House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
29 June 2017

No. 9

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

(2) the Attorney General

2Business Question: (Leader of the House)

3Statement: 21st Century Fox- Sky Merger (Secretary Karen Bradley)

4Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address) (last day)

Debate resumed (Order, 28 June).

Question again 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.

Subject: Economy and Jobs

Amendment proposed, at end of the Question to add ‘but respectfully regret that the Gracious Speech fails to end austerity in public services, to reverse falling living standards and to make society more equal; further regret that it contains no reference to an energy price cap and call on the Government to legislate for such a cap at the earliest opportunity; call on the Government to commit to a properly resourced industrial strategy to increase infrastructure investment in every nation and region of the UK; recognise that no deal on Brexit is the very worst outcome and therefore call on the Government to negotiate an outcome that prioritises jobs and the economy, delivers the exact same benefits the UK has as a member of the Single Market and the Customs Union, ensures that there is no weakening of cooperation in security and policing, and maintains the existing rights of EU nationals living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU; believe that those who are richest and large corporations, those with the broadest shoulders, should pay more tax, while more is done to clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion; call for increased funding in public services to expand childcare, scrap tuition fees at universities and colleges and restore Education Maintenance Allowance, maintenance grants and nurses’ bursaries; regret that with inflation rising, living standards are again falling; and call on the Government to end the public sector pay cap and increase the minimum wage to a real living wage of £10 per hour by 2020.’.—(John McDonnell.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

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

Question again proposed.

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 2.

Ayes: 297 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Jessica Morden).

Noes: 323 (Tellers: Mrs Heather Wheeler, Andrew Griffiths).

Question accordingly negatived.

Another Amendment proposed, at the end of the Question, to add ‘but respectfully regret that the Gracious Speech does not rule out withdrawal from the EU without a deal, guarantee a Parliamentary vote on any final outcome to negotiations, set out transitional arrangements to maintain jobs, trade and certainty for business, set out proposals to remain within the Customs Union and Single Market, set out clear measures to respect the competencies of the devolved administrations, and include clear protections for EU nationals living in the UK now, including retaining their right to remain in the UK, and reciprocal rights for UK citizens.’.—(Chuka Umunna.)

Question put forthwith, That the Amendment be made (Standing Order No. 33).

The House divided.

Division No. 3.

Ayes: 101 (Tellers: Heidi Alexander, Marion Fellows).

Noes: 322 (Tellers: Mrs Heather Wheeler, Andrew Griffiths).

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 4.

Ayes: 323 (Tellers: Mrs Heather Wheeler, Andrew Griffiths).

Noes: 309 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Jessica Morden).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Resolved, 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.

Address to be presented to Her Majesty by Members of this House who are Privy Counsellors or Members of Her Majesty’s Household.

5Adjournment

Subject: Kettering General Hospital (Mr Philip Hollobone).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Craig Whittaker.)

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 6.17 pm until Monday 3 July.

John Bercow

Speaker

Papers laid

Papers presented or laid upon the Table

Other papers:

1Climate Change

(1) 2017 Progress Report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change: Meeting Carbon Budgets: Closing the policy gap (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(2) 2017 Progress Report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change: Preparing for climate change (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(3) 2017 Progress Report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: Summary and recommendations (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

2Coal Industry

Report and Accounts of the Coal Authority for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 39) (Secretary Greg Clark)

3Further and Higher Education

Report and Accounts of the Higher Education Funding Council for England for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 142) (Secretary Justine Greening)

4Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of the Department for Communities and Local Government for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 5) (Mel Stride)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Government Actuary's Department for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 16) (Mel Stride)

(3) Report and Accounts of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 25) (Mel Stride)

(4) Report and Accounts of the Supreme Court for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 31) (Mel Stride)

(5) Report, Accounts and Product Accounts of National Savings and Investments for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 23) (Stephen Barclay)

5Housing and Regeneration

Report and Financial Statements of the Homes and Communities Agency for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 113) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

6Industrial Training

(1) Report and Accounts of the Construction Industry Training Board for 2016, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 74) (Secretary Justine Greening)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board for 2016, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 75) (Secretary Justine Greening)

7Justice (Northern Ireland)

Report and Resource Accounts of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 79) (The Attorney General)

8Local Government Finance

(1) Levy Account for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 128) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Main Non-Domestic Rating Account for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 127) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

9National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(2) Report and Accounts of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(3) Report and Accounts of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(4) Report and Accounts of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for 1 May 2016-31 March 2017 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(5) Report and Accounts of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(6) Report and Accounts of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(7) Report and Accounts of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(8) Report and Accounts of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(9) Report and Accounts of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(10) Report and Accounts of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(11) Report and Accounts of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(12) Report and Accounts of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(13) Report and Accounts of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(14) Report and Accounts of West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(15) Report, Accounts and Quality Accounts of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(16) Report, Accounts and Quality Report of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

10Treasury Solicitor

Accounts of the Crown's Nominee for 2016–17 (by Act), to be printed (HC 167) (Stephen Barclay)

 

Prepared 29 June 2017