Business for Thursday 11 April 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

9.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

10.00am

Oral Questions: Attorney General

10.30am

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

No debate

Presentation of Bills

No debate

Adjournment (Easter) (Motion)

Until 5.00pm

Backbench Business:

OP buttonGeneral Debate: Definition of Islamophobia

OP buttonMotion: Introduction of the 2019 Loan Charge (Resumed debate)

Until any hour*

Sittings of the House (12 April) (Motion)

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

No debate after 5.00pm

Sittings in Westminster Hall (23 April)

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Police complaints, accountability and the case of Nicholas Churton (Ian C. Lucas)

Westminster Hall

1.30pm

Prevention of retail crime

Business Today: Chamber 

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

OP buttonOral Questions to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

1Karen Lee (Lincoln)
What recent assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for local authority youth services. (910357)

2Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East)
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the inclusion of the historic environment in the definition of the natural environment in the Environment Bill. (910358)

3Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central)
What recent steps he has taken to tackle fake news and disinformation online. (910359)

4Matt Western (Warwick and Leamington)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of access to public libraries on social mobility. (910360)

5Tracy Brabin (Batley and Spen)
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the provision of music education in schools. (910361)

6Mary Creagh (Wakefield)
What recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of internet access in public libraries. (910362)

7Matt Rodda (Reading East)
What assessment he has made of the effect on the creative industries of the UK leaving the EU (910363)

8Janet Daby (Lewisham East)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on the creative industries of the UK leaving the EU. (910364)

9Chris Davies (Brecon and Radnorshire)
What steps his Department is taking to help elderly people in rural areas learn digital skills. (910365)

10Sir Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk)
When he plans to publish a response to the public consultation on society lottery reform. (910366)

11Giles Watling (Clacton)
What assessment he has made of the attractiveness of the UK as a visitor destination. (910367)

12Robert Halfon (Harlow)
What steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in the provision of public library services. (910368)

13Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)
If he will take steps to increase the (a) number of subtitled programmes on demand and (b) quality of subtitling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. (910369)

14Luke Pollard (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on enabling the provision of 5G along the train line in Devon and Cornwall. (910370)

15Mrs Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)
What assessment he has made of the potential economic effect of the Cultural Development Fund on local areas. (910371)

16Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet)
What steps his Department is taking to support the UK music industry. (910373)

17Jo Stevens (Cardiff Central)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on the financial sustainability of music venues of extending business rates relief to those venues. (910374)

At 10.00am

OP buttonTopical Questions to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

T1Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (910375)

T2Sir John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings) (910376)

T3Jo Stevens (Cardiff Central) (910377)

T4Gareth Snell (Stoke-on-Trent Central) (910378)

T5Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central) (910379)

T6Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale) (910380)

T7Carolyn Harris (Swansea East) (910381)

T8Bill Grant (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock) (910382)

At 10.10am

OP buttonOral Questions to the Attorney General

1Alex Chalk (Cheltenham)
What steps the CPS is taking to support defendants with mental health issues. (910345)

2Luke Pollard (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving rape and other sexual offences. (910346)

3Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
If he will make an assessment of the effect of social media on the administration of justice. (910347)

4Alison Thewliss (Glasgow Central)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the protection of human rights in the UK. (910348)

5Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on securing an agreement on the UK leaving the EU. (910349)

6Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving prosecution rates for knife crime. (910350)

7Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central)
What steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution of people responsible for female genital mutilation. (910351)

8Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering)
How many returning jihadist fighters have been prosecuted (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully in the last five years. (910352)

9Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving prosecution rates for knife crime. (910353)

10Thangam Debbonaire (Bristol West)
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving rape and other sexual offences. (910354)

11Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire)
What steps the CPS is taking to prosecute people responsible for female genital mutilation. (910355)

12Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet)
What steps he is taking to help ensure that evidence from mobile phones can be properly considered in criminal trials. (910356)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

10.30am

OP buttonUrgent Questions (if any)

OP buttonBusiness Question to the Leader of the House

OP buttonMinisterial Statements (if any)

PRESENTATION OF BILLS 

No debate (Standing Order No. 57)

OP buttonLEGAL TENDER (SCOTTISH BANKNOTES)

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Bill to make provision about the acceptance of Scottish banknotes throughout the United Kingdom; to oblige businesses and companies to accept Scottish banknotes as payment; and for connected purposes.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. ADJOURNMENT (EASTER)

No debate (Standing Order No. 25)

Andrea Leadsom

That this House, at its rising today, do adjourn until Tuesday 23 April 2019.

2. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

OP buttonDefinition of Islamophobia

Wes Streeting

Anna Soubry

That this House has considered the definition of Islamophobia.

OP buttonIntroduction of the 2019 Loan Charge (resumed debate)

Ross Thomson

Sir Edward Davey

Ruth Cadbury

Dr David Drew

Anna Turley

Caroline Lucas

Andrea JenkynsSir Vince CableAlan BrownMr Roger GodsiffIan MurrayMr William WraggLayla MoranSir Desmond SwayneAndrew RosindellSir Mike PenningLloyd Russell-MoyleEddie HughesMrs Anne MainBob StewartSir David AmessPhilip DaviesAlex SobelJulian SturdyBill GrantHenry SmithJustine GreeningRoyston SmithTom BrakeJanet DabyEmma Dent CoadDr Paul WilliamsZac GoldsmithStephen MetcalfeGareth ThomasAlex CunninghamStephen KinnockMr Nigel EvansDr Rupa HuqMr Ivan LewisMr Adrian Bailey

That this House expresses its serious concern at the 2019 Loan Charge which applies from 5 April 2019; expresses deep concern and regret about the effect of the mental and emotional impact on people facing the Loan Charge; is further concerned about suicides of people facing the Loan Charge and the identified suicide risk, which was reported to HMRC; believes that the Loan Charge is fundamentally unfair and undermines the principle of the rule of law by overriding statutory taxpayer protections; expresses disappointment at the lack of notice served by HMRC and the delays in communication with those now facing the Loan Charge, which has further increased anxiety of individuals and families; is concerned about the nature and accuracy of the information circulated by HMRC with regard to the Loan Charge; further regrets the inadequate impact assessment originally conducted; understands that many individuals have received miscalculated settlement information; calls for an immediate suspension of the Loan Charge for a period of six months and for all related settlements to be put on hold; and further calls for an independent inquiry into the Loan Charge to be conducted by a party that is not connected with either the Government or HMRC.

Notes:

The debate on the introduction of the 2019 Loan Charge was suspended on 4 April 2019.

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 5.00PM 

OP buttonBUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to Sittings of the House (12 April) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

3. SITTINGS OF THE HOUSE (12 APRIL)

Until any hour (if the 5.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

The Prime Minister

That this House shall sit on Friday 12 April 2019.

Amendment (a)

Valerie Vaz

Mr Nicholas Brown

At end, add “but that sitting shall not be used for proceedings on consideration of the Overseas Electors Bill.”.

4. SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL (23 APRIL)

No debate after 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Andrea Leadsom

That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 10(2)(b), the sittings in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 23 April shall begin at 11.30am, shall be suspended from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and may then continue for up to a further three hours.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

OP buttonPolice complaints, accountability and the case of Nicholas Churton: Ian C. Lucas

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

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

1.30pm

That this House has considered prevention of retail crime: David Hanson

Notes:

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

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

Minister for the Cabinet Office

1.Public Appointments Order in Council - April 2019

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

2.Ministerial equivalence and exemption directions in financial services for the European Union and the European Economic Area

3.Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime:1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018

Secretary of State for Defence

4.Service Complaints Ombudsman - Annual Report 2018

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

5.The Times/Sunday Times

Secretary of State for Education

6.Teacher Training Skills Test

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

7.April Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Secretary of State for the Home Department

8.Immigration

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/.

Committee reports published today 

Justice 

OP button17th Report: Bailiffs: Enforcement of debt, HC 1836
Time of publication:
0.01am

Work and Pensions 

OP button25th Report: Universal Credit: childcare: Government Response to the Committee’s Twenty-Second Report, HC 2078
Time of publication:
0.01am

Regulatory Reform 

OP button4th Report: Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (UCI Road World Championships) Order 2019, HC 2116
Time of publication:
10.00am

European Statutory Instruments 

OP buttonTwenty-third Report of Session 2017–19, HC 2060
Time of publication:
11.00am