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Thursday 13 January 2022

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Contents

Chamber business

The House met at 9.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

2Urgent Question: Underpayment of benefits: compensation (David Rutley)

3Business Question (Leader of the House)

4Statement: COVID-19 update (Secretary Sajid Javid)

5Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D): Publication of the Sixth Special Report of the Transport Committee, Rollout and safety of smart motorways: Government Response to the Transport Committee's Third Report of 2021–22, HC 1020 (Huw Merriman)

6Backbench Business

(1) Ongoing detention of Bahraini political prisoners

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the ongoing detention of Bahraini political prisoners.—(Brendan O'Hara.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

(2) Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill, HC 609.—(Damian Collins.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

7Adjournment

Subject: Role of the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland and the UK Government’s plans for legislation to address the legacy of the Troubles (Johnny Mercer)

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

House adjourned without Question put (Standing Order No. 9(7)).

Adjourned at 5.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

8Registers of Births and Deaths Bill

Order for resuming on Friday 14 January the adjourned debate on the Question proposed on 26 November 2021, That the Bill be now read a second time, read and discharged.

Debate to be resumed on Friday 21 January.

9Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (Powers) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

10Under-Occupancy Penalty (Report) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

11Social Security Benefits (Healthy Eating) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

12Benefit Sanctions (Warnings) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

13Universal Credit Sanctions (Zero Hours Contracts) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

14Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

15Disability Benefit Assessments (Recording) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

16Full Employment Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

17Health and Safety at Work Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

18Corporate Homicide Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

19Workers (Rights and Definition) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21 January.

20Trade Agreements (Parliamentary Scrutiny and Farming) Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

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

21Education (Assemblies) Bill [Lords]

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, read and discharged.

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

22Cold Climate Allowance Bill

Order for Second Reading on Friday 14 January, 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).

23Charities Bill [Lords] Second Reading Committee

Chair: Sir Gary Streeter

24Charities Bill [Lords] Committee

Chairs: Sir Gary Streeter and Derek Twigg

25Glue Traps (Offences) Bill Committee

Chair: Peter Dowd

26Professional Qualifications Bill [Lords] Committee

Chair: Yvonne Fovargue in place of Hannah Bardell.

27Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords] Committee

Chairs: Sir Graham Brady and Mr Virendra Sharma

28First Delegated Legislation Committee (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1382) and Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and Events) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1435))

Chair: Christina Rees

29Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Burundi (Sanctions) Regulations 2021 (SI, 2021, No. 1404))

Chair: James Gray

30Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Train Driving Licences and Certificates (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Graham Stringer

31Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Data Protection Act 2018 (Amendment of Schedule 2 Exemptions) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Julie Elliott

32Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2022)

Chair: Mr Philip Hollobone

33Welsh Grand Committee in respect of its meetings on Tuesday 18 January

Chairs: Geraint Davies and Christina Rees

Reports from Select Committees

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from Monday 17 January 2022 for details

34Backbench Business Committee

Determination of business to be taken on Thursday 20 January in the Chamber and Thursday 20 and Tuesday 25 January in Westminster Hall (Ian Mearns).

35Work and Pensions Committee

Correspondence with NatCen Social Research relating to the publication of NatCen research: Written evidence, to be published (Stephen Timms).

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))

1Select Committee Statement (Standing Order No. 22D)

Publication of the Fourth Report of the Environmental Audit Committee on Water quality in rivers, HC 74 (Philip Dunne)

2Global vaccine access

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered global vaccine access.—(Wendy Chamberlain.)

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)).

At 3.10 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(6)).

Liaison Committee business (Standing Order No. 10(7))

3Rollout and safety of smart motorways

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House has considered the Third Report of the Transport Committee, Rollout and safety of smart motorways, HC 26, and the Government Response, HC 1020.—(Huw Merriman.)

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)).

At 4.30 pm the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 10(14)).

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

Adjourned at 4.30 pm until Tuesday 18 January.

Eleanor Laing

Chairman of Ways and Means

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

Draft Waste and Agriculture (Legislative Functions) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

2Social Security

(1) Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

(2) Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Animals

Protection of Animals at the Time of Killing (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 33), dated 13 January 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

4Council Tax

Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 25), dated 11 January 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kemi Badenoch)

5Education

School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 27), dated 11 January 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Robin Walker)

6Health and Safety

Ammonium Nitrate Materials (High Nitrogen Content) Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI, 2022, No. 29), dated 12 January 2022 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

Other papers

7Government Resources and Accounts

Consolidated Financial Statements of the National Army Museum for 2020–21, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 771) (Clerk of the House)

8Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Government Response to the Fifth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee on Local government and the path to net zero (by Command) (CP 589) (Secretary Michael Gove)

9Parliamentary Standards

First Report in 2022 from the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on Appointment of IPSA Board Member (by Act), to be printed (HC 1032) (The Speaker)

10Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering

(1) Report under Section 30 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to Annual Review for 2021 of the Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (by Act) (John Glen)

(2) Report under Section 30 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to Annual Reviews of Sanctions Regulations (by Act) (Vicky Ford)

11Small Business, Enterprise and Employment

Report on Better Regulation: Government's Annual Report (by Act) (Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)

12UK Borders

(1) Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: A further inspection of the EU Settlement Scheme: July 2020–March 2021 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)

(2) Report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: An inspection of the effectiveness of the UKVI Chief Caseworker Unit's referral process: September–October 2021 (by Act) (Secretary Priti Patel)