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Order of Business Wednesday 11 July 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 a.m.
  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
Chris Bryant (Rhondda): What discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on provision of aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What steps he is taking to secure agreement in the Doha trade round.
Norman Baker (Lewes): What support his Department has provided for projects working with the indigenous people of Tibet.
Colin Burgon (Elmet): Which projects his Department is funding in Bolivia.
Eric Joyce (Falkirk): What recent discussions he has had with non-governmental organisations which operate within the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): If he will increase UK aid to countries to which children and young people have been returned after their asylum claim in the UK has failed.
Andrew George (St Ives): What recent discussions he has had with representatives in the Quartet on the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories.
Philip Davies (Shipley): What plans he has to improve the mechanisms for the delivery of aid.
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What his assessment is of the role of private sector initiatives as a means of sustaining international aid to the Palestinians.
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield): What recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.
Ann McKechin (Glasgow North): What steps his Department is taking to assist the development of healthcare systems to tackle infant mortality in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What steps he is taking to improve the mechanisms for the delivery of aid to Africa.
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What assessment he has made of the likely impact of the projected increase in global population on levels of severe poverty; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley): What assistance he is giving to sub-Saharan countries to tackle HIV/AIDS; and whether his Department co-ordinates its actions with the Gates Foundation.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11th July.
Mr Andy Reed (Loughborough):
Sir Peter Tapsell (Louth & Horncastle):
Andrew Rosindell (Romford):
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):
Lembit Öpik (Montgomeryshire):
Angela Watkinson (Upminster):
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): What steps the Government is taking to combat volatile substance abuse by young people.
Mr John Baron (Billericay):
Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):
Mr Ben Wallace (Lancaster & Wyre):
Damian Green (Ashford):
Colin Burgon (Elmet):

At 12.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements, including on the draft legislative programme

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Mr Robert Flello
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a national compulsory proof of age scheme for persons aged between 16 and 21 years in connection with the purchase of alcohol, tobacco, knives, air weapons and other items; 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
  indicates Government Business
Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 7.00 p.m. (Standing Order No. 15).

OPPOSITION DAY (16th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mr Andrew Lansley
Anne Milton
Mr Stephen O’Brien
Mark Simmonds
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House notes that stroke is the third most significant cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability; believes that stroke prevention and care have received insufficient attention despite £2.8 billion in direct care costs to the NHS; welcomes the report of the National Audit Office (NAO), Reducing brain damage: faster access to better stroke care, HC 452, and the subsequent Report from the Committee of Public Accounts (PAC), of the same title, HC 911; further welcomes the Government’s publication of a consultation on a national stroke strategy; commends the Stroke Association, the Different Strokes charity and the Royal College of Physicians in raising awareness of stroke and the needs of stroke patients and survivors; calls for the rapid implementation of the NAO and PAC recommendations thereby saving over 10 lives a week, delivering high-quality stroke care and securing value-for-money for NHS resources; is concerned at the continuing deficiencies in stroke care and wide disparities in access to specialist stroke services disclosed in the 2006 National Stroke Audit published in April 2007; and urges the Government to give priority and urgency to the measures needed to deliver improving outcomes for stroke patients.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Stroke services):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Alan Johnson
Secretary Jacqui Smith
Ann Keen
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘commends the dedication and energy of the doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals working tirelessly to help the 110,000 people affected by stroke each year; notes the significant recent progress made in stroke care with falling premature mortality rates and more people treated in stroke units than ever before; further commends the work of the National Audit Office, the Committee of Public Accounts and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Stroke in scrutinising progress on stroke care and recommending further improvements; welcomes the opportunities offered by new treatments and the growing evidence on effective rehabilitation; celebrates the investment of £20 million in the UK Stroke Research Network to help ensure stroke medicine fit for the 21st century; further welcomes the additional training places made available in stroke medicine; further welcomes the new guide and tools available to support improved commissioning of stroke services; thanks the Stroke Association, Different Strokes, Connect, the Royal College of Physicians and over 100 individuals for their work in developing proposals for a new stroke strategy; and commends the consultation document A new ambition for stroke.’.
Mr David Cameron
Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Francis Maude
Greg Clark
Mr Jeremy Hunt
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
   That this House notes with concern the fact that the United Kingdom comes bottom of a league table of 21 rich countries in a recent UNICEF study of child well-being, has one of the worst drug problems in Europe, has low levels of social mobility, has higher rates of family breakdown than many other European countries and has more people living in severe poverty today than there were in 1997; regrets that sufficiently effective action has not been taken to deal with these problems; recognises that a shared sense of social responsibility is the basis for a more effective response to multiple deprivation and for more effective solutions to the problems of social breakdown; and urges politicians of all parties to join together in an attempt to support families, provide new routes into work, enable people to escape from addiction and indebtedness and to enable voluntary organisations and social enterprises of all sizes to increase their invaluable contribution.
   As an Amendment to Mr David Cameron’s proposed Motion (Social policy and the relief of poverty):
The Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Hain
Secretary Ed Balls
Edward Milliband
Phil Hope
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘notes that since 1997 employment has risen to the highest level ever with 2.5 million more people in work, the number of workless households has fallen, the number of children in workless households has fallen, the number of children in non-decent homes has been cut by 1.4 million, child poverty has fallen by 600,000, pensioner poverty has fallen and educational attainment has risen for pupils from all social classes, across the board and at all key stages; further notes that this has happened because of a sustained strategy which includes the New Deal programme, Tax Credits, the National Minimum Wage, Sure Start, a National Childcare Strategy, programmes to improve parenting, Educational Maintenance Allowances and record investment in public services; and urges politicians of all parties to recognise the benefits of these reforms and not undermine them, support all children and work together to tackle the social challenges that the UK still faces through continued investment, engagement of individuals and communities, work with the voluntary sector and through an approach which recognises that the best way to build a fair society is through providing opportunities for all citizens, not just the few, to meet their aspirations.’.
   The selection of the matters 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 p.m.

