House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 24 July 2019

No. 336

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Royal Assent

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

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019

National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019

Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019

2Changes to Standing Orders (Private Business)

Ordered, That the new Standing Order relating to Private Business stated in the Schedule be made.—(Chairman of Ways and Means.)

SCHEDULE

118A Power of Committee of Selection to sit when House adjourned

(1) The Committee of Selection shall have leave to sit at any time on any day on which the House sits.

(2) On days on which the House does not sit, the Committee of Selection may sit only with the leave of the Chairman of Ways and Means, the grant of which shall be entered in the formal minutes of the Committee; and no notice of a meeting on a day on which the House does not sit may be given unless accompanied by a notice of the grant of such leave.

3Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Scotland

(2) the Prime Minister

4Urgent Questions: (1) British Steel (Secretary Greg Clark)

(2) Draft Historical Abuse Bill: Northern Ireland (John Penrose)

(3) Feltham A Young Offenders Institution (Edward Argar)

(4) TOEIC: overseas students (Caroline Nokes)

5Dockless Bicycles (Regulation): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to give powers to local authorities to regulate dockless bicycle-sharing schemes; and for connected purposes;

That Daniel Zeichner, Ruth Cadbury, Andrew Selous, Andy Slaughter, Huw Merriman, Kerry McCarthy, Alex Sobel and Alison Thewliss present the Bill.

Daniel Zeichner accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 431).

6Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Legislative Grand Committee (England)

The House resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England) (Order, 24 June).  

(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England))

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Order, 24 June).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Jo Churchill reported, That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) had gone through the Bill and made no amendment.

7Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Consideration of the Bill, not amended in Legislative Grand Committee (England)

Amendment 1 moved, in Clause 1, page 1, line 13, at end to insert:

'(3A) The Secretary of State must issue a report to the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on any lease granted in reliance on subsection (1) to businesses or individuals based in Scotland, within four weeks of the lease being granted.'.—(Patrick Grady.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment by leave withdrawn.

8Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Report of the Legislative Grand Committee (England) (Standing Order No. 83M(6))

The House resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England) (Standing Order No. 83M(3)).

(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England))

Resolved, That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) consents to the Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords], not amended in the Legislative Grand Committee (England).—(Jo Churchill.)

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the decision of the Committee (Standing Order No. 83M(6)).

Jo Churchill reported, That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) has consented to the Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords].

9Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Mr Robert Goodwill signified Queen's consent, so far as Her Majesty's interest is concerned.

Bill read the third time, and passed.

10Role and sufficiency of youth services

Resolved, That this House has considered the role and sufficiency of youth services.—(Mims Davies.)

11Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to a ceasefire in Yemen was presented and read by Keith Vaz.

(2) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to a ceasefire in Yemen was presented and read by Alison Thewliss.

(3) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to a ceasefire in Yemen was presented and read by Jim Shannon.

(4) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to a ceasefire in Yemen was presented and read by Stephen Twigg.

(5) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to a ceasefire in Yemen was presented and read by Douglas Chapman.

(6) A public petition from residents of Dunfermline and West Fife constituency relating to the driving test centre in Dunfermline was presented and read by Douglas Chapman.

(7) A public petition from the community of Wingate Primary School relating to road safety outside Wingate Primary School, Durham, was presented and read by Phil Wilson.

12Adjournment

Subject: Water safety and tampering with life-saving equipment (Alison Thewliss)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.

At 7.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.

 

Adjourned at 7.12 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Reports from Select Committees

13Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee   

(1) BBC Annual Report 2018‒19 and TV licences for over-75s: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2432);

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

(3) Disinformation: Part of written evidence, to be published (HC 2204)

(Damian Collins).

14Exiting the European Union (Committee on) 

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

15International Trade Committee

(1) UK investment policy: Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 998);

(2) No deal: impacts for trade with non-EU countries: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 2507);

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to no deal preparations: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to parliamentary oversight of future free trade agreements: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the tariff rate quotas in the UK-Chile agreement: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Trade in services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1776)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

16Liaison Committee

Correspondence with Rt Hon Boris Johnson relating to accountability to Parliament: Written evidence, to be published (Dr Sarah Wollaston).

17Standards (Committee on)

Mr Geoffrey Cox:

(i) Eighth Report, with appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 2591);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 2591)

(Kate Green).

