Order of Business Wednesday 22 June 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 Scotland
* 1
Graeme Morrice (Livingston):  What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects on Scotland of the rate of inflation.
* 2
John Stevenson (Carlisle):  What recent assessment he has made of the benefits to Scotland of the Union; and if he will make a statement.
* 3
Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire):  What recent discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on establishing a commission on the West Lothian Question.
* 4
Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan):  What steps the Government plans to take to ensure a stable economic environment for businesses in Scotland.
* 5
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):  What recent discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on establishing a commission on the West Lothian Question.
* 6
Mr Alan Reid (Argyll and Bute):  What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the Clyde coastguard station in Greenock.
* 7
Ian Lucas (Wrexham):  What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the transfer to the Scottish Parliament of the power to set rates of corporation tax.
* 8
Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbot):  What recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Scottish agricultural industry.
* 9
Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton):  What recent discussions he has had with the Advocate-General on devolution issues.
* 10
Mark Menzies (Fylde):  What steps he is taking to promote Scotland as a destination for international inward investment.
* 11
Graham Evans (Weaver Vale):  What recent assessment he has made of the benefits to Scotland of the Union; and if he will make a statement.
* 12
David Rutley (Macclesfield):  What steps the Government plans to take to ensure a stable economic environment for businesses in Scotland.
* 13
Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):  What recent assessment he has made of the benefits to Scotland of the Union; and if he will make a statement.
* 14
Mr Brian H. Donohoe (Central Ayrshire):  What assessment he has made of the outcomes of his recent visit to Central Ayrshire.
* 15
David Mowat (Warrington South):  What discussions he has had with members of the Scottish Executive on the funding of the Forth Road Bridge replacement.
At 12 noon
Oral Questions to the Prime Minister
Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.
* Q1
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East):  If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 22 June.
* Q2
Mrs Mary Glindon (North Tyneside):
* Q3
Jessica Morden (Newport East):
* Q4
Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport):
* Q5
Valerie Vaz (Walsall South):
* Q6
Helen Jones (Warrington North):
* Q7
Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East):
* Q8
Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West):
* Q9
George Eustice (Camborne and Redruth):
* Q10
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton):
* Q11
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey):
* Q12
Mr Wayne David (Caerphilly):
* Q13
Simon Danczuk (Rochdale):
* Q14
Luciana Berger (Liverpool, Wavertree):
* Q15
Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North):

