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Order of Business Wednesday 30 April 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.m.
  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 Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): What assessment his Department has made of the effect of increases in world food prices on developing countries.
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): What steps his Department has taken to promote gender equality in access to education in developing countries.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What progress has been made in halting and reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS globally by 2015 in accordance with Millennium Development Goal 7.
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): What discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on human rights in Saudi Arabia.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): If he will make a statement on the implementation of economic partnership agreements.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What steps his Department has taken to improve education on HIV/AIDS in developing countries.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend): What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of children in developing countries attending primary school.
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK humanitarian aid to the Palestinian Territories.
Mrs Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire): What recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of increases in world food prices on developing countries.
Dr Vincent Cable (Twickenham): What assessment he has made of the effect of high food prices on the poorest countries; and what response his Department is making.
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham): What aid his Department is providing to Nepal.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet his EU counterparts to discuss aid to Zimbabwe.
Norman Baker (Lewes): What steps he is taking to provide humanitarian assistance to the Tibetan population in occupied Tibet.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 30th April.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold):
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood):
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):
Mr David Drew (Stroud):
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):
Mr Peter Robinson (Belfast East):
Chris Mole (Ipswich):
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):
John Robertson (Glasgow North West):
Bill Wiggin (Leominster):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Douglas Carswell
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit members of the public to initiate legislation; 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
  indicates Government Business
ENERGY BILL: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered. (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s Consent to be signified on Third Reading.)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading will also be taken.
   The Northern Ireland Assembly has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office.
   Proceedings on Consideration shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m., and proceedings on Third Reading shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Order of 22nd January).
[No debate]
Mr Jim Murphy
   That this House takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 14999/07, 15001/07, 14995/07, 14993/07, 14996/07, 14997/07, progress reports on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, No. 15616/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, Draft Council Decisions on the signing and on the conclusion of the Stabilisation Association Agreement between the European Communities and its Member States and the Republic of Serbia, No. 15690/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, Draft Council Decision concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community and the Republic of Serbia, and unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 15th February 2008, Interim Political Agreement on Co-operation between the European Union and its Member States and the Republic of Serbia; and supports the Government’s position that European integration offers the best prospects for regional stability in the Western Balkans and is therefore in favour of a clear European perspective for the countries of the Western Balkans.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 20th March, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Constitutional Renewal Bill presented to both Houses.
   That a Select Committee of eleven Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Cm. 7342).
   That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 18th July 2008.
   That the Committee shall have power—
to send for persons, papers and records;
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
to report from time to time;
to appoint specialist advisers; and
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.
   That Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Christopher Chope, Michael Jabez Foster, Mark Lazarowicz, Martin Linton, Ian Lucas, Fiona Mactaggart, Mr Virendra Sharma, Emily Thornberry, Mr Andrew Tyrie and Sir George Young be members of the Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Provision of fertility treatment in Dudley Primary Care Trust (Lynda Waltho).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Third Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Regulation of Loans etc: Northern Ireland) Order 2008.
9.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Health Inequalities.
   Witnesses: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Ken Judge, University of Bath, and Sally Macintyre, Director, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit; Newham New Deal for Communities, Sure Start Bakerend, Sure Start Millmead, and Edward Melhuish, Executive Director, National Evaluation of Sure Start (at 10.30 a.m.).
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
9.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Engineering.
   Witnesses: Panel of young engineers; Lord Browne of Madingley, President, Royal Academy of Engineering, Mr Norman Haste, Chief Operating Officer, Laing O’Rourke, and Professor Michael Kelly, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 10.15 a.m.).
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Department for Work and Pensions Three Year Plan.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon James Purnell MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions.
International Development
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Humanitarian and Development Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
   Witnesses: * John Ging, Director of UNRWA Operations, Gaza; The Portland Trust (at 10.30 a.m.); Oxfam GB (at 11.00 a.m.).
Modernisation of the House of Commons
9.30 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Annual Report 2007.
   Witnesses: Tom Porteous, London Director, Human Rights Watch, and Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK.
2.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Inherited Estates.
   Witnesses: Nick Prettejohn, Chief Executive, Prudential Plc, and Mark Hodges, Chief Executive, Norwich Union Life.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Defra Priorities.
   Witness: Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
As soon as convenient after 2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Scrutiny of European Documents.
2.30 p.m.
Room 20 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Road Safety.
   Witnesses: County Surveyors’ Society, Technical Advisers Group, Intelligent Transport Society UK, and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, West Yorkshire Road Safety Strategy Group, Association of Chief Police Officers, Chief Fire Officers’ Association, and Police Federation of England and Wales (at 3.45 p.m.).
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Roll-out of Jobcentre Plus.
   Witness: Lesley Strathie, Chief Executive, Jobcentre Plus.
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
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Varney Review of competitiveness in Northern Ireland.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 14th April 2008.
Secretary of State for Justice: Inquests into the deaths of service personnel in operations and exercises overseas.
Prime Minister: Senior Salaries Review Body appointment.



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