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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 28 September 2020

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Observation of a period of silence

The House observed a minute’s silence in memory of Police Sergeant Matiu Ratana.

2Questions to the Home Secretary

3COVID-19

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered COVID-19.—(Secretary Matt Hancock.)

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

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

4Environment Bill: Programme (No. 4)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 26 February 2020 (Environment Bill: Programme), as varied by the Orders of 4 May 2020 (Environment Bill: Programme (No. 2)) and 22 June 2020 (Environment Bill: Programme (No. 3)), be further varied as follows:

In paragraph (2) of the Order (conclusion of proceedings in Public Bill Committee), for “Tuesday 29 September” substitute “Tuesday 1 December”.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

5Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Matt Western be discharged from the International Trade Committee and Lloyd Russell-Moyle be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Sir Edward Leigh be a member of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

6Adjournment

Subject: Proposals for fracking in Rother Valley constituency (Alexander Stafford)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.) 

Adjourned at 10.24 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

7Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Philip Hollobone (Chair) reported the draft Prevention of Trade Diversion (Key Medicines) (EU Exit) 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).

8First Delegated Legislation Committee (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Blackburn with Darwen and Bradford, Leicester, and North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 954))

Members: Harriett Baldwin, Virginia Crosbie, Dr James Davies, Miss Sarah Dines, Ms Nadine Dorries, Rosie Duffield, Julie Elliott, Laura Farris, Simon Jupp, Justin Madders, Joy Morrissey, Angela Richardson, John Spellar, Maggie Throup, Matt Western, Mick Whitley and Nadia Whittome discharged.

9Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Prevention of Trade Diversion (Key Medicines) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020)

Members: Andy Carter, Alberto Costa, Colleen Fletcher, Greg Hands and Dr Caroline Johnson discharged and Mark Fletcher, Peter Gibson, Neil Obrien, Graham Stuart and Matt Western nominated in substitution.

10Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Insolvency (Moratorium) (Special Administration for Energy Licensees) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 943))

Members: Damien Moore discharged and Craig Williams nominated in substitution.

11Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020)

Members: Mr Toby Perkins discharged and Kate Green nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

12Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 28 September, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

13Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

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

Correspondence from the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government relating to the Non-domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the pre-appointment hearing of the Chair of Homes England: Written evidence, to be published;

Supporting our high streets after COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 624)

(Mr Clive Betts).

14Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative Scrutiny: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 665) (Ms Harriet Harman).

15Liaison Committee

Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published. (Sir Bernard Jenkin).

16National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

Biosecurity and national security: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 611) (Margaret Beckett). 

17Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Restoration and Renewal: Nineteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 549);

(2) Carrier Strike: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 684);

(3) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s 109th Report of Session 2017–19: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s 119th Report of Session 2017–19: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Meg Hillier).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Community Infrastructure Levy

Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

2Education

Draft Higher Education (Fee Limits and Student Support) (England) (Coronavirus) (Revocation) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Michelle Donelan)

3Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Draft Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Edward Argar)

4Financial Services and Markets

Draft Bearer Certificates (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

5Public Health

(1) Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1046), dated 26 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

(2) Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Protected Areas and Restriction on Businesses) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1041), dated 25 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(3) Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1045), dated 27 September 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Other papers

6Industrial Development

Report by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the First Minister of Scotland and the Welsh Ministers under the Industrial Development Act 1982 for 2020 (by Act), to be printed (HC 772) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

7Intellectual Property

Promoting Innovation and Growth: The Intellectual Property Office at Work 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

8National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care: Investigation into how government increased the number of ventilators available to the NHS in response to COVID-19 (by Act), to be printed (HC 731) (Clerk of the House)

9Statutory Instruments (Notification)

(1) 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: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Protected Areas and Restriction on Businesses) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1041) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

(2) 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: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1045) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

(3) 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: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1046) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

10Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the Seventh to the Thirteenth Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2019–21 (by Command) (CP 291) (Mrs Kemi Badenoch)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

1. New pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified that, under the terms of the Standing Order (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Order of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic), 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 dates specified below and ending on Tuesday 3 November 2020, unless the arrangement is ended or the House otherwise orders. 

Member

From

Proxy

Olivia Blake

28 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Andy Carter

28 September 2020

Katherine Fletcher

Anna McMorrin

28 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Colleen Fletcher

29 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Ms Nadine Dorries

29 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Emma Hardy

29 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Gavin Newlands

29 September 2020

Patrick Grady

Mr Marcus Jones

29 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Johnny Mercer

29 September 2020

Stuart Andrew

Barbara Keeley

29 September 2020

Chris Elmore

Claudia Webbe

29 September 2020

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Margaret Ferrier

29 September 2020

Patrick Grady

Gareth Bacon

1 October 2020

Stuart Andrew

 

2. Variation of existing pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified that, under the terms of the Standing Order (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Order of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic), the following Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangement.

From 28 September the nominated proxy for Jon Trickett will be Ian Byrne instead of Olivia Blake.

From 29 September the nominated proxy for Clive Lewis will be Lloyd Russell-Moyle instead of Chris Elmore.

From 30  September the nominated proxy for Andrew Rosindell will be Sir Graham Brady instead of Rebecca Harris.

 

3. Ending pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified that, under the terms of the Standing Order (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Order of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic), the following Members have given notice that they wish to end their proxy voting arrangement with effect from when the Speaker takes the Chair on the dates specified below: 

Member

From

Theo Clarke

29 September 2020

James Grundy

29 September 2020

Julian Knight

29 September 2020

Tommy Sheppard

29 September 2020

Henry Smith

30 September 2020

CORRECTION

Monday 21 September 2020

In Speaker's Certificates, the following entry should have appeared in the table accompanying certificate 2 (Ending proxy voting arrangements):

Member

From

Ms Nadine Dorries

21 September 2020