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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

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

Business Today: Chamber

Virtual participation in proceedings will commence after Prayers.

11.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

1. President of COP26

2. Prime Minister

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

STATEMENTS

Ministerial Statements (if any)

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. NHS Pay Award (Report): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Up to 20 minutes (Standing Order No. 23)

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.

2. OPPOSITION DAY (19TH ALLOTTED DAY)

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

Committee to investigate the lobbying of Government

Keir Starmer

Rachel Reeves

Anneliese Dodds

Angela Rayner

Valerie Vaz

Mr Nicholas Brown

That the following Standing Order shall have effect until 31 December 2021:

Investigation into the Lobbying of Government Committee

(1)There shall be a select committee, called the Investigation into Lobbying of Government Committee, to consider:

(a) the effectiveness of existing legislation to prevent the inappropriate lobbying of Ministers and Government;

(b) the rules governing all public officials regarding conflicts of interest;

(c) the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Lex Greensill as an adviser in Government and the process by which Greensill Capital was approved for commercial arrangements with Government departments and other public sector bodies; and

(d) the role Government played in facilitating the commercial relationship between Greensill Capital and the Gupta Family Group Alliance.

(2)It shall be an instruction to the Committee that it:

(a) considers whether there are robust transparency and accountability procedures in place and whether existing rules are being adhered to;

(b) considers whether the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments’ regulatory framework and sanctioning powers are sufficient to enforce its advice;

(c) assesses the extent of undue influence that former politicians and advisers have on the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies; and

(d) that it makes a first Report to the House no later than 18th October 2021.

(3)The committee shall consist of 16 members of whom 15 shall nominated by the Committee of Selection in the same manner as those Select Committees appointed in accordance with Standing Order No. 121.

(4)The Chair of the committee shall be a backbench Member of a party represented in Her Majesty’s Government and shall be elected by the House under arrangements approved by Mr Speaker.

(5)Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it until the expiration of this Order.

(6)The committee shall have power—

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time; and

(b) to appoint specialist advisers to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee’s order of reference.

(7)The committee shall have power to appoint a sub-committee, which shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report to the committee from time to time.

(8)The committee shall have power to report from time to time the evidence taken before the sub-committee.

Notes:

The Accounting Officer has prepared a memorandum on the financial consequences of this motion, pursuant to Standing Order No. 22C(2). Copies are available in the Vote Office.

Strength of the UK’s armed forces

Keir Starmer

Angela Rayner

John Healey

Stephen Morgan

Lisa Nandy

Mr Nicholas Brown

That this House notes the Prime Minister’s 2019 election pledge that his Government would not cut the Armed Services in any form; further notes with concern the threat assessment in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, that threats from other states to the UK and its allies are growing and diversifying; calls on the Government to rethink its plan set out in the Defence Command Paper, published in March 2021, CP411, to reduce key defence capabilities and reduce the strength of the Armed Forces, including a further reduction in the size of the Army by 2025; and calls on the Prime Minister to make an oral statement to Parliament by June 30 2021 on the Government’s plans to reduce the capability and strength of the Armed Forces.

Notes:

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

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

3. Exiting the European Union (Nuclear Safeguards)

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

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:

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

4. Diocesan Boards of Education Measure

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

Andrew Selous

That the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure (HC 1259), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was laid before Parliament.

Relevant Documents:

242nd Report of the Ecclesiastical Committee, HC 1258

Notes:

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

5. Cathedrals Measure

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

Andrew Selous

That the Cathedrals Measure (HC 1260), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was laid before Parliament.

Relevant Documents:

242nd Report of the Ecclesiastical Committee, HC 1258

Notes:

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

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC PETITIONS

No debate or decision (Standing Order No. 153)

Gambling regulation: Patricia Gibson

Return to work after the pandemic: David Linden

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Funding for the restoration of Hammersmith Bridge: Fleur Anderson

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

1.Notification of contingent liability – mortgage guarantee scheme

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

2.Reporting contingent liabilities in relation to cancellation compensation for event organisers participating in phase one of the Events Research Programme

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

3.COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Secretary of State for the Home Department

4.Domestic Abuse Bill

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

5.Extending COVID Local Support Measures

Notes:

Texts of Written Statements are available from the Vote Office and on the internet at https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/ .

