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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:37 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 11:37 am, 15th March 2007

The business for next week will be as follows:

Monday 19 MarchSecond Reading of the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [ Lords]. Followed by a motion to approve a ways and means resolution on the UK Borders Bill.

Tuesday 20 March—A debate on the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade on a motion for the Adjournment of the House.

Wednesday 21 March—My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will open his Budget statement.

Thursday 22 March—Continuation of the Budget debate.

Friday 23 March—Private Members' Bills.

The provisional business for the week commencing 26 March will be as follows:

Monday 26 March—Continuation of the Budget debate.

Tuesday 27 March—Conclusion of the Budget debate.

Wednesday 28 March—Motion to approve a statutory instrument on casinos, followed by motions relating to House of Commons business.

Thursday 29 March—Motion on the Easter recess and Adjournment.

The House will want to be reminded that we will rise for the Easter recess at the end of business on Thursday 29 March and return on Monday 16 April.

I draw the House's attention to a written ministerial statement that I made this morning about a small, but I hope helpful, improvement in the procedures of the House for the benefit of Members. We have agreed and I am proposing that when Ministers have already made reference to the fact that they will make an oral statement on a particular date, that notice will be included in the future business of the House and on the Order Paper itself, for the convenience of the House.