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Order of Business 16 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 11.30 a.m.      Prayers
Oral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister
*1 Barbara Follett (Stevenage):    What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Homelessness Innovation Fund.
( 28524 )
*2 Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):    What recent representations he has received relating to his planning guidance proposals for dealing with flood plains.
( 28525 )
*3 Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    What plans he has to hold a referendum on the future of the South West Regional Assembly.
( 28526 )
*4 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):    What progress is being made towards his targets for the construction of new (a) shared ownership and (b) affordable rented homes.
( 28527 )
*5 Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):    If he will make a statement on the future of neighbourhood renewal funding.
( 28528 )
*6 Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    If he will make a statement on progress with the Thames Gateway proposals.
( 28529 )
*7 Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):    How many professional whole-time fire-fighters have been in service in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
( 28531 )
*8 Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):    If he will make a statement on house-building and development in the London Borough of Barnet.
( 28532 )
*9 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on the circumstances in which private developers can bid for Housing Corporation funding previously reserved for social landlords.
( 28534 )
*10 Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):    What assessment has been made of the additional infrastructure that will be required to support extra house-building in Taunton Deane.
( 28535 )
*11 Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):    What assessment he has made of the infrastructure improvements required to meet his house-building targets in the South East.
( 28536 )
*12 Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):    If he will make a statement on the level of consultation being undertaken in connection with regional spatial strategies.
( 28537 )
*13 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    If he will link new house-building targets to improvements in infrastructure.
( 28538 )

At 12 noon
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
*Q1 Mr Mike Weir (Angus):    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16th November.
( 28539 )
*Q2 Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury):    
( 28540 )
*Q3 Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness):    
( 28541 )
*Q4 Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):    
( 28542 )
*Q5 Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):    
( 28543 )
*Q6 Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):    
( 28544 )
*Q7 Patrick Mercer (Newark):    
( 28545 )
*Q8 Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):    
( 28546 )
*Q9 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    
( 28547 )
*Q10 Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):    
( 28548 )
*Q11 Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West):    
( 28549 )
*Q12 Chris Bryant (Rhondda):    
( 28550 )
*Q13 Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):    
( 28551 )
*Q14 Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle):    
( 28552 )
*Q15 Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford):    
( 28553 )

At 12.30 p.m.Urgent Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that income tax be not chargeable on the earnings of persons living in poverty.

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

Main Business

+  2  

IMMIGRATION, ASYLUM AND NATIONALITY BILL:      As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.

[Until 7.00 p.m.]

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Third Reading will also be taken.

        The Second Report of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2003-04, on Asylum and Immigration Appeals, HC 211, the Fifth Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, on Legal Aid: Asylum Appeals, HC 276, and the Government's responses thereto, Cm 6597 and Cm 6236, are relevant.

        Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Order of 5th July).

+  3  


[No debate]

      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That this House, at its rising on Tuesday 20th December 2005, do adjourn till Monday 9th January 2006.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).

+  4  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Geoffrey Hoon
        That, on Tuesday 20th December—

    (1)   references to specific times in the Standing Orders of this House shall apply as if that day were a Wednesday; and

    (2)   there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

+  5  


[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

      Mr Geoffrey Hoon

    (1)   the Order of 24th May 2005 relating to Business of the House be amended by leaving out the reference to 24th February and inserting a reference to 3rd March; and

    (2)   the Orders of the day which have been set down for 24th February shall be read and discharged; and the said Orders shall be set down for 3rd March.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Public order and the use of plastic bottles and glasses in bars and clubs (Mr Mark Lancaster).

        Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).



1Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 9 (public)
To consider the Tryptophan in Food (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2630).
2Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 11 (public)
To consider the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2400).
3Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2005, the draft Family Proecdure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2005 and the Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission.


4Science and Technology9.15 a.m.
9.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: Carbon Capture and Storage Technology.
Witnesses: Officials from Department of Trade and Industry, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and HM Treasury; UK Carbon Capture and Storage Consortium, and British Geological Survey (at approximately 10.30 a.m.).
5Foreign Affairs2.00 p.m.

2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Human Rights Annual Report 2005.
Witnesses: Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK, and Steve Crawshaw, London Director, Human Rights Watch.
6Treasury Sub-Committee2.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: HM Treasury Departmental Report 2005.
Witnesses: Mr Nick Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, and officials.
7Environmental Audit2.30 p.m.

2.50 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Keeping the Lights On: Nuclear, Renewables and Climate Change.
Witnesses: National Grid; Dieter Helm, New College, Oxford (at approximately 3.30 p.m.); and Ofgem (at approximately 4.10 p.m.).
8Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2.30 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Departmental Annual Report 2005.
Witness: Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
9European Scrutiny2.30 p.m.Room 19 (private)
10Northern Ireland Affairs2.30 p.m.Room 20 (private)
11Transport2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Subject: Departmental Annual Report.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State, and Mr David Rowlands, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport.
12Public Accounts3.30 p.m.Room 15 (public)
Subject: The refinancing of the Norfolk and Norwich PFI hospital.
Witnesses: Mr Peter Coates CBE, Department of Health, Mr Paul Forden, Chief Executive, and Mrs Anna Dugdale, Director of Resources, Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital.
13Education and Skills3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
Subject: Further Education.
Witnesses: Sir Andrew Foster and Dr Robert Chilton.
14Selection4.45 p.m.Room 13 (private)


15Statutory Instruments4.15 p.m.Room 7 (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Civil registration reform.
2    Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer:      Amending the definition of eligible liabilities for cash ratio deposits.
3    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      UK Presidency of the EU: Agenda for the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC), 21st and 22nd November 2005.
4    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Publication of the National Community Safety Plan incorporating the National Policing Plan 2006-09.
5    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Powers of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
6    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
7    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:      Benefit Fraud Inspectorate Report on Great Yarmouth Borough Council.


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