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Order of Business Monday 16 July 2012

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Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons

Order of Business


At 2.30 pm 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 Defence

* 1 Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North): What recent assessment he has made of the effects of the 2012 Budget on the pay of all ranks of armed forces personnel. (116890)

* 2 Robert Halfon (Harlow): What recent assessment he has made of the defence situation in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement. (116891)

* 3 Elizabeth Truss (South West Norfolk): What progress his Department has made on selecting the future base for the Joint Strike Fighter. (116892)

* 4 Patrick Mercer (Newark): What plans he has for army recruiting policy in the next five years; and if he will make a statement. (116893)

* 5 Jason McCartney (Colne Valley): What steps his Department has taken to promote defence exports at the Farnborough Air Show. (116895)

* 6 David Rutley (Macclesfield): What his most recent estimate is of the proportion of defence equipment and support contracts let to small and medium-sized enterprises. (116896)

* 7 Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East): What plans he has for the future of Defence Equipment and Support; and if he will make a statement. (116897)

* 8 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): What steps his Department is taking to improve the employment opportunities of veterans. (116898)

* 9 Priti Patel (Witham): What his most recent estimate is of the proportion of defence equipment and support contracts let to small and medium-sized enterprises. (116899)

* 10 John Mann (Bassetlaw): What additional support he plans to provide for mental health conditions experienced by current and former soldiers. (116900)

* 11 Graham Jones (Hyndburn): What steps his Department is taking to maintain skills levels in the defence manufacturing industry. (116901)

* 12 Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay): What account he took of recruitment capability in determining regimental disbandment. (116902)

* 13 Philip Davies (Shipley): What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the unification of the new regiments created in 2006-07 where battalions were created from previous historical regiments; and if he will make a statement. (116903)

* 14 Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath and Crayford): What plans he has to improve the helicopter capability of the armed forces. (116904)

* 15 Dr Phillip Lee (Bracknell): What steps his Department has taken to promote defence exports at the Farnborough Air Show. (116906)

* 16 Amber Rudd (Hastings and Rye): What progress his Department has made on the Scout Specialist Vehicle programme. (116907)

* 17 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues on the effect of reductions in the Defence budget on local economies. (116908)

* 18 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering): How many presentations the armed forces delivered in secondary schools in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) the UK in the last year. (116909)

* 19 Mr William Bain (Glasgow North East): What recent progress has been made on the security transition in Afghanistan. (116910)

* 20 Mr Michael McCann (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow): What recent progress has been made on the security transition in Afghanistan. (116911)

* 21 Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): What steps his Department is taking to improve the employment opportunities of veterans. (116912)

* 22 David T. C. Davies (Monmouth): What plans he has for the future of the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards; and if he will make a statement. (116913)

* 23 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): What steps his Department is taking to tackle discrimination within the armed forces. (116914)


At 3.15 pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.

* T1 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (116915)

* T2 Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon):  (116916)

* T3 Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed):  (116917)

* T4 Tristram Hunt (Stoke-on-Trent Central):  (116918)

* T5 Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central):  (116919)

* T6 Graham Jones (Hyndburn):  (116920)

* T7 Bob Blackman (Harrow East):  (116921)

* T8 Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath and Crayford):  (116922)

* T9 Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale):  (116924)


At 3.30 pm Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)


Main Business


Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 10.00 pm (Standing Order No. 15).


1 OPPOSITION DAY (4th allotted day) [Until 10.00 pm]

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

Edward Miliband

Andy Burnham

Liz Kendall

Ed Balls

Ms Harriet Harman

Ms Rosie Winterton

That this House regrets the growing gap between Ministers’ statements and what is happening in the NHS; notes mounting evidence of rationing of treatments and services by cost, despite Ministers’ claims to have prevented it; further regrets the increasing number of cost-driven reconfigurations of hospital services, despite the Coalition Agreement’s promise of a moratorium on changes to hospital services; further notes growing private sector involvement in both the commissioning and provision of NHS services, contradicting Ministers’ claims that the NHS reorganisation would not increase levels of privatisation; recognises that, according to the Government’s Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses figures, actual Government spending on the NHS in 2011-12 fell by £26 million, the second successive real-terms reduction in NHS spending, following a reduction of £766 million in the Government’s first year in office, in breach of the commitment in the Coalition Agreement; believes the Government’s decision to reorganise the NHS has distracted its focus from the financial challenge, with seven out of 10 acute hospital trusts in England missing savings targets in the first half of 2011-12; calls on the Government to take action to prevent rationing by cost in the NHS, based on the evidence presented; and further calls on the Government to honour pledges on NHS spending in the Coalition Agreement, and the commitment that future savings will be reinvested into the NHS front line, and to return at least half of the underspend to the Department of Health budget.

ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Edward Miliband

Liz Kendall

Andy Burnham

Mr Liam Byrne

Ed Balls

Ms Rosie Winterton

That this House notes the growing crisis in adult social care; welcomes many of the proposals in the Care and Support White Paper including national minimum standards on eligibility, stronger legal rights for family carers, portability of care packages and improvements to end-of-life care; notes that many of these ideas were proposed by the previous administration, but believes they are now in danger of appearing meaningless without the ability to properly fund them; is concerned that the Government is considering a cap on individual costs as high as £100,000; is committed to the important Dilnot Commission principle that protection against the risks of high care costs should be provided for everyone; and calls on the Government to honour the commitment in its 2010 NHS White Paper to introduce legislation in the second session of this Parliament to establish a legal and financial framework for adult social care.

The selection of the matters to be debated this day has been made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).

Debate may continue until 10.00 pm.


At 10.00 pm

indicates Government Business

†  BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate]

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards 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 and Standing Order No. 41A(3)).


 2 PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ON BANKING STANDARDS

The Prime Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sir George Young

Mr Andrew Tyrie

Edward Miliband

Ed Balls

(1) That a Committee of this House be established, to be called the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, to consider and report on-

(a) professional standards and culture of the UK banking sector, taking account of regulatory and competition investigations into the LIBOR rate-setting process;

(b) lessons to be learned about corporate governance, transparency and conflicts of interest, and their implications for regulation and for Government policy;

and to make recommendations for legislative and other action.

(2) That Mr Andrew Tyrie be Chair of the Commission.

(3) That Mark Garnier, Mr Andrew Love, Mr Pat McFadden and John Thurso be members of the Commission.

(4) That the Commission have leave to join with any committee appointed by the Lords to consider the said matters.

(5) That the Commission may hold meetings under the provisions of paragraph (4) of this order at any time after the Lords has agreed to appoint a committee.

(6) That the Commission shall, except as provided for in this order, follow the procedure of a select committee of this House.

(7) That the Commission shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records;

(b) to examine witnesses on oath;

(c) to appoint specialist advisers;

(d) to invite specialist advisers (including Counsel appointed as specialist advisers) to examine witnesses;

(e) to adjourn from place to place;

(f) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House; and

(g) to report from time to time.

(8) That the Commission shall have power to appoint sub-committees to consider matters specified by the Commission within the terms of this order and a sub-committee shall have-

(a) the powers in paragraph (7)(a), (b), (e) and (f); and

(b) the power to invite specialist advisers appointed by the Commission (including Counsel appointed as specialist advisers) to examine witnesses;

and the quorum of a sub-committee shall, subject to paragraph (12)(b), be one member of this House.

(9) That the Chair may report to the House an order, resolution or Special Report as an order, resolution or Special Report of the Commission which has not been agreed at a meeting of the Commission if he is satisfied that he has consulted all members of the Commission about the terms of the order, resolution or Special Report and that it represents a decision of the majority of the Commission.

(10) That the quorum of the Commission shall be two members of this House.

(11) That, whenever this House shall stand adjourned other than to the next day, any report, Special Report, order or resolution agreed to by, or evidence taken or received by, the Commission, including any under paragraph (9) of this order, may be published or printed under the authority of this House, shall be deemed to have been reported and shall be reported when this House next sits.

(12) That, when the Commission operates under the provisions of paragraph (4) of this order, the following provisions shall apply-

(a) the quorum of the Commission shall be two members of this House and two members of the House of Lords;

(b) the quorum of any sub-committee shall be one member from either House; and

(c) the power of the Chair to report under paragraph (9) may also be exercised with the Chair’s agreement by a member of the Commission who is a member of the House of Lords.

(13) That the costs of the Commission shall be assessed by the House of Commons Commission from time to time and shall be paid by Her Majesty’s Government for the credit of the House of Commons (Administration) Estimate.

(14) That the Commission shall report on legislative action no later than 18 December 2012 and on other matters as soon as possible thereafter.

(15) That a message be sent to the House of Lords to desire their concurrence.

Debate may continue until any hour, if the 10.00 pm Business of the House motion is agreed to.

 3 ARRANGEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS [No debate after 10.00 pm]

Sir George Young

Mr Greg Knight

That the following changes to Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business) be made, with effect from Monday 15 October 2012:

– in line 19, leave out ‘or Tuesday, four o’clock on’ and insert ‘, four o’clock on Tuesday or’;

– in line 20, leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘two’; and

– in line 29, leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘two’.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.

4 SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL (E-PETITIONS) [No debate after 10.00 pm]

Mr Greg Knight

Sir George Young

Ms Angela Eagle

Natascha Engel

(1) That the following changes be made to Standing Order No. 10 (Sittings in Westminster Hall) until the end of the next session of Parliament:

(a) in line 3, at the end, add the following new sub-paragraph-

‘(za) on Mondays beginning at half-past four o’clock and continuing for up to three hours, if the Backbench Business Committee has reported its determination that a sitting in Westminster Hall to consider an e-petition or e-petitions should take place on that day;’.

