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Order of Business Monday 20 November 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.

Main Business
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QUEEN’S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question (15th November). Adjourned Debate on Question (15th November). [Until 10.00 p.m.]
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
   Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
   Most Gracious Sovereign,
   We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament—(Alun Michael).
Sir Menzies Campbell
Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Michael Moore
Mr Nick Clegg
Chris Huhne
Mr Paul Burstow
   As an Amendment to the Address, at end add—
‘but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to announce proposals for a strategy for Iraq providing for a phased withdrawal of United Kingdom armed forces; deplore the further erosion of traditional British freedoms that will result from the Government’s proposals on security and terrorism, increasing intrusion into private lives without commensurate improvements in public safety or the repeal of existing and unnecessary laws and regulations; and further regret that the measures proposed to address global warming lack ambition and are not sufficient to establish the United Kingdom as a world leader in combating climate change.’.
   Proposed subjects for debate: Communities and Local Government and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Importation of liquefied natural gas via Canvey Island (Bob Spink).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

2.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: The Ports Industry in England and Wales.
   Witnesses: Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union, PD Ports, and Bristol Ports; Rail Freight Group, Rolandon, and Transport and General Workers’ Union (at 3.45 p.m.).
Education and Skills
3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.45 p.m.
   Subject: Children’s Services.
   Witness: Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State for Children and Families, Department for Education and Skills.
Foreign Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
4.30 p.m.
   Subject: South Asia.
   Witnesses: Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, International Institute for Strategic Studies, and Dr Gareth Price and Dr Chris Smith, Chatham House.
Work and Pensions
4.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: The Government’s Employment Strategy.
   Witnesses: National Employment Panel and Ethnic Minority Advisory Group; Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality (at 5.15 p.m.).
Environmental Audit
4.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Public Accounts
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Department for International Development: Working with non-government and other civil society organisations to promote development.
   Witnesses: Sir Suma Chakrabarti KCB, Permanent Secretary, Richard Calvert, Director, Finance and Corporate Performance Division, Joy Hutcheon, Director, Communications and Knowledge Division, and David Stanton, Head of Office, DfID Tanzania, Department for International Development.
Human Rights
4.00 p.m.
Room 4a (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers.
   Witnesses: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and Liberty; Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants and Refugee Council (at 5.00 p.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: Budget ECOFIN: 21st November.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Financial management and fraud in the EU.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agenda for Agriculture and Fisheries Council Monday and Tuesday 20th to 21st November 2006.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Legislation to regulate estate agents.

Private Members' Bills

The Speaker has appointed 10 o'clock on Thursday 23rd November and Committee Room 10 as the time and place for holding the Ballot for Private Members' Bills.


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