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Order of Business Wednesday 2 May 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 Wales
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the future of military bases in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What plans he has for encouraging a reduction in the burden of central government legislation on Welsh business.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): How many of the jobs created in Wales since 1997 have been in the public and publicly-funded sectors.
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn): What discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on tackling anti-social behaviour in Wales.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on environmental issues affecting Wales which are negotiated in Europe.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on environmental issues in Wales.
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): What discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues in the Department of Trade and Industry on encouraging Welsh farmers to submit evidence to the Competition Commission's inquiry into supermarket practices.
Peter Viggers (Gosport): What discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on policing in Wales.
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on measures to tackle youth nuisance, graffiti and vandalism in Wales.
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the consultation on bilingual juries in Wales.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on cross-border issues relating to the closures of outpatient departments.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): What recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on policing in Wales.
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on cross-border issues affecting health services in Wales.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 2nd May.
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):
Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North):
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine):
Mr John Maples (Stratford-on-Avon):
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch):
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree):
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney):
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
John Mann
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to broaden the remit of the Local Government Ombudsman to include certain disputes arising from planning permission granted by local government authorities to cover below-ground utilities; and to require development plans submitted to relevant local authorities to include provision for below-ground utilities.
   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
[Up to 1½ hours]
Mr Tony McNulty
   That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 16932/06, Commission Communication on a European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection, and No. 16933/06 and ADDs 1-2, Draft Council Directive on the identification and designation of European Critical Infrastructure and the assessment of the need to improve their protection; and supports the Government’s intention to secure adoption of these documents in Council, subject to a satisfactory resolution of outstanding concerns.
   The Tenth Report, HC 41-x (paragraph 8), and the Fifteenth Report, HC 41-xv (paragraph 2), of the European Scrutiny Committee, Session 2006-07, are relevant.
   The Speaker will put the Question not later than 1½ hours after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 16).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Welfare Reform Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 24th July 2006, in the last Session of Parliament, 12th October 2006 and 9th January 2007 (Welfare Reform Bill (Programme), Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 2) and Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 3)):
Consideration of Lords Amendments
   1.   Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at this day’s sitting.
Subsequent stages
   2.   Any further message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
   3.   The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
WELFARE REFORM BILL: Consideration of Lords Amendments.
[Up to three hours]
   Proceedings shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement, if the Welfare Reform Bill (Programme) (No. 4) Motion is agreed to.
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Sri Lanka
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 26th April, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 25th July 2007.
   That a Select Committee of nine Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill.
   That the Committee shall have power—
to send for persons, papers and records;
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
to report from time to time;
to appoint specialist advisers; and
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.
   That the quorum of the Committee shall be two; and
   That Mr David Burrowes, Ms Katy Clark, Dr Ian Gibson, Robert Key, Chris Mole, Dr Doug Naysmith, Geraldine Smith, Ms Dari Taylor and Mr Phil Willis be members of the Committee.
   If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Regulation of lending by high street banks  (Siobhain McDonagh).
   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.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Benefits Simplification.
   Witnesses: Fran Bennett, University of Oxford, Donald Hirsch, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Sue Royston, Citizens Advice.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Global Security: Iran.
   Witnesses: Dr Rosemary Hollis, Director of Research, Chatham House, and Sir Richard Dalton KCMG.
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (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: Iran (European Community Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2007.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 23rd April 2007.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Laboratories Agency Performance Targets 2007-08.



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