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Order of Business Tuesday 28 March 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 pm.
  Prayers
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
third reading
HBOS Group Reorganisation Bill. (By Order).

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 Scotland
 1
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future of the Royal Mail and Post Office in Scotland.
(60656)
 2
Mr Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West): What recent assessment he has made of trends in employment and unemployment in Scotland.
(60657)
 3
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): What recent assessment he has made of trends in unemployment in Scotland.
(60658)
 4
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): Whether he has made an assessment of how many sub-post offices in Scotland may close when (a) the rural subsidy ends and (b) the Post Office Card Account is phased out.
(60659)
 5
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future of the Post Office network in Scotland.
(60660)
 6
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): What assessment he has made of progress in Scotland towards the Government's target of reducing the proportion of children living in low income families by a quarter by 2004-05.
(60661)
 7
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston): If he will make a statement on the latest rate of employment in Scotland.
(60662)
 8
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What devolution issues the Advocate General has considered since 28th February.
(60663)
 9
Mr John McFall (West Dunbartonshire): What assessment he has made of the most recent Labour Market statistics for Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(60664)
 10
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): What assessment he has made of progress in Scotland towards the Government's target of reducing the proportion of children living in low income families by a quarter by 2004-05.
(60665)
 11
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): Whether the introduction of identity cards in Scotland will differ from the process in the rest of the United Kingdom.
(60666)
 12
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): What assessment he has made of the impact of pension credit on pensioner poverty in Scotland.
(60667)
 13
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): If he will make a statement on the most recent Scottish employment rate.
(60668)
 14
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): What assessment he has made of the most recent Labour Market statistics for Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(60669)
 15
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): What representations he has received from local authorities that lost money in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International collapse of 1991.
(60670)
At 3.00 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
 16
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): What assessment she has made of the implications for the work of her Department of the recommendations of the Power Commission.
(61520)
 17
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): What changes she plans to make to the jurisdiction of small claims courts.
(61521)
 18
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): If she will reverse the decision to end funding for specialist support services.
(61522)
 19
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): If she will make a statement on levels of pay in her Department.
(61523)
 20
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What steps she is taking to improve access to specialist legal services for homeless people.
(61524)
 21
Mr Pat McFadden (Wolverhampton South East): What further steps she plans to take to assist the courts in dealing with people who do not pay fines and who jump bail.
(61525)
 22
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): When she last met the Law Society to discuss fees for solicitors involved in coal health claims; and if she will make a statement.
(61526)
 23
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): What role her Department played in the process which led to the decision by the Legal Services Commission to end the provision of specialist support services under the Community Legal Service.
(61527)
 24
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West): Whether the Government plans to change the way nominations to the House of Lords are made.
(61528)
 25
Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington): If she will make a statement on the Legal Services Commission's decision to end legal aid funding to specialist support services, with particular reference to the recent report of the Constitutional Affairs Committee.
(61529)
 26
Barbara Keeley (Worsley): What the timetable is for establishing the Joint Committee to consider reform of the House of Lords.
(61530)
 27
John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): If she will make a statement on the introduction of specialist domestic violence courts.
(61531)
 28
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): If she will make a statement on Government policy on the equalisation of the size of constituencies.
(61532)
 29
Bob Russell (Colchester): If she will make a statement on progress with the proposed new court house at Colchester.
(61534)
At 3.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Leader of the House and the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission
 30
Hugh Bayley (City of York): To ask the Leader of the House, if he will bring forward proposals for a select committee to be established to make recommendations on the awarding of honours.
(61512)
 31
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many parking places for disabled drivers there are on the House of Commons estate.
(61513)
 32
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what further steps the Commission plans to take to improve the environmental performance of the House.
(61514)
 33
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, on how many occasions since 10th October the brass fittings in the lift to the Special Gallery West have been polished.
(61515)
 34
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Leader of the House, if he will bring forward a motion to establish a House of Commons Business Committee.
(61516)
 35
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many products sold in the souvenir shop are Fairtrade products.
(61517)
 36
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether Westminster Hall is on schedule to be re-opened on time; and if he will make a statement.
(61518)
 37
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): To ask the Leader of the House, what plans he has to review the parliamentary calendar.
(61519)
At 3.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1
AID EFFECTIVENESS (INDEPENDENT EVALUATION)
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Stephen Crabb
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State, when reporting on departmental expenditure, to publish an independent evaluation and measurement of the effectiveness of United Kingdom bilateral aid projects in reducing poverty and a comparison of the effectiveness of different projects and forms of aid in reducing poverty; to require the Secretary of State to redirect resources towards the most effective projects and forms of aid; 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
WAYS AND MEANS: Adjourned debate on Question [22nd March].
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
1.   Amendment of the law
(1)   
That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance.
(2)   
This Resolution does not extend to the making of any amendment with respect to value added tax so as to provide—
(a)   
for zero-rating or exempting a supply, acquisition or importation;
(b)   
for refunding an amount of tax;
(c)   
for any relief, other than a relief that—
(i)   
so far as it is applicable to goods, applies to goods of every description, and
(ii)   
so far as it is applicable to services, applies to services of every description.
   The remaining Motions in this item, numbered 2 to 66, and those relating to Procedure are to be moved at the conclusion of the Budget Debate after the decision on the Motion before the House. They will be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 51(3)).
2.   Rates of tobacco products duty
 
