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Wednesday 30 June 2021

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: International Day of Parliamentarism

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales

3Speaker’s Statement: Retirement of Ian Davis MBE

4Questions to the Prime Minister

5Urgent Question: Impact of coronavirus on children and young people’s attendance in education settings (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

6Subsidy Control Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Michael Gove, Secretary George Eustice, Secretary Robert Jenrick, Secretary Oliver Dowden, Secretary Alister Jack, Secretary Brandon Lewis, Secretary Simon Hart and Paul Scully, presented a Bill to make provision regulating the giving of subsidies out of public resources; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 135) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 135–EN).

7Flexible Working: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to give workers the right to flexible working from the first day of employment except in exceptional circumstances; to require employers to offer flexible working arrangements in employment contracts and advertise the available types of such flexibility in vacancy notices; and for connected purposes; 

That Tulip Siddiq, Laura Farris, Layla Moran, Christine Jardine, Caroline Lucas, Dr Philippa Whitford, Claire Hanna, Jim Shannon, Mary Kelly Foy, Kevin Brennan, John McDonnell and Dawn Butler present the Bill.

Tulip Siddiq accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed (Bill 136).

8Estimates Day (Standing Order No. 54(2) and Resolution, 21 June) (2nd allotted day)

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Subject for debate: the spending of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on Official Development Assistance and the British Council

Motion made and Question proposed, That, for the year ending with 31 March 2022, for expenditure by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £2,516,113,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 14 of Session 2021–22,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £739,069,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £3,725,498,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Rebecca Harris.)

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

Debate concluded and Question deferred (Standing Order No. 54(4)).

9Main Estimates (Questions deferred)

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 54(6)).

(1) Main Estimate 2021–22: Department for Education (Question deferred, 29 June)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2022, for expenditure by the Department for Education:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £53,229,742,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 14 of Session 2021–22,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £16,078,449,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £56,969,129,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(2) Main Estimate 2021–22: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Question deferred, 29 June)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2022, for expenditure by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £15,676,146,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 14 of Session 2021–22,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £2,820,587,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £16,461,164,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

(3) Main Estimate 2021–22: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Question deferred, today)

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2022, for expenditure by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £2,516,113,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 14 of Session 2021–22,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £739,069,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £3,725,498,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.

Question agreed to.

10Remaining Estimates

The following Question was put forthwith (Standing Orders No. 54(6) and No. 55(1)).

Main Estimates 2021–22

That, for the year ending with 31 March 2022:

(1) further resources, not exceeding £338,997,108,000 be authorised for use for current purposes as set out in HC 1360, HC 1371 and HC 1381 of Session 2019–21, and HC 13, HC 14, HC 15, and HC 16 of Session 2021–22,

(2) further resources, not exceeding £39,918,334,000 be authorised for use for capital purposes as so set out, and

(3) a further sum, not exceeding £293,257,362,000 be granted to Her Majesty to be issued by the Treasury out of the Consolidated Fund and applied for expenditure on the use of resources authorised by Parliament.—(Jesse Norman.)

Question agreed to.

11Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Motion to introduce a Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Main Estimates, 2021–22;

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Steve Barclay, Jesse Norman, John Glen and Kemi Badenoch introduce the Bill.

Jesse Norman accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2022; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2021.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 137).

12Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Criminal Justice (Electronic Commerce) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 27 May, be approved.—(David Rutley.)

Question agreed to.

13Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to Outer London driving charges was presented and read by Gareth Johnson.

14Adjournment

Subject: Financial Conduct Authority and the collapse of Blackmore Bond plc (Peter Grant)

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

Adjourned at 7.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

15Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

Andrew Rosindell (Chair) reported the draft Birmingham Commonwealth Games (Compensation for Enforcement Action) Regulations 2021.

16Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

Derek Twigg (Chair) reported the draft Scotland Act (Social Security) (Consequential Provision) (Miscellaneous 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).

17Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill Committee

Members: Duncan Baker, Simon Baynes, Anthony Browne, Peter Grant, Luke Hall, Jane Hunt, Mark Jenkinson, Seema Malhotra, Navendu Mishra, Ms Marie Rimmer, Paul Scully, Jeff Smith, Michael Tomlinson, Suzanne Webb, Mick Whitley and Jacob Young

18First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2021)

Members: Ms Diane Abbott, Stuart Andrew, Margaret Beckett, Mr Clive Betts, Maria Caulfield, Miss Sarah Dines, David Duguid, Mike Freer, Louise Haigh, Steve McCabe, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, James Morris, Taiwo Owatemi, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Maggie Throup and Mr Robin Walker

19Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Market Surveillance (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021)

Members: Tahir Ali, Dan Carden, Maria Caulfield, David T C Davies, Mark Fletcher, Mike Freer, Mary Glindon, Margaret Greenwood, Rebecca Harris, Kim Johnson, James Morris, Chi Onwurah, Tom Pursglove, David Rutley, Zarah Sultana, Michael Tomlinson and Anne-Marie Trevelyan

20Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Climate Change Governance and Reporting) Regulations 2021)

Members: Stuart Andrew, Maria Caulfield, Janet Daby, David T C Davies, Mrs Flick Drummond, Kate Hollern, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Marcus Jones, Rebecca Long Bailey, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, James Morris, Guy Opperman, Matt Rodda, David Rutley, Mark Tami and Richard Thomson

21Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Motion in the name of Paul Scully relating to financial assistance to industry)

Members: Rushanara Ali, Apsana Begum, David Duguid, Marion Fellows, Mark Fletcher, Mike Freer, Gill Furniss, Rebecca Harris, Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck, Seema Malhotra, Scott Mann, James Morris, Tom Pursglove, David Rutley, Maggie Throup, Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Derek Twigg

22Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Ruth Cadbury, Maria Caulfield, Judith Cummins, David T C Davies, David Duguid, Clive Efford, Lilian Greenwood, Dan Jarvis, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, Christopher Pincher, Tom Pursglove, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup, Michael Tomlinson, Mick Whitley and Jacob Young

23Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (Amendment) Order 2021)

Members: Tonia Antoniazzi, Maria Caulfield, Claire Coutinho, David T C Davies, Barry Gardiner, John Glen, Dr Rupa Huq, Mr Pat McFadden, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, James Morris, Sarah Owen, David Rutley, Nick Smith, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup and Michael Tomlinson

24Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) Regulations 2021)

Members: Edward Argar, Chris Bryant, Virginia Crosbie, Rosie Duffield, Gill Furniss, Rebecca Harris, Justin Madders, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, James Morris, Tom Pursglove, David Rutley, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup, Michael Tomlinson, Beth Winter and Mohammad Yasin

25Eighth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of Duration of Non-jury Trial Provisions) Order 2021)

Members: Paula Barker, Jon Cruddas, David T C Davies, Miss Sarah Dines, Maria Eagle, Louise Haigh, Rebecca Harris, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, James Morris, Taiwo Owatemi, Tom Pursglove, Maggie Throup, Stephen Timms, Michael Tomlinson, Mr Robin Walker and Nadia Whittome

26Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance, Young Carer Grants, Short-term Assistance and Winter Heating Assistance) (Consequential Provision and Modifications) Order 2021)

Members: Paula Barker, Maria Caulfield, David Duguid, Ruth Edwards, Chris Elmore, Rebecca Harris, Siobhain McDonagh, Catherine McKinnell, Alan Mak, Scott Mann, Grahame Morris, Tom Pursglove, Iain Stewart, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup, Michael Tomlinson and Liz Twist

Reports from Select Committees

27European Scrutiny Committee

Northern Ireland Protocol: Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee Decisions and declarations of 17 December 2020: Government Response to the Committee’s Forty-first Report of Session 2019–21: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 533) (Sir William Cash).

28Home Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Home Office relating to the EU Settlement Scheme helpline: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Investigation and prosecution of rape: Written evidence, to be published (HC 193);

(3) Police conduct and complaints: Written evidence, to be published (HC 140);

(4) Violence against women and girls: Written evidence, to be published (HC 138)

(Yvette Cooper).

29Human Rights (Joint Committee on) 

(1) Legislative scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Part 4): The criminalisation of unauthorised encampments: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 478);

(2) Legislative scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Youth Justice: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 451)

(Ms Harriet Harman). 

30International Development Committee

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s review on the UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery through the aid programme: Oral evidence taken before the Sub-Committee, to be published (HC 104) (Theo Clarke).

31International Trade Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Chair-Designate of the Trade Remedies Authority relating to rainbow trout measures: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to a digital economy agreement with Singapore: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Inward Foreign Direct Investment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 124)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

32Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 

(1) Citizenship and passport processes relating to Northern Ireland: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 158);

(2) Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2019–21: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 508);

(3) Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol: Written evidence, to be published (HC 157);

(4) The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland: Written evidence, to be published (HC 159)

(Simon Hoare).

