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Order of Business Wednesday 16 May 2012

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons

Order of Business


At 11.30 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 Northern Ireland

* 1 Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey): What recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on welfare reform. (106609)

* 2 Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun): What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the implications for Northern Ireland of the replacement of the Serious Organised Crime Agency by the National Crime Agency. (106610)

* 3 Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (106611)

* 4 Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (106612)

* 5 Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal): What assessment he has made of future opportunities for creative industries in Northern Ireland. (106613)

* 6 Jim Shannon (Strangford): If he will take steps to secure a reduction of air passenger duty in Northern Ireland. (106614)

* 7 Julian Sturdy (York Outer): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (106615)

* 8 Philip Davies (Shipley): Whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the Northern Ireland economy of changing the corporation tax rate in Northern Ireland to that obtaining in the Republic of Ireland. (106616)

* 9 Christopher Pincher (Tamworth): What assessment he has made of future opportunities for creative industries in Northern Ireland. (106617)

* 10 Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (106618)

* 11 Alok Sharma (Reading West): What assessment he has made of future opportunities for creative industries in Northern Ireland. (106619)

* 12 Chris Evans (Islwyn): What assessment he has made of the potential effects of the recent Budget on the economy of Northern Ireland. (106620)

* 13 Mr Robert Syms (Poole): What recent assessment he has made of air transport links between Northern Ireland and other domestic and international destinations. (106621)

* 14 Mr Lee Scott (Ilford North): What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (106622)

* 15 Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton): What recent assessment he has made of air transport links between Northern Ireland and other domestic and international destinations. (106623)

At 12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Unless otherwise indicated the Members listed below will ask a Question without notice.

* Q1 Paul Maynard (Blackpool North and Cleveleys): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 16 May. (106920)

* Q2 Meg Hillier (Hackney South and Shoreditch):  (106921)

* Q3 Joseph Johnson (Orpington):  (106922)

* Q4 Hugh Bayley (York Central):  (106923)

* Q5 Caroline Dinenage (Gosport):  (106924)

* Q6 Stuart Andrew (Pudsey):  (106925)

* Q7 Ian Austin (Dudley North):  (106926)

* Q8 Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire):  (106927)

* Q9 Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central):  (106928)

* Q10 Simon Danczuk (Rochdale):  (106929)

* Q11 George Eustice (Camborne and Redruth):  (106930)

* Q12 Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central):  (106931)

* Q13 Tessa Munt (Wells):  (106932)

* Q14 Christopher Pincher (Tamworth):  (106933)

* Q15 Jason McCartney (Colne Valley):  (106934)


At 12.30 pm Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)


Main Business

indicates Government Business

† 1 QUEEN’S SPEECH (MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS): Adjourned Debate on Question (9 May). [Until 7.00 pm]

Motion made, and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Proposed subject for debate: Cost of Living.

As Amendments to the Address:

Angus Robertson

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Stewart Hosie

Hywel Williams

Mr Mike Weir

Jonathan Edwards

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeilPete WishartDr Eilidh Whiteford

(a)

At end add ‘but respectfully request that your Government recognise that its programme fails to include any meaningful measures to deliver growth in the economy, which is the most pressing issue facing the UK; and therefore call on your Government to bring forward a plan for growth to include measures designed to increase bank lending to small and medium-sized enterprises, to build confidence in economic recovery, to bring forward a programme of direct capital investment and to tackle unemployment.’.


Edward Miliband

Caroline Flint

Maria Eagle

Ed Balls

Rachel Reeves

Ms Rosie Winterton

(b)

At end add ‘but believe that the Gracious Speech fails to help families, squeezed households and pensioners to deal with the cost of living crisis and the double-dip recession; regret that cuts to feed-in tariffs and the Warm Front scheme mean that families and pensioners who are paying higher electricity and gas bills have been abandoned by the Government; call on your Government to ensure that energy companies meet their obligations and provide the cheapest tariffs for over 75s, to protect small business owners, to ensure the Green Deal is offered fairly to all consumers and cuts bills to increase competition in the energy market to drive down energy bills for all; urge your Government to reverse their out of touch decision to increase rail fares by three per cent above inflation in 2013 and 2014, and to allow train companies to increase train fare prices by a further five per cent; call on your Government to ensure that train operators cap all regulated fares fairly across all journeys so that no regulated train fare increase is more than one per cent above inflation, to reform the bus market by extending to the rest of England London-style powers to regulate fares, protect services and to require operators to provide a concessionary scheme for young people; and further call on your Government to help hard pressed motorists by temporarily reducing VAT to cut fuel prices and boost the economy.’.

