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Wednesday 30 December 2020

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Chamber business

Notice given by the Speaker pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances)

Whereas Her Majesty’s Government have represented to me, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, that the public interest requires the House to meet at an earlier time than 2.30 pm on the 5th day of January 2021 and I am satisfied that the public interest does so require:

Now, therefore, I hereby give notice pursuant to the Standing Order (earlier meeting of the House in certain circumstances) that the House shall meet on the 30th day of December 2020 at 9.30 am.

Given under my hand this 24th day of December 2020.

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: recall arrangements

2European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Michael Gove, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Dominic Raab, Secretary Priti Patel, Secretary Alok Sharma, the Attorney General, Penny Mordaunt and Julia Lopez, presented a Bill to implement, and make other provision in connection with, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement; to make further provision in connection with the United Kingdom's future relationship with the EU and its member States; to make related provision about passenger name record data, customs and privileges and immunities; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time today, and to be printed (Bill 236) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 236–EN).

3Virtual participation in proceedings during the pandemic (Temporary Orders) (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 4 June, as amended on 22 October, be further amended as follows: (1)  leave out paragraph (1) and insert:

( ) Members may participate in proceedings in the Chamber by electronic means approved by the Speaker and in accordance with any scheme drawn up and published by the Speaker;

( ) for the purposes of paragraph (1) “proceedings” includes proceedings on Questions, Urgent Questions and Statements, participation in debate (including moving a motion) and presentation of petitions but does not include divisions, challenging the decision of the Chair as to the decision of a Question, or proceedings for which no notice is required, with the exception of any motion made in accordance with Standing Order No. 44 (Order in debate).

(2) Leave out paragraph (2).—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

4European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Business of the House

Motion made and Question proposed, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill:

Timetable

(1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.      

(b) Notices of Amendments, new Clauses or new Schedules to be moved in Committee of the whole House may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.      

(c) Proceedings on Second Reading, proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 2.30 pm.  

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2) As soon as the proceedings on the Motion for this Order have been concluded, the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill shall be read.  

(3) When the Bill has been read a second time:      

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;      

(b) proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed while the Question is put, in accordance with Standing Order No. 52(1) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), on any financial resolution relating to the Bill;      

(c) on the conclusion of proceedings on any financial resolution relating to the Bill, proceedings on the Bill shall be resumed and the Speaker shall leave the chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.  

(4) (a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.      

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.  

(5) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chair or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply:

(a) any Question already proposed from the chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chair or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (16)(a) of this Order.  

(6) On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chair or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.  

(7) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (5)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chair or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.  

(8) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (5)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chair shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(9) (a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly. 

(b) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.  

(10) Paragraphs (2) to (7) of Standing Order No. 83F (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (9) of this Order.

Subsequent stages

(11) (a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.      

(b) 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; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.  

(12) Paragraphs (2) to (5) of Standing Order No. 83G (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on further messages from the Lords) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (11) of this Order.

Reasons Committee

(13) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been brought to a conclusion in accordance with this Order.

Miscellaneous

(14) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill.  

(15) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.  

(16) (a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken, to recommit the Bill or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.      

(b) No notice shall be required of such a Motion.      

(c) Such a Motion may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.      

(d) The Question on such a Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (c) shall thereupon be resumed.      

(e) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on such a Motion.  

(17) (a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.      

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.  

(18) No debate may be held under Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) until proceedings on Third Reading of the Bill have been disposed of; and Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings in respect of any such debate.      

(19) Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.  

(20) At today’s sitting the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until—      

(a) any Message from the Lords on the Bill has been received and any Committee to draw up Reasons which has been appointed at that sitting has reported;      

(b) the Speaker has reported the Royal Assent to any Act agreed upon by both Houses.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

Amendment proposed, That, in line 10, paragraph 1, leave out sub-paragraph (c) and insert “(c) Proceedings on Second Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion five hours after the beginning of those proceedings; and proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion no later than seven hours after the beginning of proceedings on second reading.”.—(Patrick Grady.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 189

Ayes: 60 (Tellers: Owen Thompson, David Linden)

Noes: 362 (Tellers: Tom Pursglove, James Morris)

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put and agreed to.

5European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Second Reading

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

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 190

Ayes: 521 (Tellers: Mark Spencer, James Morris)

Noes: 73 (Tellers: David Linden, Owen Thompson)

Question agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time and committed to a Committee of the whole House (Order, today).

