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Thursday 14 July 2022

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Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Selection

Ordered, That Christopher Pincher and James Morris be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Kelly Tolhurst and Sir David Evennett be added.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

2Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

3Speaker’s Statement: Sub judice waiver

4Urgent Question: British Special Forces in Afghanistan: Allegations of unlawful killings (James Heappey)

5Business Question (Leader of the House)

6Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D): Publication of the Second Report from the Education Committee, Educational poverty: How children in residential care have been let down and what to do about it, HC 57 (Robert Halfon)

7Backbench Business

Srebrenica

Resolved, That this House notes that from 4 to 11 July 2022, the UK marked Srebrenica Memorial Week with commemorations taking place in hundreds of schools, local authorities, places of worship, community centres and police forces to name but a few to mark the 27th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces; expresses concern about the current threat to Bosnia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty from secessionists who are operating with the support of Russia and the prospect of a return to conflict; commends the invaluable work undertaken by Remembering Srebrenica in using the lessons of Srebrenica to tackle prejudice to help build a safer, stronger and more cohesive society in the UK; and urges the Government to continue funding this vital work which since 2013 has educated nearly 200,000 young people on Srebrenica, enabled over 1,500 community actions to take place right across the country each year, and created 1,450 Community Champions who pledge to stand up to hatred and intolerance in their communities.—(Yasmin Qureshi.)

8Royal Assent

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

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2022

Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Act 2022

9Backbench Business (resumed)

Protecting and restoring nature at COP15 and beyond

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of protecting and restoring nature at COP15 and beyond.—(Caroline Lucas.)

10Adjournment

Subject: British glass industry (Conor McGinn)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(David T C Davies.) 

Adjourned at 4.43 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

11Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about national and cultural identity and language in Northern Ireland, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

12Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

The Lords agree to the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill without amendment.

13Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Bill

The Lords agree to the Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Bill without amendment.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

14Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 142), with Explanatory Notes (Bill 142–EN).

Changes to Notices Given

15Care Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 9 September, read and discharged.

16British Bill of Rights and Withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 16 September, read and discharged.

17BBC Licence Fee (Abolition) Bill

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

18Business of the House Commission Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 25 November, read and discharged.

19Electoral Commission (Abolition) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 9 December, read and discharged.

20General Election (Leaders' Debates) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 20 January, read and discharged.

21Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 3 February, read and discharged.

22Human Trafficking (Child Protection) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 24 February, read and discharged.

23Human Trafficking (Sentencing) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 3 March, read and discharged.

24Prime Minister (Accountability to House of Commons) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 17 March, read and discharged.

25Prime Minister (Temporary Replacement) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 28 October, read and discharged.

26Voter Registration Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 24 March, read and discharged.

General Committees: Reports

27Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee

Mr Philip Hollobone (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

28National Security Bill Committee

Rushanara Ali (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

29Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Sheryll Murray (Chair) reported the draft United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 (Exclusions from Market Access Principles: Single-Use Plastics) Regulation 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).

30First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Building Safety (Leaseholder Protections) (Information etc.) (England) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Mrs Sheryll Murray

31Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Rushanara Ali 

32Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2022)

Chair: Mr Virendra Sharma

Members: Lilian Greenwood discharged and Jessica Morden nominated in substitution.

33Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Airports Slot Allocation (Alleviation of Usage Requirements) (No. 2) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Dr Rupa Huq

34Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Register of Overseas Entities (Delivery, Protection and Trust Services) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Christina Rees

Members: Lilian Greenwood discharged and Jessica Morden nominated in substitution.

Select Committees: Reports

35Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 21 July in the Chamber and Thursday 21 July and Tuesday 8 September in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns). 

36Petitions Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs relating to animal welfare: Written evidence, to be published (Catherine McKinnell).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Orders Nos. 10(7) and No. 14(4))

1Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Subject: Publication of the Second Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee, Access to cash in Scotland, HC 80 (Pete Wishart)

2Forced labour and NHS PPE supply chains

Resolved, That this House has considered forced labour and NHS PPE supply chains.—(Jim Shannon.)

