Business Today: Chamber for Thursday 19 October 2017

Summary Agenda: CHAMBER

9.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Transport

10.30am

Urgent Questions (if any), Business Question to the Leader of the House, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Until 5.00pm

Backbench Business:

 

OP buttonGeneral debate: Tobacco control plan

 

OP buttonMotion: Valproate and Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: UK companies and Azerbaijan's money-laundering and tax evasion scheme (Dame Margaret Hodge)

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm

Carbon capture and storage

3.00pm

Government review of defence capability

Notes:

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

 BUSINESS TODAY: CHAMBER

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

 QUESTIONS

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

1Julia Lopez (Hornchurch and Upminster)
What plans his Department has to update legislation on the taxi and private hire vehicle industries. (901274)

2Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
What steps his Department is taking to prepare the civil aviation sector for the UK leaving the EU. (901276)

3Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet)
What discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on upgrading the London Underground. (901277)

4Philip Davies (Shipley)
If he will provide funding for a Shipley eastern bypass. (901278)

5Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on the aviation sector of the UK leaving the EU. (901279)

6Deidre Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith)
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade and the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the timetable for introducing new aviation agreements after the UK leaves the EU. (901280)

7Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton, Kemptown)
What steps he is taking to reduce harmful emissions from road transport. (901282)

8Henry Smith (Crawley)
What steps his Department is taking to accelerate the availability of smart ticketing on the rail network. (901283)

9Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate)
What steps his Department is taking to reduce congestion on the strategic road network. (901284)

10Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon)
What plans he has to issue safeguarding directions for the unsafeguarded sections of the Crossrail 2 route. (901285)

11Ian Mearns (Gateshead)
When his Department plans to make a decision on the mechanism for the Tyne and Wear Metro to receive funding to replace and renew its rolling stock. (901286)

12Alex Cunningham (Stockton North)
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation on the taxi and private hire vehicle industries. (901287)

13Faisal Rashid (Warrington South)
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing tolls on bridges. (901288)

14Mike Kane (Wythenshawe and Sale East)
What steps he is taking to promote cycling. (901289)

15Afzal Khan (Manchester, Gorton)
What steps he is taking to reduce harmful emissions from road transport. (901290)

16Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central)
What recent assessment he has made of the equity of the distribution of regional transport infrastructure investment. (901292)

17Luke Graham (Ochil and South Perthshire)
What plans he has to develop transport infrastructure in Scotland. (901293)

18Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay)
What steps he is taking to improve the condition of local roads. (901295)

At 10.15am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

T1Matt Warman (Boston and Skegness)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (901264)

T2Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough) (901265)

T3Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane) (901266)

T4Robert Courts (Witney) (901267)

T5Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon) (901268)

T6Mr Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury) (901269)

T7Esther McVey (Tatton) (901271)

T8Holly Lynch (Halifax) (901272)

 

 URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

10.30am

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonBusiness Question to the Leader of the House

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

 BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Until 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

OP buttonTobacco control plan

Sir Kevin Barron

That this House has considered the Government's publication of the new Tobacco control plan.

OP buttonValproate and Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome

Norman Lamb

That this House notes with concern that there has been a systematic failure to inform women of the dangers of taking the epilepsy drug sodium valproate during pregnancy, resulting in thousands of children being born with congenital malformations, disabilities and developmental disorders since the 1970s as a result of fetal exposure to the drug; welcomes the launch of the Valproate Toolkit by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in February 2016 to ensure that women are informed of the potential risks of the drug, but further notes with concern a recent survey which found that 68 per cent of women have still not received these safety warnings; calls on the Government to take immediate steps to ensure that the materials in the Valproate Toolkit are distributed to all prescribing clinicians, pharmacists, and women who are being prescribed the drug; calls on the Government to require all clinicians prescribing sodium valproate to women and girls of childbearing age to discuss annually with the patient, the risks during pregnancy before a prescription is renewed; and further calls on the Government to bring forward proposals for a care plan and financial assistance to the victims of sodium valproate in pregnancy and their families.

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

 ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonUK companies and Azerbaijan's money-laundering and tax evasion scheme: Dame Margaret Hodge

 

 

 BUSINESS TODAY: WESTMINSTER HALL

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

1.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered carbon capture and storage: Mr Simon Clarke

3.00pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered the Government's review of defence capability: Mr Marcus Fysh

Relevant Documents:

First Report of the Defence Committee of Session 2015-16, Flexible response? An SDSR checklist of potential threats and vulnerabilities, HC 493, and the Government response, HC 794.

Second Report of the Defence Committee of Session 2015-16, Shifting the goalposts? Defence expenditure and the 2% pledge, HC 494, and the Government response, HC 465.

Third Report of the Defence Committee of Session 2016-17, Restoring the Fleet: Naval Procurement and the National Shipbuilding Strategy, HC 221, and the Government response, HC 973.

Oral evidence taken before the Defence Committee on 28 February on the UK National Shipbuilding Strategy, HC 970.

Written evidence to the Defence Committee, on the UK National Shipbuilding Strategy, reported to the House on 7 March, HC 970.

Oral evidence taken before the Defence Committee on 8 and 15 November and 6 December 2016 and 31 January, on Defence Acquisition and Procurement, HC 698.

Written evidence to the Defence Committee, on Defence Acquisition and Procurement, reported to the House on 25 October, 1 November and 6 December 2016 and 17 January, 7 March and 24 April, HC 698.

Eighth Report of the Defence Committee of Session 2016-17, SDSR 2015 and the Army, HC 108, and the Government Response, HC 311.

Oral evidence taken before the Defence Committee on 12 September and 17 October, on F-35 Procurement, HC 326.

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business 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.Banking Act 2009 reporting

Secretary of State for Defence

2.Service Complaints Ombudsman's 2016 Annual Report - Ministry of Defence Response

Secretary of State for the Home Department

3.Public consultation on defining antique firearms

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

4.Northern Ireland Update

Secretary of State for Transport

5.High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013, Annual Expenditure Report for 2016-17

6.Roads

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

7.Agenda of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), 19 October 2017, Luxembourg

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.

 Public Bill Committees

OP buttonFinance Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 10

11.30am (public)

OP buttonFinance Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 10

2.00pm (public)

 Delegated Legislation Committees

OP buttonSecond Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Room 9

11.30am (public)

 

 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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