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Order of Business Wednesday 15 March 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.m.
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 Northern Ireland
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): What recent assessment he has made of the prospects for the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs Iris Robinson (Strangford): What the remit is of the Health and Personal Social Service Regulation and Improvement Authority; and if he will make a statement.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): If he will make a statement on levels of unemployment in Northern Ireland.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What recent acts of weapons decommissioning have taken place; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): If he will make a statement on the future of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): What plans he has to improve the long-term sustainability of the electricity distribution system in Northern Ireland.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): What steps he is taking to assist those in Northern Ireland who are economically inactive back into work.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): What his assessment is of the observance of the paramilitary ceasefires in Northern Ireland.
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): If he will reverse his decision to introduce the Northern Ireland Education Order.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What plans he has to change arrangements for post-primary education in the Province.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): What changes are proposed to animal welfare legislation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): Whether it is his policy that the Provisional IRA must disband before Sinn Fein can join a restored Northern Ireland Executive.
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What plans he has for the role of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education in the future governance of education in Northern Ireland.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What recent assessment he has made of the involvement of paramilitary groups in serious organised crime; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): If he will make a statement on the future of post-primary education in Northern Ireland.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 15th March.
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):
Helen Jones (Warrington North):
Bob Spink (Castle Point): If he will visit the Little Havens children's hospice in Castle Point to see the work of professionals and volunteers and to discuss funding.
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): What discussions he has had with President Bush on the deployment of US and British troops in Iraq.
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):
Grant Shapps (Welwyn Hatfield):
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):
Charles Hendry (Wealden):
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Adrian Sanders
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a limit on the percentage of household income spent on water and sewerage charges; to provide for the capping of domestic water and sewerage charges so that the percentage limit is not exceeded; and for connected purposes.
   The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
indicates Government Business
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Sir Menzies Campbell
Sarah Teather
Mr Edward Davey
Stephen Williams
Sir Robert Smith
Andrew Stunell
   That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Education and Inspections Bill because, notwithstanding some welcome measures such as the implementation of the Steer Report’s recommendations on school discipline and the moves towards personalised learning, the Bill fails to tackle an over-regulated curriculum which restricts choice for students from 14-19 years old; because the Bill would fragment educational provision, reducing the opportunity for collaboration between schools and thus restricting choice over curriculum and undermining integration of children’s services; would make schools less accountable to their communities by reducing the role of parent governors; would make it more difficult for parents to obtain a place for their child at a local school by increasing the number of schools that operate their own admissions processes, thus undermining parental choice and increasing social segregation; and because the Bill fails to include measures to increase educational opportunity for children of all backgrounds, to promote the integration of academic and vocational learning for all, and to target resources at disadvantaged children.
   The First Report from the Education and Skills Committee, Session 2005–06, HC 633, The Schools White Paper: Higher Standards, Better Schools for All, and the Government’s reply thereto, Cm 6747, are relevant.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
[No debate]
Secretary Ruth Kelly
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Education and Inspections Bill:
The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Proceedings in Standing Committee
Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 11th May 2006.
The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.
Consideration and Third Reading
Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two days.
Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours before the moment of interruption on the second day of proceedings.
Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.
Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.
Other proceedings
Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(6)).
EDUCATION AND INSPECTIONS BILL [MONEY]: Queen’s recommendation signified.
[No debate]
John Healey
   That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Education and Inspections Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
   (a)   expenditure incurred by virtue of the Act by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills or by a Minister of the Crown, and
   (b)   any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
[No debate]
John Healey
   That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Education and Inspections Bill, it is expedient to authorise—
   (1)   the payment of fees by local authorities to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, and
   (2)   the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
[No debate]
Secretary Ruth Kelly
   That the Order of 2nd March 2006 (Children and Adoption Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied by the substitution in paragraph 2 (time for conclusion of proceedings in Standing Committee) for the words “Thursday 16th March 2006” of the words “Tuesday 21st March 2006”.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(6)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Driving standards of older drivers (Dr Brian Iddon).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Standing Committee D
5.00 p.m.
Room 17 (private)
   (Programming Sub-Committee) (Police and Justice Bill).
First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) Regulations 2006.
Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2006.
Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Films (Definition of “British Film”) Order 2006.
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.00 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Research Council support for knowledge transfer.
   Witnesses: Professor Sir Keith O’Nions, Director General of the Research Councils; Professor Christopher Snowden, Vice-Chancellor, University of Surrey, Professor Diana Green, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, and Dr Bob Bushaway, Chairman, AURIL Council (at 10.30 a.m.).
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Special Education Needs and Further Education.
   Witnesses: Xtraordinary People, Dyslexia Institute, NASEN, and British Psychological Society; NUS and NATFHE (at 10.30 a.m.).
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Armed Forces Bill
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Armed Forces Bill.
   Witnesses: Mr Julian Miller, Director General Service Personnel Policy, Mrs Teresa Jones, Head of the Armed Forces Bill Team, Mr Humphrey Morrison, Director Legislation, Commodore Robert Fraser, Director Naval Legal Services, Brigadier Stephen Andrews, Director Personal Services (Army), and Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon, Director Personnel Policy (RAF), Ministry of Defence.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism.
   Witness: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
2.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Traffic Policing and Technology: getting the balance right.
   Witnesses: Transport Research Laboratory, Intelligent Transport Society UK, and Dr Claire Corbett, Brunel University; West Yorkshire Road Safety and Strategy Group, West Sussex County Council, and Transport for London (at 3.25 p.m.); Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport, and Mr Paul Goggins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (at 4.10 p.m.).
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Electronic Monitoring of Offenders.
   Witnesses: Sir David Normington KCB, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, Mr Peter Brook, Finance Director, National Offender Management Service, Mr David Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, G4S Justice Services, and Mr Tom Riall, Chief Executive, Serco Home Affairs.
International Development
3.45 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.00 p.m.
   Subject: Making Trade Work for Development: The WTO Hong Kong Ministerial.
   Witness: Mr Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
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
Secretary of State for Health: Government Response to the Annual Report 2004–05 from the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Occupational pensions.


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