House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 28 January 2019

No. 241

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

2Urgent Questions: (1) Venezuela (Sir Alan Duncan)

(2) Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy (Nick Gibb)

3Drone (Regulation) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Esther McVey, Gordon Henderson, Jonathan Lord, Philip Davies, Henry Smith and Steve Double, presented a Bill to require drones to be marked and registered and to broadcast certain information electronically; to place restrictions on drone flight near aerodromes; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 8 February, and to be printed (Bill 325).

4Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill be read a second time.—(Secretary Sajid Javid.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 306

Ayes: 297 (Tellers: Jo Churchill, Wendy Morton) 

Noes: 234 (Tellers: Sir Alan Campbell, Jessica Morden)

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill read a second time.

5Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 7 March.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

6Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Ways and Means

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, it is expedient to authorise any fees or charges arising
by virtue of the Act.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

7Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Money

Queen's Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

(1) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown, a government department, a person holding office under Her Majesty or any other public authority by virtue of the Act; and

(2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

8Business of the House

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 15), That, at this day’s sitting, the Motion in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to the Business of the House (Today) may be entered upon, though opposed, at any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

9Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That, at today’s sitting, the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of the Motions in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to Proxy Voting not later than one hour after the start of proceedings on this Motion; such questions shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

10Proxy Voting (Implementation)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House:—  

(1) reaffirms its resolution of 1 February 2018 on baby leave for Members of Parliament;  

(2) endorses the Fifth Report of the Procedure Committee, HC 825, on Proxy voting and parental absence;  

(3) accordingly directs the Speaker to prepare a pilot scheme governing the operation of proxy voting for Members absent from the House by reason of childbirth or care of an infant or newly adopted child, pursuant to the recommendations in the Committee’s report, this resolution and the temporary Standing Order (Voting by proxy for parental absence);  

(4) directs that a scheme prepared in accordance with this resolution and the temporary Standing Order (Voting by proxy for parental absence) shall be signed by the Speaker and the leaders of the three largest parties in the House before it is published, and that it shall enter into effect for a period of 12 months when the Speaker takes the chair on the sitting day after the day of publication;  

(5) directs that any amendment of a scheme in effect by virtue of paragraph (4) above shall take effect when the Speaker takes the Chair on the sitting day after a proposal signed by the Speaker and the leaders of the three largest parties in the House is published; and  

(6) directs the Procedure Committee to review proxy voting arrangements within 12 months of the commencement of a scheme established by virtue of this order.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

 

11Proxy Voting (Temporary Standing Order)

Motion made and Question proposed, That the following change to Standing Orders be made:  

Voting by proxy for parental absence (Temporary Standing Order)  

(1) A Member may, by reason of absence from the precincts of the House for childbirth or care of an infant or newly adopted child, arrange for their vote to be cast in accordance with this order by another Member acting as a proxy (a proxy vote).  

(2) A proxy vote may be cast:  

(a) in a division in the House, in Committee of the whole House, or in any legislative grand committee, in relation to the business specified in paragraph (3) below;

(b) on business specified in paragraph (3) below recorded in a division under Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions), and

(c) in a ballot cast in an election under Standing Order No. 1B (Election of Speaker by secret ballot), Standing Order No. 2A (Election of the Deputy Speakers) and Standing Order No. 122B (Election of select committee chairs).

(3) Subject to paragraph (4) below, a proxy vote may be cast on all public and private business of the House.  

(4) No proxy vote shall be cast in a division on any motion in the form specified in section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.  

(5) No proxy vote shall be reckoned in the numbers participating in a division for the purposes of (a) Standing Order No. 41(1) (Quorum), and (b) Standing Order No. 37 (Majority for closure or for proposal of question).  

(6) A proxy vote may be cast only if the Speaker has certified that the Member for whom the vote is to be cast is eligible under the terms of this order and the Resolution of the House of Monday 28 January and if that certificate, including the name of the Member nominated as a proxy, has been published in the Votes and Proceedings.  

(7) A vote cast by a proxy shall be clearly indicated as such in the division lists published under the authority of the House. 

(8) This Standing Order shall lapse upon the expiry of the proxy voting scheme established under the terms of this order and the Resolution of the House of Monday 28 January.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

Amendment (d) proposed, after paragraph (7), insert:

'(7A) The Speaker may also make provision for the exercise of a proxy vote for Members who have suffered a miscarriage'.—(Philip Davies.)

