House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Wednesday 7 July 2010

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 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 International Development
Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):  What aid his Department has provided for economic development and good governance in Pakistan in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon):  What steps he is taking to ensure transparency of his Department's expenditure on aid.
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):  What funding his Department plans to allocate to the Media High Council in Rwanda in 2011-12.
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree):  What support his Department has provided to the 1GOAL Education for All Summit on 7 July 2010 in South Africa.
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon):  If he will conduct a review of the effectiveness of his Department's programmes in Caribbean countries.
Jim Sheridan (Paisley and Renfrewshire North):  What aid his Department is planning to provide to Colombia in 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn):  Whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals in this Session of Parliament to ensure that 0.7 per cent. of gross national income is spent on aid.
Mr Michael McCann (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow):  What objectives he has set for the forthcoming UN Millennium Development Goals summit in New York.
Julie Hilling (Bolton West):  Whether his Department plans to provide funding for tackling climate change other than by means of official development assistance from 2013.
Penny Mordaunt (Portsmouth North):  What mechanism is used by his Department to decide what funding to provide to projects.
Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish):  When he plans to assess the effectiveness of the operation of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010; and if he will make a statement.
Richard Ottaway (Croydon South):  What his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of his Department's contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal on the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.
Mr Mark Williams (Ceredigion):  What steps he is taking to seek to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals relating to education are met.
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):  Whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to meet the 0.7 per cent. aid target before the UN Millennium Development Goals summit in September 2010.
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North):  What recent representations he has received on the work of the Centre for Progressive Health Financing.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Alun Michael (Cardiff South and Penarth):  If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 7 July.
Jim McGovern (Dundee West):
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):
Julian Sturdy (York Outer):
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole):
Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere):
Mr Robert Buckland (South Swindon):
Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire):
Dan Rogerson (North Cornwall):
Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow):  What discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future funding of the Decent Homes programme.
Gloria De Piero (Ashfield):
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):
Christopher Pincher (Tamworth):
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East):
Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire):

At 12.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any), including on Afghanistan update

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
OPPOSITION DAY (3rd allotted day)
[Until 7.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
Yvette Cooper
Mr Alistair Darling
Mr Liam Byrne
Mr Pat McFadden
Mr John Denham
Mr Nicholas Brown
   That this House notes with grave concern that the emergency budget will increase unemployment; calls on the Government to publish the HM Treasury analysis of jobs that will be lost in the public and private sector; condemns the Government’s decision to axe the Future Jobs Fund, the Youth Guarantee and the Jobseeker’s Guarantee, scrapping hundreds of thousands of jobs and training places for the unemployed; further notes that the Government is cutting employment support to help people into jobs at a time when growth is still fragile; regrets that the role of the voluntary sector in helping people into work is at risk; further notes that the current claimant count is half the level it was in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of the support and investment the previous Government provided for jobs and getting people back to work; further notes the cost to communities and the economy of long-term unemployment; and condemns the Government’s decision to abolish regional development agencies with potentially damaging consequences for regional economies at a time when the recovery is not yet assured.
   As an Amendment to Ms Harriet Harman’s proposed Motion (Government support for jobs and the unemployed):
The Prime Minister
The Deputy Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Danny Alexander
Secretary Vincent Cable
Mr Secretary Duncan Smith
Mr Secretary Pickles   
Chris Grayling   
Maria Miller
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the emergency budget which will tackle the unprecedented legacy of debt over the next five years by reducing borrowing from a projected £149 billion this year to just £20 billion in 2015-16; notes the Office for Budget Responsibility’s projection that unemployment will fall in every year of this Parliament as a result of the Government’s policies to stimulate private sector employment by reversing the damaging increase planned for employer national insurance contributions, introducing a £1 billion Regional Growth Fund, reducing the corporation and small profits tax rates and increasing the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, resulting in the creation of a projected two million new private sector jobs by 2015-16; further welcomes moves to implement a single work programme that will provide personalised support to help people move into sustained employment, to introduce a £1,000 increase in income tax personal allowances which will incentivise work, to reform the benefits system to ensure that work pays and to provide 50,000 new apprenticeships and 10,000 new university places for young people, thus stimulating growth, delivering jobs and creating a fairer society for all.’.
   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 7.00 pm.
[No debate]
Secretary Vince Cable
   That the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 23 March 2010, in the previous Parliament, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Sir George Young
   That, notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of Bills brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions, more than one stage of the Finance Bill may be taken at any sitting of the House.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
[No debate]
   Blockade of Gaza (Mr Mark Williams).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
   Proposed subject: Future of British Waterways (Tristram Hunt).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Third Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 pm
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft State Pension Credit Pilot Scheme Regulations 2010.
5.00 pm
Room 13 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Ordnance Survey (performance targets 2010-11).
Secretary of State for Education: Behaviour and discipline in schools.