MIL-OSI UK: This week in the Commons: Friday 18 January 2019

Source: British House of Commons News

18 January 2019
A historic week saw the Government defeated in the ‘meaningful vote’, a no confidence motion fall and the future of Brexit continue to divide the House.

EU Withdrawal debates
‘Meaningful vote’ debates and defeat
Parliament continued to debate the ‘meaningful vote’ on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January following its postponement in December 2018. The vote took place on Tuesday and the Government was defeated, with MPs voting against the deal by 432 to 202, a majority of 230 votes.
No Confidence Motion
Following the Government’s defeat in the ‘meaningful vote’, The Prime Minister indicated that the Government would be willing to schedule time for debate of a no confidence motion on Wednesday 16 January. The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, tabled a motion of no confidence in her Majesty’s Government directly afterwards, and the motion was debated for six hours on Wednesday afternoon.
Voting at 7pm, MPs expressed that they had confidence in HM Government, voting against the motion by 325 to 306.
Legislation
Legislation: Private Members Bills
Two Private Members Bills were brought to the house via Ten Minute Rule Motions. 
Urgent questions and ministerial statements
This week in the Commons there were two ministerial statements and one urgent question.
Statements
Urgent questions
Prime Minister’s Questions
On Wednesday 16 January, Prime Minister Theresa May answered MPs’ questions on the Government’s Brexit deal, public sector funding and the Government’s ‘red lines’ on Brexit.
Watch PMQs from this week:
Backbench Business debates
Westminster Hall debates
Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January. See the Parliamentary calendar to find out what subjects were debated.
Select Committees
News from Parliamentary Select Committees, including the publication of reports and details of inquiries and evidence sessions are also available online.
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MIL-OSI UK: Lords debates Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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19 December 2018
Members of the Lords, including the shadow attorney general and a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, will debate the remit of, and arrangements for the handling of evidence by, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, in the House of Lords on Thursday 20 December.

This is a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government’s attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Campbell-Savours (Labour), former member of the parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Charities Bill 2004-05.
Members expected to take part include:
Baroness Chakrabarti (Labour), shadow attorney general and council member of law reform and human rights organisation JUSTICE
Lord Hunt of Wirral (Conservative), chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 
Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat), former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
Baroness Barran (Conservative), government whip, will respond on behalf of the government.
Further information
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MIL-OSI UK: Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill: Lords third reading

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13 December 2018
The Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill had its third reading, a chance to ‘tidy up’ the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 12 December.
This is a private member’s bill. A private member’s bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members’ bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

No changes were made at third reading.
As both Houses have agreed on the text of the bill it now awaits the final stage of Royal Assent when it will become an Act of Parliament (law).
A date for Royal Assent is yet to be scheduled.
Lords committee stage: Wednesday 28 November
This bill aims to establish, and make provision for, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care.
As no changes were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as ‘order of commitment discharged’.
Second reading
The Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian ) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law’s purpose and principles, on 26 October.
Lords news : Private members’ bills October 2018
Further information
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MIL-OSI UK: Lords debates challenges facing young people

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12 December 2018
Members of the Lords, including a former lecturer in youth and community work at Sunderland Polytechnic and a former health education advisor for the Inner London Education Authority, will debate the challenges facing young people, in the House of Lords on Thursday 13 December.

This is a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government’s attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top (Labour), former lecturer in youth and community work at Sunderland Polytechnic.
Members expected to take part include:
Earl of Listowel (Crossbench), board member and trustee of the Child and Family Practice Charitable Foundation
Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour), former health education advisor for the Inner London Education Authority
Lord Norton of Louth (Conservative), ambassador for the Albert Kennedy Trust support organisation for homeless LGBT+ young people
Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat), former primary school head teacher and co-chair of the Liberal Democrat PPC on Education, Families and Young People
Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Education, will respond on behalf of the government.
Further information
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