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Order of Business Wednesday 25 April 2007

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+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

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 Northern Ireland
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland.
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South): If he will consider deferring the Northern Ireland recruitment process which would result from the Modernising Medical Careers programme for 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): If he will make a statement on the performance of the Assets Recovery Agency in Northern Ireland.
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): What the costs have been to date of work towards the proposed stadium at the Maze, including consultants’ fees.
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): What day care and educational provision health trusts in Northern Ireland are making for people with disabilities who leave special schools at the age of 19 years.
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry): What progress is being made in ensuring that applications for the General Service Grades of the Civil Service in Northern Ireland are broadly reflective of the wider community.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What additional funding he plans to make available to make the Alleygating Scheme operational across all areas of Northern Ireland.
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): What estimate he has made of the unfunded liabilities in Northern Ireland departments' budgets.
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North): What plans he has to introduce greater deterrents for prisoners who abscond from custody in Northern Ireland.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): If he will make a statement on the performance of the Assets Recovery Agency in Northern Ireland.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): Whether it is the policy of the Government to distinguish between civic and political policing in Northern Ireland.
Lady Hermon (North Down): If he will make a statement on the provision of Alzheimer's treatment by the NHS in Northern Ireland.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What effect he expects the transfer of responsibilities to the devolved Assembly to have on the future size of the Northern Ireland Office; and what estimate he has made of the likely change in administrative costs.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25th April.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside):
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):
David Simpson (Upper Bann):
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Christopher Chope
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the reclassification of cannabis; to make provision for the roadside testing of illegal drugs; 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
[Until 4.00 p.m.]
Mr Secretary Alexander
   To move–
   That it be a further Instruction to the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed–
that it have power to consider–
the provision of a station at Woolwich, in the London Borough of Greenwich;
realignment of the running tunnels at or in the vicinity of the proposed Woolwich Station;
works associated with the realignment mentioned in paragraph (b) above:
and, if it thinks fit, to make amendments to the Bill with respect to any of the matters mentioned above, and for connected purposes;
that any Petition against Amendments to the Bill which the Select Committee to which the Crossrail Bill is committed is empowered by paragraph (1) above to make shall be referred to that Select Committee if–
it is presented by being deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than the end of the period of four weeks beginning with the day on which the first newspaper notice of the Amendments was published or, if that period ends on a day on which the House does not sit, not later than the fifth day on which the House next sits, and
it is one in which the Petitioners pray to be heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents.
that, in their application to Amendments of which the first newspaper notice is published after the date of this Instruction, paragraph 2(a) of Instruction (No. 2) [12th January 2006] and paragraph 2(a) of Instruction (No. 4) [31st October 2006] shall have effect as if for the words from “that period” to the end there were substituted “ends on a day on which the House does not sit, not later than the fifth day on which the House next sits”.
That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.
   The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings not later than Four o’clock; such Questions will include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved (Order of 23rd April).
At 4.00 p.m.
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
BROADS AUTHORITY BILL: Second Reading (By Order.)
Mr Richard Bacon
Mr Keith Simpson
   On Second Reading of the Broads Authority Bill, to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Proposed discontinuation of Ancient History A Level (Mr Michael Fallon).
   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)
2.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill Committee
9.30 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
2.30 p.m.
   To consider the Bill.
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) (Further Education) Regulations 2007.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Chairman of the Natural Environment Research Council: Introductory Hearing.
   Witness: Mr Edmund Wallis.
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Social Fund.
   Witnesses: Sir Richard Tilt, Social Fund Commissioner; Mr James Plaskitt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (at 10.00 a.m.).
Trade and Industry Sub-Committee on the Recommendations of the Women and Work Commission’s Report
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Implementation of the report of the Women and Work Commission.
   Witness: Equal Opportunities Commission.
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Global Security: Russia.
   Witnesses: Dr Roy Allison and Professor Margot Light, London School of Economics, and Dr Alex Pravda, Oxford University; Dr Derek Averre, University of Birmingham, Katinka Barysch, Centre for European Reform, and Jackie Gower, King’s College London (at 3.30 p.m.).
Treasury Sub-Committee
2.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Progress on the Efficiency Programme in the Chancellor’s Departments.
   Witnesses: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, Chartered Institute of Taxation, and Child Poverty Action Group; PCS and FDA (at 3.00 p.m.); HM Revenue and Customs officials (at 3.30 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Passengers’ Experience of Air Travel.
   Witnesses: easyJet, Flybe; British Airways, Virgin Atlantic (at 3.45 p.m.); Silverjet (at 4.45 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Heritage Lottery Fund.
   Witnesses: Carole Souter, Director, and Steve Willis, Director of Resources and Planning, Heritage Lottery Fund.
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Draft Climate Change Bill
9.00 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (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
Secretary of State for Defence: Call-out of reservists for operations in Cyprus.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Construction Industry Training Board.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Fifteenth Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission.



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