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Order of Business Thursday 21 May 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 10.30 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 Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mr John Whittingdale (Maldon & East Chelmsford): What recent discussions he has had on the availability of agricultural labour; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What recent assessment he has made of progress in reforming the Common Agricultural Policy.
Robert Key (Salisbury): What assessment he has made of the effect on animal health of zero-grazing.
Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): What recent progress has been made in his Department's review of the effect of the biodiversity duty provided for in the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield): What recent representations he has received on his Department's policy on common land in England.
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the farming sector on the future of the English pig industry.
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde): What recent steps his Department has taken to combat the spread of bovine tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): If he will take steps to encourage people to produce their own fruit and vegetables.
Tony Baldry (Banbury): What recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on country of origin food labelling.
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): What recent progress has been made in discussions with the European Commission on proposed new rules on the labelling of food with its country of origin.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What recent assessment he has made of the likely effect of proposals for compulsory set-aside from September 2010 on existing environmental stewardship schemes for farmers.
Norman Baker (Lewes): What steps he is taking to deal with tuberculosis infection in cattle in East Sussex.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the use of waste as a source of energy; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon): What progress has been made on the establishment of the Marine Management Organisation; and if he will make a statement.
Sandra Gidley (Romsey): What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the recession on the rural economy.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What recent progress his Department has made in reducing risks to animal health.
At 11.05 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):
John Barrett (Edinburgh West):
Ann Winterton (Congleton):
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):
Mr Hugo Swire (East Devon):
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):
At 11.15 am
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in bringing prosecutions in cases of alleged human trafficking offences.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking in co-operation with other agencies to improve support for victims and witnesses in the court system.
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What recent steps the Government has taken to increase the rate of conviction in rape cases.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What her most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in prosecuting cases of alleged human trafficking.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): If she will make an estimate of the potential effect on the Law Officers' Departments' budgets of implementing the proposals of the Cohabitation Bill [Lords].
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North): What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase rape conviction rates.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What her most recent assessment is of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service in prosecuting cases of assault against police officers in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire.

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

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 6.00 pm]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Matters to be considered before the forthcoming Adjournment.
Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Take-up of council tax benefit  (Mr Paul Burstow).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Finance Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 10 (public)
1.00 pm
   Further to consider the Bill.
Public Administration
9.45 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 am
   Subject: Executive Pay in the Public Sector.
   Witnesses: Peter Boreham, Head of UK Executive Remuneration, Hay Group, David Evans, Head of Pay and Labour Market Services, Capita Survey and Research Unit, and Christopher Johnson, UK Human Capital Leader, Mercer and Hamish Davidson.
Finance and Services
9.50 am
Room 13 (private)
Business and Enterprise
10.15 am
Chorley Town Hall (private)
10.30 am
   Subject: Automobile Assistance Programme.
   Witnesses: Multipart; Leyland (at 11.10 am); North West Development Agency (at 11.50 am).
[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: ECOFIN 5 May 2009.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Finance Bill 2009: Anti avoidance measure.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Local government.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Lord Carlile’s Fourth Annual Report on the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
Secretary of State for International Development: Humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka.
Secretary of State for Wales: Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill: Framework powers explanatory memorandum.
Secretary of State for Wales: Proposal for a Legislative Competence Order in the field of health and health services and social welfare.



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