Business for Thursday 20 June 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber 

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

NOTICES OF MOTIONS FOR UNOPPOSED RETURNS 

No debate or decision

Jesse Norman

That there be laid before this House an Account of the Contingencies Fund 2018-19, showing—

(1) A statement of Financial Position;

(2) A statement of Cash Flows, and

(3) Notes of the Accounts; together with the Certificate and Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon.

QUESTIONS 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1Alex Norris (Nottingham North)
What recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on including provisions to tackle the environment and climate emergency in future Government contracts. (911451)

2Tom Pursglove (Corby)
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on (a) promoting and (b) supporting UK food producers in marketing their produce overseas. (911452)

3Maggie Throup (Erewash)
What steps he is taking to increase the rate of tree planting. (911453)

4Dr Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)
What steps he has taken to help prevent food shortages in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. (911454)

5Bim Afolami (Hitchin and Harpenden)
What steps he is taking to tackle late agri-environment payments. (911455)

6Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire)
What steps the Government is taking to ensure that developers in England enhance habitats for wildlife. (911456)

7Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South)
If he will hold discussions with the Home Secretary on increasing the limit on workers in the seasonal agricultural workers' pilot scheme. (911457)

8Rachael Maskell (York Central)
What progress he has made on implementing the tree planting strategy. (911458)

9George Eustice (Camborne and Redruth)
What plans his Department has to support (a) rare and (b) native breeds in future agriculture policy. (911459)

10Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)
What recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the badger culling programme. (911460)

11Robert Courts (Witney)
What steps the Government is taking to ensure that developers in England enhance habitats for wildlife. (911461)

12Wera Hobhouse (Bath)
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on delivering the Clean Air Strategy 2019. (911462)

13Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
What steps the Government is taking to ensure that developers in England enhance habitats for wildlife. (911463)

14Ross Thomson (Aberdeen South)
What plans he has for fisheries policy after the UK leaves the EU. (911464)

15David Duguid (Banff and Buchan)
What plans he has for fisheries policy after the UK leaves the EU. (911465)

16Colin Clark (Gordon)
What steps he is taking to ensure that farmers have access to the workforce that they need during the harvest. (911466)

17Gerald Jones (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on including the environment and climate emergency in the national curriculum. (911467)

At 10.00am

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

T1Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (911469)

T2Andrew Griffiths (Burton) (911473)

T3Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth) (911474)

T4Chris Green (Bolton West) (911475)

T5Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) (911476)

At 10.10am

Oral Questions to the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission and the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners

1Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to help tackle serious youth violence; and if she will make a statement. (911477)

2Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England has taken to recruit clergy in London in the last 12 months. (911479)

3Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent discussions the Commission has had on the design of the proposed temporary Chamber for the House of Commons. (911480)

4Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate the Church of England has made of the contribution that cathedrals make to the local economy; and if she will make a statement. (911481)

5Rachael Maskell (York Central)
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the adequacy of provision for cyclists on the parliamentary estate. (911482)

6Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate she has made of the gap between the highest-paid and lowest-paid employees of the Church Commissioners. (911483)

7Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to help tackle serious youth violence; and if she will make a statement. (911484)

8Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church Commissioners are taking to use their influence and responsible investment policy to engage positively with global businesses on their working practices. (911485)

9Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what guidance the Church Commissioners issue to parishes wishing to install mobile phone masts on church buildings. (911486)

10Andrew Griffiths (Burton)
To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church Commissioners are taking to promote the Bishop of Truro's inquiry into the persecution of Christians. (911487)

11Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South)
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the potential merits of permanently moving Parliament outside London. (911488)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

10.30am

Urgent Questions (if any)

Business Question to the Leader of the House

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

Refugee family reunion

Angus Brendan MacNeil

That this House notes that 20 June is World Refugee Day; further notes that, with record levels of global displacement across the world, many refugee families have been separated by war and persecution; welcomes that in 2018 the UK granted 5,806 family reunion visas to partners and children of refugees in the UK; and calls on the Government to introduce reforms to family reunion rules to ensure that the close relatives of all refugees in the UK have safe and legal pathways to reunite with their families in the UK.

Court closures and access to justice

Bambos Charalambous

Ellie Reeves

Robert Neill

That this House has considered court closures and access to justice.

Notes:

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

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS 

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

UK bid to host UN climate conference 2020: Maria Caulfield

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

Establishing a medical duty of care for sea port agents: Alec Shelbrooke [R]

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 the political situation in Sudan: Dr David Drew

3.00pm

That this House has considered raising aspiration in secondary education: Dr Matthew Offord

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were appointed by the Chairman of the Ways and Means.

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 

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Business Update

2.Post-Council Statement: Competitiveness Council 27 - 28 May 2019

3.The Groceries Code Adjudicator

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

4.Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

5.Telecoms council

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

6.Bovine TB

Secretary of State for the Home Department

7.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s Report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham Case Study

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

8.Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) 13th June 2019, Luxembourg

9.Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19

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 

EUROPEAN STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 

Twenty-Sixth Report of Session 2017–19, HC 2263
Time of publication:
11.00am