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Order of Business Wednesday 1 March 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
† NOTICE OF MOTION FOR AN UNOPPOSED RETURN [No debate]
No debate.

Notes:
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.
Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development
 1
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What steps he is taking to promote good governance in the developing world; and if he will make a statement.
(53958)
 2
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham): If he will make a statement on aid to Afghanistan.
(53959)
 3
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What discussions he has had with countries in East Africa in receipt of UK aid about the eradication of corruption.
(53960)
 4
Dr John Pugh (Southport): What discussions he has had with major supermarket chains on the promotion of produce from developing countries.
(53961)
 5
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): What plans he has to review UK aid to the Palestinian Authority in the light of the outcome of their elections; and if he will make a statement.
(53962)
 6
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
(53963)
 7
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): What assessment he has made of the effect of the Palestinian elections on international aid flows to Palestine.
(53964)
 8
Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall): If he will make a statement on progress towards meeting the millennium development goals in Asia.
(53965)
 9
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs): What measures he plans to take to ensure that measures to combat tuberculosis in developing countries are made a priority at the G8 St Petersburg summit in July.
(53966)
 10
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): What steps he is discussing with his Commonwealth coutnerparts on using international aid to promote good governance.
(53967)
 11
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): What assistance will be given to Yemen in 2006-07 to help it combat the spread of tuberculosis.
(53968)
 12
Dr Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green): If he will make a statement on the provision of clean water within development policy.
(53970)
 13
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley): If he will make a statement on the reconstruction work in Pakistan following the earthquake.
(53971)
 14
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What alternative channels of funding to the Palestinians are being considered should Hamas refuse to renounce violence and recognise Israel.
(53972)
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
 Q1
Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 1st March.
(53973)
 Q2
Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford):
(53974)
 Q3
Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs):
(53975)
 Q4
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood):
(53977)
 Q5
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):
(53978)
 Q6
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow East):
(53979)
 Q7
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):
(53980)
 Q8
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):
(53981)
 Q9
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):
(53982)
 Q10
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):
(53983)
 Q11
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):
(53984)
 Q12
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):
(53987)

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1
VIDEO GAMES
[Up to 20 minutes]
Keith Vaz
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984 to extend certain provisions of that Act to video games and to make provision about the labelling of video games.
   The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
2
OPPOSITION DAY (14th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
 
DENTISTRY
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr John Baron
Tim Loughton
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
 
   That this House supports the achievement of good oral health through the provision of NHS dentistry; calls, therefore, on the Government to fulfil its commitment that everyone should have access to NHS dentistry; is alarmed that the British Dental Association regards the new dental contract as ‘a shambles’ and is concerned that many dentists will reduce their commitment to NHS dentistry; and further calls on the Government to withdraw the National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2005 and the National Health Service (Personal Dental Service Agreements) Regulations 2005 and immediately to re-open negotiations with the dental profession on dental services contracts which are piloted and linked to patient registration and capitation payments, support for preventative work and the achievement of good oral health.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Dentistry):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ms Secretary Hewitt
Mr Secretary Clarke
Ms Rosie Winterton
Mr Liam Byrne
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the Government’s Oral Health Plan for England, which builds on major oral health improvements in the last 30 years, and the additional £368 million for improving dental services in England announced in July 2004; recognises the Government’s substantial achievements in improving the short and longer term supply of dentists for the NHS including recruiting the equivalent of an extra 1,459 whole-time dentists between April 2004 and October 2005, compared to the 1,000 extra dentists promised, and funding an additional 170 training places; further recognises that the Government is investing £80 million in improving dental school facilities, and has approved the establishment of a new dental school in the South West Peninsula; notes that the total number of primary care dentists in the NHS had increased to more than 21,000 by the end of October 2005, compared with 16,700 in 1997; further welcomes the reduction in the maximum patient charge from £384 to £189 from 1st April; further welcomes the new ways of working tested through Personal Dental Services pilots; supports the framework for new dental contracts which will free up significantly more time to provide preventative care, remove the requirement for NHS dentists to treat patients on a fee for service basis and ensure that a committed NHS dentist can expect to earn on average around £80,000 a year; and further welcomes the fact that, where dentists do not take up new contracts, primary care trusts will commission replacement services from other dentists.’.
 
