Order Paper No.6: Part 1Tuesday 26 March 2013

Summary Agenda

CHAMBER

11.30 am

Prayers

No debate

Private Business

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Deputy Prime Minister

12.10 pm

Oral Questions: Attorney General

12.30 pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements, including on:

OP buttonResponse to Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

OP buttonRail Franchising

Up to 20 minutes

Motion under the Ten minute rule: UK elected representatives (disclosure of party membership)

No debate

Financial Assistance to Industry (Motion)

No debate

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval)

(Note: The House may be asked to consider any Lords Amendments which may be received.)

Backbench Business:

Up to three hours

Opposition Day: Suicide prevention in the UK

Approximately two hours

Flood insurance (Motion)

Until 8.00 pm

General debate: matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment (*if the 7.00pm Business Motion is agreed to.)

No debate after 7.00 pm

E-tabling of written questions (Motion)

No debate

Presentation of Public Petition

Until 7.30 pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Energy infrastructure and the UK supply chain

WESTMINSTER HALL

General Debates

9.30 am

Recognition of munitions workers

11.00 am

Fetal anti-convulsant syndrome

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm

2.30 pm

HM Revenue and Customs closures

4.00 pm

Bee health

4.30 pm

Effect of under-occupancy penalty in Birkenhead

CONTENTS

Part 1: Business Today

4Chamber

10Westminster Hall

11Written Ministerial Statements

13Committees meeting today

17Committee reports published today

18Announcements

Part 2: Future Business

21A. Calendar of Business

27B. Remaining Orders and Notices

Notes

Items marked [R] indicates that a Member has declared a relevant interest.

BUSINESS TODAY: CHAMBER

1130am Prayers

Afterwards

PRIVATE BUSINESS

OP buttonLondon Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords]: Consideration

Consideration of Bill, as amended: no debate, and may not be proceeded with if opposed (Standing Order XXX)

Mr Christopher Chope

On Consideration of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be considered upon this day six months.

QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister

1Harriett Baldwin
When he expects that the report from the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons will be published. (149754)

2Stephen Phillips
What progress the Government has made on resolving the West Lothian Question. (149755)

3Karl Turner
What the Government's political and constitutional reform priorities are up to 2015. (149757)

4Nic Dakin
How many new members of the House of Lords the Government plans to create. (149758)

5Mr William Bain
What his plans are for constitutional and political reform for the remainder of the present Parliament. (149759)

6Mr Clive Betts
What steps the Government plans to take to improve registration levels when individual voter registration is introduced. (149760)

 7Charlie Elphicke
What recent steps he has taken to devolve power away from Westminster and Whitehall. (149761)

 8Mike Freer
What consideration he has given to changing the regulations on voting by UK citizens who are living overseas. (149762)

9Andrew Stunell
What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the role of decentralisation in the implementation of the Heseltine Review. (149763)

10Andrew George
What plans he has to devolve power from Westminster and Whitehall. (149764)

 11David Wright
How many special advisers work in his office. (149765)

12Julie Elliott
What constitutional and political reform he plans to pursue for the rest of the current Parliament. (149766)

13Iain Stewart
When he expects that the report from the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons will be published. (149767)

14Graham Jones
What steps the Government plans to take to reduce the number of spoilt ballot papers in future elections. (149768)

11.50am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Deputy Prime Minister

T1Stephen Gilbert
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (149769)

T2Bob Blackman (149770)

 T3Mr Jim Cunningham (149771)

T4Mrs Linda Riordan (149772)

T5Debbie Abrahams (149773)

T6Mike Freer (149774)

T7Fiona Bruce (149776)

 T8Nic Dakin (149777)

T9Ian Lucas (149778)

 T10Fiona Mactaggart (149779)

 T11Mr Philip Hollobone (149780)

T12Mel Stride (149781)

 T13Michael Connarty (149783)

12.10pm

OP buttonOral Questions to the Attorney General

 1Yasmin Qureshi
What recent representations he has received on the effect of membership of the European Convention on Human Rights on the UK's reputation for upholding the rule of law. (149745)

2Fiona Mactaggart
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of prosecutions for human trafficking and related offences; and if he will make a statement. (149746)

