House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
1st April 2014

No. 146

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Private Bills [Lords]: Transport for London Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

Motion made, That the Transport for London Bill [Lords] be now read a second time.-(Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 8 April.

2 Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

3 Urgent Question: Royal Mail flotation (Secretary Vince Cable)

4 National Parks (Governance) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Tim Farron, supported by Roger Williams, Dr Julian Lewis and John Woodcock, presented a Bill to give powers to the Secretary of State to provide for elections to be held to the governing boards of National Parks on a pilot basis; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 6 June, and to be printed (Bill 194).

5 Regulation of Gambling Advertising: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Motion made and Question proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the advertising of gambling on broadcast media before the watershed; and for connected purposes.-(Jake Berry.)

Motion opposed (Standing Order No. 23(1)).

Question put, and agreed to.

Ordered, That Jake Berry, Mr Stewart Jackson, Mr David Lammy, Gordon Birtwistle, John Woodcock, Pauline Latham, Fiona Bruce, Jim Shannon, Alistair Burt and Sir Tony Baldry present the Bill.

Jake Berry accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 May, and to be printed (Bill 195).

6 Finance (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Finance (No. 2) Bill be now read a second time.

Amendment moved, to leave out from ‘That’ to the end of the Question and add ‘this House declines to give the Finance (No. 2) Bill a Second Reading because it fails to address the cost-of-living crisis which will see working people worse off at the end of this Parliament than at the beginning; because while working people are £1,600 a year worse off it prioritises a tax cut for millionaires of on average £100,000; because it offers a marriage tax allowance which will help only a third of married couples, rather than a 10 pence starting rate of tax which would help millions more families; and because it fails to set out measures to tackle rising energy bills, get young people into work, boost housing supply and help families with childcare costs within this Parliament’.-(Chris Leslie.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 241.

Ayes: 241 (Tellers: Stephen Doughty, Julie Hilling).

Noes: 291 (Tellers: Harriett Baldwin, Gavin Barwell).

Question accordingly negatived.

Question, That the Bill be now read a second time, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 62(2)).

The House divided.

Division No. 242.

Ayes: 292 (Tellers: Harriett Baldwin, Gavin Barwell).

Noes: 235 (Tellers: Stephen Doughty, Julie Hilling).

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill read a second time.

7 Finance (No. 2) Bill (Programme)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance (No. 2) Bill:

Committal

(1) The following shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House:

(a) Clauses 1, 5 to 7, 11, 72 to 74 and 112;

(b) Schedule 1;

(c) any new Clauses, and any new Schedules, relating to:

(i) tax relief in connection with the costs of childcare, or

(ii) income tax allowances for parties to a marriage or civil partnership, or

(iii) air passenger duty, or

(iv) the rate of the bank levy, or

(v) the subject matter of Clause 1, or

(vi) the subject matter of Clauses 5 to 7 and Schedule 1.

(2) The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Committee

(3) (a) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

(b) Those proceedings shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the first column of the following table and in the order so shown.

(c) Each part of the proceedings 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.

(d) Standing Order No. 83B (programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

Table

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the subject matter of Clauses 5 to 7 and Schedule 1; Clauses 5 to 7; Schedule 1

3.30pm on the first day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the subject matter of Clause 1; Clause 1

5.30pm on the first day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to tax relief in connection with the costs of childcare

7.30pm on the first day

Second day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to income tax allowances for parties to a marriage or civil partnership; Clause 11

4.00pm on the second day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the rate of the bank levy; Clause 112

6.00pm on the second day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to air passenger duty; Clauses 72 to 74

8.00pm on the second day

(4) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17 June 2014.

(5) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

(6) When the provisions of the Bill considered respectively by the Committee of the whole House and by the Public Bill Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Public Bill Committee.

Consideration and Third Reading

(7) Proceedings on consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed in two days.

(8) Standing Order No. 83B (programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.-(Mr David Evennett.)

Question agreed to.

8 Deferred divisions

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the motion in the name of Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the Finance (No. 2) Bill (Carry-over).-(Mr David Evennett.)

Question agreed to.

9 Finance (No. 2) Bill (Carry-over)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 80B(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Finance (No. 2) Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session.-(Mr David Evennett.)

The House divided.

Division No. 243.

Ayes: 273 (Tellers: Gavin Barwell, Harriett Baldwin).

Noes: 223 (Tellers: Stephen Doughty, Julie Hilling).

Question accordingly agreed to.

10 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 5 March, be approved.-(Mr David Evennett.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 4 November 2013, be approved.-(Mr David Evennett.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Committee on Agricultural Valuation) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 6 February, be approved.-(Mr David Evennett.)

Question agreed to.

11 Adjournment

Subject: Reconfiguration of services at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital (Christopher Pincher).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr David Evennett.)

Adjourned at 8.49 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

12 Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Committee

Sir Roger Gale (Chair) reported:

(1) written evidence submitted to the Committee, and

(2) the Bill, as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 196).

13 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014.

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).

14 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014)

Members: Gordon Birtwistle, John Hemming and Andrew Percy discharged and Duncan Hames, Mr David Ward and Dr Sarah Wollaston nominated in substitution.