Amendment made.

Main Question, as amended, agreed to.

Ordered, That the following change to Standing Orders be made:  

Voting by proxy for parental absence (Temporary Standing Order)  

(1) A Member may, by reason of absence from the precincts of the House for childbirth or care of an infant or newly adopted child, arrange for their vote to be cast in accordance with this order by another Member acting as a proxy (a proxy vote).  

(2) A proxy vote may be cast:  

(a) in a division in the House, in Committee of the whole House, or in any legislative grand committee, in relation to the business specified in paragraph (3) below;

(b) on business specified in paragraph (3) below recorded in a division under Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions), and

(c) in a ballot cast in an election under Standing Order No. 1B (Election of Speaker by secret ballot), Standing Order No. 2A (Election of the Deputy Speakers) and Standing Order No. 122B (Election of select committee chairs).

(3) Subject to paragraph (4) below, a proxy vote may be cast on all public and private business of the House.  

(4) No proxy vote shall be cast in a division on any motion in the form specified in section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.  

(5) No proxy vote shall be reckoned in the numbers participating in a division for the purposes of (a) Standing Order No. 41(1) (Quorum), and (b) Standing Order No. 37 (Majority for closure or for proposal of question).  

(6) A proxy vote may be cast only if the Speaker has certified that the Member for whom the vote is to be cast is eligible under the terms of this order and the Resolution of the House of Monday 28 January and if that certificate, including the name of the Member nominated as a proxy, has been published in the Votes and Proceedings.  

(7) A vote cast by a proxy shall be clearly indicated as such in the division lists published under the authority of the House. 

(8) The Speaker may also make provision for the exercise of a proxy vote for Members who have suffered a miscarriage.

(9) This Standing Order shall lapse upon the expiry of the proxy voting scheme established under the terms of this order and the Resolution of the House of Monday 28 January.

12Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 19 November 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Interchange Fee (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 22 November 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 4 December 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

The Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until Wednesday 30 January (Standing Order No. 41A).

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Air Services (Competition) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 5 December 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 6 December 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Credit Rating Agencies (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 13 December 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

The Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until Wednesday 30 January (Standing Order No. 41A).

(7) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 13 December 2018, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

13Adjournment

Subject: Relationship between school exclusions and youth violence (Vicky Foxcroft)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.)

Adjourned at 11.48 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

14First Delegated Legislation Committee

Stewart Hosie (Chair) reported the draft Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir David Amess (Chair) reported the draft Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

16Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Christopher Chope (Chair) reported the draft Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

17Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Adrian Bailey (Chair) reported the draft Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

18Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Peter Bone (Chair) reported the draft Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.

General Committees: Appointments

19First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Kevin Hollinrake discharged and Mr Bob Seely nominated in substitution.

20Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulation 2019)

Members: Richard Graham discharged and Mr Simon Clarke nominated in substitution.

21Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Kevin Hollinrake and Helen Jones discharged and Mr Bob Seely and Wes Streeting nominated in substitution.

22Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019)

Members: Mr Clive Betts, George Freeman and Kelly Tolhurst discharged and Nick Boles, Richard Harrington and Daniel Zeichner nominated in substitution.

23Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Invasive Non-native Species (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Alberto Costa, Kevin Hollinrake and Chris Law discharged and Marion Fellows, Eddie Hughes and Mr Bob Seely nominated in substitution.

24Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Broadcasting (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Robert Courts discharged and Paul Masterton nominated in substitution.

25Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Fisheries (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Kevin Hollinrake discharged and Mr Bob Seely nominated in substitution.

26Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (United Kingdom) and the draft European Qualifications (Pharmacists) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018)

Members: Vicky Ford and Luke Graham discharged and Kevin Foster and Kirstene Hair nominated in substitution.

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

27Women and Equalities Committee

Abortion law in Northern Ireland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1584) (25 January) (Clerk of the House).

28Work and Pensions Committee

Pensions freedom and choice: Written evidence, to be published (HC 404) (25 January) (Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees

29Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Budget and NHS long-term plan: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1712);

(2) Availability of Orkambi and other drugs on the NHS: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1808);

(3) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission relating to the procurement of Experts by Experiences: Written evidence to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Director of Engagement of the Care Quality Commission relating to Local System Reviews: Written evidence to be published;

(5) Sexual health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1419)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

30Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 555);

(2) Correspondence with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to community benefit and new nuclear power stations: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with 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).

