House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
23 November 2017

No. 56

The House met at 9.30 am.


1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for International Trade

(2) the Minister for Women and Equalities

2Urgent Question: Uber: Theft of personal data (Matt Hancock)

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Ministerial Statement: Universal Credit (Secretary David Gauke)

5Ways and Means: Income Tax (Charge) (second day)

Debate resumed (Order, 22 November).

Question again proposed, That income tax is charged for the tax year 2018-19.

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

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.—(Andrew Stephenson.)

Debate to be resumed on Monday 27 November. 


Subject: 1979 same roof rule for familial sex abuse cases (Iain Stewart)

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

At 5.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Andrew Stephenson.

Adjourned at 5.18 pm until Monday 27 November.

Other Proceedings

Explanatory Notes to Bills

7Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 19–EN).

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).

8Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill Committee

Chair: James Gray

Members: Joan Ryan discharged and Mohammad Yasin nominated in substitution.

9Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Selection of the President of Welsh Tribunals Regulations 2017)

Members: Chris Davies discharged and Simon Hart nominated in substitution.

10Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Risk Transformation Regulations 2017 and the draft Risk Transformation (Tax) Regulations 2017)

Members: Alison Thewliss discharged and Kirsty Blackman nominated in substitution.

11Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017)

Members: Bill Esterson and Rishi Sunak discharged and Jack Dromey and Kelly Tolhurst nominated in substitution.

General Committees: Reports

12Smart Meters Bill

Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

13Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee

Andrew Rosindell (Chair) reported the Draft Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Consequential Amendments) Order 2017.

14Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Siobhain McDonagh (Chair) reported the Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (Energy Intensive Industries) Order 2017.

Reports from Select Committees

15Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Transport Committees

Improving air quality: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 433) (Andrew Selous).

16Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Bombardier: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 533) (Dr Andrew Murrison).

17Public Accounts Committee

(1) Manging the costs of clinical negligence in hospital trusts: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 397);

(2) Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: the Magnox contract: Written and oral evidence, to be published (HC 461);

(3) HMRC’s performance in 2016-17: Written evidence, to be published (HC 456);

(4) Homeless households: Written evidence, to be published (HC 462)

(Meg Hillier).

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Orders Nos. 10(7) and 14(4))

1Anti-bullying week

Resolved, That this House has considered anti-bullying week.—(Gavin Newlands.)

The sitting was suspended between 2.58 pm and 3.00 pm.

2100th anniversary of the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917

Resolved, That this House has considered the 100th anniversary of the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.—(Robert Courts.)

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

Adjourned at 4.29 pm until Monday 27 November.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Political Parties - Northern Ireland

Draft Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Corporation Tax

Cultural Test (Television Programmes) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1138), dated 20 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Matt Hancock)

3European Union No. 3 (2017)

Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a Partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Turkmenistan, of the other part  (Cm. 9537) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Boris Johnson)


War Pensions Committees (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1133), dated 21 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

Other papers

5Air Force (Constitution)

Air Publication 3376 Volume 1 – Eighth Edition of Terms and Conditions of Service for Airmen of the Royal Air Force (by Act) (Mr Tobias Ellwood)


Law Commission Report: From Bills of Sale to Goods Mortgages (by Act), to be printed (HC 495) (Secretary David Lidington)

7National Audit Office

Implementing the UK's exit from the European Union: Infrastructure and Projects Authority (by Act), to be printed (HC 606) (Clerk of the House)


Budget Resolutions

For the purposes of Standing Order No. 83U, and on the basis of material put before me, I certify that in my opinion the following founding motions published on 22 November 2017 and to be moved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer relate exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland and are within devolved legislative competence - 

3. Income tax (main rates)

35. Stamp duty land tax (higher rates for additional dwellings)

36. Stamp duty land tax (relief for first-time buyers).


Monday 17 July 2017

Item 9 should have read:

Government Trading Funds 

Report and Accounts of Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 250) (Secretary Chris Grayling)



Prepared 23 November 2017