House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday
15th March 2017

No. 125

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

1 Private Bills: Middle Level Bill: Second Reading

Motion made, That the Middle Level Bill be now read a second time.-(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Wednesday 22 March.

2 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(2) the Prime Minister

3 Urgent Questions (1) Personal Independence Payments (Social Security Advisory Committee’s recommendations) (Secretary Damian Green)

(2) Visible religious symbols: Court of Justice of the European Union ruling (Caroline Dineage)

4 Statements: (1) Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (the Chancellor of the Exchequer)

5 Deferred Divisions

The Speaker announced the results of the Divisions which had been deferred to this day (Standing Order No. 41A).

Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) That the draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.

Division No. 183.

Ayes: 292.

Noes: 236.

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) That the draft Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (Change of Percentage) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 26 January, be approved.

Division No. 184.

Ayes: 464.

Noes: 56.

Question accordingly agreed to.

6 Statements: (2) Counter-Daesh update (Secretary Priti Patel)

7 Network Rail (Scotland): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the transfer of land and assets in Scotland currently in the ownership of Network Rail Limited to a body nominated by the Scottish Government; to transfer responsibilities for the management of the land and assets transferred and for the management and accountability for rail infrastructure in Scotland to the Scottish Government; and for connected purposes;

That Drew Hendry, Alex Salmond, Jonathan Edwards, Mark Durkan, Michelle Thomson, Roger Mullin, Caroline Lucas, Stewart Malcolm MacDonald, Alan Brown and Kirsty Blackman present the Bill.

Drew Hendry accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 24 March, and to be printed (Bill 155).

8 Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (Programme) (No. 2)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 24 October 2016 (Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at today’s sitting.

(2) The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Lords Amendments Nos. 3, 1, 2 and 4 to 24.

Subsequent stages

(3) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(4) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.-(Mr Philip Dunne.)

Question agreed to.

9 Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

The Deputy Speaker announced that Lords Amendments 1, 2, 18, 19 and 21 engaged Commons financial privilege.

Lords Amendment 3

Motion made and Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 3.-(Mr Philip Dunne.)

The House divided.

Division No. 185.

Ayes: 288 (Tellers: Christopher Pincher, Chris Heaton-Harris).

Noes: 241 (Tellers: Jessica Morden, Jeff Smith).

Question accordingly agreed to and Lords Amendment 3 accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendment 1 agreed to (Motion certified under Standing Order No. 83O as relating exclusively to England and being within devolved legislative competence) with Commons privileges waived.

Lords Amendments 2 and 4 to 24 agreed to with Commons privileges waived in respect of Lords Amendments 2, 18, 19 and 21.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83H(2)), That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendment 3 to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill.

That James Berry, Judith Cummins, Mr Philip Dunne, Justin Madders, Mark Spencer, Maggie Throup and Dr Philippa Whitford be members of the Committee.

That Mr Philip Dunne be the Chair of the Committee.

That three be the quorum of the Committee.

That the Committee do withdraw immediately.-(Guy Opperman.)

Question agreed to.

10 National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 16 January 2017 (National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied as follows:

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

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings in Legislative Grand Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.-(Guy Opperman.)

11 Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Reasons Committee

Mr Philip Dunne reported from the Committee appointed to draw up a Reason to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to one of their Amendments to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reason, which he was required to report to the House, pursuant to the Order of that day:

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 3 for the following Reason:-

Because it would not always be appropriate to use the powers conferred on the Secretary of State to control the price of medicines and other medical supplies to promote and support the growth of the life sciences sector, and those powers cannot be exercised to ensure that patients have access to medicines and treatments.

The Reason was agreed to.

Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reason with the Bill.

12 National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee

Amendment 1 proposed.-(Nicky Morgan.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

13 Suspension of sitting

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

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

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

15 National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]: Legislative Grand Committee (England)

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

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(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England))

Resolved, That the Committee consents to the following certified clauses and schedule to the National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] and the certified amendment made to the Bill:

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

Clauses 1 to 8 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Bill as amended in the public bill committee (Bill 130).

Amendment certified under SO No. 83L(4) as relating exclusively to England

Amendment 1 made in the public bill committee to Clause 13 of the Bill as introduced (Bill 118).-(Mr Rob Wilson.)

