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Order of Business Wednesday 12 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 International Development
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): What support his Department has provided to Palestinian communities affected by recent airstrikes.
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What steps his Department is taking to promote free and fair elections in developing countries.
Mr Tim Boswell (Daventry): What steps his Department is taking to promote free and fair elections in developing countries.
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): What steps his Department is taking to support orphans in Malawi.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What progress is being made in halting and reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS globally by 2015 in accordance with Millennium Development Target 7.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's provision of direct budgetary support in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): What progress has been made in the strategy for tackling HIV and AIDS in developing countries.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What the Government's objectives are for the Doha development round of trade talks at the World Trade Organisation; and if he will make a statement.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What support his Department provides to the anti-corruption unit of the Metropolitan Police to combat Nigeria-linked financial crime in the UK.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): How much the UK will contribute to the International Development Association 15 replenishment.
Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK aid in reducing poverty in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
Richard Younger-Ross (Teignbridge): If he will make a statement on the provision of humanitarian aid in Gaza.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What assessment he has made of the assistance needed by Kenya to deal with the aftermath of the post-election violence.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What recent progress has been made in the Doha development round of trade talks at the World Trade Organisation; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What progress is being made in reducing the prevalence of malaria in developing countries.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Michael Jabez Foster (Hastings & Rye): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 12th March.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland):
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury):
Barry Gardiner (Brent North):
Bob Russell (Colchester):
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
Chris Mole (Ipswich):
Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell):
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby):
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley):
Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland):
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
   Debate on the Budget Resolutions to be moved at the end of the Chancellor’s Statement may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Workload of accident and emergency departments  (Dr Richard Taylor).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill Committee
9.30 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2008.
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Renewable Electricity-Generation Technologies.
   Witnesses: Economic and Social Research Council, Micropower Council, Energy Savings Trust, and London Climate Change Agency; National Grid, Ofgem, Energy Networks Association, and EoN UK (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: Faith Schools.
   Witnesses: Rebecca Allen, Institute of Education, Professor Mark Halsted, University of Huddersfield, Professor Audrey Osler, University of Leeds, and Professor Anne West, London School of Economics and Political Science; Rt Rev Stephen Venner, Bishop of Dover, Rt Rev Patrick O’Donoghue, Bishop of Lancaster, and Peter Irvine CBE, Catholic Education Service (at 10.45 a.m.).
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
As soon as convenient after 2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Scrutiny of European Documents.
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Policing and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland.
   Witness: Committee on the Administration of Justice.
Public Administration
4.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Culture, Media and Sport
4.50 p.m.
Rosetor Room, Riviera Conference Centre, Torquay (private)
5.00 p.m.
   Subject: Tourism.
   Witnesses: Torbay Council, South Hams District Council, and Southwest Tourism; Torbay Tourism Forum, Tamar Valley Tourism Association, and Helpful Holidays (at 6.00 p.m.).
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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Debt and Reserves Management Report 2008-09.
Secretary of State for Defence: Cash advance from the Contingency Fund.



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