Business for Wednesday 09 January 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

11.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: International Development

12 noon

Oral Questions: Prime Minister

12.30pm

Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes

Ten Minute Rule Motion: Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights) (Leo Docherty)

No debate

Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) (No. 2) (Motion)

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) (No. 2) Motion*

Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Adjourned debate on Question (6 December))
(*if the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) (No. 2) Motion is agreed to)

No debate

Statutory Instruments (Motions for approval)

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Basing arrangements for the Royal Marines (Luke Pollard)

Westminster Hall

9.30am

Diabetes

11.00am

Planned closure of RMB Chivenor

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

2.30pm

Bailiff regulatory reform

4.00pm

Social mobility in the North West

4.30pm

International protection of journalists

Business Today: Chamber 

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development

1Simon Hoare (North Dorset)
What steps she is taking to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Syria. (908413)

2Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire)
What steps her Department is taking to improve gender equality for women throughout the world. (908414)

3Gillian Keegan (Chichester)
What steps she is taking to help eradicate HIV/AIDS in developing countries. (908415)

4Mr Adrian Bailey (West Bromwich West)
What steps her Department has taken to provide humanitarian support to civilians from the Hazara community displaced by the Taliban’s recent offensive in central Afghanistan. (908416)

5Danielle Rowley (Midlothian)
What steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets Sustainable Development Goal 10 on reducing inequality. (908417)

6Richard Graham (Gloucester)
What recent representations she has received on the future of UNRWA funding in Palestine. (908418)

7Dr Paul Williams (Stockton South)
What recent steps her Department has taken to help strengthen governance and security in Uganda. (908419)

8Paul Scully (Sutton and Cheam)
What steps she is taking to provide long-term support for the Rohingya people. (908420)

9Angela Crawley (Lanark and Hamilton East)
What steps she is taking to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen. (908421)

10Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What steps she is taking to help eradicate Ebola in developing countries; and if she will make a statement. (908422)

11Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South)
What progress her Department has made in engaging with children and young people to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 16.2 to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children by 2030. (908423)

12Steve Double (St Austell and Newquay)
What her Department's priorities are for 2019. (908424)

13Will Quince (Colchester)
What her Department's priorities are for 2019. (908425)

14Royston Smith (Southampton, Itchen)
What steps she is taking to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Syria. (908426)

15Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West)
What steps her Department is taking to promote a long-term solution for the Rohingya refugee situation. (908427)

At 11.53am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for International Development

T1Bambos Charalambous (Enfield, Southgate)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (908463)

T2Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South) (908464)

T3Andrew Rosindell (Romford) (908465)

T4Gareth Snell (Stoke-on-Trent Central) (908466)

T5Will Quince (Colchester) (908467)

T6Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge) (908468)

T7Trudy Harrison (Copeland) (908469)

T8Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire) (908470)

At 12 noon

OP buttonOral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 9 January. (908398)

Q2 Martyn Day (Linlithgow and East Falkirk) (908399)

Q3 Tom Pursglove (Corby) (908400)

Q4 Andrew Selous (South West Bedfordshire) (908401)

Q5 John Spellar (Warley) (908402)

Q6 Sir Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton) (908403)

Q7 Layla Moran (Oxford West and Abingdon) (908404)

Q8 Gill Furniss (Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough) (908405)

Q9 Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (908406)

Q10 Mr Clive Betts (Sheffield South East) (908407)

Q11 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What discussions she has had with the Mayor of the West Midlands on the creation of employment in that region; and if she will make a statement. (908408)

Q12 Pete Wishart (Perth and North Perthshire) (908409)

Q13 Rachael Maskell (York Central) (908410)

Q14 Meg Hillier (Hackney South and Shoreditch) (908411)

Q15 Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields) (908412)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

12.30pm

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

Leo Docherty

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require Her Majesty’s Government to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights in its application to the conduct of members of the armed forces participating in combat operations overseas; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

2. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (SECTION 13(1)(b) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018) (NO. 2)

No debate (Order of 4 December 2018)

The Prime Minister

That the Order of 4 December (Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018)) be varied as follows:

1. Leave out paragraph (2) and insert:

“(2A) The House shall sit on Friday 11 January.

(2B) The allotted days shall be Tuesday 4 December, Wednesday 5 December, Thursday 6 December, Monday 10 December, Wednesday 9 January, Thursday 10 January, Friday 11 January, Monday 14 January and Tuesday 15 January.”

2. In paragraph (3):

a. after “this day” insert “and the fifth allotted day”, and

b. leave out “the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) motion” and insert “a Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) motion”.

