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Monday 21 June 2021

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Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Introduction of New Member

Sarah Green, Member for Chesham and Amersham, made the Affirmation required by law.

2Speaker’s Statement: Appointment of new Director General (Operations)

3Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

4Statement: End-to-end rape review update (Secretary Robert Buckland)

5Registers of Births and Deaths Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Saqib Bhatti presented a Bill to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 November, and to be printed (Bill 34).

6Mental Health Provision (Children and Young People) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Munira Wilson presented a Bill to require the Government to report annually to Parliament on mental health provision for children and young people.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022, and to be printed (Bill 35).

7Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Carol Monaghan, supported by Martin Docherty-Hughes, Patrick Grady, Anum Qaisar-Javed, David Linden, Stewart Malcolm McDonald, Stuart C McDonald, Anne McLaughlin, Angus Brendan MacNeil, Chris Stephens, Alison Thewliss and Owen Thompson, presented a Bill to make provision for granting permission to work to asylum seekers who have waited six months for a decision on their asylum application; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 36).

8Miniature Mobile Phones (Prohibition of Sale) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sarah Atherton presented a Bill to prohibit the sale of miniature mobile phones; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 37).

9Domestic Building Works (Consumer Protection) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mark Garnier, supported by Mr Steve Baker, Anthony Mangnall, David Morris, Kelly Tolhurst, Caroline Nokes, Jake Berry, Emma Hardy and Fleur Anderson, presented a Bill to make provision about consumer protection in relation to domestic building works; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed (Bill 38).

10Unsolicited Explicit Images and Deepfake Pornography Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Angela Richardson presented a Bill to create the offences of sending unsolicited explicit digital images and of producing digitally-altered images or videos in which an individual is depicted pornographically without their consent; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 4 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 39).

11Local Authority Boundaries (Referendums) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Robbie Moore, supported by Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision to enable parliamentary constituency areas to form new unitary local authority areas if agreed by referendum; to make provision for such referendums; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 25 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 40).

12Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Rob Butler presented a Bill to make provision about substance testing in approved premises; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 41).

13Prime Minister (Temporary Replacement) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 42).

14British Goods (Public Sector Purchasing Duty) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to place a duty on public bodies to have a presumption in favour of purchasing goods of British origin in purchasing decisions; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 43).

15Covid-19 Vaccine Damage Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to establish an independent review of disablement caused by Covid-19 vaccinations and the adequacy of the compensation offered to persons so disabled; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 44).

16Employment Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Martin Docherty-Hughes, supported by Chris Stephens, presented a Bill to make provision about the rights of workers, including to negotiate pay and join trade unions and employee associations; to amend the definition of worker; to make provision about the employment rights of members of the armed forces; to make provision about employee representatives on company boards; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 45).

17Corporate Homicide Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to amend the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make provision about the offence of corporate homicide; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 46).

18Public Advocate Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Maria Eagle, supported by Sir George Howarth, Derek Twigg, Alison McGovern, Dame Angela Eagle, Peter Dowd, Bill Esterson, Conor McGinn, Dan Carden, Ian Byrne, Paula Barker and Kim Johnson, presented a Bill to establish a public advocate to provide advice to, and act as data controller for, representatives of the deceased after major incidents.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 47).

19Paternity (Leave and Pay) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Gareth Davies presented a Bill to extend eligibility to paternity leave and pay; to make provision for more flexibility in the timing of, and notice period for, paternity leave; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 48).

20Goods Delivery Services Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Jamie Stone presented a Bill to regulate charges for, and the advertising of, goods delivery services; to make provision about transport infrastructure in remote areas to promote the use of goods delivery services; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022, and to be printed (Bill 49).

21Public Bodies (Representation from Devolved Nations) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Wendy Chamberlain presented a Bill to require the Government to have regard to the desirability of boards of public bodies including at least one person with relevant experience in at least one of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 November, and to be printed (Bill 50).

