House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
14 December 2017

No. 69

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

2Speaker's Statement: Privilege issues (Brexit papers)

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the First Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Violence in Rakhine State and the UK's response (Tom Tugendhat)

5Backbench Business

(1) Equality of pension provision for women

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House calls on the Government to publish proposals to provide a non-means tested bridging solution for all women born on or after 6 April 1950 who are affected by changes to the State Pension age in the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts.—(Grahame Morris.

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

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved, That this House calls on the Government to publish proposals to provide a non-means tested bridging solution for all women born on or after 6 April 1950 who are affected by changes to the State Pension age in the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts.

(2) Hormone pregnancy tests

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House regrets that the terms of reference for the Commission on Human Medicines Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests asked the Commission to consider evidence on a possible association between exposure in pregnancy to hormone pregnancy tests and adverse outcomes in pregnancy, but the Commission’s Report concluded that there was no causal association between the use of hormone pregnancy tests and babies born with deformities between 1953 and 1975, even though it was not asked to find a causal link; believes that the inquiry was flawed because it did not consider systematic regulatory failures of the Committee on Safety in Medicines and did not give careful consideration to the evidence presented to it; and calls on the Government, after consultation with the families affected so they have confidence in the process, to establish a Statutory Inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 to review the evidence on a possible association with hormone pregnancy tests on pregnancies and to consider the regulatory failures of the Committee on Safety in Medicines.—(Sir Mike Penning.

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

At 5.00 pm the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

6Adjournment

Subject: Future of South Tyneside Hospital (Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mrs Heather Wheeler.

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until Monday 18 December.

Other Proceedings

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).

7First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017)

Members: Jack Brereton discharged and Andrew Lewer nominated in substitution.

8Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Motion in the name of Secretary Greg Clark relating to Financial Assistance to Industry)

Members: Rishi Sunak discharged and Michael Tomlinson nominated in substitution.

9Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2017)

Members: Mr Chris Leslie discharged and Dan Carden nominated in substitution.

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Liaison Committee business (Standing Order No. 10(7))

1Asylum accommodation

Resolved, That this House has considered the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2016-17, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, and the Government response, HC 551.—(Yvette Cooper.)

2HM Government support for UK victims of IRA attacks that used Gaddafi-supplied Semtex and weapons

Resolved, That this House has considered the Fourth Report of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Session 2016-17, HM Government support for UK victims of IRA attacks that used Gaddafi-supplied Semtex and weapons, HC 49, and the Government response, HC 331.—(Dr Andrew Murrison.)

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

Adjourned at 4.16 pm until Monday 18 December.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented or laid upon the Table

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Betting, Gaming and Lotteries

Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Tracey Crouch)

2Digital Economy

Particulars of Proposed Designation of Age-Verification Regulator (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assement (by Command) (Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Constitutional Law

Scotland Act 1998 (Designation of Receipts) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1258), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

4Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1256), dated 12 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

(2) Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1259), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

5London Government

Greater London Authority (Consolidated Council Tax Requirement Procedure) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1252), dated 12 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Marcus Jones)

6Merchant Shipping

Merchant Shipping (Working Time: Inland Waterways) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1149), dated 5 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

7Public Service Pensions

Superannuation (Admission to Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1261), dated 14 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Caroline Nokes)

8Road Traffic

(1) Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment etc.) (No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1251), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(2) Road Vehicles (Payment of Duty by Credit Card) (Prescribed Fee) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1239), dated 6 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

9Constitutional Reform and Governance

Annual report on special advisers for 2017 (by Act) (Chris Skidmore)

10Defence

Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 14 December 2017, concerning grant-in-kind of equipment to the Jordanian armed forces (by Command) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

11Digital Economy

Appeals Statement in relation to the Proposal for the Designation of the Age-Verification Regulator (by Act) (Matt Hancock)

12Education

Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential: A plan for improving social mobility through education (by Command) (Cm. 9541) (Secretary Justine Greening)

13Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Client Funds Account of the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 609) (Secretary David Gauke)

(2) Client Funds Account for the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 610) (Secretary David Gauke)

14Justice and Security

Report on the use of the closed material procedure for 25 June 2016 to 24 June 2017 (by Act) (Secretary David Lidington)

15National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Home Office: Reducing Modern Slavery (by Act), to be printed (HC 630) (Clerk of the House)

16Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

Third Report in 2017 from the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission on Appointment of an Electoral Commissioner, to be printed (HC 688) (The Speaker)

17Wales

(1) Third Annual Report by Welsh Ministers on the Implementation and Operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014 (by Act) (Secretary Alun Cairns)

(2) Third Annual Report on the Implementation and Operation of Part 2 (Finance) of the Wales Act 2014 (by Act) (Secretary Alun Cairns)

18Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence

Limiting the use of complainants' sexual history in sex cases. Section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999: the law on the admissibility of sexual history evidence in practice (by Command) (Cm. 9547) (Secretary David Lidington)

CORRECTION

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Item 22 should have read:

Procedure Committee

(1) Written Parliamentary questions: progress report for Session 2016–17, monitoring in the 2017 Parliament, and electronic tabling:

(i) Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 661);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 661);

(2) Exiting the European Union: scrutiny of delegated legislation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 386)

(Mr Charles Walker).

 

 

Prepared 14 December 2017