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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

1James Sunderland (Bracknell)
What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Army's Future Soldier programme. (906291)

2Virginia Crosbie (Ynys Môn)
What steps his Department is taking to help support defence jobs across the UK. (906292)

3Wendy Chamberlain (North East Fife)
What steps he is taking to help tackle violence against women in the armed forces. (906293)

4Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish)
What steps the Government is taking to support NATO allies in response to Russian aggression. (906294)

5David Simmonds (Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner)
What steps his Department is taking to help relocate vulnerable Afghans and British nationals from third countries to the UK. (906296)

6Jacob Young (Redcar)
What steps his Department is taking to help support defence jobs across the UK. (906297)

7Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet)
What steps he is taking to help strengthen cooperation between NATO members. (906298)

8Philip Dunne (Ludlow)
With reference to the Integrated Review 2021, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on force structure in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (906299)

9Dame Caroline Dinenage (Gosport)
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Veterans' Strategy Action Plan: 2022 to 2024. (906301)

10Mark Fletcher (Bolsover)
What support his Department is providing to Ukraine’s military. (906302)

11Steve Brine (Winchester)
What recent progress he has made on the Defence Estate Optimisation programme. (906303)

12David Duguid (Banff and Buchan)
What steps his Department is taking to help support defence jobs across the UK. (906304)

13Dame Angela Eagle (Wallasey)
What assessment he has made of the implications for the priorities of the Integrated Review 2021 of the invasion of Ukraine. (906305)

14Drew Hendry (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
What steps his Department is taking to help protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine. (906306)

15Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough)
What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression. (906307)

16Tony Lloyd (Rochdale)
What steps the Government is taking to support NATO allies in response to Russian aggression. (906308)

17Selaine Saxby (North Devon)
Whether his Department is taking steps to procure British equipment to support Ukraine's military. (906309)

18Miriam Cates (Penistone and Stocksbridge)
What steps his Department is taking to help support defence jobs across the UK. (906310)

19Mr Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford)
With reference to his oral statement of 25 November 2021 on the Future Soldier programme, what plans he has to appoint a former judicial figure to examine the advice given to Ministers on the Ajax programme. (906311)

20Douglas Ross (Moray)
What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Army's Future Soldier programme. (906312)

21Emma Hardy (Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)
What plans the Government has to reverse proposed reductions in the number of army personnel. (906315)

At 3.15pm

Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

T1Alex Norris (Nottingham North)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (906316)

T2Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering) (906317)

T3Andrew Rosindell (Romford) (906318)

T4Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East) (906319)

T5Mark Eastwood (Dewsbury) (906320)

T6Ben Everitt (Milton Keynes North) (906321)

T7Felicity Buchan (Kensington) (906322)

T8Dr Matthew Offord (Hendon) (906323)

T9Wendy Chamberlain (North East Fife) (906324)

T10Dr James Davies (Vale of Clwyd) (906325)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

3.30pm

Urgent Questions, including on:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the conduct of P&O Ferries Chief Executive and board and the action he will take to safeguard jobs (Louise Haigh)

Ministerial Statements, including on:

Schools White Paper (Secretary of State for Education)

Ukraine (Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. SKILLS AND POST-16 EDUCATION BILL [LORDS]: PROGRAMME (NO. 2)

No debate (Standing Order No 83A(7))

Secretary Nadhim Zahawi

That the following provisions shall apply to the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 15 November 2021 (Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Programme):

Consideration of Lords Message

(1)Proceedings on the Lords Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion 2 hours after their commencement.

Subsequent stages

(2)Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(3)The 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.

2. SKILLS AND POST-16 EDUCATION BILL [LORDS]: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS MESSAGE

Up to two hours (if the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords]: Programme (No.2) motion is agreed to)

Notes:

None of the items in the Lords Message engages financial privilege.

Senedd Cymru has approved a Legislative Consent Resolution relating to this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

For motions relating to the Lords Message, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

3. POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS MESSAGE

Up to one hour (Order of 28 February 2022)

Notes:

None of the items in the Lords Message engages financial privilege.

