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Order of Business Wednesday 28 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 International Development
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What assessment he has made of the impact of population growth on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): If he will make a statement on the progress of the World Classroom initiative.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
Barbara Follett (Stevenage): What steps his Department is taking to help developing countries reduce maternal mortality.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What his Department's policy is on education in fragile states.
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): What steps his Department is taking to support the encouragement of crop substitution among South American coca growing communities.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What steps his Department is taking to assist Bangladesh in tackling climate change.
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): What mechanisms he uses to assess the effectiveness of British aid; and if he will make a statement.
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): What his Department's policy is on the promotion of education in developing countries.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What the priorities of his Department are in Palestine, Israel and neighbouring countries.
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): What recent discussions he has had with leaders in Southern Africa on the humanitarian situation of the people of Zimbabwe and their aid requirements.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): What steps his Department is taking to prevent children being trafficked into the UK.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): What assessment he has made of the impact on patient services in Oxfordshire of financial pressures on the NHS.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 28th February.
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill):
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will make a statement on the proposed merger of the West Midlands and Staffordshire ambulance services.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):
Bob Russell (Colchester):
Eric Joyce (Falkirk):
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):
Paul Flynn (Newport West):
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West):
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West):
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West):

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

Preliminary Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
[No debate]
John Barrett
   Bill to regulate the efficiency standards of light bulbs; to provide for the phased withdrawal of incandescent and other models of light bulb by 2012; to make provision for the encouragement of energy saving alternatives; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Meg Hillier
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the regulation of the teaching of dance; 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
  indicates Government Business
[Up to 45 minutes]
Secretary John Reid
   That the Order of 11th December 2006 (Offender Management Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows—
Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order shall be omitted.
Proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.
The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.
Time for conclusion of proceedings
New Clauses and amendments relating to polygraph conditions in licences; New Clauses relating to preparation of plans by probation trusts; amendments relating to consultation about the provision of probation services; amendments relating to the composition of probation trusts
1½ hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
New Clauses and amendments relating to restrictions on arrangements for provision of probation services
3½ hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.
Remaining proceedings on consideration
6.00 p.m.
Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m.
   The Speaker will put the Question not later than 45 minutes after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 83A(8)).
OFFENDER MANAGEMENT BILL: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered.
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading will also be taken.
   The Third Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2006-07, Legislative Scrutiny: Second Progress Report, HC 287, is relevant.
   Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Maggot debridement therapy (Mrs Madeleine Moon).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Sustainable Communities Bill Committee
10.00 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Private Security Industry (Licence Fees) Order 2007.
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subjects: (i) Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council: Introductory Hearing; (ii) Government’s proposals for the regulation of hybrid and chimera embryos.
   Witnesses: (i) Professor Philip Esler; (ii) Caroline Flint MP, Minister of State, and Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England, Department of Health and officials.
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Post-16 Skills.
   Witnesses: Liz Smith, Director, Unionlearn, Hayley Pickles, USDAW, Kenneth Aitchison, Prospect Union, Clinton Ritchie, Lewisham College, and Ellie Russell, National Union of Students; Clare Morley, Association of Accounting Technicians, and John Philpott, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (at 10.30 a.m.).
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
9.35 a.m.
   Subjects: Strengthening the role of the backbencher and making better use of non-legislative time.
   Witnesses: Peter Riddell, The Times, Nick Robinson, BBC News, and Michael White, The Guardian.
Crossrail Bill
10.30 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Global Security: the Middle East.
   Witnesses: Simon Macdonald, Director, Iraq, and Dr Peter Gooderham, Director, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Dr Rosemary Hollis, Chatham House, and Dr Nomi Bar-Yaacov (at 3.30 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.20 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Mobile phone “roaming” charges.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions, and Nigel Hickson, Deputy Director of EU ICT Policy, Business Relations Unit, Department of Trade and Industry.
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 17 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Written Parliamentary Questions.
   Witness: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Leader of the House of Commons.
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Novice drivers.
   Witnesses: Brake, Road Peace, and Police Federation of England and Wales; Norwich Union and Association of British Insurers (at 3.30 p.m.); Under 17 Car Club, IAM Motoring Trust, and RAC Foundation for Motoring (at 4.10 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Dr Foster Intelligence: A joint venture between the Information Centre and Dr Foster LLP.
   Witnesses: Hugh Taylor, Permanent Secretary, and Denise Lievesely, Chief Executive of the Information Centre, Department of Health.
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: The Constitutional Role of the Attorney General.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon KG, QC and Rt Hon Lord Mayhew of Twysden QC; Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, Department for Constitutional Affairs (at 5.15 p.m.).
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (public)
Human Rights
9.30 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Finance Strategy.
Secretary of State for Education and Skills: Safeguarding and List 99 Review: Update.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Private military and security companies.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Hong Kong.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Companies Act 2006.



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