3. In paragraph (4) leave out “and fourth” and insert “fourth, sixth and eighth”.

4. In paragraph (6) leave out “up to six amendments” and insert “any number of amendments”.

5. Leave out paragraph (7) and insert:

“(7) On the final allotted day, the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the European Union withdrawal motion at 7.00pm; and such questions shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6 of this Order which may then be moved.”

6. After paragraph (9) insert:

“(9A) Notwithstanding the practice of this House, a Member may be called to speak twice to the Question on the European Union withdrawal motion without the leave of the House.”

Amendment (a)

Mr Dominic Grieve

Sir Oliver Letwin

Stephen Doughty

Joseph Johnson

Mr Chris Leslie

Anna Soubry

Guto Bebb Alison McGovern Joanna Cherry Mr Sam Gyimah Mr Ben Bradshaw Dr Phillip Lee Dr Sarah Wollaston Chris Bryant Justine Greening Caroline Lucas Stella Creasy Dr Philippa Whitford Chuka Umunna Mr Alistair Carmichael Tom Brake Jonathan Edwards Heidi Allen

At end, add

“7. In the event of the motion under Section 13(1)(b) being negatived or amended so as to be negatived, a Minister of the Crown shall table within three sitting days a motion under Section 13, considering the process of exiting the European Union under Article 50.”

Notes:

An explanatory memorandum is available in the Vote Office

MOTION TO BE TAKEN AT 7.00PM 

OP buttonBUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

No debate (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) (No. 2) may be entered upon, though opposed, at any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

3. SECTION 13(1)(b) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018: ADJOURNED DEBATE ON QUESTION [6 DECEMBER]

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) (No.2) 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 EffordRichard BurdenStephen TwiggAlbert Owen

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):

Sir Vince Cable

Tom Brake

Jo Swinson

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Sir Edward Davey

Norman Lamb

Tim Farron Wera Hobhouse Christine Jardine Layla Moran Jamie Stone

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

Amendment (i)

Hilary Benn

Dr Sarah Wollaston

Yvette Cooper

Rachel Reeves

Meg Hillier

Mr Dominic Grieve

Brendan 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 SoubryGareth ThomasSusan Elan JonesMartyn DayPeter KyleAngela CrawleyIan MurrayStephen KinnockChuka UmunnaJonathan EdwardsHywel WilliamsAlex SobelLiz KendallOwen SmithLiz Saville RobertsKate GreenAnna McMorrinDarren JonesLilian GreenwoodMartin Docherty-HughesClive Efford Ms Karen Buck Stewart Malcolm McDonaldMhairi BlackRichard BurdenHelen JonesAngela SmithAlbert OwenBen LakeStephen TwiggDavid LindenTommy Sheppard

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; and accordingly calls on the Government to bring forward without delay the debate required under section 13(6) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.”

Amendment (k)

Ian Blackford

Liz Saville Roberts

Kirsty Blackman

Stephen Gethins

Hywel Williams

Patrick Grady

Jonathan EdwardsPeter GrantDeidre BrockStewart HosieJoanna CherryPete WishartAngus Brendan MacNeilBen LakeDr Philippa WhitfordTommy SheppardMartin Docherty-HughesDouglas ChapmanDrew HendryBrendan O’HaraAngela CrawleyStuart C. McDonaldJohn McNallyRonnie CowanAlison ThewlissNeil GrayHannah BardellChris StephensAlan BrownMhairi BlackStewart Malcolm McDonaldDr Lisa CameronMartyn DayMarion FellowsPatricia GibsonChris LawCarol MonaghanGavin NewlandsDavid Linden

Line 1, leave out from “House” to end and insert “declines to approve the negotiated withdrawal agreement and the framework for the future relationship in line with the views of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly that they would be damaging for Scotland, Wales and the nations and regions of the UK as a whole; notes the legal opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice that the United Kingdom has the right to unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU, until such time as the Withdrawal Agreement is formally concluded; therefore calls on the UK Government to request an extension to the period of negotiation under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union so that the UK does not leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement or on the basis of the negotiated agreement laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018; and calls on the UK Government to respect the will of the Scottish Parliament in its vote on 5 December 2018 and the Welsh Assembly in its vote on 4 December 2018, which both rejected the withdrawal agreement as it now stands.”

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

Sir John Hayes

Gordon Henderson

Daniel Kawczynski

Martin Vickers

Fiona Bruce

Bob StewartSir Henry BellinghamSir David AmessDr Matthew OffordDamien MooreMr John BaronNeil ParishMrs Pauline LathamMr Nigel EvansRobert Halfon

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

Mr Ronnie Campbell

Henry Smith

Martin Vickers

Andrew Rosindell

Sir David Amess

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

Andrew Rosindell

Henry Smith

Martin Vickers

Bob Stewart

Stephen Metcalfe

Mr Ian Liddell-GraingerSir David AmessMr Nigel EvansFiona BruceMrs Sheryll MurraySir Mike PenningSir Edward LeighFrank FieldGiles Watling

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.”

