Business for Monday 16 July 2018

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

2.30pm

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Home Office

3.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Until 10.00pm

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill: Remaining Stages

Until any hour*

Business of the House (Today) (Motion)

(*if the 10.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Up to one hour after the start of proceedings on the Business of the House (Today) Motion**

Standing Orders etc. (Motions)

OP buttonEuropean Statutory Instruments Committee (Temporary Standing Order)

OP buttonLiaison Committee

OP buttonAdditional Salaries

OP buttonPresentation of Documents

(**if the Business of the House (Today) Motion is agreed to)

No debate

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval)

No debate after 10.00pm

Use of Chamber (Women MPs of the World Conference) (Motion)

No debate

Presentation of Public Petitions

Until 10.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Whole company pay policy (Siobhain McDonagh)

Westminster Hall

4.30pm

Debate on an e-petition relating to including Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

Business Today: Chamber 

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

1Simon Hoare (North Dorset)
What steps the National Crime Agency is taking to tackle organised crime. (906450)

2Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale)
What assessment he has made of trends in the level of fees his Department charges for registering children as British citizens. (906451)

3Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)
What recent assessment he has made of the performance of UK Visas and Immigration against its target times for responses to members of the public. (906452)

4Colin Clark (Gordon)
What recent steps he is taking to tackle knife crime. (906453)

5Helen Whately (Faversham and Mid Kent)
What steps he is taking to ensure that the immigration system facilitates the hiring of sufficient skilled migrant workers for the UK's needs. (906454)

6Jo Platt (Leigh)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes to fire services' staffing levels on the capacity of those services to deliver firefighter training. (906455)

7Chris Stephens (Glasgow South West)
Whether he plans to change the fees for immigration and nationality applications; and if he will make a statement. (906456)

8Mary Creagh (Wakefield)
What his policy is on the treatment of children whose parents are under immigration detention. (906457)

9Gill Furniss (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the number of police officers on the level of serious crime. (906458)

10Karin Smyth (Bristol South)
What the timetable is for the publication of his Department's response to its air weapons review of October 2017. (906459)

11Mr William Wragg (Hazel Grove)
What steps he is taking to ensure that the immigration system facilitates the hiring of sufficient skilled migrant workers for the UK's needs. (906460)

12Mohammad Yasin (Bedford)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the number of police officers on the level of serious crime. (906461)

13John Howell (Henley)
What steps he is taking to ensure that the immigration system facilitates the hiring of sufficient skilled migrant workers for the UK's needs. (906462)

14Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth)
What steps he is taking to tackle the fraudulent use and sale of British passports. (906463)

15Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne and Sheppey)
What his Department's target is for the length of time between a person’s immigration application being refused and their being deported from the UK. (906464)

16Helen Hayes (Dulwich and West Norwood)
What steps he is taking to provide compensation to Windrush migrants. (906465)

17Dr Caroline Johnson (Sleaford and North Hykeham)
What steps the Government is taking to confiscate money from criminals; and how he plans further to strengthen the asset recovery regime. (906466)

18Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)
What steps his Department is taking to improve religious literacy among UK Visas and Immigration staff. (906467)

19Chris Elmore (Ogmore)
Whether his Department plans to support the arming of rural police officers; and if he will make a statement. (906468)

20Lee Rowley (North East Derbyshire)
What steps his Department is taking to encourage greater collaboration between the police and fire services. (906469)

21Eddie Hughes (Walsall North)
What steps he is taking to ensure that illegal migrants cannot profit from working in the UK. (906470)

22James Morris (Halesowen and Rowley Regis)
What steps he is taking to ensure that illegal migrants cannot profit from working in the UK. (906471)

23Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)
What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on immigration policy. (906472)

24Kevin Foster (Torbay)
What steps he is taking to ensure that the UK's security services have the resources required to counter terrorism. (906473)

25David Hanson (Delyn)
What steps he is taking to reduce shop theft. (906474)

