House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2007 - 08
Publications on the internet
Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business Wednesday 9 July 2008

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order of Business for Wednesday 9 July 2008.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 11.30 a.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 Scotland
 1
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What discussions he has had with the First Minister on the employment opportunities in Scotland provided by the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.
(216424)
 2
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute): What assessment he has made of the effect of recent rises in the price of fuel on the economy of the Highlands and Islands.
(216425)
 3
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): What recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the Scottish economy.
(216426)
 4
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston): What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that businesses in Scotland comply with the national minimum wage.
(216427)
 5
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What assessment he has made of the effect of the availability of credit on the economy in Scotland.
(216428)
 6
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South): What recent representations he has received from the First Minister on cross-border policing.
(216429)
 7
Mr Mike Weir (Angus): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the cost of fuel oil and propane gas in Scotland.
(216430)
 8
Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.
(216431)
 9
Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): Whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the national minimum wage upon working people in Scotland.
(216432)
 10
Mr Frank Doran (Aberdeen North): What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the oil and gas industry on demand for oil and gas in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
(216433)
 11
Sir Robert Smith (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future of the post office network in Scotland.
(216434)
 12
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): What steps the Government is taking together with the Scottish Executive on cross-border issues in relation to Travellers.
(216435)
 13
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North): What recent discussions he has had with Scottish broadcasters on the future of the industry in Scotland.
(216436)
 14
Mr Angus MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar): What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on auditing the Barnett consequentials received by Scotland under the Barnett formula.
(216438)
 
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
 Q1
Norman Baker (Lewes): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 9th July.
(217081)
 Q2
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):
(217082)
 Q3
Mr John Spellar (Warley):
(217083)
 Q4
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey):
(217084)
 Q5
Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South):
(217085)
 Q6
Andrew George (St Ives):
(217086)
 Q7
Sarah McCarthy-Fry (Portsmouth North):
(217087)
 Q8
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
(217088)
 Q9
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):
(217089)
 Q10
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):
(217090)
 Q11
Peter Bottomley (Worthing West):
(217091)
 Q12
Mr David Clelland (Tyne Bridge):
(217092)
 Q13
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North):
(217093)
 Q14
Stephen Pound (Ealing North):
(217094)
 Q15
Clive Efford (Eltham):
(217095)

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
1
CANNABIS SEEDS (PROHIBITION)
[Up to 20 minutes]
Tom Brake
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale of cannabis seeds; 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 (Un-allotted half day)
[Up to three hours]
 
COST OF LIVING
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Gregory Campbell
Sammy Wilson
Mrs Iris Robinson
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Jeffrey M.Donaldson   
David Simpson   
Dr William McCrea
 
   That this House recognises the recent increases in food and fuel costs combined with the abolition of the 10 pence tax band, and the effect these are having on the most disadvantaged in society; and calls for a review of all mechanisms, including the use of extra revenue raised through increased crude oil prices, winter fuel payments and family tax credits, to assist those on lower and medium incomes.
   As an Amendment to Mr Peter Robinson’s proposed motion (Cost of Living):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Hilary Benn
Secretary James Purnell
Yvette Cooper
Jane Kennedy
Angela Eagle   
Kitty Ussher
 
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes that the Governor of the Bank of England’s letter of 16th June 2008 to the Chancellor of the Exchequer said that 1.1 per cent. of the 1.2 per cent. increase in recent months in inflation was due to global energy and food prices; further notes the Government’s global leadership and supports the Government’s action to tackle price rises with action on an international level, including pushing for a successful conclusion to the Doha round of negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and examining the impact of biofuels on food production; acknowledges the significant increases in world prices, with the oil price rising by 80 per cent. and food prices up by 60 per cent. in the 12 months to May 2008; recognises that these increases in global prices affect every country and put real pressure on family budgets throughout the UK; further acknowledges that the measures that the Government has taken and will continue to take to support families, individuals and businesses throughout the UK include extra tax credits, increased tax allowances, further winter fuel payments and increases in child benefit; considers that a strong and stable economy delivers the most important support for working families; and supports the Government’s actions that have delivered unemployment, inflation and interest rates all at historically low levels.’.
   The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.
   Debate may continue for three hours; Standing Order No. 31(2) will apply; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply (Order of 2nd July).
3
COUNCIL TAX
[Up to three hours]
Secretary Hazel Blears
 
