Order of Business Thursday 14 July 2011

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 10.30 am
  Prayers
Afterwards
Private Business
Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.
 
Second Reading
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [Lords]
 
 
 

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 Business, Innovation and Skills
* 1
Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South):  When he next plans to meet the Vice-Chancellor of the Open University.
(66016)
* 2
Anas Sarwar (Glasgow Central):  What assessment he has made of the effects on growth of green investment; and if he will make a statement.
(66017)
* 3
Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury):  What progress he has made on reducing regulatory burdens on business arising from EU directives.
(66018)
* 4
Paul Flynn (Newport West):  What assessment he has made of the effects on growth of green investment; and if he will make a statement.
(66019)
* 5
Mr John Spellar (Warley):  What steps he has taken to support the engineering industry; and if he will make a statement.
(66020)
* 6
Tony Baldry (Banbury):  What progress he has made on local enterprise partnerships; and if he will make a statement.
(66021)
* 7
Mr Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster):  How much outward investment to Azerbaijan was supported by his Department in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.
[R] (66022)
* 8
David Mowat (Warrington South):  Which locations he is considering for the headquarters of the Green Investment Bank.
(66023)
* 9
Henry Smith (Crawley):  How many people in (a) Crawley constituency, (b) the South East and (c) England have started an apprenticeship in 2011.
(66024)
* 10
Mr Steve Brine (Winchester):  What his policy is on future space travel and exploration; and if he will make a statement.
(66025)
* 11
Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford):  How many people in (a) Stafford constituency, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England have started an apprenticeship in 2011.
(66027)
* 12
Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon):  What progress his Department has made on its employment law review.
(66028)
* 13
Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire):  How many people in (a) Mid-Bedfordshire constituency, (b) South East Midlands and (c) England have started an apprenticeship in 2011.
(66029)
* 14
Claire Perry (Devizes):  What recent progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the report of Lord Davies on female representation on corporate boards.
(66030)
* 15
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):  What recent assessment he has made of the state of the construction industry.
(66031)
* 16
Chris White (Warwick and Leamington):  What steps he is taking to promote manufacturing.
(66032)
* 17
Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North):  What assessment he has made of the potential role of further education colleges in the work of local enterprise partnerships.
(66033)
* 18
Mr Nigel Dodds (Belfast North):  What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on reducing regulation and promoting growth.
(66034)
* 19
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):  What the outcomes were of the second round of applications to the Regional Growth Fund; and if he will make a statement.
(66035)
* 20
James Morris (Halesowen and Rowley Regis):  What steps he is taking to encourage entrepreneurship amongst young people.
(66036)
* 21
Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall):  What recent progress he has made on increasing levels of inward investment; and if he will make a statement.
(66037)
* 22
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):  What recent assessment he has made of the state of the space sector; and if he will make a statement.
(66038)
* 23
Nick de Bois (Enfield North):  How many people in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) London and (c) England have started an apprenticeship in 2011.
(66039)
* 24
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):  What steps he taking to support the growth of microbusinesses.
(66040)
At 11.15 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
* T1
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):  If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(66041)
* T2
John Stevenson (Carlisle):
(66043)
* T3
Karl McCartney (Lincoln):
(66044)
* T4
Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South):
(66045)
* T5
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree):
(66047)
* T6
Simon Hart (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire):
(66048)
* T7
Peter Aldous (Waveney):
(66049)
* T8
Priti Patel (Witham):
(66050)
 

At 11.30 am
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Business Question to the Leader of the House
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)
 

Preliminary Business
Notice of Presentation of Bill
1
CYCLES (PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR CHILDREN)
[No debate]
Annette Brooke
 
   Bill to require the wearing of protective headgear by children while riding cycles; to prescribe penalties for contraventions; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
 

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
 

Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 6.00 pm (Standing Order No. 15).
 

2
SOVEREIGN GRANT BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)
[Up to three hours]
The Prime Minister
The Deputy Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Sovereign Grant Bill:
Timetable
   1.–(1)   Notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the interval between the various stages of a Bill brought in upon a financial resolution, proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on Consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed at today’s sitting in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.
   (2)   Proceedings on Second Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 2.30 pm.
   (3)   Proceedings in Committee and on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm.
   (4)   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 pm.
Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put
   2.   When the Bill has been read a second time—
(a)   
it shall (notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order)) stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;
(b)   
the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.
   3.–(1)   On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.
   (2)   If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.
   4.   For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1, the Speaker or Chairman shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—
(a)   
any Question already proposed from the Chair;
(b)   
any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
(c)   
the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
(d)   
any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.
   5.   On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
   6.   If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(c) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.
   7.   If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(d) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions.
Miscellaneous
   8.   Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.
   9.–(1)   The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
   (2)   Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.
   10.   Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.
   11.–(1)   No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill.
   (2)   The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
   12.–(1)   No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.
   (2)   The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
   13.   The Speaker may not arrange for a debate to be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) at today’s sitting before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.
   14.–(1)   Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.
   (2)   No notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.
   15.   Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
   16.–(1)   Any private business which has been set down for consideration at 3.00 pm at today’s sitting shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill today.
   (2)   Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before the moment of interruption, for a period equal to the time elapsing between 3.00 pm and the conclusion of those proceedings.
   The Speaker will put any Question necessary to dispose of proceedings not more than three hours after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 83), and this period may continue or begin after 6.00 pm, if the 6.00 pm Business Motion is agreed to.
 

