Order of Business Wednesday 19 October 2011

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons
Order of Business

At 11.30 am
  * 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 Northern Ireland
* 1
Mr David Hanson (Delyn):  What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the threat from dissident groups.
* 2
Paul Murphy (Torfaen):  What plans he has to publish his conclusions on legacy issues in Northern Ireland.
* 3
Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke):  What recent assessment he has made of the threat posed by terrorist groups in Northern Ireland.
* 4
Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire):  What recent discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the Commission to consider the West Lothian Question.
* 5
Mark Durkan (Foyle):  What discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the regulation of credit unions in Northern Ireland.
* 6
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):  What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect in Northern Ireland of changes to air passenger duty.
* 7
Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife):  What recent discussions he has had with political parties in Northern Ireland on the law relating to donations to such parties.
* 8
Patrick Mercer (Newark):  What recent assessment he has made of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
* 9
Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):  What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the contribution of aviation to economic development.
* 10
Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe):  What discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on reducing youth unemployment in Northern Ireland.
* 11
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):  What recent assessment he has made of dissident activity in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.
* 12
Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):  What discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the reduction in public sector jobs in Northern Ireland.
* 13
Dr Alasdair McDonnell (Belfast South):  What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the devolution of powers in relation to corporation tax.
* 14
Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd):  What assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in public sector expenditure on the construction industry in Northern Ireland.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
* Q1
Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow):  If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 19 October.
* Q2
Mark Durkan (Foyle):
* Q3
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton):
* Q4
Pat Glass (North West Durham):
* Q5
Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West):
* Q6
John Pugh (Southport):
* Q7
Mr John Spellar (Warley):
* Q8
Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry):
* Q9
Mr Adrian Sanders (Torbay):
* Q10
Mr Sam Gyimah (East Surrey):
* Q11
Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton):
* Q12
Ian Austin (Dudley North):
* Q13
Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):
* Q14
Jason McCartney (Colne Valley):
* Q15
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport):

