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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 7 September 2020

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2Statements: (1) International travel (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Birmingham attacks and Extinction Rebellion protests (Kit Malthouse)

3Fire Safety Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1—(Sarah Jones)—brought up and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Division No. 86

Ayes: 188 (Tellers: Jessica Morden, Bambos Charalambous)

Noes: 318 (Tellers: Eddie Hughes, James Morris)

Question accordingly negatived.

4Fire Safety Bill: Third Reading

Secretary James Brokenshire signified Queen's consent, as far as Her Majesty's interest is concerned.

Bill read the third time, and passed.

5House of Commons Members' Fund

Ordered, That—

(1) Anne Main be removed as a Trustee of the House of Commons Members’ Fund and Stuart Andrew and Sir Alan Campbell be appointed as Trustees in pursuance of section 2 of the House of Commons Members’ Fund Act 2016; and

(2) the sum to be deducted from the salaries of Members of the House of Commons in pursuance of section 4(1) and (2) of that Act shall continue to be £2 per month.—(Stuart Andrew.)

6Electoral Commission

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint Alasdair Morgan as an Electoral Commissioner with effect from 1 October 2020 for the period ending on 30 September 2022.—(Stuart Andrew.)

7Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint Professor Colin Mellors OBE as Chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England with effect from 1 January 2021 for the period ending on 31 December 2025.—(Stuart Andrew.)

8Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Virginia Crosbie be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Theo Clarke be nominated.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

9Adjournment

Subject: Effect of housing developments on local communities in West Sussex (Andrew Griffith)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Eddie Hughes.) 

Adjourned at 9.59 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

10Abortion (Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and Clubfoot) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 12 March 2021.

11Employment (Reasonable Adjustments for Carers) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 16 October.

12Police Stop and Search (Repeal) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 16 October.

13Coronavirus Inquiry Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 11 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 16 October.

General Committees: Reports

14First Delegated Legislation Committee

Julie Elliott (Chair) reported the draft Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and the draft Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets and Network Codes) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Sheryll Murray (Chair) reported the Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 693).

16Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Rushanara Ali (Chair) reported the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) No. 3) Regulations 2020.

 

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).

17Fisheries Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Mr Robert Goodwill, Fay Jones, James Morris, Brendan O’Hara, Stephanie Peacock, Luke Pollard and Victoria Prentis.

18First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and the draft Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets and Network Codes))

Members: Liz Twist discharged and Gill Furniss nominated in substitution.

19Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 693))

Members: Anthony Browne, Jack Dromey, Florence Eshalomi and Robin Millar discharged and Peter Gibson, Gagan Mohindra, Jessica Morden and Jonathan Reynolds nominated in substitution.

20Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 750))

Members: Marco Longhi discharged and David Simmonds nominated in substitution.

21Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020)

Members: Liz Twist discharged and Colleen Fletcher nominated in substitution.

22Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Intellectual Property (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020)

Members: James Cartlidge and Liz Twist discharged and Claire Coutinho and Gill Furniss nominated in substitution.

23Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft INSPIRE (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020)

Members: Simon Fell discharged and Mark Jenkinson nominated in substitution.

24Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020 (Exception) Regulations 2020)

Members: Mark Menzies discharged and Damien Moore nominated in substitution.

25Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Square Kilometre Array Observatory (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2020)

Members: Miss Sarah Dines and Jonathan Gullis discharged and Andrew Lewer and Holly Mumby-Croft nominated in substitution.

26Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Relevant Public Authorities and Designated Senior Officers) Regulations 2020 and the draft Functions of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner (Oversight of the Data Access Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States of America and of functions exercisable under the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019) Regulations 2020)

Members: Dr Kieran Mullan discharged and Craig Williams nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

27Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 7 September, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

28Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Progress of devolution in England: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 174);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the 22 July evidence session: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Housing: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Building Safety and Communities: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with tobacco companies relating to smoking-related litter: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

29Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Black people, racism and human rights: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 559) (Ms Harriet Harman).

30National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on) 

(1) Biosecurity and national security: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 611);

(2) Correspondence with the Paymaster General regarding the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Written evidence, to be published

(Margaret Beckett). 

31Procedure Committee

Proxy voting: review of pilot arrangements: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 10) (Karen Bradley).

32Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Improving the prison estate:

(i) Fifteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the report (HC 244);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 244);

(2) Progress in remediating dangerous cladding: Sixteenth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the report (HC 406);

(3) Tackling the tax gap: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 650);

(4) Correspondence from Crossrail Limited relating to Crossrail progress update: Spring 2020: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from HMRC relating to the transfer of the tax assurance commissioner role: Written evidence, to be published:

(6) Correspondence from the Department for Transport relating to HS2 six monthly reports to Parliament: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Department for Work and Pensions relating to COVID-19 Universal Credit Advances and fraud and error: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence from the Disclosure and Barring Service relating to the DBS Strategy 2020-2025: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence from the Home Office relating to Immigration Enforcement: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Correspondence from the House of Commons Sponsor Body relating to the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(11) Correspondence from the Ministry of Defence: Written evidence, to be published;

