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Order of Business Thursday 14 May 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 10.30 am
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
Second Readings
   1. Leeds City Council Bill
   2. Nottingham City Council Bill
   3. Reading Borough Council Bill

  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 Transport
Hugh Bayley (City of York): How much funding his Department contributed to track renewals in the last five years; and how much it plans to contribute for such purposes in the next five years.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of measures to ensure the safety of cyclists.
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): If he will assess the merits of providing funding to bring unadopted roads in former coalfield areas up to adoptable standards.
Mr Greg Knight (East Yorkshire): What recent assessment he has made of the effects on road safety of variable speed limits.
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): What recent representations he has received on proposed changes to speed limits; and if he will make a statement.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What responses he has received to his recent consultation on speed limits; and if he will make a statement.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What his most recent estimate is of levels of requirement for new rolling stock for the railways; and if he will make a statement.
Robert Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of permit schemes for street works; and if he will make a statement.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What the remit of stations' champions is; and if he will make a statement.
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on proposals for a high-speed rail link between London and Scotland.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What role his Department has in setting standards for maintenance on local authority-maintained roads; and if he will make a statement.
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): What his most recent assessment is of the level of requirement for new rolling stock for the railways; and if he will make a statement.
At 11.05 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):
Ann Winterton (Congleton):
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):
Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire):
Tony Baldry (Banbury):
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):
At 11.15 am
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
Mrs Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East & Washington West): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on awareness among parents and carers of disabled children and adults of their right to request flexible working arrangements.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): Whether the protected characteristic of gender reassignment proposed in the Equality Bill will protect transgendered people who choose not to seek medical advice or to change their physiological attributes.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): If she will make an assessment of the merits of the provisions in the Cohabitation Bill [Lords].
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What plans she has to increase the number of women employed in senior positions in the public sector.
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on community learning opportunities for women during the recession.
John Barrett (Edinburgh West): What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the representation of minorities in Parliament; and if she will make a statement.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on levels of funding for non-governmental organisations working to assist trafficked women who have been raped and who are unable to obtain assistance from other sources.
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What recent discussions she has had with representatives of the trade union movement on equal pay.

At 11.30 am
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Up to one and a half hours]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That this House has considered the matter of Sri Lanka.
   Debate may continue for one and a half hours (Standing Order No. 24A).
[Until 6.00 pm]
The Prime Minister
   That this House has considered the matter of swine flu.
Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Future of the under ten metre fishing fleet (Michael Jabez Foster).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

9.30 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 am
   Subject: Alcohol.
   Witnesses: Dr Petra Meier, University of Sheffield and Lila Rabinovich, RAND; Tesco, Beer and Pub Association, Wine and Spirit Trade Association and CAMRA (at 11.00 am); ACPO (at 12 noon).
9.30 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Welsh Affairs
10.30 am
Room 15 (private)
Foreign Affairs
12.45 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
1.00 pm
   Subject: Global Security: Afghanistan.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown, Minister of State and Adam Thomson, Director, South Asia and Afghanistan, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Draft Bribery Bill
10.30 am
Room 4A (private)
10.45 am
   Witness: Professor Jeremy Horder, Criminal Commissioner, Law Commission.
[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 Defence: Deepcut Boards of Inquiry.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Czech Presidency of the European Union: Agenda for the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC), 18-19 May 2009.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Policing Board Framework Documents.
Secretary of State for Transport: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Ministerial Targets for 2009-10.



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