Business for Thursday 19 April 2018

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)

Select Committee Statement on:

OP buttonFourth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Private Rented Sector, HC 440

Until 5.00pm

Backbench Business:

OP buttonMotion: Surgical mesh

OP buttonMotion: Cancer treatment

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour

Adjourment Debate: Leaseholder liability for fire safety remedial work in Battersea (Marsha De Cordova)

Westminster Hall

1.30pm

UK oil and gas industry

Business Today: Chamber 

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

1Graham P Jones (Hyndburn)
What steps he is taking to simplify rail fares. (904809)

2Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What his policy is on the operation of passenger services on the West Coast Main Line after the completion of High Speed 2; and if he will make a statement. (904810)

3Toby Perkins (Chesterfield)
What information his Department holds on plans by HS2 Ltd to purchase land close to Chesterfield canal; and if he will make a statement. (904811)

4Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
What steps he is taking to improve the equity of transport spending between regions. (904812)

5Philip Davies (Shipley)
If his Department will fund an eastern bypass for Shipley. (904814)

6Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth)
What plans his Department has to reduce the number of people affected by aircraft noise near Heathrow airport. (904815)

7Wera Hobhouse (Bath)
What steps he is taking to increase the number of public charging points for electric vehicles at commercial and industrial centres. (904816)

8Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the future of the aviation industry after the UK leaves the EU. (904817)

9Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North)
What plans he has to increase the proportion of freight carried by rail. (904818)

10Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East)
What the timetable is for new rolling stock for Midland Main Line to (a) be delivered and (b) enter service. (904819)

11Adam Afriyie (Windsor)
What plans his Department has to reduce the number of people affected by aircraft noise near Heathrow airport. (904820)

12Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
What discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the cancellation of the electrification of the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea. (904821)

13Luke Hall (Thornbury and Yate)
What his policy is on rail reform. (904822)

14Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst)
What assessment he has made of the reliability of rail services on metro routes in south-east London. (904823)

15Kevin Foster (Torbay)
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of medical requirements for holding a driving licence in ensuring that drivers are fit to drive. (904824)

16Tom Pursglove (Corby)
What steps his Department has taken to conduct an environmental study of the dualling of the A45 between Stanwick and Thrapston. (904825)

17Mr Paul Sweeney (Glasgow North East)
What assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending High Speed 2 to Scotland. (904826)

18Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
What steps his Department is taking to support the provision of sleeper rail services between Scotland and England. (904827)

19Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the future of the aviation industry after the UK leaves the EU. (904828)

20Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton)
What steps he has taken to implement phase 2b of High Speed 2. (904829)

21Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and with his French counterpart on constructing a fixed link across the Channel. (904831)

22John Mann (Bassetlaw)
What assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using artificial intelligence and robotics in rail freight. (904832)

23Peter Grant (Glenrothes)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the future of the aviation industry after the UK leaves the EU. (904833)

At 10.15am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

T1Maggie Throup (Erewash)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (904834)

T2Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) (904835)

T3Ian C. Lucas (Wrexham) (904836)

T4Mr Paul Sweeney (Glasgow North East) (904837)

T5Damien Moore (Southport) (904839)

T6Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) (904840)

T7Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central) (904841)

T8Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) (904842)

T9Dan Carden (Liverpool, Walton) (904843)

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)

OP buttonSelect Committee Statement on the publication of the Fourth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Private rented sector, HC 440

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

OP buttonSurgical mesh

Emma Hardy

That this House commends the recent announcement of a retrospective audit into surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence; notes that vaginal mesh has been banned in other jurisdictions such as New Zealand; further notes that NICE guidance recommends against the use of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and that no NICE recommendations have been made for stress urinary incontinence; notes that Sheffield University recently announced the development of a new mesh material; and calls on the Government to suspend prolapse and incontinence mesh operations while the audit is being carried out, to bring forward the NICE guidelines for mesh in stress related urinary incontinence from 2019 to 2018, and to commit to a full public inquiry into mesh if the audit suggests that this is the best course of action.

OP buttonCancer treatment

Sarah Jones

That this House pays tribute to the work of Baroness Tessa Jowell in her campaign to help people with brain tumours to live better lives for longer; recognises the Government’s increased funding for research; and calls on the Government to increase the sharing of health data and promote greater use of adaptive clinical trials.

Relevant Documents:

First Report of the Petitions Committee, Session 2015-16, Funding for research into brain tumours, HC 554, and the Government Response, Session 2016-17, HC 292

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 buttonLeaseholder liability for fire safety remedial work in Battersea: Marsha De Cordova

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 the UK oil and gas industry: Colin Clark

Notes:

The subject for this debate was 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 

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

1.Expansion of UK diplomatic network in the Commonwealth

Secretary of State for the Home Department

2.Police Funding

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

3.Local Government Finance: Response to the Resolution of the House, 28th March 2018

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 buttonDigital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
10.00am (private)

OP buttonExiting the European Union

Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal

Witnesses: Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority, and Sam Woods, Deputy Governor Prudential Regulation, Bank of England; Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers, Nikhil Rathi, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Plc and Director of International Development, Stephen Jones, Chief Executive, UK Finance, and Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association (at 11.45am)

Bloomberg Building, London, UK
10.15am (private), 10.30am (public)

Committee reports published today 

HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

OP button4th Report: Private rented sector, HC 440
Time of publication:
00.01am

WORK AND PENSIONS 

OP button10th Report: Assistive technology, HC 673
Time of publication:
00.01am

TREASURY 

OP button10th Report: Re-appointment of Alex Brazier to the Financial Policy Committee, HC 936
Time of publication:
1.00pm

OP button11th Report: Re-appointment of Donald Kohn to the Financial Policy Committee, HC 937
Time of publication:
1.00pm

OP button12th Report: Re-appointment of Martin Taylor to the Financial Policy Committee, HC 938
Time of publication:
1.00pm