Business for Tuesday 04 December 2018

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

11.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

12.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

No debate

Presentation of Bills

Up to 20 minutes

Ten Minute Rule Motion: Planning (Appeals) (John Howell)

Until 7.00pm

Privilege (Motion)

Until any hour*

Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) (Motion)
(* if the 7.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

Up to eight hours after the start of proceedings on the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) motion**

Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Motion)
(**if the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) motion is agreed to)

No debate

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval)

No debate

Presentation of Public Petitions

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Health technology assessment charges in England (Anne Marie Morris)

Westminster Hall

9.30am

Effect of ATM closures on towns, high streets and rural communities

11.00am

Cared-for children educated out of area

(The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.)

2.30pm

Mental health and wellbeing in schools

4.00pm

Animal rescue centres

4.30pm

Financial implications for the next generation

Business Today: Chamber 

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

1Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)
What recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on continued diplomatic co-operation after the UK leaves the EU. (907986)

2Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington)
What discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the use of the death penalty in that country. (907987)

3Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay)
What recent steps the Government has taken to monitor and promote the rule of law in Hong Kong as set out in the Sino-British Joint Declaration. (907988)

4Lucy Powell (Manchester Central)
What recent discussions he has had with the incoming Administration of the new Brazilian President. (907989)

5Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton)
What diplomatic steps he is taking to protect the Hazara population in Afghanistan. (907990)

6Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth)
What recent steps he has taken through the UN and other international organisations to tackle refugee crises. (907991)

7Leo Docherty (Aldershot)
What steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen. (907992)

8Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth)
What recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on continued diplomatic co-operation after the UK leaves the EU. (907993)

9Hannah Bardell (Livingston)
What recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Yemen. (907994)

10Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)
What steps he is taking to protect (a) human rights and (b) freedom of religion or belief throughout the world. (907995)

11Peter Heaton-Jones (North Devon)
What steps he is taking to protect the rights and freedoms of journalists throughout the world. (907996)

12Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds)
What steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen. (907997)

13Damien Moore (Southport)
What steps the Government is taking with international partners to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. (907998)

14Maria Caulfield (Lewes)
What discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the recent escalation of violence in the region. (907999)

15Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What steps he is taking to protect the freedom of journalists throughout the world; and if he will make a statement. (908000)

16Ross Thomson (Aberdeen South)
What steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen. (908001)

17Alex Cunningham (Stockton North)
What recent steps he has taken towards establishing a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. (908002)

18Brendan O'Hara (Argyll and Bute)
What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. (908003)

19Tonia Antoniazzi (Gower)
What recent discussions he has had with his Cameroonian counterpart on human rights in that country. (908005)

20Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale)
What recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on continued diplomatic co-operation after the UK leaves the EU. (908006)

21Gavin Newlands (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
What recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Yemen. (908007)

22Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton, Kemptown)
What the outcomes were of his recent discussions in Iran. (908008)

23Martyn Day (Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
What matters he plans to raise at European Foreign Affairs Council meetings before the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. (908009)

24Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford)
What progress the Government has made on strengthening economic and diplomatic relations with countries in Africa since the Prime Minister’s visit to that continent in August 2018. (908010)

At 12.15pm

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

T1Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (908011)

T2Stephen Kerr (Stirling) (908012)

T3Alan Mak (Havant) (908013)

T4Luke Pollard (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) (908014)

T5Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) (908015)

T6Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow) (908016)

T7Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes) (908017)

T8Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington) (908018)

T9Sir Hugo Swire (East Devon) (908019)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

12.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

PRESENTATION OF BILLS 

No debate (Standing Order No. 57)

OP buttonNappies (Environmental Standards)

David Linden

Bill to establish environmental standards for nappies; to make provision about the advertising and promotion of nappies with regard to those standards; and for connected purposes.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. Planning (Appeals): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

John Howell

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to limit the grounds of appeal against decisions on planning applications consistent with a neighbourhood development plan or local plan; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

2. PRIVILEGE

Debate may continue until 7.00 pm

Keir Starmer

Stephen Gethins

Tom Brake

Nigel Dodds

Hywel Williams

Caroline Lucas

That this House finds Ministers in contempt for their failure to comply with the requirements of the motion for return passed on 13 November 2018, to publish the final and full legal advice provided by the Attorney General to the Cabinet concerning the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the framework for the future relationship, and orders its immediate publication.

