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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. Health and Social Care

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

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

3.30pm

Urgent Questions (if any)

Ministerial Statements (if any)

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

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

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

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

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.

2. FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: SECOND READING

Until any hour (Standing Order No. 15(1)(a))

Alison Thewliss

That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Finance (No. 2) Bill because it derives from a Budget which continues austerity, leaves millions without any covid support at all and brings furlough to an end in September 2021, fails to provide the necessary stimulus to compensate for the economic impact of Brexit, contains measures which are part of a September cliff-edge created by the Government, with the ending of self-employed support, the £20 universal credit uplift and the five per cent hospitality VAT rate, fails to match the Scottish Government’s year-long non-domestic rates relief package, fails to tackle tax avoidance and, in the year of COP26, fails to take the necessary action on tackling climate change with inadequate measures to encourage moving to greener energy use.

Keir Starmer

Anneliese Dodds

Bridget Phillipson

James Murray

Valerie Vaz

Mr Nicholas Brown

That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Finance (No. 2) Bill because it derives from a Budget that failed to guarantee a pay rise for NHS workers after their unparalleled service over the last year, undermines the country’s economic recovery, targeting household finances by freezing income tax allowances before increasing the rate of corporation tax, does nothing to mitigate the effect on family finances of the sharp council tax rise in April, contains measures connected with a cut to social security later in the year, and fails to set out the ambitious plan for jobs and growth that is needed to help the country emerge strongly from the worst economic crisis of any major economy.

Caroline Lucas

Claire Hanna

Clive Lewis

Geraint Davies

That this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Finance (No. 2) Bill because it derives from the 2021 Budget which, whilst containing a positive update to the Bank of England’s mandate on climate and environment, failed to act on the climate and ecological emergency with the urgency or ambition needed to restore nature or meet the UK’s obligations under either the Paris Agreement or the Climate Change Act; failed to include a climate and nature test for all spending and fiscal measures whilst providing for a super-deduction tax break which risks turbocharging investment in fossil fuels; failed to deliver transformational investment to create good green jobs across the country, including in the care sector, in the context of rising unemployment due to the covid-19 pandemic, whilst imposing a real terms pay cut on NHS staff; and failed to grasp the fundamental fact, as set out in the Treasury’s own Dasgupta Review, that the economy is embedded in the biosphere and that therefore, for the health and prosperity of citizens in the UK and around the world, including future generations, what is needed is an urgent economic reset and a commitment to a truly fair and green recovery based on new economic goals that prioritise the health and wellbeing of people and nature, rather than the endless pursuit of GDP growth on a finite planet.

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

3. FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: PROGRAMME

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

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance (No. 2) Bill:

Committal

(1)The following shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House—

(a) Clauses 1 to 5 (income tax charge, rates etc);

(b) Clauses 6 to 14 and Schedule 1 (corporation tax charge and rates, rate of diverted profits tax and capital allowances: super-deductions etc);

(c) Clauses 24 to 26 (employment income: provisions relating to coronavirus);

(d) Clause 28 (pensions: freezing the standard lifetime allowance);

(e) Clause 30 and Schedule 6 (construction industry scheme);

(f) Clauses 31 to 33 (coronavirus support payments etc);

(g) Clause 36 and Schedule 7 (corporation tax: hybrid and other mismatches);

(h) Clause 40 (capital gains tax: annual exempt amount);

(i) Clause 41 (capital gains tax: hold-over relief for foreign controlled companies);

(j) Clause 86 (inheritance tax: rate bands for tax years 2021-22 to 2025-26);

(k) Clauses 87 to 89 and Schedules 16 and 17 (stamp duty land tax);

(l) Clauses 90 and 91 (annual tax on enveloped dwellings);

(m) Clauses 92 to 96 and Schedule 18 (value added tax);

(n) Clause 97 and Schedule 19 (customs duty);

(o) Clauses 109 to 111 and Schedules 21 and 22 (freeports);

(p) Clause 115 and Schedule 27 (follower notice penalties);

(q) Clauses 117 to 121 and Schedules 29 to 32 (avoidance and conditionality);

(r) Clauses 128 to 130 (banking);

(s) any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to—

(i) the impact of any provision on the financial resources of families or to the subject matter of Clauses 1 to 5, 24 to 26, 28, 31 to 33, 40 and 86;

(ii) the subject matter of Clauses 6 to 14 and Schedule 1;

(iii) the impact of any provision on regional economic development;

(iv) tax avoidance or evasion;

(v) the subject matter of Clauses 87 to 89 and Schedules 16 and 17 and Clauses 90 and 91;

(vi) the subject matter of Clauses 92 to 96 and Schedule 18, Clause 97 and Schedule 19 and Clauses 128 to 130.