22Education Employment (Accompaniment to Hearings) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Brendan Clarke-Smith, supported by Andrew Lewer, Andrew Percy, Caroline Ansell, Damian Hinds, Jonathan Gullis, Jim Shannon, Robert Halfon, Scott Benton, Selaine Saxby, Tim Loughton and Virginia Crosbie, presented a Bill to provide that teachers and other education staff may choose to be accompanied to disciplinary or grievance hearings by a person other than a trade union representative or colleague; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 51).

23Clean Air Targets (World Health Organization Guidelines) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Christine Jardine presented a Bill to require United Kingdom clean air targets to comply with World Health Organization guidelines; to require the Secretary of State to report annually to Parliament on that compliance; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 52).

24Energy Pricing Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Martyn Day, supported by Margaret Ferrier, Marion Fellows, John McNally, Ronnie Cowan and Douglas Chapman, presented a Bill to prohibit the practice of offering preferential energy tariffs to new customers compared to existing customers; to place further restrictions on energy pricing; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 53).

25Commercial Rent (Prohibition of Upward-Only Reviews) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sarah Olney presented a Bill to prohibit the use of upward-only rent review clauses in commercial rent agreements; to nullify existing such clauses; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022, and to be printed (Bill 54).

26City of Bradford (Referendum on Shipley and Keighley) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Philip Davies, supported by Robbie Moore, presented a Bill to make provision for a district-wide referendum in City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council area on the continued inclusion of the areas covered by the Shipley and Keighley parliamentary constituencies in that district; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 25 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 55).

27Wellbeing of Future Generations (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Simon Fell presented a Bill to make provision for a public consultation to inform a set of national wellbeing goals; to require public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic and cultural wellbeing by meeting wellbeing objectives, publishing future generations impact assessments and accounting for preventative spending; to establish a futures and forecasting report; to establish a Commission for Future Generations for the United Kingdom; to extend the duty of the Office of Budget Responsibility to consider wellbeing and the future generations principle in their work; to add onto a Minister in each government department's portfolio a duty to promote the future generations principle across government policy; to establish a Joint Parliamentary Committee on Future Generations; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 56).

28Conversion Therapy (Prohibition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Wera Hobhouse presented a Bill to prohibit sexual orientation and gender identity conversion therapy; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022, and to be printed (Bill 57).

29Pedicabs (London) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Nickie Aiken, supported by Felicity Buchan, Florence Eshalomi, David Simmonds and Ms Karen Buck, presented a Bill to provide for the regulation of the carrying of passengers in Greater London by pedal cycles and power-assisted pedal cycles for hire or reward; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed (Bill 58).

30Employment (Caring Leave) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Jack Brereton presented a Bill to give employees who are unpaid carers the right to one week’s unpaid leave for caring purposes; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 4 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 59).

31Palestine Statehood (Recognition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Layla Moran, supported by Ed Davey, Stephen Farry, Sarah Champion, Andrew Slaughter, Alyn Smith, Caroline Lucas and Claire Hanna, presented a Bill to make provision in connection with the recognition of the State of Palestine.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022, and to be printed (Bill 60).

32Climate and Ecology Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Caroline Lucas, supported by Barry Gardiner, Alan Brown, Ed Davey, Liz Saville Roberts, Claire Hanna, Stephen Farry, Clive Lewis, Alex Sobel, Brendan O'Hara, Sarah Olney and Ben Lake, presented a Bill to require the United Kingdom to achieve climate and nature targets; to give the Secretary of State a duty to implement a strategy to achieve those targets; to establish a Climate and Nature Assembly to advise the Secretary of State in creating that strategy; to give duties to the Committee on Climate Change and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee regarding the strategy and targets; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 61).

33Non-Disclosure Agreements Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mrs Maria Miller presented a Bill to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 62).

34Tips Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Dean Russell presented a Bill to prohibit employers retaining tips and gratuities intended for staff; to make provision about the division of tips and gratuities between staff; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 63).

35Education (16 to 19 Academies) (Religious Character) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Scott Benton presented a Bill to permit 16 to 19 academies to have a designated religious character; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 64).

