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Monday 22 February 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speakers Statement: Julia Clifford

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

3Statement: COVID-19 update (The Prime Minister)

4COVID-19

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered COVID-19.—(Edward Argar.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

5Adjournment (Easter)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 25 March, do adjourn until Tuesday 13 April 2021.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

6Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Scottish Rates of Income Tax (Consequential Amendments) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 9 December, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

7Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Zarah Sultana be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Sarah Owen be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Feryal Clark and Alex Sobel be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Dan Carden and Helen Hayes be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(3) Ordered, That Abena Oppong-Asare and Paul Holmes be discharged from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and Florence Eshalomi and Andrew Lewer be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(4) Ordered, That Richard Burgon be discharged from the Justice Committee and Janet Daby be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(5) Ordered, That Navendu Mishra be discharged from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and John McDonnell be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(6) Ordered, That Darren Jones be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Rebecca Long-Bailey be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

8Armed Forces Bill: nomination of committee

Motion made, That Stuart Anderson, Tonia Antoniazzi, Dan Carden, Leo Docherty, Martin Docherty-Hughes, Darren Henry, Mrs Sharon Hodgson, Mr Richard Holden, Mr Kevan Jones, Jack Lopresti, Johnny Mercer, Carol Monaghan, Stephen Morgan, Dr Andrew Murrison, James Sunderland and Mrs Heather Wheeler be members of the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

Objection taken (Standing Order No. 9(6)).

9Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Sam Tarry be discharged from the Transport Committee and Ben Bradshaw be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

10Adjournment

Subject: Access to benefits for terminally ill people (Jessica Morden)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(David Duguid.) 

Adjourned at 10.32 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

11First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Philip Hollobone (Chair) reported the Customs Tariff (Establishment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1430), the Taxation Cross-border Trade (Special Procedures Supplementary and General Provision etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 1439) and the Customs Tariff (Establishment and Suspension of Import Duty) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 63).

General Committees: Appointments

12Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2021)

Members: Stuart Andrew, Paula Barker, Maria Caulfield, Alex Davies-Jones, David Duguid, Clive Efford, Jane Hunt, Mark Jenkinson, Mr Marcus Jones, Julia Lopez, Siobhain McDonagh, Scott Mann, James Morris, David Rutley, Cat Smith, John Spellar and Matt Western discharged.

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

Friday 12 February

13Science and Technology Committee

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

14Welsh Affairs Committee

Brexit and trade: implications for Wales: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report: Fifth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1223) (Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 16 February

15Liaison Committee

Correspondence with the Leader of the House relating to the Government’s legislative programme: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

16Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee   

EU visa arrangements for creative workers: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1176) (Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 17 February

17Health and Social Care Committee

Social care: funding and workforce: Written evidence, to be published (HC 206) (Clerk of the House).

18Science and Technology Committee

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

Thursday 18 February 

19Treasury Committee

Correspondence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury relating to tax after coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 22 February

20Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 22 February, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

21Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Local Authority financial sustainability and the Section 114 regime: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1054);

(2) Correspondence from the Chair of the Retirement Housing Group relating to housing for older people: Written evidence, to be published; 

(3) Correspondence from the Historic Environment Director for the National Trust relating to permitted development rights: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Hazardous Substances (Planning) Common Framework: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1053);

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

(Mr Clive Betts).

22Petitions Committee

E-petition session: the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1232) (Catherine McKinnell).

23Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Managing flood risk: Forty-fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 931);

(2) COVID-19: supporting the vulnerable during lockdown: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 938);

(3) Achieving Net Zero: Written evidence, to be published (HC 935);

(4) Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs relating to HMRC 2019–20 RDEL Income Limit: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(6) COVID-19: housing rough sleepers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 934);

(7) COVID-19: test, track and trace (part 1): Written evidence, to be published (HC 932);

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

(9) Digital services at the border: Written evidence, to be published (HC 936);

(10) Managing colleges’ financial sustainability: Written evidence, to be published (HC 692);

(11) Managing the expiry of PFI contracts: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1114);

(12) NAO Estimate and Strategy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1188)

(Meg Hillier).

24Treasury Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Chief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority, relating to Woodford Investment Management: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, relating to off-payroll working: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) HM Treasury Supplementary Estimate Memorandum 2020-21: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) National Savings & Investments Supplementary Estimates Memorandum 2020-21: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride).

