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Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 22 September 2022

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Taking of the Oath or making of the Affirmation

Several Members present took the Oath or made the Affirmation.

The Speaker suspended the sitting until 10.00 am.

2Urgent Questions: (1) Energy prices: Support for business (Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

(2) Shale gas extraction (Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

(3) Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Statement: Health and social care update (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

4Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Suella Braverman, supported by The Prime Minister, Secretary Brandon Lewis, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary James Cleverly, Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, Graham Stuart, Michael Ellis, Andrew Griffith and Tom Tugendhat, presented a Bill to make provision about economic crime and corporate transparency; to make further provision about companies, limited partnerships and other kinds of corporate entity; and to make provision about the registration of overseas entities.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 154) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 154–EN).

5Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by The Prime Minister, Chris Philp and Richard Fuller, presented a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the repeal of the Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 155) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 155–EN).

6Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, supported by The Prime Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris, Secretary Alister Jack, Secretary Robert Buckland and Michael Ellis, presented a Bill to revoke certain retained EU law; to make provision relating to the interpretation of retained EU law and to its relationship with other law; to make provision relating to powers to modify retained EU law; to enable the restatement, replacement or updating of certain retained EU law; to enable the updating of restatements and replacement provision; to abolish the business impact target; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 156) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 156–EN).

7Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That at today’s sitting the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on:

(1) the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the situation in Ukraine not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order, and

(2) the Motions in the name of Penny Mordaunt relating to (a) Sittings of the House (Friday 23 September), (b) Sittings in Westminster Hall (11 October), (c) Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election and deadline for nominations), (d) National Security Bill: Programme (No. 2), (e) Levelling up and Regeneration Bill: Programme (No. 2), (f) Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill: Programme (No. 2), (g) Financial Services and Markets Bill: Programme (No. 2), (h) Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills), (i) Ten Minute Rule Motions and (j) Business of the House (Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill) not later than one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the first of those Motions;

such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; proceedings on those Motions may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mr Peter Bone.)

8Situation in Ukraine

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the situation in Ukraine.—(James Heappey.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

9Deferred Divisions

Ordered, That at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the motions (1) in the name of Jesse Norman relating to Sanctions, (2) in the name of Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to Electricity, (3) in the name of Secretary Chloe Smith relating to Environmental Protection and (4) in the name of Penny Mordaunt relating to Adjournment (Conference Recess).—(Craig Whittaker.)

10Sanctions

(1) Resolved, That the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 792), dated 12 July 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14 July, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

(2) Resolved, That the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 801), dated 14 July 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 July, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

(3) Resolved, That the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 814), dated 14 July 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 July, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

11Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Resolved, That the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 850), dated 18 July 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 20 July, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

12Sittings of the House (Friday 23 September)

Ordered, That notwithstanding the Order of the House of 13 June, (Adjournment (Summer, Conference and November Recess)), the House shall meet on Friday 23 September at 9.30 am and

(a) notwithstanding Standing Order No. 11(4) and (5), urgent questions and statements may be taken before the commencement of public business and the provisions of Standing Order No. 14(1) shall apply; and

(b) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 11(6), the Order of 13 June shall otherwise continue to have effect, subject to any amendments thereto which the House may agree.—(Mr Peter Bone.)

13Sittings in Westminster Hall (11 October)

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 10(2)(b), the sitting in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 11 October shall begin at 11.30 am, shall be suspended from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, and may then continue for up to a further three hours.—(Craig Whittaker.)

14Election of select committee chairs (Notice of election and deadline for nominations)

Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 122C(1) and (2),

(1) the Speaker may announce a date for an election of the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee before 13 October 2022 in respect of which the requirement of notice is not met, and

(2) nominations for the Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Science and Technology Committee shall be submitted by 3.30 pm on the day before the ballot.—(Craig Whittaker.)

15National Security Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 6 June (National Security Bill: Programme) be varied as follows:

In paragraph (2) of the Order (conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee), for “Tuesday 13 September” substitute “Tuesday 18 October”.—(Craig Whittaker.)

16Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 8 June (Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Programme) be varied as follows:

In paragraph (2) of the Order (conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee), for “Tuesday 20 September” substitute “Thursday 20 October”.—(Craig Whittaker.)

17Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 6 September (Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill: Programme) be varied as follows:

In paragraph (2) of the Order (conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee), for “Thursday 22 September” substitute “Thursday 20 October”.—(Craig Whittaker.)

18Financial Services and Markets Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 7 September (Financial Services and Markets Bill: Programme) be varied as follows:

In paragraph (2) of the Order (conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee), for “Tuesday 25 October” substitute “Thursday 3 November”.—(Craig Whittaker.)

19Business of the House (Private Members' Bills)

Ordered, That —

(1) the Order of the House of 13 June (Business of the House (Private Members' Bills)) is amended as follows:

(a) leave out “9 September, 16 September,” and insert “21 October”; and

(b) after “25 November,” insert “2 December,”

(2) the Orders for Second Reading of Bills having precedence in accordance with Standing Order No. 14(9) on 9 and 16 September are read and discharged;

(3) Bills set down for 9 September are ordered to be read a second time on 21 October in the order in which they were so set down;

(4) Bills set down for 16 September are ordered to be read a second time on 2 December in the order in which they were so set down, but, notwithstanding the practice of the House, Bills set down for second reading on Friday 16 September may be set down for a day earlier than Friday 2 December provided that such notice is given on or before Wednesday 12 October and that any such notice may not take priority over any other notice already given.—(Craig Whittaker.)

