Business Today: Chamber for Monday 24 April 2017

Summary Agenda: CHAMBER

2.30pm

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Communities and Local Government

3.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Until any hour

Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) (Motion)

Up to six hours from commencement of the Business of the House Motion*

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill: All Stages

(*if the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) Motion is agreed to)

If necessary

Consideration of Lords Amendments

No debate

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval)

Until 10.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Primates as pets (Richard Drax)

WESTMINSTER HALL

4.30pm

Debate on an e-petition relating to GCSE English Literature exams

Notes:

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

 BUSINESS TODAY: CHAMBER

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

1Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South)
What assessment he has made of trends in the number of homeless people sleeping rough since 2010. (909759)

2Rachael Maskell (York Central)
What steps he is taking to ensure that local councils support small businesses. (909760)

3Lucy Allan (Telford)
What estimate he has made of levels of funding for supported housing in each of the next five years. (909761)

4Will Quince (Colchester)
What steps he is taking to encourage landlords to offer longer assured shorthold tenancies. (909762)

5Heidi Allen (South Cambridgeshire)
When his Department plans to announce its new funding model for supported housing. (909763)

6Anna Turley (Redcar)
What estimate he has made of the number of social housing households in rent arrears in England. (909764)

7Maria Caulfield (Lewes)
What assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the consultation of May 2015 entitled Parking Reform: Tackling Unfair Practices. (909766)

8William Wragg (Hazel Grove)
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Community Right to Bid scheme and (b) other Government initiatives to protect and support local pubs. (909767)

9Mr David Hanson (Delyn)
What assessment he has made of trends in the number of affordable homes to (a) rent and (b) buy since 2010. (909768)

10Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon)
What discussions he has had with the housing association sector on rent-setting policy post-2020 since the publication of Fixing our broken housing market on 7 February 2017. (909769)

11Craig Williams (Cardiff North)
What recent steps his Department has taken to encourage community cohesion. (909770)

12Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields)
What steps he is taking to tackle regional variations in adult social care funding. (909771)

13Jason McCartney (Colne Valley)
What steps his Department is taking to support the Northern Powerhouse. (909772)

14Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury)
What assessment he has made of trends in the number of homeless people sleeping rough since 2010. (909773)

15Stuart Andrew (Pudsey)
What plans he has to introduce an alternative method of estimating the number of homes a local area may need. (909774)

16Andrew Stephenson (Pendle)
What plans he has to introduce an alternative method of estimating the number of homes a local area may need. (909775)

17Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
What recent representations he has received on amending park homes legislation. (909776)

18Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West)
What estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Right to Buy policy. (909777)

19Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay)
What plans he has to encourage new methods of building in the construction industry. (909779)

20Karl McCartney (Lincoln)
What steps his Department is taking to support high streets. (909780)

21Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central)
What steps he is taking to tackle regional variations in adult social care funding. (909781)

22Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)
What recent assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of the availability of domestic violence refuges for women. (909782)

At 3.15pm

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

T1Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (909749)

T2Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow) (909750)

T3Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering) (909751)

T4Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East) (909752)

T5Mrs Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall) (909753)

T6Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) (909754)

T7Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West) (909755)

T8Tom Pursglove (Corby) (909756)

T9Hannah Bardell (Livingston) (909757)

T10Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central) (909758)

 

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

3.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (24, 25, 26 AND 27 APRIL)

Until any hour (If the 10.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

Mr David Lidington

That the following provisions shall have effect:

SITTINGS ON 24, 25, 26 AND 27 APRIL

(1) At today’s sitting and the sittings on Tuesday 25 April, Wednesday 26 April and Thursday 27 April—

(a) Standing Orders Nos. 83D to 83H and 83I(2), (3) and (6) (conclusion of proceedings etc) shall apply to proceedings to be taken in accordance with this Order, but with the omission of Standing Orders Nos. 83D(2)(c) and 83E(2)(c);

(b) no notice shall be required of any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown and any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown may be proceeded with, though opposed, after the moment of interruption and shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House;

(c) no Motion to alter the order in which proceedings on a Bill are taken, to recommit a Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown.

