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Order of Business Wednesday 21 March 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
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues and Welsh Assembly Ministers following the Energy Review.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What discussions he has had with the First Minister and ministerial colleagues on the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive.
Adam Price (Carmarthen East & Dinefwr): What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the closure of Royal Naval Armaments Depot Llangennech.
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the future of the automotive industry in Wales.
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the contribution of the aerospace industry to the economy of Wales.
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): What steps he is taking to help improve relations between the National Assembly for Wales and English local authorities on the Welsh border.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on spending on defence bases in Wales.
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn): What recent meetings he has had with ministerial colleagues and others on the number of people using the railways in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): How many jobs in Wales he estimates depend on the defence industry.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What recent discussions he has held with the First Secretary on management of the Dee Estuary.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on promoting tourism transport links in South Wales.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet representatives of business organisations to discuss the impact of central government regulations on Welsh businesses.
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on levels of economic activity in Wales.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): When he last met the First Minister to discuss manufacturing exports from Wales.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21st March.
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge & West Devon):
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):
Anne Main (St Albans):
Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton):
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry):
Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells):
Susan Kramer (Richmond Park):
Hugh Robertson (Faversham & Mid Kent):
Keith Vaz (Leicester East):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer


   Debate on the Budget Resolutions to be moved at the end of the Chancellor’s Statement may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Restoration of York Minster’s East Front (Hugh Bayley).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.15 a.m.
   Subject: Science Question Time.
   Witness: Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry.
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Higher Education.
   Witnesses: Professor Tim Wilson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire, Richard Greenhalgh, Chairman, and Richard Brown, Chief Executive, Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE); Professor Alan Gilbert, President, University of Manchester and Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost, University College London (at 10.45 a.m.).
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Foreign Affairs
9.30 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
9.35 a.m.
   Subject: Strengthening the role of the backbencher and making better use of non-legislative time.
   Witnesses: Mr Peter Bone MP, and Jo Swinson MP; Emily Thornberry MP, and Kitty Ussher MP (at 10.15 a.m.).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.40 p.m.
   Subject: The Assets Recovery Agency.
   Witnesses: Vernon Coaker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office and Paul Goggins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office.
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Novice Drivers.
   Witnesses: Dr Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State for Transport, and the Driving Standards Agency; Lancashire County Council, Warwickshire County Council, and the Cumbria Road Safety Partnership (at 3.45 p.m.).
Foreign Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (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: Debt and Reserves Management Report 2007-08.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Invest to Save Budget—inclusive communities.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Performance targets for the UK Intellectual Property Office (an operating name for the Patent Office) Executive Agency for 2007-08.



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