House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 9 July 2019

No. 327

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

2Tin Mining Subsidence: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Coal Authority to undertake remedial works on properties with subsidence damage as a result of tin mining; to make provision for the Coal Authority to make compensation payments in lieu of such works; and for connected purposes;

That George Eustice, Derek Thomas, Sarah Newton, Scott Mann, Steve Double, Mrs Sheryll Murray and Sir Gary Streeter present the Bill.

George Eustice accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 418).

3Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, 8 July).

(In the Committee)

New Clause NC1—(Conor McGinn)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

Since it was four hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on new Clauses and new Schedules in Committee of the whole House relating to abortion, marriage or civil partnership, historical institutional abuse, and pensions of the kind mentioned in paragraph 28 of the Stormont House Agreement (victims’ pensions) to a conclusion (Order, 8 July).

The following Questions were put forthwith:

(1) That new Clause NC1 be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 427

Ayes: 383 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Nick Smith)

Noes: 73 (Tellers: Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Gavin Robinson)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) That new Clause NC1 be added to the Bill (Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question already proposed).

Question agreed to.

(3) That new Clause NC2 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Tony Lloyd.)

Question agreed to.

(4) That new Clause NC6 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Tony Lloyd.)

Question agreed to.

(5) That new Clause NC10 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Stella Creasy.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 428

Ayes: 332 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Nick Smith)

Noes: 99 (Tellers: Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Gavin Robinson)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

Clause 3 (Progress report)

Amendment 14 made.

Since it was six hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair put the Questions necessary to bring the remaining proceedings to a conclusion (Order, 8 July).

The following Questions were put forthwith.

(1) That Amendment 6 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Dr Julian Lewis.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 429

Ayes: 308 (Tellers: Matt Warman, Michelle Donelan)

Noes: 228 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Nick Smith)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) That Amendment 7 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Sir Michael Fallon.)

Question agreed to.

(3) That Amendment 9 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Diana Johnson.)

Question agreed to.

(4) That Amendment 10 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Tony Lloyd.)

Question agreed to.

(5) That Amendment 12 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Tony Lloyd.)

Question agreed to.

(6) That Amendment 15 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 430

Ayes: 294 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Nick Smith)

Noes: 293 (Tellers: Matt Warman, Michelle Donelan)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(7) That Amendment 18 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Nigel Dodds.)

Question agreed to.

(8) That Amendment 19 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Nigel Dodds.)

Question agreed to.

(9) That Amendment 21 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Nigel Dodds.)

Question agreed to.

(10) That Amendment 22 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Nigel Dodds.)

Question agreed to.

(11) That Amendment 16 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 431

Ayes: 289 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Nick Smith)

Noes: 292 (Tellers: Matt Warman, Michelle Donelan)

Question accordingly negatived.

(12) That Amendment 17 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Mr Dominic Grieve.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 432

Ayes: 289 (Tellers: Chris Elmore, Nick Smith)

Noes: 293 (Tellers: Matt Warman, Michelle Donelan)

Question accordingly negatived.

(13) That Clause 3, as amended, and Clause 4 stand part of the Bill (Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded).

Question agreed to.

(14) That new Clause NC20 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Fiona Bruce.)

Question agreed to.

(15) That new Clause NC21 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Fiona Bruce.)

Question agreed to.

Bill, as amended, to be reported (Order, 8 July).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Iain Stewart reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made Amendments.

4Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Consideration and Third Reading

No amendments on Consideration.

Since it was more than six hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Deputy Speaker put the Question necessary to bring the remaining proceedings to a conclusion (Order, 8 July).

Question, That the Bill be read the third time, put forthwith and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

5Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of Chipping Barnet constituency relating to fields at Whalebones in Barnet was presented and read by Theresa Villiers.

(2) A public petition from residents of North Ayrshire and Arran relating to Lizanne Zietsman, Isle of Arran was presented and read by Patricia Gibson.

(3) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to Hull Paragon Station gate was presented and read by Emma Hardy.

6Adjournment

Subject: Intentional unauthorised development and the planning system (Sir Oliver Heald)

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

Adjourned at 8.43 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Reports from Select Committees

7Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Energy Efficiency: building towards net zero:

(i) Twenty-first Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1730);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1730);

(2) Clean Growth Strategy and international climate change targets: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 871);

(3) The safety of electrical goods in the UK: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2468)

(Rachel Reeves).

8Defence Committee

(1) Shifting the Goalposts? Defence Expenditure and the 2% Pledge: An Update: Twentieth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2527);

(2) Fairness without Fear: The work of the Service Complaints Ombudsman: Sixteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1889);

(3) Correspondence with the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service relating to representation on the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Defence People and Veterans relating to the response to the Strategy for our Veterans consultation: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP and Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP in relation to Defence priorities: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Minister of State for the Armed Forces relating to the closure of the Defence Technical Officer Engineer Entry Scheme and the Defence Sixth Form College, Welbeck: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Domestic threat of drones: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2117)

(Dr Julian Lewis).

9Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Channel 4 Annual Report 2018: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2205);

(2) Reality TV: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2203)

(Damian Collins).

10Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Invasive species: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2129);

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

(Mary Creagh).

11Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Finding a diplomatic route: European responses to irregular migration: Part of the oral evidence, and written evidence, to be published (HC 1903);

(2) FCO secure communications and handling of classified information: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2541)

(Tom Tugendhat).

12Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Work of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 523);

(2) Government review of NHS overseas visitor charging: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2330);

(3) NMC and Furness General Hospital: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1350);

(4) Prison health: Written evidence, to be published (HC 962)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

13Home Affairs Committee

(1) The Macpherson Report: twenty years on: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1829);

(2) Islamophobia: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1828)

(Yvette Cooper).

14Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Implications of the Waste Strategy for local authorities: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2071);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Housing relating to the appointment of the Chair of the Regulator of Social Housing: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

15International Development Committee

(1) UK’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Voluntary National Review:

(i) Twelfth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1732);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1732);

(2) DFID’s work on disability-inclusive development: Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1880);

(3) Correspondence from the Department for International Development: Written evidence, to be published

(Stephen Twigg).

16Justice Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice relating to the review of marriage ceremonies law: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from Lord Keen of Elie QC, Ministry of Justice, on the whiplash reform programme—minors and protected parties: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Justice relating to Serious Fraud Office investigations of Serco and G4S government contracts: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Ministry of Justice relating to the Ministry of Justice Main Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2094)

(Robert Neill).

17Petitions 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).

18Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Governance of Official Statistics: redefining the dual role of the UK Statistics Authority and re-evaluating the Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007: Eighteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1820);

(2) The Government’s management of major projects: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1631)

(Sir Bernard Jenkin). 

19Science and Technology Committee

(1) Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2021);

(2) Commercial genomics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2020);

(3) UK telecommunications infrastructure: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2200)

(Norman Lamb).

20Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) The relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments:

(i) Government Response to the Eighth Report of the Committee: Seventh Special Report, to be printed (HC 2532);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1586);

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

(Pete Wishart).

21Standards (Committee on)

(1) Sanctions: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2179);

(2) Correspondence with the Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on MPs’ outside interests: Written evidence, to be published

(Kate Green).

22Treasury Committee

(1) Consumers' access to financial services: Government Response to the Twenty-ninth Report of the Committee: Thirteenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1642); 

(2) IT failures in the financial services sector: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1766);

(3) Correspondence between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords relating to the Retail Price Index: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of Interactive Investor relating to the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs relating to Making Tax Digital: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Decarbonisation and green finance—the economic opportunity: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2233);

(7) Economic crime: Written evidence, to be published (HC 940);

(8) Motability: Written evidence, to be published (HC 847);

(9) The work of the Financial Conduct Authority: Written evidence, to be published (HC 475);

(10) The work of the Financial Ombudsman Service: Written evidence, to be published (HC 703)

(Nicky Morgan).

23Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) City Deals and Growth Deals in Wales: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2095);

(2) S4C review: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1207)

(David T C Davies).

24Work and Pensions Committee

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

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))

1Government support for active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered Government support for active travel and local walking and cycling infrastructure plans.—(Robert Courts.)

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)).

At 11.00 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

2Regulation of online sales of electrical products

Resolved, That this House has considered the regulation of online sales of electrical products.—(Carolyn Harris.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.29 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Immigration detention of survivors of trafficking and modern slavery

Resolved, That this House has considered the immigration detention of survivors of trafficking and modern slavery.—(Jess Phillips.)

4Borrowing powers for devolved administrations

Resolved, That this House has considered borrowing powers for devolved administrations.—(Luke Graham.)

5Future of the UK steel industry

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the future of the UK steel industry.—(Nic Dakin.)

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)).

The sitting was suspended between 4.57 pm and 5.28 pm for divisions in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered the future of the UK steel industry.

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

Adjourned at 6.00 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Environmental Protection

Persistent Organic Pollutants (Various Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1099), dated 9 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Social Work

Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) (Social Workers) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1094), dated 8 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

Other papers

3Financial Services and Markets

Report and Accounts of the Financial Conduct Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2415) (John Glen)

4Financial Services (Banking Reform)

Report and Accounts of the Payment Systems Regulator Limited for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2323) (John Glen)

5Health and Social Care

Report and Accounts of the Health and Social Care Information Centre for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2333) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

6National Health Service

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

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

(3) Report and Accounts of NHS Blood and Transplant for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2301) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

(4) Report and Accounts of North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

7Prison

Report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales for 2018–19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 2469) (Secretary David Gauke)

 

Prepared 9 July 2019