House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
6th May 2014

No. 157

The House met at 2.30 pm.

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 13 May.

2 Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension): Transport for London Bill [Lords]

Ordered, That the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [Lords], which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in Session 2010–12 on 24 January 2011, should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the Bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament according to the provisions of Standing Order 188A (Suspension of Bills).-(Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.)

3 Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

4 Urgent Question: Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca (Secretary Vince Cable)

5 Pupils at Risk of Educational Disadvantage: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to create a pupil characteristic known as pupils at risk of educational disadvantage; to require schools to establish individual education plans for pupils so identified and to monitor the educational progress of such pupils during their school career; to require certain information about such pupils to be published at a national level and to be included in reports compiled by Ofsted; and for connected purposes;

That Chris Skidmore, Mr Robert Buckland, Justin Tomlinson, Andrew Percy and Paul Uppal present the Bill.

Chris Skidmore accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Thursday 15 May, and to be printed (Bill 204).

6 Wales Bill: Committee of the whole House (2nd allocated day)

The House again resolved itself into a Committee (Programme Order, 31 March).

(In the Committee)

Clause 6 (Taxation: introductory)

Amendment 19 made.

Amendment 32 proposed.-(Hywel Williams.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Question put, That Amendment 40 be made.-(Owen Smith.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 261.

Ayes: 216 (Tellers: Susan Elan Jones, Stephen Doughty).

Noes: 280 (Tellers: Harriett Baldwin, Amber Rudd).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 7 (Amendments relating to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs)

Amendment 20 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 14 and 15 agreed to.

Schedule 2 agreed to.

Clauses 16 to 18 agreed to.

Clause 19 (Borrowing by the Welsh Ministers)

Amendment 36 proposed.-(Hywel Williams.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Question put, That Amendment 35 be made.-(Hywel Williams.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 262.

Ayes: 6 (Tellers: Pete Wishart, Stewart Hosie).

Noes: 265 (Tellers: Harriett Baldwin, Gavin Barwell).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clauses 19 and 20 agreed to.

Clause 21 (Budgetary procedures)

Amendment 12 proposed.-(David T. C. Davies.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 29 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 22 agreed to.

New Clause NC1-(Mr Elfyn Llwyd)-brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the new Clause be read a second time.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 263.

Ayes: 5 (Tellers: Caroline Lucas, Mark Durkan).

Noes: 260 (Tellers: Harriett Baldwin, Amber Rudd).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clauses 23 to 29 agreed to.

New Clause NC7-(Mr Elfyn Llwyd)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill, as amended.

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The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Gavin Barwell reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made amendments.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow.

7 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Merchant Shipping (Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 24 March, be approved.-(Gavin Barwell.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 24 March, be approved.-(Gavin Barwell.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 24 March, be approved.-(Gavin Barwell.)

Question agreed to.

8 Relocation of the European Police College

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 17043/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, an initiative of Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision 2005/681/JHA establishing the European Police College; and endorses the Government’s decision to exercise the UK’s opt-in under Protocol 21 to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.-(Gavin Barwell.)

Question agreed to.

9 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from residents of Leicester East relating to the proposed closure of the Santander branch on Downing Drive (Evington, Leicester) was presented and read by Keith Vaz.

A Public Petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to the extension of the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington was presented and read by Mrs Sharon Hodgson.

10 Adjournment

Subject: Services operated by Southeastern Trains (Heidi Alexander).

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

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

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

Adjourned at 10.09 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

11 Immigration Bill

The Lords agree to the Immigration Bill, with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

Printing of Lords Amendments

12 Immigration Bill

Lords Amendments to the Immigration Bill to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 206) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 206–EN).

Reports from Select Committees

13 Backbench Business Committee

Transcript of representations made on 6 May, to be published (Natascha Engel).

14 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) Extractive Industries: Evidence, to be published (HC 832);

(2) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Main Estimates Memorandum 2014–15: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Export Credits Guarantee Department Main Estimates Memorandum 2014–15: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Pension Schemes Main Estimates Memorandum 2014–15: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) UKTI Main Estimates Memorandum 2014–15: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Adrian Bailey).

15 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

BBC Annual Report: Written evidence, to be printed (HC 730) (Mr John Whittingdale).