6European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Money

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill, it is expedient to authorise:

(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(a) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown, government department or other public authority by virtue of any future relationship agreement,

(b) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in making payments to the EU or an EU entity to support the PEACE PLUS programme and any successor programmes,

(c) any other expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown, government department or other public authority by virtue of the Act; and

(d) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided;

(2) any charge on the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund, or any other charge on the public revenue, arising by virtue of the Act.—(Tom Pursglove.)

Question agreed to.

7European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Ways and Means

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill, it is expedient to authorise:

(1) any taxation, fees or charges, or any other charge on the people, arising by virtue of the Act;

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund.—(Tom Pursglove).

Question agreed to.

8European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, today).

(In the Committee)

Since it was after 2.30 pm, the Chair put forthwith the Question necessary to bring proceedings on Committee of the whole House to a conclusion (Order, today). 

(1) That Clauses 1 to 40 stand part of the Bill and Schedules 1 to 6 be the First to Sixth Schedules to the Bill (Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded).

Question agreed to.

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the Bill (Order, today).

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The Speaker resumed the Chair.

Tom Pursglove reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made no amendments.

9European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Third Reading

Michael Gove signified Queen’s consent, as far as Her Majesty’s prerogative and interest are concerned.

Question put forthwith (Order, today), That the Bill be now read the third time.

The House divided.

Division No. 191

Ayes: 521 (Tellers: Mark Spencer, James Morris)

Noes: 73 (Tellers: Owen Thompson, David Linden)

Question agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

10Statements: (1) COVID-19 (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Education return in January (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

(3) Business (Leader of the House)

11Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting 

(a) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16, proceedings on the first of the Motions in the name of a Minister of the Crown relating to five Public Health regulations (SI, 2020, Nos. 1518, 1533, 1572, 1611 & 1646) shall be brought to a conclusion not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first motion  and the Speaker shall then put forthwith the Questions necessary to dispose of each such Motion; and 

(b) the Question on the motion in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to Private Members’ Bills shall be put forthwith; and such proceedings, though opposed, may be continued or entered upon after the moment of interruption; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

12Public Health

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

(1) Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation and Linked Households) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1518), dated 11 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 December, be approved.—(Helen Whately.)

(2) Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1533), dated 14 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14 December, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

(3) Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1611), dated 20 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 December, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

(4) Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1572), dated 17 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 December, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

(5) Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1646), dated 24 December 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 29 December, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.)

13Deferred divisions

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to Sittings of the House.—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

14Sittings of the House

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn until 11 January 2021.—(Rebecca Harris.)

The House divided.

Division No. 192

Ayes: 335 (Tellers: Leo Docherty, James Morris)

Noes: 212 (Tellers: Matt Rodda, Meg Hillier)

Question accordingly agreed to.

15Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills) No. 8

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Order, today), That:

(1) the Resolution of the House of 16 January 2020 (Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)), as amended by the Orders of the House of 25 March, 22 April, 12 May, 10 June, 1 July and 3 November 2020, is further amended as follows:

leave out “8 January 2021”, and leave out “5 March 2021 and 12 March 2021” and insert “5 March 2021, 12 March 2021 and 26 March 2021”

(2) the Orders for Second Reading of Bills and for subsequent stages having precedence in accordance with Standing Order No. 14(9) on each of the days listed under Day 1 in the table below are read and discharged;

(3) each such Bill is ordered to be read a second time or to be set down for the relevant stage on the corresponding day listed under Day 2 in the table; and

(4) those Bills are so set down on the appropriate Day 2 in the order in which they were so set down on the corresponding Day 1.  

Day 1

Day 2

8 January 2021

15 January 2021

15 January 2021

22 January 2021

22 January 2021

29 January 2021

29 January 2021

5 February 2021

5 February 2021

26 February 2021

26 February 2021

5 March 2021

5 March 2021

12 March 2021

12 March 2021

26 March 2021

—(Rebecca Harris.)

Question agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker suspended the House (Order, today)

Thursday 31 December 2020

16Royal Assent

The Speaker reported that the Queen had signified Royal Assent to the following Act under the Royal Assent Act 1967:

European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020

17Adjournment

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove) 

Adjourned at 12.28 am until Monday 11 January 2021.

(Resolution, today)

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

18European Union (Future Relationship) Bill

The Lords agree to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill without amendment.

Changes to Notices Given

19Prime Minister (Accountability to the House of Commons) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 January 2021, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

20Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 8 January 2021, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

Reports from Select Committees relating to orders for printing made during the adjournment under Standing Order No. 137

Friday 18 December

21International Trade Committee

Correspondence from the Chair and the Chair of the Transport Committee relating to disruption at UK container ports: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

22Transport Committee

(1) Brexit preparedness in the transport sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 875);

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

(Clerk of the House).

