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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

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

1Robert Largan (High Peak)
What steps the Government is taking to tackle the flow of Russian money and assets through the UK economy. (906336)

2Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall)
What steps he is taking to support households affected by the increase in energy prices in April 2022. (906337)

3Munira Wilson (Twickenham)
What plans he has to support the development of the renewable energy sector. (906338)

4Afzal Khan (Manchester, Gorton)
What steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the supply chains of businesses in the UK do not use forced labour of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. (906339)

5Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire and Arran)
What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on consumers of removing standing charges on energy bills. (906340)

6Suzanne Webb (Stourbridge)
What assessment he has made of the capacity of the UK’s nuclear power generation industry to strengthen energy security. (906341)

7Tommy Sheppard (Edinburgh East)
What steps he is taking to monitor the environmental performance of holders of existing Contracts for Difference in the context of new standards agreed at COP 26. (906342)

8Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South)
What steps he is taking to support investment in UK manufacturing. (906343)

9Mary Glindon (North Tyneside)
What steps he is taking to support small businesses with rising costs. (906344)

10Karl McCartney (Lincoln)
What assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of investment in renewables on household energy bills. (906345)

11Patrick Grady (Glasgow North)
What plans he has to support new energy transition projects in Scotland. (906346)

12Greg Smith (Buckingham)
What assessment he has made of the potential role of synthetic fuels in achieving net zero targets. (906347)

13Alyn Smith (Stirling)
What plans he has to support new energy transition projects in Scotland. (906348)

14Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion)
Whether he was involved in the decision of the Oil and Gas Authority to change its name to the North Sea Transition Authority. (906349)

15Simon Fell (Barrow and Furness)
What support his Department is providing to energy intensive industries operating in the UK in the context of energy price rises. (906350)

16Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon)
If he will invoke section 400 of the Insolvency Act 1986 to direct the official receiver to ensure that the power supply for Baglan Energy Park remains connected until a permanent connection to the National Grid is secured. (906351)

17Liz Twist (Blaydon)
What assessment he has made of the impact of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme on local authorities' ability to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income households. (906352)

18Dr Luke Evans (Bosworth)
What assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of investment in renewables on household energy bills. (906353)

19Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central)
What steps his Department is taking to support research and development in South Yorkshire as part of the Government’s levelling up agenda. [R] (906355)

20Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston)
What recent progress he has made on reforming Companies House. (906357)

21Carol Monaghan (Glasgow North West)
What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of raising the energy price cap on standards of living. (906359)

22Jacob Young (Redcar)
What steps he is taking to support the growth of the hydrogen sector in the UK. (906360)

At 12.15pm

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

T1Munira Wilson (Twickenham)
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. (906326)

T2Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood) (906327)

T3Jane Hunt (Loughborough) (906328)

T4Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (906330)

T5Jason McCartney (Colne Valley) (906331)

T6Bim Afolami (Hitchin and Harpenden) (906332)

T7Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet) (906333)

T8Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) (906334)

T9Beth Winter (Cynon Valley) (906335)

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

12.30pm

Ministerial Statements, including on:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Review (Secretary of State for Education)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Payments: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

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.

2. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY)

Until any hour (if the 7:00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

Mark Spencer

That at this day’s sitting:

(1) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (1) (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), proceedings on the Motions (a) in the name of Secretary Dominic Raab relating to 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) and (b) in the name of Secretary Sajid Javid relating to the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) (No. 4), shall be brought to a conclusion not later than 90 minutes after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order; the Speaker shall then put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on those Motions forthwith;

(2) notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c)(i) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), business in the name of the Leader of the Opposition may be entered upon at any hour and may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours, proceedings shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and

proceedings on these items of business may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 7.00PM

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

No debate (Standing Order Nos. 15 and 41A(3))

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on 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

3. Civil Proceedings

Up to 90 minutes after the commencement of the Business of the House (Today) motion (if that motion is agreed to)

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.

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

Up to 90 minutes after the commencement of the Business of the House (Today) motion (if that motion is agreed to)

Secretary Sajid Javid

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

Relevant Documents:

Seventh Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Coronavirus Act 2020 Two Years On, HC 978

5. OPPOSITION DAY (18TH ALLOTTED DAY, FIRST PART)

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

Advice relating to the appointment of Lord Lebedev

Keir Starmer

Angela Rayner

Rachel Hopkins

Fleur Anderson

Thangam Debbonaire

Sir Alan Campbell

That, given the concerns raised about the appropriateness of, and process for, appointing Lord Lebedev as a member of the House of Lords and the role of the Prime Minister in that process, an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty that she will be graciously be pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House, no later than 28 April,

(a) any document held by the Cabinet Office or the Prime Minister’s Office containing or relating to advice from, or provided to, the House of Lords Appointments Commission concerning the appointment of Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev as a Member of the House of Lords; and

(b) the minutes of, submissions relevant to and electronic communications relating to, any meeting within the Cabinet Office or the Prime Minister’s Office at which the appointment of Lord Lebedev, or advice relating to that appointment, was discussed in a form which may contain redactions, but such redactions shall be solely for the purposes of national security.

Notes:

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

6. Regulatory Reform

No debate (Standing Order No. 18(1))

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)).

