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House of Commons Hansard
13 December 2016
Volume 618
  • With the leave of the House, I will put motions 5 and 6, and 7 and 8 together.

    Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    Consumer Protection

    That the draft Consumer Rights (Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 17 November, be approved.

    Rating and Valuation

    That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 23 November, be approved.—(Steve Brine.)

    Question agreed to.

    European Union Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),

    EU Emissions Trading System: 2021-2030

    That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11065/15 and Addenda 1 to 3, a Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments; welcomes the European Commission’s intention to reform the EU Emissions Trading System in line with the conclusions of the October 2014 European Council; and calls on the Government to continue to negotiate, in line with Cabinet-cleared positions, with the aim of agreeing a well-functioning and balanced System that is environmentally robust and supports cost-effective emissions reductions while preserving industrial competitiveness and promoting a level playing-field.

    EU Asylum Reform Package (Opt-in Decisions)

    That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 11316/16 and addendum, a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on standards for the qualification of third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection and for the content of the protection granted and amending Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents; further takes note of European Union Document No. 11317/16 and addenda 1 to 2, a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common procedure for international protection in the Union and repealing Directive 2013/32/EU; further takes note of European Union Document No. 11313/16, a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a Union Resettlement Framework amending Regulation (EU) No. 516/2014; further takes note of European Union Document No. 11318/16, a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast); endorses the Government’s decision not to opt in to the above proposals under Protocol 21 on the Position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice annexed to the EU Treaties; notes that the Government is able to opt-in post-adoption; and supports the Government’s intention to continue to support other Member States on asylum matters.—(Steve Brine.)

    Question agreed to.