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Order of Business Wednesday 14 November 2007

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Timings are indicative only.

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
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will make a statement on sectarian crime in Northern Ireland.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent assessment he has made of the activities of dissident Republican groups in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What public expenditure per person is planned in Northern Ireland in each of the next five years.
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): What resources have been allocated to the police to help identify those paramilitary groups involved in drug trafficking and selling.
Mr Eddie McGrady (South Down): What discussions he has had with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the proposed development of nuclear power sites in Northern Ireland.
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What recent assessment he has made of the activities of Loyalist and Republican groups in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): If he will make a statement on the possible devolution of responsibility for criminal justice in Northern Ireland.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What recent discussions he has had on the Sesame Street in Northern Ireland initiative; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): If he will make a statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland.
David Simpson (Upper Bann): What progress has been made on plans to introduce police community support officers in Northern Ireland.
Mr Brooks Newmark (Braintree): If he will make a statement on cross-border relations.
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge): What recent assessment he has made of the activities of dissident Republican groups in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex): If he will make a statement on cross-border relations.
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): If he will make a statement on reservist numbers 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 Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 14th November.
Clive Efford (Eltham):
Mr John Heppell (Nottingham East):
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley):
Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):
Mr Dennis Skinner (Bolsover):
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What assessment he has made of the role of the Private Finance Initiative in delivering the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon):
Patrick Hall (Bedford):
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):

At 12.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements, including on national security

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
QUEEN’S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [6th November].
[Until 7.00 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).
   As Amendments to the Address, at end add—
Mr David Cameron
Mr George Osborne
Mr Philip Hammond
Chris Grayling
Mr Nigel Waterson
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   ‘but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to set out a clear vision on the future of economic policy, contains no measures to develop Britain’s competitiveness, includes proposals that will damage enterprise, and does not contain any measures to reduce youth unemployment and to make significant inroads into the number of people on benefits who could work; condemn the absence of measures to ensure real improvements in the public services to give people power over their lives and generate greater value for money for taxpayers; and further regret the absence of measures in the Gracious Speech to tackle the pensions crisis to which Government policy has contributed.’.
Dr Vincent Cable
Mr Michael Moore
Julia Goldsworthy
Mr David Heath
Simon Hughes
Mr Paul Burstow
   ‘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.’.
   As an Amendment to Dr Vincent Cable’s proposed Amendment, at end add—
Mr William Cash
   ‘which despite a No vote arising from any such referendum would not necessitate automatic withdrawal from the European Union because such a No vote would then be on the Reform Treaty, devised and agreed in secrecy by the European elite, which undermines the sovereignty of the United Kingdom and its Parliament and its electorate and consists of all the now existing European Treaties and is, as the European Scrutiny Committee has reported, “substantially equivalent” to the original Constitutional Treaty on which a referendum was promised by the Government and any such No vote would properly lead to a new Intergovernmental Conference and the fundamental renegotiation of the existing treaties as they now stand.’.
   Proposed subject for debate: The Economy and Pensions
   Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m. If an amendment is disposed of at or after 7.00 p.m., a further amendment selected by the Speaker may be moved, and the question will be put without debate.
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 25th January; 1st, 22nd and 29th February; 7th and 14th March; 25th April; 9th and 16th May; 6th, 13th and 20th June and 17th October 2008.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, which was laid before this House on 28th June, in the last Session of Parliament, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: HM Submarine Affray (John McDonnell).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Children, Schools and Families
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Innovation, Universities and Skills
9.30 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
   Subject: To choose Chairman and consider course of proceedings.
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.35 a.m.
   Subject: Scrutiny of the Draft Queen’s Speech.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, Leader of the House of Commons; Rt Hon Nicholas Brown MP, Minister for the North East of England, David Marlow, Chief Executive, East of England Development Agency, and Bobby Duffy, MORI (at 10.10 a.m.).
Treasury Sub-Committee
2.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: HM Treasury: Administration and Expenditure in 2006-07.
   Witnesses: Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, and Louise Tulett, Director, Finance, Procurement and Operations, HM Treasury.
Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Environmental Information
2.20 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Environmental Labelling.
   Witnesses: National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales; Marks and Spencer (at 3.10 p.m.); Carbon Trust (at 3.50 p.m.).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Flooding.
   Witnesses: Sheffield City Council and Hull City Council; Yorkshire Water and Internal Drainage Boards (at 4.00 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
3.20 p.m.
   Subject: Conclusions of the European Council and the Council of Ministers.
   Witness: Rt Hon Lord Williamson of Horton GCMG CB.
2.30 p.m.
Room 21 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Ticketing on Public Transport.
   Witnesses: Association of Train Operating Companies, and Transport Investigations Ltd; First Capital Connect, First Group plc, Stagecoach UK Bus, and Stagecoach Group Rail Division (at 3.30 p.m.); Community Transport Association UK (at 4.15 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: The Budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
   Witnesses: Jonathan Stephens, Permanent Secretary, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and David Higgins, Chief Executive, Olympic Delivery Authority.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Standards and Privileges
6.00 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
[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: Floods recovery–Local authority performance framework.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Lord West reviews on protective security.
Leader of the House: Government’s Draft Legislative Programme–Taking a wider view.
Secretary of State for Transport: Aviation security.



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