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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 6 September 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

2Statements: (1) Afghanistan update (The Prime Minister)

(2) Afghanistan: FCDO update (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(3) COVID-19 update (Nadhim Zahawi)

3National Insurance Contributions Bill: Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1—(Richard Thomson)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

New Clause NC4—(Sarah Olney)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Division No. 59

Ayes: 15 (Tellers: Wera Hobhouse, Tim Farron)

Noes: 309 (Tellers: David Rutley, Scott Mann)

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment 3 made.

4National Insurance Contributions Bill: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

5Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Pensions Regulator (Employer Resources Test) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 28 June, be approved.—(Alan Mak.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2021, which were laid before this House on 8 June, be approved.—(Alan Mak.)

Question agreed to.

6Adjournment

Subject: Cost of medical cannabis (Christine Jardine)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Alan Mak.)

Adjourned at 9.57 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from Tuesday 7 September 2021 for details

7First Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Gary Streeter (Chair) reported the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 718).

General Committees: Appointments

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from Tuesday 7 September 2021 for details

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).

8Health and Care Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Edward Argar, Jo Churchill, Virginia Crosbie, Justin Madders, Sarah Owen, Maggie Throup and Dr Philippa Whitford

9Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Gareth Bacon, Sara Britcliffe, Michelle Donelan, Mary Glindon, Emma Hardy, Michael Tomlinson and Matt Western

10Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee

Members: David Johnston discharged and Felicity Buchan nominated in substitution.

11Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Tom Randall discharged and Felicity Buchan nominated in substitution.

12Third 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: Theo Clarke and Andrew Griffith discharged and Paul Howell and Craig Williams nominated in substitution.

13Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Felicity Buchan discharged and Rob Butler nominated in substitution.

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

Thursday 19 August

14Treasury Committee

Correspondence from banks relating to bank branch closures: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Thursday 26 August

15Home Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Defence relating to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance policy: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance policy: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Tuesday 31 August

16Home Affairs Committee

Correspondence relating to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance policy and the Afghanistan Citizens Resettlement Scheme: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

17Work and Pensions Committee

DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak: Written evidence, to be published (HC 235) (Clerk of the House).

Wednesday 1 September

18Foreign Affairs Committee

Government policy on Afghanistan: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 685) (Clerk of the House).

19Home Affairs

Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance policy: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 6 September

20Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 6 September, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

21House of Commons Members Estimate Committee

Consolidated list of provisions of the Resolutions of the House relating to expenditure charged to the Estimate for House of Commons: Members as at 6 September 2021: First Report, to be printed with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 679) (The Speaker).

22Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister for Building Safety, Fire and Communities: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Housing relating to the Affordable Homes Programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government relating to the Parking Code of Practice: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

23Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) City Region and Growth Deals: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 610);

(2) Committee on COP26: Preparing for a successful conference: Written evidence, to be published (HC 218)

(Pete Wishart).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

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

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Friday 27 August 2021

1Education

School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 953), dated 25 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

2Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 966), dated 26 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Ms Nadine Dorries )

3Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning (Napier Barracks) Special Development Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 962), dated 26 August 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Thursday 2 September 2021

4Exiting the European Union (Food)

Meat Preparations (Amendment and Transitory Modification) (England) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 972), dated 1 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

Friday 3 September 2021

5Terms and Conditions of Employment

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Transfer of Public Health England Staff) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 975), dated 1 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

6Public Health

The Public Health England (Dissolution) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 974), dated 1 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Tuesday 31 August 2021

7Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Proposal for an instrument titled Markets in Financial Instruments, Benchmarks and Financial Promotions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (John Glen)

Other papers

Tuesday 31 August 2021

8Housing, Communities and Local Government

Hazardous Substances (Planning) Common Framework (by Command) (CP 508) (Secretary Robert Jenrick)

Withdrawn papers

Tuesday 31 August 2021

9Exiting the European Union (Financial Services)

Proposal for an instrument titled Markets in Financial Instruments, Benchmarks and Financial Promotions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 19 July)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 6 September 2021

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

10Charities

Draft Charities Act 2011 (Exempt Charities) (British Council) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

11National Security

(1) Draft National Security and Investment Act 2021 (Monetary Penalties) (Turnover of a Business) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(2) Draft National Security and Investment Act 2021 (Notifiable Acquisition) (Specification of Qualifying Entities) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

12Road Traffic

(1) Draft Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 1) (Amendment) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 988), dated 6 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

13Betting, Gaming and Lotteries

Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 985), dated 2 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessments (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

14Environmental Protection

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 984), dated 3 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

15Infrastructure Planning

Infrastructure Planning (Prescribed Consultees and Interested Parties etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 978), dated 2 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

16Road Traffic

Heavy Commercial Vehicles in Kent (No. 3) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 973), dated 6 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

17Social Security

Proposal for an instrument titled Social Security (Amendment) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Justin Tomlinson)

Other papers

18Health and Social Care

(1) Department of Health and Social Care Minute, dated 6 September 2021, concerning the notification of a contingent liability in respect of COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12–15 with underlying health conditions (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

(2) Department of Health and Social Care Minute, dated 6 September 2021, concerning the notification of a contingent liability in respect of COVID-19 vaccine for children and young people (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

(3) Department of Health and Social Care Minute, dated 6 September 2021, concerning the notification of a contingent liability in respect of COVID-19 vaccine for immunosuppressed individuals (by Command) (Nadhim Zahawi)

(4) Government Response to the recommendations of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee's Inquiry, Session 2019, on Follow up on PHSO report: Missed opportunities: What lessons can be learned from failings at the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (by Command) (CP 515) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

19National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme (by Act), to be printed (HC 302) (Clerk of the House)

20National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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

(3) Report and Accounts of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(4) Report and Accounts of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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

(6) Report and Accounts of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the period 1 April to 30 September 2020 for (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(7) Report and Accounts of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(8) Report and Accounts of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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

(10) Report and Accounts of The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the period 1 April to 30 September 2020 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(11) Report and Accounts of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust for the period 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 for (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

21Osteopaths

Report and Accounts of the General Osteopathic Council (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

Withdrawn papers

22National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (laid 12 July)

(2) Report and Accounts of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (laid 18 August)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

New proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by proxy), as amended by the Order of 3 November 2020, that Stella Creasy is eligible to have a proxy vote cast on her behalf, starting from Monday 6 September 2021 and finishing on Thursday 24 February 2022. The nominated proxy is Chris Elmore.

CORRECTIONS

Wednesday 18 August 2021

(1) Item 1 (Papers Laid) was laid on 9 August 2021 and should have appeared under that date.

(2) The following item should have appeared under item 13 (Reports from Select Committees relating to orders for printing made during the adjournment under Standing Order No. 137):

Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to Newport Wafer Fab and the National Security and Investment Act: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Tech and the future of UK foreign policy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 201)

(Clerk of the House).