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Order of Business Wednesday 6 December 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 International Development
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): What assessment he has made of the effect of debt relief granted by the UK on the Nigerian government's expenditure on welfare programmes.
Ms Dawn Butler (Brent South): What aid his Department provided to Somalia in 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What steps he is taking to give poor countries access to cheaper drugs and medicines; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): What assessment he has made of the development issues arising from the use of cluster munitions during the recent conflict in Lebanon.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What steps his Department is taking to reduce child labour in Latin America.
Lyn Brown (West Ham): What assessment he has made of the key elements required to ensure the success of a campaign to reduce HIV infection in the poorest countries.
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): What steps his Department is taking to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in India.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's policy on Aid for Trade.
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's Latin American Regional Assistance Plan.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What progress has been made on ensuring that schools and clinics in the poorest areas in Nigeria have sufficient resources to employ teachers and nurses.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What steps he is taking to promote sustainable forestry in Africa.
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): What further discussions he has had with World Bank officials on conditionality.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6th December.
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage):
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim):
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): What assessment he has made of the effects of the suppression of the Afghan poppy trade on the level of insurgency in that country.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):
Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh):
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
   That the draft Compensation Act 2006 (Contribution for Mesothelioma Claims) Regulations 2006, which were laid before this House on 2nd November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Secretary John Reid
   That the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment No. 2) (England and Wales) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 16th November, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: European Affairs.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Draft Surrey waste plan (Sir Paul Beresford).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006.
Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider the draft Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2006 and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 3) Order 2006.
Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2006.
Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Space Policy.
   Witnesses: Colin Paynter, EADS Astrium, Stuart Martin, Logica CMG, David Williams, Avanti, and Sir Martin Sweeting OBE, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited; Dr Trevor Cross, c2v, John Rootes, JRA Technology Ltd UK, and Nathan Hill, Qi3 (at 10.30 a.m.).
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Sustainable Schools.
   Witnesses: Sally Brooks, Divisional Manager, Schools Capital (Policy and Delivery), Department for Education and Skills, and Martin Lipson, Programme Director, 4ps.
Modernisation of the House of Commons
10.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Constitutional Affairs
2.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: UK Trade & Investment.
   Witnesses: Andrew Cahn CMG, Chief Executive, Susan Haird, Deputy Chief Executive, Ian Fletcher, Director, International Trade Development, and Asif Ahmad, Director for Asia, UK Trade & Investment.
European Scrutiny
2.15 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Draft Regulation to impose a uniform format for residence permits for third country nationals.
   Witnesses: Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State, Home Office and officials.
Environmental Audit
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.50 p.m.
   Subject: The EU ETS: Lessons from phase I.
   Witness: The Carbon Trust.
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Early Day Motions.
   Witnesses: Dr Malcolm Jack, Clerk of the House, and Mr David Natzler, Principal Clerk, Table Office, House of Commons.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subjects: (i) The Ports Industry in England and Wales (ii) Transport Security: Travelling without fear.
   Witnesses: (i) United Kingdom Major Ports Group, British Ports Association, Associated British Ports Holdings; (ii) Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for Transport (at 3.45 p.m.).
Northern Ireland Affairs
3.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.30 p.m.
   Subject: Community Restorative Justice.
   Witnesses: David Hanson MP, Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, and officials.
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Improving the use of temporary staff in NHS acute and foundation trusts.
   Witnesses: Mr David Nicholson CBE, Chief Executive, NHS, Permanent Secretary, Janice Sigswork, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Mr David Moss, Programme Director, NHS Pay Reform, Department of Health and Ms Sian Thomas, Deputy Director, NHS Employers.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Payments Agency Sub-Committee
4.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: Rural Payments Agency.
   Witness: Sir Brian Bender KCB, former Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Statutory Instruments
4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (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: Review of National Insurance Contributions 2007-08.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Tax credits.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Government indemnity scheme.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Coastal access.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Finnish Presidency of the European Union: Agenda for the General Affairs and External Relations Council, 11th–12th December.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Partnership and public services: An action plan for third sector involvement.
Secretary of State for Transport: European Transport Council, 11th–12th December 2006.
Secretary of State for Transport: Modernising operator licensing: the way forward.



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