House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
5th January 2016

No. 91

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Health

2 Speaker’s Statement: Appointment of the Serjeant at Arms

3 Statements: (1) EU Council (The Prime Minister)

(2) Counter-terrorism (Secretary Theresa May)

(3) Flooding (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

(4) Saudi Arabia (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

4 Mesothelioma (Amendment) (No. 2): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Mesothelioma Act 2014.

That Mike Kane, John Woodcock, Jim Shannon, Sammy Wilson, Andy Slaughter, Andy McDonald, Mr Graham Brady and Jonathan Reynolds present the Bill.

Mike Kane accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 January, and to be printed (Bill 114).

5 Housing and Planning Bill (Programme) (No.2) Motion

Motion made and Question put, That the Order of 2 November 2015 (Housing and Planning Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

(1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading shall be taken in two days in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

(3) Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.

(4) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

Table

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

New clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to Part 1

Two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order.

New clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the following: (a) Chapter 3 of Part 4; (b) the recovery of social housing assistance; (c) the insolvency of social housing providers; (d) Part 2; (e) Part 3

Four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order.

New clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the following: (a) Part 6; (b) surplus land held by public bodies or the disposal of land by public bodies

Six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order.

Second day

New clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the following (a) Chapter 2 of Part 4; (b) Chapter 4 of Part 4; (c) Chapter 5 of Part 4; (d) Chapter 1 of Part 4.

Two hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration on the second day.

New clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the following: (a) Part 5; (b) Part 7; remaining proceedings on Consideration

Four hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration on the second day.

(5) Proceedings in Legislative Grand Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement on the second day.

(6) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement on the second day.-(Brandon Lewis.)

The House divided.

Division No. 153.

Ayes: 303 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Noes: 195 (Tellers: Holly Lynch, Jeff Smith).

Question accordingly agreed to.

6 Housing and Planning Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee (1st allocated day)

New Clause NC1-(Mrs Maria Miller)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 39 proposed.-(Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 154.

Ayes: 194 (Tellers: Sue Hayman, Jeff Smith).

Noes: 301 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Question accordingly negatived.

Since it was more than two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Housing and Planning Bill (Programme) (No.2) motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question necessary to bring proceedings on new clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to Part 1 to a conclusion (Programme Order, today).

The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

That Amendment 110 be made (Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).-(Tim Farron.)

The House divided.

Division No. 155.

Ayes: 190 (Tellers: Tom Brake, Sue Hayman).

Noes: 304 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Question accordingly negatived.

New Clause NC6-(Mr Marcus Jones)-brought up and read the first time.

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

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Question put and agreed to.

New Clause NC6-(Mr Marcus Jones)-added to the Bill.

New Schedule NS1-(Mr Marcus Jones)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendments 4, 6 and 5 made.

New Clauses NC7 to NC28-(Mr Marcus Jones)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

New Schedules NS2 and NS3-(Mr Marcus Jones)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendment 7 made.

New Clause NC37-(Mr Marcus Jones)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendments 12 to 26 made.

New Clause NC29-(Brandon Lewis)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

New Clauses NC30, NC31 and NC43 to NC46-(Brandon Lewis)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

New Clause NC57-(Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods)-brought up and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

Division No. 156.

Ayes: 72 (Tellers: Sue Hayman, Jeff Smith).

Noes: 277 (Tellers: Sarah Newton, Simon Kirby).

Question accordingly negatived.

New Schedule NS4-(Brandon Lewis)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendments 10 and 75 made.

New Clauses NC32 to NC36-(Brandon Lewis)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

New Schedule NS5-(Brandon Lewis)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Amendment 8 made.

Bill to be further considered tomorrow.

7 Adjournment (Easter)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 24 March 2016, do adjourn till Monday 11 April 2016.-(Alun Cairns.)

Question agreed to.

8 Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No.2) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 18 November, be approved.-(Alun Cairns.)

Question agreed to.

9 Delegated Legislation

Ordered, That the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1951) be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.-(Alun Cairns.)

10 Adjournment

Subject: Future funding for S4C (Simon Hart).

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

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 2.29 am until today.

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Other proceedings

Private Business

11 Private Bill Petitions: Report from Examiners (Standing Order 70 relating to Private Business)

Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills laid upon the Table by the Speaker, That, in the case of the Petitions for the following Bills, the Standing Orders have been complied with:

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill

New Southgate Cemetery Bill.

12 Private Bill Petitions: Report from Examiners (Standing Order not complied with)

Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills laid upon the Table by the Speaker, That, in the case of the Petition for the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill, Standing Order 39 has not been complied with.

Report referred to the Standing Orders Committee.

13 Private Bills (Standing Order 81 relating to Private Business)

The Chairman of Ways and Means reported, That the following Bills should originate in the House of Lords:

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill

New Southgate Cemetery Bill

and that, subject to the decision of the Standing Orders (Private Business) Committees, the following Bill should originate in the House of Commons:

City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill.