(2)The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House

(3)Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

(4)The proceedings—

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

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

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

Clauses 1 to 5, 24 to 26, 28, 31 to 33, 40 and 86; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the impact of any provision on the financial resources of families or to the subject matter of those Clauses

2 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the first day

Clauses 6 to 14 and Schedule 1; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the subject matter of those Clauses and Schedule

4 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the first day

Clauses 109 to 111 and Schedules 21 and 22; and new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the impact of any provision on regional economic development

6 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the first day

Second day

Clause 30 and Schedule 6; Clause 36 and Schedule 7; Clause 41; Clause 115 and Schedule 27; Clauses 117 to 121 and Schedules 29 to 32; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to tax avoidance or evasion.

2 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day

Clauses 87 to 89 and Schedules 16 and 17; Clauses 90 and 91; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the subject matter of those Clauses and Schedules

4 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day

Clauses 92 to 96 and Schedule 18; Clause 97 and Schedule 19; Clauses 128 to 130; any new Clauses or new Schedules relating to the subject matter of those Clauses and Schedules

6 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee etc

(5)Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 6 May 2021.

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

(7)When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Public Bill Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading

(8)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.

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

Programming committee

(10)Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House or to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

4. FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: CARRY-OVER

No debate (Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a))

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Finance (No. 2) Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session.

BUSINESS TO BE TAKEN AT 10.00pm

DEFERRED DIVISIONS

No debate (Standing Order No. 41A(3))

The Prime Minister

That at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No.41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Finance (No. 2) Bill: Carry-over.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Decisions on cardiopulmonary resuscitation during the covid-19 outbreak: Danny Kruger

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

The morning sitting will start at 11.25am and finish at 1.30pm with a five minute suspension at 12.55pm. The afternoon sitting will start at 4.30pm and finish at 7.50pm with a five minute suspension at 6.00pm and a 15 minute suspension at 6.35pm. (Standing Order No. 10(1) and Order of 25 February).

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

11.25am

That this House has considered global human security: Wera Hobhouse

Notes:

The Chairman of Ways and Means appointed this debate on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee. The debate at 11.25am will last for up to 90 minutes.

1.00pm

That this House has considered a proposal for the Bay local authority in North Lancashire and South Cumbria: Cat Smith

Notes:

The debate at 1.00pm will last for up to half an hour. The sitting will be suspended from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

4.30pm

That this House has considered repealing and replacing the Vagrancy Act 1824: Nickie Aiken

Notes:

The debate at 4.30pm will last for up to 90 minutes.

6.05pm

That this House has considered strengthening the Criminal Cases Review Commission: Mr Barry Sheerman

Notes:

The debate at 6.05pm will last for up to half an hour.

6.50pm

That this House has considered the UK asylum system and asylum seekers’ mental health: Carol Monaghan

Notes:

The debate at 6.50pm 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)).

Committees Meeting Today

Broadcasts of proceedings can be found at https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons

Some committee members and witnesses might now physically attend meetings, however, there is no public access at present.

