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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

Business Today: Chamber

Virtual participation in proceedings will commence after Prayers.

2.30pm Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

1. Home Office

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

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

3.30pm

Ministerial Statement: Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on Human Rights Update

Ministerial Statement: Secretary of State for Defence on Integrated Review: Defence Command Paper

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

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. Trade Bill: Consideration of Lords Message

Up to one hour (Order of 19 January)

Notes:

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

Lords Amendment 3E engages financial privilege.

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).

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

2. FIRE SAFETY BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS MESSAGE

Up to one hour (Order of 24 February)

Notes:

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

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

Relevant Documents:

Second Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Cladding: progress of remediation, HC 172

Fifth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Building Safety Bill, HC 466

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

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 10.00PM

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 Secretary Robert Buckland relating to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Programme (No. 2) motion, and the motion in the name of Secretary Grant Shapps relating to the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]: Programme (No. 2) 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. COUNTER-TERRORISM AND SENTENCING BILL: PROGRAMME (NO. 2)

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

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the following provisions shall apply to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 9 June 2020 (Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

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

Subsequent stages

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

(3) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

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

Up to one hour (if the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Programme (No. 2) motion is agreed to)

Notes:

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

None of the Lords Amendments engages financial privilege.

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).

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

5. AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT BILL [LORDS]: PROGRAMME (NO. 2)

Up to 45 minutes (Standing Order No. 83A(10))

Secretary Grant Shapps

That the Order of 2 February 2021 (Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords] (Programme)), be varied as follows:

(1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

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

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

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

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

Up to three hours from commencement of proceedings on the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]: Programme (No. 2) (Motion) (if the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill: Programme (No. 2) motion is agreed to)

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill (Programme No. 2) motion (if agreed to): proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on that programme motion. Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Programme (No. 2) motion.

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).

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

7. PARLIAMENTARY WORKS SPONSOR BODY

Up to 90 minutes (Standing Order No.16 (1))

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.

Notes:

If this item is opposed after 10.00pm, the division will be deferred.

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

8. ELECTORAL COMMISSION

Up to 90 minutes (Standing Order No. 16 (1))

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

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Health and safety regulations and cranes: Apsana Begum

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

The sitting will start at 4.30pm and finish at 7.45pm with a 15 minute suspension at 6.00pm. (Standing Order No. 10(1) and Order 25 February)

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

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 Covid-19 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)).

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.Financial Services Update

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

2.Project Gigabit

3.Publication of the Government response to the Law Commission report on Technical Issues in Charity Law

Secretary of State for Transport

4.Local Transport 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: BBC strategic financial management

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Tim Davie CBE, Director General, Glyn Isherwood, Interim Chief Operating Officer, and Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, BBC

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
1.45pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Treasury Committee

Virtual meeting
3.00pm (private)

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Subject: Economics of music streaming

Witnesses: 4.00pm: Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture, and Robert Specterman-Green, Director of Media and Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Amanda Solloway MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Tim Moss, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office

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

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Virtual meeting
3.30pm (private)

Procedure Committee

Subject: The procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution

Witnesses: 4.15pm: Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Chair of Welsh Affairs Committee; Simon Hoare MP, Chair of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.; Pete Wishart MP, Chair of Scottish Affairs Committee

Virtual meeting
4.00pm (private), 4.15pm (public)

Administration Committee

Virtual meeting
4.30pm (private)

Joint Committees

National Security Strategy

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

National Security Strategy

Subject: National security machinery

Witnesses: 4.00pm: Rt Hon Theresa May MP, former Prime Minister and Home Secretary

5.00pm: Rt Hon Lord Hammond of Runnymede, former Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer

Virtual meeting
4.00pm (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT

4th Report: Energy efficiency of existing homes HC 346
Time of publication:
00.01am

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

3rd Report: UK trade remedies policy HC 701
Time of publication:
00.01am

HUMAN RIGHTS (JOINT)

5th Special Report: Democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of association: Threats to MPs: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019 HC 1317
Time of publication: 11.00am

Announcements

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

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.

Tuesday 20 April to Monday 26 April (deadline 14 April 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 15 April.

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 frontbenchers, 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 Monday 22 March

Tuesday 23 March

Advanced Research and Invention Agency: Second Reading

1.00pm Tuesday 23 March

Wednesday 24 March

Backbench business (1): general debate on online anonymity and anonymous abuse

1.00pm Tuesday 23 March

Wednesday 24 March

Backbench business (2): general debate on support for the hospitality industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic

1.00pm Wednesday 24 March

Thursday 25 March

Coronavirus: motions to approve Regulations, to approve the non-expiry of temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, to consider the one-year status report under the Coronavirus Act 2020, and to extend temporary orders applying to parliamentary proceedings during the pandemic

1.00pm Monday 12 April

Tuesday 13 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Second 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.

EASTER ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

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

Questions for oral answer

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

Last date of tabling*

Date for answer

Departments etc.

