House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
27 February 2018

No. 101

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1 Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2Urgent Questions: (1) Mental Health Act 1983: Care Quality Commission report (Jackie Doyle-Price)

(2) Appointment of the board of the Office for Students (Mr Sam Gyimah)

3Access to banking services: 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 access by customers, in particular those in rural areas, to banking services; to make provision for community banking hubs; to review access to banking services through the Post Office network; and for connected purposes;

That Ben Lake, Liz Saville Roberts, Jonathan Edwards, Hywel Williams, David Linden, Brendan O'Hara, Mr William Wragg, Stephen Kerr, Ruth Smeeth, Martin Whitfield, Caroline Lucas and Jamie Stone present the Bill.

Ben Lake accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 23 November, and to be printed (Bill 169).

4Estimates Day (Standing Order No. 54(2) and Resolution, 22 February) (2nd Allotted Day)

(1) Supplementary Estimate 2017–18: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Subject for debate: The spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on homelessness

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, for expenditure by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £296,942,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £484,352,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £1,618,448,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Wendy Morton.)

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

Question again proposed.

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

(2) Supplementary Estimate 2017–18: Department for Transport

Subject for debate: The spending of the Department for Transport

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, for expenditure by the Department for Transport:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £268,829,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £753,858,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) the sum authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £551,337,000.—(Amanda Milling.)

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

Question again proposed.

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

5Estimates (Questions deferred)

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

(1) Supplementary Estimate 2017–18: Ministry of Defence (Question deferred, 26 February)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, for expenditure by the Ministry of Defence:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £8,852,638,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £1,363,500,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £1,703,385,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(2) Supplementary Estimate 2017–18: Department for Exiting the European Union (Question deferred, 26 February)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, for expenditure by the Department for Exiting the European Union:

(1) the resources authorised for use for current purposes be reduced by £22,093,000 as set out in HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £650,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) the sum authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £24,303,000.

Question agreed to.

(3) Supplementary Estimate 2017–18: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Question deferred, today)

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, for expenditure by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £296,942,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £484,352,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £1,618,448,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(4) Supplementary Estimate 2017–18: Department for Transport (Question deferred, today)

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, for expenditure by the Department for Transport:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £268,829,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £753,858,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) the sum authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £551,337,000.

Question agreed to. 

6Remaining Estimates

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 55).

(1) Estimates 2018–19 (Navy) Vote A

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2019, a number not exceeding 35,470 all ranks be maintained for Naval and Marine Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marines Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4, and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2018-19, HC 730.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Estimates 2018–19 (Army) Vote A

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2019, a number not exceeding 107,630 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2018-19, HC 730.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Estimates 2018–19 (Air) Vote A

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2019, a number not exceeding 35,290 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2018-19, HC 730.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Estimates, Excesses, 2016–17

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2017:

(1) resources, not exceeding £65,506,000, be authorised to make good excesses for use for current purposes as set out in Statement of Excesses 2016–17, HC 810, and

(2) resources, not exceeding £55,000, be authorised to make good excesses for use for capital purposes as set out in Statement of Excesses 2016–17, HC 810.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Supplementary Estimates 2017–18

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £146,208,006,000, be authorised for use for current purposes, in accordance with HC 786, HC 788, HC 796 and HC 808,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £12,431,023,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes, in accordance with HC 786, HC 788, HC 796 and HC 808, and

(3) the sums authorised for issue out of the Consolidated Fund be reduced by £7,361,664,000, in accordance with HC 786, HC 788, and HC 808.—(Paul Maynard.)

(6) Estimates, Vote on Account 2018–19

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019:

(1) resources, not exceeding £235,886,869,000, be authorised, on account, for use for current purposes as set out in HC 773, HC 789, HC 797, HC 804, HC 809, and HC 811,

(2) resources, not exceeding £37,276,930,000, be authorised, on account, for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a sum, not exceeding £227,251,036,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

7Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Supplementary Estimates 2017–18, Estimates 2018–19, Excesses 2016–17, and Vote on Account 2018–19;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Elizabeth Truss, Mel Stride, Robert Jenrick and John Glen bring in the Bill.