18Treasury Committee

(1) The Work of the Financial Conduct Authority: Thirty-fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 2594);

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

(3) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the government’s approach to publishing performance data: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of Investment Companies relating to Woodford update: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Director General of the National Crime Agency relating to Bank Signature Fraud: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury relating to Electric Charge Points: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary to HM Revenue and Customs relating to Estimates: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury relating to the Spending Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury relating to Estimates: Written evidence, to be published;

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

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

(12) The work of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2239)

(Nicky Morgan).

19Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Pension costs and transparency: Twenty-ninth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1476);

(2) Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Thirtieth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1772);

(3) Executive pensions: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 2268);

(4) The work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1790);

(5) Benefit sanctions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 955);

(6) Correspondence from the General Secretary, FDA, relating to remuneration of senior DWP officials: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work relating to publication of consultation on proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Justice and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Families, Housing and Child Maintenance relating to the National Partnership Agreement: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary relating to remuneration of senior DWP officials: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Defined benefit pension schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 579);

(11) PIP and ESA assessments: Written evidence, to be published (HC 355);

(12) Spending review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2169);

(13) Support for the bereaved: Written evidence, to be published (HC 2023);

(14) Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 336)

(Frank Field).

20Women and Equalities Committee

(1) UK Government response to the Eighth Report of the Women and Equalities Committee: Abortion law in Northern Ireland: Tenth Special Report, to be printed (HC 2595)

(2) Gender Sensitive Parliament (House of Commons): Written evidence, to be published (HC 2267);

(3) Mental health of men and boys: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1721);

(4) Preparations for the 2021 Census: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1909);

(5) Work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission: Written evidence, to be published (HC 357);

(6) Correspondence from the Equality and Human Rights Commission relating to NDAs and the Commission’s investigation powers: Written evidence, to be published  

(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))

1Local housing allowance and homelessness

Resolved, That this House has considered local housing allowance and homelessness.—(Mr Virendra Sharma.)

2Step-free access at Flitwick station

Resolved, That this House has considered step-free access at Flitwick station.—(Ms Nadine Dorries.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.26 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Female offender strategy: one year on

Resolved, That this House has considered the female offender strategy: one year on.—(Kate Green.)

4Workplace deaths in Scotland

Resolved, That this House has considered workplace deaths in Scotland.—(Hugh Gaffney.)

5Access to pension credit

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered access to pension credit.—(Chris Elmore.)

At 5.30 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standiong Order No. 10(14)).

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

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Draft Common Agricultural Policy and Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Transitional Arrangements etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

2Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Draft Human Medicines and Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jackie Doyle-Price)

3Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

4Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Draft Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

5Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 3) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1156), dated 20 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

6Road Traffic

M20 Motorway (Junctions 3 to 5) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1158), dated 20 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling)

7Safeguarding Vulnerable Group

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Specified Scottish Authority and Barred Lists) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019 (S.R. (N.I.), 2019, No. 154), dated 22 July 2019 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Other papers

8Children

Report and Accounts of the Children's Commissioner for England for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2424) (Nadhim Zahawi)

9Constitutional Reform and Governance

Report and Accounts of the Civil Service Commission for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2414) (Clerk of the House)

10Energy

Report and Accounts of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2449) (Secretary Greg Clark)

11Environment

(1) Report and Financial Statements of the Environment Agency Active Pension Fund for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2273) (Secretary Michael Gove)

(2) Report and Financial Statements of the Environment Agency Closed Pension Fund for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2274) (Secretary Michael Gove)

12Health and Social Care

Report and Accounts of the Care Quality Commission for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2479) (Caroline Dinenage)

13Immigration

Explanatory Memorandum to the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1155) (laid 23 July) (by Command) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

14Insolvency

Accounts of the Insolvency Services and Insolvency Service's Investment Account for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2522) (Clerk of the House)

15Local Government

Report and Accounts of the Valuation Tribunal Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2328) (Clerk of the House)

16National Lottery etc.

Report and Accounts of the United Kingdom Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2305) (Secretary Jeremy Wright)

17Oil and Pipelines

Accounts of the Oil and Pipelines Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2521) (Clerk of the House)

18Police

Inspection Programme and Framework of HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2502) (Clerk of the House)

19Police Reform

Report and Accounts of the Independent Office for Police Conduct for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2501) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Withdrawn papers

20Immigration

Explanatory Memorandum to the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1155) (laid 23 July)

 

Prepared 24 July 2019