3Kevin Brennan
What recent assessment he has made of the success rate, measured by convictions, of investigations by the Serious Fraud Office. (149747)

4Mr Dominic Raab
What steps he is taking to strengthen conviction rates. (149748)

5Chris Williamson
What steps he is taking to increase the effectiveness of the pursuit by the Crown Prosecution Service of high-value confiscation orders. (149749)

 6Diana Johnson
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service as a prosecutor of employers who evade the minimum wage. (149750)

 7Stephen Doughty
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in rape prosecutions. (149751)

8Alun Cairns
What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to support vulnerable witnesses in cases of sexual violence and abuse. (149752)

 9Stuart Andrew
What special measures Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors may offer to vulnerable witnesses to support them in giving evidence. (149753)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

Notes:

The House may be asked to consider any Lords Amendments and Lords Messages which may be received (Order of 20 March).

1. UK Elected Representatives (Disclosure of Party Membership): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

Mr David Hanson

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require individuals standing for elected office in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to declare any political party of which they are a member when registering to stand; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

2. Financial Assistance to Industry

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order of 4 March)

Secretary Vince Cable

That this House authorises the Secretary of State to undertake to pay, and to pay by way of financial assistance under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982, in respect of the Start-Up Loans scheme, sums exceeding 10 million and up to a cumulative total of 15.5 million.

3. Terms and Conditions of Employment

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Secretary Vince Cable

That the draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 24 January, be approved.

4. Public Bodies

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Secretary Vince Cable

That the draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 12 December 2012, be approved.

Notes:

The Scottish Parliament has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of this Instrument. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office.

5. Backbench Business

Until 8.00pm, if the 7.00pm Business Motion is agreed to.

OP buttonFlood Insurance

Mr Dominic Raab

Nia Griffith

Zac Goldsmith

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Alan Johnson

Nicola Blackwood

Mr Ronnie CampbellMr David DavisMr Elfyn Llwyd

Mr Jonathan DjanoglyJulian SmithMr Adrian Sanders

Craig WhittakerDr Julian LewisMr Nick Gibb

Martin VickersSimon ReevellGeoffrey Clifton-Brown

James DuddridgeStephen BarclayAndrew Griffiths

Caroline LucasRichard FullerChristopher Pincher

That this House notes the Environment Agency’s estimate that 570,000 properties in England and Wales are at significant risk of flooding; recognises the efforts of the insurance industry and past and present governments to reach agreement to ensure flood insurance will be made available to all homes and small businesses beyond June 2013; calls on the insurance industry to negotiate in good faith to conclude those arrangements; and further calls on the Government to acknowledge the need to provide some support for those arrangements and ensure that resilience and adaptation to flood risks and other natural hazards are amongst its highest environmental priorities.

Relevant Documents:

Oral evidence from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, on Flood Funding, HC 970 i-iv.

Notes:

Proceedings on Mr Dominic Raab’s Motion are expected to continue for two hours.

OP buttonMatters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Mr David Amess, on behalf of the Backbench Business Committee

That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.

Notes:

Debate will be arranged in accordance with the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee.

For the first part, a Minister from the Department for Communities and Local Government will respond to the issues raised. The second part will enable Members to raise any other subjects. The Deputy Leader of the House is expected to reply to this general debate. For further details, see Announcements.

MOTIONS TO BE TAKEN AT 7PM

OP buttonBusiness of the House

No debate (Standing Order No. 15)

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment may be proceeded with, though opposed, until 8.00pm.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

6. E-tabling of Written Questions

No debate after 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9)

Mr Charles Walker

Thomas Docherty

Mr Andrew Lansley

Ms Angela Eagle

That this House approves the recommendations relating to written parliamentary questions contained in paragraphs 19 and 20 of the Third Report of the Procedure Committee, on E-tabling of parliamentary questions for written answer, HC 775.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

OP buttonCemetery at Aldridge Road, Walsall: Valerie Vaz

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonEnergy infrastructure and the UK supply chain: Peter Aldous

