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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 14 November 2022

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Stretford and Urmston Writ

Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of Stretford and Urmston in the room of Kate Green, who since her election to the said Borough Constituency has been appointed to the office of Steward and Bailiff of his Majesty's Manor of Northstead in the County of York.—(Sir Alan Campbell.)

2Questions to the Home Secretary

3Statement: UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali (James Heappey)

4Message from His Majesty the King relating to Counsellors of State

The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported to the House that she had a Message to the House from His Majesty the King, in his own hand, and she presented the same to the House.

The King’s Message was read to the House by the Speaker, as follows—

To ensure continued efficiency of public business when I am unavailable, such as while I am undertaking official duties overseas, I confirm that I would be most content, should Parliament see fit, for the number of people who may be called upon to act as Counsellors of State under the terms of the Regency Acts 1937 to 1953 to be increased to include my sister and brother, The Princess Royal and The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, both of whom have previously undertaken this role.

5Australia and New Zealand trade deals

Resolved, That this House has considered the Australia and New Zealand Trade deals.—(Greg Hands.)

6Ukraine

Resolved, That this House has considered the situation in Ukraine.—(James Heappey.)

7Adjournment

Subject: Low traffic neighbourhoods and the impact of congestion in Latchford (Andy Carter)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Joy Morrissey.)

Adjourned at 9.18 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Disqualification of a Member

8Disqualification of a Member

Notification, laid upon the Table by the Speaker, That the Chancellor of the Exchequer had on Friday 10 November appointed Kate Green, Member for Stretford and Urmston, to be Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead in the County of York.

Changes to Notices Given

9Healthy Start Scheme (Take-Up) Bill

Order for second reading on Friday 24 March 2023, read and discharged.

10Bowel Conditions (Assessment) Bill

Order for second reading on Friday 25 November, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 17 March 2023.

General Committees: Reports

11First Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Subsidy Control (Subsidies and Schemes of Interest or Particular Interest) Regulations 2022.

12Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Steve McCabe (Chair) reported the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1110).

13Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Roger Gale (Chair) reported the Energy Bill Relief Scheme Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1100), the Energy Prices (Domestic Supply) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1105) and the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1106).

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).

14First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Subsidy Control (Subsidies and Schemes of Interest or Particular Interest) Regulations 2022)

Members: Jessica Morden discharged and Sarah Owen nominated in substitution.

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1110))

Members: Stephen Doughty discharged and Catherine West nominated in substitution.

16Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Energy Bill Relief Scheme Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1100), Energy Prices (Domestic Supply) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1105) and Energy Bill Relief Scheme (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1106))

Members: Alberto Costa, George Freeman, Jo Gideon, Jessica Morden and Jane Stevenson discharged and Dr Luke Evans, Ms Nusrat Ghani, Lilian Greenwood, John Howell and Paul Howell nominated in substitution.

17Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2022 and draft Assistance with Voting for Persons with Disabilities (Amendments) Regulations 2022)

Members: Colleen Fletcher and Kim Johnson discharged and Lilian Greenwood and Valerie Vaz nominated in substitution.

Select Committees: Reports

18Administration Committee

(1) General election planning and services: Part of the oral evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 209);

(2) Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 14 November, to be published

(Sir Charles Walker).

19Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 171);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the Manchester Chinese Consulate incident and the Government’s approach to China: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the fire and riots at Evin Prison: Written evidence, to be published

(Alicia Kearns).

20Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

(1) Funding for levelling up: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 744);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to consultation on rents in social housing: Written evidence, to be published;

(Mr Clive Betts).

21Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) The defence digital strategy: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 727);

(2) Correspondence from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office relating to a contingent liability: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from HM Treasury relating to the indemnity for the Bank of England’s Asset Purchase Facility: Written evidence, to be published

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

(5) HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published (HC 686)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

22Scottish Affairs Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from the First Minister of Scotland relating to an independence referendum: Written evidence, to be published

(Pete Wishart).

23Treasury Committee

(1) The crypto-asset industry: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 615);

(2) Autumn 2022 Fiscal Events: Written evidence, to be published (HC 740);

(3) The work of HMRC: Written evidence, to be published (HC 783)

(Harriett Baldwin).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

Debate on an e-petition (Standing Orders No. 10(1)(a) and No. 145A(7))

1Staff-child ratios in early years childcare

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 615623, relating to staff-child ratios in early years childcare.—(Catherine McKinnell.)

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

Adjourned at 6.13 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

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:

Thursday 10 November

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Childcare

Childcare (Free of Charge for Working Parents) (England) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1134), dated 8 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Claire Coutinho)

2Children and Young Persons

Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1133), dated 8 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Claire Coutinho)

3Corporation Tax

Insurance Contracts (Tax) (Change in Accounting Standards) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1165), dated 9 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Andrew Griffith)

Friday 11 November

Other papers

4Sanctions

Explanatory Memorandum and an impact assessment to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1110) (by Command) (Leo Docherty)

Withdrawn papers

5Sanctions

Explanatory Memorandum and an impact assessment to the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1110) (laid 28 October)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 14 November

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

6Architects

Draft Architects Act 1997 (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Lee Rowley)

7Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Draft Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

8Financial Services

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (High-Risk Countries) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1183), dated 14 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an impact assessment (by Command) (Andrew Griffith)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

9Health and Safety

Ammonium Nitrate Materials (High Nitrogen Content) Safety (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1182), dated 14 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

10Housing

Housing (Right to Buy) (Designated Rural Areas and Designated Regions) (England) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1171), dated 9 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Andrew Stephenson)

11Terms and Conditions of Employment

Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Application of Conciliation Provisions) Order 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 1181), dated 8 November 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

12Immigration

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Immigration (Persons Designated under Sanctions Regulations) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Command) (Secretary Suella Braverman)

13Public Procurement

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Command) (Jeremy Quin)

14National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Home Office: Progress Combatting Fraud for 2022–23, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 654) (Clerk of the House)

15Opticians

Annual Report, Fitness to Practise Report and Financial Statements of the General Optical Council 2021–22 (by Act) (Secretary Steve Barclay)

16Parliamentary Standards

Second Report in 2022 from the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on Appointment of IPSA Board Member (Statutory Auditor) (by Act), to be printed (HC 872) (The Speaker)

Withdrawn papers

17Immigration

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Immigration (Persons Designated under Sanctions Regulations) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (laid 1 November)

18Public Procurement

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (laid 8 November)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

VOTING BY PROXY

1New proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), that Mark Logan is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on his behalf, starting from 14 November and finishing on 8 January 2023. The nominated proxy is Mr Marcus Jones.