some default text...

Order of Business Thursday 23 February 2012

+ 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 Transport

*  1 Lyn Brown (West Ham): What recent assessment she has made of aviation capacity in the South East; and if she will make a statement. (95946)

*  2 Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North and Leith): How her Department will calculate the level of rail fares for services between Scotland and England in January (a) 2013 and (b) 2014. (95947)

*  3 Graeme Morrice (Livingston): Whether she plans to consult on draft legislative proposals on use and regulation of armed guards on ships. (95948)

*  4 Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon): When she expects to publish the findings of her Department's review of brown tourist signs. (95950)

*  5 Mark Pawsey (Rugby): What discussions she has had with the European Commission on the height of trailers. (95951)

*  6 Anas Sarwar (Glasgow Central): What assessment she has made of the effect on services to Scotland of the bid by International Airlines Group to acquire BMI. (95953)

*  7 Ian Swales (Redcar): What plans she has to ensure the rail network serving ports can carry modern freight containers. (95954)

*  8 Yvonne Fovargue (Makerfield): What recent assessment she has made of the effect of changes in funding for local bus services on staying-on rates in education for 16 and 17 year-olds. (95955)

*  9 Hugh Bayley (York Central): What steps she plans to take to limit the bonuses and overall remuneration of executive directors of privately owned but publicly subsidised railway companies. (95957)

*  10 Ian Lucas (Wrexham): Which transport schemes will be funded by both her Department and the Regional Growth Fund. (95958)

*  11 Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale): How much of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and the funding for the growth strategy for cycling and walking will be spent on cycle safety in the next financial year. (95959)

*  12 Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central): What assessment she has made of the likely effect of proposed changes to the drink-drive rehabilitation scheme. (95960)

*  13 Duncan Hames (Chippenham): How much of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund will be spent on integrating rail services with other modes of sustainable transport. (95961)

*  14 Caroline Dinenage (Gosport): What discusssions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on measures to safeguard UK shipping against piracy. (95963)

*  15 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What assessment she has made of the likely effect on the planning of future rail schemes of inward investment in a given location. (95964)

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 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset and North Poole):  (95966)

*  T2 Ian Swales (Redcar):  (95967)

*  T3 Duncan Hames (Chippenham):  (95968)

*  T4 Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton):  (95969)

*  T5 Seema Malhotra (Feltham and Heston):  (95970)

*  T6 Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East):  (95971)

*  T7 Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):  (95972)

*  T8 Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford):  (95973)

*  T9 Paul Maynard (Blackpool North and Cleveleys):  (95974)


At 11.15 am

Oral Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities

*  1 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough): What recent assessment she has made of the contribution of women to the economy; and if she will make a statement. (95935)

*  2 Jane Ellison (Battersea): What steps the Government is taking to identify and safeguard girls at risk of being taken out of the UK to undergo female genital mutilation. (95936)

*  3 Mark Menzies (Fylde): What steps she is taking to reduce disability hate crime. (95937)

*  4 Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port and Neston): What steps she is taking to tackle women's unemployment. (95938)

*  5 Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire): How many women have ceased to be liable for income tax since May 2010. (95939)

*  6 Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South): What steps she is taking to support victims of domestic and family violence. (95940)

*  7 Glyn Davies (Montgomeryshire): What steps she is taking to ensure adequate provision of toilet facilities for women where public lavatories are provided. (95941)

*  8 Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South): What progress she has made on the implementation of the Sports Charter. (95942)

*  9 Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West): What steps she is taking to tackle women's unemployment. (95943)

*  10 Lorraine Fullbrook (South Ribble): What steps she is taking to support International Women's Day. (95944)



At 11.30 am Urgent Questions (if any)

Business Question to the Leader of the House

Ministerial Statements (if any)


Main Business


Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 6.00 pm (Standing Order No. 15)


indicates Government Business

† 1 PENSIONS

Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

That the draft Pensions Act 2008 (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.

† 2 PENSIONS

Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.

† 3 SOCIAL SECURITY

Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.

The Speaker will put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary Iain Duncan Smith relating to Pensions and Social Security no later than 5.00 pm (Order of 9 February).

