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Order of Business Thursday 26 April 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 10.30 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 Education and Skills
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): When he expects the additional funding for Reading Recovery announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to be made available.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What steps his Department is taking to raise standards in secondary schools.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What steps his Department is taking to raise standards in primary schools.
Stephen Williams (Bristol West): What discussions he has had with vice-chancellors of Russell Group universities on increasing the number of students from poorer backgrounds accepted for study.
Bob Russell (Colchester): What plans he has to ensure that all schools provide hot meals.
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What steps his Department is taking to encourage the teaching of the Holocaust other than in the Key Stage 3 history curriculum.
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): How many people under 25 years old were engaged in apprenticeships in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What recent representations he has received on standards of pupils' behaviour in schools.
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): What steps he is taking to assist those pupils excluded from school to re-integrate into full-time education; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish): What new powers he plans to give teachers to control and discipline disruptive pupils.
Andrew George (St Ives): What recent assessment he has made of the resources available to schools with above average levels of special educational needs and statemented pupils.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What initiatives his Department is pursuing to increase parental choice of secondary schools.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): How many academy schools are planned to open in the next 12 months.
Mr Jeremy Hunt (South West Surrey): What guidance his Department has issued to local education authorities on the provision of accessible textbooks; and if he will make a statement.
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): What steps the Learning and Skills Council plans to take to reflect the different roles and objectives of further education and sixth form colleges when aggregating performance measures into a single star rating as proposed under the Framework for Excellence.
Philip Davies (Shipley): What steps his Department is taking to raise standards in secondary schools.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): How many charges of human trafficking the Crown Prosecution Service successfully pursued in each of the last three years.
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): What assessment he has made of the likely impact of the Victims' Surcharge on prosecutions.
Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland): What the Government's policy is on whether the Law Officers should be parliamentarians.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What role prosecutions play in discouraging anti-social behaviour in young people.
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): If he will assess the merits of introducing plea bargaining in serious fraud cases.
Mr Ian Austin (Dudley North): What role he plans for plea bargaining in combating fraud following the Fraud Review.
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to improve prosecution rates in cases of alleged human trafficking.

At 11.30 a.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Defence in the UK.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Dismissal of Mr Peter Francis by Walsall Council  (Mr David Winnick).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Mental Health Bill [Lords] Committee
9.25 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
1.30 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: The Electronic Patient Record and its use.
   Witnesses: Richard Granger, Director General of IT, NHS, Harry Cayton, National Director for the Patients and the Public, Department of Health, and Dr Gillian Braunold, National Clinical Lead for GPs, Connecting for Health; Dr Paul Cundy, Dr Martyn Thomas and Mr Andrew Hawker (at 11.15 a.m.).
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Public services: putting people first.
   Witnesses: Shaping Our Lives, Mind, Age Concern, and Mencap; Mr David Boyle, New Economics Foundation, Mr Matthew Taylor, Royal Society of Arts, and Ms Sophia Parker, Demos (at 11.00 a.m.).
[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 Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Prison Service Corporate and Business Plan 2007 to 2010.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Performance Targets for the Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Estates Agency (Health Estates) for the 2007-08 year.
Prime Minister: Official histories of the Cabinet Secretaries and the Joint Intelligence Committee.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Government response to OFT Airports Market Study.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Post mortem procedures (Nuclear industry).

General Committee Notices
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 1st May at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. further to consider the Mental Health Bill [Lords].
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Wednesday 2nd May at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. further to consider the Sustainable Communities Bill.
        A European Standing Committee will meet on Monday 30th April at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 5422/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to limiting global climate change.



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