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Order of Business Thursday 12 February 2009

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House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 10.30 am
  Prayers
 
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
 

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL BILL [LORDS] AND BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL BILL [LORDS]: Adjourned debate on Question (15 January). Motion made and Question proposed, That the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill [Lords] and Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords], which were originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2006-07 on 22 January 2007, should have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).(The Chairman of Ways and Means).

CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL BILL, LEEDS CITY COUNCIL BILL, NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL BILL AND READING BOROUGH COUNCIL BILL: Adjourned debate on Question (15 January). Motion made and Question proposed, That the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill, Leeds City Council Bill, Nottingham City Council Bill and Reading Borough Council Bill, which were originally introduced in this House in Session 2007-08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the Bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).(The Chairman of Ways and Means).

 

 

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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 1
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough): What expenditure his Department incurred in acquiring its holdings in Royal Bank of Scotland plc, HBOS plc and Lloyds TSB plc; and what the monetary value of those holdings was on the most recent date for which figures are available.
(256282)
 2
Mr Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley): What discussions he has had with the Financial Services Authority on its decision to lift the ban on short selling in the financial markets; and if he will make a statement.
(256283)
 3
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps taken by his Department to recapitalise the banking industry in the last six months.
(256284)
 4
Andrew George (St Ives): What assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of EU regional development aid drawn down in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
(256285)
 5
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay): If he will take steps to ensure that his Department's fiscal policy prevents women being disproportionately affected by the recession.
(256286)
 6
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What discussions on the global economic situation he had with Chinese Ministers during the recent visit of Premier Wen Jiabao to the UK.
(256287)
 7
Mr James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of internal risk rating as a basis on which to operate international banking supervision.
(256288)
 8
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What HM Revenue and Customs' most recent estimate is of the annual cost to the Exchequer of tax avoidance in the corporate sector; and if he will make a statement.
(256289)
 9
Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): What his policy is on the remuneration packages for senior executives of banks which are in temporary public ownership or which have received recapitalisation funding from the public purse; and if he will make a statement.
(256290)
 10
Hugh Bayley (City of York): What recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on measures to reduce the effects of the global economic downturn in EU member states.
(256291)
 11
Mr David Amess (Southend West): What recent discussions his Department has had with the International Monetary Fund on the UK's economic performance.
(256292)
 12
Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): When he next plans to review the liability of property owners for business rates on empty commercial properties.
(256293)
 13
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland): What forecasts of economic growth he has made for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
(256294)
 14
Dr John Pugh (Southport): What recent representations he has received on the effects on financial markets of media reporting on those markets.
(256295)
 15
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath & Crayford): What steps his Department plans to take to assist savers who are pensioners during the economic downturn.
(256296)
 16
John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley): If he will remove liability for value added tax from bingo clubs.
(256298)
 17
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): What assessment he has made of the effect on bank lending policies of his recapitalisation of the banks.
(256299)
 18
Paddy Tipping (Sherwood): What recent representations he has received on the decision to tax miners with small pensions from April 2009.
(256300)
 19
Simon Hughes (North Southwark & Bermondsey): What his policy is on remuneration packages for staff of banks which are in temporary public ownership or which have received recapitalisation funding from the public purse.
(256301)
 20
Derek Twigg (Halton): What assessment he has made of the effect on bank lending policies of his recapitalisation of the banks.
(256302)
 21
John Howell (Henley): If he will update his forecasts for the public finances and economic growth in the UK before the Budget Statement.
(256303)
 22
Barry Gardiner (Brent North): What account he has taken of the effect of climate change on the economy in his preparations for the carbon budget.
(256304)
 23
Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough): If he will replace the 25 pence age addition to state pensions with an additional £25 on the winter fuel allowance for the over 80s as a budget measure.
(256305)
 24
Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian): What recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that companies in the financial sector are paying the appropriate levels of taxation.
(256306)

