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Wednesday 21 April 2021

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

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

(2) the Prime Minister

2Speaker’s Statement: Election of Lord McFall of Alcluith as Lord Speaker

3Fur Trade (Prohibition): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the import, export, purchase and sale of fur and fur products; and for connected purposes; 

That Taiwo Owatemi, Emily Thornberry, Luke Pollard, Edward Miliband, Clive Lewis, Kerry McCarthy, Maria Eagle, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Alex Sobel, Rachel Hopkins, Caroline Lucas and Seema Malhotra present the Bill.

Taiwo Owatemi accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 289).

4Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Resolved, That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 19 April, be approved.—(Chris Philp.)

5Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 23 September 2020 (Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill (Programme)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(1) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement.

Subsequent stages

(2) Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

(3) The 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.—(David Rutley.)

Question agreed to.

6Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments 

Lords Amendment 1

Motion made and Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 1.—(Leo Docherty.)

Question agreed to.

Lords Amendment 1 accordingly disagreed to.

Amendments (a) to (o) made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment 1 disagreed to.

Lords Amendment 2

Motion made and Question put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 2.—(Leo Docherty.)

The House divided.

Division No. 269

Ayes: 365 (Tellers: Scott Mann, David Rutley)

Noes: 258 (Tellers: Bambos Charalambous, Jeff Smith)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Lords Amendment 2 accordingly disagreed to.

As it was more than three hours after commencement of proceedings on the Bill, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on the Lords Amendments to the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill to a conclusion (Order, today). 

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83F): 

(1) That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 4 (Question on a motion made by a Minister of the Crown to disagree with a Lords Amendment).—(Leo Docherty.) 

The House divided. 

Division No. 270 

Ayes: 357 (Tellers: Scott Mann, David Rutley)

Noes: 268 (Tellers: Bambos Charalambous, Jeff Smith) 

Question accordingly agreed to. 

Lords Amendment 4 accordingly disagreed to. 

(2) That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment 5 (Question on a motion made by a Minister of the Crown to disagree with a Lords Amendment).—(Leo Docherty.) 

The House divided. 

Division No. 271 

Ayes: 357 (Tellers: David Rutley, Scott Mann) 

Noes: 266 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous)

Question accordingly agreed to. 

Lords Amendment 5 accordingly disagreed to. 

(3) That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendments 3 and 6 to 8 (Single Question to agree with all remaining Lords Amendments). 

Question agreed to. 

Lords Amendments 2 and 6 to 8 accordingly agreed to.

(4) That consequential Amendment (a) be made to the Bill (Question on an Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to a Lords Amendment agreed to).—(Leo Docherty.) 

Consequential Amendment (a) agreed to. 

Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to make provision about legal proceedings in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands. 

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83H(2)), That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments 2, 4 and 5 to the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill.

That Jack Brereton, Leo Docherty, John Healey, Carol Monaghan and Michael Tomlinson be members of the Committee.

That Leo Docherty be the Chair of the Committee.

That three be the quorum of the Committee.

That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Tom Pursglove.)

Question agreed to.

7Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the three Motions in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to the Committee on Standards’ recommendations on confidentiality in the House’s standards system and sanctions in respect of the conduct of Members not later than 90 minutes after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this Order; such Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments to the Motions selected by the Speaker which may then be moved; these Motions may be proceeded with, though opposed, at any hour; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(Scott Mann.)

8Confidentiality in the House’s Standards System

Resolved, That this House reaffirms its commitment to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) and to tackling bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct on the part of anyone who works for or with Parliament; reasserts the importance of confidentiality within the ICGS in order to protect the vulnerable and encourage victims to come forward; notes the concerns expressed by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, as set out in the Appendix to the Sixth Report of the Committee on Standards, Confidentiality in the House’s standards system (HC 474), about the operation of certain aspects of the confidentiality regime set up by the House in its decisions of 19 July 2018; agrees to the recommendations specified in paragraph 22 of the Committee’s Twelfth Report, Sanctions and confidentiality in the House’s standards system: revised proposals (HC 1340); and notes that nothing in these recommendations undermines the key ICGS principle of confidentiality.

