House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2 May 2019

No. 295

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Peterborough Writ

Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of Peterborough in the room of Fiona Oluyinka Onasanya, against whom, since her election for the said Borough Constituency, a recall petition has been successful.—(Mr Nicholas Brown.

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

3Urgent Questions: (1) National Security Committee leak (Mr David Lidington)

(2) No-deal Brexit: Cross-channel freight (Secretary Chris Grayling) 

4Business Question (Leader of the House)

5World Immunisation Week

Resolved, That this House has considered World Immunisation Week.—(Secretary Rory Stewart.)

6Business of the House (8 May)

Ordered, That at the sitting on Wednesday 8 May, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to the Motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition as if the day were an Opposition Day; proceedings on the Motion may continue, though opposed, for three hours and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Andrea Leadsom.)

7Adjournment

Subject: Case for building a new town in Essex (Sir David Amess)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Milling.

Adjourned at 2.57 pm until Tuesday 7 May

(Resolution, 25 April).

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).

8Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Railways (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 826), the Railways (Safety Management) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 825) and the Rail Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 837))

Members: Trudy Harrison discharged and James Heappey nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

9Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 9 May in the Chamber and Westminster Hall, Tuesday 14 May in Westminster Hall and Tuesday 21 May in Westminster Hall. (Ian Mearns).

10National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

(1) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with Sir Mark Sedwill relating to the National Security Council: Written evidence, to be published

(Margaret Beckett).

11Standards (Committee on)

Correspondence with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards relating to sanctions: Written evidence, to be published (Kate Green).

12Treasury Committee

Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Access to Cash: Written evidence, to be published (Nicky Morgan).

John Bercow

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

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

1Preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height.—(Alison Thewliss.

The sitting was suspended between 2.25 pm and 3.00 pm.

Business appointed by the Chairman of Ways and Means (Standing Order No. 10(6))

2Sharia law courts in the UK

Resolved, That this House has considered Sharia law courts in the UK.—(John Howell.

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

Adjourned at 4.18 pm until Tuesday 7 May.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Nationality

Draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Exiting the European Union (Court of Judicature)

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 908), dated 23 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Gauke)

3Public Service Pensions

Civil Service (Other Crown Servants) Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 906), dated 30 April 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Oliver Dowden)

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

4Exiting the European Union (Export and Investment Guarantees)

Proposal for an instrument titled the EU Export Credits Legislation (Revocation) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (George Hollingbery)

Other papers

5Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Explanatory Memorandum to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 855) (laid 11 April) (by Command) (Sir Alan Duncan)

6Public Service Pensions

Report on the proposed amendment to the Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014 (by Act) (Oliver Dowden)

7UK Borders

An Inspection of the EU Settlement Scheme November 2018–January 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Withdrawn papers

8Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Explanatory Memorandum to Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 855) (laid 11 April)

CORRECTIONS

Wednesday 3 April 2019:

These items should have appeared at the end of the Votes and Proceedings:

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instruments relate exclusively to England, and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Buckinghamshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019

Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019

Draft Higher Education (Monetary Penalties and Refusal to Renew an Access and Participation Plan) (England) Regulations 2019

 

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instrument relates exclusively to England and Wales, and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2019

 

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Item 10 should have read:

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

Members: Colleen Fletcher, Marie Rimmer and Alec Shelbrooke discharged and Mark Garnier, Mary Glindon and Liz Twist nominated in substitution.

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83J, and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion Clauses 1 and 2 of, and the Schedule to, the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill (Bill 385) relate exclusively to England and are devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83J.

 

Prepared 2 May 2019