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Tuesday 8 September 2020

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

2Urgent Question: UK commitment to legal obligations under the Northern Ireland Protocol (Secretary Brandon Lewis)

3Statement: COVID-19 update (Secretary Matt Hancock)

4Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Robert Jenrick, supported by the Prime Minister, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Alok Sharma, Simon Clarke and Jesse Norman, presented a Bill to make provision to change the dates on which non-domestic rating lists must be compiled; and to change the dates by which proposed lists must be sent to billing authorities, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 174) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 174–EN).

5White Goods (Registration): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require retailers to register white goods at the point of sale to facilitate product recall; and for connected purposes;

That Yvonne Fovargue, Carolyn Harris, Sir David Amess, Patricia Gibson, Julie Elliott, Lilian Greenwood, Gill Furniss, Andy Slaughter, Rosie Cooper and Judith Cummins present the Bill.

Yvonne Fovargue accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 175).

6Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords]: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Programme Order, 22 June).

(In the Committee)

 Clause 1 (Power of arrest for extradition purposes)

Amendment 1 proposed.—(Sir Iain Duncan Smith.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 2 (Extent, commencement and short title)

Amendment 11 made.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule (Power of arrest for extradition purposes)

Amendment 12 made.

Question put, That Amendment 13 be made.—(James Brokenshire.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 87

Ayes: 333 (Tellers: James Morris, Maggie Throup)

Noes: 241 (Tellers: Bambos Charalambous, Jeff Smith)

Question agreed to.

Amendment 13 accordingly made.

Question put, That Amendment 14 be made.—(James Brokenshire.)

The Committee divided.

Division No. 88

Ayes: 333 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, James Morris)

Noes: 244 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous)

Question agreed to.

Amendment 14 accordingly made.

Amendment 15 made.

Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

______________________ 

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair. 

Eddie Hughes reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made Amendments.

7Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords] (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in Committee

No amendments on consideration.

8Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords]: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

9Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 693), dated 6 July 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 6 July, be approved.—(Eddie Hughes.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 22 June, be approved.—(Eddie Hughes.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets and Network Codes) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 6 July, be approved.—(Eddie Hughes.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 750), dated 16 July 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 July, be approved.—(Eddie Hughes.)

Question agreed to.

10Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the constituency of Jarrow relating to palliative care at Primrose Terrace, Jarrow was presented and read by Kate Osborne.

11Adjournment

Subject: Inclusion of black history in the history curriculum (Theresa Villiers)

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

Adjourned at 6.22 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

12Domestic Properties (Minimum Energy Performance) Bill

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

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 25 September.

13International Development (Women’s Sanitary Products) Bill

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

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 13 November.

Lords Messages

14Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill

The Lords agree to the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill, with an Amendment to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

Printing of Lords Amendments

15Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill

Lords Amendments to the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 176) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 176-EN).

General Committees: Reports

16Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Ian Paisley (Chair) reported the draft Greenhouse Gases Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020.

17Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Hannah Bardell (Chair) reported the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2020.

Reports from Select Committees

18Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Energy Intensive Users Group relating to the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 Progress Report: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Business and Energy relating to employment law: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Delivering audit reform: Written evidence, to be published (HC 266);

(6) Post-pandemic economic growth: Industrial strategy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 674);

(7) Post-pandemic economic growth: Levelling up: local and regional structures and the delivery of economic growth: Written evidence, to be published (HC 675)

(Darren Jones).

19Defence Committee

(1) Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 163);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State in relation to the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth as part of a Carrier Strike Group: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Tobias Ellwood).

20Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Re-opening venues at capacity: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 748) (Julian Knight).

21Education Committee

The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 254) (Robert Halfon).

22Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Air quality: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 468);

(2) Flooding: Written evidence, to be published (HC 170);

(3) Public sector procurement of food: Written evidence, to be published (HC 469)

(Neil Parish).

23European Statutory Instruments Committee

Ninth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 421) (Andrew Jones). 

24Finance Committee

Record of the Committee’s decisions taken at its meeting on 8 September, to be published (Lilian Greenwood).

25Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) The FCO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 296);

(2) The FCO and the Integrated Review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 380)

(Tom Tugendhat).

26Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Social care: funding and workforce: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 206);

(2) Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond: Written evidence, to be published (HC 320);

(3) Management of the coronavirus outbreak: Written evidence, to be published (HC 36)

(Jeremy Hunt).

27International Development Committee

ICAI: performance in 2019–20 and future role: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 752) (Sarah Champion).

28Justice Committee

(1) The Coroner Service: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 282);

(2) Children and young people in custody: Written evidence, to be published (HC 306);

(3) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Prisons and Probation: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Private prosecutions: safeguards: Written evidence, to be published (HC 497);

(7) Work of the Attorney General: Written evidence, to be published (HC 462)

(Sir Robert Neill).

29Petitions Committee

(1) The impact of COVID-19 on maternity and parental leave: Government Response to the Committee's First Report: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 770);

(2) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published

(Catherine McKinnell).

30Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Government's handling of COVID-19:

(i) Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 377);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 377);

(2) A Public Inquiry into the Government's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 541);

(3) The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 167);

(4) Correspondence from the Minister of State, Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to the White Paper on the UK Internal Market: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr William Wragg).

31Transport Committee

(1) Coronavirus: implications for transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 268);

(2) Department for Transport Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Young and novice drivers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 169)

(Huw Merriman).

32Treasury Committee

(1) Economic impact of coronavirus: the challenges of recovery: Eighth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 271);

(2) Correspondence from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury relating to the Spending Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Decarbonisation and green finance: Written evidence, to be published (HC 147);

(4) Tax after coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 664)

(Mel Stride).

33Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 276);

(2) Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact: Written evidence, to be published (HC 385);

(3) Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people: Written evidence, to be published (HC 384)

(Caroline Nokes).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 951), dated 3 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Climate Change Levy

Climate Change Agreements (Administration and Eligible Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 958), dated 7 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kwasi Kwarteng)

3Electricity

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 957), dated 2 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kwasi Kwarteng)

4Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

(1) Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 948), dated 3 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

(2) Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 950), dated 3 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

5Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 959), dated 8 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

6Road Traffic

(1) Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation (No. 2) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 946), dated 2 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) M1 Motorway (Junctions 13 to 16) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 956), dated 7 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

7Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

Proposal for an instrument titled Aviation Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

8Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of Highways England for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 487) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

9National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

10Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering

(1) Report under Section 18 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to the Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act) (Nigel Adams)

(2) Report under Section 46 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (by Act) (Nigel Adams)

(3) Report under Section 46 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (by Act) (Nigel Adams)

Withdrawn papers

11National Health Service

Report and Accounts of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (laid 2 July)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Proxy Voting (Medical or public health reasons connected with 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 Member listed in the table below is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on their behalf by the nominated proxy 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

Julian Knight

9 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mr Simon Clarke

9 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Jeremy Corbyn

9 September 2020

Bell Ribero-Addy

Hannah Bardell

9 September 2020

Patrick Grady


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 Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangements.

From 9 September:

the nominated proxy for Stephen Farry will be Wendy Chamberlain instead of Mr Alistair Carmichael; and

the nominated proxy for John McDonnell will be Zarah Sultana instead of Cat Smith.


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

Wera Hobhouse

9 September 2020

Nigel Huddleston

9 September 2020

Andrea Leadsom

9 September 2020

Julia Lopez

9 September 2020

Dr Kieran Mullan

9 September 2020

Tulip Siddiq

10 September 2020


CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 1 September 2020

In Papers Laid, item 77 should have read:

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:

Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 826);

Universal Credit (Managed Migration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR (NI), 2020, No. 165)

(by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

Wednesday 2 September 2020

In Papers Laid, the following should have appeared after item 6:

Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Immigration (Persons Designated under Sanctions Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)


Monday 7 September 2020

In Speaker's Certificates, the following entry should have appeared in the table accompanying certificate 3 (Ending proxy voting arrangements):

Hywel Williams

8 September 2020