† 4 EUROPEAN UNION [No debate]

Secretary William Hague

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Second Agreement amending the Cotonou Agreement) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 19 July 2011, be approved.

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



At 6.00 pm

†  BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate]

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motions in the name of Sir George Young relating to Sittings of the House (20 and 23 March) and Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 15).


† 5 SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE (20 AND 23 MARCH)

Sir George Young

That-

(1) there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 20 March; and

(2) this House shall sit on Friday 23 March.

As Amendments to Sir George Young’s proposed Motion (Sittings of the House (20 and 23 March)):

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr Peter Bone

(a)

Line 2, after ‘(1)’, insert ‘there shall be a sitting in Westminster Hall on Monday 19 March between half-past nine o’clock and two o’clock;

(2)’.

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr Peter Bone

(b)

Line 3, at end add ‘, and there shall be a sitting in Westminster Hall between half-past nine o’clock and two o’clock.’.

Mr Philip Hollobone

Mr Peter Bone

(c)

Line 3, at end add ‘and, notwithstanding the decision of the House of 21 February, on Wednesday 28 March.’.

Debate may continue until any hour, if the 6.00 pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to.

† 6 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILLS)

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 and 2, 9 and 30 November 2012 and 18 and 25 January, 1 February and 1 March 2013.

Debate may continue until any hour, if the 6.00 pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to.


At the end of the sitting:

7 ADJOURNMENT

Proposed subject: Motor insurance fraud and the death of Ricky Burlton (Nick de Bois).

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


COMMITTEES

PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES

1

Civil Aviation Bill Committee

9.30 am

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (public)

1.00 pm

(public)

Further to take evidence on the Bill.

Witnesses am: Civil Aviation Authority (until no later than 10.25 am).

Witnesses pm: Passenger Focus (until no later than 1.30 pm); Public and Commercial Services Union and British Airline Pilots’ Association (until no later than 2.15 pm); British Air Transport Association (until no later than 2.45 pm); Association of British Travel Agents (until no later than 3.15 pm); Department for Transport (until no later than 4.00 pm).

2

Financial Services Bill Committee

9.30 am

Room 12 (public)

1.00 pm

(public)

Further to consider the Bill.

SELECT COMMITTEES

3

Liaison

9.15 am

Room 4a (private)

10.00 am

(public)

Subject: Select Committee Powers and Effectiveness.

Witnesses: Rt Hon Peter Riddell, Institute for Government, Professor Robert Hazell CBE and Dr Meg Russell, Constitution Unit, UCL, Professor Matthew Flinders, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield and Dr Ruth Fox, Hansard Society.

4

Political and Constitutional Reform

9.45 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

5

European Scrutiny

2.30 pm

Room 15 (private)

3.00 pm

(public)

Subject: Reinforcing the Eurozone.

Witness: Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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



PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

Thursday 23 February

Time of publication

No.

1

Transport

00.01 am

HC 1560

Counting the cost: financial scrutiny of the Department for Transport 2011-12 (Fifteenth Report).


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: City Skills Fund.

2Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Student loan repayment.

3Secretary of State for Defence: Publication of the Annual Tri-Service Survey 2010.

4Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Agenda for the Foreign Affairs Council, 27 February, and the General Affairs Council, 28 February.

5Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: UK engagement with Central Asia.

6Secretary of State for Health: National Health Service charges.

7Secretary of State for Health: Performance and capability review of the Care Quality Commission.

8Secretary of State for Health: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: Eleventh Report to Parliament.

9Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 17 February 2012, Brussels.


General Committee Notices

A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 February at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm, and on Thursday 1 March at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm further to consider the Civil Aviation Bill.

A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 February at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm, and on Thursday 1 March at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm further to consider the Financial Services Bill.

European Committee A will meet on Tuesday 28 February at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Document No. 16175/11 and Addenda 1 to 4, relating to a Draft Regulation on the safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration and production activities.

European Committee B will meet on Monday 27 February at 4.30 pm to consider European Union Document No. 16301/11, relating to a Commission Communication: A framework for the next generation of innovative financial instruments: the EU equity and debt platforms.

The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 February at 10.30 am to consider the draft Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012.

The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 28 February at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.

The Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 27 February at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2012.


Prepared 23rd February 2012