BUSINESS TODAY: WESTMINSTER HALL

ORDER OF BUSINESS

The first part of the sitting will last for two hours. The second part of the sitting will last for two and a half hours (Standing Order No. 10(1))

9.30am

OP buttonRecognition of munitions workers: Robert Flello

11.00am

OP buttonFetal anti-convulsant syndrome: Anas Sarwar

Notes:

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm

OP buttonHM Revenue and Customs closures: Mr Andrew Turner

4.00pm

OP buttonBee health: Sarah Newton

4.30pm

OP buttonEffect of under-occupancy penalty in Birkenhead: Mr Frank Field

Notes:

The debate will arise on a motion for the adjournment, to be moved by a Minister.

The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(1)).

WRITTEN MINISTERIAL STATEMENTS

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.Double taxation agreement between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Albania.

2.Environmental taxation.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

3.Companies House public targets 2013-14.

4.Contingencies Fund advance 2013-14.

5.Land Registry key performance indicators/objectives and targets 2013-14.

6.Launch of the sale of the remainder of the mortgage style student loan book.

7.Nuclear industrial strategy.

8.Performance targets for the National Measurement Office for 2013-14.

9.Triennial review of the Low Pay Commission.

Minister for the Cabinet Office

10.Ministerial pensions: Increase in member contributions.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

11.Date of 2014 local elections.

12.Firebuy Limited.

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

13.Contingencies Fund: Setting up transitional and enduring arrangements for the delivery of electricity market reform.

14.Low carbon and renewable heat.

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

15.Outcome of March 2013’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council.

16.Triennial Review of the Veterinary Products Committee.

17.Update on horsemeat fraud.

Secretary of State for Health

18.Fair Playing Field Review.

19.Revised NHS constitution.

Secretary of State for the Home Department

20.Protection of Freedoms Act 2012–Consultation on draft statutory guidance for powers to extend retention of biometric data on national security grounds.

21.United Kingdom’s strategy for countering terrorism: Annual report.

Secretary of State Justice

22.Court and tribunal reform.

Secretary of State Transport

23.Rail franchising.

24.Search and rescue helicopters.

Secretary of State Work and Pensions

25.Social Fund loans budget allocation and Secretary of State’s directions and guidance from 1 April 2013.

26.State pension and benefit payments in Cyprus.

Notes:

Texts of Written Ministerial Statements are available from the Vote Office and on the internet at xxx.parliament.uk.

COMMITTEES MEETING TODAY

The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be changed without notice.

PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES

OP buttonFinancial Services (Banking Reform) Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 9

9.10am (public), 2.00pm (public)

EUROPEAN COMMITTEES

OP buttonEuropean Committee C

To consider European Union Document No. 11762/11, a draft Regulation amending certain Regulations relating to the common commercial policy as regards the granting of delegated powers for the adoption of certain measures.

Room 10

2.30pm (public)

SELECT COMMITTEES

OP buttonCommunities and Local Government

Room 21

9.00am (private)

OP buttonInternational Development

Subject: Global Food Security.

Witnesses: UN World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organisation and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Professor Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, International Fund for Agricultural Development and International Food Policy Research Institute (at 10.30am).

Room 5

9.00am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonJustice

Subject: Women Offenders.

Witnesses: Helen Grant MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and Ian Poree, Rehabilitation Programme Director, Ministry of Justice, and Michael Spurr, Chief Executive Officer, National Offender Management Service.

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonWork and Pensions

Room 7

9.15am (private)

OP buttonTreasury

Subject: Budget 2013.

Witnesses: Robert Chote, Chairman, Steve Nickell CBE, and Graham Parker CBE, Office for Budget Responsibility.

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonCulture, Media and Sport

Subject: Support for the Creative Industries.

Witnesses: David Arnold, film composer, Matthew Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, PLASA, and Sandie Shaw, Chair, Featured Artists Coalition; Adam Barker, Director of Business Affairs, Universal Music UK, and Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer, PPL (at 11.15am).

Room 16

10.00am (private), 10.30am (public)

OP buttonDefence

Room 13

10.00am (private)

OP buttonScottish Affairs

Room 6

10.00am (private)

OP buttonEnergy and Climate Change

Subject: Renewable Heat Incentive.

