House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Wednesday 8 September 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 Wales
Jonathan Evans (Cardiff North):  What discussions she has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the implementation in Wales of a reduction in the number of parliamentary constituencies; and if she will make a statement.
Hywel Williams (Arfon):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the review of the economic impact of S4C.
Mark Tami (Alyn and Deeside):  What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the A400M military transport aircraft and Airbus in Wales.
Jessica Morden (Newport East):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on policing in Wales.
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future of winter fuel payments to people in Wales.
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues, the Welsh Assembly Government and CBI Wales on support for Welsh businesses.
Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South):  What recent discussions she has had with the First Minister on the effect on levels of employment in Wales of proposed reductions in public expenditure.
Robert Halfon (Harlow):  What discussions she has had with the First Minister and Ministerial colleagues on the proposed referendum on the law-making powers of the National Assembly for Wales.
Chris Evans (Islwyn):  What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effects on frontline policing in Wales of planned expenditure reductions.
John Howell (Henley):  What recent discussions she has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers and Ministerial colleagues on Government policy to assist the rural economy in Wales.
Guto Bebb (Aberconwy):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on prison capacity in Wales.
Paul Flynn (Newport West):  What recent discussions she has had on opportunities for the leisure industry in South East Wales arising from the forthcoming Ryder Cup.
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on fast jet training in Wales.
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):  If the Government will make it its policy to support the granting of additional legislative powers to the National Assembly for Wales.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin):  If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 8 September.
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East):
Miss Anne Begg (Aberdeen South):
Mr James Arbuthnot (North East Hampshire):
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire):
Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North):
Nick de Bois (Enfield North):
Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall):
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe):
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South):
Mr Richard Bacon (South Norfolk):
Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch):
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):

At 12.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Chris Bryant
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require schools to provide sex and relationships education to registered pupils; 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
OPPOSITION DAY (4th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
Alan Johnson
Mr Jack Straw
Mr John Denham
Meg Hillier
Mr Nicholas Brown
   That this House notes with concern the Government’s failure to prioritise the safety of communities by not protecting central Government funding for the police; notes the conclusion of the Audit Commission and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary that any budget reduction over 12 per cent. will reduce frontline policing; pays tribute to the police and other agencies for achieving a 43 per cent. reduction in crime, including a 42 per cent. cut in violent crime, since 1997, and for maintaining that reduction through last year’s recession; notes that public perception of anti-social behaviour is at its lowest level since it was recorded in the British Crime Survey of 2001–02; further notes that the previous Government set out plans in its Policing White Paper to drive down policing costs whilst maintaining core funding; and condemns the Government’s policy of reducing police numbers, restricting police powers and imposing elected commissioners to replace police authorities, thus condemning the police service to unnecessary, unwelcome and costly re-structuring at a time when their focus should be on maintaining the fall in crime and anti-social behaviour.
   As an Amendment to Ms Harriet Harman’s proposed Motion (Crime and policing):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Kenneth Clarke
Secretary Theresa May
Secretary Eric Pickles
Nick Herbert
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes the appalling fiscal deficit left by the last Government and reiterates the urgent need to restore the nation to economic health; recognises that the police will need to play their part in reducing that deficit; and welcomes the Government’s proposed policing reforms, which will deliver a more responsive and efficient police service, less encumbered by bureaucracy, more accountable to the public and, most importantly, better equipped to fight crime.’.
   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.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Prevention of diabetes (Keith Vaz).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Science and Technology
9.00 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 am
   Subjects: (i) UK Space Agency; (ii) Reviews into the Climatic Research Unit’s E-mails at the University of East Anglia.
   Witnesses: (i) Dr David Williams, Acting Chief Executive, UK Space Agency, Andy Green, Chief Executive, Logica and Co-Chair, Space Leadership Council, and Richard Peckham, UK Business Development Director, Astrium Limited and Chairman, UK Space; (ii) Lord Oxburgh KBE FRS, Head of Scientific Assessment Panel (at 10.30 am).
9.15 am
Room 15 (private)
Work and Pensions
9.15 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
9.30 am
Room 8 (private)
10.00 am
   Subject: Introductory Evidence Session with the Northern Ireland Office.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Mr Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Alan Whysall, Deputy Director, Constitutional Policy and Legislation, Simon Case, Deputy Director, Rights, Elections and Legacy, and Simon Marsh, Deputy Director, Security and Protection, Northern Ireland Office.
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 am
   Subject: BBC Annual Report and Accounts 2009-10.
   Witnesses: Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman, BBC Trust, Mark Thompson, Director General, and Zarin Patel, Director of Finance, BBC.
Foreign Affairs
1.45 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.45 pm
   Subject: Developments in UK Foreign Policy.
   Witness: Rt Hon Mr William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State.
2.00 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 pm
   Subject: Strategic Defence and Security Review.
   Witnesses: Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems, Richard Martin, Chairman, Kembrey Wiring Systems Ltd, Rear Admiral Rees Ward CB, Chief Executive, ADS Group Ltd, and Dr Sandy Wilson, President and Managing Director, General Dynamic UK.
Environmental Audit
2.30 pm
Room 16 (private)
European Scrutiny
2.30 pm
Room 19 (private)
Finance and Services
2.30 pm
Room 13 (private)
Public Accounts
2.30 pm
Room 15 (private)
3.30 pm
   Subject: Progress With Value For Money Savings and Lessons For Cost Reduction Programmes.
   Witness: Sir Nicholas Macpherson KCB, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury.
3.00 pm
Room 20 (private)
Scottish Affairs
4.00 pm
The Attlee Suite, Portcullis House (private)
5.00 pm
Room 13 (private)
Human Rights
3.30 pm
Room 5 (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 Business, Innovation and Skills: Investment in the further education estate.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Thurrock Thames Gateway Urban Development Corporation.
Secretary of State for Defence: Defence fixed telecommunications services contract extension.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Equine infectious anaemia.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Extradition Review.