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Order of Business Wednesday 6 January 2010

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 11.30 am
  Prayers
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
 
Second Reading
London Local Authorities Bill [Lords]
 

Afterwards
Notes:
  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 Wales
 1
Mr Robert Goodwill (Scarborough & Whitby): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the future of the aluminium industry in Wales.
(308870)
 2
Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy): What assessment he has made of progress on the car scrappage scheme in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(308871)
 3
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire): What assessment he has made of the potential effects of construction work on new wind farms in Montgomeryshire on the level of traffic and the environment in that area.
(308872)
 4
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the level of economic inactivity in Wales.
(308873)
 5
Nia Griffith (Llanelli): What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the operation of the Barnett Formula in Wales.
(308874)
 6
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): How many road traffic accidents there were in Wales in the latest period for which figures are available.
(308875)
 7
Mr Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the progress of the Future Jobs Fund in Wales.
(308876)
 8
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy): What assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Holtham Commission on funding and finance for Wales; and when the Government plans to implement those recommendations it accepts.
(308877)
 9
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on assisting young people into employment; and if he will make a statement.
(308878)
 10
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on overcrowding in prisons in Wales.
(308879)
 11
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon): What recent discussions he has had with the (a) First Minister and (b) Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to promote clean air charters in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
(308880)
 12
John Howell (Henley): What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the Welsh economy.
(308881)
 13
Mark Williams (Ceredigion): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the service provided by HM Courts Service in Wales.
(308882)
 14
Mr Martyn Jones (Clwyd South): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on news consortia for Wales.
(308883)
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
 Q1
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 January.
(308855)
 Q2
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):
(308856)
 Q3
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central):
(308857)
 Q4
Mr Andrew Dismore (Hendon):
(308858)
 Q5
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):
(308859)
 Q6
Ann Winterton (Congleton):
(308860)
 Q7
Sir Michael Spicer (West Worcestershire):
(308861)
 Q8
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Devonport):
(308863)
 Q9
Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What recent representations he has received on bringing forward proposals arising from the report of the Select Committee on the Reform of the House of Commons.
(308864)
 Q10
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble):
(308865)
 Q11
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet):
(308866)
 Q12
Nia Griffith (Llanelli):
(308867)
 Q13
John Mason (Glasgow East):
(308868)
 Q14
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):
(308869)

At 12.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)
Preliminary Business
Notices of Presentation of Bills
1
DAMAGES (ASBESTOS-RELATED CONDITIONS) (No. 2)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to provide that certain asbestos-related conditions are actionable personal injuries; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
2
EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE BUREAU
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to make provision for the creation of an employers’ liability insurance bureau comprising an electronic database and a fund of last resort; to make provision about employers’ liability insurance; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
3
LAND USE (GARDENS PROTECTION ETC)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to make provision for the protection of gardens and urban green spaces; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
4
BRITISH MUSEUM ACT 1963 (AMENDMENT)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to amend the British Museum Act 1963 to permit the transfer of artefacts in the British Museum; to confer powers on the Secretary of State to require the transfer of artefacts in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
5
SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION (RESIDENTS)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to make provision for residents in sheltered accommodation to challenge certain local authority budget decisions which affect them; to ensure that funding provided by central government to local authorities for sheltered accommodation warden services is not allocated to other services; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
6
HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998 (MEANING OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to clarify the meaning of ‘public authority’ in section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
7
ILLEGALLY LOGGED TIMBER (PROHIBITION OF SALE)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to prohibit the sale in the United Kingdom of timber and wood products that were obtained or produced illegally in their country of origin; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
8
TORTURE (DAMAGES)
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to make provision for actions for damages for torture; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
9
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY
[No debate]
Mr Andrew Dismore
 
   Bill to introduce a national day to learn about and remember the Armenian genocide.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

Main Business
   Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 15).

  indicates Government Business



10
VIDEO RECORDINGS BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)
[Up to three hours]
Mr Siôn Simon
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Video Recordings Bill:
Timetable
   1.   Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed at today’s sitting and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption.
Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put
   2.   When the Bill has been read a second time—
(a)   
it shall (despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order)) stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;
(b)   
the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.
       3.–(1) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.
       (2) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.
   4.   For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1, the Speaker or Chairman shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—
(a)   
any Question already proposed from the Chair;
(b)   
any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
(c)   
the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
(d)   
any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.
   5.   On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
Consideration of Lords Amendments
      
  6.(1)Any Lords Amendments to the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
       (2) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
      
  7.(1)This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 6.
       (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question already proposed from the Chair.
       (3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall then put forthwith—
(a)   
a single Question on any further Amendments to the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and
(b)   
the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.
       (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith—
(a)   
a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and
(b)   
the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.
       (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House disagrees to a Lords Amendment.
       (6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees to all the remaining Lords Amendments.
       (7) As soon as the House has—
(a)   
agreed or disagreed to a Lords Amendment; or
(b)   
disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to,
 
   the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown and relevant to the Lords Amendment.
Subsequent stages
      
  8.(1)  Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.
       (2) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
      
  9.(1)  This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 8.
       (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair.
       (3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.
       (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.
       (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.
Reasons Committee
      
 10.(1)  The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chairman.
       (2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.
       (3) Proceedings in the Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.
       (4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3), the Chairman shall—
(a)   
first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair, and
(b)   
then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.
       (5) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.
Miscellaneous
   11.   Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.
      
  12.(1)  The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.        (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.
   13.   Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.
      
  14.(1)  No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill.
       (2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
      
  15.(1)  No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.
       (2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
   16.   The Speaker may not arrange for a debate to be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) at today’s sitting before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.
      