Thursday 25 March

Tuesday 13 April

Health and Social Care (T)***

Thursday 25 March

Wednesday 14 April

COP26 (T)

Thursday 25 March

Wednesday 14 April

Prime Minister

Thursday 25 March

Thursday 15 April

International Trade (T)

Tuesday 13 April **

Monday 19 April

Housing, Communities and Local Government (T)

Tuesday 13 April**

Wednesday 21 April

Northern Ireland

The results of the shuffles on 25 March will be published on 26 March. They will be available on the internet at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfutoral/futoral.pdf

For further details of last tabling days for other departments and answering bodies, see the Order of Questions rota available on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-table-office/Oral-questions-rota.pdf

Notes:

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

** First sitting day after adjournment

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

Questions for written answer on a named day

Time of tabling

Earliest date for named day answer

Monday 22 March before 6.30pm

Thursday 25 March

From 6.30pm on Monday 22 March until 5.30pm or rise of House on Thursday 25 March

Tuesday 13 April

From 5.30pm or rise of House on Thursday 25 March until 2.30pm on Monday 12 April

Thursday 15 April (each Member may table up to five named day questions during this period)

Tuesday 13 April

Monday 19 April

DETERMINATION OF BUSINESS BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Wednesday 24 March in the Chamber

General debate on Online anonymity and anonymous abuse: Siobhan Baillie, Damian Hinds, Debbie Abrahams

General debate on Support for the hospitality industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic: Selaine Saxby, Ruth Cadbury

Thursday 25 March in Westminster Hall

General debate on Immigration and nationality application fees: Meg Hillier

General debate on Government support for non-governmental organisations and churches in developing nations during the covid-19 pandemic: Jim Shannon

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.

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.

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Second Reading

Relevant Documents:

Third Report of the Science and Technology Committee, A new UK research funding agency, HC 778, and oral evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee on 17 March, on A new UK research funding agency, HC 778

ADVANCED RESEARCH AND INVENTION AGENCY BILL: PROGRAMME

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the following provisions shall apply to the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading

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

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

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.

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

Banning of pesticides: Gareth Johnson

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Automatic number plate recognition and width restrictions: Dean Russell

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

PRESENTATION OF BILLS

Coronavirus (No. 2)

Dawn Butler

Bill to make provision in connection with coronavirus; and for connected purposes.

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.

BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Online anonymity and anonymous abuse

Siobhan Baillie

Damian Hinds

Debbie Abrahams

That this House has considered online anonymity and anonoymous abuse.

Support for the hospitality industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic

Selaine Saxby

Ruth Cadbury

That this House has considered support for the hospitality industry throughout the covid-19 pandemic.

Relevant Documents:

First Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Covid-19 and food supply, HC 263, and the Government Response, HC 841; and oral evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee on 9 and 23 February 2021, on Covid-19 and food supply: follow up, HC1156

e-petition 552201, Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government, e-petition 329985, Give further financial support to the Events and Hospitality industry, and e-petition 572283, Extend the VAT at 5% for hospitality until at least March 2022

Notes:

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Waste incinerators: Robbie Moore

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered NHS pay: Paula Barker, Rachel Hopkins, Mick Whitley

Relevant Documents:

e-petition 300073, Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work, e-petition 316307, Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020, and e-petition 560253, Recognise all members of NHS nursing profession by giving them a 12.5% pay rise

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

Relevant Documents:

e-petition 330174, Improve care, support and treatment for children with rare diseases

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)).

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

MOTION TO APPROVE REGULATIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND MOTIONS UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS ACT 2020 RELATING TO THE RENEWAL OF TEMPORARY PROVISIONS, THE ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT AND A MOTION RELATING TO THE EXTENSION OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PANDEMIC

Relevant Documents:

e-petition 313310, Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020, and e-petition 561995, Repeal Coronavirus Act and end all Covid-19 restrictions

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia: Helen Hayes

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm That this House has considered immigration and nationality immigration fees: Meg Hillier

3.15pm That this House has considered Government support for non-governmental organisations and churches in developing nations during the covid-19 pandemic: Jim Shannon

Notes:

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

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

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

Road User Charging (Outer London): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Gareth Johnson

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that the Mayor of London may not impose charges for driving in Outer London; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

FINANCE (NO.2) BILL: SECOND READING

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.

TUESDAY 27 APRIL

CHAMBER

Tool Theft (Prevention): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Greg Smith

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require persons selling second hand tools online to show the serial numbers of those tools in searchable advertisement text; and for connected purposes.

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. 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).

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

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

16. 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).

17. 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).

18. 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).

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

20. 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).

21. 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).

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

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

24. 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).

25. 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.”

26. 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).

27. 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).

28. 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).

29. Employment

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 17 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. Financial Services and Markets

John Glen

That the draft Civil Liability Act 2018 (Financial Conduct Authority) (Whiplash) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 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. Energy

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 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).