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Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 8 February 2024

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Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.


1Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Statement: Protest measures (Tom Tugendhat)

4Backbench Business

(1) National HIV testing week

Resolved, That this House has considered National HIV testing week.—(Charlotte Nichols.)

(2) Management culture of the Post Office

Resolved, That this House has considered the management culture of the Post Office.—(Marion Fellows.)


Subject: Post Office services in isolated communities (Andrew Western)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Fletcher.) 

Adjourned at 3.36 pm until Monday 19 February (Order, 30 January).

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).

6Licensing Hours Extensions Bill Committee

Chair: Mrs Sheryll Murray

7First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2024, draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Specified Diseases and Prescribed Occupations) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 and draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2024) 

Chair: Sir Edward Leigh

8Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Bank of England Levy (Amount of Levy Payable) Regulations 2024)

Chair: Hannah Bardell

9Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Pension Scheme Amendment) Regulations 2024)

Chair: Dame Maria Miller

10Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2024 and draft Representation of the People (Postal Vote Handling etc.) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2024)

Chair: James Gray

11Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Carer’s Leave Regulations 2024 and draft Maternity Leave, Adoption Leave and Shared Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024)

Chair: Mr Philip Hollobone

Select Committees: Reports

12Backbench Business Committee  

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 22 February and Thursday 29 February in the Chamber and Thursday 22 February in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns). 

Lindsay Hoyle


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))

1Humanitarian aid and children in Gaza

Resolved, That this House has considered humanitarian aid and children in Gaza.—(Apsana Begum.) 

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

Adjourned at 2.44 pm until Monday 19 February (Order, 30 January).

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Rating and Valuation

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention: Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Simon Hoare)

2Trade Unions

Draft Strikes (Minimum Service Levels: Fire and Rescue Services) (England) Regulations 2024 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary James Cleverly)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Retained EU Law Reform

Railways (Revocation and Consequential Provision) Regulations 2024 (SI, 2024, No. 127), dated 2 February 2024 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Mark Harper)

4Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 30 November 2022, made by the Governing Body of St Catherine’s College in the University of Oxford, revising the existing Statutes of the College (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Gillian Keegan)

Other papers


(1) Annual Report of the Press Recognition Panel on the recognition system (by Command) (Secretary Alex Chalk)

(2) Monitoring places of detention: Fourteenth Annual Report of the United Kingdom’s National Preventive Mechanism for 2022–23 (by Command) (CP 1008) (Secretary Alex Chalk)