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Order of Business Thursday 20 April 2006

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Order of Business

At 10.30 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
John Mann (Bassetlaw): How many councils have received support under (a) Vital Villages, (b) the Quality Parish Scheme and (c) the Market Town Initiative since 2001.
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough): If she will make a statement on progress in implementing the right to roam provisions in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): How many incidents of bovine tuberculosis were reported to her Department in the last 12 months.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): If she will make a statement on progress in making payments under the Single Payments scheme.
Martin Linton (Battersea): If she will discuss with the European Commission and member states requiring publication of single farm payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.
Patrick Mercer (Newark): Which Minister has responsibility for liaising with the Civil Contingencies Secretariat on an outbreak of avian influenza in the UK.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): If she will make a statement on water shortages in London and the South East.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): If she will make a statement on water shortages in the South East.
Philip Davies (Shipley): If she will make a statement on the performance of local councils in meeting their recycling and waste targets.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What recent discussions she has had with the Department of Trade and Industry on the cost-effectiveness of (a) nuclear power and (b) other measures in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What proportion of single farm payments were made by the end of March.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): If she will make a statement on water shortages in the South East of England.
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): What discussions she has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on improving the energy efficiency of households; and if she will make a statement.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): Pursuant to the Oral Answer of 9th March from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Official Report, column 941, on Single Farm Payments, when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary became aware that it would not be possible to make the bulk of payments by the end of March.
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): If she will make a statement on her plans for meeting the target for carbon dioxide reduction by 2010.
Paul Clark (Gillingham): How her Department plans to improve water efficiency in housing growth areas.
Norman Baker (Lewes): If she will make a statement on the provision of flood defences for Lewes.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): If she will make a statement on the Government's UK carbon dioxide targets.
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): If she will make a statement on the security of flood prevention in and around the Thames Estuary.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What steps she is taking to encourage greater water efficiency in the home.
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): What the average farm gate price for milk was in 2005 and 1997.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): If she will make a statement on the performance of local councils in meeting their recycling and waste targets.
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What the average level of farm income was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2005.

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

Preliminary Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hain
   Bill to make provision for preparations for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland and for the selection of persons to be Ministers on such restoration; to make provision as to the consequences of selecting or not selecting such persons; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
NORTHERN IRELAND (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL (Clauses 1 to 7, 10 to 12, 19 to 22 and Schedule 2, and any new clauses and schedules other than those relating to Parts 2 or 4): Committee (2nd day).
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hain
   That the draft Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 22nd March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 6.00 p.m.]
Mr Secretary Hain
   That, in respect of the Northern Ireland Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: 50th anniversary of the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Mr Martin Caton).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).
Standing Committee A
9.00 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
1.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Road Safety Bill [Lords].
Standing Committee E
9.00 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
1.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Education and Inspections Bill.
9.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Governing the future.
   Witness: Lord Birt.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Trade, Development and Environment
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: The role of DfID.
   Witness: The Environment Agency.
Work and Pensions
10.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Home Affairs
1.50 p.m.
Taylor House, London (private)
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
International Development
2.30 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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Business Plan of the UK Debt Management Office.
Secretary of State for Defence: Special Forces Support Unit.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Outcome of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) 10th—11th April 2006.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Zimbabwe—Immigration removals.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Publication of Identity and Passport Service Corporate and Business Plans and Framework Agreement.



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