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Order of Business Wednesday 30 January 2008

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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 International Development
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): If he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to discuss aid to Afghanistan with his EU counterparts.
Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): What steps he has taken to ensure that aid allocated to Palestinians is spent on the purposes for which it is intended.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): Whether his Department's strategy for tackling HIV/AIDS in developing countries includes measures to support children orphaned, or made vulnerable, by that condition.
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): What assistance his Department is providing to the people of Gaza.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): Which country received the most humanitarian assistance from the UK in the latest period for which figures are available; and how much it received.
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): What support the UK will provide for the implementation of the Kivu peace accord and the ending of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What discussions he has had with EU colleagues on ways of strengthening civil society in the countries of the Maghreb.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): What steps the Government is taking to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What steps he is taking to promote free and fair elections in developing countries.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): What projects his Department is undertaking with local government in Pakistan.
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill): What progress is being made on achieving the targets outlined in the Millennium Development Goals; and if he will make a statement.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What recent representations he has received on the use of UK development funds in the poorest countries in Africa; and if he will make a statement.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 30th January.
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston):
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): When he last met the Police Federation to discuss police pay.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham):
Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South):
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): If he will visit Nottingham soon to launch Nottingham as an early intervention city.
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill):
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):
Martin Salter (Reading West):
Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith):
Mr Marsha Singh (Bradford West):
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
Mr Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Greg Mulholland
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require licensed premises which sell wine by the glass to offer measures of 125ml.
   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
TREATY OF LISBON (No. 2) (2nd allotted day)
[Up to four and a half hours]
The Prime Minister
   That this House approves the Government’s policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of provisions concerning energy.
   As an Amendment to the Prime Minister’s proposed Motion (Treaty of Lisbon (No. 2)):
Mr William Hague
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr David Lidington
Mr Mark Francois
Charles Hendry
Mr David Evennett
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes that the Government demanded the deletion of a new article on energy when it was first proposed as part of the EU Constitution; further notes that the Government’s explanation was that ‘this provision is unnecessary as all aspects of energy policy are effectively covered elsewhere in the Treaty e.g. single market, environment’; believes that the Government’s position then was right and remains valid; and accordingly rejects the Government’s current policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of provisions concerning energy.’.
   The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings, including on any amendments that have been selected, not later than four and a half hours after commencement (Order of 28th January).
EUROPEAN UNION (AMENDMENT) BILL: Committee (2nd allotted day) (any selected amendments to Clause 2 relating to energy)
[Up to one and a half hours]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings on any selected amendments to Clause 2 relating to energy will be brought to a conclusion not later than one and a half hours after commencement (Order of 28th January).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the draft Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 17th December, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the draft Small Companies and Groups (Accounts and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 17th December, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment) (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 17th December, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
   That the draft Insurance Business Transfer Schemes (Amendment of Corporation Tax Acts) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 10th December, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Harriet Harman
   That, at the sitting on Monday 4th February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Jacqui Smith relating to Police Grant Report not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, and shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Hazel Blears relating to Local Government Finance not later than Ten o’clock; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Travelling community (Mr Brian H. Donohoe).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2008.
Innovation, Universities and Skills
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Renewable Electricity-generation Technologies.
   Witnesses: Energy Research Partnership, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Marine Institute for Innovation, Regional Development Agency, EDF energy, and RWE npower (at 10.15 a.m.).
Children, Schools and Families
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Diversity of School Provision.
   Witnesses: Dr Steve Gibbons, Research Associate, London School of Economics, and Tom Benton, Senior Statistician, and Simon Rutt, Deputy Head of Statistics, National Foundation for Educational Research.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.35 a.m.
   Subject: Regional Accountability.
   Witnesses: Tom Riordan, Chair of Chief Executives of the RDA Network and Chief Executive, Yorkshire Forward, Abby Johnson Brennan, Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands Development Agency, and Jamie Merrick, Head of Strategy, East of England Development Agency.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.55 p.m.
The Lawrence Room, The Lawn in Lincoln, Lincoln (private)
2.00 p.m.
   Subject: Flooding.
   Witnesses: National Farmers’ Union and Natural England; Steve Batty, Malcolm Coward, Mark Harrison, and Paul Rouse (at 2.45 p.m.); Burton Joyce Residents’ Association, Strensall and Towthorpe Parish Council, and West Lindsey District Council (at 3.30 p.m.).
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Political Developments in Northern Ireland.
   Witness: Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: e-Petitions.
   Witnesses: Professor Jonathan Drori CBE, Director, Changing Media Ltd, Peter Riddell and Laura Miller, Hansard Society, and Kathy Buckner and Ella Taylor-Smith, International Teledemocracy Centre, Napier University.
2.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Department for Transport Annual Report 2007.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State, and Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport.
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: The Cancellation of Bicester Accommodation Centre.
   Witnesses: Sir David Normington KCB, Permanent Secretary, Home Office, and Lin Homer, Chief Executive, Border and Immigration Agency.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Human Rights
2.00 p.m.
Room 4A (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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Financial stability and depositor protection.
Secretary of State for Health: Correction to Written Answer 173070 on sexually transmitted diseases.
Secretary of State for Health: Review of eligibility criteria for social care.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Charging for nationality and immigration services 2008-09.
Secretary of State for Transport: Rolling stock.



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