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Order of Business Thursday 21st June

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* 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.

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

At 11.35 a.m.Private Notice Questions (if any)
Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Notices of Presentation of Bills

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Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

        Bill to amend the definition of the Treaties" and the Community Treaties" in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 so as to include the decision of 29th September 2000 of the Council on the Communities' system of own resources.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision

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HOMELESSNESS        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Byers

        Bill to make further provision about the functions of local housing authorities relating to homelessness and the allocation of housing accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision

+  3   


Mr Secretary Straw

        Bill to make provision consequential on the Treaty signed at Nice on 26th February 2001 amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related Acts.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision

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CIVIL DEFENCE (GRANT)        [No debate]

Mr Secretary Blunkett

        Bill to replace section 3 of the Civil Defence Act 1948 in so far as it applies to authorities in England or Wales.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision

Main Business

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QUEEN'S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question [20th June].        [Until 7.00 p.m.]

        Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

        Most Gracious Sovereign,

        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament— (Mr Barry Sheerman).

Proposed subject for debate: Public Services.

Debate may continue until 7.00 p.m.

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THE SPEAKER'S ABSENCE        [No debate after 7.00 p.m.]

Mr Robin Cook

        That the Speaker have leave of absence on Monday 25th June to attend the funeral of His Eminence Cardinal Thomas J. Winning, DCL, STL, DD, late Archbishop of Glasgow.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 p.m.

At the end of the sitting:



        Proposed subject: Cardiac risk in the young (Dr Julian Lewis).

        Debate may continue until 7.30 p.m. or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9 and Order of 20th November 2000).

Written Questions tabled on Wednesday 20th June

1 Mr Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford): To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what her plans are for laying before Parliament the revised Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
( 1 )
2 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough): To ask the Secrtary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will place copies of the United Kingdom's Employment Action Plan in the Library.
( 340 )
3 Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the meeting of the European Council he attended in Gothenburg.
( 405 )
4 Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland): To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if she will make a statement on the recommendations of the report from the Low Pay Commission.
( 406 )
5 Ian Stewart (Eccles): To ask the Prime Minister, if he will make a statement on the meeting of the North Atlantic Council he attended in Brussels.
( 407 )
6 Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston): To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has relating to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's accession to the throne; and if he will make a statement.
( 408 )


     Westminster Hall Adjournment Debates will begin on Wednesday 27th June. Applications should be submitted to the Speaker's Office by 10.00 p.m. or the rise of the House, whichever is the earlier on Wednesday 20th June. The ballot will take place the next morning. Applications for end of day debates in the Chamber for the period Tuesday 26th June to Monday 2nd July should be submitted in the same timescale.


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