Business Today: Chamber for Tuesday 17 March 2015

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

1Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
What steps his Department is taking to protect children who are at risk of grooming. (908083)

2Gareth Johnson (Dartford)
What assessment he has made of the performance of new providers of rehabilitation services in the rehabilitation of short-term prisoners. (908084)

3Mr Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk)
When he next plans to meet representatives from (a) the Law Society and (b) the Bar Council to discuss legal aid. (908085)

4David Mowat (Warrington South)
What progress he has made on reducing the legal aid budget. (908086)

5John Mann (Bassetlaw)
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's oversight of claims-handling companies. (908087)

6Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham)
What steps his Department is taking to protect children who are at risk of grooming. (908088)

7Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth)
What his strategy is for supporting victims of crime. (908090)

8Sir David Amess (Southend West)
What steps he is taking to reduce youth reoffending. (908091)

9Julie Hilling (Bolton West)
What steps he plans to take to ensure access to justice regardless of ability to pay. (908092)

10Adam Afriyie (Windsor)
What steps his Department has taken to reduce reoffending rates. (908093)

11Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire)
What steps he is taking to ensure the safety of prisoners and staff on the prison estate. (908095)

12Ann Coffey (Stockport)
What recent assessment he has made of the outcome of the pilots of section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. (908097)

13Sir Hugh Bayley (York Central)
How many foreign nationals have been released from prison since May 2010. (908098)

14Andrew Stephenson (Pendle)
What steps the Government has taken to provide greater protection and support for vulnerable victims during trials. (908099)

15Mike Weatherley (Hove)
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to reduce the disparity between sentences for physical and online crime. (908100)

16Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton)
What assessment he has made of recent trends in levels of prison officer recruitment, retention and training. (908101)

17Eric Ollerenshaw (Lancaster and Fleetwood)
What steps he is taking to ensure the safety of prisoners and staff on the prison estate. (908102)

18Maria Miller (Basingstoke)
How many convictions there were for criminal offences committed using social media and websites in the latest period for which figures are available. (908103)

19Fiona Mactaggart (Slough)
How many women who have been victims of domestic violence applied for legal aid in proceedings relating to their children in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (908104)

20Graeme Morrice (Livingston)
What steps he is taking to reduce reoffending. (908105)

21Stuart Andrew (Pudsey)
What steps his Department is taking to protect children who are at risk of grooming. (908106)

At 12.15pm

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

T1Miss Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (908107)

T2Charlie Elphicke (Dover) (908108)

T3Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton) (908109)

T4Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) (908110)

T5Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish) (908111)

T6Stuart Andrew (Pudsey) (908112)

T7Mark Pawsey (Rugby) (908113)

T8Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire) (908114)

T9Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury) (908115)

T10Richard Graham (Gloucester) (908116)

 

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

12.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (CANDIDATE’S DISCLOSURE): TEN MINUTE RULE MOTION

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

Mr Jim Hood

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the disclosure of convictions and sentences etc. by candidates for election to specified public roles; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

2. MODERN SLAVERY BILL: PROGRAMME (NO. 3) MOTION

No debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7))

Secretary Theresa May

That the following provisions shall apply to the Modern Slavery Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 8 July 2014 (Modern Slavery Bill (Programme)) and 4 November 2014 (Modern Slavery Bill (Programme) (No. 2)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at today’s sitting.

(2) The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Lords Amendment No. 72; Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 71; Lords Amendments Nos. 73 to 95.

Subsequent stages

(3) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(4) The 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.

3. MODERN SLAVERY BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to three hours (if the Modern Slavery Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion is agreed to)

Notes:

Lords Amendments Nos. 20, 45 and 61 engage financial privilege.

The Northern Ireland Assembly, the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament have approved Legislative Consent Resolutions in respect of this Bill.

For amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

 MOTION TO BE TAKEN AT 7.00PM

OP buttonDEFERRED DIVISIONS

No debate (Standing Order No. 41A(3))

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motions in the name of Mr David Gauke relating to Taxes.

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

4. TAXES

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Mr David Gauke

That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Monaco) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 16 January, be approved.

5. TAXES

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Mr David Gauke

That the draft International Tax Enforcement (Macao) Order 2015, which was laid before this House on 16 January, be approved.

6. MOTIONS RELATING TO REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS

Up to two hours (Order of 16 March)

OP buttonThe Standards System in the House of Commons

Mr William Hague

Kevin Barron

That:

(1) this House takes note of the Sixth Report from the Committee on Standards, on the Standards System in the House of Commons, (HC 383);

(2) with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament, the following changes to Standing Orders be made:

Standing Order No. 122B (Election of Chairs of Select Committees)

Line 10, leave out ‘and’.

Line 11, at end insert ‘; and (f) The Committee on Standards.’.

