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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

PRIVATE BUSINESS

Highgate Cemetery Bill [Lords]: Suspension

Chairman of Ways and Means

That the promoters of the Highgate Cemetery Bill [Lords], which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in this Session on 22 January 2020, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Standing Order 188A (Suspension of Bills).

Monken Hadley Common Bill: Suspension

Chairman of Ways and Means

That the promoters of the Monken Hadley Common Bill, which was originally introduced in this House in this Session on 22 January 2020, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Standing Order 188A (Suspension of Bills).

QUESTIONS

1. Education

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

URGENT QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS

3.30pm

Urgent Question: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office to update the House on the Ministerial Code (Alison Thewliss)

Urgent Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs if he will make a statement on reductions in the ODA budget (Andrew Mitchell)

Ministerial Statement: Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions

Ministerial Statement: Secretary of State for Defence on Carrier Strike Group Deployment

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

PRESENTATION OF BILLS

No debate (Standing Order No. 57)

High-rise Properties (Electrical Safety)

Andy Slaughter

Bill to require social landlords of residential properties in high-rise buildings to undertake regular safety inspections of electrical installations; to establish a complaints procedure for tenants of such properties who have electrical safety concerns; and for connected purposes.

BUSINESS OF THE DAY

1. FINANCIAL SERVICES BILL: PROGRAMME (No. 2)

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

John Glen

That the following provisions shall apply to the Financial Services Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 9 November 2020 (Financial Services 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 two hours after their commencement.

Subsequent stages

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

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

2. FINANCIAL SERVICES BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to two hours (if the Financial Services Bill: Programme (No. 2) motion is agreed to)

Notes:

For Amendments and motions relating to the Lords Amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).
The Scottish Parliament and Senedd Cymru have approved Legislative Consent Resolutions relating to this Bill. Copies of the Resolutions are available in the Vote Office (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).
None of the Lords Amendments engages Commons financial privilege.

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

3. Domestic Abuse Bill: Consideration of Lords Message

Up to one hour (Order of 15 April)

Notes:

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

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).

Lords Amendment 41B engages Commons financial privilege.

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

4. NATIONAL SECURITY AND INVESTMENT BILL: PROGRAMME (NO. 2)

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

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the following provisions shall apply to the National Security and Investment Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 17 November 2020 (National Security and Investment 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 two hours after their commencement.

Subsequent stages

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

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

5. NATIONAL SECURITY AND INVESTMENT BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS

Up to two hours (if the National Security and Investment Bill: Programme (No. 2) motion is agreed to)

Notes:

For Amendments and motions relating to the Lords Amendments, see separate paper (also available on the documents webpage for the Bill).
None of the Lords Amendments engages Commons financial privilege.

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

6. FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

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:

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

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

7. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (TODAY)

Until any hour (if the 10:00pm Business of the House motion is agreed to)

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That, at this day’s sitting, the Speaker shall put the Question on the Motion in the name of Keir Starmer relating to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No.7) Regulations (SI, 2021, No. 150) not later than 90 minutes after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this Order; the business on that Motion may be proceeded with at any hour, though opposed; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

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

BUSINESS to be taken at 10.00pm

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

No debate (Standing Order No. 15)

The Prime Minister

That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to Business of the House (Today) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour, and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.

business of the Day

8. PUBLIC HEALTH

Up to 90 minutes (after commencement of proceedings on the Business of the House (Today) motion, if agreed to)

Keir Starmer

Nick Thomas-Symonds

Holly Lynch

Sarah Jones

Conor McGinn

Mr Nicholas Brown

That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 150), dated 12 February 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 12 February 2021, be revoked.

Notes:

The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has drawn the special attention of both Houses to the instrument in its 44th report of 2019-21 (HC 75-xliv).

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

9. Exiting the European Union (Climate Change)

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

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:

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

10. Environmental Protection

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

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).

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

11. Public Health

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

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:

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

12. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (27, 28 & 29 APRIL)

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

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

That,

(1) at the sittings on Tuesday 27 April, Wednesday 28 April and Thursday 29 April, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Message from the Lords has been received and any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at that day’s sitting has reported; and,

(2) in respect of the sitting on Thursday 29 April, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House, in the event that a Message from the Lords Commissioners is expected, until that Message has been received.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

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

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

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 of 25 February).

