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Order of Business 10 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
*1 Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    What assessment he has made of the impact of tax credits in Staffordshire Moorlands in each year since they were introduced.
( 26722 )
*2 Philip Davies (Shipley):    What recent discussions he has had with other European Union member states regarding the future of the UK rebate within the EU budget.
( 26723 )
*3 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    What steps he is taking to promote a better understanding of the tax credit system.
( 26724 )
*4 Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):    What assessment his Department has made of the likely impact of the new Self Invested Personal Pension regulations on the demand for second homes in rural areas.
( 26725 )
*5 Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):    If he will extend the Government's debt relief programme to all countries which need debt relief to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
( 26726 )
*6 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):    What recent assessment he has made of the UK economy's global competitiveness in respect of economic growth.
( 26727 )
*7 Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden):    What assumptions he has made, in forecasting economic growth, about the impact of immigration on (a) the growth of the labour force and (b) the rate of growth of productivity per head of the existing labour force.
( 26728 )
*8 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):    What steps he is taking to ensure that employment flexibility does not adversely affect social cohesion.
( 26729 )
*9 Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):    If he will take steps to exempt charities from VAT.
( 26730 )
*10 Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Hall Green):    What discussions he has had with other governments on financing the Millennium Development Goals.
( 26731 )
*11 Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy):    If he will make a statement on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals during the UK's presidency of the G7.
( 26732 )
*12 Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):    What research he has commissioned on the relative costs of energy sources and tackling climate change.
( 26733 )
*13 Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):    What the capital allowances are for the development of biofuel production.
( 26734 )
*14 Colin Burgon (Elmet):    What contribution he is making towards meeting the 2015 targets for reducing world poverty.
( 26735 )
*15 Chris Huhne (Eastleigh):    What assessment he has made of progress in improving the growth of productivity and the principal obstacles to improvement; and what the timescale is for removing those obstacles.
( 26736 )
*16 Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):    How much revenue was raised by stamp duty in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2004-05.
( 26738 )
*17 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    What assessment he has made of the performance of the European single currency.
( 26739 )
*18 Mr Jim Devine (Livingston):    If he will make a statement on his policy on the cancellation of debt for the world's poorest countries.
( 26740 )
*19 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):    What his latest estimate is of the impact on tax revenues and the economy of illegal working by (a) British and EU citizens, (b) asylum seekers and (c) illegal immigrants.
( 26741 )
*20 Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):    What recent assessment he has made of the administration of the tax credits system.
( 26742 )
*21 Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):    What assessment he has made of the merits of an extension of the minimum wage to 16 and 17 year olds.
( 26743 )
*22 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    When he expects a resolution satisfactory to city academies to be reached following the discussions between his Department and colleagues at the Department for Education and Skills.
( 26744 )
*23 Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):    If he will introduce an independent monitoring system for the Golden Rule.
( 26745 )
*24 Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch):    How many families in Hackney South and Shoreditch received tax credits in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement.
( 26746 )

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

Main Business

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TERRORISM BILL:      Third Reading

[Up to 4 hours]

        Proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion four hours after their commencement (Order of 26th October).

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[No debate]

      Mr Gareth Thomas
        That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 8137/05, Commission Communication on Policy Coherence for Development: Accelerating progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), No. 8138/05, Commission Communication on Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals—the European Union's contribution, and No. 8139/05, Commission Communication on Accelerating progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals—Financing for Development and Aid Effectiveness; and supports the Government's view welcoming the EU's recognition that its non-aid policies have an important impact on developing countries' prospects for growth and development, including attaining the MDGs; welcoming EU Member States' commitments to double annual EU aid to all developing countries by 2010, with at least 50 per cent. of the agreed increase going to Africa, and to achieving the 0.7 per cent. ODA/GNI target by 2015; and welcoming agreements on increased aid effectiveness under the Paris Declaration, untying of aid, trade-related assistance, multilateral debt relief and innovative financing in line with the outcomes of the UN Millennium Review Summit to take stock of progress towards the MDGs.

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

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[No debate]

      Mr Alun Michael
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9758/05, Commission Communication: i2010—A European Information Society for Growth and Employment; and supports the Government view welcoming the objectives of the Commission's i2010 Strategy and endorses the Government's work, during its Presidency of the EU, to identify and agree on the respective responsibilities of all players and the most important actions they need to undertake to ensure that i2010 makes a real contribution to the Lisbon objective to make Europe `the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010'.

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

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[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]

      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That the Plant Breeder's Rights (Discontinuation of Prior Use Exemption) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2726) dated 3rd October 2005 and the Supply of Relevant Veterinary Medicinal Products Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2751), dated 4th October 2005, be referred to Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Local government funding in Kent (Greg Clark).

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



1European Standing Committee2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider EU Document Nos. 13686/04, 13687/04, 13688/04, 13689/04 and 13690/04 relating to EC External Action—New Instruments for Co-operation.
2Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2042).
3Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) (No. 2) Order 2005.
4Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Disability Discrimination (Private Clubs etc.) Regulations 2005.


5Health9.00 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Primary Care Trusts.
Witnesses: Lynn Young, Royal College of Nursing, Liz Railton, Association of Directors of Social Services, and the Faculty of Public Health; Lord Warner, Minister of State, Department for Health (at approximately 10.15 a.m.).
6Home Affairs and Work and Pensions draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill Sub-Committees9.30 a.m.
9.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill.
Witnesses: Marchioness Contact Group; Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) (at approximately 10.30 a.m.); and CBI (at approximately 11.15 a.m.).
7Public Administration9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Politics and Administration: Ministers and Civil Servants.
Witnesses: Baroness Fritchie of Gloucester DBE, Commissioner for Public Appointments; Mr Ed Straw, PricewaterhouseCoopers (at approximately 10.45 a.m.).
8Welsh Affairs2.00 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
Subject: Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of State for Wales, and Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister for Wales.

[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:      Battle honour awards for Operation TELIC.
2    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Student finance.
3    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Sanctions regimes currently implemented by the UK.
4    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Iraq: Export licence system.
5    Secretary of State for Health:      Expansion of independent nurse prescribing and introduction of pharmacist independent prescribing.
6    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Animal Procedures Committee—appointment of four new members.
7    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Re-appointments to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
8    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Probation Board for Northern Ireland Annual Report 2004-05.
9    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Decisions relating to North/South Implementation Bodies and Tourism Ireland Limited.
10    Secretary of State for Transport:      Renewable transport fuel.
11    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.


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