House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
24 May 2018

No. 145

The House met at 9.30 am.


1Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

2Urgent Question: Marks and Spencer closures (Claire Perry)

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Select Committee Statements (Standing Order No. 22D) 

(1) Publication of the Forty-first Report of the Public Accounts Committee, Government risk assessments relating to Carillion (Meg Hillier)

(2) Publication of the Third Report of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Devolution and democracy in Northern Ireland – dealing with the deficit (Dr Andrew Murrison)

5Backbench Business (Standing Order No. 14(4))

Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community

Resolved, That this House notes with concern the rising tide of persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, Algeria and other countries around the world; further notes the effect that hate preachers have on radicalising people internationally and in the UK, through the media, social media and otherwise; notes with concern the past activities of hate preacher, Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri, who radicalised Tanveer Ahmed, who in turn murdered Mr Asad Shah in Glasgow in March 2016; calls on the Government to make representations to the Governments of Pakistan and Algeria on the persecution of Ahmadis; and further calls on the Government to make more stringent the entry clearance procedures to the UK for hate preachers by ensuring that entry clearance hubs and the Home Office have adequate numbers of Urdu speakers to monitor visa applications and online radicalisation.—(Siobhain McDonagh.)


Subject: Northern Rail timetable changes (Mr William Wragg)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jo Churchill.

Adjourned at 3.50 pm until Monday 4 June

(Resolution, 10 October).

Other Proceedings

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).

7Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill Committee

Chair: Dame Cheryl Gillan 

8Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill Committee

Members: Cat Smith discharged and Christian Matheson nominated in substitution.

9Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations (S.I., 2018, No. 410) and the Detention Centre (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 411))

Members: Nic Dakin and Kirstene Hair discharged and Simon Hoare and Jeff Smith nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

10Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Detention of Windrush generation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1034) (Ms Harriet Harman).

11Public Accounts (Committee of)

Correspondence from Chris Heaton-Harris MP regarding Amazon and HMRC: Written evidence, to be published (Meg Hillier).

John Bercow


Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

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

1Humanitarian situation in Gaza

Resolved, That this House has considered the humanitarian situation in Gaza.—(Louise Haigh.)

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

Adjourned at 4.16 pm until Monday 4 June

(Resolution, 10 October).

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1British Nationality

Immigration and Nationality (Requirements for Naturalisation and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 618), dated 23 May 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

2Electronic Communications

Network and Information Systems (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 629), dated 23 May 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Margot James)

Other papers


Education and Employment Strategy (by Command) (Cm. 9621) (Secretary David Gauke)

4Postal Services

Post Implementation Review of Part 3 and Part 4 of the Postal Services Act 2011 (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

5Reserve 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 24 May 2018, in support of the United Kingdom's contribution to the EU-led mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (by Act) (Secretary Gavin Williamson )


Prepared 24 May 2018