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House of Commons

 
 

Monday 23 March 2020

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 5 to 17, NC5 to NC15, NS1 and NS2

 

Coronavirus Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mr David Davis

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Debbie Abrahams

Alex Sobel

Andy Slaughter

Clive Efford

Alex Davies-Jones

Rosie Duffield

Meg Hillier

Jack Dromey

Feryal Clark

Ms Angela Eagle

Stella Creasy

Gareth Thomas

Marsha De Cordova

Ian Murray

Anna McMorrin

Preet Kaur Gill

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Catherine West

Sarah Owen

Lilian Greenwood

Catherine McKinnell

Carol Monaghan

Dr Philippa Whitford

Jamie Stone

Layla Moran

Yvette Cooper

Sir Robert Neill

Munira Wilson

Sir Edward Davey

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Dame Margaret Hodge

Hilary Benn

Christine Jardine

Caroline Lucas

Daisy Cooper

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Sarah Olney

Wendy Chamberlain

Claire Hanna

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  75,  page  45,  line  25,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

“(1)    

This Act expires at the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the date on

 

which it is passed (subject to subsection (1A)).


 
 

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(1A)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for this Act (or specified

 

provisions) to continue to have effect for an additional period not exceeding 6

 

months.

 

(1B)    

Regulations under subsection (1A)—

 

(a)    

shall be made by statutory instrument, and

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.

 

(1C)    

If this Act (or specified provisions) would expire on a day on which either House

 

of Parliament is not expected to be sitting—

 

(a)    

Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision of a kind that could

 

be made by regulations under subsection (1A); and

 

(b)    

an Order in Council may not be made unless the Secretary of State has

 

consulted—

 

(i)    

such members of the House of Commons Liaison Committee (or

 

any Select Committee replacing that Committee) as are

 

available, or

 

(ii)    

at a time when there is no such Committee, any available Chairs

 

of the Committees previously represented on that Committee.”

 

Mr David Davis

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Mr William Wragg

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Chris Bryant

Joanna Cherry

Munira Wilson

Sir Edward Davey

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wendy Chamberlain

Sarah Olney

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  75,  page  45,  line  25,  leave out “2 years” and insert “12 months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would “sunset” the provisions of the Bill after one year rather than after two

 

years.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Jonathan Ashworth

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Justin Madders

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  75,  page  45,  line  25,  after “expires”, insert “in accordance with subsection

 

(1A) or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a paving amendment for amendment 4 which provides for the Bill’s emergency powers to

 

be renewed at 6 month intervals.


 
 

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Mr David Davis

 

Munira Wilson

 

Sir Edward Davey

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Wendy Chamberlain

 

Sarah Olney

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  75,  page  45,  line  26,  leave out “and section 76”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is linked to amendment 8 to leave out Clause 76.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Jonathan Ashworth

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Justin Madders

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  75,  page  45,  line  26,  after “subject” insert “in either case”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a paving amendment for amendment 4 which provides for the Bill’s emergency powers to

 

be renewed at 6 month intervals.

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Jonathan Ashworth

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Justin Madders

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  75,  page  45,  line  26,  at end , insert—

 

“(1A)    

No more than 14 sitting days before the end of the periods of 6, 12 and 18 months

 

beginning with the day on which this Act is passed each House of Parliament

 

shall consider, on a motion moved by a minister of the Crown, whether it wishes

 

this Act to continue to have effect after the expiry of that period; and this Act shall

 

expire at the end of that period unless, no less than 7 sitting days before the end

 

of that period, each House of Parliament has resolved that it wishes this Act to

 

continue to have effect.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the Bill’s emergency powers to be renewed at 6 month intervals.

 



 
 

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Coronavirus Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Davis

 

Munira Wilson

 

Sir Edward Davey

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Wendy Chamberlain

 

Sarah Olney

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Page  47,  line  6,  leave out Clause 76.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the power to alter the expiry date for provisions in the Bill.