Senedd Cymru did not approve two Legislative Consent motions relating to the content of the Lords Message. Copies of the Motions are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Proceedings on the Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement (Order of 22 February).

For Amendments and motions relating to the Lords Message, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Relevant Documents:

Second Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Part 3 (Public Order), HC 331

Fifth Special Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Part 3 (Public Order): Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report, HC 724

4. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY)

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

Mark Spencer

That, at this day’s sitting, the business determined by the Backbench Business Committee may continue, though opposed, until 10.00 pm or for two hours after its commencement, whichever is the later, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of, and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 10.00PM

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of Mark Spencer, relating to Business of the House (Today) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

5. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Until 10.00pm or for two hours, whichever is later (if the Business of the House (Today) motion is agreed to)

War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments

Owen Thompson

That this House believes that the current process for claiming War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation payments is not fit for purpose and urges the Government to launch an independent inquiry into the system’s failings.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

6. SITTINGS IN WESTMINSTER HALL (19 APRIL)

No debate after 10.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Mark Spencer

That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 10(2)(b), the sitting in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 19 April shall begin at 11.30 am, shall be suspended from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, and may then continue for up to a further three hours.

7. DELEGATED LEGISLATION (SOCIAL SECURITY)

No debate after 10.00pm (Standing Order No 9(6))

Mark Spencer

That the Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work Search and Work Availability Requirements - limitations) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 108), laid before this House on 7 February 2022 be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 9(7))

Abuse of short-term letting: Nickie Aiken

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Lateral flow tests in health care settings: Mr Virendra Sharma

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

4.30pm

That this House has considered e-petition 554073, relating to greyhound racing: Christina Rees, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

6.00pm

That this House has considered e-petition 578416, relating to support for Black victims of domestic abuse: Abena Oppong-Asare, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Petitions Committee. The sitting will last for up to three hours. 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 Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

1.Green Freeports in Scotland: bidding prospectus

Minister for the Cabinet Office

2.The Digital, Data and Technology Sourcing Playbook

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

3.Devolved administration funding

Secretary of State for Defence

4.Baseline Profit Rate 2022/23 for Single Source Defence Contracts

Secretary of State for Education

5.Schools update

6.Schools Capital Update

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

7.Covid-19 Update

8.Health Update

Secretary of State for the Home Department

9.Police leadership

Secretary of State for Transport

10.Consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses

Notes:

Texts of Written Statements are available from the Vote Office and on the internet at https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/.

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

Treasury Committee

Subject: Spring Statement 2022

Witnesses: 11.35am: Richard Hughes, Chair, Andy King, Member of the Budget Responsibility Committee, and Professor David Miles CBE, Member of the Budget Responsibility Committee, Office for Budget Responsibility

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
11.30am (private), 11.35am (public)

Treasury Committee

Subject: Spring Statement 2022

Witnesses: 2.40pm: Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Dan York-Smith, Director Strategy, Planning and Budget, HM Treasury

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2.30pm (private), 2.40pm (public)

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: Roll out of the COVID:19 vaccine programme

Witnesses: 4.00pm: Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care; Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, and Dame Dr Emily Lawson, National Director Vaccine Deployment, NHS England and NHS Improvement; Dr Jenny Harries OBE, Chief Executive, UK Health Security Agency; Madelaine McTernan, Director General Vaccines Taskforce, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Room 8
3.30pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

Subject: Exempt Accommodation

Witnesses: 4.00pm: Paul Latham, Director of Communication and Policy, Charity Commission; Jonathan Walters, Deputy Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing

5.00pm: Cllr Neil Jory, Leader, West Devon Borough Council; Helen Clipsom, Outreach and Private Rented Options Service Manager, City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council; Cllr Sharon Thompson, Chair of the Homelessness Taskforce Members Advisory Group, West Midlands Combined Authority

Room 16
3.45pm (private), 4.00pm (public)

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Subject: Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Witnesses: 4.30pm: Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Madeleine Alessandri, Permanent Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

The Macmillan Room, Portcullis House
4.00pm (private), 4.30pm (public)

Administration Committee

Room 6
4.30pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees

First Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2022

Room 12
4.30pm (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

PETITIONS

2nd Special Report: Tackling Online Abuse: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report HC 1224
Time of publication: 0.01am

Announcements

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

Tuesday 19 April to Monday 25 April (deadline Wednesday 30 March 7.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office. Members can submit their application via MemberHub, from their own email account or in hard copy. Application forms are available on the Table Office page on the Parliamentary intranet. The ballot will take place on Thursday 31 March.

