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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber

Virtual participation in proceedings will commence after Prayers.

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

1. Wales

2. Prime Minister

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

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

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

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

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.

2. OPPOSITION DAY (18TH ALLOTTED DAY)

Until 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(3))

Scottish Parliamentary General Election and Scotland’s constitutional future

Ian Blackford

Kirsten Oswald

Pete Wishart

Tommy Sheppard

Owen Thompson

Stewart Hosie

Angus Brendan MacNeilHannah BardellMhairi BlackKirsty BlackmanSteven BonnarDeidre BrockAlan BrownAmy CallaghanDr Lisa CameronDouglas ChapmanJoanna CherryRonnie CowanAngela CrawleyMartin Docherty-HughesMartyn Day Dave DooganAllan DoransMarion FellowsStephen FlynnPatricia GibsonPeter GrantPatrick GradyNeil GrayDrew HendryNeale HanveyChris LawDavid LindenStewart Malcolm McDonaldKenny MacAskill Stuart C McDonaldAnne McLaughlinJohn McNallyCarol MonaghanGavin NewlandsJohn NicolsonBrendan O’HaraAlyn SmithChris StephensAlison ThewlissRichard ThomsonDr Philippa Whitford

That this House has considered the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary general election and Scotland’s right to choose its constitutional future.

Amendment (b)

The Prime Minister

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Michael Gove

Secretary Alister Jack

Mark Spencer

Iain Stewart

David Duguid

Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘believes the priority of the Scottish people is to recover from the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, and that it would be irresponsible to hold a referendum at this time.’.

Amendment (a)

Wendy Chamberlain

Ed Davey

Daisy Cooper

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wera Hobhouse

Tim Farron

Layla MoranChristine JardineSarah OlneyJamie Stone Munira Wilson

At end add ‘; has further considered the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on Scottish people and businesses; notes the comments by the Scottish Government’s Constitution Secretary that an independence referendum could be held by Christmas 2021, in the midst of a pandemic which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people; further notes that, according to the Scottish Fiscal Commission, the covid-19 outbreak has led to a contraction of Scottish GDP by 10.7 per cent in 2020, with growth of 1.8 per cent expected in 2021, compared to estimated growth for the whole UK of 5 per cent in 2021 according to the Bank of England; and urgently calls on the Scottish National Party to put recovery first.’.

The impact of the UK’s exit from the EU

Ian Blackford

Kirsten Oswald

Alison Thewliss

Dr Philippa Whitford

Owen Thompson

Pete Wishart

Stewart HosieAngus Brendan MacNeilHannah BardellMhairi BlackKirsty BlackmanSteven BonnarDeidre BrockAlan BrownAmy CallaghanDr Lisa CameronDouglas ChapmanJoanna CherryRonnie CowanAngela CrawleyMartyn DayMartin Docherty-HughesDave DooganAllan DoransMarion FellowsStephen FlynnPatricia GibsonPeter GrantPatrick GradyNeil GrayDrew HendryNeale HanveyChris LawDavid LindenStewart Malcolm McDonaldKenny MacAskill Stuart C McDonaldAnne McLaughlinJohn McNallyCarol MonaghanGavin NewlandsJohn NicolsonBrendan O’HaraTommy SheppardAlyn SmithChris StephensRichard Thomson

That this House considers that the immediate economic damage, recent uncertainty and the projected long-term damage to business and trade from the UK leaving the European Union has disproven the perceived benefits of leaving the European Union; notes that the Scottish economy, specifically fishing, small businesses and manufacturing, are particularly vulnerable to market disruption; further notes that the failure of the UK Government to remain in mutually beneficial education schemes such as Erasmus+ is to the detriment of education and cultural exchange for people in Scotland and the rest of the UK; shows serious concern at the loss of EU funding and its replacement with the Shared Prosperity Fund; affirms the positive role immigration plays in society; and regrets the impact leaving the EU will have on those who wish to live, study and work in the UK.

Amendment (a)

The Prime Minister

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

Michael Gove

Secretary Alister Jack

Mark Spencer

Penny Mordaunt

Julia Lopez

Line 1, leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘welcomes the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and recognises the enormous opportunities for Scotland’s economy.’.

Notes:

The selection of the matters to be debated has been made by the Leader of the Scottish National Party. (Standing Order No. 14(2)).

The call lists for Members participating are available on the House of Commons business papers pages.

