House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 11 February 2020

No. 25

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2Statements: (1) Transport infrastructure (The Prime Minister)

(2) Wuhan coronavirus (Secretary Matt Hancock)

3Business Statement (Leader of the House)

4Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Robert Buckland, supported by the Prime Minister, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Priti Patel, the Attorney General, Brandon Lewis, Lucy Frazer, Wendy Morton and Chris Philp, presented a Bill to make provision about the release on licence of offenders convicted of terrorist offences or offences with a terrorist connection; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 88) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 88–EN).

5Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

6Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) 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.—(Maria Caulfield.)

Question agreed to.

7Opposition Day: Leader of the second largest opposition party (3rd allotted day, 1st part) (Standing Order No. 14 and Order, 4 February)

Migration and Scotland

Motion made and Question put, That this House condemns the UK Government's response to the Scottish Government's publication of 27 January 2020, Migration: Helping Scotland Prosper, setting out proposals for a Scottish visa scheme within a UK-wide system; welcomes support for the Scottish Government's proposals from the business and rural communities in Scotland as well as the Scottish Trades Union Congress, Federation of Small Businesses Scotland and Scottish Council for Development and Industry; notes Scotland's unique demographics in that all population growth for the next 25 years is projected to come from migration; recalls comments from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in June 2016 that Scotland would decide immigration numbers if the UK were to exit the EU; and calls on the Home Secretary to engage positively with the Scottish Government in relation to these proposals before introducing the Immigration Bill and to devolve powers to the Scottish Parliament to enable a tailored migration policy for Scotland.—(Stuart C McDonald.)

The House divided.

Division No. 33

Ayes: 46 (Tellers: Hywel Williams, Jonathan Edwards)

Noes: 322 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, David Rutley)

Question accordingly negatived.

8Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Northamptonshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 28 October 2019, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 36), dated 17 January 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 January, be approved.—(Mike Freer.)

Question agreed to.

9Business of the House

Ordered, That, in respect of the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.—(Mike Freer.)

10Public petitions

A public petition from residents of Glasgow North relating to refugee family reunion was presented and read by Patrick Grady.

11Adjournment

Subject: Diversity in the media (Marsha De Cordova)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.)

Adjourned at 7.44 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

12Agriculture Bill Committee

Graham Stringer (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication; and

(2) written evidence.

Written evidence to be published.

13Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill Committee

Geraint Davies (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication;

(2) written evidence; and

(3) the Bill as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 89).

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))

1Waste incineration facilities

Resolved, That this House has considered waste incineration facilities.—(Mrs Sharon Hodgson.) 

2Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Consumer Ombudsman Scheme

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Consumer Ombudsman Scheme.—(Martyn Day.

The sitting was suspended between 11.27 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy

Resolved, That this House has considered the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy.—(Richard Graham.)

4Proposal for the Hinckley national rail freight interchange in South Leicestershire

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of a proposal for the Hinckley national rail freight interchange in South Leicestershire.—(Alberto Costa.) 

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Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of the protection of retail workers.—(Mike Amesbury.)Protection of retail workers 

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

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Terms and Conditions of Employment

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kelly Tolhurst)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Local Government

Local Government (Structural Changes) (Further Financial Provisions and Amendment) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 124), dated 6 February 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Luke Hall)

3Public Service Pensions

Local Government Pension Scheme (Buckinghamshire Structural Changes) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 123), dated 6 February 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Luke Hall)

Other papers

4National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local authority investment in commercial property (by Act), to be printed (HC 45) (Clerk of the House)

5Terms and Conditions of Employment

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 and the draft Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 (by Command) (Kelly Tolhurst)

6UK Borders

Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: An Inspection of Country of Origin Information: June 2019 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Withdrawn papers

7Terms and Conditions of Employment

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 (laid 23 January)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020 (laid 23 January)

 

Prepared 11 February 2020