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Order of Business Wednesday 10 May 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.m.
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
Notice of Motion at the Time of Private Business
Mr Bob Ainsworth
   Selection: That Gillian Merron and Joan Ryan be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr Alan Campbell and Tony Cunningham be added to the Committee.

  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 International Development
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): What progress has been made towards reaching the millennium development goals on HIV/AIDS.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What recent estimate he has made of the number of internally displaced people in Burma.
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of British aid to Burma; and if he will make a statement.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What assessment he has made of the impact of population growth on sustainable development; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston): If he will make a statement on funding allocated to schools in developing countries.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): If he will make a statement on Government policy on supplying arms to developing countries.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of British aid to Nepal.
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): What recent progress has been made in respect of developing countries in the Doha round of trade negotiations.
Bob Russell (Colchester): If he will visit St Helena to discuss improvements to its economy.
Mr John MacDougall (Glenrothes): What steps the Government is taking to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Darfur; and if he will make a statement.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): If he will make a statement on UK aid to Nigeria.
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): What projects his Department is undertaking to tackle HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean and Belize; and if he will make a statement.
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): If he will make a statement on the integration of policies on climate change and environmental sustainability into his Department's work.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 10th May.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):
Patrick Mercer (Newark):
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):
John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan):
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill):
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire):
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):

At 12.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr George Mudie
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that the repossession of residential property may be sought only under certain conditions; 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

Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 7.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).

POLICE AND JUSTICE BILL: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate paper.
   Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Order of 6th March).

At 7.00 p.m.
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
   That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of Mr Jack Straw relating to Conventions (Joint Committee) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

[Until any hour]
Mr Jack Straw
   That the Lords Message [25th April] relating to Conventions be now considered.
   That this House concurs with the Lords in the said Resolution;
   That, accepting the primacy of the House of Commons, a Select Committee of 11 Members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the House of Lords as the Joint Committee on Conventions, to consider the practicality of codifying the key conventions on the relationship between the two Houses of Parliament which affect the consideration of legislation, in particular:
   (A) the Salisbury-Addison convention that the Lords does not vote against measures included in the governing party’s Manifesto;
   (B) conventions on secondary legislation;
   (C) the convention that Government business in the Lords should be considered in reasonable time;
   (D) conventions governing the exchange of amendments to legislation between the two Houses;
and that the Committee should report by Friday 21st July 2006;
   That the Committee shall have power—
to send for persons, papers and records;
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
to report from time to time;
to appoint specialist advisers;
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and
   That Mr Russell Brown, Mr Wayne David, Mr George Howarth, Simon Hughes, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Andrew Miller, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Mr John Spellar, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mr Andrew Tyrie and Sir Nicholas Winterton be members of the Committee.
Debate may continue until any hour if the 7.00 p.m. Business Motion is agreed to.
[No debate]
Joan Ryan
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 6520/06 and Addendum 1, Commission Communication on strengthened practical cooperation: New structures, new approaches: improving the quality of decision making in the common European asylum system; notes that this forms part of the package of measures creating a Common European Asylum System, and supports the Government’s position that it is desirable to promote operational co-operation between Member States, with the aim of improving the efficiency and quality of Member States’ asylum systems.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Bob Ainsworth
   That Mr Geoffrey Hoon and Liz Blackman be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Mr Jack Straw and Paddy Tipping be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Drowning of Matthew Marsden (Mark Tami).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Standing Committee E
4.00 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   Further to consider the Education and Inspections Bill.
Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Scientific advice, risk and evidence: how the Government handles them.
   Witnesses: Dame Deirdre Hutton DBE, Chair, and Dr Andrew Wadge, Acting Chief Scientist, Food Standards Agency.
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Bullying.
   Witnesses: Ofsted, Education Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) and Kidscape; John D’Abbro, New Rush Hall School, Redbridge, and Deborah Duncan, Horbury School, Wakefield (at 10.30 a.m.).
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.35 a.m.
   Subject: The Legislative Process.
   Witnesses: Natascha Engel MP, Mr David Kidney MP and David Howarth MP.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
2.20 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Transport Security: Travelling Without Fear.
   Witnesses: Association of Train Operating Companies, NetworkRail, Euro Tunnel and Rail Freight Group; Transport for London, Merseytravel (at 3.30 p.m.); LondonTravelWatch, Passengerfocus, RMT and TSSA (at 4.10 p.m.).
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.30 p.m.
   Subject: Climate change: role of bioenergy.
   Witnesses: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs officials and HM Treasury officials; Ian Pearson MP, Minister for State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and officials (at 4.00 p.m.).
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.50 p.m.
   Subject: Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport.
   Witnesses: UK Petroleum Industry Association; Mr Chris Skrebowski, Editor, Petroleum Review (at 3.40 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.30 p.m.
   Subject: Political and Security Developments in Northern Ireland.
   Witness: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Regulatory Reform
2.30 p.m.
Room 17 (private)
International Development
3.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
3.15 p.m.
   Subject: Conflict and Development: Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Reconstruction.
   Witnesses: Dr Neil Cooper and Professor Mike Pugh, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, and Dr Jonathan Goodhand, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; John Abuya, Director, Great Lakes Programme, ActionAid International (at 4.15 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Tackling Child Obesity—First Steps.
   Witnesses: Dame Sue Street DCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Mr David Bell, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education and Skills, Mr Hugh Taylor CB, Acting Permanent Secretary, and Dr Fiona Adshead, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Statutory Instruments
4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Secretary of State for Defence: Regimental Headquarters Review.
Secretary of State for Defence: Northern Ireland Basing—Future Garrison Structure.
Secretary of State for Health: Community Pharmacy Supplementary List Regulations in England.
Secretary of State for Health: 18 Week Patient Pathway.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Post Council Statement for the Justice and Home Affairs Council 27th and 28th April 2006.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: HMIP report into the case of Anthony Rice.
Secretary of State for International Development: Darfur peace agreement.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Forest Service Agency’s Key Performance Targets 2006-07.



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