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Order of Business Thursday 1 November 2012

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons

Order of Business


At 9.30 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 Dr Phillip Lee (Bracknell): What steps he is taking to ensure that nuclear power provides a significant proportion of the UK's future electricity supply. (126037)

* 2 Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon): What steps he is taking to encourage early take-up of the Green Deal. (126038)

* 3 Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent): What steps he is taking to help households improve their energy efficiency. (126039)

* 4 Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark): What his policy is on subsidising new nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement. (126040)

* 5 George Hollingbery (Meon Valley): What recent assessment he has made of the role of reduction in demand in ensuring the UK's security of energy supply in the long term. (126041)

* 6 Julie Hilling (Bolton West): How many people self-disconnected from their energy supplies in the last 12 months. (126042)

* 7 Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Moor View): What steps he is taking to help households improve their energy efficiency. (126043)

* 8 Claire Perry (Devizes): What steps his Department is taking to help people lower their energy bills. (126044)

* 9 Katy Clark (North Ayrshire and Arran): What steps his Department is taking to help people lower their energy bills. (126046)

* 10 Sandra Osborne (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock): What recent assessment he has made of levels of investment in clean energy infrastructure. (126047)

* 11 Duncan Hames (Chippenham): What outcome he will be seeking on climate finance at the UN climate talks in Doha in November 2012. (126049)

* 12 Chris White (Warwick and Leamington): What steps his Department is taking to encourage new entrants to the energy market. (126050)

* 13 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South): What steps the Government is taking to stimulate the manufacturing of renewable energy technology in the West Midlands. (126051)

* 14 Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire): What his policy is on on-shore wind farms; and if he will make a statement. (126052)

* 15 Mark Pawsey (Rugby): What steps his Department is taking to ensure that energy-saving devices offered to consumers are effective and safe. (126053)

* 16 Mr Marcus Jones (Nuneaton): What steps he is taking to ensure that nuclear power provides a significant proportion of the UK's future electricity supply. (126056)

* 17 Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove): What steps he plans to take to ensure that demand reduction plays a larger part in the UK energy strategy in the future. (126058)

* 18 John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What steps his Department is taking to help people lower their energy bills. (126059)

* 19 Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury): How he will ensure that the forthcoming Energy Bill makes provision to enable consumers to receive the best deal on their energy. (126061)

At 10.15 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 John Robertson (Glasgow North West): If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (126063)

* T2 Simon Danczuk (Rochdale):  (126064)

* T3 Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton):  (126065)

* T4 Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark):  (126066)

* T5 Duncan Hames (Chippenham):  (126067)

* T6 Mr David Hamilton (Midlothian):  (126068)

* T7 Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter):  (126069)

* T8 Ian Lucas (Wrexham):  (126070)

* T9 Robert Halfon (Harlow):  (126071)



At 10.30 am Urgent Questions (if any)

Business Question to the Leader of the House

Ministerial Statements (if any)


Main Business

1 BACKBENCH BUSINESS [Until 5.00 pm]

BEER DUTY ESCALATOR

Andrew Griffiths

Greg Mulholland

John Healey

Dan Rogerson

Gavin Williamson

Sir Alan Meale

Grahame M. MorrisCharlotte LeslieSir Tony Cunningham

Sir Peter BottomleyJustin TomlinsonAndrew Bingham

Neil CarmichaelNigel MillsMartin Vickers

Henry SmithAlun CairnsMr John Leech

Graeme MorriceMr Robin WalkerCaroline Nokes

Jeremy LefroyMr Marcus JonesRichard Fuller

Sir Bob RussellAlbert OwenMr Philip Hollobone

Robert HalfonMiss Anne McIntoshMr Peter Bone

Nick de BoisMr Robert BucklandMr Dennis Skinner

Mr David NuttallPeter AldousMr James Gray

Christopher PincherMike WeatherleyMr Christopher Chope

That this House welcomes the essential contribution of brewing and pubs to the UK’s economy in providing one million jobs; notes the 42 per cent increase in beer duty since 2008 and HM Treasury forecasts that have shown that there will be no additional revenue generated from beer duty despite planned increases over the next two years; is therefore concerned about the effectiveness of this policy in tackling the Budget deficit, its impact on valued community pubs and the continued affordability of beer in pubs; and therefore urges the Government to support the UK’s beer and pub sector by conducting a thorough review of the economic and social impact of the beer duty escalator to report back before the 2013 Budget.