16 Education Committee

Underachievement in education by white working class children: Written evidence, to be published (HC 727) (Mr Graham Stuart).

17 Foreign Affairs Committee

UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1095) (Sir Richard Ottaway).

18 Health Committee

Integrated Care Pioneers: Evidence, to be published (HC 1249) (David Tredinnick).

19 High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Select Committee on)

Mr Robert Syms reported, That he had been chosen as the Chair of the Committee.

20 Home Affairs Committee

(1) Female Genital Mutilation: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 1091);

(2) Reform of the Police Federation: Evidence, to be published (HC 1163);

(3) The work of the Home Secretary: Written evidence, to be published (HC 235);

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

(5) Tobacco smuggling: Written evidence, to be published (HC 614)

(Keith Vaz).

21 Justice Committee

(1) Main Estimates 2014–15: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Mesothelioma claims: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Serious Fraud Office Supplementary Estimate 2013–14: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Alan Beith).

22 Public Administration (Select Committee on)

(1) Civil Service impartiality and referendums: Evidence, to be published (HC 1149);

(2) Accountability of quangos and public bodies: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1137)

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

23 Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Blacklisting in Employment: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) The Referendum on Separation for Scotland: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Ian Davidson).

24 Treasury Committee

(1) The cost and effectiveness of economic and financial sanctions: Evidence, to be published (HC 1242);

(2) Correspondence received from Rt Hon George Osborne, dated 28 April 2014, concerning the UK housing market: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence received from Rt Hon George Osborne, dated 30 April 2014, concerning RBS bonuses: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Andrew Tyrie).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 105

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment

Subjects:

Votes at 16 (Sarah Champion).

Cyberstalking (Nadine Dorries).

Loan protection gap (Mr Andrew Love).

Commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare (Nadhim Zahawi).

Tackling fraud in the Universal Jobsmatch Programme (Mr Frank Field).

Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Tom Brake.)

Adjourned at 1.59 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Draft Legislative Reform Order:

1 Patents

Draft Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014, with an Explanatory Document recommending the affirmative resolution procedure (by Act), with an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Vince Cable).

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

2 Agriculture

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Food from Britain) Order 2014, with an Explanatory Document (by Act) (Secretary Owen Paterson).

3 Health Care and Associated Professions

Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

4 International Immunities and Privileges

Draft African Legal Support Facility (Legal Capacities) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening).

5 Pensions

Draft Pensions Act 2011 (Transitional, Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

6 Rehabilitation of Offenders

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

7 Representation of the People

Draft Representation of the People (Supply of Information) Regulations 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Deputy Prime Minister).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

8 Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership (Registration Abroad and Certificates) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1107), dated 28 April 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary William Hague).

9 Public Service Pensions

Local Government Pension Scheme (Offender Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1146), dated 1 May 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

10 Terms and Conditions of Employment

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Transfer of Staff to the Department for Work and Pensions) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1139), dated 1 May 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Other Papers:

11 Armed Forces’ Pay

Supplement to the Forty-third Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body: Service Medical and Dental Officers (by Command) (Cm. 8858) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

12 Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Public Bodies)

Trustees’ Report and Consolidated Financial Statements of the National Museum of the Royal Navy for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 1030) (Clerk of the House).

13 Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

(1) Draft Code of practice for employers: Avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working (by Act) (Secretary Theresa May); and

(2) Draft Code of practice on preventing illegal working: Civil penalty scheme for employers (by Act) (Secretary Theresa May).

14 Official Feed and Food Controls

Feed Law: Code of Practice (England) (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

15 Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

Second Report from the Speaker’s Committee, 2014, on Work of the Committee in 2013 (by Act); to be printed (HC 1173) (The Speaker).

16 Scotland

(1) Second Report by the Scottish Government on the Implementation and Operation of Part 3 (Financial Provisions) of the Scotland Act 2012 (by Act) (Secretary Alistair Carmichael); and

(2) Second Report by the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Implementation and Operation of Part 3 (Financial Provisions) of the Scotland Act 2012 (by Act) (Secretary Alistair Carmichael).

17 Water

Progress report under Section 81 of the Water Act 2003 on the steps taken to encourage the conservation of water (by Act) (Secretary Owen Paterson).

Prepared 7th May 2014