House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 3 April 2019

No. 283

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

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

(2) the Prime Minister

2Statement: Windrush compensation scheme (Secretary Sajid Javid)

3Employment Rights (Shared Parental Leave and Flexible Working) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Jo Swinson presented a Bill to entitle employees to request shared parental leave and flexible working on the first day of employment; to make provision for self-employed persons to take shared parental leave; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 5 April, and to be printed (Bill 374).

4Animals (Recognition of Sentience): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to impose a duty on public bodies in relation to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings;

That Kerry McCarthy, Darren Jones, Daniel Zeichner, Alex Cunningham, Henry Smith, Sir Roger Gale, Bob Blackman, Caroline Lucas, Ben Lake, Mr Alistair Carmichael and Dr Lisa Cameron present the Bill.

Kerry McCarthy accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 5 April, and to be printed (Bill 375).

5Business of the House

Motion made and Question proposed, That—

(1) At today’s sitting—

(a) the order of the House of 1 April (Business of the House) shall apply as if, at the end of paragraph 2(a), there were inserted “and then to proceedings on the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill”;

(b) any proceedings governed by that order as amended or this order may be proceeded with until any hour, though opposed, and shall not be interrupted;  

(c) immediately upon the conclusion of proceedings under the order of 1 April, the Speaker shall call a Member to move the motion that the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill be now read a second time;  

(d) the Speaker may not propose the question 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);  

(e) any proceedings interrupted or superseded by this order may be resumed or (as the case may be) entered upon and proceeded with after the moment of interruption.

(2) In respect of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.

(3) The provisions of this order shall apply to and in connection with the proceedings on the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill.

Timetable for the Bill today

(4) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be taken at the sitting today in accordance with this Order.          

(b) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) at 7.00 pm.

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings up to and including Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) at 10.00 pm.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put today

(5) When the Bill has been read a second time: 

(a) it shall, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;          

(b) the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given. 

(6) (a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.          

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put. 

(7) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (4), the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply–

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new clause or new schedule selected by the Chair or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a designated Member;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other Questions, other than the Question on any motion described in paragraph (16) of this Order. 

(8) On a Motion made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill. 

Consideration of Lords Amendments and Messages on a subsequent day

(9) If any message on the Bill (other than a message that the House of Lords agrees with the Bill without amendment or agrees with any message from this House) is expected from the House of Lords on any future sitting day, the House shall not adjourn until that message has been received and any proceedings under paragraph (10) have been concluded.

(10) On any day on which such a message is received, if a designated Member indicates to the Speaker an intention to proceed to consider that message—

(a) notwithstanding Standing Order No. 14(1) (which provides that government business shall have precedence at every sitting save as provided in that order), any Lords Amendments to the Bill or any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly;

(b) proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed;  

(c)  the Speaker may not propose the question 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).

(11) Paragraphs (2) to (7) of Standing Order No. 83F (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments to a conclusion as if:

(a) any reference to a Minister of the Crown were a reference to a designated Member;              

(b) after paragraph (4)(a) there is inserted – “(aa) the question on any amendment or motion selected by the Speaker for separate decision;”.

(12) Paragraphs (2) to (5) of Standing Order No. 83G (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on further messages from the Lords) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings on consideration of a Lords Message to a conclusion as if:

(a) any reference to a Minister of the Crown were a reference to a designated Member;              

(b) in paragraph (5), the words “subject to paragraphs (6) and (7)” were omitted.

Reasons Committee

(13) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been brought to a conclusion in accordance with this Order as if any reference to a Minister of the Crown were a reference to a designated Member.

Miscellaneous

(14) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings on the Bill to which this Order applies. 

(15) No Motion shall be made, except by a designated Member, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken, to recommit the Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.          

(16) (a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings on the Bill to which this Order applies except by a designated Member.

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith. 

(17) Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House. 

(18) No private business may be considered at any sitting to which the provisions of this order apply.

(19) In this Order, “a designated Member” means –

(a) the Member in charge of the Bill; and

(b) any other Member backing the Bill and acting on behalf of that Member.—(Sir Oliver Letwin.) 

At 5.00 pm, the Speaker interrupted the debate (Order, 1 April).

Amendment (a) moved, at end, to add –

“(20) At the sitting on Monday 8 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 motions relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from and future relationship with the European Union other than any motion under section 13(1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018;

(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 interrupt proceedings on any business before those motions at 5.00 pm and shall announce his decision on which motions have been selected for decision by recorded vote before calling a Member to move a motion having precedence;

(e) 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);

(f) debate on the motions having precedence may continue until 8.00 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;

(g) 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;

(h) during the period between 8.00 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 Speaker may suspend the sitting if any other business, including proceedings provided for in sub-paragraph (i) of this paragraph, has been concluded.

(i) 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.”.—(Hilary Benn.) 