Tuesday 26 April to Tuesday 3 May (deadline Wednesday 20 April 7.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office. Members can submit their application via MemberHub, from their own email account or in hard copy. Application forms are available on the Table Office page on the Parliamentary intranet. The ballot will take place on Thursday 21 April.

FORTHCOMING DEPARTMENTS ANSWERING IN WESTMINSTER HALL

Applications for 90, 60 and 30-minute debates should be made to the Table Office by 10.00pm or rise of the House, whichever is the earlier, on the deadline dates listed below. Members can submit their application via MemberHub, from their own email account or in hard copy. Application forms are available on the Table Office page on the Parliamentary intranet.

The ballot takes place on the day following the deadline. Members will be informed of the outcome by the Speaker’s Office.

Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April (deadline Monday 28 March 10.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier)

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Defence; Environment, Food & Rural Affairs; Foreign, Commonwealth and Development; Home Office; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Treasury; Women and Equalities

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April (deadline Tuesday 19 April 10.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Education; Health and Social Care; International Trade; Justice; Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Transport; Wales; Work and Pensions

EASTER ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

The following arrangements will apply for the tabling of Questions for oral and written answer during the Easter Adjournment.

Questions for oral answer

Under Standing Order No. 22(6), the Speaker has made the following arrangements for tabling Questions for oral answer when the House returns:

Last date of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc.

Thursday 31 March

Tuesday 19 April

Health and Social Care (T)**

Thursday 31 March

Wednesday 20 April

COP 26 (T)

Thursday 31 March

Wednesday 20 April

Prime Minister

Thursday 31 March

Wednesday 23 February

International Trade (T)

Tuesday 19 April

Monday 25 April

Home Office (T)

Tuesday 19 April

Wednesday 27 April

Northern Ireland

The results of the shuffles on 31 March will be published on 1 April. They will be available on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.pdf

For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available on the Commons Business Paper website at https://commonsbusiness.parliament.uk

Notes:

* The latest time for tabling is 12.30pm on each of these days.

** (T) denotes that there are Topical questions for this Department.

Questions for written answer on a named day

Time of tabling

Earliest date for named day answer

Monday 28 March

Thursday 31 March

Tuesday 29 March until rise of House on Thursday 31 March

Tuesday 19 April

From rise of House on Thursday 31 March until 2.30pm on Thursday 14 April

Thursday 21 April (each Member may table up to five named day questions during this period)

Tuesday 19 April

Monday 25 April

EASTER ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC BILLS

During the Recess, amendments should be submitted by email to pbohoc@parliament.uk. Amendments can be accepted from a Member’s Parliamentary network account, or from the network account of a member of staff who has been introduced by their Member to clerks in the Public Bill Office and has been specifically authorised to act on the Member’s behalf.

Motions and amendments relating to public bills received by 4.30pm on

Wednesday 13 April will be published on Thursday 14 April;

Thursday 14 April will be published on Friday 15 April.

