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Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 28 June 2022

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Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2Urgent Questions: (1) Rape: Criminal prosecutions (Victoria Atkins)

(2) Women’s rights to reproductive health care in the USA (Amanda Milling)

3Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to create offences in relation to the publication of false or misleading statements by elected representatives; and for connected purposes;

That Liz Saville Roberts, Richard Thomson, Caroline Lucas, Claire Hanna, Wendy Chamberlain, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Stephen Farry, Hywel Williams and Ben Lake present the Bill.

Liz Saville Roberts accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 28 October, and to be printed (Bill 120).

4Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (4th allotted day (Standing Order No. 14))

(1) Community Payback

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House notes that the number of community sentences handed down fell by one quarter in the last three years; further notes that completed hours of unpaid work carried out by offenders has fallen by three quarters in the last three years; notes with concern that despite the end of lockdown restrictions in 2021, the number of offenders permitted to complete unpaid work from home has continued to rise; and calls on the Government to create community and victim payback boards to place communities and victims in control of the type of community projects that offenders complete to restore public faith in community payback.—(Ellie Reeves.)

5Royal Assent

The Deputy Speaker announced that the Queen had signified Royal Assent to the following Act under the Royal Assent Act 1967:

Social Security (Additional Payments) Act 2022

6Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (4th allotted day (Standing Order No. 14)) (resumed)

(1) Community Payback

The House resumed the debate.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved, That this House notes that the number of community sentences handed down fell by one quarter in the last three years; further notes that completed hours of unpaid work carried out by offenders has fallen by three quarters in the last three years; notes with concern that despite the end of lockdown restrictions in 2021, the number of offenders permitted to complete unpaid work from home has continued to rise; and calls on the Government to create community and victim payback boards to place communities and victims in control of the type of community projects that offenders complete to restore public faith in community payback.

(2) Delivery of public services

Resolved, That this House notes that UK economic growth is forecast to grind to a halt next year, with only Russia worse in the OECD; further notes that GDP has fallen in recent months while inflation has risen to 9.1 per cent and that food prices, petrol costs and bills in general are soaring for millions across the country; believes that the Government is leaving Britain with backlogs such as long waits for passports, driving licences, GP and hospital appointments, court dates, and at airports; and calls on the Government to set out a new approach to the economy that will end 12 years of slow growth and high taxation under successive Conservative governments.—(Pat McFadden.)

7Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 11 May, be approved.—(Gareth Johnson.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Customs (Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 615), a copy of which was laid before this House on 7 June, be approved.—(Gareth Johnson.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Local Authority and Combined Authority Elections (Nomination of Candidates) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 6 June, be approved.—(Gareth Johnson.)

Question agreed to.

8Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to Pryzm in Watford was presented and read by Dean Russell.

9Adjournment

Subject: Funding for the restoration of Hammersmith Bridge (Fleur Anderson)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gareth Johnson.) 

Adjourned at 7.28 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

10Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Committee

Esther McVey (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication; and

(2) written evidence.

Written evidence to be published.

11Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee

Mr Ian Paisley (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

12Online Safety Bill Committee

Christina Rees (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 121).

13Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported the draft Contracts for Difference (Allocation) and Electricity Market Reform (General) (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).

14Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Slavery and Human Trafficking (Definition of Victim) Regulations 2022)

Members: Paula Barker discharged and Sarah Owen nominated in substitution.

Select Committees: Reports

15Backbench Business Committee  

Transcript of representations made on Tuesday 28 June to be published (Ian Mearns).

16Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Legislative Reform (Provision of Information etc. relating to disabilities) Order 2022: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 522), and including the following recommendations: 

(i) That the affirmative procedure should apply to the draft Legislative Reform (Provision of Information etc. relating to disabilities) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 12 May 2022; and

(ii) That the draft Legislative Reform (Provision of Information etc. relating to disabilities) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 12 May 2022, should be made.

These recommendations were agreed without a division;

(2) Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for the Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority:

(i) First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 523);

(ii) Oral evidence, to be published (HC 523);

(3) The work of the BEIS Department: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 529);

(4) Correspondence from the End Fuel Poverty Coalition to the Chief Executive of Ofcom relating to energy markets: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation relating to draft Space Industry Regulations: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport relating to plug-in vehicle grants: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Main Estimate Memorandum 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Energy pricing and the future of the energy market: Written evidence, to be published (HC 236);

(11) Flight cancellations and compensation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 370);

(12) The semiconductor industry in the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 291)

(Darren Jones).

17Defence Committee

(1) Aviation procurement: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 178);

(2) Armed Forces Pension and Compensation Scheme Main Estimate 2022–23: Estimates Memorandum: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Defence Procurement relating to the Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2021–22: “We’re going to need a bigger Navy”: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Defence People and Veterans relating to the work of the Office for Veterans Affairs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 185);

(5) Memorandum for the Ministry of Defence Main Estimates 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published

(Tobias Ellwood).

18Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee   

(1) Sustainability of local journalism: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 153);

(2) Online Safety Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 271)

(Julian Knight).

19Education Committee

(1) Children’s Services and the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 413);

(2) Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG): Written evidence, to be published (HC 54)

(Robert Halfon).

20Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

UK Seafood Fund: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 290) (Sir Robert Goodwill).

21Finance Committee

Record of the Committee’s decisions taken at its meeting on 28 June, to be published (Mr Nicholas Brown).

22Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 171);

(2) Responding to illicit and emerging forms of finance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 168);

(3) The Wagner Group and beyond: proxy private military companies: Written evidence, to be published (HC 167)

(Tom Tugendhat).

23Health and Social Care Committee

(1) The future of General Practice: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 113);

(2) Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 115);

(3) Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of the health and social care workforce in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 112)

(Jeremy Hunt).

24International Development Committee

(1) Food insecurity: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 504);

(2) ICAI’s review of the UK’s approach to safeguarding in the humanitarian sector: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 454);

(3) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Asia and the Middle East relating to Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to Ukraine conflict and UK ODA support to Moldova: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Future of UK aid: Written evidence, to be published (HC 148);

(6) Promoting dialogue and preventing atrocities: the UK government approach: Written evidence, to be published (HC 149)

(Sarah Champion).

25Justice Committee

(1) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 304);

(2) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State relating to the Bill of Rights Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Chair of the Law Commission relating to the Criminal Cases Review Commission: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Covid-19 and the criminal law: Written evidence, to be published (HC 338)

(Sir Robert Neill).

26Petitions 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

(Catherine McKinnell).

27Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Propriety of Governance in Light of Greensill: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 212);

(2) Correspondence from the Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice relating to pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill of Rights Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice relating to the introduction of the Bill of Rights Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Information Commissioner relating to the Cabinet Office Freedom of Information Clearing House Internal Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office relating to the Cabinet Office Freedom of Information Clearing House internal review: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Cabinet Office Civil Superannuation Main Estimate Memorandum 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme Main Estimate Memorandum 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr William Wragg).

28Standards (Committee on)

(1) Code of Conduct: Procedural Protocol: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 378);

(2) New Guide to the Rules: final proposals: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 544);

(3) All-Party Parliamentary Groups consultation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 228);

(4) Correspondence with Wendy Chamberlain MP relating to the Committee’s role in individual cases: Written evidence, to be published

(Chris Bryant).

29Transport Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, relating to a Statutory Instrument providing alleviation of airport slots rules: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Transport, relating to an extension to current Transport for London funding settlement: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence relating to travel disruption in London: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) National Bus Strategy: one year on: Written evidence, to be published (HC 161)

(Huw Merriman).

30Women and Equalities Committee

Attitudes towards women and girls in educational settings: Oral evidence taken before the Sub-Committee, to be published (HC 331) (Jackie Doyle-Price).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

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

1The UK-hosted International Conference on the Freedom of Religion or Belief 

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the UK-hosted International Conference on the Freedom of Religion or Belief.—(Fiona Bruce.

At 11.00 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

2Bottom trawling in Marine Protected Areas 

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of bottom trawling in Marine Protected Areas.—(Chris Grayling.)  

The sitting was suspended between 11.25 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3The rights of children while in police custody 

Resolved, That this House has considered the rights of children while in police custody.—(Janet Daby.)

4Dead crustaceans on the North East coast 

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of dead crustaceans on the North East coast.—(Alex Cunningham.)

5Administration of Derby County Football Club

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the administration of Derby County Football Club.—(Mrs Pauline Latham.)

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)).

Resolved, That this House has considered the administration of Derby County Football Club.

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

Adjourned at 5.28 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Agriculture

Direct Payments to Farmers (Advance Payments and Activation of Payment Entitlements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 706), dated 27 June 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

2Building and Buildings

Construction Products (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 712), dated 28 June 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Stuart Andrew)

3Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

(1) Statute, dated 28 February 2022, made by the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the University (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Nadhim Zahawi)

(2) Statute, dated 8 March 2022, made by the Governing Body of the University of Oxford, revising the existing Statutes of the University (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Nadhim Zahawi)

Other papers

4Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minute, dated 28 June 2022, concerning notification of a contingent liability in respect of the Energy Supply Company Special Administration Regime: Bulb Energy Limited (by Command) (Greg Hands)

5Census

Population and household estimates, England and Wales: Census 2021 (by Act) (Heather Wheeler)

6Government Resources and Accounts

Report, Accounts and Product Accounts of National Savings and Investments for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 314) (Lucy Frazer)

7Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Minute, dated 28 June 2022, concerning notification of a contingent liability arising from the EWS1 professional indemnity insurance scheme (by Command) (Secretary Michael Gove)

8National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Report and Accounts of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(3) Report and Accounts of James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(4) Report and Accounts of Medway NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(5) Report and Accounts of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(6) Report and Accounts of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(7) Report and Accounts of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(8) Report and Accounts of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(9) Report and Accounts of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(10) Report and Accounts of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

9Pharmacy

Report, Fitness to Practise Report and Accounts of the General Pharmaceutical Council (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

10Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts

Statutory Guidance for Police on Unauthorised Encampments: a summary of available powers (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

11Water

Report and Financial Statements of Flood Re Limited for 2021–22 (by Act), to be printed (HC 533) (Secretary George Eustice)