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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 5 September 2022

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: Protests on the parliamentary estate on Friday 2 September

2Questions to the Home Secretary

3Statements: (1) Business Statement (Leader of the House)

(2) Ukraine update (Secretary Ben Wallace)

(3) Ambulance response times (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(4) Energy update (Greg Hands)

4Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill be now read a second time.

5Business of the House

Ordered, That notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee in respect of the Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords] may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before it has been read a second time.—(Mr Peter Bone.)

6Adjournment

Subject: Report of the Independent Inquiry into Telford Child Sexual Exploitation (Lucy Allan)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Andrea Jenkyns.)

Adjourned at 7.27 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Explanatory Notes to Bills

7Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 22–EN).

8Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 24–EN).

9Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 26–EN).

10Child Support (Enforcement) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 27–EN).

11Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 28–EN).

12Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 32–EN).

13Powers of Attorney Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 33–EN).

14Flashing Images Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 36–EN).

15Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 37–EN).

16Firearms Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 39–EN).

17Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 46–EN).

18Hares (Close Season) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 56–EN).

19Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 57–EN).

20Copyright and Performers' Rights (Extended Collective Licensing) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 62–EN).

21Participation in Court Proceedings (Live Links) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 110–EN).

22Paternity (Leave and Pay) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 114–EN).

Private Business

23High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill: Report from Examiners

The Speaker laid upon the Table a Report from the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, as follows:

(1) the Secretary of State for Transport deposited a certificate in the Private Bill Office on 12 April, pursuant to Standing Order 224A(5), stating that all the comments on the environmental statement relating to the High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill, deposited on 24 January, were received by the independent assessor by 11 April;

(2) the Examiners instructed the independent assessor to prepare the report required under Standing Order 224A(6)(a)(i) by 6 June; and

(3) before setting the period in paragraph 2, the Examiners consulted the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Standing Order 224A(6)(iv).

General Committees: Reports

24First Delegated Legislation Committee

Stewart Hosie (Chair) reported the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 748).

25Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Esther McVey (Chair) reported the draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Luxembourg) Order 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).

26First Delegated Legislation Committee (Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 748))

Members: Cherilyn Mackrory, Jane Stevenson and Dr Jamie Wallis discharged and Gareth Bacon, Felicity Buchan and Paul Howell nominated in substitution.

27Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Luxembourg) Order 2022)

Members: Andrew Bowie and Paul Howell discharged and Mrs Natalie Elphicke and Craig Mackinlay nominated in substitution.

28Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2022)

Members: Caroline Ansell and Aaron Bell discharged and Stephen Crabb and Anna Firth nominated in substitution.

29Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Movement etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022)

Members: Penny Mordaunt and Mark Pawsey discharged and Andrew Griffiths and Craig Williams nominated in substitution.

30Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Chemicals (Health and Safety) Trade and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2022)

Members: Robin Millar and Jill Mortimer discharged and Gareth Bacon and Ian Levy nominated in substitution.

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

Tuesday 26 July

31Liaison Committee

Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to his appearance before the Committee on 6 July 2022: Written evidence to be published (HC 453) (Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 27 July

32Education Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to errors made by exam boards in summer 2022: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Thursday 28 July

33Justice Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State relating to the Government’s response to the Prison Service Pay Review Body recommendations 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State relating to the Government’s response to the Senior Salaries Review Body annual report 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State relating to the Government’s response to the strategic lawsuits against public participation consultation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Minister for Criminal Justice relating to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Justice relating to the publication of regional reducing reoffending plans: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice relating to the consultation on increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary relating to the Ministry of Justice Main Estimates 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 304)

(Clerk of the House).

Friday 29 July

34Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Correspondence from Ineos Group relating to Petrochemical deals in China: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change relating to the Energy Bill Support Consultation: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets relating to the Employment Status consultation: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence relating to the merger between OneWeb and Eutelsat: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Energy pricing and the future of the Energy Market: Written evidence, to be published (HC 236)

(Clerk of the House).

Monday 1 August

35Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Correspondence with the Minister for Work and Pensions relating to a proposal for a remedial order: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

36Petitions Committee

Correspondence from the Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs relating to breed specific legislation: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

37National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

Correspondence with the National Security Adviser relating to the national security machinery of Government: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

38Treasury Committee

Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Bank of England appointments: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 10 August

39Treasury Committee

(1) Appointment of Marjorie Ngwenya to the Prudential Regulation Committee: Written evidence, to be published (HC 461);

(2) Correspondence from the Bank of England relating to the Financial Services and Markets Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) The Strong and Simple Framework: Written evidence, to be published (HC 537)

(Clerk of the House).

Thursday 18 August

40Home Affairs Committee

Violence against women and girls: Written evidence, to be published (HC 203) (Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 23 August

41Treasury Committee

(1) Correspondence relating to cross-border interchange fees: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence relating to economic forecasting: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 24 August

42Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 309) (Clerk of the House).

Thursday 26 August

43Treasury Committee

Correspondence relating to economic forecasting: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 30 August

44International Development Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to flooding in Pakistan August 2022: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Select Committees: Reports made on Monday 5 September

45Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 5 September, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

46Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

(1) Reforming the Private Rented Sector: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 624);

(2) Correspondence from the Association of British Insurers relating to building safety: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State for London, Local Government and Communities: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Draft Strategy and Policy Statement for the Electoral Commission: Written evidence, to be published (HC 672)

(7) Exempt Accommodation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 21);

(8) Public Parks: Follow Up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 327);

(9) Ukraine Refugee Schemes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 464);

(Mr Clive Betts).

