House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday
23rd February 2016

No. 118

The House met at 11.30 am.

PRAYERS.

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

2 Urgent Questions: (1) Mental health taskforce (Alistair Burt)

(2) Short money (John Penrose)

3 Statement: Crossrail: Elizabeth Line (Claire Perry)

4 Air Quality (Diesel Emissions in Urban Centres): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill to make provision about urban air quality targets; to require vehicle emissions targets and testing to reflect on-road driving conditions; to provide powers for local authorities to establish low diesel emissions zones and pedestrian-only areas; to restrict the use of roads in urban centres by diesel vehicles; to make provision about the promotion of the development of electric tram systems and buses and taxis powered by liquefied petroleum gas in urban centres; and for connected purposes;

That Geraint Davies, Peter Aldous, Dr Sarah Wollaston, John Mc Nally, Andrew Gwynne, Jonathan Edwards, Rob Marris, Alison Thewliss, Ann Clwyd, Ms Margaret Ritchie, Chris Stephens and Stewart Malcolm McDonald present the Bill.

Geraint Davies accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 4 March, and to be printed (Bill 138).

5 Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme) (No.4)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 20 July 2015 (Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme)), 13 October 2015 (Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme) (No.2)) and 27 October 2015 (Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Programme) (No.3)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at today’s sitting.

(2) The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order: Nos. 1, 8, 9, 2 to 7 and 10 to 57.

Subsequent stages

(3) Any further message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(4) The proceedings on any further message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.-(Margot James.)

Question agreed to.

6 Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

The Deputy Speaker announced that Lords Amendments 2 to 6, 8, 9 and 11 engaged Commons financial privilege.

Lords Amendment 1

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 1.-(Priti Patel.)

After three hours, the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, today).

The Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments to a conclusion (Programme Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83F).

(1) That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 1 (Question already proposed from the Chair).

The House divided.

Division No. 193.

Ayes: 310 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Noes: 277 (Tellers: Holly Lynch, Sue Hayman).

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendment 1 accordingly disagreed to.

(2) That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 8 (Question on any Motion moved by a Minister of the Crown to disagree with a Lords Amendment).-(Priti Patel.)

The House divided.

Division No. 194.

Ayes: 306 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Noes: 279 (Tellers: Holly Lynch, Sue Hayman).

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendment 8 accordingly disagreed to.

(3) That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 9 (Question on any Motion moved by a Minister of the Crown to disagree with a Lords Amendment).-(Priti Patel.)

The House divided.

Division No. 195.

Ayes: 304 (Tellers: Simon Kirby, Sarah Newton).

Noes: 280 (Tellers: Sue Hayman, Vicky Foxcroft).

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendment 9 accordingly disagreed to.

(4) That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 34 (Question on any Motion moved by a Minister of the Crown to disagree with a Lords Amendment).-(Priti Patel.)

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendment 34 accordingly disagreed to.

(5) That Amendment (a) in lieu be made (Question on an amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to the Lords Amendment).-(Priti Patel.)

Question agreed to.

(6) That this House agrees with the Lords Amendments 2 to 7, 10 to 33 and 35 to 57 (Single Question to agree with all remaining Lords Amendments).

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendments 2 to 7, 10 to 33 and 35 to 57 accordingly agreed to, with Commons financial privilege waived in respect of Lords Amendments 2 to 6 and 11.

Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to make provision about reports on progress towards full employment and the apprenticeships target; to make provision about reports on the effect of certain support for troubled families; to make provision about life chances; to make provision about the benefit cap; to make provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision for loans for mortgage interest and other liabilities; and to make provision about social housing rents.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83H(2)), that a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments 1, 8 and 9;

That Neil Gray, Holly Lynch, Amanda Milling, Guy Opperman, Priti Patel, David Rutley and Owen Smith be members of the Committee;

That Priti Patel be the Chair of the Committee;

That three be the quorum of the Committee;

That the Committee do withdraw immediately.-(Guy Opperman.)

Question agreed to.

7 Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Reasons Committee)

Priti Patel reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to three of their Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which she was required to report to the House, pursuant to the Order of that day:

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 1 for the following Reason:-

Because it is more appropriate to report on the matters listed in clause 4 and because low income statistics are already published annually.

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 8 for the following Reason:-

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient.

The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment 9 for the following Reason:-

Because it would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient.

The Reasons were agreed to.

Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons with the Bill and an Amendment.

8 Education and Adoption Bill (Programme) (No.3)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Education and Adoption Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 22 June 2015 (Education and Adoption Bill (Programme)) and 16 September 2015 (Education and Adoption Bill (Programme) (No.2)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement at today’s sitting.

Subsequent stages

(2) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(3) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.-(Margot James.)

Question agreed to.

9 Education and Adoption Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Lords Amendments 1 to 6 agreed to.

Lords Amendment 7.