   That—
(1)   
For the Table of rates of duty in Schedule 1 to the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 there shall be substituted—
 
Table
1.
Cigarettes
An amount equal to 22 per cent of the retail price plus £105.10 per thousand cigarettes.
2.
Cigars
£153.07 per kilogram.
3.
Hand-rolling tobacco
£110.02 per kilogram.
4.
Other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco
£67.30 per kilogram.
(2)   
This Resolution shall have effect as from 6 o’clock in the evening of 22nd March 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
3.   Rate of duty on beer
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 36(1AA)(a) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 for “£12.92” there shall be substituted “£13.26”.
(2)   
This Resolution shall have effect as from midnight on 26th March 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
4.   Rates of duty on wine and made-wine
 
   That—
(1)   
For Part 1 of the Table of rates of duty in Schedule 1 to the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 there shall be substituted—
 
Part 1
Wine and made-wine of a strength not exceeding 22 per cent
Description of wine or made-wine
Rates of duty per hectolitre
£
Wine or made-wine of a strength not exceeding 4 per cent
53.06
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 4 per cent but not exceeding 5.5 per cent
72.95
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent but not exceeding 15 per cent and not sparkling
172.17
Sparkling wine or sparkling made-wine of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent but less than 8.5 per cent
166.70
Sparkling wine or sparkling made-wine of a strength of 8.5 per cent or of a strength exceeding 8.5 per cent but not exceeding 15 per cent
220.54
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 15 per cent but not exceeding 22 per cent
229.55
(2)   
This Resolution shall have effect as from midnight on 26th March 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
5.   Hydrocarbon oil etc (rates and rebates)
 
   That provision may be made amending rates of duty and rebate in the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979.
6.   Hydrocarbon oil etc (road vehicles)
 
   That provision may be made enabling amendment of the definition of road vehicle in the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979.
7.   Amusement machine licence duty
 
   That provision may be made amending provisions of the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 relating to amusement machine licence duty.
8.   Vehicle excise duty (rates)
 
   That—
(1)   
Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 shall be amended as follows.
(2)   
In paragraph 1(2), for “£170” there shall be substituted “£175”.
(3)   
For paragraph 1B there shall be substituted—
“ 1B   
   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a vehicle to which this Part of this Schedule applies shall be determined in accordance with Table A, where the vehicle is first registered before 23rd March 2006, or Table B, where the vehicle is first registered on or after that date, by reference to—
(a)   
the applicable CO2 emissions figure, and
(b)   
whether the vehicle qualifies for the reduced rate of duty, or is liable to the standard rate or the premium rate of duty.
 
Table A: Vehicles first registered before 23rd March 2006
CO2 emissions figure
Rate
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Exceeding
Not exceeding
Reduced rate
Standard rate
Premium rate
g/km
g/km
£
£
£
100
120
30
40
50
120
150
90
100
110
150
165
115
125
135
165
185
140
150
160
185
180
190
195
 
Table B: Vehicles first registered on or after 23rd March 2006
CO2 emissions figure
Rate
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Exceeding
Not exceeding
Reduced rate
Standard rate
Premium rate
g/km
g/km
£
£
£
100
120
30
40
50
120
150
90
100
110
150
165
115
125
135
165
185
140
150
160
185
225
180
190
195
225
200
210
215
(4)   
In paragraph 1C—
(a)   
for sub-paragraph (2) substitute—
“(2)   
Condition A is that the vehicle—
(a)   
is constructed—
(i)   
so as to be propelled by a relevant type of fuel, or
(ii)   
so as to be capable of being propelled by any of a number of relevant types of fuel, or
(b)   
is constructed or modified—
(i)   
so as to be propelled by a prescribed type of fuel, or
(ii)   
so as to be capable of being propelled by any of a number of prescribed types of fuel,
 
and complies with any other requirements prescribed for the purposes of this condition.”, and
(b)   
after sub-paragraph (5) there shall be inserted—
“(6)   
In this paragraph—
“bioethanol” has the meaning given in section 2AB of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979,
“relevant type of fuel” means—
(a)   
bioethanol, or
(b)   
a mixture of bioethanol and unleaded petrol, if the proportion of bioethanol by volume is at least 85%, and
“unleaded petrol” has the meaning given in section 1(3C) of the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979.
(5)   
In paragraph 1J(a), for “£165” there shall be substituted “£170”.
(6)   
In paragraph 1K(a), after “1st March 2003” there shall be inserted “and before 1st January 2007”.
(7)   
In paragraph 2(1)—
(a)   
in paragraph (b), for “£30” there shall be substituted “£31”,
(b)   
in paragraph (c), for “£45” there shall be substituted “£46”, and
(c)   
in paragraph (d), for “£60” there shall be substituted “£62”.
(8)   
In Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994, after paragraph 24 there shall be inserted—
“Light passenger vehicles with low CO2 emissions
25   
   
