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Order of Business Monday 27 October 2008

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 2.30 p.m.
  Prayers
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
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 the Home Department
 1
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): What assessment she has made of the steps necessary to be taken prior to ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings; and what estimate she has made of the cost of such steps.
(229769)
 2
Laura Moffatt (Crawley): What recent assessment she has made of measures intended to address anti-social behaviour.
(229770)
 3
Norman Baker (Lewes): If she will investigate the policing of the Kingsnorth Climate Camp; and if she will make a statement.
(229771)
 4
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): What her latest estimate is of the number of people without criminal convictions whose records are stored on the national DNA database.
(229772)
 5
Mr Greg Hands (Hammersmith & Fulham): What recent assessment she has made of the performance of the UK Border Agency against its objectives.
(229773)
 6
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of morale among police officers in Wales and England.
(229774)
 7
Mr Simon Burns (West Chelmsford): What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat drug-related crime.
(229775)
 8
Mrs Siân C. James (Swansea East): What assessment she has made of the effect of local crime mapping on levels of public confidence in policing.
(229776)
 9
Mr Mark Harper (Forest of Dean): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the co-ordination of migration policy.
(229777)
 10
Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): What progress has been made on the Tackling Knives Action Programme; and if she will make a statement.
(229778)
 11
Mr Gary Streeter (South West Devon): What assessment she has made of trends in the level of violent crime in Plymouth.
(229779)
 12
Bob Russell (Colchester): What recent discussions she has had with representatives of local newspapers on police force policies on the publication of details of individual incidents of criminal activity.
(229780)
 13
Mr John Leech (Manchester, Withington): What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to reduce knife crime.
(229781)
 14
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What estimate she has made of the likely number of scientific procedures on animals which will be carried out in 2009-10.
(229782)
 15
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): What changes to immigration legislation, guidance and practice will be introduced following the Government's decision to remove its reservations to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
(229783)
 16
Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire): What steps she is taking to deal with those who persist in anti-social behaviour.
(229784)
 17
John Robertson (Glasgow North West): How many convictions for serious crimes are recorded as substantially based on evidence provided by the retention of DNA samples in 2007-08.
(229785)
 18
Mr David S. Borrow (South Ribble): What assessment she has made of the effect of the work of police community support officers on crime levels.
(229786)
 19
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): What estimate she has made of the likely number of scientific procedures on animals which will be carried out in 2009-10.
(229787)
 20
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon): What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on informing young people of the dangers of alcohol misuse as part of the Government's strategy on alcohol abuse.
(229788)
 21
Mary Creagh (Wakefield): How many safer neighbourhood teams have been introduced in West Yorkshire since 2002.
(229790)
 22
Mr Andrew Mackay (Bracknell): How many overseas workers were granted visas to enter the UK in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
(229791)
 23
Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What steps she is taking to prevent female prostitutes from becoming victims of crime.
(229792)
 
At 3.15 p.m.
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): If she will make a statement on her Departmental responsibilities.
(229793)
 T2
Martin Linton (Battersea):
(229794)
 T3
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):
(229795)
 T4
Mr David Kidney (Stafford):
(229797)
 T5
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby):
(229798)
 T6
Mr Andy Slaughter (Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush):
(229799)
 T7
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield):
(229800)
 T8
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford):
(229801)
 T9
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):
(229802)

At 3.30 p.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
1
LOCAL TRANSPORT BILL [LORDS]: As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered.
[Until 10.00 p.m.]
Mr David Cameron
Mrs Theresa Villiers
Stephen Hammond
Mr Julian Brazier
Mr Robert Goodwill
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
 
   That this House declines to give a Third Reading to the Local Transport Bill [Lords] because it encourages the introduction of quality contract schemes to re-regulate bus networks thus undermining service quality for passengers and jeopardising the partnerships between operators and local authorities that have helped to improve service quality, makes provision for the introduction of local congestion charging without adequate consultation and local consent, would pave the way for the introduction of a national road pricing scheme and because it transfers revenue-raising powers to the National Assembly for Wales without proper constitutional justification.
   The Ninth Report from the Transport Committee, Session 2006-07, on the draft Local Transport Bill and the Transport Innovation Fund, HC 692, and the Government’s response, HC 1053, are relevant.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Third Reading will also be taken.
   Proceedings on Consideration will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 9.00 p.m. and proceedings on Third Reading will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. (Order of 26th March).
2
POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 2).
[No debate]
Secretary Jack Straw
 