Committees Meeting Today

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

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

Select Committees

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Subject: Citizenship and Passport Processes in Northern Ireland

Witnesses: 9.30am: The Lord Hay of Ballyore; Emma DeSouza

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

International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

Subject: ICAI's review on The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme

Witnesses: 9.30am: Sir Hugh Bayley, Commissioner, and Peter Grant, Team Leader on Modern Slavery Review, Independent Commission for Aid Impact

10.00am: Yuki Lo, Head of Research & Evaluation, Freedom Fund; Sophie Otiende, Board Member, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

10.45am: Professor Alex Balch, Research Director, Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre; Professor James Cockayne, Professor of Global Politics and Anti-Slavery, University of Nottingham

Virtual meeting
9.00am (private), 9.30am (public)

Science and Technology Committee

Subject: The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero

Witnesses: 9.30am: Gloria Esposito, Head of Sustainability, Zemo Partnership; Dave Rowlands, Fleet Engineering Director, Wincanton

10.15am: Dr Helen McAllister, Strategy and Planning Director, Network Rail; Mike Muldoon, Head of Business Development for UK and Ireland, Alstom

11.00am: Richard Clegg, Chief Executive, Lloyds Register Foundation; Morten Bo Christiansen, Vice President - Head of Decarbonisation, Maersk

11.45am: Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President, Zero Emission Aircraft, Airbus; Dr Brian Yutko, Chief Engineer for Sustainability and Future Mobility, Boeing

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

Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill

Virtual meeting
9.00am (private)

Work and Pensions Committee

Subject: Children in poverty: Measurement and targets

Witnesses: 9.30am: Professor Paul Bywaters, Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield; Professor David Taylor-Robinson, Professor of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool; Yasmin Rehman, Chief Executive Officer, Juno Women’s Aid

10.30am: Rebecca Jacques, Policy Officer, Children’s Society; Charlotte McDonough, Policy Adviser, Save the Children; Sophie Howes, Head of Policy, Child Poverty Action Group

Room 16
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

Home Affairs Committee

Subject: Violence and abuse towards retail workers

Witnesses: 10.00am: Joanne Cairns, Head of Research and Economics, Union of Shop Distributive and Allies Workers; James Lowman, Chief Executive, The Association of Convenience Stores

11.00am: Iona Blake, Security and Incident Manager, Boots UK; Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director, The Co-op; Tom Ironside, Director, Business and Regulation, British Retail Consortium

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

Transport Committee

Subject: Global Travel Task Force

Witnesses: 9.30am: Brian Strutton, General Secretary, British Airline Pilots’ Association; Simon McNamara, UK & Ireland Country Manager, International Air Transport Association; Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, Association of British Travel Agents; Chris Garton, Chief Solutions Officer, Heathrow Airport

10.45am: Robert Courts MP, Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security, Department for Transport

Room 8
9.30am (public)

European Scrutiny Committee

Virtual meeting
1.45pm (private)

Environmental Audit Committee

Subject: Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Community Energy

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Alastair Mumford, Corporate Energy Manager, Devon County Council; Anda Baumerte, Sustainability Manager, and Patrick Erwin, Policy & Markets Director, Northern Powergrid

3.15pm: Ms Kayla Ente, Founder and CEO, Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-op; Mr Paul Hallas, Director, SE24 Sustainable Energy; Dan McCallum, Co-founder and Manager, Awel Aman Tawe

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

International Trade Committee

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

Treasury Committee

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

Women and Equalities Committee

Subject: The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, The Equality Trust; Tim Durrant, Associate Director, Institute for Government; Tansy Hutchinson, Head of Policy, Equally Ours; Justine Greening, Former Minister for Women and Equalities and co-founder, Social Mobility Pledge