A vehicle is an exempt vehicle if—
(a)   
it is a vehicle to which Part 1A of Schedule 1 applies, and
(b)   
the applicable CO2 emissions figure (as defined in paragraph 1A(3) and (4) of that Schedule) for the vehicle does not exceed 100 g/km.”
(9)   
Paragraph (8) shall come into force on 23rd March 2006; but nothing in that paragraph shall have the effect that a nil licence is required to be in force in respect of a vehicle while a vehicle licence is in force in respect of it.
(10)   
The rest of this Resolution shall have effect in relation to licences taken out on or after that date.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
9.   Value added tax (gaming machines)
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending section 23 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994.
10.   Value added tax (buildings and land)
 
   That provision may be made for, and in connection with, conferring power on the Treasury—
(a)   
to substitute Schedule 10 to the Value Added Tax 1994 for the purpose of rewriting that Schedule with amendments, and
(b)   
to amend Group 1 of Schedule 9 to that Act.
11.   Value added tax (works of art, antiques, etc)
 
   That provision may be made amending section 21 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 in relation to works of art, antiques, collections and collector’s pieces.
12.   Value added tax (missing trader intra-community fraud)
 
   That, for the purposes of value added tax, provision may be made for, and in connection with, securing that—
(a)   
supplies of goods made to persons carrying on businesses are treated for the purposes of Schedule 1 to the Value Added Tax Act 1994 as their taxable supplies made in the course or furtherance of their businesses, and
(b)   
taxable persons carrying on businesses to whom supplies of goods are made by other taxable persons account for and pay value added tax on those supplies.
13.   Value added tax (face-value vouchers)
 
   That provision may be made amending, or making amendments connected with, Schedule 10A to the Value Added Tax Act 1994.
14.   Income tax (charge and rates for 2006-07)
 
   That income tax shall be charged for the year 2006-07, and for that year—
(a)   
the starting rate shall be 10%;
(b)   
the basic rate shall be 22%;
(c)   
the higher rate shall be 40%.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
15.   Corporation tax (charge and rate for 2007)
 
   That corporation tax shall be charged for the financial year 2007 at the rate of 30%.
16.   Corporation tax (small companies’ rate and fraction for 2006)
 
   That for the financial year 2006—
(a)   
the small companies’ rate shall be 19%, and
(b)   
the fraction mentioned in section 13(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 shall be 11/400ths.
17.   Corporation tax (starting rate and non-corporate distribution rate)
 
   That provision may be made for, and in connection with, the abolition of—
(a)   
the corporation tax starting rate,
(b)   
the relief from corporation tax under section 13AA(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, and
(c)   
the non-corporate distribution rate.
18.   Group relief (corporation tax)
 
   That, for the purposes of corporation tax, provision may be made (including provision having retrospective effect) in relation to group relief.
19.   Tax relief for R&D expenditure of small or medium-sized companies
 
   That provision may be made in relation to relief under Schedule 20 to the Finance Act 2000.
20.   Tax relief for R&D expenditure of large companies etc
 
   That provision may be made in relation to relief under Schedule 12 to the Finance Act 2002.
21.   Tax relief for expenditure on vaccine research etc
 
   That provision may be made in relation to relief under Schedule 13 to the Finance Act 2002.
22.   Films and sound recordings
 
   That provision may be made about the taxation of activities in connection with films and sound recordings.
23.   Charities (relief on income tax and corporation tax)
 
   That provision may be made amending and supplementing sections 505 and 506 of and Schedule 20 to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
24.   Gift aid (payments by companies)
 
   That provision may be made amending section 339 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
25.   Income tax (mobile telephones)
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 266(2) of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 there shall be inserted at the end “or
(d)   
section 319 (mobile telephones).”
(2)   
In section 267(2) of that Act there shall be inserted at the end “and
(g)   
section 319 (mobile telephones).”
(3)   
For section 319 of that Act there shall be substituted—
“319 Mobile telephones
(1)   
No liability to income tax arises by virtue of section 62 (general definition of earnings) or Chapter 10 of Part 3 (taxable benefits: residual liability to charge) in respect of the provision of one mobile telephone for an employee without any transfer of property in it.
(2)   
In this section “mobile telephone” means telephone apparatus which—
(a)   
is not physically connected to a land-line, and
(b)   
is not used only as a wireless extension to a telephone which is physically connected to a land-line,
 
or any thing which may be used in such apparatus for the purpose of gaining access to, or using, a public electronic communications service.
(3)   
In this section the reference to the provision of a mobile telephone includes a reference to the provision, together with the mobile telephone provided, of access to, or the use of, a public electronic communications service by means of one mobile telephone number.
(4)   
For the purposes of subsection (2) “telephone apparatus” means wireless telegraphy apparatus designed or adapted for the primary purpose of transmitting and receiving spoken messages and used in connection with a public electronic communications service.”
(4)   
The amendments made by this Resolution shall have effect for the year 2006-07 and subsequent years of assessment.
(5)   
But the amendment made by paragraph (3) shall not cause any liability to income tax to arise in respect of the provision of a mobile telephone for an employee, or a member of an employee’s family or household, if the mobile telephone was first provided to him before 6th April 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
26.   Income tax (computer equipment)
 
