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Thursday 22 July 2021

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Chamber business

No. 39

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1 Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(2) the hon. Member representing the Church Commissioners, the hon. Member representing the House of Commons Commission, the right hon. Member representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission and the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

2Speaker’s Statement: Government announcements made to the House and content of Ministerial statements

3Statement: COVID-19 update (Nadhim Zahawi)

4Speaker’s Statement: Proceedings during the pandemic

5Statements: (1) Business (Leader of the House)

(2) Update on awarding qualifications in 2021 and 2022 (Nick Gibb)

6Personal Statements: (1) Adam Holloway

(2) Bob Stewart

7Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Third Report of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Post-Pandemic Economic Growth: Levelling Up, HC 566 (Darren Jones)

8Backbench Business

(1) Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report, A Public Inquiry into the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government's response

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

Resolved, That this House notes the Fifth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of Session 2019-21, A Public Inquiry into the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HC 541; and calls on the Government to provide an updated response to that set out in the Committee's Fourth Special Report of Session 2019-21, A Public Inquiry into the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Government's response to the Committee's Fifth Report, HC 995, setting out how the Government intends to implement the Committee's recommendations, to ensure that the administrative arrangements necessary to set up the public inquiry committed to by the Prime Minister to the House on 11 May 2021, in particular the appointment of an inquiry chair, take place in a timely manner and no later than the end of this year, and to agree: that the Government's preferred candidate to chair the inquiry should be subject to a pre-appointment hearing by the relevant select committee for the sponsoring Government department.—(Jackie Doyle-Price.)

(2) Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

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

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.—(Ian Mearns.)

9Disorderly conduct

Dawn Butler, Member for Brent Central, having wilfully disregarded the authority of the Chair, the Deputy Speaker ordered her to withdraw immediately from the House during the remainder of this day’s sitting (Standing Order No. 43). 

Accordingly the Member withdrew from the House.

10Backbench Business (resumed)

Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.

The House resumed the debate.

Question put and agreed to.

11Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to NHS pay was presented and read by Jon Trickett.

(2) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to planning applications in Richmond Park was presented and read by Sarah Olney.

12Adjournment

Subject: Review of the Gambling Act 2005 (Scott Benton)

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

Adjourned at 5.34 pm until Monday 6 September (Resolution, 18 May).

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

13Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill

The Lords have considered the Commons message of 21 July and have come to a Resolution that a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Online Safety Bill presented to both Houses on 12 May (CP405) and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 10 December;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

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).

14Building Safety Bill Committee

Chairs: Philip Davies, Peter Dowd, Clive Efford and Mrs Maria Miller

15Health and Care Bill Committee

Chairs: Mr Peter Bone, Julie Elliott, Steve McCabe and Mrs Sheryll Murray

16Nationality and Borders Bill Committee

Chairs: Sir Roger Gale and Siobhain McDonagh

17First Delegated Legislation Committee (Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 718))

Chair: Sir Gary Streeter

18Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Chair: Christina Rees

19Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021 and draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Chair: Mrs Maria Miller

20Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Chair: Caroline Nokes

Reports from Select Committees

21Backbench Business Committee   

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 9 September in the Chamber and in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns). 

22Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets relating to the Hospitality Strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to publication of consultations on competition and consumer policies: 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).

23Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Windrush Compensation Scheme: Fourteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 174);

(2) DWP Employment support: Fifteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 177);

(3) Lessons from Greensill Capital: Written evidence, to be published (HC 169)

(Meg Hillier).

24Treasury Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Chief Executive Officer, Financial Conduct Authority relating to frozen bank accounts: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury relating to the Department’s Main Supply Estimate for 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride). 

25Welsh Affairs Committee 

Implications of the UK-Australia FTA for Wales:

(i) Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 481); 

(ii) Oral evidence, to be published (HC 481)

(Stephen Crabb).

26Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Disability employment gap: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 189);

(2) Correspondence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury relating to RTI Earnings and Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to the Online Safety Bill: Written evidence, to be published

(Stephen Timms).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Orders No. 10(7) and No. 14(4))

1Priorities for the COP26 conference

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the priorities for the COP26 conference.—(Mr Simon Clarke.)

At 3.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)). 

The sitting was suspended between 3.00 pm and 3.15 pm (Orders, 25 February and 16 June). 

2Support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021.—(Ed Davey.)

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)). 

At 4.45 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)). 

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

Adjourned at 4.45 pm until Tuesday 7 September.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Family Proceedings

Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 875), dated 15 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

2Local Government

(1) Draft East Staffordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(2) Draft Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(3) Draft Rochdale (Electoral Changes) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

Other papers

3Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Report and Financial Statements of the Financial Reporting Council Limited for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Command), to be printed (HC 360) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

4Civil Aviation

Report and Accounts of the Civil Aviation Authority (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

5Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration

Forty-Ninth Report of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (by Command) (CP 478) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

6Home Office

Government Response to the Consultation on the New Plan for Immigration (by Command) (CP 493) (Secretary Priti Patel)

7Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal)

Report in relation to legal routes from the EU for protection claimants, including family reunion of unaccompanied children (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

8Industrial Development

Report by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the First Minister of Scotland and the Welsh Ministers under the Industrial Development Act 1982 for 2020–21 (by Act), to be printed (HC 535) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

9Intelligence and Security

Government Response to the Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament on GCHQ Accommodation Procurement: A Case Study (by Command) (CP 474) (The Prime Minister)

10National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Thirty-fourth Report of the NHS Pay Review Body (by Command) (CP 479) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

11Pension Schemes

Report and Accounts of the Pensions Ombudsman and the Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 469) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

12Proceeds of Crime

(1) Report of the Appointed Person for England and Wales (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

(2) Report of the Appointed Person for England and Wales (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

(3) Report of the Appointed Person for England and Wales (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

(4) Report of the Appointed Person for England and Wales (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

13Sea Fisheries

Explanatory Memorandum to the Sea Fisheries (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 698) (laid 10 June) (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

14UK Borders

Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: An inspection of contingency asylum accommodation: HMIP report on Penally Camp and Napier Barracks for November 2020–March 2021 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

15Wildlife

Impact Assessment to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (England) (No. 2) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 548) (laid 5 May) (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

Withdrawn papers

16Sea Fisheries

Explanatory Memorandum to the Sea Fisheries (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 698) (laid 10 June) 

17SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

COURT OF REFEREES

In pursuance of Standing Order 89 relating to Private Business (Constitution of Court of Referees on private bills) the Speaker has appointed the following Members to the Court of Referees on Private Bills: Sir David Amess, Mr Clive Betts, Sir Roger Gale, Stewart Hosie, Sir Edward Leigh, Siobhain McDonagh and Sir Gary Streeter. 

CORRECTION

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Item 3 should have read:

Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings (No. 2) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir David Amess presented a Bill to make provision to increase the minimum energy performance of buildings; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 150).