Select Committees

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Subject: Sport in our communities

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

Education Committee

Witnesses: 10.00am: Dominic Herrington, National Schools Commissioner, Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and Sue Baldwin, Regional Schools Commissioner for East of England and North East London, third RSC, Department for Education

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

Science and Technology Committee

Virtual meeting
10.45am (private)

Finance Committee

Virtual meeting
12.30pm (private)

International Development Committee

Subject: Future of UK aid

Virtual meeting
1.45pm (private), 2.30pm (public)

Defence Committee

Subject: Defending Global Britain in a Competitive Age

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

Transport Committee

Virtual meeting
3.00pm (private)

Backbench Business Committee

Virtual meeting
5.00pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees

First Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Cathedrals Measure (HC 1260), and the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure (HC 1259)

Room 10
4.30pm (public)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Nuclear Safeguards (Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Room 14
6.00pm (public)

Other

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill Programming Sub Committee

Room 14
4.00pm (private)

Committee Reports Published

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS (JOINT)

45th Report HC 75-xlv
Date and time of publication: Friday 26 March, 11.00am

WORK AND PENSIONS

5th Report: Protecting pension savers—five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams HC 648
Date and time of publication: Sunday 28 March, 00.01am

JUSTICE

17th Report: Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre HC 1266
Date and time of publication: Monday 29 March, 00.01am

STANDARDS

13th Report: Sanctions and confidentiality in the House’s standards system: revised proposals HC 1340
Date and time of publication: Tuesday 30 March, 00.01am

EUROPEAN SCRUTINY

36th Report: Documents Considered by the Committee 24 March 2021 HC 229-xxxvi
Date and time of publication: Tuesday 30 March, 11.00am

41st Report: Northern Ireland Protocol: Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee Decisions and declarations of 17 December 2020 HC 1343
Date and time of publication: Friday 9 April, 00.01am

HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

6th Report: Protecting the homeless and the private rented sector: MHCLG’s response to Covid-19 HC 1329
Date and time of publication: Wednesday 31 March, 00.01am

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

7th Special Report: Progress on tackling the sexual exploitation and abuse of aid beneficiaries: Government Response to the Seventh Report of the Committee, Session 2019–21 HC 1332
Date and time of publication: Tuesday 6 April, 11.00am

ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

7th Report: Covid-19 and food supply: follow up HC 1156
Date and time of publication: Wednesday 7 April, 00.01am

6th Report: Public sector of food procurement HC 469
Date and time of publication: Sunday 11 April, 00.01am

WOMEN AND EQUALITIES

6th Report: Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image HC 274
Date and time of publication: Friday 9 April, 00.01am

Announcements

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION IN PROCEEDINGS

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

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

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

Tuesday 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.

Tuesday 27 April to Monday 3 May (deadline 21 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 22 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 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 12 April

Tuesday 13 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading

1.00pm Tuesday 13 April

Wednesday 14 April

Opposition Day: motion(s) to be announced

1.00pm Wednesday 14 April

Thursday 15 April

Domestic Abuse Bill: Lords Amendments

1.00pm Friday 16 April

Monday 19 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill (certain clauses etc): Committee of the whole House (Day 1) income tax, etc and financila resource of families

1.00pm Friday 16 April

Monday 19 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill (certain clauses etc): Committee of the whole House (Day 1) corporation tax and captial allowances

1.00pm Friday 16 April

Monday 19 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill (certain clauses etc): Committee of the whole House (Day 1) regional economic development

1.00pm Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill (certain clauses etc): Committee of the whole House (Day 2) constrction industry scheme etc and tax avoidance or evasion

1.00pm Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill (certain clauses etc): Committee of the whole House (Day 2) stamp duty land tax, housing co-operatives

1.00pm Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill (certain clauses etc): Committee of the whole House (Day 2) value aded tax, steel (Northern Ireland), banking

1.00pm Tuesday 20 April

Wednesday 21 April

Counter-Terrorism: motion to approve a statutory instrument

1.00pm Tuesday 20 April

Wednesday 21 April

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Lords Amendments

1.00pm Wednesday 21 April

Thursday 21 April

Backbench business: debate(s) to be announced

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

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

EASTER ADJOURNMENT - TABLING OF AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC BILLS

During the Recess, amendments should be submitted by email to pbohoc@parliament.uk. Amendments can be accepted from a Member’s Parliamentary network account, or from the network account of a member of staff who has been introduced by their Member to clerks in the Public Bill Office and has been specifically authorised to act on the Member’s behalf.

Amendments received by 4.30pm on Monday 12 April will be published on Tuesday 13 April.

Members may table motions or amendments relating to Lords Amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill, which are due to be considered on Thursday 15 April, up to the rise of the House on Wednesday 14 April, but it would be helpful if they could send in any such motions or amendments to pbohoc@parliament.uk by 4.30pm on Monday 12 April.

