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Session 2010-11
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Order of Business Thursday 24 March 2011

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons
Order of Business

 
At 10.30 am
  Prayers
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 Energy and Climate Change
 1
Neil Carmichael (Stroud):  What assessment he has made of the likely level of take-up of domestic solar power by 2020.
(48538)
 2
Lilian Greenwood (Nottingham South):  What steps he is taking to provide funding for further carbon capture and storage demonstration projects.
(48539)
 3
Jesse Norman (Hereford and South Herefordshire):  What recent steps he has taken to ensure security of energy supplies in response to the political situation in the Middle East.
(48540)
 4
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):  What recent representations he has received on the effect on consumers of high oil prices.
(48541)
 5
Amber Rudd (Hastings and Rye):  What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the nuclear safety regime in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(48542)
 6
Claire Perry (Devizes):  What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the setting of an EU-wide 30 per cent. carbon dioxide emissions reduction target by 2020.
(48543)
 7
Mr Kevan Jones (North Durham):  Whether he plans to bring forward proposals to encourage households to take up the Green Deal.
(48544)
 8
Bob Blackman (Harrow East):  What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the nuclear safety regime in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(48545)
 9
Mr Mike Weir (Angus):  What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the construction of new nuclear power stations.
(48546)
 10
Julie Hilling (Bolton West):  What steps he is taking to ensure that consumers receive advice on energy-saving measures.
(48547)
 11
Sajid Javid (Bromsgrove):  What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the nuclear safety regime in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
(48548)
 12
Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South):  Whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects of the outcome of the 2011 Budget on the development of low-carbon technologies.
(48549)
 13
Damian Hinds (East Hampshire):  When he plans to respond to the Committee on Climate Change's fourth carbon budget report.
(48550)
 14
Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central):  What recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on attracting private sector investment into low-carbon technologies.
(48551)
 15
Simon Wright (Norwich South):  When he plans to respond to the Committee on Climate Change's fourth carbon budget report.
(48552)
 16
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):  What recent discussions he has had with representatives of energy-intensive industries on electricity market reform.
(48553)
 17
Mrs Madeleine Moon (Bridgend):  What plans he has to encourage the development of small-scale low-carbon generation by community organisations.
(48554)
 18
Karl McCartney (Lincoln):  What recent representations he has received on the effect on consumers of high oil prices.
(48555)
 19
Andrew Stephenson (Pendle):  What recent representations he has received on the effect on consumers of high oil prices.
(48556)
 20
Laura Sandys (South Thanet):  What recent representations he has received on the effect on consumers of high oil prices.
(48557)
 21
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):  When plans to he has to provide support for the development of marine renewable technologies.
(48558)
 22
Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):  What steps he is taking to encourage the adoption of energy efficiency measures in public and private sector workplaces.
(48559)
 23
John Glen (Salisbury):  What steps he is taking to enable consumers to make informed choices about energy use.
(48560)
 24
Stephen Mosley (City of Chester):  What assessment he has made of the likely contribution of the Renewable Heat Incentive to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
(48561)
 25
Mr Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton):  What steps he is taking to ensure security of energy supplies.
(48562)
At 11.15 am
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test):  If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(48563)
 T2
Damian Collins (Folkestone and Hythe):
(48564)
 T3
Mr Steve Brine (Winchester):
(48565)
 T4
Mr David Burrowes (Enfield, Southgate):
(48566)
 T5
Simon Kirby (Brighton, Kemptown):
(48567)
 T6
Mr Robin Walker (Worcester):
(48568)
 T7
Mr Iain Wright (Hartlepool):
(48569)
 T8
Julie Hilling (Bolton West):
(48571)
 T9
Mr Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden):
(48572)

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

Preliminary Business
Notices of Presentation of Bills
1
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (WITHDRAWAL)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to make provision for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
2
COMMON FISHERIES POLICY (WITHDRAWAL)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to make provision for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Common Fisheries Policy.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
3
EUROPEAN UNION (FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT) (AMENDMENT)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to make provision for the United Kingdom to establish immigration controls for European Union nationals independent of the European Union.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
4
EUROPEAN UNION (EXEMPTION FROM VALUE ADDED TAX REGULATION)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to make provision for the United Kingdom to set Value Added Tax rates without regard to the rules set by the European Union.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
Main Business
  indicates Government Business
5
WAYS AND MEANS: Adjourned debate on Question [23 March].
[Until 6.00 pm]
1.   Amendment of the law
(1)   
That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance.
(2)   
This Resolution does not extend to the making of any amendment with respect to value added tax so as to provide—
(a)   
for zero-rating or exempting a supply, acquisition or importation,
(b)   
for refunding an amount of tax,
(c)   
for any relief, other than a relief that—
(i)   
so far as it is applicable to goods, applies to goods of every description, and
(ii)   
so far as it is applicable to services, applies to services of every description.—(Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer).
   The remaining Motions, numbered 2 to 52, and those relating to Procedure (Future Taxation), Procedure (Data-gathering powers in connection with certain foreign taxes), Procedure (Mutual assistance in recovery of taxes, duties etc.) and Finance (Money) are to be moved at the conclusion of the Budget Debate after the decision on the Motion before the House. They will be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 51(3)).
2.   Income tax (charge and main rates)
 
