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Votes and Proceedings
Friday 23 October 2020

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Motion to sit in private

John Lamont moved, That the House sit in private.

Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 163).

The House divided.

Division No. 155

Ayes: 0 (Tellers: David T C Davies, Maria Caulfield)

Noes: 48 (Tellers: Elliot Colburn, Mrs Heather Wheeler)

Question accordingly negatived.

2Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill: Second Reading

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

3Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) 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 6 November.

4Caravan Sites Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Caravan Sites 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.

5Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) 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.

6Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) 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.

7Hong Kong Bill: Second Reading

Order read, That the Hong Kong Bill be now read a second time. 

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

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 January 2021.

8Illegal 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 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 6 November.

10Adjournment

Subject: Economic recovery in London during the COVID-19 outbreak (Felicity Buchan)

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

Adjourned at 2.54 pm until Monday 2 November.

Other Proceedings

Reports from Select Committees

11Education Committee

(1) Accountability hearings: Written evidence, to be published (HC 262)

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for School Standards relating to remote learning: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Halfon). 

12Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Environmental Audit Committee 

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs relating to the interim Office for Environmental Protection: Written evidence, to be published (Neil Parish).

13Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative scrutiny: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 847) (Ms Harriet Harman).

14Treasury Committee

UK Customs Policy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 776) (Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Japan No.1 (2020)

Agreement, done at Tokyo on 23 October 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Japan for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) and an accompanying report (by Command) (CP 311) (laid 23 October) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

2Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 20) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1161), dated 23 October 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

3Justice (Northern Ireland)

Report and Accounts of Public Prosecution Service for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Northern Ireland) (by Act), to be printed (HC 857) (Attorney General)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

1. 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), and extended by the Order of 22 October 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, starting on the dates specified and ending on Tuesday 30 March 2021, unless the arrangement is ended or the House otherwise orders.

Member

From

Proxy

Theo Clarke

2 November 2020

Stuart Andrew

Alan Brown

2 November 2020

Patrick Grady

Chris Bryant

2 November 2020

Chris Elmore

Mrs Natalie Elphicke

2 November 2020

Maria Caulfield

Anne McLaughlin

2 November 2020

Patrick Grady

 

2. 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), and extended by the Order of 22 October 2020, that the following Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangement. 

From 2 November 2020 the nominated proxy for Nickie Aiken, Mr Richard Bacon, Mr John Baron, Sir Paul Beresford, Jake Berry, Bob Blackman, Crispin Blunt, Mr Peter Bone, Andrew Bridgen, Conor Burns, Sir William Cash, Mr Simon Clarke, Damian Collins, Alberto Costa, Mr Geoffrey Cox, Mr David Davis, Steve Double, Ruth Edwards, Sir David Evennett, Michael Fabricant, Mr Mark Francois, Dame Cheryl Gillan, Mrs Helen Grant, Sir Oliver Heald, Dr Neil Hudson, Mr Ranil Jayawardena, Dr Caroline Johnson, Simon Jupp, Alicia Kearns, Sir Greg Knight, Julian Knight, Ian Levy, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Marco Longhi, 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, Chloe Smith, Henry Smith, Sir Gary Streeter, Mel Stride, Edward Timpson, Dr Jamie Wallis and David Warburton will be Stuart Andrew instead of Mike Freer.

The start date of the proxy voting arrangement for Ms Lyn Brown will change from 3 November to 2 November.

3. 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), and extended by the Order of 22 October 2020, that 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

Dan Jarvis

2 November 2020

Ms Nadine Dorries

2 November 2020

Ben Bradley

2 November 2020

Caroline Dinenage

2 November 2020

Mohammad Yasin

2 November 2020

Richard Thomson

3 November 2020