House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
18th March 2013

No. 130

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

2 Statement: Banks in Cyprus (Greg Clark)

3 Application for emergency debate (Standing Order No. 24)

The Prime Minister proposed that the House should debate the matter of the welcome publication of the draft Royal Charter by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition today, and the Prime Minister’s intention to submit the Charter to the Privy Council for Her Majesty’s approval at the Privy Council’s May meeting.

The Speaker put the application to the House.

Leave given.

Debate to be held immediately and to last for a maximum of three hours.

4 Emergency Debate: Publication of draft Royal Charter on press regulation

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of the welcome publication of the draft Royal Charter by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition today, and the Prime Minister’s intention to submit the Charter to the Privy Council for Her Majesty’s approval at the Privy Council’s May meeting.-(The Prime Minister.)

5 Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3)

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Order of 13 March 2013 (Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)) be varied as follows:

1. Paragraphs 2 to 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

2. Remaining proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting.

3. Remaining proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the following Table.

4. Each part of the remaining proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to it in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

New Clauses and new Schedules standing in the name of the Prime Minister and relating to press conduct; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules relating to press conduct.

Three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

New Clauses standing in the name of a Minister of the Crown and relating to Legal Aid; amendments to Clause 22, Clauses 24 to 30, Clause 32 and Schedule 16; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to protection of children or to vulnerable witnesses; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules; amendments to Clauses 20 and 21, Clauses 35 to 40; Schedules 19 and 20 and Clauses 43 to 46; remaining proceedings on Consideration.

11 pm

5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously disposed of) be brought to a conclusion at midnight.-(Mr Andrew Lansley.)

Amendment (d) moved, in line 4, to leave out ‘at today’s sitting’ and insert ‘in two days (in addition to the first day already taken)’.-(Mr Peter Bone.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 191.

Ayes: 40 (Tellers: Mr Philip Hollobone, Mr Peter Bone).

Noes: 508 (Tellers: Mark Hunter, Joseph Johnson).

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put and agreed to.

6 Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: Further consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee (2nd allocated day)

New Clause NC21A-(Maria Miller)-brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

Three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3) Motion, the Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on consideration of new Clauses and new Schedules standing in the name of the Prime Minister and relating to press conduct and remaining new Clauses and new Schedules relating to press conduct to a conclusion (Programme Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That the Clause be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

The House divided.

Division No. 192.

Ayes: 530 (Tellers: Mr David Evennett, Mark Hunter).

Noes: 13 (Tellers: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Richard Drax).

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) That the Clause be added to the Bill (Question necessary to bring to a decision a question already proposed from the Chair).

Question agreed to.

(3) That new Clauses NC22 to NC26, NC27A, NC29 and NC30 and new Schedule NS5 be added to the Bill (Motions made by a Minister of the Crown).-(Maria Miller.)

Question agreed to.

New Clause NC15-(Damian Green)-brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

At 11.00 pm, the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That the Clause be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

Question agreed to.

(2) That the Clause be added to the Bill (Question necessary to bring to a decision a question already proposed from the Chair).

Question agreed to.

(3) That new Clause NC16 be added to the Bill (Motions made by a Minister of the Crown).-(Damian Green.)

Question agreed to.

(4) That Amendment 1 be made (Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).-(Paul Murphy.)

The House divided.

Division No. 193.

Ayes: 215 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Julie Hilling).

Noes: 307 (Tellers: Mark Hunter, Joseph Johnson).

Question accordingly negatived.

(5) That Amendment 60 be made (Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(Damian Green.)

Question agreed to.

(6) That new Clauses NC4 to NC6 be added to the Bill (Motions made by a Minister of the Crown).-(Damian Green.)

Question agreed to.

(7) That Amendments 111 to 118, 72, 119, 73 to 75, 77 to 82, 121A, 83 to 86, 122, 87 and 88 be made (Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(Damian Green.)

Question agreed to.

7 Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Secretary Theresa May signified Queen’s consent, as far as Her Majesty’s prerogative is concerned.

Bill read the third time and passed, with Amendments.

