House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday
7 February 2018

No. 94

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(2) the Prime Minister

2Urgent Question: Taylor Review (Andrew Griffiths)

3Vagrancy (Repeal)  Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Layla Moran, supported by Caroline Lucas, Wera Hobhouse, Christine Jardine and Jo Swinson, presented a Bill to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 March, and to be printed (Bill 162).

4Homelessness (End of Life Care): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about end of life care and support for homeless people with terminal illnesses, including through the provision of housing for such people; and for connected purposes;

That Sir Edward Davey, Ms Karen Buck, Bob Blackman, Sir Vince Cable, Mr Kenneth Clarke, Caroline Lucas, Norman Lamb, Kate Green, Wera Hobhouse, Geraint Davies, Christine Jardine and Mary Creagh present the Bill.

Sir Edward Davey accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 March, and to be printed (Bill 163).

5Police

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2018–19 (HC 745), which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Mr Nick Hurd.

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 116

Members of the House (Standing Order No. 83R)

Ayes: 295 (Tellers: Amanda Milling, Nigel Adams).

Noes: 239 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Chris Elmore).

Members representing qualifying constituencies (England and Wales, Standing Order No. 83R)

Ayes: 275

Noes: 229

Question accordingly agreed to.

6Local Government Finance (England)

(1) Motion made and Question proposed, That the Report on Local Government Finance (England) 2018-19 (HC 791), which was laid before this House on 5 February, be approved.—(Sajid Javid.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No.  117

Members of the House (Standing Order No. 83R)

Ayes: 287 (Tellers: Chris Heaton-Harris, Amanda Milling).

Noes: 223 (Tellers: Colleen Fletcher, Thangam Debbonaire).

Members representing qualifying constituencies (England, Standing Order No. 83R)

Ayes: 263

Noes: 188

Question accordingly agreed to.

Since it was more than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion relating to Local Government Finance (England), the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings to a conclusion.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Report on Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) 2018-19 (HC 792), which was laid before this House on 5 February, be approved.—(Sajid Javid.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Report on Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Alternative Notional Amounts) (England) 2018-19 (HC 790), which was laid before this House on 5 February, be approved.—(Sajid Javid.)

Question agreed to.

7Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 6 December 2017, be approved.—(Christopher Pincher.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.—(Christopher Pincher.)

Question agreed to.

8Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to M42 Motorway Service Area was presented and read by Dame Caroline Spelman.

9Adjournment

Subject: Future funding of Woodlands Hospice in Aintree (Dan Carden)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Milling.

Adjourned at 8.13 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

10Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision for the imposing of restrictions on assets owned by persons involved in conduct that gives support and assistance to terrorist organisations in the United Kingdom for the purpose of securing compensation for citizens of the United Kingdom affected by such conduct, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

11Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 15 June, and to be printed (Bill 165).

Changes to Notices Given

12Overseas Electors Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 16–EN).

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).

13First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2018)

Chair: Sir Edward Leigh 

Members: Mrs Kemi Badenoch, Alex Burghart, Stella Creasy, Ms Angela Eagle, Caroline Flint, Mr Mark Francois, Mrs Helen Grant, Stephen Hammond, Dame Margaret Hodge, Kwasi Kwarteng, Mr David Lammy, Gavin Newlands, Jonathan Reynolds, David Rutley, Jeff Smith, Mel Stride and Sir Robert Syms.

14Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2018)

Chair: Joan Ryan 

Members: Mike Amesbury, Luciana Berger, Richard Burden, Maria Caulfield, Marsha De Cordova, Mr Philip Dunne, Vicky Foxcroft, Mr Mark Harper, Eddie Hughes, Mr Marcus Jones, Mr Pat McFadden, Huw Merriman, Sarah Newton, Andrew Selous, Mr Barry Sheerman, Chris Stephens and Craig Whittaker.

15Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2018)

Chair: Philip Davies 

Members: Sarah Champion, Ann Coffey, Mr Jim Cunningham, David Evennett, George Freeman, Mr Marcus Fysh, Zac Goldsmith, Kwasi Kwarteng, Peter Kyle, Rachel Maclean, Teresa Pearce, Jonathan Reynolds, David Rutley, Jeff Smith, Bob Stewart, Mel Stride and Thelma Walker.

16Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2018 and the draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2018)

Members: Sir Oliver Heald discharged and Simon Hoare nominated in substitution.

17Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2018)

Members: Mrs Helen Grant discharged and Mark Menzies nominated in substitution.

18Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018)

Members: Tom Pursglove discharged and Kevin Foster nominated in substitution.

General Committees: Reports

19Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

James Gray reported the Bill, as amended.

Bill, as amended, to be considered on Friday 11 May 2018; and to be printed (Bill 164).

20Welsh Grand Committee

David Hanson (Chair) reported, That the Committee had considered the matter of the Autumn Budget as it relates to Wales, referred to it on 9 January.

21Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir David Crausby (Chair) reported the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2018 and the draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2018.

22Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the draft Soft Drinks Industry Levy (Enforcement) Regulations 2018.

23Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

David Hanson (Chair) reported the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

24Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee

Siobhain McDonagh (Chair) reported the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

25Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Paisley (Chair) reported the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

Reports from Select Committees

26Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Fourth report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 517);

(2) Clean Growth Strategy: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 596)

(Rachel Reeves).

27Communities and Local Government Committee

Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the local government finance settlement: Written evidence, to be published (Mr Clive Betts).

28Education and Health Committees

Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 642) (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

29Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Brexit: Trade in Food: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 348);

(2) Groceries Code Adjudicator: Written evidence, to be published

(Neil Parish).

30European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 301-xiii);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 301)

(Sir William Cash).

31Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 372) (Hilary Benn).

32Foreign Affairs Committee  

(1) UK influence in the UN: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 675); 

(2) FCO Budget and capacity, and Annual Report 2016-17: Written evidence, to be published (HC 573) 

(Tom Tugendhat). 

33Health Committee

(1) Sustainability and transformation partnerships: Written evidence, to be published (HC 650);

(2) Correspondence from NHS England Chief Executive relating to NHS spending on mental health services: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Work of the Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published (HC 523)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

34High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (Select Committee on)

James Duddridge reported, That he had been chosen as the Chair of the Committee.

35Home Affairs Committee

Home Office delivery of Brexit: immigration: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 421) (Yvette Cooper).

36Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Freedom of speech in universities: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 589);

(2) Human rights: attitudes to enforcement: Written evidence, to be published (HC 669)

(Ms Harriet Harman).

37International Development Committee

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s review on DFID’s approach to supporting inclusive growth in Africa: Oral evidence taken before the Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, to be published (HC 727) (Paul Scully).

38Justice Committee

(1) HM Inspectorate of Prisons report on HMP Liverpool: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 751);

(2) The transparency of Parole Board decisions and involvement of victims in the process: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 755);

(3) Correspondence with David Green, Director, Serious Fraud Office, relating to Serious Fraud Office funding requirements 2017–18: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Small claims limit for personal injury: Written evidence, to be published (HC 659);

(5) Transforming Rehabilitation: Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 482)

(Robert Neill).

39Liaison Committee

Cross-government response to the collapse of Carillion: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 770) (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

40Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Devolution and democracy in Northern Ireland–dealing with the deficit: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 613) (Dr Andrew Murrison).

41Procedure Committee

(1) Term limits for select committee chairs in the 2017 Parliament: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 816);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: Written evidence, to be published (HC 386);

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

(4) Voting by proxy in the House of Commons: Written evidence, to be published (HC 825)

(Mr Charles Walker).

42Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Twelfth Report, to be printed (HC 542-xii) (Derek Twigg).

43Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Third Report, to be printed (HC 543-iii) (Derek Twigg).

44Transport Committee

(1) Airports national policy statement: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 548);

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

(Lilian Greenwood).