FUTURE OF CANCER SERVICES
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr John Baron
Tim Loughton
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
 
   That this House recognises that there have been improvements in the provision of cancer care due to the extra investment in the NHS and the hard work and dedication of NHS staff; but notes that a different approach is now needed to raise standards of treatment throughout the entire patient pathway to the best levels achieved in other European countries; believes that more should be done to end the postcode lottery in drugs and treatments; wishes to see more done to raise awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of cancer; further believes that cancer is increasingly a long-term condition and that there should now be a greater recognition of the importance of quality of life issues; and calls on the Government to give the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence a much stronger role in establishing holistic standards and entitlements to care covering the entire patient pathway.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Future of cancer services):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ms Secretary Hewitt
Mr Secretary Clarke
Jane Kennedy
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘recognises that the Government has made the improvement of cancer services a key priority through the implementation of the NHS Cancer Plan which sets out to reorganise and rejuvenate cancer services and has provided the NHS with investment to modernise these services; welcomes the achievements set out in the recent Public Accounts Committee report, the NHS Cancer Plan: a progress report, which acknowledged that significant progress has been made across the country; notes that the total death rate for cancer in people under 75 has fallen by 14 per cent. since 1996; acknowledges that under this Government unprecedented investment in equipment is helping to improve both access to, and reliability of, diagnosis and treatment; further notes that specialist teams have been established across the country to help deliver co-ordinated care to patients in hospitals; further welcomes the fact that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is introducing a new fast track assessment process to enable them to issue binding advice to the NHS on the most important new drugs within weeks of them receiving a licence; further notes that this Government has commissioned research to enable initiatives to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer to be targeted on people most at risk; further notes that there has been a 43 per cent. increase in cancer consultants since 1997; acknowledges that there has been a 40 per cent. increase in cancers detected through breast screening; and further welcomes the Government’s commitment to continuing to deliver the commitments in the NHS Cancer Plan.’.
   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 7.00 p.m.
3
REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 24th January, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
4
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hain
 
   That the draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 24th January, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
5
REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (SCOTLAND)
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
 
   That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
 
At the end of the sitting:
6
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Regulation of local press ownership (Mr Austin Mitchell).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1
Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Renewables Obligation Order 2006.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Scientific advice, risk and evidence: how Government handles them.
   Witnesses: Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, and Professor David Nutt, Member and Chairman of the Technical Committee, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
3
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Special Educational Needs.
   Witnesses: Disability Equality in Education, British Council of Disabled People, RNIB, Down’s Syndrome Association, National Autistic Society, British Dyslexia Association, I CAN, Mencap, and Alliance for Inclusive Education.
4
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
5
Armed Forces Bill
9.30 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
 
9.45 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Armed Forces Bill.
   Witnesses: Mr Robert Rooks, Director General Security and Safety, Ministry of Defence, Brigadier Colin Findlay, Provost Marshal (Army), Group Captain Edward Scapelhorn, Provost Marshal (RAF), and Commander David Price, Provost Marshal (Navy).
6
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.35 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Connecting Parliament with the Public (follow-up).
   Witness: Lord Adonis, Minister for Citizenship, Department for Education and Skills.
7
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
8
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
9
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
10
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
11
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
3.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Organised Crime in Northern Ireland.
   Witness: Assets Recovery Agency, Northern Ireland.
12
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Climate change: role of bioenergy.
   Witnesses: National Farmers’ Union; Renewable Energy Association (at 4.45 p.m.)
13
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Corporation Tax.
   Witnesses: Sir David Varney KT, Executive Chairman, Mr Stephen Banyard, Director of Corporation Tax and VAT, and Mr Doug Tweddle CBE, Director of Local Compliance, HM Revenue and Customs.
14
Selection
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
15
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
16
Statutory Instruments
4.00 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
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: United Kingdom Supreme Court.
2
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Draft inquiry procedure rules.
3
Secretary of State for Defence: Call-out order for Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo.
4
Secretary of State for Defence: Report against the Race Equality Scheme.
5
Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Folkstone and Dover Water Services’ application to be designated an area of water scarcity.
6
Deputy Prime Minister: Planning - Listed buildings casework.
7
Secretary of State for Education and Skills: Safeguarding vulnerable groups.
8
Secretary of State for Health: Herceptin for women with HER2 positive early stage breast cancer.
9
Secretary of State for the Home Department: United Kingdom immigration control.
10
Secretary of State for Transport: London and Continental railways.

CORRIGENDUM

The following entry should have appeared in the Order Paper of Tuesday 28th February on
page 2357:

11
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Publication of Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (BFI) reports.

Written Question tabled on Tuesday 28th February for answer today Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the ‘Question Book’.
  1   Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if he will place in the Library his initial response to the Regulatory Reform Committee's 1st Special Report of Session 2005–06.
(55900)

 

 
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