Order of Business Thursday 10 May 2012

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Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons

Order of Business

At 10.30 am Prayers


Private Business

Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.


Mr John Randall

Selection: That Tom Blenkinsop, Mr Alan Campbell, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Michael Fabricant, Yvonne Fovargue, Mr Mark Francois, Mark Hunter, Mark Tami and Angela Watkinson be members of the Committee of Selection until the end of the current Session.

At 10.30 am Urgent Questions (if any)

Business Question to the Leader of the House

Ministerial Statements, including on the Health Transition Risk Register

Preliminary Business

Notice of Presentation of Bills

indicates Government Business


The Deputy Prime Minister

Bill to make provision about the registration of electors and the administration and conduct of elections.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

† 2 CIVIL AVIATION [No debate]

Mrs Theresa Villiers

Bill to make provision about the regulation of operators of dominant airports; to confer functions on the Civil Aviation Authority under competition legislation in relation to services provided at airports; to make provision about aviation security; to make provision about the regulation of provision of flight accommodation; to make further provision about the Civil Aviation Authority’s membership, administration and functions in relation to enforcement, regulatory burdens and the provision of information relating to aviation; and for connected purposes.

Formal first and second reading: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 80A and Order of 30 January 2012).

† 3 DEFAMATION [No debate]

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

Bill to amend the law of defamation.

Formal first reading: no debate or decision.

† 4 FINANCE [No debate]

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

Formal first and second reading and committal: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 80B and Order of 16 April 2012).


Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

Bill to amend the Bank of England Act 1998, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Banking Act 2009; to make other provision about financial services and markets; to make provision about the exercise of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies and other mutual societies; to amend section 785 of the Companies Act 2006; to make provision enabling the Director of Savings to provide services to other public bodies; and for connected purposes.

Formal first and second reading: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 80A and Order of 6 February 2012).


Secretary Eric Pickles

Bill to make provision about non-domestic rating; to make provision about grants to local authorities; to make provision about council tax; and for connected purposes.

Formal first and second reading: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 80A and Order of 10 January 2012).

Main Business

† 7 QUEEN’S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question (9 May). [Until 6.00 pm]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Proposed subject for debate: Home Affairs and Justice.

Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.

† 8 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate after 6.00 pm]

Sir George Young

That Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 6 and 13 July, 7 and 14 September, 19 and 26 October, 2, 9 and 30 November 2012, 18 and 25 January, 1 February and 1 March 2013.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.

At the end of the sitting:


Proposed subject: Future of Arpley landfill site (David Mowat).

Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).





9.00 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am


Subject: Defence Acquisition.

Witnesses: Sir Brian Burridge, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Finmeccanica UK, David Hansell, Managing Director, MSI-Defence Systems Ltd, Robin Southwell, Chief Executive, EADS UK, and Graham Chisnall, Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director, Aerospace at ADS.


Political and Constitutional Reform

9.45 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.15 am


Subject: Ensuring Standards in the Quality of Legislation.

Witness: Daniel Greenberg, lawyer and former member, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.


Energy and Climate Change

10.00 am

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.15 am


Subject: The Road to UNFCCC COP 18 and Beyond.

Witnesses: Christian Aid, UNICEF and WWF-UK; EEF, and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (at 11.15 am).


International Development

10.00 am

Room B, 1 Parliament Street (private)

[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: National Careers Service and the National Careers Council.

2Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Anti-avoidance.

3Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council.

4Secretary of State for Defence: Findings of Squirrel HT2 ZJ 247 Board of Inquiry.

5Deputy Prime Minister: Electoral Registration and Administration Bill.

6Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Annual Report of the Veterinary Products Committee and its sub-committees 2011.

7Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council and Development Foreign Affairs Council: 14 May.

8Secretary of State for the Home Department: Abu Qatada.

9Secretary of State for the Home Department: Codes of Practice on counter-terrorism stop and search powers, post-charge questioning and related matters.

10Secretary of State for the Home Department: Equality Act 2010: Harmonisation power.

11Secretary of State for Justice: A Response to Consultation-Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century.

12Secretary of State for Justice: Inquests into the deaths of service personnel on operations and exercises overseas.

13Secretary of State for Justice: Transparency in the justice system.

14Leader of the House: Government’s legislative programme 2012-13.

15Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Queen’s Speech: Application of the Government’s legislative programme to Northern Ireland.

16Secretary of State for Scotland: Queen’s Speech: Application of the Government’s legislative programme in Scotland.

17Secretary of State for Wales: Government’s legislative programme.

18Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Work Programme prime contractor update.

19Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: DWP credit union feasibility study.

Prepared 10th May 2012