House of Commons
Order of Business Thursday 19 April 2012
+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.
House of Commons
Order of Business
At 10.30 am Prayers
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 Transport
1 Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland): What assessment she has made of recent trends in the level of bus fares in England; and if she will make a statement. (103764)
2 Gavin Williamson (South Staffordshire): What steps she is taking to encourage local authorities to improve local bus provision and services. (103765)
3 Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire): If she will ensure that her response to the Competition Commission's recommendations on the market for local buses is published by May 2012. (103766)
4 Gareth Johnson (Dartford): What steps her Department is taking to reduce congestion caused by roadworks. (103767)
5 Mark Garnier (Wyre Forest): What estimate she has made of the effect of the High Speed 2 rail project on job creation. (103768)
6 Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): What progress she has made on the electrification of the Midland Main Line; and if she will make a statement. (103769)
7 Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire): What recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the cost of fuel. (103770)
8 Grahame M. Morris (Easington): What assessment she has made of the effect on jobseekers of rail fare increases. (103771)
9 Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth): What discussions her Department has had with local authorities on the devolution of funding for major local transport schemes. (103772)
10 Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark): Whether she has any plans for the expansion of airports in the South East. (103773)
11 Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed): What her future strategy is for trunk roads linking England and Scotland; and if she will make a statement. (103774)
12 Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): If she will assess the effect on bus services of the reduction in the Bus Service Operator Grant. (103775)
13 Chris White (Warwick and Leamington): What estimate her Department has made of the cost-benefit ratio for Phase 1 of the High Speed 2 rail project. (103776)
14 Teresa Pearce (Erith and Thamesmead): What recent assessment she has made of the cost of public transport in London; and if she will make a statement. (103777)
15 John Stevenson (Carlisle): What discussions her Department has had with local authorities on the devolution of funding for major local transport schemes. (103778)
16 Nicky Morgan (Loughborough): What recent discussions she has had on the electrification and upgrade of the Midland Main Line. (103779)
17 Caroline Nokes (Romsey and Southampton North): What plans she has to ensure the Bus Service Operator Grant encourages operators to use more fuel-efficient vehicles. (103780)
18 Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): What assessment she has made of the effect on jobseekers of bus fare increases. (103781)
19 Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East): What discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the cost of fuel. (103782)
20 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough): What recent assessment she has made of the electricity usage of her Department's Horseferry Road offices; and if she will make a statement. (103783)
At 11.05 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
T1 Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (103850)
T2 Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East): (103851)
T3 Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow): (103852)
T4 Paul Maynard (Blackpool North and Cleveleys): (103853)
T5 Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton): (103854)
T6 Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke): (103855)
T7 Elizabeth Truss (South West Norfolk): (103856)
T8 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central): (103857)
T9 Anna Soubry (Broxtowe): (103858)
T10 Henry Smith (Crawley): (103859)
At 11.15 am
Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities
1 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): What steps she is taking to tackle unemployment among women. (103784)
2 Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood): What assessment she has made of the effect of recent labour market trends on black and minority ethnic communities. (103786)
3 Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): What steps she is taking to tackle unemployment among women. (103787)
4 Stephen Timms (East Ham): What assessment she has made of the effect on women's employment of providing support for childcare. (103788)
5 Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton): What plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals on same-sex marriage. (103789)
6 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): What recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the role of childcare for working mothers. (103790)
7 Nia Griffith (Llanelli): What recent discussions she has had on tackling age discrimination. (103791)
8 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What steps her Department is taking to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace. (103792)
9 Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North): What steps she is taking to tackle unemployment among women. (103793)
At 11.30 am Urgent Questions (if any)
Business Question to the Leader of the House
Ministerial Statements (if any)
† indicates Government Business
† 1 FINANCE (No. 4) BILL (Clauses 1, 4, 8, 189 and 209, Schedules 1, 23 and 33, and any new Clauses and new Schedules first appearing on the Order Paper not later than Tuesday 17 April 2012 and relating to value added tax): Committee [2nd day]. [Until 6.00 pm]
For Amendments, see separate Paper.
The Thirtieth Report from the Treasury Committee, Budget 2012, HC 1910-I, is relevant.
Proceedings on Clause 4 will be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, and proceedings on Clause 8 and Schedule 1 will be brought to a conclusion at 6.00 pm (Order of 16 April).
At the end of the sitting:
2 PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITION [No debate]
Saltford Station (Jacob Rees-Mogg).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
Proposed subject: Armed Forces covenant (Mrs Mary Glindon).
Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).
DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee
Room 11 (public)
To consider the draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012.
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (private)
Political and Constitutional Reform
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
Subject: (i) Recall of MPs; (ii) Government’s programme of political and constitutional reform.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister, and Mark Harper MP, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform.
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]
PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Thursday 19 April
Time of publication
Government and IT-"a recipe for rip-offs": time for a new approach: Further Report: Government Response to the Committee’s Twentieth Report of Session 2010-12 (Second Special Report).
Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: UK Convergence Programme (2011-12).
2Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council: 23 April and General Affairs Council: 24 April.
3Secretary of State for the Home Department: Abu Qatada.
4Secretary of State for Transport: Highways Agency and Network Rail Fire Risk Audit Reports.