House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 4 February 2020

No. 21

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Issues raised by Paterson

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of a Paper, entitled Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Issues raised by Paterson, dated 4 February 2020.—(Rebecca Harris.)

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

3Urgent Questions: (1) Universal Credit: delayed roll-out (Will Quince)

(2) Official media briefings: journalists' access (Chloe Smith)

4Statement: Paterson inquiry report (Ms Nadine Dorries)

5NHS Funding Bill: Legislative Grand Committee (England)

Clause 1 (Funding settlement for the health service in England)

Amendment 2 proposed.—(Justin Madders.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Three hours after the commencement of proceedings in the Legislative Grand Committee (England) on the Bill, the debate was interrupted. 

The Chair put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings in Committee to a conclusion (Programme Order, 27 January).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Orders No. 83D and No. 83X):

(1) That Amendment 2 be made (Question already proposed from the Chair).

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 28

Ayes: 163 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Jeff Smith)

Noes: 300 (Tellers: James Morris, Mr Marcus Jones)

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That Amendment 3 be made (Question on Amendment selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Justin Madders.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 29

Ayes: 161 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Jeff Smith)

Noes: 298 (Tellers: James Morris, Mr Marcus Jones)

Question accordingly negatived.

(3) That Clauses 1 and 2 stand part of the Bill (Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded).

Question agreed to.

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

(4) That new Clause NC4 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Chair for separate decision).—(Justin Madders.)

The Committee divided. 

Division No. 30

Ayes: 162 (Tellers: Thangam Debbonaire, Jeff Smith)

Noes: 293 (Tellers: James Morris, Mr Marcus Jones)

Question accordingly negatived.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Standing Order No. 83D).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Iain Stewart reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made no Amendment.

6NHS Funding Bill: Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Legislative Grand Committee (England)

No amendments on consideration.

7NHS Funding Bill: Legislative Grand Committee (England) (Consent)

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

(In the Legislative Grand Committee (England))

As it was more than four hours after the start of committee proceedings in the Legislative Grand Committee (England), the Chair put the Question necessary to bring proceedings to a conclusion.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Programme Order, 27 January), That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) consents to the NHS Funding Bill, not amended in the Legislative Grand Committee (England).—(Edward Argar.)

Question agreed to.

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

Iain Stewart reported, That the Legislative Grand Committee (England) has consented to the NHS Funding Bill. 

8NHS Funding Bill: Third Reading

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Programme Order, 27 January), That the NHS Funding Bill be read the third time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

9Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 22 January 2020 (Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill: Programme) be varied as follows:

In paragraph (2) of the Order (conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee), for “6 February” substitute “13 February”.—(Iain Stewart.)

Question agreed to.

10Rating and Valuation

Resolved, That the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 4 November 2019, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

11Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity Supplier Obligations (Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 9 September 2019, in the last Parliament, be approved.—(Iain Stewart.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Public Works Loan Commissioners) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 14 October 2019, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Iain Stewart.)

Question agreed to.

12Business of the House (11 and 12 February)

Ordered, That (1) at the sitting on Tuesday 11 February, notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c)(i) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), business in the name of Ian Blackford may be entered upon at any hour and may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours; proceedings shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply; and

(2) at the sitting on Wednesday 12 February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on (a) the Motion in the name of Secretary Priti Patel relating to Police Grant Report not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on that Motion, and (b) the Motions in the name of Secretary Robert Jenrick relating to Local Government Finance not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such Motion or six hours after the commencement of proceedings relating to Police Grant Report, whichever is the later; proceedings on those Motions may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Iain Stewart.)

13Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Warwick and Leamington relating to a proposed minerals quarry in Barford, Warwickshire was presented and read by Matt Western.

14Adjournment

Subject: Rail services in the North East (Mr Kevan Jones)

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

Adjourned at 7.46 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))

1Net zero targets and decarbonising transport

Resolved, That this House has considered net zero targets and decarbonising transport.—(Damian Hinds.)

2Innovation in hospital design

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of innovation in hospital design.—(Mrs Maria Miller.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.24 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Climate justice

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of climate justice.—(Nadia Whittome.)

4Local housing allowance rates for homeless young people

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of local housing allowance rates for homeless young people.—(Caroline Lucas.)

5Lloyds, HBOS and the Cranston review

Resolved, That this House has considered Lloyds, HBOS and the Cranston review.—(Kevin Hollinrake.)

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

Adjourned at 5.28 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Energy

Utilities Act 2000 (Amendment of Section 105) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 106), dated 29 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Andrea Leadsom)

2Marine Pollution

Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 94), dated 31 January 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

3Social Care

Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 112), dated 3 February 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Caroline Dinenage)

Other papers

4Climate Change

State of the Estate in 2018–19 (by Act) (Jeremy Quin)

5Paterson Inquiry Report

Return to an Address to Her Majesty for a Return of the Report, dated 4 February 2020, of the Independent Inquiry into the Issues raised by Paterson (pursuant to Resolution today), to be printed (HC 31) (Ms Nadine Dorries)

6Police

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2020 (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

Withdrawn papers

7Exiting the European Union (Competition)

Draft State Aid (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (laid 21 January)

8Police

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2020 (laid 14 January)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

The Speaker has certified that, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P and on the basis of material put before him, the draft Northamptonshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019 relates exclusively to England, and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

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 Paul Bristow is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on his behalf, starting from Wednesday 5 February and finishing on Thursday 13 February.  The nominated proxy is Leo Docherty.

 

CORRECTION

17 December 2019

Under Speaker's Certificates, the following entry should have appeared in the table entitled Proxy Voting for Parental Absence (Confirmation): 

Member

Date of certificate

Date eligible

Eligibility expires

Nominated proxy

Mark Pritchard

24 October 2019

3 February 2020

16 February 
2020

Sir Charles Walker

 

Prepared 4 February 2020