Monday 21 December

23Environmental Audit Committee

Technological innovations and Climate Change: Heat Pumps: Written evidence, to be published (HC 896) (Clerk of the House).

24Foreign Affairs Committee

The FCO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK: Written evidence, to be published (HC 296) (Clerk of the House).

25Home Affairs Committee

(1) UK-EU security cooperation: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1087);

(2) Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU: Part of the oral evidence, and written evidence, to be published (HC 705);

(3) The Macpherson Report: twenty-one years on: Written evidence, to be published (HC 426)

(Clerk of the House).

26Treasury Committee

(1) Correspondence from Lord Agnew relating to border preparedness: Written evidence, to be published;   

(2) Correspondence from the Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority relating to independent reviews of London Capital & Finance plc and Connaught Income Fund Series 1: Written evidence, to be published;  

(3) Correspondence from the Economic Secretary relating to the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulation and supervision of London Capital & Finance plc: Written evidence, to be published    

(Clerk of the House).

27Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of The Pensions Regulator relating to Arcadia: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary relating to Debt Management: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 22 December

28Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) The impact of border delays on UK business and security of supply: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1113);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth relating to the UK-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Net Zero and UN Climate Summits: Written evidence, to be published (HC 144)

(Clerk of the House).

29European Statutory Instruments Committee

(1) Sixteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 789);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 424) 

(Andrew Jones).

30International Trade Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister for International Trade: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa relating to UK-Egypt Association Agreement: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Trade Policy: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

31Treasury Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Chief Executive, National Savings and Investments, relating to standards of service: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Economic Secretary to the Treasury relating to the appointment of new members of the Prudential Regulation Committee: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 23 December

32Science and Technology Committee

UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 136) (Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 29 December

33Future Relationship with the European Union (Committee on the)

The UK-EU future relationship: the Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1094) (Clerk of the House).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

Monday 21 December 2020

1Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act 1994 and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1544), dated 18 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

2Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1611), dated 20 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Tuesday 22 December 2020

3Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food, Plant Health etc.) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1631), dated 21 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

4Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Customs Miscellaneous Non-fiscal Provisions and Amendments etc. (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1624), dated 21 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Wednesday 23 December 2020

5Exiting the European Union (Civil Aviation)

Operation of Air Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1632), dated 22 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Tuesday 29 December 2020

6Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1646), dated 24 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Friday 18 December 2020

7Competition

Competition Act 1998 (Groceries) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1568), dated 17 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

8Legal Aid and Advice

Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1584), dated 17 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

9Medicines

Human Medicines (Coronavirus) (Further Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1594), dated 17 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jo Churchill)

10Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 29) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1595), dated 17 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Monday 21 December 2020

11Ecclesiastical Law

Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1603), dated 27 October 2020 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

12Exiting The European Union (Customs)

Customs (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1605), dated 18 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

13Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

(1) Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments, Northern Ireland Protocol and Savings and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1545), dated 18 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Value Added Tax (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1546), dated 18 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Tuesday 22 December 2020

14Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1627), dated 21 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

15Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

Travellers’ Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1619), dated 21 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Wednesday 23 December 2020

16Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Spirit Drinks, Wine and European Union Withdrawal (Consequential Modifications) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1636), dated 23 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

17Exiting the European Union (Customs)

Customs (Modification and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulation 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1629), dated 22 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

18Exiting the European Union (Excise)

Excise Duties (Northern Ireland Miscellaneous Modifications and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1559), dated 22 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mrs Kemi Badenoch)

19Exiting the European Union (Sea Fisheries)

Sea Fishing (Penalty Notices and Designation) (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1635), dated 22 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

20National Health Service

Health Service Commissioner for England (Special Health Authorities) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1596), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

21Social Security

Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1638), dated 22 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Justin Tomlinson)

Tuesday 29 December 2020

22Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Travel from South Africa) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1644), dated 23 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

Friday 18 December 2020 

23Justice

Report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government's response to human rights judgments 2019-20 (CP 347) (by Command) (Secretary Rocert Buckland)

24Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instruments will come into operation before copies are laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies will not have been laid before the Instruments come into operation: The Meat Preparations (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021; The Organic Production (Organic Indications) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020; The Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Commission Regulation (EC) No 865/2006) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

Monday 21 December 2020

25Statutory Instruments (Notification)

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) (All Tiers and Obligations of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1611) (by Act) (The Speaker)

Tuesday 22 December 2020

26Exiting the European Union

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (Commencement, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1622), dated 21 December 2020 (by Act) (Michael Gove)

