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Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Thursday 16 December 2010

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 10.30 am
  Prayers
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 Energy and Climate Change
 1
Fiona Bruce (Congleton):  What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of bioenergy to the Government's objectives for energy security and climate change.
(30963)
 2
Sarah Newton (Truro and Falmouth):  What recent representations he has received on Government support for deep geothermal energy production in the UK.
(30964)
 3
Hugh Bayley (York Central):  When he last met representatives of (a) Ofgem and (b) energy suppliers to discuss consumer energy prices.
(30965)
 4
Pat Glass (North West Durham):  When he expects to publish the results of his consultation on smart metering.
(30966)
 5
Damian Hinds (East Hampshire):  What support his Department is providing for community energy schemes; and if he will make a statement.
(30967)
 6
Mr Dave Watts (St Helens North):  What discussions he has had with representatives of business organisations on the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency scheme.
(30968)
 7
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole):  If he will make it his policy to provide long-term revenue support for renewables obligation certificates for marine renewable technology to ensure that developers and manufacturers locate themselves in the UK.
(30969)
 8
Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East):  What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on mandatory carbon reporting for private companies.
(30970)
 9
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South):  What plans he has for the future of the Carbon Reduction Commitment; and if he will make a statement.
(30972)
 10
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):  What estimate he has made of the change in the number of homes in receipt of assistance with heating and insulation improvements consequent on the proposed reduction in expenditure on the Warm Front scheme.
(30973)
 11
Alex Cunningham (Stockton North):  What recent discussions he has had with gas and electricity suppliers on trends in energy supply costs to domestic consumers; and if he will make a statement.
(30974)
 12
Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire):  When he last met representatives of (a) Ofgem and (b) energy suppliers to discuss consumer energy prices.
(30975)
 13
Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire):  What assessment he has made of the efficiency and effect on quality of life of onshore wind farms.
(30976)
 14
Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington):  What recent assessment he has made of the security of gas supplies in winter months.
(30978)
 15
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe):  What targets he has set for the provision of energy from onshore wind sources in (a) 2011 and (b) 2020.
(30979)
 16
Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire):  What assessment he has made of the effects on the electricity grid of the weather of November and December 2010.
(30980)
 17
Robert Halfon (Harlow):  What recent estimate he has made of the number of homes in (a) Harlow constituency and (b) England which could receive assistance from the Government's proposed Green Deal.
(30981)
 18
Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal):  What recent discussions he has had with energy companies on domestic oil pricing.
(30983)
 19
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon):  What steps he plans to take to encourage the establishment of community-led low carbon energy projects.
(30984)
 20
Christopher Pincher (Tamworth):  What recent progress he has made on facilitating new nuclear power stations without public subsidies.
(30985)
 21
Mr Mark Spencer (Sherwood):  What plans he has to meet representatives of the heating industry to discuss the proposed Green Deal for energy efficiency.
(30986)
 22
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central):  If he will assess the effect of recent winter weather on heating bills of the elderly and others in Newcastle Upon Tyne Central constituency.
(30987)
At 11.15 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Robert Halfon (Harlow):  If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(30988)
 T2
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central):
(30989)
 T3
Pat Glass (North West Durham):
(30990)
 T4
Hugh Bayley (York Central):
(30992)
 T5
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):
(30993)
 T6
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South):
(30994)
 T7
Ian Swales (Redcar):
(30995)
 T8
Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham):
(30997)

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
BACKBENCH BUSINESS (14th allotted day).
[Until 6.00 pm]
PARK HOMES
Annette Brooke
 
     That this House notes that there are approximately 1,800 park home sites in England and Wales; further notes that current legislation permits a minority of park home site owners to cause great distress, damage to property and danger to health of park home residents; welcomes the Government’s intention to lay before the House secondary legislation to transfer jurisdiction for park homes to the Residential Property Tribunal Service; but calls on the Government to review the case for establishing a fit and proper person criterion for park home site owners and to bring forward relevant legislation at the earliest opportunity to prevent in particular park home site owners interfering with the sale of a park home without good reason.
   Note: The Backbench Business Committee has recommended that this debate continue for no more than three hours.
WORK OF THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Margaret Hodge
Mr Richard Bacon
Ian Swales
 
