House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 31 January 2019

No. 244

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

(2) the Attorney General

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Fifteenth Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, Interim report on the sustainability of the fashion industry (Mary Creagh). 

4Backbench Business

(1) Settling the debt owed to victims of the Equitable Life scandal

Resolved, That this House welcomes the Government's acceptance in full of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's findings in relation to its maladministration with regard to Equitable Life; notes that the Parliamentary Ombudsman recommended that policy holders should be put back in the position they would have been in had maladministration not occurred; further notes that the overwhelming majority of victims have only received partial compensation compared to the confirmed losses directly attributed to regulatory failures; and calls on the Government to make a commitment to provide full compensation to victims of the scandal with the end of austerity now in sight.—(Bob Blackman.)

(2) Sustainability of maintained nursery schools

Resolved, That this House notes that state maintained nursery schools are at the forefront of tackling low social mobility with 63 per cent graded outstanding by Ofsted, and 35 per cent good; further notes that two thirds of maintained nursery schools are located in the 30 per cent most deprived areas in England; notes that maintained nursery schools are recognised as being centres of excellence for supporting children with SEND in the early years; notes that the whole early years sector benefits from the expertise of maintained nursery schools acting as catalysts to raise standards in their locality through supporting schools and early years settings to work together to improve their quality; notes that despite welcome transitional funding the future viability of maintained nursery schools is under threat with 12 closing since 2016; notes the loss of transitional funding is equivalent to a 31 per cent cut in funding; and calls on the Government to safeguard the future of these vital early years institutions by guaranteeing transitional funding after 2020 as soon as possible whilst a long term plan to ensure their future viability is found by the Comprehensive Spending Review.—(Lucy Powell.)

5Business of the House (5 February)

Resolved, That at the sitting on Tuesday 5 February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on—

(1) the Motion in the name of Secretary Sajid Javid relating to Police Grant Report not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on that Motion, and

(2) the Motions in the name of Secretary James Brokenshire relating to Local Government Finance not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such Motion or six hours after the commencement of proceedings relating to Police Grant Report, whichever is the later;

proceedings on those Motions may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Amanda Milling.)

6Adjournment

Subject: State pension age for women born in the 1950s (Tonia Antoniazzi)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Milling.

At 5.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

7Deferred Divisions: Corrections

The Deputy Speaker reported errors in Deferred Divisions on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

On the question relating to consumer protection, the correct number of Ayes should read 310 instead of 309.

On the question relating to financial services and markets, the correct number of Ayes should read 310 instead of 309. 

On the question relating to floods and water, the correct number of Ayes should read 311 instead of 310.

On the question relating to radioactive substances, the correct number of Ayes should read 310 instead of 309.

The Deputy Speaker directed the Clerk to correct the Journal accordingly.

8Adjournment

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

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until Monday 4 February.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

9Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 2) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 1 February, read and discharged.

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

10Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]

Order for Second Reading on Friday 1 February, read and discharged.

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

11Palestinian Statehood (Recognition) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 February, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 22 March.

12Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 March.

13Homelessness (End of Life Care) Bill

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 22 March.

14Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [Lords]

Order for Second Reading on Friday 1 February, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 March.

15School Uniforms Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 March.

16Employment Guarantee Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 March.

17House of Lords (Abolition and Replacement) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 March.

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).

18Second Delegated Legislation Committee (data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019)

Members: Stephen Crabb and Jeremy Lefroy discharged and Jack Brereton and Mr Marcus Jones nominated in substitution

19Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) (Modification of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007) Regulations 2019)

Members: Helen Whatley discharged and Simon Hoare nominated in substitution

20Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Jeremy Quin discharged and Michelle Donelan nominated in substitution

21Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Farriers and Animal Health (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Veterinary Surgeons and Animal Welfare (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

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

22Fourteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018)

Members: Eddie Hughes discharged and Andrew Lewer nominated in substitution

John Bercow

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Environmental protection

Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Draft General Food Hygiene (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

(2) Draft General Food Law (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

(3) Draft Specific Food Hygiene (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

3Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Draft Animal Welfare (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

4Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

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

5Exiting the European Union (Companies)

Draft International Accounting Standards and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Kelly Tolhurst)

6Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Draft Customs (Records) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 113), dated 31 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

7Exiting the European Union (Designs)

Draft Designs and International Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

8Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Enviroment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

9Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

10Exiting the European Union (Food)

Draft Contaminants in Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

11Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) 2019 (S.R. (N.I.) 2019, No. 8), dated 30 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

12Public Procurement

Draft Public Procurement (Electronic Invoices etc.) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Oliver Dowden)

13Sanctions

(1) Burma (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 136), dated 29 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan)

(2) Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 134), dated 29 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan)

(3) Venezuela (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 135), dated 29 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan)

14Senior Courts of England and Wales

Civil Procedure (Amendment) (EU Exit) Rules 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 147), dated 30 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

15Education

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 142), dated 28 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Skidmore)

16Exiting The European Union (Customs)

(1) Customs (Consequential Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 140), dated 29 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(2) Customs (Contravention of a Relevant Rule) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 148), dated 29 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(3) Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 108), dated 29 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(4) Export Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 137), dated 28 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (George Hollingbery)

17Exiting the European Union (Education)

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 139), dated 28 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Skidmore)

18Senior Courts of England and Wales

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 143), dated 25 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

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

19Exiting the European Union (Customs)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Cash Controls (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Customs (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

(3) Proposal for an instrument titled Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

(4) Proposal for an instrument titled Customs Safety and Security Procedures (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

(5) Proposal for an instrument titled Mutual Assistance on Customs and Agricultural Matters (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

20Exiting the European Union (Education)

Proposal for an instrument titled Education (Student Fees and Support) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Chris Skidmore)

21Exiting the European Union (Food)

Proposal for an instrument titled Quick-frozen Foodstuffs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

Other papers

22Aviation Security

Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Aviation Security Act 1982 during 2018 (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

23Energy Act

NDA Designation of Winfrith (Modification and Revocation Direction No.2) (by Act) (Richard Harrington)

24Investigatory Powers

Report of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner for 2017, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1780) (The Prime Minister)

25National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service Trust Interim Plan for the period December 2018–March 2019 (by Act) (Mims Davies)

26UK Borders

An Inspection of Home Office (Borders, Immigration and Citizenship System) collaborative working with other government departments and agencies February–October 2018 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Withdrawn papers

27Exiting The European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 13 December 2018)

CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 29 January

Item 30 should have read:

Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) The future of the oil and gas industry: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 996); 

(2) The future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1637)

(Pete Wishart).

Wednesday 30 January

In Papers Laid, before item 19 in Withdrawn papers, the following should have appeared:

Exiting the European Union (Food)

Draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 17 January)

Social Security

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 16 January)

 

Prepared 31 January 2019