House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
11 December 2017

No. 66

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2Statements: (1) Brexit negotiations (The Prime Minister)

(2) Oman, UAE and Iran (Secretary Boris Johnson)

3Finance (No.2) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Finance (No. 2) Bill be now read a second time.

Amendment moved, to leave out from ‘That’ to the end of the Question and add, 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Finance (No. 2) Bill because it contains no measures to address the fact that the UK has the slowest economic growth in the G7 while the IFS warns of two decades of lost earnings growth, it fails to reverse the Government’s 2015 Bank Levy cut resulting in £4.7bn less in tax revenue from banks over five years and contains measures to further limit the scope of the Bank Levy resulting in a further fall in revenue, whilst at the same time crucial services that many children and families across the country desperately rely on are at risk due to seven years of budget cuts, it proposes a stamp duty cut that, according to the analysis of the OBR, will increase house prices, instead of helping to address the housing crisis through measures to build more affordable homes, it proposes policies without the benefit of an adequate Equalities Impact Assessment, it arises from a Budget which made no provision for lifting the public sector pay cap or addressing the funding crisis in social care and the NHS, it includes no measures properly to tackle tax avoidance and evasion and it is not based on an amendment of the law resolution, thus restricting the scope of amendments and reducing the House’s ability to properly scrutinise and improve the Bill'.—(Anneliese Dodds.

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 61.

Ayes: 271 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Thangam Debbonaire)

Noes: 312 (Tellers: David Rutley, Nigel Adams)

Question accordingly negatived.

Question, That the Bill be now read a second time, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 62(2)).

The House divided.

Division No. 62.

Ayes: 313 (Tellers: David Rutley, Nigel Adams)

Noes: 269 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Nic Dakin)

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill read a second time.

4Finance (No. 2) Bill (Programme)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance (No. 2) Bill:

Committal

(1) The following shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House—

(a) Clause 8 (exemption for armed forces’ accommodation allowances);

(b) Clause 33 and Schedule 9 (the bank levy);

(c) Clauses 40 and 41 and Schedule 11 (stamp duty land tax);

(d) New Clauses or new Schedules relating to—

(i) The income tax treatment of armed forces’ accommodation allowances,

(ii) The bank levy,

(iii) Stamp duty land tax,

(iv) The effect of the Bill on equality, or

(v) The effect of the Bill on tax avoidance or evasion.

(2) The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Committee

(3) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

(4) Those proceedings shall be taken on each of those days in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.

(5) Each part of the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

Table

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

 

Clause 33, Schedule 9, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to the bank levy

3 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the first day

Clause 40, Schedule 11, Clause 41, Clause 8, new Clauses and Schedules relating to stamp duty land tax, new Clauses and Schedules relating to the income tax treatment of armed forces’ accommodation allowances

6 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the first day

Second day

 

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the effect of the Bill on equality

3 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the effect of the Bill on tax avoidance or evasion

6 hours from commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the second day

(7) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 18 January 2018.

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

(9) When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Public Bill Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Public Bill Committee.

Consideration and Third Reading

(10) Proceedings on Consideration and 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 proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

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

Programming committee

(12) Standing Order No. 83B (programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

5Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Risk Transformation (Tax) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 12 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors–Registered Pharmacies) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 13 November, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(7) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Insolvency Functions) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 14 September, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(8) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(9) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(10) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Authorised Officers) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(11) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 13 September, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(12) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Scottish Banknote (Designation of Authorised Bank) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 12 September, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(13) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electronic Communications Code (Jurisdiction) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 19 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(14) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Communications Act 2003 and the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments to Primary Legislation) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 19 October, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

6Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Jo Platt be a member of the Communities and Local Government Committee.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

(2) Ordered, That Jo Platt be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Kerry McCarthy be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

7Adjournment

Subject: Shooting of Abdul Karim Boudiaf in 2009 (Mr David Lammy)

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

Adjourned at 11.23 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

8Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Cheryl Gillan (Chair) reported the Motion in the name of Andrea Leadsom: That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Mr William Lifford to the office of ordinary member of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for a period of 5 years with effect from 11 January 2018.

