House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
11 December 2018

No. 221

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2Urgent Question: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: statutory obligations on Ministers (Mr Robin Walker)

3Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Motion made and Question proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to legalise the possession and consumption of cannabis; to provide for the regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis; and for connected purposes.—(Norman Lamb.)

Motion opposed (Standing Order No. 23(1)).

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 275

Ayes: 52 (Tellers: Tom Brake, Jamie Stone)

Noes: 66 (Tellers: Sir Mike Penning, Andrew Selous)

Question accordingly negatived.

4Emergency Debate (Standing Order No. 24)

The Government's management of the meaningful vote debate

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Prime Minister’s unprecedented decision not to proceed with the final two days of debate and the meaningful vote, despite the House’s Order of Tuesday 4 December 2018, and her failure to allow this House to express its view on the Government’s deal or her proposed negotiating objectives, without the agreement of this House.—(Jeremy Corbyn.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 276

Ayes: 0 (Tellers: Mr Alan Campbell, Nick Smith)

Noes: 299 (Tellers: Vicky Foxcroft, Nic Dakin)

Question accordingly negatived.

5Ivory Bill: Programme (No. 3)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Ivory Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 4 June 2018 (Ivory Bill (Programme)) and 4 July 2018 (Ivory Bill (Programme) (No. 2)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at today’s sitting.

Subsequent stages

(2) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(3) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.—(Dr Thérèse Coffey.)

Question agreed to.

6Ivory Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Lords Amendments 1 to 78 agreed to.

7Fuel poverty

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered fuel poverty.—(Richard Harrington.)

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

Question again proposed.

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

8Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 29 October, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Supplies of Electronic Telecommunication and Broadcasting Services) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1194), which was laid before this House on 19 November, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

9Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Linlithgow and East Falkirk relating to the Green Deal scheme was presented and read by Martyn Day.

10Adjournment

Subject: Private parking enforcement at commercial ports and trading estates (Dr Dan Poulter)

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

Adjourned at 7.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

11Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in accordance with which a person may be deprived of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent; and for connected purposes, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

12Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 303), with Explanatory Notes (Bill 303–EN).

General Committees: Reports

13Finance (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)

Ms Nadine Dorries (Chair) reported:

(1) written evidence submitted to the Committee; and

(2) the Bill as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended in Committee of the whole House and Public Bill Committee, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 304).

14Fisheries Bill Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Austin (Chair) reported the draft Takeovers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

16Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Stewart Hosie (Chair) reported the Ecumenical Relations Measure (HC 1687), the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure (HC 1688), the Church Property Measure (HC 1689) and the Church of England Pensions Measure (HC 1690).

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).

17Fisheries Bill Committee

Additional Chairs: Sir Roger Gale and Ms Karen Buck

18Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Capital Requirements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Bank Recovery and Resolution and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: Gillian Keegan discharged and Huw Merriman nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

19Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 20 December and 10 January in Westminster Hall, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 11 December, to be published (Ian Mearns).

20Defence Committee

(1) Future anti-ship missile systems: Joint inquiry with the Assemblée Nationale’s Standing Committee on National Defence and the Armed Forces: Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1071);

(2) Statute of Limitations – veterans protection: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1224);

(3) Consequences for UK Defence of INF withdrawal: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1734);

(4) Departmental priorities post-NATO summit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1560);

(5) Mental health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The provision of care: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1481)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

21Education Committee

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1007) (Robert Halfon).

22European Statutory Instruments Committee

Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1795), and including the following recommendation:

That the affirmative procedure should apply to the instruments titled:

Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 27 November 2018;

European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 29 November 2018;

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 29 November 2018;

Rural Development (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 29 November 2018;

Rural Development (Rules and Decisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 29 November 2018;

Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 29 November 2018; and

Veterinary Medicines and Animals and Animal Products (Examination of Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 26 November 2018

(Sir Patrick McLoughlin).

23Health and Social Care Committee:

Impact of a no deal Brexit on the health and social care sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1583) (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

24Home Affairs Committee

(1) Asylum accommodation: replacing COMPASS: Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1758);

(2) Counter-terrorism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 750);

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

(Yvette Cooper).

25International Development Committee

(1) Independent Commission for Aid Impact Annual Report and follow-up review: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1731);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the disability and inclusion strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Forced displacement in Africa: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1433);

(4) The humanitarian situation in Yemen: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1505);

(5) UK aid for combating climate change: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1432)

(Stephen Twigg).

26Justice Committee

(1) Prison population 2022: planning for the future: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 483);

(2) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) HMP Birmingham: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1647);

(6) Ministry of Justice Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1650)

(Robert Neill).

27Petitions 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).

28Science and Technology Committee

(1) Work of the Science Minister and the Government Chief Scientific Adviser: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1826);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, relating to the organisms obtained by mutagenesis: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(4) Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1454)

(Norman Lamb).

29Treasury Committee

(1) Consumers’ access to financial services: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1642);

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

(Nicky Morgan).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Order No. 14(4))

1House of Commons Financial Plan 2019–20 to 2022–23 and draft Estimates for 2019–20

Resolved, That this House has considered the House of Commons Financial Plan 2019–20 to 2022–23 and draft Estimates for 2019–20.—(Chris Bryant.)

 

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

2NHS treatment of patients requiring hysteroscopies

Resolved, That this House has considered NHS treatment of patients requiring hysteroscopies.—(Lyn Brown.)

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

3State aid, public ownership and workers rights after the UK leaves the EU

Resolved, That this House has considered state aid, public ownership and workers rights after the UK leaves the EU.—(Laura Smith.)

4Cat welfare

Resolved, That this House has considered cat welfare.—(Rehman Chishti.)

5Staffing levels in the NHS

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered staffing levels in the NHS.—(Tracy Brabin.)

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)).

The sitting was suspended between 5.05 pm and 5.20 pm for a division in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

At 5.45 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

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

Adjourned at 5.45 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Draft Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Kelly Tolhurst)

2Exiting the European Union (Water)

Draft Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

3Exiting the European Union (Wildlife)

Draft Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Immigration

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (by Act), to be printed (HC 1779), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

5Income Tax

Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1327), dated 7 December 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

6Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Specified Supplies) (Amendment) Order 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 1328), dated 10 December 2018 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

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

7Exiting the European Union (Climate Change)

Proposal for an instrument titled Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Claire Perry)

8Exiting the European Union (European Union)

Proposal for an instrument titled Protocol 1 to the EEA Agreement (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Chris Heaton-Harris)

9Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Proposal for an instrument titled Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

10Housing, Communities and Local Government

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Minute, dated 11 December 2018, concerning a contingent liability relating to a joint inspection team to provide advice to local authorities (by Command) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

11National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on BBC: E20: Renewing the EastEnders set (by Act), to be printed (HC 1782) (Clerk of the House)

12Treasure

Treasure Act Report for 2016 (by Act) (Michael Ellis)

Withdrawn papers

13Exiting the European Union (European Union)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Protocol 1 to the EEA Agreement (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 29 November)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the proposal for an instrument titled Protocol 1 to the EEA Agreement (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 3 December)

 

Prepared 11 December 2018