Witnesses: The Micropower Council, Kensa Engineering and CPL Industries; National Housing Federation (at 11.30 am); OFTEC (at 12 noon).

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

10.25am (private), 10.30am (public), 12.30am (private)

OP buttonEducation

Subject: GCSE English Exam Results 2012.

Witnesses: Glenys Stacey, Chief Regulator, and Dennis Opposs, Director of Standards, Ofqual.

Room 15

10.30am (private), 10.40am (public)

OP buttonBusiness, Innovation and Skills

Subject: Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-term Decision Making.

Witness: Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Room 8

11.00am (private), 11.30am (public)

OP buttonEuropean Scrutiny

Room 18

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonTreasury

Subject: Budget 2013.

Witnesses: Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury.

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

2.00pm (private), 2.15pm (public)

OP buttonWork and Pensions

Room 7

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonHome Affairs

Subject: Work of the UK Border Agency.

Witnesses: Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, and Simon Hayes, Acting Director, International Directorate, UK Border Agency.

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

2.15pm (private), 3.00pm (public)

OP buttonEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs

Subject: Flood Funding.

Witness: Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Room 8

2.30pm (private), 3.00pm (public)

JOINT COMMITTEES

OP buttonHuman Rights

Room 4A

2pm (private)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED TODAY

Public Accounts

OP button38th Report: Department for Work and Pensions: Managing the impact of the Housing Benefit reform, HC 814

Time of publication: 00.01am

Members Estimate

OP button1st Report: Consolidated list of provisions of the Resolutions of the House relating to expenditure charged to the Estimate for House of Commons: Members as at 1 April 2013, HC 918

Time of publication: 10.00am

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

OP buttonMonday 15 April to Monday 22 April

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Tuesday 26 March. The Ballot will take place on Wednesday 27 March.

FUTURE DEPARTMENTS ANSWERING IN WESTMINSTER HALL

OP buttonWeek beginning 22 April

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Innovation and Skills; Cabinet Office; Communities and Local Government; Culture, Media and Sport; Defence; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Health; Justice; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Treasury; Women and Equalities; Work and Pensions.

EASTER ADJOURNMENT 2013

Members wishing to table questions in person may do so in the usual way in the Table Office until 7.30 pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Tuesday 26 March. Thereafter, they may table questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post, which will be treated as if tabled on Friday 12 April.

Tabling arrangements for questions for oral answer

Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer when the House returns:

Last date of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc.

Tuesday 26 March

Monday 15 April

Defence (T)

Tuesday 26 March

Tuesday 16 April

Health (T)

Tuesday 26 March

Wednesday 17 April

Scotland Prime Minister

Monday 15 April**

Thursday 18 April

Culture, Media and Sport (T) Women and Equalities

The results of the shuffles on 26 March will be published on 27 March. They will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.pdf

For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-table-office/order-of-oral-questions.pdf

Notes:

* The latest time for tabling is 12.30pm on each of these days

** first sitting day after adjournment

Questions for written answer

For Questions tabled before the rise of the House on Tuesday 26 March, the earliest named day for a Question for written answer is Monday 15 April.

After the House has adjourned, Questions tabled for ordinary written answer and for a named day will be treated as having been tabled on Friday 12 April. Questions for ordinary written answer will be for answer on Tuesday 16 April, and Questions for named day written answer will be for answer not earlier than Wednesday 17 April.

Order Paper No.6: Part 2Tuesday 26 March 2013

FUTURE BUSINESS

A. CALENDAR OF BUSINESS

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

B. REMAINING ORDERS AND NOTICES

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date.

A. CALENDAR OF BUSINESS

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

MONDAY 15 APRIL

CHAMBER

OP button2.30pmQuestions to the Secretary of State for Defence

OP button3.15pmTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

TUESDAY 16 APRIL

CHAMBER

OP button11.30amQuestions to the Secretary of State for Health

OP button12.15pmTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

Afterwards

OP buttonStatutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Fiona Bruce

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

Notes:

This is normally used as a holding title.

WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL

CHAMBER

OP button11.30amQuestions to the Secretary of State for Scotland

OP button12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

OP buttonStatutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Meg Munn

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

Notes:

This is normally used as a holding title.

