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Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 7 September 2022

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(2) the Prime Minister

2Urgent Questions: (1) Future of Avanti West Coast railway services (Trudy Harrison)

(2) The Government’s actions in the case of Jagtar Singh Johal (Rehman Chishti)

3Business Statement (Leader of the House)

4Deputy Speaker's Statement: Resignation of the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee

5Lithium-ion Battery Storage (Fire Safety and Environmental Permits): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make local fire services statutory consultees for industrial lithium-ion battery storage planning permission applications; to make provision about the granting of environmental permits for industrial lithium-ion battery storage; and for connected purposes;

That Dame Maria Miller, Ian Byrne, Mr Richard Bacon, Matt Hancock, Allan Dorans, Mrs Flick Drummond, James Gray, Alicia Kearns, Stephen Metcalfe, Mr John Baron, Valerie Vaz, and Dame Diana Johnson present the Bill.

Dame Maria Miller accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 24 March 2023, and to be printed (Bill 152).

6Financial Services and Markets Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Financial Services and Markets 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 read a second time.

7Financial Services and Markets Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Financial Services and Markets Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 25 October 2022.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on Consideration and on Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Richard Fuller.)

Question agreed to.

8Financial Services and Markets 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 Financial Services and Markets Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

(a) any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of the Act by the Treasury,

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided,

(c) loans from the National Loans Fund.—(Richard Fuller.)

Question agreed to.

9Financial Services and Markets Bill: Ways and Means

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Financial Services and Markets Bill, it is expedient to authorise:

(a) the charging of fees,

(b) payments into the National Loans Fund, and

(c) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.—(Richard Fuller.).

Question agreed to.

10Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Movement etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 20 June, be approved.—(Adam Holloway.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2022, which was laid before this House on 13 June, be approved.—(Adam Holloway.)

Question agreed to.

11Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to a windfall tax was presented and read by Richard Burgon.

(2) A public petition from residents of the constituency of South Shields relating to a right of refusal of development on green belt land was presented and read by Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck.

(3) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Twickenham relating to communal heating systems was presented and read by Munira Wilson.

12Adjournment

Subject: Government funding for small modular reactors (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Adam Holloway.)

Adjourned at 7.25 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

13House of Lords (Elected Senate) Bill

Order for second reading on Friday 9 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 3 February 2023.

14Parliamentary Elections (Optional Preferential Vote) Bill

Order for second reading on Friday 9 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 3 February 2023.

15Ministerial Competence (External Review) Bill

Order for second reading on Friday 9 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 3 February 2023.

General Committees: Reports

16Neonatal Care Bill Committee

Hannah Bardell (Chair) reported the Bill as amended.

Bill, as amended, to be considered on Friday 20 January 2023; and to be printed (Bill 153).

17Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Clive Efford (Chair) reported the draft Warm Home Discount (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

18Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Dr Rupa Huq (Chair) reported the draft Chemicals (Health and Safety) Trade and Miscellaneous Amendments 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).

19Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill Committee

Members: Edward Argar discharged and Jacob Young nominated in substitution.

20Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill Committee

Members: Tonia Antoniazzi, Felicity Buchan, Ms Karen Buck, Andy Carter, Chris Clarkson, Judith Cummins, Mark Eastwood, Sir Mark Hendrick, Darren Henry, Jane Hunt, Tom Hunt, Ian Levy, David Linden, Christina Rees, Mary Robinson, Dean Russell and Chris Stephens

21Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee

Members: Bim Afolami, Kemi Badenoch, Andrew Bowie, David Duguid, Bill Esterson, Katherine Fletcher, Mike Freer, Mr Marcus Fysh, Peter Gibson, Lilian Greenwood, Dame Nia Griffith, Drew Hendry, Adam Holloway, Tony Lloyd, Marco Longhi, Ms Anum Qaisar, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Gareth Thomas and Martin Vickers

22First Delegated Legislation Committee (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 782))

