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Order of Business Tuesday 19 December 2006

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Timings are indicative only.

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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 Transport
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport): What steps he is taking to include aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme.
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): What the cost has been to date of the preparation of schemes to dual the A1 (a) between Morpeth and Felton and (b) at Mousen, near Belford.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): What steps he is taking to improve the quality of service offered to bus passengers.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What plans he has for the development of train services to Northampton; and if he will make a statement.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): If he will increase funding for local charities and community groups for the provision of transport services in areas with low levels of public transport.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What estimate he has made of future passenger capacity on the rail network; and if he will make a statement.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): If he will take steps to ensure that there is a frequent railway service from all parts of the UK.
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of commuter train services from Oxford to London.
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): What change there has been in the use of light railways in the last 10 years.
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): What plans he has for a national road user pricing scheme; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): If he will visit Kettering to discuss local highways during his visit to Northamptonshire on 10th January 2007.
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): If he will make a statement on levels of bus usage.
Chris Mole (Ipswich): When he expects the Channel Tunnel Rail Link section 2 to St Pancras to be completed.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): If he will make a statement on his plans for road pricing.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): What steps he is taking to increase capacity on the railways; and if he will make a statement.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What assessment he has made of the likely effect on congestion of increases in fuel duty.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What progress has been made on the implementation of the Boys-Smith review of airport security; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): If he will make a statement on levels of bus usage.
Lorely Burt (Solihull): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the implications of recent reductions in the budget for British Waterways for freight transport by water.
Philip Davies (Shipley): If he will make a statement on the future capacity of the railways.
At 12.10 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): If she will bring forward proposals to regulate further the activities of bailiffs.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What plans she has to improve the integration of legal and advice services.
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What contribution her Department has made to reducing social exclusion.
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): What estimate she has made of the number of eligible voters who are not registered.
Mr John Spellar (Warley): What progress has been made on the Libra project; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): If she will make a statement on the reorganisation of HM Court Service.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What representations she has received on child care court proceedings; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): If she will place a duty on electoral registration officers to use all available databases to compile the electoral register.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What assessment she has made of the system for the issue of bailiffs' warrants.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): If she will make a statement on the reorganisation of HM Court Service.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): When she last met the chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission to discuss the criteria for judicial appointments.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What steps she is taking to improve access to justice in East Cheshire.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of voting systems used in the UK.
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): What discussions she has held with legal practices about the proposals in the Carter review.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What representations she has received from (a) solicitors and (b) barristers on the Carter review since its publication.

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

Preliminary Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
[No debate]
Nick Harvey
   Bill to prohibit the development, acquisition, possession, transfer and use of cluster munitions and their components; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Matters to be considered before the forthcoming Adjournment
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Proposed closure of GE Lights in Leicester  (Keith Vaz).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

10.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Defence Industrial Strategy: Update.
   Witnesses: Lord Drayson, Minister for Defence Procurement, and Ministry of Defence and Department of Trade and Industry officials.
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: Young Black People and the Criminal Justice System.
   Witness: X-it programme.
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Caring for our collections.
   Witnesses: Tyne & Wear Museums, Yorkshire Regional Museums Hub, York Museums Trust, Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust; The Association of Independent Museums, The National Trust, and The Wordsworth Trust (at 11.15 a.m.); Oxford University Museums, and The University Museums Group (at 12.00 p.m.).
Welsh Affairs
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
11.00 a.m.
   Subject: Orders in Council.
   Witnesses: Mr Nick Ainger MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and Mr John Williams, Deputy Director, Wales Office, and Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Assembly Business, and Dr Hugh Rawlings, Head of Constitutional Affairs, Welsh Assembly Government; Rt Hon Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales (at 11.45 a.m.); Jennifer Randerson AM, Chair, Standing Orders Committee, National Assembly for Wales (at 12.30 p.m.).
3.30 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
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: East of England Plan: Secretary of State’s Proposed Changes.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Strategic action plans for the National Identity Scheme and for borders, immigration and identity.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Publication of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Seventh Annual Report.
Prime Minister: Exchange of Letters relating to the Future of the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent.
Secretary of State for Transport: Autumn Performance Report 2006.
Secretary of State for Transport: Thameslink.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Appointment of an independent case examiner.

Written Question tabled on Monday 18th December for answer today Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the ‘Question Book’.
  1   David Lepper (Brighton, Pavilion): To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee, if he will make a further statement on the changes recommended by the Committee to the rules on broadcasting proceedings of the House and on filming and photography within the precincts.


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