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Order of Business Wednesday 6 March 2013

+ 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 David Rutley (Macclesfield): What discussions she has had with political leaders about recent disturbances in Northern Ireland. (145437)

* 2 Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd): What discussions she has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on the Government's proposed welfare reforms. (145438)

* 3 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North): What her policy is on youth unemployment in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. (145439)

* 4 Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West): What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Government's welfare reforms in Northern Ireland. (145440)

* 5 Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife): What her policy is on the funding of political parties in Northern Ireland. (145441)

* 6 Mark Durkan (Foyle): What consideration she is giving to bringing forward an amendment to the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 in relation to notification requirements as part of the proposed Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. (145442)

* 7 Neil Carmichael (Stroud): What recent assessment she has made of the prospects for economic growth in Northern Ireland. (145443)

* 8 Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish): What her policy is on youth unemployment in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. (145444)

* 9 Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk): When the most recent report of the investigation into the McGurk's Bar bombing will be made public. (145445)

* 10 Andrew Stephenson (Pendle): What recent discussions she has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on attracting inward investment. (145446)

* 11 Jim McGovern (Dundee West): What steps her Department is taking to improve economic co-operation between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. (145447)

* 12 Glyn Davies (Montgomeryshire): What steps the Government is taking to support Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013. (145448)

* 13 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway): What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the operation of the common travel area in Northern Ireland. (145449)

* 14 Mel Stride (Central Devon): What recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. (145450)

* 15 Graeme Morrice (Livingston): What discussions she has had with the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on a proposed Northern Ireland Bill. (145451)

At 12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

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

* Q1 Derek Twigg (Halton): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 6 March. (146191)

* Q2 Michael Connarty (Linlithgow and East Falkirk):  (146192)

* Q3 Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton):  (146193)

* Q4 Martin Horwood (Cheltenham):  (146194)

* Q5 Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth):  (146195)

* Q6 Chi Onwurah (Newcastle Upon Tyne Central):  (146196)

* Q7 Claire Perry (Devizes):  (146197)

* Q8 Mr Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley):  (146198)

* Q9 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire):  (146199)

* Q10 Sarah Champion (Rotherham):  (146200)

* Q11 Julian Sturdy (York Outer):  (146201)

* Q12 Mr Steve Reed (Croydon North):  (146202)

* Q13 Mr Russell Brown (Dumfries and Galloway):  (146203)

* Q14 Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire):  (146204)

* Q15 Chris Skidmore (Kingswood):  (146205)



At 12.30 pm Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)


Preliminary Business

Ten minute rule Motion

1 BLOOD, ORGAN AND BONE MARROW DONATION (EDUCATION) [Up to 20 minutes]

Seema Malhotra

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a duty on schools and colleges in England with pupils aged 16 years and over to enable pupils to gain greater understanding of the processes and benefits of blood, organ and bone marrow donation; and for connected purposes.

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


Main Business


Note: Provision has been made for a Business Motion to be moved at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 15)


indicates Government Business

 2 ESTIMATES DAY (3rd allotted day) [Until 7.00 pm]

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13

Greg Clark

Department for Work and Pensions

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2013, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions-

(1) further resources, not exceeding £507,034,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 894,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £97,653,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £2,133,672,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to Universal Credit (Resolution of 25 February).

The Third Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, Universal Credit implementation: meeting the needs of vulnerable claimants, HC 576, and the Government Response, Cm 8537, are relevant.

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13

Greg Clark

Department of Health

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2013, for expenditure by the Department of Health-

(1) further resources, not exceeding £1,244,626,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 894,

(2) the resources authorised for use for capital purposes be reduced by £1,000 as so set out, and

(3) the sums authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £472,479,000 as so set out.

This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to the regulation of medical implants in the EU and UK (Resolution of 25 February).

The Fifth Report from the Science and Technology Committee, on Regulation of medical implants in the EU and UK, HC 163, and the Government Response, Cm 8496, are relevant.

Debate may continue until 7.00 pm.

The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motions will be deferred until 7.00 pm (Standing Orders Nos. 54 and 55).

 3 SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13

Greg Clark

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, as follows-

Ministry of Justice

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2013, for expenditure by the Ministry of Justice-

(1) further resources, not exceeding £1,157,003,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 894,

(2) the resources authorised for use for capital purposes be reduced by £19,950,000 as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £385,095,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question deferred from Tuesday 5 March (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 4 SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13

Greg Clark

And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, as follows-

Department for Communities and Local Government

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2013, for expenditure by the Department for Communities and Local Government-

(1) further resources, not exceeding £464,869,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 894,

(2) the resources authorised for use for capital purposes be reduced by £1,212,893,000 as so set out, and

(3) the sums authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £339,615,000 as so set out.