Question put forthwith, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 402

Ayes: 310 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Noes: 310 (Tellers: Amanda Milling, Rebecca Harris)

The numbers being equal, the Speaker stated that, in accordance with precedent, a decision should be affirmed by the majority of the House, and not merely by the casting vote of its presiding officer, and he accordingly declared himself with the Noes.

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 403

Ayes: 312 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Noes: 311 (Tellers: Wendy Morton, Craig Whittaker)

Question accordingly agreed to.

6European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time.

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 404

Ayes: 315 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Noes: 310 (Tellers: Wendy Morton, Craig Whittaker)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill read a second time and committed to a Committee of the whole House.

7European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, today).

(In the Committee)

Clause 1 (Duties in connection with Article 50 extension)

Amendment 13 made.

Question put, That Amendment 21 be made.—(George Eustice.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 405

Ayes: 304 (Tellers: Wendy Morton, Craig Whittaker)

Noes: 313 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Question accordingly negatived.

As it was after 10.00 pm, the following Questions were put forthwith (Order, today).

(1) That Amendment 22 be made (Question on an Amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Robin Walker.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 406

Ayes: 220 (Tellers: Wendy Morton, Craig Whittaker)

Noes: 400 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That Amendment 1 be made (Question on an Amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mrs Anne Main.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 407

Ayes: 123 (Tellers: Nadine Dorries, Andrew Rosindell)

Noes: 488 (Tellers: Nick Smith, Jeff Smith)

Question accordingly negatived.

(3) That Clause 1, as amended, stand part of the Bill (Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded).

Question agreed to.

(4) That Amendment 14 be made (Question on an Amendment moved by a designated Member).—(Yvette Cooper.)

Question agreed to.

(5) That Clause 2, as amended, stand part of the Bill (Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded).

Question agreed to.

(6) That New Clause NC4 be added to the Bill (Question on New Clause selected for separate decision by the Chair).—(Sir William Cash.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 408

Ayes: 105 (Tellers: Mr Mark Harper, Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg)

Noes: 509 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Question accordingly negatived.

(7) That New Clause NC13 be added to the Bill (Question on New Clause selected for separate decision by the Chair).—(Mr Robin Walker.)

Question agreed to.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Order, today).

The Speaker resumed the Chair.

The Chairman of Ways and Means reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made Amendments.

8European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in Committee

No amendments on consideration.

9European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Third Reading

As it was after 10.00 pm, the Speaker put the Question on Third Reading (Order, today).

The House divided.

Division No. 409

Ayes: 313 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Nick Smith)

Noes: 312 (Tellers: Wendy Morton, Craig Whittaker)

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill passed.

10Public petitions

A public petition from residents of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow relating to TV licences for over 75s was presented and read by Dr Lisa Cameron.

11Adjournment

Subject: Extended producer responsibility for packaging (Anna McMorrin)

Thursday 4 April 2019

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Alister Jack.)

Adjourned at 12.04 am until today.

Other Proceedings

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).

12First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019)

(1) Chair: David Hanson 

(2) Members: Mrs Kemi Badenoch, Bill Esterson, Richard Harrington, Rebecca Harris, Mr Stephen Hepburn, Gillian Keegan, Mr David Lammy, John Mann, Lisa Nandy, Sarah Newton, Neil O’Brien, Brendan O’Hara, Chris Philp, Paul Scully, Nick Smith, Kelly Tolhurst and Martin Whitfield

 

Reports from Select Committees

13Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Tuesday 9 April in Westminster Hall and Thursday 11 April in the Chamber (Ian Mearns).

14Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Carbon Capture Usage and Storage: Twentieth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1094);

(2) Automation and the future of work: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1093);

(3) Competition and Markets Authority Supplementary Estimates 2018–19: Written evidence to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to supplementary estimates: Written evidence to be published;

(5) Carbon Capture Usage and Storage: Written evidence to be published (1094);

(6) Leaving the EU: implications for UK business: Written evidence to be published (HC 384);

(7) Work of the Department: Written evidence to be published (HC 604)

(Rachel Reeves).

15Education Committee

School and college funding: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 969) (Robert Halfon).

16Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on the UK’s application to join the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission: Written evidence, to be published;

(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).

17European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Sixty-second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 301-lx);

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

(Sir William Cash).

18Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Sustainable Seas: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourteenth Report: Seventeenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2118);

(2) Sustainability of the Department for Transport: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2109) 

(Mary Creagh).

19Exiting the European Union (Committee on) 

(1) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 372);

(2) The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: role of Parliament: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1962)

(Hilary Benn). 

20Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Global Britain and South America: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1617);

(2) Correspondence with the Department for Exiting the European Union relating to progress made on international agreements: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the FCO relating to the potential involvement of Huawei in the UK’s 5G telecommunications infrastructure: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) The FCO and global media freedom: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1920);

(5) The work of the Minister of State for Africa: Written evidence, to be published (HC 900)

(Tom Tugendhat).

