House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 27 January 2020

No. 16

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: Holocaust Memorial Day

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

3Urgent Questions: (1) 5G network and Huawei (Matt Warman)

(2) Automated facial recognition surveillance (Kit Malthouse)

4Deputy Speaker’s Statement: Election of Chairs of Select Committees and of the Backbench Business Committee

The Deputy Speaker announced that Ian Mearns had been elected to be Chair of the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Order No. 122D), and that the following Members had been elected to be Chairs of Select Committees (Standing Order No. 122B):

Committee:

Member elected:

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Rachel Reeves

Education

Robert Halfon

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Neil Parish

Exiting the European Union

Hilary Benn

Home Affairs

Yvette Cooper

Housing, Communities and Local Government

Mr Clive Betts

Public Accounts 

Meg Hillier

Scottish Affairs

Pete Wishart

Standards

Kate Green

Treasury

Mel Stride

Welsh Affairs

Stephen Crabb

Women and Equalities

Caroline Nokes

 

5NHS Funding Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time.

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

Bill read a second time.

6NHS Funding Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the NHS Funding Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to the Legislative Grand Committee (England).

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

(2) Proceedings in the Legislative Grand Committee (England) on the Bill, proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee on a consent motion shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings in the Legislative Grand Committee (England) on the Bill.

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings in the Legislative Grand Committee (England) on the Bill.

(4) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in the Legislative Grand Committee (England) on the Bill or to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(5) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(James Morris.)

Question agreed to.

7NHS Funding 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 arising from the NHS Funding Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment of sums out of money provided by Parliament, provided that in the discharge of any duty under the Act to make a minimum allotment for each financial year specified in the table, such sums may not exceed the amount so specified.

The table is as follows—

Financial year

Amount

Ending with 31 March 2021

£127,007,000,000

Ending with 31 March 2022

£133,283,000,000

Ending with 31 March 2023

£139,990,000,000

Ending with 31 March 2024

£148,467,000,000

—(James Morris.)

Question agreed to.

8Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee): nomination of committee

Ordered, That Dr James Davies, Eddie Hughes, John Lamont, Jessica Morden, Sir Robert Syms, Owen Thompson and Liz Twist be members of the select committee appointed to join with a committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

9Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Linlithgow and East Falkirk relating to the Falkirk's Forgotten Villages campaign was presented and read by Martyn Day.

10Adjournment

Subject: Claim of Right for Scotland (Patricia Gibson)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.)

Adjourned at 10.30 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Pensions

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

2Social Security

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Justin Tomlinson)

3Terms and Conditions of Employment

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Andrea Leadsom)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Food

Food for Specific Groups (Food for Special Medical Purposes for Infants, Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula) (Information and Compositional Requirements) (Amendment etc.) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 43), dated 27 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jo Churchill)

5Local Government

Draft Wiltshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

6Merchant Shipping

Carcinogens and Mutagens (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 40), dated 20 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

7Road Traffic

M6 Motorway (Junctions 2 to 4) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 47), dated 21 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

8Veterinary Surgeons

Veterinary Surgeons (Recognition of University Degree) (Surrey) Order of Council 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 52), dated 20 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa Villiers)

9Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 28th October 2019, made by the Governing Body of St Catharine's College in the University of Cambridge, amending Statutes of the University (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

Other papers

10Arms and Ammunition

Explanatory Memorandum to the Firearms Regulations 2019 (SI, 2019, No. 1420) (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

11Aviation Security

Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Aviation Security Act 1982 during 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

12Channel Tunnel (Security)

Report on the number of notices served, directions given and enforcement notices served under the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994 during 2019 (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

13Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons

Report on progress in Government-funded research and development work relating to assistive technology for 2018–19 (by Act) (Caroline Dinenage)

14Gangmasters (Licensing)

Report and Accounts of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 38) (Secretary Priti Patel)

15Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Public Bodies)

Trustees' Report and Consolidated Financial Statements of the National Museum of the Royal Navy for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 50) (Secretary Ben Wallace)

16National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cabinet Office: EU Exit: the Get ready for Brexit campaign (by Act), to be printed (HC 22) (Clerk of the House)

17Trunk Road Charging Schemes

(1) Accounts of the Dartford–Thurrock River Crossing Charging Scheme for 2018–19, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 59) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Accounts of the Severn River Crossing Charging Scheme for the period 8 January to 31 December 2018, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 60) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Withdrawn papers

18Arms and Ammunition

Explanatory Memorandum to the Firearms Regulations 2019 (SI, 2019, No. 1420) (laid 31 October 2019, in the last Parliament)

19Social Security

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 16 January)

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 2019, that Greg Smith is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on his behalf, starting from 16 January 2020 and finishing on 27 January 2020. The nominated proxy is Mr John Whittingdale.

NOTE: This certificate supersedes the certificate recorded in the Votes and Proceedings of 15 January 2019.

 

Prepared 27 January 2020