3. Police

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

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:

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

4. Ecclesiastical Law

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

Caroline Dinenage

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

Notes:

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

5. EUROPEAN STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS COMMITTEE (TEMPORARY STANDING ORDER)

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

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That the European Statutory Instruments Committee Order of 3 February 2020 be amended as follows:

(1) After paragraph (1)(a) insert:

“(aa) any of the following documents laid before the House of Commons in accordance with paragraph 8(3)(b) of Schedule 5 to the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020—

(i) a draft of an instrument; and

(ii) a memorandum setting out both a statement made by a Minister of the Crown to the effect that in the Minister’s opinion the instrument should be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament (the negative procedure) and the reasons for that opinion, and”;

(2) in paragraph (2), delete “paragraph (1)(a)” and insert “paragraph (1)”;

(3) After paragraph (2)(a) insert:

“(aa) contains any provisions of the type specified in paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 5 to the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 in relation to which the Act requires that a draft of the instrument must be laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament (the affirmative procedure);”; and

(4) Leave out paragraph (16) and insert:

“(16) This Standing Order shall lapse-

(a) in so far as it relates to documents laid in accordance with paragraph 3(3)(b) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (and matters arising from the consideration of such documents), at the end of the period after which no more regulations may be made under section 8(1) of that Act;

(b) in so far as it relates to documents laid in accordance with paragraph 17(3)(b) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (and matters arising from the consideration of such documents), at the end of the period after which no more regulations may be made under section 23(1) of that Act; and

(c) in so far as it relates to documents laid in accordance with paragraph 8(3)(b) of Schedule 5 to the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 (and matters arising from the consideration of such documents), at the end of the period specified in paragraph 8(1) of that Schedule.”

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Funding for Transport for the North: Dame Diana Johnson

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

The morning sitting will start at 9.25am and finish at 11.30am with a five minute suspension at 10.55am. The afternoon sitting will start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.50pm with a five minute suspension at 4.00pm and a 15 minute suspension at 4.35pm. (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.

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 the UN Human Rights Council on Israel: Scott Benton

Notes:

The debate at 4.05pm will last for up to 30 minutes.

4.50pm

That this House has considered the disposal of unexploded ordnance for offshore windfarm construction: John Nicolson

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)).

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

Secretary of State for the Home Department

1.Publication of the Government Response to the Fire Safety Consultation

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

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Subject: Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol

Witnesses: 9.30am: Andrew Lynas, Managing Director, Lynas Foodservice; Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster; Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive, Retail NI

Virtual meeting
8.45am (private), 9.30am (public)

Science and Technology Committee

Subject: A new UK research funding agency

Witnesses: 9.30am: Dominic Cummings, Former Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister

11.00am: Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Jo Shanmugalingam, Director General for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.00am (private), 9.30am (public)

Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill

Subject: Armed Forces Bill

Witnesses: 9.30am: Nicola Williams, Former Service Complaints Ombudsman

10.00am: Emma Norton, Founder, Centre for Military Justice; Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims Commissioner; Mr Tony Wright, CEO, Forward Assist

10.45am: Caroline Paige, Joint Chief Executive, and Craig Jones, Joint Chief Executive, Fighting with Pride; David McMullen, Citizenship 4 Soldiers; Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Diane Allen OBE

Room 6
9.00am (private), 9.30am (public)

Work and Pensions Committee

Subject: Health and Safety Executive

Witnesses: 9.30am: Suzannah Nichol MBE, Chief Executive, Build UK; Verity Davidge, Director of Central Policy, Make UK

10.00am: Mike Clancy, General Secretary, Prospect; Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, Trade Union Congress

10.30am: Sarah Albon, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive; Professor John Simpson, Head of Public Health Advice, Guidance and Expertise COVID 19 Response, Public Health England; Professor Andrew Curran, Chief Scientific Adviser, and Samantha Peace, Director of Field Operations, Health and Safety Executive

Virtual meeting
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

Home Affairs Committee

Subject: Police conduct and complaints

Witnesses: 10.00am: Lady Brittan of Spennithorne; Nick Glynn, Senior Programme Officer, Open Society Foundations

11.00am: Rose Dowling, Chief Executive, Leaders Unlocked; Kardaya Rooprai, Chair, West Midlands Neighbourhood Watch Force Area Association; Amania Scott-Samuels, Member, Independent Office of Police Conduct Youth Panel

