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Order of Business Wednesday 27 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 Northern Ireland
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What estimate he has made of the likely proportion of Catholic officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11.
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South): For what reasons DNA samples of Northern Ireland citizens acquitted of criminal offences, or who have had charges dropped before trial, are retained on the national database.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What recent assessment he has made of the security threat posed by each of the Irish terrorist groups proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000.
Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside): What steps he is taking to address the historical issues which continue to influence Northern Ireland's political development.
David Simpson (Upper Bann): What recent assessment he has made of the extent of activities of dissident Republican paramilitary organisations (a) within the UK and (b) overseas; and if he will make a statement.
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): What steps he is taking to ensure that the marching season in Northern Ireland is peaceful and orderly.
Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley): What recent steps he has taken to address long-standing problems which influence Northern Ireland's social and political development.
Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): What progress he has made on the development of community-based sentencing as an alternative to prison in Northern Ireland.
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What alternatives to prison are being developed in Northern Ireland; and what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of those measures.
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): If he will seek discussions with Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing the block grant to increase resources available for social housing in Northern Ireland.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What assessment he has made of the security threat posed by each of the Irish terrorist groups proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What estimate he has made of the likely proportion of Catholic officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11.
Sammy Wilson (East Antrim): What mechanisms are in place by which the Police Ombudsman's office can be held accountable in respect of complaints made against her office.
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield): What progress has been made in developing community-based sentencing as an effective alternative to prison in Northern Ireland.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 27th June.
Colin Burgon (Elmet):
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): When he expects British troops to be finally withdrawn from Iraq.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):
Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield):
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge):
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):
Tony Baldry (Banbury):
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough):
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South):
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):
Mr Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East):
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):
Bob Russell (Colchester):
Bob Spink (Castle Point):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Stephen Crabb
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Animals Act 1981 to limit strict liability for damage done by animals.
   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
TRIBUNALS, COURTS AND ENFORCEMENT BILL [LORDS]: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered. (Queen’s Consent to be signified on Third Reading.)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading may also be taken.
   Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Order of 5th March).
[No debate]
Secretary John Reid
   That the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2007, which was laid before this House on 24th May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Ben Bradshaw
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 8179/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication, A policy to reduce unwanted by-catches and eliminate discards in European fisheries; and agrees with the Government’s initial assessment of the proposal that it represents a sound basis for debate, but that the discussion of possible solutions needs to take full account of the mixed nature of many of the EU fisheries and balance the socio-economic interests involved, whilst the UK is mindful of the importance of effective enforcement and control and the resource implications thereof.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Kosovo (Mark Pritchard).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Constitutional Affairs
9.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.15 a.m.
   Subject: Constitutional Role of the Attorney General.
   Witnesses: Robert Wardle, Director, Serious Fraud Office; Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith QC, Attorney General (at 10.00 a.m.).
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: The Pension Service.
   Witness: Alexis Cleveland, Chief Executive, Pension Service.
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Report.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Kinnock, Chair, Martin Davidson, Chief Executive, and Margaret Mayne, Director of Finance, British Council; Nigel Chapman, Director, and Ms Alison Woodhams, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance, BBC World Service (at 3.30 p.m.).
2.00 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Draft Local Transport Bill.
   Witnesses: West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities, and Local Government Association; Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers (ATCO), Local Government Technical Advisors Group (TAG), and County Surveyors Society (at 3.45 p.m.); Community Transport Association UK (CTA UK), and GoSkills? (at 4.45 p.m.) .
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
3.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
3.30 p.m.
   Subject: The Northern Ireland Prison Service.
   Witness: The Life Sentence Review Commissioners.
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Building and Maintaining River and Coastal Flood Defences in England.
   Witnesses: Baroness Young of Old Scone, Chief Executive, Dr David P F King, Director of Water Management, and Tim Kersley, Head of Assessment Management, Environment Agency.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Draft Human Tissue and Embryos Bill
3.00 p.m.
Room 4 (private)
3.15 p.m.
   Witnesses: Professor Susan Golombok, University of Cambridge, Professor Brenda Almond, University of Hull, and Professor Ann Buchanan, University of Oxford; Simon Denegri, Chief Executive, Association of Medical Research Charities, Professor Martin Bobrow, Academy of Medical Sciences, Professor Austin Smith, University of Cambridge, and Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, Chair, Human Genetics Commission (at 4.00 p.m.).
Statutory Instruments
4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
London Local Authorities Bill [Lords]
9.00 a.m.
Room 6 (public)
12.45 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 Culture, Media and Sport: Olympic funding: revised Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and the Mayor of London.
Secretary of State for Defence: Service voters survey.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Council 12th and 13th June.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Public sector ombudsmen services in England.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Annual Report for 2006–07 of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Prime Minister: Appointment of surveillance commissioners.



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