House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 26 February 2019

No. 259

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

2Statement: Leaving the European Union (The Prime Minister)

3Terms of Withdrawal from the EU (Referendum) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Geraint Davies, supported by Mr David Lammy, Caroline Lucas, Thelma Walker, Daniel Zeichner and Tom Brake, presented a Bill to require the holding of a referendum in which one option is to approve the withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union and the other option is for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Wednesday 13 March, and to be printed (Bill 340).

4National Health Service (Prohibition of Fax Machines and Pagers): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the use of fax machines and pagers by National Health Service bodies; and for connected purposes;

That Alan Mak, Victoria Prentis, Luke Hall, Kevin Hollinrake, Mike Tomlinson, James Cartlidge, Nigel Huddleston, Neil O’Brien, Gavin Robinson, Angus Brendan MacNeil, Norman Lamb and Wes Streeting present the Bill.

Alan Mak accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 March, and to be printed (Bill 341).

5Estimates Day (Standing Order No. 54(2), Order, 26 June 2018 and Resolution, 20 February 2019) (5th allotted day)

(1) Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Department for Education

Subject for debate: The spending of the Department for Education

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £13,388,055,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1966,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £4,460,127,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £4,775,855,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Michelle Donelan.)

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

Question again proposed.

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

(2) Supplementary Estimate 2018-19: Department for Work and Pensions

Subject for debate: The spending of the Department for Work and Pensions

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £880,517,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1966,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £170,914,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £1,334,611,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Rebecca Harris.)

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

Question again proposed.

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

6Estimates (Questions deferred)

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

(1) Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Department for Education (Question deferred today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £13,388,055,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1966,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £4,460,127,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £4,775,855,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(2) Supplementary Estimate 2018-19: Department for Work and Pensions (Question deferred today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £880,517,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1966,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £170,914,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £1,334,611,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

The House divided.

Division No. 338

Ayes: 294 (Tellers: Wendy Morton, Craig Whittaker)

Noes: 52 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, David Linden)

Question accordingly agreed to.

7Remaining Estimates

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 55).

(1) Estimates 2019–20 (Navy) Vote A

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2020, a number not exceeding 37,200 all ranks be maintained for Naval and Marine Service and that numbers in the Reserve Naval and Marines Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4, and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2019-20, HC 1852.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Estimates 2019–20 (Army) Vote A

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2020, a number not exceeding 106,880 all ranks be maintained for Army Service and that numbers in the Reserve Land Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2019-20, HC 1852.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Estimates 2019–20 (Air) Vote A

That, during the year ending with 31 March 2020, a number not exceeding 35,090 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service and that numbers in the Reserve Air Forces be authorised for the purposes of Parts 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 up to the maximum numbers set out in Votes A 2019-20, HC 1852.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Estimates, Excesses, 2017–18

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2018, resources, not exceeding £665,000, be authorised to make good excesses for use for current purposes as set out in Statement of Excesses 2017–18, HC 1968.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Supplementary Estimates, 2018–19

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2019:

(1) the resources authorised for use for current purposes be reduced by £41,247,306,000, in accordance with HC 1930, HC 1947, HC 1959, HC 1963 and HC 1966,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £1,008,805,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes, as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £3,294,522,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Estimates, Vote on Account 2019–20

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020:

(1) resources, not exceeding £242,111,176,000 be authorised, on account, for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1946, HC 1950, HC 1960, HC 1964, HC 1965 and HC 1967,

(2) resources, not exceeding £39,226,098,000 be authorised, on account, for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a sum, not exceeding £234,874,322,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

8Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2): Motion to bring in a Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Supplementary Estimates 2018–19, Estimates 2019–20, Excesses 2017–18 and Vote on Account 2019–20;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Elizabeth Truss, Mel Stride, John Glen and Robert Jenrick bring in the Bill.

Mel Stride accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2018, 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the years ending 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow and to be printed (Bill 343).

9Business of the House

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on (a) the motion in the name of Secretary Sajid Javid relating to Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism and (b) the Second Reading of the Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords] may be entered upon, though opposed, at any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mike Freer.)

10Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Motion made and Question proposed, That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 25 February, be approved.—(Secretary Sajid Javid.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved, That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 25 February, be approved.

11Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 90(5) and Order, today), That the Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords] be now read a second time.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Public Bill Committee (Standing Order No. 63(1)).

12Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]

Ordered, That the Public Bill Committee to which the Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords] is committed shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.—(Rebecca Harris.)

13Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) 2019 (S.R. (N.I.), 2019, No. 8), which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Civil Procedure (Amendment) (EU Exit) Rules 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 147), which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Election Expenses) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 4 February, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

14Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6) and Order, 19 February), That, in pursuance of paragraph 2A of Schedule 3 of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, Ms Cindy Butts be appointed as a lay member of the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for a period of five years from 1 March 2019 to 29 February 2024.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

15Adjournment

Subject: Safeguarding vulnerable adults in care homes (Dr Rosena Allin-Khan)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 9.18 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

16Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the Bill, as amended.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 342).

17Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill Committee

Graham Stringer (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

18Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Paisley (Chair) reported the draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Election Expenses) Order 2019.

19Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Albert Owen (Chair) reported the draft Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019.

20Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Graham Brady (Chair) reported the draft Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the draft Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (Markets and Trading) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the draft Gas (Security of Supply and Network Codes) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (System Operation and Connection) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

21Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

22Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the draft Ozone-depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendments 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).

23Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill Committee

Members: Sarah Jones discharged and Lyn Brown nominated in substitution.

24Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Hannah Bardell discharged and Martyn Day nominated in substitution.

25Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Mr William Wragg discharged and David Morris nominated in substitution.

26Seventeenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Securitisation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Huw Merriman discharged and Julian Knight nominated in substitution. 

27Eighteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Anneliese Dodds discharged and Peter Dowd nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

28Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 26 March in Westminster Hall, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 26 February, to be published (Ian Mearns).

29Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Energy efficiency: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1730);

(2) Automation and the future of work: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1093);

(3) Future of Audit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1718);

(4) Industrial Strategy: sector deals and productivity: Written evidence, to be published (HC 663)

(Rachel Reeves).

30Defence Committee

(1) Beyond 2 per cent: A preliminary report on the Modernising Defence Programme: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report: Fifteenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1994); 

(2) Work of the Service Complaints Ombudsman: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1889)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

31Education Committee

(1) Nursing degree apprenticeships: in poor health?: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report: Tenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2007);

(2) Fourth Industrial Revolution: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1007);

(3) Special educational needs and disabilities: Written evidence, to be published (HC 968);

(4) Teachers’ Pension Scheme Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Halfon).

32Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Environmental Audit Committee

Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for Chair of Natural England:

(i) First Joint Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee, being the Twelfth Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and the Seventeenth Report of the Environmental Audit Committee, with Appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1979);

(ii) Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1979)

(Neil Parish).

33Environmental Audit Committee

(1) UK Export Finance: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1804);

(2) Correspondence from the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury regarding the 2018 Budget: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1802);

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food regarding access to fish stocks: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Planetary health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1803);

(5) Sustainability of the fashion industry: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1148);

(6) Toxic chemicals: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1805)

(Mary Creagh).

34European Statutory Instruments Committee

(1) Nineteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1934), and including the following recommendation:

That the affirmative procedure should apply to the instruments titled:

(i) Animal Health, Plant Health, Seeds and Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 12 February 2019;

(ii) European University Institute (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 19 February 2019;

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Patrick McLoughlin). 

35 Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Foreign Secretary relating to (a) the situation in Zimbabwe and (b) the suspension of flights to Sharm El Sheikh: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food relating to preparations for maintaining the UK’s access to key fishing stocks in the event of a no-deal Brexit: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas relating to (a) the Government’s progress in rolling over or replacing EU agreements with third countries; (b) land reform in Colombia; (c) the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine and (d) Venezuela: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

36Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Sexual health: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1419);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State and the Chair of UK National Screening Committee on private screening: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Suicide prevention: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1825)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

37Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office preparations for the UK exiting the EU: Government Response to the Committee’s Twelfth Report: Eleventh Special Report, to be printed (HC 1985);

(2) English Channel crossings: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1900);

(3) EU Settlement Scheme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1945);

(4) Government preparations for Brexit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1674);

(5) Serious violence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1016);

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

(Yvette Cooper).

38Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Correspondence with the Minister of State, Home Office, relating to Knife Crime Prevention Orders: Written evidence, to be published (Ms Harriet Harman).

39International Development Committee

(1) Forced displacement in Africa: “Anchors not Walls”:

(i) Tenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1433);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1433);

(2) UK aid for combating climate change: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1432)

(Stephen Twigg).

