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Order of Business Wednesday 8 October 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.m.
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
Mr Thomas McAvoy
   Selection: That Liz Blackman, Mr Nicholas Brown and Mr Alan Campbell be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr Thomas McAvoy, Mr Frank Roy and Claire Ward be added to the Committee.


  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
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): How he measures levels of social inclusion in rural areas.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What recent discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers on support for those working in the voluntary sector; and if he will make a statement.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government programmes to encourage voluntary work.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government programmes to encourage voluntary work.
Christine Russell (City of Chester): What research his Department has commissioned to underpin the development of its policies relating to the third sector in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire): What work programme has been put in place for the Social Exclusion Task Force for the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cabinet Office's programmes to encourage voluntary action in the last 12 months.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's programmes to encourage voluntary work.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What recent steps his Department has taken to improve the security of data within the Government Communications Network; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government programmes to encourage voluntary work.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What progress has been made by the Power of Information Task Force; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What measurable improvements the Cabinet Office has recorded in regard to its responsibilities for information assurance.
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What plans he has to improve the operation and delivery of public services provided by the voluntary sector; 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 Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 8th October.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell):
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):
Mr David Winnick (Walsall North):
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):
Mr John Grogan (Selby):
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden):
Eric Joyce (Falkirk):
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Mark Harper
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require a Minister to certify on a Government Bill or a statutory instrument whether or not the Bill or statutory instrument is a result of a decision of the European Union; 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
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS BILL [LORDS]: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered.
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading will also be taken.
   The Fifteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Legislative Scrutiny, HC 440, and the Twenty-third Report from the Committee, Legislative Scrutiny: Government Replies, HC 755, are relevant.
   Proceedings on Consideration will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 p.m.; and proceedings on Third Reading will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. (Order of 16th June).
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Leicester City Council’s market charter (Mr Andrew Robathan).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
9.00 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
Children, Schools and Families
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Draft Apprenticeships Bill.
   Witnesses: Mr Andy Powell, Chief Executive, Edge Foundation and Mr Simon Bartley, Chief Executive, UK Skills.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Sub-Committee on After Leitch: Implementing Skills and Training Policies
9.30 a.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (public)
   Witnesses: David Lammy MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and Stephen Marston, Director General for Further Education and Skills, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
10.00 a.m.
Room 15 (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 p.m.
Room 19 (private)
As soon as convenient after 2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Scrutiny of European Documents.
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 p.m.
Room 5 (private)
Public Accounts
3.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: HM Revenue and Customs Standard Report.
   Witness: Dave Hartnett CB, Acting Chairman, HM Revenue and Customs.
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (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: Watling House, Watling Street, Gailey: Waiver of Exchequer interest.
Secretary of State for Defence: Kosovo: withdrawal of UK contribution to the EU/NATO pan-Balkans Operational Reserve (ORF).
Secretary of State for Health: EU cross-border healthcare.
Secretary of State for Health: NHS Commissioning of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria.
Secretary of State for Health: Prescription charges.
Secretary of State for Transport: EU Transport Council, Luxembourg, 9th October.



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