Explanatory Notes to Bills

14 Marriage Registration Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 113–EN).

General Committees: Reports

15 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill Committee

Mrs Anne Main (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

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).

16 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 3) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1929))

Members: Mike Penning discharged and Karen Bradley nominated in substitution.

17 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016)

Members: Mr Shailesh Vara discharged and Andrew Selous nominated in substitution.

18 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Interception of Communications: Code of Practice) Order 2015 and the draft Equipment Interference (Code of Practice) Order 2015)

Members: Guto Bebb discharged and Simon Hart nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

19 Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 11 January in the Chamber (Ian Mearns).

20 Defence Committee

(1) An acceptable risk? The use of Lariam for military personnel: Written evidence, to be published (HC 567);

(2) Beyond endurance? Military exercises and the duty of care: Written evidence received by the Defence Sub-Committee, to be published (HC 598);

(3) Ministerial correspondence relating to the Single Source Regulations Office: Written evidence, to be published

(Dr Julian Lewis).

21 Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 651) (Order made in the Adjournment (Standing Order No. 137)) (Clerk of the House)

22 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Health Committees

Appointment of the Chair of the Food Standards Agency: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 663) (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

23 Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Foreign Secretary on Shaker Aamer: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) FCO management issues: August to October 2015: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Libya: examination of intervention and collapse and the UK’s future policy options: Written evidence, to be published (HC 520)

(Crispin Blunt).

24 Health Committee

Appointment of the Chair of the Food Standards Agency: Third Report, with Appendices, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 663) (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

25 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).

26 Petitions Committee

(1) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published;

(2) Funding for research into brain tumours: Written evidence, to be published (HC 554)

(Helen Jones).

27 Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Appointment of the UK’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Second Report, to be printed, with an Appendix and the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 658);

(2) Lessons for Civil Service impartiality from the Scottish independence referendum: Government Response to the Public Administration Select Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2014–15: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 725);

(3) Annual scrutiny of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Written evidence, to be published (HC 696);

(4) Fundraising in the charitable sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 431);

(5) Whitehall’s relationship with Kids Company: Written evidence, to be published (HC 433)

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Business appointed by the Chairman of Ways and Means (Standing Order No. 10(6))

(1) Renegotiation of UK membership of the EU

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered renegotiation of UK membership of the EU.-(Mr Philip Hollobone.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Resolved, That this House has considered renegotiation of UK membership of the EU.

(2) Regional theatre

Resolved, That this House has considered regional theatre.-(Will Quince.)

(3) Safer Neighbourhood policing in London

Resolved, That this House has considered Safer Neighbourhood policing in London.-(Ms Karen Buck.)

The sitting was suspended between 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm.

(4) Relationship between the UK and Kazakhstan

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the relationship between the UK and Kazakhstan.-(Bob Stewart.)

At 2.30 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

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

Adjourned at 2.30 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Friday 18 December 2015

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Electricity

(1) Electricity (Exemption from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) (Galawhistle) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2040), dated 15 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Andrea Leadsom); and

(2) Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2045), dated 16 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd).

2 Financial Services and Markets

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2061), dated 17 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Harriett Baldwin).

3 Government Resources and Accounts

Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2062), dated 17 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Greg Hands).

4 Police

Police Pensions and Police (Injury Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2057), dated 14 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Monday 21 December 2015

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

5 Council Tax

Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2041), dated 16 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Marcus Jones).

6 Professional Qualifications

European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2059), dated 17 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Anna Soubry).

Other Papers:

7 Energy and Climate Change

Post Implementation Review of the UK’s Transposition of the EU Oil Stocking Directive (by Command) (Cm. 9165) (Secretary Amber Rudd).

8 Home Affairs

Memorandum to the Home Affairs Committee: Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Crime and Security Act 2010 (by Command) (Cm. 9185) (Secretary Theresa May).

9 Transport

Working Together to Build a Safer Road System: British Road Safety Statement (by Command) (Cm. 9175) (Secretary Patrick McLoughlin).

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

10 Farriers

Farriers’ Qualifications (European Recognition) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2072), dated 18 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss).

11 Insolvency

Insolvency Practitioners (Recognised Professional Bodies) (Revocation of Recognition) Order 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2067), dated 16 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid).

12 Terms and Conditions of Employment

Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2065), dated 17 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Boles).

13 Veterinary Surgeons

Veterinary Surgeons’ Qualifications (European Recognition and Knowledge of Language) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 2073), dated 18 December 2015 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss).

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Other Papers:

14 Agriculture

Explanatory Memorandum to the Common Agricultural Policy (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1997) (laid 9 December 2015) (by Command) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss).

Withdrawn Papers:

15 Agriculture

Explanatory Memorandum to the Common Agricultural Policy (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1997) (by Command) (laid 9 December 2015).

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Tuesday 5 January 2016:

Other Papers:

16 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cross-government: Delivering major projects in government: a briefing for the Committee of Public Accounts (by Act); to be printed (HC 713) (Clerk of the House).

 

Prepared 6th January 2016