Business Today: Chamber for Monday 13 May 2013

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by


OP button Urgent Questions (if any)

OP button Ministerial Statements (if any)


1. high speed rail (preparation)

Presentation of Bill: no debate (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

Bill to make provision authorising expenditure in preparation for a high speed railway transport network.

2. queen’s speech (motion for an address) (PROPOSED SUBJECT: health and social care)

Adjourned debate (10 May): until 10.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Amendment (a)

Caroline Lucas

Line 5, at end add ‘but respectfully request that your Government recognise that its programme fails to address either the worsening climate crisis or that austerity is failing; call on your Government to heed warnings that urgent and radical cuts in emissions are needed to prevent global temperature rises of 4℃ or more by the end of the century; urge your Government to recognise that, to fulfil its own commitment to keep warming below 2 degrees, around 80 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground; further call on your Government to end austerity and instead reduce the deficit through an economic programme that prioritises investment in jobs, especially in labour-intensive green sectors and that pursues a goal of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050, with policies for rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies; and further call on your Government to lift the council borrowing cap to promote council house building, to tackle the cost of public transport starting with bringing the railways back into public ownership, to end cuts to welfare and take other steps to build a resilient and stable economy.’.

Amendment (b)

Mr John Baron

Mr Peter Bone

Mr Philip Hollobone

Philip Davies

Kelvin Hopkins

John Cryer

Mr Douglas Carswell Mr Edward LeighMr John Redwood

Mr David Davis Mr Bernard JenkinDr Matthew Offord

Mr William Cash Mr Crispin BluntMr Aidan Burley

Karen Lumley Andrew RosindellBill Wiggin

Chris Kelly Mr David NuttallMrs Cheryl Gillan

Andrew Bingham Fiona BruceCraig Whittaker

Mr James Gray Adam AfriyieJason McCartney

Henry Smith Andrew PercyMark Pritchard

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger Mr James ClappisonMrs Anne Main

Stephen McPartland Heather WheelerMr Charles Walker

Sheryll Murray Mr Laurence RobertsonBob Stewart

Richard Drax Martin VickersMike Weatherley

Gordon Henderson Zac GoldsmithKate Hoey

Steve Brine Nigel MillsMr Andrew Turner

Dr Julian Lewis John StevensonGuto Bebb

Nick de BoisMr Brian Binley

Line 5, at end add ‘but respectfully regret that an EU referendum bill was not included in the Gracious Speech.’.

Amendment (c)

John Mann

Line 5, at end add ‘but respectfully regret that a bill to call a referendum on reversing NHS privatisation was not included in the Gracious Speech.’.


Until 10.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP button Cleveland Fire Authority: fire authority mutualistation: Tom Blenkinsop




Minister for the Cabinet Office

1. Handling Members’ Correspondence 2012

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

2 . Equitable Life Payment Scheme

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

3 . Consultation response on the justification process for the reuse of plutonium

4 . Managing Radioactive Waste Safely: Call for evidence on the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

5 . Russia

Secretary of State for the Home Department

6 . Identity and Passport Service


Texts of Written Ministerial Statements are available from the Vote Office and on the internet at



The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be changed without notice.


OP button Communities and Local Government

Subject: Private rented sector

Witnesses: Ruth Abbott, Housing Standards and Adaptations Manager, City of York Council, David Shepherd, Assistant Director, Housing, Employment and Skills, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, John Statham, Head of Housing Partnerships, Leeds City Council; East Midlands Property Owners, National Union of Students and National Houses in Multiple Occupation Lobby (at 2.45 pm)

Leeds Town Hall

1.30pm (private), 1.45pm (public)

OP button Public Accounts

Subject: FiRe Control

Witnesses: Sir Bob Kerslake, Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, John Bonney, Chief Fire Officer, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Paul Hancock, Chief Fire Officer, Cheshire Fire and Rescue, and Peter Holland, Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser

Room 15

3.00pm (private), 3.15pm (public)

