House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 18 February 2019

No. 254

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Death of a Member

The Speaker made the following communication to the House: 

It is with great sadness that I have to inform the House of the death of the hon. Member for Newport West, Paul Flynn. A dedicated, principled, fearless and award-winning parliamentarian, Paul represented and championed the Newport West constituency and the wider interests, as he saw them, of Wales for 31 and a half years in this House. From drugs policy to pensions, from animal welfare to Europe, from parliamentary reform to the war in Afghanistan, Paul Flynn spoke with conviction, with total commitment and without fear or favour. He was every inch the exemplar parliamentarian whom he strove over three decades to be.

As many colleagues will know, Paul spent the vast majority of his career as a Back Bencher. I often teased him, affectionately and with respect, about that well-thumbed tome that he penned, “Commons Knowledge: How to be a Backbencher”. He was a fine parliamentarian, a dedicated socialist, and much loved in his constituency and beyond.

I hope that I speak for the House, in concluding my tribute to that very fine man, to whom I last spoke on Saturday 26 January, when I say this. Paul Flynn was a standing rebuke in his parliamentary service to two categories of people. The first are those who think that the only point of coming into politics is to become Prime Minister or a Minister—at the very least that shows a lack of imagination. Paul knew that there were so many other ways in which you could achieve real gains and derive fulfilment.

Secondly—I am sure that there are people on both sides of the House, who sit in certain positions, who will recognise the veracity of what I am about to say—Paul was a standing rebuke to those who thought that it was vital always to be in the closest possible regulatory alignment with one’s Whips Office. It was not. He spoke his mind. He did it his way. He did it with eloquence, with knowledge, with character, and often, as we all know, with mordent wit.

Paul will be greatly missed by his wife of the last 34 years, Sam, and by the wider family. We respectfully remember him, and I hope we always will.

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

3Urgent Questions: (1) UK nationals returning from Syria (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Flybmi (Ms Nusrat Ghani)

4Defence

Resolved, That the draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 24 January, be approved.—(Mr Tobias Ellwood.)

5Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Motion made and Question put, That the draft Public Record, Disclosure of Information and Co-operation (Financial Services) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(John Glen.)

The House divided.

Division No. 334

Ayes: 201 (Tellers: Jo Churchill, Michelle Donelan)

Noes: 150 (Tellers: Bambos Charalambous, Thangam Debbonaire)

Question accordingly agreed to.

6Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Motion made and Question put, That the draft Money Market Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 24 January, be approved.—(John Glen.)

The House divided.

Division No. 335

Ayes: 203 (Tellers: Jo Churchill, Michelle Donelan)

Noes: 150 (Tellers: Bambos Charalambous, Thangam Debbonaire)

Question accordingly agreed to.

7Exiting the European Union (Mediation)

Motion made and Question put, That the draft Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(Lucy Frazer.)

The House divided.

Division No. 336

Ayes: 198 (Tellers: Michelle Donelan, Jo Churchill)

Noes: 137 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Bambos Charalambous)

Question accordingly agreed to.

8Serious violence

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered serious violence.—(Secretary Sajid Javid.)

At 10.00 pm the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

9Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Helen Jones be discharged from the Finance Committee and Bambos Charalambous be added.—(Mark Spencer, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)

10Adjournment

Subject: Stirling and Clackmannanshire city region deal (Stephen Kerr)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.

Adjourned at 22.29 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Public petitions

11Public Petitions

A public petition from the parents, carers, staff and governors of Tenterfield maintained nursery school in Welwyn relating to the future of maintained nursery schools was presented by Grant Shapps.

General Committees: Reports

12Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Roger Gale (Chair) reported the draft Air Traffic Management (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

13Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the draft Equine (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

14Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) 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).

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Gavin Shuker discharged and Hugh Gaffney nominated in substitution.

16Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Alan Brown discharged and Douglas Chapman nominated in substitution.

17Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Rachel Maclean discharged and Mr Owen Paterson nominated in substitution.

18Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) and Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Robert Courts discharged and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown nominated in substitution.

John Bercow

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

(1) Draft Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Sarah Newton)

(2) Draft Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Architects)

Draft Architects Act 1997 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Kit Malthouse)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Exiting the European Union (Animals)

(1) Animal By-Products and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 273), dated 8 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Official Controls (Animal, Feed and Food) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 272), dated 16 January 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

4Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

(1) Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-Depleting Substances (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 281), dated 15 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 282), dated 7 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

5Miscellaneous Series No. 12 (2019)

1994 Agreement, done at Marrakesh on 15th April 1994, on Government Procurement 2019 (CP 51) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

6Miscellaneous Series No. 13 (2019)

Revised Agreement, done at Geneva on 30 March 2012, on Government Procurement 2019 (CP 52) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

7Police

International Joint Investigation Teams (International Agreements) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 274), dated 14 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

8Terms and Conditions of Employment

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Transfer of Police Staff to the National Crime Agency) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 267), dated 14 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

9USA No. 4 (2019)

Agreement, done at Washington on 14 February 2019, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of conformity for Marine Equipment 2019 (CP 53) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

10USA No. 5 (2019)

Agreement, done at Washington on 14th February 2019, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America on Mutual Recognition 2019 (CP 54) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

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

11Exiting the European Union (Broadcasting)

Proposal for an instrument titled Electronic Communications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Margot James)

12Exiting the European Union (Data Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Margot James)

13Exiting the European Union (Health and Safety)

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

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Railways (Safety Management) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

14Exiting the European Union (Local Government)

Proposal for an instrument titled Local Audit (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Rishi Sunak)

15Exiting the European Union (Transport)

(1) Proposal for an instrument titled Railways (Access Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regualtions 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(2) Proposal for an instrument titled Railways (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

16Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Agriculture (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 13 February) (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Explanatory memorandum to the draft Organic Production (Control of Imports) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 13 February) (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

17Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Aquatic Animal Health and Plant Health (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 17 January) (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

18Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 29 January) (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

19Supply Estimates, 2017–18

Central Government Supply Estimates 2017–18: Statement of Excesses for 2017–18, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Command), to be printed (HC 1968) (Elizabeth Truss)

Withdrawn papers

20Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Agriculture (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 13 February)

(2) Explanatory memorandum to the draft Organic Production (Control of Imports) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 13 February) 

21Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Aquatic Animal Health and Plant Health (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 17 January)

22Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 17 December 2018)

23Exiting the European Union (Merchant Shipping)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 29 January)

 

Prepared 18 February 2019