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Order of Business Thursday 28 January 2010

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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 Minister of State, Department for Transport
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury): What recent assessment he has made of progress on his Department's feasibility study into the doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line; and if he will make a statement.
Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green): What recent representations he has received on railway station ticket office opening times in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): How much funding his Department has provided to the Greater London Authority for the extension of Tramlink to Crystal Palace.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of London of recent disruptions in First Capital Connect's Thameslink service.
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): If he will bring forward proposals to enable national concessionary bus passes to be used on community transport services; and if he will make a statement.
Ann Winterton (Congleton): Whether he plans to add profiling to the passenger security screening measures in place at UK airports.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to hold discussions with the Highways Agency on recent fatalities on the A47.
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): What recent discussions his Department has had on the redevelopment of the railway station at Gatwick Airport.
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What recent progress his Department has made on its plans for high-speed rail; and if he will make a statement.
Martin Linton (Battersea): If he will discuss with the Mayor of London the merits of re-opening (a) Battersea High Street station and (b) other closed railway stations in London.
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow): What recent estimate he has made of the number of potholes and other road surface defects requiring repair on roads maintained by the Highways Agency.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's response to the effects of recent cold weather conditions on the transport network.
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): What recent assessment he has made of progress on the development of a North-South high-speed rail link.
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What the average change has been in the level of regulated rail fares since 1997.
Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): What proposals he has to install further speed cameras on the motorway network.
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What recent representations he has received on the expansion of Southend Airport.
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): If he will discuss with East Midlands Trains the merits of reinstating non-stop passenger rail services between London St Pancras and Kettering; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What plans he has for the future of the rail franchise system.
At 11.05 am
Topical Questions to the Minister of State, Department for Transport
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): If he will make a statement on his Departmental responsibilities.
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford):
Mrs Linda Riordan (Halifax):
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
Ann Winterton (Congleton):
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield):
Jessica Morden (Newport East):
At 11.15 am
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equality
Jessica Morden (Newport East): If she will discuss with trade union representatives the guidance provided to employers on rights for employees with families.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): What recent discussions she has had with religious groups on the provisions of the Equality Bill.
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South): If she will bring forward amendments to the Equality Bill to provide equality of access to information for blind and partially-sighted people.
John Howell (Henley): When she plans to publish the draft regulations on age discrimination as provided for in the Equality Bill.
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): What information the Government Equalities Office collates on the gender pay gap for (a) full-time and (b) part-time workers.
Mr Andrew Pelling (Croydon Central): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on policies to reduce levels of human trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What recent representations she has received on the provisions of the Equality Bill relating to religion or belief; and if she will make a statement.
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effect of the national minimum wage on the gender pay gap.
Gordon Banks (Ochil and South Perthshire): What steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to tackle discrimination against older workers.

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 Holocaust Memorial Day.
Debate may continue for one and a half hours (Standing Order No. 24A).
At 3.00 pm
[Until 6.00 pm]
1. Leeds City Council Bill: Consideration of Bill, as amended. (By Order).
2. Reading Borough Council Bill: Consideration of Bill, as amended. (By Order).
3. Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords]: Further Consideration of Bill,
as amended. (By Order).
4. Manchester City Council Bill [Lords]: Consideration of Bill, as amended.
(By Order)

For Amendments, see pages 102-126 of Notice Paper relating to Private Business.
Third Readings may also be taken.
Set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means under Standing Order No. 20.
Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Arrest warrants in the UK in respect of alleged war crimes by individuals resident abroad (Mr David Winnick).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 9 (public)
1.00 pm
   Further to consider the Bill.
Crime and Security Bill Committee
9.00 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (public)
1.00 pm
   Further to take evidence on the Bill.
   Witnesses am: Wiltshire Police, Refuge, Fawcett Society, Women’s Aid Federation of England and National Centre for Domestic Violence (until no later than 10.25 am).

Witnesses pm: The Automobile Association, British Parking Association and Local Government Association (until no later than 2.30 pm); Home Office (until no later than 4.00 pm).
9.30 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 am
   Subject: Commissioning.
   Witnesses: John Parkes, Chief Executive, NHS Northamptonshire and Julie Garbutt, Chief Executive, NHS Norfolk; Dr Pauline Brimblecombe, Maureen Donnelly, Chairman, and Paul Zollinger-Read, Chief Executive, NHS Cambridge, and Steven Graves, Director, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (at 11.15 am).
9.30 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Public Administration
9.45 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.00 am
   Subject: Defra’s Response to the Ombudsman’s Report on the Single Payment Scheme.
   Witnesses: Ann Abraham, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, and Gwen Harrison, Director of Investigations, Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Permanent Secretary, Defra, and Tony Cooper, Chief Executive, Rural Payments Agency (at 10.40 am).
Finance and Services
9.50 am
Room 13 (private)
International Development
10.00 am
Room 15 (private)
10.30 am
   Subject: DFID’s Programme in Nepal.
   Witness: Michael Foster MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development.
Welsh Affairs
10.00 am
Room 8 (private)
Committee on Members’ Allowances
11.00 am
Room 14 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Thursday 28 January
Time of publication
Business, Innovation and Skills
00.01 am
HC 266
   Exporting out of recession (Third Report).
Public Accounts
00.01 am
HC 283
   Young people’s sexual health: the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (Seventh Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: 2009 UK Convergence Programme.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Ecofin 19 January 2010.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Correction to Parliamentary Question 311631—tabled by the hon. Member for Bexhill and Battle on Departmental Ministerial training.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Post Council statement.
Secretary of State for Justice: Access to the Contingencies Fund: Northern Ireland Court Service on behalf of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission.
Prime Minister: Northern Ireland.
Minister of State, Department for Transport: Dartford—Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme: Account 2008-09.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Pension schemes and equality.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: The Government’s response to proposals for the official recognition of Workers’ Memorial Day.



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