Business for Thursday 23 May 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

9.30am

Prayers

Afterwards

Oral Questions: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

10.10am

Oral Questions: Attorney General

10.30am

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

Until 5.00pm

Backbench Business:

OP buttonMotion: Yemen peace process

OP buttonGeneral Debate: Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour

Adjournment Debate: Excessive speeding and driving bans (Susan Elan Jones)

Westminster Hall

1.30pm

Supporting clinical trials and the UK’s future clinical research capability

Business Today: Chamber 

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

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

1Conor McGinn (St Helens North)
What assessment he has made of the contribution of horse racing to (a) social, (b) cultural and (c) economic life. (911063)

2Stephen Metcalfe (South Basildon and East Thurrock)
What steps his Department is taking to support older people to improve their digital skills. (911064)

3Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow)
What steps he is taking to support the maintenance of free television licences for the over-75s. (911065)

4Ronnie Cowan (Inverclyde)
What steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate funding for (a) education, (b) research, (c) treatment and (d) support to minimise gambling-related harm. (911066)

5Jim Shannon (Strangford)
What recent assessment his Department has made of the value of youth organisations to local areas. (911067)

6Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst)
What assessment he has made of the potential effect on the performing arts of the UK leaving the EU. (911070)

7Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East)
What steps he plans to take in response to the Consultation on Society Lottery Reform. (911072)

8Peter Aldous (Waveney)
What assessment he has made of the cultural importance of heritage to towns and cities throughout the UK. (911073)

9Victoria Prentis (Banbury)
What assessment he has made of the cultural importance of heritage to towns and cities throughout the UK. (911074)

10Ben Lake (Ceredigion)
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the regulation of commercial radio in Wales. (911075)

11Sir Hugo Swire (East Devon)
What advice his Department provides to institutions seeking to retain pre-eminent works of art in the UK. (911076)

12Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)
What steps he has taken to protect access to public libraries. (911077)

13Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
Whether he plans to increase the annual turnover limit for society lotteries to £100 million per annum. (911079)

14Eddie Hughes (Walsall North)
What recent assessment his Department has made of the value of youth organisations to local areas. (911080)

At 10.00am

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

T1Bim Afolami (Hitchin and Harpenden)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (911081)

T2Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) (911082)

T3Tim Loughton (East Worthing and Shoreham) (911084)

T4Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane) (911086)

T5Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire) (911087)

T6Dr Caroline Johnson (Sleaford and North Hykeham) (911088)

At 10.10am

OP buttonOral Questions to the Attorney General

1Alex Chalk (Cheltenham)
What steps he has taken to encourage legal professionals to undertake pro bono work in the last 12 months. (911052)

2Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham)
What recent steps the CPS has taken to ensure the adequacy of support provided to defendants with mental health issues. (911054)

3Maggie Throup (Erewash)
What steps he has taken to encourage legal professionals to undertake pro bono work in the last 12 months. (911055)

4Damien Moore (Southport)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of CPS engagement with local communities on the judicial process. (911056)

5Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)
What recent discussions he has had with the CPS on prosecution rates for electoral fraud. (911057)

6Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane)
What steps the CPS is taking to support parliamentarians in responding to intimidating behaviour and harassment. (911058)

7Peter Aldous (Waveney)
What steps he has taken to encourage legal professionals to undertake pro bono work in the last 12 months. (911059)

8Eddie Hughes (Walsall North)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of CPS engagement with local communities on the judicial process. (911060)

9Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South)
What recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases of (a) rape and (b) other sexual offences where the victims are involved in criminal gangs. (911061)

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)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

OP buttonYemen peace process

Keith Vaz

Alison Thewliss

That this House notes that 22 May 2019 is the 28th anniversary of the unification of Yemen, when that country emerged from a long and painful civil war; further notes that today Yemen is once again in a deep and pitiful state of conflict, having entered the fifth year of its current, tragic war; acknowledges that the most recent estimate places the death toll in excess of 70,000, of which 10,000 have died in the last five months alone; notes that Yemen remains in the midst of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, in which at least 85,000 children have starved to death and almost 200,000 have contracted cholera in 2019 alone; commends the work of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, who brought opposing sides together for agreements including on a ceasefire in the Al-Hodeidah Governate; regrets that the implementation of those agreements has been slow or non-existent; and calls on the Government to take every possible measure to support an immediate ceasefire, the flow of humanitarian aid and further peace talks in Yemen.

OP buttonMatters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Ian Mearns

That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.

Notes:

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

OP buttonExcessive speeding and driving bans: Susan Elan Jones

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

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

1.30pm

OP buttonThat this House has considered the matter of supporting clinical trials and the UK’s future clinical research capability: Chris Green

Notes:

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

Relevant Documents:

Eighth Report of the Science and Technology Committee, An immigration system that works for science and innovation, HC 1061, and the Government response, HC 1661; Tenth Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Research integrity: clinical trials transparency, HC 1480, and the Health Research Authority response, HC 1961, and the Government response, CP 24.

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Departmental Contingent Liability Notification

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

2.Direction requiring the Financial Conduct Authority to investigate events at London Capital and Finance

3.ECOFIN : 17 May 2019

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

4.FCO Services

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

5.Planning 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 Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Programming sub-Committee

Room 13
9.30am (private)

Committee reports published today 

defence 

OP button17th Special Report: Armed Forces Covenant: NAO Review of LIBOR Funding, HC 2201
Time of publication:
11.00am

european statutory instruments 

OP buttonTwenty-fifth Report of 2017–19, HC 2062
Time of publication:
11.00am

science and technology 

OP button12th Special Report: Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourteenth Report, HC 2120
Time of publication:
11.00am