DETERMINATION OF BUSINESS BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Monday 28 March in the Chamber

Debate on a motion on the matter of War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments: Owen Thompson

Thursday 31 March in the Chamber

General debate on the impact of Long Covid on the UK workforce: Layla Moran, Debbie Abrahams, Dr Dan Poulter

Matters to be raised before the forthcoming Adjournment: Ian Mearns, Bob Blackman

Thursday 31 March in Westminster Hall

Future funding of urban transport: Clive Betts

Food Security: Deidre Brock

Further Information

Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings

The Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings is available on the Parliamentary website

Business of the Day

Documents and reports relating to the business being held in the Chamber are available on the Commons Business Briefings webpage: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/commons-business-briefings/

Written Statements

Text of today’s Written Statements: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/

Select Committees

Select Committees Webpage: https://committees.parliament.uk/

Standing Orders Relating to Public Business

Text of Standing Orders relating to public business: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmstords/so_804_2021/so-804_02122021.pdf

European Business

European Business Referrals and Motion documents for consideration by European Committees or on the Floor of the House are available on the European Business
webpage: https://old.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/european-business11/

Chamber Engagement

Information about engaging the public with debates is available on the parliamentary website: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/have-your-say-on-laws/chamber-engagement/.

All business papers are available via the HousePapers app on mobile devices

Part 2: Future Business

A. CALENDAR OF BUSINESS

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

Government items of business in this section have nominally been set down for
today, but are expected to be taken on the dates stated.

B. REMAINING ORDERS AND NOTICES

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has been nominally set down for today but is not expected to be taken today.

A. Calendar of Business

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

Tuesday 29 March

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

12.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Afterwards

Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Payments: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Sir Christopher Chope

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to improve the diagnosis and treatment of persons who have suffered or continue to suffer ill effects from Covid-19 vaccines; to make provision about financial assistance to persons who have suffered disablement following vaccination against Covid-19 and to the next of kin of persons who have died shortly after vaccination against Covid-19; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of a no-fault compensation scheme to provide such financial assistance, on whether there should be any upper limit on the financial assistance available, on the criteria for eligibility and on whether payment should be made in all cases where there is no other reasonable cause for the death or disablement suffered; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes

Civil Proceedings

Secretary Dominic Raab

That the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Delay in Expiry: Inquests, Courts and Tribunals, and Statutory Sick Pay) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 362), dated 23 March 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 March, be approved.

Notes:

The instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

CORONAVIRUS ACT 2020 (REVIEW OF TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (NO.4)

Secretary Sajid Javid

That the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 should not yet expire.

OPPOSITION DAY (18TH ALLOTTED DAY, first part): SUBJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED

Notes:

The selection of the matter to be debated will be made by the Leader of the Opposition (Standing Order No. 14(2)).

Education Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Nicola Richards be discharged from the Education Committee and Angela Richardson be added.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Brendan Clarke-Smith be discharged from the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee and Darren Henry be added.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

Halton Hospital: Mike Amesbury

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Royal Mail services and the covid-19 pandemic: Helen Hayes

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.30am That this House has considered general practice capacity for large-scale housing developments: Andrew Selous

Notes:

The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed this debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee.

11.00am That this House has considered the contribution of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to sea safety and rescue: Margaret Ferrier

Notes:

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

2.30pm That this House has considered gambling-related harm: Carolyn Harris

Relevant Documents:

e-petition 587806, Luke’s Law: Ban ‘free bets’ and emails that entice gamblers to place free bets

4.00pm That this House has considered progress towards a smoke-free England: Sir Charles Walker

4.30pm That this House has considered Crewe’s bid for the headquarters of Great British Railways: Dr Kieran Mullan

Notes:

The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Wednesday 30 March

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities

11.53am Topical Questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Breast Screening: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Steve Brine

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the purposes of increasing uptake of NHS Breast Screening Programme appointments, including in groups currently less likely to take up such appointments; to extend eligibility to that programme to persons at an increased risk of breast cancer because of their family history; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS TO THE HEALTH AND CARE BILL

IF NECESSARY, CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Maintenance of electric vehicle charging infrastructure: Sir Bill Wiggin

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.30am That this House has considered the role of British and overseas judges in Hong Kong: Sir Iain Duncan Smith

11.00am That this House has considered healthcare outcomes in Carshalton and Wallington: Elliot Colburn

Notes:

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

2.30pm That this House has considered carer’s allowance: Karl Turner

4.00pm That this House has considered NHS Special Schools Eye Care Service: Siobhain McDonagh

4.30pm That this House has considered the potential merits of banning disposable barbecues: Holly Lynch

Notes:

The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to an hour.

