Announcements for Tuesday 09 October 2018

Announcements 

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES 

OP buttonTuesday 16 October to Monday 22 October (deadline 10 October)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 10 October. The ballot will take place on Thursday 11 October.

OP buttonTuesday 23 October to Monday 29 October (deadline 17 October)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office by 7.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on Wednesday 17 October. The ballot will take place on Thursday 18 October.

FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES 

Applications for 90, 60 and 30-minute debates should be made to the Table Office by 10.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on the deadline dates listed below. Members may submit applications to the Table Office in person, or from their own email account, or send a signed application through the post. Application forms are available from the Table Office or through the intranet at http://intranet.parliament.uk/tableoffice/.

The ballot takes place on the day following the deadline. Members will be informed of the outcome by the Speaker’s Office.

OP buttonTuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October (deadline 9 October)

The following Departments will answer:

Defence; Exiting the European Union; Health and Social Care; Housing, Communities and Local Government; International Development; International Trade; Justice; Transport; Treasury; Wales; Women and Equalities

OP buttonTuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October (deadline 15 October)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Education; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Home Office; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Work and Pensions

OP buttonTuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October (deadline 22 October)

The following Departments will answer:

Defence; Exiting the European Union; Health and Social Care; Housing, Communities and Local Government; International Development; International Trade; Justice; Transport; Treasury; Wales; Women and Equalities

OP buttonTuesday 6 November (deadline 29 October)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Education; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Home Office; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Work and Pensions

DETERMINATION OF BUSINESS BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE 

OP buttonThursday 11 October in Westminster Hall

General debate on the establishment of freeports in the UK: Mr Simon Clarke, Frank Field

CONFERENCE ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS 

Members wishing to table Questions in person may do so in the usual way through the Table Office until 5.30pm or the rising of the House, whichever is earlier, on Thursday 13 September. Thereafter, Members may table Questions for oral and written answer electronically or by post. Questions for written answer received after 13 September and before 4.30pm on Monday 8 October will be treated as having been tabled on 8 October.

OP buttonQuestions for oral answer

Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer when the House returns:

Last date of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc.

Thursday 13 September

Tuesday 9 October

Justice (T)***

Thursday 13 September

Wednesday 10 October

International Development (T)

Thursday 13 September

Wednesday 10 October

Prime Minister

Thursday 13 September

Thursday 11 October

Transport (T)

Tuesday 9 October**

Monday 15 October

Work and Pensions (T)

Tuesday 9 October

Wednesday 17 October

Scotland

The results of the shuffles on 13 September will be published on 14 September. They will be available from the Vote Office and on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.pdf

For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available from the Vote Office and on the internet at

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-table-office/Oral-questions-rota.pdf

Notes:

* The latest time for tabling is 12.30pm on each of these days.

** First sitting day after adjournment.

*** (T) indicates that there are also Topical questions for that Department.

OP buttonQuestions for written answer on a named day

The latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day before the Conference Adjournment is 10.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Monday 10 September (for answer on Thursday 13 September).

Time of tabling

Earliest date for named day answer

From rise of House on Thursday 13 September until 4.30pm on Monday 8 October

Thursday 11 October (Each Member may table five named day Questions during this period.)

Tuesday 9 October

Monday 15 October

CONFERENCE ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC BILLS 

Members wishing to table amendments to public bills may do so in the usual way in the Public Bill Office until the rise of the House on Thursday 13 September. Such amendments will be available online from Friday 14 September.

During the recess, Members may submit amendments in person, via introduced staff or, if signed, by other staff to the Recess Duty Office, located in the Journal Office; or they may be posted to the Public Bill Office or e-mailed to pbohoc@parliament.uk from a Member’s network account or from the network account of a member of staff who has been introduced by their Member to the Public Bill Office.

Deadlines, publication and eligibility for selection

The following deadlines apply for tabling of amendments if they are to be eligible for selection in proceedings on bills on 9, 10 or 11 October:

OP buttonAny proceedings in Public Bill Committee on Tuesday 9 October: deadline is 4.30 pm on Thursday 4 October

OP buttonAny proceedings in Public Bill Committee or in the House on Wednesday 10 October: deadline is 4.30pm on Friday 5 October

OP buttonAny proceedings in Public Bill Committee or in the House on Thursday 11 October: deadline is 4.30pm on Monday 8 October

The table below shows the deadlines, first publication date and selection eligibility for amendments submitted during the recess.

Deadline for tabling

First publication*

First day eligible for selection

4.30 pm, Thursday 4 October

Friday 5 October

Tuesday 9 October

4.30 pm, Friday 5 October

Monday 8 October

Wednesday 10 October

4.30 pm, Monday 8 October

Tuesday 9 October

Thursday 11 October

*Amendments are published online the morning after they are tabled, provisionally ‘marshalled’ into the order in which they relate to the bill.

ELECTION OF CHAIR OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE 

OP buttonNominations and ballot arrangments

The ballot to elect a Chair of the Committee on Standards will be held on Wednesday 17 October.

Nomination

Nominations must be received in writing in the Table Office or the Procedural Hub in Portcullis House by 5.00pm on Monday 15 October, when nominations will close. As the Chair has been allocated to the Labour party, only Members of that party are eligible to be candidates.

Each nomination must consist of a signed statement made by the candidate declaring willingness to stand, accompanied by the signatures of 15 Members elected to the House as members of the same party as the candidate. Statements may (optionally) be accompanied by signatures of up to five Members elected to the House as members of any party other than that to which the candidate belongs, or members of no party.

No Member may sign more than one such statement in relation to candidates for the same chair; if any Member does so, their signature will no longer be valid. Candidates for select committee chairs should declare any relevant interests. Candidates also have the option of providing a 500-word supporting statement. Nominations will be published in the House’s business papers and on the Parliament website each day.

As soon as possible after the close of nominations, the full list of candidates and their sponsors will be placed in the Table Office and the Vote Office in the Members’ Lobby and will be published on the website A booklet will also be published containing a photograph of each candidate, supporting signatures, any declared interests and any supporting statement.

Ballot

The ballot will be held in Committee Room 16 between 11.00am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 17 October.

Members should vote by ranking as many candidates as they wish in order of preference, marking 1 by the name of their first preference, 2 by the name of their second preference, and so on.

Count

The ballot will be counted under the Alternative Vote system. As soon as practicable after the votes have been counted, the results will be published under the direction of the Speaker.

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: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/commons-business-briefings/

Written Statements 

Text of today’s Written Statements: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/

Select Committees 

Select Committees Webpage: www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/

Recent Select Committee Reports: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/committees/recent-reports/

Standing Orders Relating to Public Business 

Text of Standing Orders relating to public business: www.parliament.uk/business/publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmstords/1020/body.html

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: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/european-business1/

Digital Engagement 

Information about digital engagement opportunities for debates is available on the parliamentary website: www.parliament.uk/get-involved/have-your-say-on-laws/digital-debates/.

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