House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 16 October 2019

No. 3

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Queen’s Speech (Motion for an Address) (day three)

Debate resumed (Order, 15 October).

Question again proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Subject: Public services

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

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

2Deferred Divisions

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the motion in the name of Secretary Julian Smith relating to section 3(2) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

3Section 3(2) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019

Resolved, That this House has considered the Report pursuant to section 3(5) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019, which was laid before this House on Monday 14 October.—(Mr Robin Walker.)

4Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of Trafford relating to the Kashmir dispute was presented and read by Kate Green.

(2) A public petition from residents of Linlithgow and East Falkirk relating to the insolvency of London Capital and Finance was presented and read by Martyn Day.

(3) A public petition from residents of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill relating to University Hospital Monklands was presented and read by Hugh Gaffney.

(4) A public petition from students of Ysgol Dina Bran, Clwyd South relating to single use plastics in schools was presented and read by Susan Elan Jones.

5Adjournment

Subject: Future of the Portishead Railway (Dr Liam Fox)

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

Adjourned at 9.01 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Reports from Select Committees

6Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) The work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 71);

(2) Administration of football clubs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 72)

(Damian Collins).

7Education Committee

Special educational needs and disabilities: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 20) (Robert Halfon).

8Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill: Government Response to the Fourteenth Report of the Committee, Session 2017­–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 95);

(2) Beef prices: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 53);

(3) Agriculture: achieving net zero emissions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 55);

(4) Coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change: Written evidence, to be published (HC 56);

(5) Environment Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 172);

(6) Peatland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 57);

(7) Puppy smuggling: Written evidence, to be published (HC 54)

(Neil Parish).

9European Scrutiny Committee

(1) First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 16-i);

(2) Post-Brexit scrutiny of EU law and policy: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 17);

(3) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 16)

(Sir William Cash).

10Exiting the European Union (Committee on)

The progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 35) (Hilary Benn).

11Home Affairs Committee

Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to refugee family reunion and the Dublin III Regulations: Written evidence, to be published (Yvette Cooper).

12Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System relating to modern methods of construction: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Housing relating to planning policy and waste incineration: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Progress on devolution in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 26)

(Mr Clive Betts).

13Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of association: threats to MPs:

(i) First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 37);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 37);

(2) Good Character Requirements: Draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019 - Second Report: Government Response to the Twentieth Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 120);

(3) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to the right to work of asylum seekers: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs relating to vulnerable British national children in refugee and internally displaced persons camps in Syria and Iraq: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister for Europe and the Americas relating to the Gibraltar Tax Treaty: Written evidence, to be published

(Ms Harriet Harman).

14International Development Committee

(1) Follow-up: sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 111);

(2) Correspondence from the Department for International Development relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit 2019: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Department for International Trade relating to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique: Written evidence, to be published

(Stephen Twigg).

15International Trade Committee

(1) UK investment policy: Government Response to the Seventh Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 126);

(2) The work of the Department for International Trade: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 123);

(3) Trade and the environment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 171);

(4) UK trade with China: Written evidence, to be published (HC 125);

(5) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Trade Policy relating to the establishment of a Transitional Protection Measure: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(7) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs relating to a trade agreement with Lebanon: Written evidence, to be published

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

16Justice Committee

(1) The work of the Lord Chancellor: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 41);

(2) Ageing prison population: Written evidence, to be published (HC 159);

(3) Children and young people in custody: Written evidence, to be published (HC 43);

(4) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Neill).

17Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) Education funding in Northern Ireland: Government Response to the Ninth Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 174);

(2) Organised crime gangs in Northern Ireland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 184);

(3) Consultation on implementation of the Stormont House Agreement: Written evidence, to be published (HC 185);

(4) Tourism in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 186)

(Simon Hoare).

18Procedure Committee

(1) Evaluation of pilot arrangements for allocating Estimates day debates: Written evidence, to be published (HC 135);

(2) Exiting the European Union: scrutiny of delegated legislation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 195);

(3) Proxy voting: review of pilot arrangements: Written evidence, to be published (HC 134);

(4) Voting procedure in the House of Commons: Written evidence, to be published (HC 136)

(Sir Charles Walker).

19Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Transforming courts and tribunals: progress review: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 27);

(2) BBC pay strategy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 196);

(3) Challenges in using data across Government: Written evidence, to be published (HC 197);

(4) Correspondence with the European Court of Auditors relating to the European Court of Auditors Annual Report 2018: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with HM Treasury relating to public service pensions and the impact of the McCloud judgment: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors: Written evidence, to be published (HC 198);

(7) Network Rail’s sale of railway arches: Written evidence, to be published (HC 199);     

(8) NHS Property Services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 200);

(9) Public cost of decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure: Written evidence, to be published (HC 201)

(Meg Hillier).  

20Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit:

(i) Government Response to the Ninth Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 47);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 192);

(2) The work of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 46);

(3) Problem drug use in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 44);

(4) Welfare policy in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 45)

(Pete Wishart).

21Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

First Report, to be printed (HC 65-i) (Jessica Morden).

22Transport Committee

(1) Bus services in England outside London: Government Response to the Ninth Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 110);

(2) Priorities of the new Secretary of State for Transport: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 58);

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State relating to the effects on disabled people of modes of train operation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the Airline Insolvency Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Road safety: young and novice drivers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 61)

(Lilian Greenwood).

23Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Health and social care and LGBT communities: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 94);

(2) Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 188)

(Mrs Maria Miller).

24Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Bereavement Support Payment: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 85);

(2) Universal Credit and “survival sex”: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 83);

(3) Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Government Response to the Thirtieth Report of the Committee, Session 2017-19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 102);

(4) The work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 50);

(5) Carillion: Written evidence, to be published (HC 80);

(6) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Work and Pensions) relating to the use of Kofax Capture software: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Chief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority relating to the refusal of the High Court to sanction a Part VII Transfer of annuities from Prudential to Rothesay Life: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence with the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion relating to state pension age complaints and the Independent Case Examiner: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Defined benefit pension schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 78);

(10) Executive pensions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 97);

(11) Pension costs and transparency: Written evidence, to be published (HC 76);

(12) Spending Review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 77);

(13) Support for the bereaved: Written evidence, to be published (HC 85);

(14) Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 81);

(15) Universal Credit: Youth Obligation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 82)

(Frank Field).

John Bercow

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Criminal Law

Nicaragua (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1353), dated 15 October 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

2Exiting the European Union (Patents)

Patents (Isle of Man) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1327), dated 8 October 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chris Skidmore)

3Social Security

(1) Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit (Higher-Level Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1357), dated 16 October 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mims Davies)

(2) Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit (Higher-Level Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 (S.R. (N.I.), 2019, No. 201), dated 16 October 2019 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mims Davies)

4Wildlife

Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1354), dated 16 October 2019 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa Villiers)

Other papers

5Criminal Law

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019 (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

6Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Explanatory Memorandum  to the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1313) (by Command) (Secretary Theresa Villiers)

7Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of the Standards and Testing Agency for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 6) (Nick Gibb)

Withdrawn papers

8Criminal Law

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Consequential Amendment) Regulations 2019 (laid 14 October)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2019 (laid 14 October)

9Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Explanatory Memorandum  to the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 1313) (laid 7 October)

CORRECTION

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Item 9 in Papers Laid, relating to a memorandum to the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee on the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill, should not have appeared.

 

Prepared 16 October 2019