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

Chris Heaton-Harris reported, That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) has consented to Clauses 1 to 8 of and Schedule 1 to the National Citizen Service Bill [Lords] as amended in public bill committee, and to Amendment 1 made in public bill committee to Clause 13 of the Bill as introduced.

16 National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

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

17 Committee on Standards

Ordered, That, in accordance with Standing Order No. 149A, Tammy Banks, Rita Dexter and Paul Thorogood be appointed as lay members of the Committee on Standards for a period of six years from 31 March 2017.-(Tom Brake.)

18 Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.-(Guy Opperman.)

Question agreed to.

19 Public Petitions

A public petition from residents of Blaenew Gwent relating to implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pensions Acts was presented and read by Nick Smith.

A public petition from residents of the Stone constituency relating to implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pensions Acts was presented and read by Sir William Cash.

A public petition from residents of the Stone constituency relating to No. 31 bus service to Cheadle from Hanley was presented and read by Sir William Cash.

20 Adjournment

Subject: Parental alienation (Simon Danczuk).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Guy Opperman.)

Adjourned at 6.56 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

21 Road Traffic Offenders (Surrender of Driving Licences Etc) Bill

Sir David Amess (Chair) reported the Bill, without amendment.

Bill, not amended, to be considered on Friday 24 March.

22 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Nigel Evans (Chair) reported the draft Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017.

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 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 and the draft Scotland Act 2016 (Income Tax Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017)

(1) Chair: Sir David Crausby

(2) Members: Peter Aldous, Stephen Barclay, Dawn Butler, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Michael Dugher, Jane Ellison, Margaret Ferrier, Kevin Foster, Shabana Mahmood, Dr Paul Monaghan, Nicky Morgan, Claire Perry, Rachel Reeves, Jonathan Reynolds, Grant Shapps, Jeff Smith, Derek Thomas and Craig Williams.

24 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017)

(1) Chairs: Sir Alan Meale

(2) Members: Alan Brown, Sir Simon Burns, Ann Clwyd, Alberto Costa, Mr Jim Cunningham, Byron Davies, Thangam Debbonaire, David Evennett, Sir Edward Garnier, Helen Goodman, Kate Hoey, George Kerevan, Jeremy Lefroy, Sir Oliver Letwin, Wendy Morton, Jesse Norman, Dr Alan Whitehead and William Wragg.

25 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017)

(1) Chairs: Phil Wilson

(2) Members: Rushanara Ali, James Cartlidge, Damian Collins, Dr James Davies, Jackie Doyle-Price, Vicky Foxcroft, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Marcus Jones, Jim McMahon, Stephen Metcalfe, Rebecca Pow, Ruth Smeeth, Sir Hugo Swire, Mr Shailesh Vara, Matt Warman and Mr David Winnick.

26 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2017)

(1) Chairs: Mr David Hanson

(2) Members: Ian Austin, Stephen Barclay, Crispin Blunt, Chris Davies, Thangam Debbonaire, Michael Fabricant, Paul Flynn, Stephen Hammond, Simon Hart, Nick Herbert, Mr Ivan Lewis, Callum McCaig, Wendy Morton, Jesse Norman, Tulip Siddiq, Chris White and Dr Alan Whitehead.

27 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2017)

(1) Chairs: Sir Alan Meale

(2) Members: Heidi Allen, Sir Julian Brazier, Ann Coffey, Stephen Crabb, Robert Halfon, Chris Heaton-Harris, Charlotte Leslie, Tim Loughton, Gordon Marsden, Mr Pat McFadden, Conor McGinn, Lucy Powell, John Redwood, Henry Smith, Chris Stephens and Karl Turner.

28 Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017)

(1) Chairs: Robert Flello

(2) Members: Chris Bryant, Richard Burgon, James Cleverly, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Vernon Coaker, Clive Efford, James Heappey, John Howell, Robert Jenrick, Dr Phillip Lee, Guy Opperman, Chris Philp, Nick Smith, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Mr Edward Vaizey.