The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Thursday 31 March

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office

10.15am Topical Questions to the Minister for the Cabinet Office

Afterwards

IF NECESSARY, CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Impact of long covid on the UK workforce

Layla Moran, Debbie Abrahams, Dr Dan Poulter

That this House has considered the impact of long covid on the UK workforce.

Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Ian Mearns, Bob Blackman

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

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Ambulance response times in Shropshire: Helen Morgan

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm Future funding of urban transport: Mr Clive Betts

3.00pm Food security: Deidre Brock

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee. The sitting will last for up to three hours. The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

TUESDAY 19 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Afterwards

Sewage discharges: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Tim Farron

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for mandatory targets and timescales for the ending of sewage discharges into waterways and coastal areas; to make provision about the powers of Ofwat to monitor and enforce compliance with those targets and timescales; to require water companies to publish quarterly reports on the impact of sewage discharges on the natural environment, animal welfare and human health; to require the membership of water company boards to include at least one representative of an environmental group; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

Online Safety Bill: Second Reading

Relevant Documents:

Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill, Session 2021-22: Draft Online Safety Bill, HC 609, and the Government Response, CP 640

Online Safety Bill: Money

Lucy Frazer

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Online Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

(1) any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by the Secretary of State, and

(2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.

Notes:

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Online Safety Bill: Ways and Means

Lucy Frazer

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Online Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise:

(1) the charging of fees under the Act, and

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.

WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the President of COP26

11.53am Topical Questions to the President of COP26

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Hereditary Titles (Female Succession): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Harriett Baldwin

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the succession of female heirs to hereditary titles; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

THURSDAY 21 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade

10.15am Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for International Trade

MONDAY 25 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

TUESDAY 26 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

12.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Afterwards

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Mary Robinson

That leave be given to bring in a Bill under SO No. 23 [details to be provided].

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Owen Thompson

That leave be given to bring in a Bill under SO No. 23 [details to be provided].

Notes:

The Member moving and a Member opposing this Motion may each speak for up to 10 minutes.

THURSDAY 28 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.00am Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.10am Questions to Church Commissioners, House of Commons Commission, Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

B. Remaining Orders and Notices

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has therefore been set down formally to be taken in the Chamber today but is not expected to be taken today.

1. Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 17 December 2020, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

2. Electronic Information

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Internal Markets Information System Regulation (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 20 July 2021, be approved.

3. Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be broughtto a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day (Order of 12 July 2021).

4. Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

Queen’s consent to be signified on Third Reading. Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day. (Order of 25 October 2021).

The Scottish Parliament has approved a Legislative Consent Resolution relating to this Bill. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

5. Income Tax

Lucy Frazer

That the draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) (2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 17 January, be approved.

6. Income Tax

Lucy Frazer

That the draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) (UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Finals) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 17 January, be approved.

7. High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill: Second Reading

8. Regulatory Reform

Julia Lopez

That the draft Legislative Reform (Renewal of National Radio Multiplex Licences) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

Notes:

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has recommended without a division that the draft Order be approved using the affirmative resolution procedure (Tenth Report, HC 1199). Accordingly, the Question on the approval motion will be put forthwith (Standing Order No. 18(1)).

9. Road Traffic

Secretary Grant Shapps

That the draft Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Representations and Appeals) (England) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 7 March, be approved.

10. Income Tax

Lucy Frazer

That the draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) (Finalissima Football Match) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 14 March, be approved.

11. Employment and Training

Alex Burghart

That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 16 March, be approved.

Notes:

The instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

12. Social Security

Lucy Frazer

That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 17 March, be approved.

Notes:

The instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

13. Public Service Pensions

Secretary Dominic Raab

That the Judicial Pensions Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 319), dated 17 March 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 March, be approved.

14. Licences and Licensing

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Licensing Act 2003 (Platinum Jubilee Licensing Hours) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 21 March, be approved.

Notes:

The instrument has not yet been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

15. Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought

to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those

proceedings are commenced. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day. (Order of 26 January 2022).