21High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill (Select Committee on)

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

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Transport relating to the Committee’s Second Special Report: Written evidence, to be published

(James Duddridge).

22Human 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).

23International Development Committee

Violence against aid workers: Oral evidence to be published (HC 2008) (Stephen Twigg).

24International Trade Committee

(1) Trade and the Commonwealth: Australia and New Zealand: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 521);

(2) UK trade policy transparency and scrutiny: follow-up: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2097);

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to the Trade Remedies Authority: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to parliamentary scrutiny of free trade agreements: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Secretary of State to the Chair relating to a Free Trade Agreement between the UK, Iceland, and Norway: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) UK trade in services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1776)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

25Justice Committee

(1) Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2094);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Justice relating to progress on HM Inspectorate of Prisons recommendations: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Justice relating to HMP Birmingham: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary relating to the Ministry of Justice Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) HMCTS Court and Tribunal reforms: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1886)

(Robert Neill).

26Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

HM Government support for UK victims of IRA attacks that used Gaddafi-supplied Semtex and weapons: follow-up: Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1723) (Dr Andrew Murrison).

27Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Fifty-fifth Report, to be printed (HC 542-lv) (Jessica Morden).

28Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Thirteenth Report, to be printed (HC 543-xiii) (Jessica Morden).

29Transport Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the settlement agreement with Eurotunnel: Written evidence, to be published;

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

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

(Lilian Greenwood).

30Treasury Committee

(1) Budget 2018: Government Response to the Twenty-sixth Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: Tenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2111); 

(2) Spring Statement 2019: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2056)

(Nicky Morgan).

31Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Abortion law in Northern Ireland:

(i) Eighth Report to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1584);

(ii) Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 1584);

(2) The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1720)

(Mrs Maria Miller).

32Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Universal Credit: childcare: Government Response to the Committee’s Twenty-second Report: Twenty-fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1771);

(2) Pension costs and transparency: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1476);

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

(4) Pension freedom and choice: Written evidence, to be published (HC 404);

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

(6) 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))

1Votes at 16

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered votes at 16.—(Jim McMahon.

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 votes at 16.

2Children's social care services in Stoke-on-Trent

Resolved, That this House has considered children's social care services in Stoke-on-Trent.—(Gareth Snell.

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

3Infant first aid training for parents

Resolved, That this House has considered infant first aid training for parents.—(Sarah Newton.

The sitting was suspended between 3.47 pm and 4.00 pm.

4Non-stun slaughter of animals

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of non-stun slaughter of animals.—(Mr Laurence Robertson.)  

5Veteran suicide

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of veteran suicide.—(Stephen Morgan.)

The sitting was suspended between 5.00 pm and 5.51 pm for divisions in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of veteran suicide.

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

Adjourned at 6.21 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Animals)

Draft Animal Health, Seed Potatoes and Food (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Draft Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

3Exiting the European Union (Public Passenger Transport)

Draft International Road Passenger Transport (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Income Tax

(1) Pension Schemes (Information Requirements — Qualifying Overseas Pension Schemes, Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes and Corresponding Relief) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 773), dated 2 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

(2) Pension Schemes (Information Requirements – Repayment of Overseas Transfer Charge) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 774), dated 2 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

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

5Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Other papers

6HM Treasury

The government financial reporting review (by Command) (CP 67) (Elizabeth Truss)

7Home Office

Windrush Compensation: Response to Consultation (by Command) (CP 81) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

8Port of London

Report and Accounts of the Port of London Authority for 2018 (by Act) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

9Transport

Report on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation 2017–18 (by Command) (CP 82) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Withdrawn papers

10Exiting the European Union (Animal Health)

Draft Animal Health, Seed Potatoes and Food (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 1 April)

Speaker's Certificate

This Certificate relates to the proceedings of Tuesday 2 April 2019: 

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]

The Speaker has certified that, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83O, and on the basis of the material put before him, in his opinion and in accordance with of Standing Order No. 83O(2), the following motions relating to the Lords Message (27 February 2019) on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords] relate exclusively to England and Wales and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J:

That this House does not insist on Commons Amendment No. 1 to which the Lords have disagreed, disagreed to Lords Amendment No. 1B proposed in lieu of Commons Amendment No. 1 but proposed Amendment (a) to insert new Clause (Deprivation of liberty: code of practice) in lieu of the Lords Amendment; and

That this House disagrees to Lords Amendment No. 25A proposed to Commons Amendment No. 25 but proposes Amendments (a) and (b) to Commons Amendment NO. 25 in lieu of the Lords Amendment.

CORRECTION

Tuesday 26 March 2019

In item 31, paragraph (6) should have read:

(6) Disclosure of youth criminal records: Written evidence, to be published (HC 416)

 

Prepared 3 April 2019