House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 14 January 2019

No. 233

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

2Urgent Question: Universal Credit (Alok Sharma)

3Statement: Leaving the EU (The Prime Minister)

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

Debate resumed (Order, 4 December 2018 and 9 January)

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.

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Jo Churchill.)

Debate to be resumed today (Order, 9 January).

5Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Investment Allowance and Cluster Area Allowance (Relevant Income: Tariff Receipts) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 31 October 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 6 November 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Ship and Port Security (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 21 November 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 28 November 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 29 November 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Venture Capital Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 13 November 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(7) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Social Entrepreneurship Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 13 November 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

(8) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 3 December 2018, be approved.—(Jo Churchill.)

Question agreed to.

6Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Douglas Chapman be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Stewart Malcolm McDonald be added.—(Jo Churchill.)

(2) Ordered, That Douglas Chapman be discharged from the Committee of Privileges and Stewart Malcolm McDonald be added.—(Jo Churchill.)

(3) Ordered, That Dr Lisa Cameron be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Dr Philippa Whitford be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

7Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Glasgow North relating to the Green Deal scheme was presented and read by Patrick Grady.

8Adjournment

Subject: Closure of St Rollox railway works (Mr Paul Sweeney)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Craig Whittaker.

Adjourned at 2.15 am until today.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

9First Delegated Legislation Committee

Philip Davies (Chair) reported the draft Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

10Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported the draft Higher Education (Fee Limits for Accelerated Courses) (England) Regulations 2018.

11Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the draft Nuclear Safeguards (Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.

12Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Stewart Hosie (Chair) reported the draft Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2018.

13European Committee B in respect of Regulation 2018/1727 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), and replacing and repealing Council Decision 2002/187/JHA

Joan Ryan MP (Chair) reported the following Resolution:

That this House takes note of Regulation 2018/1727 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), and replacing and repealing Council Decision 2002/187/JHA; endorses the Government’s decision to request to opt in under Protocol 21 on the Position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice annexed to the EU Treaties; and supports the Government’s assessment that Eurojust provides a valuable service to the UK and that opting in would enable us to maintain operational continuity and minimise disruption for UK law enforcement and prosecution authorities during the proposed Implementation Period.

General Committees: Appointments

14Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] Programming Sub-Committee

Members: Alex Chalk, Thangam Debbonaire, Caroline Dineage, Barbara Keeley, James Morris, Wendy Morton and Alex Norris.

15First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018)

Members: Nick Boles, Mr Jonathan Lord and Mr Mark Prisk discharged and George Freeman, Trudy Harrison and Luke Hall nominated in substitution.

16Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Higher Education (Fee Limits for Accelerated Courses) (England) Regulations 2018)

Members: Richard Benyon and Sir John Hayes discharged and Tim Loughton and Damien Moore nominated in substitution.

17Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Nuclear Safeguards (Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: Adam Afriyie and Giles Watling discharged and Daniel Kawczynski and Stephen Kerr nominated in substitution.

18Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: Sir David Evennett, Stephen Kerr and Neil O’Brien discharged and Kevin Hollinrake, Eddie Hughes and Mr William Wragg nominated in substitution.

19Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2018)

Members: Dame Caroline Spelman discharged and Sir Bernard Jenkin nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

20Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 14 January, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

21Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Leasehold reform: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1468);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Public Works Loan Board loans: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Homelessness relating to post-legislative assessment of the Mobile Homes Act 2013: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) High Streets and Town Centres in 2030: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1010)

(Mr Clive Betts).

22Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Capita’s contract with the Ministry of Defence: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1736);

(2) Correspondence from the Department for Transport relating to the East Coast Main Line enhancement programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Financial sustainability of local authorities: Written evidence, to be published (HC 970);

(4) Supporting primary care services: NHS England’s contract with Capita: Written evidence, to be published (HC 698);

(5) Windrush generation and the Home office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1518)

(Meg Hillier).

23Transport Committee

(1) Appointment of the Chair of the Office of Rail and Road: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1859);

(2) Health of the bus market: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1425);

(3) Active travel: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1487);

(4) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Millennial railcards: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Transport relating to Ford EcoBoost: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport relating to taxi and PHV licencing: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Local roads funding and governance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1486)

(Lilian Greenwood).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

Debate on an e-petition (Standing Order No. 10(1)(a))

1Leaving the EU

Resolved, That the House has considered e-petitions 229963, 221747 and 235185 relating to leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, 232984 and 241361 relating to holding a further referendum on leaving the EU, and 226509 and 236261 relating to not leaving the EU.—(Paul Scully.)

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

Adjourned at 7.08 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Charities

Draft Small Charitable Donations Act (Amendment) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

2Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Draft Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

3Exiting the European Union (Terms and Conditions of Employment)

(1) Draft Employment Rights (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Kelly Tolhurst)

(2) Draft Employment Rights (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

4Local Government

Draft Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) (Modification of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Rishi Sunak)

5Social Security

Draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

6Exiting The European Union (Environmental Protection)

Drainage (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 31), dated 9 January 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

7Exiting the European Union (Flood Risk Management)

Water and Floods (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 32), dated 9 January 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

8Exiting the European Union (Scientific Research)

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 21), dated 10 January 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

9Social Security

(1) Universal Credit (Restriction on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.R. (N.I.), 2019, No. 3), dated 14 January 2019 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma)

(2) Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (SDP Gateway) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (S.R. (N.I.), 2019, No. 2), dated 11 January 2019 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma)

(3) Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (SDP Gateway) Amendment Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 10), dated 11 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma)

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

10Exiting the European Union (Electricity)

Proposal for an instrument titled Metrology, Health and Safety and Product Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

11Exiting the European Union (Overseas Territories)

Proposal for an instrument titled Overseas Association Decision (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Sir Alan Duncan)

Other papers

12Health

Third report on the effect of the NHS Constitution (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

13Health and Social Care

Government Response to the Twelfth Report from the Health and Social Care Committee, Session 2017–19, on Prison Health (by Command) (CP 4) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

14Human Rights

Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2017–19, on the Proposal for a draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2018 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

15National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Authority Governance (by Act), to be printed (HC 1865) (Clerk of the House)

 

Prepared 14 January 2019