Caroline Lucas

(c)

At end add ‘but respectfully call for your Government to place at the heart of its legislative agenda the measures needed to build a low carbon future and deliver a radical step-change in emissions reductions to the extent required to keep average global temperature rises as far below two degrees as possible, and in the longer-term, stabilise global temperatures well below this level, in line with the best available science; to this end call for the rapid deployment of renewable energy technologies on all scales and the roll-out of an energy saving programme across all sectors of the economy; and believe that this would simultaneously create jobs and business opportunities, help eradicate fuel poverty, reduce the UK’s vulnerability to rising and volatile fossil fuel prices, and help to equip the UK with resilient low carbon infrastructure fit for the twenty-first century.’.

Debate may continue until 7.00 pm.

At the end of the sitting:

2 ADJOURNMENT

Proposed subject: Peel Holdings and planning law (Mr Jack Straw).

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



COMMITTEES

SELECT COMMITTEES

1

Business, Innovation and Skills

9.00 am

Room 6 (private)

9.15 am

(public)

Subject: Apprenticeships.

Witnesses: Logistics Apprenticeship Training Academy and Prospects Learning Foundation; John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, and Gila Sacks, Deputy Director of the Apprenticeships Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

2

Education

9.15 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am

(public)

Subject: Child Protection System in England.

Witnesses: Peter Davies, Chief Executive, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre; Dame Moira Gibb DBE, Chair, Social Work Reform Board, and Dr Shade Alu, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (at 10.15 am).

3

Justice

9.15 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am

(public)

Subject: Post-legislative Scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Witnesses: Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General; Rt Hon Lord McNally, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, and Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office (at 10.00 am).

4

Work and Pensions

9.15 am

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

5

Defence

2.00 pm

Room 8 (private)

2.30 pm

(public)

Subject: Defence and Cyber-security.

Witnesses: Nick Harvey MP, Minister for the Armed Forces, Air Commodore Tim Bishop OBE, Head of Global Operations Security Control Centre, and John Taylor, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Defence.

6

Environmental Audit

2.00 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

2.15 pm

(public)

Subject: Wildlife Crime.

Witnesses: Environment Agency; Natural England (at 2.55 pm); Detective Superintendant Ron Knight, and Sergeant Ian Knox, Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit (at 3.35 pm).

7

European Scrutiny

2.00 pm

Room 15 (private)

8

Finance and Services

2.00 pm

Room 13 (private)

9

Scottish Affairs

2.00 pm

Room 6 (private)

2.30 pm

(public)

Subject: Referendum on Separation for Scotland.

Witnesses: Patrick Layden QC TD, Scottish Law Commission, and Professor Andrew Scott, University of Edinburgh.

10

Transport

2.10 pm

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

2.15 pm

(public)

Subject: Competition in the Local Bus Market.

Witnesses: Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner of Transport, Transport for London; Jeremy Peat, Chairman, Douglas Cooper, Inquiry Director, and Adam Land, Director of Remedies, Competition Commission (at 2.40 pm); Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport (at 3.30 pm).

11

Northern Ireland Affairs

2.15 pm

Room 5 (private)

2.30 pm

(public)

Subject: An Air Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland.

Witnesses: Nigel Smyth, Director, and Matt Sheldon, Senior Policy Advisor, Infrastructure, CBI Northern Ireland; Luke Pollard, Head of Public Affairs, Association of British Travel Agents, and Doreen McKenzie, Proprietor, Knock Travel (at 3.30 pm).

12

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2.30 pm

Room 17 (private)

13

Public Accounts

3.00 pm

Room 16 (private)

3.15 pm

(public)

Subject: Regional Growth Fund.

Witnesses: Professor Steven Broomhead, Liverpool Hope University; Sir Bob Kerslake, Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, and Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (at 4.00 pm).

14

Statutory Instruments

As soon as convenient
after 3.45 pm

Room 7 (private)

15

Communities and Local Government

4.00 pm

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

4.15 pm

(public)

Subject: Co-operative Council.

Witnesses: Lambeth Council and Oldham Council.

16

Selection

4.45 pm

Room 13 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEE

17

Statutory Instruments

3.45 pm

Room 7 (private)

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


PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

Wednesday 16 May

Time of publication

No.

1

European Scrutiny

11.00 am

HC 86-i

(First Report).



Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Trial of Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

2Secretary of State for the Home Department: Specified proceedings processes.

3Secretary of State for Transport: Airport charges price controls.


Prepared 16th May 2012