House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 27 March 2019

No. 278

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Scotland

(2) the Prime Minister

2House of Commons (Precedence of Government Business) (European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir William Cash, supported by Sir Bernard Jenkin, Sir John Redwood, Mr Owen Paterson, Priti Patel, Mr David Jones, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Steve Baker, Mr Marcus Fysh, Suella Braverman, Michael Tomlinson and Richard Drax, presented a Bill to give precedence in the House of Commons to Government business in connection with the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 until the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 5 April, and to be printed (Bill 367).

3Sky Lanterns (Prohibition): 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 use a sky lantern; and for connected purposes;

That Ruth George, Kerry McCarthy, Sir David Amess, Sir Peter Bottomley, Jim Fitzpatrick, Sir Mike Penning, John Spellar, Richard Benyon, Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Julian Sturdy, Antoinette Sandbach and Angela Smith present the Bill.

Ruth George accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 5 April, and to be printed (Bill 368).

4Business of the House

Motion made and Question proposed,

(1) That, at today’s sitting –

(a) any proceedings governed by the resolution of the House of 25 March (Section 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) or this order may be proceeded with until any hour, though opposed and shall not be interrupted;

(b) the resolution of the House of 25 March shall apply as if, at the end of paragraph (b), there were inserted “and then to a motion in the name of a Minister of the Crown to approve the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019”;

(c) notwithstanding the practice of the House, any motion on matters that have been the subject of a prior decision of the House in the current Session may be the subject of a decision;

(d) the Speaker shall announce his decision on which motions have been selected for decision by recorded vote before calling a Member to move a motion under paragraph (f) of the resolution of 25 March;

(e) the first signatory of a motion so selected may inform the Speaker up to 4.00 pm that they do not wish a recorded vote to take place on that motion;

(f) having been so informed, the Speaker shall announce that information to the House and may announce a new decision on selection;

(g) the Speaker may not propose the question on any amendment to any motion subject to decision by recorded vote or on the previous question, and may not put any question under Standing Order No. 36 (Closure of debate) or Standing Order No. 163 (Motion to sit in private);

(h) debate on the motions having precedence under paragraph (f) of the resolution of 25 March may continue until 7.00 pm at which time the House shall proceed as if the question had been put on each motion selected by the Speaker for decision by recorded vote and the opinion of the Speaker as to the decision on each such question had been challenged;

(i) in respect of those questions –

(i) Members may record their votes on each question under arrangements made by the Speaker;

(ii) votes may be recorded for half an hour after the Speaker declares the period open and the Speaker shall suspend the House for that period;

(iii) the Speaker shall announce the results in the course of the sitting;

(j) immediately upon the conclusion of the voting period the Speaker shall call a Minister of the Crown to move to approve the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to that motion;

(k) during the period between 7.00 pm and the announcement of the results on the questions subject to recorded vote –

(i) no motion for the adjournment may be made;

(ii) the House shall not proceed to a division other than on the question referred to in sub-paragraph (j); and

(iii) the Speaker may suspend the sitting if any other business, including proceedings provided for in sub-paragraph (j) and in paragraph (g) of the resolution of 25 March, has been concluded.

(2) That, on Monday 1 April –

(a) Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order) shall not apply;

(b) precedence shall be given to a motion relating to the Business of the House in connection with matters relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union other than any Business of the House motion relating to the consideration by the House of a motion under section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, and then to motions relating to that withdrawal and the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union other than any motion moved under section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018;

(c) if more than one motion relating to the Business of the House is tabled, the Speaker shall decide which motion shall have precedence;

(d) the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings on any business having precedence before the Business of the House motion at 5.00 pm and call a Member to move that motion;

(e) debate on that motion may continue until 6.00 pm at which time the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on that motion including the questions on amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;

(f) when those proceedings have been concluded, the Speaker shall call a Member to move one of the other motions having precedence;

(g) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption.—(Sir Oliver Letwin.)

At 3.00 pm, the Speaker interrupted proceedings in accordande with the Resolution of 25 March.

The House divided.

Division No. 385

Ayes: 331 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Jeff Smith)

Noes: 287 (Tellers: Mike Freer, Jo Churchill)

Question accordingly agreed to.

5Speaker’s Statement: Recording of votes 

The Speaker announced the procedure to be followed for the recording of votes on the motions he had selected under the Order of today.

6The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from and future relationship with the European Union

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House agrees that the UK shall leave the EU on 12 April 2019 without a deal.—(Mr John Baron.)

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

7Deferred Divisions

The Speaker announced the results of the Divisions which had been deferred to this day (Standing Order No. 41A).

(1) That the draft Relationships Education Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 25 February, be approved.

