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Order of Business Thursday 25 January 2007

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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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What assessment he has made of the potential impact of levels of personal debt on the macroeconomy.
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): If he will include school and university fees in the Office of National Statistics' personal inflation calculator.
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside): What assessment he has made of the reasons for recent trends in economic growth.
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): How much was realised from the sale of 395 tonnes of gold from the reserves between 1999 and 2002; and what the market value would be of that gold at 2006-07 prices.
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North): What assessment he has made of the effect of levels of public expenditure on the economy; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What projections he has made of UK borrowing requirements in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): What estimate he has made of the level of overpayments of tax credits reclaimed by the Government in the last three years.
John Bercow (Buckingham): If he will make a statement on the review of services for children with disabilities.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): Whether he plans to give tax credit claimants the right of appeal to an independent tribunal on overpayment issues.
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): What estimate he has made of the level of overpayment of tax credits reclaimed by the Government in the last three years.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): Whether he plans to offset the increase in Air Passenger Duty in February with a reduction in revenue elsewhere in the tax system.
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): If he will make a statement on the planned review of the provision of generic financial advice to the public.
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): What estimate he has made of the level of public sector net debt if unfunded public sector pension liabilities are included.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the level of funding for the school capital programme for the next three years announced in the 2006 Pre-Budget Report.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): How many jobs there were in manufacturing in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): If he will make a statement on the Government's strategy to improve financial education and public knowledge of basic financial products.
Christine Russell (City of Chester): What contribution his Department is making to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal for every child to receive a primary education.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will offset the revenue resulting from the increase of Air Passenger Duty in February with an equal reduction in revenue elsewhere in the tax system.
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): Which Government Departments have made submissions for funding for expenditure related to nuclear defence in the context of the comprehensive spending review.
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde): Which methodologies his Department uses to evaluate the effectiveness of environmental taxes; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What the UK's trade balance is; and if he will make a statement.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What assessment he has made of the impact of the increase in interest rates on exports.
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the New Deal; and what further steps he plans to take to increase employment levels.

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

Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
[No debate]
Secretary John Reid
   Bill to make provision about immigration and asylum; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
FRAUD (TRIALS WITHOUT A JURY) BILL: Not amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered.
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
   The Second Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2006-07, Legislative Scrutiny: First Progress Report, HC 263, is relevant.
   Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. (Order of 29th November).
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006, which was laid before this House on 3rd July, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
   The Joint Committee on Human Rights has reported on the Order in its Twenty-ninth Report of Session 2005-06 (HC 1627); and on the Proposal for the Order in its Sixteenth Report of Session 2005-06 (HC 1022).
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Ian McCartney
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13193/05, modified draft Directive on credit agreements for consumers amending Council Directive 93/13/EC; further notes the Government’s current negotiating line; and supports the Government’s actions in this area.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Armed forces cadets in maintained schools (Siobhain McDonagh).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill [Programming Sub-Committee]
11.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Planning Gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill [Programming Sub-Committee]
12.45 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Statistics and Registration Service Bill Committee
9.00 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
1.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Pensions Bill Committee
9.10 a.m.
Room 14 (public)
1.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Workforce Planning.
   Witnesses: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE, Minister of State, Clare Chapman, Director General of Workforce, and Nic Greenfield, Deputy Director of Workforce, Department of Health.
Finance and Services
9.45 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: A Debt of Honour.
   Witness: Derek Twigg MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
[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 Culture, Media and Sport: Independent Licensing Fees Review Panel - Final report.
Secretary of State for International Development: Gleneagles progress by December 2006.
Solicitor General: Guidance for handling animal cases with concurrent jurisdiction between the UK and USA.
Secretary of State for Transport: MSC Napoli.



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