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Order of Business Wednesday 24 January 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.m.
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[No debate]
Secretary Tessa Jowell
   That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report from the Right Honourable Sir David Hirst, Chairman of the Spoliation Advisory Panel, in respect of three drawings now in the possession of the Courtauld Institute of Art.
No debate.

  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
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): Whether he plans to support from his departmental budget the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's engaging with the Islamic World Group.
Norman Baker (Lewes): What help his Department is providing to help communities in developing countries threatened by rising sea levels.
Anne Main (St Albans): What steps he is taking to secure further progress on the development aspects of the Doha round of trade talks.
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): What progress has been made towards Millennium Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa.
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): If he will make a statement on his role as ministerial champion for addressing international corruption.
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): What steps his Department is taking to assist displaced persons in Iraq.
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): If he will make a statement on his role as ministerial champion for addressing international corruption.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): If he will make a statement on the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan.
Mr David Heath (Somerton & Frome): What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on combating corruption in developing countries.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): What steps his Department is taking to promote the use of bednets to prevent malaria in developing countries.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What assessment he has made of the potential role for the formation of a community of South American nations in the economic development of the poorest countries of that continent.
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): If he will make a statement on his role as ministerial champion for addressing international corruption.
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly): How he plans to promote the importance of international development during the German presidency of the G8.
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): What steps he is taking to increase access to clean drinking water in Africa.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What aid his Department provided to Burma in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 24th January.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):
Mr James Paice (South East Cambridgeshire):
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone):
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan):
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney):
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central):
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Dr Desmond Turner
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for access by the public for non-motorised boating purposes to the inland waterways of England and Wales; 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
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Iraq and the wider Middle East.
   Uncorrected Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence and Foreign Affairs Committees on 11th January 2007, HC 209-i, Session 2006–07, are relevant.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That, at the sitting on Wednesday 31st January, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary John Reid relating to the Police Grant Report not later than three hours after their commencement, and shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on any Motions in the name of Secretary Ruth Kelly relating to reports on Local Government Finance and on Limitation of Council Tax and Precepts not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such Motion, or six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion relating to the Police Grant Report, whichever is the later; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Compensation for workers with asbestosis in Northern Ireland (Mr Nigel Dodds).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Merchant Shipping (Inland Waterway and Limited Coastal Operations) (Boatmasters’ Qualifications and Hours of Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3223).
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subjects: (i) The Cooksey Report (ii) Research Council Institutes.
   Witnesses: (i) Sir David Cooksey; (ii) Professor Malcolm Grant CBE, President and Provost, and Professor Mike Spyers, Vice-Provost (Biomedicine), University College London (UCL) (at 11.00 a.m.).
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Sustainable Schools/Bullying.
   Witnesses: Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools and Parmjit Dhanda MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills.
Foreign Affairs
9.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Human Rights.
   Witnesses: Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK, and Tom Porteus, London Director, Human Rights Watch.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Child Support Reform.
   Witnesses: Resolution, Child Poverty Action Group, and Citizens Advice; Fathers Direct, One Parent Families, and National Association for Child Support Action (at 10.30 a.m.).
International Development
9.30 a.m.
Room 19 (private)
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
Trade and Industry
2.15 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Post Office Network.
   Witness: Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
Treasury Sub-Committee
2.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subjects: (i) The merger of HM Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue (ii) The Valuation Office Agency Annual Report 2005-06.
   Witnesses: (i) HM Revenue and Customs Officials; Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General (at 3.15 p.m.); (ii) Valuation Office Agency Officials (at 4.00 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.20 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Fisheries.
   Witnesses: Ben Bradshaw MP, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and officials.
Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Trade, Development and Environment
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
2.40 p.m.
   Subject: The Role of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
   Witnesses: RSPB; Biodiplomacy (at 3.20 p.m.).
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: The Government’s Motorcycle Strategy.
   Witnesses: Motorcycle Action Group and Motorcycle Industry Association; British Motorcyclists’ Federation and the RAC (at 3.45 p.m.).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.30 p.m.
   Subject: Climate change: the “citizen’s agenda”.
   Witnesses: Association for the Conservation of Energy; Centrica and EDF Energy (at 4.30 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Assessing the value for money of OGCBuying.Solutions.
   Witness: Alison Littley, Chief Executive, OGCBuying.Solutions.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Tax Law Rewrite Bills
9.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Witnesses: Mark Nellthorp, David Halsey, Brian Jones, Hayley Rogers, Trevor Lawson and Adam Broke, HM Revenue and Customs.
Statutory Instruments
4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Tax Law Rewrite Bills
4.30 p.m.
Room 16 (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: Tax credits.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Getting Welfare Right: Tackling error in the benefits system.



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