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Order of Business Wednesday 6 June 2007

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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
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on Government support for a re-appraisal of the options for generating electricity from the tidal flow in the Severn Estuary.
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on Welsh priorities in respect of the Medical Training Application Service.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): If he will make a statement on hospital waiting times for Welsh patients in hospitals in England.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the National Assembly for Wales's legislative programme as it relates to cross-border issues.
Mr Martin Caton (Gower): What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on measures which could be taken by the UK Government to increase funding available for social housing in Wales.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Ministers on the interaction between the ambulance service in Wales and neighbouring services in England.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the operation of the Barnett formula as it affects Wales.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What recent discussions he has held with the First Minister on cockling.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Ministers on cross-border issues affecting the ambulance service in Wales.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What discussions he plans to hold with the new Welsh Assembly administration on the changes of relationship between the Government and the Welsh Assembly following the implementation of the Government of Wales Act 2006.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): What recent assessment he has made of the prospects for manufacturing industry in Wales.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on extending the pensioners' concessionary fares scheme to rail travel in Wales.
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): 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.
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on proportional representation in local government.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6th June.
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham):
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):
Mr Mark Lancaster (North East Milton Keynes):
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):
Dr William McCrea (South Antrim):
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West):
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):
Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston):
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):
At 12.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Kevan Jones
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the establishment of a Federation for the Armed Forces; 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
OPPOSITION DAY (13th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Tim Loughton
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House acknowledges the aims of the NHS National Programme for Information Technology (IT) and supports them in principle, recognising the potential benefits IT can bring to patients and NHS staff if implemented correctly; deplores the hasty conception of the National Programme under the noble Lord, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, and the failure to consult adequately with service users; regrets the parallel failure by the Department of Health to implement successfully the Medical Training Application process; expresses concern about the impact of the Care Records Service on patient confidentiality; notes in particular the concerns of the Committee of Public Accounts, in the context of its criticisms of the Government’s mismanagement of IT projects at large about the cost, delays in the Care Records System, the lack of a firm timetable for delivery, the struggles faced by suppliers to the programme, and the lack of engagement with frontline NHS professionals; regrets the opportunity cost to patient care and the disillusionment caused by the Programme amongst NHS staff; seeks assurances on the supply chain, particularly regarding iSoft and an explanation for the delays in Choose and Book; and therefore calls for a full and independent review of the NHS IT programme.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (NHS National Programme for Information Technology):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ms Secretary Hewitt
Mr Secretary Reid
Caroline Flint
Ivan Lewis
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘recognises that a modern IT system is vital for delivering good healthcare; welcomes the NHS IT Programme which provides safer, faster and better healthcare for NHS patients, giving them more choice and control over their care; supports the objectives of modernising medical careers; further supports the aim of connecting over 30,000 GPs in England to almost 300 hospitals and giving patients access to their personal health and care information; congratulates the NHS on having already delivered 93 Picture Archiving and Communications Systems across the country including a 100 per cent. achievement in London, delivering faster results for patients; further congratulates the NHS for sending over 21 million electronic prescriptions so far, reducing inefficiencies and errors; welcomes the fact that over 85 per cent. of all GP practices have used Choose and Book to refer their patients to hospital and that almost 3.8 million Choose and Book bookings have been made so far, allowing patients to choose appointments that are at convenient times to fit in with their lives; and welcomes the news that approximately 1.2 million NHS employees now have access to the new broadband network N3.’.
Mr David Cameron
Mr Alan Duncan
Charles Hendry
Mr Mark Prisk
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House notes with concern that since 1997 the competitiveness of the UK has fallen, that growth in productivity has slowed, that companies’ business investment and research and development spending as a proportion of GDP have declined, that the UK balance of trade is in record deficit, and that businesses are suffering under an increasing burden of regulation which especially harms smaller firms; is concerned at Government plans to close thousands of post offices, its recent clawback of the science budget to pay for the Rover enquiry, its failure to meet its energy policy goals, its inconsistent system of business support, the questionable focus and performance of Regional Development Agencies, and the failure of UK Trade and Investment effectively to promote British business abroad; and therefore calls for an improvement in the Department of Trade and Industry’s leadership and enterprise culture to make it a stronger and more effective voice for business and for the United Kingdom.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Effectiveness of the Department of Trade and Industry):
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Jack Straw
Mr Secretary Darling
Malcolm Wicks
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘acknowledges the outstanding performance of the economy under this Government with the longest unbroken economic expansion on record, in contrast to the boom and bust of the previous Government, with inflation and interest rates both on average half of the previous 18 years and over 29 million people in work for the first time; notes that the UK is recognised as one of the best places in the world to do business; supports the Government’s approach to better regulation and a 25 per cent. reduction in administrative burdens by 2010; praises the balanced approach to protecting working families through measures such as the national minimum wage and flexible working, while achieving the highest level of employment; commends the Government’s unprecedented commitment to a national post office network with clear access criteria and the financial support to underpin it; applauds the more than doubling in real terms of science funding after decades of under-investment; welcomes the Government’s leadership in tackling the challenges of climate change and energy security; endorses the commitment to reduce the number of business support schemes across Government to under 100 by 2010 after the Department of Trade and Industry’s successful simplification of its own programmes to under 10; recognises the increasing contribution of regional development agencies to regional prosperity and jobs; approves the new strategy of UK Trade and Investment which has received widespread business support; and calls on the Government to build on its achievements to secure the country’s growing economic prosperity.’.
   The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Jack Straw
   That, in respect of the International Tribunals (Sierra Leone) Bill [Lords], notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Policing in Middlesbrough  (Dr Ashok Kumar).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

First Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Value Added Tax (Payments on Account) (Amendment) Order 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 1420), and the Value Added Tax (Administration, Collection and Enforcement) Order 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 1421).
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: International Policies and Activities of the Research Councils.
   Witnesses: Professor Stuart Palmer, University of Warwick, and Professor Alan Jenkins, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; Professor Lorna Casselton and Dr Bernie Jones, The Royal Society, and Dr Lloyd Anderson, British Council (at 10.15 a.m.).
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
Education and Skills
10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Financial Inclusion Follow-up: Saving For All and Shorter Term Saving Products.
   Witnesses: Park Group; The Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL) (at 3.00 p.m.); and Office of Fair Trading (at 3.30 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: The Northern Ireland Prison Service.
   Witnesses: The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; Prison Officers’ Association (N.I.) (at 4.15 p.m.).
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: BBC Risk Management.
   Witnesses: Mark Thompson, Director-General, BBC, and Jeremy Peat, Trustee, BBC Trust.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Draft Climate Change Bill
2.00 p.m.
Room 4A (private)
2.15 p.m.
   Witnesses: Energy Saving Trust, Carbon Trust; Ofgem, Environment Agency, Sustainable Development Commission (at 2.55 p.m.); Green Alliance (at 3.35 p.m.).
Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill
3.00 p.m.
Room 4 (private)
3.15 p.m.
   Witnesses: Shirley Harrison, Chairman, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and Human Tissue Authority (HTA), Angela McNab, Chief Executive, HFEA, and Adrian McNeil, Chief Executive, HTA; Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health (at 4.15 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: Ordnance Survey Performance Targets for 2007-08.
Secretary of State for Defence: Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft.
Secretary of State for Health: NHS Financial Performance–Quarter 4 2006-07.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Simplifying immigration law: an initial consultation.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Publication of the Oversight Commissioner’s Report.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Agenda of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 30th March 2007, Brussels.



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