47Scottish Affairs Committee*

(1) Military Landscape: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2022–23: Third Special Report to be printed (HC 674);

(2) Defence in Scotland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 81);

(3) Correspondence with Sky relating to collaboration between Sky and STV: Written evidence, to be published.

(4) Hydrogen and carbon capture in Scotland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 83);

(5) Secretary of State for Scotland 20 June 2022: Written evidence, to be published;

(Pete Wishart).

*This item has been corrected since publication. See the correction in the Votes and Proceedings relating to Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Friday 22 July

1Wildlife

Beavers (England) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 858), dated 21 July 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

Thursday 28 July

2Ecclesiastical Law

Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 829), dated 9 July 2022 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

Monday 1 August

3Ecclesiastical Law

Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 879), dated 9 July 2022 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

Thursday 4 August

4Exiting the European Union (Representation of the People)

European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment and Revocation) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 885), dated 2 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Paul Scully)

5Social Security

Universal Credit (Administrative Earnings Threshold) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 886), dated 4 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Julie Marson)

Wednesday 10 August

6Customs

Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 899), dated 9 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Lucy Frazer)

7Education

Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 889), dated 8 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Brendan Clarke-Smith)

Monday 15 August

8Education

Independent School Standards and Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 905), dated 11 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

Thursday 1 September

9Animals

Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 924), dated 31 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

Friday 2 September

10Employment Tribunals

Employment Appeal Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 932), dated 1 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

11National Health Service

(1) National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 935), dated 2 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (James Morris)

(2) National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 930), dated 1 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (James Morris)

Other papers

Tuesday 26 July

12Justice

Increasing the use of mediation in the civil justice system (by Command) (CP 721) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Friday 5 August

13Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the Second, and the Fourth to the Eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2022–23 (by Command) (CP 708) (Alan Mak)

Tuesday 16 August

14Transport

National Strategy for Maritime Security (by Command) (CP 724) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Friday 19 August

15Transport

Connected & Automated Mobility 2025: Realising the benefits of self-driving vehicles in the UK (by Command) (CP 719) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Tuesday 30 August

16Health and Social Care

Women’s Health Strategy for England (by Command) (CP 736) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

Thursday 1 September

17Animals

African Swine Fever (Import Controls) (England and Scotland) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 926), dated 31 August 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

Withdrawn papers

Thursday 25 August

18Sanctions

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 818) (laid 19 July)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum the the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 819) (laid 19 July)

Tuesday 30 August

19Health and Social Care

Women's Health Strategy For England (CP 710) (laid 20 July)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 5 September

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

20Rehabilitation of Offenders

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

21Social Care

Draft Adult Social Care Information (Enforcement) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gillian Keegan)

22Sports Grounds and Sporting Events

Draft Football Spectators (Relevant Offences) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

23Communications

Draft Telecommunications Security Code of Practice (by Act) (Matt Warman)

24Electronic Communications

Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 933), dated 1 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Matt Warman)

25Human Tissue

Human Tissue Authority Draft Code of Practice on Deceased organ and tissue donation Part Two (Code F) (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (James Morris)

Other papers

26Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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

27Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Minute in relation to the gifting of assets to Sport England following the conclusion of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (by Command) (Nigel Huddleston)

28Financial Services and Markets

(1) Bank of England Standards Instrument: The Technical Standards (Clearing Obligation) Instrument 2022 (by Act) (Richard Fuller)

(2) Prudential Regulation Authority Standards Instrument: The Technical Standards (CRR2 and other Consequentials) Modifications Instrument 2022 (by Act) (Richard Fuller)

(3) Prudential Regulation Authority Standards Instrument: The Technical Standards (Investment Firms Prudential Regime Consequential Amendments) Instrument 2022 (by Act) (Richard Fuller)

29Health and Social Care

(1) Department for Health and Social Care Minute, dated 5 September 2022, concerning the notification of a contingent liability in respect of the Covid-19 Vaccine for Autumn Booster Vaccination (by Command) (Maggie Throup)

(2) Department of Health and Social Care Minute, dated 5 September 2022, concerning the notification of a contingent liability arising from the contract with Nuvaxovid for the Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine (by Command) (Maggie Throup)

30Inquiries

(1) Interim Report of the Infected Blood Inquiry (by Act) (Michael Ellis)

(2) Investigation reports of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) (by Act), to be printed (HC 646) (Secretary Priti Patel)

31Insolvency

Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

32International Accounting Standards

Report on the carrying out of functions designated under the International Accounting Standards (Delegation of Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

33Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Ending Rough Sleeping For Good (by Command) (CP 713) (Secretary Greg Clark)

34National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(2) Report and Accounts of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

(3) Report and Accounts of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

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

35Water Industry

Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan and Report on feasibility of elimination of discharges from Storm Overflows (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

VOTING BY PROXY

1New proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), that the following Members are eligible to have a proxy vote cast on their behalf by the proxy specified, starting and finishing on the dates set out below.

Member

Start date

End date

Proxy

Jack Brereton

5 September

16 September

Kelly Tolhurst

Theo Clarke

5 September

19 February 2023

Kelly Tolhurst

Guy Opperman

5 September

18 September

Kelly Tolhurst

2Variation of proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), that Siobhan Baillie has given notice that she wishes to vary her proxy vote arrangement. Her nominated proxy will be Kelly Tolhurst with effect from 6 September.

CORRECTIONS

Thursday 30 June 2022

The following item should have appeared afer item 17 (Papers Laid):

() Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan)

Report and Accounts of the Independent Reporting Commission for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 361) (Secretary Brandon Lewis)

Tuesday 12 July 2022

The following items should have appeared after item 13 (Explanatory Notes to Bills):

() Carers’ Leave Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 23–EN).

() Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill

Explanatory Notes to the Bill to be printed (Bill 15–EN).