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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

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.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. Proceedings on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill

No debate (Standing Order No. 56)

Notes:

The Questions for Second and Third Reading of the Supply and Appropriation

(Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill must be put without debate and may be decided after 5.00pm.

2. CONTINGENCIES FUND (NO. 2) BILL: BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Until any hour (if the 5.00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill:

Timetable

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

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

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2) As soon as the proceedings on the Motion for this Order have been concluded, the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill shall be read.

(3) When the Bill has been read a second time:

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed while the Question is put, in accordance with Standing Order No. 52(1) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), on any financial resolution relating to the Bill;

(c) on the conclusion of proceedings on any financial resolution relating to the Bill, proceedings on the Bill shall be resumed and the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

(4) (a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

(5) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chair or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply:

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chair or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (12)(a) of this Order.

(6) On a Motion made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chair or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

(7) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (5)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chair or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

(8) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (5)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chair shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Other proceedings

(9) Provision may be made for the taking and bringing to a conclusion of any other proceedings on the Bill.

Miscellaneous

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

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

(12) (a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to recommit the Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.

(b) No notice shall be required of such a Motion.

(c) Such a motion may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(d) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (c) shall thereupon be resumed.

(e) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on such a Motion.

(13) (a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

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

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

(16) No private business may be considered at today’s sitting after this Order has been agreed.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 5.00PM

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, the motion in the name of the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill: Business of the House may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour; and Standing Order No. 41(A) (Deferred divisions) will not apply.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

3. CONTINGENCIES FUND (NO. 2) BILL: SECOND READING

Up to two hours after commencement of proceedings on the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill: Business of the House motion (if that motion is agreed to).

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

4. CONTINGENCIES FUND (NO. 2) BILL: MONEY

No debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a))

Jesse Norman

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums to be issued out of, or paid into, the Consolidated Fund which is attributable to increasing, in relation to times before 1 April 2022, the percentage specified in section 1(1) of the Contingencies Fund Act 1974 to a percentage not exceeding 12%.

Notes:

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

5. CONTINGENCIES FUND (NO. 2) BILL: COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND REMAINING STAGES MAY ALSO BE TAKEN

Up to three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill: Business of the House Motion (if that Motion is agreed to).

Notes:

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

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

6. BACKBENCH BUSINESS

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

International Women’s Day

Mrs Maria Miller

Caroline Nokes

That this House has considered International Women’s Day.

Relevant Documents:

Fifth Report of the Women and Equalities Committee, Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact, HC 385

Notes:

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

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

7. DELEGATED LEGISLATION (CHURCH OF ENGLAND (DIOCESAN BOARDS OF EDUCATION) MEASURE)

No debate after 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That the Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Diocesan Boards of Education Measure (HC 1259), a copy of which was laid before this House on 8 March, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.

8. DELEGATED LEGISLATION (CHURCH OF ENGLAND (CATHEDRALS) MEASURE)

No debate after 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That the Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Cathedrals Measure (HC 1260), a copy of which was laid before this House on 8 March, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.

9. DELEGATED LEGISLATION (ELECTORAL COMMISSION)

No debate after 5.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That the Motion in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Concussion in sport: Chris Bryant

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

The sitting will start at 1.30pm and finish at 4.45pm with a 15 minute suspension at 3.00pm (Standing Order No. 10(1) and Order of 25 February)

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

1.30pm

That this House has considered community pharmacies and the effect of the covid-19 outbreak: Jackie Doyle-Price

3.15pm

That this House has considered quality of life for patients with heart failure: Jim Shannon

Notes:

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

Right hon. Member for East Hampshire representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

1.Strategic Review of the Restoration and Renewal Programme: publication

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

2.Border Controls

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

3.Independent Investigation into East Kent Maternity Services Trust Terms of Reference

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

4.Building Safety Monthly Update

5.Commercial Property Update

6.Residential Property Update

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

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: Low emission cars

Witnesses: 10.00am: Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Bernadette Kelly CB, Permanent Secretary, and Richard Bruce, Job share, Director, Energy, Technology and Innovation, Department for Transport

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.15am (private), 10.00am (public)

