House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
8th March 2016

No. 128

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

2 Driving Licence (Mandatory First Aid Training): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require applicants for full driving licences to have received first aid training before undertaking the practical driving test; and for connected purposes;

That Will Quince, Dr Tania Mathias, Peter Aldous, Wes Streeting, Jim Fitzpatrick, Sir Roger Gale, Mr Nigel Evans, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Lady Hermon, Caroline Lucas, Martyn Day and Mr Mark Williams present the Bill.

Will Quince accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 11 March, and to be printed (Bill 149).

3 Enterprise Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 2 February 2016 (Enterprise Bill [Lords] (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 concluded in two days.

3. Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the following Table and in the order so shown.

4. Each part of the proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to it in the second column of the Table.

Table

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the Green Investment Bank plc; amendments to Clauses 37 and 38.

One and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to public sector exit payments; amendments to Part 9.

Three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Second day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to Sunday trading and working; amendments to Part 7.

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

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the Pubs Code Adjudicator and the Pubs Code; amendments to Clauses 39 and 40; remaining proceedings on Consideration.

6.00pm on the second day.

5. Proceedings in legislative grand committee and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00pm on the second day.-(Anna Soubry.)

4 Enterprise Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee (1st allocated day)

New Clause NC4-(Kevin Brennan)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

Division No. 206.

Ayes: 202 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Jeff Smith).

Noes: 284 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Question accordingly negatived.

New Schedule NS1-(Kevin Brennan)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

Division No. 207.

Ayes: 266 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Jeff Smith).

Noes: 291 (Tellers: Sarah Newton, Mel Stride).

Question accordingly negatived

It being more than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Enterprise Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on new Clauses and new Schedules relating to public sector exit payments and amendments to Part 9 to a conclusion (Programme Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That Amendment 18 be made (Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).-(Alan Brown.)

The House divided.

Division No. 208.

Ayes: 268 (Tellers: Owen Thompson, Marion Fellows).

Noes: 293 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That Amendments 3 to 9 be made (Single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).-(Anna Soubry.)

Question agreed to.

Bill to be further considered tomorrow.

5 Backbench Business

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House expresses its solidarity with International Women’s Day; notes with concern that, despite women making up 51 per cent of society as a whole, more progress needs to be made in electing women to Parliament, as well as in establishing equal pay and parity between men and women in positions of leadership; and calls for greater action against FGM and other practices that are harmful to women.-(Mims Davies.)

The Speaker announced a time limit on backbench speeches (Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Question put and agreed to.

6 Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 22 February, be approved.-(Sarah Newton.)

Question agreed to.

7 EU Measures to Combat Terrorism

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 14926/15, a Proposal for a Directive on combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA; endorses the Government’s decision not to opt in under Protocol 21 on the Position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice annexed to the EU Treaties; and supports the Government’s approach of working with other Member States to support our international partners and strengthen the international response to the threat from terrorism, recognising that national security is a matter for individual nations through their sovereign Parliaments.-(Sarah Newton.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until tomorrow (Standing Order No. 41A).

8 EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 14972/15 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: Closing the loop-An EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, No. 14973/15 and Addenda 1 and 2, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment, No. 14974/15 and Addenda 1 and 2, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste, No. 14975/15 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste, and No. 14976/15 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste; and supports the Government’s continuing efforts to amend these proposals in order to secure measures increasing resource efficiency and reducing waste whilst avoiding costs to business, householders and Local Authorities which are disproportionate to environmental and economic benefits.-(Sarah Newton.)

Question agreed to.

9 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from residents of the UK relating to tobacco levy was presented and read by Kevin Barron.

A Public Petition from residents of Waveney relating to third crossing (Lowestoft) was presented and read by Peter Aldous.

10 Adjournment

Subject: Timing of final approval for the construction of the Hinkley Point C Reactor (George Kerevan).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Sarah Newton.)

Adjourned at 7.33 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

11 Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill

The Lords agree to the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill without amendment.

General Committees: Reports

12 High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Mr Christopher Chope (Chair) reported the Bill, without amendment.

Bill, not amended, to be considered tomorrow.

13 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016.

14 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Nadine Dorries (Chair) reported the draft Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment of Schedule 11 to the Finance Act 2004) Order 2016.

Reports from Select Committees

15 Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 17 March in Westminster Hall, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 8 March, to be published (Ian Mearns).

