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Order of Business Wednesday 12 July 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 Secretary of State for International Development
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): If he will make a statement on his Department's activities in Afghanistan.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): What steps he is taking to protect children accused of witchcraft in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham): If he will make a statement on the contribution to development made by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What priorities he has set for the 2006 G8 Summit in Russia.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid to Uganda; and if he will make a statement.
Anne Main (St Albans): What progress has been made on the millennium development goals since the last G8 Summit.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What steps he is taking to promote sustainable forestry in Africa.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): What support his Department is making available for people affected by the earthquake in Kashmir and Pakistan; and if he will make a statement.
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): What recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What financial support his Department is making available to Nigeria in 2006-07 to assist poverty reduction and increase educational opportunities.
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What assessment he has made of the Department's programmes in the Western Balkans following the Government's recognition of Montenegro as a sovereign state.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts on the agenda for the 2006 G8 Summit.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): What assessment he has made of the implications for the developing world of the Doha Round of trade negotiations.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of aid delivered through the EU's aid programme; and if he will make a statement.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What support his Department is giving to Vietnam in 2006-07.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 12th July.
Mr Nick Hurd (Ruislip-Northwood):
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): Whether his commitment to retain the nuclear deterrent applies beyond the life-span of the current Trident submarine fleet.
Steve Webb (Northavon):
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury):
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton):
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North):
Dan Norris (Wansdyke):
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):
Tony Baldry (Banbury):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Up to three hours]
Mr Nick Clegg
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: UK-US Extradition Treaty.
Debate may continue for up to three hours (Standing Order No. 24).
OPPOSITION DAY (18th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mrs Caroline Spelman
Michael Gove
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House expresses profound concern at the lack of adequate preparation made for the introduction of the Government’s Home Information Packs (HIPs); is further concerned at the failure on the part of the Government to provide a substantive pilot scheme; acknowledges the misgivings of various professional organisations; registers grave concern about the failure of HIPs to include reliable information on electrical safety, flood risk and contaminated land; fears that the cost of providing a HIP could be as high as £1,000; asserts that valuations and surveys will still be required, particularly for first-time buyers, increasing the cost of buying and selling a home; and notes that independent economic experts have warned of a negative impact on the economy arising from the introduction of HIPs.
   As Amendments to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Home Information Packs):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Jack Straw
Secretary Ruth Kelly
Mr Secretary Miliband
Mr Secretary Darling   
Yvette Cooper   
Phil Woolas
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘believes that reforms to home buying and selling need to be designed around the interests of consumers; further believes that Home Information Packs (HIPs) will cut waste and duplication and speed up transactions for consumers; applauds the proposed inclusion in HIPs of energy performance certificates which will give buyers and sellers vital information about the energy efficiency of homes and practical suggestions about how to cut fuel bills and carbon emissions; welcomes the Government’s intention to carry out further testing of HIPs; and notes that the Government is working with industry on the development of these tests and that it has already announced that it will set out further details before the Parliamentary Recess.’.

Sir Menzies Campbell
Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Mr Dan Rogerson
Lorely Burt
Mr Paul Burstow
Mr David Heath
   Line 1, leave out from `House’ to end and add ‘notes that the Government has at last tabled some of the necessary regulations for the planned implementation of Home Information Packs, and that they relate to the vital issue of the reduction of carbon emissions from homes; regrets that the failure to bring forward all necessary regulations in a timely way has led to the postponement of the roll-out of essential pilot schemes and may result in serious difficulties at the commencement of the compulsory scheme in July 2007; further notes that the lack of clear evidence of sufficient trained and certificated inspectors threatens completely to undermine confidence in the scheme; therefore calls on the Government to publish without delay all missing information, to accelerate the training of inspectors and to implement full pilot roll-outs quickly, so that a realistic assessment can be made of the viability of the nature and date of introduction of the compulsory scheme; and further calls on the Government to limit the scope of the scheme to that required by the EU Directive, rather than the current “gold-plated” alternative.’.
The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
   That the draft General Lighthouse Authorities (Beacons: Automatic Identification System) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 12th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That, at the sitting on Tuesday 18th July, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Edward Leigh relating to Public Accounts not later than Ten o’clock or three hours after their commencement, whichever is the later; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That, at the sitting on Thursday 20th July, proceedings on the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister relating to International Development may continue, though opposed, for three hours or until six o’clock, whichever is the later; and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Drakelow tunnels (Dr Richard Taylor).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1969).
Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006, the draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) Regulations 2006, and the draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2006.
Science and Technology
8.45 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Human reproductive technologies and the law: follow-up.
   Witnesses: Caroline Flint MP, Minister of State for Public Health, and officials, Department of Health.
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: The effect of family breakdown on educational achievement.
   Witnesses: Professor Bryan Rodgers, Australian National University, Canberra, Professor Judy Dunn, King’s College, London, Dr Leon Feinstein, Institute of Education, and Dr Amanda Wade, University of Sheffield.
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Trade and Industry Sub-Committee on the Export Credits Guarantee Department’s Bribery Rules
9.45 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Culture, Media and Sport
10.00 a.m.
Room 7 (private)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2005-06.
   Witnesses: Mr Nigel Chapman, Director, and Ms Alison Woodhams, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance, BBC World Service; Sir David Green KCMG, Director-General, Mr Martin Davidson, Deputy Director-General, and Ms Margaret Mayne, Director, Finance, British Council (at 3.30 p.m.).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subjects: The work of Defra; UK Government’s ‘Vision for the CAP’.
   Witness: Rt Hon David Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
European Scrutiny
2.20 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Current matters relating to the European Union.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP, Minister for Europe, and officials, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.50 p.m.
   Subject: Climate Change - the UK Programme 2006.
   Witnesses: Local Government Association; RSPB and WWF—UK (at 3.40 p.m.).
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Passenger Rail Franchising.
   Witnesses: Merseytravel, Passenger Transport Executive Group, Transport for London, Network Rail and Ned Railways; Railway Consultancy, MVA, Halcrow Group Ltd., and Mott MacDonald (at 3.30 p.m.); Professor Christopher Nash, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Mr Roger Ford, Modern Railways, and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (at 4.15 p.m.).
Communities and Local Government
3.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
4.00 p.m.
   Subjects: (i) Is there a future for Regional Government? (ii) Introductory hearing with the new Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government.
   Witnesses: (i) Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, Phil Woolas MP, Minister for Local Government and Community Cohesion, and officials, Department for Communities and Local Government, and Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions, Department for Trade and Industry (ii) Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Minister for Women.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Crossrail Bill
6.00 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
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 Communities and Local Government: Review of performance in complying with statutory timetables for planning decisions.
Secretary of State for Health: Publication of diagnostics waiting times data.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Accounts 2004-05.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Serious offences allegedly committed by persons entitled to diplomatic immunity: change of policy on disclosure of information.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Pipe Organs and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances.



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