36Kinship Care (Parental Leave) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Katherine Fletcher presented a Bill to make provision about parental leave for kinship carers who take on responsibility for children whose parents are unable to care for them; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 65).

37Miscarriage Leave Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Angela Crawley presented a Bill to make provision for paid leave for people who have experienced miscarriage.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 66).

38Crown Estate (Devolution to Wales) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Liz Saville Roberts, supported by Hywel Williams and Ben Lake, presented a Bill to devolve management of the Crown Estate and its assets in Wales to the Welsh Government; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 67).

39Electric Vehicle Charging Points (New Buildings) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Felicity Buchan presented a Bill to make provision about electric vehicle charging points in new buildings; and for conected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 68).

40Electoral Commission (Abolition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to abolish the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 November, and to be printed (Bill 69).

41Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 70).

42Human Trafficking (Child Protection) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 21 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 71).

43General Election (Leaders’ Debates) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 72).

44Homeless People (Current Accounts) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 73).

45Electoral Candidates (Age) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as candidate; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 74).

46Prime Minister (Accountability to House of Commons) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 4 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 75).

47Voter Registration Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 76).

48North Northamptonshire (Urgent Care Facilities) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022, and to be printed (Bill 77).

49Business of the House Commission Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to create a Business of the House Commission to regulate the timetabling of business in the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 28 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 78).

50Asylum Seekers (Return to Safe Countries) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to require asylum seekers who have arrived in the United Kingdom from a safe country to be immediately returned to that country; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 79).

51BBC Licence Fee (Abolition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to abolish the BBC licence fee and make the BBC a subscription service; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 80).

52Human Trafficking (Sentencing) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to make provision about penalties for human trafficking offences.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 25 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 81).

53Leader of the House of Commons (Election) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to amend the House of Commons Administration Act 1978 to provide that the Prime Minister may only nominate as Leader of the House of Commons a Member of that House who is from the governing party and is elected by a system in which all Members of the House of Commons may participate; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed (Bill 82).

54Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to amend retained EU law relating to compulsory insurance for the use of motor vehicles; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 83).

55Consumer Pricing Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to prohibit the practice of offering preferential pricing to new customers compared to existing customers; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 84).

56Broadcasting (Listed Sporting Events) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to expand the list of sporting events that must be made available for broadcast by free-to-air television channels; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 85).

57Puppy Import (Prohibition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to prohibit the import of young puppies; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 86).

58Employment (Application Requirements) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to regulate the use of minimum qualification or experience requirements in job applications; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 87).

59Public Sector Website Impersonation Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to create an offence of impersonating a public sector website for the purpose of collecting payment or personal data; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 88).

60Hunting Trophy Import (Prohibition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to prohibit the import of wild animal specimens derived from trophy hunting; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 89).

61Armenian Genocide (Recognition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to require Her Majesty's Government to formally recognise the Armenian genocide of 1915-16.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 90).

62House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Spellar presented a Bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 so as to abolish the system of by-elections for hereditary peers.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 91).

63Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (Amendment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to amend the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 to make provision about Parliamentary scrutiny of regulations introduced made under that Act; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 92).

64Caravan Site Licensing (Exemptions of Motor Homes) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to exempt motor homes from caravan site licensing requirements; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 93).

65NHS England (Alternative Treatment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to make provision about arranging alternative non-NHS England treatment for patients who have waited for more than one year for hospital treatment; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed (Bill 94).

66Channel 4 (Privatisation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to make provision for the privatisation of Channel 4; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 95).

67British Broadcasting Corporation (Privatisation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 96).

68Children's Clothing (Value Added Tax) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to extend the definition of children's clothing for the purposes of exemption from VAT; to extend the VAT exemption to further categories of school uniform; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 19 November, and to be printed (Bill 97).

69BBC Licence Fee Non-Payment (Decriminalisation for Over-75s) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to de-criminalise the non-payment of the BBC licence fee by persons aged over seventy five; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 98).