Members: Lucy Allan, Paul Blomfield, Ian Byrne, Douglas Chapman, Marsha De Cordova, Richard Fuller, Paul Howell, Kate Kniveton, James Murray, Kate Osamor, Justin Tomlinson, Liz Twist, David Warburton, Helen Whately, Craig Whittaker, Mr John Whittingdale and Sir Jeremy Wright

23Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 792), Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 801), Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 814) and Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 850))

Members: Paula Barker, Rehman Chishti, Tracey Crouch, John Cryer, Dave Doogan, Stephen Doughty, David Duguid, Dr Luke Evans, Nick Fletcher, Sir Robert Goodwill, Richard Graham, Dame Meg Hillier, Gerald Jones, Craig Mackinlay, Cherilyn Mackrory, Joy Morrissey and Yasmin Qureshi

24Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Merchant Shipping (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk Carriers) Regulations 2022, and draft Merchant Shipping (High Speed Craft) Regulations 2022)

Members: Ms Diane Abbott, Mr John Baron, Jake Berry, Steve Brine, Dan Carden, Alex Chalk, Mr Simon Clarke, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Robert Courts, Stella Creasy, Simon Fell, Mr Richard Holden, Adam Holloway, Mike Kane, Nick Smith, Chris Stephens and Mark Tami

25Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Warm Home Discount (Scotland) Regulations 2022)

Members: Robbie Moore discharged and Mark Eastwood nominated in substitution.

26Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Chemicals (Health and Safety) Trade and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2022)

Members: Chloe Smith discharged and Suzanne Webb nominated in substitution.

Select Committees: Reports

27Education Committee

(1) Not just another brick in the wall: Why prisoners need an education to climb the ladder of opportunity: Government Response to the Committee's First Report: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 645);

(2) Free speech and research content in English universities: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 673)

(Robert Halfon).

28Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Building to net zero: Costing carbon in construction: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 643);

(2) Accelerating the transition from fossil fuels and securing energy supplies: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 109);

(3) Technological innovations and climate change: Geothermal technologies: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 397);

(4) Aligning UK economic goals with environmental sustainability: Written evidence, to be published (HC 107);

(5) Sustainability of the built environment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 103);

(6) The environmental protection policies of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 478)

(Philip Dunne).

29European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 119-vi);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 119);

(3) Regulating after Brexit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 125);

(4) The UK’s EU representation: What has changed and how is it working?: Written evidence, to be published (HC 123)

(Sir William Cash).

30Home Affairs Committee

(1) Violence against women and girls: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 203);

(2) Correspondence with the Home Office relating to the Passport Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Security relating to the PACE Code of Practice H: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary relating to the Home Office Main Estimate 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Drugs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 198);

(6) Investigation and prosecution of rape: Written evidence, to be published (HC 242);

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

(8) Work of the Home Secretary: Written evidence, to be published (HC 201)

(Dame Diana Johnson).

31Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Legislative Scrutiny: Public Order Bill: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 649)

(2) Legislative Scrutiny: Bill of Rights Bill: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 611)

(Joanna Cherry).

32International Trade Committee

(1) UK trade negotiations: Scrutiny of Agreement with Australia, and Agreement with Australia: Government Response to the Committee's First and Second Reports: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 704);

(2) UK trade negotiations: CPTPP accession: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 13);

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

(4) UK trade approach towards developing countries: Written evidence, to be published (HC 76);

(5) UK trade negotiations: Written evidence, to be published (HC 15);

(6) UK trade negotiations: Agreement with India: Written evidence, to be published (HC 77)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

33Privileges (Committee of)

Correspondence from the Leader of the House relating to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2022–23: Written evidence, to be published (Ms Harriet Harman).

34Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Civil Service People Survey: Written evidence, to be published (HC 575);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to crisis and resilience structures in the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency relating to the implementation of PHSO recommendations: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Director General for Regulation at the Office for Statistics Regulation relating to the State of the Statistical System report: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from the Minister for the Cabinet Office and HM Paymaster General relating to the Infected Blood Inquiry: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Minister of State, Cabinet Office relating to the reappointment of Mr Harry Rich as the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(9) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Main Estimate Memorandum for 2022–23: Written evidence to be published;

(11) Propriety of governance in light of Greensill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 212);

(12) The role of non-executive directors in Government: Written evidence, to be published (HC 318)

(Mr William Wragg).