(b) in line 28, at the end, add the following new paragraph-

‘(3B) (a) The business taken at a Monday sitting in Westminster Hall shall be the e-petition or e-petitions which the Backbench Business Committee has determined should be debated, and each such e-petition shall be debated on the motion, That this House has considered the e-petition from [petitioners] relating to [subject of petition].

(b) Paragraph (10) of this Order shall not apply to proceedings under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph; no dilatory motion may be made in relation to proceedings under that sub-paragraph except by a Minister of the Crown; and the question on any such dilatory motion shall be put forthwith.’

(2) That the following new paragraph be added to Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), in line 50, at the end:

‘(3AA) In addition to those days allotted under paragraph (3A) of this order, the Backbench Business Committee may determine that a sitting in Westminster Hall may be held on a Monday in accordance with paragraph (3) (za) of Standing Order No. 10 to consider e-petitions.’

(3) That Standing Order No. 152J (Backbench Business Committee) be amended by leaving out from ‘with’ in line 39 to ‘of’ in line 40 and inserting ‘paragraphs (3A) and (3B)’.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.

5 BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS [No debate after 10.00 pm]

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Mr David Ward be discharged from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and Mike Crockart be added.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 10.00 pm.

At the end of the sitting:

6 PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS [No debate]

Policing (Winsor Reforms) (Jonathan Reynolds).

Rushden Ambulance Station (Northamptonshire) (Mr Peter Bone).

Independent pharmacy provision in Brierly Hill, Dudley (Chris Kelly).

Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).

7 ADJOURNMENT

Proposed subject: Rationing of care in the NHS (Mrs Mary Glindon).

Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).


COMMITTEES

SELECT COMMITTEES

1

Public Accounts

3.00 pm

Room 15 (private)

3.15 pm

(public)

Subject: Off-payroll Public Sector Pay Arrangements.

Witnesses: Carolyn Downs, Local Government Association, Zarin Patel, Chief Financial Officer, and David Smith, Head of Employment Tax, BBC; Sir Nicholas MacPherson KCB, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, Howard Orme, Finance Director, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Lin Homer, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HMRC, and William Hague, Executive Director, Efficiency and Reform Group, Cabinet Office (at 4.00 pm).

2

Treasury

3.30 pm

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

4.00 pm

(public)

Subject: Evidence from Jerry Del Missier and from the Financial Services Authority.

Witnesses: Jerry del Missier, former Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Bank plc; Lord Turner, Executive Chairman, Andrew Bailey, Head of the Prudential Business Unit, and Tracey McDermott, Acting Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime, Financial Services Authority (at 4.45 pm).

3

Communities and Local Government

4.00 pm

Room 8 (private)

4.10 pm

(public)

Subject: Funding of Fire and Rescue Services.

Witnesses: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service; Bob Neill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and Sir Ken Knight, Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 5.00 pm).

4

Home Affairs

4.00 pm

Room 5 (private)

5

Science and Technology

4.00 pm

Room 17 (private)

6

Work and Pensions

4.00 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

4.30 pm

(public)

Subject: Youth Unemployment and the Government’s Youth Contract.

Witnesses: Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions, and John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

7

Scottish Affairs

4.15 pm

Room 6 (private)

4.30 pm

(public)

Subject: The Referendum on Separation for Scotland.

Witness: Scottish CND.

8

Foreign Affairs

5.00 pm

Room 16 (private)

9

International Development

5.00 pm

Room 20 (private)

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


PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

Monday 16 July

Time of publication

No.

1

Education

11.00 am

HC 524

Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best: Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2010-12 (First Special Report).

2

Home Affairs

11.00 am

HC 512

Policing Large Scale Disorder: Lessons from the disturbances of August 2011: Supplementary Government Response to the Committee’s Sixteenth Report of Session 2010-12 (Fourth Special Report).



Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Definition of environmental taxation.

2Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Non-departmental public body pension scheme reform.

3Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Government response to the retail and manufacturing consultation.

4Minister for the Cabinet Office: 2011 Census: First results on population and households for England and Wales.

5Secretary of State for Defence: Logistic Commodities and Services (Transformation).

6Deputy Prime Minister: A Summary of responses to the Cabinet Office’s consultation document: Introducing a Statutory Register of Lobbyists.

7Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Impact of flooding.

8Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan monthly progress report for June 2012.

9Secretary of State for Health: Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy statutory guidance consultation.

10Secretary of State for Health: Sector regulation–consultation and implementation.

11Secretary of State for the Home Department: Creation of a new police information communications technology company.

12Secretary of State for the Home Department: Domestic violence disclosure scheme.

13Secretary of State for the Home Department: Equality and Human Rights Commission–annual report and accounts 2011-12.

14Secretary of State for the Home Department: Police professional body.

15Secretary of State for Justice: Inquests into deaths of service personnel on operations and exercises overseas.

16Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland security situation.

17Secretary of State for Transport: Bus and coach passenger rights.

18Secretary of State for Transport: Fuel Quality Directive transposition.

19Secretary of State for Transport: Penfold Review.

20Secretary of State for Transport: Rail investment.


Prepared 14th July 2012