Virtual meeting
9.30am (private), 10.00am (public)

Transport Committee

Subject: Major transport infrastructure projects: appraisal and delivery

Witnesses: 9.30am: Jonathan Spruce, Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers; James Heath, Chief Executive Officer, and Bridget Rosewell CBE, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

10.30am: The Rt Hon. Lord Hammond of Runnymede; Tony Meggs CB, ex-Chairman, Crossrail Ltd, former Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Room 8
9.30am (public)

European Scrutiny Committee

Virtual meeting
1.45pm (private)

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

Environmental Audit Committee

Subject: Next steps for deposit return schemes

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Mr Barry Turner, Director of Plastic & Flexible Packaging, British Plastics Federation; Mr Rick Hindley, Executive Director, Alupro; Dr Nick Kirk, Technical Director, British Glass

3.30pm: Lee Marshall, CEO, The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee; Martin Curtois, External Affairs Director, Veolia; Samantha Harding, Executive Director, Reloop

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

International Trade Committee

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

Treasury Committee

Subject: Work of National Savings and Investments

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Ian Ackerley, Chief Executive, Ruth Curry, Finance Director, and Matt Smith, Operations Director, National Savings and Investments

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

Procedure Committee

Subject: Definition of parliamentary proceedings

Witnesses: 2.45pm: Chris Bryant MP, Chair, Committee of Privileges; Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair, Liaison Committee; Eve Samson, Clerk of the Journals, House of Commons

Virtual meeting
2.30pm (private), 2.45pm (public)

Women and Equalities Committee

Subject: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Nancy Kelley, Chief Executive Officer, Stonewall; Lui Asquith, Director of Legal and Policy, Mermaids; Cat Burton, Chair, Gender Identity Research and Education Society; Dr Jane Hamlin, President, Beaumont Society

Virtual meeting
2.30pm (public)

Statutory Instruments

Virtual meeting
3.40pm (private)

Committee of Selection

Virtual meeting
4.30pm (private)

Joint Committees

Human Rights

Subject: The Government’s Independent Human Rights Act Review

Witnesses: 3.00pm: Sanchita Hosali, Director, British Institute of Human Rights; Carl Foulkes, Chief Constable, National Police Chiefs' Council; Gregor McGill, Director, Legal Services, Crown Prosecution Service; Sarah Dallal, Equality and Diversity lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys, NHS Foundation Trust

Virtual meeting
2.40pm (private), 3.00pm (public)

Statutory Instruments

Virtual meeting
3.40pm (private)

Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act

Virtual meeting
4.00pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees

Third Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Extradition Act 2003 (Codes of Practice and Transit Code of Practice) Order 2021

Room 14
9.25am (public)

Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider 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)

Room 14
2.30pm (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

5th Report: Uyghur forced labour in Xinjiang and UK value chains HC 1272
Time of publication: 00.01am

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

49th Report: COVID-19 – housing people sleeping rough HC 934
Time of publication: 00.01am

Announcements

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

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.

Tuesday 13 April to Monday 19 April (deadline 24 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 25 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 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 Wednesday 17 March

Thursday 18 March

Backbench business (1): debate on a motion on UK’s commitment to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka

1.00pm Wednesday 17 March

Thursday 18 March

Backbench business (2): general debate on World Water Day

1.00pm Friday 19 March

Monday 22 March

Trade Bill: Lords Message

1.00pm Friday 19 March

Monday 22 March

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]: report (consideration) stage

1.00pm Friday 19 March

Monday 22 March

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

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

Select Committee statement on Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Data Transparency and Accountability, Covid 19, HC 803

Afterwards

BACKBENCH BUSINESS

UK’s commitment to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka

Siobhain McDonagh [R]

Elliot Colburn [R]

Ed Davey

That this House notes with concern the reports from of a systematic attack in Sri Lanka on democratic governance, the rule of law and human rights including renewed discrimination against the Tamil and Muslim communities; is profoundly concerned that the Sri Lankan Government has refused to investigate accusations of war crimes including by key members of the current government and has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1; welcomes the significant leadership role played by successive UK Governments at the Human Rights Council and urges the present Government to provide clear policy direction and leadership to ensure a new substantive resolution is passed at the upcoming Council session in March 2021 that will enable continued monitoring by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and mandate a mechanism to gather, preserve and analyse evidence of violations for future investigations and prosecutions; and calls upon the Government to develop a consistent and coherent policy to assist the people of Sri Lankan people through its trade, investment and aid programmes, and in its diplomatic and military relations.

