House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
12th June 2014

No. 6

The House met at 9.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Spoliation Advisory Panel

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report from Sir Donnell Deeny, Chairman of the Spoliation Advisory Panel, dated 12 June 2014, in respect of a painted wooden tablet, the Biccherna Panel, now in the possession of the British Library.-(John Penrose.)

2 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(2) the Right honourable Member representing the Church Commissioners and the honourable Member representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

3 Urgent Question: HM Passport Office (Secretary Theresa May)

4 Business Question (Leader of the House)

5 Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Chris Grayling, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Theresa May, Secretary David Jones, the Attorney General, Mr Oliver Letwin, Grant Shapps and Mr Nick Hurd presented a Bill to make provision as to matters to which a court must have regard in determining a claim in negligence or breach of statutory duty.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Monday 16 June, and to be printed (Bill 9) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 9–EN).

6 Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address) (last day)

Debate resumed (Order, 11 June).

Question again proposed, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Subject: The economy and living standards.

Amendment proposed, at the end of the Question, to add ‘but regret that the Gracious Speech fails to tackle the deep-seated cost-of-living crisis with a plan to secure a strong and sustained recovery that delivers rising living standards for the many, not just a few at the top; and call on your Government to act to boost housing supply and ensure at least 200,000 new homes are built each year, introduce an independent infrastructure commission, reform the energy and banking markets to make them more competitive for consumers and businesses, make work pay by expanding free childcare for working parents, raise the value of the minimum wage over the next Parliament, introduce a lower ten pence starting rate of tax, set out reforms to ban recruitment agencies from hiring solely from overseas and put in place tougher enforcement of minimum wage laws to tackle the exploitation of migrant workers that undercuts local workers, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and a new gold standard vocational qualification and give business a real say on apprenticeships in return for increasing their numbers to ensure that every young person gets the skills they need to succeed in the future.’.-(Ed Balls.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 2.

Ayes: 232 (Tellers: Bridget Phillipson, Julie Hilling).

Noes: 269 (Tellers: Mark Lancaster, John Penrose).

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 3.

Ayes: 270 (Tellers: Mark Lancaster, John Penrose).

Noes: 231 (Tellers: Bridget Phillipson, Julie Hilling).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Resolved, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Address to be presented to Her Majesty by Members of this House who are Privy Counsellors or Members of Her Majesty’s Household.

7 Adjournment

Subject: Re-assertion of the Royal status of the town of Sutton Coldfield (Mr Andrew Mitchell).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Sam Gyimah.)

Adjourned at 5.47 pm until Monday 16 June.

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Other proceedings

Private Business

8 Private Bills [Lords]

Certificate by the Clerk in the Private Bill Office laid upon the Table by the Speaker, That, in respect of the Transport for London Bill [Lords] brought from the House of Lords, the Agents have deposited in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the House of Lords in the last Session.

9 Transport for London Bill [Lords]

A Bill to confer further powers upon Transport for London; and for related purposes.

Bill read the first time and ordered to be read a second time (Order, 6 May).

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 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 15808/13, a Commission Report: Alert Mechanism Report 2014, and other Documents referred on 11 and 18 December 2013 and 9 April and 11 June 2014

Members: Sir Bob Russell discharged and John Hemming nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

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

High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill: Evidence, to be published (HC 338) (Mr Robert Syms).

12 Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

(1) The impact of Queen’s and Prince’s Consent on the legislative process: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report, Session 2013–14: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 224);

(2) Revisiting the Cabinet Manual: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 233)

(Mr Graham Allen).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 2.30 pm.

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 International Development

(1) Draft African Development Bank (Thirteenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening);

(2) draft African Development Fund (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening);

(3) draft International Development Association (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening); and

(4) draft International Development Association (Seventeenth Replenishment) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening).

2 Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers and Review Officers) Order 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3 Human Tissue

Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1459), dated 4 June 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

4 Immigration

Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1513), dated 5 June 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

5 Merchant Shipping

Merchant Shipping (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1512), dated 7 June 2014 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Patrick McLoughlin).

6 Town and Country Planning

Draft Improving Planning Performance: Criteria for Designation (by Act) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

Other Papers:

7 Animals

Explanatory Memorandum to the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1240) and the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Revocation) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1258) (laid 16 May 2014) (by Command) (Secretary Owen Paterson).

8 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Report on Human Rights and Democracy for 2013 (by Command) (Cm. 8870) (Secretary William Hague).

9 Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of Forest Research for 2013–14, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 2) (Secretary Owen Paterson);

(2) Report and Accounts of the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills for 2013–14, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 92) (Nicky Morgan); and

(3) Report and Accounts of the Office of Rail Regulation for 2013–14, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 30) (Nicky Morgan).

10 Health

Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Health Committee, Session 2013–14, on Public Health England (by Command) (Cm. 8881) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

11 National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust for 2013–14 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt);

(2) Report and Accounts of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust for 2013–14 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt);

(3) Report and Accounts of Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2013–14 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt); and

(4) Report and Accounts of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2013–14 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

12 Social Security Administration

Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council in accordance with Section 171 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 reviewing the coverage and time limits for the rules governing presumption that a disease is due to the nature of employment for the purposes of the Industrial Injuries Scheme (by Command) (Cm. 8880) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

13 Spoliation Advisory Panel

Return to an Address to Her Majesty for a Return of the Report from the Right Honourable Sir Donnell Deeny, Chairman of the Spoliation Advisory Panel, dated 12 June 2014, in respect of a painted wooden tablet, the Biccherna Panel, now in the possession of the British Library (pursuant to Resolution today); to be printed (HC 209) (Secretary Sajid Javid).

14 Terrorism

Draft Code of Practice for examining officers and review officers under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (by Act) (Secretary Theresa May).

Withdrawn Papers:

15 Animals

Explanatory Memoranda to the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1240) and the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Revocation) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 1258) (laid 16 May 2014) (by Command) (Secretary Owen Paterson).

16 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Report on Human Rights and Democracy for 2013 (by Command) (Cm. 8842) (laid 10 April 2014).

CORRIGENDA

Monday 9 June

Item 16, Work and Pensions Committee, should read:

(1) Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 302);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister for Welfare Reform: Written evidence, to be published

(Dame Anne Begg).

Tuesday 10 June

Item 13, Health Committee, should read:

(1) 2014 Accountability hearing with the Health and Care Professions Council: First Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 339);

(2) Children’s and adolescent mental health and CAMHS: Evidence, to be published (HC 342)

(David Tredinnick).

Item 19, Welsh Affairs Committee, should read:

(1) Energy generation in Wales: Shale Gas: First Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 284);

(2) International Representation and Promotion of Wales by UK bodies: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 337);

(3) Correspondence from the Wales Office relating to the 2013–14 Supplementary Estimate: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Wales Office Explanatory Memorandum on the 2014–15 Main Estimate: Written evidence, to be published

(David T. C. Davies).

Prepared 13th June 2014