3.30pm: Baroness Kishwer Falkner; Melanie Field, Executive Director for Strategy and Policy, and Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Virtual meeting
2.30pm (public)

Committee on Standards

Subject: Code of Conduct

Witnesses: 3.30pm: Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Leader of the House and Lord President of the Council, House of Commons

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

Statutory Instruments

Virtual Meeting
3.40pm (private)

Committee of Selection

Virtual meeting
4.30pm (private)

Joint Committees

Human Rights

Subject: The Government's response to covid-19: human rights implications of long lockdown

Witnesses: 3.00pm: Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England; Zac Taylor, Director, Quality and Practice, Mencap; Jenny Morrison, Rights for Residents

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

Statutory Instruments

Virtual meeting
As soon as convenient after 3.40pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees

Third Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Recognised Auction Platforms (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2021, and the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Auctioning Regulations 2021

Room 14
2.30pm (public)

Other

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill

To Consider the Bill

Witnesses: 9.25am: Tris Dyson, Managing Director, NESTA; Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, CEO, UK Research and Innovation

10.25am: Professor James Wilsdon, Digital Science Professor of Research Policy, University of Sheffield; Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London; Professor Philip Bond, Professor of Creativity and Innovation, University of Manchester

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
9.25am (public)

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill

Further to Consider the Bill

Witnesses: 2.00pm: Dr Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Professor Pierre Azoulay, Professor, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr Regina E. Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, Wellcome Leap

3.00pm: Professor Dame Anne Glover, Former President, Royal Society of Edinburgh; Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-founder, CognitionX

3.45pm: Adrian Smith, President, The Royal Society; Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation and Digital, Confederation of British Industry; Professor Sir Jim McDonald, President, Royal Academy of Engineering

4.30pm: Dr David Cleevely CBE, Chair, Focal Point Positioning Ltd and the Cambridge Science Centre; Bob Sorrell, Chair, Campaign for Science and Engineering

The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
2.00pm (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

WOMEN AND EQUALITIES

Fourth Special Report: Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report HC 1327
Time of publication: 00.01am

Announcements

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION IN PROCEEDINGS

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. On 25 March the House extended these provisions until 21 June.

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

PARTICIPATION IN WESTMINSTER HALL

On 25 February, the House agreed a motion to resume sittings in Westminster Hall on Monday 8 March. On 25 March the House extended these provisions until 21 June. 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.

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 (ballot closed)

The ballot for debates on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April will take place today. Applications for this ballot have closed.

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

DEADLINES FOR CALL LISTS FOR SUBSTANTIVE PROCEEDINGS

Deadline

Date of proceeding

Proceeding

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: Committee of the whole House (Day 1) income tax, etc and financial resources of families

1.00pm Friday 16 April

Monday 19 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Committee of the whole House (Day 1) corporation tax and capital allowances

1.00pm Friday 16 April

Monday 19 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Committee of the whole House (Day 1) Freeports and regional economic development

1.00pm Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

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

1.00pm Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Committee of the whole House (Day 2) stamp duty land tax, enveloped dwellings

1.00pm Monday 19 April

Tuesday 20 April

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Committee of the whole House (Day 2) value added tax, steel removed to 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.

Further Information

Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings

The Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings is available on the Parliamentary website

Business of the Day

Documents and reports relating to the business being held in the Chamber are available on the Commons Business Briefings webpage: www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/commons-business-briefings/

Written Statements

Text of today’s Written Statements: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/

Select Committees

Select Committees Webpage: https://committees.parliament.uk/

Standing Orders Relating to Public Business

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

European Business

European Business Referrals and Motion documents for consideration by European Committees or on the Floor of the House are available on the European Business
webpage: https://old.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/european-business11/

Digital Engagement

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

All business papers are available via the HousePapers app on mobile devices

Part 2: Future Business

A. CALENDAR OF BUSINESS

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

Government items of business in this section have nominally been set down for
today, but are expected to be taken on the dates stated.

