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Order of Business Tuesday 27 October 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 pm
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
Consideration of Bills Ordered to Lie upon the Table
Leeds City Council Bill (By Order).
Mr Christopher Chope
   On Consideration of the Leeds City Council Bill, to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.
Reading Borough Council Bill (By Order).
Mr Christopher Chope
   On Consideration of the Reading Borough Council Bill, to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.

  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 Communities and Local Government
Angela Watkinson (Upminster): What role his Department plays in making contingency arrangements in the event of industrial action by the fire service.
Bob Spink (Castle Point): What assessment he has made of the effects on residents in a 24-hour resident warden service sheltered accommodation.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin): If he will revise the planning guidelines concerning buffer zones between residential dwellings and open cast mining sites in England.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What his Department's timetable is for the revision of regional spatial strategies.
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch): When he expects the final version of the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West to be published.
Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey): What recent changes have been made by his Department to planning policy guidance affecting rural areas.
Mr Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool, Walton): What rules apply to local authorities in the first and second rounds of the council house building programme.
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): What his most recent assessment is of demand for affordable housing in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Christine Russell (City of Chester): What duties in relation to apprenticeships will be placed on housebuilders and developers as part of the housing pledge.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): If he will undertake an impact assessment of the 2010 business rates revaluation.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): If he will publish the local spending reports which have been made under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet representatives of local authorities from East Anglia to discuss local government reorganisation.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What recent discussions he has had with Wirral Borough Council on its proposals to transfer assets to community ownership.
Mr Brian Binley (Northampton South): What steps the Government is taking to protect green belt land from development; and if he will make a statement.
Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on rates of local authority participation in the Government's free swimming scheme.
Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage): What the current timetable is for the revision of regional spatial strategies.
Jane Kennedy (Liverpool, Wavertree): What rules apply to local authorities in the first and second rounds of the council house building programme.
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test): What account his Department's Code for Sustainable Homes takes of provision for the offsetting of embodied energy in housebuilding.
Lorely Burt (Solihull): What changes to housing targets in Solihull are to be proposed in the phase 2 revision of the Regional Spatial Strategy for the West Midlands as a result of the report by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners.
Bob Russell (Colchester): If he will authorise the holding of a local referendum in cases where a shire district or borough council seeks the status of a unitary authority.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): If he will undertake an impact assessment for the 2010 business rates revaluation; and if he will make a statement.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South): What methodology his Department uses in undertaking homelessness street counts.
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): What his assessment is of the contribution of local authorities to tackling anti-social behaviour in local communities.
Stephen Pound (Ealing North): What his assessment is of the likely effect on social housing tenants of a policy of rent equalisation; and if he will make a statement.
At 3.15 pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mr Edward Timpson (Crewe & Nantwich): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon):
Bob Russell (Colchester):
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York):
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley):
Paul Rowen (Rochdale):
Lindsay Roy (Glenrothes):
Mr Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam):
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Tom Harris
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to impose a duty on public bodies to co-operate with the police and specified local authorities on the use of closed circuit television; to require certain users of CCTV to provide specified information to the police; to require insurance providers to promote the use of CCTV systems; and for connected purposes.
   The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS BILL [LORDS]: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be further considered. (Queen’s Consent and Prince of Wales’s Consent to be signified on Third Reading).
[Until 7.00 pm]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading will also be taken.
   Relevant documents:
   Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Marine Bill, Session 2007-08, HC 552-I and -II, and the Government response, Cm 7422.
   Ninth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Session 2007-08, on the Draft Marine Bill: Coastal Access Provision, HC 656-I, and the Government response, Cm 7422.
   Proceedings relating to New Clauses, amendments to Clauses, new Schedules and amendments to Schedules relating to Parts 1 to 4, proceedings relating to remaining new Clauses and new Schedules and remaining proceedings on consideration will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 pm; and proceedings on Third Reading will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 pm (Order of 26 October).
OPPOSITION DAY (Un-allotted half day)
Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Nigel Dodds
The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Dr William McCrea   
David Simpson   
Sammy Wilson
   That this House recognises that the right of free assembly and peaceful procession is an intrinsic human right and an important part of the British heritage; acknowledges the cultural significance of parading in Northern Ireland and its tourist potential; regrets the attempts by a minority to interfere with the right to parade peacefully; and accepts that it is a political imperative to resolve such matters, especially in a context where it is proposed to devolve policing and justice powers to Northern Ireland.
   The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.
