House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
27 November 2017

No. 57

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: Engagement of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

3Urgent Question: Forensic evidence: alleged manipulation (Mr Nick Hurd)

4Statement: Industrial strategy (Secretary Greg Clark)

5Universal Credit (Application, Advice and Assistance): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reform the Universal Credit application process; to make provision about advice and assistance for claimants, and arrangements for payments; and for connected purposes.

That Dr Philippa Whitford, Neil Gray, Drew Hendry, Kirsty Blackman, Chris Stephens, Alison Thewliss, Frank Field, Norman Lamb, Sarah Champion, Liz Saville Roberts, Paula Sherriff and Lady Hermon present the Bill.

Dr Philippa Whitford accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 March 2018, and to be printed (Bill 132).

6Ways and Means: income tax (charge) (third day)

Debate resumed (Order, 23 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.—(Mike Freer.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

7Adjournment

Subject: NHS continuing healthcare (Norman Lamb)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.)

Adjourned at 10.27 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

8European Union (Approvals) Bill

The Lords agree to the European Union (Approvals) Bill without amendment.

Explanatory Notes to Bills

9Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 9–EN).

General Committees: Reports

10First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mark Pritchard (Chair) reported the draft Community Drivers’ Hours Offences (Enforcement) Regulations 2017.

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).

11First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Community Drivers’ Hours Offences (Enforcement) Regulations 2017)

Members: Sir Paul Beresford and Mr Jonathan Lord discharged and Sir Oliver Heald and Adam Holloway nominated in substitution.

12Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Selection of the President of Welsh Tribunals Regulations 2017)

Members: Yasmin Qureshi discharged and Nick Thomas-Symonds nominated in substitution.

13Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Transitional Provisions and Appropriate Independent Advice) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017)

Members: Mrs Pauline Latham discharged and James Duddridge nominated in substitution.

14Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Risk Transformation Regulations 2017 and the draft Risk Transformation (Tax) Regulations 2017)

Members: Mr Keith Simpson discharged and Mrs Sheryll Murray nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

15Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 27 November, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

16Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Homelessness Reduction Act: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 554);

(2) Brexit and local government: Written evidence, to be published (HC 493);

(3) Commissioned research on local government needs assessment: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Housing for older people: Written evidence, to be published (HC 370)

(Mr Clive Betts).

17 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) The growing threat of online fraud:

(i) Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 399);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 399);

(2) Homeless households: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 462);

(3) Emergency Services Network: progress review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 457);

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

(Meg Hillier).

18Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Immigration and Scotland: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 488);

(2) My Scottish Affairs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 368);

(3) Work of the Scotland Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 376)

(Pete Wishart).

19Transport Committee

Community transport: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 480) (Lilian Greenwood).

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))

1University tuition fees

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 182953 relating to university tuition fees.—(Mike Hill.)

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

Adjourned at 6.18 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 24 November 2017 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Police

(1) Police Barred List and Police Advisory List Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1135), dated 22 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) Police (Conduct, Complaints and Misconduct and Appeal Tribunal) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1134), dated 22 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 27 November 2017:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

2Environmental Protection

Draft Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Credit Unions

Credit Unions Act 1979 (Locality Common Bond Conditions) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1144), dated 23 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Stephen Barclay)

4Criminal Law

Recovery of Costs (Remand to Youth Detention Accommodation) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1147), dated 23 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

5Education

Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (Transitory Provisions) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1145), dated 23 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Joseph Johnson)

6Energy Conservation

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1143), dated 23 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Claire Perry)

7Public Passenger Transport

(1) Franchising Schemes and Enhanced Partnership Plans and Schemes (Provision of Information) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1091), dated 20 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(2) Franchising Schemes and Enhanced Partnership Schemes (Application of TUPE) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1092), dated 20 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(3) Franchising Schemes and Enhanced Partnership Schemes (Pension Protection) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1093), dated 20 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

8Senior Courts of England and Wales

Civil Procedure Act 1997 (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1148), dated 22 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

9Social Security

(1) State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) (No. 2) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1152), dated 27 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

(2) State Pension Revaluation for Transitional Pensions Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1151), dated 27 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

10Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning (Operation Stack) Special Development (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1137), dated 22 November 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

11Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future (by Command) (Cm. 9528) (Secretary Greg Clark)

12Childcare

Explanatory Memorandum to the Childcare Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1096) (laid 16 November 2017) (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

13Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of LocatED Property Limited for 2016-17 (by Command), to be printed (HC 539) (Secretary Justine Greening)

14National Audit

(1) Charity Commission: Progress report (by Act), to be printed (HC 607) (Clerk of the House)

(2) Department for International Development: International Citizen Service (by Act), to be printed (HC 598) (Clerk of the House)

(3) HM Revenue and Customs: The administration of the Scottish rate of Income Tax 2016-17 (by Act), to be printed (HC 620) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn papers

15Childcare

Explanatory Memorandum to the Childcare Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1096) (laid 16 November 2017)

 

Prepared 27 November 2017