House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
18 December 2017

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The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

2Statements: (1) European Council (The Prime Minister)

(2) Grenfell Tower and building safety (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(3) Harassment in public life (Secretary Amber Rudd)

3Finance (No. 2) Bill: Committee of the whole House (first day)

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee (Programme Order, 11 December).

(In the Committee)

Clause 33 (Bank levy)

Clause agreed to.

Schedule 9 (Bank levy)

Question put, That Schedule 9 be the ninth Schedule to the Bill.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 74.

Ayes: 313 (Tellers: Rebecca Harris, Mike Freer).

Noes: 258 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Colleen Fletcher).

Question accordingly agreed to.

New Clause NC1—(Peter Dowd)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 75.

Ayes: 260 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Colleen Fletcher).

Noes: 313 (Tellers: Rebecca Harris, Mike Freer).

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 40 (Higher rates for additional dwellings).

Clause agreed to.

Schedule 11 (Stamp duty land tax: higher rates for additional dwellings)

Schedule agreed to.

Clause 41 (Relief for first-time buyers)

Clause agreed to.

Clause 8 (Exemption for armed forces’ accommodation allowances)

Clause agreed to.

New Clause NC4—(Jonathan Reynolds)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 76.

Ayes: 226 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Colleen Fletcher).

Noes: 313 (Tellers: Rebecca Harris, Mike Freer).

Question accordingly negatived.

To report progress and ask leave to sit again.—(Graham Stuart.)

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The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Graham Stuart reported, That the Committee had made progress in the Bill, and moved, That the Committee may have leave to sit again.

Committee again tomorrow.

4Changes to the membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Mark Pritchard be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Alex Burghart be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

(2) Ordered, That Mark Menzies be discharged from the Regulatory Reform Committee and Mr Simon Clarke be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

5Adjournment

Subject: RBS branch closures in rural areas (Ian Blackford)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Graham Stuart.

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 11.50 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

6First Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Austin (Chair) reported the draft Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017.

7Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Karen Buck (Chair) reported the Motion in the name of Secretary Greg Clark relating to Financial Assistance to Industry.

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).

8Finance (No. 2) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee) 

Members: Alex Chalk, Peter Dowd, Ms Karen Lee, Chris Philp, Jeff Smith, Mel Stride and Graham Stuart.

9First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017)

Members: Nigel Adams discharged and Stuart Andrew nominated in substitution.

10Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Motion in the name of Secretary Greg Clark relating to Financial Assistance to Industry)

Members: Jeremy Lefroy discharged and Nigel Mills nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

11Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Independent review of building regulations and fire safety: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 555); 

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

(3) Correspondence to the Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government, relating to Brexit and local government: Written evidence, to be published;

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

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

(Mr Clive Betts).

12Scottish Affairs Committee

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

(2) Sustainable employment in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 449)

(Pete Wishart).

13National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

The work of the National Security Adviser: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 625) (Margaret Beckett).

14Transport Committee

(1) Airports National Policy Statement: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 548);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State relating to the Volkswagen emissions scandal: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Mobility as a service: Written evidence, to be published (HC 590);

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

(Lilian Greenwood).

15Treasury Committee

The work of the Crown Estate: Oral evidence taken before the Sub-Committee, to be published (HC 615) (Nicky Morgan).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

1Enslavement of black Africans in Libya

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 205476 relating to the enslavement of black Africans in Libya.—(Paul Scully.)

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

 

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

Adjourned at 5.58 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 15 December under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Revenue and Customs

Fees for Payment of Taxes, etc by Credit Card (Amendment) Regulations (S.I., 2017, No. 1262), dated 13 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

2Sports Grounds and Sporting Events

Football Spectators (2018 World Cup Control Period) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1257), dated 12 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 18 December

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

3Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

4Human Tissue

Draft Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

5Investigatory Powers

(1) Draft Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) draft Investigatory Powers (Interception by Businesses etc. for Monitoring and Record-keeping Purposes) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(3) draft Investigatory Powers (Review of Notices and Technical Advisory Board) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(4) draft Investigatory Powers (Technical Capability) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

6Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

7Pensions

Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Increased Cap for Long Service) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

8Financial Services

Oversight of Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Supervision Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1301), dated 14 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Stephen Barclay)

9Income Tax

Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1263), dated 13 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

10Magistrates’ Courts 

(1) Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1291), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

(2) Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Listed Assets) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1293), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

(3) Magistrates’ Courts (Freezing and Forfeiture of Money in Bank and Building Society Accounts) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1297), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

(4) Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Terrorist Assets) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1296), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

(5) Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Terrorist Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1295), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

(6) Magistrates’ Courts (Freezing and Forfeiture of Terrorist Money in Bank and Building Society Accounts) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1290), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

11Senior Courts of England and Wales

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1287), dated 11 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

Other papers

12Air Force (Constitution)

Air Publication 3393—Nineteenth Edition of The Royal Air Force Manual for Officer Commissioning and Terms of Service (by Act) (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

13Armed Forces

Report on the Armed Forces Covenant for 2017 (by Act) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

14Communities and Local Government

Building a Safer Future. Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Interim Report (by Command) (Cm. 9551) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

15Home Affairs

(1) Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Home Affairs Select Committee, Session 2016–17, on Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping point (by Command) (Cm. 9555) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) Government Response to the Fourteenth Report from the Home Affairs Select Committee, Session 2016–17, on Hate crime: abuse, hate and extremism online (by Command) (Cm. 9556) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

16Marshall Aid Commemoration

Account of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 648) (Clerk of the House)

17National Audit

Ministry of Justice, HM Prison & Probation Service: Investigation into changes to Community Rehabilitation Company contracts (by Act), to be printed (HC 676) (Clerk of the House)

18Regulation of Investigatory Powers

(1) Draft Code of Practice on Bulk Acquisition of Communications Data (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(2) Draft Code of Practice on Equipment Interference (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(3) Draft Code of Practice on Intelligence Services' Retention and Use of Bulk Personal Datasets (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(4) Draft Code of Practice on Interception of Communications (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(5) Draft Code of Practice on National Security Notices (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

19Trade Union

Electronic Balloting Review: Report of the Independent Review of Electronic Balloting for Industrial Action (by Act) (Margot James)

20Work and Pensions

(1) Automatic Enrolment Review 2017: Maintaining the Momentum (by Command) (Cm. 9546) (Secretary David Gauke)

(2) Government Response to the Second Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment (by Command) (Cm. 9540) (Secretary David Gauke)

 

Prepared 18 December 2017