House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 11 February 2019

No. 250

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker's Statement: Notification in accordance with the Recall of MPs Act 2015: Member for Peterborough

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

3Urgent Questions: (1) Seaborne Freight (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(2) Universities: financial sustainability (Chris Skidmore)

(3) Legislation against female genital mutilation (Lucy Frazer) 

4Statement: Counter-Daesh update (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

5Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

Motion made and Question put, That the the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords] be now read a second time.

The House divided.

Division No. 324

Ayes: 293 (Tellers: Michelle Donelan, Jo Churchill)

Noes: 248 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

6Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]:

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 28 February.

(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.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

7Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: 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 Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise:

(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:    

(a) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown, a government department or other public authority by virtue of the Act;    

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided;

(2) any charge on the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund, or any other charge on the public revenue, arising by virtue of the Act.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

8Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: 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 Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise:

(1) any fees or charges, or any other charge on the people, arising by virtue of the Act;

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

9Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Mutual Recognition of Protection Measures in Civil Matters (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 12 December 2018, be approved.—(Paul Maynard.)

Question agreed to.

10Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Alex Burghart be discharged from the Work and Pensions Committee and Anna Soubry be added.—(Mark Spencer, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

11Adjournment

Subject: Reform of election law (Craig Mackinlay)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Paul Maynard.

Adjourned at 8.43 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

12Crime (Overseas Protection Orders) Bill [Lords]

The Lords agree without amendment to the Amendments made by the Commons to the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [Lords].

Changes to Notices Given

13Access to Welfare (Terminal Illness Definition) Bill

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

14Forensic Science Regulator Bill

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

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

15Food Insecurity Bill

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

General Committees: Reports

16Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the draft Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.

17Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Charles Walker (Chair) reported the draft Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) Regulations 2019.

18Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Graham Brady (Chair) reported the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2019 and the draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2019.

19Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Nigel Evans (Chair) reported the draft Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

20Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Paisley (Chair) reported the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

21Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Adrian Bailey (Chair) reported the draft Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) (Amendment) Order 2019, the draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (Amendment) Order 2019 and the draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019.

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).

22Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Maria Caulfield, Nic Dakin, Afzal Khan, Rachel Maclean, Paul Maynard, Caroline Nokes and Eleanor Smith

23First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Services Contracts (Transitional and Saving Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: John Glen discharged and Robert Jenrick nominated in substitution.

24Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018)

Members: Chris Skidmore discharged and Richard Harrington nominated in substitution.

25Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Chris Elmore and Dame Caroline Spelman discharged and Nigel Mills and Mark Tami nominated in substitution.

26Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) (Amendment) Order 2019, the draft Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (Amendment) Order 2019 and the draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019)

Members: George Freeman discharged and Andrew Lewer nominated in substitution.

27Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Local Government (Structural and Boundary Changes) (Supplementary Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019)

Members: Leo Docherty discharged and John Howell nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

28Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 11 February, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

29Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Funding of local authorities’ children’s services: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1638);

(2) Leasehold reform: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1468);

(3) High streets and town centres in 2030: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1010);

(4) Planning guidance on fracking: Written evidence, to be published (HC 767)

(Mr Clive Betts).

30Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Detention of young people with learning disabilities and autism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1861) (Ms Harriet Harman).

31Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Excess Votes: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1931);

(2) Public cost of decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1742);

(3) Brexit and the UK border: further progress review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1942);

(4) Capita’s contracts with the Ministry of Defence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1736);

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

(6) Correspondence from HMRC relating to the respect at work review: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Association of Directors of Public Health relating to health screening: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence from the Ministry of Defence relating to Accounting Officer Assessment for UK/France Teutates programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Ofsted inspection of schools: progress review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1971);

(10) Transforming children’s services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1741)

(Meg Hillier).

Notifications under the Recall of MPs Act 2015

32Imprisonment of a Member and appeal against conviction

Text of the letters received by the Speaker:

Central Criminal Court

Old Bailey

London EC4M 7EH

11 February 2019

Dear Mr Speaker,

Re: Fiona Onasanya MP: Recall of MPs Act 2015

I am writing on behalf of the Central Criminal Court in relation to the re-trial of Fiona Onasanya MP on a charge of Perverting the Course of Public Justice. I am writing to you as required by s.4(2) of the Recall of MPs Act 2015 to inform you that Ms Onasanya was convicted by the Jury of the offence on 19 December 2018 and that, on 29 January 2019, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith sentenced her to 3 months imprisonment.