   That—
(1)   
Income tax is charged for the tax year 2011-12.
(2)   
For that tax year—
(a)   
the basic rate is 20%,
(b)   
the higher rate is 40%, and
(c)   
the additional rate is 50%.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
3.   Income tax (basic rate limit)
 
   That—
(1)   
For the tax year 2011-12 the amount specified in section 10(5) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (basic rate limit) is replaced with “£35,000”.
(2)   
Accordingly section 21 of that Act (indexation of limits), so far as relating to the basic rate limit, does not apply for that tax year.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
4.   Income tax (personal allowance for those aged under 65)
 
   That—
(1)   
For the tax year 2011-12 the amount specified in section 35(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (personal allowance for those aged under 65) is replaced with “£7,475”.
(2)   
Accordingly section 57 of that Act (indexation of allowances), so far as relating to the amount specified in section 35(1) of that Act, does not apply for that tax year.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
5.   Corporation tax (main rate for financial year 2011)
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 2(2)(a) of the Finance Act 2010 (main corporation tax rate for financial year 2011 on profits other than ring fence profits), for “27%” substitute “26%”.
(2)   
The amendment made by this Resolution comes into force on 1 April 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
6.   Corporation tax (charge and main rate for financial year 2012)
 
   That—
(1)   
Corporation tax is charged for the financial year 2012.
(2)   
For that year the rate of corporation tax is—
(a)   
25% on profits of companies other than ring fence profits, and
(b)   
30% on ring fence profits of companies.
(3)   
In paragraph (2) “ring fence profits” has the same meaning as in Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (see section 276 of that Act).
7.   Corporation tax (small profits rate and fractions for financial year 2011)
 
   That—
(1)   
For the financial year 2011 the small profits rate is—
(a)   
20% on profits of companies other than ring fence profits, and
(b)   
19% on ring fence profits of companies.
(2)   
For the purposes of Part 3 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010, for that year—
(a)   
the standard fraction is 3/200ths, and
(b)   
the ring fence fraction is 11/400ths.
(3)   
In paragraph (1) “ring fence profits” has the same meaning as in Part 8 of that Act (see section 276 of that Act).
8.   Increase in rate of supplementary charge
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 330 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (supplementary charge in respect of ring fence trades), in subsection (1), for “20%” substitute “32%”.
(2)   
The amendment made by paragraph (1) has effect in relation to accounting periods beginning on or after 24 March 2011 (but see also paragraph (3)).
(3)   
Paragraphs (4) to (9) apply where a company has an accounting period beginning before 24 March 2011 and ending on or after that date (“the straddling period”).
(4)   
For the purpose of calculating the amount of the supplementary charge on the company for the straddling period—
(a)   
so much of that period as falls before 24 March 2011, and so much of that period as falls on or after that date, are treated as separate accounting periods, and
(b)   
the company’s adjusted ring fence profits for the straddling period are apportioned to the two separate accounting periods in proportion to the number of days in those periods.
(5)   
The amount of the supplementary charge on the company for the straddling period is the sum of the amounts of supplementary charge that would, in accordance with paragraph (4), be chargeable on the company for those separate accounting periods.
(6)   
In relation to the straddling period—
(a)   
the Instalment Payments Regulations apply as if the amendment made by paragraph (1) had not been made, but
(b)   
those Regulations also apply separately, in accordance with paragraph (7), in relation to the increase in the amount of any supplementary charge on the company for that period that arises as a result of that amendment.
(7)   
In the separate application of those Regulations under paragraph (6)(b), those Regulations have effect as if, for the purposes of those Regulations—
(a)   
the straddling period were an accounting period beginning on 24 March 2011,
(b)   
supplementary charge were chargeable on the company for that period, and
(c)   
the amount of that charge were equal to the increase in the amount of the supplementary charge for the straddling period that arises as a result of the amendment made by paragraph (1).
(8)   
Any reference in the Instalment Payment Regulations to the total liability of a company is, accordingly, to be read—
(a)   
in their application as a result of paragraph (6)(a), as a reference to the amount that would be the company’s total liability for the straddling period if the amendment made by paragraph (1) had not been made, and
(b)   
in their application as a result of paragraph (6)(b), as a reference to the amount of the supplementary charge on the company for the deemed accounting period under paragraph (7)(a).
(9)   
For the purposes of the Instalment Payment Regulations—
(a)   
a company is to be regarded as a large company as respects the deemed accounting period under paragraph (7)(a) if (and only if) it is a large company for those purposes as respects the straddling period, and
(b)   
any question whether a company is a large company as respects the straddling period is to be determined as it would have been determined if the amendment made by paragraph (1) had not been made.
(10)   
In this Resolution—
 
“adjusted ring fence profits” has the same meaning as in section 330 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010;
 
“the Instalment Payments Regulations” means the Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/3175);
 
