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Order of Business Wednesday 21 February 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
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): Whether the Government has set a target to eliminate child poverty in Wales by 2020.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): Whether he has discussed cross border issues related to ambulance service provision in north and mid Wales with Assembly members; and if he will make a statement.
Paul Flynn (Newport West): How many (a) police civilian staff, (b) police officers and (c) community support officers there are in Wales.
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales and his colleagues in the Home Department about the sufficiency of prison places in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Patrick Mercer (Newark): What discussions he has had with colleagues in the Home Office on illegal immigration in Wales.
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): If he will make a statement on the future of the rural post office network in Wales.
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): What recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the provision of dentistry in Wales.
John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan): What assessment he has made of the economic impact of Ministry of Defence spending in St Athan on the Welsh economy.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): How many of the jobs created in Wales since 2001 have been in central and local government.
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney): What assessment he has made of the economic impact of Ministry of Defence expenditure in St Athan on the Welsh economy.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): If he will discuss with the Welsh First Minister the upgrading of the A40 road to facilitate movement between England and Ireland.
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): What discussions he has had with the Treasury and the Welsh Assembly Government on the proposed reorganisation of the HM Revenue and Customs office estate in West Wales and the Valleys.
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside): What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on crime statistics for Wales.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st February.
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle):
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):
Lyn Brown (West Ham):
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):
Ms Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):
Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham):
Tony Baldry (Banbury):
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Dr Brian Iddon
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to confer further powers on local authorities for the regulation of street trading by pedlars; 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
OPPOSITION DAY (6th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Tim Loughton
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House recognises the need to develop and improve acute hospital services; is concerned that current reconfiguration proposals are being dictated by financial and staffing pressures; believes that the Government cannot call for change whilst failing to put in place the commissioning and tariff structures necessary to support, for example, maternity services, acute stroke care, cardiac care and vascular surgery; regrets the Government’s lack of support for models of service configuration which would secure high standards whilst maintaining access; calls on Ministers to bring forward proposals to mitigate the effects of the European Working Time Directive on hospital services; insists that reconfigurations should be based on safety, quality of care, accessibility and choice; is deeply concerned that NHS staff, public and patient voices are not given appropriate weight in the decision making process; and calls for a stronger local democratic voice that will contribute to public confidence in the planning of acute NHS services.
   As an amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Reconfiguration of acute hospital services):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Patricia Hewitt
Mr Secretary Reid
Andy Burnham
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘recognises that the NHS must respond to developments in medical technologies and changes in patients’ needs if it is to continue delivering high quality care; acknowledges that the Government established a clear process for consulting patients, the public and their representatives on changes to the NHS; notes advice received from clinicians that some services need to be concentrated in centres of excellence so that professionals with the right expertise, experience and equipment can treat patients safely and effectively; further notes that, in the case of primary angioplasty services, this could save 500 lives a year and prevent around 1,000 further heart attacks and around 250 strokes; recognises that advances in medical technology mean that other services which were previously delivered in hospitals can now be delivered safely and effectively in the community and people’s homes, such as minor operations and outpatient appointments in GP clinics; understands that with an ageing population and more people living with long term conditions there needs to be a shift in services into the community, as patients and the public said in response to consultation and as set out in the White Paper ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say’; welcomes the Government’s commitment to supporting this shift including £750 million being invested in new community hospitals and services; and agrees that the focus of Government policy and NHS services should be on improving health and saving lives, not on preserving buildings and beds.’.
   The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Coeliac disease (Gordon Banks).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Second Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2006.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Space Policy.
   Witnesses: UK Space Academic Network, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the Royal Society; Centre for Aviation, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine, University College Hospital, MRC, and Marchbanks Measurement Systems (at 10.10 a.m.); Virgin Galactic, Space Future Consulting, and the Aviation Environment Federation (at 10.45 a.m.).
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Post-16 Skills.
   Witnesses: Professor Ewart Keep, Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), Alan Wells, former Director, Basic Skills Agency, and Professor Lorna Unwin, Institute of Education.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Personal Accounts.
   Witnesses: Age Concern and Which?; TUC (at 10.30 a.m.).
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Trade, Development and Environment
1.50 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.00 p.m.
   Subject: The Role of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
   Witness: Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP, Minister of State for Trade, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Treasury Sub-Committee
2.15 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subjects: (i) Preparations for Census 2011; (ii) National Savings and Investments Annual Report and Accounts 2005-06.
   Witnesses: (i) Statistics Commission officials; Office of National Statistics officials (at 3.00 p.m.); (ii) National Savings and Investments officials (at 3.45 p.m.).
Crossrail Bill
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (public)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Tourism in Northern Ireland and its Economic Impact and Benefits.
   Witness: Maria Eagle MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: The new National Boatmasters’ Licence.
   Witnesses: The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, the Watermen and Lightermen’s Practitioners’ Committee, and the Transport on Water Association; the Inland Waterways Association (at 3.35 p.m.); the Commercial Boat Operators Association and the Association of Inland Shipping Operators (at 4.25 p.m.).
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Human Rights
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.15 a.m.
   Subject: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers.
   Witness: Liam Byrne MP, Minister of State, Home Office.
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agenda of the Environment Council, Tuesday 20th February.
 Secretary of State for Health: New Deal for Carers.
 Secretary of State for Health: Professional Regulation White Paper and Response to Shipman Inquiry.
 Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police Pay Review.
 Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Post EU Energy Council, Brussels, 15th February.
 Secretary of State for Transport: Departmental Expenditure Limit 2006-07.



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