31National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on) 

(1) The work of the National Security Adviser: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 625);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries relating to Cyber Security Skills Strategy: Written evidence, to be published

(Margaret Beckett).

32Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Auditing local government: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1738);

(2) Clinical Commissioning Groups: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1740);

(3) Transforming courts and tribunals: Written evidence, to be published (HC 976)

(Meg Hillier).

33Scottish Affairs Committee

The future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1637) (Pete Wishart).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at

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

1Lowering the age for smear tests for cervical cancer from 25 to 18

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 225767 relating to lowering the age for smear tests for cervical cancer from 25 to 18.—(Helen Jones.)

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

Adjourned at 6.27 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 25 January 2019 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Climate Change)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 107), dated 23 January 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

2Exiting the European Union (Export and Investment Guarantees)

EU Export Credits Legislation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 102), dated 22 January 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (George Hollingbery)

3Kazakhstan No. 1 (2019)

Agreement, done at London on 22 November 2006, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on International Road Transport (CP 20), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

4Rating and Valuation

Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 101), dated 23 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Rishi Sunak)

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

5Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

Proposal for an instrument titled Aviation Statistics (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

6Exiting the European Union

Explanatory Memorandum to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 20 December 2018) (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan).

Withdrawn papers

7Exiting the European Union

Explanatory Memorandum to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 20 December 2019)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 28 January 2019

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

8Employment Agencies

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kelly Tolhurst)

9Exiting the European Union

Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

10Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

Draft Air Traffic Management (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

11Exiting the European Union (Financial Services and Markets)

(1) Draft Financial Services (Distance Marketing) (Amendment and Savings Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

(2) Draft Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

12Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Draft Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

13Exiting 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)

14Exiting the European Union (Wildlife)

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

15Terms and Conditions of Employment

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and a Regulatory Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

16Australia No. 1 (2019)

Agreement on Trade in Wine between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Australia (CP 8) (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

17Electricity

Electricity (Individual Exemptions from the Requirement for a Transmission Licence) (England and Wales) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 106), dated 21 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Claire Perry)

18Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Organic Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 109), dated 22 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Pesticides (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 118), dated 24 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

19Exiting the European Union (Animals)

(1) Animal Breeding (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 117), dated 22 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Exotic Disease (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 111), dated 24 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

20Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Water (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 112), dated 22 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

21New Zealand No. 1 (2019)

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of New Zealand on Sanitary Measures Applicable to Trade in Live Animals and Animal Products  (CP 12) (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

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

22Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-Depleting Substances (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

23Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Proposal for an instrument titled Regulation (EC) No. 1370/2007 (Public Service Obligations in Transport) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

24Data Protection

Outsourcing Oversight? The case for reforming access to information law (by Act) (Clerk of the House)

25Exiting the European Union (Courts)

Impact Assessment for the proposal for an instrument titled Mutual Recognition of Protection Measures in Civil Matters (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 22 October 2018) (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

26Exiting the European Union (Fisheries)

Revised Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Fisheries (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 4 December 2018) (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

27Exiting the European Union (Private International Law)

(1) Impact Assessment for the draft Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 10 December 2018) and the draft Civil Partnership and Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Jurisdiction and Judgments) (Amendment Etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (laid 12 December 2018) (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

(2) Impact Assessment for the draft Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 12 December 2018) (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

28Northern Ireland

Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland for 2017–18 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1906) (Secretary Karen Bradley)

29Proxy Voting

Scheme on proxy voting for use under para (4) of Resolution of 28 January 2019, (pursuant to Resolution today) (The Speaker)

30Public Accounts

Treasury Minutes: Government Response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Sixty-Fourth to Sixty-Eighth Reports from Session 2017–19 (CP 18) (by Command) (Robert Jenrick)

Withdrawn papers

31Exiting the European Union (Fisheries)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Fisheries (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 4 December 2018)

32Exiting the European Union (Water)

(1) Draft Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 11 December 2018)

(2) Draft Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 11 December 2018)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Instrument

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 is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Local Government (Structural and Boundary Changes) (Supplementary Provision and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019

 

Proxy Voting for Parental Absence

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy for parental absence and the Resolution of the House of 28 January, that Tulip Siddiq is is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on her behalf, starting from Thursday 17 January 2019 and finishing on Tuesday 16 July 2019.  The nominated proxy is Vicky Foxcroft.

 

 

Prepared 28 January 2019