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Order of Business Friday 24 April 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 9.30 am
  Prayers

Afterwards
Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
1
EQUALITY
[No debate]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   Bill to make provision to require Ministers of the Crown and others when making strategic decisions about the exercise of their functions to have regard to the desirability of reducing socio-economic inequalities; to reform and harmonise equality law and restate the greater part of the enactments relating to discrimination and harassment related to certain personal characteristics; to enable certain employers to be required to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees; to prohibit victimisation in certain circumstances; to require the exercise of certain functions to be with regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and other prohibited conduct; to enable duties to be imposed in relation to the exercise of public procurement functions; to increase equality of opportunity; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
Note: If proceedings on the first Bill end before 2.30 pm, the second Bill and, possibly, subsequent Bills may be debated in the time remaining. After 2.30 pm, only those Bills which are unopposed may make further progress.

2
CO-OPERATIVE AND COMMUNITY BENEFIT SOCIETIES AND CREDIT UNIONS BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Malcolm Wicks
3
PALLIATIVE CARE BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mrs Caroline Spelman
4
DAMAGES (ASBESTOS-RELATED CONDITIONS) BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Andrew Dismore
5
SOVEREIGNTY OF PARLIAMENT (EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES) BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Christopher Chope
6
DRUGS (ROADSIDE TESTING) BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Christopher Chope
7
EMPLOYMENT RETENTION BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: John Robertson
8
BROADCASTING (TELEVISION LICENCE FEE ABOLITION) BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Christopher Chope
9
EUROPEAN UNION (AUDIT OF BENEFITS AND COSTS OF UK MEMBERSHIP) BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Christopher Chope
10
PRESUMPTION OF DEATH BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Tim Boswell
11
EXERCISE OF REASONABLE DISCRETION BILL: Second Reading.
Member in charge: Mr Tim Boswell
12
SCOTTISH BANKNOTES (ACCEPTABILITY IN UNITED KINGDOM) BILL: Adjourned debate on Second Reading [6 March].
 
   And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
Member in charge: Mr David Mundell
Debate may continue until 2.30 pm.
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
13
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Council rents in Lambeth  (Kate Hoey).
   Debate may continue until 3.00 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 11).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Public consultation on promoting high standards of conduct by private military and security companies (PMSCs) internationally.
2
Secretary of State for Health: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency’s Business Plan for 2009-10.
3
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Consultation on police injury benefits.
4
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Settlement for Gurkhas discharged before 1997.
5
Minister for Women and Equality: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Councillors Taskforce Mentoring/Shadowing Scheme.
General Committee Notices
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Wednesday 29 April at 2.30 pm to consider the Autism Bill.
        European Committee B will meet on Monday 27 April at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Documents No. 16940/08 and 16941/08, relating to the Eastern Partnership.
        The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27 April at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009.
        The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27 April at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2009.
        The Third Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 April at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers) (Revision) Order 2009.
        The Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 April at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009.
        The Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 April at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Bradford & Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. (Amendment) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 320).
        The Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27 April at 4.30 pm to consider a motion relating to Financial Assistance to Industry.


 

 
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