“supplementary charge” means any sum chargeable under section 330(1) of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 as if it were an amount of corporation tax.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
9.   Capital allowances
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about capital allowances.
10.   Alcoholic liquor duties (rates)
 
   That—
(1)   
The Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 is amended as follows.
(2)   
In section 5 (rate of duty on spirits), for “£23.80” substitute “£25.52”.
(3)   
In section 36(1AA)(a) (standard rate of duty on beer), for “£17.32” substitute “£18.57”.
(4)   
In section 62(1A) (rates of duty on cider)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of sparkling cider of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent), for “£217.83” substitute “£233.55”,
(b)   
in paragraph (b) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of cider of a strength exceeding 7.5 per cent which is not sparkling cider), for “£50.22” substitute “£53.84”, and
(c)   
in paragraph (c) (rate of duty per hectolitre in any other case), for “£33.46” substitute “£35.87”.
(5)   
For the table in Schedule 1 substitute—
 
Table of rates of duty on wine and made-wine
Part 1
Wine or made-wine of a strength not exceeding 22 per cent.
Description of wine or made-wine
Rates of duty per hectolitre
£
Wine or made-wine of a strength not exceeding 4 per cent.
74.32
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 4 per cent. but not exceeding 5.5 per cent.
102.21
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent. but not exceeding 15 per cent. and not being sparkling
241.23
Sparkling wine or sparkling made-wine of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent. but less than 8.5 per cent.
233.55
Sparkling wine or sparkling made-wine of a strength of 8.5 per cent. or of a strength exceeding 8.5 per cent. but not exceeding 15 per cent.
308.99
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 15 per cent. but not exceeding 22 per cent.
321.61
 
Part 2
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 22 per cent.
Description of wine or made-wine
Rates of duty per litre of alcohol in wine or made-wine
£
Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 22 per cent.
25.52”.
(6)   
The amendments made by this Resolution come into force on 28 March 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
11.   High strength beer duty
 
   That provision may be made for and in connection with high strength beer duty.
12.   Tobacco products duty (rates)
 
   That—
(1)   
For the table in Schedule 1 to the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 substitute—
 
Table
1. Cigarettes
An amount equal to 16.5 per cent. of the retail price plus £154.95 per thousand cigarettes
2. Cigars
£193.29 per kilogram
3. Hand-rolling tobacco
£151.90 per kilogram
4. Other smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco
£84.98 per kilogram”.
(2)   
The amendment made by this Resolution comes into force at 6 pm on 23 March 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
13.   Amusement machine licence duty (amounts of duty)
 
   That—
(1)   
In section 23(2) of the Betting and Gaming Duties Act 1981 (amount of duty payable on amusement machine licence), for the table substitute—
 
Table
Months for which licence granted
Category
A
£
Category B1
£
Category B2
£
Category B3
£
Category B4
£
Category
C
£
1
535
270
215
215
195
85
2
1070
535
425
425
385
160
3
1605
805
635
635
575
240
4
2140
1070
845
845
765
320
5
2675
1340
1055
1055
960
400
6
3210
1605
1265
1265
1150
480
7
3745
1875
1475
1475
1340
555
8
4280
2140
1685
1685
1530
635
9
4815
2410
1895
1895
1725
715
10
5350
2675
2105
2105
1915
795
11
5885
2945
2315
2315
2105
875
12
6110
3055
2405
2405
2185
905”.
(2)   
The amendment made by this Resolution has effect in relation to cases where the application for the amusement machine licence is received by the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs after 4 pm on 25 March 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
14.   Fuel duty (rates from 23 March 2011)
 
   That—
(1)   
The Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 is amended as follows.
(2)   
In section 6(1A) (main rates)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a) (unleaded petrol), for “£0.5895” substitute “£0.5795”,
(b)   
in paragraph (aa) (aviation gasoline), for “£0.3835” substitute “£0.3770”,
(c)   
in paragraph (b) (light oil other than unleaded petrol or aviation gasoline), for “£0.6867” substitute “£0.6767”, and
(d)   
in paragraph (c) (heavy oil) for “£0.5895” substitute “£0.5795”.
(3)   
In section 8(3) (road fuel gas)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a) (natural road fuel gas), for “£0.2615” substitute “£0.2470”, and
(b)   
in paragraph (b) (other road fuel gas), for “£0.3304” substitute “£0.3161”.
(4)   
In section 11(1) (rebate on heavy oil)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a) (fuel oil), for “£0.1088” substitute “£0.1070”, and
(b)   
in paragraph (b) (gas oil) for “£0.1133” substitute “£0.1114”.
(5)   
In section 14(1) (rebate on light oil for use as furnace fuel), for “£0.1088” substitute “£0.1070”.
(6)   
In section 14A(2) (rebate on certain biodiesel), for “£0.1133” substitute “£0.1114”.
(7)   
The amendments made by this Resolution come into force at 6 pm on 23 March 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
15.   Fuel duty (rates from January 2012)
 
   That provision may be made amending the rates of duty and rebates in the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 from 1 January 2012.
16.   Vehicle excise duty (rates for light passenger vehicles etc)
 
