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Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 16 December 2021

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport

2Urgent Questions: (1) COVID-19: Government support (John Glen)

(2) FCDO staffing (James Cleverly)

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D): Publication of the Report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill, Draft Online Safety Bill, HC 609 (Damian Collins)

5Backbench Business

Matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment

Resolved, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.—(Bob Blackman.)

6Adjournment

Subject: Animal testing (Margaret Ferrier)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gareth Johnson.)

Adjourned at 4.37 pm until Wednesday 5 January 2022 (Resolutions, 23 June and 1 December).

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 Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Members: Stuart Anderson discharged and Edward Timpson nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

8Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 6 January 2022 in the Chamber and Thursday 6, Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 January 2022 in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns).

9Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

The impact of coronavirus on business and workers: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 105) (Darren Jones).

10Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Omicron variant update: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 990);

(2) The future of general practice: Written evidence, to be published (HC 892)

(Jeremy Hunt).

11International Development Committee

Correspondence from the Minister for Africa relating to the humanitarian situation in the north of Ethiopia: Written evidence, to be published (Sarah Champion).

12Treasury Committee

Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to support for businesses: Written evidence, to be published (Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Westminster Hall

The sitting began at 1.30 pm.

Business determined by the Backbench Business Committee (Standing Orders No. 10(7) and No. 14(4))

1Preventing surgical fires in the NHS

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of preventing surgical fires in the NHS.—(Jim Shannon.)

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

Adjourned at 2.30 pm until Wednesday 5 January 2022 (Resolutions, 23 June and 1 December).

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Competition

Draft Competition Appeal Tribunal (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

2Pensions

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Collective Money Purchase Schemes) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Guy Opperman)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Animals

Approved Country Lists (Animals and Animal Products) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1454), dated 16 December 2021 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

4Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1455), dated 15 December 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Greg Hands)

5Medicines

Human Medicines (Amendment) (Supply to Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1452), dated 15 December 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Edward Argar)

6Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 25) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1449), dated 15 December 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Maria Caulfield)

7Senior Courts

Non-Contentious Probate Fees (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1451), dated 8 December 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

8Social Security

Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1453), dated 16 December 2021 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

Other papers

9Agriculture

UK Food Security Report 2021 (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

10Business and Industrial Strategy

(1) Company Law: Provisional Common Framework (by Command) (CP 568) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(2) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minute, concerning a contingent liability arising from changes to the UK nuclear international third party liability regimes (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(3) Late Payment: Provisional Common Framework (by Command) (CP 569) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

(4) Radioactive Substances: Provisional Common Framework (by Command) (CP 570) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

11Constitutional Reform and Governance

Report and Financial Statements of Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 969) (Clerk of the House)

12Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Client Funds Account of the 1993 and 2003 Child Maintenance Schemes for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 923) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(2) Client Funds Account of the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 922) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

(3) Consolidated Report and Accounts of Department for Education for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 907) (Lucy Frazer)

(4) Report and Accounts of Academy Schools Sector in England for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 851) (Robin Walker)

(5) Report and Accounts of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 770) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(6) Report and Accounts of Ministry of Justice for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 788) (Lucy Frazer)

(7) Report and Accounts of the College of Policing Limited for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 988) (Secretary Priti Patel)

(8) Report and Accounts of The Geffrye Museum Trust for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 694) (Nigel Huddleston)

(9) Report and Accounts of the Judicial Pensions Scheme for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 692) (Lucy Frazer)

(10) Report and Accounts of the Legal Aid Agency for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 693) (Secretary Dominic Raab)

(11) Report and Accounts of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 758) (Lucy Frazer)

13Marine and Coastal Access

Report and Accounts of the Marine Management Organisation for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 428) (Secretary George Eustice)

14National Lottery etc.

(1) Account of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 992) (Clerk of the House)

(2) Report and Accounts of the English Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 925) (Nigel Huddleston)

(3) Report and Financial Statements of British Film Institute Group and National Lottery for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 946) (Julia Lopez)

15Reserve Forces

Reserve Land Forces Regulations 2016 Amendment No. 7 (by Act) (James Heappey)

16Social Security Administration

Account of the Great Britain National Insurance Fund for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 880) (Clerk of the House)

17Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund Account for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 881) (Clerk of the House)

Withdrawn papers

18Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of the Legal Aid Agency for 2020–21 (laid 22 September)

CORRECTION

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Item 26, (Other proceedings) should have read:

Education Committee

Prison education: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 86) (Robert Halfon).