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

Friday 19 February 2021

1Public Health

Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 164), dated 17 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Friday 12 February 2021

2Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 150), dated 12 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Monday 15 February 2021

3Enforcement

Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 145), dated 10 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

4Exiting the European Union (Limited Liability Partnerships)

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation and Limited Liability Partnerships etc. (Revocations and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 153), dated 11 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

5Family Proceedings

Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 155), dated 9 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Tuesday 16 February 2021

6Agriculture

Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 158), dated 15 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

7Harbours, Docks, Piers and Ferries

(1) Dart Harbour and Navigation Harbour Revision Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 129), dated 9 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Fowey Harbour Revision Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 130), dated 9 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(3) Newport (Isle of Wight) Harbour Revision Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 139), dated 9 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Wednesday 17 February 2021

8Local Government

Local and Greater London Authority Elections (Coronavirus, Nomination of Candidates) (Amendment) (England) Rules 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 160), dated 17 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

Friday 19 February 2021

9Albania No.1 (2021)

Partnership, Trade and Cooperation Agreement, done at Tirana on 5 February 2021, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Albania (by Command) (CP 395), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

10Children and Young Persons

Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 161), dated 18 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Vicky Ford)

11Food Safety Act 1990

Nutrition (Amendment) and Food for Specific Groups (Food for Special Medical Purposes for Infants, Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula) (Information and Compositional Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 168), dated 19 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

12Miscellaneous Series No.1 (2021)

Headquarters Agreement, done at London on 3 February and Paris on 9 February 2021, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (by Command) (CP 396), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

13National Health Service

National Health Service (Charges and Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 169), dated 19 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

14Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 166), dated 18 February 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

Tuesday 16 February 2021

15Education

Higher education: free speech and academic freedom (by Command) (CP 394) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

Wednesday 17 February 2021

16Pensions

The Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 142), dated 10 February 2021 (by Act) (Secretary Ben Wallace)

Thursday 18 February 2021

17Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the Government responses to the Thirtieth to the Thirty-Fourth Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2019–21 (by Command) (CP 389) (Mrs Kemi Badenoch)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 22 February 2021

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

18Building and Buildings

Draft Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

19Exiting the European Union (Immigration)

Draft Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

20Extradition

Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Codes of Practice and Transit Code of Practice) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

21Police

Draft Representation of the People (Proxy Vote Applications) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

22Iceland No. 1 (2021)

Agreement, done at Reykjavik on 9 December and London on 16 December 2020, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Iceland concerning Air Services (by Command) (CP 386), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

23Norway No.1 (2021)

Agreement, done at Oslo on 16 December 2020, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Norway concerning Air Services (by Command) (CP 384), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Other papers

24Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minute, dated 22 February 2021, concerning the notification of the contingent liability arising from UKAEA fusion activities (by Command) (Amanda Solloway)

25COVID-19

COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 (by Command) (CP 398) (The Prime Minister)

26Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Government Response to the Report of the House of Lords Liaison Committee on AI in the UK: No Room for Complacency (by Command) (CP 390) (Caroline Dinenage)

27Extradition

(1) Code of Practice for Non-UK Extradition Transit (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

(2) Extradition Act 2003 Codes of Practice (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

28Immigration

Immigration Act 2016: Draft Revised Guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

29Supply Estimates

Central Government Supply Estimates 2019–20: Statement of Excesses and Central Government Supply Estimates 2018–19: Late Statement of Excesses (by Command), to be printed (HC 1229) (Steve Barclay)

30Supply Estimates, 2020–21

(1) Supplementary Estimate for the House of Commons: Administration for 2020–21 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1168) (The Speaker)

(2) Supplementary Estimate for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for 2020–21 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1231) (The Speaker)

(3) Supplementary Estimates for Central Government for 2020–21 (by Command), to be printed (HC 1227) (Steve Barclay)

31Supply Estimates, 2021–22

(1) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for Central Government for 2021–22 (by Command), to be printed (HC 1228) (Steve Barclay)

(2) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the House of Commons: Administration for 2021–22 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1167) (The Speaker)

(3) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for 2021–22 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1230) (The Speaker)

(4) Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the National Audit Office for 2021–22 (by Act), to be printed (HC 1234) (Mr Richard Bacon)

32UK Borders

Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Inspection of Country of Origin Information: December 2020 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

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

Leo Docherty

22 February

Stuart Andrew

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

22 February

Jim Shannon

Mark Tami

22 February

Sir Alan Campbell

Michael Tomlinson

22 February

Stuart Andrew

Liz Twist

22 February

Sir Alan Campbell

Carla Lockhart

23 February

Jim Shannon

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 22 February the nominated proxy for Gregory Campbell, Paul Girvan, Ian Paisley, Gavin Robinson and Sammy Wilson will be Jim Shannon instead of Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson.

