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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 1 March 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2Urgent Questions: (1) The future of car manufacturing by Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port and the Government’s strategy for battery manufacturing (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(2) Second quarterly report to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on progress to understand and tackle COVID-19 disparities experienced by individuals from an ethnic minority background (Mrs Kemi Badenoch)

3Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments

Lords Amendment 1 agreed to.

Lords Amendments 2 to 15 agreed to.

4Electricity

Resolved, That the draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 21 January, be approved.—(Anne-Marie Trevelyan.)

5Children and young persons

Resolved, That the draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.—(Vicky Ford.)

6Pensions

Resolved, That the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 20 January, be approved.—(Guy Opperman.)

7Royal Assent

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

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021

Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Act 2021

8Income Tax

Resolved, That the draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 January, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

9Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Lia Nici be discharged from the Backbench Business Committee and David Johnston be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(2) Ordered, That Tommy Sheppard be discharged from the Finance Committee and Marion Fellows be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(3) Ordered, That Theresa Villiers be discharged from the Petitions Committee and Matt Vickers be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(4) Ordered, That Dr Andrew Murrison be discharged from the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill and Miss Sarah Dines be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

(5) Ordered, That Sara Britcliffe be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Ben Bradley be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

10Adjournment

Subject: Protection of leaseholders from fire safety remediation costs (Stephen Morgan)

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

Adjourned at 8.24 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

11Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill

The Lords agree to the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

Printing of Lords Amendments

12Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill

Lords Amendments to the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill to be considered today, and to be printed pursuant to Standing Order No. 78 and No. 57A (Bill 263) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 263–EN).

General Committees: Reports

13First Delegated Legislation Committee 

Nusrat Ghani (Chair) reported the draft Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Coronavirus, Nomination of Candidates) (Amendment) Order 2021 and the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2021.

Reports from Select Committees

14Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 1 March, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

15Backbench Business Committee 

Recommendation to the Liaison Committee on subjects for Estimates Day debates (Ian Mearns).

16Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Cladding Remediation—follow up: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1249);

(2) Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Supplementary Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

17Liaison Committee

Estimates Days: Sir Bernard Jenkin reported, That, following the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee on applications considered at its meeting of 1 March, the Liaison Committee recommendation for the allocation of time for the consideration of Estimates on the third allotted day in the present session (Standing Order No. 145) is as follows:

That a day not later than 18 March be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2020-21:

Cabinet Office, insofar as it relates to the 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) (on the application of Philip Dunne);

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (on the application of Julian Knight)

18National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on) 

(1) Biosecurity and national security: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019–21: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 1279);

(2) National security machinery: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1122)

(Margaret Beckett).

19Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee

E-petition session: TV licensing: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1233) (Catherine McKinnell).

20Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Achieving Net Zero: Forty-sixth Report, to be printed, with formal minutes relating to the report (HC 935);

(2) Correspondence from the Department of Health and Social Care relating to vaccination against COVID-19 for outreach workers helping rough sleepers: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office relating to the contingent liability arising from GuarantCo: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Home Office relating to irregular charges on Tier 2 sponsors: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(6) Correspondence to the Cabinet Office relating to the G4S takeover: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(8) Defence Equipment Plan 2020–2030: Written evidence, to be published (HC 693);

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

(Meg Hillier).

21Treasury Committee

(1) The Financial Conduct Authority’s regulation of London Capital & Finance plc: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1191);

(2) Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority relating to PremierFX: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Future of financial services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1158);

(4) Spending Review 2020: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1029)

(Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 26 February 2021 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Civil Aviation

Airports Slot Allocation (Alleviation of Usage Requirements) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 185), dated 23 February (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

2Climate Change

Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2019) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 189), dated 24 February (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

3Education

Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 191), dated 24 February (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Michelle Donelan)

4Mexico No. 1 (2021)

Trade Continuity Agreement, done at Mexico City on 15 December 2020, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United Mexican States (CP 371) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) and an accompanying report (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

5Public Health

Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 199), dated 25 February (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 1 March 2021

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

6Agriculture

Draft Agriculture (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

7Employment

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

8Education

School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 204), dated 25 February (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

9Public Passenger Transport

Mandatory Travel Concession (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 205), dated 26 February (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

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

10Exiting the European Union (Cultural Objects)

Proposal for an instrument titled Introduction and the Import of Cultural Goods (Revocation) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Act) (Caroline Dinenage)

Other papers

11Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks)

Account of Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Fund for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1278) (Clerk of the House)

12Supply Estimates, 2021–22

Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body for 2021–22, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 1254) (The Speaker)

13Treasury

Treasury Minute, dated 1 March 2021, concerning a contingent liability relating to the sale of Bradford & Bingley Plc, NRAM Limited and loan assets (by Command) (John Glen)

Withdrawn papers

14Supply Estimates, 2021–22

Estimates for which a Vote on Account is required for the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body for 2021–22 (HC 1254) (laid 23 February)

15Public Health

Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations (SI 2021, No. 166) (laid 19 February)

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

Jeff Smith

1 March

Chris Elmore

Matt Western

1 March

Chris Elmore

Sir Alan Campbell

1 March

Chris Elmore

Andrew Percy

2 March

Antony Higginbotham

James Morris

2 March

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 1 March the nominated proxy for Gregory Campbell, Carla Lockhart, Gavin Robinson and Ian Paisley will be Sammy Wilson instead of Jim Shannon.

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

Gill Furniss

1 March

Sammy Wilson

1 March

Leo Docherty

1 March

Anthony Higginbotham

2 March

Tom Pursglove

2 March

Mr Steve Baker

8 March

CORRECTION

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Item 24 (Other Proceedings) should have read:

24. Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Chair: Sir David Amess

Members: Stuart Andrew, Wendy Chamberlain, Leo Docherty, Mike Freer, Gill Furniss, Jo Gideon, Rebecca Harris, Sir Mark Hendrick, Mr Richard Holden, Barbara Keeley, Clive Lewis, Andy McDonald, Tom Pursglove, Paul Scully, Owen Thompson, Maggie Throup and Michael Tomlinson