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Order of Business Tuesday 9 January 2007

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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 Health
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): How many people in Leicestershire waited for more than six months from GP referral to operating theatre for elective operations in the last period for which figures are available.
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): What assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of supervised community treatment on the care of patients with mental health problems.
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton): If she will make a statement on the steps she is taking to address health inequalities in Plymouth.
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): What action her Department is taking to improve HIV/AIDS prevention and education programmes.
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): If she will make a statement on NHS financial performance in 2006-07.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the funding required to establish a network of NHS psychological therapists.
Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire): What recent representations she has received on the financial situation of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.
Barbara Follett (Stevenage): What steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of second pregnancies of teenage mothers.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What assessment she has made of the likely effect of the North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust deficit on health services provided by York Hospitals NHS Trust.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If she will make a statement on future access to healthcare services in East Cheshire.
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): If she will make a statement on NHS financial performance.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent estimate she has made of graduate unemployment among (a) nurses, (b) midwives and (c) physiotherapists.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): If she will make a statement on NHS financial performance in 2006-07.
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): How many newly qualified physiotherapists there are; and how many of them are employed in the NHS.
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): How many people were diagnosed with HIV in each of the last two years; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde): What assessment she has made of the effect of the use of the market forces factor in determining the budgets of health trusts in the North West; and if she will make a statement.
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): What plans she has to increase the level of diabetes screening.
Bob Spink (Castle Point): If she will make a statement on Government policy on stem cell research.
Meg Hillier (Hackney South & Shoreditch): Whether she expects the introduction of supervised community treatment to improve the care of patients with mental health problems.
Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton): What steps her Department is taking to support those with caring responsibilities; and if she will make a statement.
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): What assessment she has made of the likely impact of supervised community treatment on the care of patients with mental health problems.
Mr John Spellar (Warley): What progress is being made in preparations for dealing with an influenza pandemic.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What estimate she has made of the number of accident and emergency departments being re-graded in Greater London.
Bob Russell (Colchester): If she will visit Colchester to discuss the provision of hospital facilities in the town.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What discussions she has had with the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority regarding the community health facilities on the site of the proposed health academy in Nottingham North.

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Andrew Dismore
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to clarify the meaning of ‘public authority’ in section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
   The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Up to 45 minutes]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the Order of 24th July 2006 (Welfare Reform Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:
Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.
Proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.
The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at this day’s sitting at the times specified in the second column of the Table.
Time for conclusion of proceedings
New Clauses relating to Parts 1 and 3 to 5; amendments relating to Parts 1 and 3 to 5
8.00 p.m.
Remaining proceedings on consideration
9.00 p.m.
Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 10 p.m. at this day’s sitting.
   The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin. (Standing Order No. 83A(8)).
WELFARE REFORM BILL: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
   The Third Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2005–06, Incapacity Benefits and Pathways to Work, HC 616, and the Government’s response thereto, Cm 6861, are relevant.
   Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 9.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. under the Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Motion, if that Motion is agreed to.
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That the Motion in the name of Mr Jack Straw relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Future of sheltered accommodation for the elderly in Bexley (Derek Conway).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Greater London Authority Bill Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   To consider the Bill.
European Standing Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider EU Document 11902/06 and Addendum 1 and EU Document 11896/06 and Addenda 1-2 relating to the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, and EU Document 11755/06 and Addenda 1-12 relating to Authorisation of Plant Protection Products.
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
Home Affairs
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: Justice and Home Affairs issues at European Union Level.
   Witnesses: Association of Chief Police Officers, Joint Operational Authority, Serious and Organised Crime Agency, and Europol; JUSTICE and the Law Society (at 11.15 a.m.).
Communities and Local Government
10.00 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Caring for our collections.
   Witnesses: Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art, Acceptance in Lieu Panel, Sir Nicholas Goodison, and the Goodison Review Group; the Heritage Lottery Fund (at 11.20 a.m.); The Art Fund (at 11.45 a.m.); the Art Loss Register, Swift-Find Ltd, and the Public Catalogue Foundation (at 12.10 p.m.).
Standards and Privileges
10.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Welsh Affairs
10.30 a.m.
Room 17 (private)
Trade and Industry
11.00 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
12 noon
   Subject: Trade and Investment Opportunities with Mercosur (the Common Market of the Southern Cone).
   Witness: CBI.
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond 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: Children and Young People’s Review: A discussion paper.
Minister of State, Cabinet Office: National School of Government.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Arms length management organisations–funding announcement.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Consultation on Limitation of Actions Bill in spring 2007.
Secretary of State for Defence: Combined Cadet Force expansion.
Secretary of State for Defence: Reserve Forces.
Secretary of State for Health: National Patient Safety Agency accounts 2005-06.
Secretary of State for International Development: Progress on debt relief.
Secretary of State for International Development: New UK funding for African Union Mission in Sudan.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Parliamentary Boundary Commission.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Change to funding arrangements for Official Receiver investigations.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: National Minimum Wage and penalties.



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