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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 11 January 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

2Speaker’s Statement: Events in the Capitol, Washington DC

3Statements: (1) Economic update (Chancellor of the Exchequer)

(2) COVID-19 update (Nadhim Zahawi)

4Global Britain

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House has considered Global Britain.—(Secretary Elizabeth Truss.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

5Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Caroline Ansell be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Fay Jones be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Andrew Griffith be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr William Wragg be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

6Adjournment

Subject: Supporting the UK's social fabric (Jon Cruddas)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Leo Docherty.) 

Adjourned at 10.27 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

7Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Christina Rees (Chair) reported the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1483).

8Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Graham Brady (Chair) reported the Draft Tax Credits Reviews and Appeals (Amendment Order) 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).

9Telecommunications (Security) Bill Committee

Members: Chris Skidmore discharged and Angela Richardson nominated in substitution.

10Telecommunications (Security) Bill Committee (Programming Sub Committee)

Members: Maria Caulfield, Feryal Clark, Angela Crawley, John Lamont, James Sunderland and Matt Warman

11Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1483))

Members: Anthony Browne, Chris Clarkson, Gill Furniss, Jo Gideon and Kwasi Kwarteng discharged and Leo Docherty, Mark Fletcher, David Simmonds, Amanda Solloway and Matt Western nominated in substitution.

12Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Tax Credits Reviews and Appeals (Amendment) Order 2020)

Members: Dr Luke Evans and Jeff Smith discharged and Eddie Hughes and Liz Twist nominated in substitution.

13Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021)

Members: Mark Logan, Ms Marie Rimmer and Maggie Throup discharged and Colleen Fletcher, Eddie Hughes and Michael Tomlinson nominated in substitution.

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

Thursday 7 January

14Education Committee

(1) Left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 279);

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

(3) Appointment of the Chair of the Office for Students: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1143);

(4) Correspondence from the Minister of State for School Standards relating to the appointment of an interim Chief Regulator of Ofqual: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 254)

(Clerk of the House).

15Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (Joint Committee on)

Fixed-Term Parliaments Act: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1046) (Clerk of the House).

16Health and Social Care Committee

Coronavirus: recent developments: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1121) (Clerk of the House).

Friday 8 January

17Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

(1) Legislative scrutiny: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Government Response to the Committee's Tenth Report: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 1127);

(2) Legislative scrutiny: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Government Response to the Committee's Ninth Report: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 1120);

(3) Legislative scrutiny: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 901)

(Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 11 January

18Backbench Business Committee 

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 14 January in the Chamber and in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns).

19Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 11 January, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

20Future Relationship with the European Union (Committee on the)

Correspondence with the Leader of the House relating to the future role of the Committee in scrutiny: Written evidence, to be published (Hilary Benn).

21Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary relating to a ministerial direction for a £30 million fund for alarms in unsafe buildings: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the response to the Redmond Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) The impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 309);

(5) The future of the planning system in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 858)

(Mr Clive Betts).

22Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) COVID-19: Planning for a vaccine (part 1): Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 930);

(2) Achieving the Government’s long-term environmental goals: Written evidence, to be published (HC 927);

(3) Asylum accommodation and support transformation programme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 683);

(4) Correspondence from Crossrail Ltd relating to Crossrail progress update: Autumn 2020: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department of Health and Social Care relating to COVID-19 indemnities: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from the Department of Health and Social Care relating to the announcement of funding to eradicate dormitory accommodation from mental health inpatient facilities: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office relating to the Windrush Compensation Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence from the Home Office relating to the Windrush Compensation scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence from the Home Office relating to information on the Windrush engagement and outreach events: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Correspondence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government relating to the Redmond Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(11) Correspondence from the Ministry of Defence relating to the delay to the 2020 financial summary of the Equipment Plan: Written evidence, to be published;

(12) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s previous Reports: Written evidence, to be published;

(13) COVID-19: Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 687);

(14) Defence capability and Equipment Plan: Written evidence, to be published (HC 247);

(15) Defence nuclear infrastructure: Written evidence, to be published (HC 86);

(16) Immigration enforcement: Written evidence, to be published (HC 407);

(17) Lessons from major projects and programmes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 694);

(18) Management of tax reliefs: Written evidence, to be published (HC 379);

(19) Progress in remediating dangerous cladding: Written evidence, to be published (HC 406);

(20) Restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster: Written evidence, to be published (HC 549);

(21) University technical colleges: Written evidence, to be published (HC 87)

(Meg Hillier).