Ordered, That Standing Order No. 150 (Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards) is amended as follows:

in paragraph 12, line 8, to leave out “statistical” before “information” and to add “and matters under investigation” after “received”.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

9Sanctions in respect of the conduct of Members

Resolved, That this House notes the Seventh Report of the Committee on Standards, Sanctions in respect of the conduct of Members (HC 241) and the Committee’s Twelfth Report, Sanctions and confidentiality in the House’s standards system: revised proposals (HC 1340); endorses the Committee’s approach to creating a revised regime of sanctions for breaches of the Code of Conduct in relation both to Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) cases and non-ICGS cases; notes that the two reports propose which sanctions will be available to be imposed by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, by the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) in ICGS cases, by the Committee on Standards in non-ICGS cases, and by the House itself, with tables showing ICGS and non-ICGS sanctions as an Annex to the Twelfth Report; notes that the Committee has set out aggravating and mitigating factors in non-ICGS cases that it will keep under review, and that the IEP has published a separate set of aggravating and mitigating factors that will apply in ICGS cases; notes that the new range of sanctions includes the withdrawal of facilities or services from Members, but that, where such a sanction would interfere with the core functions of a Member, the decision on imposing it will lie with the House; notes that the Committee is currently considering options for possible appeal procedures in non-ICGS cases and intends to report to the House separately on these; and approves the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee’s Seventh Report, as modified by its Twelfth Report.

Ordered, That—

(1) Standing Order No. 150 (Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards) shall be amended as follows:

after paragraph (4) insert -

“(  ) The Commissioner shall have power to:

(a) instigate informal discussions with a Member to indicate concern about the Member’s reported attitude, behaviour or conduct; and

(b) require a Member to attend a formal meeting at which the Commissioner may indicate concern about or give words of advice on the Member’s reported attitude, behaviour or conduct.”;

(2) in the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament (HC (2017–19) 1882), in paragraph 21, at end add: “Failure to comply with a sanction imposed by the Committee or the House relating to withdrawal of services or facilities from a Member shall also be treated as a breach of the Code.”; and

(3) the Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members (HC (2017–19) 1882) shall be amended as follows:

(a) in Chapter 4, after paragraph 15 insert –

“(  ) The Commissioner has the right to instigate informal discussions with a Member to indicate concern about the Member’s reported attitude, behaviour or conduct; and to require a Member to attend a formal meeting at which the Commissioner may indicate concern about or give words of advice on the Member’s reported attitude, behaviour or conduct.”

(b) in Chapter 4, paragraph 19, line 5, leave out from “may” to the end and add:

“impose the following sanctions on its own authority:

(a) an apology in writing, or on the floor of the House by means of a point of order or a personal statement;

(b) requiring a Member to attend training, or to repay money;

(c) withdrawal of services and facilities from a Member, and imposing other personal restrictions including on travel, where this will not affect the core functions of a Member [footnote to be inserted here: “The core functions of a Member are defined as (a) participation in the formal proceedings of the House or its committees, and (b) their ability to communicate with and make representations on behalf of their constituents. If the Committee is in any doubt as to whether a sanction would interfere with core functions, they are expected to seek the views of the House authorities where appropriate, and to err in their decision on the side of caution, i.e. to recommend that imposition of a sanction should be decided by the House itself if there is any reasonable doubt in the matter.”];

(d) for non-Members, subject to the approval of the Speaker, withdrawal of Parliamentary passes, either indefinitely or for a fixed period.

The Committee may recommend the following sanctions for decision by the House:

(e) withdrawal of services and facilities from a Member, and imposing other personal restrictions including on travel, where this will affect the core functions of a Member, and where the sanction reflects the nature of the offence [footnote to be inserted here: “See previous footnote.”];

(f) dismissal from a select committee;

(g) suspension from the service of the House for a specified period (during which time the Member receives no salary and must withdraw from the precincts of the House);

(h) withholding of a Member’s salary or allowances even if he or she has not been suspended;

(i) in the most serious cases, expulsion from the House.

