House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2005 - 06
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business Wednesday 21 June 2006

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Wednesday 21 June 2006.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

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
Norman Baker (Lewes): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 27th March 2006, Official Report, columns 818-9W, on Dorneywood, what the names are of those guests visiting in an official capacity registered in Dorneywood's visitors' book since 1st May 2005.
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, whether he plans to visit the Beijing Olympics in 2008 in an official capacity.
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, if she will make a statement on the relationship between the Government and the third sector.
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the Government has taken to tackle social exclusion arising from child poverty since 1997.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the estimated cost to public funds is of his official residence in Admiralty House for 2006-07.
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what areas he has identified as priorities for improving the effectiveness of policy development across Government.
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what plans he has to discuss equal pay across the public sector with Cabinet colleagues; and if he will make a statement.
Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the digital divide between the elderly and the rest of the population.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent guidance she has issued on cyber security in Government departments.
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps the Government is taking to support Volunteers Week.
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what changes to his Ministerial duties have occurred since May.
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese government on encouraging Sino-British trade and investment.
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what the cost of his official residence in Admiralty House was to the public purse in 2005-06.
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps she is taking to encourage all Government departments to take account of relevant third sector organisations and issues in determining policies and measures.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what recent work he has undertaken in respect of his responsibility for Government policy relating to Eastern Europe.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st June.
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble):
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome):
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):
Mr Michael Ancram (Devizes):
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):
Philip Davies (Shipley):
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Andrew Rosindell
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to designate St George’s Day as an annual public holiday in England; 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
OPPOSITION DAY (17th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Hugo Swire
Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Mark Field
Hugh Robertson
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House recognises that the BBC is renowned throughout the world for its quality programming; further recognises the high regard in which it is held by the British public; expresses concern that the final decision over the new licence fee settlement has been delayed without adequate explanation by the Secretary of State; believes that greater transparency of the process is required to deliver value for money for the licence fee payer; expresses concern that a larger than necessary increase will undermine public confidence in the licence fee and will hit low income families the hardest; further expresses concern at the continued uncertainty over the costs of digital switchover; believes that the National Audit Office should be allowed a greater role in scrutinising the BBC’s accounts; and calls for a debate on the floor of the House on a substantive Motion to approve any new licence fee settlement.
   As Amendments to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Future of the BBC):
Pete Wishart
Mr Alex Salmond
Angus Robertson
Mr Mike Weir
Mr Angus MacNeil
Stewart Hosie
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘is concerned that the BBC is failing the constituent parts of the United Kingdom; believes that a “Scottish 6” national and international news service made and produced in Scotland is required to provide balanced coverage of Scotland’s cultural and political life post devolution; further believes that Scotland is being short-changed by the current licence fee arrangements in that Scotland gets a poor return from its licence fee contribution; and further believes that a fully distinctive BBC Scotland is necessary to present Scotland’s priorities and establish a sustainable television industry north of the border.’.
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Margaret Beckett
Secretary Tessa Jowell
Mr Secretary Alexander
Mr Secretary Hain
Mr David Lammy   
Mr Shaun Woodward
   Line 3, leave out from ‘public;’ to end and add ‘notes that the decision on the next licence fee settlement will represent best value and be announced in good time to take effect before the current settlement expires in April 2007; further notes that the decision-making process has been one of unprecedented public consultation and transparency and that the settlement should ensure a strong and independent BBC; further notes that the costs of switchover will be one of the considerations in setting the level of the licence fee; welcomes the strengthening of the arrangements for the National Audit Office’s involvement with the BBC; and recognises that changes to the level of the licence fee are subject to Parliamentary scrutiny by the negative resolution procedure.’.
Mr David Cameron
Mrs Caroline Spelman
Michael Gove
Alistair Burt