Amendment (g)

Daniel Kawczynski

At end, add “subject to reaching a financial settlement which requires the UK to pay the EU no more than £19.5 billion when the withdrawal agreement comes into force, with no further payments to the EU authorised to be made by the UK until a free trade agreement with the EU has been ratified.”

Amendment (h)

Daniel Kawczynski

At end, add “and urges the Government to vigorously contest any breach of the spirit of the negotiated withdrawal agreement’s requirements of good faith and best endeavours by any Member State of the EU seeking to pursue its narrow national interest in relation to fishing rights or any other matters requiring the UK and the EU to reach agreement.”

Amendment (j)

John Mann

Gareth Snell

Caroline Flint

At end, add “agrees with paragraph 79 of the Political Declaration that the future relationship must ensure open and fair competition and that provisions to ensure this should cover state aid, competition, social and employment standards, environmental standards, climate change, and relevant tax matters, building on the level playing field arrangements provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement and commensurate with the overall economic relationship; and determines not to allow the UK leaving the EU to result in any lowering after exit day of standards in relation to employment, environmental protection and health and safety which will continue to protect the wellbeing of every person in this country.”

Amendment (l)

Sir Vince Cable

Tom Brake

Jo Swinson

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wera Hobhouse

Sir Edward Davey

Tim FarronChristine JardineNorman LambLayla MoranJamie Stone

At end, add “and instructs the Government to take all necessary steps to prepare for a People’s Vote in which the public may give their informed consent on leaving the EU or retaining the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.”

Amendment (n)

Frank Field

At end, add “but no Minister of the Crown may move the Third Reading of any Bill to fulfil the ratification condition in section 13(1)(d) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 before the Attorney General has laid before both Houses of Parliament a statement of advice that sufficient assurance has been given in the European Council that no requirement in the negotiated withdrawal agreement to use best endeavours to conclude an agreement or any obligation to abide by an arbitration decision will prevent the United Kingdom from terminating the backstop arrangement once it is no longer needed as a necessary and proportionate step towards the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.”

Amendment (o)

Sir Hugo Swire

Richard Graham

Robert Neill

Sir Henry Bellingham

Sir Nicholas Soames

Sir Edward Leigh

Dr Andrew Murrison

At end, add “subject to

1. legislation making provision that requires:

a. the Government

i. to report in March 2020 on the status of arrangements to supersede the Northern Ireland backstop,

ii. to consider the views of the devolved Administrations, in particular the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, and

iii. to enable this House to approve the Government’s proposed approach, including whether or not an extension to the implementation period should be pursued;

b. parliamentary approval of the commencement of the powers implementing the Northern Ireland backstop; and

c. the Government to have a duty to have an agreed future relationship or alternative arrangements one year after the Northern Ireland backstop coming into force, consistent with the framework for the future relationship as laid before the House, so that the Northern Ireland backstop ceases to apply; and

2. the Government obtaining further assurance from the European Union that the Northern Ireland backstop would only be a temporary arrangement and that, in the event that it comes into force, both parties intend to agree a future relationship or alternative arrangements consistent with the Political Declaration one year after the end of the Implementation Period.”

Relevant Documents:

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

4. ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

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

Secretary Sajid Javid

That the draft Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Amendment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 5 November 2018, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has certified that the Instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence (Standing Order No. 83P).

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

5. EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION (FINANCIAL SERVICES)

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

John Glen

That the draft Money Laundering and Transfer of Funds (Information) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 29 November 2018, be approved.

Notes:

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

OP buttonBasing arrangements for the Royal Marines: Luke Pollard

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 diabetes: Sir John Hayes

11.00am

OP buttonThat this House has considered the planned closure of RMB Chivenor: Peter Heaton-Jones

Notes:

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

2.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered bailiff regulatory reform: Emma Reynolds

4.00pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered social mobility in the North West: Jo Platt

4.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered international protection of journalists: Mr John Whittingdale

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 

Minister for the Cabinet Office

1.EU Exit Update

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 buttonParliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

Further to consider the Bill

Room 11
10.00am (public)

Delegated Legislation Committees 

OP buttonFourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Investment Allowance and Cluster Area Allowance (Relevant Income: Tariff Receipts) Regulations 2018

Room 9
8.55am (public)

OP buttonSixth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 9
2.30pm (public)

OP buttonSeventh Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the draft Venture Capital Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Social Entrepreneurship Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Room 11
2.30pm (public)