(12) Correspondence from the Ministry of Justice relating to plans for probation reforms in England and Wales: Written evidence, to be published;

(13) Correspondence from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee relating to delivering the Government’s infrastructure commitments through major projects: Written evidence, to be published;

(14) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s 36th Report of Session 2017–19, Reducing Modern Slavery: Written evidence, to be published;

(15) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s 78th Report of Session 2017–19, Improving Government Planning and Spending: Written evidence, to be published;

(16) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s 96th Report of Session 2017–19, Adult Health Screening: Written evidence, to be published;

(17) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s 102nd Report of Session 2017–19, Military Homes: Written evidence, to be published;

(18) NHS nursing workforce: Written evidence, to be published, (HC 408);

(19) Water supply and demand management: Written evidence, to be published (HC 378)

(Meg Hillier).

33Work and Pensions Committee

DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak: Written evidence, to be published (HC 178) (Stephen Timms).

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 4 September 2020 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Insolvency

Insolvency (Moratorium) (Special Administration for Energy Licensees) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 943), dated 2 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kwasi Kwarteng)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Children and Young Persons

Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development and Welfare Requirements) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 939), dated 2 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Vicky Ford)

3Tax Credits

Tax Credits (Coronavirus, Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 941), dated 3 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Other papers

4Public Health

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 839) (laid 7 August) (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Explanatory memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 882) (laid 21 August) (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Withdrawn papers

5Public Health

(1) Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 839) (laid 7 August)

(2) Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 882) (laid 21 August)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 7 September 2020

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

6Constitutional Law

Draft Adjacent Waters Boundaries (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Brandon Lewis)

7Public Health (England)

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Blackburn with Darwen and Bradford, Leicester, and North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 954), dated 7 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

8Administration of Estates

Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 952), dated 4 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

9Criminal Law

Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 953), dated 4 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

10Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance and Rights Against Insurers) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 945), dated 2 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

11Income Tax

Income Tax (Care Leaver’s Apprenticeship Bursary Payment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 922), dated 3 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

12Social Security

Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 923), dated 3 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Other papers

13Air Force (Constitution)

(1) Air Publication 3376 Volume 1 - Twelfth Edition of Terms and Conditions of Service for Airmen of the Royal Air Force (by Act) (James Heappey)

(2) Air Publication 3392 Volume 7 Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Third Edition) - Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces (Amendment) Regulations (by Act) (James Heappey)

14Criminal Procedure and Investigations

Revised Code of Practice under section 23 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (by Act) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

15National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department of Health and Social Care: Childhood obesity (by Act), to be printed (HC 726) (Clerk of the House)

16National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(3) Report and Accounts of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(4) Report and Accounts of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

17Small Business, Enterprise and Employment

Business Impact Target: Final Report for the 2017–19 Parliament (by Act), to be printed (HC 657) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

Withdrawn papers

18Small Business, Enterprise and Employment

Business Impact Target: Final Report for the 2017–19 Parliament (by Act), to be printed (HC 657) (laid 16 July)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Proxy Voting (Medical or public health reasons related to the pandemic)

1 - New proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy and the Resolutions of the House of 28 January 2019, 16 January, 4 and 10 June, and 20 July 2020, that the Members listed in the table below are eligible to have a proxy vote cast on their behalf by the nominated proxies listed in the table below, starting on the date specified below and ending on Tuesday 28 September, unless the House otherwise orders.

Member

From

Proxy

Mark Menzies

8 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Stephen Flynn

8 September 2020

Patrick Grady

Dr Kieran Mullan

8 September 2020

Jacob Young

Alicia Kearns

8 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Dr Ben Spencer

8 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Edward Miliband

8 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Nigel Huddleston

8 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mike Freer

8 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

8 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

 

2 - Variation of existing proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy and the Resolutions of the House of 28 January 2019, 16 January, 4 and 10 June, and 20 July 2020, that the following Member has given notice that he wishes to amend his proxy voting arrangement.


From 8 September, the nominated proxy for Ian Lavery will be Kate Osborne instead of Mary Kelly Foy.

3 - Ending proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy and the Resolutions of the House of 28 January 2019, 16 January, 4 and 10 June, and 20 July 2020, that the following Members have given notice that they wish to end their proxy voting arrangements with effect from when the Speaker takes the Chair on the dates specified below:

Member

From

Hannah Bardell

8 September 2020

Dr Lisa Cameron

8 September 2020

Caroline Dinenage

8 September 2020

Claire Hanna

8 September 2020

Julian Knight

8 September 2020

Tommy Sheppard

8 September 2020

Bob Seely

8 September 2020

 

CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 1 September

In Papers Laid (Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018), item 64 should have had a heading:

Monday 24 August

 

 Thursday 3 September

In Speaker's Certificates (3 - Ending Proxy Voting Arrangements) the following Members should have been included:

Member

From

Alison Thewliss

9 September

Crispin Blunt

7 September

Gillian Keegan

7 September

Martin Docherty-Hughes

7 September

Robert Halfon

7 September

John Lamont

7 September