OP button Science and Technology

Subject: Marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean

Witnesses: Jane Rumble, Head, Polar Regions Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Dr Phil Trathan, Head of Conservation Biology, British Antarctic Survey, and Dr Chris Darby, Stock Assessment Coordinator, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Room 8

4.00pm (private), 4.30pm (public)

OP button Transport

Subject: Access to transport for people with disabilities

Witnesses: Bruce Thompson, Head of Transport Co-ordination Service, Devon County Council, Liz Chandler, Director of Corporate Development, Merseytravel, and Stephen Golden, Head, Equality and Corporate Sustainability, Transport for London; Community Transport Association and Motability (at 4.50pm); Civil Aviation Authority, easyJet and Heathrow Airport (at 5.20pm)

The Thatcher Room , Portcullis House

4.00pm (private), 4.05pm (public)

OP button Public Administration

Subject: Future of the Civil Service/Procurement

Witness : Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General

Room 5

4.15pm (private), 4.45pm (public)

OP button Administration

Room 16

4.30pm (private)

OP button Work and Pensions

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

4.30pm (private)




OP button 2nd Report: Reducing the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks: Reasoned Opinion, H C 83-ii

Time of publication: 11 .00 am




OP button Monday 3 June to Monday 10 June

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 12 noon on Wednesday 22 May. The Ballot will take place on Wednesday 22 May.


Applications for General or Short Debates should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Tuesday 15 May. The Ballot will take place on Wednesday 16 May. Members may submit applications to the Table Office in person or send a signed application through the post

OP button Weeks beginning 20 May and 10 June

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Cabinet Office; Communities and Local Government; Culture, Media and Sport; Defence; Deputy Prime Minister; Energy and Climate Change; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Northern Ireland; Treasury; Wales; Women and Equalities

OP button Weeks beginning 3 June and 17 June

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Innovation and Skills; Education; Health; Home Office; International Development; Justice; Leader of the House; Scotland; Transport; Work and Pensions


Nominations must be received in writing in the Lower Table Office between 10.00am and 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 May 2013 (the day before the ballot).

In accordance with Standing Order No. 122D(1)(c), no members of a party represented in Her Majesty’s Government may be candidates in this election.

Each nomination shall consist of a signed statement made by the candidate declaring their willingness to stand for election, accompanied by the signature of not fewer than 20, nor more than 25 Members, of whom no fewer than 10 shall be members of a party represented in Her Majesty’s Government and no fewer than 10 shall be members of a party not so represented or of no party.

If there is more than one candidate, the ballot will take place between 11.00am and 1.00pm on Thursday 16 May in Committee Room 16.

 PRIVATe members’ bills

Ballot Bills

The book for the ballot for Private Members’ Bills will be placed in the No Division Lobby on Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May between 11.30am and the rise of the House (except during a Division).

Members may enter in the list only one name, either their own or that of another Member who has authorised them to do so, and no name may appear more than once. A Member entering another’s name forfeits his or her own chance to enter the ballot.

The Speaker has appointed 9.00am on Thursday 16 May and Committee Room 10 as the time and place for holding the Ballot. The Chairman of Ways and Means will draw 20 names in reverse order. At about 9.30am on that day the list of successful Members (‘Result of the Ballot for Bills’) will be posted in the No Lobby and copies of this list will be available in the Vote Office. Members who win a place in the Ballot will be contacted by the clerk in charge of Private Members’ Bills about the subsequent procedure.

Presentation of Bills

Ballot Bills will be presented on Wednesday 19 June (SO No. 14(11)).

Following the agreement by the House on 17 December 2012 of dates of periodic adjournments, the earliest date to give notice of presentation of Bills under Standing Order No. 57 (Presentation and first reading) will be Thursday 20 June (SO No. 14(12)(b)) and the earliest day on which such bills may be presented will be Monday 24 June.

Ten Minute Rule Motions

Thursday 20 June will also be the earliest date on which notice can be given of a Motion for leave to bring in a Bill under Standing Order No. 23 (the ‘ten minute rule’), initially for Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July.