House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 17 January 2019

No. 236

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(2) the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, the right hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners and the right hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Statement: Nuclear update (Secretary Greg Clark) 

4Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Fourteenth Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, Sustainable seas (Mary Creagh)

5Backbench Business

(1) Mental health first aid in the workplace

Resolved, That this House notes that the UK is facing a mental health crisis; further notes that, according to the Independent Review into Mental Health in the Workplace 2017 commissioned by the Prime Minister, each year 300,000 people with long-term mental health conditions lose their job; recognises that Centre for Mental Health research shows presenteeism from mental health is estimated to cost the economy £15.1 billion per annum; acknowledges this same research shows it costs the economy £8.4 billion per annum for mental health absenteeism; considers that a recent poll by OnePoll found that 38 per cent of people reported being stressed about work; observes that the Health and Safety Act 1974 made it a legal necessity for workplaces to train someone in medical first aid; and calls on the Government to change this law via secondary legislation to provide clarity that an employer’s first aid responsibilities cover both physical and mental health and to add a requirement for workplaces to train mental health first aiders.—(Luciana Berger.)

(2) Children's social care in England

Resolved, That this House has considered children's social care in England.—(Tim Loughton.)

6Adjournment

Subject: Awareness of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (Bill Esterson)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jeremy Quin.

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until Monday 21 January.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

7Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 25 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 8 March.

General Committees: Reports

8Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] Committee

Ian Austin (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

9Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Henry Bellingham (Chair) reported the draft Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.

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).

10Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: John Spellar discharged and Kerry McCarthy nominated in substitution.

11Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: James Cartlidge discharged and Craig Tracey nominated in substitution.

12Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and the draft Credit Rating Agencies (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Kerry McCarthy discharged and John Spellar nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

13Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Carbon capture, usage and storage: Oral evidence to be published (HC 1094) (Rachel Reeves).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Liaison Committee business (Standing Order No. 10(7))

1Rail infrastructure investment

Resolved, That this House has considered the Fourth Report of the Transport Committee, Rail infrastructure investment, HC 582, and the Government response, HC 1557.—(Lilian Greenwood.)

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

Adjourned at 4.00 pm until Monday 21 January.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Animals)

(1) Draft Aquatic Animal Health and Plant Health (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Liam Fox)

(3) Draft Import of and Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting The European Union (Financial Services)

(1) Draft Equivalence Determinations for Financial Services and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

(2) Draft Financial Conglomerates and Other Financial Groups (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

(3) Draft Investment Exchanges, Clearing Houses and Central Securities Depositories (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

(4) Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment and EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

3Exiting The European Union (Food)

Draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

4Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)

Draft Merchant Shipping (Passengers’ Rights) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

5Exiting The European Union (Sea Fisheries)

Draft Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

6Exiting the European Union (Statistics of Trade)

Statistics of Trade (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 47), dated 16 January 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

7Exiting The European Union (Value Added Tax)

Value Added Tax (Finance) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 43), dated 15 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

8Land

Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 36), dated 14 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kit Malthouse)

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

9Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Proposal for an instrument titled Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Other papers

10Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 17 January 2019, in support of HMG Contingency Planning for a no-deal EU Exit scenario (by Act) (Mark Lancaster)

11Severn Bridges

Report and Financial Statements of Severn River Crossing PLC for the 373 day period ending 8 January 2018 (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

 

Prepared 17 January 2019