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Order of Business Monday 24 November 2008

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+ indicates Government business.
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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 p.m.
  Prayers
 
  Ministerial Statements, including on Pre-Budget Report
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
 
NOTICES OF MOTIONS AT THE TIME OF PRIVATE BUSINESS
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   London Local Authorities Bill [Lords]: That so much of the Lords Message [17th November] as relates to the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords] be now considered.
 
   That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.
The Chairman of Ways and Means
 
   Northern Bank Bill: That the promoters of the Northern Bank Bill which was originally introduced in this House on 22nd January 2008, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188A (Suspension of bills).
 
 

 

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 Work and Pensions
 1
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): How many households in Milton Keynes he estimates will be eligible for cold weather payments if the temperature falls below the level which triggers payment of the allowance in 2008-09.
(237962)
 2
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): What steps the Health and Safety Executive takes to ensure that workers in the installation and maintenance of domestic heating systems are fully qualified.
(237963)
 3
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Ludlow constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
(237964)
 4
Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): What steps his Department has taken to protect employee occupational pensions.
(237965)
 5
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East): What support his Department offers in respect of mortgage repayments to people who have lost their jobs.
(237966)
 6
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): What assessment he has made of recent trends in expenditure on housing benefit for those in the private rented sector.
(237967)
 7
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): What assistance his Department gives to lone parents to enable them to (a) return to and (b) remain in work.
(237968)
 8
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Hammersmith and Fulham constituency at the latest date for which figures are available.
(237969)
 9
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What recent discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers on the effect on pension schemes of Government tax policy since 1997.
(237970)
 10
Mr Anthony Wright (Great Yarmouth): What progress has been made in the Child Support Agency's transition to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
(237971)
 11
David Wright (Telford): What steps he has taken to ensure that Jobcentre Plus is able to react rapidly to announcements of clusters of redundancies in a particular area.
(237972)
 12
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What recent assessment he has made of poverty levels amongst married pensioners.
(237973)
 13
Philip Davies (Shipley): When he expects Personal Accounts to commence.
(237974)
 14
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): If he will assess the effect on benefit claimants of private companies operating premium rate telephone lines claiming to offer benefits advice.
(237975)
 15
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon): What estimate he has made of the monetary value of benefits paid by his Department to citizens of other EU countries not resident in the UK in the last 12 months.
(237976)
 16
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): What steps his Department is taking to assist people with a mental illness or recovering from a mental illness to enter employment.
(237977)
 17
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What recent discussions he has had on policy to enable people to move from incapacity benefit to employment.
(237978)
 18
Joan Ryan (Enfield North): What support his Department provides in respect of mortgage repayments to people who lose their jobs.
(237979)
 19
Hywel Williams (Caernarfon): What plans he has to increase staffing levels at Jobcentres in response to recent projections of rising unemployment.
(237980)
 20
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate): What his estimate is of the monetary value of benefits paid by his Department to citizens of other EU countries not resident in the UK in the last 12 months.
(237981)
 21
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): What plans his Department has to extend the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance to people with severe sight loss.
(237982)
 22
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): How many people are claiming jobseeker's allowance.
(237983)
 23
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): How many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Clwyd West constituency on the latest date for which figures are available.
(237984)
 24
Ms Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): What assistance his Department provides in respect of mortgage repayments to people who become unemployed.
(237985)
 25
Mr Jim Devine (Livingston): What support his Department offers in respect of mortgage repayments to people who have lost their jobs.
(237986)
 
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Bob Spink (Castle Point): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(237987)
 T2
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):
(237988)
 T3
Mr David Amess (Southend West):
(237989)
 T4
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):
(237990)
 T5
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):
(237991)
 T6
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
(237992)
 T7
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):
(237993)
 T8
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):
(237994)
 T9
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West):
(237995)
 T10
Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth):
(237996)

At 3.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements, including on Pre-Budget Report

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
1
PLANNING BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 4)
[No debate]
Secretary Hazel Blears
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Planning Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 10th December 2007, 2nd June 2008 and 25th June 2008 (Planning Bill (Programme), Planning Bill (Programme) (No. 2) and Planning Bill (Programme) (No. 3)):
Consideration of Lords Amendments
   1.   Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at this day’s sitting.
   2.   The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely Nos. 115, 160, 1 to 114, 116 to 159, 161 to 217.
Subsequent stages
   3.   Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
   4.   The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
2
PLANNING BILL: Consideration of Lords Amendments.
   For Motions and Amendments relating to Lords Amendments, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement, if the Planning Bill (Programme) (No. 4) Motion is agreed to.
3
DATA PROTECTION AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: Queen’s Recommendation signified.
[Up to one and a half hours]
Secretary Jack Straw
 
   That, in respect of service from 30th November 2007, the salary of the Information Commissioner shall be at a yearly rate of £140,000.
   The Speaker will put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings not later than one and a half hours after their commencement (Standing Order No. 16(1)).
4
ADMINISTRATION
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
 
   That Pete Wishart be discharged from the Administration Committee and John Mason be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
5
SCOTTISH AFFAIRS
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
 
   That Mr Angus MacNeil be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Pete Wishart be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
6
INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
 
   That this House agrees with the recommendation to the Prime Minister that Sir Alan Beith be discharged from the Intelligence and Security Committee and Sir Menzies Campbell be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
7
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Care farming and disadvantaged groups (Mr Mark Todd).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE
1
European Committee B
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider EU Document No. 16488/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Procurement in the Fields of Defence and Security.
SELECT COMMITTEES
2
Environmental Audit Sub-Committee on Environmental Information
3.00 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
3
Children, Schools and Families
3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: National Curriculum.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Jim Knight MP, Minister for Schools and Learners, Sarah McCarthy-Fry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families, and Ian Harrison, Managing Director, Capita Strategic Children’s Services and National Strategies.
4
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
4.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
5
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.15 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
4.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Waste Strategy for England 2007.
   Witnesses: Campaign to Protect Rural England and Encams; British Soft Drinks Association and British Retail Consortium (at 5.00 p.m.); Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 5.30 p.m.).
6
Business and Enterprise
4.20 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Energy Prices-Follow-up.
   Witness: Mike O’Brien MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change.
7
Public Accounts
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Independent Police Complaints Commission.
   Witness: Jane Furniss, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission.
[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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Study into the future long-term sustainable role of the Public Forest Estate.
2
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police equipment.
3
Secretary of State for Justice: Publication of the Government’s response to the Data Sharing Review and the consultation on the Information Commissioner’s inspection powers and funding under the Data Protection Act 1998.
4
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: New Chair for Equality 2025: the United Kingdom Advisory Network on Disability Equality.

General Committee Notices
        European Committee B will meet on Monday 24th November at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Documents No. 16488/07 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to Procurement in the fields of defence and security.
        European Committee B will meet on Tuesday 25th November at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Documents No. 12149/08 and Addenda 1 and 2, No. 13713/08 and Addenda 1 and 2 and No. 14317/08, relating to Financial services.


 

 
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