House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday
21 June 2017

No. 4

The House met at 11.25 am.

Prayers

1Message to attend Her Majesty

Message from Her Majesty delivered by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr Speaker, The Queen commands this Honourable House to attend Her Majesty immediately, in the House of Peers.

The Speaker, with the House, went up to attend Her Majesty. When the Speaker and the House returned, the House was suspended.

The Speaker resumed the Chair at 1.45 pm.

2Taking of the Oath or making of the Affirmation

The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law:

Right honourable Sir Michael Fallon

for Sevenoaks

Right honourable Keith Robert Simpson

Broadland

Gary Nicholas Streeter

South West Devon

Stephen Daniel Double

St Austell and Newquay

Right honourable Gregory William Hands

Chelsea and Fulham

Pauline Elizabeth Latham

Mid Derbyshire

Matthew James Offord

Hendon

Gavin Shuker

Luton South

Paula Michelle Sherriff

Dewsbury

Melanie Onn

Great Grimsby

Yasmin Qureshi

Bolton South East

Stephen James McCabe

Birmingham, Selly Oak

David Arthur Stephen Tredinnick

Bosworth

Andrew John Stevenson

Carlisle

Thomas Anthony Watson

West Bromwich East

Albert Owen

Ynys Môn

Graham Peter Jones

Hyndburn

John Zak Woodcock

Barrow and Furness

James Philip Duddridge

Rochford and Southend East

Michael Louis David Fabricant

Lichfield

Anne Marie Morris

Newton Abbot

Derek Thomas

St Ives

Siobhain Ann McDonagh

Mitcham and Morden

Joanne Kate Swinson

East Dunbartonshire

Bernard Christison Jenkin

Harwich and North Essex

Jacob William Rees-Mogg

North East Somerset

Emma Dent Coad

Kensington

Ann Coffey

Stockport

Michael Whitney Freer

Finchley and Golders Green

Huw William Merriman

Bexhill and Battle

Kerry Gillian McCarthy

Bristol East

Guto ap Owain Bebb

Aberconwy

Tulip Rizwana Siddiq

Hampstead and Kilburn

Gregory Lloyd Campbell

East Londonderry

Anna Catherine Turley

Redcar

Right honourable Anna Mary Soubry

Broxtowe

Sarah Deborah Champion

Rotherham

Claire Louise Perry

Devizes

Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax

South Dorset

Richard James Shannon

Strangford

James Stephen Heappey

Wells

Adam Afriyie

Windsor

Helen Grant

Maidstone and The Weald

3Observation of a period of silence

At 2.30 pm the House observed a minute’s silence in remembrance of the victims of the recent events which have occurred in Manchester, and at London Bridge, Grenfell Tower and Finsbury Park.

4Speaker’s Statement: Conduct and practice

5Outlawries Bill

A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time.

6Temporary Deputy Speakers

Ordered, That the Speaker may nominate no more than three Members as Deputy Speakers to serve until the House has elected Deputy Speakers in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2A; and that the Members so nominated shall exercise all the powers vested in the Chairman of Ways and Means as Deputy Speaker.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

7Queen’s Speech

The Speaker reported Her Majesty’s Speech and directed that it be entered in the Journal, as follows:

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

My Government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union. My Ministers are committed to working with Parliament, the devolved administrations, business and others to build the widest possible consensus on the country's future outside the European Union.

A bill will be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses. This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries.

My Government will seek to maintain a deep and special partnership with European allies and to forge new trading relationships across the globe. New bills on trade and customs will help to implement an independent trade policy, and support will be given to help British businesses export to markets around the world.

My Ministers will strengthen the economy so that it supports the creation of jobs and generates the tax revenues needed to invest in the National Health Service, schools, and other public services.

My Government will continue to improve the public finances, while keeping taxes low. It will spread prosperity and opportunity across the country through a new modern, industrial strategy.

My Government will work to attract investment in infrastructure to support economic growth. Legislation will be introduced to ensure the United Kingdom remains a world leader in new industries, including electric cars and commercial satellites. A new bill will also be brought forward to deliver the next phase of high speed rail.

My Government will continue to work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend a good school and that all schools are fairly funded. My Ministers will work to ensure people have the skills they need for the high-skilled, high-wage jobs of the future, including through a major reform of technical education.

The National Living Wage will be increased so that people who are on the lowest pay benefit from the same improvements in earnings as higher paid workers. My Ministers will seek to enhance rights and protections in the modern workplace.

My Government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

Legislation will be brought forward to protect the victims of domestic violence and abuse.

