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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. Housing, Communities and Local Government

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

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL: WAYS AND MEANS (FREEPORTS (STAMP DUTY LAND TAX))

Up to 45 minutes (Standing Order No. 52(1)(b))

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

That—

(1)The provision made by Resolution 65 of the House of 9 March 2021 (freeports (stamp duty land tax)) be varied and supplemented as follows.

(2)In the section 61A of the Finance Act 2003 (relief for freeport tax sites) inserted by paragraph of that Resolution, in subsection (2), after paragraph (c) (but before the “and” at the end) insert—

“(ca) Part 3A makes provision about cases involving alternative finance arrangements,”.

(3)In section 81(1A) of that Act (further return where relief withdrawn), in the paragraph (aa) inserted by paragraph (3)(a) of that Resolution, at the end insert “other than in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies,”.

(4)In section 81ZA of that Act (alternative finance arrangements: return where relief withdrawn)—

(a) in subsection (1), after “arrangements)” insert “or under Part 3 of Schedule 6C (relief for freeport tax sites) in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies”,

(b) in subsection (3), at the end insert—

“(c) where the relief was given under Part 2 of Schedule 6C, the last day in the control period on which the qualifying freeport land is used exclusively in a qualifying manner.”, and

(c) after subsection (6) insert—

“(6A) Terms used in paragraph (c) of subsection (3) which are defined for the purposes of Schedule 6C have the same meaning in that paragraph as they have in that Schedule (as modified by paragraph 10A of that Schedule).

(6B) Paragraph 10 of Schedule 6C (as modified by paragraph 10A of that Schedule) applies for the purposes of subsection (3)(c) as it applies for the purposes of paragraph 8 of that Schedule.”

(5)In section 85 of that Act (liability for tax), after “arrangements)” insert “or under Part 3 of Schedule 6C (relief for freeport tax sites) in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies”.

(6)In section 86 of that Act (payment of tax)—

(a) in subsection (2), in the paragraph (zb) inserted by paragraph (4) of that Resolution, at the end insert “other than in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies,” and

(b) in subsection (2A), after “arrangements)” insert “or under Part 3 of Schedule 6C (relief for freeport tax sites) in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies”.

(7)In section 87 of that Act (interest on unpaid tax)—

(a) in the paragraph (azaa) inserted by paragraph (5) of that Resolution, after “sites),” insert “other than in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies,”, and

(b) after that paragraph insert—

“(azab) in the case of an amount payable because relief is withdrawn under Part 3 of Schedule 6C (relief for freeport tax sites) in a case to which paragraph 10A of that Schedule (alternative finance arrangements) applies, the date which is the date of the disqualifying event for the purposes of section 81ZA (see subsection (3) of that section);”.

(8)In the Schedule 6C to that Act (relief for freeport tax sites) inserted by paragraph of that Resolution, after Part 3 insert—

“Part 3A

Alternative finance arrangements

Cases involving alternative finance arrangements

10A (1) This paragraph applies where either of the following applies—

(a) section 71A (land sold to financial institution and leased to person), or

(b) section 73 (land sold to financial institution and re-sold to person).

(2) This paragraph applies for the purposes of determining—

(a) whether relief is available under Part 2 of this Schedule for the first transaction, and

(b) whether relief allowed for the first transaction is withdrawn under Part 3 of this Schedule.

(3) For those purposes this Schedule has effect as if—

(a) references to the purchaser were references to the relevant person, and

(b) the reference in paragraph 3(2)(d) to land held (as stock of the business) for resale without development or redevelopment were a reference to land held in that manner by the relevant person.

(4) The first transaction does not qualify for relief under Part 2 of this Schedule except where it does so by virtue of this paragraph.

(5) In this paragraph—

“the first transaction” has the same meaning as in section 71A or 73 (as appropriate);

“the relevant person” means the person, other than the financial institution, who entered into the arrangements mentioned in section 71A(1) or 73(1) (as appropriate).”

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

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

Up to six hours (Order of 13 April)

Notes:

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

Proceedings will be taken in accordance with the Finance (No. 2) Bill Programme Motion agreed to by the House on 13 April.

