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Order of Business Monday 12 March 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 p.m.
  Prayers
Afterwards
Notes:
  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 Work and Pensions
 1
John Penrose (Weston-Super-Mare): What assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's budget of the recommendations of the Freud Report on Welfare to Work.
(126359)
 2
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the basic state pension; and if he will make a statement.
(126360)
 3
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): What assessment he has made of progress by private companies in meeting their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005.
(126362)
 4
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): If he will make a statement on the Personal Accounts White Paper.
(126363)
 5
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What programmes for increasing skills and opportunities for work by young people wishing to enter the construction and related industries are supported by his Department.
(126365)
 6
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): What recent assessment his Department has made of the employment rate among lone parents.
(126366)
 7
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What his assessment is of progress in reducing the number of people on inactive benefits.
(126367)
 8
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): What discussions he has had at the UN on the recent UNICEF report on child poverty.
(126368)
 9
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What recent assessment he has made of the level of child poverty in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(126369)
 10
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What support his Department is giving to those who lost occupational pensions prior to the introduction of the Pensions Protection Fund.
(126370)
 11
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): What proportion of new incapacity benefit claims were for reasons of mental ill health in the last period for which figures are available.
(126372)
 12
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): If he will make a statement on steps being taken to modernise communication methods between his Department and GP surgeries.
(126373)
 13
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): What steps he is taking to reduce the level of child poverty in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(126374)
 14
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): If he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Chancellor of the Exchequer the effect of the closure of their Department's offices in North Northamptonshire on numbers of jobseekers' allowance claims in the area.
(126375)
 15
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What responses he has received to his Command Paper Personal Accounts: a New Way to Save.
(126376)
 16
Sir George Young (North West Hampshire): What support his Department has made available to those who lost occupational pensions prior to the introduction of the Pensions Protection Fund.
(126377)
 
At 3.20 p.m.
Oral Questions to the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, and the Leader of the House
 17
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what target he has set for the percentage of waste from the parliamentary estate to be recycled in 2007.
(126350)
 18
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): To ask the Leader of the House, when he expects to be in a position to bring forward legislation on reform of the House of Lords.
(126351)
 19
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): To ask the Leader of the House, if he will undertake a review of the programming of legislation.
(126352)
 20
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many drivers have parking spaces at the Palace of Westminster allocated to them by the House authorities.
(126353)
 21
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): To ask the Leader of the House, if he will review the composition of the Liaison Committee.
(126354)
 22
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many representations he has received about the statue of Lady Thatcher in Members' Lobby.
(126355)
 23
John Mann (Bassetlaw): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the cost to the public purse of providing hospitality via the Commons dining rooms.
(126356)
 24
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on how public understanding of the workings and processes of Parliament can be improved by citizenship education in schools.
(126357)

At 3.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
1
ESTIMATES DAY [2nd allotted day]
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
 
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 2006-07
John Healey
Department of Health
 
   That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department of Health—
(1)   
further resources, not exceeding £94,395,000, be authorised for use as set out in HC 293,
(2)   
a further sum, not exceeding £1,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and
(3)   
limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.
   This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to National Health Service deficits (Resolution of 6th March).
   Relevant documents:
   The First Report from the Health Committee, Session 2006-07, HC 73-I, National Health Service Deficits, and the Government Response thereto, Cm 7028; and
   The Department of Health Departmental Report 2006, Cm 6814.
John Healey
Department for Transport
 
   That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007, for expenditure by the Department for Transport—
(1)   
further resources, not exceeding £849,010,000, be authorised for use as set out in HC 293,
(2)   
a further sum, not exceeding £533,764,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs as so set out, and
(3)   
limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.
   This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to local transport planning and funding. (Resolution of 6th March).
   The Twelfth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2005-06, Local Transport Planning and Funding, HC 1120, and the Government’s response thereto, Fourth Special Report, Session 2006-07, HC 334, are relevant.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
   The Questions to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions will be deferred until 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 54(4) and (5)).
 
