Business for Monday 08 July 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber 

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

1Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South)
What steps her Department has taken to officially recognise the sacrifice that veterans have made for the UK. (911762)

2Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South)
What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on support for armed forces veterans in receipt of universal credit. (911763)

3Scott Mann (North Cornwall)
What progress her Department is making on the (a) commissioning and (b) construction of offshore patrol vessels. (911764)

4Bambos Charalambous (Enfield, Southgate)
What recent assessment she has made of the quality of service provided through contracts outsourced by her Department. (911766)

5Tom Pursglove (Corby)
What steps her Department is taking to support mentoring schemes for veterans. (911767)

6Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield)
What recent estimate she has made of the optimal size of the UK armed services. (911768)

7Stephen Gethins (North East Fife)
What recent assessment she has made of the availability of local support services for service personnel based in the UK. (911769)

8Toby Perkins (Chesterfield)
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of Army personnel. (911770)

9Sir David Evennett (Bexleyheath and Crayford)
What steps her Department is taking to improve access to education for veterans. (911771)

10Alex Burghart (Brentwood and Ongar)
What steps her Department is taking to improve mental health provision for service personnel. (911772)

11Christian Matheson (City of Chester)
When her Department plans to make an announcement on the award of the contract for the Fleet Solid Support ships. (911773)

12Maggie Throup (Erewash)
What plans she has to mark the anniversary of VE Day. (911774)

13Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South)
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of armed forces personnel. (911775)

14Sir Vince Cable (Twickenham)
What her policy is on the UK's future role in European defence after the UK leaves the EU. (911776)

15Mark Pawsey (Rugby)
What recent estimate she has made of the number of jobs that defence procurement supports in the UK. (911777)

16Nick Smith (Blaenau Gwent)
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of armed forces personnel. (911778)

17Sir David Amess (Southend West)
What plans she has to mark the anniversary of VJ Day. (911779)

18Grahame Morris (Easington)
What steps she is taking to improve (a) pay and (b) industrial relations in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. (911780)

19Nick Thomas-Symonds (Torfaen)
When her Department plans to make an announcement on the award of the contract for the Fleet Solid Support ships. (911781)

20Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the (a) capabilities and (b) strength of the armed forces to undertake a global role; and if she will make a statement. (911782)

21Douglas Ross (Moray)
What progress is being made on the delivery to the UK of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) aircraft. (911783)

22Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)
If she will make an assessment of the sustainability of the UK defence aerospace sector. (911784)

23Phil Wilson (Sedgefield)
What steps her Department is taking to protect the UK from hybrid threats by hostile states and actors. (911785)

24Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall)
What steps she is taking to support the UK defence industry. (911786)

At 3.15pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

T1Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay)
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities. (911787)

T2Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth) (911788)

T3Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (911789)

T4Maggie Throup (Erewash) (911791)

T5Mary Robinson (Cheadle) (911792)

T6Eddie Hughes (Walsall North) (911793)

T7Toby Perkins (Chesterfield) (911794)

T8Stephen Morgan (Portsmouth South) (911795)

T9Damien Moore (Southport) (911796)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

3.30pm

Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. NORTHERN IRELAND (EXECUTIVE FORMATION) BILL: BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Until any hour (if the 10.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Secretary Karen Bradley

That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill:

Timetable

(1)(a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be taken in two days in accordance with this Order.

(b) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be completed at today’s sitting and shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) at the moment of interruption.

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be taken on the second day and:

(i) shall be taken as shown in the first column of the following Table, and in the order so shown, and

(ii) shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

New Clauses, new Schedules in Committee of the whole House relating to abortion, marriage or civil partnership, historical institutional abuse, or pensions of the kind mentioned in paragraph 28 of the Stormont House Agreement (victims’ pensions).

Four hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

Remaining proceedings in Committee of the whole House; any proceedings on Consideration; proceedings up to and including Third Reading.

Six hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2)When the Bill has been read a second time:

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

(3)(a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

(4)If, following proceedings in Committee of the whole House and any proceedings on Consideration of the Bill, a legislative grand committee withholds consent to the Bill or any Clause or Schedule of the Bill or any amendment made to the Bill, the House shall proceed to Reconsideration of the Bill without any Question being put.

(5)If, following Reconsideration of the Bill:

(a) a legislative grand committee withholds consent to any Clause or Schedule of the Bill or any amendment made to the Bill (but does not withhold consent to the whole Bill and, accordingly, the Bill is amended in accordance with Standing Order No. 83N(6)), and

(b) a Minister of the Crown indicates his or her intention to move a minor or technical amendment to the Bill, the House shall proceed to consequential Consideration of the Bill without any Question being put.