AIR PASSENGER DUTY

Priti Patel

Henry Smith

Mr Brian H. Donohoe

Steve Baker

Graham Stringer

Nicholas Soames

Paul GogginsKwasi KwartengMr Mike Hancock

Mr Roger GodsiffJim SheridanJohn Thurso

Sir Peter BottomleyMr Bernard JenkinMark Pritchard

Rosie CooperMr Philip HolloboneMiss Anne McIntosh

Mr Peter Bone [R]Nick de BoisMr Dennis Skinner

Mr Graham BradyNigel MillsMr David Nuttall

Mike WeatherleyMr Christopher Chope

That this House believes that the UK’s air passenger duty acts as a barrier to economic growth and deters both inward investment and inbound tourism; notes the financial impact on families of the rising costs of air passenger duty; further notes the impact on British businesses wishing to export and take advantage of business opportunities overseas; notes that the current air passenger duty regime is the highest air passenger tax in the world, which makes the UK less competitive than countries with lower aviation taxes; further notes that over 200,000 members of the public are calling for a review of the economic impact of air passenger duty; calls on HM Treasury to commission a comprehensive study into the full economic impact of air passenger duty in the UK, including the effects on jobs and growth, reporting in advance of the 2013 Budget; and calls on the Government to use the evidence from the study to inform future policy-making.

The Second Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Session 2010-12, on Air Passenger Duty: implications for Northern Ireland, HC 1227, is relevant.

Debate may continue until 5.00 pm.

At the end of the sitting:

2 ADJOURNMENT

Proposed subject: Death of Rhiya Malin (Mrs Eleanor Laing).

Debate may continue until 5.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).



COMMITTEES

DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

1

Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

11.30 am

Room 12 (public)

To consider the draft Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012 and the draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012.

SELECT COMMITTEES

2

Foreign Affairs

10.00 am

Room 16 (private)

3

Political and Constitutional Reform

1.45 pm

Room 144, NI Assembly (private)

2.00 pm

(public)

Subject: Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK?

Witnesses: David Ford MLA, Leader, Alliance Party; Dr Robin Wilson, independent researcher on devolution (at 2.30 pm); Mike Nesbitt MLA, Leader, Ulster Unionist Party (at 3.30 pm).

JOINT COMMITTEE

4

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Sub-Committee D

8.45 am

Room 13 (private)

9.00 am

(public)

Subject: The Panel on corporate governance: below board level.

Witness: Ali Parsa, Chief Executive, Circle Partnership.

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


PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

Thursday 1 November

Time of publication

No.

1

Justice

00.01 am

HC 572

The Committee’s opinion on the European Union Data Protection framework proposals (Third Report).

2

Science and Technology

00.01 am

HC 163

Regulation of medical implants in the EU and UK (Fifth Report).


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs post-Council Statement Thursday 1 November


‡ Note: These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given. For other questions for written answer today see the ‘Question Book’.


Written Question tabled on Wednesday 31 October for answer today‡

1 Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons Commission has yet considered the report on Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster; and if he will make a statement. (126575)


General Committee Notices

A Programming Sub-Committee in respect of the Public Service Pensions Bill will meet on Monday 5 November at 3.00 pm.

A Public Bill Committee will meet on Tuesday 6 November at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm and Thursday 8 November at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm to consider the Public Service Pensions Bill.

A Public Bill Committee will meet on Wednesday 7 November at 1.30 pm to consider the Prisons (Property) Bill.

A Public Bill Committee will meet on Wednesday 7 November at 2.00 pm to consider the Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill.

A Second Reading Committee will meet on Monday 5 November at 4.30 pm to consider the Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [Lords].

European Committee B will meet on Wednesday 7 November at 8.55 am to consider European Union Documents No. 11112/12 and Addendum, dated 8 June 2012, relating to a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Court of Auditors: Synthesis of the Commission’s management achievements in 2011; and No. 11479/12, dated 15 June 2012, relating to European Court of Auditors’ Opinion No. 4/2012 on the Commission’s evaluation report on the Union’s finances based on results achieved established under Article 318 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

The First Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 5 November at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Bahrain) Order 2012, the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Barbados) Order 2012, the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Singapore) Order 2012, the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Switzerland) Order 2012 and the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Liechtenstein) Order 2012.

The Second Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 6 November at 8.55 am to consider the draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012.

The Third Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 6 November at 2.30 pm to consider the Church of England Marriage (Amendment) Measure (HC 671).

The Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Tuesday 6 November at 2.30 pm to consider the draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Disclosure and Barring Service Transfer of Functions) Order 2012.

The Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Wednesday 7 November at 2.30 pm to consider the draft Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Amendment) Regulations 2012.

The Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee will meet on Monday 5 November at 4.30 pm to consider the draft Forestry Commissioners (Climate Change Functions) (Scotland) Order 2012 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012.


Prepared 1st November 2012