(2)(a) A Motion referred to in paragraph (1) (c) may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

 (b) The Question on such a Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(3)(a) At today’s sitting and the sitting on Tuesday 25 April, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply, except to questions on Motions in the name of a Minister of the Crown to approve a statutory instrument.

 (b) At the sittings on Wednesday 26 April and Thursday 27 April, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

MONDAY 24 APRIL

Finance (No. 2) Bill

(4) The Finance (No. 2) Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill

(5) Paragraphs (6) to (11) apply to proceedings on the Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill.

(6) Notices of Amendments, new Clauses or new Schedules to be moved in Committee of the whole House may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.

(7) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with paragraphs (8) to (11).

(8) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(9) When the Bill has been read a second time—

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) the House shall immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the Bill.

(10) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(11) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

Other business

(12) At today’s sitting—

(a) any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put (and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly);

(b) proceedings on any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) one hour after their commencement (and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed).

TUESDAY 25 APRIL

Finance (No. 2) Bill

(13) Paragraph (14) applies to proceedings on the Finance (No. 2) Bill.

(14) At the sitting on Tuesday 25 April—

(a) the House shall resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the Bill without considering any notice of an instruction to the Committee;

(b) proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) four hours after their commencement;

(c) any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) five hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House;

(d) if the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

(15) Paragraph (14) shall have effect notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of a Bill brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions.

Other business

(16) At the sitting on Tuesday 25 April—

(a) any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put (and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly);

(b) proceedings on any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill or any other Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) one hour after their commencement (and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed).

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

(17) At the sitting on Wednesday 26 April—

(a) any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put (and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly);

(b) proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments to the Digital Economy Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) three hours after their commencement;

(c) proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments to the Criminal Finances Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) two hours after their commencement;

(d) subject to sub-paragraphs (b) and (c), proceedings on any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) one hour after their commencement (and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed).

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

(18) On Thursday 27 April there shall be no sitting in Westminster Hall.

(19) At the sitting on Thursday 27 April—

(a) any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put (and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly);

(b) proceedings on any Lords Amendments or Lords Message in respect of any Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) one hour after their commencement (and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed).

GENERAL

(20) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(21) In this Order, a reference to proceedings on or in respect of a Bill includes a reference to any of the following—

(a) proceedings on any Motion to alter the order in which proceedings on or in respect of a Bill are considered;

(b) proceedings on any Procedure Resolution, Money Resolution or Ways and Means Resolution in relation to proceedings on or in respect of a Bill;

(c) proceedings on any Motion under Standing Order No. 83M (Consent Motions for certified England only or England and Wales only provisions) or 83N (Reconsideration of bills so far as there is absence of consent),

and a reference to a stage in proceedings on or in respect of a Bill includes any proceedings mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) that are relevant to that stage.

(22)(a) The start of any emergency debate under Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) to be held at today’s sitting, at the sitting on Tuesday 25 April or at the sitting on Wednesday 26 April shall be postponed until the conclusion of the proceedings at that sitting to which this Order applies.

 (b) No debate shall be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 at the sitting on Thursday 27 April.

(23)(a) Any private business which has been deferred to a time appointed under Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) for consideration at today’s sitting or at the sitting on Tuesday 25 April, Wednesday 26 April or Thursday 27 April shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders or by any Order of the House, be postponed until the conclusion of proceedings at that sitting to which this Order applies.

 (b) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business so far as necessary for the purpose of securing that the business may be considered for a period of three hours.

(24)(a) At today’s sitting and the sittings on Tuesday 25 April and Wednesday 26 April, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Messages from the Lords have been received and any Committee to draw up Reasons has reported.

 (b) At the sitting on Thursday 27 April, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House before a Message has been received from the Lords Commissioners.

(25) If today’s sitting continues after 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday 25 April, this Order shall have effect as if any reference to the sitting on Tuesday 25 April were a reference to today’s sitting.

