future governance and constitution of Kosovo.
( 23242 )
*3 Mike Gapes (Ilford South):    If he will make a statement on the Eide Report on the status of Kosovo.
( 23243 )
*4 Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):    If he will make a statement on the steps the United Kingdom has taken to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Andijan massacre in Uzbekistan on 13th May.
( 23244 )
*5 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on Burma.
( 23245 )
*6 Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green):    If he will make a statement on the human rights situation in Turkey.
( 23246 )
*7 Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):    What action the Government is taking following the report of the UN inquiry into the death of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
( 23247 )
*8 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley):    When he last met his counterpart in South Africa to discuss the security and economic situation in Zimbabwe.
( 23248 )
*9 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    What benchmarks he has set against which he will assess the effectiveness of the UK's Presidency of the EU.
( 23249 )
*10 Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):    What assessment he has made of Israel's compliance with its obligations under the Road Map concerning the construction of settlements in the West Bank.
( 23250 )
*11 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What representations he has made to the Libyan authorities on the case of the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor relating to the infection of children with HIV/AIDS in Benghazi.
( 23251 )
*12 Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):    If he will make a statement on Iran's nuclear programme.
( 23252 )
*13 Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):    If he will make a statement on China's international relations, with particular reference to Taiwan.
( 23253 )
*14 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    What progress has been made in negotiations with his EU partners regarding the UK budget rebate.
( 23255 )
*15 Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch):    What the timetable is for Turkey's potential accession to the EU.
( 23256 )
*16 Kitty Ussher (Burnley):    What discussions he has had with the governments of India and Pakistan on lifting the line of control following the recent earthquake.
( 23257 )
*17 Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):    If he will make a statement on the role that the British Council plays in promoting UK-based education programmes, with particular reference to engineering.
( 23258 )
*18 Tony Baldry (Banbury):    What his assessment is of the outcome of the recent parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
( 23259 )
*19 Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):    When he expects the UN Security Council to make a decision on extending the mandate for the multinational force in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
( 23260 )
*20 Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):    If he will make a statement on the role of the UK Government in promoting democracy around the world.
( 23261 )
*21 Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):    What assessment he has made of the likely timescale for Turkish accession to the EU.
( 23262 )
*22 Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):    If he will make a statement on the forthcoming state visit of the Chinese premier.
( 23263 )
*23 Bob Russell (Colchester):    When he last made representations to the Israeli government concerning the building of settlements on the West Bank.
( 23264 )
*24 Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble):    What discussions he has had with other EU foreign ministers about the World Trade Organisation talks in Hong Kong in December.
( 23265 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Greg Mulholland
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision regarding the sale of green belt land; and for connected purposes.

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

Main Business

+  2  


[Until 10.00 p.m.]

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

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[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Straw
      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Accessions) Bill:


        1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and Third Reading

        2.   Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day's sitting.

        3.   Proceedings in Committee and any 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.

        4.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of those proceedings or at the moment of interruption on that day, whichever is the earlier.

        5.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee and on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of other proceedings

        6.   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)).

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      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That Sir Patrick Cormack be discharged as a member of the House of Commons Commission under the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, and David Maclean be added.

+  5  


      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That John Burnett, Tony Colman and Lord Stewartby be discharged as Managing Trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund and Mr Clive Betts, Nick Harvey and Lord Naseby be appointed as Managing Trustees in pursuance of section 1 of the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1987.

+  6  


      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That John Burnett and Tony Colman be discharged as Managing Trustees of the House of Commons Members' Fund and Mr Clive Betts and Nick Harvey be appointed as Managing Trustees in pursuance of section 2 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939.

+  7  


      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That Mr Richard Bacon, Dr William McCrea and Dr Nick Palmer be appointed members, and that Mr George Osborne be discharged as a member, of the Public Accounts Commission under section 2(2)(c) of the National Audit Act 1983.



      Mr Peter Lilley
      Mr Eric Martlew
      Dr Nick Palmer
      Dr Howard Stoate
        That this House resolves that pursuant to section 4(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948 and section 1(4) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1957, in the year commencing 1st October 2005 there be appropriated for the purposes of section 4 of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948:

    (1)   The whole of the sums deducted or set aside in that year under section 1(3) of the House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1939 from the salaries of Members of the House of Commons; and

    (2)   The whole of the Treasury contribution to the Fund in that year.

        The Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr Geoffrey Hoon relating to the House of Commons Commission, Mr Bob Ainsworth relating to the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, the House of Commons Members' Fund and the Public Accounts Commission and Mr Peter Lilley relating to the House of Commons Members' Fund (Discretionary Payments), not later than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply. (Order of 27th October).

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[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Straw
        That the draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) (No. 2) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved.

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

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[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 11th October, be approved.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Primary school development in Denton and Reddish constituency (Andrew Gwynne).

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



1Standing Committee A10.30 a.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the National Lottery Bill.
2European Standing Committee4.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider an Unnumbered letter dated 1st June 2005, submitted by HM Treasury, relating to the draft Budget 2006.
3Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation10.30 a.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2005.


4Public Administration9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Work of the Cabinet Office.
Witness: Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office.
5Culture, Media and Sport10.00 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: London 2012 Olympics: First Steps.
Witnesses: Mr Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, and Ms Mary Reilly, Chair, London Development Agency; Lord Moynihan, Chairman, Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Executive, and Ms Sara Friend, Director of Legal Services, British Olympic Association, and Mr Mike Brace OBE, Chairman, British Paralympic Association (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).
6Defence10.00 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: General Evidence Session.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Lieutenant General Sir Rob Fry KCB CBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Commitments), Mr Ian Andrews, Second Permanent Under-Secretary, and Mr Desmond Bowen CMG, Policy Director, Ministry of Defence.
7Home Affairs10.00 a.m.Room 16 (private)
8Regulatory Reform10.00 a.m.Room 19 (private)
9Environmental Audit Sub-Committee2.35 p.m.

2.50 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Sustainable Timber Procurement.
Witnesses: FERN, WWF and Greenpeace; Chatham House (at approximately 3.25 p.m.); PEFC (at approximately 4.05 p.m.).
10Constitutional Affairs4.00 p.m.

4.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: The courts: small claims.
Witnesses: Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, and Mark Ormerod, Director, Civil and Family, and Customer Services, Her Majesty's Courts Service.
11Quadripartite4.00 p.m.Room 6 (private)
12Liaison Sub-Committee5.30 p.m.Room 13 (private)


13Opposed Bill: London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill10.00 a.m.
10.10 a.m.
Room 5 (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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:      Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 24th and 25th October.
2    Secretary of State for Health:      Informal meeting of Health Ministers: 20th-21st October 2005.
3    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Government response to the Office of Fair Trading report: Care homes for older people in the UK.
4    Secretary of State for Transport:      Kickstart 2005 awards.
5    Secretary of State for Transport:      Changes to Health and Safety Executive reporting on rail signals passed at danger.


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