House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
26th January 2016

No. 104

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

2 Urgent Question: William Mead: 111 Helpline (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

3 Profit-Sharing and Company Governance (Employees’ Participation): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the entitlement of employees to benefit from profits made by their employers in certain circumstances; to require a company to allocate one seat on its board to an employee representative; and for connected purposes;

That Gareth Thomas, Chris Evans, Meg Hillier, Mr Steve Reed, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Adrian Bailey, Rachael Maskell, Stephen Twigg, Mr Mark Hendrick, Stephen Doughty, Kate Osamor and John Woodcock present the Bill.

Gareth Thomas accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 11 March, and to be printed (Bill 124).

4 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (Ways and Means)

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise:

(1) the charging of fees; and

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.-(Mr Rob Wilson.)

5 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 3 December 2015 (Charities (Protection and Social Investment) 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 two hours before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

(3) Proceedings in Legislative Grand Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on that day.

(4) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.-(Mr Rob Wilson.)

6 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1-(Anna Turley)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Question put, That new Clause NC3 be read a second time.-(Anna Turley.)

The House divided.

Division No. 175.

Ayes: 236 (Tellers: Judith Cummins, Jessica Morden).

Noes: 280 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, George Hollingbery).

Question accordingly negatived.

Question put, That Amendment 8 be made.-(Anna Turley.)

The House divided.

Division No. 176.

Ayes: 196 (Tellers: Judith Cummins, Jessica Morden).

Noes: 208 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, George Hollingbery).

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendments 2 to 7 made.

7 Suspension of sitting

The Speaker suspended the sitting for consideration of his certification under Standing Order 83L.

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

The Speaker announced his certification in accordance with Standing Orders Nos. 83L(2) and (4) in relation to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (Speaker’s certificate, today).

9 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Legislative Grand Committee (England and Wales)

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

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(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England and Wales))

Resolved, That the Committee consents to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords].-(Matthew Hancock.)

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

10 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

11 Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 15 December 2015, be approved.-(Kris Hopkins.)

Question agreed to.

12 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from residents of the UK relating to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was presented and read by Sir Edward Garnier.

13 Adjournment

Subject: Building on Sutton Coldfield green belt (Mr Andrew Mitchell).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Kris Hopkins.)

Adjourned at 6.15 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

14 Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]

The Lords agree without amendment to the Amendments made by the Commons to the Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords].

Private Business

15 Standing Orders Committee

(1) The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee that it had resolved, in respect of the Petition for Additional Provision 5 deposited in relation to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: That the following Standing Orders ought to be dispensed with: 5, 10, 10A, 11, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42 and 45.

The Resolution was agreed to.

(2) Ordered, That the Standing Orders Committee have leave to report evidence taken this day on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

(3) The Chairman of Ways and Means reported evidence taken before the Standing Orders Committee on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

Evidence to be published.

Changes to Notices Given

16 Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Duty to Investigate) (Amendment) Bill

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

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

17 Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education (State-funded Secondary Schools) Bill

Order for resuming on Friday 29 January the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 20 November 2015, That the Bill be read a second time, read and discharged.

Debate to be resumed on Friday 4 March.

18 Basement Excavation (Restriction of Permitted Development) Bill: Second Reading

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

Bill withdrawn.

19 Consumer Protection (Standards of Fire Resistance of Children’s Fancy Dress and Play Costumes Etc) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 March, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

General Committees: Reports

20 Energy Bill [Lords] Committee

Philip Davies (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication; and

(2) written evidence.

Written evidence to be published.

21 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Karen Buck (Chair) reported the draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 and the draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016.

22 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Gary Streeter (Chair) reported the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016.

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).

23 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 and the draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016)

Members: Mr Andrew Tyrie discharged and Nusrat Ghani nominated in substitution.

24 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016)

Members: Mr David Anderson discharged and Mark Tami nominated in substitution.

25 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Motions in the name of Caroline Spelman relating to the Safeguarding And Clergy Discipline Measure (HC 722) and the Diocesan Stipends Fund (Amendment) Measure (HC 723))

Members: Shabana Mahmood discharged and Mr Ben Bradshaw nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

26 Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 4 and 11 February in the Chamber and 4 February in Westminster Hall, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 26 January, to be published (Ian Mearns).

