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Order of Business 22 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 Health
*1 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):    What percentage of the residents of the South Leicestershire Primary Care Trust area are registered with an NHS dentist.
( 30509 )
*2 Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):    If she will make a statement on her plans to reform NHS dentistry.
( 30510 )
*3 Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):    If she will make a statement on progress towards recruiting extra dentists into the NHS.
( 30511 )
*4 Mr Tim Yeo (South Suffolk):    What representations she has received about the closure of Walnuttree & St Leonard's hospitals in Sudbury.
( 30512 )
*5 Ann Winterton (Congleton):    If she will make a statement on the availability of the breast cancer drug Herceptin to recently diagnosed women.
( 30513 )
*6 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What services are provided for children with cerebral palsy.
( 30514 )
*7 Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):    If she will make a statement on the role of the External Panel in respect of the reconfiguration of primary care trusts.
( 30515 )
*8 Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):    What recent research she has evaluated on health inequalities.
( 30516 )
*9 James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):    What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on public health procedures in the event of a suspected outbreak of avian influenza.
( 30517 )
*10 Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East):    If she will make a statement on the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance relating to photodynamic therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration.
( 30518 )
*11 Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North):    Which black and other ethnic organisations have been consulted on the race equality assessment of the Mental Health Bill.
( 30519 )
*12 Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    What representations she has received in support of the provisions of the Health Bill; and if she will make a statement.
( 30520 )
*13 Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):    What effect the new dental contract is having on remuneration for dentists undertaking NHS work.
( 30521 )
*14 Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    What progress has been made in combating solvent abuse.
( 30522 )
*15 James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):    What assessment she has made of the availability of choice of therapies for people with mental illness.
( 30523 )
*16 Barbara Keeley (Worsley):    If she will make a statement on the National Chlamydia Screening Programme.
( 30524 )
*17 Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):    In what languages the document on the Mental Health Bill Race Equality Consultation is available.
( 30525 )
*18 Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):    When she expects to be in a position to publish the Mental Health Bill.
( 30526 )
*19 Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):    Whether she has read the independent report on The Paddington Health Campus: The Lessons Learnt; and if she will make a statement.
( 30527 )
*20 Stephen Hesford (Wirral West):    What effect the new dental contract is having on remuneration for dentists undertaking NHS work.
( 30528 )
*21 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What steps her Department is taking to improve access to chlamydia screening.
( 30529 )
*22 Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip - Northwood):    What the responsibilities of local authorities are in respect of the provision of rehabilitation services for blind and visually impaired people.
( 30530 )
*23 Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):    What recent research her Department has commissioned on myalgic encephalomyelitis.
( 30531 )
*24 Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland):    If she will make a statement on the future role of primary care trusts.
( 30532 )
*25 Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):    What plans her Department has to extend the role of nurses.
( 30533 )

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

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion



[Up to 20 minutes]

      Mr Gregory Campbell
        That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the British Nationality Act 1981 to enable citizens of the Republic of Ireland resident in the United Kingdom to register as British subjects.

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

Main Business


OPPOSITION DAY (10th allotted day)

[Until 10.00 p.m.]



      Mr Michael Howard
      Sir Malcolm Rifkind
      Mr Tim Boswell
      Mr Paul Goodman
      Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
      Mr Nigel Waterson
David Maclean
        That this House is extremely concerned that the Government is failing to tackle welfare reform despite promises to do so; recognises that the pensions system is in crisis; notes that the Prime Minister believes the Child Support Agency is not suited to carry out the task that it has been given; believes that the New Deal has failed to deliver; notes that 116,000 more people are claiming incapacity benefit than in 1997 despite the Government's pledge to reduce the number; is deeply disturbed that the Incapacity Benefit Green Paper, which was due to be published in the summer and then the autumn, will not now be published until January; believes that this is due to continuing conflict between the Prime Minister and the Department for Work and Pensions on the desired content of the Paper; and calls on the Government finally to deal with the increasingly urgent need for welfare reform, for the benefit of users of the system and all taxpayers.

