House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 11 July 2019

No. 329

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for International Trade

(2) the Minister for Women and Equalities

2Urgent Question: Resignation of the UK Ambassador to the US (Sir Alan Duncan) 

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Prime Minister (Nomination) and Cabinet (Appointment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Pete Wishart, supported by Deidre Brock, Tommy Sheppard, Gavin Newlands and Patrick Grady, presented a Bill to make provision for the House of Commons to nominate the Prime Minister and approve appointments to the Cabinet; to establish the office of Acting Prime Minister; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 420).

5Backbench Business 

(1) 20 years of devolution

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered 20 years of devolution.—(Pete Wishart.)

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

Question agreed to.

(2) Leasehold reform

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House takes note of the Twelfth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, HC 1468, on Leasehold Reform and the Government’s response, CP 99; welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into the extent of any mis-selling and onerous leasehold terms; believes there is no reason why the majority of multi-occupancy residential buildings could not be held in commonhold; calls on the Government to remove the incentives for developers to build new leasehold properties; and further calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to amend onerous permission fees and ground rents in existing leases.—(Mr Clive Betts.)

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

Resolved, That this House takes note of the Twelfth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, HC 1468, on Leasehold Reform and the Government’s response, CP 99; welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into the extent of any mis-selling and onerous leasehold terms; believes there is no reason why the majority of multi-occupancy residential buildings could not be held in commonhold; calls on the Government to remove the incentives for developers to build new leasehold properties; and further calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to amend onerous permission fees and ground rents in existing leases.

6Adjournment

Subject: Centenary of GCHQ (Alex Chalk)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Iain Stewart.)

At 5.00 pm the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

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

Adjourned at 5.26 pm until Monday 15 July.

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).

7Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Small-scale Radio Multiplex and Community Digital Radio Order 2019)

Members: Anne-Marie Trevelyan discharged and John Lamont nominated in substitution. 

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 Shipbuilding Strategy

Resolved, That this House has considered the National Shipbuilding Strategy.—(Mr Kevan Jones.)

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

Adjourned at 3.09 pm until Monday 15 July.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Constitutional Law

Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alun Cairns)

2Exiting the European Union

Draft Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

3Northern Ireland

Draft Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointment Functions) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Karen Bradley)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

Aviation Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1098), dated 8 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

5Sports Grounds and Sporting Events

Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1116), dated 10 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mims Davies)

Other papers

6Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Report and Accounts of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 2152) (Secretary Michael Gove)

7Bank of England

Financial Stability Report by the Financial Policy Committee: July 2019 (by Act) (John Glen)

8Care

(1) Report and Accounts of Health Education England for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2212) (Stephen Hammond)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Health Research Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2427) (Caroline Dinenage)

9Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise)

Report of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Greg Clark)

10Coroners and Justice

Report of the Sentencing Council for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary David Gauke)

11Financial Services and Markets

Report and Accounts of the Financial Ombudsman Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2107) (John Glen)

12Gambling

Report and Accounts of the Gambling Commission for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2440) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

13Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of Animal and Plant Health Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2361) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Report and Accounts of Public Health England for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2465) (Seema Kennedy)

(3) Report and Accounts of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2386) (Jesse Norman)

(4) Report and Accounts of the Department for International Development for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2390) (Jesse Norman)

(5) Report and Accounts of the Department for International Development Overseas Superannuation for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2404) (Jesse Norman)

(6) Report and Accounts of the Department for International Trade for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2229) (Jesse Norman)

(7) Report and Accounts of the Department of Health and Social Care for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2344) (Jesse Norman)

(8) Report and Accounts of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2312) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

(9) Report and Accounts of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2393) (Jesse Norman)

(10) Report and Accounts of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and JNCC Support Co for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 2382) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(11) Report and Accounts of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2369) (Jesse Norman)

(12) Report and Accounts of the Office of the Public Guardian for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2451) (Secretary David Gauke)

(13) Report and Accounts of the Pensions Advisory Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 2210) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

(14) Report and Accounts of The Planning Inspectorate for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2412) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

(15) Report and Accounts of Wilton Park for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2373) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

(16) Report of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2446) (Elizabeth Truss)

14Government Trading Funds

(1) Report and Accounts of HM Land Registry for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2259) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2484) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

15Health and Social Care

Report and Accounts of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2341) (Seema Kennedy)

16House of Commons

Report of the Independent Inquiry by Gemma White QC into Bullying and Harassment of MPs’ Parliamentary Staff, to be printed (HC 2206) (Clerk of the House)

17Housing and Regeneration

Report and Accounts of Homes England for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2503) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

18Immigration and Asylum

Report and Accounts of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2489) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

19Inquiries

The Anthony Grainger Inquiry: Report into the death of Anthony Grainger (by Act), to be printed (HC 2354) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

20Local Government Finance

(1) Levy Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2340) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

(2) Main Non-Domestic Rating Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2339) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

21Museums and Galleries

(1) Report and Accounts of the British Museum for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2320) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

(2) Report and Accounts of the National Maritime Museum for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2410) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

(3) Report and Accounts of the Victoria and Albert Museum for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2350) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

22National Health Service

(1) Consolidated NHS provider accounts for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2376) (Stephen Hammond)

(2) Report and Accounts of NHS Commissioning Board for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2293) (Stephen Hammond)

(3) Report and Accounts of NHS Resolution for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2371) (Seema Kennedy)

(4) Report and Accounts of NHS Trust Development Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2346) (Stephen Hammond)

23National Loans

Report and Accounts of the Public Works Loan Board for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2349) (Elizabeth Truss)

24National Lottery etc.

Report and Accounts of the National Lottery Distribution Fund Investment Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2355) (Clerk of the House)

25Northern Ireland (Sentences)

Report of the Sentence Review Commissioners for 2018–19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 2471) (Secretary Karen Bradley)

26Pensions

Report and Accounts of the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2157) (Secretary Amber Rudd)

27Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 56(1B) of that Act, dated 10 July 2019, in support of Defence Activity Other Than Operations (by Act) (Mark Lancaster)

28Social Security Administration

Report and Accounts of the National Insurance Fund Investment Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act) (John Glen)

 

Prepared 11 July 2019