   That—
(1)   
Section 320 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 shall be omitted.
(2)   
This Resolution shall have effect for the year 2006-07 and subsequent years of assessment.
(3)   
But this Resolution shall not cause any liability to income tax to arise in respect of the provision of computer equipment by making it available to an employee, or a member of an employee’s family or household, if the computer equipment was first made available to him before 6th April 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
27.   Chargeable gains
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending, or making amendments connected with, the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.
28.   Income tax (interest relief: film partnership)
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made restricting the relief available under sections 353 and 362 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 in respect of certain loans to buy into partnerships carrying on trade in relation to films or other recordings.
29.   Transfers of income arising from securities
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending section 730 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
30.   Stock lending
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made for the purposes of income tax and corporation tax—
(a)   
in relation to stock lending arrangements, and
(b)   
for and in connection with treating arrangements which are not stock lending arrangements as if they were such arrangements.
31.   Loan relationships etc
 
   That provision may be made for the purposes of corporation tax in relation to—
(a)   
loan relationships, and
(b)   
other relationships where a company stands, or is to be treated as standing, in the position of a creditor or debtor in relation to a debt.
32.   Derivative contracts
 
   That provision may be made for the purposes of corporation tax in relation to derivative contracts.
33.   Intangible fixed assets
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 2002.
34.   Controlled foreign companies
 
   That provision may be made amending section 90 of the Finance Act 2002.
35.   Transfer of assets abroad
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending, or making amendments connected with, Chapter 3 of Part 17 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
36.   Income tax (benefits received by former owner of property)
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Schedule 15 to the Finance Act 2004.
37.   Leases of plant or machinery
 
   That, for the purposes of income tax and corporation tax, provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to leases of plant or machinery.
38.   Corporation tax (companies carrying on leasing business)
 
   That, for the purposes of corporation tax, provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to any company carrying on (whether alone or in partnership) a business which consists of or includes leasing plant or machinery.
39.   Insurance companies
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about insurance companies.
40.   Income tax (settlements)
 
   That provision may be made in relation to settlors, beneficiaries and trustees of settlements.
41.   Investment reliefs (limits on value of gross assets of issuers of shares etc)
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 293(6A) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (“ICTA”)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a), for “£15 million” there shall be substituted “£7 million”, and
(b)   
in paragraph (b), for “£16 million” there shall be substituted “£8 million”.
(2)   
In paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 28B to ICTA—
(a)   
in paragraph (a), for “£15 million” there shall be substituted “£7 million”, and
(b)   
in paragraph (b), for “£16 million” there shall be substituted “£8 million”.
(3)   
In paragraph 22(1) and (2) of Schedule 15 to the Finance Act 2000—
(a)   
in paragraph (a), for “£15 million” there shall be substituted “£7 million”, and
(b)   
in paragraph (b), for “£16 million” there shall be substituted “£8 million”.
(4)   
Paragraphs (1) and (3) of this Resolution have effect in relation to shares issued on or after 6th April 2006, subject to paragraphs (5) and (6) of this Resolution.
(5)   
Neither of paragraphs (1) and (3) of this Resolution has effect in relation to shares issued on or after 6th April 2006 to a person who subscribed for them before 22nd March 2006.
(6)   
Paragraph (1) of this Resolution does not have effect in relation to shares issued on or after 6th April 2006 to the managers of an investment fund approved for the purposes of section 311 of ICTA by the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs if—
(a)   
the fund was approved before 22nd March 2006,
(b)   
investments in the fund have been accepted before 6th April 2006, and
(c)   
the shares are issued to the managers as nominee for an individual who has (whether or not before 6th April 2006) invested in the fund.
(7)   
Paragraph (2) of this Resolution has effect in relation to relevant holdings issued on or after 6th April 2006, subject to paragraph (8) of this Resolution.
(8)   
Paragraph (2) of this Resolution does not have effect for the purpose of determining whether any shares or securities acquired by a company (“the trust company”) by means of the investment of protected money are, for the purposes of section 842AA of ICTA, to be regarded as comprised in qualifying holdings of the company at any time.
(9)   
In paragraph (8) of this Resolution “protected money” means—
(a)   
money raised by the issue before 6th April 2006 of shares in or securities of the trust company, or
(b)   
money derived from the investment by the trust company of any such money.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
42.   Venture capital trusts (relief from income tax)
 
   That provision may be made amending Schedule 15B to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
43.   Venture capital trusts (meaning of “investments”)
 
   That provision may be made amending the meaning of “investments” for the purposes of approvals, and withdrawals of approvals, under section 842AA of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
44.   Securities and securities options
 
   That—
(1)   
Section 420 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 shall be amended as follows.
(2)   
In subsection (1)(f), at the beginning there shall be inserted “options and”.
(3)   
In subsection (5)(e), at the beginning there shall be inserted “securities”.
(4)   
In subsection (8), in the definition of “securities option”, after “acquire securities” there shall be inserted “other than a right to acquire securities which is acquired pursuant to a right or opportunity made available under arrangements the main purpose (or one of the main purposes) of which is the avoidance of tax or national insurance contributions”.
(5)   
The amendments made by this Resolution shall have effect in relation to options acquired on or after 2nd December 2004; but paragraph (4) shall also have effect in relation to an option acquired before that date where something is done on or after that date as part of the arrangements under which it was made available.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
45.   PAYE (retrospective notional payments)
 
   That provision may be made for and in connection with facilitating the operation of pay as you earn in relation to notional payments treated by any Act as made before the date on which the Act is passed.
46.   Alternative finance
 