35Northern Ireland Affairs Committee  

(1) Correspondence with the Northern Ireland Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 285);

(2) The effect of paramilitaries on society in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 24)

(Simon Hoare).

36Science and Technology Committee

(1) Evidence base of Parole Board decisions: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 712);

(2) Anti-microbial resistance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 231);

(3) Blockchain: Written evidence, to be published (HC 414);

(4) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Diversity and inclusion in STEM: Written evidence, to be published (HC 95);

(6) The right to privacy: digital data: Written evidence, to be published (HC 97);

(7) The role of technology, research, and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery: Written evidence, to be published (HC 98);

(8) UK space strategy and UK satellite infrastructure: Written evidence, to be published (HC 100)

(Carol Monaghan).

37Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

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

38Transport Committee

Work of Active Travel England: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 640) (Huw Merriman).

39Treasury Committee

(1) Bank of England Monetary Policy Reports: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 143);

(2) The venture capital market: Written evidence, to be published (HC 134);

(3) Work of the Financial Conduct Authority: Written evidence, to be published (HC 142)

(Mel Stride).

40Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) One-off evidence session on the Shared Prosperity Fund: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 639);

(2) Correspondence relating to the Committee's First Special Report, The Benefits System in Wales: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2021–22: Written evidence to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities relating to the freeports programme in Wales: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Nuclear energy in Wales: Written evidence, to be published (HC 240)

(Stephen Crabb).

41Women and Equalities Committee

Attitudes towards women and girls in educational settings: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 331) (Kate Osborne).

42Work and Pensions Committee

(1) The cost of living: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 671);

(2) Children in poverty: Child maintenance service: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 130);

(3) Correspondence from the UK Statistics Authority to the Permanent Secretary relating to the DWP Way to Work target and the use of figures by Government: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with Policy in Practice relating to Pension Credit take up: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Financial Conduct Authority relating to the British Steel Pension Scheme redress scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Pensions Regulator relating to auto-enrolment and the gig economy: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to an action plan under s23 of the Equality Act 2006: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Health assessments for benefits: Written evidence, to be published (HC 128);

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

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

(Sir Stephen Timms).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.36 am.

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

1Government’s regulatory approach to crypto-assets and currencies

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Government’s regulatory approach to crypto-assets and currencies.—(Martin Docherty-Hughes.)

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

2Access to the Healthy Start scheme

Resolved, That this House has considered access to the Healthy Start scheme.—(Kate Green.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.29 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Seven Principles of Public Life

Resolved, That this House has considered the Seven Principles of Public Life.—(Paula Barker.)

4NHS dentistry services in Carshalton and Wallington

Resolved, That this House has considered NHS dentistry services in Carshalton and Wallington.—(Elliot Colburn.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.16 pm and 4.30 pm.

5Rimrose Valley and Liverpool Port access

Resolved, That this House has considered Rimrose Valley and Liverpool Port access.—(Peter Dowd.)

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

1Climate Change

Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

2Human Rights

Draft State Immunity Act 1978 (Remedial) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Vicky Ford)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Companies

Accounting Standards (Prescribed Bodies) (United States of America and Japan) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 943), dated 6 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

Other papers

4Human Rights

Government Response to the Second Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2022–23: Proposal for a draft State Immunity Act 1978 (Remedial) Order (by Act) (Vicky Ford)

5National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(2) Report and Accounts of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(3) Report and Accounts of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(4) Report and Accounts of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(5) Report and Accounts of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(6) Report and Accounts of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

CORRECTION

Monday 5 September 2022

Item 47 (Select Committees: Reports made on Monday 5 September) should have read:

Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Defence in Scotland: military landscape: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report: Third Special Report to be printed (HC 674);

(2) Defence in Scotland: Oral and written 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 (HC 363)

(Pete Wishart).