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Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6 January 2022

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Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.


1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

(2) the Attorney General

2Business Question (Leader of the House)

3Statements: (1) Russia (Secretary Elizabeth Truss)

(2) Afghan citizens resettlement scheme (Victoria Atkins)

4Backbench Business

Russia's grand strategy

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered Russia's grand strategy.—(Sir Bernard Jenkin.)

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

At 5.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).


Subject: Anti-Semitism and Bristol University (Christian Wakeford)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

Adjourned at 5.29 pm until Monday 10 January.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

6Unsolicited Explicit Images and Deepfake Pornography Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 4 February, read and discharged.

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

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).

7Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Committee

Chair: Sir George Howarth

8First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and Pubs Code etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2021)

Chair: James Gray

9Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Transport Act 2000 (Air Traffic Services Licence Modification Appeals) (Prescribed Aerodromes) Regulations 2022)

(1) Chair: Mrs Maria Miller

(2) Members: Stuart Anderson, Sir Paul Beresford, Mr Clive Betts, Ben Bradley, Rosie Cooper, Robert Courts, Geraint Davies, Lilian Greenwood, Jonathan Gullis, Kevin Hollinrake, Mike Kane, Danny Kruger, Mrs Pauline Latham, Gavin Newlands, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Nicola Richards and Amanda Solloway

10Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 (Airspace Change Directions) (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Christina Rees

Reports from Select Committees

11International Trade Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Minister for Trade Policy relating to a Free Trade Agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) UK trade negotiations: Written evidence, to be published (HC 127);

(3) UK trade negotiations: Agreement with Australia: Written evidence, to be published (HC 1002)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

Lindsay Hoyle


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))

1Second homes and holiday lets in rural communities

Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of second homes and holiday lets in rural communities.—(Tim Farron.)

2Afghan citizens resettlement scheme

Resolved, That this House has considered the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme.—(Jim Shannon.)

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

Adjourned at 4.30 pm until Monday 10 January.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution


Draft Microchipping of Dogs (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

2Climate Change

Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

3Financial Services

Draft Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)


Draft Passenger, Crew and Service Information (Civil Penalties) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

5Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 11), dated 6 January 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Edward Argar)

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

6Exiting the European Union (Health Care and Associated Professions)

Proposal for an instrument titled European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Edward Argar)

Other papers

7Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Departmental Minute from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dated 6 January 2022, concerning the notification of a contingent liability in respect of the Energy Supply Company Special Administration Regime Bulb Energy Limited (by Command) (Greg Hands)

8Investigatory Powers

Annual Report of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner for 2020, to be printed (HC 897) (The Prime Minister)