27 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) The Government’s Productivity Plan: Second Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 466);

(2) Correspondence with the Executive Deputy Chairman of Sports Direct relating to Sports Direct: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise on the UK Steel Industry: Written evidence, to be published (HC 546);

(4) Exports and the role of UKTI: Written evidence, to be published (HC 741)

(Mr Iain Wright).

28 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Blood doping in athletics: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 430);

(2) BBC Annual Report 2014–15: Written evidence, to be published (HC 357)

(Jesse Norman).

29 Energy and Climate Change Committee

(1) Low carbon network infrastructure: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 613);

(2) Future of carbon capture and storage in the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 692)

(3) Home energy efficiency and demand reduction: Written evidence, to be published (HC 552);

(4) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s draft legislation on energy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 776)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

30 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

The work of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 764) (Neil Parish).

31 Foreign Affairs Committee

The fight against ISIL: the UK’s role: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 683) (Crispin Blunt).

32 Health Committee

(1) Primary care: Written evidence, to be published (HC 408);

(2) Public health post-2013-structures, organisation, funding and delivery: Written evidence, to be published (HC 569)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

33 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).

34 Home Affairs Committee

(1) Asylum accommodation: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 769);

(2) Migration crisis: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 427)

(Keith Vaz).

35 Justice Committee

(1) Courts and tribunals fees and charges: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 396);

(2) Correspondence from the Legal Aid Agency on the procurement process for legal aid duty contracts: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Prison safety: Written evidence, to be published (HC 625);

(4) The work of the Crown Prosecution Service: Written evidence, to be published (HC 669)

(Robert Neill).

36 Petitions Committee

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

(2) List of closed e-petitions presented to the House, to be published

(Helen Jones).

37 Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) The future of the Union, part one: English Votes for English Laws: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 523);

(2) The Strathclyde review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 752)

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

38 Science and Technology Committee

Digital skills gap: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 740) (Nicola Blackwood).

39 Treasury Committee

(1) Bank of England December 2015 Financial Stability Report: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 780);

(2) Financial Conduct Authority: Written evidence, to be published (HC 515)

(Mr Andrew Tyrie).

40 Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Gender pay gap: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 584);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions relating to injured service personnel and veterans: Written evidence, to be published

(Mrs Maria Miller).

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) Potential role of UK manufacturing in development of onshore oil and gas

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the potential role of UK manufacturing in development of onshore oil and gas.-(Kevin Hollinrake.)

At 11.00 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

(2) Levels of child poverty

Resolved, That this House has considered levels of child poverty.-(Peter Dowd.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.29 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

(3) Further education colleges in the North East

Resolved, That this House has considered further education colleges in the North East.-(Helen Goodman.)

The sitting was suspended between 3.59 pm and 4.30 pm.

(4) Funding of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Motion made, That this House has considered the funding of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.-(Margaret Greenwood.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.30 pm and 5.00 pm for divisions in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Question proposed, That this House has considered the funding of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Question put and agreed to.

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

Adjourned at 6.00 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Iraq No. 1 (2016)

Agreement, done at London on 8 October 2015, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Iraq on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 9191) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

2 Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 13 October 2015, made by the Governing Body of Wadham College in the University of Oxford, amending the existing Statutes of the College (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid).

Other Papers:

3 Infrastructure Planning

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

4 Proceeds of Crime

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 (laid 16 December) (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May);

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 (laid 16 December) (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May); and

(3) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 (laid 16 December) (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

5 Proceeds of Crime, Northern Ireland

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 (laid 16 December) (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

6 Treaty Series No. 7 (2016)

Convention, done at Pristina on 4 June 2015, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (by Command) (Cm. 9192) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

7 Treaty Series No. 8 (2016)

Exchange of Notes, done at London on 27 October 2008, and Exchange of Notes, done at Wellington on 12 March 2013 and 2 September 2013, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of New Zealand amending the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of New Zealand Concerning Air Services (by Command) (Cm. 9193) (Secretary Philip Hammond).

Withdrawn Papers:

8 Infrastructure Planning

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

9 Proceeds of Crime

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 (by Command) (laid 16 December 2015);

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 (by Command) (laid 16 December 2015); and

(3) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 (by Command) (laid 16 December 2015).

10 Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 (by Command) (laid 16 December 2015).


SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Charities (Protection and Social Investment 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 the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] as amended relates exclusively to England and Wales on matters within devolved legislative competence, as defined by Standing Order No. 83J.

 

Prepared 26th January 2016