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Order of Business Wednesday 17 May 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 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 Deputy Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many staff will be working in his new office.
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps she plans to take to take to contribute to lifting the burden of regulation on business and industry.
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role he has in the formulation of public sector pension policy.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what policy responsibilities he will have in his new role.
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will make a statement on the Government's proposals for reform of charities law.
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to visit Latin America to discuss the post-Kyoto climate change agenda.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what her Department's role is in monitoring compliance with the Ministerial Code.
Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what plans she has to meet the Charity Commission to discuss implementation of the Charities Bill.
Mr David Drew (Stroud): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what support has been made available since 1997 to tackle social exclusion in the most deprived areas of the United Kingdom, with particular reference to rural areas.
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what he expects the cost to public funds to be of his fulfilment of his new role in each of the next three years.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what his responsibilities are in his new role.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether the Government plans to review the conclusions of the Northcote-Trevelyan Report on the Civil Service.
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how many staff will be working for him in his new office.
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether his new office will have a diary secretary.
Peter Viggers (Gosport): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what criteria staff in his office have to fulfil before they become eligible for fully paid leave.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 17th May.
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire):
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South):
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):
Mr William Cash (Stone):
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): Pursuant to his Oral Answer of 1st February 2006, Official Report, column 316, on social behaviour, if he will meet the hon. Member for Nottingham North to discuss the teaching of social behaviour in primary schools in areas of educational under-achievement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will make a statement on the future of the Staffordshire Ambulance Service.
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):
Eric Joyce (Falkirk):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Henry Bellingham
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision in respect of the effect on persons and businesses of regulations made under section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972.
   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
NORTHERN IRELAND (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL: As amended in the Committee and the Standing Committee, to be considered.
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading will also be taken.
   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 13th March).
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That the Lords Message of 11th May relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on any draft Legal Services Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown be now considered.
   That this House concurs with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Legal Services Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 25th 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; and
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.
   That the quorum of the Committee shall be two; and
   That Mr David Burrowes, Michael Jabez Foster, John Hemming, Stephen Hesford, Mr David Kidney and Emily Thornberry be members of the Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Thames Valley Police and the murder of Rana Faruqui
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Taxes on Income) (Gibraltar) Order 2006, the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Botswana) Order 2006 and the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Japan) Order 2006.
Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Wireless Telegraphy (Pre-Consolidation Amendment) Order 2006.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Scientific advice, risk and evidence: how Government handles them.
   Witnesses: Dr Stephen Keevil, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council, and Professor Ray Dolan, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London; Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mr Geoffrey Podger, Health and Safety Executive, Dr John Stather and Dr Alastair McKinlay, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Health Protection Agency.
Trade and Industry Sub-Committee on the Export Credits Guarantee Department’s Bribery Rules
9.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Export Credits Guarantee Department’s bribery rules.
   Witnesses: Confederation of British Industry and the British Exporters Association; Transparency International (UK) and The Corner House (at 10.15 a.m.).
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Pension Reform.
   Witnesses: Dr Deborah Cooper, The Actuarial Profession, and Adrian Waddingham, Association of Consulting Actuaries; Professor Carol Jagger, Leicester Nuffield Research Unit, and Richard Willets, The Actuarial Profession (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: Philip Cowley, Reader in Parliamentary Government, University of Nottingham, Dr Alexandra Kelso, Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, and Professor Dawn Oliver, Professor of Constitutional Law, University College London.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Education and Skills
10.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Universities’ Pay Dispute.
   Witnesses: Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA); AUT, Natfhe (at 11.15 a.m.).
Welsh Affairs
10.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
10.45 a.m.
   Subject: Energy in Wales.
   Witnesses: Representative from Dragon LNG; Representatives from Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (at 11.30 a.m.).
Treasury Sub-Committee
2.15 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Office of Government Commerce: Annual Report Scrutiny.
   Witnesses: Mr John Oughton, Chief Executive, Peter Fanning, Deputy Chief Executive, Hugh Barrett, Chief Executive,, Martin Sykes, Executive Director, and David Rossington, Executive Director, Office of Government Commerce.
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Local Transport Planning and Funding.
   Witnesses: Passenger Transport Executive Group, Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority, West Midlands Chief Engineers and Planning Officers Group, and Merseytravel; Local Government Technical Advisers Group, Local Government Association and Transport for London (at 3.30 p.m.).
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
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Judicial diversity.
Secretary of State for Education and Skills: EU Education Council, 19th May 2006.
Secretary of State for Education and Skills: Reform of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Report.
Prime Minister: Cabinet committee chairs.



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