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Part 1: Business Today

Summary Agenda: Chamber

Westminster Hall

Westminster Hall will not be sitting on 29 April as a Royal Commission is expected.

Business Today: Chamber

Virtual participation in proceedings will commence after Prayers.

9.30am Prayers

Followed by

QUESTIONS

1. Transport

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

The House may be asked to consider any Lords Messages which may be received.

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

A Royal Commission is expected.

The Speaker will not adjourn the House until a Message has been received from the Lords Commissioners (Order of 26 April).

Business Today: Westminster Hall

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Westminster Hall will not be sitting as a Royal Commission is expected.

Written Statements

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TODAY

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

1.COVID-19 Update

Notes:

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

Committees Meeting Today

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

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

Select Committees

Welsh Affairs Committee

Subject: Renewable energy in Wales

Witnesses: 9.30am: David T.C. Davies MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Wales Office; Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Virtual meeting
8.40am (private), 9.30am (public)

Education Committee

Subject: Accountability hearings

Witnesses: 9.30am: Rt Hon. Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, Julia Kinniburgh, Director General, Covid Response and Recovery, and Mike Pettifer, Director, Covid Response Unit, Department for Education

10.30am: The Baroness Berridge, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System, and Stephanie Brivio, Director, Safeguarding and Children’s Social Care, Department for Education

Virtual meeting
9.15am (private), 9.30am (public)

Public Accounts Committee

Subject: Fraud and Error

Witnesses: 10.00am: Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive, HM Revenue and Customs; Peter Schofield, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions; Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Cat Little, Director General, Public Spending and Head of the Government Finance Function, HM Treasury; Mark Cheeseman, Director, Government Counter Fraud Function, Cabinet Office

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
9.15am (private), 10.00am (public)

Committee Reports Published Today

BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

6th Report: Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme HC 1346
Time of publication: 00.01am

ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

8th Report: Seafood and Meat Exports to the EU HC 1189
Time of publication: 00.01am

HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

7th Report: Cladding Remediation - Follow-Up HC 1249
Time of publication: 00.01am

EUROPEAN STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

24th Report HC 1220
Time of publication: 11.00am

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

5th Special Report: 5G market diversification and wider lessons for critical and emerging technologies: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of 2019-21 HC 1377
Time of publication: 11.00am

Announcements

PROROGATION AND PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS AND EARLY DAY MOTIONS

Effect of Prorogation on Questions and Motions

Prorogation is expected today. 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. No further Questions may be tabled in the present Session.

All Motions fall at Prorogation. No new Motions (including Early Day Motions) may be tabled on the day of Prorogation nor may any names be added to existing Motions on that day.

PROXY VOTING APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE DURING PROROGATION

Proxy vote applications during prorogation

The deadline for applying for a new proxy vote, or cancelling or changing an existing proxy vote, for Tuesday 11 May is 3pm on Monday 10 May.

Please email proxyvote@parliament.uk and, if you are applying for a new proxy vote, include the name of your nominated proxy.

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.

FORTHCOMING END OF DAY ADJOURNMENT DEBATES

Tuesday 11 May to Monday 17 May (deadline 28 April) (ballot closed)

The deadline for applications for end of day Adjournment debates for Tuesday 11 May to Monday 17 May has passed. The ballot will take place today.

Tuesday 18 May to Monday 24 May (deadline 12 May 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 13 May.

FORTHCOMING WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATES

Westminster Hall will not be sitting on 29 April as a Royal Commission is expected. 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.

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

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.

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.

The House agreed to a carry-over motion for this Bill on 30 November 2020.

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.

The House agreed to a carry-over motion for this Bill on 26 January 2021.

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. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

15. 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).

16. 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).

17. 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).

18. 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).

19. 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

20. 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).

21. 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).

22. 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).

23. 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).

24. 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).

25. 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).

26. 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.

27. 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).

28. 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).

29. 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).

30. Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Remaining Stages

Not amended in Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

The House agreed to a carry-over motion for this Bill on 23 March 2021.

31. Armed Forces Bill: Committee

Not amended in Select Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

The House agreed to a carry-over motion for this Bill on 8 February 2021.

Relevant Documents:

Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill, Special Report of Session 2019-21: The Armed Forces Bill

32. Sanctions

Secretary Dominic Raab

That the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No, 488), dated 23 April 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 26 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. Financial Services and Markets

John Glen

That the draft Payment and Electronic Money Institution Insolvency Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 26 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. Criminal Law

Secretary Brandon Lewis

That the draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of Duration of Non-jury Trial Provisions) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 26 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).

35. Finance (No. 2) Bill: Remaining Stages

As amended in Committee and Public Bill Committee, to be considered.

Notes:

The House agreed to a carry-over motion for this Bill on 13 April 2021.

36. Immigration

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 27 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).

37. Immigration

Secretary Priti Patel

That the draft Immigration (Collection, Use and Retention of Biometric Information and Related Amendments) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 27 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).

38. Energy Conservation

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

That the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 28 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).