   That—
(1)   
Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (annual rates of duty) is amended as follows.
(2)   
In paragraph 1 (general)—
(a)   
in sub-paragraph (2) (vehicle not covered elsewhere in Schedule otherwise than with engine cylinder not exceeding 1,549cc), for “£205” substitute “£215”, and
(b)   
in sub-paragraph (2A) (vehicle not covered elsewhere in Schedule with engine cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,549cc), for “£125” substitute “£130”.
(3)   
In paragraph 1B (graduated rates of duty for light passenger vehicles)—
(a)   
for the tables substitute—
 
Table 1
Rates payable on first vehicle licence for vehicle
CO2 emissions figure
Rate
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Exceeding
Not exceeding
Reduced rate
Standard rate
g/km
g/km
£
£
130
140
105
115
140
150
120
130
150
165
155
165
165
175
255
265
175
185
305
315
185
200
435
445
200
225
570
580
225
255
780
790
255
-
990
1000
 
Table 2
Rates payable on any other vehicle licence for vehicle
CO2 emissions figure
Rate
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Exceeding
Not exceeding
Reduced rate
Standard rate
g/km
g/km
£
£
100
110
10
20
110
120
20
30
120
130
85
95
130
140
105
115
140
150
120
130
150
165
155
165
165
175
180
190
175
185
200
210
185
200
235
245
200
225
250
260
225
255
435
445
255
-
450
460”;
(b)   
in the sentence immediately following the tables, for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—
“(a)   
in column (3), in the last two rows, “250” were substituted for “435” and “450”, and
(b)   
in column (4), in the last two rows, “260” were substituted for “445” and “460”.”
(4)   
In paragraph 1J (VED rates for light goods vehicles)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a), for “£200” substitute “£210”, and
(b)   
in paragraph (b), for “£125” substitute “£130”.
(5)   
In paragraph 2(1) (VED rates for motorcycles)—
(a)   
in paragraph (a), for “£15” substitute “£16”,
(b)   
in paragraph (b), for “£33” substitute “£35”,
(c)   
in paragraph (c), for “£50” substitute “£53”, and
(d)   
in paragraph (d), for “£70” substitute “£74”.
(6)   
The amendments made by this Resolution have effect in relation to licences taken out on or after 1 April 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
17.   Vehicle excise duty (certain goods vehicles without road-friendly suspension)
 
   That—
(1)   
Part 8 of Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (rates for goods vehicles) is amended as follows.
(2)   
In—
(a)   
paragraph 9(1) (rigid vehicles exceeding 3,500 kilograms revenue weight in case of which pollution requirements are not satisfied), and
(b)   
paragraph 9A(2) (rigid vehicles exceeding that weight in case of which pollution requirements are satisfied),
 
after “(3)” insert “and paragraph 11D”.
(3)   
In—
(a)   
paragraph 11(1) (tractive units exceeding 3,500 kilograms revenue weight in case of which pollution requirements are not satisfied), and
(b)   
paragraph 11A(2) (tractive units exceeding that weight in case of which pollution requirements are satisfied),
 
for “paragraph 11C” substitute “paragraphs 11C and 11D”.
(4)   
In paragraph 11C(2) (tractive units between 41,000 and 44,000 kilograms revenue weight, with 3 or more axles and used for conveyance of semi-trailers with 3 or more axles and usable on public road in accordance with law immediately before 21 March 2000), for “The” substitute “Subject to paragraph 11D, the”.
(5)   
After paragraph 11C insert—
“Certain vehicles without road-friendly suspension
11D (1)   
This paragraph applies to goods vehicles which do not have road-friendly suspension.
(2)   
A goods vehicle does not have road-friendly suspension if any driving axle of the vehicle has neither—
(a)   
an air suspension (that is, a suspension system in which at least 75 per cent. of the spring effect is caused by an air spring), nor
(b)   
a suspension which is regarded as being equivalent to an air suspension for the purposes under Annex II of Council Directive 96/53/EC.
(3)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a rigid goods vehicle to which this paragraph applies and which has—
(a)   
a revenue weight of 15,000 kilograms, and
(b)   
two axles,
 
is £238.
(4)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a rigid goods vehicle to which this paragraph applies and which—
(a)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied,
(b)   
has a revenue weight of 21,000 kilograms, and
(c)   
has three axles,
 
is £193.
(5)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a rigid goods vehicle to which this paragraph applies and which—
(a)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied,
(b)   
has a revenue weight of not less than 23,000 kilograms but less than 26,000 kilograms, and
(c)   
has three axles,
 
is £299.
(6)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a rigid goods vehicle to which this paragraph applies and which—
(a)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied,
(b)   
has a revenue weight of 27,000 kilograms, and
(c)   
has four or more axles,
 
is £314.
(7)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a tractive unit to which this paragraph applies and which has two axles and either—
(a)   
has a revenue weight of 25,000 kilograms, or
(b)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied and has a revenue weight exceeding 25,000 kilograms but less than 28,000 kilograms,
 
is £266.
(8)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a tractive unit to which this paragraph applies and which—
(a)   
has a revenue weight of 28,000 kilograms,
(b)   
has two axles, and
(c)   
is to draw semi-trailers with two or more axles,
 
