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Debate on Sudan to take place on 28 April

29 March 2011

The Backbench Business Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session, at least 27 of which will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.

 

The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:

Thursday 28 April in Westminster Hall

Debate on Sudan (Member in charge: Mr Tom Clarke).

The Committee heard that backbench Members wished to debate issues relating to humanitarian assistance, conflict and debt in Sudan and the wider region following the recent referendum in Sudan.

Arrangements for the pre-recess Adjournment debate: Tuesday 5 April

The Backbench Business Committee has received notice from 21 Members that they wish to take part in the half day pre-Easter debate on Tuesday 5 April.  The Committee has grouped these Members and subjects into two parts, as follows:

  • Issues relating to the Department for Work and Pensions
  • General Debate

Four Members have indicated they wish to raise subjects for which the Department for Work and Pensions is responsible.  A Minister from the Department will be invited to respond to the issues raised. This part of the debate is expected to last for approximately 45 minutes.

The second part of the debate will enable Members to raise any other subjects. The Deputy Leader of the House is expected to reply to this general debate. The Committee expects each Member to receive a substantive written reply from the department to the points raised unless they are dealt with fully in the Deputy Leader of the House’s reply.

The names of those Members who have indicated to the Committee that they wish to participate in the debate are listed below along with the subject they wish to raise. The speaking order will be decided by the occupant of the Chair on the day.

Members who have submitted a request to speak on Tuesday 5 April

Member

Subject

Department

Nicky Morgan

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

 

Department for

Work and Pensions

Nick Smith

Welfare reform and Blaenau Gwent

Fiona Bruce

Jobcentre Plus advice for professionals facing redundancy

Tony Lloyd

Health and safety

General debate

Mel Stride

Support for rural businesses

BIS

Valerie Vaz

Government accountability and the contract with the people

Cabinet Office

Mark Pawsey

Recognition of Rugby as home of international sport

DCMS

Paul Maynard

Preservation of Britain's built nuclear heritage

DCMS

Andrea Leadsom

Support for British farmers

DEFRA

Kate Green

Disadvantaged children and early years education in Trafford

Education

Bob Blackman

Application by seven schools in Harrow to become Academies

Education

Mr Gareth Thomas

Human rights in Sri Lanka

FCO

Paul Flynn

Government response to the swine flu pandemic

Health

Mr Bernard Jenkin

NHS services in Harwich and North Essex

Health

Mr Chuka Umunna

Project Merlin

HMT

Andrew Selous

Housing associations and antisocial behaviour

Home

Jack Lopresti

Law and order

Home

Mr David Amess

General

N/A

Sir Robert Smith

General

N/A

Dr Julian Huppert

Chesterton Station

Transport

Bridget Phillipson

Local bus services

Transport

 

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