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Order of Business Wednesday 17 January 2007

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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 Wales
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What proportion of his working time in the last six months has been spent on matters relating to Wales.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): What recent discussions he has had with colleagues in the Ministry of Defence on the future of RAF St Athan.
Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the performance of railway companies in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on implementation of free bus travel across the England-Wales border.
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): Whether he has met Treasury Ministers and the First Minister in Wales to discuss the effect of the Gershon Review job reductions on West Wales and the Valleys Objective One area.
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): What recent discussions he has had with the Home Office and the Welsh Assembly Government on police funding in Wales.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): What steps have been taken to reduce economic inactivity in (a) Bridgend and (b) Wales in the last five years.
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): What unemployment trends were in (a) Aberavon and (b) Wales in 2005-06.
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State of Trade and Industry on the post office network in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government on cross-border hospital patient admissions.
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): What steps have been taken to reduce economic inactivity in (a) Clwyd South and (b) Wales in the last five years.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What recent discussions he has had with First Great Western on train services in Wales.
Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East): What recent discussions he has had with colleagues in the Ministry of Defence on the future of RAF St Athan.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): What recent discussions he has had with Ministry of Defence Ministers on the future of RAF St Athan.
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): What assessment he has made of the effects on the Welsh economy of the application of convergence funding over the next six years.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 17th January.
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):
Jeremy Wright (Rugby & Kenilworth):
Mike Penning (Hemel Hempstead):
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey):
Martin Linton (Battersea):
Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands):
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West):
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):
Martin Salter (Reading West):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Helen Southworth
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to establish a national strategy to safeguard runaway and missing children; to make provision for the collection and reporting of information about runaway and missing children and for related co-ordination between local authorities and other bodies; and for connected purposes.
   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
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That this House takes note with approval of the report of the Joint Committee on Conventions of the UK Parliament (House of Commons Paper No. 1212 of Session 2005-06).
   As an Amendment to Mr Jack Straw’s proposed Motion (Conventions):
Mr Richard Shepherd
Mr William Cash
   Line 1, leave out ‘with approval’.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
[No debate]
Mr Jack Straw
   That this House, at its rising on Thursday 8th February, do adjourn till Monday 19th February 2007.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 25).
[No debate]
Mr Geoffrey Hoon
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13347/06, Commission Communication: Monitoring report on the state of preparedness for EU membership of Bulgaria and Romania; and endorses the Government’s support for EU enlargement.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Adapting to the effects of climate change (Rob Marris).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Income Tax Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. (N.I.), 2006, No. 439).
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Office of Science and Innovation Scrutiny Report 2006.
   Witnesses: Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Science and Innovation, and Professor Sir Keith O’Nions, Director General for Science and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry.
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: 14-19 Diplomas.
   Witnesses: Dr Ken Boston, Chief Executive, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, Geoff Fieldsend, Director of Workforce Development, Sector Skills Development Agency, Karen Price, Chief Executive, e-Skills, and John Rogers, Chief Executive, Skills for Health.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Child Support Reform.
   Witnesses: Anne Kazimirski, Research Director, National Centre for Social Research, Professor Steve McKay, University of Birmingham, and Mavis Maclean, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Culture, Media and Sport
10.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 18 (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Public Petitions.
   Witnesses: Panel of Members.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland.
   Witnesses: DVLNI, DVLA, and Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister for Transport, Department for Transport.
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: VAT missing trader fraud.
   Witnesses: Mike Eland CB, Director-General, Enforcement and Compliance, Euan Stewart OBE, Deputy Director, Criminal Investigation, and Tony Walker, Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud Compliance Operations, HM Revenue and Customs.
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid.
   Witnesses: Lord Carter of Coles and Carolyn Regan, Chief Executive, Legal Services Commission; Law Society and Bar Council (at 5.15 p.m.).
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
5.00 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 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
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Outcome of Housing and Regeneration Review.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Marine Fisheries Agency amended performance targets 2006-07.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: National minimum wage and voluntary workers.



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