TUESDAY 23 APRIL

CHAMBER

OP button11.30amQuestions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

OP button12.15pmTopical Questions to the Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Afterwards

OP buttonStatutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Sir Robert Smith

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

Notes:

This is normally used as a holding title.

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

CHAMBER

OP button11.30amQuestions to the Secretary of State for Wales

OP button12 noonQuestions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

OP buttonStatutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Jeremy Lefroy

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

Notes:

This is normally used as a holding title.

FRIDAY 26 APRIL

Notes:

The House is not sitting on Friday 26 April. The business listed above will not be proceeded with unless the House agrees to sit on that date.

CHAMBER

OP buttonRegulation of Baliffs Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Jim Cunningham

OP buttonNHS Audit Requirements (Foreign Nationals) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Henry Smith

OP buttonRelationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Diana Johnson

OP buttonHonours (Equality of Titles) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Oliver Colvile

Notes:

Queen’s Consent to be signified on Second Reading.

OP buttonWinter Fuel Allowance Payments (Off Gas Grid Claimants) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mr Mike Weir

OP buttonPlanning Applications (Community Right of Appeal) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Chris Skidmore

OP buttonBuilding Regulations (External Retaining and Load-Bearing Walls) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Stephen Mosley

OP buttonConsolidaton of Housing Regulations Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mr Adrian Sanders

OP buttonRegulation of the Private Rented Sector Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Jeremy Corbyn

OP buttonRegulation of Signage and Ticketing Technology (Publicly-Available Car Parks) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Nick Smith

OP buttonMultinational Motor Manufacturing Companies (Duty of Care to Former Employees) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Geraint Davies

OP buttonPlanning Act 2008 (Amendment) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Phil Wilson

OP buttonSupermarket Pricing Information Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mr John Denham

OP buttonRecall of Elected Representatives Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Zac Goldsmith

OP buttonVoting Age (Reduction to 16) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Stephen Williams

OP buttonLocal Authority Devolution and Powers Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: John Pugh

OP buttonLandlord Accreditation Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Caroline Lucas

OP buttonMicro-Businesses and Energy Contract Roll-Over Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Caroline Lucas

OP buttonLand Value Tax Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Caroline Lucas

OP buttonUnited Kingdom Membership of the European Union (Referendum) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mr John Baron

OP buttonSocial Care (Local Sufficiency) and Identification of Carers Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Barbara Keeley

Adjourned debate (7 September)

OP buttonScience, Technology and Engineering (Careers Information in Schools) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Peter Luff

OP buttonEuropean Communities Act 1972 (Repeal) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mr Douglas Carswell

Adjourned debate (16 October)

OP buttonVehicle Fuel Receipts (Transparency of Taxation) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Robert Halfon

OP buttonInternational Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mark Hendrick

Adjourned debate (13 July)

OP buttonProperty Blight Compensation Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mrs Caroline Spelman

OP buttonBlood, Organ and Bone Marrow Donation (Education) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Seema Malhotra

OP buttonNational Commonwealth Military Day Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Graham Evans

OP buttonParish and Town Council Precepts (Referendums) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Kris Hopkins

TUESDAY 30 APRIL

OP buttonStatutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment): Ten Minute Rule Motion

John Healey

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

Notes:

This is normally used as a holding title.

WEDNESDAY 1 MAY

OP buttonStatutory Instruments Act 1946 (Amendment): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Mrs Eleanor Laing

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

Notes:

This is normally used as a holding title.

FRIDAY 3 MAY

Notes:

The House is not sitting on Friday 26 April. The business listed above will not be proceeded with unless the House agrees to sit on that date.

CHAMBER

OP buttonBank of England (Appointment of Governor) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: John McDonnell

Adjourned debate (6 July)

OP buttonFree School Meals (Children over the age of 16) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Nic Dakin

OP buttonCosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Ann Clywd

OP buttonTransparency in UK Company Supply Chains (Eradication of Slavery) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Michael Connarty

OP buttonUnited Kingdom Borders Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Andrew Rosindell

OP buttonBishops (Consecration of Women) Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Diana Johnson

OP buttonSuccession to Hereditary Peerages and Estates Bill: Second Reading

Member in Charge: Mary Macleod

B. REMAINING ORDERS AND NOTICES

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has therefore been set down formally to be taken in the Chamber today but is not expected to be taken today.