At 12.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Yvonne Fovargue
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require fee charging debt management companies to inform potential clients of the availability of free advice on debt management; and for connected purposes.
   The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
[Until 7.00 pm]
   The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition.
Edward Miliband
Caroline Flint
Mr Chuka Umunna
Mary Creagh
Luciana Berger
Ms Rosie Winterton
   That this House believes that the energy market does not serve the public interest and is in need of urgent reform; notes with concern research by OFGEM showing that average household energy bills have risen, while energy companies’ profit margins have soared; recognises that, with a cold winter forecast and Government support cut, millions of families will struggle to heat their homes; believes that energy tariffs are confusing and unfair, meaning that 80 per cent. of people currently pay more for their energy than they need to, and that consumers who try to switch are often given inaccurate information; further believes that to tackle climate change, build a new low carbon economy and make the UK a world leader in green energy, which will bring new industry and jobs to the UK, people need to know that the energy market is fair; and calls on the Government to investigate mis-selling and ensure consumers are compensated, introduce a simple format to be applied across all tariffs, so that people can compare the full range of energy deals at a glance, increase transparency by requiring energy companies to publish their trading data, reform the energy market to break the dominance of the Big Six by requiring them to sell power into a pool, allowing new businesses to enter the market, increasing competition and driving down energy bills for families and businesses, and demand that energy companies use their profits to help reduce energy bills this winter.
   The Fourth Report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee, Electricity Market Reform, HC 742 and the Government response, HC 1448, and the Sixth Report from the Committee, Ofgem’s Retail Market Review, HC 1046, and the Government response, HC 1544, are relevant.
Edward Miliband
Sadiq Khan
Ms Harriet Harman
Hilary Benn
Ms Rosie Winterton
Mr Wayne David
   That this House recognises that there are currently between 3.5 and 6.5 million electors missing from the electoral register, and that the shift to individual registration is the biggest change to electoral matters since the introduction of the universal franchise; notes that there was cross party support for the previous administration’s Political Parties and Elections Act 2009, which proposed a phased five-year timetable for introduction of individual voter registration with safeguards to protect against a drop in registration levels; further notes that the Government proposes speeding up the timetable and removing these safeguards, and proposes eroding the civic duty on registering to vote by not applying the legal obligation to respond to an Electoral Registration Officer’s request for information as exists for household registration; further notes that, according to the Electoral Commission, if these proposed changes are not implemented properly there could be a reduction in registration to 65 per cent., potentially leaving 10 million unregistered voters; believes that this would have a negative impact on the list from which jurors are drawn; further notes that the 2015 boundary review process risks being discredited as a result of the unregistered millions; and calls on the Government to reconsider its current proposals which will lead to large scale deregistration.
   Uncorrected evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, Individual Electoral Registration and Electoral Administration—draft legislation, HC 1463-i to -iv, is relevant.
   Proceedings on the Motions in the name of Edward Miliband may continue, though opposed, until 7.00 pm and will then lapse if not previously disposed of; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply (Order of 13 October).
[No debate]
Secretary Philip Hammond
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Armed Forces Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 10 January and 14 June 2011 (Armed Forces Bill (Programme) and Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 2)):
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.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
ARMED FORCES BILL: Consideration of Lords Amendments.
For Motion, see separate Paper.
   Proceedings on Lords Amendments will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement if the Armed Forces Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Motion is agreed to.
[No debate]
Secretary Kenneth Clarke
   That the draft Freedom of Information (Designation as Public Authorities) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 5 September, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Sir George Young
Mr Secretary Paterson
   That the Order of the House of 6 September 2011 relating to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee be amended, in paragraph (1), by leaving out the words “re-balancing the economy in Northern Ireland” and inserting the words “applying the principles of the Big Society Agenda to Northern Ireland”.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
[No debate]
   Prisoners’ rights in Israel (Mr Mark Williams)
   Train fares in West Kent and East Sussex (Sir John Stanley)
   Train fares in West Kent and East Sussex (Michael Fallon)
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
   Proposed subject: Car insurance in Northern Ireland  (Ms Margaret Ritchie).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill Committee
9.30 am
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
Science and Technology
9.00 am
Room 19 (private)
9.15 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 am
   Subject: Child Protection.
   Witnesses: John Goldup, National Director, Development and Strategy, Ofsted, and Jim Gamble, former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre; Professor Harriet Ward, Professor of Child and Family Research and Director, Centre for Child and Family Research, University of Loughborough, Professor Nina Biehal, Research Director, Children and Young People’s Social Work Team, University of York, and Dr Marian Brandon, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Director of Post-qualifying Programmes, University of East Anglia (at 10.30 am).
Work and Pensions
9.15 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.30 am
   Subject: Proposal to Replace the Disability Living Allowance with Personal Independence Payment.
   Witnesses: Professor Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University, Sue Royston, Social Policy Officer, Citizens Advice, Professor Roy Sainsbury, University of York, and Claudia Wood, Head of Public Services and Welfare Programme, Demos.
10.00 am
Room 16 (private)
Culture, Media and Sport
10.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
10.30 am
   Subject: Phone-hacking.
   Witnesses: Julian Pike, Partner, Farrer & Co.; Mark Lewis, Partner, Taylor Hampton Solicitors (at 11.15 am).
Environmental Audit
2.00 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.20 pm
   Subject: Sustainable Food.
   Witnesses: Ideal for All, Sustain, and Sandwell Primary Care Trust; Food Matters, and Brighton and Hove Food Partnership (at 3.10 pm).
European Scrutiny
2.00 pm
Room 19 (private)
Scottish Affairs
2.00 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 pm
   Subject: Scotland Office Annual Report 2010-11.
   Witness: Rt Hon Michael Moore MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.
2.00 pm
Room 8 (private)
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.15 pm
Room 5 (private)
2.30 pm
   Subject: Fuel Laundering and Smuggling.
   Witness: Japan Tobacco International and Calor Gas.
3.00 pm
Room 20 (private)
Public Accounts
3.00 pm
Room 15 (private)
3.15 pm
   Subject: Achievement of Foundation Trusts.
   Witnesses: Julie Lowe, Chief Executive, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, Dr Chris Gordon, Chief Executive, Winchester and Ealing NHS Trust, and Claire Panniker, Chief Executive, North Middlesex Hospital; Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE, Chief Executive, NHS, and Ian Dalton, Director of Provider Development, Department of Health (at 4.00 pm).
3.15 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
3.30 pm
   Subject: Work of the Department for Transport.
   Witnesses: Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State, and Lin Homer, Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport.
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 3.45 pm
Room 7 (private)
Communities and Local Government
4.00 pm
Room 6 (private)
4.30 pm
Room 17 (private)
5.00 pm
Room 13 (private)
Statutory Instruments
3.45 pm
Room 7 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Wednesday 19 October
Time of publication
Energy and Climate Change
11.00 am
HC 1544
   Ofgem’s Retail Market Review: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2010-12 (Eighth Special Report).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
11.00 am
HC 1548
   EU proposals for the dairy sector and the future of the dairy industry: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2010-12 (Seventh Special Report).
Joint Committee on Human Rights
11.00 am
HC 1571
   Legislative Scrutiny: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Second Report) (Twentieth Report).
Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill
00.01 am
HC 930
   Draft Defamation Bill (First Report).
Public Administration
00.01 am
HC 1389
   Public Appointments: regulation, recruitment and pay (Fourteenth Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Planning reform.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Independent review of fuel poverty interim report.
Secretary of State for Justice: Consultation on cost protection for litigants in environmental judicial review cases.
Prime Minister: Cabinet Secretary’s Report.


Prepared 19th October 2011