At 6.00 pm
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
[No debate]
The Prime Minister
 
   That, at this day’s sitting, the Sovereign Grant Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion in the name of the Prime Minister may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).
 

3
SOVEREIGN GRANT BILL: Second Reading.
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
Remaining Stages may also be taken.
   Proceedings on Second Reading will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 2.30 pm, proceedings in Committee and on Consideration will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm and proceedings on Third Reading will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 pm if the Sovereign Grant Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion is agreed to.
4
DRAFT FINANCIAL SERVICES BILL (JOINT COMMITTEE)
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Mark Hoban
 
   That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 21 June, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Financial Services Bill presented to both Houses on 16 June (Cm 8083).
 
   That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Financial Services Bill presented to both Houses on 16 June (Cm 8083).
 
   That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 1 December 2011.
 
   That the Committee shall have power—
(i)   
to send for persons, papers and records;
(ii)   
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
(iii)   
to report from time to time;
(iv)   
to appoint specialist advisers; and
(v)   
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.
 
That Mr Nicholas Brown, Mr David Laws, Mr Peter Lilley, David Mowat, Mr George Mudie and Mr David Ruffley be members of the Committee.
   As an Amendment to Mark Hoban’s proposed Motion (Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)):
John Mann
Thomas Docherty
(a)
 
   Line 14, leave out ‘Mr David Laws’.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
5
SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE (19 JULY) (No. 2)
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, on Tuesday 19 July, 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.
6
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (18 JULY)
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, at the sitting on Monday 18 July, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of the proceedings on the Motions in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the appointment and pay of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioner for England not later than one hour after their commencement; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
7
LAND REGISTRATION
[No debate]
Secretary Kenneth Clarke
 
   That the draft Land Registration (Network Access) (Amendment) Rules 2011, which were laid before this House on 7 June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
8
DRAFT EU BUDGET
[No debate]
Justine Greening
 
   That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 11779/11 and No. 11775/11 relating to the preparation of the EU Budget, and an unnumbered explanatory memorandum dated 27 May 2011 from HM Treasury on the Statement of Estimates of the Commission for 2012 (preparation of the 2012 Draft Budget); recalls the agreement at the October 2010 European Council that it is essential that the European Union budget and the forthcoming Multi-annual Financial Framework reflect the consolidation efforts being made by Member States to bring deficit and debt onto a more sustainable path; notes that in spite of this agreement the Commission’s proposal has come at a time of particular austerity in domestic budgets across the EU; agrees that the 4.9 per cent increase in payment appropriations proposed for 2012 by the Commission is therefore unacceptable; notes that UK contributions to the EU budget have also risen in recent years due to the 2005 decision to give away parts of the UK rebate; supports the Government’s objective to deliver the terms of the language secured by the Prime Minister’s December letter that the growth of European public spending must be consistent with the considerable efforts made by the Member States to bring their public spending under control and that action to curb budget growth in 2011 should be progressively stepped up in 2012; and so supports the Government in seeking significant savings to the Commission’s proposals across all headings and its strenuous efforts to limit the growth of payments to below inflation.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(11)).
9
PRIVACY AND INJUNCTIONS (JOINT COMMITTEE)
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 27 June, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider privacy and injunctions, including:
   (1)   how the statutory and common law on privacy and the use of anonymity injunctions and super-injunctions has operated in practice;
   (2)   how best to strike the balance between privacy and freedom of expression, in particular how best to determine whether there is a public interest in material concerning people’s private and family life;
   (3)   issues relating to the enforcement of anonymity injunctions and super-injunctions, including the internet, cross-border jurisdiction within the United Kingdom, parliamentary privilege and the rule of law; and
   (4)   issues relating to media regulation in this context, including the role of the Press Complaints Commission and the Office of Communications (OFCOM);
 
That the Committee should report by 29 February 2012;
 
That a Select Committee of thirteen Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords;
 
That the Committee shall have power—
(i)   
to send for persons, papers and records;
(ii)   
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
(iii)   
to report from time to time;
(iv)   
to appoint specialist advisers; and
(v)   
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
 
That Mr Ben Bradshaw, Mr Robert Buckland, Philip Davies, George Eustice, Paul Farrelly, Martin Horwood, Eric Joyce, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Penny Mordaunt, Yasmin Qureshi, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mr John Whittingdale and Nadhim Zahawi be members of the Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
10
PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITION
[No debate]
 
   High speed rail (Andrea Leadsom).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
11
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Effects on public expenditure of cross-departmental early intervention  (Mr Graham Allen).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).
 