1.PUBLIC BODIES

Secretary Chris Grayling

That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 18 December 2012, be approved.

Relevant Documents:

Fifth Report from the Justice Committee, Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013, HC 927, and the Eighth Report from the Committee, on Scrutiny of the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013, HC 965.

2.MOTIONS AND AMENDMENTS WITH A FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCE FOR THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ADMINISTRATION ESTIMATE

Mr Andrew Lansley

John Thurso

That the following new Standing Order be made:

‘Motions and amendments with a financial consequence for the House of Commons Administration Estimate.

(1)Motions which would have a direct consequence of additional expenditure under the House of Commons: Administration Estimate estimated to be 50,000 or more shall not be considered by the House unless a memorandum setting out their expected financial consequences has been made available to the House.

(2)The Accounting Officer shall make such a memorandum available to the House within a reasonable time of a motion to which this Order applies being tabled.

(3)(a) This Order shall also apply to amendments to motions which would have the expenditure consequences set out in paragraph (1), but the absence of such a memorandum shall not prevent the House from considering such an amendment.

(b) In his decision as to the selection of such an amendment, the Speaker shall, in addition to such other considerations as may, in his view, be relevant, take into account whether sufficient time has been available for the House to be provided with adequate information regarding the financial consequences.

(4)The Speaker shall decide whether a motion or amendment falls within the terms of this Order.’.

Relevant Documents:

First Report from the Finance and Services Committee, Session 2010-12, Proposed Standing Order on Motions and amendments with implications for the House Administration budget, HC 1768

3.ENERGY BILL: REPORT STAGE

As amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered

Notes:

Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s Consent to be signified on Third Reading.

For Amendments see pages 765, 805-06, 827-28, 895-96 and 1009-11 of Supplement to Votes.

The Northern Ireland Assembly has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office.

4.TRIBUNALS AND INQUIRIES

Secretary Chris Grayling

That the draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 11 February, be approved.

5.TRIBUNALS AND INQUIRIES

Secretary Chris Grayling

That the draft Amendments to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2013, which were laid before this House on 11 February, be approved.

6.CHARITIES

Sajid Javid

That the draft Small Charitable Donations Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 14 February, be approved.

7.DEFAMATION BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Notes:

None of the Lords Amendments engages financial privilege

The Scottish Parliament has passed a Legislative Consent Resolution in respect of this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office.

8DEFAMATION BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)

Secretary Chris Grayling

That the following provisions shall apply to the Defamation Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 12 June 2012 (Defamation Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

1.Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at today’s sitting.

Subsequent stages

2.Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

3.The Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

9. DRAFT VOTING ELIGIBILITY (PRISONERS) BILL (JOINT COMMITTEE)

Mr Andrew Lansley

That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 15 January 2013, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill presented to both Houses on 22 November 2012 (Cm 8499), and that the Committee should report by 31 October 2013.

That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords;

That the Committee shall have power:

(1)to send for persons, papers and records;

(2)to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(3)to report from time to time;

(4)to appoint specialist advisers; and

(5)to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That Mr Crispin Blunt, Steve Brine, Lorely Burt, Mr Nick Gibb, Sir Alan Meale and Derek Twigg be members of the Committee.

Amendment (a)

Mr Christoper Chope

Mr David Nuttall

Mr Charles Walker

Mr Edward Leigh

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Mr Peter Bone

Mr David DavisMr Stewart JacksonMr Graham Brady

Mr John RedwoodMr Andrew TurnerPaul Flynn

Leave out lines 13 and 14 and insert ‘That the membership of the Committee shall be nominated by the Committee of Selection under Standing Order No. 121 following elections within the parties using whatever democratic and transparent method they choose.’.

10. CLIMATE CHANGE

Secretary Edward Davey

That the draft CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 4 March, be approved.

11. ENERGY

Secretary Edward Davey

That the draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 4 March, be approved.

