Business for Wednesday 30 October 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber 

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

NOTICES OF MOTIONS FOR UNOPPOSED RETURNS 

Sessional Returns

No debate or decision

Chairman of Ways and Means

Sessional Returns: Returns for Session 2017–19 of information and statistics relating to:

(1)Business of the House

(2)Closure of Debate, Proposal of Question and Allocation of Time (including Programme Motions)

(3)Sittings of the House

(4)Private Bills and Private Business

(5)Public Bills

(6)Delegated Legislation and Legislative Reform Orders

(7)European Legislation, etc

(8)Grand Committees

(9)Panel of Chairs

(10)Select Committees.

QUESTIONS 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1Sir Henry Bellingham (North West Norfolk)
What steps his Department is taking to support armed forces veterans in Northern Ireland. (900143)

2Maria Caulfield (Lewes)
What plans the Government has to make a further decision on the salaries paid to Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly. (900144)

3Alex Cunningham (Stockton North)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect on peace in Northern Ireland of the UK leaving the EU. (900145)

4Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)
What steps the Government has taken to ensure that customs regulations are the same in Northern Ireland as in the rest of the UK. (900146)

5Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham)
What assessment he has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. (900147)

6Marion Fellows (Motherwell and Wishaw)
What economic assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement on Northern Ireland. (900148)

7Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak)
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to maintain welfare mitigation payments in Northern Ireland after March 2020. (900149)

8Frank Field (Birkenhead)
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to maintain welfare mitigation payments in Northern Ireland after March 2020. (900151)

9Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
What progress has been made on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland. (900152)

10Ruth George (High Peak)
What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland. (900153)

11Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham)
What recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on ensuring that there is no hard border on the island of Ireland. (900154)

12Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)
What economic assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement on Northern Ireland. (900155)

13Chris Green (Bolton West)
What recent assessment he has made of the economic importance of the tech sector to Northern Ireland. (900156)

14Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
If he will bring forward legislative proposals to maintain welfare mitigation payments in Northern Ireland after March 2020. (900157)

At 12 noon

Oral Questions to the Prime Minister

Q1 Dr Alan Whitehead (Southampton, Test)
If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 30 October. (900228)

Q2 Jess Phillips (Birmingham, Yardley) (900229)

Q3 Simon Hoare (North Dorset) (900230)

Q4 Ronnie Cowan (Inverclyde) (900231)

Q5 Ms Karen Buck (Westminster North) (900232)

Q6 Bob Blackman (Harrow East) (900233)

Q7 Mr Nigel Evans (Ribble Valley) (900234)

Q8 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) (900235)

Q9 John Lamont (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk) (900236)

Q10 Mr Steve Baker (Wycombe) (900237)

Q11 Jonathan Reynolds (Stalybridge and Hyde) (900238)

Q12 Jo Stevens (Cardiff Central) (900239)

Q13 Mr William Wragg (Hazel Grove) (900240)

Q14 Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) (900241)

Q15 Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (900242)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

12.30pm

Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY)

Until any hour (if the 7.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on the motion in the name of the Prime Minister in relation to the Report from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry may continue for three hours, though opposed, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of.

2. GENERAL DEBATE ON THE REPORT FROM THE GRENFELL TOWER INQUIRY

Up to three hours (if the Business of the House (Today) motion is agreed to)

The Prime Minister

That this House has considered the report from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

3. NORTHERN IRELAND BUDGET BILL: BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Until any hour (if the 7.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

Secretary Julian Smith

That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland Budget 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 at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.

(b) Notices of Amendments, new Clauses or new Schedules to be moved in Committee of the whole House may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.

(c) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(d) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

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 moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(d) 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)(c) 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)(d) 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 to proceedings on the Bill.

(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 7.00PM 

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

No debate (Standing Order Nos. 15 and 41(A))

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the motion in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to Business of the House (Today), and the motion in the name of Secretary Julian Smith relating to Northern Ireland Budget 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 

4. NORTHERN IRELAND BUDGET BILL: SECOND READING (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND THIRD READING MAY ALSO BE TAKEN.)

Up to three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Business of the House Motion (if that Motion is agreed to)

Notes:

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Business of the House Motion if it is agreed to by the House. Second Reading will be brought to a conclusion 90 minutes after commencement of proceedings on the Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Business of the House Motion; Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading will be brought to a conclusion three hours after commencement of proceedings on that motion.

