House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday
6 December 2018

No. 219

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Members' interests (Standing Order No. 149 (1)(a)) (Boris Johnson) 

4Section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Adjourned Debate On Question (third allotted day)

Debate resumed (Order, 4 December).

Question again proposed, That this House approves for the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the negotiated withdrawal agreement laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018 with the title ‘Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community’ and the framework for the future relationship laid before the House on Monday 26 November 2018 with the title ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom’.

The Speaker announced a time limit on backbench speeches (Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Question again proposed.

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Gareth Johnson.

Debate to be resumed Monday 10 December (Order, 4 December).

5Adjournment

Subject: Illegal trade in seahorses in the UK (Sir Hugo Swire)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gareth Johnson.

Adjourned at 8.15 pm until Monday 10 December.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

6Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (except Clauses 5, 6, 8 to 10, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 38 to 42, 46, 47, 61, 62, 68 to 78, 83, 89 and 90, Schedules 3, 4, 7, 8, 15 and 18 and certain new Clauses and new Schedules)

Mr George Howarth (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

7Fisheries Bill Committee

David Hanson (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

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).

8Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Ecumenical Relations Measure (HC 1687), Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure (HC 1688), the Church Property Measure (HC 1689) and the Church of England Pensions Measure (HC 1690))

Members: Nick Boles discharged and Mr Alister Jack nominated in substitution.

9Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018)

Members: Jeff Smith discharged and Nick Smith nominated in substitution.

10Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: Sandy Martin discharged and Janet Daby nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

11Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

The response from business to the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration:

(i) Sixteenth report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 384);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 384)

(Rachel Reeves).

12Home Affairs Committee

Government preparations for Brexit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1674) (Yvette Cooper).

13Treasury Committee

The UK’s economic relationship with the European Union: Written evidence, to be published (HC 473) (Nicky Morgan).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

1Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Eighth Report of the Education Committee, Nursing degree apprenticeships: in poor health?, HC 1017 (Robert Halfon.)

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Orders Nos. 10(7) and 14(4))

2Use of Section 21 evictions in the private rented sector

Resolved, That this House has considered the use of Section 21 evictions in the private rented sector.—(Ms Karen Buck.)

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

Adjourned at 3.45pm until Monday 10 December.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Invasive Non-native Species (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Draft Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

3Exiting the European Union (Health Care and Associated Professions)

Draft European Qualifications (Pharmacists) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Stephen Hammond)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Exiting the European Union (Civil Proceedings)

European Enforcement Order, European Order for Payment and European Small Claims Procedure (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1311), dated 3 December 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary David Gauke)

5Exiting the European Union (Representation of the People)

European Parliamentary Elections Etc. (Repeal, Revocation, Amendment and Saving Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1310), dated 3 December 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Chloe Smith)

6Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Road Vehicles (Registration, Registration Plates and Excise Exemption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1295), dated 3 December 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

7Representation of the People

(1) Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Rules 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1309), dated 3 December 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

(2) Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Rules 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1308), dated 3 December 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

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

8Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Proposal for an instrument titled Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

9Exiting the European Union (Seeds)

Proposal for an instrument titled Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

10Exiting the European Union (Seeds and Plant Health)

Proposal for an instrument titled Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Other papers

11Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of Defence Equipment and Support for 2017–18, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1588) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

12Government Trading Funds

Report and Accounts of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for 2017–18, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1709) (Clerk of the House)

13Opticians

Report, Fitness to Practise Report and Financial Statements of the General Optical Council Report for 2017-18 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

CORRECTIONS

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Item 1 (4) under Papers Laid should have read:

(4) Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Ecumenical Relations Measure (by Act) (HC 1687) (Clerk of the House)  

Thursday 29 November 2018

In Papers Laid, the following item should have appeared ahead of item 20:

National Audit

(1) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on HM Revenue and Customs: Administration of Scottish Income Tax 2017–18 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1676) (Clerk of the House)

(2) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on HM Treasury: The financial settlement—Follow up report (by Act), to be printed (HC 1624) (Clerk of the House)

 

Prepared 6 December 2018