   That provision may be made—
(a)   
amending, and permitting amendment of, Chapter 5 of Part 2 of the Finance Act 2005, and
(b)   
about the treatment of alternative finance arrangements as loans to employees.
47.   Corporation tax (nuclear decommissioning)
 
   That provision may be made amending Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Energy Act 2004.
48.   Securitisation companies
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about the taxation of securitisation companies.
49.   Real Estate Investment Trusts
 
   That provision may be made enabling companies which carry on property rental business to acquire a status that provides certain exemptions and liabilities (in relation to companies and shareholders).
50.   Oil (market value)
 
   That provision may be made in relation to the market value of oil (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Oil Taxation Act 1975).
51.   Oil (nominated contracts and blended oil)
 
   That provision may be made—
(a)   
for allocating blended oil to different fields for the purposes of section 2 of the Oil Taxation Act 1975, and
(b)   
amending section 61 of and Schedule 10 to the Finance Act 1987.
52.   Ring fence trades (rate of supplementary charge)
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 501A of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, in subsection (1), for “10 per cent” there shall be substituted “20 per cent”.
(2)   
The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall have effect in relation to any accounting period beginning on or after 1st January 2006 (but see also paragraph (3)).
(3)   
For the purpose of calculating the amount of the supplementary charge on a company for an accounting period (a “straddling period”) beginning before 1st January 2006 and ending on or after that date—
(a)   
so much of the straddling period as falls before 1st January 2006, and so much of the straddling period as falls on or after that date, shall be treated as separate accounting periods, and
(b)   
the company’s adjusted ring fence profits for the straddling period shall be apportioned to the two separate accounting periods in proportion to the number of days in those periods.
(4)   
The amount of the supplementary charge on the company for the straddling period shall be the sum of the amounts of supplementary charge that would, in accordance with paragraph (3), be chargeable on the company for those separate accounting periods.
(5)   
In the case of a company’s straddling period—
(a)   
the Instalment Payments Regulations shall apply as if the amendment made by paragraph (1) had not been made, but
(b)   
those Regulations shall also apply separately, in accordance with the following paragraph, in relation to the increase in the amount of any supplementary charge on the company for that period that arises as a result of that amendment.
(6)   
In that separate application of those Regulations as mentioned in paragraph (5)(b), those Regulations shall have effect as if, for the purposes of those Regulations,—
(a)   
the straddling period were an accounting period beginning on 1st January 2006,
(b)   
supplementary charge were chargeable on the company for that period, and
(c)   
the amount of that charge were equal to the increase in the amount of the supplementary charge for the straddling period that arises as a result of the amendment made by paragraph (1).
(7)   
Any reference in the Instalment Payments Regulations to the total liability of a company shall, accordingly, be read—
(a)   
in their application as a result of paragraph (5)(a), as a reference to the amount that would be the company’s total liability for the straddling period if the amendment made by paragraph (1) had not been made, and
(b)   
in their application as a result of paragraph (5)(b), as a reference to the amount of the supplementary charge on the company for the deemed accounting period under paragraph (6)(a).
(8)   
For the purposes of the Instalment Payments Regulations—
(a)   
a company shall be regarded as a large company as respects the deemed accounting period under paragraph (6)(a) if (and only if) it is a large company for those purposes as respects the straddling period, and
(b)   
any question whether a company is a large company as respects the straddling period shall be determined as it would have been determined if the amendment made by paragraph (1) had not been made.
(9)   
If the Instalment Payments Regulations—
(a)   
apply in relation to a company’s liability to supplementary charge for the deemed accounting period under paragraph (6)(a), and
(b)   
would (but for this paragraph) treat any instalment payment in respect of that liability as being due and payable on a date falling on or before 22nd March 2006,
 
those Regulations shall have effect as if the payment were due and payable instead at the end of the period of 14 days beginning with that date.
(10)   
In this Resolution—
(a)   
“adjusted ring fence profits” has the meaning given by section 501A of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988,
(b)   
“the Instalment Payments Regulations” means the Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) Regulations 1998,
(c)   
“supplementary charge” means any sum chargeable under section 501A(1) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 as if it were an amount of corporation tax.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
53.   Ring fence trades (exploration expenditure supplement)
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Schedule 19B to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
54.   Inheritance tax (rates and rate bands for years 2008-09 and 2009-10)
 
   That provision may be made for successive substitutions of the Table in Schedule 1 to the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.
55.   Inheritance tax (rules for trusts etc)
 
   That provision may be made—
(a)   
amending provisions of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 relating to settled property, and
(b)   
amending, in connection with cases where a person’s interest in settled property has come to an end, provisions relating to property that, for purposes of that Act, is property subject to a reservation.
56.   Inheritance tax (purchase of interests in foreign trusts)
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending section 48 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.
57.   Pension schemes etc
 
   That provision may be made in relation to pension schemes and similar schemes under which benefits are provided to or in respect of employees or former employees.
58.   Stamp duty land tax (thresholds)
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 55 of the Finance Act 2003 in subsection (2), in Table A, for “£120,000”, in both places, there shall be substituted “£125,000”.
(2)   
In Schedule 5 to the Finance Act 2003, in paragraph 2(3), in Table A, for “£120,000”, in both places, there shall be substituted “£125,000”.
(3)   
The amendments made by this Resolution shall have effect in relation to any transaction of which the effective date (within the meaning of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003) is after 22nd March 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
59.   Stamp duty (thresholds)
 