Mel Stride accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2017, 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow and to be printed (Bill 171).

8Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 29 January, be approved.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

9Delegated Legislation (Information Commissioner (Remuneration))

Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Margot James relating to Information Commissioner (Remuneration) 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.—(Paul Maynard.)

10Public Petitions

A public petition from residents of Cottenham, South Cambridgeshire, relating to removal of the Royal Mail postal collection was presented and read by Heidi Allen.

11Adjournment

Subject: Eating disorder awareness week 2018 and the importance of early intervention (Edward Argar)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Paul Maynard.

Adjourned at 7.38 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

12City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill

The Lords agree to the City of London Corporation (Open Spaces) Bill without Amendment.

13Space Industry Bill [Lords]

The Lords agree without amendment to the Amendments made by the Commons to the Space Industry Bill [Lords].

Changes to Notices Given

14Carbon Monoxide (Detection and Safety) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 16 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 27 April.

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).

15Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Works Detrimental to Navigation (Powers and Duties of Inspectors) Regulations 2018)

Members: Nick Smith discharged and Mr Alan Campbell nominated in substitution.

16Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018)

Members: Gordon Henderson discharged and Simon Hoare nominated in substitution.

General Committees: Reports

17Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the Draft Works Detrimental to Navigation (Powers and Duties of Inspectors) Regulations 2018.

18Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] Committee

Steve McCabe (Chair) reported that the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

Reports from Select Committees

19Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 1, 13 and 15 March in Westminster Hall with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 26 February, to be published (Ian Mearns).

20Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) The impact of Brexit on the automotive sector: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 379);

(2) Electric vehicles: Developing the market and infrastructure: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 383);

(3) Correspondence with the Assistant General Secretary, Unite the union, relating to the future of GKN: Written evidence, to be published (HC 844);

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility relating to the Grocery Code Adjudicator: Written evidence, to be published

(Rachel Reeves).

21 Defence Committee

(1) Modernising Defence programme: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 818);

(2) Armed forces' and veterans' mental health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 813)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

22Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Appointment of the Chair of the Charity Commission:

(i) Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 509);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 509);

(2) Combatting doping in sport:

(i) Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 366);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 366); 

(3) Fake news: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 363)

(Damian Collins).

23Education Committee

(1) The quality of apprenticeships and skills training: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 344);

(2) Value for money in higher education: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 343);

(3) Accountability hearings: Written evidence, to be published (HC 341);

(4) Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: Written evidence, to be published (HC 642)

(Robert Halfon).

24Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

(1) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Government Response to the Committee's Second Report, Session 2017-19: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 862);

(2) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 372)

(Hilary Benn).

25Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) 2017 elections to the International Court of Justice: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 860);

(2) The UK’s response to hurricanes in its Overseas Territories: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 722);

(3) Violence in Rakhine State: Government Response to the First Report of the Committee: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 868);

(4) Global Britain: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 780);

(5) Correspondence from the Foreign Secretary relating to ASEAN: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

26Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 650);

(2) Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 677)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

27Home Affairs Committee

(1) Post-Brexit migration policy: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 857);

(2) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to Orgreave: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 638);

(4) Hate crime and its violent consequences: Written evidence, to be published (HC 683);

(5) Policing for the future: Written evidence, to be published (HC 515)

(Yvette Cooper).

28Justice Committee

(1) Transforming rehabilitation: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 482);

(2) Correspondence with Alison Saunders CB, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service, relating to data provided in relation to dropped cases in Magistrates’ Courts in 2016/17: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, relating to a Ministry of Justice protocol with HM Chief Inspector of Probation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, relating to justice devolution in London: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, relating to the urgent notification process for prisons: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Justice, relating to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2017–19 on Pre-legislative scrutiny: draft personal injury discount rate clause: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Prison population 2022: planning for the future: Written evidence, to be published (HC 483)

(Robert Neill). 

