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Votes and Proceedings
Monday 22 November 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Speaker’s Statement: New pass reader voting system

2Questions to the Home Secretary

3Urgent Question: Channel crossings in small boats (Secretary Priti Patel)

4Health and Care Bill: Programme (No. 2)

Ordered, That the Order of 14 July 2021 (Health and Care Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

(1) Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall be taken in two days in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

(3) Proceedings on Consideration—

(a) shall be taken on each of those days in the order shown in the first column of the following Table, and

(b) shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

New Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to tobacco or nicotine products, and new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to food or drink or its impact on health

7 pm on the first day

New Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to integrated care boards, integrated care partnerships or integrated care systems, and new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the cap on care costs

10 pm on the first day

New Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the workforce in the health service or related sectors, new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to cosmetic procedures, virginity testing or hymenoplasty, and new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the Health Services Safety Investigations Body

4.30 pm on the second day

Remaining proceedings on Consideration

6 pm on the second day

(4) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7 pm on the second day.—(Edward Argar.)

5Health and Care Bill: Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee (1st allocated day)

New Clause NC2—(Mary Kelly Foy)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

New Clause NC4—(Mary Kelly Foy)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

The House divided.

Division No. 113

Ayes: 230 (Tellers: Colleen Fletcher, Liz Twist)

Noes: 297 (Tellers: Steve Double, Michael Tomlinson)

Question accordingly negatived.

As it was after 7 pm, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to tobacco or nicotine products, and new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to food or drink or its impact on health to a conclusion (Programme Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That New Clause NC16 be added to the Bill (Question on a new clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Alex Norris.)

The House divided.

Division No. 114

Ayes: 194 (Tellers: Colleen Fletcher, Liz Twist)

Noes: 298 (Tellers: Steve Double, Michael Tomlinson)

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That Amendments 31 to 39 be made (Single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Edward Argar.)

Question agreed to.

New Clause NC49—(Edward Argar)—brought up, and read the first time.

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

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

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

The House divided.

Division No. 115

Ayes: 272 (Tellers: Steve Double, Craig Whittaker)

Noes: 246 (Tellers: Colleen Fletcher, Liz Twist)

Question accordingly agreed to.

As it was after 10 pm, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to integrated care boards, integrated care partnerships or integrated care systems, and new Clauses, new Schedules and amendments relating to the cap on care costs to a conclusion (Programme Order, today).

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

(1) That New Clause NC49 be added to the Bill (Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question already proposed from the Chair).

Question agreed to.

(2) That Amendment 102 be made (Question on an Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Edward Argar.)

Question agreed to.

(3) That Amendment 114 be made (Question on an Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Jeremy Hunt.)

Question agreed to.

(4) That Amendment 72 be made (Question on an Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Justin Madders.)

The House divided.

Division No. 116

Ayes: 195 (Tellers: Colleen Fletcher, Liz Twist)

Noes: 302 (Tellers: Steve Double, Craig Whittaker)

Question accordingly negatived.

(5) That Amendments 25 to 28 be made (Single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Edward Argar.)

Question agreed to.

(6) That Amendment 78 be made (Question on an Amendment selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Justin Madders.)

The House divided.

Division No. 117

Ayes: 192 (Tellers: Colleen Fletcher, Liz Twist)

Noes: 300 (Tellers: Steve Double, Craig Whittaker)

Question accordingly negatived.

(7) That Amendments 29 and 30 be made (Single Question on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Edward Argar.)

Question agreed to.

Bill to be further considered tomorrow.

6Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Value Added Tax (Distance Selling and Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1165), dated 25 October 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 25 October, be approved.—(Andrea Jenkyns.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Customs Tariff (Establishment and Suspension of Import Duty) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1191), dated 26 October, a copy of which was laid before this House on 28 October, be approved.—(Andrea Jenkyns.)

Question agreed to.

7Adjournment

Subject: BioYorkshire and developing the bioeconomy (Rachael Maskell)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Andrea Jenkyns.)

Adjourned at 11.10 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

8Transport (Disabled Passenger Charter) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 3 December, read and discharged.

Bill withdrawn.

General Committees: Reports

9First Delegated Legislation Committee

David Mundell (Chair) reported the draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

10Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Sheryll Murray (Chair) reported the draft Eggs (England) Regulations 2021.

11Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Julie Elliot (Chair) reported the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 3) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1218).

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).

12First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Local Audit (Appointing Person) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Lilian Greenwood discharged and Sarah Owen nominated in substitution.

13Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Eggs (England) Regulations 2021)

Members: Sara Britcliffe and Mary Glindon discharged and Mark Tami and Craig Williams nominated in substitution.

14Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (No. 3) (High-Risk Countries) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1218))

Members: Anthony Mangnall and Selaine Saxby discharged and Jane Hunt and Mark Jenkinson nominated in substitution.

15Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Taiwan) Order 2021)

Members: Liz Twist discharged and Chris Elmore nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

16Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 22 November, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

17Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Building safety update: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 894);

(2) Correspondence from the Leader of the House relating to a motion to change the Committee’s name: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence relating to the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

18Procedure Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Leader of the House relating to written parliamentary questions: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Budget resolutions: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with Wendy Chamberlain MP relating to procedural reforms: Written evidence, to be published

(Karen Bradley).

19Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) EU Exit: UK Border: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 746);

(2) Correspondence from the Department of Health and Social Care relating to an extension to the clinical negligence indemnity scheme for community pharmacy involvement in the COVID-19 vaccine delivery programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Ministry of Defence relating to the Defence equipment plan 2021: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Ministry of Defence relating to the Fleet Solid Support Ship (FSS) programme: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Initial lessons from the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Written evidence, to be published (HC 175);

(6) The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recall (homelessness and housing): Written evidence, to be published (HC 744);

(7) Underpayments of the State Pension: Written evidence, to be published (HC 654)

(Dame Meg Hillier).

20Scottish Affairs Committee

(1) Renewable energy in Scotland: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 901);

(2) Airports in Scotland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 601)

(Pete Wishart).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 6.00 pm

Debate on an e-petition (Standing Orders No. 10(1)(a) and No. 145A(7))

1Gurkha pensions

Motion made and question proposed, That this House has considered e-petition 594155, relating to Gurkha pensions.—(Jonathan Gullis.)

The sitting was suspended between 6.57 pm and 7.19 pm for divisions in the House (Standing Order No. 10(3)).

Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 594155 relating to Gurkha pensions.

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

Adjourned at 7.44 pm until tomorrow.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1London Government

Greater London Authority (Consolidated Council Tax Requirement Procedure) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1278), dated 16 November 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kemi Badenoch)

2Ukraine No. 1 (2021)

Framework Agreement, done at London on 12 November 2021, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ukraine on Official Credit Support for the Development of the Capabilities of the Ukrainian Navy (CP 553) (by Command), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

Other papers

3Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth and Devolopment Office Departmental Minute, dated 22 November 2021, concerning the Contingent Liability arising from the British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (by Command) (Amanda Milling)

4Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 853) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

5Opticians

Annual Report, Fitness to Practise Report and Financial Statements of the General Optical Council (by Act) (Secretary Sajid Javid)

SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATES

Voting by proxy

Suspension of proxy voting arrangement

The Speaker has certified, further to the certificate of 6 September 2021, that Stella Creasy has given notice that she wishes to suspend her proxy vote and vote in person, starting and finishing on 23 November 2021.

CORRECTION

Friday 19 November 2021

The following item should have appeared before item 16 (Other Proceedings—General Committees: Reports):

Judicial Review and Courts Bill Committee

Andrew Rosindell (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.