Business for Tuesday 05 November 2019

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber 

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

1Ian Austin (Dudley North)
What assessment he has made of the effect of the US Administration's decision to withdraw support for Kurdish forces on regional stability. (900296)

2Eddie Hughes (Walsall North)
What diplomatic steps he is taking to enhance UK soft power overseas. (900297)

3Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham)
What steps he is taking to strengthen relations with NATO allies. (900298)

4Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington)
If he will co-operate with any independent inquiry into the death of Harry Dunn. (900299)

5Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood)
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of Hamas rule in Gaza on regional stability. (900300)

6Liz Twist (Blaydon)
What diplomatic steps his Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) support human rights internationally. (900301)

7Chi Onwurah (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
What steps he is taking to strengthen consular support for UK nationals overseas. (900303)

8Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West)
What diplomatic steps he is taking to improve UK relations with the Government of Iraq. (900304)

9Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton)
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on tackling international tax avoidance. (900305)

10John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness)
What assessment he has made of the effect on the work of the Global Coalition against Daesh of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (900306)

11Bob Blackman (Harrow East)
What diplomatic steps he has taken to strengthen UK relations with India. (900307)

12Richard Graham (Gloucester)
What diplomatic steps he is taking to strengthen UK relations with ASEAN member states. (900308)

13Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)
What steps his Department is taking to help ensure that people responsible for serious and systematic violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Yemen are brought to justice. (900310)

14Grahame Morris (Easington)
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international co-operation on tackling climate change. (900311)

15Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East)
What recent assessment he has made of conditions for civilians in Syria. (900313)

16Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire)
What plans he has to expand the UK diplomatic network. (900315)

17Michael Fabricant (Lichfield)
What the activities are of staff working in his Department on soft power; and if he will make a statement. (900316)

18Anna McMorrin (Cardiff North)
What diplomatic steps his Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) support human rights internationally. (900318)

19Mike Kane (Wythenshawe and Sale East)
What discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the feasibility of implementing a no-fly zone over northern Syria. (900319)

At 12.15pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

T1Liz Twist (Blaydon)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (900321)

T2Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West) (900322)

T3John Woodcock (Barrow and Furness) (900323)

T4Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South) (900326)

T5Bob Blackman (Harrow East) (900327)

T6Kevin Hollinrake (Thirsk and Malton) (900329)

T7Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) (900330)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

12.30pm

Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. HISTORICAL INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE (NORTHERN IRELAND) BILL [LORDS]: SECOND READING (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND THIRD READING MAY ALSO BE TAKEN)

Until 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

Notes:

Should the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] receive a Second Reading, it is expected that remaining proceedings on the Bill will be taken at this day’s sitting.

Should the Bill receive a Second Reading, a motion to commit the Bill to a Committee of the whole House will be moved under Standing Order No. 63(2).

Should there be no amendments made to the Bill in Committee, there will be no Report stage.

Third Reading is expected to be taken immediately the Bill has been reported from Committee.

The Speaker has not yet considered this Bill for certification.

Neither a Money Resolution nor a Ways and Means Resolution is required for this Bill.

Neither Queen’s consent nor Prince of Wales’s consent is required for this Bill.

2. 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, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has reported the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 7.00PM 

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

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), may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

3. Valedictory debate

Until 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

The Prime Minister

That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming Dissolution.

Notes:

This debate may be used by Members who are not standing again to make short valedictory speeches.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS 

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

Human rights in Kashmir: Holly Lynch

Outstanding works to the Loachbrook estate: Fiona Bruce

A 21st century HMS Cornwall: Sarah Newton

Climate change: Rachael Maskell

Dispute in Kashmir: Stella Creasy

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

Provision for special educational needs and disabilities in Suffolk: Sandy Martin

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 prevention of retail crime: David Hanson

11.00am

That this House has considered Princess Royal Hospital, Telford: Lucy Allan

Notes:

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

2.30pm

That this House has considered school uniform costs: Emma Hardy

4.00pm

That this House has considered the recommendations of the Renaissance of East Anglian Fisheries study: Peter Aldous

4.30pm

No debate

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)).

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

1.Update on Tackling Intimidation in Public Life

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

2.Business Policy Update

3.Business Update

4.Departmental Update

5.Energy Policy

6.Productivity Update

7.Publication of Adrian Smith Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

8.ECOFIN: 08 November 2019

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

9.British Indian Ocean Territory

10.Departmental Update

11.Foreign Affairs Council – 11 November 2019

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

12.Government response to the consultation on mandatory learning disability and autism training

Secretary of State for the Home Department

13.Immigration

14.Pre-charge Bail

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

15.MHCLG Update

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

16.Report under section 4 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018

Secretary of State for Transport

17.Contingent Liability – NPR Accommodation

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 

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs

Subject: Government financial reporting review

Witnesses: James Bowler, Director General, Public Spending, HM Treasury, Mike Driver, Chief Financial Officer, Ministry of Justice and Head of Government Finance Function, HM Treasury, and Vicky Rock, Interim Director, Public Spending Group, HM Treasury and Interim Deputy Head of Government Finance Function

Room 16
9.30am (private), 10.00am (public)

Committee reports published today 

PETITIONS 

1st Report: Fireworks, HC 103
Time of publication:
00.01am

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS 

1st Report: NHS Property Services, HC 200
Time of publication:
00.01am

2nd Report: NHS Property Services, HC 27
Time of publication:
00.01am

WORK AND PENSIONS 

1st Special Report: Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Government Response to the Committee’s Thirtieth Report of Session 2017–19, HC 102
Time of publication:
00.01am

EUROPEAN SCRUTINY 

3rd Report of Session 2019, HC 16-iii
Time of publication:
11.00am

4th Report: Post-Brexit Scrutiny of EU Law and Policy, HC 17
Time of publication:
11.00am

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS 

3rd Report: The Government’s Management of Major Projects: An Interim Report, HC 303
Time of publication:
11.00am

FOREIGN AFFAIRS 

2nd Report: A cautious embrace: defending democracy in an age of autocracies, HC 109
Time of publication:
12.00pm