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Order of Business Tuesday 17 April 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.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 Transport
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet representatives of local authorities in East Anglia to discuss improvements to trunk roads.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What recent steps he has taken to reduce overcrowding on railways.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What plans he has to change the regime governing night flights over London and the South East.
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham): What funding he has allocated to bus services up to 2015; and if he will make a statement.
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): What plans he has to take forward recommendations of the report by Sir Rod Eddington on transport; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): Whether his target for railway punctuality and reliability has been met.
Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): What effect the West Coast Main Line upgrade has had on travel times.
Mr Neil Turner (Wigan): What funding commitments have been made for roads up to 2015; and if he will make a statement.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What measures his Department has considered to reduce the transportation of goods by road; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What steps he is taking to encourage more sustainable school transport.
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): How many railway stations are expected to receive Access for All funding.
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): What measures are being considered for the alleviation of public transport overcrowding.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): What steps he is taking to reduce overcrowding on the railways.
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold): What recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on improvements to rail infrastructure.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): What discussions he has had with the Office of the Rail Regulator on train services in Shropshire.
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside): If he will undertake a benchmarking exercise to assess railway usage in the UK against other EU member states.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What steps he is taking to ease congestion on trains.
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): What steps his Department is taking to encourage motorists to choose more environmentally friendly vehicles.
Mr Shahid Malik (Dewsbury): What progress has been made in providing more accessible trains for disabled passengers.
At 3.10 p.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): What recent steps she has taken to prevent electoral fraud in local elections.
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West): If she will conduct a review of the scope and use of Royal Prerogative powers.
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): What mechanisms are in place to verify the legitimacy of postal votes.
Lyn Brown (West Ham): What representations she has received on the eligibility for legal aid in criminal cases.
Barbara Follett (Stevenage): What progress her Department has made on the implementation of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): What recent representations she has received from law firms in rural areas on legal aid.
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): How her Department's plans to reform the legal aid system reflect the advice contained in the Otterburn report on criminal legal aid.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What change is planned to the number of magistrates' courts in 2007; and if she will make a statement.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What assessment she has made of trends in the number of cases brought by offenders with custodial sentences which attract legal aid; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes): When she next plans to meet representatives of the legal profession to discuss proposed changes to legal aid.
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): If she will take steps to place a duty on electoral registration officers to use all available databases to compile the electoral register.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): When she next plans to meet representatives of the legal profession to discuss proposed changes to legal aid.
Kali Mountford (Colne Valley): What plans she has to encourage parents to go to mediation instead of court to resolve disputes over their children.
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): What plans she has to reform the legal aid system to reflect the recommendations contained in the Otterburn report on criminal legal aid.

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require local planning authorities to consult or notify persons living outside their area about specified matters; 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 (8th allotted day)
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr George Osborne
Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Theresa Villiers
Mrs Theresa May
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House has no confidence in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s handling of occupational pensions.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Occupational Pensions):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Hutton
Mr Stephen Timms
James Purnell
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes and welcomes the acts of this Chancellor and Government to tackle the legacy of pensions mis-selling, support occupational pensions through a Pension Protection Fund set up for the first time and a new Pensions Regulator, further support 125,000 people through the Financial Assistance Scheme whose occupational pensions were affected by employer insolvency, set out the long-term framework for pensions through the new Pensions Bill, including re-linking the uprating of the basic State Pension to average earnings, introduce a new scheme of low cost personal accounts and stakeholder pensions of which over three million have been created, remove the dividend tax credit, make reductions in corporation tax which have contributed to the 50 per cent. rise in business investment and helped the UK economy to grow in each of the last 39 quarters and introduce the winter fuel allowance, free television licences and the Pension Credit to provide an additional framework of support for today’s pensioners.’.
   The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Financial education in schools and colleges (Mr Phil Willis).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [Lords] Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   To consider the Bill.
First Delegated Legislation Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007 and the draft Representation of the People (National Assembly for Wales) (Access to Election Documents) Regulations 2007.
Culture, Media and Sport, and Trade and Industry
9.45 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Ofcom Annual Plan 2007-08.
   Witness: Ofcom.
Home Affairs
9.50 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: Towards Effective Sentencing.
   Witness: Rt Hon Lord Woolf.
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.20 a.m.
   Subject: Beyond Stern: Forecasting, Cost-Effectiveness and Climate Change.
   Witnesses: EEF and Business Council for Sustainable Development - UK; Aviation Environment Federation (at 11.00 a.m.).
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
10.45 a.m.
   Subject: Fair trade and development.
   Witness: Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for International Development.
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subjects: (i) Accommodation for the new Supreme Court (ii) The new Ministry of Justice.
   Witnesses: (i) Adam Wilkinson, Secretary, SAVE Britain’s Heritage, and Dr Kathryn Ferry, Senior Architectural Adviser, The Victorian Society; (i) and (ii) Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, and Alex Allan, Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (at 4.45 p.m.).
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs: Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian) Regulations 2007.
Secretary of State for Defence: Service personnel killed on operations: changes to arrangements for repatriation.
Secretary of State for Transport: Implementation of the Brighton Main Line Route Utilisation Strategy.



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