Line 70, after ‘Accounts’, insert ‘or the Committee on Standards’.

Standing Order No. 149 (Committee on Standards)

Line 20, leave out ‘ten’ and insert ‘seven’.

Line 20, leave out from ‘and’ to ‘lay’ in line 21 and insert ‘seven’.

Line 26, leave out from ‘sub-committees’ to ‘and’ in line 27.

Line 34, leave out ‘five members who are Members of this House’ and insert ‘three members who are Members of this House and three lay members’.

Line 36, leave out from ‘three’ to end of line 37 and insert ‘of whom at least one shall be a Member of this House and at least one a lay member’.

Line 38, leave out paragraph 7.

Standing Order No. 149A: (Lay Members of Committee on Standards: appointment, etc.)

Line 5, at end insert–

‘() The period of appointment of a lay member shall be specified in the resolution of the House for appointment and shall not exceed six years. The appointment of a lay member is not terminated by any dissolution of Parliament.

() No person who has once been a lay member may be appointed for a further term’.

Line 6, leave out ‘first’.

Line 23, leave out paragraphs 6, 7 and 8; and

(3) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 149A, as amended, lay members who were members of the Committee on Standards in the 2010 Parliament shall cease to be lay members at the end of the current Parliament but be eligible for re-appointment in the next Parliament, and paragraph (3) of that Standing Order shall not apply to any such re-appointment.

OP buttonCode of Conduct and Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members

Mr William Hague

Kevin Barron

That:

(1) this House approves the Third Report from the Committee on Standards, on The Code of Conduct, (HC 772);

(2) with effect from the beginning of the next Parliament, this House approves the revised Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members annexed to that Report;

(3) the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament be amended as follows:

(a) leave out Paragraph 2 and insert

‘The Code applies to Members in all aspects of their public life. It does not seek to regulate what Members do in their purely private and personal lives’.

(b) leave out paragraph 17; and

(4) previous Resolutions of this House in relation to the conduct of Members shall be read and given effect in a way which is compatible with the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members.

Notes:

The Accounting Officer has prepared a memorandum on the financial consequences of this motion, pursuant to Standing Order No. 22C(2). Copies are available in the Vote Office.

7. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Until 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

OP buttonShaker Aamer

John McDonnell

Sir Peter Bottomley

Sir Bob Russell

Jeremy Corbyn

Dr Julian Huppert

That this House calls on the US Government to release Shaker Aamer from his imprisonment in Guantánamo Bay and to allow him to return to his family in the UK.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was recommended by the Backbench Business Committee.

 PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

OP buttonBurial and cremation services in West Lancashire: Rosie Cooper

OP buttonRough Close Post Office: Sir William Cash

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonReport on asbestos in schools: Jim Sheridan

 

 

BUSINESS TODAY: WESTMINSTER HALL

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

The first part of the sitting will last for two hours. The second part of the sitting will last for two and a half hours (Standing Order No. 10(1)).

9.30am

OP buttonThames Valley technology sector: Adam Afriyie

11.00am

OP buttonFinancial inclusion: Mr Nick Hurd

Notes:

The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed the first debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee. The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm

OP buttonVAT and the tourism industry: Mr Mark Williams

Relevant documents:

Second Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee, International representation and promotion of Wales by UK bodies, HC 337, and the Government response, HC 927.

4.00pm

OP buttonGovernment support for survivors of child abuse: John Mann

4.30pm

OP buttonAdministration of Premier Motor Auctions: Austin Mitchell

The debate will arise on a motion for the adjournment, to be moved by a Minister.

The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(1)).

 

WRITTEN STATEMENTS

 Statements to be made today

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

1.The Low Pay Commission’s 2015 report and recommendations on the National Minimum Wage and the Government’s response

Minister for the Cabinet Office

2.Security and Intelligence Agencies–Contingencies Fund Advance

Secretary of State for Health

3.Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

House of Commons Commission

4.House of Commons–Governance

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

5.Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 9 March 2015, Brussels

Notes:

Texts of Written Statements are available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-written-statements/.