Select Committees 

OP buttonBusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Subject: Rolling out smart meters

Witnesses: Audrey Gallagher, Director of Policy, Energy UK, and Dhara Vyas, Head of Future Energy Services, Citizens’ Advice; Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Energy, and Daron Walker, Director of Smart Meters and Smart Systems, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rob Salter-Church, Director, Retail Systems Transformation, Ofgem, and Richard McCarthy, Chair, Smart DCC (at 10.15am)

Room 5
9.00am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonExiting the European Union

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

Witnesses: Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

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

OP buttonWork and Pensions

Room 8
9.10am (private)

OP buttonEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs

Subject: Brand Britain: Promoting and Marketing British food and drink

Witnesses: Dagmar Droogsma, Director of Industry, Scotch Whisky Association, Katie Doherty, Policy Director, International Meat Trade Association, Sandra Sullivan MBE, Food and Drink Exporters Association, and Lee Holdstock, Trade Relations Manager, Soil Association

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonNorthern Ireland Affairs

Subject: Funding priorities in the 2018-19 budget: Education

Witnesses: Geri Cameron, President, National Association of Head Teachers, NI, Justin McCamphill, Senior Northern Ireland Official, National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, and Gerry Murphy, Northern Secretary, Irish National Teachers Organisation

Room 16
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonScottish Affairs

Subject: Fisheries Bill

Witnesses: Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Alex Kinninmonth, Head of Marine Policy, RSPB Scotland/Scottish Environment Link, Barrie Deas, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, and Ryan Scatterty, Scottish Seafood Association; Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy (via video link), Allan Gibb, Head of Sea Fisheries Policy, and Richard McLeod, Team Leader EU Exit, Scottish Government (at 10.45am)

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonTreasury and Work and Pensions

Subject: Motability

Witnesses: Sir Amyas Morse KCB, Comptroller and Auditor General, Louise Bladen, VFM Director, and Stephen Smith, Executive Leader, National Audit Office; The Lord Sterling of Plaistow GCVO CBE, Chair, and Paul Atkinson CBE, Director, Motability Charity (at 10.20am); Neil Johnson OBE, Nonexecutive Chair, Mike Betts, Chief Executive, and Neill Thomas, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair, Remuneration Committee, Motability Operations Ltd (at 10.50am)

Room 8
9.20am (private), 9.30am (public)

OP buttonWomen and Equalities

Subject: Tackling inequalities faced by the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Witnesses: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Care, and Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education

Room 6
9.30am (private), 9.50am (public)

OP buttonInternational Trade

Subject: Trade and the Commonwealth: Australia and New Zealand

Witnesses: Sarah Dickson, Director of International, Scotch Whisky Association, Simon Robinson, Chairman, Wines of Great Britain Limited, and Simon Stannard, International Affairs Director, The Wine and Spirit Trade Association; William Bain, Policy Advisor, Europe and International, British Retail Consortium, Douglas Lippoldt, Chief Trade Economist, HSBC, and Michael Nower, Durham University (at 11.00am)

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonEuropean Scrutiny

Room 19
1.45pm (private)

OP buttonPublic Accounts

Subject: Clinical Commissioning Groups

Witnesses: Jane Milligan, Accounting Officer, North East London Commissioning Alliance, and Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners; Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, David Williams, Director General, Finance and Group Operations, DHSC, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, and Matthew Swindells, National Director, Operations and Information, NHS England (at 3.30pm)

Room 6
2.00pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

OP buttonProcedure

Subject: Should there be a Commons Budget Committee?

Witnesses: Edwin Lau, Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditure Division, and Scherie Nicol, Policy Analyst, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (Via video link).

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.30pm (private), 2.45pm (public)

OP buttonScottish Affairs

Subject: Fisheries Bill

Witnesses: George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Anne Freeman, Deputy Director for Domestic Fisheries and Reform, UK Government

Room 8
2.50pm (private), 3.00pm (public)

OP buttonDefence

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4.00pm (private)

OP buttonSelection

Room 13
4.30pm (private)

Joint Committees 

OP buttonDraft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

Subject: Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

Witnesses: Liz Peace CBE, Chair of the shadow Sponsor Board of the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster, and Tom Healey, Programme Director, Restoration and Renewal Programme

Room 15
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

OP buttonHuman Rights

Subject: The detention of young people with learning disabilities and autism

Witnesses: Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (and lead for mental health), Care Quality Commission, Ray James, National Learning Disability Director, and Dr Jean O’Hara, National Clinical Director, Learning Disabilities, NHS England.

Room 1
3.00pm (private), 3.15pm (public)

OP buttonStatutory Instruments

Room 7
3.45pm (private)