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Votes and Proceedings
Friday 16 October 2020

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Motion to sit in private

Mike Wood moved, That the House sit in private.

Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 163).

Question negatived.

2Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time and stood committed to a public bill committee (Standing Order No. 63(1)).

3Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time and stood committed to a public bill committee (Standing Order No. 63(1)).

4Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time and stood committed to a public bill committee (Standing Order No. 63(1)).

5Company Transparency (Carbon in Supply Chains) Bill: Second Reading

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

At 2.30 pm proceedings were interrupted (Standing Order No. 11(2)).

Debate to be resumed on Friday 15 January 2021.

6Death by Dangerous Driving (Sentencing) Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Death by Dangerous Driving (Sentencing) Bill be now read a second time.

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 11(2)).

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 October.

7Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill be now read a second time.

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 11(2)).

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 October.

8Pedicabs (London) Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Pedicabs (London) Bill be now read a second time.

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 11(2)).

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 6 November.

9Magistrates (Retirement Age) Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Magistrates (Retirement Age) Bill be now read a second time.

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 11(2)).

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 23 October.

10Adjournment

Subject: Care Quality Commission handling of deaths in mental health facilities (James Cartlidge)

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

Adjourned at 2.58 pm until Monday 19 October.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

11Tree-lined Streets Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 23 October, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

Reports from Select Committees

12Backbench Business Committee  

Determination of business to be taken on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 November in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns).

13Liaison Committee 

Correspondence with the Leader of the House relating to the use of hybrid proceedings in the Chamber: Written evidence, to be published (Sir Bernard Jenkin).

14Petitions Committee

Public engagement on e-petitions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 546) (Catherine McKinnell).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1131), dated 16 October 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Medicines

Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1125), dated 15 October 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Jo Churchill)

3Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 19) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1129), dated 16 October 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

4USA No. 1 (2020)

Agreement, done at Washington on 16 June 2020, in the form of an Exchange of Notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on Technology Safeguards associated with United States Participation in Space Launches from the United Kingdom (by Command) (CP 307), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Other papers*

5Justice

Report and Accounts of Gov Facility Services Limited, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Command) (CP 289) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from 19 October 2020 for details.

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

1. Variation of proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), that Siobhain Baillie has given notice that she wishes to vary her proxy vote arrangement. Her nominated proxy will be Stuart Andrew with effect from 19 October 2020.

2. New pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Order of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic), 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, starting on the dates specified and ending on Tuesday 3 November 2020, unless the arrangement is ended or the House otherwise orders.

Member

From

Proxy

Alberto Costa

19 October 2020

Stuart Andrew

Ms Lyn Brown

19 October 2020

Chris Elmore

Deirdre Brock

19 October 2020

Patrick Grady

Ms Nadine Dorries

19 October 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mr David Davis

19 October 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mrs Natalie Elphicke

19 October 2020

Maria Caulfield

Debbie Abrahams

19 October 2020

Chris Elmore

Bill Esterson

19 October 2020

Chris Elmore

Ian Murray

19 October 2020

Chris Elmore

Dr Caroline Johnson

19 October 2020

Stuart Andrew

Caroline Dinenage

20 October 2020

Caroline Nokes

Ian Levy

19 October 2020

Stuart Andrew

Dame Diana Johnson

19 October 2020

Chris Elmore

3. Variation of existing pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Order of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic), that the following Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangement.

From 19 October 2020 the nominated proxy for Mr Richard Bacon, Mr John Baron, Sir Paul Beresford, Jake Berry, Bob Blackman, Mr Peter Bone, Ben Bradley, Andrew Bridgen, Conor Burns, Sir William Cash, Mr Simon Clarke, Chris Clarkson, Damian Collins, Mr Geoffrey Cox, Dr James Davies, Ruth Edwards, Sir David Evennett, Michael Fabricant, Katherine Fletcher, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Marcus Fysh, Dame Cheryl Gillan, Mrs Helen Grant, Sir Oliver Heald, Dr Neil Hudson, Mr Ranil Jayawardena, Simon Jupp, Alicia Kearns, Sir Greg Knight, Julian Knight, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mr Jonathan Lord, Karl McCartney, Mark Menzies, Stephen Metcalfe, Nigel Mills, David Morris, Anne Marie Morris, Guy Opperman, Mr Owen Paterson, Sir Mike Penning, Selaine Saxby, Bob Seely, Chloe Smith, Henry Smith, Andrew Stephenson, Sir Gary Streeter, Mel Stride and Dr Jamie Wallis will be Stuart Andrew instead of Mike Freer.

4. Ending pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Order of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic), 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

Neale Hanvey

19 October 2020

Andrea Jenkyns

19 October 2020

John Lamont

19 October 2020

Anne McLaughlin

19 October 2020

Brendan O'Hara

19 October 2020

Christina Rees

20 October 2020

Nick Smith

19 October 2020

 

CORRECTION

Thursday 15 October 2020

The following Speaker's Certificate should have appeared:

Voting by proxy

Variation of proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), that Siobhain Baillie has given notice that she wishes to vary her proxy vote arrangement. Her nominated proxy will be Mike Freer with effect from 16 October 2020.