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Today in Parliament
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
House of Commons
Main Chamber
11:30 Oral Questions Justice
including Topical Questions at 12:15
12:30 Urgent Question Wes Streeting (Ilford North, Lab)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the ONS decision on the treatment of student tuition fees and maintenance loans in the Government’s accounts and its implications for the public finances.
followed by Ministerial Statement Secretary of State for Defence (Gavin Williamson)
Modernising defence program
followed by Ten Minute Rule Motion European Union (Revocation of Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
Geraint Davies MP (Swansea West, Lab)
followed by Emergency Debate EU Withdrawal Agreement
That this House has considered the outcome of the Prime Minister’s recent discussions with the European Commission and European Heads of Government regarding the Withdrawal Agreement, and potential ways forward.
Ian Blackford MP (Ross, Skye and Lochaber, SNP)
followed by Legislation Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]
Second Reading
followed by Statutory Instruments Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)
John Glen: That the draft Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 17 October, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Betting, Gaming and Lotteries
Mims Davies: That the draft Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 15 November, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Exiting the European Union (Postal Services)
Kelly Tolhurst: That the draft Postal and Parcel Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 29 October, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Exiting the European Union (Companies)
Kelly Tolhurst: That the draft Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 31 October, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Electronic Communications
John Glen: That the draft Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 1 November, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)
Secretary Chris Grayling
followed by Statutory Instruments Exiting the European Union (Financial Services And Markets)
John Glen: That the draft Capital Requirements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 15 November, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)
John Glen: That the draft Bank Recovery and Resolution and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Ecumenical Relations Measure
Dame Caroline Spelman: That the Ecumenical Relations Measure (HC 1687), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was laid before Parliament.
followed by Statutory Instruments Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure
Dame Caroline Spelman: That the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure (HC 1688), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was laid before Parliament.
followed by Statutory Instruments Church Property Measure
Dame Caroline Spelman: That the Church Property Measure (HC 1689), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was laid before Parliament.
followed by Statutory Instruments Church of England Pensions Measure
Dame Caroline Spelman: That the Church of England Pensions Measure (HC 1690), passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which it was laid before Parliament.
19:00* Adjournment Debate Presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo
Ivan Lewis MP (Bury South, Lab)
House of Commons
Westminster Hall
09.30 - 11:00 Debate Traidcraft and the future of fair trade
Liz Twist MP (Blaydon, Lab)
11:00 - 11:30 Debate The performance of Govia on the Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City railway line
Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (Welwyn Hatfield, Con)
14:30 - 16:00 Debate Mental health support for firefighters
Emma Dent Coad MP (Kensington, Lab)
16:00 - 16:30 Debate The future funding of Harrow council
Gareth Thomas MP (Harrow West, Lab)
16:30 - 17:30 Debate The independent review of HBOS Reading
Kevin Hollinrake MP (Thirsk and Malton, Con)
House of Commons
Delegated Legislation Committees
08:55 Committee Room 9 Second Delegated Legislation Committee
To consider the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 and the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Orders) Regulations 2018
09:25 Committee Room 12 Crime (Overseas Production Order) Bill [Lords]
To consider the Bill
14:00 Committee Room 12 Crime (Overseas Production Order) Bill [Lords]
Further to consider the Bill
House of Commons
Select Committees
09:30 Committee Room 5 Science and Technology Committee
Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending
Keith Thompson, Chair, Catapult CEO network, and CEO, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Professor Richard Brook, President, Association of Innovation, Research & Technology Organisations, David Connell, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, and Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation and Digital, Confederation of British Industry; Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director, Royal Astronomical Society, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Neil Hall, Director, Earlham Institute, and Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Operating Officer, The Institute of Cancer Research (at 10.30am).
10:00 Wilson Room (PCH) Justice Committee
Serious Fraud Office
Lisa Osofsky, Director, Serious Fraud Office.
10:15 Committee Room 16 Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Strategic Leadership in the Civil Service
Sir Chris Wormald, Head of the Civil Service Policy Profession and Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Social Care, and Richard Banks, Head of Civil Service Policy Profession Support Unit.
13:00 Committee Room 8 Scottish Affairs Committee
The future of the oil and gas industry
Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, and Kersti Berge, Director of Energy and Climate Change; Claire Perry MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (at 2.15pm).
14:00 Thatcher Room (PCH) Defence Committee
Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care
Johnny Mercer MP; Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People, Ministry of Defence, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities, and Kate Davies, Director of Health and Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning, NHS England (at 2.30pm).
14:15 Grimond Room (PCH) Welsh Affairs Committee
S4C review
Huw Jones, Chair, S4C Authority, and Owen Evans, Chief Executive, S4C (simultaneous translation).
15:30 Committee Room 16 Foreign Affairs Committee
The future of the UK Overseas Territories
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, and Ben Merrick, Director, Overseas Territories, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
House of Lords
Lords Chamber
14:30 Oral Question *Lord Suri
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to the government of Nigeria in its efforts to end the violence between herders and farmers in that country; and what assessment they have made of the impact on that country of the continuance of such intercommunal violence.
14:40* Oral Question *Lord Faulkner of Worcester
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about the future of transport policing in Scotland.