27Medicines

Explanatory Memorandum to the Human Medicines (Coronavirus) (Further Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1594) (by Command) (Jo Churchill)

Wednesday 23 December

28Overseas Territories

(1) Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1561), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(2) ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1608), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(3) Mali (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1591), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(4) Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1587), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(5) Sanctions (Overseas Territories) (Revocations) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1604), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(6) Sudan (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1592), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(7) United Nations Sanctions (Revocations) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1585), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

29Representation of the People

Representation of the People (Variation of Limits of Candidates’ Election Expenses) (England) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1634), dated 21 December 2020 (by Act) (Chloe Smith)

30Statutory Instruments (Notification)

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, Travel from South Africa) (England) Regulations (SI, 2020, No. 1644) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

31United Nations

United Nations Sanctions (Revocations) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1585), dated 16 December 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Thursday 24 December

32Statutory Instruments (Notification)

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) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations (SI, 2020, No. 1646) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

Withdrawn papers

Tuesday 22 December 2020

33Medicines 

Explanatory Memorandum to the Human Medicines (Coronavirus) (Further Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1594) (laid 18 December)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Wednesday 30 December

 

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

 

34Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1654), dated 30 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

 

35Exiting the European Union (Taxes)

International Tax Enforcement (Disclosable Arrangements) (Amendment) (No. 2) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1649), dated 29 December 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

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 Orders of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic) and 3 November 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic (No. 2)) 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 below, starting on the dates specified below and ending on Tuesday 30 March 2021, unless the arrangement is ended or the House otherwise orders. 

Member

From

Proxy

Dean Russell

19 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Paul Girvan

19 December 2020

Sammy Wilson

Liz Twist

21 December 2020

Chris Elmore

Rachel Hopkins

24 December 2020

Chris Elmore

Christain Matheson

26 December 2020

Chris Elmore

Jeff Smith

26 December 2020

Chris Elmore

Jack Lopresti

26 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Scott Mann

26 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

John Redwood

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Aaron Bell

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Tom Randall

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Duncan Baker

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Paul Holmes

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Neil Parish

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Jerome Mayhew

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

James Gray

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mr David jones

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Jeremy Wright

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

29 December 2020

Chris Elmore

Richard Thomson

29 December 2020

Patrick Grady

Dr Jamie Wallis

29 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Robin Millar

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Dr James Davies

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Robbie Moore

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Dr Alan Whitehead

30 December 2020

Chris Elmore

Maria Caulfield

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Yvette Cooper

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Tom Hunt

30 December 2020

Chris Loder

Wendy Chamberlain

30 December 2020

Sarah Olney

Justin Madders

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Ian Paisley

30 December 2020

Sammy Wilson

Michael Tomlinson

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

30 December 2020

Sammy Wilson

Maggie Throup

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Liz Saville Roberts

30 December 2020

Ben Lake

Chris Elmore

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

David Rutley

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Bambos Charalambous

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Darren Henry

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Nick Fletcher

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Antony Higginbotham

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Graham Stringer

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Mr Kevan Jones

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Dr Kieran Mullan

30 December 2020

Mary Tami

Mr Philip Hollobone

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Charlotte Nichols

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Peter Aldous

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

David Johnston

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Christine Jardine

30 December 2020

Sarah Olney

Eddie Hughes

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Peter Dowd

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Wera Hobhouse

30 December 2020

Sarah Olney

Hilary Benn

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Daniel Zeichner

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Rushanara Ali

30 December 2020

Mark Tami

Jonathan Gullis

30 December 2020

Stuart Andrew

Cat Smith

11 January 2021

Mark Tami

Shaun Bailey

11 January 2021

Stuart Andrew

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 Orders of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic) and 3 November 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic (No. 2)) 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 29 December 2020:

 

the nominated proxy for Kate Osamor will be Bell Ribeiro-Addy instead of Rachel Hopkins;

the nominated proxy for Bim Afolami will be Stuart Andrew instead of Rebecca Harris;

the nominated proxy for Marsha De Cordova will be Bell Ribeiro-Addy instead of Rachel Hopkins;

the nominated proxy for Adam Holloway will be Stuart Andrew instead of Maria Caulfield;

the nominated proxy for Matt Vickers will be Chris Loder instead of Tom Hunt;

the nominated proxy for Carla Lockhart will be Sammy Wilson instead of Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson; and

the nominated proxy for Claire Hanna and Hywel Williams will be Ben Lake instead of Liz Saville Roberts.

