Business for Monday 01 July 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber 

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

1Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
What progress her Department has made on rolling out universal credit. (911639)

2Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)
Whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of splitting her Department into two separate departments. (911640)

3Emma Dent Coad (Kensington)
What recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of child poverty. (911641)

4Mary Robinson (Cheadle)
What steps her Department is taking to help people with disabilities into work. (911642)

5Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North)
What assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the level of referrals to food banks. (911643)

6Mr Bob Seely (Isle of Wight)
What steps her Department is taking to increase working people's incomes through universal credit. (911644)

7Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham, Deptford)
What recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of levels of local housing allowance. (911645)

8Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West)
What recent assessment she has made of the level of pensioner poverty in the UK. (911647)

9Eddie Hughes (Walsall North)
What steps the Government is taking to increase pensioners' incomes. (911648)

10Gareth Snell (Stoke-on-Trent Central)
How many people receive a state pension of less than £168.80 a week. (911650)

11Robert Halfon (Harlow)
Whether she has discussed with Cabinet colleagues the potential merits of making all public bodies join the Disability Confident scheme. (911651)

12Peter Aldous (Waveney)
What steps the Government is taking to increase financial support for vulnerable universal credit claimants, compared with the legacy system. (911652)

13Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
What steps her Department is taking to support claimants whose mobility awards were (a) reduced and (b) stopped when they moved from disability living allowance to personal independence payment. (911653)

14Mrs Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire)
What steps the Government is taking to improve support for disabled people. (911654)

15Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire)
What steps the Government is taking to increase financial support for vulnerable universal credit claimants, compared with the legacy system. (911655)

16Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood)
What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on universal credit claims and access to legal aid. (911656)

17Gillian Keegan (Chichester)
What steps her Department is taking to help people with disabilities into work. (911657)

18John Mann (Bassetlaw)
What recent discussions she has had with representatives from the plumbing industry on section 75 pension liabilities. (911658)

19Martyn Day (Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
What recent assessment she has made of the level of pensioner poverty in the UK. (911659)

20Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe)
What steps she is taking to support vulnerable people who apply for universal credit. (911661)

21Gerald Jones (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)
What progress her Department has made on improving the timeliness of initial payments for universal credit. (911662)

At 3.15pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

T1Robert Halfon (Harlow)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (911664)

T2Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) (911665)

T3Frank Field (Birkenhead) (911666)

T4Nic Dakin (Scunthorpe) (911667)

T5Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) (911668)

T6Luke Graham (Ochil and South Perthshire) (911669)

T7Rachael Maskell (York Central) (911670)

T8Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) (911671)

T9Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South) (911672)

T10Douglas Ross (Moray) (911673)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

3.30pm

Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. ESTIMATES DAY (6TH ALLOTTED DAY)

Until 10.00pm (Standing Order Nos. 9(3) and 54(2))

Department for International Development

Jesse Norman

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Department for International Development:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £3,631,122,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £1,923,101,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £5,760,680,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Amendment (a)

Margaret Beckett

Mr Dominic Grieve

Anna Soubry

Mr Chris Leslie

Mike Gapes

Joan Ryan

Ann CoffeyHywel WilliamsBen LakeJonathan EdwardsLiz Saville RobertsChris LawDr Phillip Lee

At end, add “provided that the authorisation for the use of resources under this resolution does not apply to such use if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union unless (a) a withdrawal agreement has been ratified or (b) the House of Commons has, prior to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, agreed a resolution to the effect that it approves the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.”.

Notes:

This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to spending of the Department for International Development (Resolution of 24 June). The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion will be deferred until 7.00pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 (Standing Order No. 54(4), (5) and (6)).

Department for Education

Jesse Norman

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £35,024,055,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £15,813,820,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £48,195,607,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Amendment (a)

Margaret Beckett

Mr Dominic Grieve

Anna Soubry

Mr Chris Leslie

Mike Gapes

Joan Ryan

Ann CoffeyHywel WilliamsBen LakeJonathan EdwardsLiz Saville RobertsDr Phillip Lee

At end, add “provided that the authorisation for the use of resources under this resolution does not apply to such use if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union unless (a) a withdrawal agreement has been ratified or (b) the House of Commons has, prior to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, agreed a resolution to the effect that it approves the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.”.

Amendment (b)

Jeremy Corbyn

John McDonnell

Peter Dowd

Mr Nicholas Brown

At end, add “, and

(4) the Department shall carry out an equality impact assessment of how it will spend those resources and lay a report of the assessment before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 3) Act, and the assessment must include consideration of the impact on:

(a) households at different levels of income,

(b) people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010),

(c) the Department’s compliance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010,

(d) equality in different parts of the United Kingdom and different regions of England,

(e) levels of deprivation in different parts of the United Kingdom and different regions of England, and

(f) child poverty and social justice.”.

Notes:

This Estimate is to be considered in so far as it relates to spending of the Department for Education (Resolution of 24 June). The Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the above Motion will be deferred until 7.00pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 (Standing Order No. 54(4), (5) and (6)).

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

Until 10.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

Children’s palliative care: Dr Caroline Johnson

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

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

4.30pm

Petitions

Daniel Zeichner

That this House has considered e-petition 239444 relating to online homophobia.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee. The sitting will last for up to three hours. 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.Industrial Strategy update

Secretary of State for International Development

2.The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund)

Secretary of State for Justice

3.Amendment to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

Secretary of State for Transport

4.Maritime Safety

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 

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill Programming sub-Committee

Room 13
4.30pm (private)

DELEGATED LEGISLATION COMMITTEES 

First Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Electricity Capacity (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Room 9
6.00pm (public)

Select Committees 

Housing, Communities and Local Government

Subject: Housing Ombudsman Pre-appointment Hearing

Witnesses: Richard Blakeway, the Government’s preferred candidate for Housing Ombudsman

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3.30pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

Public Accounts

Subject: Penalty charge notices in healthcare

Witnesses: Dr Charlotte Waite, Chair, England Community, Dental Services Committee, British Dental Association, Laura Cockram, Head of Policy and Campaigning, Parkinson’s UK and Prescription Charges Coalition, and Dan Scorer, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Mencap; Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care, Julian Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England, and Brendan Brown, Director of Citizen Services, NHS Business Services Authority (at 4.45pm)

Room 8
3.30pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

Northern Ireland Affairs and Work and Pensions

Subject: Welfare policy in Northern Ireland

Witnesses: Kieran Donnelly, Comptroller and Auditor General, Denver Lynn, Director, and Anu Kane, Audit Manager, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Tracy Meharg, Permanent Secretary, Anne McCleary, Director, Social Security Policy and Legislation Division, David Sales, Universal Credit Programme Director, and David Tarr, Department for Communities NI (at 5.15pm).

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
4.10pm (private), 4.15pm (public)

JOINT COMMITTEES 

National Security Strategy

Room 4A
4.00pm (private)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED today 

TRANSPORT 

10th Report: Local roads funding and maintenance: filling the gap, HC 1486
Time of publication:
00.01am

WORK AND PENSIONS 

23rd Special Report: Universal Credit: childcare: Government Response to the Committee’s Twenty-Fifth Report, HC 2422
Time of publication:
00.01am

DEFENCE 

19th Special Report: Missile Misdemeanours: Russia and the INF Treaty: Government response to the Committee’s Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19, HC 2464
Time of publication:
11.00am