House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
15th July 2013

No. 36

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

2 2014 JHA opt-out decision

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House believes that the UK should opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 and seek to rejoin measures where it is in the national interest to do so and invites the European Scrutiny Committee, the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Justice Select Committee to submit relevant reports before the end of October, before the Government opens formal discussions with the Commission, Council and other Member States on the set of measures in Command Paper 8671, prior to the Government’s formal application to rejoin measures in accordance with Article 10(5) of Protocol 36 to the TFEU.-(Secretary Theresa May.)

Amendment (c) moved, in line 1, to leave out from ‘House’ to end and add ‘believes the UK’s notification to the Council, Commission and Presidency to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 can only be made once the Council and Commission have committed to the UK’s ongoing participation in the European Arrest Warrant, the Schengen Information System II, Joint Investigations Teams, EU Council decision 2000/375/JHA on combating internet child pornography, EU Council decision 2002/348/JHA on international football security co-operation, exchange of Criminal Records, Europol and Eurojust, which will form part of the Government’s formal application to rejoin the measures in Command Paper 8671 in accordance with Article 10(5) of Protocol 36 to the TFEU.’.-(Chris Bryant.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 59.

Ayes: 237 (Tellers: Tom Blenkinsop, Jonathan Ashworth).

Noes: 350 (Tellers: Nicky Morgan, Jenny Willott).

Question accordingly negatived.

It being after 8.30 pm, the Deputy Speaker put the remaining Questions (Order, 11 July).

Amendment (b) moved, in line 6, to leave out ‘on the set of measures in Command Paper 8671’.-(Sir Alan Beith.)

Question, That the Amendment be made, put and agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put.

The House divided.

Division No. 60.

Ayes: 341 (Tellers: Nicky Morgan, Mr David Evennett).

Noes: 244 (Tellers: Tom Blenkinsop, Jonathan Ashworth).

Question accordingly agreed to.

Resolved, That this House believes that the UK should opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 and seek to rejoin measures where it is in the national interest to do so and invites the European Scrutiny Committee, the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Justice Select Committee to submit relevant reports before the end of October, before the Government opens formal discussions with the Commission, Council and other Member States, prior to the Government’s formal application to rejoin measures in accordance with Article 10(5) of Protocol 36 to the TFEU.

3 Opt-in decision on the proposed Europol Regulation

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 8229/13 and Addenda 1 to 6, a draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training (Europol) and repealing Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA; and agrees with the Government that the UK should opt into the Regulation post-adoption, provided that Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflict with national security.-(James Brokenshire.)

Amendment (a) moved, in line 4, to leave out from ‘2005/681/JHA;’ to end and add ‘and calls on the Government to consider the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers in deciding when to adopt the measure.’.-(Mr David Hanson.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 61.

Ayes: 232 (Tellers: Nic Dakin, Tom Blenkinsop).

Noes: 336 (Tellers: Nicky Morgan, Jenny Willott).

Question accordingly negatived.

It being after 10.00 pm, the Speaker put the remaining Question (Order, 11 July).

Main Question put and agreed to.

4 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 3 June, be approved.-(Mr Robert Syms.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 6 June, be approved.-(Mr Robert Syms.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Surveillance Camera Systems and Specification of Relevant Authorities) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 10 June, be approved.-(Mr Robert Syms.)

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

Division deferred until Wednesday 17 July (Standing Order No. 41A).

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 13 June, be approved.-(Mr Robert Syms.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which were laid before this House on 8 May, be approved.-(Mr Robert Syms.)

Question agreed to.

5 Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Penny Mordaunt be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Andrew Bingham be added.-(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

6 Public Petitions

A Public Petition from citizens of the UK relating to Control of Conversion Therapy was presented and read by Diana Johnson.

A Public Petition from residents of North East Cambridgeshire relating to Cambridge to Fenland Train Service was presented and read by Stephen Barclay.

7 Adjournment

Subject: New media and personal data (Helen Goodman).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Robert Syms.)

Adjourned at 10.48 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

8 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

The Lords agree to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

9 Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

The Lords agree to the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill without amendment.

Printing of Lords Amendments

10 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

Lords Amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 94) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 94–EN).

