House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 30 April 2019

No. 293

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

2Urgent Question: Overseas students: English language tests (Caroline Nokes)

3Statement: Social media and health (Secretary Matt Hancock)

4Climate Change (Net Zero UK Carbon Account): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Motion made and Question proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require that the net UK carbon account by the year 2050 is zero.—(Alex Chalk.)

Motion opposed (Standing Order No. 23(1)).

Question put, and agreed to.

Ordered, That Alex Chalk, Zac Goldsmith, Rebecca Pow, Mr Simon Clarke, Richard Benyon, Vicky Ford, Kevin Hollinrake, Sarah Newton, Paul Masterton, Jenny Chapman, Helen Goodman and Tonia Antoniazzi present the Bill.

Alex Chalk accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 384).

5National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

6National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 16 May 2019.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on Consideration.

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (programming sub-committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Mel Stride.)

Question agreed to.

7National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill: Ways and Means

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purpose of any Act resulting from the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill, it is expedient to authorise provision adding termination awards chargeable to income tax to the amount by reference to which, in the case of Class 1A National Insurance Contributions, the appropriate national health service allocation (for England, Wales and Scotland) and the appropriate health service allocation (for Northern Ireland) are to be calculated.—(Mel Stride.)

Question agreed to.

8Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to public confidence in the Prime Minister was presented and read by Sir Christopher Chope.

9Adjournment

Subject: Future of Welbeck Defence sixth form college (Nicky Morgan)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Paul Maynard.

Adjourned at 4.18 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

10Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Virendra Sharma (Chair) reported the draft Electronic Communications (Amendment etc.) (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).

11First Delegated Legislation Committee (Higher Education (Registration Fees) (England) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 543))

Members: Gillian Keegan and John Mann discharged and Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods and Luke Graham nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

12Backbench Business Committee

Transcript of representations made on 30 April to be published (Ian Mearns).

13Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

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

(2) Carbon capture usage and storage: Written evidence, to be published (1094)

(Rachel Reeves).

14Defence Committee

(1) UK response to hybrid threats: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1816);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister for Defence Procurement relating to the procurement of the Boeing E-7: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Work of the Service Complaints Ombudsman: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1889)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

15Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Immersive and addictive technologies: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1846);

(2) Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1791)

(Damian Collins).

16Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2075) (Mrs Maria Miller).

17Education Committee

(1) Accountability hearings: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 341);

(2) Knife crime: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2081)

(Robert Halfon).

18Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Toxic chemicals: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1805);

(2) Invasive species: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2129)

(Mary Creagh).

19Foreign Affairs Committee

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

(2) Correspondence relating to Huawei: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

20Health and Social Care Committee

(1) NHS long term plan: legislative proposals: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2000);

(2) Correspondence relating to sleep-ins: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1821)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

21High 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)

22Home Affairs Committee

(1) Serious violence: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1016);

(2) Hate crime and its violent consequences: Written evidence, to be published (HC 683)

(Yvette Cooper).

23International Development Committee

UK aid for combating climate change: Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1432) (Stephen Twigg).

24Justice Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Justice relating to the Amending the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Ministry of Justice: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Parole Board: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) HM Court and Tribunal Reforms: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1886)

(Robert Neill).

25Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) The role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Authorisation of military force: Written and oral evidence, to be published (HC 1891);

(2) Civil Service Pension Scheme Main Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Governance of statistics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1820);

(4) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Main Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) PHSO report: Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients: Written evidence, to be published (HC 855);

(6) Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme Main Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) The Role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1472);

(8) The Role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Mechanisms allowing Parliament to direct the Executive: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1907)

(Sir Bernard Jenkin). 

26Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Access to financial services: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1996);

(2) The future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1637);

(3) Use and misuse of drugs in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1997)

(Pete Wishart).

27Treasury Committee

(1) Independent review of the Co-operative Bank: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2085);

(2) Consumers' access to financial services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1642);

(3) Impact of business rates on business: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1944)

(Nicky Morgan).

28Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) The suspension of work on Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1938);

(2) Prison provision in Wales: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 742)

(David T. C. Davies).

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))

1Provision of local healthcare in the East Midlands

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the provision of local healthcare in the East Midlands.—(Karen Lee.)

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

2Funding for rape and sexual abuse support services in Redcar and Cleveland

Resolved, That this House has considered funding for rape and sexual abuse support services in Redcar and Cleveland.—(Anna Turley.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.23 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Contribution of Sikhs to the UK

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the contribution of Sikhs to the UK.—(Seema Malhotra.)

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 the contribution of Sikhs to the UK.

4Composition of the Migration Advisory Committee

Resolved, That this House has considered the composition of the Migration Advisory Committee.—(George Eustice.)

5Diversification of the defence industry in Scotland

Resolved, That this House has considered diversification of the defence industry in Scotland.—(Ged Killen.)

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

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Criminal Law

Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Karen Bradley)

2Social Security

Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Environmental Protection

Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 893), dated 29 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

4Legal Aid and Advice

Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Contribution Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 894), dated 25 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

5Road Traffic

Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 891), dated 24 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

6Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax (Section 55A) (Specified Services and Excepted Supplies) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 892), dated 29 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mel Stride)

Other papers

7Life Chances

State of the Nation 2018–19: Social Mobility in Great Britain (by Act) (Secretary Damian Hinds)

 

Prepared 30 April 2019