House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 2 July 2019

No. 323

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2Urgent Question: Hong Kong (Sir Alan Duncan)

3Statement: Tackling problem gambling (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

4Breast Cancer Screening (Women Under 40): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to entitle women aged under 40 and with a family history of breast cancer to breast cancer screening services; and for connected purposes; 

That Andrew Griffiths, Steve Brine, Fiona Bruce, Maria Caulfield, Marion Fellows, Carolyn Harris, Anna Soubry, Craig Tracey and Anne-Marie Trevelyan present the Bill.

Andrew Griffiths accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 413).

5Estimates Day (Standing Orders Nos. 9(3) and 54(2) and Resolution: 24 June 2019) (7th allotted day) (Order, 24 June 2019)

(1) Main Estimate 2019–20: Department for Work and Pensions

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £48,180,879,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017-19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £362,104,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and  

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £49,265,200,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Jeremy Quin.)

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

(2) Main Estimate 2019–20: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £13,222,573,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £5,087,100,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £9,295,168,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Wendy Morton.)

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

6Main Estimates (Questions deferred)

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

(1) Main Estimate 2019–20: Department for International Development (Question deferred, 1 July)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Department for International Development:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £3,631,122,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £1,923,101,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £5,760,680,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(2) Main Estimate 2019–20: Department for Education (Question deferred, 1 July)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £35,024,055,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £15,813,820,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £48,195,607,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(3) Main Estimate 2019–20: Department for Work and Pensions (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £48,180,879,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017-19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £362,104,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and  

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £49,265,200,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

The House divided.

Division No. 425

Ayes: 276 (Tellers: Michelle Donelan, Matt Warman)

Noes: 45 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, David Linden)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(4) Main Estimate 2019–20: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020, for expenditure by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £13,222,573,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £5,087,100,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £9,295,168,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

7Remaining Estimates

The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Order No. 55(1) and (3))

Main Estimates 2019–20

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2020:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £201,202,413,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 2154, HC 2173, HC 2180, HC 2181, HC 2182 and HC 2183 of Session 2017–19,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £24,106,601,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £171,642,347,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Rishi Sunak.)

The House divided.

Division No. 426

Ayes: 275 (Tellers: Michelle Donelan, Matt Warman)

Noes: 43 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, David Linden)

Question accordingly agreed to.

8Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 3) Bill: Motion to introduce a Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Main Estimates, 2019–20;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Elizabeth Truss, Jesse Norman, John Glen and Robert Jenrick introduce the Bill.

Jesse Norman accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2020; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 414).

9Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modification) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 16 May, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

10Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Woodcote and friends of Langtree School relating to school funding was presented and read by John Howell.

11Adjournment

Subject: Unemployment among people with autism (Marion Fellows)

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

Adjourned at 8.04 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

12Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill Committee 

Steve McCabe (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication;

(2) written evidence; and

(3) the bill without amendment.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, not amended, to be considered tomorrow.

Reports from Select Committees

13Backbench Business Committee

Transcript of representations made on Tuesday 2 July to be published (Ian Mearns).

14Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

The safety of electrical goods in the UK follow-up: Oral and part of written evidence, to be published (HC 2468) (Rachel Reeves).

15Defence Committee

UK response to hybrid threats: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1816)(Dr Julian Lewis).

16Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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

(2) The Online Harms white paper: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2431)

(Damian Collins).

17Education Committee

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

(2) Fourth industrial revolution: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1007);

(3) Opportunity areas: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2026)

(Ian Mearns).

18Environmental Audit Committee

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

(2) Net zero government: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2156);

(3) Sustainability of the Department for Transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2109);

(4) Toxic chemicals: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1805)

 (Mary Creagh).

19Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

General licences for controlling wild birds: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2190) (Neil Parish).