General Committees: Reports

11 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Alan Meale (Chair) reported the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2013 (S.R. (N.I.), 2013, No. 175) and the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) Rules 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 1571).

12 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Dai Havard (Chair) reported the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013 and the draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Consumer Credit) Order 2013.

13 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr David Crausby (Chair) reported the Motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Financial Assistance to Industry in respect of Digital Region Limited.

General Committees: Appointments

The Speaker appoints the Chair of General Committees and members of Programming Sub-Committees, and allocates Statutory Instruments to Delegated Legislation Committees.

The Committee of Selection nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

14 European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee

Members: Mr William Bain, Mr Aidan Burley, Mr Gregory Campbell, Jim Dowd, Mr Tobias Ellwood, Simon Hart, Kelvin Hopkins, Martin Horwood, Pauline Latham, Mr David Lidington, Emma Reynolds, Mr Barry Sheerman, Miss Chloe Smith, Keith Vaz, James Wharton and Gavin Williamson.

15 Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (except Clauses 1 to 9) Committee

Members: Mr Michael Thornton discharged and Mr John Leech nominated in substitution.

16 Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (except Clauses 1 to 9) (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Mr John Leech in place of Mr Michael Thornton.

17 Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013 and the draft Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and the draft Companies and Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2013)

Members: Nic Dakin and Ian Murray discharged and Karl Turner and Mr Iain Wright nominated in substitution.

18 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Regulatory, Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Order 2013)

Members: Ian Murray discharged and Mr Iain Wright nominated in substitution.

19 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Financial Assistance to Industry in respect of Digital Region Limited)

Members: Stephen Crabb, Jason McCartney, Toby Perkins and Simon Wright discharged and Nicky Morgan, Simon Reevell, Mr Alan Reid and Mr Iain Wright nominated in substitution.

20 European Committee B in respect of European Union Documents No. 8041/13, draft Amending Budget No. 2 to the General Budget 2013: general statement of revenue: statement of expenditure by section: Section III: Commission, No. 11295/13, a draft Council Regulation laying down the Multiannual Financial Framework for the years 2014–2020, No. 11298/13, a draft Inter-Institutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management, and No. 11307/13, a draft Council Regulation laying down the Multiannual Financial Framework for the years 2014–2020 and Inter-Institutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management: Draft Declarations

Members: Jonathan Ashworth discharged and Karl Turner nominated in substitution.

21 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 9124/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement of workers

Members: Dr Matthew Offord discharged and John Stevenson nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

22 Administration Committee

(1) First weeks at Westminster: First Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 4 March and 22 April 2013, in the last Session of Parliament (HC 193);

(2) Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 15 July, to be published

(Sir Alan Haselhurst).

23 Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Knight review of fire and rescue service:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 311-i);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) HCA Regulator: Evidence, to be printed (HC 310-i);

(3) Correspondence with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Department for Communities and Local Government Main Estimates 2013–14: Written evidence, to be published

(Clive Betts).

24 National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

National Security Strategy: Evidence, to be published (HC 178) (Margaret Beckett).

25 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) The dismantled National Programme for IT in the NHS: Nineteenth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 294);

(2) The BBC’s move to Salford: Twentieth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 293);

(3) Duchy of Cornwall:

(i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 475-i);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published

(Margaret Hodge).

26 Transport Committee

(1) Cost of motor insurance: whiplash:

(i) Fourth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 117);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Aviation Strategy: Government response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2013–14: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 596);

(3) Local authority parking enforcement: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Rail franchising: Written evidence, to be published


(Mrs Louise Ellman).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1 Judicial Appointments and Discipline

Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) Regulations 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 1674), dated 4 July 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

2 Miscellaneous No. 3 (2013)

Arms Trade Treaty, Adopted at New York on 2 April 2013 and Opened for Signature at New York on 3 June 2013, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8680) (Secretary William Hague).

3 Morocco No. 1 (2013)

Convention, done at London on 15 April 2013, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Morocco on Extradition, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8682) (Secretary William Hague).

4 Morocco No. 2 (2013)

Convention, done at London on 15 April 2013, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Morocco on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Cm. 8683) (Secretary William Hague).

Other Papers:

5 Administration of Justice

Account of Funds in Court in England and Wales for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 386) (Clerk of the House).

6 British Library

Report and Accounts of British Library for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 329) (Secretary Maria Miller).

