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Order of Business Tuesday 11 March 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 p.m.
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
  indicates Government Business
[No debate]
Secretary Hilary Benn
   That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report ‘Foot and Mouth Disease 2007: A review and Lessons Learned’, conducted by Dr Iain Anderson.
No debate.

  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 Justice
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): What recent estimate he has made of the cost of using police and court cells for holding prisoners in 2007-08.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What consideration his Department has given to acquiring a prison ship.
Mr Stewart Jackson (Peterborough): What his Department's policy is on housing offenders in bail accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): How many additional prison places have been created for young offenders and adult offenders since 1997.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of pay scales for prison officers in England; and if he will make a statement.
Lyn Brown (West Ham): What steps he is taking to tackle the availability of illegal drugs in prisons.
Mr Siôn Simon (Birmingham, Erdington): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness on non-custodial community sentences in preventing re-offending.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): How many convicted criminals served reduced sentences as a result of prison overcrowding in each of the last four years.
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): What representations he has received on the cost of providing details of forthcoming court cases to local media outlets.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What his most recent assessment is of progress on the prison building programme.
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): What measures he has put in place to increase co-operation with other Government departments to improve the rehabilitation of offenders.
Helen Jones (Warrington North): What steps he is taking to encourage more people from disadvantaged communities to become magistrates.
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): In his consideration of House of Lords reform, what assessment he has made of the experience of other countries which have religious leaders in their parliaments.
Mr David Kidney (Stafford): What estimate he has made of the likely impact on the number of people sent to prison of the new guidance on sentences for offences of assault.
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on provision for bilingual juries in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): What progress has been made on the Government's prison building programme on the Isle of Wight and nationally.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): If he will make it his policy to consult upon the proposals in the Governance of Britain Green Paper by means of digital television and the internet.
Mr Roger Gale (North Thanet): What the cost has been to the public purse of inquests into the deaths of members of the armed forces killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 19th March 2003.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What plans he has to provide additional emergency accommodation for prisoners.
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): If he will instigate a review of the effectiveness of open prisons in ensuring prisoners do not abscond.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What progress has been made by the cross-party working group on House of Lords reform; and if he will make a statement.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What changes the Government plans to make to tribunals on war pensions appeals.
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): What the objectives of his policy on the coroners' system are; and if he will make a statement.
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): What plans he has to increase the use of community sentences.
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):
John Mann (Bassetlaw):
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
Ben Chapman (Wirral South):
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Bernard Jenkin
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the duties, powers and functions of waste regulation authorities concerning the unauthorised deposit of controlled waste on land; and for connected purposes.
   The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
[No debate]
Third Reading will also be taken.
   The Questions on Second and Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill will be put without debate (Standing Order No. 56).
EUROPEAN UNION (AMENDMENT) BILL: Third Reading (12th allotted day). (Queen’s Consent to be signified.)
[Up to six hours]
Mr William Cash
Mr John Redwood
Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr Michael Ancram
Mr Peter Lilley
Mr Philip Hollobone   
Mr James Gray   
Mr Nigel Evans
Mr Douglas Carswell   
Sir Nicholas Winterton   
Ann Winterton
Mr Bernard Jenkin   
Mr John Whittingdale   
Sir Peter Tapsell
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger   
Mrs Nadine Dorries   
Mr Brian Binley
Mr Adam Holloway   
Angela Browning
   That this House declines to give a Third Reading to the European Union (Amendment) Bill because it does not protect the Parliament of the United Kingdom itself or its enactments from judicial rulings of the European Court of Justice and of the Courts of the United Kingdom.
   Proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion six hours after commencement (Order of 28th January).

At 10.00 p.m.
The Prime Minister
   That at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Banks and Banking.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 41A(3)).

[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
   That the draft Northern Rock plc Compensation Scheme Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 22nd February, be approved.
   The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its Twelfth Report of Session 2007-08 (HC 38-xii).
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Bob Ainsworth
   That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 14937/07, Report by the Head of the European Defence Agency on its activity in 2007, No. 15413/07, the Council’s guidelines for the European Defence Agency’s work in 2008, and No. 16682/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, Commission Communication on a Strategy for a Stronger and More Competitive European Defence Industry; and endorses the Government’s approach to the development of the European Defence Agency and its view that the analysis and proposed solutions in the Commission’s Communication need further refinement before they could be supported.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
[No debate]
Secretary Ruth Kelly
   That the draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (B2007 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
   That the draft Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board (Prescribed Day) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 4th February, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the following amendments be made to the Standing Orders:
In Standing Order No. 146 (Select Committee on Public Administration), in line 2, leave out from the word ‘Administration’ to the word ‘which’ in line 5, and insert the words ‘and the Health Service Commissioner for England’.
In Standing Order No. 151 (Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee))—
In Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments), in the Table in paragraph 2—
An explanatory memorandum is available in the Vote Office.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Regeneration of Newton Aycliffe town centre  (Phil Wilson).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Energy Bill Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Northern Rock plc Compensation Scheme Order 2008.
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Offender Management Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008.
Standards and Privileges
9.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.20 a.m.
   Subject: Post Kyoto: The International Context for Progress on Climate Change.
   Witness: Sustainable Forestry Management Ltd.
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.15 a.m.
   Subject: Policing in the 21st Century.
   Witnesses: Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London; Boris Johnson MP
(at 10.35 a.m.); Brian Paddick (at 10.55 a.m.); Metropolitan Police Authority
and Metropolitan Police Service (at 11.15 a.m.).
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
Welsh Affairs
10.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
11.30 a.m.
   Subject: Work of the Wales Office.
   Witness: Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP, Secretary of State for Wales.
Scottish Affairs
11.00 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
11.15 a.m.
   Subject: Employment and Skills for the Defence Industry in Scotland.
   Witnesses: RAND Europe, UK Naval Engineering, Science and Technology Forum, and Society of British Aerospace Companies.
[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 Children, Schools and Families: Parental preferences and school admissions, 2008.
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: Strengthening the school admissions system.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Playing field statistics.
Secretary of State for Defence: Slovenian presidency of the European Union: Informal Meeting of Defence Ministers, Brdo 21st and 22nd February 2008.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Local Authority Fees and Charges Scheme 2008-09.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Foot and Mouth Disease 2007: A Review and Lessons Learned, conducted by Dr Iain Anderson.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Policing at the UK border.
Secretary of State for Justice: Inspection into Leeds Magistrates’ Court.
Secretary of State for Justice: Investing in alternatives to custody.
Secretary of State for Justice: Review of measures to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs into prisons.



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