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Order of Business Tuesday 5 June 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
Third Reading
National Trust (Northern Ireland) Bill

  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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): If she will make a statement on recent progress towards further negotiations on an EU constitution.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What recent progress has been made on negotiations on a European constitutional treaty.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): If she will make a statement on Iran's nuclear programme.
Mr Bob Blizzard (Waveney): If she will make a statement on the progress of the Joint Economic and Trade Committee with Brazil.
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): If she will make a statement on the position of trade unions in Iraq.
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): If she will make a statement on negotiations to secure peace in Northern Uganda.
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham): What recent discussions she has had with her Chinese counterpart on China's human rights record; and if she will make a statement.
Kitty Ussher (Burnley): What recent assessment she has made of the political and security situation in Lebanon.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What discussions she has had with the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the security situation in Iraq; and if she will make a statement.
Barbara Keeley (Worsley): What recent representations she has received on human rights; and if she will make a statement.
Bob Spink (Castle Point): What recent representations she has received on an EU constitution.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): If she will make a statement on the development of the EU constitutional arrangements.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): If she will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): What recent discussions she has had with her Indian counterpart on relations between India and Burma.
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What recent assessment she has made of the political situation in Lebanon.
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South): Whether she has had discussions with the US administration on the treatment of British citizens of Asian descent in respect of aviation training in the US.
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): If she will make a statement on women's rights in Afghanistan.
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What recent discussions she has had with other European foreign ministers on the situation in Burma; and if she will make a statement.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): What support the Government has provided to help facilitate free and fair elections in Pakistan in 2007.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): If she will make a statement on proposals for the EU constitution under the German Presidency.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What recent assessment she has made of political stability in Lebanon.
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): With which EU counterparts she has discussed the extent of trafficking of women and children within the EU in the last 12 months.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): When she last discussed Iraq with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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

Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   Bill to establish the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission; to amend the law relating to child support; to make provision about lump sum payments to or in respect of persons with diffuse mesothelioma; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Ann Winterton
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require counselling of a pregnant woman as a condition of her consent to termination of her pregnancy; to require the pregnant woman to see a registered medical practitioner prior to receiving counselling; to introduce a minimum period of 7 days following counselling before registered medical practitioners may certify an opinion referred to in section 1(1) of the Abortion Act 1967; to require the forms used for certifying and giving notice of the reason for termination of a pregnancy to state risk to the physical and mental health of the pregnant woman as separate grounds for abortion; 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
[Up to one hour]
   For a Motion and Amendments relating to the Lords Message, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement (Order of 16th May).
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Darfur.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: National mobility scheme for social housing tenants (Sir George Young).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Finance Bill Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m.
   (except Clauses Nos. 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 25, 67 and 81 to 84, Schedules Nos. 1, 18, 22 and 23, and new Clauses relating to microgeneration)
   Further to consider the Bill.
Concessionary Bus Travel Bill [Lords] Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 12 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   To consider the Bill.
Regulatory Reform
9.30 a.m.
Room 19 (private)
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Unclaimed Assets in the Financial System.
   Witnesses: British Bankers’ Association, Building Societies Association; Unclaimed Assets Commission (at 10.45 a.m.).
Communities and Local Government
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
10.20 a.m.
   Subject: Equality.
   Witnesses: Meg Munn MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and Susan Scholefield, Director General, Equalities, Department for Communities and Local Government.
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
Trade and Industry
10.00 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
11.00 a.m.
   Subjects: (i) Work of the Office of Fair Trading (ii) Europe Moves East: The impact of the ‘new’ EU Member States on UK business.
   Witnesses: (i) Citizens’ Advice, National Consumer Council; (ii) EEF (at 12.00 p.m.).
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Globalisation and its impact on Wales.
   Witnesses: Bill Wells, Department for Work and Pensions; and Jeremy Oppenheim, Border and Immigration Agency (at 11.15 a.m.).
Constitutional Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.45 p.m.
   Subject: Towards Effective Sentencing.
   Witness: Rt Hon David Hanson MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice.
5.30 p.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill
1.00 p.m.
Room 3 (private)
1.15 p.m.
   Witnesses: Professor Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Research Council, Hugh Whittall, Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and Professor Roger Brownsword, King’s College London; Vivienne Nathanson, Director of Professional Ethics, British Medical Association, Dr Tony Calland, Chair, British Medical Association Scientific Advisory Group, and Peter Braude, Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (at 2.00 p.m.).
Draft Climate Change Bill
3.30 p.m.
Room 4A (private)
3.45 p.m.
   Witnesses: Professor Sir David King KB ScD FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government; Mr Stefan Moser, European Commission, DG Environment (at 4.25 p.m.); Dr Anthony White, MBE, Managing Director of Market Development and Chairman of Advisory, and Mr Rupert Edwards, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management, Carbon Markets, Climate Change Capital (at 5.05 p.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 Communities and Local Government: City development companies in English cities and city regions.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Informal Council 20th to 22nd May 2007.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pesticides Safety Directorate performance targets 2007-08.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Products Committee Annual Report.
Secretary of State for Health: Authorisations of NHS foundation trusts.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Safe, Sensible, Social: Next Steps for the National Alcohol Strategy.
Minister of State, Ministry of Justice: Burial Law Reform.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: EU Energy Council, Luxembourg, Wednesday 6th June 2007.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Telecoms Council 7th June 2007.
Secretary of State for Transport: Proposed Revised Highway Code and Rules for Cyclists.
Secretary of State for Transport: European Transport Council 7th to 8th June 2007.
Secretary of State for Transport: Thames Valley Regional Planning Assessment for the Railway.
Secretary of State for Transport: Yorkshire and Humber Regional Planning Assessment for the Railway.
Secretary of State for Transport: Consultation exercise on the Water Preferred Policy Guidelines for the Movement of Abnormal Loads.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: A review of pensions institutions.



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