At 3.15pm

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

T1Stephen Timms (East Ham)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (906475)

T2Robert Courts (Witney) (906476)

T3Mr Simon Clarke (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland) (906477)

T4Mr Paul Sweeney (Glasgow North East) (906478)

T5Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (906479)

T6Mrs Sheryll Murray (South East Cornwall) (906480)

T7Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton, Kemptown) (906481)

T8Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham and Morden) (906482)

T9Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire) (906483)

T10Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd) (906484)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

3.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. TAXATION (CROSS-BORDER TRADE) BILL: REMAINING STAGES

Until 10.00 pm (Standing Order No. 9(6) and Order of 8 January)

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

For amendments see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: (Programme) Motion agreed by the House on 8 January 2018. Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption that day.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 10.00pm 

OP buttonBUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

No debate (Standing Orders Nos. 15 and 41A(3))

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to Business of the House (Today) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

2. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY)

Until any hour (if the 10.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Andrea Leadsom

That, at this day’s sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to European Statutory Instruments Committee, Liaison Committee, Positions for which additional salaries are payable for the purposes of section 4A(2) of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 and Presentation of documents under paragraph 3(3)(b) or 17(3)(b) of schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 not later than one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this Order; such questions shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

3. EUROPEAN STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS COMMITTEE (TEMPORARY STANDING ORDER)

Up to one hour from the start of the Business of the House (Today) Motion (if the Business of the House (Today) Motion is agreed to)

Andrea Leadsom

That the following Standing Order shall have effect for the remainder of this Parliament:—

(1) There shall be a select committee, called the European Statutory Instruments Committee, to examine and report on—

(i) any of the following documents laid before the House of Commons in accordance with paragraph 3(3)(b) or 17(3)(b) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018—

(a) a draft of an instrument; and

(b) a memorandum setting out both a statement made by a Minister of the Crown to the effect that in the Minister’s opinion the instrument should be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament (the negative procedure) and the reasons for that opinion, and

(ii) any matter arising from its consideration of such documents.

(2) In its consideration of a document referred to in paragraph 1(i) the committee shall include, in addition to such other matters as it deems appropriate, whether the draft instrument—

(i) contains any provision of the type specified in paragraph 1(2) or 10(2) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in relation to which the Act requires that a draft of the instrument must be laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament (the affirmative procedure);

(ii) otherwise appears to make an inappropriate use of the negative procedure;

and shall report to the House its recommendation of the procedure which should apply.

(3) The committee shall have regard to the reasons offered by the Minister in support of the Minister’s opinion that the instrument should be subject to the negative procedure.

(4) Before reporting on any document, the committee shall provide to the government department concerned an opportunity to provide orally or in writing to it or any sub-committee appointed by it such further explanations as the committee may require except to the extent that the committee considers that it is not reasonably practicable to do so within the period provided by the Act.

(5) It shall be an instruction to the committee that it shall report any recommendation that the affirmative procedure should apply within the period specified by the Act.

(6) The committee shall consist of sixteen Members.

(7) The committee and any sub-committees appointed by it shall have the assistance of the Counsel to the Speaker.

(8) The committee shall have power to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee’s order of reference.

(9) The committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time.

(10) The committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to such sub-committees any of the matters referred to the committee.

(11) Each such sub-committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report to the committee from time to time.

(12) The committee shall have power to report from time to time the evidence taken before such sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees.

(13) The quorum of each such sub-committee shall be two.

(14) The committee shall have power to seek from any committee of the House, including any committee appointed to meet with a committee of the Lords as a joint committee, its opinion on any document within its remit, and to require a reply to such a request within such time as it may specify.

(15) Unless the House otherwise orders each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament, or until this Standing Order lapses, whichever occurs sooner.