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

Adjourned at 2.49 pm until Monday 18 July.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Sanctions

Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 792), dated 12 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Rehman Chishti)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Education

(1) School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 788), dated 12 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

(2) School Teachers’ Incentive Payments (England) (Amendment) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 786), dated 12 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

3Judicial Appointments and Discipline

Judicial Offices (Sitting in Retirement - Prescribed Offices and Descriptions) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 798), dated 12 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

4Local Government

(1) Draft South Staffordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(2) Draft Stockport (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(3) Draft Tonbridge and Malling (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(4) Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Epsom and Ewell (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 (by Command) (The Speaker)

5Medical Profession

Abortion (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 811), dated 14 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Maggie Throup)

6Miscellaneous Series No. 9 (2022)

Second Additional Protocol, done at Strasbourg on 12 May 2022, to the Convention on Cybercrime on Enhanced Co-operation and Disclosure of Electronic Evidence by Command (CP 734), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

Other papers

7Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Report and Financial Statements of Ordnance Survey Limited for 2021–22 (by Command) (CP 707) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

8Charities

Accounts of the Official Custodian for Charities for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 477) (Nigel Huddleston)

9Chemical Weapons

Report by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996 for 2021, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 286) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

10Church Commissioners

Annual Report of the Church Commissioners for 2021 (by Measure) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

11Climate Change

Report and Accounts of the Committee on Climate Change for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 307) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

12Companies (Audit, Investigators and Community Enterprise)

Report of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies (by Act) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

13Defence Reform

Report and Accounts of the Single Source Regulations Office for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 333) (Secretary Ben Wallace)

14Development of Tourism

Report and Accounts of the British Tourist Authority for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 400) (Nigel Huddleston)

15Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall

Report and Accounts of the Duchy of Lancaster for 2021–22 (by Act) (Alan Mak)

16Energy

(1) Report and Accounts of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 591) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(2) Statement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Funding Account for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 300) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

17Equality

Report and Accounts of the Equality and Human Rights Commission for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 604) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

18Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Antarctic Treaty: Measures adopted at the Forty-Third Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting held at Paris 14–24 June 2021 (by Command) (CP 726) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

19Government Resources and Accounts

(1) HM Courts and Tribunals Service Trust Statement for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 449) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(2) Report and Accounts of HM Land Registry for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 446) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(3) Report and Accounts of the Charity Commission for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 515) (Lucy Frazer)

(4) Report and Accounts of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 590) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(5) Report and Accounts of the Home Office for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 194) (Lucy Frazer)

(6) Report and Accounts of National Highways for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 369) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(7) Report and Accounts of the Ministry of Defence for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 500) (Lucy Frazer)

(8) Report and Accounts of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 447) (Lucy Frazer)

(9) Report and Accounts of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 489) (Lucy Frazer)

(10) Report and Accounts of the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 195) (Lucy Frazer)

(11) Report and Accounts of the Oil and Gas Authority for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 377) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(12) Report and Accounts of the Rural Payments Agency for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 448) (Secretary George Eustice)

(13) Report and Accounts of the UK Space Agency for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 386) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(14) Report and Accounts of the UK Statistics Authority for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 365) (Lucy Frazer)

20Government Trading Funds

Report and Accounts of The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 585) (Clerk of the House)

21Health and Social Care

Report and Accounts of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 423) (James Morris)

22Higher Education and Research

Accounts of the Research Councils’ Pension Schemes for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 390) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

23Industrial Development

Report by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the First Minister of Scotland and the Welsh Ministers under the Industrial Development Act 1982 for 2021–22 (by Act), to be printed (HC 422) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

24Infrastructure

(1) Office of Rail and Road Annual Assessment of National Highways' performance for 2021–22 (by Act), to be printed (HC 428) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Report to Parliament of the National Highways’ Performance 2022 (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

25Marshall Aid Commemoration

(1) Accounts of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 483) (Vicky Ford)

(2) Sixty-eighth Annual Report of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (by Act) (Vicky Ford)

National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(2) Report and Accounts of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(3) Report and Accounts of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 234) (Maria Caulfield)

(4) Report and Accounts of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

26Pensions

(1) Report and Accounts of the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 360) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Pensions Ombudsman and the Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 395) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(3) Report and Accounts of the Pension Protection Fund for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 405) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(4) Report and Accounts of the Pensions Regulator for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 344) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

27Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation)

Report and Accounts of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Services for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 398) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Withdrawn papers

28Local Government

Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Epsom and Ewell (Electoral Changes) Order 2022 (laid 7 July)

CORRECTION

Wednesday 13 July 2022

The following item should have appeared under Other Proceedings

Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Staffordshire Moorlands relating to the Schools Bill was presented by Karen Bradley.

(2) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Coventry North East relating to the Schools Bill was presented by Colleen Fletcher.

(3) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Eltham relating to the Schools Bill was presented by Clive Efford.

(4) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Nottingham North relating to the Schools Bill was presented by Alex Norris.