From 22 February the nominated proxy for the following Members will be Sir Alan Campbell instead of Mark Tami:

Debbie Abrahams

Barry Gardiner

Navendu Mishra

Tahir Ali

Preet Kaur Gill

Jessica Morden

Rushanara Ali

Mary Glindon

Stephen Morgan

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Kate Green

Grahame Morris

Mike Amesbury

Margaret Greenwood

James Murray

Fleur Anderson

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Murray

Tonia Antoniazzi

Nia Griffith

Lisa Nandy

Jonanthan Ashworth

Andrew Gwynne

Charlotte Nichols

Paula Barker

Louise Haigh

Alex Norris

Margaret Beckett

Fabian Hamilton

Chi Onwurah

Hilary Benn

Emma Hardy

Abena Oppong-Asare

Mr Clive Betts

Ms Harriet Harman

Taiwo Owatemi

Olivia Blake

Carolyn Harris

Sarah Owen

Paul Blomfield

Helen Hayes

Stephanie Peacock

Tracy Brabin

John Healey

Matthew Pennycook

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Sir Mark Hendrick

Mr Toby Perkins

Kevin Brennan

Mike Hill

Jess Phillips

Ms Lyn Brown

Dame Margaret Hodge

Bridget Phillipson

Chris Bryant

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Luke Pollard

Ms Karen Buck

Kate Hollern

Lucy Powell

Liam Byrne

Rachel Hopkins

Yasmin Qureshi

Ian Byrne

Sir George Howarth

Angela Rayner

Ruth Cadbury

Dr Rupa Huq

Steve Reed

Dan Carden

Dan Jarvis

Christina Rees

Sarah Champion

Dame Diana Johnson

Ellie Reeves

Feryal Clark

Kim Johnson

Rachel Reeves

Rosie Cooper

Gerald Jones

Jonathan Reynolds

Yvette Cooper

Ruth Jones

Ms Marie Rimmer

Neil Coyle

Sarah Jones

Matt Rodda

Stella Creasy

Darren Jones

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Jon Cruddas

Mr Kevan Jones

Naz Shah

John Cryer

Mike Kane

Mr Virendra Sharma

Judith Cummins

Barbara Keeley

Mr Barry Sheerman

Alex Cunningham

Liz Kendall

Tulip Siddiq

Janet Daby

Afzal Khan

Andy Slaughter

Wayne David

Stephen Kinnock

Nick Smith

Geraint Davies

Peter Kyle

Cat Smith

Alex Davies-Jones

David Lammy

Karin Smyth

Thangam Debbonaire 

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Alex Sobel

Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

Clive Lewis

Keir Starmer

Anneliese Dodds

Tony Lloyd

Jo Stevens

Stephen Doughty

Holly Lynch

Wes Streeting

Peter Dowd

Justin Madders

Graham Stringer

Jack Dromey

Mr Khalid Mahmood

Mark Tami

Rosie Duffield

Shabana Mahmood

Sam Tarry

Maria Eagle

Seema Malhotra

Gareth Thomas

Ms Angela Eagle

Rachael Maskell

Nick Thomas-Symonds

Clive Efford

Christian Matheson

Emily Thornberry

Julie Elliott

Steve McCabe

Stephen Timms

Chris Elmore

Kerry McCarthy

Karl Turner

Florence Eshalomi

Siobhain McDonagh

Derek Twigg

Bill Esterson

Andy McDonald

Liz Twist

Chris Evans

Pat McFadden

Catherine West

Colleen Fletcher

Conor McGinn

Dr Alan Whitehead

Yvonne Fovargue

Alison McGovern

Mick Whitley

Vicky Foxcroft

Catherine McKinnell

Nadia Whittome

Gill Furniss

Jim McMahon

Beth Winter

 

Anna McMorrin

Mohammad Yasin

 

Edward Miliband

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

Jeff Smith

22 February

Gary Sambrook

22 February

Andrew Percy

22 February

Sir Alan Campbell

22 February

Bambos Charalambous

22 February

James Morris

22 February

David Rutley

22 February

Richard Fuller

22 February

Jim Shannon

22 February

Carla Lockhart

22 February

David Duguid

23 February

CORRECTION

Thursday 11 February 2021

In Papers Laid, the following item should have appeared after item 12, under the heading Withdrawn papers:

Intellectual Property

Proposal for an instrument titled Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) (Repeal and Revocation) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 8 February)