23Treasury Committee

(1) UK’s economic and trading relationship with the EU: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1140);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to additional business grant funding: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Tax after coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 664)

(Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm.

Debate on e-petitions (Standing Orders No. 10(1)(a) and No. 145A(7))

1Government support for the hospitality industry

Motion made and question proposed, That this House has considered e-petitions 552201 and 329985, relating to Government support for the hospitality industry.—(Catherine McKinnell.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petitions 552201 and 329985 relating to Government support for the hospitality industry.—(Catherine McKinnell.)

2Rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations

Motion made and question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 554316 relating to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.—(Tonia Antoniazzi.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 554316 relating to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations.—(Tonia Antoniazzi.)

Sitting adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

Adjourned at 7.30 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

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

Friday 8 January 2021

1Public Health

Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 15), dated 7 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Thursday 7 January 2021

2Civil Aviation

Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 10), dated 5 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

3Stamp Duty Land Tax

Stamp Duty Land Tax (Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 13), dated 6 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Friday 8 January 2021

(1) Education and Inspections Act 2006 (Prescribed Education and Training etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 11), dated 6 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Gillian Keegan)

4Education

(2) School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 14), dated 6 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

5Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 18), dated 7 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

6Viet Nam No. 1 (2021)

Free Trade Agreement, done at London on 29 December 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (with Exchange of Letters) (CP 367) (by Command) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) and an accompanying report (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Thursday 7 January 2021

7Exiting the European Union (Road Traffic)

Proposal for an instrument titled Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

Friday 8 January 2021

8Treaty Series No. 1 (2021)

Draft Host Country Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Bank for International Settlements (by Command) (CP 368) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 11 January 2021

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

9Income Tax

(1) Draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Draft Scottish Rates of Income Tax (Consequential Amendments) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

10International Immunities and Privileges

Draft Bank for International Settlements (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (James Duddridge)

11Rating and Valuation

Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2021, dated 6 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

12International Immunities and Privileges

Bank for International Settlements (International Development Act 2002 and Immigration (Exemption from Control) Order 1972) (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 21), dated 7 January 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (James Duddridge)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

13Food

Proposal for an instrument titled Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

14Social Security

Proposal for an instrument titled Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Guy Opperman)

Other papers

15Constitutional Reform and Governance

Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund: MPs' Pension Scheme (by Act), to be printed (HC 1116) (The Speaker)

16UK Borders

Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: An inspection of the Home Office Presenting Officer function for November 2019–October 2020 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Withdrawn papers

17Social Security

Proposal for an instrument titled Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2021 and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 5 January)

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

Maggie Throup

11 January

Stuart Andrew

James Morris

11 January

Stuart Andrew

Owen Thompson

11 January

Patrick Grady

Mr Ben Bradley

11 January

Stuart Andrew

Sir Alan Campbell

11 January

Mark Tami

Mark Fletcher

12 January

Stuart Andrew

Richard Fuller

12 January

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 11 January 2021 the nominated proxy for Gavin Robinson, Mr Gregory Campbell will be Ian Paisley instead of Sammy Wilson.

From 12 January 2021 the nominated proxy for Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson will be Ian Paisley instead of Sammy Wilson.

