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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 14 September 2020

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

2Statement: Japan Free Trade Agreement (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

3United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill be now read a second time.

Amendment moved, to leave out from ‘That’ to the end of the Question and add ‘this House notes that the UK has left the EU; calls on the Government to get on with negotiating a trade deal with the EU; recognises that legislation is required to ensure the smooth, effective working of the internal market across the UK; but declines to give a Second Reading to the Internal Market Bill because this Bill undermines the Withdrawal Agreement already agreed by Parliament, re-opens discussion about the Northern Ireland Protocol that has already been settled, breaches international law, undermines the devolution settlements and would tarnish the UK’s global reputation as a law-abiding nation and the UK’s ability to enforce other international trade deals and protect jobs and the economy.’.—(Edward Miliband.)

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

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 93

Ayes: 213 (Tellers: Bambos Charalambous, Jeff Smith).

Noes: 349 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, James Morris).

Question accordingly negatived.

Question, That the Bill be now read a second time, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 62(2)).

The House divided.

Division No. 94

Ayes: 340 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, James Morris).

Noes: 263 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous).

Question accordingly agreed to, and Bill read a second time.

4United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Committee

(2) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in four days.

(3) The proceedings—

(a) shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the first and second columns of the following Table;

(b) shall be so taken in the order shown in the second column of that Table; and

(c) shall (so far as not previously concluded) respectively be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the third column of that Table.

Day

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

Clauses 28 to 39; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 4; other new Clauses and new Schedules relating generally to the internal market for goods and services in the United Kingdom

Six hours from the commencement of the proceedings on the Bill on the first day

Second day

Clauses 46 and 47; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 6

Six hours from the commencement of the proceedings on the Bill on the second day

Third day

Clause 11; Clauses 40 to 45; Clause 50; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 5

Six hours from the commencement of the proceedings on the Bill on the third day

Fourth day

Clauses 1 to 10; Schedule 1; Clauses 12 to 16; Schedule 2; Clauses 17 to 27; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Parts 1 to 3; Clauses 48 and 49; Clauses 51 to 54; remaining new Clauses; remaining new Schedules; remaining proceedings in Committee on the Bill

Six hours from the commencement of the proceedings on the Bill on the fourth day

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(4) Any proceedings on Consideration, any proceedings in legislative grand committee and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken in two days.

(5) Any proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours before the moment of interruption on the second day.

(6) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second day.

Programming committee

(7) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on Consideration or to other proceedings up to and including Third Reading.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(8) Any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

Subsequent stages

(9) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(10) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

5United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Money

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(1) sums required for providing financial assistance to any person for or in connection with any of the following purposes—

(a) promoting (including contributing directly or indirectly to) economic development in the United Kingdom or any area of the United Kingdom;

(b) providing (including acquiring, designing, constructing, converting, improving, operating or repairing) infrastructure at places in the United Kingdom;

(c) supporting cultural activities, projects and events that directly or indirectly benefit the United Kingdom or particular areas of the United Kingdom;

(d) supporting activities, projects and events relating to sport or other physical recreation that directly or indirectly benefit the United Kingdom or particular areas of the United Kingdom;

(e) supporting international educational and training activities and exchanges;

(f) supporting educational and training activities and exchanges within the United Kingdom;

(2) any administrative expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or the Competition and Markets Authority by virtue of the Act.—(David Duguid.)

The House divided.

Division No. 95

Ayes: 343 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, James Morris).

Noes: 49 (Tellers: Gavin Newlands, Owen Thompson).

Question accordingly agreed to.

6Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Intellectual Property (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 13 July, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Square Kilometre Array Observatory (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 14 July, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft INSPIRE (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 15 June, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Relevant Public Authorities and Designated Senior Officers) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 21 April, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(5) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That 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, which were laid before this House on 6 July, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(6) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 8 July, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(7) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020 (Exception) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 24 June, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

7Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Vicky Ford and Mark Garnier be discharged from the European Statutory Instruments Committee and James Grundy and Jacob Young be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

8Adjournment

Subject: UK steel industry (Jessica Morden)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Duguid.)

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 11.15 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).

9Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and the draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020)

Members: Danny Kruger and Mary Robinson discharged and Miriam Cates and Eddie Hughes nominated in substitution.

10Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) Regulations 2020)

Members: Henry Smith discharged and Mark Eastwood nominated in substitution.

11Twelfth Delegated Legislation Committee (Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Insolvency and Dissolution) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 856))

Members: Paula Barker, Olivia Blake, Sara Britcliffe, Andy Carter, Maria Caulfield, Mark Eastwood, Ruth Edwards, Antony Higginbotham, Meg Hillier, John Lamont, Rachael Maskell, Jerome Mayhew, Kate Osamor, Mark Tami, Matt Warman, Claudia Webbe and Mike Wood discharged.

12Fourteenth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order 2020)

Members: Richard Drax discharged and Sir Robert Syms nominated in substitution.

General Committees: Reports

13First Delegated Legislation Committee

Yvonne Fovargue (Chair) reported the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 788).

14Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Nusrat Ghani (Chair) reported the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and the draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020.

15Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Derek Twigg (Chair) reported the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 791).

Reports from Select Committees

16Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 14 September, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

17Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Pre-legislative Scrutiny of the draft Building Safety Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 466);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

18Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications: Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 265);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to the European Convention on Human Rights memo for the UK Internal Market Bill: Written evidence, to be published

(Ms Harriet Harman).

19Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Immigration enforcement: Seventeenth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 407);

(2) NHS nursing workforce: Eighteenth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 408);

(3) Government support for exporters: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 679);

(4) Correspondence from the Home Office relating to the use of temporary hotel accommodation for supported asylum seekers: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Digital transformation in the NHS: Written evidence, to be published (HC 680);

(6) University Technical Colleges: Written evidence, to be published (HC 87);

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

(8) Whole of Government response to COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 404)

(Meg Hillier).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Draft Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

2Public Health

(1) Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 988), dated 14 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

(2) Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 987), dated 14 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

(3) Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 986), dated 13 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Bankruptcy

Insolvency Act 1986 (HMRC Debts: Priority on Insolvency) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 983), dated 11 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

4Income Tax

Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 and 102 (Disguised Remuneration Repayment Scheme) (Appointed Day and Consequential Amendment) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 979), dated 11 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

5Social Security

Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 976), dated 10 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

Other papers

6National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Education: Financial sustainability of colleges in England (by Act), to be printed (HC 728) (Clerk of the House)

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 Members listed in the table below are 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

Steven Bonnar

14 September 2020

Patrick Grady

James Grundy

14 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Holly Lynch

14 September 2020

Mark Tami

Preet Kaur Gill

14 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Jack Dromey

14 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Rebecca Long Bailey

14 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Liam Byrne

15 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Paul Girvan

15 September 2020

Sammy Wilson

Gill Furniss

21 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Sir Mike Penning

21 September 2020

Chris Elmore

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 thier proxy voting arrangements.

From 15 September the nominated proxy for Holly Lynch will be Chris Elmore instead of Mark Tami; and the nominated proxy for Khalid Mahmood will be Chris Elmore instead of John Spellar.

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

Andrew Bridgen

15 September 2020

Jackie Doyle-Price

15 September 2020

Christine Jardine

15 September 2020

Julian Knight

15 September 2020

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

15 September 2020

Emily Thornberry

15 September 2020

Julian Sturdy

15 September 2020

CORRECTION

Friday 11 September 2020

The following item should have appeared after item 13 (Other Proceedings):

Treasury Committee

Correspondence with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England relating to FCA consultation CP20/11 (Complaints against the Regulators): Written evidence, to be published (Mel Stride).