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Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 3 March 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(2) the Prime Minister

2Financial Statement (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

3Budget Report

Ordered, That there be laid before this House a copy of the Budget Report 2021.—(The Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

4Ways and Means: Provisional collection of taxes

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, pursuant to section 5 of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, provisional statutory effect shall be given to the following motions:—

(a) Repeal of provisions relating to the Interest and Royalties Directive (motion no. 31);

(b) Stamp duty land tax (housing co-operatives etc) (motion no. 44);

(c) Annual tax on enveloped dwellings (housing co-operatives) (motion no. 45);

(d) Customs duty (removal of steel to Northern Ireland) (motion no. 52).—(The Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

Question agreed to.

5Ways and Means: Income Tax (Charge)

Motion made and Question proposed, That income tax is charged for the tax year 2021—22.

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.—(The Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

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

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

6Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Area) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

Question agreed to.

7Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the constituency of Washington and Sunderland West relating to the reopening of Leamside rail line was presented and read by Mrs Sharon Hodgson.

8Adjournment

Subject: Positions of trust and the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Sarah Champion)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michael Tomlinson.) 

Adjourned at 7.24 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

9Prime Minister (Temporary Replacement) Bill

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19 March.

10Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill

Adjourned debate on the Question proposed on 23 October 2020, That the Bill be now read a second time, to be resumed on Friday 19 March.

11Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19 March.

General Committees: Reports

12Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Dr Rupa Huq (Chair) reported the draft Authority to Carry Scheme and Civil Penalties Regulations 2021.

13Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir David Amess (Chair) reported the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

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).

14First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Chair: James Gray 

Members: Stuart Andrew, Anthony Browne, Chris Bryant, Ian Byrne, Maria Caulfield, Rosie Cooper, John Cryer, David T C Davies, Dan Jarvis, Mr Marcus Jones, Scott Mann, James Morris, Christopher Pincher, Steve Reed, David Rutley, Matt Western and Jacob Young

15Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2021)

Chair: Hannah Bardell 

Members: Stuart Andrew, Richard Burgon, Dawn Butler, Liam Byrne, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, Mark Fletcher, Mr Marcus Jones, Ian Levy, Scott Mann, James Morris, David Rutley, Jeff Smith, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Derek Twigg, Dr Alan Whitehead and Mohammad Yasin

16Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 164))

Chair: Mark Pritchard

Members: Stuart Andrew, Mr Clive Betts, Kevin Brennan, Paul Bristow, Ruth Cadbury, Maria Caulfield, Alex Chalk, Bambos Charalambous, Chris Clarkson, David T C Davies, Clive Efford, Mr Marcus Jones, Mr David Lammy, Scott Mann, James Morris, David Rutley and John Spellar

17Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021)

Chair: Mrs Maria Miller 

Members: Ms Diane Abbott, Stuart Andrew, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, Chris Elmore, Kevin Foster, Peter Gibson, Meg Hillier, Paul Holmes, Mr Marcus Jones, Scott Mann, Navendu Mishra, James Morris, Taiwo Owatemi, Jess Phillips, David Rutley and Beth Winter

18Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Financial Reporting Council (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2021)

Chair: Sir Charles Walker 

Members: Rushanara Ali, Stuart Andrew, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, Peter Gibson, Jo Gideon, Kim Johnson, Mr Marcus Jones, Scott Mann, James Morris, Lucy Powell, David Rutley, Paul Scully, Jeff Smith, Nick Smith and Owen Thompson

19Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021)

Chair: Clive Efford 

Members: Stuart Andrew, Apsana Begum, Maria Caulfield, Judith Cummins, David T C Davies, Maria Eagle, Chris Elmore, Jo Gideon, Dame Diana Johnson, Mr Marcus Jones, Robert Largan, Scott Mann, James Morris, Lucy Powell, David Rutley, Paul Scully and Owen Thompson

Reports from Select Committees

20Armed Forces Bill (Select Committee on the)

James Sunderland reported, That he had been chosen as Chair of the Committee.

21Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Green jobs and the just transition: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 903);

(2) Fixing fashion: follow up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 874);

(3) Preparation for COP 26: Written evidence, to be published (HC 222);

(4) Water quality in rivers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 902)

(Philip Dunne).

22Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Public procurement of food: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 469) (Neil Parish).

23Home Affairs Committee

(1) Police conduct and complaints: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 706);

(2) Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (coronavirus): Written evidence, to be published (HC 232);

(3) post-transition management of the border: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1124);

(4) Violence and abuse towards retail workers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1147)

(Yvette Cooper).

24Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

The Government’s Independent Human Rights Act Review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1161) (Ms Harriet Harman).

25Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 766);

(2) Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol: Written evidence, to be published (HC 767);

(3) Citizenship and Passport Processes in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1111);

(4) Correspondence with William Shawcross, former Special Representative on UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1283)

(Simon Hoare).