Question put, That Amendment (a) be made.-(Nic Dakin.)

The House divided.

Division No. 196.

Ayes: 187 (Tellers: Sue Hayman, Vicky Foxcroft).

Noes: 302 (Tellers: George Hollingbery, Simon Kirby).

Question accordingly disagreed to.

Lords Amendment 7 agreed to.

Lords Amendment 8 agreed to.

10 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 14 January, be approved.-(Stephen Barclay.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 67), dated 22 January 2016, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 January, be approved.-(Stephen Barclay.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 25 January, be approved.-(Stephen Barclay.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 25 January, be approved.-(Stephen Barclay.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.-(Stephen Barclay.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until tomorrow (Standing Order No. 41A).

11 Estimates

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 145(3)), That this House agrees with the Report of the Liaison Committee of 10 February:

(1) That a day not later than 18 March be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2015-16:

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, insofar as it relates to the science budget; and

Department of Health, insofar as it relates to end of life care.

(2) That a further day not later than 18 March be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2015-16:

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, insofar as it relates to the Spending Review 2015; and

Home Office, insofar as it relates to reform of the police funding formula.-(Stephen Barclay.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until tomorrow (Standing Order No. 41A).

12 High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Ordered, That the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.-(Stephen Barclay.)

13 Financial Assistance to Industry

Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Secretary Sajid Javid relating to Financial Assistance to Industry shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.-(Stephen Barclay.)

14 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from residents of the UK relating to Election of FIFA President was presented and read by Damian Collins.

15 Adjournment

Subject: Waste recycling in South Gloucestershire (Chris Skidmore).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Stephen Barclay.)

Adjourned at 7.49 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

16 Access to Palliative Care Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed the Access to Palliative Care Bill [Lords], to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

Private Business

17 High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Additional Provision- Summary of Issues Raised by Comments on the Supplementary Environmental Statement 4 and Additional Provision 5 Environmental Statement: Report prepared by the Independent Assessor appointed under Standing Order 224A(6)(a) and submitted to the House by the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills under Standing Order 224A(6)(b) and (8); to be published (HC 872).

Changes to Notices Given

18 Devolution (London) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 26 February, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

19 Protection of Family Homes (Enforcement and Permitted Development) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 4 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 11 March.

20 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 March, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

General Committees: Reports

21 Enterprise Bill [Lords] Committee

Sir David Amess (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

22 Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords] Committee

Mr Graham Brady (Chair) reported:

(1) written evidence submitted to the Committee, and

(2) the Bill, as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 139).

Reports from Select Committees

23 Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on 3 March in the Chamber and Westminster Hall and 8 March in the Chamber, with Annex containing a transcript of representations made on 23 February, to be published (Ian Mearns).

24 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

(1) The Teaching Excellence Framework: Assessing quality in Higher Education: Third Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 572);

(2) The UK steel industry: Government response to the crisis: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2015–16: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 861);

(3) The Digital Economy: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 571);

(4) Access to finance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 866)

(Mr Iain Wright).

25 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) Establishing world-class connectivity throughout the UK: Written evidence to be published (HC 407);

(2) Blood doping in athletics: Written evidence to be published (HC 430);

(3) Department of Culture, Media and Sport Main Estimate Memorandum: Written evidence to be published

(Jesse Norman).

26 Energy and Climate Change Committee

(1) Investor confidence in the UK energy sector

(i) Third report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 542);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 542);

(2) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s draft legislation on energy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 776);

(3) Setting the fifth carbon budget: Written evidence, to be published (HC 659);

(4) Home energy efficiency and demand reduction: Written evidence, to be published (HC 552);

(5) Correspondence with Comptroller and Auditor General, National Audit Office, relating to a review of the levy control framework: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) DECC Supplementary Estimate 2015–16: Written evidence, to be published

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

27 Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Costs and benefits of EU membership for the UK’s role in the world: Written evidence, to be published (HC 545);

(2) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s administration and funding of its human rights work overseas: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 860)

(Crispin Blunt).

28 Health Committee

(1) Impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 678);

(2) Correspondence from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman concerning the Committee’s report on Complaints and raising concerns: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Department of Health Supplementary Estimate 2015–16: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Primary care: Written evidence, to be published (HC 408);

(5) Public health post–2013: Written evidence, to be published (HC 569)

(Dr Sarah Wollaston).

29 Home Affairs Committee

(1) Immigration: skill shortages: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2015-16: Fifth Special Report, to be printed (HC 857);

(2) The work of the Metropolitan Police: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 312);

(3) Police and Crime Commissioners: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 844);

(4) Asylum accommodation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 769);

(5) Countering extremism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 428);

(6) Prostitution: Written evidence, to be published (HC 756);

(7) The work of the Home Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 300)

(Keith Vaz).