14:50* Oral Question *Lord Lexden
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 11 December (HL Deb, cols 1329–32), whether they will reassess the case for an independent inquiry into the seven unsubstantiated allegations against Sir Edward Heath left unresolved at the end of Operation Conifer.
14:55* Oral Question *Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of NHS Foundation Trusts offering private healthcare services on waiting times for NHS patients.
15:00* Legislation Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill
Report [Lord Keen of Elie]
followed by Statutory Instruments Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Baroness Sugg to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 October be approved. 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee A), debated in Grand Committee on 21 November
followed by Motion Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
To move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert “but regrets that the effect of a no deal exit from the European Union risks grounding all civil aircraft after 29 March 2019; and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to seek United Kingdom membership of the European Common Aviation Area in its own right to prevent such an outcome.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018
Lord Keen of Elie to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 November be approved. Special attention drawn to the instrument by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 40th Report, 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee A)
followed by Motion Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames
To move, as an amendment to the above motion, leave out from “that” and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Order, because it would be an abuse of the fee-levying power, since the proposed increased fees substantially exceed the cost involved in making grants of probate and would amount to a tax, which should only be introduced, if at all, by primary legislation.”
followed by Motion Lord Beecham
To move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Lord Keen of Elie, at the end to insert “but this House regrets that the draft Order will introduce a revised non-contentious probate fee structure considered by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee to be “so far above the actual cost of the service [it] arguably amounts to a stealth tax and, therefore, a misuse of the fee-levying power” under section 180 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; and that this Order represents a significant move away from the principle that fees for a public service should recover the cost of providing it and no more.”
followed by Statutory Instruments Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018
Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 November be approved. 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee B)
followed by Motion Lord Henley intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.
followed by Statutory Instruments Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 31 October be approved. 5th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee B)
followed by Statutory Instruments Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 November be approved.
followed by Motion Lord O’Shaughnessy intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.
followed by Statutory Instruments Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved.
followed by Statutory Instruments Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
Lord O’Shaughnessy to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 November be approved.
House of Lords
Lords Committees
09:30 Committee Room 1 Rural Economy Committee
Rural Economy
(at 9:45 AM) Dr Rashmi Shukla, Director, Midlands & East of England, Public Health England Mr Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust Mr William Palmer, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust Professor Richard Parish, Executive Chair, National Centre for Rural Health and Care (at 10:45 AM) Dr Jill Hopkinson, Consultant to the Mission and Public Affairs Division of the Archbishops’ Council , Church of England Revd Elizabeth Clark, National Rural Officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches Revd Claire Maxim, CEO, Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre
10:30 Committee Room 4 Bribery Act 2010 Committee
Private Meeting
10:30 Committee Room 3 EU Justice Sub-Committee
Private Meeting
11:15 Committee Room 2 Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee
Intergenerational Fairness and Provision
(at 11:25 AM) Mr Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Department for Education Mr Iain Walsh, Director, Labour Market Strategy and International Affairs, Department for Work and Pensions (at 12:50 PM) Mr John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, HM Treasury Ms Lindsey Whyte, Director, Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions, HM Treasury
15:20 Committee Room 2A Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee
Regenerating Seaside Towns
(at 3:20 PM) Mr Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, MHCLG
15:30 The Lord Speaker's Room House of Lords Commission
Private Meeting
15:45 Committee Room 3A SLSC Sub-Committee B
Private Meeting
16:00 Committee Room 3 European Union Committee
Private Meeting
16:15 Committee Room 4A Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Forensic Science
(at 4:25 PM) Lord Justice Hughes His Honour Judge Wall QC Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice
All Party Committees
All Party Groups
09:00 Room U (PCH) Bahá’í Faith
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: markb.johnson@parliament.uk
09:30 Room O (PCH) Britain-Republic of Korea
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: edward.davey.mp@parliament.uk
10:30 Room R (PCH) Education
AGM and discussion on the role of science practicals.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: george.foote@parliament.uk
10:30 Room T (PCH) Running
The purpose of the meeting is for those who are interested in running the London Marathon in April 2019 to find out more.
Hugh Brasher and Penny Dain from London Marathon Events will be attending.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: pursglovet@parliament.uk
15:00 Room A Portugal
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: John.Grogan.MP@parliament.uk
15:00 Committee Room 4 Wellbeing Economics
Inaugural meeting.
Children’s wellbeing: a government wide approach.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: chris.ruane.mp@parliament.uk
15:00 Room B Women in Transport
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: bilal.chohan@parliament.uk
16:00 W2 Social Enterprise
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: alex.sobel.mp@parliament.uk
17:00 Room S (PCH) Britain-Israel
AGM.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: james.floyd@parliament.uk
17:00 Room U (PCH) British Museum
AGM.
Speaker: Hartwig Fischer, Director British Museum. Discussion: There will be the chance to hear about the Museum’s development plans, activities throughout the UK And internationally. There will also be the opportunity to discuss plans for the Group in the next year, including meetings and receptions in Parliament and the role of the Regional Champions.
For further information, queries or to RSVP, please contact: sargeantkari@parliament.uk
House of Commons
Other Committees
10:15 Committee Room 15 Public Accounts Commission
The National Audit Office Strategy