16 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) The digital economy: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 571);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Minister for the Cabinet Office relating to the Business Impact Target: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Supplementary Estimates 2015–16 Memorandum: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Mr Iain Wright).

17 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Work of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 865);

(2) Establishing world-class connectivity throughout the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 407)

(Jesse Norman).

18 Defence Committee

(1) Russia: implications for UK defence and security: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 763);

(2) Correspondence relating to the Successor programme: Written evidence, to be published

(Dr Julian Lewis).

19 Energy and Climate Change Committee

Home energy efficiency and demand reduction: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 552) (Angus Brendan MacNeil).

20 Health Committee

(1) Impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 678);

(2) Childhood obesity-brave and bold action: Written evidence, to be published (HC 465);

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

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

21 Home Affairs Committee

(1) Proceeds of crime: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 771);

(2) Countering extremism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 428);

(3) Prostitution: Written evidence, to be published (HC 756)

(Keith Vaz).

22 International Development Committee

(1) Syrian refugee crisis: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2015–16: Fifth Special Report, to be printed (HC 902);

(2) The global humanitarian system: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 675);

(3) DFID’s allocation of resources: Written evidence, to be published (HC 533);

(4) Tackling corruption overseas: Written evidence, to be published (HC 809)

(Stephen Twigg).

23 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Northern Ireland and the EU referendum: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 760) (Laurence Robertson).

24 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).

25 Science and Technology Committee

(1) Digital skills gap: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 740);

(2) Correspondence from the Chair to the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the science budget: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Evidence check: digital Government: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Evidence check: flexible working and facilitating working away from the office: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Evidence check: smart meters: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Impact of EU Regulation and policy on the UK life sciences: Written evidence, to be published (HC 904);

(7) Satellites and space: Written evidence, to be published (HC 804);

(8) Work of the Chief Medical Officer: Written evidence, to be published (HC 779);

(9) Zika virus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 808)

(Nicola Blackwood).

26 Treasury Committee

The economic and financial costs and benefits of the UK’s EU membership: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 499) (Mr Andrew Tyrie).

27 Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Gender pay gap:

(i) Second Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 584);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 584);

(2) International Women’s Day: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 903);

(3) Correspondence with Levi Strauss relating to gendered pricing: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with Members of the House relating to the ’We Trust Women’ campaign to change abortion law: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills relating to the delay in publication of the EHRC and BIS report on discrimination in pregnancy and maternity: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 782)

(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) Welfare of young dogs bred for sale

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 the welfare of young dogs bred for sale.-(Dr Lisa Cameron.)

(2) Autism diagnosis waiting times

Resolved, that this House has considered autism diagnosis waiting times.-(Jo Cox.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1) (b)).

(3) Potential economic benefits of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the potential economic benefits of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon.-(Simon Hart.)

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)).

The sitting was suspended between 3.35 pm and 4.03 pm for divisions in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Question put, and agreed to.

(4) Bowel cancer screening age

Resolved, That this House has considered the bowel cancer screening age.-(Caroline Ansell.)

(5) Government support for the ceramics industry

Resolved, That this House has considered Government support for the ceramics industry.-(Tristram Hunt.)

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

Adjourned at 5.55 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Education

Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College (Incorporation) Order 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 302), dated 7 March 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Nicky Morgan).

2 Pensions

Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 304), dated 29 February 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr Shailesh Vara).

3 Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation) Order 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 307), dated 7 March 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

Other Papers:

4 Armed Forces’ Pay

Forty-fifth Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (by Command) (Cm. 9213) (Secretary Michael Fallon).

5 Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration

Forty-fourth Report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (by Command) (Cm. 9211) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

6 Education

Explanatory Memorandum to the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 270) (laid 3 March) (by Command) (Joseph Johnson).

7 National Audit

(1) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cross-government: Government’s spending with small and medium-sized enterprises (by Act); to be printed (HC 884) (Clerk of the House); and

(2) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: BIS’s capital investment in science projects (by Act); to be printed (HC 885) (Clerk of the House).

8 National Health Service

Twenty-ninth Report of the NHS Pay Review Body (by Command) (Cm. 9210) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

9 Prison Service Pay

Prison Service Pay Review Body: Fifteenth Report on England and Wales (by Command) (Cm. 9206) (Secretary Michael Gove).

Withdrawn Papers:

10 Education

Explanatory Memorandum to the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 270) (by Command) (laid 3 March 2016).

 

Prepared 8th March 2016