House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
3 July 2018

No. 164

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Private Bills: University of London Bill (Lords): Second Reading

Motion made, That the University of London Bill (Lords) be now read a second time.—(First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 20(2)).

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 10 July.

2Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

3Urgent Questions: (1) Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (Joseph Johnson)

(2) Government's LGBT Action Plan (Secretary Penny Mordaunt)

4Statement: Counter-Daesh Update (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

5Pets (Theft): 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 Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 to make the theft of pets an offence; to apply certain post-conviction powers under those Acts to such an offence; and for connected purposes;

That Ross Thomson, Colin Clark, Luke Graham, Andrew Rosindell, Emma Little Pengelly, Bill Grant, Mike Hill, Christine Jardine, Mr Alister Jack, Andrew Bowie and Jim Shannon present the Bill.

Ross Thomson accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 October, and to be printed (Bill 240).

6Estimates Day (Standing Orders Nos. 9(3) and 54(2)) (4th Allotted Day)

(1) Main Estimates 2018-19: Department for Education

Subject for debate: The spending of the Department for Education

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £34,065,501,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £14,429,588,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £46,841,694,000 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.—(Andrew Stephenson.)

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

(2) Main Estimates 2018-19: HM Treasury

Subject for debate: Spending decisions of HM Treasury and their consequences for grants to the devolved institutions

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by HM Treasury, so far as it relates to spending decisions and their consequences for grants to the devolved institutions:

(1) the resources authorised for use for current purposes be reduced by £294,563,000, as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017–19,

(2) the resources authorised for use for capital purposes be reduced by £6,293,934,000 as so set out, and

(3) the sum 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 be reduced by £4,632,925,000.—(Jo Churchill.)

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

7Main Estimates (Questions deferred)

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

(1) Main Estimates 2018-19: Ministry of Justice (Question deferred, 2 July)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Ministry of Justice:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £3,673,299,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017-19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £198,182,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £3,635,304,000 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.

The House divided.

Division No. 198.

Ayes: 312 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies)

Noes: 32 (Tellers: David Linden, Neil Gray)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) Main Estimates 2018-19: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Question deferred, 2 July)

That,—

(1)  for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Care:

(a) further resources, not exceeding £61,592,567,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017–19,

(b) further resources, not exceeding £3,634,818,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(c) a further sum, not exceeding £62,184,741,000 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; and

(2) for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

(a) further resources, not exceeding £17,571,313,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017–19,

(b) further resources, not exceeding £4,003,853,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(c) a further sum, not exceeding £12,311,628,000 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.

The House divided.

Division No. 199.

Ayes: 307 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies)

Noes: 33 (Tellers: David Linden, Neil Gray)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(3) Main Estimates 2018-19: Department for Education (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £34,065,501,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £14,429,588,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £46,841,694,000 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.

The House divided.

Division No. 200.

Ayes: 297 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies)

Noes: 33 (Tellers: Patrick Grady, Neil Gray)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(4) Main Estimates 2018-19: HM Treasury (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by HM Treasury, so far as it relates to spending decisions and their consequences for grants to the devolved institutions:

(1) the resources authorised for use for current purposes be reduced by £294,563,000, as set out in HC 957 of Session 2017–19,

(2) the resources authorised for use for capital purposes be reduced by £6,293,934,000 as so set out, and

(3) the sum 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 be reduced by £4,632,925,000.

The House divided.

Division No. 201.

Ayes: 239 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies)

Noes: 33 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, Neil Gray)

Question accordingly agreed to.

8Remaining Estimates

The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3)).

Main Estimates 2018-19

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £174,176,998,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 957, HC 945, HC 959, HC 964, HC 968 and HC 977, of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £21,891,869,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £155,875,820,000 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.—(Craig Whittaker.)

The House divided.

Division No. 202

Ayes: 175 (Tellers: Kelly Tolhurst, Mims Davies)

Noes: 33 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, David Linden)    

Question accordingly agreed to.

9Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill: Motion to introduce a Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Main Estimates, 2018-19;

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

Mel Stride accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending 31 March 2019; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 241).

