House of Commons

Session 2010-11
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Summary Agendas and Orders of Business

Order of Business Monday 6 September 2010

+ indicates Government business.
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 the Home Department
 1
Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent):  What progress is being made on the Government's review of alcohol licensing.
(13082)
 2
Paul Flynn (Newport West):  What estimate she has made of the effect on the size of the prison population of the implementation of the provisions of the Drugs Act 2005.
(13083)
 3
Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton):  What steps she is taking to reduce the number of non-departmental public bodies sponsored by her Department.
(13084)
 4
Diana R. Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North):  When she plans to bring into force existing powers to curb the activities of private sector wheel clampers.
(13085)
 5
Mark Lancaster (Milton Keynes North):  What recent steps she has taken to make police forces more accountable to local residents.
(13086)
 6
Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon):  What recent representations she has received on the proportion of police officers' time spent on administrative tasks.
(13087)
 7
Lorely Burt (Solihull):  What steps she plans to take to implement the proposed cap on net immigration.
(13088)
 8
Lorraine Fullbrook (South Ribble):  What recent steps she has taken to make police forces more accountable to local people.
(13089)
 9
Mary Creagh (Wakefield):  How much central funding for police forces she plans to provide in 2011-12.
(13090)
 10
Dr Daniel Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich):  What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on steps to ensure that the standard of English required of migrant health professionals is adequate for the purpose of safe clinical practice.
(13092)
 11
Tony Baldry (Banbury):  What progress has been made on her Department's review of the operation of the Extradition Act 2003 and the US-UK extradition treaty.
(13093)
 12
Karl Turner (Kingston upon Hull East):  What the recorded crime rate was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.
(13094)
 13
Chris Skidmore (Kingswood):  What steps she is taking to reduce annual net immigration to the UK.
(13095)
 14
Matthew Hancock (West Suffolk):  How much the Identity Cards Programme has cost since its introduction.
(13096)
 15
Jason McCartney (Colne Valley):  What progress her Department is making in processing the backlog of asylum applications made prior to 2010.
(13097)
 16
Karen Lumley (Redditch):  What recent representations she has received on the proportion of police officers' time spent on administrative tasks.
(13098)
 17
Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley):  What resources her Department has allocated to enforcement of the law of female genital mutilation.
(13099)
 18
Richard Harrington (Watford):  What recent representations she has received on the proportion of police officers' time spent on administrative tasks.
(13100)
 19
Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham):  What recent representations she has received on the proportion of police officers' time spent on administrative tasks.
(13101)
 20
Mr William Cash (Stone):  What representations she has received on the implications for the UK of the decision to opt into the provisions of EU legislation on the European Investigation Order; and if she will make a statement.
(13102)
 21
David Rutley (Macclesfield):  What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of implementation of the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.
(13103)
 22
Guy Opperman (Hexham):  What representations she has received from industry bodies on proposals to ban the sale of alcohol at below cost price.
(13104)
 23
Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen):  What progress her Department is making in processing the backlog of asylum applications made prior to 2010.
(13105)
 24
Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight):  What representations she has received on the decision that the UK should opt in to the provisions of EU legislation on the European Investigation Order.
(13106)
At 3.15 pm
Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Members listed below have been selected by ballot to ask a Topical Question.
 T1
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey):  If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(13107)
 T2
Toby Perkins (Chesterfield):
(13108)
 T3
Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon):
(13109)
 T4
Nick de Bois (Enfield North):
(13110)
 T5
Michael Ellis (Northampton North):
(13111)
 T6
Ian Austin (Dudley North):
(13112)
 T7
Mr David Ward (Bradford East):
(13114)
 T8
Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East):
(13115)
 T9
David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale):
(13116)

At 3.30 pm
  Urgent Questions (if any)
 
  Ministerial Statements (if any)

Main Business
  indicates Government Business
1
PARLIAMENTARY VOTING SYSTEM AND CONSTITUENCIES BILL: Second Reading.
[Until 10.00 pm]
Ms Harriet Harman
Mr Jack Straw
Alan Johnson
Mr Jim Murphy
Mr Peter Hain
Mr Shaun Woodward
Mr Nicholas Brown
 
