Business for Monday 29 June 2020

SUMMARY AGENDA: CHAMBER

† Virtual participation in proceedings

Business Today: Chamber 

Virtual participation in proceedings will commence after Prayers.

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS 

1. Work and Pensions

The call list for Members participating will be available on the House of Commons business papers pages.

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS 

3.30pm

Urgent Question: To ask the Home Secretary if she will make a statement on support and accommodation for asylum seekers during the covid-19 pandemic (Alison Thewliss) and To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Chinese Communist Parties’ campaign to suppress Uyghur birth rates in Xinjiang (Iain Duncan Smith)

Ministerial Statements, including on Covid-19 update by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Virtual participation in proceedings will conclude after Urgent Questions and Ministerial Statements.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY 

1. BUSINESS AND PLANNING BILL: BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

Secretary Alok Sharma

That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Business and Planning Bill:

Timetable

(1)(a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration, and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.

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

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration, and proceedings on Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) six 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)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 Chairman 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 (16)(a) of this Order.

(5)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.

(6)If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(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.

(7)If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(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

(8)(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.

(9)Paragraphs (2) to (7) 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 (8) of this Order.

Subsequent stages

(10)(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.

(11)Paragraphs (2) to (5) 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 (10) of this Order.

Reasons Committee

(12)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

(13)Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill.

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

(15)Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83O (Certification of bills, clauses, schedules etc) shall not apply to the Bill.

(16)(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 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.

(17)(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.

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

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

(20)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 Order Nos. 15 and 41A)

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the motion in the name of Secretary Alok Sharma relating to the Business and Planning 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. BUSINESS AND PLANNING BILL: SECOND READING, (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND THIRD READING MAY ALSO BE TAKEN)

Up to six hours after commencement of proceedings on the Business and Planning Bill: Business of the House Motion (if that Motion is agreed to)

Notes:

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

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Business and Planning Bill: Business of the House Motion, if it is agreed to by the House.

Second Reading will be brought to a conclusion four hours after commencement of proceedings on the Business and Planning Bill: Business of the House Motion, any proceedings on Committee of the whole House, Consideration and Third Reading will be brought to a conclusion six hours after commencement of proceedings on that Motion.

The call list for Members participating is available on the House of Commons business papers pages.

3. ESTIMATES (LIAISON COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION)

No debate (Standing Order No. 145(3))

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That this House agrees with the Report of the Liaison Committee of 23 June 2020:

(i) That a day not later than 5 August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2020–21:

Department for Education so far as it relates to closing the disadvantage gap and support for left behind children;

HM Revenue and Customs so far as it relates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and support for the self employed through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme;

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy;

(ii) That a further day not later than 5 August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2020–21:

Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office so far as it relates to Official Development Assistance;

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

4. Health and Social Care Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Amy Callaghan be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Neale Hanvey be added.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE 

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

150th anniversary of Dronfield Station: Lee Rowley

Written Statements 

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY 

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Business Update

Secretary of State for Education

2.Capital Update

Secretary of State for Justice

3.Prisons update

Prime Minister

4.Cabinet Committees

Secretary of State for Transport

5.Travel Update

Secretary of State for Wales

6.Contingencies Fund Advance

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 

Broadcasts of proceedings can be found at https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons

Some committee members and witnesses might now physically attend meetings, however, there is no public access at present.

Select Committees 

Home Affairs Committee

Virtual meeting
12.30pm (private)

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: Improving the prison estate

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Sir Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Dr Jo Farrar, Chief Executive, and Clive Beard, Deputy Director, Prisons and Maintenance Change, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
1.45pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Subject: Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector

Witnesses: 3.30pm: Ruth Ehrlich, Policy Officer, Shelter; Caitlin Wilkinson, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Generation Rent; Chris Norris, Director of Policy, National Residential Landlords Association

Virtual meeting
3.00pm (private), 3.30pm (public)

Administration Committee

Virtual meeting
4.00pm (private)

Joint Committees 

Human Rights

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees 

First Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

Room 10
5.00pm (public)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020, and The Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I, 2020, No. 576)

Room 14
5.00pm (public)