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Order of Business 8 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

Private Business

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


      Mr Bob Ainsworth
        That Mr Patrick McLoughlin be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr John Randall be added to the Committee.

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
*1 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    What steps he plans to take to reduce train overcrowding in the North West of England.
( 25394 )
*2 Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):    If he will take steps to encourage the building of a new railway station in Kenilworth.
( 25395 )
*3 Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):    When he expects all railway stations to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
( 25396 )
*4 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    If he will extend the 1999 air traffic night restrictions imposed at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted to other airports with increasing night time air traffic.
( 25397 )
*5 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What plans he has to improve train services to Northampton.
( 25398 )
*6 Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):    If he will set a date for the ending of the per capita difference in funding for transport between London and the regions.
( 25399 )
*7 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    If he will assess the merits of an alternative north-south cross-London rail route to the proposed Thameslink route through London Bridge station.
( 25400 )
*8 Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):    If he will make a statement on levels of overcrowding on rail services from England to Wales.
( 25401 )
*9 Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):    What assessment he has made of the economic impact of investing in transport infrastructure.
( 25402 )
*10 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    What assessment he has made of the transport infrastructure improvements required in and around Adur in West Sussex to facilitate the proposed expansion of facilities at Shoreham Airport and Shoreham Harbour.
( 25403 )
*11 Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):    If he will make a statement on Government support for regional airports.
( 25404 )
*12 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):    If he will make a statement on plans to upgrade the A43 Kettering to Northampton road.
( 25405 )
*13 Paul Flynn (Newport West):    What steps he is taking to reduce pollution caused by aircraft.
( 25406 )
*14 Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead):    If he will take steps to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths of roadside workers; and if he will make a statement.
( 25407 )
*15 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):    How many cars per day used junction 16 of the M4 in the last year for which figures are available; and what his estimate is of the capacity of the junction.
( 25408 )
*16 Mr Mark Prisk (Hertford & Stortford):    If he will make a statement on the regulation of aircraft noise affecting residents near Stansted Airport.
( 25409 )
*17 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regional rail network in the East Midlands.
( 25410 )
*18 Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):    What steps he is taking to encourage better rail services between Shropshire and London.
( 25411 )
*19 Peter Viggers (Gosport):    What steps he is taking to ensure reliable train services during the autumn and winter months.
( 25412 )
*20 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What planning assessments have been made of the transport capacity of the Sustainable Communities Plan areas.
( 25413 )

At 3.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
*21 Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    If he will make a statement on his work on delivery and reform of public services.
( 25386 )
*22 Dr Tony Wright (Cannock Chase):    When he expects to bring forward a Civil Service Bill.
( 25387 )
*23 John Bercow (Buckingham):    How many special advisers are employed by the Government; and if he will make a statement.
( 25388 )
*24 Mary Creagh (Wakefield):    If he will make a statement on progress with increasing diversity in the Civil Service.
( 25389 )
*25 Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish):    If he will make a statement on progress in removing unnecessary burdens on small businesses through the better regulation agenda.
( 25390 )
*26 Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire):    If he will make a statement on progress in removing unnecessary burdens on small businesses through the better regulation agenda.
( 25391 )
*27 Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):    If he will visit the Wyre Estuary in Lancaster and Wyre constituency to discuss the administration of the Duchy's lands there.
( 25392 )

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

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bill

+  1  


[No debate]

      Secretary Ruth Kelly
        Bill to make provision about the powers and duties of local authorities and other bodies in England in relation to the improvement of the well-being of young children; to make provision about the powers and duties of local authorities in England and Wales in relation to the provision of childcare and the provision of information to parents and other persons; to make provision about the regulation and inspection of childcare provision in England; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr David Kidney
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence to prevent or stop a person in charge of a child who is otherwise permitted to be in a public place or licensed premises from feeding milk to that child in that place or on those premises; to make provision in relation to the promotion of breastfeeding; 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

+  3  

ELECTORAL ADMINISTRATION BILL      (Clauses Nos. 9 to 18; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to Part 2 or Part 3 of the Bill; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the procedure to be followed at an election on the death of a candidate; and any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to candidates standing in more than one constituency at an election): Committee.

        Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m. or one hour after the commencement of proceedings relating to new Clauses and new Schedules relating to the procedure to be followed at an election on the death of a candidate or relating to candidates standing in more than one constituency at an election, whichever is later (Order of 25th October).

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Senior citizens and poverty in North Belfast (Mr Nigel Dodds).

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



1Standing Committee E10.15 a.m.Room 10 (private)
(Programming Sub-Committee) (Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill).
2Standing Committee E10.30 a.m.
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
To consider the Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill.
3European Standing Committee4.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 9758/05 relating to the European Information Society for Growth and Employment.


4Home Affairs9.45 a.m.
10.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Prison Suicides and Overcrowding.
Witnesses: Howard League for Penal Reform, INQUEST, and Prison Reform Trust; Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal, QC, Minister for Criminal Justice and Offender Management, Home Office (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).
5Treasury9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Financial Services Authority.
Witnesses: Sir Callum McCarthy, Chairman, and Mr John Tiner, Chief Executive, Financial Services Authority.
6Welsh Affairs10.30 a.m.Room 17 (private)
7Culture, Media and Sport10.15 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Analogue Switch-Off.
Witnesses: Mr Chris Goodall, Dr Andrew Wheen, Dr Jeremy Klein, and Mr David Elstein; Ofcom Consumer Panel, Voice of the Listener & Viewer, RNIB, and Help the Aged (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).
8Standards and Privileges11.05 a.m.Room 13 (private)
9Procedure1.00 p.m.Room 18 (private)
10Constitutional Affairs1.30 p.m.Department for Constitutional Affairs, Selborne House (private)
11International Development2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Darfur, Sudan: The responsibility to protect.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and Lord Triesman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Aegis Trust and Crisis Group (at approximately 3.45 p.m.).
12Administration2.30 p.m.Room 16 (private)
13Environmental Audit Sub-Committee2.35 p.m.

2.50 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Sustainable Timber Procurement.
Witnesses: Elliot Morley MP, Minister of State (Climate Change and Environment), Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development; European Commission (at approximately 4.00 p.m.).
14Scottish Affairs4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: The Potential Benefits for Scotland of the 2012 Olympics.
Witnesses: Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Executive, and Mrs Sara Friend, Director of Legal Services, British Olympic Association, Mr Mike Lee, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and Ms Shirley Robertson, OBE.
15Liaison5.30 p.m.The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (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 Defence:      Modernisation of defence capacity.
2    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Sanctions regimes currently implemented by the UK.
3    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Syria/Lebanon: UN sanctions.
4    Secretary of State for Health:      Responses to consultation on proposals to reform and modernise the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992.
5    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Immigration: Electronic monitoring.
6    Secretary of State for International Development:      Progress on debt relief.
7    Secretary of State for International Development:      Darfur.
8    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Annual results of departmental payment performance 2004-05.
9    Secretary of State for Transport:      Rail Safety: Consultation on regulations to transfer health and safety enforcement from the Health and Safety Executive to the Office of Rail Regulation.
10    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate report on Boston Borough Council.


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