Amendment (a)

Andrea Leadsom

Leave out from “House” to the end and insert:

“refers to the Committee of Privileges the question of whether the Government’s response fulfils the motion passed on 13 November 2018 and requests the Committee to consider the constitutional and historic context and the proper use, ambit and scope of the motion for return procedure.”

3. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (SECTION 13(1)(b) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018)

Until any hour (if the 7.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

The Prime Minister

That the following provisions shall have effect.

Sitting arrangements

(1) In this Order—

‘European Union withdrawal motion’ means a motion in the name of a Minister of the Crown under section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; and

‘allotted day’ means a day on which the first Government business is the European Union withdrawal motion.

(2) The allotted days shall be Tuesday 4 December, Wednesday 5 December, Thursday 6 December, Monday 10 December and Tuesday 11 December.

(3) On this day, proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion may be proceeded with for up to eight hours from the commencement of proceedings on the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) motion.

(4) On the second, third and fourth allotted days, proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion may be proceeded with for up to eight hours from the commencement of proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion.

Decisions on any amendments

(5) No amendment to the European Union withdrawal motion may be selected before the final allotted day.

(6) In respect of the European Union withdrawal motion, the Speaker may select up to six amendments of which notice has been given.

(7) If, on the final allotted day, an amendment to the European Union withdrawal motion has been disposed of at or after the moment of interruption, any further amendments selected by the Speaker in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6 of this Order may be moved, and the questions thereon shall be put forthwith.

(8) Questions under this Order may be put after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

General

(9) No motion to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown; and the question on any such motion shall be put forthwith.

(10) On an allotted day—

(a) no Emergency Debate shall be taken in accordance with Standing Order No. 24;

(b) no dilatory motion shall be made in relation to the proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion except by a Minister of the Crown; and the question on any such motion shall be put forthwith;

(c) no motion shall be proposed under Standing Order No. 36 (Closure of debate) except by a Minister of the Crown; and

(d) no motion shall be proposed that the question be not now put.

Amendment (e)

Clive Efford

Diana Johnson

Alex Sobel

Kate Green

Anna McMorrin

Wes Streeting

Matt WesternDavid HansonPeter Kyle

After paragraph (1), insert

“(1A) Notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 12 (1) (House not to sit on certain Fridays), the House shall sit on Friday 7 December 2018, but no business may be taken other than proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion.”

Amendment (a)

Clive Efford

Diana Johnson

Dr Paul Williams

Alex Sobel

Kate Green

Anna McMorrin

Matt WesternDavid HansonWes Streeting

Paragraph (2), line 9, after “Thursday 6 December”, insert “Friday 7 December”.

Amendment (b)

Clive Efford

Diana Johnson

Dr Paul Williams

Stephen Kinnock

Luciana Berger

Owen Smith

Kate GreenAnna McMorrinMs Karen BuckWes StreetingMatt WesternDavid HansonAlex Sobel

Paragraph (3), line 11, leave out from “up to” to end of paragraph and insert “ten hours”.

Amendment (c)

Clive Efford

Diana Johnson

Yvette Cooper

Dr Paul Williams

Stephen Kinnock

Alex Sobel

Luciana BergerOwen SmithKate GreenPeter KyleWes StreetingMatt WesternDavid HansonAnna McMorrin

Line 13, leave out paragraph (4) and insert

“(4) On the second and third days, proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion may be proceeded with for up to ten hours, or until 10.00pm, whichever is the later.

(4A) On the fourth allotted day, the House shall sit at 9.30am and proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion may be proceeded with for up to five hours.

(4B) On the fifth allotted day, the House shall sit at 11.30am and proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion may be proceeded with for up to ten hours, or until 10.00pm, whichever is the later.”

