Business for Thursday 18 July 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber 

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

1Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds)
What recent assessment he has made of progress on improving the A417 missing link between Brockworth and Cowley; and if he will make a statement. (912024)

2Peter Aldous (Waveney)
What steps he is taking to improve charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. (912025)

3David Linden (Glasgow East)
What recent discussions he has had with Transport for London on the effect of the roll-out of the London Low Emission Zone on showpeople who drive heavy goods vehicles. (912026)

4Mike Wood (Dudley South)
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Blue Badge scheme for people with hidden disabilities. (912027)

5Karin Smyth (Bristol South)
What steps his Department is taking to support community transport operators. (912028)

6Matt Western (Warwick and Leamington)
What recent estimate he has made of the resources required to implement his Department's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. (912029)

7Tom Pursglove (Corby)
What steps his Department is taking to support the provision of training on transporting vulnerable children and adults for people who drive (a) taxis and (b) private hire vehicles. (912030)

8Ruth George (High Peak)
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the strategic road network between Manchester and Sheffield. (912031)

9Louise Haigh (Sheffield, Heeley)
What steps he is taking to decarbonise road transport. (912033)

10Esther McVey (Tatton)
What recent progress he has made on improving rail services in (a) Tatton constituency and (b) Cheshire. (912034)

11Robert Halfon (Harlow)
What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the use of fuel catalysts on vehicle emissions. (912035)

12Liz McInnes (Heywood and Middleton)
What steps he has taken to ensure that Northern Rail removes from service all Pacer trains by the end of 2019. (912036)

13Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle)
What recent steps he has taken to improve accessibility at railway stations. (912037)

14Royston Smith (Southampton, Itchen)
What steps he is taking to reduce levels of engine idling. (912038)

15Stephen Kerr (Stirling)
What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of new rolling stock on the east coast main line. (912039)

16John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness)
What recent estimate he has made of the resources required to implement his Department's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. (912040)

17Maggie Throup (Erewash)
What progress he has made on introducing a hybrid Bill to secure the powers to deliver phase 2b of High Speed Two; and if he will make a statement. (912041)

18Andrew Lewer (Northampton South)
What steps he is taking to improve charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. (912042)

19Mr Ranil Jayawardena (North East Hampshire)
If he will allocate additional funding to improve roads outside the major road network and the strategic road network. (912043)

20Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)
What progress has been made on the proposed dualling of the A27 east of Lewes to Eastbourne. (912044)

21Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley)
What progress he has made on helping to ensure that flights between the UK and Europe continue after the UK leaves the EU. (912045)

22Sir Robert Syms (Poole)
What progress he has made on helping to ensure that flights between the UK and Europe continue after the UK leaves the EU. (912046)

23Faisal Rashid (Warrington South)
What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people travelling by bus. (912047)

24Vicky Ford (Chelmsford)
What progress he has made on opening new stations on the rail network. (912048)

At 10.15am

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

T1Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (912049)

T2Nigel Huddleston (Mid Worcestershire) (912050)

T3Mr Ranil Jayawardena (North East Hampshire) (912051)

T4Neil O'Brien (Harborough) (912052)

T5Patrick Grady (Glasgow North) (912053)

T6Bim Afolami (Hitchin and Harpenden) (912054)

T7Rosie Duffield (Canterbury) (912055)

T8Mr Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow) (912056)

T9Tom Pursglove (Corby) (912058)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

10.30am

Urgent Questions (if any)

Business Question to the Leader of the House

Ministerial Statements (if any)

Select Committee statement on the publication of the Eighteenth report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Governance of Official Statistics: redefining the dual roles of the UK Statistics Authority; and re-evaluating the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, HC 1820

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. NORTHERN IRELAND (EXECUTIVE FORMATION) BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to one hour (Order of 8 July)

Notes:

For Amendments and Motions relating to them, see separate papers (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

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 on Lords Amendments to the Bill to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (10) of the Business of the House Order (8 July 2019).

2. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

Bishop of Truro’s report on the persecution of Christians overseas

Chris Philp

Fiona Bruce

Jim Shannon

That this House deplores the persecution of Christians overseas; supports freedom of religion or belief in all countries throughout the world; welcomes the work undertaken by the Bishop of Truro in this area; and calls on the Government to do more with the diplomatic and other tools at its disposal to prevail on the governments of countries in which persecution of Christians is tolerated or encouraged to end that persecution and to protect the right to freedom of religion or belief.

Non-invasive precision therapies for cancer

Grahame Morris

Tim Farron

That this House recognises the vital role that radiotherapy plays in cancer treatment across the UK with an estimated one in four people needing that treatment at some stage of their life; notes that there is a significant body of expert opinion that up to 24,000 people may be missing out on the radiotherapy they need, resulting in many hundreds of unnecessary or premature deaths; further notes that the UK spend on radiotherapy as a percentage of the overall cancer budget is approximately five per cent which compares badly with most other advanced economies where the percentage varies from nine per cent to 11 per cent; notes that the current commissioning system for radiotherapy is sub-optimal as exemplified by a tariff regime which discourages NHS Trusts from implementing advanced modern effective radiotherapy; calls on the Government to provide an immediate up-front £250 million investment in the service, an ongoing extra £100 million per annum investment in personnel and skills and IT, and to introduce a sustainably, centrally and fully funded rolling programme for Linac machine replacements; and further calls on the Government to appoint a single person to oversee the commissioning and implementation of radiotherapy services.

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))

Sanctuary Housing Group: Mr Mark Francois

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 human rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime: Mr Alistair Carmichael [R]

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business 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 

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Business Update

2.Legislative Update

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

3.Extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to Financial Conduct Authority solo-regulated firms

4.Fiscal Risks Report 2019

Secretary of State for Defence

5.Cabinet Office Review of Consolidated Guidance

6.Defence Fire and Rescue Project

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

7.Equality and listed events

8.Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, the management of radio spectrum, and postal services

9.Update on Ofcom provision of information regulations

Secretary of State for Education

10.National Retraining Scheme Update

11.Student Loans Company Update

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

12.June EU Environment Council

13.The Global Resource Initiative taskforce

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

14.General Affairs Council, July 2019

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

15.British Council Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

16.The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Advisory Bodies - Annual Report 2018

17.The regulation of physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs)

Secretary of State for the Home Department

18.Disclosure and Barring Service Annual Report and Accounts 2018 – 2019

19.Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority – Annual Reports and Accounts 2017-18

20.Security Industry Authority (SIA) Annual Report and Accounts 2018 – 2019

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

21.Building safety update

Secretary of State for International Development

22.Ebola virus disease outbreak: update on UK response

Secretary of State for International Trade

23.Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys

24.Public Consultation on Future Free Trade Agreements – Summary of Responses

Prime Minister

25.Review of Consolidated Guidance

Secretary of State for Transport

26.Trailer Safety report

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

27.Government Response to Opposition Day Debate: Inequality and Social Mobility

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 

Home Affairs

Room 18
10.00am (private)

Foreign Affairs

Subject: FCO secure communications and handling of classified information

Witnesses: Lord Hague of Richmond

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
10.45am (private), 11.00am (public)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED today 

HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

17th Report: Building regulations and fire safety: consultation response and connected issues, HC 2546
Time of publication:
00.01am

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS 

18th Report: Governance of official statistics: redefining the dual role of the UK Statistics Authority; and re-evaluating the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, HC 1820
Time of publication:
00.01am

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

19th Report: The work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator, HC 1970
Time of publication:
09.00am

EUROPEAN STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 

Twenty-eighth Report of Session 2017–19, HC 2265
Time of publication:
11.00am

HUMAN RIGHTS (JOINT) 

7th Special Report: Youth detention: Solitary confinement and restraint: Government Response to the Committee’s Nineteenth Report of Session 2017-19, HC 2547
Time of publication:
11.00am