House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
29 January 2018

No. 87

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2Urgent Questions: (1) Leaving the EU: implementation (Mr Robin Walker)

(2) Taliban and IS/Daesh attacks: Afghanistan (Mark Field)

(3) Contaminated Blood Inquiry (Chloe Smith)

3Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 30 October 2017 (Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords] (Programme)) be varied as follows:

(1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.—(Mr Tobias Ellwood.)

4Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1—(Gerald Jones)—brought up and read the first time.

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

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

5Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

6Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 23 October 2017 (Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

(1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.—(Jesse Norman.)

7Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1—(Jesse Norman)—brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill. 

Amendments 1 to 3 made.

8Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

9Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.—(Nigel Adams.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Investigatory Powers (Interception by Businesses etc. for Monitoring and Record-keeping Purposes) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.—(Nigel Adams.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Investigatory Powers (Review of Notices and Technical Advisory Board) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.—(Nigel Adams.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Investigatory Powers (Technical Capability) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2017, be approved.—(Nigel Adams.)

Question agreed to.

10Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of Telford relating to a national admission policy for faith schools was presented and read by Lucy Allan.

(2) A public petition from residents of Charnwood Borough relating to cross-border contracting of taxis was presented and read by Nicky Morgan.

11Adjournment

Subject: Same-sex marriage in Bermuda (Chris Bryant)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Nigel Adams.

Adjourned at 9.46 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

12Voter Registration (No. 2) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 2 February, read and discharged.

Bill to be a second time on Friday Friday 23 February.

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).

13Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Mike Amesbury, Alex Burghart, Jack Dromey, Vicky Foxcroft, Huw Merriman, Amanda Milling and Guy Opperman.

14First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2017)

Members: Mr Owen Paterson discharged and Damien Moore nominated in substitution.

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018)

Members: Andrea Jenkyns discharged and Jack Lopresti nominated in substitution.

16Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Proposal for Designation of Age-Verification Regulator)

Members: Daniel Kawczynski and John Redwood discharged and Adam Afriyie and Sir Edward Leigh nominated in substitution.

17Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Increased Cap for Long Service) Regulations 2018)

Members: Jeremy Lefroy and John Stevenson discharged and Daniel Kawczynski and Dr Dan Poulter nominated in substitution.

18Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018)

Members: Bob Blackman discharged and Dr Caroline Johnson nominated in substitution.

General Committees: Reports

19First Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Austin (Chair) reported the draft Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2017.

20Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Geraint Davies (Chair) reported the draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018.

Reports from Select Committees

21Administration Committee

(1) Election planning and services—responses to the First Report of the Committee, Session 2016–17: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 764);

(2) Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 29 January, to be published

(Sir Paul Beresford).

22Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Draft Tenant Fees Bill: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 583);

(2) Private rented sector: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 440);

(3) Business rate retention: Written evidence, to be published (HC 552);

(4) Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Homelessness relating to the draft Tenant Fees Bill and the related Equality Analysis of the draft Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence relating to the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

23National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)   

National Security Capability Review: a changing security environment: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 756) (Margaret Beckett).

24Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Exiting the European Union: Eighteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 467);

(2) Academy Schools Sector in England Consolidated Accounts 2015–16: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 760);

(3) Alternative higher education providers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 736);

(4) Correspondence with the Department for Education relating to the insolvency of Carillion plc: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Decline in National Lottery income: Written evidence, to be published (HC 631);

(6) Non-competitive procurement of defence equipment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 723) 

(Meg Hillier). 

25Transport Committee

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

1Fireworks

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 201947 relating to fireworks.—(Susan Elan Jones.)

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

Adjourned at 6.49 pm until tomorrow.

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 (Operating License Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Tracey Crouch)

2Employment and Training

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Anne Milton)

3Passports

Draft Passport (Fees) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

4Pensions

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

5Pensions

Pension Protection Fund (Compensation) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 95), dated 25 January 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

6Protection of Wrecks

Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 96), dated 22 January 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Michael Ellis)

7Rating and Valuation

Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 92), dated 24 January 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Rishi Sunak)

Other papers

8Channel Tunnel (Security)

Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994 during 2017 (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

9National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Arrangement with Annington Property Limited (by Act), to be printed (HC 762) (Clerk of the House)

 

Prepared 29 January 2018