Yours sincerely, 

Mr P Joseph

Operations Manager

Central Criminal Court

Old Bailey

Criminal Appeal Office

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

7 February 2019

Dear Mr Speaker

R–v–Fiona Onasanya

Criminal Appeal Reference: 201900046B3 

In accordance with s.4(4) of the Recall of MPs Act 2015, I write to inform you Fiona Onasanya has submitted an appeal against conviction, which I have referred to the full court and which is listed for hearing on 5th March. I also confirm that we have received no Attorney General referral and that no application may now be made as the time limit has expired and cannot be extended.

Yours faithfully,

Alix Beldam

Registrar of Criminal Appeals

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

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

1Secondary school opening hours

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 229178 relating to secondary school opening hours.—(Daniel Zeichner.)

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

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Constitutional Law

Draft Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Mundell)

2Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

(1) Draft Aviation Noise (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

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

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

3Exiting the European Union (Criminal Law)

Draft Criminal Justice (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary David Gauke)

4Exiting the European Union (Customs)

(1) Draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Draft Trade etc. in Dual-Use Items, Firearms and Torture etc. Goods (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Liam Fox)

5Exiting the European Union (Health Services)

Draft Social Security Coordination (Reciprocal Healthcare) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Stephen Hammond)

6Exiting the European Union (Health and Personal Social Services)

Draft Health Services (Cross Border Health Care and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Stephen Hammond)

7Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

(1) Draft Immigration (European Economic Area Nationals) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Draft Immigration, Nationality and Asylum (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

8Exiting the European Union (National Health Service)

Draft National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare and Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Stephen Hammond)

9Exiting the European Union (Private International Law)

Draft Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

10Exiting the European Union (Public Procurement)

Draft Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Oliver Dowden)

11Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Draft Train Driving Licences and Certificates (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

12Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments to Farmers) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 207), dated 31 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Common Agricultural Policy (Rules for Direct Payments) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 208), dated 31 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(3) Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 209), dated 24 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

13Exiting the European Union (Plant Health)

Marketing of Seeds and Plant Propagating Material (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 211), dated 31 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

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

14Exiting the European Union (Bilateral Investment Agreements)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Bilateral Investment Agreements (Transitional Arrangements and Framework for Managing Financial Responsibility) (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (George Hollingbery)

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

15Exiting the European Union (Food)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Regulated Products (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Steve Brine)

16Exiting the European Union (Senior Courts of England and Wales)

Proposal for an instrument titled Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Lucy Frazer)

Other papers

17Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Import of and Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

18Exiting the European Union (Arms and Ammunition)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

19Supply Estimates, 2018–19

(1) Supplementary Estimates for Central Government for 2018–19 (by Command), to be printed (HC 1966) (Elizabeth Truss)

(2) Supplementary Estimate for the Electoral Commission for 2018–19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1959) (The Speaker)

(3) Supplementary Estimate for the House of Commons Administration for 2018–19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1963) (The Speaker)

(4) Supplementary Estimate for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for 2018–19, (by Act), to be printed (HC 1947) (The Speaker)

(5) Supplementary Estimate for the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for 2018–19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1930) (The Speaker)

20Supply Estimates, 2019–20

(1) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for Central Government for 2019–20, (by Command), to be printed (HC 1967) (Elizabeth Truss)

(2) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the Electoral Commission for 2019–2020 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1960) (The Speaker)

(3) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the House of Commons Administration for 2019–20 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1964) (The Speaker)

(4) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for 2019–20 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1946) (The Speaker)

(5) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for 2019–20 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1950) (The Speaker)

(6) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the National Audit Office for 2019–20 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1965) (Sir Edward Leigh)

Withdrawn papers

21Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Import of and Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 17 January)

22Exiting the European Union (Arms and Ammunition)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 15 January)

23Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

Draft Aviation Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019), with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 26 November 2018)

24Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 16 January)

25Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Proposal for an instrument titled Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 4 February)

 

Prepared 11 February 2019