Reports from Select Committees

9Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 11 December, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

10Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Effectiveness of local authority overview and scrutiny: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 369);

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

(3) Correspondence from Crisis, relating to the Draft Homelessness Code of Guidance: Written evidence to be published;

(4) Correspondence to the Minster for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government, relating to the Draft Homelessness Code of Guidance: Written evidence to be published;

(5) Private rented sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 440)

(Mr Clive Betts).

11Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Sheffield-Rotherham tram-trains: Ninth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 453);

(2) Exiting the European Union: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 467);

(3) Brexit and the UK border: Written evidence, to be published (HC 558);

(4) Care Quality Commission: Written evidence, to be published (HC 465);

(5) Correspondence with the Cabinet Office relating to Managing government spending and performance: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with HM Revenue and Customs relating to the new regional centre in Stratford: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Government borrowing: Written evidence, to be published (HC 463);

(8) Mental health in prisons: Written evidence, to be published (HC 400);

(9) Retaining and developing the teaching workforce: Written evidence, to be published (HC 460);

(10) Thameslink Programme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 466)

(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown).

12Transport Committee

(1) Community transport: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 480);

(2) Airports NPS: Written evidence, to be published (HC 548);

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to rail electrification: Written evidence, to be published

(4) Correspondence with Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, relating to search and rescue: Written evidence to be published

(5) Rail infrastructure investment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 582);

(Lilian Greenwood).

13Work and Pensions Committee

(1) PIP and ESA assessments: Oral and written evidence to be published (HC 355);

(2) Pension freedom and choice: Written evidence to be published (HC 404);

(3) Universal Credit rollout: Written evidence to be published (HC 336)

(Heidi Allen)

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))

1Referendum on the deal for the UK’s exit from the European Union

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 200004 relating to a referendum on the deal for the UK’s exit from the European Union.—(Susan Elan Jones.

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

Adjourned at 7.29 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 1 December 2017 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Charities

Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Conversion) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1232), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Tracey Crouch)

2Companies

Index of Company Names (Listed Bodies) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1233), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Tracey Crouch)

3Corporation Tax

(1) Corporate Interest Restriction (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1227), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(2) Corporate Interest Restriction (Financial Statements: Group Mismatches) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1224), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

4Legal Aid and Advice

Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1237), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

5Plant Health

Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1220), dated 4 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

6Taxes

(1) Indirect Taxes (Disclosure of Avoidance Schemes) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1215), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(2) Indirect Taxes (Notifiable Arrangements) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1216), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

Other Papers

7Agriculture

Explanatory Memorandum to the Common Agricultural Policy Basic Payment and Support Schemes (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1198) (laid 1 December 2017) (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Withdrawn Papers

8Agriculture

Explanatory Memorandum to the Common Agricultural Policy Basic Payment and Support Schemes (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (by Command) (laid 4 December)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 11 December 2017:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

9Environmental Protection

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assement (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

10Representation of the People

(2) Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Skidmore)

(1) Draft European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Skidmore)

11Savings Accounts

Draft Help–to–Save Accounts Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Stephen Barclay)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

12Electricity

Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1234), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

13Immigration

Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Immigration Bail) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1242), dated 7 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

14Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Administrative Forfeiture of Terrorist Cash and Terrorist Money Held in Bank and Building Society Accounts (Cash and Account Forfeiture Notices) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1226), dated 6 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

15Proceeds of Crime

(1) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Administrative Forfeiture Notices) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1223), dated 6 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Application of Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1222), dated 6 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

Other papers

16Home Office

Review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (by Command) (Cm. 9552) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

17Isle of Man

Commissioners of HM Revenue and Customs in Account with the Government of the Isle of Man for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 546) (Mel Stride)

18National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government Investments: The Green Investment Bank (by Act), to be printed (HC 619) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn Papers

19Representation of the People

(1) Draft European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (laid 20 November)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (laid 20 November)

(3) Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (laid 20 November)

(4) Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (laid 20 November)

 

Prepared 11 December 2017