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Order of Business Thursday 8 February 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 the Secretary of State for Education and Skills
Kitty Ussher (Burnley): What plans he has to ensure that further education colleges are able to respond to demand for skills.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What the average funding per school pupil will be in (a) Leicestershire and (b) England in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): If he will make a statement on reform of funding of English for Speakers of Other Languages provision.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What progress has been made on the introduction of the 14-19 diploma programme.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): If he will make a statement on the findings of the Leitch Report on skills.
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): What assessment he has made of the scope for extended school provision with the academy schools programme.
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): What assessment he has made of the effect of the new rules for competitive tendering for new schools on the incentive for the local education authority in Derbyshire to consider merging existing schools.
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): What plans he has to encourage more pupils to take A levels.
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): What progress has been made in ensuring that schools are offering extended activities.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent representations he received on the provision of nursery services free at the point of delivery.
Mr Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): Whether he plans to visit schools in Northumberland.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): What steps his Department is taking to improve recruitment and retention of head teachers.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What progress has been made on ensuring that all schools are offering extended activities.
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): What assessment= he-she= has made of the consistency of provision across English regions of foreign language teaching to primary school children.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): If he will make a statement on the Government's plans for compulsory post-16 education.
Dr John Pugh (Southport): How many incidents of violence against teachers in the state system there were in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): What estimate he has made of the likely total number of closures of adult education courses at colleges; and if he will make a statement.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What measures his Department is considering under its strategy for widening participation in higher education; and if he will make a statement.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): What steps he plans to take to implement the recommendations of the recent Inspectorates' report on rape cases.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What assessment he has made of the merits of the legal advice of the Attorney General to the Cabinet being made public.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): On what grounds Law Officers' advice to Ministers is confidential.
Mrs Ann Cryer (Keighley): What steps he is taking to increase the number of convictions in rape cases.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What steps the Serious Fraud Office is taking to develop a national strategy to reduce levels of fraud; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What assessment he has made of the effect on the prison population of decisions of the law officers to refer unduly lenient sentences to the Court of Appeal.
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): What steps he plans to take to improve the management of rape cases.

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Future of buses.
   The Eleventh Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2005-06, on Bus Services across the UK, HC 1317, and the Government’s response thereto, (Third Special Report, Session 2006-07, HC 298), are relevant.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Impact of single status and equal pay on local government (Mr Chris Mullin).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

UK Borders Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)
10.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Pensions Bill Committee
9.10 a.m.
Room 14 (public)
1.30 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill Committee
9.30 a.m.
Room 12 (public)
2.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
8.55 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Loss of Capacity during Research Project) (England) Regulations 2007.
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross-Compliance) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 3254).
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS.
   Witnesses: Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health, Barrie Taylor and Health Link; North Somerset Primary Care Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and Healthcare Commission (at 11.00 a.m.).
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: ECOFIN 30th January.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Future of fire and rescue professional advice in communities and local government.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: General Greater London Authority Grant.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors consultation response paper.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data: Response to consultation.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Land Registry: Consultation on the proposed rules and an Order relating to electronic conveyancing.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Canadian seal hunt.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: German Presidency of the European Union: Agenda for the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC), 12th February 2007.
Prime Minister: Appointment to the Intelligence and Security Committee.
Prime Minister: Re-appointment of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Grant of consent for an electricity generating station off the Cumbrian coast.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Royal Mail financing.
Secretary of State for Transport: Driving Standards Agency response to consultation: Service improvements, safety-related measures and general fee increases.
Secretary of State for Transport: Transport Innovation Fund and local road pricing schemes.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Winter fuel payments (correction).



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