House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
5th November 2015

No. 65

The House met at 9.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Private Bills: Transport for London Bill [Lords]: Revival Motion (Standing Order 188B relating to Private Business)

Motion made, 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, may have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of Bills).-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

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

Business deferred until Monday 16 November at 7.00 pm (Standing Order No. 20(5)).

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

(2) the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission and the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners

3 Urgent Questions: (1) Burma (James Duddridge)

(2) Human Rights (Egypt) (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

4 Business Question (Leader of the House)

5 Statement: Aviation Security (Secretary Patrick McLoughlin)

6 Backbench Business (Standing Order No. 14(4))

(1) Government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland and the future of UK banking

Resolved, That this House calls on the Government to consider suspending the further sale of its shares in the Royal Bank of Scotland whilst it looks at alternative options; and believes that this should take place in the context of a wider review of the UK's financial sector and that such a review should consider the case for establishing new models of banking, including regional banks.-(Kate Osamor.)

(2) Dog meat trade

Resolved, That this House calls for an immediate end to dog meat trade cruelty; supports the Humane Society lnternational’s campaign to end the dog meat trade by working with government officials and local organisations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and China to raise public awareness and strengthen laws related to this trade; and calls on the Chinese government and Yulin and Guangxi officials to stop the Yulin dog meat festival where thousands of dogs are being cruelly bound, confined, trucked and slaughtered for meat.-(Robert Flello.)

7 Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Resolved, That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill presented to both Houses on Wednesday 4 November (Cm 9152).

Ordered, That a Select Committee of seven Members be appointed to join with any committee to be appointed by the Lords for this purpose;

That the Committee shall have power:

(i) to send for persons, papers and records;

(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(iii) to report from time to time;

(iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two; and

That Victoria Atkins, Suella Fernandes, Mr David Hanson, Stuart C. McDonald, Dr Andrew Murrison, Valerie Vaz and Matt Warman be members of the Committee.-(Dr Thérèse Coffey.)

Message to the Lords to communicate the Resolution and Order.

8 Adjournment

Subject: Work of Driver First Assist (Robert Flello).

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

At 5.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(George Hollingbery.)

Adjourned at 5.23 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Message

9 Energy Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about the Oil and Gas Authority and its functions; to make provision about rights to use upstream petroleum infrastructure; to make provision about the abandonment of offshore installations, submarine pipelines and upstream petroleum infrastructure; to extend Part 1A of the Petroleum Act 1998 to Northern Ireland; to make provision about the disclosure of information for the purposes of international agreements; to make provision about fees in respect of activities relating to oil, gas, carbon dioxide and pipelines; to make provision about wind power; to make provision about the crediting to and debiting from the net UK carbon account of carbon units; and for connected purposes; to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bill

10 Energy Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 92), with Explanatory Notes (Bill 92–EN).

General Committees: Reports

11 Immigration Bill Committee

Albert Owen (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

12 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr David Nuttall (Chair) reported the draft Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations 2015 and the draft Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015.

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 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1638))

Members: Nusrat Ghani discharged and Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan nominated in substitution.

14 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations 2015 and the draft Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015)

Members: Bob Blackman, Conor Burns and Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan discharged and Nick Herbert, Mark Pawsey and Antoinette Sandbach nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

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

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 129) (Mr Robert Syms).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 9.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Order Nos. 10(7) and 14(4))

Funding for schools

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered funding for schools.-(Graham Stuart).

At 4.30 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

Sitting adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

Adjourned at 4.30 pm until Tuesday 10 November.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Capital Gains Tax

Draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Kosovo) Order 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

2 Representation of the People

Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Oliver Letwin).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3 Proceeds of Crime

(1) Administrative Forfeiture of Cash (Forfeiture Notices) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1854), dated 29 October 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May);

(2) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Appeals under Part 2) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1855), dated 29 October 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May);

(3) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Requests and Orders) Order 2005 (England and Wales) (Appeals under Part 2) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1856), dated 29 October 2015 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May); and

(4) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (England and Wales) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1853), dated 29 October 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Other Papers:

4 Corporation Tax

(1) Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Guernsey) Order 2015 (laid 27 October) (by Command) (Mr David Gauke); and

(2) Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Jersey) Order 2015 (laid 27 October) (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

5 Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Code of Practice (Eighth edition) (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

6 Landlord and Tenant

Explanatory Memorandum to the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1646) (laid 9 September) (by Command) (Brandon Lewis).

7 Marine and Coastal Access

Six-year report on progress with marine plans in England (2009–2015) (by Act) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss).

8 Museums and Galleries

Report and Accounts of the Imperial War Museum for 2014–15, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 294) (Mr Edward Vaizey).

9 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on HM Treasury: The sale of Eurostar (by Act); to be printed (HC 490) (Clerk of the House).

10 Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order in support of United Kingdom operations in Afghanistan under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 1 November 2015 (by Act) (Penny Mordaunt).

11 Taxes

Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Canada) Order 2015 (laid 27 October) (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

Withdrawn Papers:

12 Landlord and Tenant

Explanatory Memorandum to the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1646) (by Command) (laid 18 September).

Prepared 5th November 2015