Environmental Audit Committee

Subject: Preparation for COP 26

Witnesses: 10.30am: Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President Designate, COP26; Peter Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Ros Eales, Chief Operating Officer, and Dr John Murton, UK COP26 Envoy, COP26 Unit, Cabinet Office

Virtual meeting
10.15am (private), 10.30am (public)

Scottish Affairs Committee

Subject: Welfare policy in Scotland

Witnesses: 11.30am: Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Callum Smith, Reserved and Working Age Benefits Team Leader, and Catherine Reeves, Social Security Programme Management Office, Scottish Government

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

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Virtual meeting
1.30pm (private)

Welsh Affairs Committee

Subject: Railway Infrastructure in Wales

Witnesses: 2.30pm: David T.C. Davies MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Wales Office; Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport

Virtual meeting
1.40pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

International Trade Committee

Subject: UK-EU trading relationship

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Neil Ross, Head of Policy, techUK; Mr John Cooke, Chairman of the Liberalisation of Trade in Services Committee, TheCityUK; Sally Jones, UK Trade Strategy and Brexit Leader, EY

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill

Subject: Armed Forces Bill

Witnesses: 2.30pm: His Honour Shaun Lyons CBE; Sir Jon Murphy, Professor of Advanced Policing Studies, Liverpool John Moores University

3.30pm: His Honour Jeff Blackett, former Judge Advocate General

4.00pm: His Honour Judge Alan Large, Judge Advocate General; Jonathan Rees QC, Director of Service Prosecutions

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

Treasury Committee

Subject: Budget 2021

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury; Dan York-Smith, Director, Strategy, Planning and Budget

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Joint Committees

Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act

Virtual meeting
10.45am (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees

Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021

Room 14
11.30am (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

TRANSPORT

5th Report: COVID-19: The impact of the coronavirus on the aviation sector: follow-up HC 1257
Time of publication: 00.01am

BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

4th Report: Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for the Chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee HC 1271
Time of publication: 11.00am

Announcements

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

Tuesday 16 March to Monday 22 March (deadline 10 March) (ballot closed)

The deadline for applications for end of day Adjournment debates for Tuesday 16 March to Monday 22 March has passed. The ballot will take place today.

Tuesday 23 March to Thursday 25 March (deadline 17 March 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 18 March.

FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES

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 must submit their application from their own email account. 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 23 and Wednesday 24 March (deadline 15 March)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Defence; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Education; Health and Social Care; International Trade; Scotland; Transport; Treasury; Work and Pensions

Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 April (deadline 22 March)

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; Home Office; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Justice; Northern Ireland; Wales ; Women and Equalities

Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April (deadline 13 April)

The following Departments will answer:

Attorney General; Defence; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Education; Health and Social Care; International Trade; Scotland; Transport; Treasury; Work and Pensions

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 April (deadline 19 April)

The following Departments will answer:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cabinet Office; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; Home Office; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Justice; Northern Ireland; Wales ; Women and Equalities

PARTICIPATION IN WESTMINSTER HALL

On 24 February, the House agreed a motion to resume sittings in Westminster Hall on Monday 8 March. The sittings will take place in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House to allow Members to participate virtually.

Applying to speak

Applications to speak should be made via email to the Speaker’s Office (speakersoffice@parliament.uk).

The deadlines are as follows:

1.00 pm on the previous Friday for debates on a Monday; and

1.00 pm on the previous day for debates on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Call lists will be published at around 12.30 pm on a Monday for debates that day and 6.30 pm the previous day for debates on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Participation

Members are able to participate physically or virtually, but should note Mr Speaker’s request for Members to participate virtually in proceedings wherever possible. Members who wish to participate physically should note this when they contact the Speaker’s office.

For 60-minute and 90-minute debates, and debates scheduled by the Petitions Committee, only Members who are on the call list are permitted to attend. Members are not permitted to attend only to intervene or to observe.

Members will be called in the order they appear on the call list, unless there are technical problems which prevent this.

For 30-minute debates, there will not be a call list. Members wishing to contribute should follow existing conventions about contacting the Member in charge of the debate, the Speaker’s Office and the Minister.

Arrangements for social distancing

On the horseshoe in the Boothroyd Room, there are a maximum of eleven seats.

