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Order of Business Wednesday 19 July 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 11.30 a.m.
  Prayers
Afterwards
Notes:
  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
 1
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, which casinos he has visited in the course of his Ministerial duties since 1st May 1997.
(86189)
 2
Michael Gove (Surrey Heath): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role he has in the effective development of Government policy on planning in relation to gambling facilities.
(86190)
 3
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what progress has been made in developing a coherent strategy for alleviating the social exclusion likely to be suffered by children in care.
(86191)
 4
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he last met representatives of the Chinese government to discuss climate change.
(86192)
 5
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what discussions he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government in relation to casino bids.
(86193)
 6
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what assistance the Government gives to the voluntary sector in dealing with the regulatory burden.
(86194)
 7
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what oversight and co-ordination he has undertaken of the Government's policy on ageing; and if he will make a statement.
(86195)
 8
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what progress the Government is making in reducing cost overruns and delays in its IT projects; and if she will make a statement.
(86196)
 9
Bob Russell (Colchester): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, when he last used the London Underground in connection with his official duties.
(86197)
 10
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what recent assessment she has made of the proportion of people who do voluntary work; and if she will make a statement.
(86198)
 11
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what steps she is taking to combat pockets of disadvantage.
(86199)
 12
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role he has in relation to Government policy on gambling and planning.
(86200)
 13
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to oversee the efficient development of defence policy.
(86201)
 14
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to secure the future of the Post Office network.
(86202)
 15
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he has taken to co-ordinate Government policy on equal pay across the public sector; and if he will make a statement.
(86203)
 
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
 Q1
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 19th July.
(86174)
 Q2
Roger Berry (Kingswood):
(86175)
 Q3
Clive Efford (Eltham):
(86176)
 Q4
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):
(86177)
 Q5
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): For what reasons the Government has not ratified the Council of Europe Convention against human trafficking.
(86178)
 Q6
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):
(86179)
 Q7
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):
(86180)
 Q8
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):
(86181)
 Q9
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):
(86182)
 Q10
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):
(86184)
 Q11
Andrew George (St Ives):
(86185)
 Q12
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):
(86186)
 Q13
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):
(86187)
 Q14
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):
(86188)


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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1
SAMURAI SWORDS
[Up to 20 minutes]
James Brokenshire
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to forbid the sale, manufacture, hire, loan or importation of sharpened samurai swords; 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
2
OPPOSITION DAY (Un-allotted day)
[Up to three hours]
 
HOME INFORMATION PACKS
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.
Sir Menzies Campbell
Andrew Stunell
Tom Brake
Mr Dan Rogerson
Lorely Burt
Mr Paul Burstow
 
   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 Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Jack Straw
Secretary Ruth Kelly
Mr Secretary Miliband
Mr Secretary Darling   
Yvette Cooper   
Mr 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 to encourage the successful voluntary take-up of Home Condition Reports, retaining the option of a mandatory approach to ensure widespread take-up, and thus maximising the benefit for consumers.
   The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition.
Debate may continue for three hours, and Standing Order No. 31(2) will apply (Order of 17th July).

At 7.00 p.m.
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
 
   That, at this day’s sitting, the Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

3
COMMISSIONER FOR OLDER PEOPLE (WALES) BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)
[Up to 45 minutes]
Mr Secretary Hain
 
   That the Order of 15th June 2006 (Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied as follows:
1.   
Paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Order shall be omitted.
2.   
Proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the following order: new Clauses; new Schedules; Amendments relating to Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 2 and 3, Schedule 2, Clauses 4 to 6, Schedule 3, Clauses 7 to 22, Schedule 4 and Clauses 23 to 30; remaining proceedings on consideration.
3.   
Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of the proceedings on the motion for this Order.
4.   
Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of the proceedings on the motion for this Order.
   The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 83A(8)).
4
COMMISSIONER FOR OLDER PEOPLE (WALES) BILL [LORDS]: As amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered.
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 two hours after commencement of proceedings on the Commissioner for Older People (Wales) [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) Motion and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Programme Motion, if that Motion is agreed to.
 
At the end of the sitting:
5
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Future of UK radioactive waste management policy (Mr Jamie Reed).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1
Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2006.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Human enhancement technologies in sport.
   Witnesses: Matthew Reader, Head, Elite Sports Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, John Scott, Director, and Allison Holloway, Education Manager, Drug Free Sport programme, UK Sport.
3
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Public Expenditure on Education and Skills.
   Witness: Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Education and Skills.
4
Quadripartite
9.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
5
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
6
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
7
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
8
Defence
11.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
9
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
11
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Departmental Annual Report 2006.
   Witness: Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
12
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Climate Change—the UK Programme 2006.
   Witness: Rt Hon David Miliband, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
13
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
14
Procedure
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
15
Transport
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
 
2.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Passenger Rail Franchising.
   Witnesses: Grand Central Trains and Renaissance Trains; Competition Commission and the Office of the Rail Regulator (at 3.05 p.m.); Derek Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport (at 3.35 p.m.).
16
Welsh Affairs
3.00 p.m.
Room 17 (private)
17
Northern Ireland Affairs
3.30 p.m.
Room 18 (private)
18
Constitutional Affairs
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
19
Selection
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
20
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
21
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
1
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Powers available to the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in respect of tax offences.
2
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Planning - Best Value performance standards in 2007-08.
3
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Supporting People allocations announcement 2007-08.
4
Secretary of State for Defence: Defence industrial strategy and defence procurement.
5
Secretary of State for Defence: Far East prisoners of war and civilian internees.
6
Secretary of State for Health: Annual reports and accounts.
7
Secretary of State for Health: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme—ninth report to Parliament.
8
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Deportation and removal of foreign national prisoners.
9
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Ministerial authorisation (Zimbabwe).
10
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland annual report and accounts for the year ended 31st March 2006.
11
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland annual report and accounts 2005-06.
12
Secretary of State for Transport: Demand management on and around the M25.
13
Secretary of State for Transport: Project for the sustainable development of Heathrow - Air quality technical report.
14
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Strategic direction for Remploy.
15
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Disability Rights Commission’s annual report and accounts 2005-06.
16
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Publication of Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (BFI) reports.

 

 

 
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