26Procedure Committee

(1) The procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 838);

(2) Procedure under coronavirus restrictions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 300)

(Karen Bradley).

27Science and Technology Committee

The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1066) (Greg Clark).

28Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Forty-second Report, to be printed (HC 75-xlii) (Jessica Morden).

29Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Thirty-fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 73-xxxv) (Jessica Morden).

30Transport Committee

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector: follow-up: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1257) (Huw Merriman).

31Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Children in poverty: Measurement and targets: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1138);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Employment relating to Universal Credit and childcare expenditure data: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work relating to disability benefit assessments: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Minister for Welfare Delivery relating to Bereavement Support Payments: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Disability employment gap: Written evidence, to be published (HC 957);

(6) Measurements of poverty: Written evidence, to be published (HC 854)

(Stephen Timms).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Electricity

Draft Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Other papers

2Agriculture

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Agriculture (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2021 (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

3Bank of England

(1) Monetary policy remit: Budget 2021 (by Act) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

(2) Remit and recommendations for the Financial Policy Committee: Budget 2021 (by Act) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

4Financial Services and Markets

Technical Standards on Strong Customer Authentication and Common and Secure Methods of Communication (Amendment) Instrument 2021 (by Act) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

5Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

First Report in 2021 from the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission on the Appointment of the Chair of the Electoral Commission (by Act), to be printed (HC 1276) (The Speaker)

6Town and Country Planning

Impact Assessment for the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 757) (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

7Treasury

(1) Budget 2021: Protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the British people (pursuant to Order, today), to be printed (HC 1226) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Build Back Better: our plan for growth (by Command) (CP 401) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

(3) Office for Budget Responsibility: Economic and fiscal outlook (by Command) (CP 387) (Kemi Badenoch)

Withdrawn papers

8Agriculture

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Agriculture (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2021 (laid 1 March)

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

Stuart Andrew

4 March 

Mike Freer

Colleen Fletcher

4 March 

Chris Elmore

 

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 4 March the nominated proxy for the following members will be Mike Freer instead of Stuart Andrew:

Nigel Adams

Kevin Foster

Amanda Milling

Bim Afolami

Dr Liam Fox

Nigel Mills

Imran Ahmad Khan

Mr Mark Francois

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Nickie Aiken

Lucy Frazer

Mr Gagan Mohindra

Peter Aldous

George Freeman

Damien Moore

Lucy Allan

Mr Marcus Fysh

Penny Mordaunt

Sir David Amess

Sir Roger Gale

David Morris

Stuart Anderson

Mark Garnier

James Morris

Caroline Ansell

Ms Nusrat Ghani

Anne Marie Morris

Edward Argar

Nick Gibb

Joy Morrissey

Sarah Atherton

Peter Gibson

Wendy Morton

Victoria Atkins

Jo Gideon

Holly Mumby-Croft

Mr Richard Bacon

Dame Cheryl Gillan

David Mundell

Gareth Bacon

John Glen

Mrs Sheryll Murray

Kemi Badenoch

Mr Robert Goodwill

Dr Andrew Murrison

Shaun Bailey

Michael Gove

Sir Robert Neill

Siobhan Baillie

Richard Graham

Lia Nici

Duncan Baker

Mrs Helen Grant

Caroline Nokes

Mr Steve Baker

James Gray

Jesse Norman

Harriett Baldwin

Chris Grayling

Neil O'Brien

Steve Barclay

Damian Green

Dr Matthew Offord

Mr John Baron

Andrew Griffith

Guy Opperman

Simon Baynes

Kate Griffiths

Neil Parish

Aaron Bell

James Grundy

Priti Patel

Scott Benton

Jonathan Gullis

Mr Owen Paterson

Sir Paul Beresford

Robert Halfon

Mark Pawsey

Jake Berry

Luke Hall

Sir Mike Penning

Saqib Bhatti

Stephen Hammond

John Penrose

Bob Blackman

Matt Hancock

Chris Philp

Crispin Blunt

Greg Hands

Christopher Pincher

Mr Peter Bone

Mr Mark Harper

Dr Dan Poulter

Andrew Bowie

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Pow

Karen Bradley

Trudy Harrison

Victoria Prentis

Ben Bradley

Simon Hart

Mark Pritchard

Suella Braverman

Sally-Ann Hart

Jeremy Quin

Jack Brereton

Sir John Hayes

Will Quince

Andrew Bridgen

Sir Oliver Heald

Dominic Raab

Steve Brine

James Heappey

Tom Randall

Paul Bristow

Chris Heaton-Harris

John Redwood

Sara Britcliffe

Gordon Henderson

Nicola Richards

James Brokenshire

Darren Henry

Angela Richardson

Anthony Browne

Damian Hinds

Rob Roberts

Fiona Bruce

Simon Hoare

Mr Laurence Robertson

Felicity Buchan

Kevin Hollinrake

Mary Robinson

Robert Buckland

Adam Holloway

Andrew Rosindell

Alex Burghart

Paul Holmes

Douglas Ross

Conor Burns

Paul Howell

Lee Rowley

Rob Butler

John Howell

Dean Russell

Alun Cairns

Nigel Huddleston

Selaine Saxby

Andy Carter

Dr Neil Hudson

Paul Scully

James Cartlidge

Eddie Hughes

Bob Seely

Sir William Cash

Jane Hunt

Andrew Selous

Miriam Cates

Jeremy Hunt

Grant Shapps

Maria Caulfield

Mr Alister Jack

Alok Sharma

Alex Chalk

Sajid Javid

Alec Shelbrooke

Rehman Chishti

Mr Ranil Jayawardena

David Simmonds

Jo Churchill

Sir Bernard Jenkin

Chris Skidmore

Greg Clark

Mark Jenkinson

Chloe Smith

Theo Clarke

Andrea Jenkyns

Royston Smith

Mr Simon Clarke

Robert Jenrick

Julian Smith

Brendan Clarke-Smith

Dr Caroline Johnson

Henry Smith

Chris Clarkson

Gareth Johnson

Greg Smith

James Cleverly

Boris Johnson

Amanda Solloway

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

David Johnston

Dr Ben Spencer

Dr Therese Coffey

Fay Jones

Alexander Stafford

Elliot Colburn

Mr David Jones

Andrew Stephenson

Damian Collins

Andrew Jones

Jane Stevenson

Alberto Costa

Mr Marcus Jones

John Stevenson

Robert Courts

Simon Jupp

Iain Stewart

Claire Coutinho

Daniel Kawczynski

Bob Stewart

Mr Geoffrey Cox

Alicia Kearns

Sir Gary Streeter

Stephen Crabb

Gillian Keegan

Mel Stride

Virginia Crosbie

Sir Greg Knight

Graham Stuart

Tracey Crouch

Julian Knight

Julian Sturdy

James Daly

Danny Kruger

Rishi Sunak

Mims Davies

Kwasi Kwarteng

James Sunderland

Gareth Davies

John Lamont

Sir Robert Syms

Philip Davies

Robert Largan

Derek Thomas

Dr James Davies

Andrea Leadsom

Edward Timpson

David TC Davies

Sir Edward Leigh

Kelly Tolhurst

Mr David Davis

Ian Levy

Justin Tomlinson

Caroline Dinenage

Andrew Lewer

Michael Tomlinson

Miss Sarah Dines

Brandon Lewis

Craig Tracey

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

Dr Julian Lewis

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Michelle Donelan

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger

Laura Trott

Ms Nadine Dorries

Mark Logan

Elizabeth Truss

Steve Double

Marco Longhi

Tom Tugendhat

Oliver Dowden

Julia Lopez

Mr Shailesh Vara

Jackie Doyle-Price

Jack Lopresti

Martin Vickers

Richard Drax

Mr Jonathan Lord

Theresa Villiers

Mrs Flick Drummond

Tim Loughton

Mr Robin Walker

James Duddridge

Craig Mackinlay

Dr Ben Wallace

David Duguid

Cherilyn Mackrory

Dr Jamie Wallis

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Rachel Maclean

David Warburton

Philip Dunne

Alan Mak

Matt Warman

Mark Eastwood

Kit Malthouse

Giles Watling

Ruth Edwards

Scott Mann

Suzanne Webb

Jonathan Edwards

Julie Marson

Helen Whately

Michael Ellis

Mrs Theresa May

Mrs Heather Wheeler

Mr Tobias Ellwood

Jerome Mayhew

Craig Whittaker

Mrs Natalie Elphicke

Paul Maynard

Mr John Whittingdale

George Eustice

Jason McCartney

Bill Wiggin

Dr Luke Evans

Karl McCartney

James Wild

Sir David Evennett

Stephen McPartland

Craig Williams

Michael Fabricant

Esther McVey

Gavin Williamson

Laura Farris

Mark Menzies

Mike Wood

Simon Fell

Johnny Mercer

Jeremy Wright

Margaret Ferrier

Huw Merriman

Jacob Young

Katherine Fletcher

Stephen Metcalfe

Nadhim Zahawi

Nick Fletcher

Robin Millar

 

Mark Fletcher

Mrs. Maria Miller

 

Vicky Ford

 

 

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

Mike Freer

4 March 

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

8 March 

CORRECTION

Monday 1 March 2021

This item should have appeared after item 12 (Papers Laid):

Public Health

Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations (SI 2021, No. 166) (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)