B. REMAINING ORDERS AND NOTICES

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has been nominally set down for today but is not expected to be taken today.

A. Calendar of Business

Business in either Chamber may be changed, and further business added, up to the rising of the House on the day before it is to be taken, and is therefore provisional.

THURSDAY 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

Notes:

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

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: PROGRAMME (NO. 2)

Secretary Priti Patel

Secretary Robert Buckland

That the following provisions shall apply to the Domestic Abuse Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 28 April 2020 (Domestic Abuse 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 at the moment of interruption.

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.

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

WESTMINSTER HALL

4.30pm That this House has considered e-petition 300139, relating to trespass: Katherine Fletcher, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

6.15pm That this House has considered e-petition 301079, relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality: Catherine McKinnell, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

Notes:

The subject 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)).

Relevant Documents:

Oral evidence taken before the Health and Social Care Committee on 15 December 2020, on Safety of maternity services in England, HC 489

Eleventh Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Black people, racism and human rights, HC 599

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

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.

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

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered online abuse of elected women representatives: Mrs Maria Miller

Notes:

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

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

WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL

CHAMBER

QUESTIONS

11.30am Questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

12 noon Questions to the Prime Minister

Afterwards

Fur Trade (Prohibition): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Taiwo Owatemi

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the import, export, purchase and sale of fur and fur products; and for connected purposes.

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

WESTMINSTER HALL

4.30pm That this House has considered e-petition 259892, relating to air ambulance funding: Martyn Day, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

6.15pm That this House has considered e-petition 579012, relating to rights protest: Matt Vickers, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

Notes:

The subject for these debates were determined by the Petitions Committee. The sitting will last for up to three hours. The sitting will be suspended and time added if divisions take place in the main Chamber (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

TUESDAY 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

Environment (Regulation): Ten Minute Rule Motion

Tim Farron

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish an independent regulatory body to monitor and enforce the compliance of public bodies with climate and environmental requirements and targets; to make provision for associated sanctions; to require the regulatory body to assess the environmental effects of potential trade agreements; to make provision about environmental standards, including in relation to animal welfare; and for connected purposes.

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

Ten Minute Rule Motion

Rob Roberts

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

Notes:

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

B. Remaining Orders and Notices

Business in this section has not yet been scheduled for a specific date. It has therefore been set down formally to be taken in the Chamber today but is not expected to be taken today.

1. Criminal Law

Secretary Robert Buckland

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

Notes:

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

2. Exiting the European Union (Trade)

Secretary Elizabeth Truss

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

Notes:

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

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

3. Telecommunications (Security) Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

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

4. Environment Bill: Remaining Stages (day 2)

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

Notes:

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

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

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

For amendments, see documents webpage for the Bill.

5. Exiting the European Union (Companies)

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

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

Notes:

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

6. 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).

7. Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 17 December, be approved.

Notes:

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

8. 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).

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

15. 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).

16. 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).

17. 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).

18. 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).

19. 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).

20. 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).

21. 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).

22. 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).

23. 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).

24. 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.

25. 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).

26. 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).

27. 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).

28. 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).

29. 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).

30. 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).

31. 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).

32. 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).

33. 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).

34. 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).

35. 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).

36. 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).

37. 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).

38. 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).

39. Health and Personal Social Services

Secretary Brandon Lewis

That the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 365), dated 22 March 2021, a copy of which was 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. Plant Health

Secretary George Eustice

That the draft Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 25 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).

41. Dangerous Drugs

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 25 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).

42. Financial Services

John Glen

That the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 392), dated 24 March 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 25 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).

43. Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Secretary George Eustice

That the Trade and Official Controls (Transitional Arrangements for Prior Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 429), dated 30 March 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31 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).

44. Public Health

Secretary Matt Hancock

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Local Authority Enforcement Powers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 455), dated 9 April 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 April, 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).