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Order of Business Thursday 4 May 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 Trade and Industry
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): If he will increase future investment in the development of nuclear fusion plants.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet the relevant unions and trade bodies to discuss up-front fees charged to artists, actors and models.
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the Ethical Trading Initiative; and what his policy is on the creation of an ethical scorecard for the benchmarking of companies.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): When he last met the liquidators of BCCI; and if he will make a statement.
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): If he will make a statement on the contribution of the construction industry to the UK economy.
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What the level of bilateral trade was between Israel and the UK in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): If he will make a statement on the current and future diversity of the UK's energy supply.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What plans his Department has to change Sunday trading laws.
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What steps his Department is taking to reduce the burden of regulation on UK businesses.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What assessment he has made of the future structure of the gas market in the EU.
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): When his Department first became aware that the use of lead pipes in newly built pipe organs could be prohibited under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West): How many workers he estimates will receive higher pay as a result of the recently announced increase in the minimum wage; and how many of these workers will be women.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What assessment he has made of the future viability of the UK aerospace industry.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What plans he has to help manufacturing industry in South Wales.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What percentage of unfair dismissal claims which were upheld by an industrial tribunal resulted in reinstatement of the claimant in each of the last four years.
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): What plans he has to change Sunday trading laws.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): If he will review the arrangements for gas storage in the UK.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): How many small businesses in England went bankrupt in 2004-05.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What steps the Government is taking to encourage businesses to adopt flexible working patterns for parents of young children.
John Bercow (Buckingham): If she will make a statement on the gender pay gap for part-time workers.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What further steps the Government plans to take to increase the number of entrepreneurial opportunities for women.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What steps the Government has taken to enable single mothers to return to work.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What representations she has received on levels of pay for women in the Civil Service.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): When she plans to appoint the members of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): If she will make a statement on the gender pay gap in the Civil Service.

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Government’s strategy to improve the life chances of disabled people.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: 

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: ECOFIN Agenda 5th May 2006.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Annual Report of the Foreign Compensation Commission.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Darfur peace talks.



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