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Order of Business Tuesday 9 October 2007

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Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): What assessment he has made of the recent presidential elections and other political developments in Turkey.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What steps he is taking to promote investment in Iran.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): What his policy is on holding a referendum on the new European constitutional treaty.
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East): If he will make a statement on the political situation in Zimbabwe.
Sir Patrick Cormack (South Staffordshire): If he will make a statement on the progress made in the Middle East peace process.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What Government policy is on a national referendum on the new treaty reforming the constitutional arrangements of the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): If he will make a statement on progress in the EU intergovernmental conference.
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): If he will make a statement on the Iranian nuclear programme.
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North): What assessment the UK has made of EU and UN involvement in Iraq.
Mr Quentin Davies (Grantham & Stamford): What assessment he has made of the likely impact on the ability of the UK and its European partners to combat climate change of proposed changes to qualified majority voting in the new EU treaty.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): How many cases there have been of British citizens under the age of 18 years old being detained by Pakistan authorities while custody issues are considered by the Pakistan High Court in the last five years; and what support the High Commission has provided in such cases.
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): What the changes between the EU constitutional treaty and the proposed EU reform treaty are.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): When he last met his Portuguese counterpart to discuss issues relating to British holiday-makers in that country.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (Kensington & Chelsea): If he will make a statement on the Iranian nuclear programme.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What progress has been made in negotiations in the intergovernmental conference on the proposed EU reform treaty.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): If he will make a statement on the political situation in Iraq.
Norman Baker (Lewes): What steps he is taking to ensure journalists have free access to Tibet.
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall): What recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Zimbabwe.
Mr Stephen O'Brien (Eddisbury): What Government policy is on the conduct of a national referendum on the proposed treaty changing the constitutional arrangements of the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Nick Palmer (Broxtowe): If he will make a statement on the Middle East peace process.
Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham): If he will make a statement on the progress made in the Middle East peace process.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): What recent discussions he has had with the US Administration on the UK's special relationship with the US.

At 3.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements, including on Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review.

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Anne Moffat
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the activities which can be undertaken in UK ports; to place certain duties on harbour authorities; 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
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Defence procurement
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Anti-doping in sport: the case of Mr Paul Edwards (Mrs Maria Miller).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Future of NATO and European Defence.
   Witnesses: Professor Michael Cox, Dr Jonathan Eyal, Dr Robin Niblett, Dr Mark Webber and Dr Dana Allin.
Science and Technology
9.30 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subjects: (i) Financial Stability and Transparency (ii) The Financial Services Authority’s Annual Report 2006-07.
   Witnesses: Sir Callum McCarthy, Chairman, and Hector Sants, Chief Executive, Financial Services Authority.
Crossrail Bill
10.00 a.m.
Room 5 (public)
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: The Government’s Counter-Terrorism Proposals.
   Witnesses: Sir Ian Blair QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis; Lord Carlile of Berriew QC (at 11.30 a.m.).
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
Room 7 (private)
Trade and Industry Sub-Committee on the Women and Work Commission’s Report
10.15 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Implementation of the Report of the Women and Work Commission.
   Witness: David Lammy MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Communities and Local Government
10.20 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.40 a.m.
   Subject: Housing Green Paper.
   Witness: Yvette Cooper MP, Minister of State for Housing, Department for Communities and Local Government.
Trade and Industry
11.30 a.m.
Room 20 (private)
Scottish Affairs
4.00 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Constitutional Affairs
4.30 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.45 p.m.
   Subject: Work of the Ministry of Justice.
   Witness: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor.
[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: Planning.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iraq: assistance to locally–employed staff.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Informal Council 1st and 2nd October 2007.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police performance assessments 2006-07.
Secretary of State for Transport: Renewable transport fuel obligation.

Written Questions tabled on Monday 8th October for answer today Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the ‘Question Book’.
  1   Peter Bottomley (Worthing West): To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his response is to each of the Questions in Sir John Tookes' interim report on medical careers.


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