COMMITTEES
PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES
1
Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 10 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
2
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Committee
9.00 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to take evidence on the Bill.
   Witnesses am: Rights of Women and National Federation of Women’s Institutes (until no later than 9.40 am); G4S, Serco, and Sodexo (until no later than 10.25 am).
   Witnesses pm: Shelter, Citizens Advice Bureau, Law Centres Federation, Advice Services Alliance, and R3 (until no later than 2.15 pm); Liberty, Justice and Legal Action Group (until no later than 3.00 pm); NSPCC, Local Government Association, Standing Committee on Youth Justice, and Children’s Commissioner (until no later than 3.45 pm); Association of British Insurers, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and Action Against Medical Accidents (until no later than 4.30 pm).
3
Pensions Bill [Lords] Committee
9.00 am
Room 9 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
4
Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee
8.55 am
Room 11 (public)
   To consider the draft International Renewable Energy Agency (Legal Capacities) Order 2011.
SELECT COMMITTEES
5
Liaison National Policy Statements Sub-Committee
9.10 am
Room 16 (private)
6
Liaison
9.15 am
Room 16 (private)
7
Political and Constitutional Reform
9.45 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Mapping the Path to Codifying–Or Not Codifying–the UK’s Constitution.
   Witnesses: Professor Guðmundur Hálfdánarson, University of Iceland (by video link); Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell and Professor Dawn Oliver, University College London (at 10.30 am).
8
Culture, Media and Sport
10.00 am
Room 7 (private)
9
Health
10.30 am
Room 15 (private)
 
11.30 am
(public)
   Subject: Monitor.
   Witnesses: Dr David Bennett, Chair and interim Chief Executive, Stephen Hay, Chief Operating Officer, and Adrian Masters, Director of Strategy, Monitor.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]
 

PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Thursday 14 July
Time of publication
No.
1
European Scrutiny
11.00 am
HC 428-xxxii
   (Thirty-Sixth Report)
2
Justice
00.01 am
HC 518
   Operation of the Family Courts (Sixth Report)
 

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Asset Protection Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11.
2
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Publication of planned tax consultations.
3
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Homes Programme 2011-15.
4
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Firebuy Limited.
5
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Progress towards the sustainability of the building stock in England and Wales.
6
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport: Remote gambling policy proposals.
7
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport: Sale of the Horserace Totalisator Board (The Tote).
8
Secretary of State for Defence: Defence Vetting Agency—Key priorities financial year 2011-12.
9
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Defra Agency Annual Report and Accounts.
10
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Hazardous Waste National Policy Statement.
11
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Key business outcomes set for 2011-12 for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency; the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; the Veterinary Medicines Directorate; the Food and Environment Research Agency; and the Rural Payments Agency.
12
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Bodies Review Programme–Reconstitution of the Veterinary Residues Committee.
13
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council, 18 July.
14
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Malawi—Outcome of review into bilateral relations.
15
Secretary of State for Health: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 5 and 6 July.
16
Secretary of State for Health: Publication of Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Update and the way forward.
17
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Code of practice for examining officers under the Terrorism Act 2000.
18
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Criminal Records Bureau Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11.
19
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Imposition of a direct airside transit regime on Yemen.
20
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Independent Police Complaints Commission Annual Report 2010-11.
21
Secretary of State for Justice: Office for Judicial Complaints—Annual Report 2010-11.
22
Secretary of State for Justice: Revocation of the Justices’ of the Peace Act 1949 (Compensation) Regulations as amended.
23
Leader of the House: Members’ pensions.
24
Secretary of State for Transport: Aviation security.
25
Secretary of State for Transport: Coastguard modernisation.
26
Secretary of State for Transport: Humber Bridge (Debts) Order 2011.
27
Secretary of State for Transport: South East Airports Taskforce.
28
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Independent review of the Work Capability Assessment call for evidence.
29
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Post Council Statement on Informal Employment and Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO), 7-8 July 2011, Poland.
30
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Social Fund reports 2010-11.
 

Written Questions tabled on Wednesday 13 July for answer today Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the ‘Question Book’.
   1   Jenny Willott  (Cardiff Central):  To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on divestment of its shared service centre; and if he will make a statement.
(67073)
 

Prepared 14th July 2011