   That the following provisions shall have effect for the period beginning with 23rd March 2006 and ending 31 days after the earliest of the dates mentioned in section 50(2) of the Finance Act 1973—
(1)   
In Schedule 13 to the Finance Act 1999, in paragraph 4, for “£120,000”, in both places, there shall be substituted “£125,000”.
(2)   
The amendment made by this Resolution shall have effect in relation to instruments executed after 22nd March 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of section 50 of the Finance Act 1973.
60.   Stamp duty land tax (leases)
 
   That provision may be made amending Schedules 5 and 17A to the Finance Act 2003.
61.   Stamp duty land tax (unit trust schemes)
 
   That—
(1)   
Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 shall be amended as follows.
(2)   
Section 64A shall be omitted.
(3)   
In section 101—
(a)   
in subsection (1) for “provisions” there shall be substituted “provision”, and
(b)   
in subsection (7) the words from “section 53” to “companies), or” shall be omitted.
(4)   
This Resolution shall have effect in relation to any land transaction of which the effective date is, or is after, 22nd March 2006 (but see paragraphs (5) and (6)).
(5)   
This Resolution shall not have effect in relation to—
(a)   
any land transaction which is effected in pursuance of a contract entered into and substantially performed before 2 p.m. on 22nd March 2006 (“the relevant time”), or
(b)   
any other land transaction which is effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before the relevant time and which is not an excluded transaction.
(6)   
For this purpose, a land transaction effected in pursuance of a contract is an excluded transaction if—
(a)   
any provision of the contract has effect by reference to a unit trust scheme and the scheme is not established before the relevant time,
(b)   
at or after the relevant time the contract is varied in a way that significantly affects the land transaction (see paragraph (7)),
(c)   
the subject-matter of the land transaction is not identified in the contract in a way that would have enabled its acquisition before the relevant time,
(d)   
rights under the contract are assigned at or after the relevant time,
(e)   
the land transaction is effected in consequence of the exercise, at or after the relevant time, of any option, right of pre-emption or similar right, or
(f)   
at or after the relevant time there is an assignment, subsale or other transaction (relating to the whole or part of the contract’s subject-matter) as a result of which a person other than the purchaser under the contract becomes entitled to call for a conveyance to him.
(7)   
For the purposes of paragraph (6)(b) the contract is varied in a way that significantly affects the land transaction if (and only if)—
(a)   
it is varied so as to substitute a different purchaser in relation to the land transaction,
(b)   
it is varied so as to alter the subject-matter of the land transaction, or
(c)   
it is varied so as to alter the consideration for the land transaction.
(8)   
Expressions which are used in Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 and in this Resolution have the same meaning in this Resolution as in that Part.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
62.   Stamp duty land tax (alternative finance)
 
   That provision may be made amending and supplementing sections 71A to 73 of the Finance Act 2003.
63.   Rate of landfill tax
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 42 of the Finance Act 1996, for the amount specified in subsection (1)(a), and the corresponding amount specified in subsection (2), there shall be substituted “£21”.
(2)   
This Resolution shall have effect in relation to taxable disposals made, or treated as made, on or after 1st April 2006.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
64.   Climate change levy (rates)
 
   That provision may be made substituting the Table in paragraph 42(1) of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000.
65.   Climate change levy (abolition of half-rate supplies)
 
   That—
(1)   
For the purposes of climate change levy, no supply made on or after 1st April 2006 shall be a half-rate supply.
(2)   
Paragraphs (3) to (6) shall have effect for determining when a supply is to be regarded as made for the purposes of paragraph (1).
(3)   
A supply—
(a)   
of electricity, or
(b)   
of gas that is in a gaseous state and is of a kind supplied by a gas utility,
 
is to be regarded as made at the time when the electricity or gas is actually supplied.
(4)   
In the case of a supply of a taxable commodity not falling within paragraph (3) by a person who is resident in the United Kingdom—
(a)   
if the commodity is to be removed, the supply is to be regarded as made at the time of the removal,
(b)   
if the commodity is not to be removed, the supply is to be regarded as made when the commodity is made available to the person to whom it is supplied.
 
This paragraph shall not apply if paragraph (6) applies in the case of the supply.
(5)   
In the case of a supply of a taxable commodity not falling within paragraph (3) by a person who is not resident in the United Kingdom, the supply is to be regarded as made—
(a)   
when the commodity is delivered to the person to whom it is supplied, or
(b)   
if earlier, when it is made available in the United Kingdom to that person.
 
This paragraph shall not apply if paragraph (6) applies in the case of the supply.
(6)   
In any case where, by virtue of paragraph 23(3) of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000, a person is, for the purposes of that Schedule, deemed to make a supply to himself of a quantity of a taxable commodity—
(a)   
which he has produced, and
(b)   
which does not fall within paragraph (3),
 
the supply is to be regarded as made at the time when he produced that particular quantity of the taxable commodity.
 
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
66.   Relief from tax (incidental and consequential charges)
 
   That it is expedient to authorise any incidental or consequential charges to any duty or tax (including charges having retrospective effect) that may arise from provisions designed in general to afford relief from taxation.
PROCEDURE RESOLUTIONS
 
   PROCEDURE (EVASION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS DUTY): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may include provision requiring manufacturers of tobacco products not to facilitate smuggling and enabling the imposition of a penalty for breach of that requirement.
 
