Business for Thursday 07 June 2018

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

9.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.10am

Oral Questions: Church Commissioners and the House of Commons Commission

10.30am

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

Select Committee Statements on:

OP buttonThird Report of the Scottish Affairs Committee, RBS branch closures, HC 682

OP buttonSeventh Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, Greening Finance: embedding sustainability in financial decision making, HC 1063

No debate

Presentation of Bills

Until 5.00pm

Privilege (Motion)

Until 5.00pm

Backbench Business:

OP buttonMotion: Ending tuberculosis

OP buttonGeneral Debate: Early elections, human rights and the political situation in Turkey

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Role of secondary ticketing (Mr Richard Bacon)

Westminster Hall

1.30pm

Third Report of the Transport Committee, Airports National Policy Statement, HC 548

Business Today: Chamber 

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1Jessica Morden (Newport East)
Whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on introducing a deposit return scheme. (905701)

2Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)
What plans he has put in place to support the UK agricultural sector in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. (905703)

3James Frith (Bury North)
What assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding for flood defences on the effectiveness of those defences. (905705)

4Mark Pawsey (Rugby)
What steps he is taking to reform producer responsibility systems to incentivise producers to take more responsibility for the environmental effects of their products. (905708)

5Deidre Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith)
What plans he has to ensure that environmental standards are maintained after the UK leaves the EU. (905709)

6Andrew Rosindell (Romford)
When he plans to publish the findings of his consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill; and if he will bring forward legislative proposals on five-year sentences for animal cruelty. (905712)

7Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South)
What plans his Department has to limit the environmental effect of fracking. (905713)

8Jim Shannon (Strangford)
What steps he is taking to support the UK fishing industry as the UK leaves the EU. (905714)

9Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
What plans he has to ensure that environmental standards are maintained after the UK leaves the EU. (905715)

10Mary Robinson (Cheadle)
What steps he is taking to tackle waste crime. (905716)

At 10.00am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

T1Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (905719)

T2John Grogan (Keighley) (905721)

T3Maria Caulfield (Lewes) (905722)

T4Alan Brown (Kilmarnock and Loudoun) (905723)

T5Michael Tomlinson (Mid Dorset and North Poole) (905725)

T6Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West) (905726)

At 10.10am

OP buttonOral Questions to the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners and the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission

1Joan Ryan (Enfield North)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress the Church of England has made on the Clewer initiative to tackle modern day slavery. (905689)

2John Grogan (Keighley)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what initiatives the Anglican Communion is supporting in the Diocese of Jerusalem to help promote peace between the Israeli and Palestinian Christian and Muslim communities. (905690)

3Andrew Bowie (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made since the Columba Declaration on promoting closer ties between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England. (905691)

4Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England and Anglican Communion are taking to promote a more tolerant attitude towards members of the LGBTQ community; and if she will make a statement. (905692)

5Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to promote bell ringing. (905693)

6John Howell (Henley)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England and Anglican Communion are taking to tackle violence against Christians in Nigeria. (905694)

7Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to support the provision of religious literacy training for government departments and embassies. (905695)

8Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what guidance the Church of England issues to parish churches on support for orphanages overseas. (905696)

9Meg Hillier (Hackney South and Shoreditch)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church of England's policy is on the development of affordable housing on Church land. (905697)

10David Linden (Glasgow East)
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many accidents or injuries have been reported in the division lobbies during a division in each year since 2008. (905699)

11Mr Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the Church of England has had with Government Ministers on the General Synod’s resolution on gay conversion therapy; and if she will make a statement. (905700)

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 Third Report of the Scottish Affairs Committee, RBS branch closures, HC 682

OP buttonSelect Committee Statement on the publication of the Seventh Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, Greening Finance: embedding sustainability in financial decision making, HC 1063

PRESENTATION OF BILLS 

No debate (Standing Order No. 57)

OP buttonViolent Crime (Sentences)

Keith Vaz

Bill to increase the minimum custodial sentence on conviction for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon for an offender aged 18 years or over and to increase the minimum period of detention and training order for a person aged 16 or 17; to set a minimum custodial sentence on conviction for an offender in possession of a knife or other weapon and intending to commit any offence or having such a weapon available to use in committing murder; and for connected purposes.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. PRIVILEGE

Until 5.00pm

Damian Collins

That this House takes note of the Third Special Report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (HC 1115); and orders Mr Dominic Cummings to give an undertaking to the Committee, no later than 6pm on 11 June 2018, to appear before that Committee at a time on or before 20 June 2018.

Notes:

This motion was given precedence by Mr Speaker as a matter of privilege on 6 June.

2. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

OP buttonEnding tuberculosis

Nick Herbert

Mr Virendra Sharma

That this House recognises that tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, killing 1.7 million people a year; notes that at the current rate of progress, the world will not reach the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending TB by 2030 for another 160 years; believes that without a major change of pace 28 million people will die needlessly before 2030 at a global economic cost of £700 billion; welcomes the forthcoming UN high-level meeting on TB in New York on 26 September as an unprecedented opportunity to turn the tide against this terrible disease; further notes that the UN General Assembly Resolution encourages all member states to participate in the high-level meeting at the highest possible level, preferably at the level of heads of state and government; and calls on the Government to renew its efforts in the global fight against TB, boost research into new drugs, diagnostics and a vaccine, and for the Prime Minister to attend the UN high-level meeting.

OP buttonEarly elections, human rights and the political situation in Turkey

Joan Ryan

That this House has considered early elections, human rights and the political situation in Turkey.

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 buttonRole of secondary ticketing: Mr Richard Bacon

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 Third Report of the Transport Committee, Airports National Policy Statement, HC 548: Lilian Greenwood

Notes:

The subject of this debate was determined by the Liaison 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 

Minister for the Cabinet Office

1.Northern Ireland

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

2.Transport, Telecoms and Energy Council

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

3.EU Exit

Secretary of State for the Home Department

4.Security Industry Authority Review

Secretary of State for International Trade

5.EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) 22 May 2018

Secretary of State for Transport

6.East Midlands Invitation to Tender

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

7.Universal Credit

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 buttonTenant Fees Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Witnesses: Local Government Association and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (until no later than 12.15pm); Shelter, Citizens Advice, Generation Rent, and the NUS (until no later than 1.00pm)

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
11.30am (public)

OP buttonTenant Fees Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 12
2.00pm (public)

Select Committees 

OP buttonWelsh Affairs

Subject: Prison provision in Wales

Witnesses: Alun Davies AM, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, and Martin Swain, Deputy Director of Community Safety, Welsh Government

National Assembly for Wales
11.15am (private), 11.30am (public)

OP buttonWelsh Affairs

Subject: Brexit: agriculture, trade and the repatriation of powers

Witnesses: Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, and Tim Render, Director, Environment and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government

National Assembly for Wales
1.20pm (private), 1.30pm (public)

Committee reports published today 

EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION 

OP button4th Special Report: The future UK-EU relationship: Government response to the Committee’s Fourth Report, HC 1150
Time of publication:
11.00am

LIAISON 

OP button2nd Report: Witness gender diversity, HC 1033
Time of publication:
0.01am