(16) This Standing Order, to the extent that it relates to a regulation-making power provided to the Government under sections 8, 9 or 23(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, shall lapse upon the expiry of the power to make new regulations under those sections and shall lapse entirely upon expiry of the last such remaining power.

Amendment (a)

Mrs Maria Miller

Tom Brake

Dr Lisa Cameron

Dame Margaret Hodge

Seema Malhotra

Jess Phillips

Paragraph 6, at end add 'of whom at least seven shall be women and at least seven shall be men.'.

Notes:

The Accounting Officer has prepared a memorandum on the financial consequences of this motion, pursuant to Standing Order No. 22C(2). Copies are available in the Vote Office.

Relevant Documents:

Sixth Report of the Procedure Committee, Scrutiny of delegated legislation under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, HC 1395

4. LIAISON COMMITTEE

Up to one hour from the start of the Business of the House (Today) Motion (If the Business of the House (Today) Motion is agreed to )

Andrea Leadsom

That the Order of the House of 6 November 2017 (Liaison Committee: Membership) be amended, in the second paragraph, by inserting, in the appropriate place, “European Statutory Instruments”.

5. POSITIONS FOR WHICH ADDITIONAL SALARIES ARE PAYABLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 4A(2) OF THE PARLIAMENTARY STANDARDS ACT 2009

Up to one hour from the start of the Business of the House (Today) Motion (if the Business of the House (Today) Motion is agreed to)

Andrea Leadsom

That the Order of the House of 19 March 2013 (Positions for which additional salaries are payable for the purposes of section 4A(2) of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009) be amended, in paragraph (1)(a), by inserting, in the appropriate place, “the European Statutory Instruments Committee”.

6. PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS UNDER PARAGRAPH 3(3)(b) OR 17(3)(b) OF SCHEDULE 7 TO THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018

Up to one hour from the start of the Business of the House (Today) Motion (if the Business of the House (Today) Motion is agreed to)

Andrea Leadsom

That where, under Paragraph 3(3)(b) or 17(3)(b) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, any document is to be laid before this House, the delivery of a copy of the document to the Votes and Proceedings Office on any day during the existence of a Parliament shall be deemed to be for all purposes the laying of it before the House; and the proviso to Standing Order No. 159 shall not apply to any document laid in accordance with this Order.

7. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Secretary Dominic Raab

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Turkmenistan) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 7 November 2017, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

8. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Secretary Dominic Raab

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Kazakhstan) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 7 November 2017, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

9. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Sir Alan Duncan

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement) (Armenia) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

10. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Sir Alan Duncan

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Association Agreement) (Central America) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

11. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Sir Alan Duncan

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement) (Cuba) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

12. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Sir Alan Duncan

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Strategic Partnership Agreement) (Canada) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

13. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Sir Alan Duncan

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Agreement) (Australia) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

14. EUROPEAN UNION

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Sir Alan Duncan

That the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation) (New Zealand) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

15. ELECTRICITY

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

Claire Perry

That the draft Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 6 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

16. USE OF CHAMBER (WOMEN MPs OF THE WORLD CONFERENCE)

No debate after 10.00pm (Standing Order No.9(6))

Andrea Leadsom

Ms Harriet Harman

Yvette Cooper

Stephen Twigg

Hannah Bardell

Mrs Maria Miller

That this House welcomes the events organised to celebrate women's suffrage and to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918; recognises that the Women MPs of the World Conference provides a unique opportunity to gather parliamentarians from across the world to engage in discussions about equal representation and bring about social change; and accordingly resolves that delegates participating in the Women MPs of the World Conference should be allowed to make use of the Chamber of this House on a day in November other than a day on which this House is sitting or a day on which the UK Youth Parliament is making use of the Chamber.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS 

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

OP buttonHome education: draft guidance and consultation: Maria Caulfield

OP buttonHome education: draft guidance and consultation: Sir Desmond Swayne

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

Until 10.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonWhole company pay policy: Siobhain McDonagh

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

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

4.30pm

OP buttonPetitions

Helen Jones

That this House has considered e-petition 222419 relating to including Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee.

