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Order of Business Tuesday 22 January 2013

+ indicates Government business.
Timings are indicative only.


House of Commons

Order of Business


At 11.30 am Prayers

Afterwards

Private Business

Note: Private Business is not debated at this time, and may not be proceeded with if opposed.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

Bills with Amendments

Canterbury City Council Bill (By Order)

Leeds City Council Bill (By Order)

Nottingham City Council Bill (By Order)

Reading Borough Council Bill (By Order)

[A copy of the Amendments may be obtained from the Vote Office or inspected on the Parliamentary website http://services.parliament.uk/bills or in the Private Bill Office]


Second Reading

City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords] (By Order).

Mr Christopher Chope

On Second Reading of the City of London (Various Powers) Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be read a second time upon this day six months.


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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

* 1 Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South): What recent reports he has received on the security situation in Rakhine state, Burma; and if he will make a statement. (138331)

* 2 Mr David Hanson (Delyn): What assistance he is providing to ensure access to education and health for women in Afghanistan. (138332)

* 3 Gemma Doyle (West Dunbartonshire): What guidance his Department is giving to Heads of Mission on the steps that should be taken to ensure continuing support for education and healthcare for women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (138333)

* 4 Mr Andrew Love (Edmonton): What recent reports he has received on the political situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (138334)

* 5 John Robertson (Glasgow North West): What guidance his Department is giving to Heads of Mission on the steps that should be taken to ensure continuing support for education and healthcare for women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (138335)

* 6 Stella Creasy (Walthamstow): What recent representations he has made to the government of India on the safety of women and the rule of law. (138336)

* 7 Fiona O'Donnell (East Lothian): What guidance his Department is giving to Heads of Mission on the steps that should be taken to ensure continuing support for education and healthcare for women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (138337)

* 8 Ian Lavery (Wansbeck): What reports he has received on the effect of rising tension in the East and South China Seas; and what discussions he has had with countries in that region. (138338)

* 9 Gregg McClymont (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East): What recent representations his Department has made to persuade the Israeli government to cease settlement expansion in the West Bank. (138339)

* 10 Mark Durkan (Foyle): What assessment he has made of reported clashes between Sri Lankan security forces and Jaffna University students and the situation of those who have been arrested and detained. (138340)

* 11 Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe): What recent assessment he has made of the UK's relations with countries in Latin America. (138341)

* 12 David Wright (Telford): What reports he has received on the effect of rising tension in the East and South China Seas; and what discussions he has had with countries in that region. (138342)

* 13 Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East): What guidance is being given to Heads of Mission by his Department regarding the steps that should be taken to ensure continuing support for education and healthcare for women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (138343)

* 14 Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay): What assessment he has made of the potential consequences of the outcome of the Israeli elections on relations between Iran and Israel. (138344)

* 15 Mr Graham Allen (Nottingham North): What his policy is on allowing Parliament to vote on the Government's position in respect of foreign conflicts. (138345)

* 16 Chris Evans (Islwyn): What guidance is being given to Heads of Mission by his Department regarding the steps that should be taken to ensure continuing support for education and healthcare for women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (138346)

* 17 Robert Halfon (Harlow): What recent reports he has received on the situation in the Middle East. (138347)

* 18 Dame Tessa Jowell (Dulwich and West Norwood): What recent representations he has made to the government of India regarding the safety of women and the rule of law. (138348)

* 19 Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West): What recent reports he has received on the human rights situation in Burma; and if he will make a statement. (138349)

* 20 David Mowat (Warrington South): What discussions he has had with foreign governments on global food prices. (138350)

* 21 Ms Gisela Stuart (Birmingham, Edgbaston): What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the next stage of negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework. (138351)

* 22 Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury): What recent assessment he has made of the situation of Christians in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. (138352)

* 23 Patrick Mercer (Newark): What his policy is on British support for French intervention in Mali; and if he will make a statement. (138353)

* 24 Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North): What recent discussions he has had with governments in the Great Lakes region on finding a solution to the conflict in eastern Congo. (138354)

* 25 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore): What recent steps his Department has taken to persuade the Israeli government to cease settlement expansion in the West Bank. (138355)


At 12.15 pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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

* T1 Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside): If he will make a statement on his Departmental responsibilities. (138356)

* T2 Barry Gardiner (Brent North):  (138357)

* T3 Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North):  (138358)

* T4 Laura Sandys (South Thanet):  (138359)

* T5 Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle Upon Tyne North):  (138360)

* T6 Keith Vaz (Leicester East):  (138361)

* T7 Tristram Hunt (Stoke-on-Trent Central):  (138362)

* T8 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering):  (138363)

* T9 Graeme Morrice (Livingston):  (138365)



At 12.30 pm Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)


Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

1 UNDULY LENIENT SENTENCES (RIGHT OF APPEAL) [Up to 20 minutes]

Gareth Johnson

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to extend the powers of prosecuting authorities to appeal against unduly lenient sentences imposed in the criminal courts.