   Debate may continue for three hours or until 10.00 pm, whichever is earlier, and will then lapse if not previously disposed of; and Standing Order No. 31(2) will apply and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply (Order of 21 October).
[No debate]
Secretary Jim Murphy
   That, in accordance with rule 56 (1) of the Parliamentary Election Rules contained in Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983, the sealed packets containing the completed corresponding number lists forwarded to the sheriff clerk at Kirkcaldy following the Glenrothes by-election on 6 November 2008 (1) shall not be destroyed by the sheriff clerk other than as provided for in the protocol agreed among the Secretary of State for Scotland, the electoral registration officer for Fife, the returning officer for the Glenrothes parliamentary constituency and the sheriff clerk for the Kirkcaldy sheriff court district and dated 16 and 19 October 2009 (Cm 7729); (2) may be delivered by that sheriff clerk to that returning officer; and (3) may be opened by that returning officer in order that a substitute marked copy of the register of electors may be made available for public inspection, all in accordance with and subject to the conditions specified in that protocol.
   To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order of 20 October).
[No debate]
Sarah McCarthy-Fry
   That the Landfill Tax (Prescribed Landfill Site Activities) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 1929), dated 21 July 2009, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 July, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Phil Woolas
   That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11060/09, which sets out the Commission’s view of the next five year work programme in the field of Justice and Home Affairs; and supports the position that the Government takes on its direction.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(11)).
[No debate after 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That Dr Richard Taylor be a member of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.
[No debate after 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That Mary Creagh be discharged from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee and Mr Austin Mitchell be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.
[No debate after 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Treatment of Fabio Alves-Nunes by the NHS (Mr Crispin Blunt).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Child Poverty Bill Committee
10.30 am
Room 9 (public)
4.00 pm
   To consider the Bill.
Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [Lords] Committee
4.30 pm
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 pm
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Offshore Funds (Tax) Regulations 2009.
Standards and Privileges
9.30 am
Room 13 (private)
9.30 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 am
   Subject: Credit Searches.
   Witnesses: and; Equifax, Experian, British Bankers’ Association, Finance and Leasing Association and Callcredit Information Group (at 10.30 am); Office of Fair Trading and Office of the Information Commissioner (at 11.15 am).
10.00 am
Room 16 (private)
Environmental Audit
10.00 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.20 am
   Subject: Carbon Budgets.
   Witnesses: Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, Chairman and David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change; Rt Hon Edward Miliband MP, Secretary of State, James Hughes, and Dr Nafees Meah, Department for Energy and Climate Change (at 11.20 am).
Welsh Affairs
10.00 am
Room 15 (private)
11.00 am
   Subject: Wales Office Annual Report.
   Witness: Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of State, Wales Office.
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 am
   Subject: Future for Local and Regional Media.
   Witnesses: Local Government Association, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council, and Stockport Council; Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive, RadioCentre, Travis Baxter, Managing Director, Bauer Radio, and Steve Fountain, Head of Radio, KM Group (at 11.15 am).
Home Affairs
10.15 am
Room 6 (private)
10.30 am
   Subject: Cocaine Trade.
   Witnesses: Paul Hayes, Chief Executive, National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and The Priory Hospital; Professor Nutt, Chair, Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (at 11.15 am).
Northern Ireland Affairs
11.15 am
Senate Chamber, Northern Ireland Assembly, Parliament Buildings, Belfast (private)
11.30 am
   Subject: Television Broadcasting in Northern Ireland.
   Witnesses: Peter Johnston, Director, BBC Northern Ireland, Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV and Stuart Cosgrove, Director of Nations and Regions, Channel 4; Denis Wolinski, Director, Ofcom Northern Ireland and Stewart Purvis, Partner, Content and Standards, Ofcom (at 2.30 pm); Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary and Dot Kirby, Chair of NI Broadcasting Branch, National Union of Journalists, John McVay, Chief Executive, and Jannine Waddell, NI Representative, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (at 3.00 pm).
4.00 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Human Rights
1.30 pm
Room 5 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Tuesday 27 October
Time of publication
Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
09.00 am
HC 3-xxii
   (Twenty-second Report).
Public Accounts
00.01 am
HC 640
   Financial Management in the Home Office (Forty-sixth Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Byelaws and consent regimes.
Secretary of State for Justice: Administration and enforcement restriction orders: setting the parameters.
Secretary of State for Justice: Inquests into the deaths of service personnel on operations and exercises overseas.
Secretary of State for Justice: Prison estates.
Secretary of State for Justice: Consultation paper on debt management schemes–delivering effective and balanced solutions for debtors and creditors.



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