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Order of Business Tuesday 18 April 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

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 Health
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): What estimate she has made of the number of vacancies for (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) professions allied to medicine in the NHS, including posts filled by agency or locum staff.
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South): What plans she has to visit the Royal Hospital, Sunderland, to discuss its staffing and management.
David Wright (Telford): How many dentists are in training; and if she will make a statement.
David Tredinnick (Bosworth): When the new Joint Working Group on Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine will begin its work; what (a) support and (b) funding the Government will provide for this work; and what the expected timescale is for the process.
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): How many planned operations were cancelled in 2005-06 as a result of winter pressures on the NHS; and what the figure was in 1996-97.
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): If she will make a statement on access to dental health services in South Derbyshire.
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon): If she will make a statement on the financial position of Barnet Primary Care Trust.
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): If she will take steps to ensure that hospitals with new estate and high capital charges are not disadvantaged by the average cost of procedure funding system of the new payment by results tariff.
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): What steps the NHS is taking to detect and treat chlamydia amongst 16 to 24 year olds.
Vera Baird (Redcar): How many NHS dentists there are; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): What assessment she has made of the impact on services of her policy on audiology waiting times.
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): Whether she has made an assessment of the impact of financial deficits on the provision of mental health services; and if she will make a statement.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): If she will make a statement on funding for smoking cessation treatment.
Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch): If she will ensure that health trusts which balance their budgets are not disadvantaged under NHS funding criteria.
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington): What steps she is taking to improve the NHS complaints procedure.
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): If she will make a statement on the national roll-out of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): How many patients were (a) diagnosed with and (b) treated for pulmonary hypertension in each of the last two years.
Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston): How many people have been vaccinated against the influenza virus in winter 2005-06.
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): What assessment she has made of the effects on (a) patients and (b) public funds of reducing unnecessary admissions into accident and emergency departments for people with common conditions.
Barbara Keeley (Worsley): What she estimates the average income of an NHS dentist will be under the new contract for dentists.
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot): What estimate she has made of the year-end gross NHS deficit for the 2005-06 financial year.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When she next expects to meet representatives of primary care trusts and acute trusts to discuss NHS deficits.
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): If she will make a statement on NHS trust deficits.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): When she will announce the commencement of funding for the Pathway Project.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): If she will make a statement on the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Housing Act 2004 so as to repeal provisions relating to Home Information Packs.
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
COMMONS BILL [LORDS]: Second Reading.
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
[No debate]
Secretary Margaret Beckett
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Commons Bill [Lords]:
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 27th April 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 shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.
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 any message from the Lords) may be programmed.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(6)).
COMMONS BILL [LORDS] [MONEY]: Queen’s recommendation signified.
[No debate]
John Healey
   That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Commons Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of the Act, and
any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Competition in classified directory advertising (Martin Salter).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Standing Committee A
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   Further to consider the Road Safety Bill [Lords].
Standing Committee E
10.30 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Education and Inspections Bill.
First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
Culture, Media and Sport
10.55 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
11.00 a.m.
   Subject: Protecting and Preserving our Heritage.
   Witnesses: Dame Liz Forgan, Chair of Trustees, and Carole Souter, Director, Heritage Lottery Fund; Anthea Case CBE, Chairman, and Kate Pugh, Secretary, Heritage Link (at 11.45 a.m.).
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: Freedom of Information: one year on.
   Witness: Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
5.00 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statement to be made today
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Citizen Information Project.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Performance targets for 2006-07.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Freedom of Information Act 2000–Statistics on implementation in central Government October to December 2005.
Secretary of State for Defence: Making of a Call Out Order under section 56 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996.
Secretary of State for Education and Skills: Sure Start children’s centres.
Secretary of State for Health: Cancellation of outstanding public dividend capital of dissolved NHS trusts.
Secretary of State for Health: Response to the consultation on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service.
Secretary of State for International Development: Correction to Answer given in Department for International Development’s Oral Questions on 29th March to the hon. Member for Richmond Park.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Discretionary Social Fund.



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