 

From 30 December 2020:

 

the nominated proxy for Lucy Allan will be Stuart Andrew instead of Mark Spencer;

the nominated proxy for Dr Dan Poulter will be Stuart Andrew instead of Peter Aldous;

the nominated proxy for Mr Alistair Carmichael, Daisy Cooper, Ed Davey, Tim Farron, Stephen Farry, Wera Hobhouse, Layla Moran, Jamie Stone, Munira Wilson will be Sarah Olney instead of Wendy Chamberlain;

the nominated proxy for Penny Mordaunt will be Stuart Andrew instead of Mark Spencer; and

the nominated proxy for the following members will be Mark Tami instead of Chris Elmore:

Debbie Abrahams

Tony Lloyd

Tahir Ali

Holly Lynch

Mike Amesbury

Khalid Mahmood

Jonanthan Ashworth

Shabana Mahmood

Paula Barker

Seema Malhotra

Margaret Beckett

Rachael Maskell

Clive Betts

Kerry McCarthy

Olivia Blake

Andy McDonald

Paul Blomfield

Pat McFadden

Tracy Brabin

Conor McGinn

Ben Bradshaw

Alison McGovern

Kevin Brennan

Catherine McKinnell

Lyn Brown

Jim McMahon

Chris Bryant

Anna McMorrin

Karen Buck

Ed Miliband

Liam Byrne

Navendu Mishra

Ian Byrne

Jessica Morden

Ruth Cadbury

Grahame Morris

Dan Carden

James Murray

Sarah Champion

Ian Murray

Rosie Cooper

Alex Norris

Stella Creasy

Chi Onwurah

Jon Cruddas

Taiwo Owatemi

John Cryer

Sarah Owen

Judith Cummins

Stephanie Peacock

Janet Daby

Matthew Pennycook

Wayne David

Toby Perkins

Geraint Davies

Jess Phillips

Thangam Debbonaire

Bridget Phillipson

Tan Dhesi

Luke Pollard

Stephen Doughty

Lucy Powell

Rosie Duffield

Yasmin Qureshi

Maria Eagle

Steve Reed

Angela Eagle

Christina Rees

Clive Efford

Ellie Reeves

Julie Elliott

Rachel Reeves

Florence Eshalomi

Jonathan Reynolds

Bill Esterson

Marie Rimmer

Colleen Fletcher

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Yvonne Fovargue

Naz Shah

Vicky Foxcroft

Mr Virendra Sharma

Gill Furniss

Mr Barry Sheerman

Preet Kaur Gill

Tulip Siddiq

Mary Glindon

Andy Slaughter

Kate Green

Nick Smith

Margaret Greenwood

Karin Smyth

Lilian Greenwood

Alex Sobel

Nia Griffith

Keir Starmer

Andrew Gwynne

Jo Stevens

Louise Haigh

Wes Streeting

Fabian Hamilton

Sam Tarry

Emma Hardy

Gareth Thomas

Harriet Harman

Nick Thomas-Symonds

Carolyn Harris

Emily Thornberry

John Healey

Karl Turner

Sir Mark Hendrick

Derek Twigg

Mike Hill

Catherine West

Margaret Hodge

Mick Whitley

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Beth Winter

Kate Hollern

Alan Campbell

Sir George Howarth

Stephen Morgan

Rupa Huq

Anneliese Dodds

Dan Jarvis

Siobhain McDonagh

Dame Diana Johnson

Steve McCabe

Kim Johnson

Rosena Allin-Khan

Gerald Jones

Fleur Anderson

Ruth Jones

Tonia Antoniazzi

Sarah Jones

Feryal Clark

Darren Jones

Alex Cunningham

Mike Kane

Alex Davies-Jones

Barbara Keeley

Jack Dromey

Liz Kendall

Chris Evans

Afzal Khan

Lisa Nandy

Stephen Kinnock

Abena Oppong-Asare

Peter Kyle

Angela Rayner

David Lammy

Nadia Whittome

Clive Lewis

Mohammad Yasin

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 Orders of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic) and 3 November 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic (No. 2)) 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

Dehenna Davison

19 December 2020

Andrew Rosindell

23 December 2020

Anthony Mangnall

26 December 2020

Theresa Villiers

26 December 2020

Nusrat Ghani

26 December 2020

Cat Smith

29 December 2020

Steve Brine

29 December 2020

Owen Thompson

29 December 2020

Christian Wakeford

29 December 2020

Lee Anderson

29 December 2020

Sir Robert Syms

29 December 2020

Simon Fell

29 December 2020

Ben Lake

29 December 2020

Paul Bristow

29 December 2020

Mr Richard Holden

30 December 2020

Karl McCartney

30 December 2020

Craig Mackinlay

30 December 2020

Fiona Bruce

5 January 2021