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Order of Business Thursday 24 May 2007

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House of Commons
Order of Business

At 10.30 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 Education and Skills
Mr David Jones (Clwyd West): What representations he has received on the Government's Green Paper on looked-after children.
Mark Hunter (Cheadle): What the most recent figure is for the average level of graduate debt on leaving university.
Mr Anthony Steen (Totnes): If he will take steps to ensure that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are eligible for free state education until they reach 18 years of age.
Kitty Ussher (Burnley): How the Government plans to improve the participation of young people in decisions about local facilities following the Green Paper Youth Matters.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet representatives of local education authorities in East Anglia to discuss the city academy programme.
Andrew Rosindell (Romford): What recent steps the Government has taken to ensure the maintenance of capacity in key subjects following the closure of departments in universities; and if he will make a statement.
Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park & Kensington North): If he will make a statement on funding for extended schools.
Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): Whether he plans to reform personal, social and health education.
Ms Sally Keeble (Northampton North): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of children's funds in supporting vulnerable children.
Anne Moffat (East Lothian): If he will make a statement on extending further education funding to support 17 to 19 year olds.
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What steps are being taken to encourage teenage boys to read.
Ben Chapman (Wirral South): What steps he is taking to encourage the teaching of Mandarin at GCSE level.
Mr Michael Jack (Fylde): If he will make a statement on his Department's provision of resources for post-19 education for young adults with severe learning difficulties.
Mr David Gauke (South West Hertfordshire): How many academy schools are planned to be opened in the next 12 months.
Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): Whether he has had discussions with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions on coordinating basic skills training for the unemployed and other benefit claimants who would like to work.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the future of grammar schools.
Lynda Waltho (Stourbridge): If he will make a statement on extending further education funding to support 17 to 19 year olds.
Ann Coffey (Stockport): What steps the Government is taking to ensure that there is sufficient quality childcare available in local areas.
At 11.20 a.m.
Oral Questions to the Solicitor General
Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): Whether he has discussed with the Minister of State for Justice the constitutional implications of publishing legal advice from Law Officers to the Cabinet.
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield): What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to improve prosecution rates in cases of antisocial behaviour by young people; and if he will make a statement.
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead): What assessment he has made of consistency of prosecution policy between the Army Prosecution Authority and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk): When he next expects to meet representatives of the lay magistracy to discuss the closure of small magistrates' courts.
David Taylor (North West Leicestershire): What assessment he has made of the likely impact of the creation of the Ministry of Justice on the work of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York): What assessment he has made of the conduct of recent prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service for breaches of criminal antisocial behaviour orders; and if he will make a statement.

At 11.30 a.m.
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements, including on the Waste Strategy

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 6.00 p.m.]
The Prime Minister
   That this House do now adjourn.
   Proposed subject for debate: Matters to be considered before the forthcoming Adjournment.
Debate may continue until 6.00 p.m.
At the end of the sitting:
   Proposed subject: Every Child a Reader scheme (Mr Mark Todd).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Finance Bill Committee
9.00 a.m.
Room 10 (public)
   (except Clauses Nos. 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 25, 67 and 81 to 84, Schedules Nos. 1, 18, 22 and 23, and new Clauses relating to microgeneration).
   Further to consider the Bill.
Home Affairs
10.00 a.m.
Room 8 (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: Joint Council of Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Regional Spatial Strategy for the North East: Secretary of State’s Proposed Changes.
Secretary of State for Defence: Royal School of Military Engineering Public Private Partnership.
Secretary of State for Health: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s code of practice.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Assets Recovery Agency’s annual report 2006-07 and annual plan 2007-08.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Asset Recovery Action Plan.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Counter terrorism.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police Authority Capital Grant 2007-08.
Leader of the House: Oral statements on the Order Paper.
Prime Minister: The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 and independent assessment process.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: BSkyB/ITV.
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry: Post EU Competitiveness Council meeting Brussels: 21st and 22nd May 2007.
Secretary of State for Transport: Regional funding allocations.
Secretary of State for Transport: Trust ports.



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