Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Tuesday 9 July 2019

9th July 2019

Driving the Day

FULL SUPPORT: The diplomatic row between the UK and the US deepened last night when a UK Government spokesman said Sir Kim Darroch maintained the Prime Minister’s “full support” despite President Trump criticising the Prime Minister’s handling of Brexit and tweeted that insofar as Sir Kim was concerned, the United States Government “will no longer deal with him”.

CAN WE GET THE BILL?: MPs are preparing to vote on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill this evening. Among proposed amendments include the legalisation of gay marriage in Northern Ireland, and reviewing abortion rights. However the amendment which has caused most attention has been tabled by former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, to prevent the next Prime Minister from proroguing parliament and forcing through a no-deal Brexit. The Speaker will decide which amendments will be voted on.

On Manoeuvres

  • Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a dinner for leaders working against mondern slavery
  • International Trade Secretary Liam Fox continues his visit to Washington DC
  • Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay meets with the EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier
  • Mental Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price speaks at an APPG on Mental Health event (5:00pm)
  • Harriet Harman MP and Lisa Nandy MP attend the Fabian Society Annual House of Lords Tea event (2:00pm)
  • Sir Gary Streeter MP chairs a Henry Jackson Society event on the global persecution of Christian minorities

Order Paper Highlights 

House of Commons

  • 11:30am: Justice Questions

Main Business

  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill – remaining stages

Westminster Hall

  • 4:30pm: Future of the UK steel industry

Select Committees

  • 10:00am, Sir David Attenborough gives evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (Thatcher Room)
  • 10:00am, Simon Chard and Sarah Isted, partners at PwC and Marcus Scott, COO of TheCityUK give evidence to the Treasury Committee (Room 15)

House of Lords

Select Committees

  • 3:15pm, Kevin Bakhurst, Group Director, Content and Meida Policy, Ofcom and Margot James MP (Room 2)

Reports and Statistics 

  • The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee publishes its weekly summary of EU documents deposited in Parliament by Government (11:00am)
  • The Office of Rail and Road publishes statistics on Train operating company, key statistics: 2018 to 2019