(6)For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply:

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chair or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (17)(a) of this Order.

(7)On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

(8)If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (6)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

(9)If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (6)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(10)(a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(11)Paragraphs (2) to (11) of Standing Order No. 83F (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (10) of this Order.

Subsequent stages

(12)(a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(13)Paragraphs (2) to (9) of Standing Order No. 83G (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on further messages from the Lords) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (12) of this Order.

Reasons Committee

(14)Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been brought to a conclusion in accordance with this Order.

Miscellaneous

(15)Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply so far as necessary for the purposes of this Order.

(16)Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(17)(a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken, to recommit the Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.

(b) No notice shall be required of such a Motion.

(c) Such a motion may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(d) The Question on such a Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (c) shall thereupon be resumed.

(e) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on such a Motion.

(18)(a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

(19)No debate shall be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) at today’s sitting after this Order has been agreed.

(20)Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

(21)No private business may be considered at today’s sitting after this Order has been agreed.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 10.00pm 

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of Secretary Karen Bradley relating to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Business of the House may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

2. NORTHERN IRELAND (EXECUTIVE FORMATION) BILL: SECOND READING

Until 10.00pm (Standing Order 9(3) or the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Business of the House Motion, if it is agreed to)

Notes:

Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as previously concluded) at 10.00pm.

The Speaker has not yet considered the Bill for certification.

For amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

3. ELECTRICITY

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

Secretary Greg Clark

That the draft Electricity Capacity (No. 2) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 5 June, be approved.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS 

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

Tettenhall Medical Practice, Wolverhampton: Eleanor Smith

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

Risk of manipulation of precious metal markets: Jeremy Lefroy

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

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

4.30pm

Petitions

Helen Jones

That this House has considered e-petition 236952 relating to dangerous driving.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Petitions Committee. 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 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.ECOFIN: 09 July 2019

Secretary of State for Defence

2.Contingent Liability within the Extended Design Authority Case Telescoped Cannon and Ammunition Contract

Secretary of State for Education

3.Children’s health and wellbeing in schools

4.Higher Technical Education Reform

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

5.Call for Evidence for Flooding and Coastal Erosion policy

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

6.Independent Review into Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians

Secretary of State for Transport

7.Inclusive Transport Strategy – One Year On

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.

Select Committees 

Committee of Privileges

Subject: Select committees and contempts

Witnesses: Dr John Benger, Clerk, and Mark Hutton, Clerk of the Journals, House of Commons; Chris Bryant MP, and Sir Bernard Jenkin MP (at 4.45pm)

Room 6
3.30pm (private), 3.45pm (public)

Housing, Communities and Local Government

Subject: Independent review of building regulations

Witnesses: Edward Daffarn, Bellal El Gueuni, and Adel Chaoui, Grenfell United; Victoria Moffett, Grenfell Programme Lead, National Housing Federation, Richard Silva, Executive Director, Long Harbour, Dr Nigel Glen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Managing Agents, and Lord Porter, former Chairman of the Local Government Association (at 4.30pm); Adrian Dobson, Executive Director, Royal Institute of British Architects, Roy Wilsher, Chair, National Fire Chiefs Council, and Dr Jonathan Evans, Chairman and CEO, Ash & Lacy (at 5.15pm)

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
3.30pm (private), 3.45pm (public)

Public Accounts

Subject: The effectiveness of Official Development Assistance spending

Witnesses: Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development, Jean Christophe-Gray, Director of Public Services, HM Treasury, Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Harriet Wallace, Director for International Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 16
3.30pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

Welsh Affairs

Subject: The proposed closure of Ford’s Bridgend plant

Witnesses: Steven Armstrong, Chairman, Ford of Europe; Jeff Beck, Regional Organiser, GMB Union, Councillor Huw David, Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, and Peter Hughes, Wales Regional Secretary, Unite the Union (at 4.45pm); Ken Skates AM, Minister for Economy and Transport, Welsh Government (at 5.15pm) (via video link)

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
4.00pm (private), 4.15pm (public)

Administration

Room 18
4.30pm (private)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED today 

SPEAKER’S COMMITTEE ON THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION 

1st Report: Reappointment of an Electoral Commissioner, HC 2513
Date and time of publication:
Monday 8 July, 11.00am