2
ESTIMATES, 2007-08 (NAVY) VOTE A
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That, during the year ending with 31st March 2008, a number not exceeding 42,240 all ranks be maintained for Naval Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in HC 280 of this Session.
To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3)).
3
ESTIMATES, 2007-08 (ARMY) VOTE A
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That, during the year ending with 31st March 2008, a number not exceeding 125,785 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in HC 280 of this Session.
To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3)).
4
ESTIMATES, 2007-08 (AIR) VOTE A
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That, during the year ending with 31st March 2008, a number not exceeding 48,360 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in HC 280 of this Session.
To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3)).
5
ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2005-06
John Healey
 
   That, for the year that ended with 31st March 2006—
(1)   
resources, not exceeding £795,801,000, be authorised for use to make good excesses of certain resources for defence and civil services as set out in HC 243;
(2)   
a sum, not exceeding £4,956,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to make good excesses of certain grants for defence and civil services as so set out; and
(3)   
limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.
To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3)).
6
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 2006-07
John Healey
 
   That, for the year ending with 31st March 2007—
(1)   
further resources, not exceeding £6,125,169,000, be authorised for defence and civil services as set out in HC 293,
(2)   
a further sum, not exceeding £7,122,263,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out; and
(3)   
limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.
To be decided at 10.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3)).
   A bill is to be brought in upon the four Motions in the name of John Healey relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2006-07 and Estimates, Excesses, 2005-06, if they are agreed to by the House, and the Resolutions of 7th December relating to Supplementary and New Estimates, 2006-07.
7
TAX CREDITS
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 30th January, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
8
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
[No debate]
Secretary David Miliband
 
   That the draft Environmental Offences (Use of Fixed Penalty Receipts) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
9
REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
 
   That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
10
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
 
   That the draft Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 6th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
11
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
 
   That the draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 7th February, be approved.
   The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its Ninth Report of Session 2006-07 (HC 82-ix).
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
12
HOUSING
[No debate]
Secretary Ruth Kelly
 
   That the draft Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
13
TAXATION
[No debate]
Dawn Primarolo
 
   That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 17066/06, Commission Communication on Coordinating Member States’ direct tax systems in the internal market, No. 17067/06 and Addendum 1, Commission Communication on Tax treatment of losses in cross-border situations, and No. 17068/06, Commission Communication on Exit taxation and the need for coordination of Member States’ tax policies; and supports the Government’s intention of combining a robust defence of the right of Member States to determine their own direct taxation policies in compliance with Community law, with a recognition that national tax authorities, within the EU and elsewhere, will continue to work together both bilaterally and multilaterally to ensure that their direct tax systems work together properly.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
14
MODERNISATION OF THE HOUSE
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Mr Bob Ainsworth
 
   That Mr Edward Vaizey be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Philip Davies be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
15
EUROPEAN SCRUTINY
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
 
   That Mr Richard Bacon be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Mr Greg Hands be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
 
At the end of the sitting:
16
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Passport interview centre for Taunton (Mr Jeremy Browne).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES
1
First Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Electricity (Single Wholesale Market) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
2
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2007.
SELECT COMMITTEES
3
Education and Skills
3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: British Waterways Sub-Committee
4.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: British Waterways.
   Witnesses: Sea and Water and Commercial Boat Operators Association; British Waterways (at 5.30 p.m.).
5
Public Accounts
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Legal Aid and Mediation for People Involved in Family Breakdown.
   Witnesses: Carolyn Reagan, Chief Executive and Richard Collins, Executive Director for Policy, Legal Services Commission.
JOINT COMMITTEE
6
Human Rights
4.00 p.m.
Room 4a (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Counter-terrorism Policy and Human Rights.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas, Rt Hon Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Sir Ken Macdonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service, Commander Richard Gargini, National Co-ordinator of Community Engagement, and Jon Murphy, Deputy Chief Constable, Merseyside Police; Nick Blake QC, Andy Nicol QC, Martin Chamberlain and Judith Farby, Special advocates (at 5.15 p.m.).
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Defence: Environmental surveys of Kirkcudbright training area.
2
Secretary of State for Defence: Government’s response to the Defence Select Committee Report on the Deterrent White Paper.
3
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.
4
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Fourteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission.

General Committee Notices
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 15th March at 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. further to consider the UK Borders Bill.
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Wednesday 14th March at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. further to consider the Sustainable Communities Bill.
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Thursday 15th March at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. to consider the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords].
        The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 12th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Electricity (Single Wholesale Market) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
        The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 12th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2007.
        The Third Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails (England) Regulations 2007, the draft Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) Regulations 2007 and the draft Welfare of Animals (Miscellaneous Revocations) (England) Regulations 2007.
        The Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
        The Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2007, the draft Social Security Contributions (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2007, the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2007 and the draft Social Security, Occupational Pension Schemes and Statutory Payments (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2007.
        The Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 10.30 a.m. to consider the Assisted Areas Order 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 107).
        The Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 13th March at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Renewal of Temporary Provisions) Order 2007.
        The Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 14th March at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Northern Ireland Policing Board (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
        The Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 14th March at 2.30 p.m. to consider the Decommissioning of Fishing Vessels Scheme 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 312).
        The Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 14th March at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2007 and the draft Tourist Boards (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2007.
        The Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 14th March at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations 2007, draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2007 and draft Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2007.

 

 

 
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