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Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 15 June 2021

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1The Report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report, entitled The Report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel, dated 15 June 2021.—(Rebecca Harris.)

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

3Statements: (1) Business (Leader of the House)

(2) Report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel (Secretary Priti Patel)

4Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (2nd allotted day (Standing Order No. 14))

(1) Allocation of funding for the catch-up premium

Motion made and Question proposed, That the following papers be provided by HM Treasury to the Public Accounts Committee: all papers, correspondence and advice including emails and text messages, from 3 February 2021 up to and including 2 June 2021, to and between Treasury Ministers, senior officials and Special Advisers relating to consideration of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the proposals made by the then Education Recovery Commissioner, Sir Kevan Collins, in particular such correspondence relating to the evaluation of the draft report which he produced and submitted to Government on the investment and services needed to ensure children’s education recovers from the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on their learning and development, a copy of that report, and all copies of minutes and papers relating to decisions taken by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other Treasury Ministers, in respect of that report.—(Bridget Phillipson.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 25

Ayes: 224 (Tellers: Lilian Greenwood, Mark Tami)

Noes: 355 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, James Morris)

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) COVID-19 secure borders

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House believes that there must be a clear, simply understood and proper hotel quarantine scheme in operation at the UK border to minimise the risk of introduction of new variants into the UK; calls on the Government to immediately scrap the Amber List category of the Government’s Traffic Light System for travel and place all of those countries currently on the Amber List onto the Red List, whilst maintaining a tightly managed Green List, so as not to risk undermining the UK’s successful NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme; further calls on the Government to work with international partners to introduce an international vaccine passport allowing for the safe resumption of travel, to publish all data on international travel arrivals, and to provide details of the decision-making process on the Traffic Light System; and reiterates the need for a sector-specific support deal for aviation.—(Nick Thomas-Symonds.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 26

Ayes: 256 (Tellers: Lilian Greenwood, Mark Tami)

Noes: 363 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, James Morris)

Question accordingly negatived.

5Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.—(David T C Davies.)

The Chair’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until tomorrow.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organisations, Tariff Quotas and Wine) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.—(David T C Davies.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Other Provisions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 585), dated 14 May 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 May, be approved.—(David T C Davies.)

Question agreed to.

6Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Fiona Bruce and Mrs Pauline Latham be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and David Simmonds and Angela Richardson be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

7Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to McVitie’s Tollcross factory proposed closure was presented and read by David Linden.

8Adjournment

Subject: Kenly windfarm (Wendy Chamberlain)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(David T C Davies.) 

Adjourned at 7.25 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

9Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee

Ms Nusrat Ghani (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication;

(2) written evidence; and

(3) the Bill without amendment.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, not amended, to be considered tomorrow.

10Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill Committee

Sir Charles Walker (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

11Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Dame Angela Eagle (Chair) reported the draft UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2021.

Reports from Select Committees

12Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Finding of the Report of Climate Assembly UK: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 117);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets relating to workers’ rights: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Decarbonising heat in homes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 110);

(4) Liberty Steel and the future of the UK Steel Industry: Written evidence, to be published (HC 118);

(5) Net zero and UN climate summits: Written evidence, to be published (HC 107);

(6) Pre-legislative scrutiny: Downstream Oil Resilience Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 384)

(Darren Jones).

13Defence Committee

(1) Reserve Forces Review 2030: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 305);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Defence Procurement relating to Oversight of the National Security and Investment Regime: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Tobias Ellwood).

14Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) The future of public service broadcasting: Government Response to the Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2019–21: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 273);

(2) The work of the BBC: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 257);

(3) Concussion in sport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 46)

(Julian Knight).

15Education Committee

(1) Accountability hearings: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 82);

(2) Safeguarding in schools: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 328);

(3) Correspondence from the Department for Education and the Home Office relating to the National Transfer Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 87)

(Robert Halfon).

16Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) COVID-19 and the issues of security in food supply: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2019–21: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 351);

(2) Tree planting and woodlands: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 356);

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for International Trade relating to trade negotiations with Australia: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Environmental land management and the agricultural transition: Written evidence, to be published (HC 78);

(5) Moving animals across borders: Written evidence, to be published (HC 79)

(Neil Parish).

17European Statutory Instruments Committee

Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 61) (Andrew Jones).

18Foreign Affairs Committee

The situation in Belarus and the FCDO response: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 336) (Tom Tugendhat).

19Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Expert Panel: evaluation of the Government’s commitments in the area of maternity services in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 18);

(2) Safety of maternity services in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 19);

(3) Treatment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities: Written evidence, to be published (HC 21)

(Jeremy Hunt).

20International Development Committee

(1) The philosophy and culture of aid: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 101);

(2) Climate change, development and COP 26: Written evidence, to be published (HC 99); 

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs relating to cross-border aid into Syria: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) FCDO Main Estimates 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published;  

(5) Future of UK aid: Written evidence, to be published (HC 100)

(Sarah Champion).

21Justice Committee

The work of the Director of Public Prosecutions: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 334) (Sir Robert Neill).

22Petitions Committee

(1) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published;

(2) List of closed e-petitions presented to the House, to be published;

(3) Brain tumour and childhood cancer research: Written evidence, to be published (HC 242)

(Catherine McKinnell).

23Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office relating to the UK Common Frameworks Programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to the Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report of Session 2019–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to the pre-appointment hearing for the Commissioner for Public Appointments: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) The work of the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 41)

(Mr William Wragg).

24Science and Technology Committee

Correspondence with Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, relating to critical and emerging technologies: Written evidence, to be published (Greg Clark).

25Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee

Coronavirus: lessons learnt: Written evidence, to be published (HC 92) (Greg Clark).

26Transport Committee

(1) International aviation law: Flight 4978: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 312);

(2) Coronavirus: implications for transport: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, relating to the Historical Railways Estate: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Roll-out and safety of smart motorways: Written evidence, to be published (HC 26)

(Huw Merriman).

27Women and Equalities Committee 

(1) Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image: Government’s Response to Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 201921: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 359);

(2) Correspondence to the Minister for Safeguarding, Minister for Online Harms and Minister for Schools relating to changing cultures underpinning male violence against women: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Gender sensitive Parliament (House of Commons): Written evidence, to be published (HC 131)

(Caroline Nokes). *

*This item was revised as a correction since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from 28 June 2021 for details confirming the correction.

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 2.30 pm (Orders, 25 February and 25 March).

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

1Levelling up agenda

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the levelling up agenda.—(Bob Seely.)

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 levelling up agenda.

2New Airedale hospital

Resolved, That this House has considered a new Airedale hospital.—(Robbie Moore.)

3COVID-19 and loneliness

Resolved, That this House has considered COVID-19 and loneliness.—(Liz Twist.)

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 Affirmative Resolution

1Aquaculture

Draft Fisheries Act 2020 (Scheme for Financial Assistance) (England) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Victoria Prentis)

2Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Other Provisions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 705), dated 15 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 9 December 2020, made by the Governing Body of the University of Cambridge, revising the existing Statutes of the University (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

Other papers

4Home Office

Return to an Address to Her Majesty for a Return of the Report, dated 15 June 2021, of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel (pursuant to Resolution today), to be printed (HC 11) (Secretary Priti Patel)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

1. New pandemic proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), as amended by the temporary Orders of 23 September 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic) and 3 November 2020 (Proxy voting during the pandemic (No. 2)) and extended by the 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

Steve Double

16 June

Stuart Andrew

Ms Marie Rimmer

16 June

Chris Elmore

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

16 June

Stuart Andrew

James Morris

17 June

Stuart Andrew

 

2. 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

Sajid Javid

16 June

Jackie Doyle-Price

16 June

Mr Mark Harper

16 June