  17.(1)  Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.
       (2) No notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.
   18.   Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
      
  19.(1)  Any private business which has been set down for consideration at 7 pm, 4 pm or 3 pm (as the case may be) on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.
       (2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before the moment of interruption for a period equal to the time elapsing between 7 pm, 4 pm or 3 pm (as the case may be) and the conclusion of those proceedings.
   The Speaker will put any Question necessary to dispose of proceedings not more than three hours after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 83), and this period may continue or begin after 7.00 pm, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to.

At 7.00 pm
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
 
   That, at this day’s sitting, the Video Recordings Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion in the name of Mr Siôn Simon and the Sittings of the House Motion in the name of Ms Harriet Harman may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

11
VIDEO RECORDINGS BILL: Second Reading.
Remaining Stages will also be taken.
   Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading will be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, at 7.00 pm,
if the Video Recordings Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion is agreed to.
12
SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That—
(1)   
Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) shall have effect for this Session with the following modifications, namely:
 
   In paragraph (4) the word ‘eight’ shall be substituted for the word ‘thirteen’ in line 42 and in paragraph (5) the word ‘fifth’ shall be substituted for the word ‘eighth’ in line 44;
(2)   
Standing Order No. 90 (Second reading committees) shall have effect for this Session with the following modification, namely:
 
   In paragraph (2) the word ‘fifth’ shall be substituted for the word ‘eighth’ in line 21; and
(3)   
Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 29 January; 5 and 26 February; 5 and 12 March; 23 and 30 April; and 7 May.
   As an Amendment to Ms Harriet Harman’s proposed Motion (Sittings of the House):
Mr Peter Bone
Mr Anthony Steen
Mr Philip Hollobone
Mr Christopher Chope
Philip Davies
Mr Andrew Pelling
Mr Nigel Dodds   
Mr David Amess   
Mr Brian Binley
(a)
 
   Line 1, leave out from ‘That’ to end and add ‘Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 8, 15, 22 and 29 January; 5 and 26 February; 5, 12, 19 and 26 March; 23 and 30 April; and 7 May.’.
Debate may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to.
13
ELECTION OF THE DEPUTY SPEAKERS
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That this House approves the Fourth Report from the Procedure Committee of Session 2008-09 (House of Commons Paper No. 1080); endorses the principle that the Deputy Speakers should be chosen through a ballot of the whole House; and endorses the preparation by the Procedure Committee of detailed proposals for the election of the Deputy Speakers and the consideration by the Committee of the introduction of term-limits for the Speaker and Deputy Speakers.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
14
REGULATORY REFORM
[No debate]
Secretary Jack Straw
 
   That the draft Legislative Reform (Revocation of Prescribed Form of Penalty Notice for Disorderly Behaviour) Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 21 October, in the previous Session of Parliament, be approved.
   The Regulatory Reform Committee has reported on the draft Order in its Tenth Report of Session 2008–09, HC 1108.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 18(1)).
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
15
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Faith buildings  (Ms Sally Keeble).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1
Energy and Climate Change
9.00 am
Room 15 (private)
 
9.15 am
(public)
   Subject: Proposals for National Policy Statements on Energy.
   Witnesses: Royal Town Planning Institute, Planning Aid and Town and Country Planning Association; Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Institution of Civil Engineers (at 10.15 am).
2
Science and Technology
9.00 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 am
(public)
   Subject: Bioengineering.
   Witnesses: Professor Douglas Kell, Chief Executive, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Dr Tina Barsby, Chief Executive, National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and Professor Richard Kitney OBE, Co-Director, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation, Imperial College London; Dr Ray Elliott, Head, Strategic Projects, Syngenta, Professor Sir John Bell, Chair, Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research, and Professor Chris Mason, Chair of Regenerative Medicine Bioprocessing, University College London (at 10.30 am).
3
Children, Schools and Families
9.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
4
Work and Pensions
9.15 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
5
Standards and Privileges
9.30 am
Room 13 (private)
6
Foreign Affairs
2.00 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
7
Procedure
2.00 pm
Room 20 (private)
8
European Scrutiny
2.30 pm
Room 19 (private)
9
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10
Transport
2.30 pm
Room 8 (private)
 
2.45 pm
(public)
   Subject: Update on the London Underground and the public-private partnership agreements.
   Witness: Chris Bolt, PPP Arbiter.
11
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.00 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: Dairy Farmers of Britain.
   Witnesses: Rob Knight, former Chairman of Dairy Farmers of Britain, Philip Moody, former Board Member of Dairy Farmers of Britain, and Andrew Cooksey, former Chief Executive of Dairy Farmers of Britain.
12
Public Accounts
3.30 pm
Room 15 (private)
13
Selection
4.45 pm
Room 13 (private)
OTHER
14
Speaker’s Conference
9.15 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Wednesday 6 January
Time of publication
No.
1
Defence
11.00 am
HC 119
   The Work of the Committee 2008-09 (First Report).
2
Treasury
12.00 noon
HC 180
   Pre-Budget Report 2009 (Fourth Report).
3
Welsh Affairs
11.00 am
HC 198
   Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Health and Health Services and Social Welfare) Order 2010: Government Response to the Committee's Fourteenth Report of Session 2008-09 (First Special Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Corporate taxation.
2
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Double taxation arrangement (United Kingdom and Montserrat).
3
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families:  Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy: 6th Annual Report 2008-09.
4
Secretary of State for Defence: Call-out order: Iraq and the Gulf.
5
Secretary of State for Defence: Veterans in prison.
6
Secretary of State for Health: NHS Pay Review Body: 2010-11.

 

 

 
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