Division No. 381

Members of the House (Standing Order No. 83Q(2))

Ayes: 538

Noes: 21

Members representing qualifying constituencies (England)

Ayes: 482

Noes: 14

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) That the draft Animal Welfare (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

Division No. 382

Ayes: 322

Noes: 15

Question accordingly agreed to.

(3) That the draft Rural Development (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 13 February, be approved.

Division No. 383

Ayes: 316

Noes: 239

Question accordingly agreed to.

(4) That the draft Rural Development (Rules and Decisions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 13 February, be approved.

Division No. 384

Ayes: 316

Noes: 240

Question accordingly agreed to.

8The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from and future relationship with the European Union (resumed)

Question again proposed.

At 6.55 pm, the House proceeded to vote on the motions selected by the Speaker (Order, today). 

9Suspension of sitting

The Speaker suspended the sitting for the recording of votes

At 7.30pm, the sitting resumed (Order, today).

10Exiting the European Union

Motion made and Question put, That the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 25 March, be approved.—(Mr Robin Walker.)

The House divided.

Division No. 394

Ayes: 441 (Tellers: Mike Freer, Jo Churchill)

Noes: 105 (Tellers: Mr Peter Bone, Mr Philip Hollobone)

Question accordingly agreed to.

11Suspension of sitting

The Speaker suspended the sitting.

12Recorded Votes

The Speaker announced the results of the votes which had been recorded this day (Order, today).

(B) No deal

That this House agrees that the UK shall leave the EU on 12 April 2019 without a deal.—(Mr John Baron. 

Division No. 386

Ayes: 160

Noes: 400

Question accordingly negatived.

(D) Common market 2.0

That this House –  

(1) directs Her Majesty’s Government to –  

renegotiate the framework for the future relationship laid before the House on Monday 11 March 2019 with the title ‘Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom’ to provide that, on the conclusion of the Implementation Period and no later than 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom shall –  

(a) accede to the European Free Trade Association (Efta) having negotiated a derogation from Article 56(3) of the Efta Agreement to allow UK participation in a comprehensive customs arrangement with the European Union,  

(b) enter the Efta Pillar of the European Economic Area and thereby render operational the United Kingdom’s continuing status as a party to the European Economic Area Agreement and continuing participation in the Single Market,  

(c) enter a comprehensive customs arrangement including a common external tariff at least until alternative arrangements that maintain frictionless trade with the European Union and no hard border on the island of Ireland  have been agreed with the European Union,  

(d) conclude an agreement with the European Union, which in accordance with Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland of the Withdrawal Agreement supersedes the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in full;  

(e) develop and bring to this House proposals for full and fair enforcement of the rule that EEA migrants must be “genuinely seeking work” and have “sufficient resources not to become a burden on the UK’s social assistance system”, in accordance with the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006;  

(2) resolves to make support for the forthcoming European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill conditional upon the inclusion of provisions for a Political Declaration revised in accordance with the provisions of this motion to be the legally binding negotiating mandate for Her Majesty’s Government in the forthcoming negotiation of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.—(Nick Boles.)

Division No. 387

Ayes: 188

Noes: 283

Question accordingly negatived.

(H) EFTA and EEA

That this House recognises the democratic duty of Parliament to respect the result of the 2016 referendum whilst securing an orderly departure from the EU that preserves the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; notes that the UK is a signatory to the treaty establishing the European Economic Area and has not given notice to leave the EEA as is required under Article 127 of that agreement; further notes that the UK was a founding member of the European Free Trade Association in 1960 and therefore call on the Government to (a) assert its existing rights as a signatory to the EEA, (b) take necessary steps to make our rights and obligations as an EEA member operable on an emergency basis through the domestic courts, (c) apply to re-join EFTA at the earliest opportunity to make the EEA agreement operable on a sustainable basis and (d) decline to enter a customs union with the EU but seek agreement on new protocols relating to the Northern Ireland border and agri-food trade.—(George Eustice.)

Division No. 388

Ayes: 65

Noes: 377

Question accordingly negatived.

(J) Customs union

That this House instructs the Government to: (1) ensure that any Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration negotiated with the EU must include, as a minimum, a commitment to negotiate a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU; (2) enshrine this objective in primary legislation.—(Mr Kenneth Clarke.)

Division No. 389

Ayes: 264

Noes: 272

Question accordingly negatived.

(K) Labour's alternative plan

That this House requires Ministers to:  

(a) negotiate changes to the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration so as to secure:  

(i) a permanent customs union with the EU; 

(ii) close alignment with the single market underpinned by shared institutions and obligations;

(iii) dynamic alignment on rights and protections;

(iv) commitments on participation in EU agencies and funding programmes, including in areas such as the environment, education, and industrial regulation;

(v) agreement on the detail of future security arrangements, including access to the European Arrest Warrant and vital shared databases; and  

(b) introduce primary legislation to give statutory status to the objectives set out in paragraph (a).—(Jeremy Corbyn.)

