Implications of the Dame Laura Cox report for the House’s standards system: Initial proposals Contents

Formal Minutes

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Members present:

Kate Green, in the Chair

Tammy Banks

Jane Burgess

Charmaine Burton

Douglas Chapman

Rita Dexter

Arun Midha

Bridget Phillipson

Sir Peter Rubin

John Stevenson

Gary Streeter

Paul Thorogood

Draft Report (Implications of the Dame Laura Cox report for the House’s standard system: Initial proposals), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 45 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 46 read.

Amendment proposed, in line 6, to leave out from “responsibilities,” to the end and add “we believe that the House should give lay members equal status on the Committee in terms of voting rights. All members, both lay and elected, should have a vote. In the event of a tie the Chair would have a casting vote.”. – (John Stevenson.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee held an indicative vote of lay and elected members to ascertain the views on the Question of the Committee as a whole and of each member present, pursuant to Standing Order No. 149 (5A) (Committee on Standards).

Ayes, 1 Noes, 10

John Stevenson Tammy Banks

Jane Burgess

Charmaine Burton

Douglas Chapman

Rita Dexter

Arun Midha

Bridget Phillipson

Sir Peter Rubin

Gary Streeter

Paul Thorogood

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Paragraph agreed to.

Paragraphs 47 to 65 read and agreed to.

A paper was appended to the Report.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifth Report of the Committee to the House.

None of the lay members present wished to submit an opinion on the Report (Standing Order No. 149 (8)).

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134 (Select Committees (reports)).

[The Committee adjourned.





Published: 10 December 2018