12. OFFICIAL STATISTICS

Francis Maude

That the draft Official Statistics Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 6 March, be approved.

13. COMPANIES

Secretary Vince Cable

That the draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 6 March, be approved.

14. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Mr Secretary Moore

That the draft Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 11 March, be approved.

15. MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL: REPORT STAGE

Not amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

Queen’s Consent to be signified on Third Reading.

For Amendments see pages 953-59 of Supplement to Votes.

16. GROCERIES CODE ADJUDICATOR BILL [LORDS]: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Notes:

Consideration of a Lords Amendment to a Commons Amendment.

The Lords Amendment does not engage financial privilege.

17. GROCERIES CODE ADJUDICATOR BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME MOTION) (No. 4)

Secretary Vince Cable

That the following provisions shall apply to the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 19 November 2012 (Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [Lords] (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Message

(1)Proceedings on the Lords Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at today’s sitting.

Subsequent stages

(2)Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(3)The Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

18. EDUCATION

Secretary Michael Gove

That the draft Duty to Participate in Education or Training (Alternative Ways of Working) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

19. EDUCATION

Secretary Michael Gove

That the draft Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (Consequential Amendments to Part 1 of the Education and Skills Act 2008) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

20PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Notes:

Lords Amendments 18, 19, 22, 28, 29, 37 to 39, 45, 78, 79, 82, 114, 117, 119 and 127 engage financial privilege.

21PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS BILL (PROGRAMME MOTION) (No. 2)

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

That the following provisions shall apply to the Public Service Pensions Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 29 October 2012 (Public Service Pensions Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1)Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at today’s sitting.

(2)The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order: Nos 78 and 79 No. 9 Nos 1 to 8, 10 to 77, 80 to 128

Subsequent stages

(3)Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(4)The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

22PARTNERSHIPS (PROSECUTION) (SCOTLAND) BILL [LORDS]

Not amended in the Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

23FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRY

Secretary Vince Cable

That this House authorises the Secretary of State to undertake to pay, and to pay by way of financial assistance under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982, in respect of Beechbrook Capital as part of the Business Finance Partnership, sums exceeding 10 million and up to a cumulative total of 20 million.

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25BACKBENCH BUSINESS (AMENDMENT OF STANDING ORDERS)

Mr Charles Walker

That—

(1)Standing Order No. 152J (Backbench Business Committee) be amended in line 23, at the end, to add “and to hear representations from Members of the House in public”;

(2)Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) be amended in line 50, at the end, by adding the words “Provided that the figure of thirty-five days shall be increased by one day for each week the House shall sit in a session in excess of a year.”;

(3)the following new Standing Order be made—

“Allocation of time to backbench business

(1) Where proceedings to be taken as backbench business have been determined by the Backbench Business Committee in accordance with paragraph (8) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), a motion may be made on behalf of that Committee at the commencement of those proceedings by the chair or another member of the committee allocating time to the proceedings; and the question on any such motion shall be put forthwith.

(2) A motion under paragraph (1)—

(a) shall be in the terms of a resolution of the Backbench Business Committee reported to the House in accordance with paragraph (9) of Standing Order No. 152J (Backbench Business Committee);

(b) may not provide for any proceedings to be taken after the expiration of the time for opposed business other than the decisions on any questions necessary to dispose of the backbench business, such questions to include the questions on any amendment selected by the Speaker which may then be moved.

(c) may provide that Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the backbench business.

(4) Standing Order No. 152J (Backbench Business Committee) be amended in line 42, at the end, by adding the words—

“(9) The Committee shall report to the House any resolution which it makes about the allocation of time to proceedings to be taken as backbench business on a day allotted under paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), provided that such a resolution is agreed without a division.”.

26EXPLANATORY STATEMENTS ON AMENDMENTS TO BILLS

Mr Charles Walker

That this House approves the recommendation contained in paragraph 21 of the Procedure Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2012-13, Explanatory statements on amendments, HC 979.

27EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Secretary Vince Cable

That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 25 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

28PUBLIC BODIES

Secretary Maria Miller

That the draft Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 25 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

29TRANSPORT

Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

That the draft Local Transport Act 2008 (Traffic Commissioners) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 25 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

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