Business Today: Chamber for Tuesday 25 April 2017

Summary Agenda: CHAMBER

11.30am

Prayers

No debate

Private Business

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Justice

12.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes

Ten Minute Rule Motion: Unauthorised Overdrafts (Cost of Credit) (Rachel Reeves)

Up to five hours

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Committee of the whole House and Remaining Stages

Up to one hour

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Consideration of Lords Message

If necessary

Consideration of Lords Amendments

No debate

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval)

No debate

Presentation of Public Petitions

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Contaminated blood (Andy Burnham)

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.30am

Post Office closures

11.00am

Police force and local authority guidance on dogs attacking other dogs

(The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.)

2.30pm

Employment opportunities in food and farming

4.00pm

Wells's bid for UK City of Culture

4.30pm

Grandparents' rights of access to children

Notes:

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

 BUSINESS TODAY: CHAMBER

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

 Private Business

OP buttonNew Southgate Cemetery Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

No debate, and may not be proceeded with as it is opposed (Standing Order No. 20)

Mr Christopher Chope

On Third Reading of the New Southgate Cemetery Bill [Lords], to move, That the Bill be read the third time upon this day six months.

OP buttonFaversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

No debate, and may not be proceeded with if it is opposed (Standing Order No. 20)

OP buttonCity of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill: Report Stage

No debate, and may not be proceeded with if it is opposed (Standing Order No. 20)

 

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

1Andrew Stephenson (Pendle)
What progress the Government has made on its review of legal aid domestic violence evidence requirements. (909794)

2Ian C. Lucas (Wrexham)
If she will review the effectiveness of legislation relating to novel psychoactive substances. (909795)

3Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)
What steps she is taking to tackle extremism in prisons. (909796)

4Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
What assessment she has made of the effect on the justice system of the UK leaving the EU. (909797)

5Sir Simon Burns (Chelmsford)
What assessment she has made of the effect of increasing the number of prison staff on the (a) safety of prison officers and (b) capacity of prison staff to spend more time directly engaging with and supervising prisoners. (909798)

6Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey)
What plans the Government has to publish a response to the findings of the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions in December 2014 relating to a petition on the treatment of Cammell Laird strikers in 1984. (909799)

7Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
What steps she is taking to reduce reoffending rates. (909800)

8Jim McMahon (Oldham West and Royton)
For what reasons the Government has not responded to the findings of the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions in December 2014 relating to the treatment of Cammell Laird strikers in 1984. (909801)

9Maria Caulfield (Lewes)
What improvements there have been at HMP Lewes since that prison was placed in special measures. (909802)

10Mr Alan Mak (Havant)
What progress the Government has made on its review of legal aid domestic violence evidence requirements. (909803)

11Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)
What steps the Government plans to take to support the legal services sector after the UK has left the EU. (909804)

12Victoria Prentis (Banbury)
What assessment she has made of the effect of increasing the number of prison staff on the (a) safety of prison officers and (b) capacity of prison staff to spend more time directly engaging with and supervising prisoners. (909805)

13Craig Williams (Cardiff North)
What assessment she has made of the effect of increasing the number of prison staff on the (a) safety of prison officers and (b) capacity of prison staff to spend more time directly engaging with and supervising prisoners. (909806)

14Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham)
What steps she is taking to tackle extremism in prisons. (909807)

15Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West)
If the Government will take steps to ensure that any provisions proposing changes to human rights protection in UK law which result from the UK leaving the EU are laid before Parliament for scrutiny. (909808)

16Pat Glass (North West Durham)
For what reasons the Government has not responded to the findings of the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions in December 2014 relating to the treatment of Cammell Laird strikers in 1984. (909809)

17Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)
What the Government's policy is on the UK remaining party to the European Convention on Human Rights. (909810)

18James Berry (Kingston and Surbiton)
What steps she is taking to tackle extremism in prisons. (909811)

19Suella Fernandes (Fareham)
What steps the Government is taking to ensure effective enforcement of child arrangement orders. (909813)

20Mark Menzies (Fylde)
What assessment she has made of the effect of increased use of digital technology in the courts system on the effective delivery of justice. (909814)

21Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North)
What steps she is taking to review mental health provision in prisons. (909816)

22Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight)
What steps she is taking to tackle religious radicalisation in prisons. (909817)

23Fiona Mactaggart (Slough)
What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of women's centres in reducing reoffending; and if she will make a statement. (909818)

At 12.15pm

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

T1Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (909784)

T2Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire) (909785)

T3Ms Angela Eagle (Wallasey) (909786)

T4Anna Turley (Redcar) (909787)

T5Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston) (909788)

T6Will Quince (Colchester) (909789)

T7Tom Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone) (909790)

T8Suella Fernandes (Fareham) (909791)

T9Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) (909792)

T10Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow) (909793)

 

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

12.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. UNAUTHORISED OVERDRAFTS (COST OF CREDIT): TEN MINUTE RULE MOTION

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

Rachel Reeves

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Financial Conduct Authority to make rules restricting the cost of credit for unauthorised overdrafts on bank accounts in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

2. FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND REMAINING STAGES

Up to five hours (Order of 24 April)

Notes:

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) Motion. Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be brought to a conclusion four hours after their commencement. Any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

The Speaker's provisional certification of the Bill as amended on Consideration will be made available on the documents webpage for the Bill and in the Vote Office.

