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Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Wednesday 8 December 2010

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 11.30 am
  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 Wales
 1
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East):  What recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the implementation in Wales of the Sunbed (Regulation) Act 2010.
(28250)
 2
John Howell (Henley):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the level of employment in Wales.
(28251)
 3
Simon Hart (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on policing in Wales.
(28252)
 4
Steve Baker (Wycombe):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on policing in Wales.
(28253)
 5
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):  What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on arrangements in Wales to mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen.
(28254)
 6
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on welfare reform in Wales.
(28255)
 7
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the level of employment in Wales.
(28256)
 8
Mr David Amess (Southend West):  What recent discussions she has had with the First Minister on the proposed referendum on law-making powers for the National Assembly for Wales.
(28257)
 9
Mr Adam Holloway (Gravesham):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on support for the aerospace industry in Wales.
(28258)
 10
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the likely effects on Wales of spending reductions in respect of police forces.
(28259)
 11
Mr Elfyn Llwyd (Dwyfor Meirionnydd):  Whether she has discussed with the Secretary of State for Transport the electrification of the London to South Wales railway line; and if she will make a statement.
(28260)
 12
Karen Lumley (Redditch):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on policing in Wales.
(28262)
 13
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):  What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the electrification of the Great Western main line.
(28263)
 14
Albert Owen (Ynys Môn):  What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the likely effects on RAF Valley of the outcomes of the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and if she will make a statement.
(28264)
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
 Q1
Mark Menzies (Fylde):  If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 8 December.
(29131)
 Q2
Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar):  What assessment he has made of the likely effects of proposed reductions in expenditure on the Programme Partnership Agreement on the effectiveness of organisations assisted by the Government in the overseas voluntary sector.
(29132)
 Q3
Mr David Crausby (Bolton North East):
(29133)
 Q4
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):
(29134)
 Q5
Emma Reynolds (Wolverhampton North East):
(29135)
 Q6
Ian Mearns (Gateshead):
(29136)
 Q7
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):
(29137)
 Q8
Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down):
(29138)
 Q9
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):
(29139)
 Q10
Mr David Hanson (Delyn):
(29140)
 Q11
George Eustice (Camborne and Redruth):
(29141)
 Q12
Karen Lumley (Redditch):
(29142)
 Q13
Ian Swales (Redcar):
(29143)
 Q14
Mr Don Foster (Bath):
(29144)
 Q15
Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford):
(29145)

At 12.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements, including on Social Security Benefits Up-rating

Preliminary Business
  indicates Government Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
1
ARMED FORCES
[No debate]
Secretary Liam Fox
 
   Bill to continue the Armed Forces Act 2006; to amend that Act and other enactments relating to the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence Police; to amend the Visiting Forces Act 1952; to enable judge advocates to sit in civilian courts; to repeal the Naval Medical Compassionate Fund Act 1915; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
Ten minute rule Motion
2
COUNCIL HOUSING (LOCAL FINANCING PATHFINDERS)
[Up to 20 minutes]
Sarah Newton
 
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to begin negotiations with certain local authorities with a view to those local authorities leaving the current national housing subsidy system and becoming Council Housing (Local Financing Pathfinders) by April 2011; 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

Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 15).

3
ESTIMATES DAY [1st allotted day]
 
VOTE ON ACCOUNT, 2011-12
[Until 7.00 pm]
Mark Hoban
Home Office
 
   That, for the year ending with 31 March 2012, for expenditure by the Home Office—
(1)   
resources, not exceeding £4,490,851,000, be authorised, on account, for use for current purposes as set out in HC 593,
(2)   
resources, not exceeding £225,450,000, be authorised, on account, for use for capital purposes as so set out, and
(3)   
a sum, not exceeding £4,601,101,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.
   This Vote on Account is to be considered in so far as it relates to police funding (Resolution of 29 November).
   The oral and written evidence taken by the Home Affairs Committee on 23 November on the Effect of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Home Office, HC 626-i, is relevant.
Mark Hoban
Department for International Development
 
   That, for the year ending with 31 March 2012, for expenditure by the Department for International Development—
(1)   
resources, not exceeding £2,498,978,000, be authorised, on account, for use for current purposes as set out in HC 593,
(2)   
resources, not exceeding £700,200,000, be authorised, on account, for use for capital purposes as so set out, and
(3)   
a sum, not exceeding £2,962,928,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.
   This Vote on Account is to be considered in so far as it relates to assistance to Zimbabwe (Resolution of 29 November).
   The Eighth Report from the International Development Committee, Session 2009-10, on DFID’s Assistance to Zimbabwe, HC 252, and the Government response, Cm 7899, are relevant.
Debate may continue until 7.00 pm.
   The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions will be deferred until 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 54(4) and (5)).
4
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 2010-11
Mark Hoban
 
   That, for the year ending with 31 March 2011—
(1)   
further resources, not exceeding £5,776,805,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services as set out in HC 536,
(2)   
a further sum, not exceeding £5,707,827,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to meet the costs of defence and civil services as so set out, and
(3)   
limits as so set out be set on appropriations in aid.
To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2).
5
ESTIMATES, 2011-12 (VOTE ON ACCOUNT)
Mark Hoban
 
   That, for the year ending with 31 March 2012—
(1)   
resources, not exceeding £215,642,558,000, be authorised, on account, for use for current purposes as set out in HC 589, HC 593, HC 596, HC 604, HC 613 and HC 621,
(2)   
resources, not exceeding £21,660,305,000, be authorised, on account, for use for capital purposes as so set out, and
(3)   
a sum, not exceeding £195,788,281,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.
   A Bill is to be brought in upon the four Motions in the name of Mark Hoban relating to Supplementary Estimates, 2010-11, and Estimates, 2011-12 (Vote on Account), if they are agreed to by the House.
To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2).
 