29 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017)

(1) Chairs: Mrs Madeleine Moon

(2) Members: Nigel Adams, Stephen Barclay, Hannah Bardell, Neil Carmichael, Thangam Debbonaire, Stephen Doughty, Jack Dromey, Julie Elliott, Trudy Harrison, Nigel Huddleston, Margot James, Robert Jenrick, Mr Jonathan Lord, Seema Malhotra, Mr Andrew Mitchell, Melanie Onn and Nadhim Zahawi.

30 Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2017)

(1) Chairs: Ms Karen Buck

(2) Members: Heidi Alexander, Stephen Barclay, Sir Paul Beresford, Michelle Donelan, James Duddridge, Jane Ellison, Charlie Elphicke, Richard Fuller, John Glen, Kate Green, Mr Ranil Jayawardena, Graham Jones, Mr Alan Mak, Jonathan Reynolds, Jeff Smith, Graham Stuart and Corri Wilson.

31 Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017)

(1) Chairs: Mr Gary Streeter

(2) Members: Ms Diane Abbott, Lucy Allan, Edward Argar, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Stephen Crabb, Nic Dakin, Steve Double, Oliver Dowden, Paul Farrelly, Mr Roger Godsiff, Robert Halfon, Chris Heaton-Harris, Caroline Johnson, Siobhain McDonagh, Stuart C. McDonald, Anne McLaughlin, Mark Menzies and Sir Desmond Swayne.

32 European Committee B in respect of European Union No. 15429/15, a Commission Communication: Eighth biannual report on the functioning of the Schengen area 1 May-10 December 2015, European Union Document No. 15397/15, a Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation No. 562/2006 (EC), also known as the Schengen Borders Code, as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders, European Union Document No. 6798/16 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: Back to Schengen - A Roadmap, European Union Document No. 5985/16, a Council Implementing Decision setting out a Recommendation on addressing the serious deficiencies identified in the 2015 evaluation of the application of the Schengen acquis in the field of management of external borders by Greece, European Union Document No. 7183/16, a Commission Communication: Next operational steps in EU-Turkey cooperation in the field of migration, European Union Document No. 8175/16 and Addendum, a Commission Communication: First Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

Chair: Ian Paisley.

Reports from Select Committees

33 Defence Committee

Defence in the Arctic: Oral evidence taken before the Defence Sub-Committee, to be published (HC 879) (James Gray).

34 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Feeding the nation: labour constraints: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1009);

(2) Correspondence with Dr Thérèse Coffey, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs relating to Cumbrian Flooding Local Action Groups: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Performance of the Rural Payments Agency: Written evidence, to be published (HC 907);

(4) Post-Legislative Scrutiny: Flood and Water Management Act 2010: Written evidence, to be published (HC 990);

(5) Rural tourism in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 428)

(Neil Parish).

35 European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Thirty-Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 71-xxxiii);

(2) Ministerial correspondence and Brussels Bulletin: Written evidence, to be published (HC 71)

(Sir William Cash).

36 Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

(1) The process for exiting the European Union and the Government’s negotiating objectives: Government response to the Committee on Exiting the European Union’s First Report of 2016–17: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 1101);

(2) The UK’s negotiating objectives for its withdrawal from the EU: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1072)

(Hilary Benn).

37 Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Mental health and deaths in prison: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 893);

(2) Human rights and business: Written evidence, to be published (HC 443)

(Ms Harriet Harman).

38 International Trade Committee

UK-US trade relations: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 978) (Angus Brendan MacNeil).

39 Justice Committee

(1) The implications of Brexit for the justice system:

(i) Ninth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating the Report (HC 750);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 750);

(2) Disclosure of youth criminal records: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 751);

(3) Government consultation on soft tissue injury claims: Written evidence, to be published (HC 922);

(4) Prison reform: Written evidence, to be published (HC 548)

(Robert Neill).

40 Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) Promoting the tourism industry in Northern Ireland through the tax system: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 50);

(2) Future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 700)

(Kate Hoey).

41 Procedure Committee

(1) Delegated powers in the ‘Great Repeal Bill’: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1010);

(2) Scrutiny of the Government’s Supply Estimates: Written evidence, to be published (HC 190)

(Mr Charles Walker).

42 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) NAO Estimate 2017–18: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1033);

(2) How DFID tackles fraud: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1034);

(3) Defence Estate: Forty-seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 888);

(4) Crown Commercial Service: Forty-eighth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 889)

(Meg Hillier).