The Speaker will suspend the sitting to reconsider the Bill for certification after Consideration. Copies of the certificate and any Consent Motions to be moved in the Legislative Grand Committee will be available in the Vote Office after certification.

3. HEALTH SERVICE MEDICAL SUPPLIES (COSTS) BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS MESSAGE

Up to one hour (Order of 24 April)

Notes:

Nothing in the Lords Message engages financial privilege.

The National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament have approved Legislative Consent Resolutions relating to this Bill. Copies of the Resolutions are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

OP buttonThe House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received (up to one hour (Order of 24 April))

4. LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

Andrew Percy

That the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 20 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has certified that the Instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence (Standing Order No. 83P).

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

5. LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

Andrew Percy

That the draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 13 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has certified that the Instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence (Standing Order No. 83P).

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

6. CRIMINAL LAW

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

Secretary Chris Grayling

That the draft Specified Agreement on Driving Disqualifications Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 9 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

7. INCOME TAX

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

Jane Ellison

That the draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 19 April, be approved.

Notes:

The Instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. The Speaker has not yet considered the Instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

8. REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE, SCOTLAND

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

Secretary David Mundell

That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 8 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

9. REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE, SCOTLAND

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

Secretary David Mundell

That the draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (Scotland) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 8 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

10. REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

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

Chris Skidmore

That the draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 8 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

11. REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

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

Chris Skidmore

That the draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 8 March, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

 PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

OP buttonDrumchapel Post Office: Carol Monaghan

OP buttonSchool funding formula in Calderdale: Holly Lynch

OP buttonRoyal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and High Town Barracks, Wrexham: Ian C. Lucas

OP buttonRoyal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and High Town Barracks, Wrexham: Susan Elan Jones

OP buttonClosure of Marske Medical Centre: Anna Turley

OP buttonMorningside Post Office franchising: Ian Murray

OP buttonFairer Funding Formula for School Pupils in the Congleton Constituency and wider Cheshire East Local Authority Area: Fiona Bruce

OP buttonFairer Funding Formula for School Pupils in the Macclesfield Constituency and wider Cheshire East Local Authority Area: David Rutley

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

OP buttonContaminated blood: Andy Burnham

 

 

 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 three hours (Standing Order No. 10(1)).

9.30am

OP buttonThat this House has considered Post Office closures: Tim Loughton

11.00am

OP buttonThat this House has considered police force and local authority guidance on dogs attacking other dogs: Nicky Morgan

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 buttonThat this House has considered employment opportunities in food and farming: Derek Thomas

4.00pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered Wells's bid for UK City of Culture: James Heappey

4.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered grandparents' rights of access to children: David Mackintosh

Notes:

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

The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

 

 WRITTEN STATEMENTS

 Statements to be made today

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.ECOFIN: 21 March 2017

2.ECOFIN: 7 - 8 April 2017

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

3.Informal Meeting of Ministers of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 3-4 April 2017, Valletta, Malta

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.

 Select Committees

OP buttonBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 6

9.00am (private)

OP buttonInternational Development

Subject: Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa

Witnesses: Moulid Hajale, humanitarian journalist; Lucy Hovil, Senior Researcher, International Refugee Rights Initiative, and Sanjayan Srikanthan, Vice President Europe, Deputy Executive Director, International Rescue Committee UK (at 10.10am); Sarah Pickwick, Senior Conflict Adviser, World Vision UK, and Juliet Parker, Director of Operations, Action Against Hunger UK (at 10.50am)

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

9.15am (private), 9.40am (public)

OP buttonJustice

Room 19

9.15am (private)

OP buttonPublic Administration and Constitutional Affairs

Room 16

9.15am (private)

OP buttonCommittee on Standards

Room 5

9.30am (private)

OP buttonEnvironmental Audit

Room 15

10.00am (private)

OP buttonDefence

Room 13

10.45am (private)

OP buttonEuropean Scrutiny

Room 20

11.30am (private)

OP buttonEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonHealth

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonHome Affairs

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonCommunities and Local Government and Work and Pensions

Joint meeting

3.30pm (private)

 

 COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED TODAY

 EDUCATION

OP button9th Report: Exiting the EU: challenges and opportunities for higher education, HC 683

Time of publication: 00.01am

 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT

OP button10th Report: Marine Protection Areas Revisited, HC 597

Time of publication: 00.01am

 JUSTICE

OP button13th Report: Draft sentencing guideline on breach offences, HC 1105

Time of publication: 00.01am

 PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

OP button54th Report: Investing through CDC, HC 956

Time of publication: 00.01am

OP button55th Report: How DfID tackles fraud, HC 1034

Time of publication: 00.01am

OP button56th Report: The Defence Equipment Plan, HC 957

Time of publication: 00.01am

 WOMEN AND EQUALITIES

OP button9th Report: Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment, HC 631

Time of publication: 00.01am

 EUROPEAN SCRUTINY

OP button39th Report, HC 71-xxxvii

Time of publication: 11.00am

 

 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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