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Order of Business Monday 20 April 2009

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Order of Business

At 2.30 pm
  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 Culture, Media and Sport
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): How many times temporary event notices have been issued for events organised by lap dancing clubs in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): If he will take steps to increase the operational independence of the Science Museum.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What recent progress has been made on the Digital Britain review.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What steps his Department is taking to support regional theatres.
Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central): What steps he plans to take to assist the retention of the Minton archive.
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on policy to provide support for the tourism industry.
John Mann (Bassetlaw): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's expenditure on climbing in raising participation levels of young people in the sport.
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): What assessment he has made of the effect of the economic downturn on horseracing.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What recent assessment he has made of the likely effect of the recession on Lottery funding for sport.
Mr Ian McCartney (Makerfield): What opportunities his Department is making available to local authorities to encourage sporting and cultural activities in connection with the London 2012 Olympics; and if he will make a statement.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): If he will bring forward proposals to provide support to news media organisations for the provision of local news.
Mr Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): What assessment he has made of the contribution of heritage in attracting tourists from overseas.
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West): What progress has been made in developing his proposal for a UK city of culture.
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What assessment he has made of the effect of changes in Sport England regional budgets on revenue and capital funding for regional community sport projects up to 2012; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre): How much funding his Department provided for the promotion of England as a tourism destination in 2008-09.
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): How much funding he plans to provide for sport in the North East in 2009-10.
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): Whether he plans to provide support for local news organisations.
Mr Andy Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on provision of apprenticeships in the tourism sector.
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What discussions he has had with representatives of the newspaper industry on advertisements for sexual services in local newspapers.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East): What steps he plans to take to support the provision of local news services.
At 3.08 pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove):
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean):
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):
At 3.20 pm
Oral Questions to the Minister for the Olympics
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What her latest estimate is of expenditure on the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What plans she has for the legacy use of Olympics sporting venues by young people.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): How many organisations based outside London have been awarded contracts by the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden): What steps she is taking to ensure that housing built for the London 2012 Olympics will be available to rent and to buy after the event concludes.
Clive Efford (Eltham): How many local people are employed in the construction of the Olympic Park site; and how many of them were unemployed immediately prior to their employment on the site.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What plans she has for the legacy use of Olympics sporting venues by young people.
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): What recent progress has been made on the London 2012 Olympics construction programme; and if she will make a statement.

At 3.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 10.00 pm]
The Prime Minister
   That this House has considered the matter of defence procurement.
Debate may continue until 10.00 pm.
[No debate after 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That, at the sitting on Tuesday 21 April, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means shall be entered upon (whether before, at or after 7.00 pm), and may then be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, after which the Speaker shall interrupt the business.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.
[No debate after 10.00 pm]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
   That Daniel Kawczynski be discharged from the Justice Committee and Mr Douglas Hogg be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Pain management services in England (Miss Anne Begg).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

North West Regional Committee
9.00 am
Gujarat Hindu Society, Preston (private)
West Midlands Regional Committee
11.15 am
The Old Library, The Custard Factory, Birmingham (private)
11.30 am
   Subject: The Impact of the Current Economic and Financial Situation on Businesses in the West Midlands Region.
   Witnesses: Barclays Bank, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Children, Schools and Families
3.30 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.45 pm
   Subject: Teacher Training.
   Witnesses: General Teaching Council for England, Teach First, Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers, and Institute of Education, University of London.
Welsh Affairs
4.00 pm
Room 8 (private)
4.05 pm
   Subject: National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009.
   Witnesses: Catalan Government representatives; RWE npower, E-On and Virgin Media (at 4.45 pm).
Work and Pensions
4.00 pm
Room 16 (private)
Communities and Local Government
4.20 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.40 pm
   Subject: Traditional Retail Markets.
   Witnesses: National Retail Planning Forum and Geraud Group of Companies; Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 5.20 pm).
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Co-operation agreements between the European Community, the Member States and certain international tobacco manufacturers.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Home Office consultation documents.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Section 19D Race Relations Act 1976 – Language analysis.
Secretary of State for Justice: HMP Ashwell serious incident on Saturday 11 April.
Prime Minister: Summit meeting of NATO Heads of State and government: Strasbourg and Kehl, 3 and 4 April 2009.



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