 

COMMITTEES MEETING TODAY

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

 Delegated Legislation Committees

OP buttonFifth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Financial Services and Markets) (Amendment) Order 2015 and the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

Room 9

8.55am (public)

OP buttonSixth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015, the draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015 and the draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Room 11

8.55am (public)

OP buttonSeventh Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Variation of Borrowing Power) Order 2015

Room 12

8.55am (public)

OP buttonThirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Restraint Orders (Legal Aid Exception and Relevant Legal Aid Payments) Regulations 2015

Room 10

8.55am (public)

OP buttonEighth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2015 and the draft Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2015

Room 9

2.30pm (public)

OP buttonNinth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) and Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Room 12

2.30pm (public)

 Select Committees

OP buttonCommittee of Privileges

Room 13

9.00am (private)

OP buttonJustice

Room 8

9.15am (private)

OP buttonCommittee on Standards

Room 13

9.30am (private)

OP buttonHigh Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Subject: High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Witnesses: Alexander and Natasha Douglas; Nicholas and Veronica Ward; Christina Wane; Geoffrey and Pauline Crawley; Janet and Dennis Brown; Jose Wiggins; Colin and Martha Vardy; Richard and Christine Marks; Paul and Joy Stone; Anthony Cooper; Anthony Wilkinson; Doreen McIntyre and John McKeon; Bryan and Joan Arnold; Marjorie Fox and others; G A Dutfield; Arthur James Sherriff; and Andrea Leadsom MP

Room 5

9.30am (public)

OP buttonNorthern Ireland Affairs

Room 17

9.30am (private)

OP buttonPublic Administration

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

9.30am (private)

OP buttonTreasury

Subject: Appointment of Alex Brazier to the Financial Policy Committee

Witnesses: Alex Brazier, Executive Director, Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Bank of England

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonBusiness, Innovation and Skills

Room 6

10.00am (private)

OP buttonCulture, Media and Sport

Room 20

10.00am (private)

OP buttonBackbench Business

Room 21

12.55pm (private)

OP buttonDefence

Room 20

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonHealth

Room 6

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonHigh Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Subject: High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Witnesses: As for morning session, unless already heard

Room 5

2.00pm (public)

OP buttonScottish Affairs and Business, Innovation and Skills

Room 19

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonWelsh Affairs

Subject: Responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Wales

Witnesses: Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State, and Alun Cairns MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office

Room 15

2.15pm (private), 3.00pm (public)

OP buttonEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs

Room 16

2.30pm (private)

OP buttonEnvironmental Audit

Room 13

2.30pm (private)

OP buttonForeign Affairs

Room 17

2.45pm (private)

OP buttonStatutory Instruments

Room 18

As soon as convenient after 2.00pm (private)

OP buttonHome Affairs

Subject: The work of the Home Secretary

Witnesses: Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

Room 8

3.15pm (private), 3.30pm (public)

 Joint Committees

OP buttonStatutory Instruments

Room 18

2.00pm (private)

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED TODAY

 COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

OP button9th Report: Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham: Ofsted and further local government issues, HC 1114

Time of publication: 00.01am

 EDUCATION

OP button7th Report: Extremism in schools: the Trojan Horse affair, HC 473

Time of publication: 00.01am

 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

OP button4th Report: Developing Civil Service Skills: a unified approach, HC 112

Time of publication: 00.01am

 TRANSPORT

OP button10th Report: Strategic river crossings, HC 714

Time of publication: 00.01am

 PROCEDURE

OP button7th Report: Matters for the Procedure Committee in the 2015 Parliament, HC 1121

Time of publication: 11.00am

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Forthcoming End of Day Adjournment Debates

OP buttonTuesday 24 March to Thursday 26 March

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 18 March. The Ballot will take place on Thursday 19 March.

 Future Departments Answering in Westminster Hall

OP buttonWeek beginning 23 March

Applications for General or Short Debates should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or the rise of House, whichever is the earlier, on Tuesday 17 March. The Ballot will take place on Wednesday 18 March.

Communities and Local Government; Defence; Education; Energy and Climate Change; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Health; International Development; Justice; Leader of the House; Transport; Wales

 EFFECT OF PROROGATION AND DISSOLUTION ON QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS

Prorogation is expected on Thursday 26 March, in anticipation of the Dissolution of Parliament, which under the provisions of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 will take place on Monday 30 March.

All Questions fall at Prorogation. Questions tabled for answer on a named day which falls after Prorogation will not be answered. Questions for ordinary written answer tabled shortly before Prorogation may not receive a substantive answer before Prorogation, and cannot be answered after Prorogation.

If Prorogation takes place on 26 March–

OP buttonthe latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day is 10.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Monday 23 March (for answer on Thursday 26 March)

OP buttonthe latest time for tabling a Question for ordinary written answer is 7.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Tuesday 24 March (but please note that such Questions submitted within a week of Prorogation are unlikely to receive an answer).

All Motions fall at Prorogation. The last day on which new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names can be submitted by Members is the day before Prorogation takes place. No new Motions (including Early Day Motions) may therefore be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day.

 TABLING QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS IN THE NEW PARLIAMENT

The date of meeting of the new Parliament has not yet been announced. Members may table Questions and Motions from the Table Office’s opening time of 9.00am on the day of the State Opening. Detailed guidance on arrangements for tabling Questions and Motions will be issued once the new Parliament has met.

 

 

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