House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 19 February 2019

No. 255

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

2Urgent Question: Northern Ireland backstop (The Solicitor General)

3Statements: (1) Honda in Swindon (Secretary Greg Clark)

(2) Making Tax Digital (Mel Stride)

4Dog Meat (Consumption) (Offences): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence to consume dog meat and to transport, possess or donate dog meat for the purpose of consumption; and for connected purposes;

That Bill Wiggin, Giles Watling, Andrew Rosindell, Dame Cheryl Gillan, Sir David Amess, Scott Mann, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Daniel Kawczynski, Sir Henry Bellingham, Damien Moore, Royston Smith and Tracey Crouch present the Bill.

Bill Wiggin accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 March, and to be printed (Bill 337).

5Exiting the European Union

Resolved, That the draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.—(Richard Harrington.)

6Terms and Conditions of Employment

Resolved, That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.—(Kelly Tolhurst.)

7Exiting the European Union (Medicines)

Resolved, That the draft Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 23 January, be approved.—(Jackie Doyle-Price.)

8NHS Ten Year Plan

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the NHS Ten Year Plan.—(Stephen Hammond.)

9Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Andrea Leadsom relating to the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

10Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords Message of Tuesday 23 October 2018, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill presented to both Houses on Monday 23 July 2018 (Cm 9635);

Ordered, That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with a committee to be appointed by the Lords for this purpose;

That the Committee should report on the draft Bill by Friday 10 May 2019;

That the Committee shall have power:

(i) to send for persons, papers and records;

(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(iii) to report from time to time;

(iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two; and  

That Peter Aldous, Emma Dent Coad, Mark Menzies, Mark Pawsey, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Alison Thewliss be members of the Committee.—(Rebecca Harris.)

11Adjournment

Subject: Future of St Helier and St George's hospitals (Siobhain McDonagh)

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

Adjourned at 7.29 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

12Pensions (Review of Women's Arrangements) (No. 2) Bill

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

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

General Committees: Reports

13Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Karen Buck (Chair) reported the draft Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

14Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

15Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the draft draft Import of and Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Trade in Animals and Related Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

16Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir David Amess (Chair) reported the draft Official Listing of Securities, Prospectus and Transparency (Amendment etc.) (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).

17Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Hugh Gaffney discharged and Susan Elan Jones nominated in substitution.

18Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Official Listing of Securities Prospectus and Transparency (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Mr William Wragg discharged and Mr Simon Clarke nominated in substitution.

19Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) and Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Michael Tomlinson discharged and Colin Clark nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

20Backbench Business Committee

(1) Determination of business to be taken on 28 February in Westminster Hall, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 19 February, to be published; and

(2) Recommendation to the Liaison Committee on subjects for Estimates Day debates

(Ian Mearns).

21Defence Committee

(1) Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care: Fourteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1481);

(2) Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2018: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1899);

(3) Armed Forces Pension and Compensation Schemes Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Minister of State for the Armed Forces relating to UK support to the Peshmerga forces in the Kurdish region of Iraq: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) F-35 procurement: Written evidence, to be published (HC 326);

(6) Ministry of Defence Supplementary Estimates 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Statute of limitations—veterans protection: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1224);

(8) Work of the Service Complaints Ombudsman: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1889);

(9) UK response to hybrid threats: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1816)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

22Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Modern slavery: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1460);

(3) The Macpherson Report: twenty years on: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1829)

(Yvette Cooper).

23Liaison Committee

Estimates Days: Dr Sarah Wollaston reported, That, following the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee on applications considered at its meeting of 19 February, the Liaison Committee recommendation for the allocation of time for the consideration of Estimates on the fifth allotted day in the present session (Standing Order No. 145) is as follows:

That a day not later than 18 March be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2018–19:

Department for Education (on the application of Meg Hillier); and

Department for Work and Pensions (on the application of Ruth George).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Business appointed by the Chairman of Ways and Means (Standing Order No. 10(6))

1Costs and benefits of free childcare

Resolved, That this House has considered the costs and benefits of free childcare.—(Darren Jones.)

2Heat networks in Greenwich and Woolwich

Resolved, That this House has considered heat networks in Greenwich and Woolwich.—(Matthew Pennycook.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.20 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Funding of Merseyside Police

Resolved, That this House has considered the funding of Merseyside Police.—(Stephen Twigg.)

4Prison transfers of foreign national offenders

Resolved, That this House has considered prison transfers of foreign national offenders.—(Mr Philip Hollobone.)

5Transport for towns

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered transport for towns.—(Caroline Flint.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

At 5.30 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing order No. 10(14).

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 Negative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Environmental Impact Assessment (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 279), dated 15 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Pesticides and Fertilisers (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 306), dated 13 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 289), dated 15 February 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

3Exiting the European Union (Education)

Proposal for an instrument titled European University Institute (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Chris Skidmore)

4Exiting 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

5Housing, Communities and Local Government

National Planning Policy Framework (by Command) (CP 48) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

6Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Livestock (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 10 January) (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Withdrawn papers

7Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Livestock (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 10 January)

8Exiting the European Union (Education)

Proposal for an instrument titled European University Institute (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 7 February)

9Exiting the European Union (Senior Courts of England and Wales)

Proposal for an instrument titled Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 11 February)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

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 Luciana Berger is is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on her behalf, starting from Monday 4 March 2019 and finishing on Sunday 1 September 2019.  The nominated proxy is Mr Chris Leslie.

CORRECTION

Monday 18 February 2019

(1) In Papers Laid, the following item should have appeared before item 22 (Withdrawn Papers):

Exiting 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 (laid 14 February)

 (2) In Papers Laid, item 22 (Withdrawn Papers) should have read:

Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

(1) Draft Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum  (laid 21 January)

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

 

 

Prepared 19 February 2019