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Order of Business Monday 18 May 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 pm
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
  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 the Home Department
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): What funding her Department has allocated to sexual assault referral centres for 2009-10.
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): What steps her Department is taking to record individuals entering and leaving the UK.
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What discussions she has had with police forces on the use of water cannon by police forces in policing demonstrations.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): For what reasons she decided to prevent Michael Savage from entering the UK; and if she will make a statement.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to remove illegal immigrants from the UK.
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): What assessment she has made of the likely uptake of voluntary identity cards in the pilot scheme in Manchester.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): What steps she is taking to reduce levels of crime at bus and railway stations.
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire): What her most recent estimate is of the level of trafficking of children into the UK.
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): What assessment she has made of the potential of local crime mapping to contribute to increasing public confidence in policing.
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): What recent assessment she has made of the role of police community support officers in supporting community beat managers.
Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): What factors her Department took into account in deciding on the options of retaining DNA samples for six and 12 years in its consultation on the national DNA database.
Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey): What recent steps her Department has taken to reformulate its policy on settlement rights for Gurkhas.
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells): What assessment she has made of the compatibility of her proposal on retention of the DNA profiles of persons arrested but not convicted with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
Mr John Baron (Billericay): What recent assessment she has made of progress on the introduction of identity cards.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What her most recent estimate is of the proportion of police officers' time spent on front-line policing.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): What estimate she has made of the number of UK residents who are suspected of having committed war crimes under the Nazi regime.
Martin Salter (Reading West): What assessment she has made of the effect on the settlement rights of Gurkhas of the implementation of the points-based immigration system.
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What steps her Department is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour in Swindon.
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What estimate she has made of the number of crimes detected using DNA profiles held on the national DNA database in the last 12 months.
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): What recent assessment she has made of progress in implementing the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden): What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of steps taken by police forces to increase public confidence in the police.
Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What steps she is taking to record the movements of individuals entering and leaving the UK.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What her most recent assessment is of progress on the introduction of identity cards.
At 3.15 pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Martin Salter (Reading West):
Norman Baker (Lewes):
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington):
Christine Russell (City of Chester):
Sandra Gidley (Romsey):
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough):
Ms Celia Barlow (Hove):
Mr David Davis (Haltemprice & Howden):

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
OPPOSITION DAY (11th allotted day)
[Until 10.00 pm]
Mr David Cameron
Mr David Willetts
Mr Alan Duncan
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House regrets the Government’s failure to deliver the skills training and education needed if the economy is to emerge stronger from the recession; condemns the incompetent management of further education colleges’ capital projects; is concerned that the percentage of young people not in education, employment or training has risen significantly since the start of the decade; notes the concerns of training providers that funding allocations for 2009-10 will not support current apprentices to the end of their training; is disappointed that an estimated 1.4 million adult learning places have been lost since 2005; and urges the Government to set out, in consultation with the Association of Colleges, clear criteria for the prioritisation of funding for college building projects, to provide support for more Masters degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects during the downturn, to fund learners over the age of 25 in level 3 STEM skills and to help apprentices at risk of losing their places to find new employers or new training places.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Skills in the recession):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary John Denham
Secretary James Purnell
Secretary Ed Balls
Mr David Lammy
Mr Siôn Simon
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes the Government’s belief that in a recession it is important to give people the skills they and their employers need to recover from the downturn; commends this year’s Budget for investing £1.2 billion in creating jobs and providing training to young people who have been unemployed for 12 months; further notes that there are now more 18 to 24 year-olds working or engaged in full-time education compared to 1997; commends the Government for its sustained investment in skills with record numbers of people now receiving training, far more than was originally planned for this year; further commends the Government for spending over £5 billion on adult skills this year, helping three million learners, and for increasing investment in higher education by 24 per cent. in real terms since 1997; further notes that the Government is prioritising helping people to gain employability skills; further notes that the Train to Gain budget has risen to £925 million this year; further notes the budget for apprenticeships is over £1 billion this year and that there are 250,000 starts planned; commends the Government for confirming that no current learner will lack the funds to complete their course; further notes that this Government is spending £2.6 billion on further education capital projects over this spending review period; and further notes that Sir Andrew Foster has recently produced an independent review of the Building Colleges for the Future programme.’.
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Anne Milton
Mike Penning
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House calls for an independent inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the failings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Alan Johnson
Secretary Jacqui Smith
Secretary Ed Balls
Mr Ben Bradshaw
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes the independent report by the Healthcare Commission which identified severe failings at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and the follow-up reports by the National Clinical Director for Emergency Care and the National Clinical Director for Primary Care which state that Stafford Hospital’s accident and emergency department is now safe but that further improvements must be made at the Trust and lessons learnt by the whole NHS; further notes that the hospital has offered independent reviews of clinical records to all concerned; agrees that at the present time it would not be appropriate to establish an independent public inquiry; further agrees that management and staff at the hospital must remain focused on delivering high quality patient care; and further agrees that an independent public inquiry could add undue delay to implementing the recommendations of the above reports and therefore to the hospital delivering high quality and safe services for the local community .’.
   The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 10.00 pm.
[No debate]
Secretary Paul Murphy
   That the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 1 April, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That, at the sitting on Wednesday 20 May,
the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Hazel Blears relating to Planning: National Policy Statements not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; the Questions may be put after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply; and
the Motion in the name of Mr David Cameron relating to the Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 may be proceeded with as if Standing Orders Nos. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents) and 17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure)), were applicable thereto.
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 Mr Nigel Dodds be discharged from the Committee on Members’ Allowances and Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: UK Government funding for the construction of a new crossing over the River Forth  (Willie Rennie).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

First Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 pm
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009, draft Carbon Budgets Order 2009 and the draft Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009.
Children, Schools and Families
3.30 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.45 pm
   Subject: Training of Children and Families Social Workers.
   Witnesses: Social Work Task Force; British Association of Social Workers and Unison (at 4.45 pm).
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
4.00 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.15 pm
   Subject: (i) Putting Science and Engineering at the Heart of Government Policy (ii) Science Question Time.
   Witnesses: (i) Rt Hon Lord Drayson, Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Professor John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (ii) Rt Hon Lord Drayson, Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (at 5.15 pm).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.15 pm
Room 8 (private)
Communities and Local Government
4.20 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4.40 pm
   Subject: Planning Policy Statement 6 (Town Centres).
   Witnesses: Major Developers Group, Capital Shopping Centres and Legal and General; Royal Town Planning Institute, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Law Society (at 5.05 pm); Local Government Association, Sheffield City Council and Brighton and Hove Council (at 5.30 pm); Department for Communities and Local Government (at 5.55 pm).
Public Accounts
4.30 pm
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Supporting Carers to Care.
   Witnesses: Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, Permanent Secretary, Terry Moran, Chief Executive, Pension, Disability and Carers Service and Jeremy Groombridge, Director, Transformation and Product Division, Department for Work and Pensions.
Business and Enterprise
4.55 pm
Room 6 (private)
5.00 pm
   Subject: Automobile Assistance Programme.
   Witness: Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, Chairman, Automotive Innovation and Growth Team.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Companies House.
Secretary of State for Health: Correction to Written Answer.
Secretary of State for Health: Response to the Health Select Committee report on health inequalities.



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