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to ten minutes (Standing Order No. 23).


Main Business

† 2 SUCCESSION TO THE CROWN BILL (ALLOCATION OF TIME)  [Up to three hours]

The Deputy Prime Minister

indicates Government Business

†That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Succession to the Crown Bill-

Timetable

1.–(1) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in two days in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

(2) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee shall be completed at today’s sitting.

(3) Proceedings on Second Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Motion.

(4) Proceedings in Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Motion.

(5) Any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed on the second day.

(6) Any proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the second day.

(7) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second day.


Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

2. When the Bill has been read a second time-

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of Bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

3. On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

4. For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1, the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others) in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply-

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

5. On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

6. If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(c) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

7. If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph 4(d) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

8.–(1) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(2) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (1) shall thereupon be resumed.

9.–(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 8.

(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question already proposed from the Chair.

(3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall then put forthwith-

(a) a single Question on any further Amendments to the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and

(b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith-

(a) a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and

(b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.

(5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House disagrees to a Lords Amendment.

(6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees to all the remaining Lords Amendments.

(7) As soon as the House has-

(a) agreed or disagreed to a Lords Amendment; or

(b) disposed of an Amendment relevant to a Lords Amendment which has been disagreed to,

the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments that are moved by a Minister of the Crown and are relevant to the Lords Amendment.

Subsequent stages

10.–(1) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(2) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (1) shall thereupon be resumed.

11.–(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 10.

(2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair.

(3) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

(4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

(5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question that this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

12.–(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chair.

(2) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

(3) Proceedings in the Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

(4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3), the Chair shall-

(a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair, and

(b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

(5) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

13. Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.

14.–(1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

(2) Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to those proceedings.

15. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

16.–(1) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to recommit the Bill.

(2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

17.–(1) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(2) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

18. The Speaker may not arrange for a debate to be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.

19.–(1) This paragraph applies if the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(2) No notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

20. Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

21.–(1) Any private business which has been set down for consideration at 7.00 pm, 4.00 pm or 2.00 pm (as the case may be) on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.

(2) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business for a period of three hours from the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill or, if those proceedings are concluded before the moment of interruption, for a period equal to the time elapsing between 7.00 pm, 4.00 pm or 2.00 pm (as the case may be) and the conclusion of those proceedings.

As Amendments to the Deputy Prime Minister’s proposed Motion (Succession to the Crown Bill (Allocation of Time)):

Jacob Rees-Mogg

(a)

Line 9, after ‘Reading’, insert ‘and on any Instruction to the Committee on the Bill that has been selected by the Speaker, which shall be debated with the Second Reading,’.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

(b)

Line 27, leave out paragraph 2(b).

The Speaker will put any question necessary to dispose of proceedings not more than three hours after proceedings begin (Standing Order No. 83) and this period may continue or begin after 7.00 pm, if the 7.00 pm Business of the House motion is agreed to.



At 7.00 pm

†  BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate]

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Succession to the Crown Bill (Allocation of Time) Motion, in the name of the Deputy Prime Minister, may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.

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


 3 SUCCESSION TO THE CROWN BILL: Second Reading (Queen’s Consent to be signified).

For Amendments, see separate Paper.

Proceedings on Second Reading will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Succession to the Crown (Allocation of Time) Motion, and proceedings on Committee will, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Succession to the Crown (Allocation of Time) Motion, if that Motion is agreed to.

† 4 ENERGY CONSERVATION [No debate]

Secretary Edward Davey

That the draft Green Deal Framework (Disclosure, Acknowledgement, Redress etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 10 December 2012, be approved.

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

† 5 CONTROL OF FLUORINATED GASES [No debate]

Richard Benyon

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15984/12, and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gases; and supports the Government’s view that changes to some aspects of the Commission’s regulatory proposal are required to deliver the legislative basis necessary to support and encourage the use of lower global warming potential refrigerants whilst offering a pragmatic solution that is not technology prescriptive, does not hinder innovation to lower greenhouse gas emissions over the different fields of applications and does not prohibit the use of equipment that has not reached the end of its economic life.

To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 119(11)).

† 6 BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (31 January) [No debate after 7.00 pm]

Mr Andrew Lansley

That, at the sitting on 31 January-

(1) notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and Means may be entered upon at any hour, and may then be proceeded with for three hours, after which the Speaker shall interrupt the business;

(2) notwithstanding sub-paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14, the backbench business set down for consideration shall be entered upon at the conclusion of the Private Business set down for that day.