     That this House calls on the Government to ensure that all recommendations contained in Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts and accepted by Government Departments are implemented and that the relevant Minister makes a statement to the House on any recommendations accepted but not implemented within a year of their acceptance.
   The 40th, 44th, 46th, 49th and 51st to 53rd Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2008-09, the 1st to 33rd Reports from the Committee, Session 2009-10, and the 1st to 10th Reports from the Committee, Session 2010-11, are relevant. These include reports on education and training, health, housing, the operation of the tax system, benefits, support for business, transport, defence procurement, international development, policing and criminal justice.
Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.
2
SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, on Tuesday 21 December 2010, the House shall meet at 11.30 am and references to specific times in the Standing Orders of this House shall apply as if that day were a Wednesday.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
 
At the end of the sitting:
3
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Government support to football and football governance  (John Mann).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1
Political and Constitutional Reform
9.45 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Prospects for Codifying the Relationship Between Central and Local Government.
   Witnesses: Bill Moyes, Institute for Government, and Jessica Crowe, Centre for Public Scrutiny; Simon Parker, New Local Government Network, and Jessica Crowe, Centre for Public Scrutiny (at 10.30 am); and Sir Simon Milton, Greater London Authority (at 11.00 am).
2
Public Accounts
10.00 am
Room 15 (private)
 
10.15 am
(public)
   Subject: Procurement of the M25 Private Finance Contract.
   Witnesses: Martin Capstick, Director, Strategic Roads and National Networks, Department for Transport, and Graham Dalton, Chief Executive, Highways Agency.
3
Home Affairs
10.30 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
4
Environmental Audit
1.30 pm
Room 8 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Thursday 16 December
Time of publication
No.
1
Public Accounts
00.01 am
HC 573
   The Community Care Grant (Eleventh Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Council for Science and Technology to be re-constituted.
2
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: EU Competitiveness Council 10 December 2010.
3
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Annual European Union finances White Paper.
4
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Carbon price support consultation 2010.
5
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Tax treatment of national experts seconded to EU agencies in the UK.
6
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Fire and Rescue Service.
7
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Future changes to the Building Regulations.
8
Secretary of State for Defence: Call-out order to support operations in the region of Iraq and Afghanistan.
9
Secretary of State for Defence: Continuity of Education Allowance.
10
Secretary of State for Defence: Pension benefits paid to families of members of the Armed Forces who die as a result of Service.
11
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 13-14 December 2010.
12
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council 29-30 November 2010.
13
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Single Payment Scheme.
14
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Exceptional assistance measures for victims of terrorist incidents overseas.
15
Secretary of State for Health: Consultation on value-based pricing.
16
Secretary of State for Health: Proposals for dental pilots.
17
Secretary of State for Health: Publication of Lord Patel’s Report—Reducing Drug-related Crime and Rehabilitating Offenders.
18
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Control Order powers (11 September-10 December 2010).
19
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Ending the detention of children for immigration purposes.
20
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Injunctions to prevent gang-related violence.
21
Secretary of State for International Development: Development Ministers’ Foreign Affairs Council, 9 December 2010.
22
Secretary of State for International Development: International Development Association of the World Bank.
23
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Publication of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Eleventh Annual Report.
24
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Publication of responses to consultation: A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland: Next Steps.
25
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: The Robert Hamill Inquiry and the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry.
26
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Third Annual Report of the Independent Reviewer of the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.
27
Prime Minister: Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Eleventh Report (2009-10).
28
Secretary of State for Transport: Modernisation of Coastguard Services.
29
Secretary of State for Transport: Search and rescue helicopters procurement.
30
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Remploy—publication of annual report and financial statements 2010.