is £177.
(9)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a tractive unit to which this paragraph applies and which—
(a)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied,
(b)   
has a revenue weight of 31,000 kilograms,
(c)   
has two axles, and
(d)   
is to draw semi-trailers with two or more axles,
 
is £403.
(10)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a tractive unit to which this paragraph applies and which—
(a)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied,
(b)   
has a revenue weight of 36,000 kilograms,
(c)   
has three axles, and
(d)   
is to draw semi-trailers with two or more axles,
 
is £394.
(11)   
The annual rate of vehicle excise duty applicable to a vehicle to which paragraph 11C and this paragraph apply and which—
(a)   
is a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied, and
(b)   
has a revenue weight less than 44,000 kilograms,
 
is £464.
(12)   
This paragraph does not apply to a vehicle for which the annual rate of duty is determined under paragraph 9(2) or 11(2).”
(6)   
The amendments made by this Resolution have effect in relation to licences taken out on or after 1 April 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
18.   Climate change levy (rates)
 
   That provision may be made about the rates of climate change levy.
19.   Aggregates levy (rate)
 
   That—
(1)   
Section 16 of the Finance Act 2010 (increase in rate of aggregates levy from 1 April 2011) is repealed.
(2)   
Accordingly, the amendment made by section 20 of the Finance Act 2008 (increase in rate of aggregates levy from 1 April 2009) continues to have effect in relation to aggregate subjected to commercial exploitation on or after 1 April 2011.
(3)   
This Resolution comes into force on 31 March 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
20.   Landfill tax (standard rate)
 
   That provision may be made about the standard rate of landfill tax.
21.   Employment income provided through third parties
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about steps which are taken in pursuance of, or which have some other connection with, arrangements concerned with the provision of rewards or recognition or loans in connection with current, former or prospective employments.
22.   Gifts and other disposals to charities and sports clubs
 
   That provision may be made about gifts and other disposals to charities or community amateur sports clubs.
23.   Amounts not fully recognised for accounting purposes
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about cases where amounts are not fully recognised for accounting purposes.
24.   Loan relationships involving connected debtor and creditor
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending sections 418 and 419 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009.
25.   Group mismatch schemes
 
   That provision may be made about group mismatch schemes.
26.   Chargeable gains
 
   That provision may be made amending, or making amendments connected with, the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.
27.   Leasing businesses
 
   That provision may be made about companies that carry on businesses of leasing plant or machinery.
28.   Investment companies
 
   That provision may be made about investment companies.
29.   Reduced childcare relief for higher earners
 
   That provision may be made for and in connection with reducing the amount of relief available to higher earners in respect of childcare vouchers or childcare provided by an employer.
30.   Expenditure on research and development
 
   That provision may be made about tax relief for expenditure on research and development.
31.   Intangible fixed assets
 
   That provision may be made amending Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009.
32.   Foreign permanent establishments
 
   That provision may be made about foreign permanent establishments of UK resident companies.
33.   Investment trusts
 
   That provision may be made about investment trusts.
34.   Furnished holiday lettings
 
   That provision may be made about furnished holiday lettings.
35.   Leases and changes to accounting standards
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about cases where there is a change in accounting standards in relation to leases.
36.   Companies with small profits
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Part 3 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010.
37.   Insurance companies (apportionment)
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about the apportionment of amounts under section 432C of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
38.   Transfer pricing
 
   That provision may be made about the application of OECD principles in relation to transfer pricing.
39.   Pension schemes
 
   That provision may be made in relation to pension schemes.
40.   The bank levy
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made for and in connection with the bank levy.
41.   Value added tax (business samples)
 
   That provision may be made amending the Value Added Tax Act 1994 in relation to business samples.
42.   Value added tax (splitting of supplies)
 
   That provision may be made about supplies of goods within Group 3 of Schedule 8 to the Value Added Tax Act 1994.
43.   Value added tax (Academies)
 
   That provision may be made about refunds of value added tax to proprietors of Academies.
44.   Value added tax (imported goods of low value)
 
   That provision may be made restricting the relief from value added tax that is available in respect of imports of consignments of goods not exceeding a certain value.
45.   Climate change levy (production of electricity)
 
   That provision may be made for and in connection with the charging of climate change levy on supplies of commodities to be used in producing electricity.
46.    Climate change levy (Northern Ireland gas supplies)
 
   That—
(1)   
In Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000 (climate change levy), omit paragraph 11A (exemption for Northern Ireland gas supplies).
(2)   
Paragraph (3) of this Resolution applies to a supply of gas if—
(a)   
the supply is made by a gas utility (within the meaning of that Schedule (see paragraph 147)),
(b)   
the person to whom the supply is made intends to cause the gas to be burned in Northern Ireland, and
(c)   
the supply is treated as taking place on or after 1 April 2011 but before 1 November 2013.
(3)   
Paragraph 42 of that Schedule (amount payable by way of levy) has effect as if—
(a)   
for sub-paragraphs (1) and (1A) there were substituted—
   