Proxy voting applications: deadline during recess

The pandemic proxy voting scheme has now been extended to 21 June. Members who already have a proxy vote in operation do not need to renew their proxy – it will automatically be extended to 21 June.

The deadline for new proxy vote applications, or for cancelling or changing a proxy, for Tuesday 13 April is 3pm on Monday 12 April.

If the House is recalled, the deadline is 3pm on the working day before the House sits again.

Members must email proxyvote@parliament.uk. If they are applying for a new proxy vote, they must include the name of the Member who is their nominated proxy.

DETERMINATION OF BUSINESS BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Tuesday 13 April in Westminster Hall

General debate on Global Human Security:  Wera Hobhouse

Thursday 15 April in Westminster Hall

General debate on Fourth Report of Women and Equalities Committee Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report: Caroline Nokes

General debate on Third Report of the Education Committee, A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution: Mr Robert Halfon

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee on the recommendation of the Liaison Committee.

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.

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

NHS Pay Award (Report): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Carolyn Harris

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to lay before Parliament a report on any proposal to award NHS staff a pay rise for 2021/22 below 2.1%; to require the Secretary of State to move a motion in the House of Commons to approve any such report; and for connected purposes.

Notes:

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

OPPOSITION DAY (19TH ALLOTTED DAY)

Notes:

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Funding for the restoration of Hammersmith Bridge: Fleur Anderson

WESTMINSTER HALL

No Westminster Hall debates have been scheduled for 14 April (Order 25 February) as the Public Bill Committee for the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill is expected to be sitting.

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

Afterwards

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Future of the English language sector: Conor Burns

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm That this House has considered Fourth Report of Women and Equalities Committee Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report, HC 1050: Caroline Nokes

3.15pm That this House has considered Third Report of the Education Committee, A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, HC 278: Robert Halfon

Notes:

The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee on the recommendation of the Liaison Committee.

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

MONDAY 19 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Afterwards

FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: COMMITTEE (DAY 1)

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Gender pension gap: Patricia Gibson

TUESDAY 20 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

12.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Afterwards

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.

FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: COMMITTEE (DAY 2)

WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Ten Minute Rule Motion

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.

MOTION TO APPROVE A STATUTORY INSTRUMENT RELATING TO COUNTER-TERRORISM

OVERSEAS OPERATIONS (SERVICE PERSONNEL AND VETERANS) BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

THURSDAY 22 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.00am Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10.10am Questions to Church Commissioners, House of Commons Commission, Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

MONDAY 26 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

2.30pm Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

3.15pm Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

TUESDAY 27 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

12.15pm Topical Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Afterwards

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.

WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Scotland

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Tim Farron

That leave be given to bring in a Bill under SO No. 23 [details to be provided].

Notes:

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

THURSDAY 29 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

9.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

10.15am Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

TUESDAY 4 MAY

CHAMBER

Planning (Local Authority Housing Developments): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Paul Holmes

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish independent local planning processes to determine housing development planning applications submitted by local authorities; 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. 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).

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

15. 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).

16. 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).

17. 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).

18. 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).

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

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

21. 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).

22. 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).

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

24. 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).

25. 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).

26. 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.

27. Public Health

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 362), dated 19 March 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

28. International Development

Nigel Adams

That the draft Caribbean Development Bank (Tenth Replenishment of the Special Development Fund (Unified)) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 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. Agriculture

Jo Churchill

That the draft Food and Feed Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 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. Proceeds of Crime

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 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. International Development

Nigel Adams

That the draft Asian Development Bank (Twelfth Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 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).

32. Energy

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Electricity Trading (Development of Technical Procedures) (Day-Ahead Market Timeframe) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 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. Mobile Homes

Eddie Hughes

That the draft Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

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

34. Proceeds of Crime

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

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

35. Proceeds of Crime

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 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).

36. Proceeds of Crime

Attorney General

That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 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).

37. Proceeds of Crime

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 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).

38. Environmental Protection

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Air Quality (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 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).

39. 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 23 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).

40. Insolvency

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 375), dated 22 March 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24 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).