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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 1 November 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Old Bexley and Sidcup Writ

Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of Old Bexley and Sidcup in the room of James Peter Brokenshire, deceased.—(Mark Spencer.)

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Education

3Urgent Question: Smoking cessation: prescription of e-cigarettes (Maggie Throup)

4Public Houses (Electrical Safety): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require public houses to have annual electrical safety tests; to make associated provision about licensing, insurance and enforcement; and for connected purposes;

That Andrew Rosindell, Henry Smith, Alexander Stafford, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, Tom Hunt, Chris Grayling, Mrs Sheryll Murray, Jon Cruddas, Dame Margaret Hodge, Joy Morrissey, Ian Lavery and Robert Halfon present the Bill.

Andrew Rosindell accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 21 January 2022, and to be printed (Bill 181).

5Ways and Means: Income Tax (Charge): Adjourned debate on the Question proposed on 28 October

Question again 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.

Ordered, That the debate be now adjourned.—(Heather Wheeler.)

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

6Adjournment

Subject: Weardale railway (Mr Richard Holden)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Heather Wheeler.)

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Heather Wheeler.)

Adjourned at 10.23 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

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).

7First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance for Children and Young People) (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 2021)

Members: Dr James Davies and Fay Jones discharged and Mrs Flick Drummond and Bob Stewart nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

8Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee on)

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

9Procedure Committee

(1) Voting by proxy: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 722);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to budget resolutions: Written evidence, to be published

(Karen Bradley).

10Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recall: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 744);

(2) Challenges in implementing digital change: Written evidence, to be published (HC 637);

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

(4) Correspondence from HM Treasury and Cabinet Office relating to Government land sales: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Competition and Markets Authority relating to the market investigation into the Airwave network: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(7) Environmental land management scheme: Written evidence, to be published (HC 639)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

11Treasury Committee

(1) Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 825);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change relating to financing of nuclear energy: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Future of financial services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 147)

(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))

1Research into endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 328570, relating to research into endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.—(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 328570, relating to research into endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.

2Charges on carbon emissions

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 574678, relating to charges on carbon emissions.—(Catherine McKinnell.)

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

Adjourned at 7.10 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Financial Services

Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 3) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1218), dated 1 November 2021 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (John Glen)

2Public Health

Draft Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (Amendment to Schedule 3) (England) Order 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Immigration

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 803) (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

4Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 17) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1213), dated 30 October 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Maggie Throup)

5Public Procurement

Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1221), dated 29 October 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Michael Ellis)

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

6Exiting the European Union

Proposal for an instrument titled Carriage of Dangerous Goods and the Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

7Domestic Abuse

Framework Document for the Domestic Abuse Commissioner (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

8Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

Implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Combating Violence Against Women and Girls and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) – 2021 Report on Progress (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

9Statutory 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 Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 17) (Amendment) Regulations (SI, 2020, No. 1213) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

Suspension of proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, further to the certificate of 25 May, that Feryal Clark has given notice that she wishes to suspend her proxy vote and vote in person starting and finishing on Tuesday 2 November.

CORRECTION

Wednesday 27 October 2021

The following item should have appeared after item 33:

Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Children in poverty: no recourse to public funds: Written evidence, to be published (HC 603);

(2) Correspondence from the Equality and Human Rights Commission relating to forecasts of income poverty: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Welfare Delivery relating to data sharing in Universal Credit: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Pension Protection Fund relating to the publication of its Annual Report and Accounts: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the publication of NatCen research: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Health and Safety Executive’s approach to asbestos management: Written evidence, to be published (HC 560);

(7) Local Housing Allowance and housing supply: Written evidence, to be published (HC 165)

(Stephen Timms).