Amendment (d)

Mr Dominic Grieve

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

Sir Oliver Letwin

Anna Soubry

Antoinette Sandbach

Nick Boles

Mr David LammyMr Chris LeslieDr Phillip LeeGeorge FreemanDr Philippa WhitfordJonathan EdwardsNicky MorganHeidi AllenDr Sarah WollastonCaroline LucasRobert NeillJohn StevensonLiz Saville RobertsMr Kenneth ClarkeGuto BebbSir Oliver Heald

At end add

“(11) The provisions of Standing Order No. 24B (Amendments to motions to consider specified matters) shall not apply in respect of any motion tabled by a Minister of the

Crown pursuant to any provision of section 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.”

Notes:

An explanatory note on the Motion is available here and from the Vote Office.

Relevant Documents:

Eighth Report of the Procedure Committee, Motions under section 13(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, HC 1664

MOTION TO BE TAKEN AT 7.00PM 

OP buttonBUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the Business of the House (Section 13 (1)(b) of the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

4. SECTION 13(1)(b) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018

Up to eight hours after the start of proceedings on the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) motion, if the Business of the House motion is agreed to.

The Prime Minister

That this House approves for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the negotiated withdrawal agreement laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018 with the title ‘Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community’ and the framework for the future relationship laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018 with the title ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom’.

Amendment (a)

Jeremy Corbyn

Keir Starmer

Emily Thornberry

John McDonnell

Valerie Vaz

Mr Nicholas Brown

Gareth ThomasStephen KinnockMs Karen BuckClive Efford

Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and insert “declines to approve the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship because it fails to provide for a permanent UK-EU customs union and strong single market deal and would therefore lead to increased barriers to trade in goods and services, would not protect workers’ rights and environmental standards, allows for the diminution of the United Kingdom’s internal and external security and is likely to lead to the implementation of a backstop provision in Northern Ireland that is neither politically nor economically sustainable; declines to approve the United Kingdom’s leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement; and therefore resolves to pursue every option that prevents the United Kingdom’s either leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement or leaving on the basis of the negotiated withdrawal agreement laid before the House.”

As an Amendment to Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed Amendment (a):

Dr Vince Cable

Tom Brake

Jo Swinson

Alistair Carmichael

Ed Davey

Norman Lamb

Tim FarronWera HobhouseChristine JardineLayla MoranJamie Stone

Line 10, after “option” insert “, including a public vote as endorsed by the Labour Party Conference 2018,”.

Amendment (c)

Hilary Benn

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Yvette Cooper

Rachel Reeves

Meg Hillier

Mr Dominic Grieve

Caroline LucasNeil CoyleBrendan O’HaraStuart C. McDonaldJoanna CherryDr Philippa WhitfordTom BrakeSir Vince CableJo SwinsonChristine JardineLayla MoranNorman LambSir Edward DaveyJamie StoneTim FarronMr Alistair CarmichaelWera HobhouseEmma ReynoldsDr Paul WilliamsGuto BebbAnna SoubryChris BryantGareth ThomasSusan Elan JonesMartyn DayPeter KyleAngela CrawleyLuciana BergerIan MurrayStephen KinnockChuka UmunnaJonathan EdwardsHywel WilliamsAlex SobelMike GapesMr Ben BradshawLiz KendallOwen SmithLiz Saville RobertsKate GreenAnna McMorrinDarren JonesLilian GreenwoodClive EffordMs Karen Buck

Line 1 leave out from “House” to end and insert “declines to approve the Withdrawal Agreement and the Framework for the Future Relationship negotiated between the EU and the UK; rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship; accordingly calls on the Government to bring forward without delay the debate required under section 13 (6) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; and orders that Standing Order No. 24B (Amendments to motions to consider specified matters) shall not apply to any further motions made under Section 13 of that Act.”

