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Order of Business Thursday 7 June 2007

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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 Trade and Industry
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): What factors were taken into account in choosing the date of the carbon capture and storage competition announced in the Energy White Paper.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): When he will announce which post offices will close following his recent statement.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): How many (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory post office closures there will be over the next two years under the scheme he announced in May; and if he will make a statement.
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): What steps he has taken to promote the development of a sub-sea electricity transmission network.
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): What provisions the Sellafield security contract will contain on public safety.
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): What progress has been made in achieving the Government's target of an end to fuel poverty for vulnerable households by 2010.
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): What assessment he has made of the impact of the pricing and access regime on Royal Mail.
Gregory Barker (Bexhill & Battle): What plans he has to build new nuclear power stations in the South East.
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on issues outlined in the Energy White Paper.
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): What discussions his Department has had with Canatxx Ltd and its associated companies on gas storage under the River Wyre in the last six months.
Mr John Baron (Billericay): If he will apply the Furniture and Furnishings Regulations 1998 to imported furniture at the point of entry into the UK, with particular reference to sofas.
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): If he will make an official visit to Totnes to discuss the situation of industry in the area.
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire): What representations he has received from bodies representing British businesses on the structure and functions of his Department.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What steps he is taking to reduce the number of regulations imposed on business and industry.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What plans he has to encourage high-skilled manufacturing in the West Midlands.
Mr Mark Todd (South Derbyshire): What progress has been made in response to the Joint Statement of Intent to create and implement an intellectual property rights programme between the UK and India since 2004; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What plans he has to increase the contractual freedom afforded to sub-postmasters.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): When he expects to announce decisions on which post offices will close.
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): What authority his Department has granted to Capita to interview under caution claimants for compensation for vibration white finger.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): What the timetable is for ratification of the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking.
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): When the Government expects to implement article 13 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings for women victims of trafficking.
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): If she will make a statement on the trafficking of women in the UK.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What assessment she has made of the Government's progress in tackling homophobic bullying; and if she will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If she will meet the Engineering and Technology Board to discuss the promotion of science, engineering and technology as a career path for women.
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West): What recent progress has been made in reducing the pay gap between men and women.
At 11.30 a.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Business Question to the Leader of the House

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until any hour]
Debate may continue until any hour.
[No debate]
Secretary Ruth Kelly
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Rating (Empty Properties) Bill:
   1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading
   2.   Notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of Bills brought in on Ways and Means Resolutions, proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at one day’s sitting.
   3.   Proceedings in Committee and any proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.
   4.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of those proceedings or at the moment of interruption on that day, whichever is the earlier.
   5.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee and on consideration and Third Reading.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
RATING (EMPTY PROPERTIES) BILL [MONEY]: Queen’s recommendation signified.
[No debate]
John Healey
   That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Rating (Empty Properties) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase in the amounts so payable under Part 3 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Role of the Secretary of State in the German Road, Bramley planning application  (Mrs Maria Miller).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Legal Services Bill [Lords]
9.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
   [Programming Sub-Committee]
Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]
12.30 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
   [Programming Sub-Committee]
Second Reading Committee
1.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill [Lords].
Finance Bill Committee
9.00 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
1.00 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.
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Electronic Patient Record.
   Witnesses: Academy of Medical Sciences, The Wellcome Trust, and the Institute of Child Health; BT Health, Mr Alan Shackman, and Professor Naomi Fulop, King’s College London (at 11.15 a.m.).
Public Administration
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Third Sector Commissioning.
   Witnesses: Lord Adebowale CBE, Turning Point, and Joyce Moseley, Rainer.
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: A Surveillance Society?
   Witnesses: International Association of Privacy Professionals; Experian, Finance and Leasing Association, Loyalty Management Group, and Tesco (at 11.15 a.m.).
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Department for International Development Assistance to Burmese Internally Displaced People And Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border.
   Witnesses: Burma Campaign UK and Christian Solidarity; Dr Thomas Lee, University of California (at 11.30 a.m.).
Culture, Media and Sport
10.30 a.m.
Room 7 (private)
European Scrutiny
3.45 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.00 p.m.
   Subject: Institutional Reform and the Inquiry into the Conclusions of the European Council and the Council of Ministers.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Shan Morgan and Anthony Smith, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
[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: Local government.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Education, Youth and Culture Council.
Secretary of State for Defence: Improved support to families.
Secretary of State for Education and Skills: Education and Youth Council—25th May 2007.
Secretary of State for Health: Government-sponsored leaflet on medicines development.
Prime Minister: House of Lords Appointments Commission Annual Report 2006-07.
Secretary of State for Transport: Timetable for implementation of the Traffic Management Act 2004 Regulations.
Secretary of State for Transport: Consultation on the detail of the graduated fixed penalty and deposit schemes.

General Committee Notices
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 12th June at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and Thursday 14th June at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. to consider the Further Education and Training Bill [Lords].
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 12th June at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and Thursday 14th June at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. to consider the Legal Services Bill [Lords].
        A European Standing Committee will meet on Monday 11th June at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 7371/07 and Addenda 1 to 4, relating to Simplification of Legislation on Transport Rates and Food Hygiene.
        The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 12th June at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Community Drivers’ Hours and Recording Equipment Regulations 2007.
        The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 13th June at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2007, the draft Armed Forces (Alignment of Service Discipline Acts) Order 2007 and the draft Armed Forces (Service Police Amendments) Order 2007.



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