7 Charities

Report under section 70 of the Charities Act 2006 by the Department of Health on Ministerial provision of financial assistance to charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institutions, dated July 2013 (by Act) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

8 Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise)

Report of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies for 2012–13 (by Act) (Secretary Vince Cable).

9 Development of Tourism

Report and Accounts of VisitBritain and VisitEngland for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 376) (Secretary Maria Miller).

10 Enterprise

Report and Accounts of Competition Commission for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 466) (Secretary Vince Cable).

11 Equality

Report and Accounts of Equality and Human Rights Commission for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 312) (Secretary Maria Miller).

12 Exchange Equalisation Account

Report and Accounts of Exchange Equalisation Account for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 546) (Sajid Javid).

13 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minute, dated 15 July 2013, concerning the gifting of chemical weapons protective equipment to the Syrian Opposition (by Command) (Secretary William Hague).

14 Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Accounts of House of Commons: Members and Report of the Audit Committee for 2012–13 (by Act); to be printed (HC 493) (Clerk of the House);

(2) Report and Accounts of UK Financial Investments Ltd for 2012–13 (by Act); to be printed (HC 562) (Sajid Javid); and

(3) Report and Accounts of Wilton Park for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 320) (Secretary William Hague).

15 Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Public Bodies)

(1) Report and Accounts of Greater Manchester Probation Trust for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 419) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(2) Report and Accounts of Merseyside Probation Trust for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 418) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(3) Report and Accounts of Northamptonshire Probation Trust for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 421) (Secretary Chris Grayling);

(4) Report and Accounts of Sir John Soane’s Museum for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 512) (Secretary Maria Miller); and

(5) Report and Accounts of Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 420) (Secretary Chris Grayling).

16 Government Trading Funds

(1) Report and Accounts of Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 550) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt); and

(2) Report and Accounts of Ordnance Survey for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 208) (Clerk of the House).

17 Health Service Commissioners

Report by the Health Service Ombudsman for England of an investigation into a complaint made by Ms B (by Act); to be printed (HC 558) (Clerk of the House).

18 Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery

Report and Accounts of the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 463) (Secretary Maria Miller).

19 House of Commons (Administration)

Accounts of The House of Commons: Administration for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 492) (The Speaker).

20 Industrial Development

Report by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the First Minister of Scotland and the Welsh Ministers under the Industrial Development Act 1982 for 2012–13 (by Act); to be printed (HC 449) (Secretary Vince Cable).

21 Industrial Training

Report of the Trustees and Accounts of Engineering Construction Industry Training Board for 2012, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 355) (Secretary Vince Cable).

22 Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction

Report and Accounts of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 572) (The Speaker).

23 Local Government

Report and Accounts of Commission for Local Administration in England for 2012–13 (by Act) (Secretary Eric Pickles).

24 Museums and Galleries

(1) Report and Accounts of Imperial War Museum for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 530) (Secretary Maria Miller);

(2) Report and Accounts of National Maritime Museum for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 307) (Secretary Maria Miller); and

(3) Report and Accounts of the Wallace Collection for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 315) (Secretary Maria Miller).

25 National Loans

Report and Accounts of Public Works Loan Board for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 160) (Danny Alexander).

26 National Lottery

(1) Account of National Lottery Distribution Fund for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 462) (Secretary Maria Miller);

(2) Account of Sports Council for Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 394) (Clerk of the House); and

(3) Report and Financial Statements of the English Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 303) (Secretary Maria Miller).

27 Northern Ireland (Sentences)

Report of Sentence Review Commissioners for 2012–13 (by Act); to be printed (HC 433) (Secretary Theresa Villiers).

28 Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities)

Report and Accounts of Commission for Rural Communities for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 350) (Secretary Owen Paterson).

29 Science and Technology

Report and Accounts of Medical Research Council for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 510) (Secretary Vince Cable).

30 Serious Organised Crime and Police

Report and Accounts of Serious Organised Crime Agency for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 273) (Secretary Theresa May).

31 Social Security Administration

Accounts of the National Insurance Fund Investment Account for 2012–13 (by Act) (Sajid Javid).

32 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation)

Report and Accounts of Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service for 2012–13, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 434) (Secretary Vince Cable).

Prepared 16th July 2013