Amendment (d)

Giles Watling

Line 5, after “Community”, insert “, only when the Government has renegotiated Article 184 of the Agreement and Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland of that same Agreement to guarantee that an agreement on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union is in place before the end of the transition period,”

Amendment (b)

Sir Edward Leigh

At end add “notes that the Northern Ireland backstop is intended to be temporary; notes that the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties makes it absolutely clear that a sovereign state can abrogate any part of a treaty with an international body in case of a fundamental change of circumstances since the Treaty was agreed; notes that making the Northern Ireland backstop permanent would constitute such a fundamental change of circumstances; and therefore calls for an assurance from the Government that, if it becomes clear by the end of 2021 that the European Union will not agree to remove the Northern Ireland backstop, the United Kingdom will treat the indefinite continuation of the backstop as a fundamental change of circumstances and will accordingly give notice on 1 January 2022 to terminate the Withdrawal Treaty so that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shall become an independent country once again.”

Amendment (e)

Frank Field

At end, add “subject to revision of Article 182 of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and paragraph 19 of the framework, in order to guarantee the sovereign right of the UK ultimately to terminate the Northern Ireland backstop if it is not possible to reach agreement with the EU on establishing alternative arrangements for ensuring the permanent absence of a hard border on the island of Ireland; and mandates the Government to negotiate within the future framework a free trade relationship with the EU along the lines of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.”

Amendment (f)

Mr John Baron

At end add “subject to changes being made in the Withdrawal Agreement and in the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol so that the UK has the right to terminate the Protocol without having to secure the agreement of the EU.”

Relevant Documents:

Eighth Report of the Procedure Committee, Motions under section 13(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, HC 1664

5. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH)

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

Secretary Greg Clark

That the draft European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 29 October, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS 

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

OP buttonGreen Deal Scheme: Angela Crawley

OP buttonFunding for mental health provision in Cumbria: Tim Farron

OP buttonGreen Deal Scheme: Gavin Newlands

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonHealth technology assessment charges in England: Anne Marie Morris

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

The first part of the sitting will last for two hours. The second part of the sitting will last for three hours (Standing Order No. 10(1)).

9.30am

OP buttonThat this House has considered the effect of ATM closures on towns, high streets and rural communities: Ged Killen

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

11.00am

OP buttonThat this House has considered cared-for children educated out of area: Gordon Henderson

Notes:

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered mental health and wellbeing in schools: Layla Moran

4.00pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered animal rescue centres: Jim Fitzpatrick

4.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered the financial implications for the next generation: Richard Drax

Notes:

The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)). The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.ECOFIN: 4 December 2018

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

2.Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

3.Telecommunications Council

Secretary of State for Education

4.Government Asset Sale Update

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

5.Publication of the Government Response to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill Pre-legislative Scrutiny Report

Secretary of State for International Development

6.Disability Inclusion

Secretary of State for Transport

7.Rail Update

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

8.Agenda of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), 6 December 2018, Brussels

9.Automatic Enrolment Annual Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band Review

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 buttonCourts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [Lords]

To consider the Bill

Room 14
9.25am (public)

OP buttonCourts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [Lords]

Further to consider the Bill

Room 14
2.00pm (public)

OP buttonFinance (No. 3) Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 10
9.25am (public)

OP buttonFinance (No. 3) Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 10
2.00pm (public)

OP buttonFisheries Bill

To consider the Bill

Witnesses: Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, and the National Fisherman’s Federation Organisation (until no later than 10.25 a.m.); UK Seafood Industry Alliance (until no later than 10.55 a.m.); UK Association of Fisheries Producer Organisations, and the Angling Trust (until no later than 11.25 a.m.)

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.25am (public)

OP buttonFisheries Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Witnesses: New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (until no later than 2.30pm); Marine Management Organisation (until no later than 3.00pm); Blue Marine Foundation (until no later than 3.30pm); Fishing for Leave (until no later than 4.00pm)

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
2.00pm (public)

Delegated Legislation Committees 

OP buttonSecond Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 11
2.30pm (public)

OP buttonFourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Central Securities Depositories (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Trade Repositories (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 9
2.30pm (public)

OP buttonFifth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Motion in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Room 12
2.30pm (public)