“(1) The amount payable by way of levy on a taxable supply is—
   
(a) if the supply is treated as taking place before 1 April 2012, £0.00059 per kilowatt hour, and
   
(b) if the supply is treated as taking place on or after that date, £0.00062 per kilowatt hour.”, and
(b)   
in sub-paragraph (3) the reference to a reduced-rate supply were a reference to a supply to which this paragraph applies.
(4)   
In the Finance Act 2001, omit section 105(2) (which inserted paragraph 11A of that Schedule).
(5)   
The amendments made by paragraphs (1) and (4) of this Resolution have effect in relation to a supply of gas to a person if the gas is actually supplied to the person on or after 1 April 2011.
(6)   
Paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Resolution come into force on 1 April 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
47.   Climate change levy (supplies used in transport)
 
   That—
(1)   
The Treasury may by order provide that paragraph 12 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000 (climate change levy: exemption for supplies used in transport) does not apply in relation to any supply of a taxable commodity which—
(a)   
is made on or after 1 April 2011, and
(b)   
is of a description specified in the order.
(2)   
Any revocation order made under this Resolution may provide for the revocation to have effect in relation to supplies made on or after a day which is earlier than the day on which the revocation order is made.
(3)   
In this Resolution a “revocation order” is an order revoking the whole or any part of an order containing the provision mentioned in paragraph (1).
(4)   
The power to make an order under this Resolution, other than a revocation order, may not be exercised after 31 March 2012.
(5)   
The power to make an order under this Resolution is exercisable by statutory instrument.
(6)   
A statutory instrument containing an order under this Resolution is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons.
(7)   
Any reference in this Resolution to the time at which a supply of a taxable commodity is made is to be read as a reference to the time at which the taxable commodity is actually supplied.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
48.   Climate change levy (supplies used in recycling processes)
 
   That—
(1)   
The Treasury may by order provide that Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 2000 (climate change levy) is to have effect in relation to any supply of a taxable commodity made on or after 1 April 2011 as if—
(a)   
paragraph 18A (exemption: supply for use in recycling processes), and
(b)   
any reference to that paragraph,
 
were omitted.
(2)   
An order made under this Resolution may apply—
(a)   
generally, or
(b)   
only in relation to supplies of a description specified in the order.
(3)   
Any revocation order made under this Resolution may provide for the revocation to have effect in relation to supplies made on or after a day which is earlier than the day on which the revocation order is made.
(4)   
In this Resolution a “revocation order” is an order revoking the whole or any part of an order containing the provision mentioned in paragraph (1).
(5)   
The power to make an order under this Resolution, other than a revocation order, may not be exercised after 31 March 2012.
(6)   
The power to make an order under this Resolution is exercisable by statutory instrument.
(7)   
A statutory instrument containing an order under this Resolution is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Commons.
(8)   
Any reference in this Resolution to the time at which a supply of a taxable commodity is made is to be read as a reference to the time at which the taxable commodity is actually supplied.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
49.   Stamp duty land tax (prevention of avoidance)
 
   That—
(1)   
Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 (stamp duty land tax) is amended as follows.
(2)   
In section 45 (contract and conveyance: effect of transfer of rights), in subsection (3), for the words from “subsection (3)” to the end substitute “any of sections 71A to 73 (which relate to alternative property finance)”.
(3)   
Omit sections 71A(8), 72(7), 72A(8) and 73(5)(a) (which contain definitions of “financial institution” for the purposes of provisions relating to alternative property finance).
(4)   
After section 73B insert—
“73BA Meaning of “financial institution”
(1)   
In sections 71A to 73B “financial institution” has the meaning given by section 564B of the Income Tax Act 2007.
(2)   
For this purpose section 564B(1) applies as if paragraph (d) were omitted.”
(5)   
Paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 (chargeable consideration: exchanges) is amended in accordance with paragraphs (6) and (7) of this Resolution.
(6)   
In sub-paragraph (3)—
(a)   
for paragraph (a)(i) and (ii) substitute—
“(i)   
the amount determined under sub-paragraph (3A) in respect of the acquisition, or
(ii)   
if greater, the amount which would be the chargeable consideration for the acquisition ignoring paragraph 5;”, and
(b)   
for paragraph (b)(i) and (ii) substitute—
“(i)   
the amount determined under sub-paragraph (3A) in respect of that acquisition, or
(ii)   
if greater, the amount which would be the chargeable consideration for that acquisition ignoring paragraph 5;”.
(7)   
After that sub-paragraph insert—
“(3A)   
The amount mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(a)(i) and (b)(i) is—
(a)   
the market value of the subject-matter of the acquisition,and
(b)   
if the acquisition is the grant of a lease at a rent, that rent.”
(8)   
Subject to what follows, the amendments made by paragraphs (2) and (5) to (7) of this Resolution have effect in relation to any transaction the effective date of which is on or after 24 March 2011.
(9)   
The amendments do not have effect in relation to any transaction (other than a notional transaction under section 75A of the Finance Act 2003)—
(a)   
which is effected in pursuance of a contract entered into and substantially performed before 24 March 2011, or
(b)   
which is effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before 24 March 2011 and which is not excluded by paragraph (11) of this Resolution.
(10)   
The amendments do not have effect in relation to any notional transaction under section 75A of the Finance Act 2003 if any scheme transaction—
(a)   
is completed before 24 March 2011,
(b)   
is effected in pursuance of a contract entered into and substantially performed before 24 March 2011, or
(c)   
is effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before 24 March 2011 and is not excluded by paragraph (11) of this Resolution.
(11)   
A transaction effected in pursuance of a contract entered into before 24 March 2011 is excluded by this paragraph if—
(a)   
there is any variation of the contract, or assignment of rights under the contract, on or after 24 March 2011,
(b)   
the transaction is effected in consequence of the exercise on or after 24 March 2011 of any option, right of pre-emption or similar right, or
(c)   
on or after 24 March 2011, there is an assignment, sub-sale or other transaction relating to the whole or part of the subject-matter of the contract as a result of which a person other than the purchaser under the contract becomes entitled to call for a conveyance.
(12)   
Terms used in paragraphs (8) to (11) of this Resolution have the same meaning as in Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003.
(13)   
The amendments made by paragraphs (3) and (4) of this Resolution come into force on 24 March 2011.
(14)   
But those amendments—
(a)   
do not have effect for the purposes of any of sections 71A to 73B of the Finance Act 2003 (other than those provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) below) if the arrangements referred to in section 71A(1), 72(1), 72A(1) or 73(1) (as the case may be) were entered into before 24 March 2011, and
(b)   
do not have effect for the purposes of section 71A(2)(b), 72(2)(b), 72A(2)(b) or 73(2)(b) of that Act if the arrangements referred to there were entered into before 24 March 2011.
 