My Government will reform mental health legislation and ensure that mental health is prioritised in the National Health Service in England.

Proposals will be brought forward to ban unfair tenant fees, promote fairness and transparency in the housing market, and help ensure more homes are built.

My Ministers will work to improve social care and will bring forward proposals for consultation.

My Government will ensure fairer markets for consumers, this will include bringing forward measures to help tackle unfair practices in the energy market to help reduce energy bills.

A priority will be to build a more united country, strengthening the social, economic and cultural bonds between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

My Government will work in cooperation with the devolved administrations, and it will work with all of the parties in Northern Ireland to support the return of devolved government.

A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data, and proposals for a new digital charter will be brought forward to ensure that the United Kingdom is the safest place to be online.

Legislation will also be introduced to modernise the courts system and to help reduce motor insurance premiums.

My Government will initiate a full public inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower to ascertain the causes, and ensure that the appropriate lessons are learnt.

To support victims, my Government will take forward measures to introduce an independent public advocate, who will act for bereaved families after a public disaster and support them at public inquests.

My Ministers will continue to invest in our gallant Armed Forces, meeting the NATO commitment to spend at least two per cent of national income on defence, and delivering on the Armed Forces Covenant across the United Kingdom.

My Government will bring forward proposals to ensure that critical national infrastructure is protected to safeguard national security.

A commission for countering extremism will be established to support the Government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms, both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to spread.

In the light of the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, my Government's counter-terrorism strategy will be reviewed to ensure that the police and security services have all the powers they need, and that the length of custodial sentences for terrorism-related offences are sufficient to keep the population safe.

My Ministers will ensure that the United Kingdom's leading role on the world stage is maintained and enhanced as it leaves the European Union.

As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, committed to spending zero point seven per cent of national income on international development, my Government will continue to drive international efforts that increase global security and project British values around the world.

My Government will work to find sustainable political solutions to conflicts across the Middle East. It will work to tackle the threat of terrorism at source by continuing the United Kingdom's leading role in international military action to destroy Daesh in Iraq and Syria. It will also lead efforts to reform the international system to improve the United Kingdom's ability to tackle mass migration, alleviate poverty, and end modern slavery.

My Government will continue to support international action against climate change, including the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Prince Philip and I look forward to welcoming Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain on a State Visit in July.

My Government will host the Commonwealth Summit in April of next year to cement its relevance to this, and future generations.

Members of the House of Commons

Estimates for the public services will be laid before you.

My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

Other measures will be laid before you.

I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may rest upon your counsels.

8Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address)

Motion made and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.—(Richard Benyon.)

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

Question again proposed.

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

9Adjournment

Subject: Cost of telephone calls to the Department for Work and Pensions (Chris Stephens).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Adjourned at 10.26 pm until tomorrow.

John Bercow

Speaker

Papers laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1Agriculture

Common Agricultural Policy (Control and Enforcement, Cross-Compliance, Scrutiny of Transactions and Appeals) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 655), dated 12 May 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Michael Gove)

2Dangerous Drugs

(1) Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 631), dated 6 May 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd); and

(2) Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 632), dated 6 May 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

3Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 29 September 2016, made by the Governing Body of St John's College in the University of Oxford, revising the existing Statutes of the College (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening)

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Other Papers:

4Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instruments had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 631) and Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 632) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker).

Thursday 15 June 2017

Other Papers:

5Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: Common Agricultural Policy (Control and Enforcement, Cross-Compliance, Scrutiny of Transactions and Appeals) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 655) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker).

Friday 16 June 2017

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

6Social Security

Social Security (Emergency Funds) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 689), dated 15 June 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Gauke)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Wednesday 21 June 2017:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

7Defence

Draft International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Fallon)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

8Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 5 April 2017, made by the Governing Body of Clare College in the University of Cambridge, revising the existing Statutes of the College (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Justine Greening)

Other papers:

9Air Force (Constitution)

(1) Air Publication (AP) 3392 Volume 5 Leaflet 108 (Amended to Air Publication 3392 Volume 4 Leaflet 1103) (by Act) (Mr Tobias Ellwood); and

(2) Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces (AP3392 Edition 3) Regulations (by Act), (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

10National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hinkley Point C (by Act), to be printed (HC 40) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn Papers:

11Defence

Draft International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (laid 16 March 2017)

TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKERS

Pursuant to the Order of the House today, the Speaker has nominated Sir David Amess and Mr George Howarth as temporary Deputy Speakers to serve until the House has elected Deputy Speakers in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 2A.

 

Prepared 21 June 2017