Business Today: Chamber for Thursday 12 May 2016

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

1Mark Pawsey (Rugby)
What steps she is taking to encourage innovation in new energy technologies which are both cheap and clean. (904987)

2Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
What steps her Department is taking to ensure that consumers' data on smart meters is accessible to and controllable by those consumers; and how she plans to monitor the effectiveness of those steps. (904988)

3John Nicolson (East Dunbartonshire)
What steps she is taking to support the development of offshore wind energy generation in Scotland. (904990)

4Dr James Davies (Vale of Clwyd)
What steps her Department plans to take to (a) require the undergrounding of power cables and (b) mitigate in other ways the effect of electricity pylons on sensitive environments. (904991)

5Will Quince (Colchester)
What steps her Department is taking to reduce energy bills for businesses and households. (904992)

6Andrew Bingham (High Peak)
What steps the Government is taking to ensure that energy consumers are on the best value energy tariff. (904993)

7Jessica Morden (Newport East)
What her Department's policy is on the implementation of the Competition and Markets Authority proposals for consumers on pre-pay meters. (904994)

8Andrew Rosindell (Romford)
What steps she plans to take to improve the effectiveness of the energy supply market for businesses. (904996)

9Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)
When the application for state aid clearance for the remote Scottish islands will be submitted to the European Commission. (904997)

10Christina Rees (Neath)
When her Department plans to start its consultation on the phasing out of coal-fired power stations. (904998)

11Mary Robinson (Cheadle)
What steps she has taken to ensure that the Renewable Heat Incentive is cost effective. (904999)

12Amanda Milling (Cannock Chase)
What steps she is taking to ensure the effectiveness of the capacity mechanism in bringing forward new gas-fired power stations. (905000)

13Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood)
What assessment she has made of trends in the level of take-up of domestic solar photovoltaic systems since the relaunch of the feed-in tariff in February 2016. (905002)

14Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington)
What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the proposed removal of support for solar thermal on the UK solar thermal and cylinder manufacturing industry. (905004)

15Maria Caulfield (Lewes)
What steps her Department is taking to encourage growth in the green research and development sector. (905005)

16Ronnie Cowan (Inverclyde)
What assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes proposed in the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation on the biomass heating industry. (905008)

17Hannah Bardell (Livingston)
What steps she is taking to increase exploration for oil and gas in the North Sea. (905009)

18Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton)
If she will make it her policy to renegotiate with EDF the strike price for Hinkley Point C power station. (905010)

19Glyn Davies (Montgomeryshire)
What steps she is taking to encourage innovation in new energy technologies which are both cheap and clean. (905011)

At 10.15am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

T1Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (904977)

T2Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington) (904978)

T3Michael Tomlinson (Mid Dorset and North Poole) (904979)

T4Rachael Maskell (York Central) (904981)

T5Henry Smith (Crawley) (904982)

T6Mary Creagh (Wakefield) (904983)

T7John Nicolson (East Dunbartonshire) (904985)

T8Dr Tania Mathias (Twickenham) (904986)

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

10.30am

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements, including on a BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

OP buttonA Royal Commission is expected.

OP buttonThe Speaker shall not adjourn the House before a Message has been received from the Lords Commissioners (Order of 5 May).

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonEstablishment of an independent aviation noise association: Hannah Bardell

 

 WRITTEN STATEMENTS

 Statements to be made today

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

1.Pre-Council Written Ministerial Statement: EU Foreign Affairs Council 13 May 2016

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

2.ECOFIN: 22-23 April 2016

3.Establishment of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

Secretary of State for Defence

4.Commonwealth Recruitment

5.Transfer of the Ministry of Defence Art Collection

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

6.UK National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights: May 2016 Update

Secretary of State for the Home Department

7.National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body

8.Progress Update on the UK Anti-Corruption Plan

Secretary of State for Justice

9.Youth Justice

Leader of the House

10.Legislation in the 2015–2016 Session of Parliament

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

11.Report by Lord Carlile of Berriew C.B.E., Q.C. on the National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland

Secretary of State for Transport

12.Motoring Services Strategy

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

13.Informal Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 19-20 April 2016, Amsterdam

Notes:

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

 

 WRITTEN QUESTIONS TABLED ON 11 MAY 2016 FOR ANSWER TODAY

Mr Keith Simpson (Broadland)
To ask the Prime Minister, if he will clarify his recent remarks concerning Suliman Gani. (37017)

Notes:

These are ordinary written questions of which no previous notice has been given.

