Announcements for Thursday 11 October 2018

Announcements 

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES 

OP buttonTuesday 16 October to Monday 22 October (ballot closed)

The ballot for 16 October to 22 October will take place today. Applications for this ballot have now closed.

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.

OP buttonTuesday 30 October to Tuesday 6 November (deadline 24 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 24 October. The ballot will take place on Thursday 25 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 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 18 October in the Chamber

Debate on a motion on ending exploitation in supermarket supply chains: Kerry McCarthy

Debate on a motion on world menopause day 2018: Martin Whitfield

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. If there is only one candidate, the Speaker will declare that candidate elected as soon as is practicable after that time. If more than one Member is nominated, the election will proceed on 17 October.

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.

Members nominated for election as Chair of the Committee on Standards 

Only the first fifteen names of a candidate’s own party validly submitted in support of a candidature are printed.

Up to and including Wednesday 10 October 2018

Candidate

Kate Green

Nominated by (own party)

Jess Phillips, Lucy Powell, Helen Jones, Yvette Cooper, Rosie Duffield, Jenny Chapman, Melanie Onn, Alex Norris, Karl Turner, Wes Streeting, Dr Paul Williams, Mr Gavin Shuker, Karen Buck, Matthew Pennycook, David Hanson

Nominated by (other parties)

Michael Tomlinson, Robert Neill, Sir Christopher Chope, Mr Gary Streeter, Jo Swinson

Relevant interests declared

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