10Business of the House

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, the Second Reading of the Voyeurism (Offences) (No.2) Bill may be taken, though opposed, at any hour and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) will not apply.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

11House of Commons Members' Fund

Ordered, That the Rt Hon The Lord Lilley, David Mowat and Ian Blackford be discharged as Trustees of the House of Commons Members’ Fund and Eric Martlew, Peter Grant, Charles Walker and Anne Main be appointed as Trustees in pursuance of Part 1, Section 2 of the House of Commons Members’ Fund Act 2016.—(Andrea Leadsom.

12Voyeurism (Offences) (No.2) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Orders No. 59(3) and No. 90(5)), That the Voyeurism (Offences) (No.2) Bill be now read a second time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read a second time.

13Voyeurism (Offences) (No.2) Bill: Motion

Ordered, That the public bill committee to which the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill stands committed shall:

(1) have the power to send for persons, papers and records, and

(2) have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

14Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 17 May, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Order of 5 June and Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Data Sharing Code of Practice: Code of Practice for civil registration officials disclosing information under section 19AA of the Registration Service Act 1953, which was laid before this House on 21 May, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Order of 5 June and Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Research Code of Practice and Draft Accreditation Criteria, which were laid before this House on 21 May, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Statistics Statement of Principles and Draft Code of Practice on changes to data systems, which was laid before this House on 21 May, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Information Sharing Code of Practice: Code of Practice for public authorities disclosing information under Chapter 1, 3 and 4 (Public Service Delivery, Debt and Fraud) of Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017, which was laid before this House on 21 May, be approved.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Question agreed to.

15Public petition

A public petition from the residents of Falkirk constituency relating to Changing Places toilets was presented and read by John McNally.

16Adjournment

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

Adjourned at 8.19 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Public Petitions

A public petition from residents of Taunton Deane constituency relating to home education: guidance and consultation was presented by Rebecca Pow.

A public petition from residents of Redditch constituency relating to home education: guidance and consultation was presented by Rachel Maclean.

A public petition from residents of North Somerset constituency relating to home education: guidance and consultation was presented by Dr Liam Fox.

Changes to Notices Given

17Multi-employer Pension Schemes Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 6 July, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 26 October.

18Unsolicited Calls (Prevention) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 6 July, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 26 October.

General Committees: Reports

19Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill

Mrs Anne Main (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

20Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

(Ian Paisley) reported the draft West Midlands Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions and Amendment) Order 2018

Reports from Select Committees

21Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 12 July in the Chamber and 19 July in Westminster Hall with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 3 July to be published (Ian Mearns).

22Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of Ofgem:

(i) Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1353);

(ii) Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1353);

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

(3) Update on the Pubs Code Adjudicator: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1082)

(Rachel Reeves).

23Defence Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Minster for Defence Procurement relating to AWACS: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Defence in the Arctic: Written evidence, to be published (HC 388);

(4) Statute of limitations – veterans protection: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1224)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

24Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

The social impact of participation in culture and sport: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 734) (Damian Collins).

25Education Committee

(1) Special educational needs and disabilities: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 968);

(2) Life chances: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1006);

(3) Nursing apprenticeships: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1017)

(Robert Halfon).

26Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Regulation of the water industry: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1041);

(2) Proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1167)

(Neil Parish).

27Environmental Audit Committee

(1) The changing Arctic: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 842);

(2) Environmental governance consultation paper: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1062);

(3) Hand car washes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 981); 

(4) Heatwaves: Adapting to climate change: Written evidence, to be published (HC 826); 

(5) Sustainable fashion: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1148) 

(Mary Creagh).

28European Scrutiny Committee

EU withdrawal: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 763) (Sir William Cash).

29Foreign Affairs Committee 

(1) Global Britain and the Western Balkans: Tenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1013);

(2) The work of the Minister of State for the Middle East: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1360);

(3) Responsibility to protect and humanitarian intervention: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1005);

(4) The FCO’s human rights work: Written evidence, to be published (HC 874)

(Tom Tugendhat).

30Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Prison health: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 963);

(2) Correspondence with NHS England relating to Capita: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the denial of NHS treatment: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

31Home Affairs Committee

(1) EU policing and security cooperation: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1356);

(2) Domestic abuse: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1015);

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

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

(5) The work of the Home Secretary: Written evidence, to be published (HC 434) 

(Yvette Cooper).

32International Development Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from the Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East relating to UK aid funding for the Palestinian Authority: Written evidence to be published

(Stephen Twigg).

33Justice Committee

(1) The work of the Law Commission: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1357);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Justice relating to 2018-19 Performance Framework for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Justice relating to prison estate modernisation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Ministry of Justice relating to HMP Exeter urgent notification: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice relating to the Voyeurism (No. 2) Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Justice relating to the Female Offender Strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Disclosure of evidence in criminal cases: Written evidence, to be published (HC 859)

(Robert Neill).

34Petitions 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).

35Public Accounts (Committee of)

Price increases for generic medications: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1184) (Meg Hillier).

36Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) After Carillion: Public sector outsourcing and contracting: Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 748);  

(2) Pre-appointment hearings: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 909)

(Sir Bernard Jenkin).

37Science and Technology Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union regarding access to science-related EU institutions: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the National Genomic Medicine Service: Written evidence, to be published

(Norman Lamb).

38Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Scotland and Brexit: trade and foreign investment: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 903);

(2) The future of the oil and gas industry: Written evidence, to be published (HC 996)

(Pete Wishart).

39Treasury Committee

(1) Securing the tax base: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 911);

(2) Correspondence regarding HBOS Reading: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding business rates: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission regarding access to financial services for consumers with visual impairments: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence regarding Grenfell-type cladding: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Economic crime: Written evidence, to be published (HC 940);

(7) UK’s economic relationship with the European Union: Written evidence, to be published (HC 473);

(8) Work of UK Government Investments and UK Financial Investments: Written evidence, to be published (HC 923);

(9) Work of the Valuation Office Agency: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1164)

(Nicky Morgan).

40Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) Brexit: priorities for Welsh agriculture: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 402); 

(2) S4C review: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1207)

(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))

1The implications for Scotland of leaving the EU

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the implications for Scotland of leaving the EU.—(Patricia Gibson.)

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

2Future of local government in Gloucestershire

Resolved, That this House has considered the future of local government in Gloucestershire.—(Dr David Drew.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.24 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3UK-Israel trade

Resolved, That this House has considered UK-Israel trade.—(Chris Green.)

4Uncontrolled shark fishing in the Atlantic high seas

Resolved, That this House has considered uncontrolled shark fishing in the Atlantic high seas.—(Ross Thomson.)

5Child abuse in the child migration programmes

Resolved, That this House has considered child abuse in the child migration programmes.—(Lisa Nandy.)

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

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

Adjourned at 5.19 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Immigration

Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 801), dated 2 July 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

2Terms and Conditions of Employment

Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 795), dated 28 June 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

Other papers

3Housing, Communities and Local Government

Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2017–19, on Private rented sector (by Command) (Cm. 9639) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

4Merchant Shipping

Explanatory memorandum to the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Compulsory Financial Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 667) (laid 7 June) (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

5National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(2) Report and Accounts of Business Services Authority for 2017–18, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1177) (Stephen Barclay)

(3) Report and Accounts of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(4) Report and Accounts of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(5) Report and Accounts of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(6) Report and Accounts of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(7) Report and Accounts of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(8) Report and Accounts of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(9) Report and Accounts of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

6Transport

Report and Accounts of Network Rail Limited 2018 with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Command) (Cm. 9630) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

7Women and Equalities

(1) LGBT Action Plan: Improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (by Command) (Cm. 9651) (Secretary Penny Mordaunt)

(2) Reform of the Gender Recognition Act: Government Consultation (by Command) (Cm. 9650) (Secretary Penny Mordaunt)

Withdrawn papers

8Merchant Shipping

Explanatory memorandum to the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Compulsory Financial Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 667) (by Command) (laid 7 June)

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.

Draft Higher Education (Fee Limits and Fee Limit Condition) (England) Regulations 2018

 

CORRECTION

Thursday 28 June 2018

Item 2, under Papers Laid, should have appeared as item 14.

 

Prepared 3 July 2018