30 International Development Committee

(1) DFID’s Annual Report and Accounts 2014–15: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 576);

(2) Crisis in Yemen: Written evidence, to be published (HC 532);

(3) Department for International Development Supplementary Estimate 2015–16: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) DFID’s allocation of resources: Written evidence, to be published (HC 533);

(5) DFID’s programme in Nigeria: Written evidence, to be published (HC 676);

(6) The global humanitarian system: Written evidence, to be published (HC 675)

(Stephen Twigg).

31 Justice Committee

(1) Criminal justice inspectorates:

(i) Fourth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 724);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 724);

(2) The Lord Chief Justice’s report for 2015: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 814);

(3) Restorative justice: Written evidence, to be published (HC 594);

(4) Role of the magistracy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 595)

(Robert Neill).

32 Petitions Committee

(1) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published;

(2) List of closed e-petitions presented to the House, to be published;

(3) An independent investigation into the new layout at Dartford river crossing: Written evidence, to be published

(Helen Jones).

33 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Corporate tax settlements: Twenty-fifth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 788);

(2) Managing NHS clinical staff numbers: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 731);

(3) Contracted out health and disability assessments: Written evidence, to be published (HC 727);

(4) Corporate tax settlements: Written evidence, to be published (HC 788);

(5) Correspondence with Google UK relating to the Committee’s inquiry into corporate tax settlements: Written evidence, to be published (HC 788)

(6) Correspondence with the Chief Executive of NHS Improvement relating to the Committee’s inquiry into the sustainability and financial performance of acute hospital trusts: Written evidence, to be published (HC 709);

(7) Transforming contract management: Written evidence, to be published (HC 711);

(8) Use of consultants and temporary staff: Written evidence, to be published (HC 726)

(Meg Hillier).

34 Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Follow up to PHSO Report of an investigation into a complaint about HS2 Ltd: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 793);

(2) Follow-up to PHSO Report: Review into the quality of NHS complaints investigations where serious or avoidable harm has been alleged; Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 733);

(3) Annual scrutiny of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman: Written evidence, to be published (HC 696);

(4) Inter-institutional relations in the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 525)

(Mr Bernard Jenkin).

35 Science and Technology Committee

(1) Satellites and space: Oral evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 804);

(2) Digital skills gap: Written evidence, to be published (HC 740);

(3) Correspondence from the Chair to Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, relating to the Zika virus: Written evidence, to be published

(Nicola Blackwood).

36 Treasury Committee

Bank of England February 2016 Inflation Report: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 819) (Mr Andrew Tyrie).

37 Women and Equalities Committee

1) Appointment of Chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission: Written evidence, to be published (HC 648);

2) Correspondence with Baroness O’Neill relating to evidence session on work of Equality and Human Rights Commission: Written evidence, to be published (HC 599);

3) Correspondence with Minister for Disabled People relating to treatment of injured service personnel and veterans: Written evidence, to be published;

4) Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 875);

5) Gender Pay Gap: Written evidence, to be published (HC 584);

6) Transgender Equality: Written evidence, to be published (HC 390)

(Mrs Maria Miller).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am

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

(1) Regional effects of the under-occupancy penalty

Resolved, That this House has considered the regional effects of the under-occupancy penalty.-(Jo Stevens.)

(2) Compensation for victims of the Canary Wharf bombing

Resolved, That this House has considered compensation for victims of the Canary Wharf bombing.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

(3) Community pharmacies

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered community pharmacies.-(Derek Thomas.)

At 4.00 pm the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

(4) Opportunites for mental health resilience in military training

Resolved, That this House has considered opportunites for mental health resilience in military training.-(Caroline Ansell.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.19 pm and 4.30 pm.

(5) Motability car scheme

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Motability car scheme.-(Alan Brown.)

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)).

Question put and agreed to.

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

Adjourned at 5.28 pm until tomorrow.

Lindsay Hoyle

Chairman of Ways and Means

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Financial Services and Markets

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Designated Representative Bodies) Order 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 202), dated 22 February 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Harriett Baldwin).

2 Health Care and Associated Professions

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (Amendment) Order of Council 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 198), dated 15 February 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

3 Medicines

Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 186), dated 16 February 2016 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (George Freeman).

Other Papers:

4 Electricity

Impact Assessment to the Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order (laid 14 January) (by Command) (Andrea Leadsom).

5 Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks)

Account of Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Fund for 2013–14, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 801) (Clerk of the House).

6 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on: Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Ombudsman Service: Financial services mis-selling: regulation and redress (by Act); to be printed (HC 851) (Clerk of the House).

7 Parliamentary Commissioner

Report on selected summaries of investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman for April to June 2015 (by Act); to be printed (HC 815) (Clerk of the House).

Withdrawn Papers:

8 Electricity

Impact Assessment to the Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016 (laid 14 January) (by Command) (laid 14 January).

 

Prepared 23rd February 2016