House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 21 January 2020

No. 13

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

2Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

3Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Committee, on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(2) Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought  to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

(4) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings  in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on Consideration or to other proceedings up to and including Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(5) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Leo Docherty.)

Question agreed to.

4Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill: Money

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

(1) sums required by the Secretary of State for making payments to farmers under the direct payment schemes provided for by the Direct Payments Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013) as incorporated into domestic law by the Act;

(2) any increase in the sums required for that purpose where the increase is attributable to a decision made by virtue of the Act to increase the total maximum amount of direct payments in the United Kingdom;

(3) administrative expenditure of the Secretary of State incurred by virtue of the Act in connection with the operation of those direct payment schemes;

(4) any increase in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act where the increase is attributable to the Act and arises in connection with the operation of those direct payment schemes.—(Leo Docherty.)

Question agreed to.

5Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Grenfell Tower Inquiry's Phase 1 Report.—(Secretary Robert Jenrick.)

6Business of the House

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, the motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 Report may be proceeded with, though opposed, until 9.00 pm.—(Tom Pursglove.)

7Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report (resumed)

Question again proposed.

Resolved, That this House has considered the Grenfell Tower Inquiry's Phase 1 Report.

8Select Committee chairs (term limits)

Ordered, That, for the remainder of the present Parliament, the provisions of Standing Order No. 122A (Term limits for chairs of select committees) shall not have effect.—(Tom Pursglove.)

9Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Washington and Sunderland West constituency relating to a gasification plant in Hillthorn Park, Washington was presented and read by Mrs Sharon Hodgson.

10Adjournment

Subject: Stepping Hill hospital (Mr William Wragg)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove.)

Adjourned at 7.37 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Business appointed by the Chairman of Ways and Means (Standing Order No. 10(6))

1Growth strategy for the UK

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of a growth strategy for the UK.—(John Redwood.)

At 11.00 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

2Rolling stock on High Speed One

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of rolling stock on High Speed One.—(Damian Green.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.28 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Contribution of music to the economy and to society

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the contribution of music to the economy and to society.—(Conor McGinn.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Resolved, That this House has considered the contribution of music to the economy and to society.

4Motorhomes and vehicle excise duty

Resolved, That this House has considered motorhomes and vehicle excise duty.—(Ruth Jones.)

5Government policy on surrogacy

Resolved, That this House has considered Government policy on surrogacy.—(Andrew Percy.)

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

Adjourned at 5.20 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Agriculture

Countryside Stewardship (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 41), dated 20 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (George Eustice)

Other papers

2Education and Inspections

Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) for 2018–19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 28) (Nick Gibb)

POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS ACT 2000

The Speaker has appointed Karl McCartney, Craig Mackinlay, Christian Matheson, Bridget Phillipson and Owen Thompson to serve on the committee known as the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, established by section 2(1) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. 

 

 

Prepared 21 January 2020