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

4.30pm

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

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 579012, relating to right to protest: Matt Vickers, on behalf of the Petitions Committee

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:

e-petition 578875, Remove single person protest clauses in Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill;

Summary of public engagement on the potential impact of changes to powers to police protests, reported to the House on 21 April, HC 546

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1.Post Office Court of Appeal Judgement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

2.Kalifa Review of UK Fintech

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

3.Fan-Led Review of Football Governance

Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

4.Anti-Corruption Update

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

5.Notification of contingent liabilities in relation to the transfer of the National
Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Biosample Centre

Notes:

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

Committees Meeting Today

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

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

Select Committees

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: COVID-19: Culture Recovery Fund

Witnesses: 2.30pm: Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, and Emma Squire, Acting Director General, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England; Sir Damon Buffini, Chair, Culture Recovery Fund

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

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Subject: The work of the Cabinet Office

Witnesses: 2.15pm: Simon Case, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service; Darren Tierney, Director General, Propriety and Ethics in the Cabinet Office

The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
1.45pm (private), 2.15pm (public)

Treasury Committee

Subject: Future of Financial Services

Witnesses: 3.30pm: Edwin Schooling Latter, Head of Markets Policy, Financial Conduct Authority; Vicky Saporta, Executive Director of the Prudential Policy Directorate, Prudential Regulation Authority

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

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Virtual meeting
3.30pm (private)

Administration Committee

Virtual meeting
4.30pm (private)

Joint Committees

National Security Strategy

Virtual meeting
2.00pm (private)

National Security Strategy

Subject: National security machinery

Witnesses: 4.00pm: Lord McDonald of Salford, former FCO Permanent Under Secretary; Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government

Virtual meeting
4.00pm (public)

Delegated Legislation Committees

First Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021, 365)

Room 14
4.30pm (public)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee

To consider the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Local Authority Enforcement Powers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 455)

Room 10
4.30pm (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

TREASURY

6th Special Report: Economic impact of coronavirus: gaps in support and economic analysis: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2019–21 HC 1383
Time of publication:
00.01am

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

8th Special Report: Covid-19 in developing countries: secondary impacts: Government Response to the Eighth Report of the Committee, Session 2019–21 HC 1351
Time of publication: 11.00am

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

4th Special Report: A new UK research funding agency: Government Response to the Committee’s third Report of Session 2019-21 HC 1363
Time of publication: 11.00am

Announcements

PROROGATION AND PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS AND EARLY DAY MOTIONS

Effect of Prorogation on Questions and Motions

Prorogation is expected on Thursday 29 April. Parliamentary Questions are not carried over into the new Session. Questions which have not been answered by the time that Parliament is prorogued will not be answered. Questions cannot therefore be tabled for answer on a named day which falls on a date after Prorogation.

The latest date on which a named day Question could be tabled and receive an answer will be three sitting days before Prorogation. If Prorogation takes place on 29 April, the latest time for tabling a Question for written answer on a named day is 10.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Monday 26 April (for answer on Thursday 29 April).

The latest time for tabling a Question for ordinary written answer is 7.30pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier, on Tuesday 27 April (but please note that such Questions submitted in the week before Prorogation are unlikely to receive an answer).

All Motions fall at Prorogation. The last day on which new Motions (including Early Day Motions) and added names can be submitted by Members is the day before Prorogation takes place. No new Motions (including Early Day Motions) may therefore be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day.

TABLING QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS IN THE NEW SESSION

After the Parliament has prorogued, MemberHub will be offline to prepare for the new Session. Members may table Questions from Tuesday 11 May (the day of the State Opening). The earliest date for which a Named Day Question may be set down for answer will be Monday 17 May. The earliest day for which an Ordinary Question may be set down for answer will be Thursday 13 May.

There will be no Question Time on the first three sitting days of the new Session. The rota of Departments answering oral questions from Monday 17 May will be published in due course.

New Motions may be tabled from Tuesday 11 May (the day of the State Opening).

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. The Members’ Guide to Westminster Hall proceedings is 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 11 May to Monday 17 May (deadline 28 April 7.00pm or the rise of the House, whichever is earlier)

Prorogation is expected on Thursday 29 April ahead of the State Opening of Parliament, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 11 May. The debate on the Queen’s Speech usually lasts for six sitting days. There will be an end-of-day adjournment debate each day.