While it is for the House itself to decide on the matters set out in the list above, its practice has been to accept the Committee’s recommendations on sanctions.”.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.

10Sanctions in respect of the conduct of Members (ICGS cases)

Resolved, That this House approves the following arrangements for sanctions in cases of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct by Members following an investigation under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme:

(1) The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards shall have power to  instigate informal discussions with a Member to indicate concern about the Member’s reported attitude, behaviour or conduct; to require a Member to attend a formal meeting at which the Commissioner may indicate concern about or give words of advice on the Member’s reported attitude, behaviour or conduct; and require an apology in writing, or on the floor of the House by means of a point of order or a personal statement;

(2) The Independent Expert Panel shall have power to impose the following sanctions on its own authority:

(a) requiring a Member to attend training or enter into a behaviour agreement;

(b) withdrawal of services and facilities from a Member, and imposing other personal restrictions including on travel, where this will not affect the core functions of a Member [footnote to be inserted here: “The core functions of a Member are defined as (a) participation in the formal proceedings of the House or its committees, and (b) their ability to communicate with and make representations on behalf of their constituents. If the Panel is in any doubt as to whether a sanction would interfere with core functions, they are expected to seek the views of the House authorities where appropriate, and to err in their decision on the side of caution, i.e. to recommend that imposition of a sanction should be decided by the House itself if there is any reasonable doubt in the matter.”];

(c) for non-Members, subject to the approval of the Speaker, withdrawal of Parliamentary passes, either indefinitely or for a fixed period.

The Panel may determine the following sanctions for decision by the House:

(d) withdrawal of services and facilities from a Member, and imposing other personal restrictions including on travel, where this will affect the core functions of a Member, and where the sanction reflects the nature of the offence [footnote to be inserted here: “See previous footnote.”];

(e) dismissal from a select committee;

(f) suspension from the service of the House for a specified period (during which time the Member receives no salary and must withdraw from the precincts of the House);

(g) withholding of a Member’s salary or allowances even if he or she has not been suspended;

(h) in the most serious cases, expulsion from the House.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

11Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill (Reasons Committee)

Leo Docherty (Chair) reported that the Committee had agreed the following Reasons: 

Lords Amendment 2 

Because it would not be appropriate to restrict the investigation of alleged offences as proposed in the Lords Amendment. 

Lords Amendment 4 

Because the limitation periods proposed in Part 2 of the Bill allow reasonable time for the bringing of claims, and it would be incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights for different periods to apply in respect of different types of claimant. 

Lords Amendment 5 

Because it is not necessary, and would not be practicable, to define a legally binding standard of care in relation to the matters referred to in the Lords Amendment. 

The Reasons were agreed to. 

12Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

Resolved, That, under the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019, Tommy Sheppard having resigned as a Parliamentary member of the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, Kirsty Blackman be appointed to the Body in his place.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

13Adjournment

Subject: Carbon monoxide safety, testing and awareness (Stephanie Peacock)

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

Adjourned at 6.16 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

14Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Clive Efford (Chair) reported the Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021, No. 362).

15Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Maria Miller (Chair) reported the draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Kyoto Protocol Registry) 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).

16Finance (No. 2) Bill

Members: Gareth Bacon, Mrs Kemi Badenoch, Felicity Buchan, Claire Coutinho, Florence Eshalomi, Peter Grant, Antony Higginbotham, Andrew Jones, Julie Marson, James Murray, Jesse Norman, Abena Oppong-Asare, Sarah Owen, Dean Russell, David Rutley, Jeff Smith and Alison Thewliss

17Finance (No. 2) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Claire Coutinho, Andrew Jones, James Murray, Jesse Norman, David Rutley, Jeff Smith Alison Thewliss

18First Delegated Legislation Committee (Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, 365))

Members: Tonia Antoniazzi, Miriam Cates, Alex Davies-Jones, Miss Sarah Dines, Chris Elmore, Richard Graham, Sir John Hayes, Dame Diana Johnson, Carla Lockhart, Tim Loughton, Scott Mann, Huw Merriman, Mrs Maria Miller, Charlotte Nichols, Caroline Nokes, Karin Smyth and Mr Robin Walker

19Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Local Authority Enforcement Powers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 455))

Members: Apsana Begum, Maria Caulfield, Judith Cummins, David T C Davies, Steve Double, David Duguid, Colleen Fletcher, Rebecca Harris, Dan Jarvis, Mr Kevan Jones, Justin Madders, James Morris, Tom Pursglove, David Rutley, Maggie Throup, Helen Whately and Nadia Whittome

20Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 158))

Members: Chris Bryant, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, David Duguid, Barry Gardiner, Rebecca Harris, Fay Jones, Scott Mann, Jessica Morden, James Morris, Stephanie Peacock, Rebecca Pow, Tom Pursglove, Maggie Throup, Derek Twigg, Mick Whitley and Mohammad Yasin

21Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Air Quality (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Mr Ben Bradshaw, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, David Duguid, Clive Efford, Rebecca Harris, Fay Jones, Ruth Jones, Scott Mann, James Morris, Rebecca Pow, Tom Pursglove, Ms Marie Rimmer, John Spellar, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup and Beth Winter

22Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021)

Members: Paula Barker, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, Rosie Duffield, David Duguid, Maria Eagle, Rebecca Harris, Fay Jones, Siobhain McDonagh, Scott Mann, Jessica Morden, James Morris, Victoria Prentis, David Rutley, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup and Daniel Zeichner

23Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021)

Members: Stuart Andrew, Sarah Champion, Jon Cruddas, David T C Davies, Marion Fellows, Mike Freer, Jo Gideon, Antony Higginbotham, Imran Hussain, Mr Marcus Jones, Catherine McKinnell, Tom Pursglove, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Ms Marie Rimmer, Gary Sambrook, Paul Scully and Michael Tomlinson

24Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Civil Liability Act 2018 (Financial Conduct Authority) (Whiplash) Regulations 2021 and draft Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021).

Members: Olivia Blake, Maria Caulfield, Alex Chalk, Bambos Charalambous, Chris Clarkson, Chris Evans, Rebecca Harris, Mr Pat McFadden, Scott Mann, Grahame Morris, James Morris, Tom Pursglove, David Rutley, Zarah Sultana, Maggie Throup, Stephen Timms and Michael Tomlinson

Reports from Select Committees

25Defence Committee

Russia and Ukraine border tensions: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1367) (Mr Tobias Ellwood).

26Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Water quality in rivers: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 902);

(2) Biodiversity and ecosystems: Written evidence, to be published (HC 636);

(3) Fixing fashion: follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 874)

(Philip Dunne).

27European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Forty-fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 229-xxxviii);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 229)

(Sir William Cash).

28Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (coronavirus): Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 232);

(2) Police conduct and complaints: Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 706);

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

(4) Violence and abuse towards retail workers: Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 1147)

(Yvette Cooper).

29Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications of long lockdown: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1004) (Ms Harriet Harman).

30International Trade Committee

(1) Digital trade and data: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1096);

(2) UK-EU trading relationship: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1206)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

31Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 767);

(2) Citizenship and passport processes in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1111)

(Simon Hoare).

32Petitions Committee

Public engagement on e-petitions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 546) (Catherine McKinnell). 

33Science and Technology Committee

The role of technology, research and innovation in the COVID-19 recovery: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 697) (Greg Clark).

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from 22 April 2021 for details.

34Transport Committee

National Bus Strategy: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 1344) (Huw Merriman).

35Treasury Committee

(1) Economic impact of coronavirus: gaps in support and economic analysis: Government Response to the Committee’s Eleventh Report: Sixth Special Report, to be printed (HC 1383);  

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

(Mel Stride).

36Welsh Affairs Committee

Correspondence with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury relating to a freeport in Wales: Written evidence, to be published (Stephen Crabb).

37Women and Equalities Committee

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 884) (Caroline Nokes).

