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Order of Business Monday 25 February 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   Selection: That Mr Simon Burns be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Alistair Burt be added to the Committee.


  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 the Home Department
Mrs Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood): What account she takes of the contribution of foreign students to the UK economy in taking decisions on student visas.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What representations she has received on police force strength following the publication of the Flanagan Review.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of alcohol restriction zones in reducing levels of alcohol-related crime.
Mr John Spellar (Warley): What progress has been made on regulating wheel clamping on private land.
Mr Graham Brady (Altrincham & Sale West): What steps she is taking to reduce levels of cannabis use among children and young people.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): What recent estimate she has made of levels of net migration to the UK.
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): What plans she has to support police forces in tackling gangs and gun crime.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders.
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): What plans she has to review legislation concerning the offence of possessing articles for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
Jessica Morden (Newport East): What proposals she has to increase the amount of time that police officers spend on patrol.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat alcohol-induced crime.
Ms Angela C. Smith (Sheffield, Hillsborough): What her latest estimate is of the annual costs resulting from crimes associated with identity fraud.
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): What criteria the Government will use to determine whether an identity card is to be required in order for a public service to be provided.
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): What guidance she has issued on the questioning of those detained after being charged; and if she will make a statement.
Bob Spink (Castle Point): What steps the Government has taken to prevent alcohol-related street crime in the last 12 months.
Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall): What recent research she has commissioned and evaluated on the effects of immigration on the economy.
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to reduce levels of gun crime.
Judy Mallaber (Amber Valley): What response she has made to the recommendations of the Flanagan Report on the recording of stop and account and stop and search incidents by police officers.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders.
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What her assessment is of the effectiveness of neighbourhood policing schemes.
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): What steps she is taking to further engage local communities in initiatives to divert young people from anti-social or criminal behaviour.
Chris Mole (Ipswich): What assessment she has made of the effect of implementation of the recommendations of the Flanagan Report on levels of police bureaucracy.
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley):
Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland):
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the Order of 28th January be further amended as follows: in the Table, in the entry for Allotted Day 6, in the third column:
for ‘4½ hours’ substitute ‘4 hours’, and
for ‘1½ hours’ substitute ‘2 hours’.
To be decided without debate (Order of 28th January).
TREATY OF LISBON (No. 6) (6th allotted day)
The Prime Minister
   That this House approves the Government’s policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of provisions concerning international development.
   As an Amendment to the Prime Minister’s proposed Motion (Treaty of Lisbon (No. 6)):—
Mr William Hague
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr David Lidington
Mr Mark Francois
Mr Mark Lancaster
Mr David Evennett
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘disapproves of the Government’s policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of international development because the Treaty does nothing to improve the efficiency of European Union aid, increases the influence of the EU’s foreign policy over its humanitarian aid and development assistance, decreases the freedom of member states to react to international crises, diverts resources to a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps, downgrades the least developed countries, is ambiguous about competence on international development, and overall is a step backwards in the provision of aid to the developing world.’.
   The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings, including on any amendments that have been selected, not later than four hours after commencement, if the Business of the House (Lisbon Treaty) (No. 5) Motion is agreed to.
EUROPEAN UNION (AMENDMENT) BILL: Committee (6th allotted day) (any selected amendments to Clause 2 relating to international development).
   Proceedings on any selected amendments to Clause 2 relating to international development will be brought to a conclusion not later than two hours after commencement, if the Business of the House (Lisbon Treaty) (No. 5) Motion is agreed to.
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007, dated 13th December 2007, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Visas for children from Belarus (Willie Rennie).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

European Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider EU Document No. 15351/07 relating to CAP “Health Check”.
First Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Charities Act 2006 (Charitable Companies Audit and Group Accounts Provisions) Order 2008.
Children, Schools and Families
3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.45 p.m.
   Subject: Diversity of School Provision: Academies.
   Witnesses: Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and Comprehensive Future/Research and Information on State Education; City of London Academy (Southwark), Walsall Academy, Kent County Council and Absolute Return for Kids (at 4.30 p.m.).
Innovation, Universities and Skills Sub-Committee on Biosecurity in UK Research Laboratories
4.00 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
Communities and Local Government
4.20 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.40 p.m.
   Subject: Community Cohesion and Migration.
   Witnesses: Trevor Phillips, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission; Local Government Association, Slough Borough Council and the Audit Commission (at 5.10 p.m.); Ted Cantle CBE and Nick Johnson, Institute of Community Cohesion (at 5.40 p.m.).
Public Accounts
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Taking Forward Decommissioning.
   Witnesses: Dr Ian Roxburgh, Chief Executive, and James Morse, Divisional Director, Assurance, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, and Mark Higson, Director, Nuclear Unit, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
[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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: EU Energy Council, Brussels, 28th February 2008.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society and 2008-09 Disabled Facilities Grant programme funding allocations.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Launch of the consultation on the draft Code of Practice about the sanctions for non-compliance with the Biometric Registration Regulations.
Secretary of State for Justice: Independent review of the forum for preventing deaths in custody.



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