3. Exiting the European Union (Companies)

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

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:

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

4. Climate Change

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

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:

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

5. Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

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

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:

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

6. DELEGATED LEGISLATION (AGRICULTURE)

No debate after 10.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6))

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That the Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021, No. 158), laid before this House on 16 February, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

Gender pension gap: Patricia Gibson

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

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

4.30pm

That this House has considered e-petition 300139, relating to trespass: Katherine Fletcher

Notes:

The subject for this debate was 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)).

6.15pm

That this House has considered e-petition 301079, relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality: Catherine McKinnell

Notes:

The subject for this debate was 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

Committees Meeting Today

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

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

Select Committees

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: Adult social care markets

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Sir Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary; Michelle Dyson, Director General, Adult Social Care, and Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care; Catherine Frances, Director General, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission

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

Treasury Committee

Subject: Economic impact of coronavirus

Witnesses: 3.30pm: Gareth Davies, Comptroller and Auditor General, Darren Stewart, Audit Director; Andy Morrison, Director for HM Revenue and Customs, and Joshua Reddaway, Director for the Department of Work and Pensions, National Audit Office

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

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Subject: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20

Witnesses: 4.30pm: Jeremy Pocklington CB, Permanent Secretary, Alex Skinner, Director of Local Government Finance, Emran Mian, Director General for Stronger Places, and Matt Thurstan, Chief Financial Officer, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Virtual meeting
4.00pm (private), 4.30pm (public)

Procedure Committee

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

Witnesses: 4.15pm: Sir Paul Silk KCB; Paul Evans CBE

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

Administration Committee

Virtual meeting
4.30pm (private)

Delegated Legislation Committees

First Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Wine) (Amendment, etc.) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 279)

Room 14
4.30pm (public)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the draft Audiovisual Media Services (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Room 14
6.00pm (public)

COMMITTEE REPORTS PUBLISHED

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS (COMMONS)

38th Report HC 73-xxxviii
Date and time of publication: Friday 16 April, 11.00am

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS (JOINT)

46th Report HC 75-xlvi
Date and time of publication: Friday 16 April, 11.00am

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

7th Report: Environmental diplomacy HC 202
Date and time of publication: Monday 19 April, 00.01am

JUSTICE

11th Special Report: Children and Young People in Custody (Part 2): The Youth Secure Estate and Resettlement: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixteenth Report of Session 2019-21 HC 1357
Date and time of publication: Monday 19 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. 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 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 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 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 22 April

Backbench business (1): General debate on the Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions, HC 803*  Motion on Mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Nusrat Ghani 

1.00pm Wednesday 21 April

Thursday 22 April

Backbench business (2):Motion on Mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Nusrat Ghani 

1.00pm Friday 23 April

Monday 26 April

Draft Warm Home discount (Miscellaneous amendments) Regulations 2021: motion to approve a statutory instrument

1.00pm Friday 23 April

Monday 26 April

Money laundering and terrorist financing (Amendment) (High-risk countries) Regulations (S.I., 2021, NO. 392): motion to approve a statutory instrument

1.00pm Friday 23 April

Monday 26 April

Health protection (Coronavirus, International travel) (England) (Amendment) (NO. 7) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, NO. 150): motion related to statutory instrument

DETERMINATION OF BUSINESS BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Tuesday 20 April in Westminster Hall

General debate on online abuse of elected women representatives: Maria Miller

Thursday 22 April in Westminster Hall

General debate on land rights for religious minorities including Baha’is in Iran: Jim Shannon

General debate on social care and the covid-19 outbreak:  Helen Hayes

Thursday 22 April in the Chamber

Select Committee statement on the Report of the Committee on the Armed Forces Bill, Special Report of Session 2019-21, The Armed Forces Bill, HC 1281: James Sunderland

General debate on the Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions, HC 803: Mr William Wragg* 

Motion on Mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Ms Nusrat Ghani

*The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee on the recommendation of the Liaison Committee.

