House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
25th January 2016

No. 103

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2 Speaker’s Statement: Resignation of Select Committee Chair

3 Urgent Questions: (1) HMRC and Google (settlement) (Mr David Gauke)

(2) Child refugees in Europe (James Brokenshire)

4 Childcare Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 25 November 2015 (Childcare Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied as follows:

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

(2) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion, at today’s sitting, one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order.

(3) Proceedings in Legislative Grand Committee and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion, at today’s sitting, three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order.-(Mr Sam Gyimah.)

5 Childcare Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1-(Jenny Chapman)-brought up and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

Division No. 173.

Ayes: 188 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Holly Lynch).

Noes: 263 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Stephen Barclay).

Question accordingly negatived.

Question put, That New Clause NC2 be read a second time.-(Jenny Chapman.)

The House divided.

Division No. 174.

Ayes: 185 (Tellers: Holly Lynch, Vicky Foxcroft).

Noes: 265 (Tellers: Stephen Barclay, Simon Kirby).

Question accordingly negatived.

6 Suspension of sitting

The Speaker suspended the sitting for consideration of his certification under Standing Order No. 83L.

7 Speaker’s certification (Standing Order No. 83L(6))

The Speaker announced his certification in accordance with Standing Orders No. 83L(2) and (4) in relation to the Childcare Bill [Lords] (Speaker’s certificate, today).

8 Childcare Bill [Lords]: Legislative Grand Committee (England)

The House forthwith resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England) (Standing Orders No. 83M(3)).

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(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England))

Resolved, That the Committee consents to the following certified clauses and schedules of the Childcare Bill [Lords] and certified amendment made to the Bill:

Clauses certified under Standing Order No. 83L(2) as relating exclusively to England and being within devolved legislative competence

Clauses 3 and 5 of the Bill as amended in Committee (Bill 107);

Amendments certified under Standing Order No. 83L(4) as relating exclusively to England

Amendment 3 made in Committee to Clause 2 of the Bill as introduced (Bill 84), which is Clause 1(5) of the Bill as amended in Committee (Bill 107).-(Mr Sam Gyimah.)

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The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the decisions of the Committee (Standing Order No. 83M(6)).

9 Childcare Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Bill read the third time and passed, with amendments.

10 Backbench Business

Foreign policy and development aid in Central and East Africa

Resolved, That this House recognises the importance of stability in Central and East Africa to the security of the United Kingdom; welcomes the Government’s continued engagement in the region and commitment to the spending of development aid to ensure good governance and the eradication of corruption and extreme poverty; deplores the use of violence or terror by any party to secure political aims; and calls on the Government to adopt further measures, together with the international community, to prevent civil war and ensure that the rule of law is maintained.-(Stephen Phillips.)

11 Delegated Legislation

Ordered, That the draft Warrington (Electoral Changes) Order 2016 be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.-(George Hollingbery.)

12 Adjournment

Subject: Financial Ombudsman Service and Strathclyde mining group pensions (Marion Fellows).

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

Adjourned at 9.41 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

13 Highways (Improvement, Traffic Regulation and Traffic Management) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 11 March.

General Committees: Reports

14 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr David Nuttall (Chair) reported the draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016.

15 European Committee B in respect of an unnumbered European Union document, EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy.

Mr Andrew Rosindell (Chair) reported the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of unnumbered European Union Document, EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy.

Reports from Select Committees

16 Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 25 January, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

17 Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees

(1) Responsibilities of the Minister for Skills: Oral evidence taken before the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy, to be published (HC 704);

(2) Careers advice, information and guidance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 670)

(Neil Carmichael).

18 Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Devolution: the next five years and beyond: First Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 369);

(2) Department for Communities and Local Government Annual Report 2014–15: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 531)

(Mr Clive Betts).

19 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).

20 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Universal Credit: progress update: Nineteenth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 601);

(2) Cancer Drugs Fund: Twentieth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 583);

(3) Disposal of public land for new homes inquiry: progress review: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 758);

(4) Strategic flood risk management: progress review: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 759);

(5) Access to General Practice in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 673);

(6) Management of adult diabetes services in the NHS: progress review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 563);

(7) Use of consultants and temporary staff: Written evidence, to be published (HC 726)

(Meg Hillier).

21 Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Revising Scotland’s Fiscal Framework: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 660);

(2) Post-Study Work Schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 593)

(Pete Wishart).

22 Transport Committee

(1) Volkswagen Group emissions violations: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 495);

(2) All lane running: Written evidence, to be published (HC 623);

(3) Road haulage sector: skills and workforce planning: Written evidence, to be published (HC 517);

(4) Surface transport to airports: Written evidence, to be published (HC 516)

(Mrs Louise Ellman).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

Debate on e-petitions (Standing Order Nos. 10(1)(a)

Tax reporting for small businesses and the self-employed

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 115895 relating to tax reporting for small businesses and the self-employed.-(Oliver Dowden.)

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

Adjourned at 7.40 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Companies

Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Joseph Johnson).

2 Electricity

(1) Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Andrea Leadsom); and

(2) draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Andrea Leadsom).

3 Limited Liability Partnerships

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Joseph Johnson).

4 Referendums

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Oliver Letwin).

5 Social Security

(1) Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke);

(2) Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 63), dated 25 January 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke);

(3) draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke); and

(4) draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Justin Tomlinson).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

6 Companies

Draft Statutory Guidance on the meaning of "significant influence or control" over companies in the context of the Register of People with Significant Control (by Act) (Joseph Johnson).

Other Papers:

7 Infrastructure Planning

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 (laid 14 January) (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd); and

(2) Impact Assessment to the draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 (laid 14 January) (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd).

8 Social Security Administration

Report by the Government Actuary on the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 and the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016 (by Act) (Secretary Iain Duncan Smith).

Withdrawn Papers:

9 Infrastructure Planning

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 (by Command) (laid 14 January); and

(2) Impact Assessment to the draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 (by Command) (laid 14 January).

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Childcare Bill [Lords]

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83L, and on the basis of material put before him, that in his opinion-

(a) for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83L(2), Clauses 3 and 5 of the Bill relate exclusively to England on matters within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J;

(b) for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83L(4), amendment 3 to Clause 2 made to the Bill in Committee (which is now Clause 1(5) in the Bill as amended) relates exclusively to England.

 

Prepared 25th January 2016