   PROCEDURE (FILM TAX CREDITS): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain provision for tax credits to be paid to film production companies in respect of expenditure on film making activities.
 
   PROCEDURE (INTERNATIONAL TAX ENFORCEMENT ARRANGEMENTS): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain provision about arrangements made in relation to any territory or territories outside the United Kingdom and concerning the exchange of information, the recovery of debts or the service of documents relating to taxes imposed under the domestic law of the United Kingdom or taxes imposed under the law of that territory or any of those territories.
 
   PROCEDURE (FUTURE TAXATION): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain the following provisions taking effect in a future year—
(a)   
provision for corporation tax to be charged for the financial year 2007;
(b)   
provision amending, or making amendments connected with, section 139 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003;
(c)   
provision enabling regulations to be made about taxation in respect of income arising from participation in, or the provision of certain services in relation to, the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games;
(d)   
provision in relation to the residence of trustees of settlements;
(e)   
provision for substituting the Table in Schedule 1 to the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 in relation to chargeable transfers made on or after 6th April 2008 or made on or after 6th April 2009;
(f)   
provision amending provisions of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 relating to settled property;
(g)   
provision about the rates of climate change levy.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
   A Bill is to be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions if they are agreed to by the House.
3
CIVIL AVIATION (SCOTLAND)
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
 
   That the draft Transport Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
4
HEALTH AND SAFETY
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
 
   That the draft Railway Safety Levy Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 16th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
5
ECCLESIASTICAL LAW
[No debate]
Secretary Tessa Jowell
 
   That the draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
6
CINEMAS AND FILM
[No debate]
Secretary Tessa Jowell
 
   That the draft Films (Definition of “British Film”) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
7
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Prescott
 
   That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 9th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
8
INCOME TAX
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 13th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
9
TAX CREDITS
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 13th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
10
GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND ACCOUNTS
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Special Health Authorities (Audit) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 13th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
11
SOCIAL SECURITY
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 13th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
12
SOCIAL SECURITY
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 13th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
13
SOCIAL SECURITY (NORTHERN IRELAND)
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 13th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
14
SOCIAL SECURITY
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
 
   That the draft Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
15
PENSIONS
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
 
   That the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions, Rebates and Minimum Contributions) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
16
HIGHWAYS
[No debate]
Secretary Margaret Beckett
 
   That the draft Restricted Byways (Application and Consequential Amendment of Provisions) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 16th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
17
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
 
   That the draft Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 27th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
18
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
 
   That the draft Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 27th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
19
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Darling
 
   That the draft Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 27th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
20
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Secretary Alan Johnson
 
   That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
21
INSOLVENCY
[No debate]
Secretary Alan Johnson
 
   That the draft Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
22
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
[No debate]
Secretary Alan Johnson
 
   That the draft Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 9th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
23
NORTHERN IRELAND
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hain
 
   That the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 27th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
24
SERIOUS ORGANISED CRIME AGENCY
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Clarke
 
   That the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Application and Modification of Certain Enactments to Designated Staff of SOCA) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
25
LORD CHANCELLOR
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That the draft Lord Chancellor (Transfer of Functions and Supplementary Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
26
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS
[No debate]
Secretary Ruth Kelly
 
   That the draft Information Sharing Index (England) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 2nd March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
27
INTERNATIONAL IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Straw
 
   That the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Miscellaneous Provisions Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 6th March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
28
FINANCIAL SERVICES POLICY
[No debate]
Mr Ivan Lewis
 
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15345/05 and Addendum 1, the European Commission’s White Paper: Financial Services Policy 2005–2010; and agrees with the UK’s five priorities for the future approach to financial services in the EU.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
29
ACCESS TO EUROPEAN DATABASES ON ASYLUM, IMMIGRATION AND VISAS
[No debate]
Andy Burnham
 
   That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 15122/05, Commission Communication on improved effectiveness, enhanced interoperability and synergies among European databases in the area of Justice and Home Affairs, and No. 15142/05, Draft Decision on access for consultation of the Visa Information System (VIS) by the authorities of Member States responsible for internal security and by Europol for the purpose of prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and other serious criminal offences; and supports the Government’s view that law enforcement access to the VIS may provide useful information that could assist in the course of investigations into specific cases related to serious criminal or terrorist offences, but that this access must be subject to appropriate standards of data protection and that any future legislative proposals, that could be brought forward as a result of Council Document 15122/05, must first be considered carefully, with full consideration given to the impact that they might have on personal privacy.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
30
WELSH GRAND COMMITTEE
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hain
 
   That—
(1)   
the matter of the Budget Statement and its implications for Wales, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;
(2)   
the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Wednesday 19th April at Nine o’clock and between Two o’clock and Four o’clock to consider the matter of the Budget Statement and its implications for Wales, under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)).
To be decided without debate (Standing Orders Nos. 107 and 108).
 
