Business Today: Chamber for Wednesday 26 April 2017

Summary Agenda: CHAMBER

11.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Wales

12 noon

Oral Questions: Prime Minister

12.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes

Ten Minute Rule Motion: Construction Industry (Protection of Cash Retentions) (Alan Brown)

No debate

Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) (No. 2) (Motion)

Up to 45 minutes

Digital Economy Bill: Ways and Means (Motion)

Up to three hours from commencement of proceedings on the Ways and Means Motion

Digital Economy Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Up to two hours

Criminal Finances Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Up to two hours*

Higher Education and Research Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

(*if the Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to)

If necessary

Consideration of Lords Messages

No debate

Presentation of Public Petitions

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Effect of diesel fumes in Islwyn (Chris Evans)

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.30am

School funding in the north east of England

11.00am

Colne to Skipton railway

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

2.30pm

Whirlpool and the product safety system

4.00pm

Learning outside the classroom

4.30pm

Upper catchment management

On 20 May 1917, Major Valentine Fleming DSO, ‘C’ Squadron The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars, Member for Henley, was killed in action near Epéhy, France.

On 7 June 1917, Major Willie Redmond, 6th Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, Member for Clare East, died of wounds received during the Battle of Messines, Belgium.

Notes:

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

 BUSINESS TODAY: CHAMBER

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales

1Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon)
What assessment he has made of the effect on Wales of the UK leaving the EU. (909709)

2Hywel Williams (Arfon)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on Wales' trade with EU countries of the UK leaving the EU. (909710)

3George Kerevan (East Lothian)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of provisions of the Great Repeal Bill on Wales' devolved competences. (909711)

4Kirsten Oswald (East Renfrewshire)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of provisions of the Great Repeal Bill on Wales' devolved competences. (909712)

5Margaret Ferrier (Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of provisions of the Great Repeal Bill on Wales' devolved competences. (909713)

6Craig Williams (Cardiff North)
What steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Government's industrial strategy benefits Wales and other parts of the UK equally. (909714)

7Wendy Morton (Aldridge-Brownhills)
What assessment he has made of the implications for Wales' trading opportunities of the UK's decision to leave the EU. (909715)

8Mr Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire)
What steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Government's industrial strategy benefits Wales and other parts of the UK equally. (909716)

9Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton)
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the date of publication for the Government response to the Hendry Review on tidal lagoons. (909717)

10Mrs Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall)
What assessment he has made of the implications for Wales' trading opportunities of the UK's decision to leave the EU. (909718)

11Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of provisions of the Great Repeal Bill on Wales' devolved competences. (909719)

12Andrew Stephenson (Pendle)
What steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Government's industrial strategy benefits Wales and other parts of the UK equally. (909720)

13Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
What assessment he has made of the effect on public finances in Wales of the UK leaving the EU. (909721)

14Stephen Crabb (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
What steps his Department has taken to ensure that the Government's industrial strategy benefits Wales and other parts of the UK equally. (909722)

15Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
Whether the National Assembly for Wales has the authority to change its name to include the word Parliament; and if he will make a statement. (909723)

At 12 noon

OP buttonOral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What recent assessment she has made of the (a) performance of the economy and (b) adequacy of provision of public services in the West Midlands; and if she will make a statement. (909819)

Q2Richard Drax (South Dorset)
If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 26 April. (909820)

Q3Ben Howlett (Bath) (909821)

Q4Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland) (909822)

Q5Jason McCartney (Colne Valley) (909823)

Q6Rachael Maskell (York Central) (909824)

Q7Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West) (909825)

Q8Mary Robinson (Cheadle) (909826)

Q9Byron Davies (Gower) (909827)

Q10Julian Sturdy (York Outer) (909828)

Q11Stephen Timms (East Ham) (909829)

Q12Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test) (909830)

Q13Steven Paterson (Stirling) (909831)

Q14Iain Stewart (Milton Keynes South) (909832)

Q15Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson (Lagan Valley) (909833)

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

12.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (PROTECTION OF CASH RETENTIONS): TEN MINUTE RULE MOTION

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

Alan Brown

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision to safeguard, and for the release of, cash retentions in the construction industry; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

2. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (24, 25, 26 AND 27 APRIL) (NO. 2)

No debate (Order of 24 April)

Mr David Lidington

That the Order of 24 April 2017 (Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) be varied as follows:

In paragraph (17)–

(a) after sub-paragraph (c) insert–

“(ca) proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) two hours after their commencement;

(cb) the Lords Amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill shall be considered in the following order: Nos. 1 to 12, 209, 210, 13 to 78, 106, 79 to 105, 107 to 208, 211 to 244;”, and

(b) in sub-paragraph (d), for “and (c)” substitute “to (ca)”.

3. DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL: WAYS AND MEANS

Up to 45 minutes (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b))

Jane Ellison

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Digital Economy Bill, it is expedient to authorise the imposition of charges which are payable to the Information Commissioner.

4. DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to three hours from commencement of proceedings on the Digital Economy Bill: Ways and Means (Motion) (Order of 24 April)

Notes:

For the Lords Amendments and motions relating to them, see separate papers (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Lords Amendments 248 to 254 engage financial privilege.

5. CRIMINAL FINANCES BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to two hours (Order of 24 April)

6. HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to two hours (, if the latter is agreed to)Order of 24 April and Business of the House (24, 25, 26 and 27 April) (No. 2) Motion

Notes:

For the Lords Amendments and motions relating to them, see separate papers (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Lords Amendments 23, 138 and 139 engage financial privilege.

The Speaker has certified that Lords Amendments 140 and 141 relate exclusively to England and Wales and are within devolved legislative competence. The Speaker's certificate is available on the documents webpage of the Bill and in the Vote Office.

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

 PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

OP buttonClosure of King George Hospital Accident and Emergency Department: Wes Streeting

OP buttonUlverston Post Office: John Woodcock

OP buttonTransitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s: Chris Bryant

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

OP buttonEffect of diesel fumes in Islwyn: Chris Evans

 

 

 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 school funding in the north east of England: Mrs Sharon Hodgson

11.00am

OP buttonThat this House has considered the Colne to Skipton railway: Andrew Stephenson

Notes:

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

2.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered Whirlpool and the product safety system: Andy Slaughter

4.00pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered learning outside the classroom: Mr Barry Sheerman

4.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered upper catchment management: Rachael Maskell

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

Secretary of State for Education

1.English Votes for English Laws Analysis for Higher Education and Research Bill

Secretary of State for the Home Department

2.Immigration

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/.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

3.   Provision of Equipment to Moderate Armed Opposition Border Force and Medical Units

4.   Provision of Equipment to Syria Civil Defence and the Free Syrian Police

 COMMITTEES MEETING TODAY

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

 Select Committees

OP buttonEducation and Health

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

9.00am (private)

OP buttonWork and Pensions

Room 16

9.15am (private)

OP buttonNorthern Ireland Affairs

Room 15

9.30am (private)

OP buttonScience and Technology

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

9.30am (private)

OP buttonInternational Trade

Room 8

10.00am (private)

OP buttonAdministration

Room 18

2.00pm (private)

OP buttonProcedure

Room 5

2.30pm (private)

OP buttonStatutory Instruments

Room 7

As soon as convenient after 3.45pm (private)

 JOINT Committees

OP buttonHuman Rights

Room 1

3.00pm (private)

OP buttonStatutory Instruments

Room 7

3.45pm (private)

 

 COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED TODAY

 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT

OP button9th Report: Sustainable Development Goals in the UK, HC 596

Time of publication: 00.01am

 PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

OP button57th Report: Capital funding for schools, HC 961

Time of publication: 00.01am

OP button58th Report: Care for people with learning disabilities, HC 1038

Time of publication: 00.01am

OP button59th Report: BBC licence fee, HC 1037

Time of publication: 00.01am

 SCOTTISH AFFAIRS

OP button3rd Report: Jobcentre Plus closures in Scotland, HC 979

Time of publication: 00.01am

 TRANSPORT

OP button10th Special Report: Rail franchising: Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2016–17, HC 1145

Time of publication: 09.30am

 DEFENCE

OP button7th Report: Investigations into fatalities in Northern Ireland involving British military personnel, HC 1064

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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