45Treasury Committee

(1) The work of the Financial Conduct Authority: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 475);

(2) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority relating to the FCA’s skilled persons' report on RBS Global Restructuring Group: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury relating to the publication of a Government position paper on financial services and Brexit: Written evidence, to be published

(Nicky Morgan).

46Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Race Disparity Audit: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 562);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister for Equalities relating to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s conflict of interest arrangements: Written evidence, to be published (HC 357)

(Mrs Maria Miller).

47Work and Pensions Committee

(1) British Steel Pension Scheme: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 404);

(2) PIP and ESA assessments:

(i) Seventh Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 355);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 355);

(3) Government response to the Ninth Report of the Committee, Session 2016–17: Fifth Special Report, to be printed (HC 827);

(4) Support for carers: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 581);

(5) Assistive technology: Written evidence, to be published (HC 673);

(6) Collective defined contribution benefit schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 580);

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

(Frank Field).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Business appointed by the Chairman of Ways and Means (Standing Order No. 10(6))

1European Free Trade Association

Resolved, That this House has considered the European Free Trade Association.—(Stephen Hammond.)

2Introduction of an agriculture GCSE

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the introduction of an agriculture GCSE.—(Julian Sturdy.)

At 11.30 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

The sitting was suspended between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities.—(Sarah Champion.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Resolved, That this House has considered military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities.

4Regulation of the cost of credit cards

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered regulation of the cost of credit cards.—(Stella Creasy.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.22 pm and 4.35 pm for a division in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered regulation of the cost of credit cards.

5Upgrade of the A5 between junction 18 of the M1 and junction 10 of the M42

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the upgrade of the A5 between junction 18 of the M1 and junction 10 of the M42.—(David Tredinnick.)

At 5.43 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

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

Adjourned at 5.43 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Energy

(1) Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Claire Perry)

(2) Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Claire Perry)

2Housing

Draft Insolvency of Registered Providers of Social Housing Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Dominic Raab)

3Police

Draft Police Powers of Designated Civilian Staff and Volunteers (Excluded Powers and Duties of Constables) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Agriculture

Reduction and Prevention of Agricultural Diffuse Pollution (England) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 151), dated 5 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

5Children and Young Persons

(1) Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 148), dated 6 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

(2) Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 146), dated 6 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

6Corporation Tax

Taxation of Securitisation Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 143), dated 6 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

7Miscellaneous No. 1 (2018)

Convention, done at Vienna 8 November 1968, on Road Traffic (Cm. 9570), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Boris Johnson)

Other papers

8Defence (Votes A), 2018–19

Estimates of the maximum numbers of personnel to be maintained for service with the Armed Forces for the year ending 31 March 2019 (by Command), to be printed (HC 730) (Secretary Gavin Williamson )

9Home Affairs

Memorandum to the Home Affairs Committee on Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Identity Documents Act 2010 (by Command) (Cm. 9561) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

10Supply Estimates, 2016–17

Central Government Supply Estimates 2016–17: Statement of Excesses (by Command), to be printed (HC 810) (Elizabeth Truss)

11Supply Estimates, 2017–18

(1) Supplementary Estimates for Central Government for 2017–18 (by Command), to be printed (HC 808) (Elizabeth Truss)

(2) Supplementary Estimate for the Electoral Commission for 2017–18 (by Act), to be printed (HC 786) (The Speaker)

12Supply Estimates, 2018–19

(1) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for 2018-19 for Central Government (by Command), to be printed (HC 809) (Elizabeth Truss)

(2) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for 2018–19 for the Electoral Commission (by Act), to be printed (HC 773) (The Speaker)

(3) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for 2018–19 for the House of Commons: Administration for 2018-19, to be printed (HC 789) (The Speaker)

(4) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for 2018–19 for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (by Act), to be printed (HC 811) (The Speaker)

(5) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for 2018–19 for the National Audit Office (by Act), to be printed (HC 804) (Sir Edward Leigh)

(6) Supplementary Estimates for the House of Commons Administration for 2017–18 (by Act), to be printed (HC 788) (The Speaker)

 

Prepared 7 February 2018