   That this House, whilst affirming its belief that there should be a referendum on moving to the Alternative Vote system for elections to the House of Commons, declines to give a Second Reading to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill because it combines that objective with entirely unrelated provisions designed to gerrymander constituencies by imposing a top-down, hasty and undemocratic review of boundaries, the effect of which would be to exclude millions of eligible but unregistered voters from the calculation of the electoral average and to deprive local communities of their long-established right to trigger open and transparent public inquiries into the recommendations of a Boundary Commission, thereby destroying a bi-partisan system of drawing boundaries which has been the envy of countries across the world; and is strongly of the opinion that the publication of such a Bill should have been preceded by a full process of pre-legislative scrutiny of a draft Bill.
Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil
Stewart Hosie
Hywel Williams
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Jonathan Edwards
 
   That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill because it plans to reduce the number of Members of Parliament in a way that could disproportionately disadvantage Wales and Scotland, does not seek the consent of devolved administrations regarding the date of the referendum, fails to take into account the recommendations of the Gould Report into the 2007 Scottish elections by placing the referendum vote on 5 May 2011, the same day as devolved government elections, requiring multiple ballot papers which will further obfuscate the elections in those regions, resulting in possible chaos at polling stations, provides for a referendum on UK-wide voting systems which would dilute interest in the elections of the devolved governments, and fails to include an option to choose a proportionate electoral system.
   The First Report from the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Report for Second Reading (HC 422); uncorrected oral evidence taken before the Committee on Thursday
15 July (HC 358-i), Thursday 22 July (HC 396-i) and Tuesday 27 July (HC 396-ii); and written evidence reported by the Committee to the House on Thursday 22 and Tuesday 27 July and ordered to be published on those dates, are relevant.
Debate may continue until 10.00 pm.
2
PARLIAMENTARY VOTING SYSTEM AND CONSTITUENCIES BILL (PROGRAMME)
[No separate debate]
The Deputy Prime Minister
 
   That the following provisions shall apply to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill:
Committal
   1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Proceedings in Committee
   2.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in five days.
   3.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the proceedings on the Bill in Committee of the whole House.
Consideration and Third Reading
   4.   Any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in two days.
   5.   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.
   6.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.
   7.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.
Other proceedings
   8.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7)).
3
PARLIAMENTARY VOTING SYSTEM AND CONSTITUENCIES BILL [MONEY]: Queen’s Recommendation signified.
[No separate debate]
Mark Hoban
 
   That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill, it is expedient to authorise—
(1)   
the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—
(a)   
any expenditure incurred under the Act by a Minister of the Crown, and
(b)   
any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided, and
(2)   
the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of—
(a)   
the charges payable to Regional Counting Officers and counting officers in connection with the referendum on the voting system for parliamentary elections,
(b)   
sums payable in respect of increases in superannuation contributions required to be paid by local authorities in consequence of fees paid as part of those charges, and
(c)   
any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of that Fund, and
(3)   
the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)).
4
PUBLIC HEALTH
[No debate]
Mr Secretary Lansley
 
   That the draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 21 June, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
5
FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS
[No debate]
Mark Hoban
 
   That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Contribution to Costs of Special Resolution Regime) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 5 July, be approved.
To be decided without debate (Standing Order No. 118(6)).
At the end of the sitting:
6
PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITION
[No debate]
 
   Constituency Boundaries (Isle of Wight) (Mr Andrew Turner).
Presentation of petitions: no debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153).
7
ADJOURNMENT
 
   Proposed subject: Effect on women of reductions in public expenditure  (Ms Diane Abbott).
   Debate may continue until 10.30 pm or for half an hour, whichever is later (Standing Order No. 9).

COMMITTEES
SELECT COMMITTEES
1
Work and Pensions
4.15 pm
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House (private)
2
Administration
5.00 pm
16 (private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

Written Ministerial Statements to be made today
1
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer: Regional Employer National Insurance contributions holiday for new businesses.
2
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Work of the Department during Recess.
3
Secretary of State for Defence: Aggregated service.
4
Secretary of State for Education: Innovation in pupil place planning.
5
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correction to Parliamentary Question 7334.
6
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Transfer of existing private sewers and lateral drains in England.
7
Secretary of State for Justice: Secretary of State directions to the Legal Services Ombudsman.