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Order of Business Tuesday 13 November 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.
[No debate]
The Chairman of Ways and Means
   SESSIONAL RETURNS: Returns for Session 2006-07 of information and statistics relating to:
Business of the House.
Closure of Debate, Proposal of Question and Allocation of Time (including Programme Motions);
Sittings of the House;
Private Bills and Private Business;
Public Bills;
Delegated Legislation and Regulatory Reform Orders;
European Legislation, etc;
Grand Committees;
Chairmen’s Panel; and
Select Committees.
No debate.

  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 Health
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): What estimate he has made of the number of British-trained doctors looking for permanent placements; and if he will make a statement.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What plans he has to amend the law on abortion.
Norman Baker (Lewes): If he will make a statement on the level and quality of provision of maternity services in Sussex.
Dr John Pugh (Southport): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Connecting with Health; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): What discussions he has had on the centralisation of upper gastro-intestinal cancer services in Devon; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): What the average waiting time was for hearing aid assessments in (a) Gravesham and (b) England in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne): If he will make a statement on the downgrading of maternity services in (a) Eastbourne and (b) England.
Philip Davies (Shipley): If he will make a statement on the training given to staff conducting the deep clean of hospitals.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What recent discussions he has had with charities concerned with teenage cancer on skin cancer prevention.
Tim Farron (Westmorland & Lonsdale): What assessment he has made of the current level of access to NHS dentistry.
Lorely Burt (Solihull): What steps he is taking to ensure that patients requiring emergency care are taken to the nearest accident and emergency department.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What the percentage change has been in health spending between 1996-97 and 2007; and what the percentage change in consultant finished case episodes has been over that period.
Dr Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest): What guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on the material and literature they make available to patients on their premises; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent discussions he has had on out-of-hours GP service provision.
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): What recent assessment he has made of the level of access to NHS dentistry.
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): What plans he has to recruit more midwives; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks): When he expects the beds closed at Sevenoaks Hospital to be re-opened.
Mr Don Foster (Bath): What assessment he has made of the level of access to NHS dentistry.
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): What plans he has to improve access to NHS dentistry.
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): What estimate he has made of the proportion of primary care trusts that have fully implemented all National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): If he will make a statement on the implications for Greater London of the interim report arising from the Our NHS, Our Future initiative.
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): What assessment he has made of the level of misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): When he next expects to visit the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): If he will make a statement on access to NHS dentistry.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on the interim report arising from Our NHS, Our Future.
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
The Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr John Spellar (Warley): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme):
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):
Mr Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks):
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
QUEEN’S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [6th November].
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
   Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
   Most Gracious Sovereign,
   We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament—(Mr Richard Caborn).
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Michael Gove
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   As an Amendment to the Address, at end add—
   ‘but regret the absence of measures in the Gracious Speech to empower professionals responsible for the delivery of health and education services and of measures which would make those services more accountable to patients and parents; deplore the absence of measures to improve public health and reduce health inequalities; regret the lack of a reformed legislative structure for the National Health Service which would reduce central targets and devolve decision-making closer to patients and enable health services to respond to the need for high quality and accessible care; further regret the lack of measures to deal with school discipline, raise standards in literacy, numeracy, science and languages, address under-performance in the primary sector, tackle disadvantage at its roots and provide effective support in the earliest years; and further regret the absence of measures which would deliver the real improvements needed in these and related public services.’.
Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Michael Moore
Julia Goldsworthy
Mr David Heath
Simon Hughes
Mr Paul Burstow
   As an Amendment to the Address, at end add—
   ‘but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to announce proposals for a referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union.’.
   Proposed subject for debate: Health and Education.
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   The proposed subject has been withdrawn.

9.30 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Financial Stability and Transparency.
   Witnesses: Professor Richard Portes, Dr Willem Buiter, and Professor Geoffrey Wood; Fitch, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s (at 10.45 a.m.).
10.00 a.m.
Room 18 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: MoD Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07.
   Witnesses: Bill Jeffrey CB, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, and Trevor Woolley CB, Finance Director, Ministry of Defence.
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.20 a.m.
   Subject: Are Biofuels Sustainable?
   Witnesses: Biofuels Corporation, British Sugar, Renewable Energy Association, and Environmental Industries Commission; WWF and Friends of the Earth (at 11.10 a.m.).
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: The Government’s Counter-Terrorism Proposals.
   Witnesses: Rachel North; Nick Clegg MP (at 10.45 a.m.); Rt Hon David Davis MP (at 11.30 a.m.).
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Maternal Health.
   Witnesses: Oxford Policy Management and Immpact, University of Aberdeen; Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Office (at 11.30 a.m.).
Standards and Privileges
10.00 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Globalisation and its Impact on Wales.
   Witnesses: Tesco; Dr Shyam Patair, Llandrillo College (at 11.15 a.m.).
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: On-course Horserace Betting.
   Witnesses: Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers, Clive Reams, Barry Johnson, and Keith Johnson; Racecourse Association (at 11.10 a.m.); Horserace Betting Levy Board, National Joint Pitch Council (at 11.50 a.m.); Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (at 12.30 p.m.).
Scottish Affairs
10.45 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
11.00 a.m.
   Subject: Experience of the Scottish Elections.
   Witnesses: Sam Younger, Chairman, Peter Wardle, Chief Executive, Andrew Scallan, Director of Electoral Administration and Boundaries, and Andy O’Neil, Head of Scotland Office, Electoral Commission; David Cairns MP, Minister of State, Scotland Office (at 12.00 noon).
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
11.00 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
   Subject: To choose Chairman and consider course of proceedings.
3.30 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: Devolution: A Decade On.
   Witnesses: Professor Charlie Jeffery, Professor Robert Hazell and Professor John Curtice.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: National Insurance Contributions Bill–Impact assessment.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Education, Youth and Culture Council.
Secretary of State for Defence: Reserve Forces Call-out Order–Afghanistan.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tidal surge–East Coast of England.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Update on foot and mouth disease and bluetongue disease outbreaks.
Leader of the House: Topical debate–Thursday 15th November 2007.
Minister for Women and Equalities: Equality: Government response to the Report of the Communities and Local Government Committee.



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