Question deferred from Tuesday 5 March (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 5 SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13 (ARMY) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2013, modifications in the maximum numbers in the Reserve Land Forces subject to additional duties commitments under section 25 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 set out in Supplementary Votes A 2012–13, HC 856, be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1 and 3 of that Act.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 6 SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13 (AIR) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2013, modifications in the maximum numbers in the Reserve Air Forces set out in Supplementary Votes A 2012–13, HC 856, be authorised for the purposes of Part 1 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 7 ESTIMATES, 2013-14 (NAVY) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2014, a number not exceeding 36,370 all ranks be maintained for Naval Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marines Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2013–14, HC 855.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 8 ESTIMATES, 2013-14 (ARMY) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2014, a number not exceeding 117,970 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2013–14, HC 855.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 9 ESTIMATES, 2013-14 (AIR) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2014, a number not exceeding 39,200 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2013–14, HC 855.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).


 10 ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2009-10 (AIR) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2010, excesses in the numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Part 1of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the revised maximum numbers set out in Excess Votes A, 2009–10, HC 992.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 11 ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2009-10

Greg Clark

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2010, resources, not exceeding £1,000, be authorised for use to make good excesses of certain resources for defence and civil services as set out in Late Statement of Excesses 2009-10, HC 896.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 12 ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2010-11 (AIR) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2011, excesses in the numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Part 1 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the revised maximum numbers set out in Excess Votes A, 2010–11, HC 992.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 13 ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2010-11

Greg Clark

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2011, resources, not exceeding £1,000, be authorised for use to make good excesses of certain resources for defence and civil services as set out in Late Statement of Excesses 2010-11, HC 896.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 14 ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2011-12 (AIR) VOTE A

Secretary Philip Hammond

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2012, excesses in the numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Part 1of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the revised maximum numbers set out in Excess Votes A, 2011–12, HC 992.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 15 ESTIMATES, EXCESSES, 2011-12

Greg Clark

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2012-

(1) resources, not exceeding £62,700,000, be authorised to make good excesses for use for current purposes as set out in Statements of Excesses 2011-12, HC 896, HC 994 and HC 995,

(2) resources, not exceeding £7,765,000, be authorised to make good excesses for use for capital purposes as set out in Statement of Excesses 2011-12, HC 896.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 16 SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2012-13

Greg Clark

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2013-

(1) resources authorised for current purposes be reduced by £2,398,590,000, in accordance with HC 894, HC 910, HC 971, HC 974 and HC 985,

(2) resources authorised for capital purposes be reduced by £5,212,562,000, in accordance with HC 894, HC 910, HC 971, HC 974 and HC 985, and

(3) the sums authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £3,939,090,000, in accordance with HC 894, HC 910, HC 971, HC 974 and HC 985.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

 17 ESTIMATES, VOTE ON ACCOUNT, 2013-14

Greg Clark

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2014-

(1) resources, not exceeding £216,006,686,000, be authorised, on account, for use for current purposes as set out in HC 895, HC 909, HC 926, HC 972, HC 973, and HC 986,

(2) resources, not exceeding £21,552,454,000, be authorised, on account, for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a sum, not exceeding £209,612,302,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

To be decided at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (2)).

A Bill is to be brought in upon the nine Motions relating to Estimates, Late Excesses 2009-10 and 2010-11, Excesses, 2011-12, Supplementary Estimates, 2012–13, and Estimates, 2013–14 (Vote on Account), if they are agreed to by the House.


At 7.00 pm

†  BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE [No debate]

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Sittings of the House (22 March) Motion, in the name of Mr Andrew Lansley, may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply.

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



 18 SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE (22 MARCH)

Mr Andrew Lansley

That this House shall sit on Friday 22 March.

As an Amendment to Mr Andrew Lansley’s proposed Motion (Sittings of the House (22 March)):

Edward Miliband

Ms Angela Eagle

Ms Rosie Winterton

(a)

Line 1, leave out from ‘shall’ to end and add ‘, notwithstanding the Resolution of 17 December 2012, sit on Wednesday 27 March and at its rising on that day adjourn until 15 April 2013.’.

Debate may continue until any hour, if the 7.00 pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to.

 19 CHARITIES [No debate]

Francis Maude

That the draft Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 22 January, be approved.

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

 20 REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE [No debate]

The Deputy Prime Minister

That the draft Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.

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

 21 TRANSPORT [No debate]

Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

That the draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 19 December 2012, be approved.

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

At the end of the sitting:

22 ADJOURNMENT

Proposed subject: Dalgety Bay radiation (Mr Gordon Brown).

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



COMMITTEES

DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES

1

Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

8.55 am

Room 9 (public)

To consider the draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013.

