House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
6th February 2017

No. 106

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Speaker’s Statement: Clerks at the Table

2 Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

3 Statement: Informal European Council (The Prime Minister)

4 European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Committee of the whole House (first day)

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Programme Order, 1 February)

(In the Committee)

New Clause NC3-(Matthew Pennycook)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

The Committee divided.

Division No. 137.

Ayes: 284 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Jeff Smith).

Noes: 333 (Tellers: Graham Stuart, Mark Spencer).

Question accordingly negatived.

New Clause NC4-(Jenny Chapman)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

The Committee divided.

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Division No. 138.

Ayes: 276 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Thangam Debbonaire).

Noes: 333 (Tellers: Mark Spencer, Graham Stuart).

Question accordingly negatived.

It being more than seven hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the first day, the Chair put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on new Clauses and new Schedules relating to devolved administrations or legislatures to a conclusion (Programme Order, 1 February).

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

(1) That New Clause NC26 be added to the Bill (New Clause selected for separate decision).-(Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 139.

Ayes: 62 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, Owen Thompson).

Noes: 332 (Tellers: Mark Spencer, Graham Stuart).

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That New Clause NC158 be added to the Bill (New Clause selected for separate decision).-(Jonathan Edwards.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 140.

Ayes: 267 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, Owen Thompson).

Noes: 330 (Tellers: Mark Spencer, Graham Stuart).

Question accordingly negatived.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair (Programme Order, 1 February).

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The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Heather Wheeler reported, That the Committee had made progress in the Bill, and moved, That the Committee may have leave to sit again.

Committee again today.

5 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 5 December 2016, be approved.-(Heather Wheeler.)

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

Division deferred until Wednesday 8 February (Standing Order No. 41A).

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 5 December 2016, be approved.-(Heather Wheeler.)

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

Division deferred until Wednesday 8 February (Standing Order No. 41A).

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Important Public Services (Fire) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 5 December 2016, be approved.-(Heather Wheeler.)

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

Division deferred until Wednesday 8 February (Standing Order No. 41A).

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 9 January, be approved.-(Heather Wheeler.)

Question agreed to.

6 Changes in the membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Dr Paul Monaghan be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Chris Stephens be added.-(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Kwasi Kwarteng be discharged from the Finance Committee and William Wragg be added.-(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

7 Adjournment

Subject: High Speed 2 in Yorkshire (Edward Miliband).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Heather Wheeler.)

Adjourned at 1.03 am until today.

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Other proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

8 British Victims of Terrorism (Asset-Freezing and Compensation) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 24 February, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 24 March.

General Committees: Reports

9 First Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017.

10 European Committee B in respect of European Union Documents No. 10968/16 and Addenda 1-16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States; No. 10969/16 and Addenda 1-16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States; and No. 10970/16 and Addenda 1-16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the following resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 10968/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part; further takes note of European Union Document No. 10969/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part; further takes note of European Union Document No. 10970/16 and Addenda 1 to 16, a Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part; welcomes the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in October 2016; looks forward to provisional application in the coming months; and notes that this is a mixed agreement which must be laid before Parliament for at least 21 sitting days without the House having resolved that it should not be ratified before the United Kingdom can ratify it.


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).

11 Pension Schemes Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Ian Blackford, Steve Brine, Robert Courts, Alex Cunningham, Chris Elmore, Richard Harrington and Peter Heaton-Jones.

12 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Judicial Pensions) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2017)

Members: Mr Steve Baker discharged and Richard Drax nominated in substitution.

13 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) and Special Administration (Amendment) Regulations 2017)

Members: Mr Jonathan Lord discharged and Rishi Sunak nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

14 Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 6 February, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

15 Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Capacity in the home building industry: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 46);

(2) Adult social care: Written evidence, to be published (HC 47);

(3) Correspondence with the Department for Communities and Local Government relating to planning permissions and build-out rates: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Department for Communities and Local Government relating to a cross-government integration strategy: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

16 International Development Committee

(1) DFID’s use of contractors: Part of the oral evidence, to be published (HC 920);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for International Development relating to Independent Commission for Aid Impact scrutiny of departments other than DFID and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact Tailored Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Forced displacement and humanitarian responses in Central and East Africa: Written evidence, to be published (HC 873);

(4) Instability and the humanitarian response in South Sudan: Written evidence, to be published (HC 824)

(Stephen Twigg).

17 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) The National Citizen Service: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 955);

(2) Correspondence from the Cabinet Office relating to the Committee’s Twenty-third Report of Session 2014-15: Transforming contract management: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary to the Department for Work and Pensions relating to the Committee’s Eighteenth Report of Session 2015-16: Automatic enrolment to workplace pensions: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Housing: state of the nation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 958);

(5) The defence estate: Written evidence, to be published (HC 888);

(6) Upgrading emergency service communications: Written evidence, to be published (HC 997)

(Meg Hillier).

18 Transport Committee

(1) Vauxhall vehicle fires: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 962);

(2) Maritime Growth Study: Written evidence, to be published (HC 906);

(3) Urban congestion: Written evidence, to be published (HC 760)

(Mrs Louise Ellman).

19 Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Response to the Government’s consultation on corporate governance reform: Eighth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 995);

(2) Self-employment and the gig economy: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 847);

(3) Employment opportunities for young people: Written evidence, to be published (HC 586);

(4) Pension Protection Fund and the Pensions Regulator: Written evidence, to be published (HC 55)

(Frank Field).

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 an e-petition (Standing Orders Nos. 10(1)(a) and 145A(7))

Domestic ivory market in the UK

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 165905 relating to the domestic ivory market in the UK.-(Luke Hall.)

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

Adjourned at 7.29 pm until tomorrow.

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 Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jane Ellison).

2 Constitutional Law

Draft Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Mundell).

3 Local Government

(1) Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) (Amendment) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid);

(2) draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd);

(3) draft Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Andrew Percy); and

(4) draft Tees Valley Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Andrew Percy).

4 Northern Ireland

Draft Collection of Fines etc. (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss).

5 Social Security

Draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

6 Animals

Cattle Identification (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 101), dated 2 February 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Andrea Leadsom).

7 Criminal Law

Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 66), dated 24 January 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

8 Miscellaneous Series No. 1 (2017)

Second Protocol, done at The Hague on 26 March 1999, to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 1999, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 9411) (Secretary Boris Johnson).

Other Papers:

9 Proceeds of Crime

Report of the Appointed Person for England and Wales for 2015–16 (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd).

10 Public Accounts

Treasury Minutes on the Twenty-second to Twenty-fifth and Twenty-eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2016–17 (by Command) (Cm. 9413) (Jane Ellison).

11 Tax Credits

(1) Report from the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs on Tax Credits under Section 40 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 for 2015–16 (by Act) (Mr David Gauke); and

(2) Review of certain tax credits monetary amounts under section 41 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 for 2016–17 (by Act) (Mr David Gauke).

12 Treaty Series No. 7 (2017)

Film Co-Production agreement, done at Brasilia on 28 September 2012, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil (by Command) (Cm. 9406) (Secretary Boris Johnson).

13 Treaty Series No. 8 (2017)

Convention, done at Montevideo on 24 February 2016, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital, with Protocol (by Command) (Cm. 9414) (Secretary Boris Johnson).

 

Prepared 7th February 2017