House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 4 July 2019

No. 325

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

(2) the Attorney General

2Royal Assent

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

Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation for Digital Services) Act 2019

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Act 2019

Church Representation and Ministers Measure 2019

3Urgent Questions: (1) Serco's role in the justice system (Paul Maynard)

(2) Social Security claimant deaths: documentation (Will Quince)

4Business Question (Leader of the House)

5Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Tenth Report of the Transport Committee on Local roads funding and maintenance: filling the gap (Lilian Greenwood).

6Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Karen Bradley, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr David Lidington, Secretary David Gauke, Secretary David Mundell, Secretary Alun Cairns, John Penrose and Kevin Foster, presented a Bill to extend the period for forming an Executive under section 1(1) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 and to impose a duty on the Secretary of State to report on progress towards the formation of an Executive in Northern Ireland.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Monday 8 July, and to be printed (Bill 417) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 417–EN).

7Backbench Business

(1) Ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans

Resolved, That this House calls on the Government to bring forward the date by which the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be ended.—(Peter Kyle.)

(2) Functioning of the existing law relating to assisted dying

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the functioning of the existing law relating to assisted dying.—(Nick Boles.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the functioning of the existing law relating to assisted dying.

8Business of the House

Ordered, That, in respect of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) 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.—(Iain Stewart.)  

9Adjournment

Subject: NHS procurement processes and the exclusion of subcontractors (Mr Ivan Lewis)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Iain Stewart.

Adjourned at 5.28 pm until Monday 8 July.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

10Brexit: appointment of joint committee

The Lords have come to a Resolution to which they desire the agreement of the Commons:

That further to the Resolutions of the Lords on 14 and 28 January, and that of the House of Commons on 14 March, it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the costs and implications for the United Kingdom of exiting the European Union without a withdrawal agreement on 31 October 2019, and that the committee should report its findings by 30 September 2019.

Reports from Select Committees

11Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

The detention of young people with learning disabilities and autism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1861) (Ms Harriet Harman).

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Liaison Committee business (Standing Order No. 10(7))

1Forced displacement in Africa: Anchors not walls

Resolved, That this House has considered the Tenth Report of the International Development Committee, Forced displacement in Africa: Anchors not walls, HC 1433, and the Government response, HC 2357.—(Stephen Twigg.)

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

2Changes to Tier 5 Religious Worker Visas

Resolved, That this House has considered changes to Tier 5 Religious Worker Visas.—(David Linden.)

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

Adjourned at 4.27 pm until Monday 8 July.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Waste and Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Local Government

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Stockport Town Centre West Mayoral Development Corporation (Establishment) Order 2019 (by Command) (Jake Berry)

3Luxembourg No. 1 (2019)

Agreement, done at Luxembourg on 18 June 2019, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the Participation in Certain Elections of Nationals of Each Country Resident in the Territory of the Other (by Command) (CP 141), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

4Miscellaneous Series No. 24 (2019)

Revised Agreement, done at Geneva on 30 March 2012, on Government Procurement on the Accession of Australia (by Command) (CP 145), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

5Portugal (No. 1) 2019

Agreement, done at Lisbon on 12 June 2019, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Portuguese Republic regarding the Participation in Local Elections of Nationals of each State Resident in the Other's Territory (by Command) (CP 142), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

6Protection of Wrecks

Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1068), dated 1 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

Other papers

7Budget Responsibility and National Audit

Report and Accounts of Office for Budget Responsibility for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2191) (John Glen)

8Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Government Response to the Twelfth Report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Session 2017–19, on the draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

9Charities

Accounts of the Official Custodian for Charities for 2018– 19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2255) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

10Energy

Report and Accounts of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2425) (Secretary Greg Clark)

11Finance

Second Report of the Office of Tax Simplification on Inheritance Tax Review: Simplifying the design of Inheritance Tax (by Act) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

12Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of Great Britain-China Centre for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2439) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(2) Report and Accounts of HM Treasury for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2495) (Robert Jenrick)

(3) Report and Accounts of Oil and Gas Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2334) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(4) Report and Accounts of Rural Payments Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2316) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(5) Report and Account of the Charity Commission for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2318) (Jesse Norman)

(6) Report and Accounts of the Legal Aid Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2335) (Secretary David Gauke)

(7) Report and Accounts of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2317) (Jesse Norman)

(8) Report and Accounts of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2360) (Jesse Norman)

(9) Report and Accounts of UK Space Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2258) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(10) Report and Accounts of UK Statistics Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2115) (Jesse Norman)

13Justice (Northern Ireland)

Report and Accounts of Public Prosecution Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Northern Ireland) (by Act), to be printed (HC 2288) (The Attorney General)

14Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders

Report of the Director of Legal Aid Casework for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2290) (Secretary David Gauke)

15National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

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

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

(4) Report and Accounts of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(5) Report and Accounts of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(6) Report and Accounts of East London NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(7) Report and Accounts of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(8) Report and Accounts of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(9) Report and Accounts of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

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

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

(12) Report and Accounts of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

16Natural Environment and Rural Communities

Report and Accounts of Natural England for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2315) (Secretary Michael Gove)

17Pensions

Report and Accounts of the Pension Protection Fund for 2018– 19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2158) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

18Planning

National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure: A framework document for planning decisions on nationally significat infrastructure (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

19Police

State of Policing: Annual Assessment Report of Policing in England and Wales (by Act) (Clerk of the House)

20Prosecution of Offences

Report and Accounts of the Crown Prosecution Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2286) (Jesse Norman)

21Treasury

Report and Accounts of UK Government Investments Limited, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Command) (CP 120) (John Glen)

22Women and Equalities

Annual progress report on LGBT Action Plan (by Command) (CP 115) (Penny Mordaunt)

Withdrawn papers

23Local Government

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Stockport Town Centre West Mayoral Development Corporation (Establishment) Order 2019 (laid 26 June)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 3) Bill

The Speaker has certified that the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 3) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

 

Prepared 4 July 2019