The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Relevant Documents:

Oral evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on 13 and 27 June and 4 July, on Dangerous Dogs: Breed Specific Legislation, HC 1040

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

2.Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2017

Secretary of State for International Trade

3.Trade Bill – Analysis on the application of Standing Order No.83L of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business in respect of Government amendments tabled for Report stage

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 buttonOffensive Weapons Bill Programming sub-Committee

Room 13
4.00pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees 

OP buttonFirst Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies and Core Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018

Room 9
4.30pm (public)

OP buttonSecond Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Higher Education (Fee Limits and Fee Limit Condition) (England) Regulations 2018

Room 10
4.30pm (public)

OP buttonThird Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 11
4.30pm (public)

OP buttonFourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018

Room 12
4.30pm (public)

OP buttonFifth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018

Room 6
6.00pm (public)

OP buttonSixth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018

Room 15
6.00pm (public)

Select Committees 

OP buttonNorthern Ireland Affairs

Subject: Brexit and Northern Ireland: Agriculture

Witnesses: Allan Chambers, and Adrian McGowan, Farmers; Thomas Douglas, Peter Gallagher, William Irvine, and Malcolm Keys, Farmers (at 10.10am).

Room 30, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonHousing, Communities and Local Government

Subject: Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper

Witnesses: Dame Louise Casey DBE CB, and Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Faith, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3.15pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

OP buttonPublic Accounts

Subject: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Witnesses: Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, David Peattie, Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Mark Russell, Chief Executive, UK Government Investments, and Paul Foster, Chief Executive, Sellafield

Room 16
3.30pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

OP buttonHigh Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

Subject: High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

Witnesses: 133 and AP1/17 - Canal and River Trust, Petitioners, 154 - A A Traherne, Petitioner, 158 - R A Traherne, Petitioner, and AP1/22 - Stone and Chebsey Parish Council, Petitioner

Room 5
4.00pm (private), 4.05pm (public)

OP buttonTransport

Subject: Intercity East Coast rail franchise

Witnesses: Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive, and Neil Micklethwaite, Commercial and Business Development Director, Stagecoach Group, Jo Kaye, Managing Director, System Operator, and Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director, London North Eastern and East Midlands, Network Rail; Polly Payne, Director General of Rail Group, Beatrice Filkin, Intercity Market Lead, and Simon Smith, Director for Policy, Operations and Change in Passenger Services, Department for Transport (at 5.45pm)

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4.15pm (private), 4.45pm (public)

OP buttonScience and Technology

Room 21
5.00pm (private)

OP buttonHigh Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

Subject: High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

Witnesses: As for afternoon session unless already heard

Room 5
7.00pm (private), 7.05pm (public)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS 

OP button53rd Report: Ministry of Defence’s contract with Annington Property Limited, HC 974
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 0.01am

EDUCATION 

OP button4th Report: Appointment of the Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, HC 1048
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 9.00am

BUSINESS, ENERGY & INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY 

OP button11th Special Report: The impact of Brexit on the pharmaceutical sector: Government Response to the Committee’s Ninth Report, HC 1426
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 11.00am

FOREIGN AFFAIRS 

OP button11th Special Report: Global Britain and the 2018 Commonwealth Summit: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report, HC 1427
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 11.00am

HUMAN RIGHTS 

OP button8th Report: Freedom of Speech in Universities: Responses, HC 1279
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 11.00am

STANDARDS 

OP button2nd Report: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy: Implementation, HC 1396
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 11.00am

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS (JOINT) 

OP buttonTwenty-ninth Report of Session 2017–19, HC 542-xxix
Date and time of publication:
Friday 13 July 11.00am

WORK AND PENSIONS 

OP button16th Report: Collective defined contribution pensions, HC 580
Date and time of publication:
Monday 16 July 0.01am