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

7. Social Security

No debate (Standing Order No. 118(6))

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:

If this item is opposed after 7.00pm, the division will be deferred.

8. Education Committee

No debate after 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Sir Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

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

9. Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

No debate after 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Sir 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

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

Halton Hospital: Mike Amesbury

Proposed Lidsing Garden Village development: Tracey Crouch

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

No debate

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 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

No debate

Notes:

The sitting will be suspended from 11.00am 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)).

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Business Update

Minister for the Cabinet Office

2.2022 Post Implementation Review of the Civil Contingencies Act

3.Government Efficiency Savings 2020/21

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

4.Financial Services update

Secretary of State for Defence

5.Contingent Liability For The Ajax Lessons Learned Review

6.The UK’s Defence Contribution in the High North

7.Armoured Cavalry Programme: Ajax Update

Secretary of State for Education

8.Capital Update

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

9.Covid-19 Update

Secretary of State for the Home Department

10.Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

11.Housing update

Secretary of State for Transport

12.Accessible Transport - Reference Wheelchair report

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

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Subject: Promoting Britain abroad

Witnesses: 10.15am: Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism, Marketing Manchester; Gills Haigh, Managing Director, Cumbria Tourism; Allen Simpson, Managing Director, London and Partners

11.15am: Kash Bennett, Managing Director, National Theatre; Jessica Koravos, President, Really Useful Group; Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, Chief Executive, UK Music; Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive, BPI

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
9.30am (private), 10.15am (public)

Home Affairs Committee

Room 7
9.30am (private)

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Subject: Pre-appointment hearing: Chair of UK Statistics Authority

Witnesses: 10.00am: Sir Robert Chote, Government’s preferred candidate for the Role of Chair, UK Statistics Authority

Room 15
9.30am (private), 10.00am (public), 12.00pm (private)

Health and Social Care Committee

Room 16
9.45am (private)

International Trade Committee

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
10.00am (private)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Subject: Australia FTA: Food and Agriculture

Witnesses: 2.30pm: His Excellency the Honourable George Brandis QC, High Commissioner, and Kieran Macdonell, Counsellor (Agriculture), Australian High Commission; His Excellency The Hon Bede Corry, New Zealand High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Dr Chris Kebbell, Primary Industries Counsellor, New Zealand High Commission

Room 6
1.00pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

European Statutory Instruments Committee

Room 17
2.00pm (private)

International Development Committee

Subject: Extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, and Diana Layfield, Chair, CDC Group; Mita Samani, Head of Private Sector, and Caroline Read, Director of Economic Cooperation and Growth Directorate, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
2.00pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Justice Committee

Subject: The work of the Serious Fraud Office

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Michelle Crotty, Chief Capability Officer, and Lisa Osofsky, Director, Serious Fraud Office

Room 8
2.00pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Petitions Committee

Room 13
2.00pm (private)

Foreign Affairs Committee

Room 15
2.15pm (private)

Transport Committee

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
3.00pm (private)

Backbench Business Committee

Subject: Proposals for backbench debates

Witnesses: 4.15pm: Members of Parliament, House of Commons

Room 16
4.00pm (private), 4.15pm (public)

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 (ballot closed)

The ballot for Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April will take place today. Applications for this ballot have now closed.

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.

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.

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.

HEALTH AND CARE BILL: PROGRAMME (NO. 3)

Secretary Sajid Javid

That the following provisions shall apply to the Health and Care Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 14 July 2021 (Health and Care Bill (Programme)) and 22 November 2021 (Health and Care Bill (Programme) (No. 2)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six hours after their commencement.

(2) The proceedings—

(a) shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table, and

(b) shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

Lords Amendments

Time for conclusion of proceedings

91, 66, 85 to 88, 92, 95, 109, 52 to 54, 67 to 79, 82, 84, 93, 94, 96 to 101, 110 to 129

Two hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments

29, 30, 48, 57, 89, 108, 42 to 47, 55, 56, 58 to 64

Four hours after the commencement of those proceedings

11, 51, 80, 81, 90, 105, 1 to 10, 12 to 28, 31 to 41, 49, 50, 65, 83, 102 to 104, 106, 107

Six hours after the commencement of those proceedings

Subsequent stages

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

(4) 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.

HEALTH AND CARE BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Notes:

Lords Amendments 34, 35, 36, 37, 52, 53, 54, 80, 81,84, 86, 87, 88, 91, 93, 94, 96, 97, and 129 engage Commons financial privilege.

Health and Care Bill: Ways and Means

Lucy Frazer

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Health and Care Bill, it is expedient to authorise the charging of fees in connection with the licensing of cosmetic procedures by virtue of the Act.

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

Whistleblowing: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Mary Robinson

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish an independent Office of the Whistleblower to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for the Office of the Whistleblower to set, monitor and enforce standards for the management of whistleblowing cases, to provide disclosure and advice services, to direct whistleblowing investigations and to order redress of detriment suffered by whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.

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. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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)

14. Income Tax

John Glen

That the draft Alternative Finance (Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Corporation Tax) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 28 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

15. Financial Services

John Glen

That the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 393), dated 28 March 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 28 March, be approved.

Notes:

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