 

 COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED TODAY

 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS

OP button8th Report: The Strathclyde Review: Statutory Instruments and the power of the House of Lords, HC 752

Time of publication: 00.01am

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

OP buttonWednesday 18 May to Monday 23 May (ballot closed)

The ballot for 18 May to 23 May will take place today. Applications for this ballot have now closed.

OP buttonTuesday 24 May to Thursday 26 May (deadline 18 May)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 10.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 18 May (the day of the State Opening). The ballot will take place on Thursday 19 May.

OP buttonMonday 6 June to Monday 13 June (deadline 25 May)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 10.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 25 May. The ballot will take place on Thursday 26 May.

 FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES

There will be no Westminster Hall debates in the new Session of Parliament until the debate on the Queen’s Speech has concluded (Standing Order No. 10(2)(a)).

The new rota for answering departments will be published in the Order Paper as soon as it is available, and Members will be able to submit applications when that rota is published.

 BALLOT FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS

Ballot for Private Members' Bills, 2016-17

 

Event

Date (location)

Ballot book signing

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May (No Lobby)

Ballot draw

Thursday 26 May (Committee Room 10)

Presentation of ballot bills

Wednesday 29 June (Floor of the House)

Giving notice of ten minute rule, and presentation, bills

From 10.00am, Thursday 30 June (Public Bill Office)

Notes:

Arrangements made according to Standing Order No. 14(10) and (11).

 PROROGATION AND PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

Effect of Prorogation on Questions

Parliamentary Questions are not carried over into the new Session. Questions which have not been answered by the time that Parliament is prorogued will not be answered.

Questions cannot therefore be tabled for answer on a named day which falls on a date after Prorogation. The latest date on which a named day Question could be tabled and receive an answer will be three sitting days before Prorogation.

Questions tabled for ordinary written answer shortly before Prorogation may not receive a substantive answer.

Submitting Questions for the new Session

Members may submit notices of Written Questions to be tabled in the new Session—

OP buttonFrom Monday 9 May until Prorogation: in person in the Table Office or by post;

OP buttonOnce Parliament has been prorogued: by e-tabling or by post.

Any Questions received for tabling in this period will be treated as having been received on Wednesday 18 May (the day of the State Opening).

Tabling Written and Oral Questions in the new Session

Members may table Questions in person in the Table Office or by e-tabling from 9.00am on Wednesday 18 May.

The earliest date for which a Question may be set down for named day written answer will be Monday 23 May.

There will be no Question Time on the first three sitting days of the new Session. The rota of Departments answering oral questions from Tuesday 24 May will be published when the date of Prorogation is confirmed. It will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/question-book/.

The first shuffles of the new Session will take place as follows:

 

Last time of tabling

Date for answer

Department

Wednesday 18 May, 12.30pm

Tuesday 24 May

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

 

Wednesday 25 May

Wales

Thursday 19 May, 12.30pm

Wednesday 25 May

Prime Minister

 PROROGATION AND EARLY DAY MOTIONS

All Motions fall at Prorogation; they do not carry over into the new Session.

The last day in the Session on which notices of new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names to Motions can be submitted by Members is the day before Prorogation takes place.

No new Motions may be tabled on the day of Prorogation, nor may any further names be added to existing Motions on that day.

New Motions may be tabled in the Table Office from 9.00am on Wednesday 18 May (the day of the State Opening).

 

 FURTHER INFORMATION

 Business of the Day

Documents and reports relating to the business being held in the Chamber are available on the Commons Business Briefings webpage

 Written Statements

Text of today’s Written Statements

 Select committees

Select Committees Webpage

Recent Select Committee Reports

 Standing Orders Relating to Public Business

Text of Standing Orders relating to public business

 

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