 


 

Secretary Matt Hancock

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  85,  page  56,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(za)    

section (Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners:

 

Wales) (and Schedule (Emergency arrangements concerning medical

 

practitioners: Wales));”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that the new clause and Schedule inserted by Amendments NC15 and

 

NS2 are to extend to England and Wales only (although they only apply in relation to Wales).

 


 

Secretary Matt Hancock

 

NC15

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Wales

 

Schedule (Emergency arrangements concerning medical practitioners: Wales)

 

contains temporary modifications of—

 

(a)    

the National Health Service (Performers Lists) (Wales) Regulations 2004

 

(S.I. 2004/1020 (W. 117)), and

 

(b)    

the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts)

 

(Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/478 (W. 48)).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause introduces the new Schedule inserted by NS2.

 


 

Andrew Selous

 

Chris Bryant

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Postponement of General Synod elections

 

(1)    

Her Majesty may by Order in Council, at the joint request of the Archbishops of

 

Canterbury and York, postpone to the date specified in the Order the date on


 
 

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which the Convocations of Canterbury and York stand dissolved for the purposes

 

of the Church of England Convocations Act 1966.

 

(2)    

Section 1 of that Act is, accordingly, to be read subject to provision made by an

 

Order under this section.

 

(3)    

If either of the Archbishops is unable to exercise the power to join in making a

 

request under subsection (1), or if the see of either of the Archbishops is vacant,

 

the power may be exercised by the senior bishop of the province, with seniority

 

for that purpose being determined in accordance with section 10(4) of the Bishops

 

(Retirement) Measure 1986.

 

(4)    

An Order under this section may make consequential, supplementary, incidental,

 

transitional or saving provision.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The new clause would enable elections to the General Synod of the Church of England that are due

 

to take place this summer to be postponed.

 


 

Chris Bryant

 

Christine Jardine

 

Liz Kendall

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Sir George Howarth

Tonia Antoniazzi

Dr Rupa Huq

Wendy Chamberlain

Andy Slaughter

Alex Sobel

Rosie Duffield

Darren Jones

Meg Hillier

Wes Streeting

Jess Phillips

Rushanara Ali

Gareth Thomas

Stella Creasy

Sarah Jones

Ian Murray

Dame Diana Johnson

Anna McMorrin

Kevin Brennan

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Layla Moran

Lilian Greenwood

Wera Hobhouse

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Stephen Kinnock

Geraint Davies

Carolyn Harris

Wayne David

Catherine McKinnell

Maria Eagle

Kerry McCarthy

Yasmin Qureshi

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Kate Green

Alex Cunningham

Mohammad Yasin

Mr David Davis

Holly Lynch

Joanna Cherry

Munira Wilson

Sir Edward Davey

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Naz Shah

Feryal Clark

Jo Stevens

Tim Farron

Afzal Khan

Jamie Stone

Stephen Farry

Sarah Olney

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary consideration of status of specified provisions of this Act

 

(1)    

The specified provisions for the purposes of this section are—

 

(a)    

sections 17 to 20 (on registration of births and still-births etc),

 

(b)    

sections 23 to 27 (on food supply),

 

(c)    

sections 28 to 30 (on inquests),

 

(d)    

section 48 (on powers to direct suspension of port operations),

 

(e)    

section 49 (powers relating to potentially infectious persons),

 

(f)    

section 50 (powers relating to events, gatherings and premises), and

 

(g)    

section 56 (on powers in relation to bodies).


 
 

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(2)    

A Minister of the Crown must make arrangements for—

 

(a)    

a motion to the effect that the House of Commons has approved the status

 

report in respect of the provisions of this Act mentioned in each of the

 

paragraphs in subsection (1), to be moved in that House by a Minister of

 

the Crown within the period of 14 Commons sitting days beginning with

 

the day after the end of the first reporting period, and

 

(b)    

a motion for the House of Lords to take note of each status report to be

 

moved in that House by a Minister of the Crown within the period of 14

 

Lords sitting days beginning with the day after the end of the first

 

reporting period.

