House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 9 October 2018

No. 185

Corrected 12 November 2018

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: PC Keith Palmer and the Westminster terrorist attack

2Private Bills: University of London Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

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

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

Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 16 October at 4.00 pm.

3Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

4Urgent Questions: (1) Food labelling and allergy-related deaths (David Rutley)

(2) Dangerous waste and body parts disposal: NHS (Stephen Barclay)

(3) Government overseas aid commitment: private investment (Secretary Penny Mordaunt)

5Statement: EU exit negotiations (Secretary Dominic Raab)

6Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences): 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 offences when perpetrated against retail workers; to make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such workers in the course of their employment; and for connected purposes;

That Alex Norris, Luciana Berger, Anna Turley, Mr Chris Leslie, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Tracy Brabin, Jo Platt, Mr Paul Sweeney, Preet Kaur Gill, Alex Sobel, Jim McMahon and Stella Creasy present the Bill.

Alex Norris accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 23 November, and to be printed (Bill 270).

7Backbench Business

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Resolved, That this House has considered Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018.—(Antoinette Sandbach.)

8Adjournment

Subject: Reforming the business rates system for small retail businesses (Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown)

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

Adjourned at 9.28 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

9Automatic Travel Compensation Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 November.

10Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Welfare of Women) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 November.

11Pensions (Review of Women's Arrangements) (No. 2) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday Friday 23 November.

12Short and Holiday-Let Accommodation (Notification of Local Authorities) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 November.

13House of Lords (Abolition and Replacement) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 November.

14Employment Guarantee Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 November.

15Sanctions (Human Rights Abuse and Corruption) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

16Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 October, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

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).

17First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: Huw Merriman discharged and Kwasi Kwarteng nominated in substitution.

18Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendment of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2018)

Members: Andrea Jenkyns discharged and Mary Robinson nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees relating to orders for printing made during the adjournment under Standing Order No. 137

19Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Appointment of the Chair of NHS England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1351) (3 October);

(2) First 1000 days of life: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1496) (3 October)

(Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees

20Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 18 October in the Chamber with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 9 October, to be published (Ian Mearns).

21Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Small businesses and productivity: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 807) (Rachel Reeves).

22Defence Committee

(1) Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part One: The scale of Mental Health issues: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report of Session 2017-19: Twelfth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1635);

(2) Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 201718: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1559);

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Defence relating to the British Army’s footprint in Germany: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Locally Employed Civilians: Written evidence, to be published (HC 572);

(5) Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1481)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

23Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Global Britain and India: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1465);

(2) Global Britain: FCO skills: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1254);

(3) The FCO’s preparations for the World Cup: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1011)

(Tom Tugendhat).

24Home Affairs Committee

(1) UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit:

(i) Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2017-19: Tenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1632);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 635);

(2) Post-Brexit migration: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1614);

(3) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to asylum accommodation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Home Secretary relating to forced marriage and spousal visas: Written evidence, to be published;

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

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

(7) Windrush children: Written evidence, to be published (HC 990)

(Yvette Cooper).

25Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) High streets and town centres in 2030: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1010);

(2) Brexit and local government: Written evidence, to be published (HC 493);

(3) Land value capture: Written evidence, to be published (HC 766);

(4) Local authority support following the Grenfell Tower fire: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1037);

(5) Private rented sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 440)

(Clive Betts).

26Petitions 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).

27Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Appointment of Lord Evans of Weardale as Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life:

(i) Twelfth Report, with Appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 930);

(ii) Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 930);

(2) Parliament and the Constitution: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1472);

(3) Strategic Leadership in the Civil Service: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1536)

(Mr David Jones).

28Treasury Committee

(1) Household Finance: income, saving and debt:

(i) Seventh Special Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1567);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 565);

(2) Economic crime: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 940);

(3) Bank of England inflation reports: Written evidence, to be published (HC 596);

(4) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of Cashplus relating to IT outage: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of RBS relating to IT outage at NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of Barclays relating to IT outage, with appendix: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of HMRC relating to National Insurance credits between parents: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of the Market Research Society relating to private polling: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence with the President of the British Polling Council relating to private polling: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Securing the tax base: Written evidence, to be published (HC 911);

(11) The work of the Prudential Regulation Authority: Written evidence, to be published (HC 704)

(Nicky Morgan).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 11.30 am (Order, 12 September).

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

1Future of the oil and gas industry

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the future of the oil and gas industry.—(John McNally.)

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 future of the oil and gas industry.

2Anti-social behaviour in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire

Resolved, That this House has considered anti-social behaviour in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.—(Emma Hardy.)

The sitting was suspended between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm (Order, 12 September).

3Investigation of business banking fraud

Resolved, That this House has considered the investigation of business banking fraud.—(Mr William Wragg.)

4Cost of school uniforms

Resolved, That this House has considered the cost of school uniforms.—(Frank Field.)

5Tackling modern-day slavery

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of tackling modern-day slavery.—(Gareth Snell.)

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)).

At 7.30 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14) and Order, 12 September).

