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Order of Business Thursday 12 October 2006

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Order of Business

At 10.30 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 Education and Skills
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): What meetings Ministers have had with representatives of the nursery sector in the last six months; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): What percentage of students are taking science-based degrees; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What assessment he has made of the number of racist incidents among students in higher education; and if he will make a statement.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What additional measures his Department has considered in order to reduce the number of school leavers not attaining basic standards of literacy and numeracy.
Dr John Pugh (Southport): If he will make a statement on the teaching of parenting skills in mainstream education.
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the ‘Aim Higher’ programme in informing potential students of the financial support available to them.
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): What assessment he has made of the administration of student loans; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): How many pupils sat A-levels in mathematics or sciences in the 2005-06 academic year.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): When he next expects to visit Leicester to discuss the Building Schools for the Future initiative.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What plans there are for additional educational facilities to serve new housing development in Wellingborough East.
Mr Graham Stuart (Beverley & Holderness): What measures his Department is taking to increase the number of pupils studying foreign languages at GCSE and A-level.
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What recent assessment he has made of primary school class sizes; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): If he will make a statement on the provision of craft education in school and colleges.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): How many schools in England have programmes in place to test pupils for drugs.
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What information he collects on trends in school exclusions.
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): How many pupils missed school due to unauthorised absence on at least one occasion in the last year for which figures are available.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What assessment he has made of the need for an information-sharing index for children.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What contribution his Department is making to the government-wide initiative to tackle overseas corruption.
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North): What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to tackle human trafficking.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): What action the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to improve the delivery of court papers.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What plans he has to protect small companies from overseas fraudsters.
John Bercow (Buckingham): If he will make a statement on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): What conclusion the Attorney General has drawn from his recent discussions in the US on the use of intercepted material as evidence.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What recent discussions he has held with Cheshire and Merseyside Crown Prosecution Service on the trial of Mike McCartney.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): What changes to the Crown Prosecution Service will be required to enable bulk processing arrangements for simple non-contested criminal cases.

At 11.30 a.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
CIVIL AVIATION BILL: Consideration of Lords Message [29th June]
[Up to one hour]
For Motions and Amendments relating to the Lords Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement (Order of 8th May).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
Mr Jack Straw
   That the Order of 24th July 2006 (Welfare Reform Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:
   In paragraph 2 (conclusion of proceedings in Standing Committee), for ‘9th November’ substitute ‘30th November’.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(6)).
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Climate change.
   A memorandum from the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry containing the Government response to the Sixth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2005-06, Keeping the lights on: Nuclear, Renewables and Climate Change, HC 584, is relevant.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Neonatal care (Mr Sadiq Khan).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Skills for Government.
   Witnesses: Gill Rider, Director General, Leadership and People Strategy, and Anne-Marie Lawlor, Director of Leadership and Development, Corporate Development Group, Cabinet Office.
9.45 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Bank of England: MPC appointment hearing.
   Witnesses: Professor Tim Besley and Dr Andrew Sentance.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
[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: Amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000—Recognised Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: The Oxfordshire Inquests.
Secretary of State for Defence: Review of adventurous training in Northern Ireland.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Publication of consultation paper on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive—12th October 2006.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Closure of British Embassy Dili on 13th October 2006.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Appointment of nine new members: Reappointment of 15 board members across England’s regional development agencies.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Winter energy supply.



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