At the end of the sitting:
31
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Brain cancers in children  (Jeremy Wright).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEES
1
Northern Ireland Grand Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider the matter of the Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland.
2
Standing Committee A
10.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
 
4.30 p.m.
(public)
   Further to consider the Road Safety Bill [Lords].
3
Standing Committee D
10.30 a.m.
Room 14 (public)
 
4.00 p.m.
(public)
   Further to consider the Police and Justice Bill.
4
Standing Committee E
10.30 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
 
4.00 p.m.
(public)
   To consider the Education and Inspections Bill.
5
European Standing Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 8 (public)
   To consider EU Document No. 15444/1/05 relating to the EC Treaty and Criminal Law.
6
Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
10.30 a.m.
Room 8 (public)
   To consider the draft Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Persistent Misuse of Network or Service) Order 2006.
SELECT COMMITTEES
7
Treasury
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: February 2006 Inflation Report.
   Witnesses: Mr Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, Ms Rachel Lomax, Deputy Governor, and Mr Charles Bean, Executive Director, Bank of England, and Ms Kate Barker and Professor Stephen Nickell, External Monetary Policy Committee Members.
8
Armed Forces Bill
9.30 a.m.
Room 12 (private)
 
9.45 a.m.
(public)
   To further consider the Armed Forces Bill.
9
Culture, Media and Sport
10.00 a.m.
Room 18 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Protecting and Preserving our Heritage.
   Witnesses: Church Heritage Forum, Association of English Cathedrals and Mr Trevor Cooper; The Archaeology Forum (at 11.10 a.m.); Mr Frank Kelsall, British Waterways and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust (at 11.45 a.m.).
10
Defence
10.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: The Future of the UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: The Strategic Context.
   Witnesses: Mr Peter Whitehouse, Devonport Management Ltd, and Commodore Tim Hare; Dr Andrew Dorman, King’s College London, Dr Dominick Jenkins, Greenpeace UK, Mr Malcolm Savidge, Oxford Research Group, and Dr Bruno Tertrais, Foundation for Strategic Research (Paris) (at 11.30 a.m.).
11
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 17 (private)
 
10.15 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Immigration Control.
   Witnesses: Sarah Harland, Zimbabwe Association, Dr JoAnn McGregor and Crispen Kulinji; Christine Lee, Solicitor, Robert Lee and Miss Xiao Hong (at 10.45 a.m.); Bobby Chan, Immigration caseworker, Central London Law Centre (at 11.15 a.m.).
12
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Energy in Wales.
   Witnesses: Tidal Electric Ltd, Marine Current Turbines Ltd, Swanturbine Ltd, and Dr Ian Masters, Welsh Energy Research Centre, University of Wales, Swansea.
13
International Development
10.15 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Private Sector Development.
   Witnesses: Development Bank of Southern Africa and Citigroup; Institution of Civil Engineers and Engineers Against Poverty (at 11.10 a.m.).
14
Crossrail Bill
10.30 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
15
Environmental Audit
10.30 a.m.
Room 7 (private)
16
Trade and Industry
10.30 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
 
11.00 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: The Work of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
   Witnesses: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (at 11.45 a.m.).
17
Armed Forces Bill
2.00 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To further consider the Armed Forces Bill.
18
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
19
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
20
Administration
3.30 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
21
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Freedom of Information: one year on.
   Witnesses: Campaign for Freedom of Information, Freedom of Information Act Blog and The Guardian; Improvement and Development Agency and Association of Chief Police Officers (at 4.50 p.m.); Natalie Ceeney, Chief Executive, The National Archives (at 5.20 p.m.).
22
Procedure
4.00 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Early Day Motions.
   Witnesses: Norman Baker MP, Rt Hon Douglas Hogg MP, and Mr David Kidney MP.
23
Scottish Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: The Sewel Convention: the Westminster perspective.
   Witness: Mr Barry Winetrobe, Napier University.
24
Defence
4.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (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: Launch of the Tribunals Service and performance targets for 2006-07.
2
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Public Guardianship Office key performance indicators and targets 2006-07.
3
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Her Majesty’s Land Registry key performance indicators and targets 2006-07.
4
Secretary of State for Defence: Security normalisation in Northern Ireland.
5
Deputy Prime Minister: Local Government Pension Scheme.
6
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change—The UK Programme 2006.
7
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Active diplomacy for a changing world: the UK’s international priorities.
8
Secretary of State for Health: Patient Power Review Group.
9
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Review of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system.
10
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Publication of the Government’s microgeneration strategy.
11
Secretary of State for Transport: Greater London Authority Transport Grant for 2005-06 and 2006-07.
12
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Publication of Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (BFI) reports.

Standing Committee Notices
        Standing Committee A will meet on Tuesday 28th March at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. further to consider the Road Safety Bill [Lords].
        Standing Committee D will meet on Tuesday 28th March at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. further to consider the Police and Justice Bill.
        Standing Committee E will meet on Tuesday 28th March at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and Thursday 30th March at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. further to consider the Education and Inspections Bill.
        The Northern Ireland Grand Committee will meet on Tuesday 28th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the matter of the Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland.
        A European Standing Committee will meet on Tuesday 28th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 15444/1/05, relating to the EC Treaty and criminal law.
        The Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Tuesday 28th March at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Persistent Misuse of Network or Service) Order 2006.
        The Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Wednesday 29th March at 2.30 p.m. to consider the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross-Compliance) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2006, No. 3459), the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment Scheme (Set-aside) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2006, No. 3460) and the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Reduction from Payments) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., No. 169).

 

 

 
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