Select Committees 

OP buttonScience and Technology

Subject: Digital government

Witnesses: Sam Smith, Coordinator, medConfidential, Professor Vishanth Weerakkody, Professor of Information Systems Management and Governance, University of Bradford, Robert McLaren, Head of Industry, Technology and Innovation, Policy Connect, and Professor Helen Kennedy, Professor of Digital Society, University of Sheffield; Dr Fiona Lugg-Widger, Research Associate for Routine Data, Centre for Trials Research, Tom Smith, Managing Director of the Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics, Joel Bellman, Partner, Deloitte, and Cllr Peter Fleming, Chairman of Improvement and Innovation Board, Local Government Association (at 10.30am)

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9.00am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonTreasury

Subject: The UK’s economic relationship with the European Union

Witnesses: Dr Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England, Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, Bank of England, Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, Bank of England, and Sam Woods, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation, Bank of England and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Regulation Authority; Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, Clare Lombardelli, Director General, Chief Economic Adviser, HM Treasury, Sam Beckett, Director General, EU Exit and Analysis, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Susannah Storey, Acting Director General, Department for Exiting the European Union (at 11.00am)

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
9.00am (private), 9.15am (public)

OP buttonEducation

Subject: Special educational needs and disabilities

Witnesses: George Holroyd, Kathleen Redcliffe, and Carl Rogers, Parents; Mrunal Sisodia, Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums, Penny Hoffman-Becking, Trustee and steering group member of SEND Family Voices, and Beth Foster, Education Lead, Hampshire Parent Carer Network (at 10.45am)

Room 15
9.30am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonJustice

Subject: Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service

Witnesses: Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.30am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonInternational Development

Subject: UK aid for combating climate change

Witnesses: Anshul Patel, Chief Commercial Officer, BBOXX Ltd, and Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment; Dr Ruth Fuller, International Development Policy Advisor, WWF-UK, Chu Thi Ha, Acting Programme Manager, ActionAid Vietnam, and Dr Alison Doig, Head of Global Policy, Christian Aid (at 10.30am)

Room 5
9.40am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Subject: Leaving the EU: implications for UK business

Witnesses: Tony Walker, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe, Sydney Nash, Senior Policy Manager, SMMT, and Dermot Sterne, Chief Executive, Applied Component Technologies

Room 8
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonCommittee on Standards

Room 7
9.45am (private)

OP buttonEnvironmental Audit

Subject: Chemicals Regulation after the UK has left the EU

Witnesses: Dr Michael Warhurst, Executive Director, CHEMTrust, Nigel Haigh OBE, Honorary Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy, and Elizabeth Shepherd, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland; Nishma Patel, Chemicals Policy Director, Chemical Industries Association, Peter Newport, CEO, Chemical Business Association, Susanne Baker, Head of Programme, Environment and Compliance, TechUK, and Ellen Daniels, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, British Coatings Federation (at 11.15am)

Room 6
10.00am (private), 10.15am (public)

OP buttonDigital, Culture, Media and Sport

Room 13
10.30am (private)

OP buttonScottish Affairs

Subject: Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment

Witnesses: George Hollingbery MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, and David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
1.45pm (private), 2.00pm (public)

OP buttonPetitions

Room 13
2.00pm (private)

OP buttonBackbench Business

Subject: Proposals for backbench debates

Witnesses: Members of Parliament

Room 6
2.15pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

OP buttonDefence

Subject: Work of the Chief of Defence Staff

Witnesses: General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff

Room 8
2.30pm (private), 3.00pm (public)

OP buttonEuropean Statutory Instruments

Room 15
3.30pm (private)

OP buttonHome Affairs

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3.30pm (private)

Committee reports published today 

TRANSPORT 

OP button7th Report: Rail timetable changes: May 2018, HC 1163
Time of publication:
0.01am

EUROPEAN SCRUTINY 

OP button46th Report: Documents considered by the Committee on 28 November 2018, HC 301-xlv
Time of publication:
11.00am

FINANCE 

OP button1st Report: House of Commons Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 and draft Estimates 2019/20, HC 1761
Time of publication:
11.00am

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

OP button13th Report: Energy drinks and children, HC 821
Time of publication:
11.00am