At 7.00 p.m.
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
   That, at this day’s sitting, consideration of proceedings on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).

[Up to 1 hour]
   Proceedings will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement (Order of 16th May).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 4th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Hutton
   That the draft National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which were laid before this House on 7th June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Kitty Ussher
   That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum from HM Treasury dated 6th June 2007 relating to the Preliminary Draft Budget of the European Communities for the year 2008; and supports the Government’s efforts to maintain budget discipline in the Communities.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(9)).
[No debate after 7.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
   That the Motion in the name of Ms Harriet Harman relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.
If opposed this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Falkland Islands (Andrew Rosindell).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Crown Employment (Registration) Bill Committee
9.30 a.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill Committee
9.30 a.m.
Room 12 (public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Amendment of Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006) Order 2007.
Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment) Regulations 2007.
Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.
Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee
2.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider the draft Community Order (Review by Specified Courts) Order 2007.
Science and Technology
9.00 a.m.
Room 8 (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Funding of Science and Discovery Centres.
   Witnesses: Centre for Life, The Deep, INTECH, and Tyne & Wear Museums; Wellcome Trust, NESTA, and Dr Peter Anderson (at 10.10 a.m.); Jim Knight MP, Minister for Schools and 14-19 Learners, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Ian Pearson MP, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (at 10.50 a.m.).
Education and Skills
9.15 a.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 a.m.
   Subject: Departmental Restructuring and Public Expenditure on Education and Skills.
   Witnesses: David Bell, Permanent Secretary, and Jon Thompson, Director General, Corporate Services, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Work and Pensions
9.15 a.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
European Scrutiny
2.15 p.m.
Room 16 (private)
2.30 p.m.
   Subject: Temporary Workers Directive.
   Witness: Mr Pat McFadden MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
2.30 p.m.
Room 21 (private)
2.30 p.m.
Room 6 (private)
2.45 p.m.
   Subject: Draft Local Transport Bill.
   Witnesses: Peter Wilkinson, Managing Director for Policy, Research and Studies, and Andrew Walford, Service Head for Environment, Audit Commission; Philip Brown, STC and South Eastern and Metropolitan Traffic Area, Tom Macartney, North Eastern Traffic Area and Beverley Bell, North Western Traffic Area, Traffic Commissioners (at 3.15 p.m.).
4.45 p.m.
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Statutory Instruments
4.00 p.m.
Room 7 (private)
Public Accounts Commission
10.30 a.m.
Room 7 (private)
[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: First Solution Money Transfer business.
Secretary of State for Defence: Agency key targets.
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Environment Council—28th June.
Leader of the House: State Opening of Parliament.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07.



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