From 11 January 2021 the nominated proxy for the following members will be Mark Tami instead of Sir Alan Campbell:

Debbie Abrahams

Mike Kane

Tahir Ali

Barbara Keeley

Rushanara Ali

Liz Kendall

Rosena Allin-Khan

Afzal Khan

Mike Amesbury

Stephen Kinnock

Fleur Anderson

Peter Kyle

Tonia Antoniazzi

David Lammy

Jonanthan Ashworth

Emma Lewell-Buck

Paula Barker

Clive Lewis

Margaret Beckett

Tony Lloyd

Hilary Benn

Holly Lynch

Clive Betts

Justin Madders

Olivia Blake

Khalid Mahmood

Paul Blomfield

Shabana Mahmood

Tracy Brabin

Seema Malhotra

Ben Bradshaw

Rachael Maskell

Kevin Brennan

Chris Matheson

Lyn Brown

Steve McCabe

Chris Bryant

Kerry McCarthy

Karen Buck

Siobhain McDonagh

Liam Byrne

Andy McDonald

Ian Byrne

Pat McFadden

Ruth Cadbury

Conor McGinn

Dan Carden

Alison McGovern

Sarah Champion

Catherine McKinnell

Bambos Charalambous

Jim McMahon

Feryal Clark

Anna McMorrin

Rosie Cooper

Ed Miliband

Yvette Cooper

Navendu Mishra

Stella Creasy

Jessica Morden

Jon Cruddas

Stephen Morgan

John Cryer

Grahame Morris

Judith Cummins

James Murray

Alex Cunningham

Ian Murray

Janet Daby

Lisa Nandy

Wayne David

Charlotte Nichols

Geraint Davies

Alex Norris

Alex Davies-Jones

Chi Onwurah

Thangam Debbonaire 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Tan Dhesi

Taiwo Owatemi

Anneliese Dodds

Sarah Owen

Stephen Doughty

Stephanie Peacock

Peter Dowd

Matthew Pennycook

Jack Dromey

Toby Perkins

Rosie Duffield

Jess Phillips

Maria Eagle

Bridget Phillipson

Angela Eagle

Luke Pollard

Clive Efford

Lucy Powell

Julie Elliott

Yasmin Qureshi

Chris Elmore

Angela Rayner

Florence Eshalomi

Steve Reed

Bill Esterson

Christina Rees

Chris Evans

Ellie Reeves

Colleen Fletcher

Rachel Reeves

Yvonne Fovargue

Jonathan Reynolds

Vicky Foxcroft

Marie Rimmer

Gill Furniss

Matt Rodda

Barry Gardiner

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Preet Kaur Gill

Naz Shah

Mary Glindon

Mr Virendra Sharma

Kate Green

Mr Barry Sheerman

Margaret Greenwood

Tulip Siddiq

Lilian Greenwood

Andy Slaughter

Nia Griffith

Nick Smith

Andrew Gwynne

Jeff Smith

Louise Haigh

Cat Smith

Fabian Hamilton

Karin Smyth

Emma Hardy

Alex Sobel

Harriet Harman

Keir Starmer

Carolyn Harris

Jo Stevens

Helen Hayes

Wes Streeting

John Healey

Graham Stringer

Sir Mark Hendrick

Sam Tarry

Mike Hill

Gareth Thomas

Margaret Hodge

Nick Thomas-Symonds

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Emily Thornberry

Kate Hollern

Stephen Timms

Rachel Hopkins

Karl Turner

Sir George Howarth

Derek Twigg

Rupa Huq

Liz Twist

Dan Jarvis

Catherine West

Dame Diana Johnson

Matt Western

Kim Johnson

Alan Whitehead

Gerald Jones

Mick Whitley

Ruth Jones

Nadia Whittome

Sarah Jones

Beth Winter

Darren Jones

Mohammad Yasin

Kevan Jones

Daniel Zeichner

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

Richard Fuller

11 January 2021

David Rutley

11 January 2021

Leo Docherty

11 January 2021

Ian Paisley

11 January 2021

Robbie Moore

11 January 2021

Mark Tami

11 January 2021

Chi Onwurah

13 January 2021

Christian Matheson

15 January 2021

CORRECTION

Wednesday 30 December 2020

The following Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings were recorded as laid before the House on the dates shown. Neither of these Instruments was required to be laid before the House by Act:

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (Commencement, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2020 (1622) (22 December 2020)

Representation of the People (Variation of Limits of Candidates’ Election Expenses) (England) Order 2020 (1634) (23 December 2020)