20European Statutory Instruments Committee

Twenty-seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 2264), and including the following recommendation: 

That the affirmative procedure should apply to the instruments titled:

(i) Electronic Commerce Directive (Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 25 June;

(ii) The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 18 June;

(iii) Human Medicines (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) and the Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 18 June;

(iv) Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, the proposal for which was laid before this House on 19 June

(Sir Patrick McLoughlin).  

21Foreign Affairs Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to its role in the process of leaving the European Union: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the implementation of the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion relating to the British Indian Ocean Territory: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

22Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Drugs policy: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1822);

(2) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention relating to suicide prevention: Written evidence, to be published

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

23Home Affairs Committee

Modern slavery: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1460) (Yvette Cooper).

24International Development Committee

Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: follow-up: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1973) (Stephen Twigg).

25Justice Committee

(1) Prison governance: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2128);

(2) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice relating to Parole reforms: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence relating to the announcement of Phase 2 of the Law Commission review of abuse and offensive online communications: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Neill).

26Petitions Committee

(1) Fireworks: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1929);

(2) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published; 

(3) List of closed e-petitions presented to the House, to be published

 (Helen Jones).

27Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Electoral law: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2055);

(2) Cabinet Office Main Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Cabinet Office Supplementary Estimate 2018–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Minister for Implementation relating to opening public appointments to disabled people: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Bernard Jenkin). 

28Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Scotland, Trade and Brexit: Government Response to the Seventh Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2480);

(2) Problem drug use in Scotland: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1997);

(3) The future of the oil and gas industry: Written evidence, to be published (HC 996)

(Pete Wishart).

29Treasury Committee

(1) Decarbonisation and green finance: the economic opportunity: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2233);

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

(3) Re-appointment of Ben Broadbent as Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, Bank of England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2294);

(4) Securing the tax base: Written evidence, to be published (HC 911)

(Nicky Morgan).

30Welsh Affairs Committee

City Deals and Growth Deals in Wales: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2095) (David T C Davies).

31Women and Equalities Committee

Gender Sensitive Parliament: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2267) (Mrs Maria Miller).

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))

1Acquired brain injury

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of acquired brain injury.—(Chris Bryant.)

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 matter of acquired brain injury.

2Religious slaughter of farm animals

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of religious slaughter of farm animals.—(George Eustice.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Polish contribution to the UK war effort in World War Two

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Polish contribution to the UK war effort in World War Two.—(Daniel Kawczynski.)

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 Polish contribution to the UK war effort in World War Two.

4Redevelopment of New Covent Garden market

Resolved, That this House has considered the redevelopment of New Covent Garden market.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)

5Additional delivery charges in rural areas in Scotland

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of additional delivery charges in rural areas in Scotland.—(Jamie Stone.)

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

Adjourned at 5.25 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Draft Cableway Installations (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Trade Remedies (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1076), dated 2 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (George Hollingbery)

3Financial Services and Markets

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1067), dated 1 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

4Plant Health

(1) Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1070), dated 1 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) (England) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1075), dated 1 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

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

5Exiting the European Union (European Union)

Proposal for an instrument titled European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (James Cleverly)

Other papers

6Broadcasting

Report and Accounts of The British Broadcasting Corporation Group for 2018–19 (by Command) with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

7Exchequer and Audit Departments

Television Licence Fee Trust Statement of the BBC for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2304) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

8Health and Social Care

Department of Health and Social Care Minute, dated 2 July 2019, concerning a contingent liability relating to Indemnity for the Inquiry into issues raised by the Paterson Case (by Command) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

9Higher Education and Research

Report and Accounts of the Office for Students for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019 (by Act), to be printed (HC 2165) (Chris Skidmore)

10National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(3) Report and Accounts of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(4) Report and Accounts of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(5) Report and Accounts of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(6) Report and Accounts of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(7) Report and Accounts of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(8) Report and Accounts of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(9) Report and Accounts of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(10) Report and Accounts of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(11) Report and Accounts of Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(12) Report and Accounts of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

11Women and Equalities

Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change (by Command) (CP 140) (Penny Mordaunt)

 

Prepared 2 July 2019