House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
23 October 2017

No. 38

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

2Statement: European Council (The Prime Minister)

3Application for emergency debate (Standing Order No. 24)

Debbie Abrahams proposed that the House should consider the Government’s response to the decision of the House on pausing the roll-out of Universal Credit full service (Standing Order No. 24).

The Speaker put the application to the House.

Leave given.

Debate to be held at the commencement of business tomorrow for a maximum of three hours.

4Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill be now read a second time.—(Mr John Hayes.)

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

Question again proposed, That the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill be now read a second time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read a second time.

5Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Programme)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 16 November.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.    

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Rebecca Harris.)

The House divided.

Division No. 25.

Ayes: 285 (Tellers: David Rutley, Nigel Adams).

Noes: 130 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Jeff Smith).

Question accordingly agreed to.

6Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Ways and Means)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, it is expedient to authorisethe payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

7Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 28 March in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 22 March in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

8Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Rehman Chishti be discharged from the Backbench Business Committee and Chris Davies be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

(2) Ordered, That Dan Carden and Bambos Charalambous be members of the Procedure Committee.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

(3) Ordered, That Stephen Kinnock and Liz Saville Roberts be members of the Welsh Affairs Committee.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

(4) Ordered, That Marsha De Cordova be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Emma Dent Coad be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

9Adjournment

Subject: Provision of health care in North Staffordshire (Gareth Snell)

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

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Adjourned at 22.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

10First Delegated Legislation Committee

Siobhain McDonagh (Chair) reported the Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2017.

11Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Stewart Hosie (Chair) reported the Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Telecommunication Services) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 778).

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 Selection Committee nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

12First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017)

Members: Dr Lisa Cameron discharged and Martyn Day nominated in substitution.

13Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Telecommunication Services) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 778))

Members: Ben Bradley, Robert Courts and Jonathan Reynolds discharged and Anneliese Dodds, Kevin Foster and Tom Pursglove nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

14Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister for Local Government relating to the Homelessness Reduction Act: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government relating to Grenfell Tower and the Building Safety Programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Housing for older people: Oral evidence, to be published, HC 370

(Mr Clive Betts).

15Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Mental health in prisons: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 400);

(2) Brexit and the future of Customs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 401):

(3)Correspondence with HM Revenue and Customs relating to the Committee’s Report on Quality of service to personal taxpayers and replacing the Aspire contract: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Department for Work and Pensions relating to the Committee’s Report on Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to the Committee’s inquiry on The growing threat of online fraud: Written evidence, to be published (HC 399);

(6) Delivering Carrier Strike: Written evidence, to be published (HC 394);

(7) Hinkley Point C: Written evidence, to be published (HC 393)

(Meg Hillier).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

Debate on an e-petition (Standing Order No. 10(1)(a) and 145A(7))

1Eligibility for mortgages.

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 186565 relating to eligibility for mortgages.—(Paul Scully.)

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

Adjourned at 5.59 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Authorised Officers) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

2Proceeds of Crime

(1) Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) Draft Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(3) Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(4) Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Attorney General)

(5) Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(6) Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Social Security

Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1016), dated 19 October 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Damian Hinds)

Other papers

4Defence

Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 23 October 2017, concerning the gifting of the Franklin wrecks to the Government of Canada (by Command) (Secretary Michael Fallon)

5Infrastructure (Financial Assistance)

Report on Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Act 2012 (by Act) (Andrew Jones)

6National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Improving value for money in non-competitive procurement of defence equipment (by Act), to be printed (HC 412) (Clerk of the House)

7Proceeds of Crime

(1) Investigations: draft Revised Code of Practice Issued Under Section 377 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: draft Revised Code of Practice issued under Section 377A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (by Act) (The Attorney General)

(3) Recovery of Cash: Search Powers: draft Revised Code of Practice issued under section 292 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(4) Recovery of Listed Assets: Search Powers (England and Wales and Scotland): draft Code of Practice issued under Section 303G of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(5) Search, Seizure and Detention of Property (England and Wales): draft Revised Code of Practice Issued Under Section 47S of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

8Terrorism

Draft Revised Code of Practice for Officers Acting Under Schedule 1 to the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

 

Prepared 23 October 2017