House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
7th April 2014

No. 149

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

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

2 The UK’s 2014 justice and home affairs opt-out decision

Resolved, That this House has considered the UK’s 2014 justice and home affairs opt-out decision.-(Secretary Theresa May.)

3 Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Rehman Chishti and Sir Richard Shepherd be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Sir Edward Garnier and Gareth Johnson be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Fiona Mactaggart be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Mrs Anne McGuire be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

4 Adjournment

Subject: Proposed closure of Worksop Magistrates’ Court (John Mann).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Gavin Barwell.)

Adjourned at 8.18 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Private Business

5 High-Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

High-Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Summary of issues raised by comments on the Environmental Statement: Report prepared by the Independent Assessor appointed under Standing Order 224A(6)(a) and submitted to the House by the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills under Standing Order 224A(6)(b), to be published (HC 1199).

General Committees: Reports

6 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Linda Riordan (Chair) reported the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Ketamine etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014.

7 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr James Gray (Chair) reported the draft County Court Remedies Regulations 2014.

8 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Charles Walker (Chair) reported the draft Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority Order 2014.

9 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Dai Havard (Chair) reported the Motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Financial Assistance to Industry in respect of certain British Business Bank programmes.

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).

10 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Ketamine etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014)

Members: Sir Peter Luff discharged and James Morris nominated in substitution.

11 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft County Court Remedies Regulations 2014)

Members: Pauline Latham and Chris White discharged and Andrew Bridgen and Richard Fuller nominated in substitution.

12 European Committee B in respect of European Document No. 11846/12, a draft Council Regulation on the establishment of an evaluation mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis

Members: Gareth Johnson discharged and Dan Byles nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

13 Business, Innovation and Skills, Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Development Committees

Scrutiny of Arms Exports and Arms Controls (2014): Evidence, to be published (HC 785) (Sir John Stanley).

14 House of Commons Members Estimate Committee

Consolidated list of provisions of the Resolutions of the House relating to expenditure charged to the Estimate for House of Commons: Members as at 7 April 2014: First Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1217) (The Speaker).

15 National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

The work of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy in 2013–14: First Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1257) (Margaret Beckett).

16 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Ministry of Justice and National Offender Management Service: Managing the prison estate: Fifty-third Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1001);

(2) COMPASS: Provision of asylum accommodation: Fifty-fourth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1000);

(3) NHS waiting times for elective care in England: Fifty-fifth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 1002);

(4) Tax Reliefs: Evidence, to be published (HC 1155);

(5) Adult social care in England: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Criminal Justice System: Landscape Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Education Funding Agency and the Department for Education Accounts: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Whistleblowing: Written evidence, to be published

(Margaret Hodge).

17 Transport Committee

(1) Safety at level crossings: Network Rail’s response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2013–14: Eighteenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1260);

(2) Security on the railway: Evidence, to be published (HC 1166);

(3) Cost of motor insurance: whiplash: follow up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 919);

(4) Cycling safety: Written evidence, to be published (HC 852);

(5) Draft National Policy Statements on National Networks: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1135);

(6) Government motoring agencies-the user perspective: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1109);

(7) Offshore helicopter safety: Written evidence, to be published (HC 992);

(8) TransPennine Rolling Stock: Written evidence, to be published

(Mrs Louise Ellman).

18 Work and Pensions Committee

Fraud and error in the benefits system: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1082) (Dame Anne Begg).

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 4 April under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Ecclesiastical Law

(1) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 896), dated 11 February 2014 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House); and

(2) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 895), dated 11 February 2014 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House).

2 Financial Services and Markets

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 905), dated 2 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sajid Javid).

3 Revenue and Customs

Customs (Inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary and the Scottish Inspectors) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 907), dated 1 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

4 Road Traffic

Cycle Racing on Highways (Tour de France 2014) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 887), dated 31 March 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Patrick McLoughlin).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 7 April:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

5 Payment Scheme

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 917), dated 7 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

6 Representation of the People, Wales

(1) Local Elections (Communities) (Welsh Forms) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 919), dated 3 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Deputy Prime Minister); and

(2) Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Welsh Forms) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 918), dated 3 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Deputy Prime Minister).

7 Senior Courts of England and Wales

High Court and County Court Jurisdiction (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 821), dated 4 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

8 Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Exchange Traded Funds) (Exemption) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 911), dated 3 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sajid Javid).

Other Papers:

9 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on The exchequer departments: Tax reliefs (by Act); to be printed (HC 1256) (Clerk of the House).

Withdrawn Papers:

10 Licences and Licensing

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (laid 24 February 2014).

11 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on The exchequer departments: tax reliefs (by Act) (laid 27 March 2014).

Prepared 8th April 2014