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Monday 7 March 2022

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Chamber business

No. 129

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Introduction of new Member

Paulette Adassa Hamilton, Member for Birmingham, Erdington, was sworn.

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

3Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Allocation of Time

Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill:

Timetable

(1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.

(b) Proceedings on Second Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2) When the Bill has been read a second time:

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed while the Question is put, in accordance with Standing Order No. 52(1) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), on any financial resolution relating to the Bill;

(c) on the conclusion of proceedings on any financial resolution relating to the Bill, proceedings on the Bill shall be resumed and the Speaker shall leave the chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

(3) (a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

(4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chair or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply:

(a) any Question already proposed from the chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chair or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (15)(a) of this Order.

(5) On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chair or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

(6) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chair or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

(7) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chair shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(8) (a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(9) Paragraphs (2) to (7) of Standing Order No. 83F (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (8) of this Order.

Subsequent stages

(10) (a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) 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; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(11) Paragraphs (2) to (5) of Standing Order No. 83G (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on further messages from the Lords) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (10) of this Order.

Reasons Committee

(12) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been brought to a conclusion in accordance with this Order.

Miscellaneous

(13) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill.

(14) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(15) (a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken, to recommit the Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.

(b) No notice shall be required of such a Motion.

(c) Such a Motion may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(d) The Question on such a Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (c) shall thereupon be resumed.

(e) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on such a Motion.

(16) (a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

(17) (a) The start of any debate under Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) to be held on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall be postponed until the conclusion of any proceedings on that day to which this Order applies.

(b) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply in respect of any such debate.

(18) Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

(19) (a) Any private business which has been set down for consideration at a time falling after the commencement of proceedings on this Order or on the Bill on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders or by any Order of the House, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.

(b) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business so far as necessary for the purpose of securing that the business may be considered for a period of three hours.—(Secretary Priti Patel.)

4Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill be now read a second time.

The Deputy Speaker announced a time limit on backbench speeches (Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time and committed to a Committee of the whole House (Order, today).

5Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Money

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill, it is expedient to authorise: (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by a Minister of the Crown or a government department; and (2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.—(Amanda Solloway.)

Question agreed to.

6Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee without any Question being put (Order, today).

(In the Committee)

Clause 1 agreed to.

As it was six hours since the commencement of proceedings on the motion for the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Allocation of Time Order, the Chair put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings in Committee to a conclusion (Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Order, today).

(1) That Clauses 2 to 7 stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(2) That Amendments 45 to 48 be made.—(Paul Scully.) 

Question agreed to. 

(3) That Clause 8, as amended, and Clauses 9 to 15 stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(4) That Amendment 49 be made.—(Paul Scully.) 

Question agreed to. 

(5) That Clause 16, as amended, and Clauses 17 to 25 stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(6) That Amendments 50 and 51 be made.—(Paul Scully.) 

Question agreed to. 

(7) That Clause 26, as amended, and Clauses 27 to 50 stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to.

(8) That Amendment 59 be made.—(Paul Scully.

Question agreed to. 

(9) That Clause 51, as amended, and Clause 52 stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(10) That Amendments 52 to 54 be made.—(Paul Scully.

Question agreed to. 

(11) That Clause 53, as amended, stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(12) That Amendments 60 to 62 be made.—(Paul Scully.

Question agreed to. 

(13) That Clause 54, as amended, and Clause 55 stand part of the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(14) That New Clauses 31 to 39 and New Clause 41 be added to the Bill.—(Paul Scully.

Question agreed to. 

(15) That New Clause 2 be added to the Bill.—(Dame Margaret Hodge.

The House divided. 

Division No. 206

Ayes: 229 (Tellers: Mary Glindon, Taiwo Owatemi) 

Noes: 303 (Tellers: Scott Mann, Gareth Johnson)

Question accordingly negatived. 

(16) That New Clause 7 be added to the Bill.—(Jonathan Reynolds.

The House divided. 

Division No. 207

Ayes: 225 (Tellers: Mary Glindon, Taiwo Owatemi) 

Noes: 306 (Tellers: Scott Mann, Gareth Johnson) 

Question accordingly negatived.

(17) That New Clause 29 be added to the Bill.—(Mr David Davis.) 

The House divided.

Division No. 208

Ayes: 234 (Tellers: Mary Glindon, Taiwo Owatemi) 

Noes: 300 (Tellers: Scott Mann, Gareth Johnson) 

Question accordingly negatived.

(18) That Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 be the first and second Schedules to the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(19) That Amendments 55 and 56 be made.—(Paul Scully.) 

Question agreed to. 

(20) That Schedule 3, as amended, be the third Schedule to the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

(21) That Amendments 57 and 58 be made.—(Paul Scully.) 

Question agreed to. 

(22) That Schedule 4, as amended, and Schedule 5 be the fourth and fifth Schedules to the Bill. 

Question agreed to. 

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Order, today).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Scott Mann reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made Amendments.

Bill, as amended, to be considered today (Order, today).

7Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Consideration of the Bill, as amended in Committee

No amendments on consideration.

8Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Third Reading

As it was more than six hours since the commencement of proceedings on the motion for the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill: Allocation of Time Order, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on Third Reading to a conclusion (Order, today).

Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read the third time and passed.

9Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 20 January, be approved.—(Scott Mann.)

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

Division deferred until Wednesday 9 March (Standing Order No. 41A).

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Repeal of EU Restrictions in Devolution Legislation, etc.) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 25 January, be approved.—(Scott Mann.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance and Information-Sharing) (Consequential Provision and Modifications) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Scott Mann.)

Question agreed to.

10Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Alex Davies-Jones be discharged from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Dr Rupa Huq be added.—(Sir Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Andrew Gwynne be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Carolyn Harris be added.—(Sir Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

11Adjournment

Subject: Delivery charges in Scotland (Douglas Ross)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Scott Mann.) 

Adjourned at 10.54 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

12Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

13Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to establish a publicly owned body to provide insurance for home owners at cost against selling their homes to pay for elderly social care; and for connected purposes, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

14Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the Human Tissue Act 2004 concerning consent to activities done for the purpose of transplantation outside the United Kingdom and consent for imported cadavers on display, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

15Highgate Cemetery Bill [Lords]

The Lords agree to the Amendments made by the Commons to the Highgate Cemetery Bill [Lords], with an Amendment, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

16Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March, and to be printed (Bill 266).

17Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March, and to be printed (Bill 267).

Changes to Notices Given

18Spiking (Offence) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

19Disposable Barbecues Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

20Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [Lords]

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

21Peerage Nominations (Disqualification of Party Donors) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

22Air Pollution (Local Authority Audits) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

23Motor Vehicle Tests (Diesel Particulate Filters) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

24Fire Safety Remediation Charges (Recovery and Enforcement) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

25Ambulance Waiting Times (Local Reporting) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

26Fire and Building Safety (Public Inquiry) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

27Multi-Academy Trusts (Ofsted Inspection) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 18 March, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 May.

General Committees: Reports

28First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Philip Hollobone (Chair) reported the draft Scotland Act 2016 (Social Security) (Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

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).

29First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Scotland Act 2016 (Social Security) (Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Members: Mr John Baron discharged and Craig Williams nominated in substitution.

30Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Members: Alec Shelbrooke and James Wild discharged and Andrew Jones and Jerome Mayhew nominated in substitution.

31Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 and draft Human Medicines (Amendments Relating to the Early Access to Medicines Scheme) Regulations 2022)

Members: Stephen Hammond discharged and Angela Richardson nominated in substitution.

32Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Customs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 109))

Members: James Murray discharged and Abena Oppong-Asare nominated in substitution.

33Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2022)

Members: David Johnston and Jeff Smith discharged and Chris Elmore and Danny Kruger nominated in substitution.

34Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Flood Reinsurance (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Members: Kevin Hollinrake and Robin Millar discharged and Mrs Flick Drummond and Richard Fuller nominated in substitution.

35Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Members: Dr Luke Evans and Mark Pawsey discharged and Alberto Costa and Jill Mortimer nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees relating to orders for printing made during the adjournment under Standing Order No. 137

Friday 4 March

36European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Correspondence with the French Parliament relating to the conflict in Ukraine: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 121)

(Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 7 March

37Administration Committee

Record of the Committee's discussions at its meeting on 7 March, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

38Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Pre-appointment hearing for the Chair of Ofcom: Written evidence, to be published (HC 48) (Julian Knight).  

39Foreign Affairs Committee

Work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 518) (Tom Tugendhat).

40Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

(1) Building Safety: Remediation and Funding:

(i) Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1063);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 1063);

(2) Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Annual Report and Accounts 2020–21: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 939);

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Levelling Up relating to private parking regulation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing relating to the pre-appointment hearing with the New Homes Ombudsman: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence to the Secretary of State relating to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

41Procedure Committee 

(1) Presence of babies in the Chamber and Westminster Hall: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1062);

(2) Correspondence from the Leader of the House relating to environmental law statements: Written evidence, to be published

(Karen Bradley).

42Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) NHS backlogs and waiting times in England: Forty-fourth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 747);

(2) Department for Health and Social Care Annual Reports and Accounts 2020–21: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1115);

(3) Correspondence with HM Treasury relating to the Whole of Government Accounts 2019–20 and 2020–21: Written evidence to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Home Office relating to the International Law Enforcement Alerts Platform (I-LEAP) Programme Accounting Officer Assessment: Written evidence to be published;

(5) Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recall (Homelessness and Housing): Written evidence to be published (HC 744);

(6) Environmental Land Management Scheme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 639);

(7) Initial lessons from the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Written evidence to be published (HC 175);

(8) Lessons from Greensill Capital: accreditation to business support schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 169)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

43Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Defence in Scotland: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 611);

(2) Access to cash in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1023);

(3) Labour shortages: Written evidence, to be published (HC 879);

(4) Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General for Scotland Supplementary Estimate Memorandum 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Universities and Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 54)

(Pete Wishart).

44Treasury Committee

(1) Russia: effective economic sanctions: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1186);

(2) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary relating to Covid schemes fraud: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 4 March 2022 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Cremation

Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 218), dated 2 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

2National Health Service

National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 221), dated 3 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Maria Caulfield)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 7 March 2022

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

3Road Traffic

Draft Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Representations and Appeals) (England) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Corporation Tax

Finance Act 2021, Schedule 33 (Licensing Authorities: Tax Information) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 224), dated 4 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Lucy Frazer)

5Income Tax

Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) and the Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 227), dated 4 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Lucy Frazer)

6Public Service Pensions

Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 215), dated 2 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Simon Clarke)

7Social Security

(1) Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 229), dated 7 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

(2) Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 214), dated 3 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

(3) Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 216), dated 3 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

8Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax (Enforcement Related to Distance Selling and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 226), dated 4 March 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Lucy Frazer)

Other papers

9Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Government Response to the Second Report from the House of Lords COVID-19 Committee, Session 2021-22, on Towns and Cities: Local Power is the Path to Recovery (by Command) (CP 637) (Secretary Michael Gove)

10National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Education and Office for Students: Regulating the financial sustainability of higher education providers in England (by Act), to be printed (HC 1141) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn papers

11Road Traffic

Draft Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Representations and Appeals) (England) Regulations 2022 and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 27 January 2022)