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 29 April.

FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES

There will be no Westminster Hall debates in the new Session of Parliament until the debate on the Queen’s Speech has concluded (Standing Order No. 10(2)(a)). The new rota for answering Departments will be published in the Order Paper as soon as it is available, and Members will be able to submit applications when that rota is published.

DEADLINES FOR CALL LISTS FOR SUBSTANTIVE PROCEEDINGS

Deadline

Date of proceeding

Proceeding

1.00pm Monday 26 April

Tuesday 27 April

Fire Safety Bill: Lords Message

1.00pm Monday 26 April

Tuesday 27 April

(if necessary) Lords Amendments

1.00pm Monday 26 April

Tuesday 27 April

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021: motion for approval

1.00pm Monday 26 April

Tuesday 27 April

Trade and Official Controls (Transitional Arrangements for Prior Notifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I, 2021, No. 429): motion for approval

1.00pm Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April

(if necessary) Lords Amendments

1.00pm Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April

Draft Double Taxation Relief (Federal Republic of Germany) Order 2021 and Draft Double Taxation Relief (Sweden) Order 2021: motions for approval

1.00pm Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April

Corporate Insolvency and Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations (S.I., 2021, No. 375): motion for approval

1.00pm Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April

Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 184): motion

1.00pm Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April

(if necessary) Lords Amendments

1.00pm Tuesday 27 April

Wednesday 28 April

House of Commons Commission Report on Amendments to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: motion for approval

1.00pm Wednesday 28 April

Thursday 29 April

(if necessary) Lords Amendments

DETERMINATION OF BUSINESS BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Thursday 29 April in Westminster Hall

General debate on World Press Freedom Day 2021: Damian Collins [R]

General debate on the future of the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme: Philip Dunne, Darren Jones

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 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.

FIRE SAFETY BILL: CONSIDERATION OF LORDS MESSAGE

Notes:

Nothing in the Lords Message engages Commons financial privilege.

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS (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.

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.

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Labelling of alcohol products: Dan Carden

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.

11.00am That this House has considered enabling access to nature to support mental health: Tracey Crouch

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 fire and rehire practices: Kate Osborne

Notes:

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

4.05pm That this House has considered the effect of immigration detention on potential victims of trafficking: Richard Fuller

Notes:

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

4.50pm That this House has considered air pollution in London: Munira Wilson

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 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.

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS (IF NECESSARY)

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.

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.

MOTION RELATING TO THE IMMIGRATION (GUIDANCE ON DETENTION OF VULNERABLE PERSONS) REGULATIONS 2021 (S.I. 2021, 184)

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS (IF NECESSARY)

MOTION TO APPROVE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS COMMISSION REPORT ON AMENDMENTS TO THE INDEPENDENT COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES SCHEME

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

National Minimum Wage enforcement: Andrew Selous

WESTMINSTER HALL

9.25am That this House has considered the proposed closure of GKN Automotive plant in Birmingham: Jack Dromey

Notes:

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

11.00am That this House has considered extending redundancy protection for women and new parents: Kirsten Oswald

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 British meat and dairy products: Selaine Saxby

Notes:

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

4.05pm That this House has considered protecting consumers from online scams: Ruth Edwards

Notes:

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

4.50pm That this House has considered district heat networks: Elliot Colburn

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 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

Afterwards

CONSIDERATION OF LORDS AMENDMENTS (IF NECESSARY)

ADJOURNMENT DEBATE

Support for grassroots football in Feltham and Heston: Seema Malhotra

WESTMINSTER HALL

1.30pm That this House has considered World Press Freedom Day 2021: Damian Collins [R]

3.15pm That this House has considered the future of the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme: Philip Dunne, Darren Jones

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)).

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. 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).

7. 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).

8. 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).

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

15. 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).

16. 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).

17. 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).

18. 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).

19. 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).

20. 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).

21. 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

22. 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).

23. 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).

24. 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).

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

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

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

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

29. 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).

30. 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).

31. 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.

32. Climate Change

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Carbon Budget Order 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 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).

33. Environmental Protection

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 21 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).

34. Public Health

Secretary Matt Hancock

That the draft Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 21 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).