House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
22 May 2018

No. 143

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2Urgent Questions: (1) Transport emissions: urban areas (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (Alistair Burt)

3Social Justice Commission: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to the Social Mobility Commission;

That Robert Halfon, Lucy Allan, Marion Fellows, James Frith, Emma Hardy, Trudy Harrison, Ian Mearns, Thelma Walker, Lucy Powell and Mr William Wragg present the Bill.

Robert Halfon accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 15 June, and to be printed (Bill 213).

4Serious Violence Strategy

Motion made, That this House has considered the Serious Violence Strategy.—(Mr Ben Wallace.)

At 2.30 pm, proceedings were interrupted.

5 Observation of a period of silence

The House observed a minute’s silence in remembrance of the terror attack in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

6 Serious Violence Strategy (resumed)

Question proposed, That this House has considered the Serious Violence Strategy.

At 7.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

7Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 26 April, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

8Adjournment

Subject: Fuel laundering (Ian Paisley)

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

Adjourned at 7.24 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

9Smart Meters Bill [Lords]

The Lords agree to the Smart Meters Bill without amendment.

General Committees: Reports

10Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported:

(1) 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;

(2) written evidence; and

(3) the Bill as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 199)

11Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the draft Offshore Combustion Installations (Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

.Reports from Select Committees

12Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 7 June in the Chamber with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 22 May, to be published (Ian Mearns).

13Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

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

(2) Corporate Governance: delivering on fair pay: Written evidence, to be published (HC 928);

(3) Correspondence relating to the combination of Sainsbury's and Asda: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power relating to Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1014);

(5) Correspondence with the Clerk to St Keverne & Meneage Parish Councils relating to Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1014);

(6) Small businesses and productivity: Written evidence, to be published (HC 807)

(Rachel Reeves).

14Defence Committee

(1) Lost in translation? Afghan interpreters and other locally employed civilians: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 572);

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

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

(Dr Julian Lewis).

15Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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

(2) BBC pay: Written evidence, to be published (HC 732)

(Damian Collins).

16Education Committee

(1) Accountability hearings: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 341);

(2) Alternative provision: Written evidence, to be published (HC 342);

(3) The quality of apprenticeships and skills training: Written evidence, to be published (HC 344)

(Robert Halfon).

17Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

(1) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal (March to May 2018): Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1060);

(2) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal (December 2017 to March 2018): Government Response to the Third Report of the Committee, Session 2017-19: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 1077);

(3) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: correspondence with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: Written evidence, to be published (HC 372)

(Hilary Benn).

18Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Western Balkans: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1013);

(2) Correspondence from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to ratification of EU Third Country Agreements (TCAs) before the UK’s exit from the EU: Written evidence, to be published; 

(3) Correspondence from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to the post-legislative scrutiny of the Antarctic Act 2013: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

19Health and Social Care Committee

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

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

20High 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).

21Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office delivery of Brexit: immigration: Government Response to the Third Report of the Committee, Session 2017-19: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1075);

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

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

(Yvette Cooper).

22International Development Committee

(1) Definition and administration of ODA:

(i) Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 547);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 547);

(2) Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 840);

(3) DFID’s Economic Development Strategy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 941) 

(Stephen Twigg).

23Justice Committee

(1) Criminal legal aid: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1069);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Justice relating to HM Chief Inspector of Probation's decision to undertake a short-term review into farm inspection: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice relating to HM Courts & Tribunals' online divorce application service: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases: Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 859);

(5) Serious Fraud Office Estimates Memorandum 2018-19: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Transforming rehabilitation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 482)

(Robert Neill).

24Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) Existing passport processes: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1058);

(2) Brexit and Northern Ireland: fisheries: Written evidence, to be published (HC 878)

(Dr Andrew Murrison).

25Petitions 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;

(3) Give the Meningitis B vaccine to ALL children, not just newborn babies: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work: Written evidence, to be published 

(Helen Jones). 

26Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Ensuring proper process for key Government decisions: lessons still to be learned from the Chilcot Inquiry: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 854);

(2) Parliamentary boundary reviews: what next? Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2017–19: Fifth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1072);

(3) Devolution and exiting the EU: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 484);

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

(5) Sourcing public services: lessons to be learned from the collapse of Carillion: Written evidence, to be published (HC 748)

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

27Science and Technology Committee

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

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

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime relating to the incident in Salisbury: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to the Small Business Research Initiative: Written evidence, to be published;

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

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

(Norman Lamb).

28Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) RBS Branch Closures:

(i) Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 682);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 682);

(2) Sustainable employment in Scotland: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report of Session 2017-19: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 1067);

(3) Scotland and Brexit: trade and foreign investment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 903)

(Pete Wishart).

29Standards (Committee on)

Correspondence from former lay members concerning voting rights of lay members: Written evidence, to be published (Sir Kevin Barron).

30Treasury Committee

(1) Re-appointment of Gertjan Vlieghe to the Monetary Policy Committee: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1057);

(2) Correspondence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury relating to the High Income Child Benefit Charge: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Digital currencies: Written evidence, to be published (HC 910);

(4) Economic Crime: Written evidence, to be published (HC 940);

(5) The economic effects of trade policy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 931);

(6) Service disruption at TSB: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1009);

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

(Nicky Morgan).

31Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) Prison provision in Wales: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 742);

(2) Correspondence from the Chair of Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC relating to the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1014)

(David T. C. Davies).

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))

1Job losses in the UK automotive industry

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered job losses in the UK automotive industry.—(Matt Western.)

At 11.00 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

2Child sexual exploitation and consent to sexual intercourse

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of child sexual exploitation and consent to sexual intercourse.—(Lucy Allan.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.29 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Observation of a period of silence

At 2.30 pm a minute’s silence was observed in remembrance of the terror attack in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

4Effect of the national funding formula on social mobility

Resolved, That this House has considered the effect of the national funding formula on social mobility.—(Wera Hobhouse.)

The sitting was suspended between 3.46 pm and 4.00 pm.

5Somerset County Council's plans for unitary status

Resolved, That this House has considered Somerset County Council's plans for unitary status.—(Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger.)

6Persecution of Christians overseas

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of the persecution of Christians overseas.—(Chris Philp.)

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 the matter of the persecution of Christians overseas.

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

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Other papers

1National Audit

(1) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cabinet Office: Investigation into government-funded inquiries (by Act), to be printed (HC 836) (Clerk of the House)

(2) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills: Ofsted's inspection of schools (by Act), to be printed (HC 1004) (Clerk of the House)

2Small Business, Enterprise and Employment

Business Impact Target – Final Report for the 2015–17 Parliament (by Act), to be printed (HC 300) (Andrew Griffiths)

3Treasury Solicitor

Accounts of the Crown's Nominee for 2017–18, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1019) (John Glen)

 

Prepared 22 May 2018