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House shares the concern of communities throughout the United Kingdom over the scale of residential development on garden land; recognises that the density and speed of such development can cause irreparable damage to neighbourhood character and cohesion; notes that the loss of garden land threatens urban biodiversity and environmental sustainability in towns and cities; further notes that garden land developments rarely exceed the threshold at which affordable housing must be provided and displaces the regeneration of derelict land; believes the official classification of garden land as brownfield to be inappropriate and misleading; and therefore urges the Government to amend all relevant planning guidance to remove gardens from the definition of previously developed land and thereby return decisions over proposed garden land developments to the discretion of local planning authorities.
   As Amendments to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Removal of gardens from brownfield definition):
The Prime Minister
The Deputy Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Jack Straw
Secretary Ruth Kelly
Mr Secretary Miliband
Yvette Cooper
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes that the definition of previously developed land in draft Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) was first introduced in 1985, and that the proportion of residential development on previously developed residential land is now significantly lower than it was at that time; believes that more land needs to be made available for housing in future to meet rising demand and deliver sustainable, inclusive, mixed communities and environmental sustainability in towns and cities; further believes that local authorities need to bring forward appropriate land with proper regard for sustainability, local environment and quality of design within existing communities as well as new developments; further notes that draft PPS3 includes tools and powers for local authorities to turn down inappropriate development in gardens as well as other areas; and commends the Government’s policy to make better use of land for new homes by increasing the proportion of housing on previously developed land from 56 per cent. in 1997 to 73 per cent. in 2005 and provide greater protection for greenfield land as a result.’.
Sir Menzies Campbell
Dr Vincent Cable
Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Mr Dan Rogerson
Mr Paul Burstow
   Line 4, leave out from ‘notes’ to end and add ‘the difficulties created for innovative planning authorities by decisions of the Secretary of State’s Planning Inspectorate that frustrate their efforts to enforce sensible local planning policies that would limit such development to affordable and environmentally sustainable homes with minimum impact on local communities; welcomes the recognition by the Inspectorate that where the ceiling for new housing approvals has been reached within a planning authority’s area, planning refusal on garden sites is always appropriate; and therefore urges the Government to issue new guidance making it clear to developers that environmental sustainability, the preservation of bio-diversity and affordability, shall be prerequisites in respect of any planning application for housing.’.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
[No debate]
Ms Secretary Hewitt
   That the draft Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 24th May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Bill Rammell
   That this House takes note of the Unnumbered Letter from the Department for Education and Skills dated 9th May 2006 relating to the draft recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning; and supports the Government’s view that the Recommendation will provide a useful, non-binding, common point of reference for Member States, either when choosing to undertake their own reforms of education and training systems or when learning about what has worked in other countries.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Red Watch website and attacks on anti-racism activists  (Angela Eagle).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Recovery of Health Services Charges (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, and the draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 7 (private)
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
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: John Stewart, Bill Principal, Joanna Warner, Bill Team Member, Health Bill Team, Department of Health.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.50 p.m.
   Subject: A new Marine Bill.
   Witnesses: Wildlife and Countryside Link?; British Marine Federation and the Sea User Developer Group (at 3.40 p.m).
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 18 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Application of the sub judice rule to proceedings in coroners’ courts.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith QC, Attorney General; Sir Roger Sands KCB, Clerk of the House, and Mr Robert Rogers, Principal Clerk, Table Office, House of Commons (at 3.30 p.m.).
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Bus Services across the UK.
   Witnesses: Cambridgeshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, York City Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers; South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (Centro), Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (Nexus) and Passenger Transport Executive Group (at 3.45 p.m.); Transport for London, Translink, Transport and General Workers’ Union, Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association and Bus Users UK (at 4.45 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subjects: Improving literacy and numeracy in schools; Collections management in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland.
   Witnesses: Mr Will Haire, Permanent Secretary, Dr Robson Davison and Dr Mark Browne, Department of Education (Northern Ireland); Mr Paul Sweeney, Permanent Secretary, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, and Mr Tim Cooke, Chief Executive, Museums and Galleries Northern Ireland (MAGNI) (at 4.30 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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Review of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the Financial Services Authority has used its resources when discharging its statutory functions.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery shares from 2009.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: New information management role for the National Archives.
Secretary of State for Health: Food Standards Agency’s annual report 2005-06.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Publication of the Race for Justice Taskforce Report.



House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries ordering index

© Parliamentary copyright 2006
Prepared 21 June 2006