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Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Monday 13 December 2010

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 pm
  Prayers
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 Defence
 1
Ian Murray (Edinburgh South):  What assessment he has made of the capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces to assume responsibility for the security of Afghanistan by 2015; and if he will make a statement.
(29876)
 2
David T. C. Davies (Monmouth):  What steps he is taking to ensure adequate care provision for former service personnel.
(29877)
 3
Angie Bray (Ealing Central and Acton):  What timetable he has set for the decommissioning of Harrier jets.
(29878)
 4
Tony Baldry (Banbury):  What plans he has for the disposal of RAF Bicester.
(29879)
 5
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough):  What proportion of the NATO International Security Assistance Force is provided by the UK.
(29880)
 6
Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North):  What estimate he has made of the likely effect on the economy of his decision to build two aircraft carriers.
(29881)
 7
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe):  If he will take steps to implement the recommendations of Parliamentary committees in the last Parliament and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to end the recruitment of under-18s into the armed forces.
(29883)
 8
David Mowat (Warrington South):  What assessment he has made of the value-for-money of the contract to build two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy.
(29884)
 9
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire):  What recent steps he has taken to increase the level of defence exports.
(29885)
 10
Michael Ellis (Northampton North):  What recent progress has been made on reform of the structure of his Department; and if he will make a statement.
(29886)
 11
Claire Perry (Devizes):  What arrangements are in place to monitor the progress of his Department's major equipment procurement programmes.
(29887)
 12
Robert Halfon (Harlow):  What recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the risk of cyber attacks on the defence estate; and if he will make a statement.
(29888)
 13
Caroline Dinenage (Gosport):  What recent progress has been made on the transition towards Afghan-led security and the withdrawal of UK forces from Afghanistan.
(29889)
 14
Mark Lancaster (Milton Keynes North):  What arrangements are in place to monitor the progress of his Department's major equipment procurement programmes.
(29890)
 15
Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):  What recent steps he has taken to increase the level of defence exports.
(29891)
 16
Tony Cunningham (Workington):  What studies his Department has undertaken on the feasibility of operating the existing fleet of Sea King search and rescue helicopters beyond 2016; and if he will make a statement.
(29892)
 17
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck):  What steps his Department is taking to raise the standard of service accommodation.
(29893)
 18
James Morris (Halesowen and Rowley Regis):  What recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the risk of cyber attacks on the defence estate; and if he will make a statement.
(29894)
 19
Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):  What effects the redundancies in the armed forces announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review will have on standing commitments.
(29895)
 20
Dr Phillip Lee (Bracknell):  What steps he is taking to encourage closer military cooperation with France.
(29896)
 21
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield):  What effect the redundancies in the armed forces announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review will have on standing commitments.
(29898)
 22
Graham Jones (Hyndburn):  What recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the defence industry on the effects of the reductions in expenditure proposed in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
(29899)
At 3.15 pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Duncan Hames (Chippenham):  If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(29900)
 T2
Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal):
(29901)
 T3
Tony Baldry (Banbury):
(29902)
 T4
Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne):
(29903)
 T5
Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove):
(29904)
 T6
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):
(29905)
 T7
Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham):
(29906)
 T8
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife):
(29907)
 T9
Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth):
(29908)
 T10
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport):
(29909)

At 3.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements, including on Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement for England, 2011-12 and 2012-13

Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
1
LOCALISM
[No debate]
Secretary Eric Pickles
 
   Bill to make provision about the functions and procedures of local and certain other authorities; to make provision about the functions of the Local Commission for Administration in England; to enable the recovery of financial sanctions imposed by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the United Kingdom from local and public authorities; to make provision about local government finance; to make provision about town and country planning, the Community Infrastructure Levy and the authorisation of nationally significant infrastructure projects; to make provision about social and other housing; to make provision about regeneration in London; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
Main Business
2
POLICE REFORM AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BILL: Second Reading.
[Until 10.00 pm]
Edward Miliband
Ed Balls
Sadiq Khan
Caroline Flint
Vernon Coaker
Ms Rosie Winterton
 
