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Order of Business 3 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 10.30 a.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
*1 Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):    What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and others about the security of the UK's energy supply.
( 24334 )
*2 Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble):    If he will instigate a public debate on UK energy policy.
( 24335 )
*3 Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes):    What steps he is taking to monitor the impact of globalisation on UK manufacturing and services.
( 24336 )
*4 Matthew Taylor (Truro & St Austell):    What saving in the typical household bill has resulted from the subsidy to electricity consumers in northern Scotland under the scheme introduced in April.
( 24337 )
*5 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    If he will make a statement on the future of nuclear generated electricity.
( 24338 )
*6 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough):    Whether the number of people using gas and electricity prepayment meters has changed as a result of the measures Ofgem has taken to improve billing practice and tighten suppliers' licence conditions.
( 24339 )
*7 Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):    What measures he is taking to promote flexible working for those with caring and family responsibilities.
( 24340 )
*8 Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central):    What assessment he has made of the level of UK gas supplies to industry for this winter.
( 24341 )
*9 Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North):    What steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK manufacturing has the skills needed to remain competitive.
( 24342 )
*10 Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran):    What recent discussions have taken place between the Government and the trade unions on employment rights.
( 24343 )
*11 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What the current reserves of oil and gas are; and if he will make a statement.
( 24344 )
*12 Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):    What representations have been received by his Department and Advantage West Midlands from organisations in North Staffordshire regarding the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy.
( 24345 )
*13 Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):    What proposals he expects to make in the Company Law Reform Bill on tackling employment abuses by UK companies operating abroad; and if he will make a statement.
( 24346 )
*14 Mark Simmonds (Boston & Skegness):    What the level of British business investment in Uganda has been in each of the last three years.
( 24347 )
*15 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    Whether he expects the provisions of the Company Law Reform Bill to help to prevent labour rights abuses by UK companies operating overseas.
( 24348 )
*16 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What assessment he has made of the future of nuclear power generation in the UK.
( 24349 )
*17 Nia Griffith (Llanelli):    What steps the Government is taking to limit the flow of manufacturing jobs out of the UK.
( 24350 )
*18 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will review the terms of reference of the Office of Fair Trading in relation to local monopolies and monopsonies.
( 24351 )
*19 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on EU trade restrictions on exports from China.
( 24353 )

At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
*20 Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):    What assessment she has made of the reasons for the under-representation of women in high-earning, board-level jobs.
( 24354 )
*21 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):    What measures she is taking to monitor equality in employment opportunities in Government departments.
( 24355 )
*22 Barbara Keeley (Worsley):    What steps the Government is taking to encourage young women and girls to participate in politics.
( 24356 )
*23 Chris Bryant (Rhondda):    What plans the Government has to prevent discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
( 24357 )
*24 Vera Baird (Redcar):    What discussions she has had with the Solicitor General on the impact of the National Action Plan for Domestic Violence on the number of successful prosecutions for related crimes.
( 24358 )
*25 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):    What percentage of engineering graduates are women; and if she will make a statement.
( 24359 )
*26 Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):    What steps the Government is taking to encourage acceptance of breast-feeding in public places.
( 24360 )
*27 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What estimate she has made of the number of women in senior board positions in each of the last five years.
( 24361 )

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

Main Business

+  1  

TERRORISM BILL:      Committee [2nd day].

[Until 6.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m. (Order of 26th October).

+  2  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        That the draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 10th October, be approved.

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

+  3  


[No debate]

      Mr Ivan Lewis
        That this House takes note of the Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum from HM Treasury dated 1st June 2005 relating to the Preliminary Draft General Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2006, and the letter from the Economic Secretary dated 26th August relating to the Draft Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2006; and supports the Government's efforts to maintain budget discipline in the Community.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Funding of children's hospices (Mr Robert Flello).

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



1Standing Committee A9.30 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
Further to consider the National Lottery Bill.
2European Standing Committee2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider EU Documents Nos. 8137/05, 8138/05 and 8139/05 relating to the EU Contribution to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.


3Health9.00 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Primary Care Trusts.
Witnesses: NHS Confederation, Royal College of Nursing, NHS Alliance, the Association of Directors of Social Services; Primary Care Trust Chief Executives, Primary Care Trust Chairs, and Strategic Health Authority Chief Executives (at approximately 10.30 a.m.).


4Opposed 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    Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs:      Compensation Bill.
2    Secretary of State for Defence:      Regional Prime Contract (Central).
3    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      UK Presidency of the EU: Agenda for the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC), 7th November 2005.
4    Secretary of State for Health:      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Appraisal Process.
5    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Youth Justice Board Annual Report and Accounts 2004-05.
6    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Appointment of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
7    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Anti-social behaviour orders.
8    Prime Minister:      Annual Report for 2004-05 of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner.
9    Prime Minister:      Annual Reports for 2004 of the Interception of Communications Commissioner and the Intelligence Services Commissioner.
10    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Company law reform.
11    Secretary of State for Transport:      Railway security equipment trial.
12    Secretary of State for Transport:      Leeds supertram.


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