20Ten Minute Rule Motions

Ordered, That, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business) —

(a) the notices given for motions for leave to bring in Bills on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September shall be treated for all purposes as if notice had been given for Tuesday 11 October,

(b) the notice given for a motion for leave to bring in a Bill on Tuesday 20 September shall be treated for all purposes as if notice had been given for Wednesday 12 October,

(c) the notice given for a motion for leave to bring in a Bill on Wednesday 21 September shall be treated for all purposes as if notice had been given for Monday 17 October, and

(d) the provisions of Standing Order No. 23 shall apply in all other respects (other than notice) to the motions set down for consideration at the commencement of public business under this order for Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Monday 17 October.—(Craig Whittaker.)

21Business of the House (Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill)

Ordered, That notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee in respect of the Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before it has been read a second time.—(Craig Whittaker.)

22Adjournment (Conference Recess)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25), That the Order of the House of 13 June (Adjournment (Summer, Conference and November Recess)) be amended as follows:

leave out “Monday 17 October” and insert “Tuesday 11 October”.—(Craig Whittaker.)

Question agreed to.

23Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Warm Home Discount (Scotland) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 29 June, be approved.—(Craig Whittaker.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Chemicals (Health and Safety) Trade and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 23 June, be approved.—(Craig Whittaker.)

Question agreed to.

24Speaker’s Statement: Election of select committee chairs

25Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to energy crisis support for small and medium sized businesses, the public sector and charities was presented and read by Anne McLaughlin.

26Adjournment

Subject: Government's role in securing the future of Worcester Warriors (Mr Robin Walker)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Craig Whittaker.)

Adjourned at 6.45 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

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).

27Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee

Members: Gareth Johnson discharged and Nigel Huddleston nominated in substitution.

28National Security Bill Committee

Members: Scott Mann discharged and Miss Sarah Dines nominated in substitution.

29First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Dr Rupa Huq

Members: Adam Holloway discharged and Damien Moore nominated in substitution.

30Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 818))

Chair: Stewart Hosie

31Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 782))

Chair: Judith Cummins

32Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Alterations to the Search Powers Code England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2022)

Chair: Clive Efford

33Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Health and Social Care Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2022)

Members: Mr Steve Baker, Harriett Baldwin, Dan Carden, Chris Elmore, Margaret Greenwood, Andrew Gwynne, Greg Hands, Adam Holloway, Jane Hunt, Tom Hunt, Simon Jupp, Kate Kniveton, Dr Kieran Mullan, Mr Barry Sheerman, John Spellar, Jane Stevenson and Nadia Whittome discharged.

Select Committees: Reports

34Defence Committee

(1) Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Written evidence, to be published (HC 725);

(2) Women in the Armed Forces: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 726)

(Tobias Ellwood).

35Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Correspondence with the National Audit Office: Written evidence, to be published (Julian Knight).

36Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative Scrutiny: Bill of Rights Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 611) (Joanna Cherry).

37International Trade Committee

UK trade negotiations: Written evidence, to be published (HC 15) (Angus Brendan MacNeil).

38Justice Committee

Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 266) (Sir Robert Neill).

39Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Regulating after EU exit: Nineteenth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 32);

(2) Whole of Government Accounts 2019–20: Twentieth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 31);

(3) Transforming electronic monitoring services: Twenty-first Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 34);

(4) The Affordable Homes Programme since 2015: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 684);

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

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

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

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

(9) Correspondence with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Correspondence with the Department for Health and Social Care relating to the Infected Blood Inquiry: Interim Compensation Payments: Written evidence, to be published;

(11) Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published (HC 44)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

40Standards (Committee on)

(1) Government Response to the Committee’s First, Second and Third Reports: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 709);

(2) All-Party Parliamentary Groups consultation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 228);

(3) Code of Conduct consultation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 954);

(4) Correspondence with Professor Alan Renwick relating to the Citizens Assembly on Democracy in the UK: Written evidence, to be published

(Chris Bryant).

41Transport Committee

Correspondence with the Peel Group relating to Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Written evidence, to be published (Huw Merriman).

42Treasury Committee

(1) The cost of living: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 343);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, relating to Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

*This item has been corrected since publication. See the correction in the Votes and Proceedings relating to Friday 23 September 2022.

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Electricity

Electricity (Individual Exemption from the Requirement for a Transmission Licence) (Triton Knoll) (England) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 976), dated 16 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

2Police

Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 979), dated 22 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Suella Braverman)

3Sport Grounds and Sporting Events

Football Spectators (2022 World Cup Control Period) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 977), dated 22 September 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Suella Braverman)

Other papers

4Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Departmental Minute from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dated 22 September 2022, concerning the notification of a contingent liability in respect of the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) (by Command) (Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg)

5Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 658) (Clerk of the House)

MEMORANDUM

PANEL OF CHAIRS

In accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 4 (Panel of Chairs), the Speaker has discharged Ms Nusrat Ghani from the Panel of Chairs.

CORRECTION

Tuesday 6 September 2022

Item 29 (Other Proceedings) should be corrected as follows:

In sub-item (3), replace "HC 678" with "HC 675"