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

Adjourned at 7.30 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Friday 14 September 2018

1Education

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 998), dated 11 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

Monday 17 September 2018

2Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1004), dated 12 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Thursday 20 September 2018

3Exiting the European Union (European Union)

(1) European Union (Definition of Treaties Orders) (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1012), dated 18 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Heaton-Harris)

(2) European Communities (Designation Orders) (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1011), dated 18 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Heaton-Harris)

Tuesday 25 September 2018

4Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Timber and Timber Products and FLEGT (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1025), dated 21 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Wednesday 26 September 2018

5Agriculture

Common Agricultural Policy Basic Payment and Support Schemes (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1026), dated 24 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Thursday 27 September 2018

6Exiting the European Union (Animals)

(1) Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1033), dated 25 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Seal Products (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1034), dated 25 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Friday 28 September 2018

7Animals

Zootechnical Standards (England) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1037), dated 26 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

8Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Consumer Credit (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1038), dated 27 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

9Exiting the European Union (Friendly Societies)

Friendly Societies (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1039), dated 27 September 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

Friday 5 October 2018

10Landlord and Tenant

Tenants' Associations (Provisions Relating to Recognition and Provision of Information) (England) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1043), dated 3 October 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mrs Heather Wheeler)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Tuesday 18 September 2018

11Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)

Proposal for an instrument titled Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Thursday 27 September 2018

12Exiting the European Union (Animals)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Animal By-Products and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Zoonotic Disease Eradication and Control (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Friday 28 September 2018

13Exiting the European Union (Atomic Energy and Radioactive Substances)

Proposal for an instrument titled Communication of Investments (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Richard Harrington)

Monday 1 October 2018

14Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Proposal for an instrument titled Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Tuesday 2 October 2018

15Exiting the European Union (Customs and Excise)

Proposal for an instrument titled Export of Objects of Cultural Interest (Control) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Michael Ellis)

Wednesday 3 October 2018

16Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Proposal for an instrument titled Animal By-Products and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Monday 8 October 2018

17Exiting the European Union (Private International Law)

Proposal for an instrument titled International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance 2007) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act), together with an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Lucy Frazer)

Other Papers

Tuesday 18 September 2018

18Housing, Communities and Local Government

Government Response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Next Steps (by Command) (Cm. 9706) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

Monday 25 September 2018

19Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Antarctic Treaty: Measures adopted at the Fortieth Consecutive Meeting held at Beijing, China, 22 May to 1 June 2017 (by Command) (Cm. 9693) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

20Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of four call-out orders under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 21 September 2018 (by Act) (Mark Lancaster)

Wednesday 26 September 2018

21Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order to counter the threat of Daesh under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 26 September 2018 (by Act) (Mark Lancaster)

Thursday 27 September 2018

22Housing, Communities and Local Government

Government Response to the Second Report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Session 2017–19, on Housing for Older People (by Command) (Cm. 9692) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

Friday 28 September 2018

23Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 23 July) (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

24Family Law

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 (laid 12 September) (by Command) (Justin Tomlinson)

Tuesday 2 October 2018

25Road Traffic

Explanatory Memorandum to the Road Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 984) (laid 13 September) (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Withdrawn Papers

Friday 28 September 2018

26Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 23 July)

27Family Law

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 (laid 12 September)

Tuesday 2 October 2018

28Road Traffic

Explanatory Memorandum to the Road Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 984) (laid 13 September)

Wednesday 3 October 2018

29Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Proposal for an instrument titled Animal By-Products and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 27 September)

Monday 8 October 2018

30Exiting the European Union (Private International Law)

Proposal for an instrument titled International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance 2007) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 13 September)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Tuesday 9 October 2018

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

31Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

(1) Draft Credit Transfers and Direct Debits in Euro (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

(2) draft Deposit Guarantee Scheme and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

(3) draft Short Selling (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

32Exiting the European Union (Financial Services and Markets)

Draft Electronic Money, Payment Services and Payment Systems (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

33Financial Services and Markets

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Claims Management Activity) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

34Regulatory Reform

Draft Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Tracey Crouch)

35Road Traffic

(1) Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(2) draft Trailer Registration Regulations 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

36Energy

Draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity and Gas Supply Licences and the Smart Energy Code (Smart Meters No. 4 of 2018) (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Claire Perry)

37Exiting the European Union (Competition)

Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013, Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and Enterprise Act 2016 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1046), dated 5 October 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

38Exiting the European Union (Designs)

Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1052), dated 9 October 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

39Sports Grounds and Sporting Events

Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1047), dated 8 October 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Tracey Crouch)

40Tribunals and Inquiries

Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1053), dated 4 October 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

41Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Driving Licences (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Road Vehicles (Registration, Registration Plates and Excise Exemption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

42National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, and Health Education England: Improving children and young people's mental health services (by Act), to be printed (HC 1618) (Clerk of the House)

43Public Libraries and Museums

Report by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism on the exercise of the functions of the Secretary of State under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 for the period January 2017 to March 2018 (by Act) (Michael Ellis)

44Road Traffic

Proposed Amended Text to the Highway Code Rules 149, 150, 160 and 239 (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

45Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the Forty-Third to the Fifty-Eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2017-19 (by Command) (Cm. 9702) (Robert Jenrick)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Agriculture Bill

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, clauses 1 to 3, 12 to 18 and 20 of the Agriculture Bill (Bill 266) relate exclusively to England and are 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 Wales and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Further Education Bodies (Insolvency) Regulations 2018

 

Prepared 9 October 2018