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Order of Business Thursday 27 April 2006

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House of Commons
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 Education and Skills
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): How many head teacher vacancies there are in England; and if she will make a statement.
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): At which children her policy of personalised learning in schools will be targeted; and if she will make a statement.
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough): What support her Department will be giving to the World Skills Championship to be held in 2011; and if she will make a statement.
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): What progress she is making with her proposals for extended schools; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): How many academy schools are planned to open in the next 12 months.
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham): If she will make a statement on the introduction of free tuition for a first level three qualification.
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): If she will encourage the establishment of more sixth form colleges; and if she will make a statement.
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): If she will make a statement on changes to the science GCSE.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): What assessment she has made of the value of non-vocational adult education.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): How many classroom assistants have been recruited by primary schools in (a) England and (b) Leicestershire since 2001; and if she will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What steps she is taking to enable students in higher education better to match their aspirations and future employment prospects in chosen careers; and if she will make a statement.
Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston): What assessment the Office of Standards in Education has made of pupil behaviour; and if she will make a statement.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What recent assessment her Department has made of skills shortages in Oxfordshire.
Mr Pat McFadden (Wolverhampton South East): What assessment she has made of the contribution of the National College for School Leadership to improving professional development of head teachers.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If she will make a statement on current standards of classroom discipline.
Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch): What recent assessment she has made of the young modern apprenticeship programme; and if she will make a statement.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What provision is being made for adult learning in the community in 2006-07.
Helen Jones (Warrington North): What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of further education policy in relation to adult and community learning courses.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on a review of sentences for those found guilty of rape.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on increasing the number of successful prosecutions for rape.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): How many payments were made to individuals out of money received by the Government by way of bona vacantia in the financial year 2004-05.
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock): How many extradition requests by the UK have been outstanding with the US authorities for in excess of (a) 10, (b) five and (c) two years; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): How persistent and prolific offenders are treated differently from other offenders by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): Pursuant to the Written Statement of 22nd March 2006, Official Report, column 26WS, on the fraud review, what representations he has received on the interim report on fraud.
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): What steps the Government is taking to ensure victims of crime are kept informed of the progress of prosecutions of defendants accused of crimes against them.

At 11.30 a.m.

Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
[No debate]
Secretary Tessa Jowell
   That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report from the Right Honourable Sir David Hirst, Chairman of the Spoliation Advisory Panel, in respect of four drawings now in the possession of the British Museum.
No debate.

Main Business
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining stages will also be taken.
   Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. (Order of 26 April).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Freemen of Beverley and the Beverley Pasture Masters (Mr Graham Stuart).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Standing Committee E
9.00 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
1.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Education and Inspections Bill.
Standing Committee D
9.00 a.m.
Room 12 (public)
1.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Commons Bill [Lords].
European Standing Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider EU Document No. 9606/05 and Addendum 1 relating to Protection of Chickens Kept for Meat Production.
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Globalisation: the role of the IMF.
   Witnesses: Mr Mervyn King, Governor, Ms Rachel Lomax, Deputy Governor, and Mr Chris Salmon, Head of International Finance Division, Bank of England.
Finance and Services
9.45 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Ethics and Standards.
   Witnesses: Sir Alastair Graham, Chairman and Richard Jarvis, Assistant Secretary, Committee on Standards in Public Life.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
International Development
2.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Conflict and Development: Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.
   Witnesses: Professor Paul Collier, University of Oxford; Alex Yearsley, Global Witness (at 3.15 p.m.).
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office: 2006 Fast Stream Recruitment Report.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Electoral Administration Bill: Amendments to regulate loans to political parties.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Big Lottery Fund.
Secretary of State for Defence: South Atlantic 25.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Government’s Response to the Certification Monitor’s 2nd Annual Report.
Prime Minister: Appointments to the Senior Salaries Review Body.



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