Business Today: Chamber for Thursday 20 April 2017

Summary Agenda: CHAMBER

9.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.10am

Oral Questions: Church Commissioners and the Public Accounts Commission

10.30am

Urgent Questions (if any), Business Question to the Leader of the House, Ministerial Statements (if any)

 

Select Committee Statements on:

 

OP buttonTwelfth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Lessons learned from the EU Referendum, HC 496

 

OP buttonTwelfth Report of the Justice Committee, Prison reform: governor empowerment and prison performance, HC 1123

Until 5.00pm

Manchester, Gorton (Writ) (Motion)

No debate

Presentation of Bills

Until 5.00pm

Backbench Business:

 

OP buttonMotion: State pensions payable to recipients outside the UK

 

OP buttonGeneral debate: Research and development on tackling infectious diseases

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Proposed closure of Coty manufacturing plant in Seaton Delaval (Mr Ronnie Campbell)

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm

Volkswagen emissions scandal and vehicle type approval, Third Report of the Transport Committee, HC 69, and the Government response, HC 699

3.00pm

European Arrest Warrant

Notes:

Items marked [R] indicates that a Member has declared a relevant interest.

 BUSINESS TODAY: CHAMBER

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1Richard Arkless (Dumfries and Galloway)
What recent discussions she has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the repatriation of powers relating to agricultural production after the UK leaves the EU. (909656)

2Rachael Maskell (York Central)
What steps she is taking to introduce an air quality national framework. (909658)

3Jeff Smith (Manchester, Withington)
Whether it is her policy to (a) retain and (b) strengthen existing environmental standards regulations after the UK has left the EU. (909659)

4Mrs Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet)
What progress her Department has made on its plans to ban microbeads from certain products. (909661)

5Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)
What recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on the food and drink sector. (909663)

6John Howell (Henley)
What progress her Department is making on opening up new markets for British farmers and food producers. (909664)

7Sir Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk)
What the timetable is for the ban on microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. (909666)

8Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)
What steps she is taking to ensure that the UK meets the EU target to reuse and recycle 50 per cent of household waste by 2020. (909667)

9Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields)
What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on food prices. (909669)

10Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)
When her Department plans to begin its consultation on banning the trade in ivory. (909670)

11Helen Whately (Faversham and Mid Kent)
What recent discussions she has had with fruit and vegetable growers on the seasonal agricultural workforce. (909672)

12Stephen Timms (East Ham)
What assessment she has made of the extent of the dependence of UK food processing operations on EU migrant workers. (909673)

At 10.00am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

T1Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (909701)

T2Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough) (909702)

T3Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) (909703)

T4Philip Davies (Shipley) (909704)

T5Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Berwick-upon-Tweed) (909705)

T6Wendy Morton (Aldridge-Brownhills) (909707)

T7Rachael Maskell (York Central) (909708)

At 10.10am

OP buttonOral Questions to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission and the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners

1Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)
To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, What assessment the Commission has made of the effectiveness of the NAO's scrutiny of the long-term viability of funding for cancer drugs. (909689)

2Sir David Amess (Southend West)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, What assessment the Church of England has made of the implications of the European Court of Justice ruling of March 2017 on wearing religious dress and symbols in the workplace. (909693)

3Mrs Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall)
To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, What strategic plan the NAO has adopted to ensure value-for-money scrutiny of policies adopted as a result of the UK leaving the EU. (909695)

4Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, What steps the Church of England takes to monitor the number of marriages recorded and the extent and quality of marriage preparation and marriage aftercare provision within each parish. (909696)

5Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, What assessment the Church of England has made of recent trends in the number of vocations. (909698)

6Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, What recent representations the Church of England has received on the Christian communities in Egypt, South Sudan and northern Nigeria. (909699)

 

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

10.30am

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonBusiness Question to the Leader of the House

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

OP buttonSelect Committee Statement on the publication of the Twelfth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Lessons learned from the EU Referendum, HC 496

OP buttonSelect Committee Statement on the publication of the Twelfth Report of the Justice Committee, Prison reform: governor empowerment and prison performance, HC 1123

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. MANCHESTER, GORTON (WRIT)

Until 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

Mr David Lidington

That, following the House’s decision on Wednesday 19 April that, in accordance with section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, there should be an early parliamentary general election, together with the Prime Minister’s announcement that she will advise the Sovereign to appoint Thursday 8 June as the polling day so that Parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday 3 May, and in the knowledge that the by-election in the Borough Constituency of Manchester, Gorton, has been set for Thursday 4 May, Mr Speaker convey to the Clerk of the Crown the desire of this House that he do issue a writ of supersedeas to the writ issued on Tuesday 28 March for the said election.

 Presentation of Bills

No debate (Standing Order No. 57)

OP buttonNorthern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates)

Secretary James Brokenshire

Bill to extend the period of time for making Ministerial appointments following the election of the Northern Ireland Assembly on 2 March 2017, and to make provision about the regional rate in Northern Ireland for the year ending 31 March 2018.

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

2. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Until 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

OP buttonState pensions payable to recipients outside the UK

Sir Roger Gale

Ian Blackford

That this House notes the detrimental effect that the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2017 will have on the lives of many expatriate UK citizens living overseas with frozen pensions; and insists that the Government take the necessary steps to withdraw those Regulations.

OP buttonResearch and development on tackling infectious diseases

Mr Virendra Sharma [R]

Jeremy Lefroy [R]

Stephen Doughty [R]

That this House has considered research and development on tackling infectious diseases.

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

OP buttonProposed closure of Coty manufacturing plant in Seaton Delaval: Mr Ronnie Campbell

 

 

 BUSINESS TODAY: WESTMINSTER HALL

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

The sitting will last for up to three hours (Standing Order No. 10(1))

1.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered the Third Report of the Transport Committee, Volkswagen emissions scandal and vehicle type approval, HC 69, and the Government response, HC 699: Mrs Louise Ellman

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Liaison Committee.

3.00pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered the European Arrest Warrant: David T. C. Davies

Notes:

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

 

The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

 

 WRITTEN STATEMENTS

 Statements to be made today

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Update on BEIS Arm’s Length Body

Minister for the Cabinet Office

2.Conduct guidance for General Election, 8 June 2017

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

3.Digital Economy Bill - Standing Order 83O Assessment

Secretary of State for Defence

4.Contingent Liability

Secretary of State for Health

5.Triennial Reviews of Department of Health Arm’s Length Bodies

Secretary of State for International Development

6.International Development

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

7.Disability

8.Labour Market

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/.

 

 COMMITTEES MEETING TODAY

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

 Public Bill Committees

OP buttonPrisons and Courts Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 12

11.30am (public)

OP buttonPrisons and Courts Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 12

2.00pm (public)

 Delegated Legislation Committees

OP buttonThird Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (Part 8C) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 364)

Room 9

11.30am (public)

OP buttonFourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017

Room 11

11.30am (public)

 

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