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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Business Today: Chamber

Virtual participation in proceedings will commence after Prayers.

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

1. Transport

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

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

Business Question to the Leader of the House

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

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Until 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Stephen Crabb

Dr Lisa Cameron

Dame Margaret Hodge

That this House has considered Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.

UN International Day of Education

Harriett Baldwin

That this House has considered UN International Day of Education.

Notes:

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

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

2. ADJOURNMENT (CONSTITUENCY RECESS)

No debate (Standing Order No. 25)

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That this House, at its rising on Thursday 11 February, do adjourn until Monday 22 February 2021.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 5.00pm, the division will be deferred.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Until 5.30pm or for half an hour (whichever is later) (Standing Order No. 9(7))

Extension of driving theory test certificates during the covid-19 outbreak: David Linden

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

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

1.Advance from the Contingencies Fund

2.Conflict, Stability and Security Fund Allocations 2020/21

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

3.The Double Taxation Convention between the United Kingdom and Germany

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

4.DCMS Contingencies Fund Advance

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

5.COVID-19 update on house party fines and domestic enforcement measures

6.NHS England and NHS Improvement Annual Assessment for 2019-20

Secretary of State for the Home Department

7.Consultation seeking views on additional agencies to be granted Accredited Financial Investigation powers

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

Welsh Affairs Committee

Subject: Renewable energy in Wales

Witnesses: 9.30am: Rhys Wyn Jones, Director, RenewableUK Cymru; Hywel Lloyd, Chair of Re-energising Wales project advisory board, Institute of Welsh Affairs; Professor Nick Jenkins, Leader of the Centre for Integrated Energy Generation and Supply Research Group, Cardiff University

Virtual meeting
8.40am (private), 9.30am (public)

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: Achieving Net Zero

Witnesses: 10.00am: Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, and Julian Critchlow, Director General, Energy Transformation and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Steve Field, Director, Climate, Environment, Energy, HM Treasury

Virtual meeting
9.15am (private), 10.00am (public)

Scottish Affairs Committee

Subject: Universities and Scotland

Witnesses: 11.30am: Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education, and Science, and Roddy Macdonald, Head of Higher Education and Science, Scottish Government; Lauren McNamara, Director of Strategy and Operations, Student Awards Agency Scotland

Virtual meeting
11.00am (private), 11.30am (public)

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

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

Witnesses: 3.30pm: Eddie Hughes MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping & Housing, and Penny Hobman, Director for Homelessness and Rough Sleeping, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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

Joint Committees

Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act

Subject: Fixed-Term Parliaments Act

Witnesses: 11.00am: The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield; Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, UCL

Virtual meeting
10.45am (private), 11.00am (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

EUROPEAN STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

18th Report HC 1135
Time of publication:
11.00am

Announcements

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION IN PROCEEDINGS

On 30 December 2020, the House agreed an order extending virtual participation to debate and certain other proceedings in accordance with a scheme prepared by the Speaker.

The scheme for virtual participation in proceedings and the revised Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings are available on the intranet.

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

Tuesday 2 February to Monday 8 February (deadline 27 January) (ballot closed)

The deadline for applications for end of day Adjournment debates for Tuesday 2 February to Monday 8 February has closed. The ballot will take place today.

Tuesday 9 February to Monday 15 February (deadline 3 February 7.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier)

Applications should be made in writing to the Table Office. Members must submit their application from their own email account. Application forms are available on the Table Office page on the Parliamentary intranet.

The ballot will take place on Thursday 4 February.

FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES

Sittings in Westminster Hall are currently suspended (Order of 13 January).

DEADLINE FOR CALL LISTS FOR SUBSTANTIVE PROCEEDINGS

Deadline

Date of proceeding

Proceeding

1.00pm Friday 29 January

Monday 1 February

Opposition Day: subject(s) to be announced

1.00pm Monday 1 February

Tuesday 2 February

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

1.00pm Tuesday 2 February

Wednesday 3 February

Sanctions: motions to approve statutory instruments

1.00pm Tuesday 2 February

Wednesday 3 February

Value Added Tax: motions to approve the draft Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to Acts of Parliament) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act 1994 and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1544)

1.00pm Tuesday 2 February

Wednesday 3 February

Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1619): motion to revoke

1.00pm Wednesday 3 February

Thursday 4 February

Backbench business: general debate on the future of the UK space industry

1.00pm Wednesday 3 February

Thursday 4 February

Backbench business: general debate on the Towns Fund

Members wishing to speak in substantive proceedings should apply to the Speaker’s Office by emailing speakersoffice@parliament.uk from their parliamentary email address

Further Information

Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings

The Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings are 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/

Recent Select Committee Reports: https://committees.parliament.uk/

Standing Orders Relating to Public Business

Text of Standing Orders relating to public business: www.parliament.uk/business/publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201919/cmstords/341/body.html

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/

Digital Engagement

Information about digital engagement opportunities for debates is available on the parliamentary website: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/have-your-say-on-laws/digital-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.

MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

Afterwards

OPPOSITION DAY (16TH ALLOTTED DAY)

Notes:

The selection of the matters to be debated will be made by the Leader of the Opposition.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Cultural centres and sporting facilities in North West Durham: Mr Richard Holden

TUESDAY 2 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

12.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

Afterwards

Local Welfare Assistance Provision (Review): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Paul Maynard

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Government to undertake a review of the adequacy of local welfare assistance schemes provided by local authorities.

Notes:

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

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT BILL [LORDS]: SECOND READING

Wednesday 3 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Air Quality: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Theresa Villiers

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for improving air quality.

Notes:

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

Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

Jesse Norman

That the draft Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to Acts of Parliament) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 19 November, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

Jesse Norman

That the Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act 1994 and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1544), dated 15 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 December, be approved.

MOTION RELATING TO THE TRAVELLERS’ ALLOWANCES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (EU EXIT) REGULATIONS 2020

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1142), dated 18 July 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19 July, in the last Parliament, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Guinea (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1145), dated 18 July 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19 July, in the last Parliament, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 590), dated 11 June 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15 June, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 597), dated 15 June 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 June, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 608), dated 18 June 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 June, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Nicaragua (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 610), dated 18 June 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 June, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 951), dated 3 September 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 8 September, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Misappropriation (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1468), dated 7 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 December, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Nigel Adams

That the Unauthorised Drilling Activities in the Eastern Mediterranean (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1474), dated 7 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 December, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

10.00am Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

10.10am Questions to the Attorney General

Afterwards

BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Future of the UK space industry

Owen Thompson

That this House has considered the future of the UK space industry.

Towns Fund

Paul Bristow [R]

That this House has considered the Towns Fund.

Notes:

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

TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Peter Kyle

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 10 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

Essay Mills (Prohibition): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Chris Skidmore

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the operation and advertising of essay mill services; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Rob Butler

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 24 FEBRUARY

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Holly Lynch

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.

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. Criminal Law

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Early Release on Licence) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 16 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has certified that the Instrument relates exclusively to England and Wales and is within devolved legislative competence (Standing Order No. 83P).

2. Fire Safety Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Notes:

Lords Amendment 3 engages Commons financial privilege.

3. Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 9 December, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

4. Exiting the European Union (Constitutional Law)

Secretary Simon Hart

That the draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 14 December, be approved.

5. Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Jesse Norman

That the Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1430), dated 15 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 16 December, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

6. Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Jesse Norman

That the Taxation Cross-border Trade (Special Procedures Supplementary and General Provision etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1439), dated 15 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 16 December, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

7. 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, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

8. Community Infrastructure Levy

Secretary Grant Shapps

That the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 17 December, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

9. Rating and Valuation

Jesse Norman

That the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

10. Income Tax

Jesse Norman

That the draft Scottish Rates of Income Tax (Consequential Amendments) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

11. Income Tax

Jesse Norman

That the draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

12. International Immunities and Privileges

James Duddridge

That the draft Bank for International Settlements (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

13. Exiting the European Union (Trade)

Secretary Elizabeth Truss

That the draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Movement etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

14. Rating and Valuation

Luke Hall

That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Area) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

15. Social Security

Justin Tomlinson

That the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

16. Social Security

Justin Tomlinson

That the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

17. Public Services Pension

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the draft Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

18. Defence

Johnny Mercer

That the draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

19. Children and Young Persons

Vicky Ford

That the draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

20. Pensions

Guy Opperman

That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

21. Social Security

Jesse Norman

That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

22. Social Security

Will Quince

That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

23. Social Security

Steve Barclay

That the draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

24. Immigration

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 19 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

25. Public Health

Secretary Matt Hancock

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 53), dated 18 January 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

26. Ecclesiastical Law

Nigel Huddleston

That the draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 19 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

27. Pensions

Guy Opperman

That the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 20 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

28. Customs

Jesse Norman

That the Customs Tariff (Establishment and Suspension of Import Duty) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 63), dated 21 January 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

29. Electricity

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).

30. Local Government

Luke Hall

That the draft Northamptonshire (Structural Changes) (Supplementary Provision and Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 25 January, be approved.

Notes:

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

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order No. 83P).