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Order of Business Tuesday 17 June 2008

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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 Health
Mr John Baron (Billericay): What guidance his Department has issued to NHS organisations on co-payments.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS chiropody provision; and if he will make a statement.
Patrick Hall (Bedford): How many newly-acquired HIV infections were recorded in 2007.
Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): What steps he is taking to tackle liver disease.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What recent steps he has taken to extend the hours during which GP surgeries are open for patients.
Mr David Drew (Stroud): What progress is being made on proposals to re-use the Standish Hospital site.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What steps he is taking to improve access to NHS infertility services.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): What plans he has to establish a national cord blood programme.
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): When he was informed of reported increases in the occurrence of cardio-vascular incidents linked to Vioxx (rofecoxib).
Jon Trickett (Hemsworth): How many people are waiting to be registered with an NHS dentist in Hemsworth constituency.
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What plans he has to improve the provision to care of the elderly.
Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): What discussions he has had with Scottish Executive Ministers on the cross-border availability of NHS services.
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): How he monitors the use in the NHS of Office of Government Commerce guidance on the two-tier workforce.
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove): What research his Department has evaluated on the co-morbidity of epilepsy and autism.
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): If he will make it his policy to reimburse accident and emergency departments for the treatment costs incurred in treating patients from other NHS trust areas.
Dr Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West): What progress has been made towards achieving the Government's target of providing cardiac rehabilitation to 85 per cent. of heart attack and re-vascularisation patients.
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): When the consultation on GP-led health centres and polyclinics will begin.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What representations he has received on dispensing arrangements for GP practices in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax): What assessment he has made of the availability of anti-TNF drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; and if he will make a statement.
Ann Coffey (Stockport): If he will make a statement on family nurse partnerships.
Jessica Morden (Newport East): If he will make a statement on the Carers' Strategy.
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): What progress has been made in meeting the targets within the National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions.
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): What steps he is taking to assist people with diabetes who are unable to take out insurance against critical illness.
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): How many people in England diagnosed with HIV are ineligible for treatment.
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire):
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby):
Mr Tom Clarke (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill):
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):
Bob Russell (Colchester):
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):
James Duddridge (Rochford & Southend East):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Ms Karen Buck
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require local authorities to collate and publish specified social, economic and other data on an annual basis; 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
OPPOSITION DAY (14th allotted day)
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Mark Simmonds
Mike Penning
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House opposes the Government’s plans to impose a polyclinic, or GP-led health centre, in every primary care trust; regrets that this could result in the closure of up to 1,700 GP surgeries; is concerned that the imposition of polyclinics against the will of patients and GPs could be detrimental to standards of care, particularly for the elderly and vulnerable, by breaking the vital GP/patient link; further regrets that these plans are being imposed without consultation; is alarmed at the prospective loss of patient access to local GP services at a time when care closer to home should be strengthened; believes that the Government’s plans would jeopardise the independence and commissioning capability of general practice in the future; supports the strengthening of access to diagnostic and therapeutic services without undermining the structure of GP services; and calls on the Government to reconsider its plans for polyclinics.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Government’s Plans for Polyclinics):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Alan Johnson
Secretary Jacqui Smith
Secretary Ed Balls
Secretary James Purnell
Mr Ben Bradshaw
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the Government’s support for primary care and proposals to invest £250 million in 113 new GP practices in the most deprived communities and 152 new state-of-the-art GP-led health centres open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, in every part of the country; notes that these centres will offer a wide range of health services including pre-bookable GP appointments and walk-in services for registered and non-registered patients; recognises that the exact format and location of each GP-led centre will be decided locally in consultation with patients; notes that GPs will not be forced to work in the new GP-led centres and where that is the case patients will still be able to remain registered with their GPs at their existing location and premises; acknowledges that the expansion of primary care is essential if the overall health of the population is to improve, and inequalities in health are to be addressed; and welcomes plans to ensure enhanced primary care services are capable of meeting the new challenges facing the NHS including tackling lifestyle diseases such as obesity and through more effective screening programmes for the general population.’.
Mr David Cameron
Nick Herbert
Mr Edward Garnier
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House is concerned that a failure to plan adequate prison capacity has led to the End of Custody Licence scheme and the early release of 26,000 prisoners; notes that the current rate of prisoner release is running ahead of initial projections so that an additional 5,000 prisoners will be released early in a full year; expresses grave concern that no decision on whether to suspend this scheme will be taken until 2009, at the earliest, when prison capacity reaches 86,000 due to the Government’s delayed prison-building programme; agrees with the Lord Chief Justice that early release schemes erode the sentences originally handed down; further notes the low levels of public confidence in community sentences; recognises the objections of local communities that prisoners released early on home detention curfew are being housed in over 150 residential areas, without consultation, under the Bail Accommodation and Support Service scheme managed by ClearSprings; further notes criticism of the Youth Justice Board for failing to meet targets on youth crime; further expresses concern over plans to link resources to sentencing through the creation of a Sentencing Commission; and calls upon the Government to introduce honesty in sentencing, cancel the End of Custody Licence scheme, suspend the Bail Accommodation and Support Service policy and take immediate steps to ensure adequate prison capacity in the interests of public safety.