Of these seats, there are four available from which backbenchers can speak (others are reserved for the frontbenches, the PPS or whip, the Member in charge, the Chair and the Clerk).

There are seven additional seats in the public gallery for Members in the latter part of the call list from which they can listen to debates and move onto the horseshoe when spaces become available.

Members should clean the microphone and the desk around them before and after use. Cleaning materials will be available for this purpose.

Guidance for Members on hybrid arrangements in Westminster Hall can be found on the intranet.

DEADLINE FOR CALL LISTS FOR SUBSTANTIVE PROCEEDINGS

Deadline

Date of proceeding

Proceeding

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Forensic Science Regulator Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: Third Reading

1.00pm Thursday 11 March

Friday 12 March

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Third Reading

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 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: 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.

FRIDAY 12 MARCH

CHAMBER

Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Mike Amesbury

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Bim Afolami

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Mary Kelly Foy

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

Forensic Science Regulator Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Darren Jones

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

No amendments tabled.

Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Laura Trott

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Dame Cheryl Gillan

Notes:

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

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Mr Andrew Mitchell

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Remaining Stages

Member in Charge: Chris Loder

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

No amendments tabled.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

National carers’ strategy: Barbara Keeley

MONDAY 15 MARCH

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Use of critical minerals in the UK’s renewables future: Alexander Stafford

WESTMINSTER HALL

4.30pm That this House has considered e-petition 569957, relating to vaccine passports: Mike Hill, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

6.15pm That this House has considered e-petitions 564696, 548778, 573621 and 564209, relating to the impact of Covid19 on education: Tom Hunt, 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)).

TUESDAY 16 MARCH

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

12.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

Afterwards

Goods and Services of UK Origin: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Gareth Thomas

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a presumption in public sector procurement in favour of purchasing goods and services from businesses based in the UK; to require the Secretary of State to publish data on the value of Government contracts awarded to such businesses, and estimates of jobs created as a result, by region and nation; to make provision for a kitemark scheme for goods of predominantly UK origin; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered Commonwealth Day 2021: Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Julie Elliott

Notes:

The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed this debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee. Subsequent debates in Westminster Hall on this day were drawn by Speaker’s ballot on 9 March.

11.00am That this House has considered the use of Release Under Investigation by the Metropolitan Police: Sir David Amess

Notes:

The debate at 11.00am will last for up to 30 minutes. The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm That this House has considered the effect of the covid19 outbreak on animal welfare: Alex Davies-Jones, Tonia Antoniazzi

Notes:

The debate at 2.30pm will last for up to 90 minutes.

4.05pm That this House has considered arrest of opposition politicians in Turkey: Feryal Clark

Notes:

The debate at 4.05pm will last for up to half an hour.

4.50pm That this House has considered the Union Connectivity Review: John Lamont

Notes:

The debate at 4.50pm will last for up to an hour. The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Education Employment (Accompaniment to Hearings): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Brendan Clarke-Smith

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that teachers and other education staff may choose to be accompanied to disciplinary or grievance hearings by a person other than a trade union representative or colleague; and for connected purposes.

Notes

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

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered the future of passenger boats and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Andrew Rosindell

Notes:

The debate at 9.25am will last for up to 90 minutes.

11.00am That this House has considered the extension of marine protected areas: Tony Lloyd

Notes:

The debate at 11.00am will last for up to 30 minutes. The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm That this House has considered the future of research and development funding: Daniel Zeichner

Notes:

The debate at 2.30pm will last for up to 90 minutes

4.05pm That this House has considered the UK voting record at UN Human Rights Council on Israel: Scott Benton

Notes:

The debate at 4.05pm will last for up to half an hour.

4.50pm That this House has considered the disposal of unexploded ordnance for offshore windfarm construction: John Nicolson, Sir Roger Gale, Stephen Hammond, Sarah Olney

Notes:

The debate at 4.50pm will last for up to an hour. The second part of the sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

THURSDAY 18 MARCH

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

MONDAY 22 MARCH

WESTMINSTER HALL

4.30pm That this House has considered e-petition 570779, relating to consent for a referendum on Scottish independence: Chris Evans, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

6.15pm That this House has considered e-petitions 313310, 557167, 563904, 566718 and 567492, relating to the Government’s Spring 2021 Covid19 roadmap: Nick Fletcher, 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)).