If opposed, this item cannot be taken after 7.00 pm.

At the end of the sitting:

7 ADJOURNMENT

Proposed subject: Performance of UK Trade and Investment (Daniel Kawczynski).

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


COMMITTEES

PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEE

1

Energy Bill

8.55 am

Room 9 (public)

2.00 pm

(public)

Further to consider the Bill.

SELECT COMMITTEES

2

Health

9.00 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am

(public)

Subject: Nursing.

Witnesses: Caroline Abrahams, Director of External Affairs, Age UK, and Michael Watson, Director of Information and Advice, Patients’ Association; Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, NHS Commissioning Board, and Viv Bennett, Lead Nurse, Public Health England (at 10.30 am).

3

Justice

9.00 am

Room 7 (private)

4

Education

9.15 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am

(public)

Subject: Foundation Years: Sure Start.

Witnesses: Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive, Action for Children, and Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University.

5

Public Administration

9.15 am

Room 16 (private)

10.30 am

(public)

Subject: Procurement.

Witnesses: Colin Cram, Managing Director, Marc1 Ltd, and Jon Hughes, Chairman, Future Purchasing.

6

International Development

9.30 am

Room 5 (private)

7

Treasury

9.45 am

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

10.00 am

(public)

Subject: Post Monetary Policy Committee Debrief.

Witness: Dr Adam Posen, former Monetary Policy Committee member, Bank of England.

8

Culture, Media and Sport

10.00 am

Room 6 (private)

10.30 am

(public)

Subject: Support for the Creative Industries.

Witnesses: Jeremy Silver, Lead Specialist on Creative Industries, Technology Strategy Board, Jim Killock, Executive Director, and Peter Bradwell, Campaigner, Open Rights Group; Owen Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, Publishers Association, and Lavinia Carey, Director General, British Video Association (at 11.15 am).

9

Business, Innovation and Skills

11.00 am

Room 8 (private)

11.30 am

(public)

Subject: BIS Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12.

Witnesses: Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State, and Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (at 11.30 am).

10

Foreign Affairs

1.45 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

2.30 pm

(public)

Subject: The UK’s Relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Witnesses: Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, and Dr Neil Partrick, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; Sir Roger Tomkys, former British Ambassador to Bahrain, and Robin Lamb, former British Ambassador to Bahrain (at 3.30 pm).

11

Scottish Affairs

2.00 pm

Room 8 (private)

2.30 pm

(public)

Subject: Blacklisting in Employment.

Witnesses: Callum McAlpine, Director, and Peter Brinley-Codd, Head of Legal Services, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd.

12

Home Affairs

2.30 pm

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

3.45 pm

(public)

Subject: Draft Anti-Social Behaviour Bill.

Witnesses: Janet Grauberg, Director of UK Strategy, Barnado’s, Ellen Broome, Acting Director of Policy and Public Affairs, The Children’s Society, and Penelope Gibbs, Chair, Standing Committee for Youth Justice; Liz Walker, Redoubt (at 4.15 pm); Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Victim Support (at 4.45 pm).

13

Backbench Business

2.55 pm

Room 15 (private)

3.00 pm

(public)

Subject: Proposals for Backbench Debates.

Witnesses: Members of Parliament.

14

Defence

3.00 pm

Room 13 (private)

JOINT COMMITTEES

15

Human Rights

2.00 pm

Room 4A (private)

2.20 pm

(public)

Subject: Human Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Young People in the UK.

Witnesses: Praxis Community Projects, Dost Centre for Young Refugees and Migrants, British Association for Adoption and Fostering, and Jim Wade, Senior Research Fellow, University of York; Association of Directors of Childrens’ Services, Kent County Council, Croydon Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (at 3.15 pm).

16

Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege

5.00 pm

Room 2 (private)

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


PUBLICATION OF SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

Tuesday 22 January

Time of publication

No.

1

International Development

00.01 am

HC 657

Post-2015 Development Goals (Eighth Report).

2

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

09.30 am

HC 135-xv

(Fifteenth Report).


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth Fund-update.

2Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: ECOFIN 22 January 2013.

3Secretary of State for Defence: Armed Forces Redundancy Programme Tranche 3.

4Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Decision on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Delivery Model.

5Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan Monthly Progress Report for November and December 2012.

6Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Mali: 17 January.

7Secretary of State for the Home Department: Powers of entry review.

8Secretary of State for Justice: Publication of the Government response to the consultation on Transforming Services in the Office of the Public Guardian.

9Secretary of State for Transport: Corrections to answers to Supplementary Oral Parliamentary Questions 137500 and 137497.

10Secretary of State for Transport: Night flying restrictions.


Prepared 22nd January 2013