Order of Business Tuesday 15 January 2013

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.

House of Commons

Order of Business

At 11.30 am Prayers


Private Business

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

Consideration of Lords Amendments

Bills with Amendments

Canterbury City Council Bill (By Order)

Leeds City Council Bill (By Order)

Nottingham City Council Bill (By Order)

Reading Borough Council Bill (By Order)

[A copy of the Amendments may be obtained from the Vote Office or inspected on the Parliamentary website http://services.parliament.uk/bills or in the Private Bill Office]

Second Reading

City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords] (By Order).

Mr Christopher Chope

On Second Reading of the City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.


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 Health

* 1 Neil Carmichael (Stroud): What recent assessment he has made of the provision of treatment for vascular disease in England. (136832)

* 2 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): What recent steps he has taken to reduce hospital waiting times in England. (136833)

* 3 Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole): What representations he has received from clinicians in Yorkshire and the Humber on the decision to close the children's heart surgery unit at Leeds Children's Hospital. (136834)

* 4 Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham): What steps he is taking to support the recruitment and training of midwives. (136835)

* 5 Nigel Adams (Selby and Ainsty): What assessment he has made of the effect of the current NHS funding formula on rural areas with a large elderly population. (136836)

* 6 Priti Patel (Witham): What steps he is taking to ensure that patient experience is a priority for the NHS. (136837)

* 7 David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale): What steps he is taking to improve the survival rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease patients. (136838)

* 8 Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): When his Department plans to publish its proposed new sexual health policy document. (136839)

* 9 Ian Swales (Redcar): What recent assessment he has made of the number of healthcare appointments and operations which are postponed. (136840)

* 10 Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston): What estimate he has made of the number of patients who waited longer than four hours for treatment in accident and emergency departments in 2012; and if he will make a statement. (136841)

* 11 Eric Ollerenshaw (Lancaster and Fleetwood): What steps he is taking to improve recruitment and retention of specialist accident and emergency doctors. (136842)

* 12 Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North): What steps he plans to take to address damage to health caused by alcohol consumption. (136843)

* 13 Lorely Burt (Solihull): What plans he has to review urgent care services. (136844)

* 14 Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton): What his policy is on community hospitals. (136845)

* 15 Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central): What estimate he has made of real-terms expenditure on cancer services in each of the last five years. (136846)

* 16 Simon Kirby (Brighton, Kemptown): What steps he is taking to reduce HIV infection rates. (136847)

* 17 Mr Ben Wallace (Wyre and Preston North): What assistance is available to NHS trusts for the building of new hospitals. (136848)

* 18 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): What steps he is taking to recover costs in respect of non-EU patients who are not entitled to free NHS care. (136850)

* 19 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What the effect will be of reforms to be introduced in April 2013 on cancer policy expertise in his Department, other NHS organisations and the National Cancer Peer Review Programme. (136851)

* 20 Mr Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton): What steps he is taking to tackle age discrimination in the treatment of patients in the NHS. (136852)

* 21 Grahame M. Morris (Easington): What estimate he has made of real-terms expenditure on cancer services in each of the last five years. (136853)

* 22 Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): How many elective operations have been cancelled for non-clinical reasons in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (136854)

* 23 Glyn Davies (Montgomeryshire): What steps he is taking to maintain the integrity of the Liverpool Care Pathway. (136855)

* 24 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole): What recent assessment he has made of rates of tuberculosis infection. (136856)

At 12.15 pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.

* T1 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (136857)

* T2 Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton):  (136858)

* T3 Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central):  (136859)

* T4 Mike Gapes (Ilford South):  (136860)

* T5 Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton):  (136861)

* T6 Mrs Mary Glindon (North Tyneside):  (136862)

* T7 Pamela Nash (Airdrie and Shotts):  (136863)

* T8 Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East):  (136864)

* T9 Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South):  (136865)

* T10 Mr David Amess (Southend West):  (136866)

At 12.30 pm Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)

Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion


Mr John Denham

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require supermarkets to publish pricing data on all the goods they sell in a standardised, accessible, online format suitable to enable comprehensive comparison of the price of supermarket goods by retailer, store and product, and to enable independent analysis of pricing; 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

 2 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW [Until 7.00 pm]

Mr Secretary Moore

That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 22 October 2012, be approved.

The Sixth Report of the Scottish Affairs Committee, on The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: The proposed Section 30 Order-Can a player also be the referee?, HC 863, is relevant.

The Speaker will put the Question not later than 7.00 pm (Order of 8 January).

 3 PUBLIC BODIES [No debate]

Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Railway Heritage Committee) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 29 October 2012, be approved.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).

