House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
8 May 2018

No. 134

The House met at 2.30 pm

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

2Urgent Questions: (1) Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (Caroline Dinenage)

(2) G4S: Immigration Removal Centres (Victoria Atkins)

3Protection of Pollinators: 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 the protection of pollinators; and for connected purposes;

That Ben Bradley, Sir Roger Gale, Sir Oliver Letwin, Dr Matthew Offord, Andrew Selous and Neil Parish present the Bill.

Ben Bradley accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 October, and to be printed (Bill 206).

4The Speaker’s absence

Ordered, That the Speaker have leave of absence on Wednesday 9 May to attend the funeral of the Right honourable the Lord Martin of Springburn, former Speaker of this House.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

5Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1—(Melanie Onn)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 2 proposed.—(Melanie Onn.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 149.

Ayes: 246 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith).

Noes: 302 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies).

Question accordingly negatived.

6Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords]: Legislative Grand Committee (England)

The House forthwith resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England) (Standing Order No. 83M(3)).

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(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England))

Resolved, That the Committee consents to the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords].—(Mrs Heather Wheeler.)

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The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the decision of the Committee (Standing Order No. 83M(6)).

Kelly Tolhurst reported, That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) has consented to the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords].

7Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

8Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Nuclear Safeguards Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 16 October 2017 (Nuclear Safeguards Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after their commencement at today’s sitting.

(2) The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Lords Amendments Nos. 3, 1, 2 and 4 to 7.

Subsequent stages

(3) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(4) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.—(Kelly Tolhurst.)

Question agreed to.

9Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Claire Perry signified Queen’s consent, as far as Her Majesty’s interest is concerned.

Lords Amendment 3 

Motion made and Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 3.—(Richard Harrington.)

The House divided.

Division No. 150.

Ayes: 306 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies).

Noes: 278 (Tellers: Nick Smith, Jeff Smith).

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendment 3 accordingly disagreed to.

Amendment (a) in lieu of Lords Amendment 3 made.

Lords Amendments 1, 2 and 4 to 7 agreed to.

10Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on the Motion in the name of Jeremy Corbyn relating to Criminal Legal Aid Remuneration may continue, though opposed, for 90 minutes after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this Order, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of, and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply.—(Rebecca Harris.)

11Criminal Legal Aid

Motion made and Question put, That the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 220), dated 20 February 2018, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 February, be revoked.—(Richard Burgon.)

The House divided.

Division No. 151.

Ayes: 252 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Stephanie Peacock).

Noes: 300 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies).

Question accordingly negatived.

12Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft West Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 19 March, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft West Suffolk (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 19 March, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 15 March, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

13Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Martin Vickers be discharged from the Transport Committee and Jack Brereton be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

14Public petitions

A public petition from residents of North Ayrshire and Arran relating to Royal Bank of Scotland closure in Saltcoats was presented and read by Patricia Gibson.

15Adjournment

Subject: Homeopathy in veterinary medicine (David Tredinnick)

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

Adjourned at 10.26 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

16Registration of Marriage (No. 2) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 May, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 June.

17Access to Radiography Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 May, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 July.

General Committees: Reports

18First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported the draft Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018.

19Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Christopher Chope (Chair) reported the draft Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) Order 2018.

Reports from Select Committees

20Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 17 May in the Chamber with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 8 May, to be published (Ian Mearns).

21Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) The impact of Brexit on the pharmaceutical sector: Ninth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 382);

(2) The impact of Brexit on the automotive sector: Government Response to the Fifth Report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee: Ninth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1018);

(3) Electric vehicles: developing the market and infrastructure: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 383)

(Rachel Reeves).

22Defence Committee

(1) Armed Forces and veterans’ mental health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 813);

(2) Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to operations in Afghanistan: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to Fleet Solid Support Ships: Written evidence, to be published; 

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the Defence Fire Rescue Service: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Main Estimates 2018-19: memoranda relating to the Ministry of Defence Estimates and the Armed Forces Pension and Compensation Schemes: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Modernising Defence Programme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 818);

(7) The indispensable ally? US, NATO and UK Defence relations: Written evidence, to be published (HC 387)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

23Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) The FCO’s preparations for the World Cup: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1011);

(2) Quarterly update on FCO management issues, January to March 2018: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Russian corruption and the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 932)

(Tom Tugendhat).

24Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Childhood obesity: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 882);

(2) Correspondence from the Director General for Regulations, UK Statistics Authority, relating to the reporting of health expenditure: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries relating to data protection: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Department of Health Supplementary Estimates 2017-18: Written evidence, to be published

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

25High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (Select Committee on)

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 927) (James Duddridge).

26Home Affairs Committee

(1) Immigration detention: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 913);

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

(Yvette Cooper).

27Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Land value capture: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 766);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Housing relating to Approved Document B and cladding: Written evidence, to be published

(Clive Betts).

28International Development Committee

Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 840) (Stephen Twigg).

29Petitions Committee

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

(2) List of closed e-petitions presented to the House, to be published

(Helen Jones). 

30Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Sourcing public services: lessons to be learned from the collapse of Carillion: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 748);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for the Constitution relating to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2017-19, on Parliamentary Boundary Reviews after 2018: Written evidence, to be published (HC 559); 

(3) Correspondence from the National Statistician relating to food bank usage: Written evidence, to be published (HC 978); 

(4) Main Estimates 2018-19: memoranda relating to the Cabinet Office, Civil Service Superannuation Fund and the Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Supplementary Estimate 2017-18: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Pre-appointment hearings: Written evidence, to be published (HC 909)

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

31Science and Technology Committee

(1) Research integrity: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 350);

(2) E-cigarettes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 505);

(3) Impact of social media and screen use on young people’s health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 822)

(Norman Lamb).

32Scottish Affairs Committee

RBS branch closures: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 682) (Pete Wishart).

33Treasury Committee

(1) Household finances: income, saving and debt: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 565);

(2) Correspondence from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury in respect of a Technical Working Group on Risk Management relating to financial services following the UK’s exit from the European Union: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury relating to Landfill Tax rates: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility relating to a Consultation on the reform of Limited Partnerships: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury relating to HM Treasury’s gender pay gap: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) SME finance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 805);

(7) Women in finance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 477)
(Nicky Morgan).

34Welsh Affairs Committee

Brexit: agriculture, trade and the repatriation of powers: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 402) (David T. C. Davies).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30am

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

1Concessionary bus passes

Resolved, That this House has considered concessionary bus passes.—(Daniel Zeichner.)

The sitting was suspended between 10.53 am and 11.00 am.

2Children missing from care homes

Resolved, That this House has considered children missing from care homes.—(Ann Coffey.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.28 am and 1.00 pm.

3Progress on the Government's skills strategy

Resolved, That this House has considered progress on the Government's skills strategy.—(Robert Halfon.)

4Effect of the monsoon season on the Rohingya

Resolved, That this House has considered the effect of the monsoon season on the Rohingya.—(Jo Stevens.)

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

Adjourned at 2.29 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Pensions

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Master Trusts) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2 Fire and Rescue Services

Fire and Rescue Authorities (National Framework) (England) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 560), dated 2 May 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

3Miscellaneous Series No.5 (2018)

Protocol, done at Seoul on 17 December 2013, to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products  (Cm 9614), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Boris Johnson)

4Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning (Pre-commencement Conditions) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 566), dated 3 May 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Dominic Raab)

Other papers

5UK Borders

An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme August 2017 – January 2018 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

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.

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 443)

 

 

Prepared 8 May 2018