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Wednesday 18 August 2021

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Chamber business

Notice given by the Speaker pursuant to Standing Order No. 13 (Earlier meeting of House in certain circumstances)

Whereas Her Majesty’s Government have represented to me, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, that the public interest requires the House to meet at an earlier time than the day of Monday 6 September 2021 and I am satisfied that the public interest does so require.

Now, therefore, I hereby give notice pursuant to the Standing Order (earlier meeting of House in certain circumstances) that the House shall meet on Wednesday 18 August at 9.30 am.

Given under my hand this 15th day of August 2021.

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statements: (1) Incident in Keyham

(2) Afghanistan

(3) Chamber proceedings

2Sittings of the House

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn until Monday 6 September 2021.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

Question agreed to.

3Business of the House (Today)

Motion made and Question proposed, That, at this day’s sitting, the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the situation in Afghanistan not later than 2.30 pm.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

Amendment proposed, in line 3, leave out “2.30 pm” and insert “5.00 pm”.—(Mr David Davis.)

Question, That the Amendment be made, put and agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put and agreed to.

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the situation in Afghanistan not later than 5.00 pm.

4Situation in Afghanistan

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the situation in Afghanistan.—(The Prime Minister.)

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

At 5.00 pm, the Speaker put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to the situation in Afghanistan (Order, today).

Question put and agreed to.

5Adjournment

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Stuart Andrew.)

Adjourned at 5.00 pm until Monday 6 September (Resolution, today).

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

6Workers (Rights) (No. 2) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 10 September, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 14 January 2022.

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).

7Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021 and the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Dr Luke Evans discharged and Ben Everitt nominated in substitution.

8Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: James Sunderland discharged and Chris Clarkson nominated in substitution.

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

Friday 23 July

9Education Committee

Home education: Part of written evidence, to be published (HC 84) (Clerk of the House).

10Work and Pensions Committee

Correspondence from the Minister for Welfare Delivery relating to the temporary increase in Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 27 July

11Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill

Damian Collins reported, That he had been chosen as Chair of the Committee.

12Petitions Committee

Correspondence with the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets relating to mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 28 July

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from Monday 6 September 2021 for details

Month 2021 for details.

13Education Committee

Correspondence with the interim Chief Regulator, Ofqual, relating to deadlines for student appeals to teacher assessed grades: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

14Liaison Committee

(1) Correspondence relating to ministerial attendance at committee meetings: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Evidence from the Prime Minister: Written evidence, to be published (HC 491)

(Clerk of the House).

Thursday 29 July

15Home Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence from a Professional Officer at the Immigration Services Union relating to Tug Haven: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence relating to the Kent Intake Unit: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Friday 30 July

16Work and Pensions Committee

Correspondence from the Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive relating to self-isolating workers: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Thursday 5 August

17Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Education relating to land-based education: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Seafood and meat exports to the EU: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1189);

(3) Tree planting and woodlands: Written evidence, to be published (HC 356)

(Clerk of the House).

18Home Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration relating to the EU Settlement Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to the Kent Intake Unit: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Monday 9 August

19Treasury Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to events reinsurance: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(3) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the triple lock: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Monday 16 August

20Work and Pensions Committee 

Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary relating to the Guaranteed Minimum Pension: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House). 

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

Monday 9 August 2021

1Sanctions

Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 922), dated 5 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Friday 23 July 2021

2Exiting the European Union (Civil Contingencies)

Union Civil Protection Mechanism (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 896), dated 22 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Penny Mordaunt)

Tuesday 27 July 2021

3Consumer Protection

REACH etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 904), dated 26 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

4Ecclesiastical Law

(1) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 843), dated 26 May 2021 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

(2) Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 840), dated 13 July 2021 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

(3) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 844), dated 26 May 2021 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

(4) Legislative Reform (Church Commissioners) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 842), dated 13 July 2021 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

Wednesday 28 July 2021

5Civil Aviation

Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 879), dated 21 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

6Dangerous Drugs

Misuse of Drugs and Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 897), dated 22 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Friday 30 July 2021

7Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 914), dated 30 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

8Sports Grounds and Sporting Events

Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) (England) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 912), dated 28 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Huddleston)

Wednesday 4 August 2021

9Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Auctioning (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 917), dated 3 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

10Financial Services and Markets

Benchmarks (Provision of Information and Documents) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 920), dated 3 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

Friday 6 August 2021

11Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 923), dated 5 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jo Churchill)

12Road Traffic

Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Temporary Exceptions) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 921), dated 4 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Monday 9 August 2021

13Exiting the European Union

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 924), dated 5 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Wednesday 11 August 2021

14Education

(1) Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 932), dated 9 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

(2) Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 929), dated 6 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Michelle Donelan)

15Exiting the European Union

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from Wednesday 8 September 2021 for details

Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 942), dated 14 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Ranil Jayawardena)

Other papers

Wednesday 28 July 2021

16Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories

Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution (Amendment) Order (SI, 2021, No. 878), dated 21 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

17South Atlantic Territories

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution (Amendment) Order (SI, 2021, No. 895), dated 21 July 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

18Work and Pensions

National Disability Strategy (by Command) (CP 512) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

Thursday 5 August 2021

19Treasury

Treasury Minutes on the First to the Sixth Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2021–22 (by Command) (CP 510) (Mrs Kemi Badenoch)

Tuesday 17 August 2021

20Digital, Culture, Media and Sports

Government Response to the First Report of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sports Select Committee on the future of the UK music festivals (by Command) (CP 511) (Caroline Dinenage)

21Energy

UK Hydrogen Strategy (by Command) (CP 475) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Wednesday 18 August 2021

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

22Broadcasting

Television Multiplex Services (Renewal of Multiplex Licences) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 941), dated 11 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Mr John Whittingdale)

23Competition

Public Interest Merger Reference (Cobham Ultra Acquisitions Ltd. and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc) (Pre-emptive Action) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 944), dated 18 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Other Papers

24National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(2) Report and Accounts of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(3) Report and Accounts of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(4) Report and Accounts of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(5) Report and Accounts of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

25Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: The Public Interest Merger Reference (Cobham Ultra Acquisitions Ltd. and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc) (Preemptive Action) Order 2021 (by Statutory Instrument) (The Speaker)

CORRECTION

Wednesday 21 July 2021

The following entry should have appeared after item 48:

Standards (Committee on)

Mrs Natalie Elphicke, Sir Roger Gale, Adam Holloway, Bob Stewart, Theresa Villiers:

(i) Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 582);

(ii) Oral and part of written evidence, to be published (HC 582)

(Chris Bryant).