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Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 27 October 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(2) the Prime Minister

2Financial Statement (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

3Budget Report

Ordered, That there be laid before this House a copy of the Budget Report – October 2021.—(The Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

4Ways and Means: Provisional collection of taxes

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, pursuant to section 5 of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, provisional statutory effect shall be given to the following motions:—

(a) Returns for disposals of UK land etc (motion No. 19);

(b) Diverted profits tax (closure notices etc) (motion No. 24);

(c) Rates of tobacco products duty (motion No. 39); and

(d) Vehicle excise duty (exemption for cabotage operations) (motion No. 41).—(The Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

Question agreed to.

5Ways and Means: Income Tax (Charge)  

Motion made and Question proposed, That income tax is charged for the tax year 2022–23.

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.—(The Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Scott Mann.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

6Adjournment

Subject: Sewage pollution in Whitburn (Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck)

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

Adjourned at 7.15 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

7BBC Licence Fee (Abolition) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 26 November.

8Homeless People (Current Accounts) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 26 November.

9Electoral Candidates (Age) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 26 November

10Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (Amendment) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19 November.

11Caravan Site Licensing (Exemptions of Motor Homes) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19 November.

12Channel 4 (Privatisation) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19 November.

13British Broadcasting Corporation (Privatisation) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 29 October, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19 November.

Lords Messages

14Telecommunications (Security) Bill

The Lords agree to the Telecommunications (Security) Bill with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

15Environment Bill

The Lords do not insist on certain of their Amendments to the Environment Bill to which the Commons have disagreed, do disagree to certain Amendments proposed by the Commons and do propose Amendments in lieu thereof, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons; they do not insist on an Amendment to which the Commons have disagreed and do propose an Amendment in lieu thereof, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons; they do not insist on certain of their Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed and do agree to certain Amendments proposed by the Commons with Amendments, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons; and they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed.

Printing of Lords Amendments

16Telecommunications (Security) Bill

Lords Amendments to the Telecommunications (Security) Bill to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 179) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 179–EN).

17Environment Bill

Lords Message in relation to the Environment Bill to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 180).

General Committees: Reports

18Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill

Geraint Davies (Chair) reported the Bill without amendment.

Bill, not amended, to be considered on Friday 14 January 2022.

19Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Dr Rupa Huq (Chair) reported the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Schedule 10) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1091).

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).

20Judicial Review and Courts Bill Committee

Members: Paula Barker, James Cartlidge, Angela Crawley, Alex Cunningham, Janet Daby, Nick Fletcher, Sir John Hayes, Antony Higginbotham, Tom Hunt, Dr Caroline Johnson, Marco Longhi, Anne McLaughlin, Scott Mann, Julie Marson, Damien Moore, Andy Slaughter and Liz Twist

21Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill Committee

Members: Shaun Bailey, Sarah Champion, Jon Cruddas, Maria Eagle, Simon Fell, Patricia Gibson, Peter Gibson, Trudy Harrison, Sir John Hayes, Mark Jenkinson, Dr Caroline Johnson, Lia Nici, Kate Osborne, Nicola Richards, Sam Tarry, Jacob Young and Daniel Zeichner

22First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance for Children and Young People) (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 2021)

Members: Harriett Baldwin, Steve Brine, David T C Davies, Dr James Davies, Ruth Edwards, Chris Elmore, Fay Jones, Danny Kruger, John Lamont, Rebecca Long Bailey, Siobhain McDonagh, Ian Murray, Anum Qaisar-Javed, David Rutley, Chris Stephens, Christian Wakeford and Nadia Whittome

23Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Green Gas Support Scheme Regulations 2021)

Members: Tahir Ali, Duncan Baker, Ronnie Cowan, James Daly, Rosie Duffield, Colleen Fletcher, Mark Fletcher, Greg Hands, Dame Meg Hillier, Ian Levy, Mark Logan, Jack Lopresti, Steve McCabe, Jerome Mayhew, Dr Alan Whitehead, Craig Whittaker and Jacob Young

Reports from Select Committees

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from Monday 1 November 2021 for details”

24Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee on)

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

25Education Committee

Universities and the pandemic: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 779) (Robert Halfon).

26Environmental Audit Committee

Net zero aviation and shipping: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 520) (Philip Dunne).

27Home Affairs Committee

(1) The state of policing and the fire and rescue services: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 806);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Future Borders and Immigration relating to the Windrush Compensation Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary relating to the oral evidence session on the work of the Home Office: Written evidence, to be published

(Yvette Cooper).

28International Trade Committee

(1) Digital trade and data: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report: Fourth Special Report, to be printed (HC 831);

(2) COP26 and international trade: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 605);

(3) UK trade negotiations: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 127);

(4) Correspondence from the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation relating to an Intellectual Property Office report on innovation and growth: Written evidence, to be published

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

29Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 

Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government’s new proposals: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 827) (Simon Hoare).

30Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Thirteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 56-xiii) (Jessica Morden).

31Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Tenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 57-x) (Jessica Morden).

32Transport Committee

The work of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency 2021: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 810) (Huw Merriman).

33Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Appointment of the Chair of the Social Mobility Commission: Katharine Birbalsingh CBE: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 782);

(2) One off: Annual session with the Equality and Human Rights Commission: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 783);

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

(Caroline Nokes).

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))

1Inclusion of sustainability and climate change in the national curriculum

Resolved, That this House has considered the inclusion of sustainability and climate change in the national curriculum.—(Nadia Whittome.)

2Operation of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in Shetland

Resolved, That this House has considered the operation of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in Shetland.—(Mr Alistair Carmichael.)

The sitting was suspended between 11.28 am and 2.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(1)(b)).

3Reopening local police stations

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the matter of the reopening of local police stations.—(Richard Drax.)

At 4.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

The sitting was suspended between 4.00 pm and 4.30 pm (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

4Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs report

Resolved, That this House has considered Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs report.—(Dan Carden.)

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 Affirmative Resolution

1Public Health

Draft Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Maggie Throup)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Road Traffic

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Temporary Use in Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1187), dated 26 October 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

3Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Other papers

4Air Force (Constitution)

Air Publication 3392 Volume 7 Parts 1 (Fourth Edition) - Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces (Amendment) Regulations (by Act) (James Heappey)

5Bank of England

Remit for the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (by Act) (The Chancellor of the Exchequer)

6Energy

Fees for Services for Energy Resilience Direction (by Act) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

7National Health Service

Report and Accounts of Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2020–21 (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

8Treasury

(1) Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: A Stronger Economy for the British people (pursuant to Order, today), to be printed (HC 822) (Lucy Frazer)

(2) Office for Budget Responsibility: Economic and fiscal outlook (by Command) (CP 545) (Helen Whately)

Withdrawn papers

9Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 19 October 2021)

CORRECTION

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Item 30 (Other Proceedings) should have read:

Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Cancer services: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 551);

(2) Treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities: Written evidence, to be published (HC 21)

(Jeremy Hunt).