House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 28 March 2019

No. 279

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(2) the right hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners, the right hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission and the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 

2Urgent Question: Supporting disabled people to work (Justin Tomlinson) 

3Statement: Households below average income statistics (Secretary Amber Rudd) 

4Business Statement (Leader of the House)

5Domestic Properties (Minimum Energy Performance) (No.2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir David Amess presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 5 April, and to be printed (Bill 369).

6Backbench Business

(1) Beer taxation and pubs

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered beer taxation and pubs.—(Mike Wood.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered beer taxation and pubs.

(2) Permitted development and shale gas exploration

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered use of permitted development and the nationally significant infrastructure project regime for shale gas exploration and production.—(Wera Hobhouse.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered use of permitted development and the nationally significant infrastructure project regime for shale gas exploration and production.

7Recorded votes: Corrections

The Speaker reported errors in recorded votes on the Questions relating to Common Market 2.0, EFTA and EEA, and Customs union on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

On the Question relating to Common Market 2.0, the correct number of Ayes should read 189, instead of 188.

On the Question relating to EFTA and EEA, the correct number of Ayes should read 64, instead of 65.

On the Question relating to Customs union, the correct number of Ayes should read 265, instead of 264; and the Noes should read 271, not 272.

The Speaker directed the Clerk to correct the Journal accordingly. 

8Business of the House

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to Sittings of the House (Friday) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour, and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mike Freer.)  

9Speaker's Statement: Motion for 29 March 2019 and same Question rule

10Sittings of the House (29 March)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House shall sit on Friday 29 March 2019.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

Amendment proposed, at end, to add "but that sitting shall not be used for proceedings on consideration of the Overeas Electors Bill".—(Valerie Vaz.)

Amendment made.

Main Question, as amended, agreed to.

Ordered, That this House shall sit on Friday 29 March 2019, but that the sitting shall not be used for proceedings on consideration of the Overseas Electors Bill.

11Adjournment

Subject: Housing (Mr Richard Bacon)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.

Adjourned at 6.43 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

12Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 5 April.

Reports from Select Committees

13Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 4 April in the Chamber and Westminster Hall. (Ian Mearns).

14International Trade Committee 

(1) Correspondence with the Secretary of State regarding continuing application of EU trade agreements: Written evidence, to be published; 

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State regarding trade policy transparency and scrutiny: Written evidence, to be published; 

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Trade Policy regarding the CARIFORUM trade agreement: Written evidence, to be published 

(Angus Brendan MacNeil). 

15Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Correspondence to Sir Jonathan Stephens relating to the Northern Ireland Office Supplementary Estimates for 2018-19: Written evidence, to be published (Dr Andrew Murrison).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm

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

1Disclosure of youth criminal records

Resolved, That this House has considered the First Report of the Justice Committee, Disclosure of youth criminal records, HC 416, and the Government response, Cm 9559.—(Robert Neill.

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

Adjourned at 3.57 pm until Monday 1 April.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Criminal Injuries Compensation

Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (Amendment) Instrument 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Customs (Revocation of Retained Direct EU Legislation, etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 698), dated 27 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

3Merchant Shipping

Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Extension of Maritime Labour Certificate) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 716), dated 28 March 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

4Morocco No. 1 (2019)

Agreement, done at London on 5 July 2018, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco regarding the System of British Schools in Morocco (by Command) (CP 77), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

Other papers

5Cities and Local Government Devolution

Secretary of State's Annual Report on Devolution for 2017-18 (by Act) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

6Climate Change

Annual Statement of Emissions for 2017 (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

7Life Chances

Workless households and educational attainment statutory indicators (by Act) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

8Marshall Aid

Sixty-Fifth Report of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

9Treasury

Treasury Minute, dated 28 March 2019, concerning the Government responses to the Committee of Public Accounts in the following Sessions: 2010–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–19 (by Command) (CP 70) (Robert Jenrick)

10Welfare Reform and Work

Report of the Troubled Families Programme for 2018–19: Building resilient families (by Act) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

Withdrawn papers

11Ministry of Justice

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment (laid 28 February)

CORRECTION

Thursday 21 March

In Other Proceedings, the following item should have appeared after item 39 (Reports from Select Committees):

Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 28 March in the Chamber. (Ian Mearns).

 

Prepared 28 March 2019