70Regulatory Impact Assessments Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to require a Regulatory Impact Assessment to be published for all primary and secondary legislation introduced by the Government; to make provision for associated sanctions; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 99).

71Barnett Formula (Replacement) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to require the Chancellor of the Exchequer to report to Parliament on proposals to replace the Barnett Formula used to calculate adjustments to public expenditure allocated to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a statutory scheme for the allocation of resources based on an assessment of relative needs; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 21 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 100).

72NHS (Prohibition of Data Transfer) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to prohibit the transfer of personal data by the NHS without the authority of the data subject; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 4 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 101).

73Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to amend the Mobile Homes Act 1983; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 28 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 102).

74Rule of Law (Enforcement by Public Authorities) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to require public authorities to exercise their statutory powers to investigate and take enforcement action for breaches of the law; to make provision for sanctions for failing to take such action; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 25 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 103).

75Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to create offences in respect of persons who have entered the UK illegally or who have remained in the UK without legal authority; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 November, and to be printed (Bill 104).

76National Health Service Co-Funding and Co-Payment Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to make provision for co-funding and for the extension of co-payment for NHS services in England; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 4 February 2022, and to be printed (Bill 105).

77Caravan Sites Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to amend the requirements for caravan site licence applications made under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 106).

78Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to limit exit payments made by some public sector organisations to employees; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 107).

79Green Belt (Protection) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to establish a national register of Green Belt land in England; to restrict the ability of local authorities to de-designate Green Belt land; to make provision about future development of de-designated Green Belt land; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 October, and to be printed (Bill 108).

80Workers (Employment Security and Definition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Martin Docherty-Hughes, supported by Chris Stephens, presented a Bill to make provision about employment security and the rights of workers; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 109).

81Workers (Rights and Definition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 110).

82Full Employment Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to place a duty on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to pursue a policy of full employment; to make associated provision for an employment guarantee scheme for benefit claimants who have been unemployed and looking for work for longer than six months; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 November, and to be printed (Bill 111).

83Health and Safety at Work Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to make provision about civil liability for breaches of health and safety duties; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 November, and to be printed (Bill 112).

84Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 113).

85Disability Benefit Assessments (Recording) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to ensure that applicants for Disability Benefit are given the option of their eligibility assessment being audio recorded; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 114).

86Benefit Sanctions (Warnings) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision for warnings to be given to benefit claimants before they are given sanctions; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 115).

87Universal Credit Sanctions (Zero Hours Contracts) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 December, and to be printed (Bill 116).

88Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (Powers) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to grant powers to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to identify and investigate systemic problems in the benefits system and make associated recommendations to the Secretary of State; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 117).

89Under-Occupancy Penalty (Report) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on the merits of repealing those provisions of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which provide for persons to be paid reduced rates of housing benefit or Universal Credit because their accommodation is deemed to be under-occupied.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 118).

90Social Security Benefits (Healthy Eating) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish annual calculations of the benefit and tax credit rates that would be required for a representative household to afford to buy meals in accordance with the Eatwell Guide to eating healthily; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 119).

91Housing Standards (Refugees and Asylum Seekers) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision for national minimum standards in accommodation offered to refugees and asylum seekers; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 21 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 120).

92Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision for granting permission to work to asylum seekers who have waited six months for a decision on their asylum application; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 21 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 121).

93Evictions (Universal Credit) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 28 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 122).

94Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Christine Jardine presented a Bill to grant indefinite leave to remain to health and social care staff; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 123).

95Intimate Images (Offences) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mrs Maria Miller presented a Bill to create offences relating to the taking, making and sharing of intimate images without consent; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 124).

96Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mrs Maria Miller, supported by Sally-Ann Hart, Nickie Aiken, Mrs Flick Drummond, Virginia Crosbie, Caroline Nokes, Karen Bradley, Angela Crawley, Sarah Champion, Jeremy Hunt and Stephen Timms, presented a Bill to prohibit redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave and for six months after the end of the pregnancy or leave, except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 125).