29Petitions Committee

(1) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions and public petitions, to be published;

(2) Petition on the Meningitis B vaccine: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 852)

(Helen Jones). 

30Privileges (Committee of)

Select committees and contempt: Written evidence, to be published (HC 864) (Sir Kevin Barron).

31Public Accounts and Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committees

Collapse of Carillion: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 851) (Meg Hillier).

32Science and Technology Committee

(1) E-cigarettes: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 505);

(2) Brexit, science and innovation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 705);

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, regarding research integrity and Brexit, science and innovation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Evidence-based early years intervention: Written evidence, to be published (HC 506);

(5) Genomics and genome editing in the NHS: Written evidence, to be published (HC 349);

(6) Research integrity: Written evidence, to be published (HC 350)

(Norman Lamb).

33Scottish Affairs Committee

Delivery charges in Scotland: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 752) (Pete Wishart).

34Standards (Committee on)

Correspondence with the Leader of the House of Commons relating to the report of the Cross-Party Working Group on an Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy: Written evidence, to be published (Sir Kevin Barron).

35Treasury Committee

(1) The Solvency II Directive and its impact on the UK insurance industry: Bank of England response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2017-19: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 863);

(2) Women in finance: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 477);

(3) Childcare: Written evidence, to be published (HC 757);

(4) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to arrangements for future appointments to the Monetary Policy Committee: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) RBS’s Global Restructuring Group and its treatment of SMEs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 737)

(Nicky Morgan).

36Welsh Affairs Committee

Prison provision in Wales: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 742) (David T. C. Davies).

37Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees

Carillion: Written evidence, to be published (HC 769) (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))

1Private probation services

Resolved, That this House has considered private probation services.—(Ellie Reeves.)

The sitting was suspended between 10.52 am and 11.00 am.

2Progress of Scottish city deals

Resolved, That this House has considered the progress of Scottish city deals.—(Mr Paul Sweeney.)

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

3Future UK fisheries policy

Resolved, That this House has considered future UK fisheries policy.—(Scott Mann.)

4National Democracy Week

Resolved, That this House has considered National Democracy Week.—(Chris Skidmore.)

5A-level provision in Knowsley Metropolitan Borough

Resolved, That this House has considered A-level provision in Knowsley Metropolitan Borough.—(Maria Eagle.)

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

Adjourned at 5.27 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Electronic Communications

Public Regulated Service (Galileo) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 230), dated 20 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum, Transposition Note and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Sam Gyimah)

2Landfill Tax

Landfill Tax (Wales) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 243), dated 26 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

3Licenses and Licensing

Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 232), dated 22 February 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

4Local Government

(1) Draft Forest of Dean (Electoral Changes) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(2) Draft South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

Other papers

5Banking

Report under section 231 of the Banking Act 2009: 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 (by Act) (John Glen)

6Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit (by Command) (Cm. 9577) (Secretary Michael Gove)

7Police Reform

Report and Accounts of the Independent Police Complaints Commission for 2016–17, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 798) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

8Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 22 February 2018, in support of the United Kingdom's contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in South Sudan (by Act) (Mark Lancaster)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill

The Speaker has certified that the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

Data Protection Bill [Lords]

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83J, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion clause 192 of the Data Protection Bill [Lords] (Bill 153) relates exclusively to England and Wales on matters within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J.

 

Instruments

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (England) Regulations 2018

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instrument relates exclusively to England and Wales and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Land Registry Trading Fund (Extension and Amendment) Order 2018

CORRECTIONS

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Item 34 (1), Justice Committee, should have read:

(1) Draft Sentencing Council guideline on terrorism offences: Sixth Report, with appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 746);

Monday 26 February 2018

Item 11 should have read:

First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018)

Members: Vicky Foxcroft discharged and Stephanie Peacock nominated in substitution.

 

Prepared 27 February 2018