House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 4 March 2019

No. 262

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

2Urgent Questions: (1) Knife crime (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Privatised probation system (Rory Stewart)

(3) Eurotunnel: payment (Secretary Matt Hancock)

3Statements: (1) Stronger Towns Fund (Secretary James Brokenshire)

(2) Tax evasion, avoidance and compliance (Mel Stride)

4Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee

Order read, That the Bill be now considered.

Bill to be considered tomorrow.

5Social Security

Resolved, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Justin Tomlinson.)

6Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 18 December 2018, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Air Quality (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 15 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Aquatic Animal Health and Plant Heath (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 17 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Animals (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(7) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions and of Reuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 28 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged. 

Division deferred until Wednesday 6 March (Standing Order No. 41A).

(8) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Securitisation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 23 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(9) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(10) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (System Operation and Connection) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(11) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged. 

Division deferred until Wednesday 6 March (Standing Order No. 41A).

(12) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Gas (Security of Supply and Network Codes) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged. 

Division deferred until Wednesday 6 March (Standing Order No. 41A).

(13) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (Markets and Trading) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(14) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged. 

Division deferred until Wednesday 6 March (Standing Order No. 41A).

(15) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 4 February, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged. 

Division deferred until Wednesday 6 March (Standing Order No. 41A).

(16) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Aviation Security (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(17) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Ozone-depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 6 February, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

(18) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 11 February, be approved.—(Amanda Milling.)

Question agreed to.

7Public Petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland relating to faster treatment for pancreatic cancer was presented and read by Nic Dakin.

8Adjournment

Subject: Bus services in Greater Manchester (Jim McMahon)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Milling.

Adjourned at 10.36 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

9Minimum Service Obligation (High Street Cashpoints) Bill

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

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

10Automatic Travel Compensation 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

11Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Charles Walker (Chair) reported the draft Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

12Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Stewart Hosie (Chair) reported the draft Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (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).

13Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Rehman Chishti discharged and Michael Tomlinson nominated in substitution.

14Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Designs and International Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Kelly Tolhurst discharged and Chris Skidmore nominated in substitution.

15Fourth 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: Vicky Foxcroft discharged and Stephanie Peacock nominated in substitution.

16Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, draft Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2019 and the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2019)

Members: Laura Pidcock, Henry Smith and Nick Smith discharged and Sir Alan Campbell, Chris Davies and Gill Furniss nominated in substitution.

17Twelfth 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: Mrs Helen Grant discharged and Craig Mackinlay nominated in substitution.

18Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Kevin Hollinrake and Royston Smith discharged and Nigel Mills and Mr Bob Seely nominated in substitution.

19Fifteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Human Medicines (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Medical Devices (Amendment Etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Luke Graham discharged and Chris Green nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

20Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 4 March, to be published (Sir Paul Beresford).

21Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1800) (Dame Caroline Spelman).

22Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2009) (Peter Aldous).

23Health and Social Care Committee

Availability of Orkambi on the NHS: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1808) (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

24Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Modern methods of construction: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1831);

(2) Funding of local authorities’ children’s services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1638)

(Mr Clive Betts).

25National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

Cyber Security of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 2003) (Margaret Beckett).

26Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) HMRC: progress review: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1969);

(2) Correspondence from the Department of Health and Social Care relating to a contingent liability for possible emergency indemnity assistance to General Practice Healthcare Professions: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Ministry of Defence relating to air cadet gliding: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Supreme Court relating to the accounting errors review: Written evidence, to be published

(Meg Hillier).

27Science and Technology Committee 

(1) Quantum Technologies: Government Response to the Twelfth Report of the Committee: Eleventh Special Report, to be printed (HC 2030);

(2) Digital government: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1455);

(3) Brexit, science and innovation: preparations for no deal: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1857);

(4) Correspondence with The Lancet and with the Medical Research Council relating to tracheal transplantation: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Flu vaccination programme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 853);

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

(Norman Lamb).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

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

1School funding

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 232220 relating to school funding.—(Liz Twist.)

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)).

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 232220 relating to school funding.

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

Adjourned at 7.29 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 1 March 2019 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

(1) Finance Act 2011, Schedule 23 (Data-gathering Powers) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 397), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

(2) Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Supplies of Electronic, Telecommunication and Broadcasting Services) (Amendment and Revocation) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 404), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Corporation Tax

Tonnage Tax (Prescribed and Specified Matters) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 398), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Robert Jenrick)

3Exiting the European Union

Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 380), dated 26 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan)

4Exiting the European Union (Education)

Education (Student Fees and Support) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 387), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Skidmore)

5Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Specified Supplies) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 408), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

6Local Government

Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 396), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Rishi Sunak)

7Rating and Valuation

Central Rating List (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 395), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Rishi Sunak)

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

8Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Proposal for an instrument titled Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Mel Stride)

Withdrawn papers

9Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Proposal for an instrument titled Customs (Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 31 January)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 4 March 2019:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

10Constitutional Law

Draft Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Mundell)

11Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Draft Agriculture (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

12Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Liam Fox)

13Exiting the European Union (Customs)

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

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

14Animals

Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Fees) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 410), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

15Civil Aviation

Airports (Noise-related Operating Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 409), dated 27 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

16Energy

Alternative Fuel Labelling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 421), dated 25 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

17Financial Services

Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 (Naming and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 383), dated 26 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

18National Health Service

National Health Service Pension Schemes, Additional Voluntary Contributions and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 418), dated 28 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Stephen Hammond)

19Social Security

Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 376), dated 26 February 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

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

20Exiting the European Union (Electronic Communications)

Proposal for an instrument titled Network and Information Systems (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Margot James)

Other papers

21National Audit

Report from the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cabinet Office: Investigation into Verify (by Act), to be printed (HC 1926) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn papers

22Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Draft Agriculture (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 13 February)

23Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 17 January)

24Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Draft Trade etc. in Dual-Use Items, Firearms and Torture etc. Goods (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 11 February)

CORRECTION

Thursday 28 February 2019

In Papers Laid, item 7 should not have appeared.

In Papers Laid, the following should have appeared after item 17:

(2) 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)

 

 

Prepared 4 March 2019