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Order of Business Wednesday 18 June 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 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What support his Department is giving to third sector organisations seeking greater involvement in the management of community resources.
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon): What progress has been made on providing guidance to civil servants on social networking and blogging in the course of their official duties.
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham): What steps he is taking to support socially excluded families.
Mr David Drew (Stroud): How he plans to assess the effectiveness of the community assets programme in rural areas.
Helen Southworth (Warrington South): What steps he is taking to support families vulnerable to social exclusion.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): If the Social Exclusion Task Force will undertake research into the effect of the introduction of polyclinics on social exclusion.
Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth): What assessment he has made of the performance of the community assets programme.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What steps the Social Exclusion Task Force is taking to assess the effects of pensioner poverty on levels of social exclusion.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet representatives of charities to discuss funding.
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What steps he is taking to give third sector organisations greater involvement in the management of the community buildings and facilities they use.
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What research he has commissioned on the role of social enterprises in the last three years.
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): If the Social Exclusion Task Force will undertake research on the likely effects of the establishment of polyclinics on social exclusion.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): If the Social Exclusion Task Force will undertake research on the effects of post office closures on social exclusion.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on the creation of a national assessment centre for early intervention policies; and if he will make a statement.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 18th June.
Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):
John Battle (Leeds West):
Ann Winterton (Congleton):
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North):
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):
Mr Eric Martlew (Carlisle):
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
Mr Richard Spring (West Suffolk):
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the licensing of sex encounter establishments in England and Wales; 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
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House has considered the matter of European affairs.
Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Government support for people with poor credit histories (Dr Stephen Ladyman).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Welsh Grand Committee
9.00 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
2.00 p.m.
   In respect of the matter of the Future of Energy in Wales.
First Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008.
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
9.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Subject: Plastic Electronics Engineering.
   Witnesses: Institute of Physics, Royal Academy of Engineering, and Dr Ian French; Technology Strategy Board, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd, and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (at 10.30 a.m.).
International Development
9.15 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: The Government’s Carers Strategy.
   Witnesses: Anne McGuire MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions, and Ivan Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health.
Children, Schools and Families
10.00 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.15 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: (i) Subsidiarity and the Role of National Parliaments (ii) Scrutiny of European Documents.
   Witness: (i) Dr Simon Hix, Professor of European of European and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.00 p.m.
   Subject: Draft Marine Bill: Coastal Access Provisions.
   Witness: Jonathan Shaw MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
2.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Chinook Mk3 Helicopter.
   Witnesses: Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB, Permanent Under Secretary, Lt Gen Andrew Figgures CBE, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability), and General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE, Chief of Defence Materiel, Ministry of Defence.
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 3.45 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Foreign Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Draft Marine Bill
9.30 a.m.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 a.m.
   Witnesses: Oil and Gas UK, British Wind Energy Association, and British Energy; Malcolm Wicks MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (at 10.30 a.m.); Renewable Energy Association, and Carbon Capture and Storage Association (at 11.15 a.m.).
Statutory Instruments
3.45 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill
4.00 p.m.
Room 4A (private)
4.15 p.m.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Lyell of Markyate QC, Rt Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon KG QC, and Rt Hon Lord Mayhew of Twysden QC; Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and Professor Jeremy Horder, Criminal Commissioner, Law Commission (at 5.00 p.m.).
[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: Post Council statement, EU Telecoms Council meeting 12th June 2008.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Education, Youth and Culture Council, 21st and 22nd May 2008.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Central Science Laboratory annual report and accounts.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pesticides Safety Directorate Annual Report and Accounts.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Payments Agency performance targets.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: The Crime and Communities Review undertaken by Louise Casey.
Secretary of State for International Development: Burma Cyclone Nargis–UK relief items–Clarification.
Secretary of State for Justice: Closure of the Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman and the Office of the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner.
Secretary of State for Justice: Coroner reform–draft Charter for the Bereaved issued for comment.
Secretary of State for Justice: Freedom of Information Act 2000–Third Annual Report on the operation of the Freedom of Information Act in Central Government–2007.
Secretary of State for Justice: Legal aid reform.



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