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Order of Business Thursday 14 December 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
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): If he will set interim targets for carbon emission reductions towards the goal of a 60 per cent. reduction by 2050.
Martin Salter (Reading West): What progress he has made in bringing forward a new Fisheries Bill following the review of salmon and freshwater fisheries in 2000.
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell): When he last discussed the funding of British Waterways with its chief executive.
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): What progress has been made with the planned improvements to the system for making single farm payments; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Piara S. Khabra (Ealing Southall): What assessment he has made of the extent to which individual behaviour may contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions from homes.
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): What steps the UK Government is taking to end bottom trawling on the high seas; and if he will make a statement.
Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): What contribution he expects the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme to make to tackling climate change.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What new policies he is considering to cut UK carbon emissions in the next 10 years.
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): What steps his Department is taking to promote rural proofing of policy across Government.
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): What progress he is making in reviewing his Department's waste strategy.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): How many field trials of genetically modified organisms there have been in England since 2001.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): What assessment he has made of the impact of the budget allocated to British Waterways for the 2007-08 financial year on the performance of that body against its objectives.
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley): What steps he plans to take in response to the decision by Iceland to resume commercial whaling.
David Maclean (Penrith & The Border): What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of biomass to the UK's energy needs; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): Whether he has made an assessment of the environmental impact of the sittings of the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): What assessment he has made of the potential for local authorities to facilitate the reduction of carbon emissions in the communities they represent.
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of organic food growers and suppliers.
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): What recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on tackling climate change.
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): What monitoring his Department undertakes on the effect on local communities of in-vessel composting sites; and if he will make a statement.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on environmental taxation.
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): What progress has been made on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough): When he last discussed with Ministerial colleagues at the Department of Trade and Industry the implementation of that Department's policy in support of microgeneration.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What plans he has to increase funding for sea and flood defence.

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Fisheries
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Historic churches  (Sir Patrick Cormack).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m., or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee
8.55 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Regulations 2006.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Workforce Planning.
   Witnesses: NHS London, Leicestershire, Northants and Rutland Healthcare Workforce Deanery, and John Sargent, former Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Workforce Development Corporation; Skills for Health and NHS Partners Network (at 11.00 a.m.).
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Skills for Government.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP, Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, and Rt Hon Baroness Shephard of Northwold.
European Scrutiny
10.00 a.m.
Room 19 (private)
International Development
2.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
   Witness: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development.
[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: ECOFIN 28th November.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act 1998—Draft Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2007.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Horserace Betting Levy Board.
Secretary of State for Defence: Combined Aerial Target Services (CATS)—Award of CATS Contract.
Secretary of State for Defence: Defence Training Review.
Secretary of State for Defence: MoD Autumn Performance Report.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) published between 1st July 2005 and 30th June 2006.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Autumn Performance Report.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agenda for the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 19th to 21st December 2006.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Outcome of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) 11th-12th December 2006.
Secretary of State for Health: Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act: Proposals for revised legislation.
Secretary of State for Health: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence—good practice guidance.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Immigration and Nationality Directorate Complaints Audit Committee—Annual Report 2005-06.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Annual Report of the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Salmon and Inland Fisheries Annual Report for 2005.
Prime Minister: Ministerial Committees of the Cabinet and Policy Review Working Groups.
Secretary of State for Transport: Charging regime at Dartford-Thurrock river crossing: Consultation and accounts for 2005-06.
Secretary of State for Transport: Report of progress on the release of data from the UK Vehicle Register.
Secretary of State for Transport: Future of Air Transport-Progress report.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Autumn Performance Report.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Programme of work for the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (Phase 18) announcement.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Regulation of occupational pension schemes.



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