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Order of Business Wednesday 5 March 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.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 Scotland
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow East): What assessment he has made of the electricity generation capacity in Scotland.
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What recent assessment he has made of powers and functions which might be transferred between the UK Parliament and the Scottish Parliament.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): When he next plans to discuss healthcare for members of the armed forces with the First Minister.
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on Government support to assist unemployed people to return to work in Glasgow.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the devolution settlement.
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston): If he will make a statement on employment levels in Scotland.
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on postal services in Scotland.
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on UK Government funding for research in Scottish universities.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): How much per capita was spent from the public purse in Scotland in the most recent period for which figures are available.
Bob Spink (Castle Point): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the provision of healthcare for armed forces personnel based in Scotland.
Mr Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Central): What recent discussions he has had on the financial services sector in Scotland.
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North): What assessment he has made of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement provided to the Scottish Executive.
Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): What recent discussions he has had with Scottish broadcasters on the future of broadcasting in Scotland.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the recent Defence Committee report on medical care for the armed forces, HC 327 of session 2007-08.
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn): What recent meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the progress of devolution.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 5th March.
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes):
Mr Edward O'Hara (Knowsley South):
Mr David Marshall (Glasgow East):
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North):
Ann Winterton (Congleton):
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): When he next plans to visit North West Leicestershire.
Mark Hunter (Cheadle):
Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale):
Steve Webb (Northavon):
Mr Martin Caton (Gower):
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): With reference to his statement of 3rd July 2007, Official Report, columns 815-6, on constitutional reform, what steps he plans to take to raise the level of public interest and engagement in the issues to which he referred; and if he will make a statement.
Graham Stringer (Manchester, Blackley):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Rob Marris
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the noise emitted by fireworks supplied in the United Kingdom.
   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
EUROPEAN UNION (AMENDMENT) BILL: Committee (11th allotted day) (remaining proceedings on Clause 8 and proceedings on New Clauses and New Schedules)
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Remaining proceedings on Clause 8 will be brought to a conclusion not later than six hours after their commencement, and proceedings on New Clauses and New Schedules will be brought to a conclusion 15 minutes after their commencement (Orders of 28th January and 3rd March).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Devonport’s role in supporting the Royal Navy (Linda Gilroy).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

First Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 3521).
Children, Schools and Families
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Health and Safety.
   Witnesses: Derek Allen, Executive Director, Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services; Lord McKenzie of Luton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions, Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair, Health and Safety Commission and Geoffrey Podger CB, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive (at 10.00 a.m.).
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.35 a.m.
   Subject: Regional Accountability.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Ben Bradshaw MP, Regional Minister for the South West and Trudi Elliott, Regional Director, Government Office for the West Midlands.
Foreign Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Overseas Territories.
   Witness: Hon Peter Caruana QC, Chief Minister, Government of Gibraltar.
2.00 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Delivering a Sustainable Railway: A 30-year strategy for the railways?
   Witnesses: Office of the Rail Regulator; Passengerfocus, London TravelWatch, Unite - The National Federation of Royal Mail and BT Pensioners, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Joint Committee on Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People (at 3.20 p.m.); Campaign for Better Transport, Transport Watch and Sustrans (at 4.05 p.m.).
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
As soon as convenient after 2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Scrutiny of European Documents.
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Preparing to Deliver the 14-19 Education Reforms in England.
   Witnesses: David Bell, Permanent Secretary and Jon Coles, Director of 14-19 Reform, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.15 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.45 p.m.
   Subject: Implementation of the Nitrates Directive in England.
   Witnesses: National Farmers’ Union; Phil Woolas MP, Minister for the Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 5.15 p.m.).
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: National minimum wage.
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Post EU Energy Council, Brussels, 28th February 2008.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Unlocking the talent of our communities.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Sale of the Tote.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Temporary 50:50 police recruitment provisions of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.



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