33Science and Technology Committee

(1) Pre-appointment hearing for the Chair of UK Research and Innovation: Second Report, with Appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 358) (Order, 24 March 2020);

(2) Biometrics and forensics: follow-up: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 467)

(Greg Clark)

34Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 56-vii) (Jessica Morden).

35Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 57-vi) (Jessica Morden).

36Transport Committee

The roll-out and safety of smart motorways: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 26) (Huw Merriman).

37Treasury Committee

(1) The Future Framework for Regulation of Financial Services: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 147);

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

(3) Work of the Financial Conduct Authority: Written evidence, to be published (HC 146)

(Mel Stride).

38Women and Equalities Committee 

(1) Correspondence from the Director, Media Smart UK, relating to Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Home Secretary, Attorney General and Minister of State for the Criminal Justice System relating to The end-to-end rape review on findings and actions: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Chair of the Liaison Committee relating to Ministerial attendance at committee meetings: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Leader of the House and with the Speaker relating to Ministerial attendance at committee meetings: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Leader of the House of Commons relating to the Gender Sensitive Parliament (House of Commons) inquiry: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Minister for Equalities relating to the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act inquiry: Written evidence, to be published

(Caroline Nokes).

39Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Protecting pension savers—five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams: Government, The Pensions Regulator and Financial Conduct Authority Responses to the Committee’s Fifth Report of Session 2019–21:

(i) Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 504);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 236);

(2) Pension stewardship and COP26: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 238);

(3) Local Housing Allowance and housing supply: Written evidence, to be published (HC 165)

(Stephen Timms).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.25 am (Orders, 25 February and 16 June).

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

1EU Review into Palestinian school textbooks

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the EU Review into Palestinian school textbooks.—(Caroline Ansell.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the EU Review into Palestinian school textbooks.

2Transpennine Route Upgrade and Northern Powerhouse Rail

Resolved, That this House has considered the Transpennine Route Upgrade and Northern Powerhouse Rail.—(Judith Cummins.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.26 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Support for the education of children from low income families

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered support for the education of children from low income families.—(Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi.

At 4.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).  

4Rail services from Southport to Manchester

Resolved, That this House has considered rail services from Southport to Manchester.—(Damien Moore.)

The sitting was suspended between 4.28 pm and 4.50 pm (Orders, 25 February and 16 June).

5Detention of Jagtar Singh Johal 

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of the detention of Jagtar Singh Johal.—(Martin Docherty-Hughes.)

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

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of the detention of Jagtar Singh Johal.

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

Adjourned at 5.49 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Civil Aviation

Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 755), dated 23 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

2Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals) (EU Exit) (Amendment of Coming into Force Date) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 779), dated 30 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

3Financial Services

Markets in Financial Instruments (Capital Markets) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 774), dated 28 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

4Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages, etc.

Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 775), dated 29 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Other papers

5Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning

Report and Accounts of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 319) (Gillian Keegan)

6Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Government response to the consultation on subsidy control: A flexible, principles-based approach for the UK (by Command) (CP 469) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

7Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of Northern Ireland Office for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 255) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Statement of Accounts of Returning Officers' Expenses (Northern Ireland) for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 342) (Jesse Norman)

8National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Education: School Funding in England (by Act), to be printed (HC 300) (Clerk of the House)

9Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan)

Report and Accounts of the Independent Reporting Commission for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 338) (Secretary Brandon Lewis)

10Standards

Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards for 2020–21 (by Standing Order), to be printed (HC 309) (Clerk of the House)

11National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Bradford District Care University NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Report and Accounts of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(3) Report and Accounts of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(4) Report and Accounts of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(5) Report and Accounts of Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(6) Report and Accounts of West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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 of 25 March and 16 June 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 22 July 2021, unless the arrangement is ended or the House otherwise orders. 

Member

From

Proxy

James Morris

1 July 

Stuart Andrew

Ben Everitt

1 July 

Stuart Andrew

Maggie Throup

1 July 

Stuart Andrew

David Rutley

1 July 

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 Orders of 22 October 2020 and of 25 March and 16 June 2021, that the following Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangement:

from 1 July, the nominated proxy for Dehenna Davison will be Stuart Andrew instead of Ben Everitt.

 

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 of 25 March and 16 June 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

Michael Tomlinson

1 July 

Allan Dorans

1 July 

CORRECTION

Tuesday 29 June 2021

The following item should have appeared after item 25:

Standards (Committee on)

Code of Conduct: Written evidence, to be published (HC 270) (Chris Bryant).