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Order of Business Tuesday 5 December 2006

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): What steps are being taken in pursuance of UN Resolution 1701 to disarm Hizbullah and secure the release of Israeli soldiers held hostage.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): What recent discussions she has had with the government of Iraq and other governments about war reparations.
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): What assessment she has made of progress towards banning cluster munitions; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When she next expects to meet her EU counterparts to discuss the effectiveness of current sanctions against Zimbabwe.
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): If she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Burma.
Mr Boris Johnson (Henley): If she will make a statement on recent political progress in Iraq.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What discussions have taken place with the Israeli government on the use of rubber bullets by the Israeli military against Palestinian protestors.
Willie Rennie (Dunfermline and West Fife): What assessment she has made of progress towards banning cluster munitions; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): If she will make a statement on the ceasefire in Gaza.
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): Whether the UK will be represented at the conference on cluster munitions in Oslo in February 2007; and if she will make a statement.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on international mechanisms to enforce the reduction of carbon emissions.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea): What recent political progress has been made in Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What recent discussions she has had with her Chinese counterparts on North Korea's nuclear programme.
Mr Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall): If she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.
Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford): What recent assessment she has made of the relationship between Palestine and Israel.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What plans she has to change the number of UK diplomatic posts overseas as part of the comprehensive spending review process.
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): Whether extradition treaties entered into by member states of the European Union are required to conform with the principle that member states' citizens should be treated equally whatever their nationality.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What assessment she has made of the likely consequences of a British withdrawal from Iraq on citizens who have helped build democratic institutions in that country.
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What discussions she has had with the Ministry of Defence on the foreign policy consequences of renewing the UK's nuclear deterrent.
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): What recent discussions she has had with her Turkish counterparts on Turkey's application for full membership of the EU.
Dr John Pugh (Southport): How many people in the Afghan government and parliament are known by her Department to have had previous connections with or involvement in the drugs trade.
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): What recent discussions her Department has had with parties involved in hostilities in Sri Lanka.
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): What plans she has for the development of UK relations with Latin America.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What recent assessment she has made of the human rights situation in Russia.
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): If she will make a statement on the political situation in the Horn of Africa.

At 3.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
OPPOSITION DAY (1st allotted day)
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr George Osborne
Mrs Theresa May
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House notes the Government’s failure to improve public health outcomes and to reduce health inequalities; believes that the gap between the public health of the UK and that of comparable health economies is unacceptable; identifies obesity, smoking, sexually transmitted disease, infectious disease control, teenage pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and screening for treatable disease as areas of particular concern; supports frontline staff striving in adverse circumstances to improve the health of the nation; is concerned about the shortage of public health staff due to the Government’s financial mismanagement; joins with the Chief Medical Officer in condemning the use of public health funds to tackle NHS deficits; and calls on the Government to ensure that funds for public health are spent on addressing remediable health issues.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Government policy on public health):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Reid
Ms Secretary Hewitt
Mr Secretary Johnson
Andy Burnham   
Caroline Flint   
Mr Ivan Lewis
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the Government’s trebling of investment in the NHS by 2008 which is crucial to improving public health and tackling health inequalities; notes that this extra investment has enabled a huge expansion in preventive services including extending breast cancer screening to women aged 65-70 which has helped increase the number of breast cancers detected by 40 per cent. since 2001 and the first ever national bowel cancer screening programme which will detect around 3,000 bowel cancers a year when fully rolled out; acknowledges that this Government has done more than any previous government to help people give up smoking, including banning smoking in all workplaces and public places from 1st July 2007; further welcomes the help and support being given to people to live healthier lives including two million 4 to 6 year olds now receiving a free piece of fruit or portion of vegetable, new healthier standards for school meals, clearer food labelling, new health trainers and NHS life checks; and recognises the unprecedented action this Government has taken to tackle the root causes of ill health and health inequalities including helping more people find work, lifting a significant number of children out of relative poverty and taking action to tackle poor housing.’.
Mr David Cameron
Chris Grayling
Mr Alan Duncan
Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House notes that severe congestion on the roads and railways is now very widespread and is significantly worse than it was a decade ago; further notes that the Eddington Report is the eighth major transport strategy document published by this Government since 1997; further notes that in its 10 Year Plan the Government made a series of specific commitments to improve the transport system by 2010 which will not now be fulfilled; further notes that the remit of the Eddington Report was to look at the UK’s transport needs after 2015 but that many of its recommendations mirror the Government’s now abandoned commitments in the 10 Year Plan; and believes that the UK cannot wait any longer for the Government to keep its promises to ease congestion and improve the transport system.
   As Amendments to Mr David Cameron’s Motion (Government transport strategy and capacity on British roads and railways):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Jack Straw
Mr Secretary Darling
Secretary Ruth Kelly
Mr Secretary Alexander   
Dr Stephen Ladyman
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes Sir Rod Eddington’s independent report on the impact of transport decisions on economic productivity and growth; accepts his findings that the UK transport network provides the right connections, in the right places, to support the journeys that matter to economic performance, but also that the current unprecedented period of sustained economic growth will continue to place increasing pressures on key sections of that network, and that this needs to be addressed with a wide-ranging strategy encompassing better-use and investment solutions; supports the Government’s commitment to taking the decisions which will be required to meet these pressures and put UK transport on a sustainable footing, including tackling the environmental impacts of transport, piloting road-pricing and building on the improvements in rail performance; acknowledges the progress already made through sustained long-term investment and forward planning through the Future of Transport White Paper; and recognises the substantial increases in capacity which this approach has brought, and the continuing programme of investment to provide further increases in capacity and reliability in future.’.
Sir Menzies Campbell
Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Paul Rowen
Mr John Leech
Mr Paul Burstow
   Line 10, at end add, ‘and calls on the Government to bring forward early proposals for national road pricing, starting with reinstating the abandoned scheme for lorries and, in the light of the recent Stern Review, to make a commitment to ensure that transport pays the full external costs, including the environmental impact of reducing carbon emissions.’.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
[No debate]
Bridget Prentice
   That the draft Association of Law Costs Draftsmen Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 19th October, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Doorstep lending and interest rates (Dr Alan Whitehead).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

European Standing Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider EU Documents No. 5047/06 and Addendum 1, and No. 5050/06 and Addendum 1 relating to Waste Prevention and Recycling.
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) Regulations 2006, the draft Compensation (Regulated Claims Management Services) Order 2006 and the draft Compensation (Specification of Benefits) Order 2006.
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Taxation of Securitisation Companies Regulations 2006.
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Oil Taxation (Market Value of Oil) Regulations 2006 and the draft Petroleum Revenue Tax (Attribution of Blended Crude Oil) Regulations 2006.
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment No. 2) (England and Wales) Order 2006.
10.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Water and Sanitation.
   Witnesses: Officials from the Department for International Development; Representatives from the Directorate-General Development of the European Commission, the African Development Bank, and WaterAid (at 11.30 a.m.).
Standards and Privileges
10.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Trade and Industry
10.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
10.45 a.m.
Confex room 2/3, Stormont Hotel, Belfast (private)
10.50 a.m.
   Subject: Community Restorative Justice.
   Witnesses: Sir Hugh Orde, Chief Constable and Drew Harris, Assistant Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Scottish Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Communities and Local Government
4.20 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
[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: Leitch review of skills.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Planning Delivery Grant and additional support for local planning authorities in preparing local development frameworks.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Report of Kate Barker’s Review of Land-Use Planning.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Location of the Legal Services Board.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Government’s approach to consultations under the forthcoming German Presidency of the Council of the European Union on the future of Europe.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Sentencing framework for Northern Ireland.



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