Business for Monday 15 October 2018

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

2.30pm

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Work and Pensions

3.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 45 minutes

Offensive Weapons Bill: Programme (No. 2) (Motion)

Until 10.00pm

Offensive Weapons Bill: Remaining Stages

Until 10.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Rail fares between Ipswich and London (Sandy Martin)

Westminster Hall

4.30pm

Debate on an e-petition relating to setting up a new independent body for the protection of racehorses

Business Today: Chamber 

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

1Rachel Maclean (Redditch)
What steps the Government is taking to assist disabled entrepreneurs. (907035)

2Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)
What assessment she has made of her Department’s preparedness for the roll-out of universal credit to people in receipt of working tax credits. (907037)

3Robert Courts (Witney)
What estimate the Government has made of the number of jobs created in the UK since 2010. (907038)

4Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth)
What recent assessment she has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for employment and support allowance and personal independence payment. (907039)

5Luke Pollard (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
What assessment she has made of the effect on the public purse of the five-week wait to transition to universal credit. (907040)

6Liz Twist (Blaydon)
What steps her Department has taken to ensure that claiming universal credit online is accessible to blind and partially sighted people. (907041)

7Stephen Kerr (Stirling)
What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the advice and support offered to recipients of universal credit in Scotland. (907042)

8Alex Cunningham (Stockton North)
What assessment her Department has made of recent trends in the average level of household debt for people in receipt of universal credit. (907043)

9Stephen McPartland (Stevenage)
What steps the Government has taken to improve universal credit since autumn 2017. (907044)

10Lee Rowley (North East Derbyshire)
What steps the Government is taking to ensure that the benefits system is able to meet the changing needs of claimants. (907045)

11Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough)
What steps the Government is taking to help people with disabilities into work. (907046)

12David Warburton (Somerton and Frome)
What steps the Government has taken to enable industry to deliver the pensions dashboard. (907047)

13Andrew Bowie (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)
What progress she has made on the roll-out of universal credit throughout the UK. (907048)

14Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire)
What steps the Government has taken to enable industry to deliver the pensions dashboard. (907049)

15James Cartlidge (South Suffolk)
What assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of universal credit in helping people find work. (907050)

16Mike Wood (Dudley South)
What steps the Government has taken to enable industry to deliver the pensions dashboard. (907051)

17Grahame Morris (Easington)
If she will take steps to improve access to home assessments for claimants of personal independence payment and universal credit who are unable to attend an assessment centre. (907052)

18Eleanor Smith (Wolverhampton South West)
What assessment her Department has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on disabled people. (907053)

19Ruth George (High Peak)
What recent equality impact assessment her Department has undertaken on its plans for the managed migration to universal credit. (907054)

20Trudy Harrison (Copeland)
What estimate the Government has made of the number of jobs created in the UK since 2010. (907055)

21Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak)
What support the Government plans to make available to people on legacy benefits to transition efficiently to universal credit. (907056)

22Bill Grant (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
What recent changes the Government has made to universal credit to protect the incomes of the most vulnerable claimants. (907057)

23Richard Graham (Gloucester)
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of people with disabilities entering employment. (907058)

24Jo Platt (Leigh)
What the timeline is for the establishment of the pensions dashboard; and how that dashboard will be funded. (907059)

At 3.15pm

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

T1Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (907060)

T2Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) (907062)

T3Chris Williamson (Derby North) (907063)

T4Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne) (907064)

T5Mike Wood (Dudley South) (907065)

T6Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton, Kemptown) (907066)

T7Michael Tomlinson (Mid Dorset and North Poole) (907067)

T8Stephen Timms (East Ham) (907068)

T9Andrew Bowie (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine) (907069)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

3.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. OFFENSIVE WEAPONS BILL: PROGRAMME (NO. 2)

Up to 45 minutes (Standing Order No. 83A(9))

Secretary Sajid Javid

That the Order of 27 June 2018 (Offensive Weapons Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

(1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading shall be taken in one day in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

(3) Proceedings on Consideration—

(a) shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table, and

(b) shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

New Clauses, new Schedules and amendments, relating to air weapons, firearms or ammunition

7.00pm

Remaining proceedings on Consideration

9.00pm

(4) Proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 9.00 pm.

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 pm.

2. OFFENSIVE WEAPONS BILL: REMAINING STAGES

Until 10.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

For amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents web page for the Bill).

The Speaker certified before Second Reading that Clauses 6 to 8, 11 and 12, and 26 and 27 of the Offensive Weapons Bill [Bill 232] relate exclusively to England and Wales on a matter within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

OP buttonRail fares between Ipswich and London: Sandy Martin

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

Mike Hill

That this House has considered e-petition 211950 relating to setting up a new independent body for the protection of racehorses.

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)).

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.Bilateral loan to Ireland

2.Contingent Liability Notification

3.Finance (No.3) Bill

4.JHA Opt-in decision: EU Regulation on an enabling framework for sovereign bond backed securities

5.Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

Secretary of State for Defence

6.Defence Industry and Shipbuilding - Response to a Resolution of the House - 11 July 2018

7.Grant in Kind

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

8.Loneliness Strategy

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

9.EU Exit

10.General Affairs Council, October 2018

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

11.Child Death Review – Statutory and Operational Guidance (England)

Secretary of State for the Home Department

12.Offensive Weapons Bill Memorandum

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

13.Leasehold Reform

14.The Ratings (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill

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.

Delegated Legislation Committees 

OP buttonFirst Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Data Retention and Acquisition Regulations 2018

Room 9
4.30pm (public)

OP buttonFourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order and the draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order

Room 11
4.30pm (public)

Select Committees 

OP buttonScottish Affairs

Subject: Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment

Witnesses: Wendy Alexander, and Richard Williams, Universities Scotland; Alastair Ross, Association of British Insurers, Conor Lawlor, UK Finance, and Richard Normington, Investment Association (at 10.40am); Polly Purvis and Svea Miesch, ScotlandIS (at 12 noon); Michael Clancy and Carolyn Thurston Smith, Law Society of Scotland (at 12.30pm)

Royal Society Edinburgh, Edinburgh
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonHousing, Communities and Local Government

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3.30pm (private)

OP buttonPublic Accounts

Subject: Exiting the European Union: Defra

Witnesses: Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, David Kennedy, Director General for Food, Farming, Animal and Plant Health, Sonia Phippard, Director General for Environment, Rural and Marine, and Tamara Finkelstein, Director General for EU Exit Delivery, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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

OP buttonAdministration

Room 18
4.30pm (private)

Joint Committees 

OP buttonNational Security Strategy

Subject: National Security and Investment

Witnesses: Professor Alan Woodward, Centre for Cyber Security (University of Surrey), and Ollie Welch, Head of Defence/Aerospace and Security Policy, EEF; Tim Jarvis, Director of Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Paul McCloghrie, Deputy Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Office (at 5.00pm)

Room 4a
4.00pm (private), 4.15pm (public)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 

OP button8th Special Report: Biometrics strategy and forensic services: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report HC 1613
Date and time of publication:
Monday 15 October 11.00am