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

Preliminary Business
Ten minute rule Motion
[Up to 20 minutes]
Alex Cunningham
   That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make provision for a ban on smoking in private vehicles where there are children present; 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
OPPOSITION DAY (18th allotted day)
[Until 7.00 pm]
Edward Miliband
Ed Balls
Ms Angela Eagle
Mr John Denham
Mr Liam Byrne
Ms Rosie Winterton
   That this House notes that on 22 June 2010 the Chancellor announced his first Budget with a target to eliminate the structural deficit by 2015-16 through an additional £40 billion of spending cuts and tax rises, including a VAT rise; further notes that over the last six months the economy has not grown, in the last month retail sales fell by 1.4 per cent. and manufacturing output fell by 1.5 per cent. and despite a welcome recent fall in unemployment, the Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that future unemployment will be up to 200,000 higher than expected; believes the Government’s policies to cut the deficit too far and too fast have led to slower growth, higher inflation and higher unemployment, which are creating a vicious circle, since the Government is now set to borrow £46 billion more than previously forecast; calls on the Government to adopt a more balanced deficit plan which, alongside tough decisions on tax and spending cuts, puts jobs first and will be a better way to get the deficit down over the longer term and avoid long-term damage to the economy; and, if the Government will not change course and halve the deficit over four years, demands that it should take a step in the right direction by temporarily cutting VAT to 17.5 per cent. until the economy returns to strong growth and by using funds raised from repeating the 2010 bank bonus tax to build 25,000 affordable homes and create 100,000 jobs for young people.
   As an Amendment to Edward Miliband’s proposed Motion (The economy one year since the Government’s first Budget):
The Prime Minister
The Deputy Prime Minister
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary Iain Duncan Smith
Secretary Vince Cable
Danny Alexander
Mark Hoban   
David Gauke   
Justine Greening
   Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the fact that in the last year a record 520,000 new private sector jobs were created, with the second highest rate of net job creation in the G7, exports grew by 13 per cent. and manufacturing activity was 4.2 per cent. higher and the latest labour market data showed the largest fall in unemployment for more than a decade; notes that the Government inherited a budget deficit forecast to be the largest in the G20; further notes that the previous administration and now Opposition has no credible plan to deal with the deficit and that the Shadow Chancellor’s recent proposal for a temporary cut in VAT has been widely criticised for lacking credibility and would put the stability of the economy at risk; notes that the Government has introduced a permanent bank levy that raises more revenue than the previous administration’s one-off bonus tax and that the Government has set out a credible plan that has been endorsed by the IMF, OECD, European Commission and the CBI, that has led to greater stability, lower market interest rates and an affirmation of the UK’s credit rating that had been put at risk by the previous administration; and notes that this stability provides a platform for rebalancing the economy and the Government’s Plan for Growth that includes reducing business taxes, investing in apprenticeships, creating a new Green Investment Bank, reforming the planning system, reducing the burden of regulation and reforming the welfare system to make work pay.’.
   The selection of the matter to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).
Debate may continue until 7.00 pm.
[No debate]
Francis Maude
   That the draft Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 (Amendment) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 21 March, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate]
Francis Maude
   That the draft Distribution of Dormant Account Money (Apportionment) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 9 May, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
[No debate after 7.00 pm]
Sir George Young
   That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 7 June, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft House of Lords Reform Bill presented to both Houses on 17 May (Cm 8077).
That a Select Committee of thirteen Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Cm 8077).
That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 29 February 2012.
That the Committee shall have power—
to send for persons, papers and records;
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
to report from time to time;
to appoint specialist advisers;
to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.
That Gavin Barwell, Mr Tom Clarke, Ann Coffey, Bill Esterson, Oliver Heald, Tristram Hunt, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Dr William McCrea, Dr Daniel Poulter, Laura Sandys, John Stevenson, John Thurso and Malcolm Wicks be members of the Committee.
If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.
At the end of the sitting:
[No debate]
   Response to DEFRA consultation on water charges in the South West Water area (Mr Adrian Sanders).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
   Proposed subject: Maternity services in Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust  (Margaret Hodge).
   Debate may continue until 7.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) Bill
9.30 am
Room 9 (public)
   To consider the Bill.
Science and Technology
9.00 am
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.15 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
9.45 am
   Subject: Health Visitors.
   Witnesses: Maggie Fisher, Chair of Health Visitors Forum, Unite/Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, Liz Bailey, Head of Children’s Services, Medway Community Healthcare, Nicola Amies, Head of Early Years, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Anne Page, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Family and Parenting Institute.
Work and Pensions
9.25 am
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
Energy and Climate Change
9.30 am
Room 8 (private)
9.45 am
   Subject: Ofgem’s Retail Market Review.
   Witnesses: Alistair Buchanan CBE, Chief Executive, Ofgem; Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (at 11.00 am).
Environmental Audit
9.30 am
Room 5 (private)
Foreign Affairs
1.45 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 pm
   Subject: Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.
   Witnesses: Andrew Voke, Chairman, LMA Marine Committee, Lloyds Market Association, and Mark Brownrigg OBE, Director-General, The Chamber of Shipping; Stephen Askins, Marine Lawyer, Ince and Co (at 3.15 pm); Major General Buster Howes OBE, Operation Commander European Union Naval Force Somalia (at 4.00 pm).
2.00 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.30 pm
   Subject: Strategic Defence and Security Review and the National Security Strategy.
   Witnesses: Nick Harvey MP, Minister for the Armed Forces, General Sir Nicholas Houghton KCB CBE ADC Gen, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel, and Lieutenant General Sir William Rollo KCB CBE, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel and Training), Ministry of Defence.
Northern Ireland Affairs
2.15 pm
Room 8 (private)
2.30 pm
   Subject: Air Passenger Duty: Implications for Northern Ireland.
   Witnesses: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland Executive; Consumer Council for Northern Ireland (at 3.15 pm).
Environmental Audit
2.30 pm
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)
2.45 pm
   Subject: Sustainable Food.
   Witnesses: National Farmers Union and Food and Drinks Federation; The Campaign for Real Farming and RSPB (at 3.30 pm).
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.30 pm
Room 16 (private)
3.00 pm
   Subject: Outcome of the Farming Regulation Task Force.
   Witnesses: Campaign to Protect Rural England, RSPCA and RSPB; Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor) and Linking Environment and Farming (at 3.40 pm); Country Land and Business Association, National Farmers Union, and Tenant Farmers Association (at 4.20 pm).
2.30 pm
Room 5 (private)
European Scrutiny
3.00 pm
Room 19 (private)
4.00 pm
   Subject: Scrutiny Performance of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
   Witness: Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and officials.
Public Accounts
3.00 pm
Room 15 (private)
3.30 pm
   Subject: FCO Cost Reduction.
   Witnesses: Simon Fraser, Permanent Under Secretary, Matthew Rycroft, Chief Operating Officer, and Alison Currie, Director of Finance, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Statutory Instruments
As soon as convenient after 3.45 pm
Room 7 (private)
5.00 pm
Room 13 (private)
Draft Defamation Bill
9.15 am
Room 6 (private)
9.30 am
   Subject: Draft Defamation Bill.
   Witnesses: Desmond Browne QC, Joint Head of Chambers, 5RB, Hugh Tomlinson QC, Matrix Chambers, and Paul Tweed, Partner, Johnsons Solicitors.
Statutory Instruments
3.45 pm
Room 7 (private)
Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
4.00 pm
Room 21 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Wednesday 22 June
Time of publication
Joint Committee on Human Rights
00.01 am
HC 767
   The Human Rights Implications of UK Extradition Policy (Fifteenth Report).

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
Secretary of State Business, Innovation and Skills: Extension of terms of appointment of 24 existing RDA board members.
Secretary of State Business, Innovation and Skills: Review of the effect of UK equity markets on the competitiveness of UK business.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan: Monthly Progress Report May 2011.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: BBC World Service.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Inquest into the deaths of three British citizens kidnapped in Baghdad in May 2007.
Secretary of State for Transport: Government support for maritime training.
Secretary of State for Transport: Motorway service areas.


Prepared 22nd June 2011