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Wednesday 8 September 2021

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Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Scotland

(2) the Prime Minister

2Urgent Question: COVID vaccine passports (Nadhim Zahawi)

3Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Thérèse Coffey, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amanda Milling and Guy Opperman, presented a Bill to make provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits payable in the tax year 2022-23.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 158) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 158–EN).

4Multi-Academy Trusts (Ofsted Inspection): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 5 of the Education Act 2005 to provide that Ofsted may inspect the governing bodies of Multi-Academy Trusts;

That Jonathan Gullis, Robert Halfon, Emma Hardy, David Simmonds, Dame Meg Hillier, David Johnston, Layla Moran, Brendan Clarke-Smith, Miriam Cates, Ian Mearns, Lee Anderson and Gareth Bacon present the Bill.

Jonathan Gullis accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 28 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 159).

5Business of the House (Today)

Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to bring to a conclusion proceedings on the Ways and Means resolution relating to the Health and Social Care Levy at 7.00 pm, if not previously concluded; and those Questions shall include the Questions on any Amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved.—(James Morris.)

6Health and Social Care Levy (Ways and Means)

Motion made and Question proposed, That provision may be made for, and in connection with, the following—

(a) the imposition of a tax on earnings and profits in respect of which national insurance contributions are payable, or would be payable if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, the proceeds of which are to be paid (together with any associated penalties or interest) to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health and social care but where expenses incurred in collecting the tax are to be deducted and paid instead into the Consolidated Fund, and

(b) increasing the rates of national insurance contributions for a temporary period ending when the tax becomes chargeable and applying the increases towards the cost of the National Health Service.—(Jesse Norman.)

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

Amendment moved, in line 10, at end to add “, provided that the condition in paragraph (2) of this resolution is met.

(2) The condition in this paragraph is that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has, no later than 5 April 2022, laid before the House of Commons:

(a) an assessment of the impact of these measures on jobs and businesses, and

(b) a distributional impact assessment of these measures on different income groups and regions.”—(Bridget Phillipson.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Division No. 62

Ayes: 243 (Tellers: Jessica Morden, Colleen Fletcher)

Noes: 335 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, David Rutley)

Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 63

Ayes: 319 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, David Rutley)

Noes: 248 (Tellers: Jessica Morden, Colleen Fletcher)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Resolved, That provision may be made for, and in connection with, the following—

(a) the imposition of a tax on earnings and profits in respect of which national insurance contributions are payable, or would be payable if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, the proceeds of which are to be paid (together with any associated penalties or interest) to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health and social care but where expenses incurred in collecting the tax are to be deducted and paid instead into the Consolidated Fund, and

(b) increasing the rates of national insurance contributions for a temporary period ending when the tax becomes chargeable and applying the increases towards the cost of the National Health Service.

7Health and Social Care Levy Bill

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing resolution; And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Sajid Javid, Steve Barclay, Jesse Norman, John Glen and Kemi Badenoch present the Bill.

Jesse Norman accordingly presented a Bill to make provision imposing a tax (to be known as the health and social care levy), the proceeds of which are payable to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health care and social care, on amounts in respect of which national insurance contributions are, or would be if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, payable; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 160), with Explanatory Notes (Bill 160–EN).

8Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration, Investment, Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 21 June, be approved.—(Scott Mann.)

Question agreed to.

9Adjournment

Subject: Recommendations of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate (Daniel Zeichner)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Scott Mann.)

Adjourned at 7.50 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

10Miniature Mobile Phones (Prohibition of Sale) Bill

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

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 28 January 2022.

11Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill

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

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 22 October.

General Committees: Reports

12Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mrs Maria Miller (Chair) reported the 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.

13Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

Caroline Nokes (Chair) reported the draft Alcohol Licencing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendments) Regulations 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).

14Building Safety Bill Committee

Members: Mike Amesbury, Shaun Bailey, Siobhan Baillie, Ian Byrne, Ruth Cadbury, Brendan Clarke-Smith, Theo Clarke, Daisy Cooper, Rachel Hopkins, Eddie Hughes, Mark Logan, Scott Mann, Kate Osborne, Christopher Pincher, Ms Marie Rimmer, Selaine Saxby and Jacob Young

15Elections Bill Committee

Members: Fleur Anderson, Aaron Bell, Paul Bristow, Chris Clarkson, Gill Furniss, Peter Gibson, Patrick Grady, Kate Hollern, Jane Hunt, Jerome Mayhew, Brendan O’Hara, Tom Randall, David Rutley, Alec Shelbrooke, Cat Smith, Chloe Smith and Nick Smith

16First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021)

Members: Lee Anderson, Scott Benton, Anthony Browne, Andy Carter, Elliot Colburn, Dehenna Davison, Martyn Day, Stephen Doughty, James Duddridge, Kate Griffiths, Rebecca Harris, Joy Morrissey, Christina Rees, Ms Marie Rimmer, Mr Virendra Sharma, Mr Barry Sheerman and Valerie Vaz

17Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 2) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 827))

Members: Nickie Aiken, Rushanara Ali, Tonia Antoniazzi, Duncan Baker, Claire Coutinho, John Glen, Peter Grant, Andrew Griffith, Andrew Gwynne, Paul Holmes, Mr Pat McFadden, Robbie Moore, Kate Osamor, Sarah Owen, Dean Russell, David Rutley and Matt Vickers

18Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps etc.) (England) (Revocation and Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021, No. 848), the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021, No. 851) and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021, No. 864))

Members: Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Sarah Atherton, Simon Baynes, Jack Brereton, Virginia Crosbie, John Cryer, Judith Cummins, Ms Nadine Dorries, Peter Dowd, Yvonne Fovargue, Gill Furniss, Nicola Richards, Gary Sambrook, Greg Smith, Maggie Throup, Stephen Timms and Laura Trott

19Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Introduction and the Import of Cultural Goods (Revocation) Regulations 2021)

Members: Adam Afriyie, Saqib Bhatti, Chris Bryant, Felicity Buchan, Richard Burgon, Liam Byrne, Miriam Cates, Maria Caulfield, Rosie Cooper, Caroline Dinenage, Ben Everitt, Mark Garnier, Stuart C. McDonald, Alison McGovern, Jessica Morden, Holly Mumby-Croft and Lia Nici

20Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Mr Clive Betts, Kevin Brennan, Robert Courts, James Grundy, Darren Henry, Paul Howell, Dr Neil Hudson, Kim Johnson, Mike Kane, Marco Longhi, Julie Marson, Mr Gagan Mohindra, Dr Kieran Mullan, Ms Marie Rimmer, Richard Thomson, Maggie Throup and Derek Twigg

21Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Capital Requirements Regulation (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Tonia Antoniazzi, Steven Bonnar, Dan Carden, Alberto Costa, Claire Coutinho, Virginia Crosbie, Janet Daby, Clive Efford, John Glen, Simon Jupp, Mr Pat McFadden, Cherilyn Mackrory, Alan Mak, Alexander Stafford, Jane Stevenson, Liz Twist and James Wild

Reports from Select Committees

22Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Correspondence with Yorkshire County Cricket Club relating to allegations of racism: Written evidence, to be published (Julian Knight).

23European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Seventh Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 121-vii);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 121)

(Sir William Cash).

24Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Mapping the path to net zero: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 497);

(2) Green jobs and the just transition: Written evidence, to be published (HC 75);

(3) Sustainability of the built environment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 76);

(4) Water quality in rivers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 74)

(Dr Matthew Offord).

25Home Affairs Committee

(1) Violence and abuse towards retail workers: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 669);

(2) The UK’s offer of visa and settlement routes for residents of Hong Kong: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 682);

(3) Online harms: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 624);

(4) Correspondence from the Home Secretary relating to data sharing: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Home Secretary relating to migration and management of the borders: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from the Home Secretary relating to Napier barracks and the Kent Intake Unit: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence from the Minister for Immigration Compliance and Justice relating to immigration detention: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Home Office preparedness for COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 215);

(9) Investigation and prosecution of rape: Written evidence, to be published (HC 193);

(10) Violence against women and girls: Part of the written evidence, to be published (HC 138)

(Yvette Cooper).

26Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative scrutiny: Nationality and Borders Bill: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 588) (Ms Harriet Harman).

27Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) The experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 159);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister of State for Northern Ireland relating to cross-border security co-operation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 160)

(Simon Hoare.)

28Transport Committee

Jet skis: safety, regulation and environmental effects: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 623) (Huw Merriman).

29Treasury Committee

(1) The Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulation of London Capital & Finance plc: responses to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2021–22: Second Special Report, to be printed (HC 700);

(2) Tax after coronavirus: response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2021–22: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 701);

(3) July Financial Stability Report and August Monetary Policy Report: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC  672);

(4) Correspondence from the Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary relating to HMRC Main Estimate 2021–22: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Executive Director, Enforcement and Market Oversight, FCA, relating to economic crime: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Interim Chief Executive of the Valuation Office Agency relating to the Pubs Rating Forum: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride).

30Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Changing cultures underpinning male violence against women: Written evidence, to be published (HC 132);

(2) Correspondence from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman relating to the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence relating to the Ofsted review of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in schools and colleges: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Gender sensitive Parliament: Written evidence, to be published (HC 131);

(5) Menopause in the workplace: Written evidence, to be published (HC 602);

(6) The rights of cohabiting partners: Written evidence, to be published (HC 130)

(Caroline Nokes). 

31Work and Pensions Committee

(1) DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 235);

(2) Children in poverty: Measurement and targets: Written evidence, to be published (HC 188);

(3) Correspondence with HM Revenue & Customs relating to data sharing: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(5) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to disability benefits: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Pension stewardship and COP26: Written evidence, to be published (HC 238);

(7) Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Pension scams: Written evidence, to be published (HC 237);

(8) The work of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 514)

(Stephen Timms).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

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

1Humanitarian situation in Tigray

Resolved, That this House has considered the humanitarian situation in Tigray.—(Sarah Champion.)

2Co-operative purchase of companies by employee groups at risk of redundancy

Resolved, That this House has considered the co-operative purchase of companies by employee groups at risk of redundancy.—(Christina Rees.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.24 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Ending rough sleeping

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of ending rough sleeping.—(Layla Moran.)

The sitting was suspended between 3.51 pm and 4.00 pm.

4British Council closures

Resolved, That this House has considered British Council closures.—(Wendy Chamberlain.)

5Reducing plastic waste

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of reducing plastic waste.—(Elliot Colburn.)

The Chair announced a time limit on backbench speeches (under the authority of the Chairman of Ways and Means and Standing Order No. 47(1)).

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of reducing plastic waste.

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

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Criminal Law

Compulsory Electronic Monitoring Licence Condition (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 999), dated 6 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

2Education

School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 992), dated 6 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

3Landlord and Tenant

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 994), dated 6 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Eddie Hughes)

Other papers

4National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Home Office: The National Law Enforcement Data Programme (by Act), to be printed (HC 663) (Clerk of the House)

5National Health Service

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

(2) Report and Accounts of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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

(4) Report and Accounts of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(5) Report and Accounts of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(6) Report and Accounts of North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(7) Report and Accounts of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

(8) Report and Accounts of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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

CORRECTION

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Item 15 (Papers Laid) was laid on 17 August 2021 and should have appeared under that date.