World Water Day 2021

Navendu Mishra

That this House has considered World Water Day 2021.

Notes:

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Review of public landmarks in response to recent cultural debates on historical British figures: Gareth Bacon

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm That this House has considered social reform and the social care workforce: Barbara Keeley, Jeremy Hunt

3.15pm That this House has considered World Social Work Day 2021: David Simmonds, Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

MONDAY 22 MARCH

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

Afterwards

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

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.

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).

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Health and safety regulations and cranes: Apsana Begum

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

QUESTIONS

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

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

Afterwards

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.

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered Government-backed insurance for live events: Jamie Stone, Steve Brine, Kevin Brennan

Notes:

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

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

11.00am That this House has considered reduced-risk smoking products and proposals for a smokefree society by 2030: Mr David Jones

Notes:

The debate at 11.00am will last for up to half an hour. The sitting will be suspended from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

2.30pm That this House has considered the proposal for an outer London congestion charge: Gareth Johnson

Notes:

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

4.05pm That this House has considered the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet 1471: Theresa Villiers

Notes:

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

4.50pm That this House has considered improving the education system after the covid-19 outbreak: Bob Seely

Notes:

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

WEDNESDAY 24 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

Gaming Hardware (Automated Purchase and Resale: Ten Minute Rule Motion

Douglas Chapman

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the automated purchase and resale of games consoles and computer components; 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 NHS pay: Paula Barker, Rachel Hopkins, Mick Whitley

Notes:

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

11.00am That this House has considered the planned expansion of Luton Airport: Daisy Cooper

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 Science and Discovery Centres’ support for education in science and careers in STEM subjects: Dr Ben Spencer

Notes:

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

4.05pm That this House has considered Government funding for the Bakerloo Line extension: Neil Coyle

Notes:

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

4.50pm That this House has considered the implementation of the UK Rare Diseases Framework: Liz Twist

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 25 MARCH

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

10.15am Topical Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

TUESDAY 13 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

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

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

Cosmetics Products (Regulation): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Carolyn Harris

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate cosmetics products, including electrical products used for cosmetic purposes, make-up, skincare products, Botox and fillers; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

THURSDAY 15 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

TUESDAY 20 APRIL

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Virginia Crosbie

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 21 APRIL

CHAMBER

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Taiwo Owatemi

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 Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of both Houses to the Instrument in its Forty-Third report of 2019-21 (HC 75-xliii).

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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).

6. 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).

7. 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).

8. 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).

9. 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).

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

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

12. 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).

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

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

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

16. 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).

17. Damages

Secretary Robert Buckland

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

Notes:

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

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

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

20. Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Second Reading

21. 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.

22. 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).

23. 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).

24. 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.

Amendment (a)

Mr Peter Bone

Line 3, leave out “30 April 2025” and insert “30 April 2022”.

Relevant Documents:

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

25. 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).

26. 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).

27. 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).

28. 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.

29. COUNTER-TERRORISM AND SENTENCING BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Notes:

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).

30. Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Secretary George Eustice

That the Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Wine) (Amendment, etc.) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 279), dated 9 March 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 10 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. DELEGATED LEGISLATION (ELECTORAL COMMISSION)

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.

Amendment (a)

Mr Peter Bone

Line 4, at end, add “with the substitution of “three hours” for “one and a half hours” in paragraph (5) of that Standing Order.”

Amendment (b)

Mr Peter Bone

Line 4, at end, add “with the following modification: after paragraph (5) of that Standing Order, insert —

(5A) The questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion in paragraph (5) shall include any proceedings in relation to an amendment to the motion which may be moved by any Member, including a Member not nominated to the Delegated Legislation Committee; and the report from the committee under paragraph (5) shall comprise any resolution to which the committee has come, or that it has come to no resolution, without any further question being put.”

32. Exiting the European Union (Plant Health)

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Plant Health etc. (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 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. Capital Gains Tax

Jesse Norman

That the draft Double Taxation Relief (Federal Republic of Germany) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 15 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

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

34. Capital Gains Tax

Jesse Norman

That the draft Double Taxation Relief (Sweden) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 15 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

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