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Wednesday 6 July 2022

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Wales

(2) the Prime Minister

2Personal Statement (Sajid Javid)

3Statement: NATO accession: Sweden and Finland (Vicky Ford)

4Miscarriage Leave: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for paid leave for people who have experienced miscarriage;

That Angela Crawley, Alyn Smith, Dave Doogan, Ms Anum Qaisar, Kirsty Blackman, Carol Monaghan and Anne McLaughlin present the Bill.

Angela Crawley accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 September, and to be printed (Bill 136).

5Estimates Day (Standing Order No. 54(2) and Resolution, 29 June) (2nd allotted day)

(1) Department for Education

Subject for debate: The spending of the Department for Education

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £18,800,792,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £21,623,660,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £54,021,048,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Secretary Michelle Donelan.)

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

(2) Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Subject for debate: The spending of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the strategy for international development

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £4,658,807,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £1,379,354,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £5,087,990,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Vicky Ford.)

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

6Main Estimates (Questions deferred)

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

(1) Main Estimate 2022–23: Department for Work and Pensions (Question deferred, 5 July)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Department for Work and Pensions:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £70,686,826,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £590,758,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £71,733,460,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(2) Main Estimate 2022–23: Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (Question deferred, 5 July)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £9,799,643,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £16,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £9,799,655,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(3) Main Estimate 2022–23: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Question deferred, 5 July)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £68,942,475,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £12,398,837,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £31,481,483,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(4) Main Estimate 2022–23: Department for Education (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £18,800,792,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £21,623,660,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £54,021,048,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(5) Main Estimate 2022–23: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023, for expenditure by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £4,658,807,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £1,379,354,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £5,087,990,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

7Remaining Estimates

The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Orders No. 54(6) and No. 55(1)).

Main Estimates 2022–23

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2023:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £236,591,882,000, be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1241 of Session 2021–22, and HC 52, HC 116, HC 174, HC 176, HC 239 and HC 396 of Session 2022–23,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £41,024,815,000, be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £183,903,343,000, be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Amanda Solloway.)

Question agreed to.

8Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Motion to introduce a Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Main Estimates, 2022–23;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Simon Clarke, Lucy Frazer and Helen Whately introduce the Bill.

Lucy Frazer accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2023; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2022.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 137).

9Delegated Legislation (Electoral Commission)

Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Mark Spencer relating to the Electoral Commission shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.—(Amanda Solloway.)

10Adjournment

Subject: Provision of health services in Southend West constituency (Anna Firth)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Solloway.)

Adjourned at 7.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

11Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported the draft Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) 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).

12National Security Bill: Programming Sub-Committee

Members: Chris Elmore, Damian Hinds, Holly Lynch, Stuart C McDonald, Scott Mann, Mr Gagan Mohindra and Holly Mumby-Croft

13First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Members: Gareth Bacon, Duncan Baker, Dan Carden, Stella Creasy, Miss Sarah Dines, Colleen Fletcher, Eddie Hughes, Jason McCartney, Mark Menzies, Johnny Mercer, Joy Morrissey, Kate Osamor, Sarah Owen, Dean Russell, Selaine Saxby, Cat Smith and Jon Trickett

14Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 and draft Financial Services Act 2021 (Prudential Regulation of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms) (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2022)

Members: Gareth Bacon, Hilary Benn, Emma Hardy, Marco Longhi, Alan Mak, Robbie Moore, Tulip Siddiq, Nick Smith, Richard Thomson, Justin Tomlinson, Karl Turner, Liz Twist, Suzanne Webb, James Wild, Craig Williams, Jacob Young and Nadhim Zahawi

15Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Services Act 2021 (Prudential Regulation of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms) (Consequential Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2022)

Members: Adam Afriyie, Richard Burgon, Alberto Costa, Claire Coutinho, Mary Kelly Foy, John Glen, Peter Grant, Luke Hall, Dr Neil Hudson, John Lamont, Alan Mak, Mr Gagan Mohindra, Grahame Morris, Tulip Siddiq, Zarah Sultana, Sir Desmond Swayne and Liz Twist discharged.

16Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Common Agricultural Policy (Cross-Compliance Exemptions and Transitional Regulation) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022)

Members: Paul Blomfield, Steven Bonnar, Kevin Brennan, Ian Byrne, Miss Sarah Dines, James Duddridge, Mary Glindon, Sally-Ann Hart, Victoria Prentis, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Dean Russell, David Simmonds, Greg Smith, Jane Stevenson, James Sunderland, Shailesh Vara and Daniel Zeichner

17Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Motion in the name of Mark Spencer relating to the Electoral Commission)

Members: Ms Diane Abbott, Bim Afolami, Thangam Debbonaire, Marsha De Cordova, Barry Gardiner, Kate Hollern, Kevin Hollinrake, Mark Jenkinson, Mr David Jones, Fay Jones, Mr Marcus Jones, Simon Jupp, Lia Nici, Mark Spencer, Mark Tami, Richard Thomson and Martin Vickers

18Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 (Exclusions from Market Access Principles: Single-Use Plastics) Regulations 2022)

Members: Tahir Ali, Miss Sarah Dines, George Eustice, Laura Farris, Mary Glindon, Margaret Greenwood, Carolyn Harris, Mr Richard Holden, Robert Jenrick, Andrew Jones, Ruth Jones, Daniel Kawczynski, Rebecca Long Bailey, Graham Stuart, James Sunderland, Richard Thomson and Matt Vickers

Select Committees: Reports

19Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Aligning the UK’s economic goals with environmental sustainability: Written evidence, to be published (HC 107);

(2) Technological innovations and climate change: green steel: Written evidence, to be published (HC 108)

(Philip Dunne).