15 European Committee C in respect of European Union Document No. 18719/11 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Council Regulation establishing for the period 2014–2020 the programme Europe for Citizens

Members: Mr Ben Bradshaw discharged and Paul Flynn nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

16 Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 10 April in the Chamber, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 1 April, to be published (Natascha Engel).

17 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Extractive Industries: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Student Loans: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Adrian Bailey).

18 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Nuisance calls-Government response to the Fourth Report of the Committee, Session 2013–14: Fourth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1211);

(2) The Future of the BBC: Evidence, to be published (HC 949);

(3) The Work of the Arts Council (England): Written evidence, to be published (HC 1161)

(Mr John Whittingdale).

19 Defence Committee

(1) The Armed Forces Covenant in Action? Part 5: Military Casualties: Evidence, to be published (HC 940);

(2) Intervention: Why, When and How?: Written evidence, to be published (HC 952)

(Mr James Arbuthnot).

20 Energy and Climate Change Committee

(1) The Green Deal: watching brief (part 2): Evidence, to be published (HC 1111);

(2) Bioenergy: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th assessment review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 907);

(4) Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Energy Bill: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Tim Yeo).

21 Health Committee

Children’s and adolescent mental health and CAMHS: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1129) (Mr Stephen Dorrell).

22 Home Affairs Committee

(1) Reform of the Police Federation: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1163);

(2) The work of the Immigration Directorates (Q4): Evidence, to be published (HC 1164);

(3) Asylum: Written evidence, to be published (HC 71);

(4) Counter-terrorism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 231);

(5) Hillsborough: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1093);

(6) Police and Crime Commissioners: Progress to date: Written evidence, to be published (HC 757);

(7) The work of the Metropolitan Police: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1213);

(8) The work of the National Crime Agency: Written evidence, to be published (HC 659)

(Keith Vaz).

23 International Development Committee

(1) Disability and Development: Eleventh 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 8 and 15 January, 4 and 25 February and 5 March (HC 947);

(2) Tax in Developing Countries: DFID’s update on the recommendations in the Committee’s Fourth Report, Session 2012–13: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Malcolm Bruce).

24 Liaison Committee

Civil Service: lacking capacity: Government response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2013–14: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 1216) (Sir Alan Beith).

25 Public Administration (Select Committee on)

(1) Caught red-handed: Why we can’t count on Police Recorded Crime statistics: Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 760);

(2) Time for a People’s Ombudsman Service: Fourteenth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 655);

(3) Civil Service impartiality and referendums: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Work of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

26 Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Zero Hours Contracts: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 654);

(2) Land Reform in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Ian Davidson).

27 Standards (Committee on)

Maria Miller:

(1) Tenth Report, with Appendices, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1179);

(2) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1179)

(Kevin Barron).

28 Treasury Committee

(1) Budget 2014: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1189);

(2) Project Verde: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Andrew Tyrie).

29 Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Wales Bill: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2013–14: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1205);

(2) International Representation and Promotion of Wales by UK Bodies: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1206)

(David T.C. Davies).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 96

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment

Subjects:

North Wales economy (Mr David Hanson).

Government support for grassroots football (Mr David Crausby).

UK automotive industry (Gavin Williamson).

Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Stephen Crabb.)

Adjourned at 4.31 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Licences and Licensing

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (FIFA World Cup Licensing Hours) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2 Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 870), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

3 County Court

London Insolvency District (County Court at Central London) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 818), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

4 Family Court

(1) Family Court (Constitution of Committees: Family Panels) Rules 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 842), dated 21 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling); and

(2) Justices’ Clerks and Assistants (Amendment) Rules 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 841), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

5 Family Proceedings

(1) Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Family Court: Consequential Provision) (No.2) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 879), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(2) Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) Rules 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 840), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(3) Family Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 843), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling); and

(4) Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 877), dated 27 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

6 Immigration

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command); to be printed (HC 1201) (Secretary Theresa May).

7 Insolvency

Insolvency (Commencement of Proceedings) and Insolvency Rules 1986 (Amendment) Rules 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 817), dated 1 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

8 Magistrates’ Courts

Magistrates’ Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 875), dated 27 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

9 Senior Courts of England and Wales

(1) Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 867), dated 28 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(2) Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 874), dated 27 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling); and

(3) Non-Contentious Probate Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 876), dated 27 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

10 Trade Union and Labour Relations

ACAS Draft Code of Practice on handling in a reasonable manner requests to work flexibly (by Act) (Secretary Vince Cable).

11 Tribunals and Inquiries

Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (Judicial Review) (England and Wales) Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 878), dated 27 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

Other Papers:

12 Bank of England

Financial Policy Committee Response to HM Treasury’s Remit and Recommendations for the Financial Policy Committee (by Act) (Sajid Javid).

13 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan for 2014–15 (by Act) (Secretary Vince Cable).

14 Justice

Court Fees: Proposals for reform-Part one consultation response: Cost Recovery (by Command) (Cm. 8845) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

15 Law Commission

Report of the Law Commission on Regulation of Health Care Professionals: Regulation of Social Care Professionals in England (by Command) (Cm. 8839) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

Prepared 2nd April 2014