At the end of the sitting:


Proposed subject: Remploy Marine Fife (Mr Gordon Brown).

Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).




Energy Bill

8.55 am

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (public)

To take evidence on the Bill.

Witnesses: Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Ministry of Defence (until no later than 9.55 am); National Grid, Scottish Power, Centrica, and E.ON UK (until no later than 11.00 am); Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (until no later than 11.25 am).

The programme of witnesses is provisional and subject to agreement by the Public Bill Committee.


Energy Bill

2.00 pm

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (public)

Further to take evidence on the Bill.

Witnesses: Confederation of British Industry, and representative from the Low Carbon Finance Group (until no later than 2.45 pm); Renewable Energy Systems, DONG Energy, and Ecotricity (until no later than 3.30 pm); Cornwall Energy Associates Ltd, Professor Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter, and Professor Dieter Helm CBE, University of Oxford (until no later than 4.15 pm); Vestas Wind Systems, and SSE (until no later than 5.00 pm).




9.15 am

Room 21 (private)



9.15 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am


Subject: Women Offenders.

Witnesses: Peter Kilgarriff, Corston Independent Funders Coalition, Jackie Russell, Women’s Breakout, Sharon Spurling, Escape Family Support, Support for Women Around Northumberland (SWAN) Project, and Joy Doal, The Anawim Project.


Public Administration

9.15 am

Room 16 (private)

9.45 am


Subject: Future of the Civil Service.

Witnesses: Professor Andrew Kakabadse, Cranfield School of Management, Dr Chris Gibson-Smith, Reform, Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government, and Dr Suzy Walton.


Welsh Affairs

9.15 am

Room 8 (private)

9.30 am


Subject: Steel Industry in Wales.

Witnesses: Community Union; Tata Steel Europe Ltd, and Celsa Steel UK (at 10.10 am).


Committee of Privileges

9.30 am

Room 13 (private)



9.30 am

Room 5 (private)


Scottish Affairs

9.30 am

Room 6 (private)


Business, Innovation and Skills

9.45 am

Room 15 (private)

10.00 am


Subject: Women in the Workplace.

Witnesses: Women’s Business Council; Jo Swinson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (at 11.00 am).


Committee on Standards

9.45 am

Room 13 (private)



9.45 am

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.00 am


Subject: Bank of England November 2012 Financial Stability Report.

Witnesses: Sir Mervyn King GBE, Governor, Andrew Bailey, Executive Director and Managing Director of the Prudential Business Unit, Andy Haldane, Executive Director, Financial Stability, Robert Jenkins and Michael Cohrs, Members, Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England.


Culture, Media and Sport

10.15 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)



2.00 pm

Room 8 (public)

Subject: Rail Franchising.

Witness: Richard Brown CBE, Chairman, Eurostar International.


Foreign Affairs

2.15 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

2.30 pm


Subject: Foreign Policy Implications of and for a Separate Scotland.

Witnesses: Dr Juliet Kaarbo, University of Edinburgh, and Catarina Tully, From Over Here; Lord Jay of Ewelme (at 3.15 pm); Sir James Craig, and Anthony Layden (at 3.45 pm).


Home Affairs

2.30 pm

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

2.45 pm


Subject: Draft Anti-Social Behaviour Bill.

Witnesses: Rebecca Bryant, Manchester Council, Robert Dobbs, and Ian Whiteway, Richmond Housing Partnership, and Peter Castleton, Brighton and Hove City Council; Councillor Anita Lower, Local Government Association (at 3.15 pm); Eamon Lynch, Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group, Gavin Smart, Chartered Institute of Housing, Kevin Williamson, National Housing Federation, and Jane Plant, Law Society (at 3.45 pm).


Backbench Business

2.55 pm

Room 15 (private)

3.00 pm


Subject: Proposals for Backbench Debates.

Witnesses: Members of Parliament.



Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Sub-Committee C

1.00 pm

Room 7 (private)


Human Rights

2.00 pm

Room 4A (private)



Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

3.30 pm

Room 21 (private)

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


Tuesday 15 January

Time of publication



Environmental Audit

00.01 am

HC 858

Protecting the Arctic: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2012-13 (Third Special Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: EU justice and home affairs opt-in decision.

2Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Department of Energy and Climate Change local authority funds.

3Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Generic design assessment of the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor.

4Secretary of State for the Home Department: Review of remuneration and conditions of service for police officers and staff.

5Prime Minister: Appointment to the UK delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

6Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Budgeting loans 1 April 2013.

7Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Workplace pension reform–The National Employment Savings Trust (Amendment) Order 2013.

Prepared 15th January 2013