   That the draft Council Tax Limitation (Maximum Amounts) (England) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 26th June, be approved.
   The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings not later than three hours after their commencement; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply (Order of 2nd July).
4
STATUTE LAW (REPEALS) BILL [LORDS]: Second Reading.
[No debate]
   The Scottish Parliament has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office.
Remaining Stages may also be taken.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 58).
5
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
[No debate]
Angela Eagle
 
   That the draft Community Emissions Trading Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 3rd June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
6
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[No debate]
Secretary Des Browne
 
   That the draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 9th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
7
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
 
   That the draft African Development Bank (Eleventh Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
8
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Alexander
 
   That the draft International Development Association (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
9
PROCEEDS OF CRIME
[No debate]
The Solicitor General
 
   That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 18th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
10
SOCIAL SECURITY
[No debate]
Secretary James Purnell
 
   That the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 23rd June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
11
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Payment of funeral expenses from the Social Fund  (Mr Tom Clarke).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES
1
Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft International Development Association (Fifteenth Replenishment) Order 2008 and the draft International Development Association (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2008.
2
Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2008.
3
Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider the draft European Parliament (Number of MEPs and Distribution between Electoral Regions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2008.
4
Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008.
SELECT COMMITTEES
5
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Sub-Committee on After Leitch: Implementing Skills and Training Policies
9.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Witnesses: Association of Colleges, Million+, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and Universities UK; TUC, National Union of Students, Equality and Human Rights Commission, and National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (at 10.15 a.m.).
6
Children, Schools and Families
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: The Learning and Skills Council.
   Witnesses: David Croll, Principal and Chief Executive, Derby College, Julian Gravatt, Director of Funding and Development, Association of Colleges, and Sid Hughes, Principal, Newham Sixth Form College; Central London Connexions, Learning and Skills Council and Local Government Association (at 10.30 a.m.).
7
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
Room 16 (private)
 
9.30 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Department for Work and Pensions Departmental Annual Report 2008.
   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.
8
Welsh Affairs
9.30 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
 
10.00 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: Wales Office Annual Report 2008.
   Witness: Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP, Secretary of State for Wales.
9
International Development
10.00 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.15 a.m.
(public)
   Subject: DFID Annual Report 2008.
   Witness: Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact.
10
International Development
1.30 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
3.00 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Burma: Follow-up.
   Witness: Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for International Development.
11
Foreign Affairs
2.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.00 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Report 2007-08.
   Witness: Chris Moxey, Chief Executive, Clive Heaphy, Finance Director, and Steven Rymell, ICT Director, FCO Services and Keith Luck, Director General Finance, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
12
Scottish Affairs
2.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
 
2.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Credit Unions in Scotland.
   Witnesses: Association of British Credit Unions Limited and Scottish League of Credit Unions.
13
European Scrutiny
2.15 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
 
As soon as convenient after 2.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Scrutiny of European Documents.
14
Transport
2.30 p.m.
Room 15 (private)
 
3.00 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: The Opening of Heathrow Terminal 5.
   Witnesses: Unite - the Union; BAA (at 3.30 p.m.).
15
Environmental Audit
3.15 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Vehicle Excise Duty.
   Witnesses: Angela Eagle MP, Exchequer Secretary, and Lucy Makinson, Head of Environment and Transport Tax, HM Treasury.
16
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 3.45 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
17
Selection
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
18
Statutory Instruments
3.45 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
1
Secretary of State for Justice: Pleural plaques consultation paper.
2
Secretary of State for Justice: National Framework for Greater Citizen Engagement.
3
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Civil Service Fast Stream Annual Recruitment Report 2007.
4
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2008.
5
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme.

 

 

 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries ordering index

© Parliamentary copyright 2008
Prepared 9 July 2008