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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 13 September 2021

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Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: Emma Raducanu

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

3Urgent Question: HGV driver shortages (Secretary Grant Shapps)

4Statement: Afghanistan policy (Victoria Atkins)

5Planning (Street Plans) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

John Penrose, supported by Bob Blackman, Sir John Hayes, Danny Kruger, Mr Simon Clarke, Kevin Hollinrake and Stephen Hammond, presented a Bill to make provision about the creation and operation of street-level plans for local development; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 22 October, and to be printed (Bill 161).

6Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill: Committee of the whole House

Motion made and Question put, That it be an Instruction to the Committee on the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill, That the Committee have leave to make provision relating to the prorogation of Parliament.—(Chris Bryant.)

The House divided.

Division No. 65

Ayes: 192 (Tellers: Lilian Greenwood, Colleen Fletcher)

Noes: 323 (Tellers: David Rutley, Maggie Throup)

Question accordingly negatived.

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, 6 July).

(In the Committee)

Clause 1 agreed to.

Question put, That Clause 2 stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided.

Division No. 66

Ayes: 316 (Tellers: Maggie Throup, David Rutley)

Noes: 162 (Tellers: Lilian Greenwood, Colleen Fletcher)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clauses 3 to 6 agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.


The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

David Duguid reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made no amendment.

7Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill: Third Reading

Penny Mordaunt signified Queen’s consent, as far as Her Majesty’s prerogative is concerned.

Motion made and Question put, That the Bill be now read the third time.

The House divided.

Division No. 67

Ayes: 312 (Tellers: David Rutley, Maggie Throup)

Noes: 55 (Tellers: Marion Fellows, Richard Thomson)

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill passed.

8Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 1 July, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 5 July, be approved.—(David Duguid.)

Question agreed to.

9Delegated Legislation (Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure)

Ordered, That the Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Safeguarding (Code of Practice) Measure (HC 689), a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 September, be referred to a Delegated Legislation Committee.—(David Duguid.)

10Delegated Legislation (Financial Assistance)

Ordered, That the Motion in the name of Paul Scully relating to Financial Assistance shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.—(David Duguid.)

11Business of the House

Ordered, That notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee in respect of the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before it has been read a second time.—(David Duguid.)

12Statement: COVID-19 vaccinations: 12 to 15-year-olds (Nadhim Zahawi)

13Adjournment

Subject: Levelling up agenda in the North (Ian Lavery)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(David T C Davies.) 

Adjourned at 10.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

14Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Bill

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

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 18 March 2022.

General Committees: Reports

15Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee

Judith Cummins (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee. 

Written evidence to be published. 

16First Delegated Legislation Committee

Yvonne Fovargue (Chair) reported the draft Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021.

17Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Sir Graham Brady (Chair) reported the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 2) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 827).

18Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Siobhain McDonagh (Chair) reported the 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).

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).

19Elections Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Gill Furniss, Brendan O'Hara, Tom Randall, David Rutley, Cat Smith and Chloe Smith

20First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021)

Members: Valerie Vaz discharged and Steve McCabe nominated in substitution.

21Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 2) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 827))

Members: Robbie Moore discharged and Simon Fell nominated in substitution.

22Third 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: Virginia Crosbie discharged and Steve Double nominated in substitution.

23Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Mr Clive Betts discharged and Kate Osborne nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

24Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 13 September, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

25Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Online Safety Bill: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 609) (Damian Collins).

26National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on)

The UK’s national security machinery: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 231) (Margaret Beckett). 

27Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Local government and the path to net zero: Oral and Written evidence to be published (HC 34) (Mr Clive Betts).

28Procedure Committee

(1) The procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution: Written evidence, to be published (HC 213);

(2) Written parliamentary questions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 214)

(Karen Bradley).

29Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Efficiency in Government: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 636);

(2) Correspondence from HM Treasury relating to Making Tax Digital: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from HM Treasury relating to Whole of Government Accounts 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to HMG indemnity for a gap in nuclear market insurance: Written evidence, to be published; 

(5) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s previous Reports: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) COVID-19: Support for children’s education: Written evidence, to be published (HC 240)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

30Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Renewable energy in Scotland: Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 51);

(2) City Region and Growth Deals: Written evidence, to be published (HC 610)

(Pete Wishart).

31Treasury Committee

(1) Future of Financial Services: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 147);

(2) Correspondence from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury relating to the Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury relating to Making Tax Digital (MTD): Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury relating to the Health and Social Care Levy Bill: Written evidence, to be published

(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))

1Funding and affordability of childcare

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 586700 relating to funding and affordability of childcare.—(Catherine McKinnell.) 

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 586700 relating to funding and affordability of childcare.

2HS2

The sitting was suspended between 6.14 pm and 6.29 pm for a division in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 563380 relating to HS2.—(Taiwo Owatemi)

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 563380 relating to HS2.

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

Adjourned at 7.44 until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1033), dated 13 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Helen Whately)

2Social Security

Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) and Discretionary Housing Payments (Grants) Amendment Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1031), dated 8 September 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

Other papers

3Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Public Bodies)

Report and Accounts of the Royal Air Force Museum for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument), to be printed (HC 559) (Clerk of the House)

4National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: The Environmental Land Management scheme (by Act), to be printed (HC 664) (Clerk of the House)

5National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

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

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