Tuesday 27 April in Westminster Hall

General debate on the effectiveness of asylum accommodation and the dispersal scheme in providing support for asylum seekers: Neil Coyle, David Simmonds

Further Information

Members’ Guide to Chamber proceedings

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

Business of the Day

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

Written Statements

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

Select Committees

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

Standing Orders Relating to Public Business

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

European Business

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

Digital Engagement

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

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

Part 2: Future Business

A. CALENDAR OF BUSINESS

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

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

B. REMAINING ORDERS AND NOTICES

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

A. Calendar of Business

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

TUESDAY 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)

Petitions Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Taiwo Owatemi be a member of the Petitions Committee.

Public Accounts Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Shabana Mahmood be discharged from the Public Accounts Committee and Dan Carden be added.

Standing Orders Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Richard Thomson be a member of the Standing Orders Committee.

Treasury Committee

Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection

That Emma Hardy be a member of the Treasury Committee.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Service medal for nuclear test veterans: Sir John Hayes

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.

11.00am That this House has considered the role of the Office for Investment: Julie Marson

Notes:

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

2.30pm That this House has considered waiting lists for elective surgical operations: Peter Dowd

Notes:

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

4.05pm That this House has considered the scope of proposed Turing scheme: Tonia Antoniazzi

Notes:

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

4.50pm That this House has considered the arms trade and Yemen: Kim Johnson

Notes:

The debate at 4.50pm will last for up to an hour.

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

WEDNESDAY 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

DEBATE ON THE SIXTH REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE HOUSE’S STANDARDS SYSTEM AND THE SEVENTH REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS RELATING TO SANCTIONS IN RESPECT OF THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS

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.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Carbon monoxide safety, testing and awareness: Stephanie Peacock

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Mr Steve Baker

Notes:

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

11.00am That this House has considered health inequalities and the covid-19 outbreak in West Yorkshire: Jon Trickett

Notes:

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

2.30pm That this House has considered support for children with SEND: Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

Notes:

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

4.05pm That this House has considered promotion of electric vehicle usage: Nick Fletcher

Notes:

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

4.50pm That this House has considered the National Stroke Programme and aftercare and rehabilitation services for stroke patients: Sir Robert Neill

Notes:

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

THURSDAY 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

Select Committee statement on the Special Report of the Committee on the Armed Forces Bill, Armed Forces Bill, HC 1281

Afterwards

BACKBENCH BUSINESS

Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Government transparency and accountability during Covid-19: The data underpinning decisions, HC 803

Mr William Wragg

That this House has considered the Eighth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Government transparency and accountability during Covid-19: The data underpinning decisions, HC 803.

Notes:

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee on the recommendation of the Liaison Committee.

Mass human rights abuses and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Ms Nusrat Ghani

That this House believes that Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are suffering Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide; and calls on the Government to act to fulfil its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and all relevant instruments of international law to bring it to an end.

Notes:

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

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Future of British wrestling: Mark Fletcher

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm That this House has considered land rights for religious minorities including Baha’is in Iran: Jim Shannon

3.15pm That this House has considered social care and the covid-19 outbreak: Helen Hayes

Notes:

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

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

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

Afterwards

LORDS AMENDMENTS OR MESSAGES (IF NECESSARY)

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.

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.

MOTION RELATING TO THE HEALTH PROTECTION (CORONAVIRUS, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL) (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 7) REGULATIONS 2021 (S.I. 2021, NO. 150)

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Award for next of kin of emergency services personnel killed on duty: Bob Stewart

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.

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered the effectiveness of asylum accommodation and the dispersal scheme in providing support for asylum seekers: Neil Coyle, David Simmonds

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.

Subsequent debates on this day will be selected by Speaker’s ballot on 20 April.

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 (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).

6. 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).

7. 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).

8. 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).

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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 Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of both Houses to the instrument in its 46th report of 2019-21 (HC 75-xlvi)

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

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

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

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

17. 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).

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

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

20. 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).

21. 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).

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

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

24. 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).

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

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

27. 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 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 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 22 March, be approved.

Notes:

The Speaker has not yet considered this instrument for certification (Standing Order

29. 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 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 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 March, be approved.

Notes:

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

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

32. 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).

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

34. 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).

35. 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).

36. 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).

37. 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).

38. 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).

39. Constitutional Law

Secretary Alister Jack

That the draft UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 14 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).