House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Tuesday 29 June 2010

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons
Order of Business

At 2.30 pm
  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 Health
Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South):  What steps he is taking to improve rates of early detection of cancer.
Derek Twigg (Halton):  What assessment he has made of the effects on NHS waiting times of NHS targets in the last 10 years.
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield):  If he will take steps to increase the number of dentists providing NHS services in Chesterfield; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Daniel Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich):  What steps he plans to take to implement the Government's proposals to end the target culture in the NHS.
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):  What his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of the level of support provided for people with low vision.
Mary Macleod (Brentford and Isleworth):  What steps he plans to take to increase the level of expertise among cancer surgeons.
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston):  What steps he is taking to encourage healthy eating.
Clive Efford (Eltham):  What recent representations he has received on the new community hospital for Eltham; and if he will make a statement.
Jim McGovern (Dundee West):  What plans his Department has for health warnings on labels of alcoholic drinks.
Nia Griffith (Llanelli):  What plans his Department has for health warnings on labels of alcoholic drinks.
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton):  What steps his Department is taking to increase participation by local people in NHS decision-making.
Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):  What his policy is on maximum waiting times in accident and emergency departments; and if he will make a statement.
Phil Wilson (Sedgefield):  What assessment he has made of the effects on public health of plain packaging of cigarettes.
Vernon Coaker (Gedling):  What his policy is on provision of healthcare services to those with autism.
Helen Jones (Warrington North):  What percentage of patients at Warrington Hospital were treated within 18 weeks of referral in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
Stephen Twigg (Liverpool, West Derby):  What progress he has made on establishing his proposed commission on funding long-term care; and if he will make a statement.
Philip Davies (Shipley):  What recent representations he has received on the appropriateness of the remit of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):  What steps he is taking to increase the level of participation in local public health programmes for young children funded by his Department.
Bob Blackman (Harrow East):  What plans he has to merge primary care trust commissioning structures with local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Rob Wilson (Reading East):  What steps he plans to take to eradicate healthcare-acquired infections in NHS facilities.
Roberta Blackman-Woods (City of Durham):  What plans he has for the Healthy Child Programme; and if he will make a statement.
Duncan Hames (Chippenham):  What his most recent assessment is of his Department's progress in the implementation of the National Health Service Framework for long-term neurological conditions.
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):  What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the methods for assessing patients with multiple sclerosis, myalgic encephalopathy, fibromyalgia and other fluctuating conditions for the purpose of work capability assessments.
Mr George Mudie (Leeds East):  What representations he has received on the maximum target period of 18 weeks between GP referral and treatment; and if he will make a statement.
Robert Halfon (Harlow):  What plans he has to improve arrangements for mental health care of combat veterans; and if he will make a statement.
At 3.15 pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
Mike Gapes (Ilford South):  If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield):
Vernon Coaker (Gedling):
Lorraine Fullbrook (South Ribble):
Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge):
Mrs Mary Glindon (North Tyneside):
Duncan Hames (Chippenham):
Jessica Morden (Newport East):
Julian Sturdy (York Outer):
Dr John Pugh (Southport):

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

Main Business
OPPOSITION DAY (2nd allotted day)
[Until 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
Mr John Denham
Alan Johnson
Yvette Cooper
John Healey
Mr Nicholas Brown
   That this House regrets the decision of the Government to introduce £1.165 billion of cuts to local government funding in England in the current financial year; regrets the Liberal Democrat members of the Government supporting cuts they opposed during the general election campaign; notes the promise in the Coalition Agreement to ‘ensure that fairness is at the heart of those decisions so that all those most in need are protected’; regrets that this programme of cuts fails to meet this test of fairness, as they fall disproportionately on the hardest-pressed communities; notes with concern the principle set out by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State on 10 June that ‘those in greatest need ultimately bear the burden of paying off the debt’; condemns the failure of the Secretary of State to tell the House or local authorities where £504 million of cuts to funding will fall; further regrets the failure to consult local government on the allocation of the cuts; further notes with regret that the Government’s further decisions on the Future Jobs Fund, housing and support for neighbourhood policing will weaken the ability of local councils to shape and deliver services in their areas; regrets the failure to make any progress on implementing the previous administration’s commitment to Total Place, enabling local authorities to deliver real efficiency savings and contribute to reducing the deficit while protecting frontline services; and resolves that decisions affecting local government spending should be based on the principles of fairness, protection of frontline services and promotion of growth.
   As an Amendment to Ms Harriet Harman’s proposed Motion (Local government financing):
The Prime Minister
The Deputy Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Eric Pickles
Secretary Caroline Spelman
Grant Shapps
Mr Andrew Stunell
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘regrets the doubling of council tax under the last government, its cuts to services such as rubbish collections and its legacy of public debt; expresses concern that the prospect of paying for £70 billion a year in debt interest represents a total of more than is currently raised from council tax, business rates, stamp duty and inheritance tax combined; welcomes the new Government’s immediate support for frontline services by protecting £29 billion of formula grant, removing £1.2 billion of ring-fencing and abolishing red tape such as the Comprehensive Area Assessment; backs the support for hard-working families and pensioners through a council tax freeze and the abolition of the previous government’s plans for new bin taxes; further welcomes the scrapping of the unfair ports tax which threatened to harm Britain’s whole manufacturing sector; supports the reductions in business rates for small firms; acknowledges the significant efficiency savings already delivered by local government but believes that there is further scope for savings through joint working, professional procurement practices and radical town hall transparency; and asserts the importance of delivering local economic growth to all local communities across the country, assisted by new financial incentives, and of giving new freedoms to councils to allow them to focus their help on local priorities and those most in need.’.
   The selection of the matter 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.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Bus services in Milton Keynes (Iain Stewart).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Identity Documents Bill Committee
10.30 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (public)
4.00 pm
   To take evidence on the Bill.
   Witnesses am: Justice and Liberty (until no later than 12.30 pm).
[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: Child Trust Fund regulations.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: EU-US Agreement to share financial messaging data for the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme.
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Finance Bill 2010.
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Local Enterprise Partnership.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Planning reform.
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Defra’s arms-length bodies.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Programmes.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police reform.
Secretary of State for Transport: Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Consultation on powers to stop commercial vehicles.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: The Work Programme.