At 7.00 pm
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY)
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
 
   That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on the Motion in the name of Sir George Young relating to Business of the House (Thursday) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).
DEFERRED DIVISIONS
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
 
   That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the motion in the name of Sir George Young relating to Business of the House (Thursday).
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 41A(3)).

6
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (THURSDAY)
[Until any hour]
Sir George Young
Mr David Willetts
 
   That, at the sitting on Thursday 9 December, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Higher Education Higher Amount and, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), on the Motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable on the draft Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations not later than five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first motion, or at 5.30 pm, whichever is the earlier; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.
   Debate may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to.
7
ANIMALS
[No debate]
Secretary Caroline Spelman
 
   That the draft Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 8 November, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
8
PLANNING: NATIONAL POLICY STATEMENTS
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, for the purposes of the revised draft National Policy Statements on energy laid before the House on 18 October, the designated date in Standing Order No. 152H(5) (Planning: National Policy Statements) shall be the fourteenth day before the expiry of the relevant period defined under section 9(6) of the Planning Act 2008.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
10
PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITION
[No debate]
 
   Further and Higher Education Funding (Ms Angela Eagle).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
11
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Acute mental health service provision in Lancashire  (Mark Hendrick).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1
Education
9.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.30 am
(public)
   Subject: The Role and Performance of Ofsted.
   Witnesses: CAFCASS, Association for Directors of Children’s Services, Local Government Association and Professor Nick Frost, Leeds Metropolitan University; National Children’s Bureau, The Fostering Network, The Daycare Trust and British Association of Social Workers (at 10.30 am).
2
Treasury
9.30 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
9.45 am
(public)
   Subject: Autumn Forecast.
   Witness: Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
3
European Scrutiny
2.00 pm
Room 19 (private)
 
2.30 pm
(public)
   Subject: European Union Bill.
   Witnesses: Professor Simon Hix, European and Comparative Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics; Professor Ken Minogue, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics (at 3.30 pm).
4
Foreign Affairs
2.00 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
2.30 pm
(public)
   Subject: The Role of the FCO in UK Government.
   Witnesses: Professor the Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, University of London; Rt Hon Lord Jay GCMG, FCO Permanent Under-Secretary 2002–2006 (at 3.30 pm).
5
Scottish Affairs
2.00 pm
Room 6 (private)
 
2.45 pm
(public)
   Subject: Postal Services in Scotland.
   Witnesses: Consumer Focus Scotland; National Federation of Subpostmasters (at 3.30 pm).
6
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: The Impact of Common Agricultural Policy Reform on UK Agriculture.
   Witnesses: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and The Campaign to Protect Rural England; Tenant Farmers Association (at 4.15 pm).
7
Environmental Audit
2.30 pm
Room 16 (private)
 
2.45 pm
(public)
   Subject: Green Investment Bank.
   Witnesses: RegenSW, Consumer Focus, Co-operative Bank and Woodland Trust.
8
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.30 pm
Room 5 (private)
 
3.00 pm
(public)
   Subject: Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland.
   Witness: Federation of Small Businesses.
9
Procedure
3.00 pm
Room 20 (private)
 
3.15 pm
(public)
   Subject: Ministerial Statements.
   Witnesses: Mark Durkan MP, Jane Ellison MP, Paul Flynn MP, Duncan Hames MP and Nick Raynsford MP.
10
Public Accounts
3.00 pm
Room 15 (private)
 
3.30 pm
(public)
   Subject: Minimising the Cost of Administrative Errors in the Benefit System.
   Witnesses: Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, Permanent Secretary, John Oliver, Director of Benefit Performance, and Ruth Owen, Chief Operating Officer, Jobcentre Plus, Department for Work and Pensions.
11
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 3.45 pm
Room 7 (private)
12
Selection
5.00 pm
Room 13 (private)
JOINT COMMITTEE
13
Statutory Instruments
3.45 pm
Room 7 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Wednesday 8 December
Time of publication
No.
1
European Scrutiny
11.00 am
HC 428-ix
   (Ninth Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher education funding and student finance.
2
Secretary of State for Defence: Agenda for the Foreign Affairs Council in Defence Formation, 9 December 2010.
3
Secretary of State for Defence: Report of the task force on the military covenant.
4
Secretary of State for Health: Publication of Valuing People Now: Summary Report, March 2009-September 2010.
5
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Criminal Records Bureau Independent Complaint Monitor Annual Report 2009-10.
6
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Publication of the Government Drug Strategy.
7
Secretary of State for International Development: Agenda for the Development Ministers’ Foreign Affairs Council, 9 December 2010.
8
Secretary of State for Transport: Government support for the maritime industry and light dues update.