House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 16 May 2019

No. 302

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

2Royal Assent

The Speaker reported that the Queen had signified Royal Assent to the following Acts under the Royal Assent Act 1967:

Offensive Weapons Act 2019

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 

3Urgent Question: Investigation of veterans (John Penrose)  

4Business Question (Leader of the House)

5Statement: Probation reform (Secretary David Gauke)

6Backbench Business

(1) Definition of Islamophobia

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the definition of Islamophobia.—(Wes Streeting.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the definition of Islamophobia.

(2) International day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the International day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.—(Nick Herbert.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the International day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

7Adjournment

Subject: Flooding in Oxford West and Abingdon (Layla Moran)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jo Churchill.

Adjourned at 5.31 pm until Monday 20 May.

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).

8First Delegated Legislation Committee (European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859))

Members: Steve Brine discharged and Simon Hoare nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

9Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Monday 20 May and Thursday 23 May in the Chamber (Ian Mearns).

10Home Affairs Committee

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

11Work and Pensions Committee

Universal Credit rollout: Written evidence, to be published (HC 336) (Frank Field).

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))

1National Marriage and Mental Health Awareness Weeks

Resolved, That this House has considered National Marriage and Mental Health Awareness Weeks.—(Fiona Bruce.

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

Adjourned at 3.24 pm until Monday 20 May.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Constitutional Law

Draft Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modification) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary David Mundell)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Electronic Communications

Communications Data Acquisition Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 939), dated 14 May 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

3Exiting the European Union (Enterprise)

Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 934), dated 9 May 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Greg Clark)

Other papers

4Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minute, dated 16 May 2019, concerning a contingent liability relating to revised notification of the extension of the British Business Bank Enable Guarantee Programme (by Command) (Kelly Tolhurst)

5European Union (Withdrawal)

Report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks for the period 26 December 2018 – 25 March 2019 (by Act) (Mr David Lidington)

6Exiting the European Union (Financial Services and Markets)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (laid 3 April) (by Command) (John Glen)

7Finance

Simplifying everyday tax for smaller businesses: a further business lifecycle review (by Act) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

8Hallmarking

Report and Accounts of the British Hallmarking Council for 2018, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2131) (Secretary Greg Clark)

9Ministry of Justice

Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence: Response to consultation (by Command) (CP 93) (Secretary David Gauke)

10National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Department for International Trade: Preparing for trade negotiations (by Act), to be printed (HC 2143) (Clerk of the House)

11Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order in support of humanitarian and disaster relief operations in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic Ocean under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 15 May 2019 (by Act) (Mark Lancaster)

12Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the Government response to the Seventy-Eighth to Eighty-First and the Eighty-Third to Eighty-Fifth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2017–19 (by Command) (CP 97) (Robert Jenrick)

Withdrawn papers

13Exiting the European Union (Financial Services and Markets)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (laid 3 April)

CORRECTION

Wednesday 15 May

The following should have appeared after the third entry in item 27, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee:

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland relating to historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published; 

 

Prepared 16 May 2019