   That the Order of 20th October 2008 (Political Parties and Elections Bill (Programme)) be varied by the substitution in paragraph 2 (time for conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee) for the words ‘Thursday 13th November 2008’ of the words ‘Thursday 20th November 2008’.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
3
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Ms Harriet Harman
 
   That, at the sitting on Wednesday 29th October,
   (a)   notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) opposition business may be proceeded with, for three hours or until Four o’clock, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and
   (b)   notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means shall be entered upon at the conclusion of opposition business (whether before, at or after Four o’clock), and may then be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, after which the Speaker shall interrupt the business.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
4
STAMP DUTY LAND TAX
[No debate]
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the Stamp Duty Land Tax (Variation of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2338), dated 2nd September 2008, a copy of which was laid before this House on 2nd September, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
5
ADMINISTRATION
[No debate after 10.00 p.m.]
Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection
 
   That Mr Nicholas Brown be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr Thomas McAvoy be added.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 p.m.
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
6
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Street works by utility companies (Andrew Gwynne).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE
1
European Committee B
4.30 p.m.
Room 10 (public)
   To consider EU Document No. 11238/08 and Addendum 1 relating to Relations between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories.
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES
2
First Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008, the draft Police Appeals Tribunals Rules 2008 and the draft Police (Performance) Regulations 2008.
3
Second Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 12 (public)
   To consider the Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2668) and the Landsbanki Freezing (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2766).
4
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
4.30 p.m.
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Landfill Tax (Material from Contaminated Land) (Phasing out of Exemption) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2669).
SELECT COMMITTEES
5
Northern Ireland Affairs
1.45 p.m.
The Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings, Stormont (private)
 
2.30 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Political Developments in Northern Ireland.
   Witness: Rt Hon Peter Robinson MP MLA, First Minister.
6
Children, Schools and Families
3.30 p.m.
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
3.45 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Looked-after Children.
   Witnesses: Local Government Association; London Borough of Hackney, Manchester City Council, and Warwickshire County Council (at 4.30 p.m.).
7
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.00 p.m.
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: English Pig Industry.
   Witnesses: British Hospitality Association; British Retail Consortium and Waitrose (at 4.45 p.m.); Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (at 5.30 p.m.).
8
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
4.00 p.m.
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
4.15 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Draft Apprenticeships Bill.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Jim Knight MP, Minister of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families, and Lord Young of Norwood Green, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and officials, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
9
Communities and Local Government
4.20 p.m.
Room 8 (private)
 
4.40 p.m.
(public)
   Subject: Communities and Local Government’s Departmental Annual Report 2008.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State, Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Minister for Housing, and Rt Hon John Healey MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government.
10
Public Accounts
4.30 p.m.
Room 15 (public)
   Subject: Protecting the public: the work of the Parole Board.
   Witnesses: Christine Glenn, Chief Executive, Parole Board, Phil Wheatley, Chief Executive, National Offender Management Service, and Peter Handcock CBE, Director General, Access to Justice Directorate, Ministry of Justice.
[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, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Support for business.
2
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 27th and 28th October.
3
Secretary of State for Transport: Driving Standards Agency Fees 2009 consultation paper.
4
Secretary of State for Wales: Delivering digital inclusion: An action plan for consultation.
5
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Employment and support allowance.
6
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Discretionary Social Fund.

General Committee Notices
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 28th October at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and Thursday 30th October at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. further to consider the Banking Bill.
        A European Committee will meet on Monday 27th October at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 11238/08 and Addendum 1, relating to Relations between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories.
        A European Committee will meet on Tuesday 28th October at 4.30 p.m. to consider European Union Document No. 10824/08, relating to Facing the challenges of higher oil prices.
        The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27th October at 4.30 p.m. to consider the draft Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008, the draft Police Appeals Tribunals Rules 2008 and the draft Police (Performance) Regulations 2008.
        The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27th October at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2668) and the Landsbanki Freezing (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2766).
        The Third Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27th October at 4.30 p.m. to consider the Landfill Tax (Material from Contaminated Land) (Phasing out of Exemption) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 2669).
        The Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 28th October at 10.30 a.m. to consider the draft Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2009) Order 2008.
        The Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 29th October at 2.30 p.m. to consider the draft Judicial Appointments Order 2008.
        The Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Thursday 30th October at 8.55 a.m. to consider the draft Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008.


 

 
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