The Speaker has not yet considered this Bill for certification.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS 

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

Dispute between HMRC and Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust: Martyn Day

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

Until 7.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

Use of accounting systems to facilitate cross-border trade: Luke Graham

Business Today: Westminster Hall 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

The first part of the sitting will last for two hours. The second part of the sitting will last for three hours (Standing Order No. 10(1)).

9.30am

That this House has considered building out extant planning permissions: Anne Milton

11.00am

That this House has considered integrated foreign policy after the UK leaves the EU: Mr Bob Seely

Notes:

The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm

That this House has considered child poverty in Scotland: Hugh Gaffney

4.00pm

That this House has considered bus passes for 1950s women: Mr Jim Cunningham

4.30pm

That this House has considered the contribution of the Gujarati community to the UK: Bob Blackman

Notes:

The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)). The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.People with Significant Control Post-Implementation Review

Secretary of State for Education

2.Education Update

Secretary of State for International Trade

3.Departmental Update

Secretary of State for Justice

4.Prisoner Escort and Custody Services

Prime Minister

5.The Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Publication of its Phase 1 Report

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 

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Room 8
9.15am (private)

Northern Ireland Affairs

Subject: Consultation on implementation of the Stormont House Agreement

Witnesses: Mark Lindsay, Chairman, and Gareth Jenkins, Assistant Secretary, Police Federation Northern Ireland, Raymond White, Chairman, and Chris Albiston, Member of the Executive Committee, Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers Association

Room 5
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

Work and Pensions

Room 16
9.15am (private)

Women and Equalities

Subject: Prostitution

Witnesses: Professor Teela Sanders, Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester, Lynette Woodrow, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for London South, Crown Prosecution Service, and Kate Garbers, Director, Unseen; Professor Marianne Hester OBE, Chair in Gender, Violence & International Policy, University of Bristol (via video link) (at 10.50am)

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
9.30am (private), 9.50am (public)

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Subject: The rolling out of smart meters follow-up

Witnesses: Mary Starks, Executive Director of Consumers and Markets, Ofgem, Lord Duncan of Springbank, Minister for Climate Change, and Daron Walker, Senior Responsible Owner for Smart Metering Implementation Programme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Richard McCarthy CBE, Chairman, Data Communications Company

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

Exiting the European Union

Subject: The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal

Witnesses: Dr Jack Simson Caird, Senior Research Fellow, Bingham Centre, Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law, Cambridge University, Dr Anna Jerzewska, Independent Customs and Trade Consultant and Independent Advisor, UN International Trade Centre, and Raoul Ruparel, Former Adviser to the Prime Minister on Europe

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

International Trade

Subject: The impact of UK- EU arrangements on wider UK trade policy

Witnesses: Sam Lowe, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform, Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive Officer, MakeUK, Stephen Booth, Acting Director, Open Europe, and Professor L Alan Winters, Director of UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.45am (private), 10.00am (public)

Justice

Room 21
11.30am (private)

European Scrutiny

Room 19
1.45pm (private)

Administration

Room 6
2.00pm (private)

Treasury

Subject: Regional imbalances in the UK

Witnesses: Darren Morgan, Director of Economic Statistics Development, Office, and Rob Kent-Smith, Deputy Director of National Accounts Coordination, Office for National Statistics, and Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
2.00pm (private), 2.15pm (public)

Procedure

Subject: Proxy voting: review of pilot arrangements

Witnesses: Luciana Berger MP, and Tulip Siddiq MP

Room 15
2.30pm (private), 2.40pm (public)

Statutory Instruments

Room 7
As soon as convenient after 3.45pm (private)

Selection

Room 13
4.30pm (private)

Joint COMMITTEES 

Human Rights

Room 1
3.00pm (private)

Statutory Instruments

Room 7
3.45pm (private)

Committee reports published today 

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT 

2nd Special Report: Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Life: Government Response to the Committee’s Twentieth Report of Session 2017-19, HC 160
Time of publication:
10.00am

BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY 

1st Special Report: Energy efficiency: building towards net zero: Government Response to the Committee’s Twenty-First Report of Session 2017–19, HC 124
Time of publication:
11.00am