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Order of Business Thursday 2 November 2006

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House of Commons
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): If he will make a statement on the operation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regulations.
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): Whether the Government is meeting its recycling targets for local authorities; and what his plans are to increase further the level of recycling carried out by local authorities.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): When he plans to publish the draft Marine Bill.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What steps his Department is taking to encourage the growth of crops for biomass; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What plans he has to increase funding for sea and flood defences in East Anglia.
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells): What assessment he has made of changes in the pattern of urban biodiversity over the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): What progress local authorities have made in meeting Government targets for improved recycling rates.
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): What steps his Department is taking to ensure the traceability of all meat imports.
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan): What monitoring his Department has put in place to ensure that the Clean Neighbourhoods and Local Environment Act 2005 is fully implemented by local authorities.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will make a statement on the future of British inland waterways.
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): What assessment he has made of the need for new reservoirs, water treatment plants and sewage systems.
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): What progress has been made on the Government's policies on protecting biodiversity; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): What steps he is taking to encourage Government Departments and local government to specify the use of reused and recycled material in capital procurement projects for which they are responsible.
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): What steps his Department has taken to prevent an outbreak of avian influenza.
Bob Russell (Colchester): If he will discuss with Ministerial colleagues a tree planting campaign in urban areas.
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): What steps he is taking to ensure that staff in bodies for which he is responsible working to combat climate change have access to sufficient funding.
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): What recent discussions he has had on the extension of emissions trading within the European Union.
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central): What representations he has made to the European Commission about the protected geographical identity of Newcastle Brown Ale.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): If he will set targets for a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from those aircraft and ships which are not included in Government figures on greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr Bob Laxton (Derby North): If he will carry out an impact study on the effect on British Waterways of the proposed reduction in its funding from his Department.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): What assessment he has made of the regulatory implications of the recent takeovers of water companies.
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston): What progress was made on tackling climate change at the Gleneagles dialogue meeting in Mexico.

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[No debate]
Secretary Alan Johnson
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Education and Inspections Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 15th March 2006 (Education and Inspections Bill (Programme)):
Consideration of Lords Amendments
Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption at this day’s sitting.
The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely 30, 53, 46, 29, 6, 33, 47, 69, 2, 1, 3 to 5, 7 to 28, 31, 32, 34 to 45, 48 to 52, 54 to 68, 70 to 239.
Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(6)).
EDUCATION AND INSPECTIONS BILL: Consideration of Lords Amendments
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m., if the Education and Inspections Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Motion is agreed to.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Qualifying conditions for home responsibilities protection and carer’s allowance  (Sir John Butterfill).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Standing Committee A
9.10 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
1.30 p.m.
   Further to consider the Welfare Reform Bill.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: NHS Deficits.
   Witnesses: John Rostill, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Acute Trust, Dr Ros Keeton, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Mental Health Trust, Mike Ridley, former Chief Executive, South Worcestershire PCT; British Medical Association and the Council of Deans for Nursing and Health Professions (at 11.00 a.m.).
9.45 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Globalisation: its impact on the real economy.
   Witnesses: Oxford Analytica, Goldman Sachs International, and PricewaterhouseCoopers; Friends of the Earth and Professor Eric Newmayer, London School of Economics (at 11.00 a.m.).
[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: Counter-terrorism: Comprehensive spending review.
Secretary of State for Defence: Release of HMS Sheffield Board of Inquiry.
Secretary of State for Defence: Project Collins.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Agenda of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council—Brussels: 7th November 2006.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Government Response to the Report of the Public Administration Select Committee: The Ombudsman in Question.

Standing Committee Notice
        The First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation will meet on Monday 6th November at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, draft Service Voters’ Registration Period Order 2006 and draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006.



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