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Order of Business Tuesday 24 June 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 p.m.
  Prayers
Afterwards
Notes:
  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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
 1
John Bercow (Buckingham): What recent representations he has made to the government of Burma on the renewed detention of Aung San Suu Kyi.
(213055)
 2
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington): What recent reports he has received on the situation of Baha'is in Iran; and if he will make a statement.
(213056)
 3
Eric Joyce (Falkirk): What recent discussions he has had with the government of Egypt on the Middle East peace process.
(213057)
 4
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): If he will meet his counterparts in Romania and Bulgaria to discuss human trafficking.
(213059)
 5
Mr Robert Syms (Poole): If he will make a statement on the agenda of the French EU Presidency.
(213060)
 6
Mr Crispin Blunt (Reigate): What assessment he has made of compliance of the operations of the Israeli Defence Force in the occupied Palestinian territories with the Fourth Geneva Convention.
(213061)
 7
Keith Vaz (Leicester East): If he will visit Yemen within the next six months to discuss relations with the UK and regional issues.
(213062)
 8
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent assessment he has made of developments in the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.
(213063)
 9
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): What assessment he has made of the prospects for achieving sustainable peace in Lebanon following its recent presidential elections.
(213064)
 10
Tony Baldry (Banbury): In what circumstances the UK would seek to intervene in pursuit of the principle of Responsibility to Protect; and if he will make a statement.
(213065)
 11
Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock): What recent representations he has made to the government of Iran on human rights.
(213066)
 12
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): Under what circumstances the UK would seek to invoke the principle of Responsibility to Protect through the UN Security Council.
(213067)
 13
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth): What recent assessment he has made of democratic developments in the Republic of Somaliland.
(213068)
 14
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): If he will make a statement on the political situation in Burma.
(213069)
 15
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What information his Department collects on trends in the numbers of politically-inspired deaths and disappearances in Colombia.
(213070)
 16
Mr Julian Brazier (Canterbury): If he will make a statement on the political situation in Afghanistan.
(213071)
 17
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): If he will make a statement on recent developments in the European Union.
(213072)
 18
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What steps he has taken to promote and encourage further democratic development in countries where the majority of the population is Muslim.
(213073)
 19
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight): What assessment he has made of the prospects for free and fair elections for the presidency of Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.
(213074)
 20
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East): What assessment he has made of the fairness of the conditions for the trial of Simon Mann in Equatorial Guinea.
(213075)
 21
Helen Jones (Warrington North): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation at Gaza-Israel border crossings; and if he will make a statement.
(213076)
 22
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): What recent steps the Government has taken to prevent sexual exploitation of people by forces representing the United Nations.
(213077)
 23
Mr David Chaytor (Bury North): What recent discussions he has had with European counterparts on the future of the Lisbon Treaty; and if he will make a statement.
(213078)
 24
Mr David Drew (Stroud): What assessment he has made of the effect of the recent conflict in Abyei on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan.
(213079)
 
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(213045)
 T2
Phil Wilson (Sedgefield):
(213047)
 T3
David Wright (Telford):
(213048)
 T4
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):
(213049)
 T5
Anne Moffat (East Lothian):
(213050)
 T6
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton):
(213051)
 T7
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North):
(213052)
 T8
Hilary Armstrong (North West Durham):
(213053)
 T9
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):
(213054)

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1
PROTECTION OF BATS AND NEWTS
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Andrew Robathan
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit the disturbance of bats and newts for specified purposes; 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
2
OPPOSITION DAY (15th allotted day)
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
 
COST OF LIVING
Mr David Cameron
Mr George Osborne
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Mark Hoban
Mr David Gauke
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
 
   That this House expresses its deep concern at the rapidly rising cost of living; recognises the pressures this places on wage-earners and pensioners, especially those on the lowest incomes; acknowledges the danger to the UK economy of entrenching inflation through excessive wage claims in response to rising prices while understanding the concern of people who find their living standards squeezed; and therefore regrets the inability of the Government to provide assistance and support to hard-pressed families because of what the OECD describes as ‘excessively loose fiscal policy’ pursued by this Government over the years of economic growth.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Cost of living):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Hilary Benn
Mr Secretary Hutton
Secretary James Purnell
Yvette Cooper
Jane Kennedy   
Angela Eagle   
Kitty Ussher
 
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes the significant increases in world prices, with the oil price rising 80 per cent. and food prices up 60 per cent. in the year to May 2008; notes that the Governor of the Bank of England’s letter to the Chancellor dated 16th June 2008 said that 1.1 per cent. of the 1.2 per cent. increase in inflation over recent months was due to world food and energy prices, and that the Government was right to tackle the rises with action on an international level, including urgently looking for a successful conclusion to the Doha round of negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and examining the impact of biofuels on food production; supports the Government’s global leadership on these issues; recognises the pressure that these increases in world prices put on family budgets; further notes the measures that the Government will continue to take to support families and individuals, including pensioners and businesses, throughout the UK, including through extra tax credits, increased tax allowances, winter fuel payments and increases in child benefit; further notes that the most important support for working families is a strong and stable economy; and supports the Government’s actions that have delivered unemployment, inflation and interest rates all at historically low levels, helping millions of families into stable home-ownership and sustainable employment.’.
 
SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NHS
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Anne Milton
Mark Simmonds
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
 
   That this House celebrates 60 years of the NHS; recognises the support from all political parties for the NHS during that time; is grateful to NHS staff, past and present, who are the key to its success; commends their commitment and expertise in delivering patient care in often difficult circumstances; acknowledges the unique contribution of volunteers and charitable organisations; is committed to providing the NHS with the funding it needs to deliver European standards of healthcare to all; and recognises an opportunity in future to make the NHS more patient-centred by focussing on outcomes.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Sixtieth anniversary of the NHS):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Alan Johnson
Secretary Jacqui Smith
Secretary James Purnell
Ann Keen
 
   Line 6, leave out from ‘all;’ to end and add ‘recognises an opportunity to make the NHS more patient-centred by focussing on outcomes; further recognises the defining contribution the NHS has made to the health and wellbeing of the nation since 1948; acknowledges that the principles upon which the NHS was established, funded by general taxation and free at the point of delivery, are immutable; accepts that target reductions in waiting times have significantly improved services to patients; and looks forward to the next 60 years of the NHS characterised by world-class quality healthcare as well as greater personalisation, individual choice and easier access to services.’.
   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.
3
POLITICAL PARTIES
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Woodward
 
   That the draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16th May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
4
PARLIAMENT
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That the draft Ministerial and other Salaries Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 2nd June, be approved.
   The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of the House to the Instrument in its Twenty-first Report of Session 2007-08, HC 38-xxi.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
5
DEFENCE
[No debate]
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That the draft Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 21st May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
6
DEFENCE
[No debate]
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That the draft Armed Forces (Service Complaints) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 21st May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
7
DEFENCE
[No debate]
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That the draft Armed Forces (Alignment of Service Discipline Acts) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 21st May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
8
DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROTECTION OF UNION CITIZENS IN THIRD COUNTRIES
[No debate]
Mr Jim Murphy
 
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 5947/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, European Commission Communication, Diplomatic and consular protection of union citizens in third countries; recalls that such Communications are not legally binding; underlines that the provision of consular assistance remains a matter for Member States; and in this context, welcomes the Commission’s Communication as a contribution to continuing reflections on promoting consular co-operation among EU Member States.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
9
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Open windrow composting  (Mr Michael Clapham).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES
1
Children and Young Persons Bill [Lords] Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
 
4.00 p.m.
(public)
   To consider the Bill.
2
Climate Change Bill [Lords] Committee
10.30 a.m.
Room 9 (public)
 
4.00 p.m.
(public)
   To consider the Bill.
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES
3
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2008 and draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2008.
4
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 14 (public)
   To consider the draft Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008.
SELECT COMMITTEES
5
Business and Enterprise
9.15 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Energy Prices.
   Witnesses: BizzEnergy, electricity4business, and Welsh Power; Scottish and Southern Energy, Scottish Power, and Centrica (at 10.30 a.m.); RWE npower, EDF Energy, and E.ON UK (at 11.30 a.m.).
6
Regulatory Reform
9.15 a.m.
Room 19 (private)
 
9.45 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Getting Results: The Better Regulation Executive and the Impact of the Regulatory Reform Agenda.
   Witnesses: Baroness Vadera, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and Sir William Sargent, Executive Chair, and Jitinder Kohli, Chief Executive, Better Regulation Executive.
7
Environmental Audit
10.00 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
 
10.20 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Halting UK Biodiversity Loss.
   Witnesses: Dr Mark Avery, Director of Conservation, and Mr Simon Marsh, Head of Planning and Regional Policy, RSPB, Matt Shardlow, Director, Buglife, and Matt Jackson, Head of Policy, Planning and Wider Countryside, The Wildlife Trusts.
8
Welsh Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Provision of Cross-border Public Services for Wales.
   Witnesses: Higher Education Wales; Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (at 11.15 a.m.).
9
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 a.m.
Room 13 (private)
10
Home Affairs
10.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Human Trafficking.
   Witnesses: UK Human Trafficking Centre; Misha Glenny (at 11.30 a.m.).
11
Administration
3.30 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
12
Justice
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Justice Reinvestment.
   Witnesses: Professor Cynthia McDougall, University of York, and Barbara Barrett, King’s College London; New Economics Foundation and Prison Reform Trust (at 5.00 p.m.).
13
Scottish Affairs
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
 
4.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Scotland Office Annual Report.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Des Browne MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, David Cairns MP, Minister of State, and David Middleton, Head of the Scotland Office.
JOINT COMMITTEES
14
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill
1.30 p.m.
Room 4A (private)
 
1.45 p.m.
(public)
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Attorney General, Sir Ken Macdonald QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Richard Alderman, Director, Serious Fraud Office, and David Green QC, Director, Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office; Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith QC (at 2.30 p.m.).
15
Human Rights
1.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
 
1.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Policing and Protest.
   Witnesses: Dr Eric Metcalfe, Human Rights Policy Director, JUSTICE, and Mr James Welch, Legal Director, Liberty.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: Review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings.
2
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: Qualifications regulation: next steps.
3
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Consultation on the decapitalisation rate used in non-domestic rating valuations in England.
4
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 23rd to 24th June 2008.
5
Secretary of State for Justice: Progress on the Government’s response to the report by Baroness Corston of a review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system.
6
Secretary of State for Justice: Consultation on weekend voting.
7
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Appointments to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
8
Secretary of State for Scotland: Taking forward the Gould Report.

 

 

 
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