   As Amendments to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Sentencing Policy and the Early Release of Offenders):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Straw
Secretary Jacqui Smith
Secretary Des Browne
Mr Secretary Murphy
Mr Secretary Woodward   
Mr David Hanson
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the Government’s record in cutting crime by a third, its provision of 23,000 more prison places since 1997, and its commitment to create a total of 96,000 prison places by 2014, demonstrating that public protection is at the heart of its strategy; further welcomes the Government’s commitment to remove the End of Custody Licence Scheme when headroom allows; notes that the use of police cells is much lower than under the previous administration; further welcomes the tough and effective community sentences that have been introduced and the work done to increase public awareness of their role and effectiveness, and the further investment in intensive alternatives to custody to continue to build the confidence of sentencers in their effectiveness, as demonstrated by significantly reduced re-offending rates; notes in respect of the Bail Accommodation and Support Service that ClearSprings is required to consult the police, local authorities and probation to avoid inappropriate property locations; considers that there should be greater consistency in sentencing and the opportunity for a focused and informed debate on sentencing provided by the work of the Sentencing Commission Working Group on the potential for a structured sentencing framework; and further welcomes the reforms which have been made to the youth justice system including the strengthening of alternatives to custody.’.
Mr Nick Clegg
Dr Vincent Cable
David Howarth
Chris Huhne
Tom Brake
Mr Paul Burstow
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘calls on the Government to adopt a long-term approach to reducing the record number of prison inmates instead of short-term expedients such as early release schemes and home detention curfew programmes introduced without local consultation; and further calls for the transfer of resources from prison building to mental health and drug treatment provision, including provision in secure facilities, the abandonment of the proposal for Titan prisons, a national programme of restorative justice, more investment in early intervention, the use of effective community sentences instead of short prison sentences, and the establishment of an independent permanent commission to evaluate objectively the effectiveness of sentencing options and proposals.’.
   The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 10.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Local government PFI contracts (Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Northern Ireland Grand Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
   In respect of the matter of Risk Assessment and Management of Sex Offenders in Northern Ireland.
Finance Bill Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
4.30 p.m.
   Further to consider the Bill.
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [Lords] Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 12 (public)
4.00 p.m.
   To consider the Bill.
Standards and Privileges
9.30 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: The May 2008 Inflation Report.
   Witnesses: Professor Danny Quah, Professor Anton Muscatelli, Roger Bootle and Bronwyn Curtis.
Business and Enterprise
9.45 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 a.m.
   Subject: Energy Prices.
   Witnesses: Ofgem; Shell, BP and ExxonMobil (at 11.30 a.m.).
Environmental Audit
9.45 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
10.20 a.m.
   Subject: Halting UK Biodiversity Loss.
   Witnesses: Dr Peter Brotherton, Head of Biodiversity, and Tom Tew, Chief Scientist, Natural England; Paul Temple, Vice President, and Andrew Clark, Head of Policy Services, National Farmers’ Union (at 11.10 a.m.).
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: UK National Security and Resilience.
   Witnesses: Fujitsu UK, Intellect UK, Morgan Aquila LLP, Society of British Aerospace Companies and VT Group plc.
International Development
10.00 a.m.
Room 6 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: World Food Programme and Global Food Security.
   Witness: Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development.
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: Provision of Cross-border Public Services for Wales.
   Witnesses: Deeside College and West Cheshire College; Fforwm and Coleg Powys (at 11.15 a.m.).
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
Room 5 (private)
Home Affairs
10.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 a.m.
   Subject: (i) Policing in the 21st Century (ii) Human Trafficking.
   Witnesses: (i) Professor Al Aynsley-Green, Children’s Commissioner for England (ii) Anti-Trafficking Legal Project.
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Subject: Justice Reinvestment.
   Witnesses: Dr Chloë Chitty, National Offender Management Service; David Faulkner, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, and Professor James McGuire, University of Liverpool (at 4.45 p.m.).
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill
1.30 p.m.
Room 4A (private)
1.45 p.m.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP, Minister for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing, Home Office; Janet Paraskeva, First Civil Service Commissioner, and Sir Gus O’Donnell KCB, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service (at 2.30 p.m.).
Human Rights
1.30 p.m.
Room 5 (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 Children, Schools and Families: Review of the teaching of mathematics in early years settings and primary schools in England.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood management responsibilities.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Council 5th and 6th June 2008.
Secretary of State for Justice: Bail and murder.
Leader of the House: Review of parliamentary pay and pensions.
Prime Minister: 30th Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries.



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