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Order of Business 24 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 Education and Skills
*1 Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):    What primary legislative changes will be required to create the new category of trust school and implement the other measures in the recent education White Paper.
( 31309 )
*2 Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):    What criteria are used in selecting books to be given free to pre-school age children under the Bookstart programme.
( 31310 )
*3 Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):    What assessment her Department has made of Sir Andrew Foster's report on the further education sector; and if she will make a statement.
( 31311 )
*4 Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South):    How many schools will undergo a major refurbishment in 2005.
( 31312 )
*5 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole):    How many temporary mobile classrooms are in use for mainstream lessons in schools under the control of Dorset Local Education Authority; and if she will make a statement.
( 31313 )
*6 Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):    What discussions she has had with the Treasury about further education funding for Somerset.
( 31314 )
*7 Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):    How many pupils were recorded as having at least one incident of truancy in 2004-05.
( 31315 )
*8 Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):    What measures her Department has introduced since 1997 to promote setting and streaming in schools.
( 31316 )
*9 Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):    If she will make a statement on the funding of the higher education sector beyond 2007.
( 31317 )
*10 Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet):    How many pupils were recorded as having at least one incident of truancy in 2004-05.
( 31318 )
*11 Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey):    If she will revise the funding formula for schools to take greater account of the mobility of school populations.
( 31319 )
*12 Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):    What steps she is taking to target the engagement of adult learners in former coalfield areas.
( 31320 )
*13 Philip Davies (Shipley):    If she will make a statement on the level of bullying in schools.
( 31321 )
*14 Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):    Whether the Government plans to fund the building of a new secondary school in Wellingborough constituency.
( 31322 )
*15 David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    What steps she is taking to address shortages in specialist teachers.
( 31323 )
*16 Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):    What progress is being made on increasing the number of children from socially deprived backgrounds going to university.
( 31324 )
*17 David Wright (Telford):    If she will make a statement on the Foster Review of further education.
( 31325 )
*18 Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):    What assessment she has made of the likely effect on the roles of local education authorities of the proposals in the recent schools White Paper.
( 31326 )
*19 Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):    What plans she has to require university places to be allocated after A level grades have been awarded.
( 31327 )
*20 Laura Moffatt (Crawley):    How many young people in (a) Crawley constituency and (b) England have been granted an education maintenance allowance.
( 31328 )

At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
*21 Ben Chapman (Wirral South):    If he will make a statement on the Merseyside No Witness No Justice initiative.
( 31301 )
*22 Bob Russell (Colchester):    If he will make it a requirement for sentencing in all road traffic cases where a fatality has occurred to be made at the Crown Court.
( 31302 )
*23 Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):    What steps he is taking to speed up decision making by the Crown Prosecution Service.
( 31303 )
*24 Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):    If he will make a statement on his role in enhancing the position of victims of crime in the criminal justice system.
( 31304 )
*25 Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):    If he will make a statement on the co-location of Crown Prosecution Service offices with police stations.
( 31305 )
*26 Hugh Bayley (York, City of):    What assessment he has made of whether it will be necessary for the Law Officers to recruit additional staff to prosecute cases of incitement to religious hatred if Parliament legislates to make this an offence.
( 31306 )
*27 Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen):    What recent discussions the Attorney General has had with the senior judiciary on the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud and whether to include provisions to repeal it in the Fraud Bill.
( 31307 )
*28 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North):    What steps the Crown Prosecution Service has taken to support the concept of community courts and community justice panels in Nottingham and other parts of England; and if he will make a statement.
( 31308 )

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

Main Business

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For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Remaining Stages will also be taken.

        Proceedings in Committee and any proceedings on consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of those proceedings or at 6.00 p.m., whichever is the earlier (Order of 1st November).

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RIGHTS OF SAVERS BILL [MONEY]:      Queen's recommendation signified.

[Up to 45 minutes]

      John Healey
        That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Rights of Savers Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

    (1)   any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or government department under the Act; and

    (2)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided.

        The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b)).

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[No debate]

      Mr Secretary Clarke
        That the draft Retention of Communications Data (Further Extension of Initial Period) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 3rd November, be approved.

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

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Access to essential drugs in Northern Ireland (Mrs Iris Robinson).

        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 10 (public)
To consider EU Document No. 12790/05 relating to Reducing the Climate Change Impact of Aviation.
2Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legisation8.55 a.m.Room 10 (public)
To consider the draft Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2005.
3Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation8.55 a.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft European Forest Institute (Legal Capacities) Order 2005.
4Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation2.30 p.m.Room 12 (public)
To consider the draft European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2005.


5Health9.00 a.m.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Smoking in Public Places.
Witnesses: Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), Local Government Association (LGA), Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS), and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health; Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health (at approximately 10.10 a.m.); Vice-Admiral Rory McLean CB OBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Health), Ministry of Defence (at approximately 10.35 a.m.); Caroline Flint MP, Minister for Public Health, Department of Health, and Fiona Mactaggart MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (at approximately 11.00 a.m.).
6Treasury9.30 a.m.

9.45 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Bank of England November Inflation Report.
Witnesses: Mr Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, and Members of the Monetary Policy Committee.
7Standards and Privileges9.30 a.m.Room 13 (private)
8Public Administration9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: Implication of Identity Cards for Public Services.
Witnesses: Tony Collins, Executive Editor, Computer Weekly, Richard Tyndall, Mouchel Parkman, and Professor Patrick Dunleavy, London School of Economics.
9Selection1.00 p.m.Room 13 (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 Culture, Media and Sport:      Outcomes of the Culture and Audiovisual Council of 14th November 2005.
2    Secretary of State for Defence:      Gulf veterans' illnesses.
3    Secretary of State for Defence:      Future infantry structure.
4    Deputy Prime Minister:      Social Exclusion Unit report.
5    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs:      Foreign and Commonwealth Office Parliamentary Database.
6    Secretary of State for Health:      12th wave work programme for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
7    Secretary of State for Health:      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's annual report 2004-05.
8    Secretary of State for the Home Department:      Statistics on the police use of firearms in England and Wales 2004-05.
9    Secretary of State for International Development:      South Asia earthquake: Relief.
10    Secretary of State for Trade and Industry:      Location for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.


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