38Work and Pensions Committee

(1) The appointment of Sarah Smart as the Chair of The Pensions Regulator:

(i) Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 1358);

(ii) Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 1358);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion relating to underpayments of State Pension: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Work and Pensions (Lords) relating to Bereavement Support Payments: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility relating to the Universal Credit managed migration pilot: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Stephen Timms).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.25 am (Order, 25 February). 

Business appointed by the Chairman of Ways and Means (Standing Order No. 10(6))

1UK's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the UK's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.—(Mr Steve Baker.)

At 10.55 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

2Health inequalities and the COVID-19 outbreak in West Yorkshire

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered health inequalities and the COVID-19 outbreak in West Yorkshire.—(Jon Trickett.)

At 11.30 am, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

The sitting was suspended between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Support for children with SEND

Resolved, That this House has considered support for children with SEND.—(Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi.)

The sitting was suspended between 3.48 pm and 4.05 pm (Order, 25 February).

4Promotion of electric vehicle usage

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of promotion of electric vehicle usage.—(Nick Fletcher.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.32 pm and 4.57 pm for divisions in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3) and Order, 25 February) 

5National Stroke Programme and aftercare and rehabilitation services for stroke patients

Resolved, That this House has considered the National Stroke Programme and aftercare and rehabilitation services for stroke patients.—(Sir Robert Neill.)

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

Adjourned at 5.57 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Climate Change

Draft Carbon Budget Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

2Environmental Protection

Draft Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

3Public Health

Draft Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

4Education

Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 482), dated 19 April 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

5Employment

Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 487), dated 20 April 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

6Exiting The European Union (Customs)

Taxation Cross-border Trade (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 483), dated 19 April 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Other papers

7Fisheries

Secretary of State determination of fishing opportunities for British fishing boats (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

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 Orders of 22 October 2020 and 25 March 2021, 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 21 June 2021, unless the arrangement is ended or the House otherwise orders. 

Member

From

Proxy

Maggie Throup

22 April 

Stuart Andrew

Stuart Andrew

22 April 

Mike Freer

Chris Elmore

22 April 

Jessica Morden

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 Orders of 22 October 2020 and 25 March 2021, that the following Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangement:

From 22 April the nominated proxy for the following members will be Mike Freer instead of Stuart Andrew:

Nigel Adams

Dr Liam Fox

Nigel Mills

Bim Afolami

Mr Mark Francois

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Adam Afriyie

Lucy Frazer

Mr Gagan Mohindra

Imran Ahmad Khan

George Freeman

Damien Moore

Nickie Aiken

Richard Fuller

Robbie Moore

Peter Aldous

Mr Marcus Fysh

Penny Mordaunt

Lucy Allan

Sir Roger Gale

David Morris

Sir David Amess

Mark Garnier

Anne Marie Morris

Stuart Anderson

Ms Nusrat Ghani

Joy Morrissey

Lee Anderson

Nick Gibb

Wendy Morton

Caroline Ansell

Peter Gibson

Dr Kieran Mullan

Edward Argar

Jo Gideon

Holly Mumby-Croft

Sarah Atherton

John Glen

David Mundell

Victoria Atkins

Mr Robert Goodwill

Mrs Sheryll Murray

Mr Richard Bacon

Michael Gove

Dr Andrew Murrison

Gareth Bacon

Richard Graham

Sir Robert Neill

Kemi Badenoch

Mrs Helen Grant

Lia Nici

Shaun Bailey

James Gray

Caroline Nokes

Siobhan Baillie

Chris Grayling

Jesse Norman

Duncan Baker

Damian Green

Neil O'Brien

Harriett Baldwin

Andrew Griffith

Dr Matthew Offord

Steve Barclay

Kate Griffiths

Guy Opperman

Mr John Baron

James Grundy

Neil Parish

Simon Baynes

Jonathan Gullis

Priti Patel

Aaron Bell

Robert Halfon

Mr Owen Paterson

Scott Benton

Luke Hall

Mark Pawsey

Sir Paul Beresford

Stephen Hammond

Sir Mike Penning

Jake Berry

Matt Hancock

John Penrose

Saqib Bhatti

Greg Hands

Chris Philp

Bob Blackman

Mark Harper

Christopher Pincher

Crispin Blunt

Trudy Harrison

Dr Dan Poulter

Peter Bone

Simon Hart

Rebecca Pow

Andrew Bowie

Sally-Ann Hart

Victoria Prentis

Karen Bradley

Sir John Hayes

Mark Pritchard

Ben Bradley

Sir Oliver Heald

Jeremy Quin

Suella Braverman

James Heappey

Will Quince

Jack Brereton

Chris Heaton-Harris

Dominic Raab

Andrew Bridgen

Gordon Henderson

Tom Randall

Paul Bristow

Darren Henry

John Redwood

Sara Britcliffe

Damian Hinds

Angela Richardson

James Brokenshire

Simon Hoare

Rob Roberts

Anthony Browne

Richard Holden

Mr Laurence Robertson

Fiona Bruce

Kevin Hollinrake

Mary Robinson

Felicity Buchan

Adam Holloway

Andrew Rosindell

Robert Buckland

Paul Holmes

Douglas Ross

Alex Burghart

Paul Howell

Lee Rowley

Conor Burns

John Howell

Dean Russell

Rob Butler

Nigel Huddleston

Selaine Saxby

Alun Cairns

Dr Neil Hudson

Paul Scully

Andy Carter

Eddie Hughes

Bob Seely

James Cartlidge

Jane Hunt

Andrew Selous

Sir William Cash

Jeremy Hunt

Grant Shapps

Miriam Cates

Tom Hunt

Alok Sharma

Alex Chalk

Mr Alister Jack

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

Dr Therese Coffey

David Johnston

Dr Ben Spencer

Elliot Colburn

Fay Jones

Alexander Stafford

Damian Collins

Mr David Jones

Andrew Stephenson

Alberto Costa

Mr Marcus Jones

Jane Stevenson

Robert Courts

Simon Jupp

John Stevenson

Claire Coutinho

Daniel Kawczynski

Iain Stewart

Mr Geoffrey Cox

Alicia Kearns

Bob Stewart

Stephen Crabb

Gillian Keegan

Sir Gary Streeter

Virginia Crosbie

Sir Greg Knight

Mel Stride

Tracey Crouch

Julian Knight

Graham Stuart

James Daly

Danny Kruger

Julian Sturdy

Mims Davies

Kwasi Kwarteng

Rishi Sunak

Gareth Davies

John Lamont

James Sunderland

Philip Davies

Robert Largan

Sir Robert Syms

Dr James Davies

Andrea Leadsom

Derek Thomas

David TC Davies

Sir Edward Leigh

Edward Timpson

Mr David Davis

Ian Levy

Kelly Tolhurst

Caroline Dinenage

Andrew Lewer

Justin 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

Richard Drax

Jack Lopresti

Matt Vickers

Mrs Flick Drummond

Mr Jonathan Lord

Martin Vickers

James Duddridge

Tim Loughton

Theresa Villiers

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Craig Mackinlay

Christian Wakeford

Philip Dunne

Cherilyn Mackrory

Mr Robin Walker

Mark Eastwood

Rachel Maclean

Dr Ben Wallace

Ruth Edwards

Alan Mak

Dr Jamie Wallis

Jonathan Edwards

Kit Malthouse

David Warburton

Michael Ellis

Julie Marson

Matt Warman

Mr Tobias Ellwood

Mrs Theresa May

Giles Watling

Mrs Natalie Elphicke

Jerome Mayhew

Suzanne Webb

George Eustice

Paul Maynard

Helen Whately

Dr Luke Evans

Jason McCartney

Mrs Heather Wheeler

Sir David Evennett

Karl McCartney

Craig Whittaker

Michael Fabricant

Stephen McPartland

Mr John Whittingdale

Laura Farris

Esther McVey

Bill Wiggin

Simon Fell

Mark Menzies

James Wild

Margaret Ferrier

Johnny Mercer

Craig Williams

Katherine Fletcher

Huw Merriman

Gavin Williamson

Nick Fletcher

Stephen Metcalfe

Mike Wood

Mark Fletcher

Robin Millar

Jeremy Wright

Vicky Ford

Mrs. Maria Miller

Jacob Young

Kevin Foster

Amanda Milling

Nadhim Zahawi

From 22 April the nominated proxy for the following members will be Jessica Morden instead of Chris Elmore:

Debbie Abrahams

Preet Kaur Gill

Navendu Mishra

Tahir Ali

Mary Glindon

Stephen Morgan

Rushanara Ali

Kate Green

Grahame Morris

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Margaret Greenwood

James Murray

Mike Amesbury

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Murray

Fleur Anderson

Nia Griffith

Lisa Nandy

Tonia Antoniazzi

Andrew Gwynne

Charlotte Nichols

Jonanthan Ashworth

Louise Haigh

Alex Norris

Paula Barker

Fabian Hamilton

Chi Onwurah

Margaret Beckett

Emma Hardy

Abena Oppong-Asare

Hilary Benn

Ms Harriet Harman

Taiwo Owatemi

Mr Clive Betts

Carolyn Harris

Sarah Owen

Olivia Blake

Helen Hayes

Stephanie Peacock

Paul Blomfield

John Healey

Matthew Pennycook

Tracy Brabin

Sir Mark Hendrick

Mr Toby Perkins

Mr Ben Bradshaw

Dame Margaret Hodge

Jess Phillips

Kevin Brennan

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Bridget Phillipson

Ms Lyn Brown

Kate Hollern

Luke Pollard

Chris Bryant

Rachel Hopkins

Lucy Powell

Ms Karen Buck

Sir George Howarth

Yasmin Qureshi

Liam Byrne

Dr Rupa Huq

Angela Rayner

Ruth Cadbury

Dan Jarvis

Steve Reed

Sir Alan Campbell

Dame Diana Johnson

Christina Rees

Dan Carden

Kim Johnson

Ellie Reeves

Sarah Champion

Gerald Jones

Rachel Reeves

Feryal Clark

Ruth Jones

Jonathan Reynolds

Rosie Cooper

Sarah Jones

Ms Marie Rimmer

Yvette Cooper

Darren Jones

Matt Rodda

Neil Coyle

Mr Kevan Jones

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

Stella Creasy

Mike Kane

Naz Shah

Jon Cruddas

Barbara Keeley

Mr Virendra Sharma

John Cryer

Liz Kendall

Mr Barry Sheerman

Judith Cummins

Afzal Khan

Tulip Siddiq

Alex Cunningham

Stephen Kinnock

Andy Slaughter

Janet Daby

Peter Kyle

Nick Smith

Wayne David

David Lammy

Cat Smith

Geraint Davies

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Karin Smyth

Alex Davies-Jones

Clive Lewis

Alex Sobel

Thangam Debbonaire 

Tony Lloyd

Keir Starmer

Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

Holly Lynch

Jo Stevens

Anneliese Dodds

Justin Madders

Wes Streeting

Stephen Doughty

Mr Khalid Mahmood

Graham Stringer

Peter Dowd

Shabana Mahmood

Sam Tarry

Jack Dromey

Seema Malhotra

Gareth Thomas

Rosie Duffield

Rachael Maskell

Nick Thomas-Symonds

Maria Eagle

Christian Matheson

Emily Thornberry

Ms Angela Eagle

Steve McCabe

Stephen Timms

Clive Efford

Kerry McCarthy

Karl Turner

Julie Elliott

Siobhain McDonagh

Derek Twigg

Florence Eshalomi

Andy McDonald

Liz Twist

Bill Esterson

Pat McFadden

Catherine West

Chris Evans

Conor McGinn

Matt Western

Colleen Fletcher

Alison McGovern

Dr Alan Whitehead

Yvonne Fovargue

Catherine McKinnell

Mick Whitley

Vicky Foxcroft

Jim McMahon

Nadia Whittome

Gill Furniss

Anna McMorrin

Mohammad Yasin

Barry Gardiner

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 Orders of 22 October 2020 and 25 March 2021, 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

Steve Brine

22 April 

Mike Freer

22 April 

Sajid Javid

22 April