 
At 11.15 am
Topical Questions to Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
James Brokenshire (Hornchurch): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(256307)
 T2
Tom Levitt (High Peak):
(256308)
 T3
Anne Snelgrove (South Swindon):
(256309)
 T4
Mr Philip Dunne (Ludlow):
(256310)
 T5
Miss Julie Kirkbride (Bromsgrove):
(256311)
 T6
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells):
(256313)
 T7
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk):
(256314)
 T8
Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich):
(256315)
 T9
Mr Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire):
(256316)

At 11.30 am
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
1
SOCIAL SECURITY
Secretary James Purnell
 
   That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.
2
PENSIONS
Secretary James Purnell
 
   That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2009, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.
   The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary James Purnell relating to Social Security and Pensions not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion or at 6.00 pm, whichever is the earlier; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply (Order of 10 February).
 
 
At the end of the sitting:
3
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Lloyds TSB and sanctions on Iran  (Andrew Mackinlay).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES
1
Policing and Crime Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 11 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
2
Welfare Reform Bill Committee
9.00 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (public)
   Further to take evidence on the Bill.
   Witnesses: Department for Work and Pensions (until no later than 10.25 am).
SELECT COMMITTEES
3
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills
9.00 am
Room 16 (private)
4
Health
9.30 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Top-up Fees.
   Witnesses: Professor Christopher McCabe, Chair in Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and Director of the Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds and Professor James Raftery, Professor of Health Technology, University of Southampton; Professor Mike Richards CBE, National Clinical Director for Cancer, Dr Felicity Harvey, Head of Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Group, and Una O’Brien, Director General for Policy and Strategy, Department of Health and Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (at 10.50 am).
5
Liaison
9.45 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Witness: Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister.
6
Finance and Services
9.50 am
Room 13 (private)
7
Home Affairs Sub-Committee
10.00 am
Room 21 (private)
 
10.15 am
(public)
   Subject: Project Contest.
   Witness: Assistant Commissioner Robert Quick QPM, Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service and Chair of ACPO Terrorism and Allied Matters Business Area.
[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: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09: Postal Services Commission.
2
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09: United Kingdom Trade and Investment.
3
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Pensions uprating.
4
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: HM Treasury: Departmental Expenditure Limit and Administration Budget changes.
5
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: National Savings and Investments: Changes to DEL.
6
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: HM Revenue and Customs: Departmental expenditure limits and administration budgets.
7
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09: Changes to DEL and Administration Costs Budget.
8
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: Strategy for Children and Young People’s Health.
9
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Departmental Expenditure Limit 2008-09: Department for Communities and Local Government.
10
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth.
11
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: DCMS Departmental expenditure limits and administrative cost limits for 2008-09.
12
Secretary of State for Defence: Departmental expenditure limits.
13
Secretary of State for Defence: MOD Votes A Annual Estimate 2009-10.
14
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2008-09.
15
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Home Energy Efficiency Measures.
16
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Location of the Marine Management Organisation headquarters.
17
Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: DEFRA Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09.
18
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Spring Supplementary Estimates.
19
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Binyam Mohamed.
20
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Intercept as evidence–progress report.
21
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Charging for immigration and nationality services 2009-10.
22
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09.
23
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills: Spring Supplementary 2008-09: Changes to DEL and Administration Budget.
24
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills: Student Loans Company Delivery Strategy.
25
Secretary of State for International Development: Spring Supplementary Estimates.
26
Secretary of State for Justice: Family Legal Aid reform.
27
Secretary of State for Justice: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2008-09.
28
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09: UK Statistics Authority.
29
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09.
30
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09: Charity Commission.
31
Leader of the House: Topical debates.
32
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: NIO change to DEL funding for 2008-09.
33
Secretary of State for Scotland: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09.
34
Solicitor General: Serious Fraud Office: Request for access to Contingency Fund.
35
Secretary of State for Transport: Departmental Expenditure Limit 2008-09: Department for Transport.
36
Secretary of State for Wales: Wales Office Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09.
37
Secretary of State for Women and Equality: Spring Supplementary Estimate 2008-09: Government Equalities Office.
38
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Spring Supplementary Estimate.
39
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Uprating.

 

 

 
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