97Workers (Rights) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Gavin Newlands, supported by Ian Blackford, Chris Stephens, Mhairi Black, Kirsten Oswald, Brendan O’Hara, David Linden, Drew Hendry, Alan Brown, Alison Thewliss, Amy Callaghan and Owen Thompson, presented a Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 126).

98Workers (Rights and Definition) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Angela Crawley presented a Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; to amend the definition of worker; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 3 December, and to be printed (Bill 127).

99Workers (Rights) (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Anum Qaisar-Javed, supported by Ian Blackford, Gavin Newlands, Chris Stephens, Kirsten Oswald, David Linden, Angela Crawley, Martin Docherty-Hughes, Martyn Day, Carol Monaghan, Angus Brendan MacNeil and Owen Thompson, presented a Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 128).

100Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Jim Shannon presented a Bill to require the installation of automated external defibrillators in public buildings, sporting facilities, schools, higher education and other education and skills facilities, and facilities that provide care to vulnerable people; and to make associated provision about training and signage.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 September, and to be printed (Bill 129).

101Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (3rd allotted day (Standing Order No. 14))

(1) Local involvement in planning decisions

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House believes planning works best when developers and the local community work together to shape local areas and deliver necessary new homes; and therefore calls on the Government to protect the right of communities to object to individual planning applications.—(Steve Reed.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 30

Ayes: 212 (Tellers: Lilian Greenwood, Sarah Owen)

Noes: 0 (Tellers: Mark Tami, Liz Twist)

Question accordingly agreed to.

(2) Protecting Britain's steel industry

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House believes the British steel industry, and the livelihoods and communities it supports, should not be undermined by unfair competition from overseas; regrets that the Trade Remedies Authority has not accounted for the interconnectedness of the British steel industry, nor the impact of safeguard tariffs being maintained in the US and EU, when recommending the abolition of nine of the 19 existing safeguards on steel products; accordingly requires the Government to take urgent action by legislating to allow Ministers to reject the Trade Remedies Authority’s recommendation and temporarily extend the current safeguards; and orders that, at the sitting on Monday 28 June, Standing Order No. 14(1) shall not apply, and that precedence at that sitting shall be given instead to any Business of the House motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition which may be moved at the commencement of public business that day to make provision for urgent legislative action to protect the vital interests of the British steel industry.—(Emily Thornberry.)

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

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 31

Ayes: 271 (Tellers: Taiwo Owatemi, Liz Twist) 

Noes: 355 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, Alan Mak) 

Question accordingly negatived. 

102Adjournment (Conference, November and Christmas)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 23 September 2021, do adjourn until Monday 18 October 2021; at its rising on Tuesday 9 November 2021, do adjourn until Monday 15 November 2021; and at its rising on Thursday 16 December 2021, do adjourn until Tuesday 4 January 2022.—(David Rutley.)

The Deputy Speaker's opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged.

Division deferred until Wednesday 23 June (Standing Order No. 41A).

103Estimates (Liaison Committee Recommendation)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 145(3)), That this House agrees with the Report of the Liaison Committee of 17 June:

(1) That a day not later than 5 August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2021–22: Department for Education, insofar as it relates to the spending of the Department for Education on measures to support education recovery; and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, insofar as it relates to the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on building safety;

and

(2) That a further day not later than 5 August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimate for financial year 2021–22: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, insofar as it relates to the spending of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on Official Development Assistance and the British Council.—(David Rutley.)

Question agreed to.

104Adjournment

Subject: Future of the UK's financial services industry (Bim Afolami)

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

Adjourned at 10.36 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

105First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Philip Hollobone (Chair) reported the draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Immigration Rules Appendix EU) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

106Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Philip Davies (Chair) reported the draft Carbon Budget Order 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).

107National Insurance Contributions Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Claire Coutinho, Damien Moore, James Murray, Jesse Norman, David Rutley, Richard Thomson and Liz Twist

108Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Carbon Budget Order 2021)

Members: Mary Glindon discharged and Mark Tami nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees relating to orders for printing made during the adjournment under Standing Order No. 137

Friday 18 June

109Foreign Affairs Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to the takeover of Newport Wafer Fab: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 21 June

110Administration Committee

Record of the Committee's discussions at its meeting on 21 June, to be published (Mrs Maria Miller).

111Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 

(1) Local government and the path to net zero: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 34); 

(2) Correspondence from the Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution relating to local voting and candidacy rights for EU citizens: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Permitted development rights: Written evidence, to be published (HC 32); 

(4) Supporting our high streets after COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 37) 

(Mr Clive Betts).

112National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on the) 

National security machinery: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 231) (Margaret Beckett).

113Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 

Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol: Written evidence, to be published (HC 157) (Simon Hoare).

114Procedure Committee

Written parliamentary questions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 214) (Karen Bradley).

115Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) High Speed 2: progress at Summer 2021: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 329);

(2) Correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs relating to HMRC’s tax gap estimates: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Department for Transport relating to the Accounting Officer assessment summary for HS2 Phase 2a: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England: Written evidence, to be published (HC 171)

(Meg Hillier).

116Treasury Committee

The Financial Conduct Authority’s regulation of London Capital & Finance plc: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 149) (Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 4.30 pm

Debate on e-petitions (Standing Orders No. 10(1)(a) and No. 145A(7))

1Grouse shooting

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 266770, relating to grouse shooting.—(Tom Hunt.)

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 e-petition 266770, relating to grouse shooting.

The sitting was suspended between 6.00 pm and 6.15 pm (Orders, 25 February and 25 March).

2Government contracts during the COVID-19 outbreak

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 328408, relating to Government contracts during the COVID-19 outbreak.—(Tonia Antoniazzi.)

The sitting was suspended between 7.29 pm and 7.40 pm for a division in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 328408, relating to Government contracts during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Adjourned at 7.47 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 18 June 2021 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Latvia No. 1 (2021)

Agreement, done at Riga on 17 December 2020, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Latvia concerning the Protection of Classified Information (CP 448) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Other papers

2Justice

The end-to-end rape review report on findings and actions (by Command) (CP 437) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 21 June 2021

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

3Channel Tunnel

Draft Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

4Electricity

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

5Insolvency

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 718), dated 17 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

6Pensions

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

7Public Health

Draft Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

8Criminal Law

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 723), dated 17 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Attorney General)

9Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 731), dated 19 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

10Road Traffic

(1) Draft proposed alterations to the Highway Code Rules to improve safety for drivers using motorways and high-speed roads (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Motor Vehicles (International Motor Insurance Card) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 720), dated 17 June 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

11Broadcasting

Report and Financial Statements of Channel Four Television Corporation (by Act) (Mr John Whittingdale)

12Budget Responsibility and National Audit

Report and Accounts of the National Audit Office for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 296) (Mr Richard Bacon)

13Medical Devices

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (by Command) (Jo Churchill)

14National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Cabinet Office: Central

oversight of arm’s-length bodies (by Act), to be printed (HC 297) (Clerk of the House)

15National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(3) Report and Accounts of Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Withdrawn papers

16Medical Devices

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (laid 17 June)

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

Sarah Green

21 June

Wendy Chamberlain

Kirsten Oswald

21 June

Owen Thompson

Mary Glindon

21 June

Chris Elmore

Maggie Throup

22 June

Stuart Andrew

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

22 June

Stuart Andrew

Liz Saville Roberts

22 June

Hywel Williams

Scott Mann

19 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 22 June the nominated proxy for Colum Eastwood, Claire Hanna and Ben Lake will be Hywel Williams instead of Liz Saville Roberts.

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 Member has 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

Hywel Williams

22 June

 

CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 15 June 2021

In item 27 (Women and Equalities Committee) the following entry should have appeared:

() Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image: Government’s Response to Committee’s Sixth Report of session 2019-21: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 359);

Wednesday 16 June 2021

In Speaker's Certificates, the table accompanying certificate 2 (Variation of existing pandemic proxy voting arrangements) should not have included the name of Chris Elmore.