20Home Affairs Committee

(1) Migration and asylum: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 197);

(2) Police conduct and complaints: Written evidence, to be published (HC 210);

(3) Work of the Home Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 200)

(Dame Diana Johnson).

21Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Proposal for a draft State Immunity Act 1978 (Remedial) Order 2022: State Immunity & The Right of Access to a Court:

(i) Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 280);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 280);

(2) The violation of family life: adoption of children of unmarried women 1949-1976: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 270); 

(3) Parliament and Human Rights: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 550);

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Work and Pensions relating to the Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order: Written evidence, to be published

(Ms Harriet Harman).

22International Trade Committee

(1) UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Australia: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 117);

(2) UK trade negotiations: Agreement with New Zealand: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 78);

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to UK Export Finance annual report and accounts: Written evidence, to be published

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

23Liaison Committee

(1) Evidence from the Prime Minister: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 453);

(2) Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to his appearance before the Committee on 30 March 2022: Written evidence to be published (HC 301)

(Sir Bernard Jenkin).

24Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Management of PPE contracts: Twelfth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 260);

(2) Secure training centres and secure schools: Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 30);

(3) Housing recall: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 36);

(4) Restoration and renewal of Parliament: Written evidence, to be published (HC 49)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

25Science and Technology Committee

The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 98) (Greg Clark).

26Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Eighth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 4-viii) (Jessica Morden).

27Transport Committee

The work of the British Transport Police: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 520) (Huw Merriman).

28Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) The economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales: Government response to the Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2021–22: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 470);

(2) Grid capacity in Wales: Written evidence, to be published (HC 218)

(Stephen Crabb).

29Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Work of the Minister for Equalities on LGBT+ matters: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 545);

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

(3) Pornography and its impact on violence against women and girls: Written evidence, to be published (HC 87);

(4) Preventing violence against women and girls: Written evidence, to be published

(Kate Osborne).

30Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Saving for later life: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 126);

(2) Correspondence from the Money and Pensions Service relating to the Committee’s inquiry into Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Accessing pension savings: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Pensions relating to the Guaranteed Minimum Pension: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Pensions relating to the payment of arrears to members of the Financial Assistance Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Minister for Welfare Delivery relating to Universal Credit and supported housing: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Minister for Welfare Delivery relating to Universal Credit fraud: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Universal Credit and childcare costs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 127)

(Sir Stephen Timms).

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))

1Waiting times for ambulances and emergency department care

Resolved, That this House has considered waiting times for ambulances and emergency department care.—(Wera Hobhouse.)

2Support for energy intensive industries

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered support for energy intensive industries.—(Judith Cummins.)

At 11.30 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

The sitting was suspended between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Energy efficiency of homes in the north of England

Resolved, That this House has considered energy efficiency of homes in the north of England.—(Peter Gibson.)

The sitting was suspended from 4.02 pm until 4.30 pm.

4Waiting lists for gynecological services

Resolved, That this House has considered waiting lists for gynecological services.—(Emma Hardy.)

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

Adjourned at 5.17 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Terms and Conditions of Employment

Draft Exclusivity Terms for Zero Hours Workers (Unenforceability and Redress) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Agriculture

Rural Development (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 765), dated 5 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

3Exiting the European Union (Auditors)

Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 762), dated 4 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

4Miscellaneous Series No. 6 (2022)

Protocol, done at Brussels on 5 July 2022, to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Finland (by Command) (CP 730), with an Explanatory Memorandum and accompanying report (by Act) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

5Miscellaneous Series No. 7 (2022)

Protocol, done at Brussels on 5 July 2022, to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Kingdom of Sweden (by Command) (CP 731), with an Explanatory Memorandum and accompanying report (by Act) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

6Sports Grounds and Sporting Events

Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 753), dated 30 June 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Huddleston)

Other papers

7Defence

Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 6 July 2022, concerning a contingent liability in respect of the provision of a Crown Guarantee to the Trustees of the AWE Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (by Command) (Greg Hands)

8Fisheries

Secretary of State determination of fishing opportunities for British fishing boats (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

9Law Commissions

Final Report on Intimate Image Abuse (by Act), to be printed (HC 326) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

10Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Government response to the COVID-19 Committee’s Living in a COVID World: A Long-term Approach to Resilience and Wellbeing report (by Command) (CP 711) (Secretary Michael Gove)

11Local Government

Local Government Financial Statistics England (No. 32) (by Act) (Secretary Michael Gove)

12National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Grassroots participation in sport and physical activity (by Act), to be printed (HC 72) (Clerk of the House)

13National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(2) Report and Accounts of Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(3) Report and Accounts of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(4) Report and Accounts of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(5) Report and Accounts of Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

14Transport

Report to Parliament on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (by Command) (CP 703) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Withdrawn papers

15Fisheries

Secretary of State determination of fishing opportunities for British fishing boats (laid 28 February)