Division No. 390

Ayes: 237

Noes: 307

Question accordingly negatived.

(L) Revocation to avoid no deal

That, if, on the day before the end of the penultimate House of Commons sitting day before exit day, no Act of Parliament has been passed for the purposes of section 13(1)(d) of the Withdrawal Act, Her Majesty's Government must immediately put a motion to the House asking it to approve 'No Deal' and, if the House does not give its approval, Her Majesty’s Government must ensure that the notice given to the European Council under Article 50, of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union, is revoked in accordance with United Kingdom and European Union law.— (Joanna Cherry.)

Division No. 391

Ayes: 184

Noes: 293

Question accordingly negatived.

(M) Confirmatory public vote

That this House will not allow in this Parliament the implementation and ratification of any withdrawal agreement and any framework for the future relationship unless and until they have been approved by the people of the United Kingdom in a confirmatory public vote.—(Margaret Beckett.)

Division No. 392

Ayes: 268

Noes: 295

Question accordingly negatived.

(O) Contingent preferential arrangements

That this House directs that in case the UK is unable to implement a Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, Her Majesty's Government shall seek to agree immediately and preferentially with the EU:

(a) a trade agreement and/or joint notification of trade preference covering 100 per cent of goods traded between the UK and EU under which no tariffs or quantitative restrictions will be applied between the parties and full cumulation of rules of origin which shall apply for a period of up to two years after the UK leaves the EU notwithstanding that these arrangements may be superseded or extended by further mutual agreement;

(b) a standstill period of mutual recognition of standards and conformity assessment for up to two years in which the UK will ensure compliance in the UK with the EU legislative acquis as adopted in Retained EU law under the EU Withdrawal Act on the day the UK leaves the EU notwithstanding that these arrangements may be superseded or extended by further mutual agreement;

(c) a customs arrangement consisting of advanced trade facilitation measures that enables and makes full and widespread use of simplified and subsidised procedures to perform customs and regulatory declarations and associated control processes away from UK/EU borders; and 

(d) make provision for the payment of sums to the European Union in amounts equivalent to the UK's current net annual financial contribution to the EU for up to two years in respect of the above agreements and arrangements.—(Mr Marcus Fysh.)

Division No. 393

Ayes: 139

Noes: 422

Question accordingly negatived.

13Adjournment

Subject: Sustainability of community and sub-post offices (Gavin Newlands)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jeremy Quin.

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

Adjourned at 10.56 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Private Business

14Standing Orders Committee  

(1) The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Standing Orders Committee that it had resolved, in respect of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands—Crewe) Bill: That the following Standing Orders ought to be dispensed with: 4, 4A, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 18, 27, 27A, 34, 36, 39, 41, 45 and 47. 

The Resolution was agreed to. 

(2) Ordered, That the Standing Orders Committee have leave to report evidence taken this day on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill.  

(3) The Chairman of Ways and Means reported evidence taken before the Standing Orders Committee on the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill.  

Evidence to be published. 

General Committees: Reports

15Sixteenth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Adrian Bailey (Chair) reported the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 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).

16Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Electricity Capacity (No. 1) Regulations 2019)

(1) Chair: Mr Laurence Robertson 

(2) Members: Richard Benyon, Steve Brine, Alan Brown, Alberto Costa, Rosie Duffield, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mary Glindon, Mrs Helen Grant, Kirstene Hair, Rebecca Harris, Jeremy Lefroy, Alison McGovern, Catherine McKinnell, Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Claire Perry, Nick Smith and Dr Alan Whitehead

17Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Animal Health, Plant Health, Seeds and Seed Potatoes)

(1) Chair: Ian Austin

(2) Members: Thangam Debbonaire, Dr David Drew, George Eustice, Mr Robert Goodwill, Kate Green, Eddie Hughes, Susan Elan Jones, Daniel Kawczynski, Sandy Martin, Lisa Nandy, Teresa Pearce, Toby Perkins, Tom Pursglove, Mr Bob Seely, Alec Shelbrooke, Iain Stewart and Anne-Marie Trevelyan

18Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Protecting against the Effects of Extraterritorial Application of Third Country Legislation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

(1) Chair: Mr Virendra Sharma 

(2) Members: Jo Churchill, Robert Courts, Clive Efford, Michael Fabricant, Barry Gardiner, George Hollingbery, Stewart Hosie, Dr Caroline Johnson, Graham P Jones, Peter Kyle, Julia Lopez, Seema Malhotra, Bridget Phillipson, Michael Tomlinson, Liz Twist, Martin Vickers and Giles Watling

19Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

(1) Chair: Philip Davies 

(2) Members: Mr Simon Clarke, Stephen Hammond, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Nigel Huddleston, John Mann, Mark Menzies, James Morris, Wendy Morton, Alex Norris, Brendan O’Hara, Stephanie Peacock, Will Quince, Mary Robinson, Nick Smith, Maggie Throup, Anna Turley and Daniel Zeichner

Reports from Select Committees

20Education Committee

(1) Knife crime: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2081);

(2) Accountability hearings: Written evidence, to be published (HC 341)

(Robert Halfon).

21Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Is Defra ready for Brexit?: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1669);

(2) Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance Bill): Written evidence, to be published (HC 1893);

(3) Water Resources Infrastructure National Policy Statement: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1978)

(Neil Parish).

22European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Sixty-first Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 301–lix);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 301)

(Sir William Cash).

23Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 372) (Hilary Benn).

24Human Rights (Joint Committee on)     

(1) The detention of young people with learning disabilities and autism: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1861);

(2) Legislative Scrutiny: Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 570)

(Ms Harriet Harman).

25Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 2017–19: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 498) (Dr Andrew Murrison).

26Procedure Committee

(1) Should there be a Commons Budget Committee?: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1482);

(2) Exiting the European Union: scrutiny of delegated legislation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 386)

(Mr Charles Walker).

27Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) NHS financial sustainability: progress review:

(i) Ninety-first Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1743);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1743);

(2) Local Government Governance and Accountability: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2077);

(3) Defence Equipment Plan 2018–28: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1519)

(Meg Hillier).

28Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Fifty-fourth Report, to be printed (HC 542-liv) (Jessica Morden).

29Transport Committee

(1) Taxi and private hire reform in England: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1940);

(2) Active travel: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1487);

(3) Community Transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 480);

(4) Health of the bus market: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1425);

(5) HS2: Update with Allan Cook: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1999);

(6) Local roads funding and governance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1486);

(7) 16-17 Railcard: Written evidence, to be published    

(Lilian Greenwood).

30Women and Equalities Committee

(1) The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases: Part of the oral evidence, to be published (HC 1720);

(2) Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1470);

(3) Abortion law in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1584)

(Mrs Maria Miller).

31Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Welfare Safety Net: follow up: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1539);

(2) Benefit freeze: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1983);

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Local Government relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Defined benefit pension schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 579);

(5) No DSS: discrimination against benefit claimants in the housing sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1995);

(6) Pension auto-enrolment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1874);

(7) Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 336);

(8) Universal Credit: managed migration: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1762);

(9) Universal Credit: natural migration: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1884)

(Frank Field).

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))

1Modern slavery and victim support

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered modern slavery and victim support.—(Mr Iain Duncan Smith.

At 11.00 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

2Accessibility at railway stations

Resolved, That this House has considered accessibility at railway stations.—(Dr Matthew Offord.

The sitting was suspended between 11.28 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Local government funding

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered local government funding.—(Thelma Walker.

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)).

The sitting was suspended between 2.59 pm and 3.15 pm for a division in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered local government funding.

4Amazon and the treatment of SMEs

Resolved, That this House has considered Amazon and the treatment of SMEs.—(Kevin Brennan.

5World TB Day and the efforts to end tuberculosis globally

Resolved, That this House has considered World TB Day and the efforts to end tuberculosis globally.—(Nick Herbert.

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

Adjourned at 5.45 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Electronic Communications)

Network and Information Systems (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 653), dated 25 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Margot James)

2Exiting the European Union (Landfill Tax)

Taxes (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 689), dated 26 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

3Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 691), dated 26 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

4Health and Safety

Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 703), dated 26 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

Other papers

5Financial Services

Independent Review of the Prudential Supervision of The Co-operative Bank Plc (For the period 1 May 2008 to 22 November 2013) (by Act) (John Glen)

6International Development

Department for International Development Minute, dated 27 March 2019, concerning the contingent liability arising from the financial assurance covering funding to UK organisations delivering humanitarian and development programmes in the event of a no deal (by Command) (Secretary Penny Mordaunt)

CORRECTION

Tuesday 26 March 2019

The following item should have appeared after item 28:

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (Select Committee on)

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 927) (James Duddridge).

This item should have appeared at the end of the Votes and Proceedings:

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Offensive Weapons Bill

The Speaker has certified that, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83O, and on the basis of the material put before him, that, in his opinion and in accordance with Standing Order No. 83O(2), the following Motions relating to Lords Amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill relate exclusively to England and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J:

Motion to agree to Lords Amendments 5 to 22

Motion, That Amendment (a) to Lords Amendment 23 be made

Motion to agree to Lords Amendment 23

Motion to agree to Lords Amendment 24 and 25

Motion to agree to Lords Amendment 63

 

Prepared 27 March 2019