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Order of Business Wednesday 11 October 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 Northern Ireland
Roger Berry (Kingswood): What plans he has to assist those on low incomes following the introduction of water charges in Northern Ireland.
Martin Linton (Battersea): What assessment he has made of the merits of using ring-fenced funds to target specific policy areas in Northern Ireland.
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley): What plans he has to review funding for the victims' sector in Northern Ireland.
Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): What steps he is taking to assist back into work those in Northern Ireland who are economically inactive.
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): What he expects the effect of the proposed Equality Bill for Northern Ireland to be; and if he will make a statement.
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): What steps he is taking to help those on low incomes during the introduction of rating reform in Northern Ireland.
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): What progress has been made with the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): If he will make a statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland.
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): If he will make a statement on the parades that have taken place in Northern Ireland in 2006.
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): When he next expects to receive a report from the Independent Monitoring Commission.
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): If he will make a statement on progress on developing a national stadium for Northern Ireland.
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): If he will make a statement on recent developments in the peace process.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): If he will make a statement on the future of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): Pursuant to his Answer of 28th June 2006, Official Report, column 250, what steps he plans to take against parties in the Northern Ireland Executive which do not support the police.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): What assessment he has made of the impact on residents of introducing house price taxation under a discrete capital value basis in Northern Ireland from April 2007; and if he will make a statement.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th October.
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):
Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe):
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough):
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):
Bob Russell (Colchester):
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Chris Bryant
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require scrambler bikes to be licensed; 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
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.
At the end of the sitting:
OPPOSITION DAY (18th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr John Baron
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House, while welcoming past increases in the number of doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in the NHS, is alarmed at the recent reports of up to 20,000 posts to be lost in NHS hospitals and cuts in training budgets; is deeply concerned about the lack of training posts for junior doctors; condemns the severe shortage of posts for nurses and physiotherapists leaving training; regrets the complete failure of the Government to remedy flaws in the implementation of the European Working Time Directive in its application to doctors’ hours; further regrets the unemployment of specialist medical staff; believes NHS services are being cut back as a result of both financial deficits and staffing shortages rather than in the interests of patient safety; and calls on the Government to ensure that the NHS fully utilises the potential of healthcare professionals available to the service.
   As Amendments to Mr David Cameron’s Motion (NHS workforce and service development):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Reid
Ms Secretary Hewitt
Andy Burnham
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the Government’s historic investment in the NHS since 1997, trebling funding by 2008; pays tribute to the commitment of NHS staff; recognises the ongoing investment in their training and development; notes that there are now 32,000 more doctors and 85,000 more nurses, and that overall there are over 300,000 more staff working in the NHS; acknowledges that as a result of the Government’s investment and reforms and the hard work and dedication of NHS staff, virtually no-one now waits more than six months for their operation whereas in 1997, 284,000 people waited longer than six months with some patients waiting up to two years; further notes that over 99 per cent. of people with suspected cancer are now seen by a specialist within two weeks of being referred by their general practitioner, up from 63 per cent. in 1997, and that death rates from cancer and heart disease are falling faster than ever before; and further recognises the need to ensure NHS services continue to change to benefit from new medical technologies and treatments which mean more care can be delivered in local communities and people’s homes.’.
Sir Menzies Campbell
Dr Vincent Cable
Steve Webb
Dr John Pugh
Sandra Gidley
Mr Paul Burstow
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the extra investment in the NHS since 1997 which has led to a significant increase in the number of doctors, nurses and other health professionals employed; notes that this expansion would not have been possible without the increase in national insurance contributions which was opposed by Her Majesty’s Official Opposition; regrets that mismanagement of the NHS by the Government and its culture of constant revolution is now leading to severe financial instability, cuts in training budgets and a threat to thousands of posts across the NHS; calls for a period of organisational and financial stability which will enable trusts to make long-term plans for greater efficiency instead of responding to short-term financial crises; and urges the Government to ensure that the talents and commitment of newly-qualified healthcare professionals are not wasted.’.
   Proposed subject: Special acquisition funds for museums and galleries (Sir Patrick Cormack).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Citizenship Education.
   Witness: Trevor Phillips OBE, Chairman, Commission for Racial Equality.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Transport Security - Travelling without Fear.
   Witnesses: Airports Council International, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), International School for Security and Explosives Education, and Ascent Aviation Security Ltd; BAA, British Airways, Easyjet, and the Freight Transport Association (at 3.45 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Smarter food procurement in the public sector.
   Witnesses: Mr Rob Knott, Accounting Officer, NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, Mr Ralph Tabberer, Director-General, Schools, Ms Helen Williams, Director, School Curriculum and Pupil Well-Being, Department for Education and Skills, and Colonel Duncan Robertson, Defence Food Service, Ministry of Defence.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Second Ministerial meeting of the Gleneagles Dialogue, Mexico, 3rd-4th October.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Compensation Agency Corporate Plan for the period 2006–2009 and Business Plan for 2006–2007.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: National minimum wage: Government evidence to the Low Pay Commission.



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