House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 7 March 2019

No. 265

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

(2) the Attorney General

2Urgent Question: Knife crime (Victoria Atkins)

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Statement: Kashmir (Mark Field)

5Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Eighty-second Report of the Committee of Public Accounts on Windrush generation and the Home Office, HC 1518 (Meg Hillier).

6Postnatal Check-ups (Mental Health) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Wera Hobhouse, supported by Christine Jardine, Layla Moran, Rosie Duffield, Rosie Cooper, Catherine West, Tom Brake, Dr David Drew, Tim Loughton, Jo Swinson and Steve McCabe, presented a Bill to require routine six week National Health Service check-ups for new mothers to include mental health assessments and advice; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 March, and to be printed (Bill 352).

7Backbench Business

(1) International Women’s Day

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered International Women’s Day.—(Mrs Maria Miller.)

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

Question again proposed.

Resolved, That this House has considered International Women's Day.

8Deferred Divisions: Corrections

The Deputy Speaker reported errors in Divisions on Wednesday 6 March.

On the Question relating to the draft Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the correct number of Ayes should read 301 instead of 302 (Division No. 349).

On the Question relating to the draft Gas (Security of Supply and Network Codes) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the correct number of Ayes should read 299 instead of 300 (Division No. 350).

On the Question relating to the draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the correct number of Ayes should read 302 instead of 303 (Division No. 351).

On the Question relating to the draft Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the correct number of Ayes should read 300 instead of 301 (Division No. 352).

On the Question relating to the draft Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the correct number of Ayes should read 300 instead of 301 (Division No. 353).

The Deputy Speaker directed the Clerk to correct the Journal accordingly.

9 Backbench Business (resumed)

(2) Opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year.—(James Duddridge.)

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

Question again proposed.

Resolved, That this House has considered opportunities and challenges facing the modern Commonwealth in its 70th year.

10Adjournment

Subject: Regeneration of New Ferry (Alison McGovern)

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

Adjourned at 5.25 pm until Monday 11 March.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

11Joint Committee on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill

The Lords communicate that they have appointed a Committee of six Lords to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill presented to both Houses on 21 January 2019 (Cm 15), and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 17 May 2019;

they have ordered that the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

that the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

that the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

that the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

that the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

that the reports of the Committee from time to time be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

that the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; and

that the quorum of the Committee be two.

12Stalking Protection Bill

The Lords agree to the Stalking Protection Bill without amendment. 

13Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill 

The Lords agree to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill with amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

Printing of Lords Amendments

14Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill

Lords Amendments to be considered Friday 15 March, and to be printed (Bill 353).

Changes to Notices Given

15Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

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

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

16Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords]

Bill to be considered on Monday 11 March.

17Green Deal (Conduct of Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Ltd) Bill 

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

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

18Multi-employer Pension Schemes Bill

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

Reports from Select Committees

19Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Availability of Orkambi on the NHS: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1808);

(2) Kark report on the fit and proper person test: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1972);

(3) Sexual health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1419);

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

(Dr Sarah Wollaston)

20Transport Committee

(1) Active travel: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1487);

(Lilian Greenwood).

21Welsh Affairs Committee

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

(2) Prison provision in Wales: Written evidence, to be published (HC 742)

(David T. C. Davies).

General Committees: Reports

22Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Austin (Chair) reported the draft Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

23Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mike Gapes (Chair) reported the draft Public Procurement (Electronic Invoices etc.) Regulations 2019.

24Sixteenth Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Financial Services (Gibraltar) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Gibraltar (Miscellaneous Amendments) (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).

25Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: Mr Bob Seely discharged and Neil Parish nominated in substitution.

26Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Public Procurement (Electronic Invoices etc.) Regulations 2019)

Members: Sir Patrick McLoughlin discharged and Jack Lopresti nominated in substitution.

27Fifteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Jurisdiction and Judgments (Family) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019)

Members: Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown discharged and Dr Caroline Johnson nominated in substitution.

28Sixteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Services (Gibraltar) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the draft Gibraltar (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

Members: David Duguid discharged and Maggie Throup nominated in substitution.

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm

Liaison Committee business (Standing Order No 10(7))

1Controlling dangerous dogs

Resolved, That this House has considered the Ninth Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Controlling dangerous dogs, HC 1040, and the Government response, HC 1892.—(Neil Parish.)

The sitting was suspended between 2.53 pm and 3.00 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

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

2Cost and effectiveness of sentences under 12 months and consequences for the prison population

Resolved, That this House has considered the cost and effectiveness of sentences under 12 months and consequences for the prison population.—(Ellie Reeves.)

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

Adjourned at 4.26 pm until Monday 11 March.

Lyndsey Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Protection of Trading Interests)

Draft Protecting Against the Effects of the Extraterritorial Application of Third Country Legislation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Liam Fox)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Environmental Protection

(1) Oil and Gas Authority (Levy) and Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 439), dated 3 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(2) Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 492), dated 4 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

3Exiting the European Union

European Union Budget, and Economic and Monetary Policy (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 484), dated 6 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

4Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Sprouts and Seeds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 464), dated 4 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Steve Brine)

5Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Customs (Managed Transition Procedure) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 487), dated 6 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

6Exiting the European Union (Data Protection)

Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 485), dated 6 March 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Margot James)

7Exiting the European Union (Excise)

Excise Duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 474), dated 6 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

8Exiting the European Union (Food)

Quick-frozen Foodstuffs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 462), dated 4 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Steve Brine)

9Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

(1) Immigration (European Economic Area Nationals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 468), dated 6 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Refund, Waiver and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 475), dated 6 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

10Exiting the European Union (Official Statistics)

UK Statistics (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 489), dated 6 March 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Chloe Smith)

11Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Iran (Sanctions) (Nuclear) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 461), dated 5 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan)

12Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Connecting Europe Facility (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 477), dated 1 March 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

13Government Resources and Accounts

Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 476), dated 5 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

14Immigration

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (by Act), to be printed (HC 1919) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

15Public Service Pensions

Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 455), dated 5 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Elizabeth Truss)

Other papers

16Armed Forces

Report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services of an inspection of the Royal Air Force Police's performance management process (by Act) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

17Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

A Charging Scheme for Offshore Installations Made Under Regulation 18 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012 (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Greg Clark)

18Charities

Report by the Secretary of State for Transport on the use of his powers under section 70 of the Charities Act 2006 (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

19Civil List

List of new and supplementary pensions granted under the Civil List Act 1972 (by Act) (Robert Jenrick)

20Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Food and Drink, Veterinary Medicines and Residues (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

21Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Immigration (European Economic Area Nationals) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

22National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Reforming the civilian workforce (by Act), to be printed (HC 1925) (Clerk of the House)

23Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the Government response to the Sixty-Ninth to Seventy-First Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2017–19 (by Command) (CP 56) (Robert Jenrick)

Withdrawn papers

24Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Food and Drink, Veterinary Medicines and Residues (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 13 February) (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

25Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Immigration (European Economic Area Nationals) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (laid 11 February)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Proxy Voting for Parental Absence 

I certify that Bim Afolami MP is eligible under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy for parental absence and the Resolution of the House of 28 January to have a proxy vote cast on his behalf, starting on Monday 11 March 2019 and finishing on Sunday 17 March 2019.  The nominated proxy is Gillian Keegan MP.

CORRECTIONS

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The following item should have appeared after item 43:

Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Eleventh Report, to be printed (HC 543-xi) (Jessica Morden).

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Item 32 should have read:

Justice Committee

(1) Appointment of HM Chief Inspector of Probation:

(i) Fifteenth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 2015);

(ii) Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2015);

(2) Correspondence with Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice relating to sitting days for recorders: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Neill).

 

Prepared 7 March 2019