8 Adjournment

Subject: Effect of benefit changes and the under-occupancy penalty in Nottingham (Lilian Greenwood).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.-(Greg Hands.)

Tuesday 19 March 2013

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 12.23 am until today.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

9 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Graham Brady (Chair) reported the draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013.

10 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mark Pritchard (Chair) reported the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2013.

11 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Linda Riordan (Chair) reported the Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (HC 1021) and the Diocese in Europe Measure (HC 1020).

12 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Andrew Turner (Chair) reported the draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013.

General Committees: Appointments

The Speaker appoints the Chair of General Committees and members of Programming Sub-Committees, and allocates Statutory Instruments to Delegated Legislation Committees.

The Committee of Selection nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

13 Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Committee

Members: John Thurso discharged and Mr Michael Thornton nominated in substitution.

14 Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: John Thurso discharged and Stephen Williams nominated in substitution.

15 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013)

Members: Gordon Birtwistle, Richard Burden and Mr Barry Sheerman discharged and Jeremy Corbyn, Fabian Hamilton and John Hemming nominated in substitution.

16 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2013)

Members: Jack Dromey and John Leech discharged and Roberta Blackman-Woods and Roger Williams nominated in substitution.

17 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Clergy Discipline (Amendment) Measure (HC 1021) and the Diocese in Europe Measure (HC 1020))

Members: Mr Marcus Jones and Andrew Stunell discharged and James Morris and Sir Bob Russell nominated in substitution.

18 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013)

Members: Gordon Birtwistle discharged and Sarah Teather nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

19 Administration Committee

(1) First weeks at Westminster:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 1022-i);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 18 March, to be published

(Mr John Spellar).

20 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) The London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: post-Games review: Fortieth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 14 January (HC 812);

(2) Management of hospital consultants: Evidence, to be printed (HC 1030-i)

(Margaret Hodge).

21 Public Administration (Select Committee on)

(1) Procurement:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 893-v);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Future of the civil service: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

APPENDIX

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 15 March under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Building and Buildings

Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) (Fees) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 603), dated 13 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

2 Civil Aviation

Civil Aviation Act 2012 (Regulation of Operators of Dominant Airports) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 610), dated 13 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Patrick McLoughlin).

3 Copyright

Copyright and Performances (Application to Other Countries) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 536), dated 13 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

4 Council Tax

Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 590), dated 12 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

5 Immigration

Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 617), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

6 Income Tax

(1) Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 620), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke); and

(2) Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 623), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sajid Javid).

7 Legal Aid and Advice

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 621), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

8 Limited Liability Partnerships

Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 618), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

9 Pensions

Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme (Consequential Provisions: Subordinate Legislation) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 591), dated 12 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

10 Social Security

(1) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment and Application of Schedule 38 to the Finance Act 2012) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 622), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke); and

(2) Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Consequential Amendment Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 619), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

Other Papers:

11 Social Security

Draft of the Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2013 and its Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sajid Javid).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 18 March:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

12 Criminal Law

(1) Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 613), dated 12 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(2) Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Financial Penalties) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 608), dated 12 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling); and

(3) Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Financial Penalties) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 615), dated 12 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

13 Dangerous Drugs

(1) Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No. 2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 625), dated 13 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May); and

(2) Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment No. 2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 624), dated 13 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

14 Social Security

(1) Fines, Council Tax and Community Charges (Deductions from Universal Credit and Other Benefits) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 612), dated 12 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith); and

(2) Personal Independence Payment (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 626), dated 14 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

(3) Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 630), dated 13 March 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Other Papers:

15 Arrest of a Member

Copy of a letter addressed to the Speaker, dated 15 March 2013, from the Metropolitan Police, relating to the arrest of Eric Joyce, Member for Falkirk (The Speaker).

16 Crime and Disorder

Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (as amended by the Criminal Justice and Immigrations Act 2008 and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

17 Treasury

(1) Government response to the Heseltine review (by Command) (Cm. 8587) (Greg Clark); and

(2) Memorandum to the Treasury Committee on Post-legislative Scrutiny of the European Communities (Finance) Act 2008 (by Command) (Cm. 8581) (Greg Clark).

Prepared 19th March 2013