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Order of Business Wednesday 14 January 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 am
  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
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): What steps his Department is taking to encourage greater consultation with individuals and local communities on shaping public policy and services through its work on the Power of Information Taskforce.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What assessment his Department has made of the effect on charities of the economic downturn.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What recent steps the Government has taken to improve online access to public information.
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): What steps he is taking to support the growth of social enterprise.
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): What steps he is taking to ensure an increase in social mobility, particularly for disadvantaged people.
Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham): What proposals he has to make it easier for volunteers to enrol with youth projects.
Mr Ian McCartney (Makerfield): What assessment he has made of the results of his Department's recent research on levels of aspiration in deprived communities; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West & Abingdon): What assessment he has made of the procedures governing the release or publication of official statistics by civil servants, Government special advisers and Ministers.
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What assessment he has made of the effects of the Government's policies on social mobility and economic growth.
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): What assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of Government policies designed to build capacity in the third sector.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of procedures to prevent the premature release of Government statistics.
Malcolm Bruce (Gordon): What discussions he has had with representatives of the third sector on the effect on third sector organisations of the current economic climate.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What role (a) the Cabinet Secretary and (b) his Department has in investigating unauthorised disclosures of information from Government departments.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Liz Blackman (Erewash): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 14 January.
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):
Mr John Randall (Uxbridge):
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):
Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington):
Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
Mr Bernard Jenkin (North Essex):
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):
Mr Don Touhig (Islwyn):
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble):
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):

At 12.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)
Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notices of Presentation of Bills
[No debate]
Secretary James Purnell
   Bill to amend the law relating to social security; to make provision enabling disabled people to be given greater control over the way in which certain public services are provided for them; to amend the law relating to child support; to make provision about the registration of births; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
[No debate]
Secretary Jack Straw
   Bill to amend the law relating to coroners and to certification and registration of deaths; to amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses; to make provision relating to the security of court and other buildings; to make provision about legal aid; to make provision for payments to be made by offenders in respect of benefits derived from the exploitation of material pertaining to offences; to amend the Data Protection Act 1998; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
[Until 7.00 pm]
The Prime Minister
   That this House has considered the matter of Iraq: future strategic relationship.
Debate may continue until 7.00 pm.
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
Mr Secretary Murphy
the matter of the Government’s Legislative Programme as outlined in the Queen’s Speech as it relates to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;
the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Wednesday 21 January at 9.30 am and between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm to consider the matter referred to it under paragraph (1) above.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the Home Information Pack (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 3107), dated 4 December 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the Gambling Act 2005 (Advertising of Foreign Gambling) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2829), dated 28 October 2008, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Self-balancing personal transporters (Lembit Öpik).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Third Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 pm
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2009.
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 pm
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Travellers’ Allowances (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 3058).
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 pm
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules 2008 (HC 1113).
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
9.00 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 am
   Subject: Engineering.
   Witnesses: Peter Fielder, British Aerospace, Bob Dover, Former Chairman and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, and Nick Worrall, National Grid; Richard Pamenter, GlaxoSmithKline, Ian Midgley, Unilever, and Richard Archer, Founder of the Technology Partnership and former CEO of the Automation Partnership Group plc (at 10.15 am).
Business and Enterprise
9.15 am
Room 15 (private)
9.30 am
   Subject: Work of the Department.
   Witness: Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Children, Schools and Families
9.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Work and Pensions
9.15 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 am
   Subject: DWP’s Response to the Economic Downturn and the Implications for Welfare Reform.
   Witnesses: John Philpot, Chief Economist, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Rt Hon James Purnell MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (at 10.00 am).
Treasury Sub-Committee
2.15 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 pm
Room 19 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 pm
Room 5 (private)
3.00 pm
   Subject: Cross Border Cooperation.
   Witnesses: Ronnie Spence, Paul Doran and Brian McCaughey, Probation Board for Northern Ireland; Colin Reid, Avery Bowser, and Kathleen Spencer Chapman, NSPCC (at 3.30 pm).
2.30 pm
Room 6 (private)
2.45 pm
   Subject: Taxes and Charges on Road Users.
   Witnesses: North East Chamber of Commerce and London First; Freight Transport Association, Brewery Logistics Group, and Central London Freight Quality Partnership (at 3.15 pm); British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Retail Motor Industry Federation, and UK Petroleum Industry Association Ltd (at 4.00 pm).
Immediately after the Sub-Committee Meeting 2.30 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private) (public)
   Subject: Banking Crisis.
   Witnesses: Which?, Citizens Advice, and Federation of Small Businesses; Council of Mortgage Lenders, Finance and Leasing Association, and British Bankers’ Association (at 3.30 pm).
Public Accounts
3.30 pm
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Central Government’s Management of Service Contracts.
   Witness: Nigel Smith, Chief Executive, Office of Government Commerce.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.45 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.00 pm
   Subject: Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty.
   Witness: Joan Ruddock MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change.
4.45 pm
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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Government financial help for business.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: 2008 UK Convergence Programme.
Secretary of State for Defence: Call Out Order–Iraq.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: New Science Agency.
Secretary of State for Justice: Coroners and Justice Bill: Sensitive reporting and draft charter for the bereaved.



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