House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 28 February 2019

No. 261

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Newport West Writ

Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the County Constituency of Newport West in the room of Paul Phillip Flynn, deceased.

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Statement: A better defence estate (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

5Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Karen Bradley, supported by the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, Elizabeth Truss and John Penrose, presented a Bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of the years ending 31 March 2019 and 2020; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources for those years; to revise the limits on the use of certain accruing resources in the year ending 31 March 2019; and to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of the sum appropriated for the year ending 31 March 2020.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time Monday 4 March, and to be printed (Bill 346-EN).

6Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Karen Bradley, supported by the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, Elizabeth Truss and John Penrose, presented a Bill to make provision about the regional rate in Northern Ireland for the year ending 31 March 2020; and amend the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time Monday 4 March, and to be printed (Bill 347-EN).

7Backbench Business

(1) St. David's Day

Resolved, That this House has considered Welsh affairs.—(Tonia Antoniazzi.)

(2) UK's progress toward net zero carbon emissions

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the UK's progress toward net zero carbon emissions.—(Layla Moran.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the UK's progress toward net zero carbon emissions.

8Adjournment

Subject: International efforts to secure peace in Yemen (Keith Vaz)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Iain Stewart.

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until Monday 4 March.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

9Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill Committee

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

Written evidence to be published.

10Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Nigel Evans (Chair) reported the draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

11Fourteenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the draft Aviation Security (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).

12Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Merchant Shipping (Passengers’ Rights) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Jack Brereton discharged and Ben Bradley nominated in substitution.

13Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Lucy Allan discharged and Mr Robert Goodwill nominated in substitution.

14Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2019)

Members: Alberto Costa and Lesley Laird discharged and Luke Hall and Mr Paul Sweeney nominated in substitution.

15Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft General Food Hygiene (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the draft Contaminants in Food (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the draft Specific Food Hygiene (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft General Food Law (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Greg Hands discharged and Mark Menzies nominated in substitution.

16Thirteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Mr William Wragg discharged and Matt Warman nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

17Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report: The Minister and the Official: The Fulcrum of Whitehall Effectiveness: Eleventh Special Report, to be printed (HC 1977);

(2) Government Response to the Committee’s Thirteenth Report: A smaller House of Lords: The report of the Lord Speaker’s committee on the size of the House: Twelfth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2005);

(3) Work of the Cabinet Secretary: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1250);

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

(5) Civil Service Superannuation Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from John Manzoni relating to the Work of the Cabinet Secretary: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Electoral intimidation and voter ID: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1366);

(8) Governance of Statistics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1820);

(9) PHSO Annual Scrutiny 2017–18: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1855);

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

(11) Royal Mail Statutory Superannuation Scheme Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(12) The Role of Parliament in the UK constitution: Authorisation of military force: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1891)

(Sir Bernard Jenkin). 

18Science and Technology Committee

Balance and effectiveness of research and innovation spending: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1453) (Norman Lamb).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Orders Nos. 10(7), 14(4) and 22D)

1Select Committee Statement

Publication of the Thirteenth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee, First 1000 days of life, HC 1496.—(Dr Paul Williams.)

2Carrier strike strategy and its contribution to UK defence

Resolved, That this House has considered carrier strike strategy and its contribution to UK defence.—(Robert Courts.)

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

Adjourned at 4.27 pm until Monday 4 March.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Electricity

Draft Electricity Capacity (No. 1) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

2Exiting the European Union (Plant Health)

Draft Plant Health (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

3Exiting the European Union (Sea Fisheries)

Draft Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

4Criminal Injuries Compensation

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

5Child Trust Funds

Child Trust Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 381), dated 26 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

6Exiting the European Union (Customs)

(1) Customs (Crown Dependencies Customs Union) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 385 ), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(2) Customs (Import Duty, Transit and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 326), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

7Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Customs (Import Duty, Transit and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 326), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

8Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Roads (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 377), dated 25 February 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

9Government Trading Funds

Crown Commercial Service Trading Fund Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 402), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Lidington)

10Health and Safety

Conformity Assessment (Mutual Recognition Agreements) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 392), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kelly Tolhurst)

11Income Tax

(1) Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment) and the Corporation Tax (Security for Payments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 384), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(2) Individual Savings Account (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 382), dated 26 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

12Liechtenstein No. 1 (2019)

Additional Agreement, done at Bern on 11 February 2019, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein on extending to the Principality of Liechtenstein certain provisions of the Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation (CP 65), with an Explanatory Memorandum and accompanying report (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

13Public Service Pensions

Police and Firefighters' (Pensions etc.) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 378), dated 25 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

14Switzerland No. 5 (2019)

Agreement, done at Bern on 25 February 2019, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation on Citizens' Rights following the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (CP 64), 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

15Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Proposal for an instrument titled Customs (Revocation of Retained Direct EU Legislation, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

Other papers

16International Trade

Processes for making free trade agreements after the United Kingdom has left the European Union (by Command) (CP 63) (Secretary Liam Fox)

17National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Education: The apprenticeships programme (by Act), to be printed (HC 1987) (Clerk of the House)

18Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Spring Supplementary Estimates 2018–2019 (by Command) (CP 14) (Secretary Karen Bradley)

19Public Service Pensions

Report on proposed amendment to the Police Pensions Regulations 2015 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Withdrawn papers

20Exiting the European Union (Plant Health)

Draft Plant Health (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 19 December 2018) 

21National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Justice, and HM Prison and Probation Service: Transforming rehabilitation: Progress review (laid 26 February)

CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Item 31 (1), Education Committee, should have read:

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

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Item 14, Printing of Lords Amendments, should have read:

Lords Amendments to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 345).

 

Prepared 28 February 2019