(26) If the sitting on Tuesday 25 April continues after 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday 26 April, this Order shall have effect as if any reference to the sitting on Wednesday 26 April were a reference to the sitting on Tuesday 25 April.

(27) If the sitting on Wednesday 26 April continues after 9.30 a.m. on Thursday 27 April, this Order shall have effect as if any reference to the sitting on Thursday 27 April were a reference to the sitting on Wednesday 26 April.

(28) If today’s sitting, the sitting on Tuesday 25 April or the sitting on Wednesday 26 April continues as described in any of paragraphs (25) to (27), any business set down for consideration at the later sitting mentioned in that paragraph may be considered at the continued sitting, notwithstanding the practice of the House which forbids the bringing forward of an Order of the Day.

 MOTION TO BE TAKEN AT 10.00PM

OP buttonBUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

No debate (Standing Order No.15)

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of Mr David Lidington, relating to Business of the House Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

2. NORTHERN IRELAND (MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS AND REGIONAL RATES) BILL: SECOND READING (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND THIRD READING MAY ALSO BE TAKEN)

Up to six hours after commencement of proceedings on the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) Motion (if the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) Motion is agreed to)

Notes:

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) Motion if it is agreed to by the House. Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Business of the House Motion. Proceedings in Committee, on Consideration and on Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Business of the House Motion.

OP buttonThe House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received (up to one hour if the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) Motion is agreed to).

3. CORPORATION TAX

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

Jane Ellison

That the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (Part 8C) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 364), dated 13 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

4. DANGEROUS DRUGS

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

Secretary Amber Rudd

That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

5. IMMIGRATION

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

Secretary Amber Rudd

That the draft Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Biometrics and Legal Aid) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 13 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

OP buttonPrimates as pets: Richard Drax

 

 

 BUSINESS TODAY: WESTMINSTER HALL

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

4.30pm

OP buttonPetitions

Helen Jones

That this House has considered e-petition 172405 relating to GCSE English Literature exams.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions 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

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.Cross Government Prosperity Fund 2017 update

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

2.Publication of the Tailored Review of Arts Council England

3.Sky/Fox merger

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

4.General Affairs Council April 2017

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

5.Contribution to the Law and Order Trust Fund Afghanistan

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

6.Northern Ireland Finances

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.

 Delegated Legislation Committees

OP buttonFirst Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017

Room 9

4.30pm (public)

OP buttonSecond Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017, the draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017, the draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017 and the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Room 10

4.30pm (public)

OP buttonThird Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017

Room 11

4.30pm (public)

OP buttonFifth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2017

Room 5

4.30pm (public)

OP buttonFourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017

Room 12

6.00pm (public)

 Select Committees

OP buttonDefence

Room 8

3.00pm (private)

OP buttonPublic Accounts

Room 6

3.00pm (private)

OP buttonCommunities and Local Government

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

3.30pm (private)

OP buttonTransport

Room 16

4.00pm (private)

 Joint Committees

OP buttonNational Security Strategy

Room 4A

4.30pm (private)

 

 COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED

 PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

OP button52nd Report: Upgrading emergency service communications—recall, HC 997

Date and time of publication: Friday 21 April 00.01am

 DEFENCE

OP button9th Special Report: Who guards the guardians? MoD support for former and serving personnel: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report, HC 1149

Date and time of publication: Friday 21 April 11.00am

 PETITIONS AND WOMEN AND EQUALITIES

OP button1st Joint Special Report: High heels and workplace dress codes: Government Response to the Committees’ First Joint Report, HC 1147

Date and time of publication: Friday 21 April 11.00am

 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS

OP button13th Report: Managing Ministers’ and officials’ conflicts of interest: time for clearer values, principles and action, HC 252

Date and time of publication: Monday 24 April 00.01am

 

 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

 EUROPEAN BUSINESS

European Business Referrals and Motion documents for consideration by European Committees or on the Floor of the House are available on the European Business webpage

 

 

All business papers are available via the HousePapers app on mobile devices

 

 

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