TUESDAY 23 MARCH

CHAMBER

First-Aid (Mental Health): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Dean Russell

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make mental health first-aid part of first-aid training requirements; and for connected purposes

Notes:

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

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Patrick Grady

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.

TUESDAY 13 APRIL

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Gareth Johnson

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 14 APRIL

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Carolyn Harris

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. 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).

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

4. Telecommunications (Security) Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Programme Order agreed to by the House on 30 November: proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion no later than one hour before moment of interruption; and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion no later than the moment of interruption.

5. Environment Bill: Remaining Stages (day 2)

As amended on consideration on 26 January, to be further considered.

Notes:

Under the Programme (No. 5) motion agreed to on 26 January, proceedings relating to Parts 6 and 7 and clauses 132 to 139 of the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration on the second day and remaining proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion five hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration on the second day. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration on the second day.

Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ consent to be signified on Third Reading.

The Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly have approved Legislative Consent Resolutions relating to this Bill. Copies of the Resolutions are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

For amendments, see documents webpage for the Bill.

6. Exiting the European Union (Companies)

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft International Accounting Standards (Delegation of Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 1 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

7. Environmental Protection

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 4 February, 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).

8. Equality

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Financial Reporting Council (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

9. Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Programme Order agreed on 2 February: 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 they are commenced. Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

The Northern Ireland Assembly 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).

10. Climate Change

Mrs Kemi Badenoch

That the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Auctioning Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

11. Insolvency

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

12. Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

John Glen

That the draft Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 February, 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).

13. Trade Bill: Consideration of Lords Message

Notes:

Proceedings on consideration of the Lords Message must be brought to a conclusion no later than one hour after their commencement (Order of 19 January 2021).

The Scottish Parliament and Senedd Cymru have approved Legislative Consent Resolutions relating to this Bill. Copies of the Resolutions are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).

Lords Amendment 3E engages financial privilege.

14. Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

15. Extradition

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Codes of Practice and Transit Code of Practice) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

16. Police

Chloe Smith

That the draft Representation of the People (Proxy Vote Applications) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 February, be approved.

Notes:

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

17. Agriculture

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Direct Payments to Farmers (Reductions and Simplifications) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 24 February, 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. Insolvency

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Administration (Restrictions on Disposal etc. to Connected Persons) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 24 February, 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. 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).

20. Exiting the European Union (Climate Change)

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Kyoto Protocol Registry) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 25 February, 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. Exiting the European Union (Nuclear Safeguards)

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Nuclear Safeguards (Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 25 February, 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. Food

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 25 February, 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).

23. Electronic Communications

Mr John Whittingdale

That the draft Audiovisual Media Services (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 25 February, 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. Damages

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the draft Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 25 February, 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. Agriculture

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Agriculture (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 1 March, 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. Employment

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021, which were laid before this House on 1 March, 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. Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Second Reading

28. ADVANCED RESEARCH AND INVENTION AGENCY BILL: MONEY

Jesse Norman

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by the Secretary of State.

Notes:

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

29. Electricity

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 3 March, 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. Environmental Protection

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 4 March, 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).

31. ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint John Pullinger CB as the Chair of the Electoral Commission with effect from 1 May 2021 for the period ending on 30 April 2025.

Relevant Documents:

Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, First Report of 2021, Appointment of the Chair of the Electoral Commission, HC 1276

32. Public Health

Secretary Matt Hancock

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place and Restrictions: All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 247), dated 5 March 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5 March, 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).

33. Senior Courts of England and Wales

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the draft Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 8 March, 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).

34. Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

John Glen

That the draft Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 8 March, 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).

35. PARLIAMENTARY WORKS SPONSOR BODY

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That, under the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019, Tommy Sheppard having resigned as a Parliamentary member of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, Kirsty Blackman be appointed to the Body in his place.

36. POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL: SECOND READING

37. POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL: MONEY

Jesse Norman

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts 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 a Minister of the Crown, government department or other public authority, 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.

38. POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS BILL: WAYS AND MEANS

Jesse Norman

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, it is expedient to authorise the charging of fees for courses offered as an alternative to prosecution for road traffic offences.