43 Science and Technology Committee

(1) Science communication: Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 162);

(2) Setting up UK Research and Innovation: The Chief Executive Role: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1047);

(3) Closing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills gap: Written evidence, to be published (HC 853);

(4) Ocean acidification: Written evidence, to be published (HC 860)

(Stephen Metcalfe).

44 Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Twenty-fifth Report, to be printed (HC 93-xxv) (Derek Twigg).

45 Women and Equalities Committee

Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Written evidence, to be published (HC 886) (Mrs Maria Miller).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 9.30 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) Maternity discrimination

Resolved, That this House has considered the effect of maternity discrimination.-(Mrs Sharon Hodgson.)

(2) Police widows’ pensions

Resolved, That this House has considered police widows’ pensions.-(Mrs Madeleine Moon.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.21 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

(3) Cost of GP indemnity in England

Resolved, That this House has considered the cost of GP indemnity in England.-(Alex Chalk.)

The sitting was suspended between 3.25 pm and 4.00 pm.

(4) Provision of local banking facilities in Ampthill

Resolved, That this House has considered the provision of local banking facilities in Ampthill.-(Nadine Dorries.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.24 pm and 4.30 pm.

(5) Implications for the Scottish devolution settlement of triggering Article 50

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the implications for the Scottish devolution settlement of triggering Article 50.-(Deidre Brock.)

The sitting was suspended between 5.07 pm and 5.21 pm for a division in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered the implications for the Scottish devolution settlement of triggering Article 50.

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

Adjourned at 5.40 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Building and Buildings

Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 368), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gavin Barwell).

2 Equality

Equality Act 2010 (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles) (Passengers in Wheelchairs - Notices of Exemption) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 342), dated 9 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

3 Housing

(1) Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 378), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gavin Barwell); and

(2) Rent Repayment Orders and Financial Penalties (Amounts Recovered) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 367), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gavin Barwell).

4 Immigration and Asylum

Transfer for Determination of an Application for International Protection (Detention) (Significant Risk of Absconding Criteria) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 405), dated 15 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd).

5 Police

Riot Compensation Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 371), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd).

6 Postal Services

Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 389), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark).

7 Social Security

(1) Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 376), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Damian Hinds); and

(2) State Pensions Debits and Credits (Revaluation) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 375), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Richard Harrington).

8 Tax Credits

(1) Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 387), dated 14 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke); and

(2) Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 396), dated 14 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke).

9 Town and Country Planning

(1) Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 365), dated 13 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gavin Barwell);

(2) Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 392), dated 14 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gavin Barwell); and

(3) Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 391), dated 14 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gavin Barwell).

Other Papers:

10 Overseas Territories

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 320), dated 8 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma).

11 United Nations

North Korea (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 319), dated 8 March 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma).

12 Work and Pensions

Post Implementation Review of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012-S.I. 2012/632 (by Command) (Cm. 9431) (Secretary Damian Green).

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

The Speaker has certified that, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83O, and on the basis of the material put before him, that, in his opinion and in accordance with Standing Order No. 83O(2), the following Motion relating to Lords Amendments to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J:

Motion to agree to Lords Amendment 1.

National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]

The Speaker has certified that, 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), the following Clauses and Schedules of the Bill relate exclusively to England and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J:

Clauses 1 to 8 of the Bill as amended in the public bill committee (Bill 130); and

Schedule 1 of the Bill as amended in the public bill committee (Bill 130).

(b) for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83L(4), the following amendment made to the Bill since Second Reading relates exclusively to England:

Amendment 1 made in the public bill committee to Clause 13 of the Bill as introduced (Bill 118).

Prisons and Courts Bill

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

Clauses 1, 21 to 33, 35, 36, 46, 47, 51, 54, 55 and 61 to 67 of and Schedules 2 to 5, 7 and 12 to 14 to the Prisons and Courts Bill relate exclusively to England and Wales and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J.

Instruments

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017

CORRECTION

Tuesday 14 March 2017

The third entry in Item 21, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee should have read:

(3) Food waste in England: Written evidence and part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 429)

 

Prepared 15th March 2017