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Order of Business Thursday 22 February 2007

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Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons
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 Trade and Industry
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What steps he is taking to promote trade with India and China.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Energy White Paper.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): What assistance his Department gives UK manufacturers seeking to develop sustainable development technologies.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): How many limited companies ceased trading between January 2006 and January 2007.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What recent discussions he has had during the drafting process of his Department's Energy White Paper; and if he will make a statement.
Dr John Pugh (Southport): If he will make a statement on the role of his Department in implementing the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): If he will make a statement on progress towards the publication of an Energy White Paper.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): If he will make a statement on his Department's efforts to increase trade with China.
Mr Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone): What investigation has been undertaken into his Department's performance in handling asbestos claims associated with British shipbuilders.
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): If he will make a statement on the future of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What the UK trade balance is; and if he will make a statement.
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): What representations he has received on noise limits for onshore wind farm developments.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): If he will make a statement on the commercial feasibility of carbon capture and storage.
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): What recent discussions he has had on the World Trade Organisation's Doha round; and if he will make a statement.
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): What opportunities he plans to provide for scrutiny of the Post Office closure process.
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): What assessment he has made of (a) performance of UK science centres and (b) the adequacy of funding for those centres.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What assessment he has made of the level of competition in the ticket agents market.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): If he will make a statement on progress towards further trade agreements with India.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on efforts to eradicate the trafficking of women into the UK.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What rights parents have to request flexible working; and if she will make a statement.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues in the Home Office on reducing the number of women in prison.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What representations she has received on regulations applying the 2006 Equality Act to adoption; and if she will make a statement.
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): What plans the Government has to mark the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All; and if she will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What steps she is taking to encourage those in minority ethnic communities to integrate into wider community life.

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Up to one and a half hours]
Secretary John Reid
   That the draft Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in force of sections 1 to 9) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 1st February, be approved.
   The Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings not later than one and a half hours after their commencement (Standing Order No. 16).
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Public health in England.
   The progress report, Health Challenge England—next steps for Choosing Health, published by the Department of Health in October 2006, is relevant.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Hospitals in West Kent (Sir John Stanley).
   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 Committee
9.30 a.m.
Room 12 (public)
2.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
8.55 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS.
   Witnesses: Jennifer Beesley, former Chair, Great Yarmouth Patient and Public Involvement Forum, Penny Robinson, Chair, United Bristol Hospitals NHS Trust Patient and Public Involvement Forum, Barry Silverman, Chair, Southwark Patients Forum; NHS Confederation, and NHS Alliance (at 10.45 a.m.); Picker Institute, Attend, and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (at 11.30 a.m.).
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (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: Budget statement.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Criminal Justice: Simple, Speedy and Summary.
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Mental Capacity Act 2005–Code of Practice.
Secretary of State for Defence: Iraq: Roulement.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Single Payment Scheme.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Transfer of existing private sewers and lateral drains in England.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Forensic Science Service.
Leader of the House: Dover House: Costs (Corrections).
Secretary of State for International Development: Floods in Mozambique.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Energy policy and nuclear power.
Secretary of State for Transport: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Ministerial Targets for 2007-08.
Secretary of State for Transport: Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Publication of Benefit Fraud Inspectorate reports.



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