   And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.
50.   Specified investments
 
   That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about investments specified for the purposes of section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
51.   National Savings Bank ordinary account interest
 
   That provision may be made abolishing relief from income tax on interest on deposits in National Savings Bank ordinary accounts.
52.   Relief from tax (incidental and consequential charges)
 
   That it is expedient to authorise any incidental or consequential charges to any duty or tax (including charges having retrospective effect) that may arise from provisions designed in general to afford relief from taxation.
 
   PROCEDURE (FUTURE TAXATION): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain the following provisions taking effect in a future year—
(a)   
provision for corporation tax to be charged for the financial year 2012,
(b)   
provision about indexation of the annual exempt amount,
(c)   
provision about the rates of climate change levy,
(d)   
provision about the standard rate of landfill tax,
(e)   
provision about taxable benefits in respect of cars with a CO2 emissions figure,
(f)   
provision about qualifying holiday accommodation,
(g)   
provision about the lifetime allowance charge,
(h)   
provision for and in connection with the charging of climate change levy on supplies of commodities to be used in producing electricity, and
(i)   
provision for and in connection with data-gathering powers.
 
   PROCEDURE (DATA-GATHERING POWERS IN CONNECTION WITH CERTAIN FOREIGN TAXES): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may make provision about obtaining data in connection with—
(a)   
a tax of a member State, other than the United Kingdom, which is covered by the provisions for the exchange of information under the Directive of the Council of the European Communities No. 77/799/EEC (as amended from time to time),
(b)   
taxes and duties imposed under the law of a territory outside the United Kingdom and covered by arrangements having effect by virtue of section 173 of the Finance Act 2006, and
(c)   
value added tax charged in accordance with the law of a member State, other than the United Kingdom.
 
   PROCEDURE (MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN RECOVERY OF TAXES, DUTIES ETC): That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may make provision for giving effect to Council Directive 2010/24/EU and any amendments, extensions or replacements of that Directive.
 
   FINANCE (MONEY): Queen’s Recommendation signified .
 
   That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session relating to finance, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of sums incurred by the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in preparing for the introduction of a new duty chargeable in respect of games played on machines.
Debate may continue until 6.00 pm.
   A Bill is to be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions if they are agreed to by the House.
6
DRAFT DEFAMATION BILL (JOINT COMMITTEE)
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
The Prime Minister
Sir George Young
 
   That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 23 March, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Defamation Bill presented to both Houses on 15 March (Cm 8020).
 
   That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Defamation Bill (Cm 8020).
 
   That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by Tuesday 19 July 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 Sir Peter Bottomley, Rehman Chishti, Chris Evans, Dr Julian Huppert, Mr David Lammy and Stephen Phillips be members of the Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
7
PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS
[No debate after 6.00 pm]
Sir George Young
 
   That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 14(4), Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 9 September 2011, 21 October 2011, 25 November 2011 and 20 January 2012.
   As an Amendment to Sir George Young’s proposed Motion (Private Members’ Bills):
Mr Peter Bone
Mr Philip Hollobone
Mr Christopher Chope
(a)
 
   Line 3, leave out ‘25 November 2011’ and insert ‘28 October 2011, 18 November 2011, 25 November 2011, 2 December 2011, 9 December 2011’.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 6.00 pm.
 
