House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 23 July 2019

No. 335

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

2Urgent Questions: (1) Personal Independence Payments: Supreme Court ruling (Justin Tomlinson)

(2) Decriminalisation of abortion (Jackie Doyle-Price)

3Low Carbon Domestic Heating Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir David Amess, supported by Ian Austin, Mr Adrian Bailey, Sir Graham Brady, Tom Brake, Maria Caulfield, Mr Roger Godsiff, Zac Goldsmith, John Grogan, Tim Loughton, Sarah Newton and Alex Sobel, presented a Bill to make provision about low carbon domestic heating systems.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 427).

4Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 428).

5Tibet (Reciprocal Access): 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 Secretary of State to report annually on restrictions on access by UK nationals to Tibet in comparison with other regions of China; to make provision to deny persons involved in imposing such restrictions permission to enter the UK; and for connected purposes;

That Tim Loughton, Chris Law, Sir Peter Bottomley, Jim Shannon, Kerry McCarthy, Christine Jardine, Jonathan Edwards, Mike Gapes, Maria Caulfield, Catherine West, Fiona Bruce and Marion Fellows present the Bill.

Tim Loughton accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 429).

6Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Resolved, That the draft Cableway Installations (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 2 July, be approved.—(Michael Ellis.)

7Electoral Commission

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint Rob Vincent CBE as an Electoral Commissioner with effect from 1 January 2020 for the period ending 31 December 2023.—(Mel Stride.)

8Nationality

Resolved, That the draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 2 May, be approved.—(Caroline Nokes.)

9Body image and mental health

Resolved, That this House has considered body image and mental health.—(Jackie Doyle-Price.)

10Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of Tonbridge and Malling relating to Stonecastle Farm Quarry, Kent was presented and read by Tom Tugendhat.

(2) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to Windrush was presented and read by Dawn Butler.

11Adjournment

Subject: Provision of lower limb wound care (Ann Clwyd)

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

Adjourned at 4.36 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

12National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill

The Lords agree to the National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill without amendment.

13Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill

The Lords agree to the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill without amendment.

General Committees: Reports

14Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill Committee

Adrian Bailey (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.

15Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [Lords] Committee

Sir Gary Streeter (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 as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 430).

Reports from Select Committees

16Backbench Business Committee

Transcript of representations made on Tuesday 23 July, to be published (Ian Mearns).

17Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

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

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

(3) Correspondence with the Chairman, Competition and Markets Authority relating to digital markets: Written evidence, to be published

(Rachel Reeves).

18Defence Committee

Correspondence with the Minister for Defence Procurement relating to Exception PCB in the F-35 supply chain: Written evidence, to be published (Dr Julian Lewis).

19Education Committee

Accountability hearings: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 341) (Robert Halfon).

20Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2079);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Countryside and environmental stewardship schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2436);

(4) Plastic food and drink packaging: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2080);

(5) Rural broadband and digital only services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2223)

(Neil Parish).

21Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Climate change and biodiversity: one-off session: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2563);

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

(3) Net zero government: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2125);

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

(Mary Creagh).

22Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 372) (Hilary Benn).

23Foreign Affairs Committee

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

(2) Autocracies and UK foreign policy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1948);

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

(4) Finding a diplomatic route: European responses to irregular migration: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1903)

(Tom Tugendhat).

24International Development Committee

(1) Tackling violence against aid workers: Fourteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 2008);

(2) UK aid for combating climate change: Government Response to the Eleventh Report of the Committee: Twelfth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2589);             

(3) New Secretary of State’s priorities: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2364);

(4) Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1973)

(Stephen Twigg). 

25Justice Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Justice relating to a quantitative evaluation report on the Ministry of Justice electronic location monitoring pilot: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice relating to reform of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Pre-legislative scrutiny: Draft personal injury discount rate legislation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 374);

(5) Prison Population 2022: Planning for the Future: Written evidence, to be published (HC 483);

(6) Transforming rehabilitation: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2526)

(Robert Neill).

26Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) The Role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Authorising the Use of Military Force:

(i) Twentieth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1891);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1891);

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

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

(4) The Government’s management of major projects: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1631);

(5) The Statistics Board Main Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Bernard Jenkin).

27Treasury Committee 

Disputing Tax: Thirty-fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1914) (Nicky Morgan).

28Welsh Affairs Committee

Prison provision in Wales:

(i) Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 2584);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 2584)

(David T C Davies).

 

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))

1UK trade and investment strategy

Resolved, That this House has considered UK trade and investment strategy.—(Julia Lopez.)

2Roadside recovery vehicles and the use of red lights

Resolved, That this House has considered roadside recovery vehicles and the use of red lights.—(Tracey Crouch.)

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

3Effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service

Resolved, That this House has considered the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service.—(Martyn Day.)

4Early release of Vanessa George from prison

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of the early release of Vanessa George from prison.—(Luke Pollard.)

5Improving transport links in Nottinghamshire

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of improving transport links in Nottinghamshire.—(Ben Bradley.)

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

Adjourned at 5.27 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Draft Import and Export Licences (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Representation of the People)

Draft European Parliamentary Elections Etc. (Repeal, Revocation, Amendment and Saving Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr David Lidington)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Immigration

Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations (S.I., 2019, No. 1155), dated 22 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

4Social Security

Universal Credit (Managed Migration and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (S.R. (N.I.), 2019, No. 152), dated 22 July 2019 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Alok Sharma)

Other papers

5Energy

Statement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Funding Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2528) (Secretary Greg Clark)

6Enterprise

Accounts of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2520) (Clerk of the House)

7Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of the Insolvency Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2327) (Secretary Greg Clark)

(2) Report and Accounts of the National Crime Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2397) (Jesse Norman)

(3) Report and Accounts of the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General for Scotland for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2399) (Jesse Norman)

(4) Report and Accounts of The National Archives for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2401) (Jesse Norman)

(5) Report and Accounts of the United Kingdom Debt Management Office and the Debt Management Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2353) (Clerk of the House)

8Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Public Bodies)

Report and Accounts of The Housing Ombudsman for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 2163) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

9Human Fertilisation and Embryology

Report and Accounts of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2498) (Clerk of the House)

10National Lottery etc.

Report and Financial Statements of the British Film Institute Group and Lottery for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2534) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

11Planning and Compulsory Purchase

Report by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the review of performance in complying with statutory timetables for planning decisions (by Act) (Secretary James Brokenshire)

12Police and Criminal Evidence

(1) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C and H) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1157), dated 22 July 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Revised Code of Practice for the Detention, Treatment and Questioning of Persons by Police Officers (Code C) (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(3) Revised Code of Practice in connection with: the detention, treatment and questioning by police officers of persons in police detention under Section 41 of, and Schedule 8 to, the Terrorism Act 2000; and the treatment and questioning by police officers of detained persons in respect of whom an authorisation to question after charge has been given under Section 22 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Code H) (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 16 July 2019
Under Papers Laid, item 9 should have read:

Museums and Galleries
Report and Accounts of the Natural History Museum for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2356) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

Thursday 18 July 2019
Under Papers Laid, item 31 should have read:

Gangmasters (Licencing)
Report and Accounts of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority for 2017–18, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2486) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

and item 42 should have read:

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction
Report and Accounts of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2428) (The Speaker)

Monday 22 July 2019
Under Papers Laid, paragraph 10 of item 19 should not have appeared.

 

 

Prepared 23 July 2019