2

Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

8.55 am

Room 10 (public)

To consider the draft Civil Legal Aid (Costs) Regulations 2013, the draft Criminal Legal Aid (Determinations by a Court and Choice of Representative) Regulations 2013 and the draft Legal Aid (Information about Financial Resources) Regulations 2013.

3

Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

8.55 am

Room 11 (public)

To consider the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2013.

4

Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee

8.55 am

Room 12 (public)

To consider the draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Trafficking People for Exploitation) Regulations 2013.

5

Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

2.30 pm

Room 9 (public)

To consider the draft Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013.

6

Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee

2.30 pm

Room 11 (public)

To consider the draft Loss of Tax Credits Regulations 2013.

7

Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee

2.30 pm

Room 12 (public)

To consider the draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2013.

SELECT COMMITTEES

8

Science and Technology

9.15 am

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am

(public)

Subject: (i) Water Quality; (ii) Forensic Science Follow-up.

Witnesses: (i) Peter Gammeltoft, European Commission; (ii) Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office, and Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator (at 10.30 am).

9

Work and Pensions

9.15 am

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.30 am

(public)

Subject: Work Programme: Experience of Different User Groups.

Witnesses: Employment Related Services Association, G4S Employment Support Services, Rehab Group, and Shaw Trust and Careers Development Group.

10

Environmental Audit

1.00 pm

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (private)

1.30 pm

(public)

Subject: Embedding Sustainable Development: An Update.

Witnesses: Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy, Cabinet Office, and Nigel Atkinson, Head of Sustainable Development, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

11

Education

1.55 pm

Pen Green Research Base, Corby (private)

2.00 pm

(public)

Subject: Foundation Years: Sure Start.

Witnesses: Angela Prodger, Deputy Head and Councillor Bob Scott, Chair of Governors, Pen Green Centre for Children and Families, Christine Wheelan, Head, Croyland Children's Centre and Nursery School, and Ellen Wallace, Principal, Woodnewton Academy Trust; Alex Hopkins, Director of Children, Customers and Education, Northamptonshire County Council, Diane Dinch and Nicki Price, Willowbrook Health Centre, and Maggie McKay, Home-Start Corby, Pen Green Centre for Children and Families (at 2.45 pm).

12

European Scrutiny

2.00 pm

Room 5 (private)

2.15 pm

(public)

Subject: European Scrutiny System in the House of Commons.

Witnesses: Chris Bryant MP, Martin Horwood MP, and Andrea Leadsom MP; Mr Richard Bacon MP, Robert Broadhurst, Senior Researcher, European Research Group, and Chris Heaton-Harris MP (at 3.00 pm).

13

Northern Ireland Affairs

2.15 pm

Room 8 (private)

2.30 pm

(public)

Subject: Draft Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

Witnesses: Sir Christopher Kelly, Chairman, Committee on Standards in Public Life; Seamus Magee, Head of the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland, Anna Carragher, Northern Ireland Commissioner, and Peter Horne, Director of Party and Election Finance, Electoral Commission (at 3.15 pm); Friends of the Earth (at 4.00 pm).

14

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2.30 pm

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

3.00 pm

(public)

Subject: Bovine TB Vaccination.

Witness: Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

15

Procedure

3.00 pm

Room 20 (private)

3.05 pm

(public)

Subject: Private Members’ Bills.

Witnesses: David Natzler, Clerk Assistant, Simon Patrick, Clerk of Bills, and Kate Emms, Clerk of Private Members’ Bills, House of Commons.

16

Public Accounts

3.00 pm

Room 15 (private)

3.15 pm

(public)

Subject: Tax Credits Fraud and Error.

Witnesses: Citizens Advice; Lin Homer, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary and Nick Lodge, Director General Benefits and Credits, HM Revenue and Customs (at 4.00 pm).

17

Statutory Instruments

As soon as convenient after
3.45 pm

Room 7 (private)

18

Selection

4.45 pm

Room 13 (private)


JOINT COMMITTEES

19

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

9.30 am

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)

9.45 am

(public)

Subject: Banking Standards.

Witnesses: Sir Mervyn King GBE, Governor, Bank of England, and Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor Designate, Bank of England and Chief Executive Officer Designate, Prudential Regulation Authority.

20

Draft Care and Support Bill

2.30 pm

Room 17 (private)

21

Committee on 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 6 March

Time of publication

No.

1

Health

00.01 am

HC 639

2012 accountability hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Ninth Report).

2

Welsh Affairs

00.01 am

HC 95

Crossing the border: road and rail links between England and Wales (Third Report).


Written Ministerial Statements to be made today

1Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Action on consumer credit.

2Secretary of State for the Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs–pre-Council statement.

3Secretary of State for Justice: Publication of the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) Fourth Round Evaluation Report for the UK.


Prepared 6th March 2013