40Justice Committee

(1) Bailiffs: Enforcement of debt: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1836);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service relating to a digital evidence strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Role of the Magistracy: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1654);

(4) The Supreme Court Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published

(5) Transforming rehabilitation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 482);

(Robert Neill).

41Petitions Committee

(1) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published; 

(2) List of closed e-petitions presented to the House, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care relating to the cost effectiveness of immunisation programmes: Written evidence, to be published

(Helen Jones).

42Science and Technology Committee

(1) Technologies for meeting clean growth emissions reductions targets: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1454);

(2) E-cigarettes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 505);

(3) Japanese knotweed in the built environment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1702)

(Norman Lamb).

43Scottish Affairs Committee

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

(2) The relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1586);

(3) The work of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1768)

(Pete Wishart).

44Treasury Committee

(1) Bank of England Inflation Reports: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 596);

(2) Consumer access to financial services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1642);

(3) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of Lloyds Bank plc relating to overdraft pricing: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with (a) the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority and (b) the Economic Secretary to the Treasury relating to mortgage prisoners: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Minister for Implementation relating to pre-appointment scrutiny: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business. Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to Nissan: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Cabinet Office guidance on pre-appointment hearings: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Economic crime: Written evidence, to be published (HC 940);

(9) HM Revenue and Customs 2018–19 Supplementary Estimate: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) HM Treasury 2018–19 Supplementary Estimate: Written evidence, to be published;

(11) Impact of business rates on business: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1944);

(12) Motability: Written evidence, to be published (HC 847);

(13) The conduct of tax enquiries and the resolution of tax disputes: Written evidence taken before the Sub-Committee, to be published (HC 933)

(Nicky Morgan).

45Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1938);

(2) Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1575);

(3) S4C Review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1207);

(4) Wales Office 2018–19 Supplementary Estimate: Written evidence, to be published

(David T. C. Davies).

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))

1Cost of unhealthy housing to the NHS

Resolved, That this House has considered the cost of unhealthy housing to the NHS.—(Jim Shannon.)

2Regulation of animal rescue homes

Resolved, That this House has considered the regulation of animal rescue homes.—(Jo Platt.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.21 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Global education for the most marginalised

Resolved, That this House has considered global education for the most marginalised.—(David Linden.)

4Environment Agency permits

Resolved, That this House has considered Environment Agency permits.—(Mr Sam Gyimah.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.20 pm and 4.30 pm.

5Former British child migrants payment scheme

Resolved, That this House has considered the former British child migrants payment scheme.—(Lisa Nandy.)

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

Adjourned at 5.20 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Heavy Duty Vehicles (Emissions and Fuel Consumption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

2Exiting the European Union (Public Passenger Transport)

Draft Common Rules for Access to the International Market for Coach and Bus Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Exiting the European Union (Food)

Food (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 353), dated 21 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

4Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Railways (Interoperability) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 345), dated 21 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

5Income Tax

Income Tax (Approved Expenses) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 358), dated 25 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

6Israel No. 1 (2019)

Agreement, done at Tel Aviv on 18 February 2019, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the State of Israel on Trade and Partnership, with an Explanatory Memorandum and an accompanying report (by Command) (CP 59) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

7Miscellaneous Series No. 14 (2019)

Interim Political, Trade and Partnership Agreement, done at Ramallah on 18 February 2019, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Palestinian Liberation Organization for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with an Explanatory Memorandum and an accompanying report (by Command) (CP 61) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

8Serbia No. 1 (2019)

Agreement, done at London on 6 February 2019, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Serbia on International Road Transport, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (CP 60) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

9Taxes

Delivery of Tax Information through Software (Ancillary Metadata) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 360), dated 25 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

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

10Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Proposal for an instrument titled Drivers' Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Other papers

11National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Justice and HM Prison and Probation Service: Transforming rehabilitation: Progress review (by Act), to be printed (HC 1986) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn papers

12Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft General Food Law (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 31 January)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Specific Food Hygiene (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 31 January)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

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 Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention and Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) and (Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) Regulations 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 Luciana Berger is is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on her behalf, starting on 27 February 2019 and finishing on 26 August 2019.  The nominated proxy is Mr Chris Leslie.

NOTE: This certificate supersedes the certificate recorded in the Votes and Proceedings of 19 February 2019.

 

Prepared 26 February 2019