House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 25 July 2019

No. 337

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(2) the right hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners, the right hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission and the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Statement: Priorities for Government (The Prime Minister)

4Speaker's Statement: Select committee elections

5Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.—(Jo Churchill.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.

6Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of Penkridge and Staffordshire relating to open countryside in Penkridge and the Bloor Homes Appeal decision was presented and read by Jeremy Lefroy.

(2) A public petition from staff and pupils of Godwin Junior School, Forest Gate, relating to better air quality was presented and read by Lyn Brown.

7Adjournment

Subject: Treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (Sir John Hayes)

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

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until Tuesday 3 September

(Resolution, 24 June).

Other Proceedings

Public petitions

8Public Petitions

(1) A public petition from the residents of the constituency of Gloucester relating to UK bid to host UN Climate Conference 2020 was presented by Richard Graham.

(2) A public petition from the residents of Boothstown relating to Greater Manchester Spacial Framework was presented by Barbara Keeley.

Reports from Select Committees

9Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 5 September in the Chamber and Tuesday 10 September in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns).

10Home Affairs Committee

(1) Domestic abuse: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1015);

(2) Windrush children: Written evidence, to be published (HC 990)

(Yvette Cooper).

11Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1943);

(2) Correspondence to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice relating to Feltham ‘A’ Young Offender Institution: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Immigration detention: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1484)

(Ms Harriet Harman).

12Justice Committee

(1) Correspondence between Ministry of Justice and Department for Work and Pensions regarding a national partnership agreement: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Chair of the Legal Services Board relating to LSB approval of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice concerning reforms to the regime for disclosure of criminal records: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Neill).

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))

1Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983

Resolved, That this House has considered the reform of the Mental Health Act 1983.—(Neil Coyle.)

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

Adjourned at 4.13 pm until Tuesday 3 September

(Resolution, 24 June).

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

(1) Draft Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa Villiers)

(2) Draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products and Common Agricultural Policy (Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa Villiers)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Arms and Ammunition

Firearms (Fees) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1169), dated 22 July 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Other papers

3Children and Social Work

Report and Accounts of Social Work England for the period 1 September 2018 – 31 March 2019, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2447) (Nadhim Zahawi)

4Crime and Disorder

Report and Accounts of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2487) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

5Criminal Injuries Compensation

Report and Accounts of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2207) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

6Criminal Justice and Court Services

Report and Accounts of Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2292) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

7Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2403) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Report and Accounts of NHS Pension Scheme for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2406) (Jesse Norman)

8Government Trading Funds

(1) Report and Accounts of the Patent Office for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2458) (Secretary Andrea Leadsom)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Royal Mint Trading Fund for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 2358) (Clerk of the House)

9National Health Service

Assessment of the NHS Commissioning Board for 2017–18 and 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

10Public Service Pensions

Explanatory Memorandum to the Police Pensions (Employer Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1049) (laid 28 June 2019) (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

11Standards

Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards for 2018–19 (by Standing Order), to be printed (HC 2559) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn papers

12Government Trading Funds

Report and Accounts of the Patent Office for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (HC 2458) (laid 16 July 2019)

13Public Service Pensions

Explanatory Memorandum to the Police Pensions (Employer Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1049) (laid 28 June 2019)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83 , and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instruments relate exclusively to England and Wales and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Early Release on Licence) Order 2019

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Legal Aid for Separated Children) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2019

 

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83 , and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2019

 

CORRECTION

Wednesday 24 July 2019

The following should have appeared at the end of the Votes and Proceedings: 

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Proxy Voting for Parental Absence

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy for parental absence and the Resolution of the House of 28 January, that Mark Pritchard is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on his behalf, starting on Monday 2 September 2019 and finishing on Friday 13 September 2019. The nominated proxy is Mr Charles Walker.

 

 

Prepared 25 July 2019