House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
21 December 2017

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The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Answer to Address)

The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House, That the Address of 12 December, 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 five years with effect from 11 January 2018 was presented to Her Majesty, who was graciously pleased to comply with the request.

2Questions to (1) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

(2) the Attorney General

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Statements: (1) Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (Leader of the House)

(2) Supported housing (Mr Marcus Jones)

5Backbench Business

(1) Russian interference in UK politics and society

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered Russian interference in UK politics and society.—(Tom Brake.

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

Question again proposed.

Resolved, That this House has considered Russian interference in UK politics and society.

(2) Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.—(Bob Blackman.

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

Question again proposed.

Resolved, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.

6Adjournment

Subject: Justice for cyclists and the case of Ian Winterburn (Fabian Hamilton)

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

Adjourned at 5.28 pm until Monday 8 January 2018 (Resolution, 17 July).

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).

7Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Higher Education (Access and Participation Plans) (England) Regulations 2018)

Members: Mr Owen Paterson discharged and Mrs Pauline Latham nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

8Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative Scrutiny: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 568) (Ms Harriet Harman).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

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

1Leasehold and commonhold reform and leasehold abuses

Resolved, That this House has considered leasehold and commonhold reform and leasehold abuses.—(Sir Peter Bottomley.)

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

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until Tuesday 9 January 2018.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Environmental Protection

Draft Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Financial Services and Markets

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Stephen Barclay)

3Rating and Valuation

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Marcus Jones)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Animal Welfare

(1) Code of Practice for the Welfare of Cats (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Code of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(3) Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

5Council Tax

Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1305), dated 19 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Marcus Jones)

6Cremation

Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1238), dated 18 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

7Customs

Export Control (Syria and Libya Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1311), dated 18 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Liam Fox)

8Employment and Training

Apprenticeships (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1310), dated 19 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Anne Milton)

9Housing

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1323), dated 21 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Caroline Dinenage)

10Legal Aid and Advice

Criminal Legal Aid (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1319), dated 19 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Lidington)

11Social Care

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1318), dated 20 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

12Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 1309), dated 19 December 2017 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma)

Other papers

13Energy

Capacity Market (Amendment) (No.4) Rules 2017 (by Act) (Richard Harrington)

14Parliamentary Standards

Second Report in 2017 from the Speaker's Committee on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on Appointment of an IPSA Board Member (by Act), to be printed (HC 679) (The Speaker)

CORRECTION

Tuesday 19 December 2017

The following should have appeared after item 8:

9 Electoral Commission

Motion made, That the Motion in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

 

Prepared 21 December 2017