BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 16Th JANUARY:
Monday 16th JANUARY
The House meets at 2:30pm for Communities and Local Government Questions
Second Reading of the National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]
TUESDAY 17th JANUARY
The House meets at 11:30am for Treasury Questions
Ten Minute Rule Motion: Burial Rights Reform – David Burrowes
Opposition Day (18th Allotted Day). There will be a debate entitled ‘Impact of Leaving the EU on the Rural Economy’
A debate entitled ‘Impact of DWP Policies on Low Income Households’
WEDNESDAY 18th JANUARY
The House meets at 11:30am for Scotland Questions
At 12 noon: Prime Minister’s Questions
Ten Minute Rule Motion: Promotion of Israeli-Palestinian Peace (United Kingdom Participation) – Joan Ryan
General debate on Exiting the EU and Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
THURSDAY 19TH JANUARY
The House will meet at 9:30am for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Questions and Church Commissioners & House of Commons Commission & Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission Questions
At 10:30am: Business Questions
Debate on a motion relating to Kashmir
General debate on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
ALEC’S VIEW FROM WESTMINSTER
This Monday starts with Questions to the Department for Local Government and Communities. This is an important set of questions for us in Yorkshire at this time as local council leaders still fumble around as to what model of mayoralty they want to see in Yorkshire. I am sure this will come up and it will be interesting to hear Ministers responses.
The afternoon sees the second reading of the National Citizen Service Bill (‘NCS’).This Bill will create a statutory framework for the National Citizen Service, with the aim of ensuring proper oversight of the management of public funding for the service.
Tuesday has Treasury Questions which like Foreign Office Questions last Tuesday, always sees demand outstrip supply, so the chances of being called if not on the Order Paper are once again slim.
After Prime Minister Questions on Wednesday the House once again has a General Debate on existing the EU. These debates are occurring around once every three weeks and the House is certainly being given much time to debate this momentous policy, before the triggering of Article 50.
At the same time on Wednesday I am hosting “The Kingdom of Elmet Food Day”. This allows local food and drink producers from the constituency and the neighbouring constituency of Selby and Ainsty to display and promote their businesses and products at the House of Commons with the specific aim of raising their profile, to hopefully increase trade and contribute towards my six point manifesto plan of increasing jobs.
On Thursday I fly to Washington DC as part of my role as UK Representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. After the Presidential Inauguration ceremony, the visit sees a great number of meetings with Congressman on Capitol Hill with an agenda set around the foreign and defence policy direction of the new Trump administration and the implications for the NATO alliance.