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Order of Business Monday 3 March 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
  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 Defence
David Wright (Telford): What plans he is considering to mark Veterans Day.
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on arrangements for ex-service personnel to receive continuing secondary healthcare.
Mr Richard Benyon (Newbury): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of ongoing care provided for servicemen and women wounded on operations; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Jim McGovern (Dundee West): What progress has been made on the mentoring, monitoring and training of Iraqi security forces in southern Iraq.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What his policy is on whether aircraft carriers are a necessary component of the UK's defence requirement.
Philip Davies (Shipley): What forces he has identified for possible deployment to Kosovo; and for how long he expects such forces to be liable for deployment to Kosovo.
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): If he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North): What factors he took into account in determining the recent pay settlement for the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What progress has been made on future orders for the surface fleet of the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.
Bob Spink (Castle Point): If he will make a statement on the possible deployment of forces to Kosovo.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): What plans he has for the future number of attack submarines in the Royal Navy.
Robert Key (Salisbury): When army training will start on the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle; and where in the UK it will take place.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): Whether future armoured fighting vehicles purchased by his Department will have chassis armour and bolt-on armour.
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): What assessment he has made of the security conditions in Afghanistan.
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Health to ensure that GPs provide priority treatment to veterans.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What recent steps his Department has taken to work with the NHS in developing effective mental health care for service veterans.
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): If he will make a statement on the progress of the Future Rapid Effects System.
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): What plans he has for the future of attack submarines for the Royal Navy.
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): What plans he has for Devonport Naval Base.
Paul Rowen (Rochdale): If he will make a statement on the forthcoming NATO Bucharest Summit.
Barbara Keeley (Worsley): What progress is being made on the regional pilots to improve mental health care for veterans.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): How many pilot schemes he has established for the identification of veterans in need of mental health services and for the provision of such services.
Mr John Baron (Billericay): What the deployable strength is of the Army.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What assessment he has made of initiatives in the City of Nottingham by Skill Force to use the talents of retired military personnel.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What the deployable strength is of the Army.
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): If he will make a statement on his Department's responsibilities.
Bob Spink (Castle Point):
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):
Hon Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex):
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Up to 45 minutes]
Ms Harriet Harman
Secretary David Miliband
   That the Order of 28th January be further amended as follows—
in paragraph (1) for ‘the first business is’ substitute ‘the business includes’,
in the Table, in the entry for Allotted Day 9—
in the second column, for ‘Clauses 3 to 7’ substitute ‘Clause 3, the Schedule, and Clauses 4 and 5’, and
in the third column, add ‘6 hours after commencement’,
in the Table, in the entry for Allotted Day 10—
in the second column, for ‘Clauses 3 to 7, so far as not completed on Allotted Day 9’ substitute ‘Clauses 6 to 7, and any selected amendments to Clause 8 other than those making commencement contingent on a referendum’, and
in the third column, for ‘The moment of interruption’ substitute ‘6 hours after commencement’, and
in the Table, in the entry for Allotted Day 11—
in the second column, for ‘Clause 8, the Schedule, New Clauses and New Schedules’ substitute ‘(1) remaining proceedings on Clause 8, and (2) New Clauses and New Schedules’, and
in the third column, for ‘The moment of interruption’ substitute ‘(1) 6 hours after commencement, and (2) 15 minutes after commencement’.
   Proceedings on the motion will be brought to a conclusion not later than three-quarters of an hour after their commencement (Order of 28th January).
EUROPEAN UNION (AMENDMENT) BILL: Committee (9th allotted day) (Clause 3, the Schedule, and Clauses 4 and 5)
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings on Clause 3, the Schedule, and Clauses 4 and 5 will be brought to a conclusion not later than six hours after commencement, if the Business of the House (Lisbon Treaty) (No. 8) Motion is agreed to.
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That this House agrees with the Report [26th February] from the Liaison Committee.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 145(3)).
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
   That Mr Jeremy Browne be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Tom Brake be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Warmfront (Mr Robert Flello).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Children, Schools and Families
3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Work and Pensions
4.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: Department for Work and Pensions Autumn Performance Report.
   Witnesses: Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, Permanent Secretary, Adam Sharples, Director General, Work, Welfare and Equality Group, and Phil Wynn Owen, Director General, Strategy and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.30 p.m.
   Subject: Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.
   Witnesses: Association of McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapists, British Association of Equine Dental Technicians and Oxford College of Equine Physical Therapy; British Veterinary Association (at 5.00 p.m.); Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Food and Farming and Animal Health, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 5.30 p.m.).
Public Accounts
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subjects: (i) Providing Budgetary Support to Developing Countries (ii) National Audit Office Supply Estimate 2008-09.
   Witnesses: (i) Dr Manouce Shafik, Acting Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development (ii) Tim Burr, Comptroller and Auditor General, Jim Rickleton, Assistant Auditor General, and Phil Woodward, Director of Finance, National Audit Office (at 6.00 p.m.).
Human Rights
4.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: A British Bill of Rights.
   Witnesses: Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Justice Maurice Kay; Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP, Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Oxford University, and Henry Porter (at 5.00 p.m.).
[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: ECOFIN: 12th February 2008.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: ECOFIN: 4th March 2008.
Secretary of State for Defence: Dr Anne Wright’s extension as a member of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18th February.
Secretary of State for Health: Authorisations of NHS foundation trusts.
Secretary of State for Transport: Light dues.
Secretary of State for Transport: Long-rerm road and rail capacity in the East of England.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Independent Living Strategy.



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