At the end of the sitting:
8
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Maternity services in Hastings  (Amber Rudd).
   Debate may continue until 6.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES
1
Education Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 9 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
2
Health and Social Care Bill Committee
9.00 am
Room 10 (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to consider the Bill.
3
Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee
9.00 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to take evidence on the Bill.
   Witnesses am: Information Commissioner’s Office (until no later than 10.05 am); Campaign for Freedom of Information (until no later than 10.25 am).
   Witnesses pm: NSPCC, The Scout Association, and Stonewall (until no later than 2.00 pm); The Local Government Association and Welsh Local Government Association (until no later than 2.45 pm); The AA, RAC Foundation, British Parking Association, and Security Industry Authority (until no later than 3.45 pm); Andrew Rennison, Interim CCTV Regulator, British Security Industry Association, and Birmingham Against Spy Cameras (until no later than 4.30 pm).
4
Welfare Reform Bill Committee
9.00 am
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (public)
 
1.00 pm
(public)
   Further to take evidence on the Bill.
   Witnesses am: Social Security Advisory Committee (until no later than 9.30 am); Carers UK (until no later than 9.50 am).
   Witnesses pm: Child Poverty Action Group, Gingerbread, Fatherhood Institute, and Working Families (until no later than 2.00 pm); Women’s Budget Group, and Centre for Separated Families and Family Action (until no later than 2.45 pm); Local Government Association and London Councils (until no later than 3.15 pm); Shelter, National Housing Federation, National Landlords Association, and Crisis (until no later than 4.15 pm); Department for Work and Pensions (until no later than 5.00 pm).
SELECT COMMITTEES
5
Treasury
9.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
10.15 am
(public)
   Subject: Budget 2011.
   Witnesses: Jonathan Portes, Director, and Ray Barrell, Director, Macroeconomic Research and Forecasting, National Institute for Economic and Social Research, Simon Hayes, Chief UK Economist, Barclays Capital, Stuart Green, Chief Economist, HSBC, and Roger Bootle, Managing Director, Capital Economics.
6
Business, Innovation and Skills
9.45 am
Room 8 (private)
 
10.00 am
(public)
   Subject: Student Visas.
   Witnesses: Universities UK and CBI; Damian Green MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Home Office, and Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (at 11.00 am).
7
Culture, Media and Sport
10.00 am
Room 15 (private)
 
10.15 am
(public)
   Subject: Follow-up to the Press Standards, Privacy and Libel Report.
   Witness: John Yates, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police.
8
Scottish Affairs
10.00 am
Room 16 (private)
9
Environmental Audit
11.00 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
 
11.05 am
(public)
   Subject: Impact of UK Overseas Aid on Environmental Protection and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.
   Witnesses: George Jambiya, Tanzania Natural Resources Forum, Government of Tanzania officials, Lars Mikkel Johannesen, Chair, Development Partners Group for Environment and Climate Change, Tanzania, and Department for International Development officials (via video link).
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
Thursday 24 March
Time of publication
No.
1
European Scrutiny
11.00 am
HC 428-xx
   (Twenty-Second Report).
2
Procedure
10.30 am
HC 889
   Use of hand-held electronic devices in the Chamber and committees (Third Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Consultation Paper on Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy.
2
Minister for the Cabinet Office: Election and Referendum Guidance.
3
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport: Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites.
4
Secretary of State for Education: UK Youth Parliament.
5
Secretary of State for Education: Response to the public consultation on the Year 1 phonics screening check.
6
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Outcome of the Environment Council, 14 March.
7
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Post Foreign Affairs Council—General Affairs Council, 21 March 2011.
8
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong, 1 July–31 December.
9
Secretary of State for the Home Department: Report on removal of full appeal rights against refusal of entry clearance decisions under the Points Based System.

General Committee Notices
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm and Thursday 31 March at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm further to consider the Education Bill.
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm and Thursday 31 March at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm further to consider the Health and Social Care Bill.
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm further to consider the Protection of Freedoms Bill.
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm and Thursday 31 March at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm further to consider the Welfare Reform Bill.
        A Public Bill Committee will meet on Wednesday 30 March at 9.30 am to consider Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill.
        The Welsh Grand Committee will meet on Wednesday 30 March at 9.30 am and 2.30 pm to consider the Budget as it relates to Wales.
        European Standing Committee B will meet on Monday 28 March at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Document No. 18101/10 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.
        European Standing Committee B will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Document No. 18066/10 and Addenda 1, 2 and 3, relating to the Annual Growth Survey: Advancing the EU’s comprehensive response to the crisis.
        European Standing Committee B will meet on Wednesday 30 March at 8.55 am to consider European Union Document No. 6007/11 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crimes.
        The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 28 March at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011.
        The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 28 March at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-Rating Order 2011, the draft Tax Credits Up-Rating Regulations 2011 and the draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-Rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2011.
        The Third Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 28 March at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011.
        The Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 28 March at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations Order 2011.
        The Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 10.30 am to consider the draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010.
        The Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 29 March at 4.30 pm to consider the Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 580).
        The Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Thursday 31 March at 8.55 am to consider the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulators) Order 2011.