   That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill because it introduces an expensive set of reforms which will do nothing to bring the police closer to the communities they serve; because it risks a single elected politician remote from the frontline overruling operational policing decisions, thus ending one hundred and seventy years of tradition of police independence from politicians; because it gives insufficient attention to the risks of police force collaboration being undermined by the creation of individually elected police commissioners; and because the Government has indicated that it will implement this expensive and disruptive reform in the same year as the Government is making the biggest annual cut to police funding as set out in the Spending Review.
Debate may continue until 10.00 pm.
3
POLICE REFORM AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BILL (PROGRAMME)
[No separate debate]
Secretary Theresa May
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill:
Committal
   1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.
Proceedings in Public Bill Committee
   2.   Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 17 February 2011.
   3.   The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.
Consideration and Third Reading
   4.   Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.
   5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.
   6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.
Other proceedings
   7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
4
POLICE REFORM AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BILL [MONEY]: Queen’s Recommendation signified.
[No separate debate]
Mark Hoban
 
   That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, it is expedient to authorise—
(1)   
the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
(a)   
any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by a Minister of the Crown, and
(b)   
any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under or by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided, and
(2)   
the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of expenditure of the Secretary of State in making payments to returning officers for charges in respect of services rendered, or expenses incurred, by such officers for or in connection with elections of police and crime commissioners.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
 
At the end of the sitting:
5
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Schools admissions policies  (Mark Lancaster).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).
COMMITTEES
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE
1
European Committee B
4.30 pm
Room 10 (public)
   To consider European Union Document No. 10823/10 and Addendum 1, relating to the Green Paper on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies.
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES
2
First Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 pm
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010.
3
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 pm
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Tobacco Products (Descriptions of Products) (Amendment) Order 2010, (S.I., 2010, No. 2852).
SELECT COMMITTEES
4
Treasury
2.45 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: European Financial Regulation.
   Witness: Michael Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services.
5
Committee on Arms Exports
3.30 pm
Room 5 (private)
 
4.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: Strategic Arms Exports.
   Witnesses: Amnesty International UK, Oxfam GB and Saferworld; Export Group for Aerospace and Defence (EGAD) (at 5.00 pm).
6
Backbench Business
3.55 pm
Room 8 (private)
 
4.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: Proposals for Backbench Debates.
   Witnesses: Members of Parliament.
7
Administration
4.30 pm
Room 16 (private)
 
5.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: Catering Services in the House of Commons.
   Witnesses: Hamish Cook, Chief Executive and Managing Directors’ Representative International, Spotless Group; Oliver Peyton, Chairman, Peyton
and Byrne (at 5.30 pm).
8
Justice
4.30 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
5.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: The Work of the Ministry of Justice and its Resources.
   Witnesses: Sir Suma Chakrabarti KCB, Permanent Secretary, Helen Edwards CBE, Director General, Justice Policy Group and Ann Beasley CBE, Director General Finance, Ministry of Justice.
9
Work and Pensions
4.30 pm
Room 7 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Local enterprise partnerships.
2
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Business rates.
3
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Council housing finance.
4
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Localism Bill.
5
Secretary of State for Education: Education funding.
6
Secretary of State for Education: School funding.
7
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Post EU Energy Council Meeting Statement, Brussels, 3 December 2010.
8
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Correction to written answer: Diplomatic Immunity.
9
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Allocations of grant to police authorities in England and Wales.
10
Secretary of State for the Home Department: English language students.
11
Secretary of State for Transport: EU Transport Council–2 December 2010.
12
Secretary of State for Transport: Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
13
Secretary of State for Transport: Local transport capital blocks settlement.
14
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Default investment options for defined contribution automatic enrolment pension schemes.
15
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Independent Living Fund.

General Committee Notices
        European Committee B will meet on Monday 13 December at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Document No. 10823/10 and Addendum 1, relating to a Green Paper on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies.
        European Committee B will meet on Tuesday 14 December at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Document Nos. 9193/10, 10346/10 and Addenda 1-2, 10561/10 and Addendum 1, relating to the draft Regulation on the Financial Regulation.
        The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 13 December at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010.
        The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 13 December at 4.30 pm to consider the Tobacco Products (Descriptions of Products) (Amendment) Order 2010, (S.I., 2010, No. 2852).