        As an Amendment to Mr Michael Howard's proposed Motion (Welfare Reform and Incapacity Benefit):

      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Mr Secretary Clarke
      Mr Secretary Hutton
      Margaret Hodge
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `welcomes the Government's consistent commitment since 1997 to pursue welfare reform to create an active, enabling welfare state where rights match responsibilities; supports the recent publication of the Principles of Welfare Reform, which builds on the foundations laid out in A New Contract for Welfare, published in 1998 and the Department for Work and Pensions' Five Year Strategy of February 2005; commends the Government's achievements in helping 2.1 million children out of absolute poverty since 1997; recognises the success of the New Deals, through which over 1.2 million people have moved into work; notes that new claims for incapacity benefit have been cut by one third since 1997; further recognises the importance of the National Pensions Debate in creating a dialogue with the public and building a consensus on pensions reform; further welcomes the progress made on tackling disability discrimination, opening doors for disabled people to remain in or return to work; in contrast, condemns the shameful record of the Opposition who spent more on administering the Child Support Agency than they paid out in maintenance and who allowed those on unemployment benefit to hit three million twice whilst also trebling the numbers on incapacity benefits between 1979 and 1997, costing the taxpayer billions and condemning millions of people to a life of benefit dependency.'



      Mr Michael Howard
      Mr Oliver Letwin
      Bill Wiggin
      Norman Baker
      Mr Dan Rogerson
      David Maclean
Andrew Stunell
        That this House endorses the principle of a cross-party consensus on carbon reduction.

        As an Amendment to Mr Michael Howard's proposed Motion (Action on Climate Change):

      The Prime Minister
      Mr Secretary Prescott
      Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
      Secretary Margaret Beckett
      Mr Secretary Darling
      Mr Elliot Morley
Mr Jim Knight
        Line      1,      leave out from `House' to end and add `welcomes the leadership shown by the UK Government internationally on climate change, and the important progress made at the July Summit and at the recent meeting of the Dialogue on Climate Energy, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development; further welcomes the recent announcement of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation and looks forward to the publication of the climate change programme review; recognises the importance of building greater understanding and support among all sectors of society for action on climate change; and further welcomes new ideas and contributions from all quarters that help to reduce carbon emissions'.

        The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).

Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.

+  3  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Hutton
        That the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Appeals) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 26th October, be approved.

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

+  4  


[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Hutton
        That the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Modifications and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, which were laid before this House on 26th October, be approved.

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

+  5  


[No debate]

      Mr Gareth Thomas
        That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11413/05, Commission Communication: `Draft Joint Declaration by the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission on the European Union Development Policy'; and supports the Government's view that poverty eradication must remain the overarching objective and that the document clarifies the role and added value of the European Community.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Planning matters in respect of the traveller and settled communities in Middlewich (Ann Winterton).

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



1Standing Committee B10.30 a.m.
4.00 p.m.
Room 11
Further to consider the Electoral Administration Bill.
2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation4.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft Retention of Communications Data (Further Extension of Initial Period) Order 2005.


3Liaison9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Witness: Rt Hon Tony Blair MP, Prime Minister.
4International Development10.15 a.m.

10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Delivering the Goods: HIV/AIDS and the provision of anti-retrovirals.
Witnesses: Representatives from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Stop AIDS Campaign, Me"decins Sans FrontieČres (UK), UNAIDS, and the World Health Organisation; Officials from the Department for International Development (at approximately 11.30 a.m.).
5Welsh Affairs10.30 a.m.Room 17 (private)
6Home Affairs2.00 p.m.
2.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
Subject: UK-US Extradition Treaty.
Witnesses: Senior District Judge Tim Workman; JUSTICE (at approximately 2.35 p.m.); Andy Burnham MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (at approximately 3.45 p.m.).
7Trade and Industry2.30 p.m.

3.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Progress in the WTO negotiations leading up to the Hong Kong Ministerial meeting.
Witnesses: International Financial Services London, Association of British Insurers, and Lloyds of London; Confederation of British Industry (at approximately 3.45 p.m.); Trades Union Congress (at approximately 4.30 p.m.).
8Welsh Affairs2.30 p.m.Room 17 (private)
9Constitutional Affairs4.00 p.m.The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10Scottish Affairs4.00 p.m.
4.15 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Subject: The Potential Benefits for Scotland of the 2012 Olympics.
Witnesses: Ms Julia Bracewell, Chair, sportscotland, and Mr David Williams, Chief Executive, EventScotland.

[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:      HM Revenue and Customs.
2    Secretary of State for Education and Skills:      Education and Youth Council: 15th November.
3    Secretary of State for Health:      Monitor's review and consolidated accounts of NHS foundation trusts 2004-05.
4    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      National reducing re-offending delivery plan.
5    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Proceeds of Crime Act: Money laundering.
6    Secretary of State for International Development:      South Asia earthquake: Reconstruction.
7    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Review of public administration in Northern Ireland.
8    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Review of public administration: Implications for the education sector.
9    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Review of public administration: Strategic health and social services authority.
10    Secretary of State for Northern Ireland:      Waterways Ireland performance measures.


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