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Thursday 8 September 2022

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Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(2) the hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners and the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to UK energy costs not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this Order; proceedings may continue, though opposed, until any hour, and may be entered upon after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Joy Morrissey.)

4UK energy costs

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered UK energy costs.—(The Prime Minister.)

The Deputy Speaker announced a time limit on backbench speeches (Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Question put and agreed to.

5Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]: Allocation of Time Motion

Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]:

Timetable

(1)(a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.

(b) Proceedings on Second Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2) When the Bill has been read a second time:

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed while the Question is put, in accordance with Standing Order No. 52(1) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), on any financial resolution relating to the Bill;

(c) on the conclusion of proceedings on any financial resolution relating to the Bill, proceedings on the Bill shall be resumed and the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

(3)(a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

(4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chair or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply:

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chair or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (13)(a) of this Order.

(5) On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chair or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

(6) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chair or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

(7) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chair shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Subsequent stages

(8)(a) Any Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) Proceedings on any Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(9) Paragraphs (2) to (5) of Standing Order No. 83G (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on further messages from the Lords) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (8) of this Order.

Reasons Committee

(10) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme Orders: Reasons Committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been brought to a conclusion in accordance with this Order.

Miscellaneous

(11) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill.

(12) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(13)(a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken, to recommit the Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.

(b) No notice shall be required of such a Motion.

(c) Such a Motion may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(d) The Question on such a Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (c) shall thereupon be resumed.

(e) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on such a Motion.

(14)(a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

(15)(a) The start of any debate under Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) to be held on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall be postponed until the conclusion of any proceedings on that day to which this Order applies.

(b) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply in respect of any such debate.

(16) Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

(17)(a) Any private business which has been set down for consideration at a time falling after the commencement of proceedings on this Order or on the Bill on a day on which the Bill has been set down to be taken as an Order of the Day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders or by any Order of the House, be considered at the conclusion of the proceedings on the Bill on that day.

(b) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the private business so far as necessary for the purpose of securing that the business may be considered for a period of three hours.—(David T C Davies.)

6Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

7Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]: 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 Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.—(Sir David Evennett.)

Question agreed to.

8Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, today).

(In the Committee)

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2 (Extent, commencement and short title)

Amendment 1 made.

Clause 2, as amended, agreed to.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Order, today).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

David Morris reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made an Amendment.

Bill, as amended, to be considered today (Order, today).

9Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]: Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Committee

No amendments on consideration.

10Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

11House of Commons Commission

Resolved, That Deidre Brock be appointed to the House of Commons Commission in place of Pete Wishart in pursuance of section 1(2)(d) of the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978, as amended.—(Mr Peter Bone.)

12Adjournment

Subject: Free school meals and tackling child poverty (Kim Johnson)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Morris.)

Adjourned at 4.55 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

13Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee

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

Written evidence to be published.

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).

14Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill Committee

Chair: Siobhain McDonagh

15Financial Services and Markets Bill Committee

Chairs: Dame Maria Miller and Mr Virendra Sharma

16Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee

Members: Mr Marcus Jones discharged and Paul Scully nominated in substitution.

17National Security Bill Committee

Members: Stephen McPartland discharged and Tom Tugendhat nominated in substitution.

18Trade (New Zealand and Australia) Bill Committee

Chairs: Julie Elliott and Mark Pritchard

19First Delegated Legislation Committee (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 782))

Chair: Mr Laurence Robertson

Members: David Warburton discharged and Edward Timpson nominated in substitution.

20Second 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))

Chair: Christina Rees

Members: Sir Robert Goodwill discharged and Sir Robert Syms nominated in substitution.

21Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Merchant Shipping (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk Carriers) Regulations 2022 and draft Merchant Shipping (High Speed Craft) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Derek Twigg

Members: Mr John Baron discharged and Angela Richardson nominated in substitution.

Select Committees: Reports

22Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 15 September in the Chamber and on Tuesday 13 September and Thursday 15 September in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns).

23International Development Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Minister for Development relating to her appointment: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to his appointment: Written evidence, to be published

(Sarah Champion).

24Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions relating to Government support for the cost of living: Written evidence, to be published (Mr Clive Betts).

25Privileges (Committee of)

Matter referred on 21 April 2022: comments on joint opinion of Lord Pannick QC and Jason Pobjoy: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 713) (Ms Harriet Harman).

26Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Waste Crime in England: Eighteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 33);

(2) Evaluating innovation projects in children’s social care: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 38);

(3) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s previous Reports: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with Building Digital UK relating to BDUK Performance Report 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence with the Department for Education relating to the contingent liability fund for the Curriculum Arm’s Length Body: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs relating to the cross-government 25 Year Environment Plan Board: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Correspondence with the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities relating to tranche 2 of the Building Safety Fund: Written evidence, to be published;

(11) Correspondence with the Department for Transport relating to the contingent liabilities in respect of commercial spaceflight launch activities from the UK: Written evidence, to be published;

(12) Correspondence with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(13) Correspondence with the Government Legal Department relating to the laying of the Crown's Nominee Account: Written evidence, to be published;

(14) Correspondence with the Home Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(15) Correspondence with the Financial Reporting Advisory Board relating to the 2021–22 Annual Report of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board: Written evidence, to be published;

(16) Correspondence with the Ministry of Defence relating to a new contingent liability associated with the AWE Pension Fund: Written evidence, to be published;

(17) Correspondence with the Serious Fraud Office relating to the handling of the R v Woods and Marshall trial: Written evidence, to be published;

(18) DCMS Recall: Written evidence, to be published (HC 27);

(19) Department of Health and Social Care 2020–21 Annual Report and Accounts: Written evidence, to be published (HC 253);

(20) DfE Recall: SEND Review, Schools White Paper and the National Tuition Programme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 26);

(21) Financial sustainability of the higher education sector in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 257);

(22) High Speed 2: 2022 Spring Update: Written evidence, to be published (HC 51);

(23) Housing Recall: Written evidence, to be published (HC 36);

(24) Measuring and reporting public sector greenhouse gas emissions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 39);

(25) MoD Recall: Written evidence, to be published (HC 35);

(26) Secure training centres and secure schools: Written evidence, to be published (HC 30)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

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

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

Publication of the First Report of the Women and Equalities Committee, Menopause in the workplace, HC 91 (Caroline Nokes)

2Support for local food infrastructure

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of support for local food infrastructure.—(Peter Aldous.)

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 matter of support for local food infrastructure.

3Future of coastal communities

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the future of coastal communities.—(Sally-Ann Hart.)

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)).

At 4.30 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

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

Adjourned at 4.30 pm until Monday 12 September.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Employment and Training

Apprenticeships (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 949), dated 8 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kit Malthouse)

2Social Security

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Victims of Domestic Abuse and Victims of Modern Slavery) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 942), dated 5 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (David Rutley)

Other papers

3Groceries Code Adjudicator

Report and Accounts of the Groceries Code Adjudicator for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 648) (Mr Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

4National Health Service

Report and Accounts of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

5Osteopaths

Report and Accounts of the General Osteopathic Council (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

6Public Service Pensions

National Health Service Pension Schemes (Member Contributions etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022: Report detailing the uplifts to the member contribution tier thresholds (by Act) (Robert Jenrick)