 

(3)    

If the House of Commons decides not to approve a status report in respect of any

 

of the sections mentioned in one or more paragraphs of subsection (1), then the

 

sections in respect of which a status report has not been approved shall cease to

 

have effect at the end of 7 days beginning with the day on which the House of

 

Commons made that decision.

 

(4)    

The “status report” is the report required to be prepared by the Secretary of State

 

under section 83 in respect of each 2 month reporting period, as modified by this

 

section.

 

(5)    

In this section—

 

“Commons sitting day” means a day on which the House of Commons is

 

sitting (and a day is only a day on which the House of Commons is sitting

 

if the House begins to sit on that day);

 

“Lords sitting day” means a day on which the House of Lords is sitting (and

 

a day is only a day on which the House of Lords is sitting if the House

 

begins to sit on that day);

 

“reporting period” has the same meaning as in section 83.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause provides for debates to be held promptly on amendable motions on the status

 

reports laid every 2 months in relation to provisions of the Bill impinging most directly on civil

 

liberties, with the possibility of the House of Commons terminating the exercise of powers under

 

those provisions.

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 23 March 2020              

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Coronavirus Bill, continued

 
 

Chris Bryant

 

Christine Jardine

 

Liz Kendall

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr Ben Bradshaw

 

Sir George Howarth

Tonia Antoniazzi

Dr Rupa Huq

Wendy Chamberlain

Andy Slaughter

Alex Sobel

Rosie Duffield

Darren Jones

Meg Hillier

Wes Streeting

Jess Phillips

Rushanara Ali

Gareth Thomas

Stella Creasy

Sarah Jones

Ian Murray

Dame Diana Johnson

Anna McMorrin

Kevin Brennan

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Layla Moran

Lilian Greenwood

Wera Hobhouse

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

Stephen Kinnock

Geraint Davies

Carolyn Harris

Wayne David

Catherine McKinnell

Maria Eagle

Kerry McCarthy

Yasmin Qureshi

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Kate Green

Alex Cunningham

Mohammad Yasin

Mr David Davis

Holly Lynch

Joanna Cherry

Munira Wilson

Sir Edward Davey

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Naz Shah

Feryal Clark

Jo Stevens

Tim Farron

Afzal Khan

Stephen Farry

Sarah Olney

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Parliamentary scrutiny: status report on specified matters

 

(1)    

If when a status report to which section [Parliamentary consideration of status of

 

specified provisions of this Act] applies is made under section 83 Parliament

 

stands prorogued to a day after the end of the period of 5 days beginning with the

 

date on which the status report is laid before Parliament, Her Majesty shall by

 

proclamation under the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 (c. 127) require

 

Parliament to meet on a specified day within that period.

 

(2)    

If when a status report to which section [Parliamentary consideration of status of

 

specified provisions of this Act] applies is made under section 83 the House of

 

Commons stands adjourned to a day after the end of the period of 5 days

 

beginning with the date on which the regulations are made, the Speaker of the

 

House of Commons shall arrange for the House to meet on a day during that

 

period.

 

(3)    

If when a status report to which section [Parliamentary consideration of status of

 

specified provisions of this Act] applies is made under section 83 the House of

 

Lords stands adjourned to a day after the end of the period of 5 days beginning

 

with the date on which the regulations are made, the Speaker of the House of

 

Lords shall arrange for the House to meet on a day during that period.

 

(4)    

In subsections (2) and (3) a reference to the Speaker of the House of Commons

 

or the Speaker of the House of Lords includes a reference to a person authorised

 

by Standing Orders of the House of Commons or of the House of Lords to act in

 

place of the Speaker of the House of Commons or the Speaker of the House of

 

Lords in respect of the recall of the House during adjournment.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause provides for Parliament to be recalled from adjournment or prorogation to debate

 

status reports which must be made every 2 months under Clause 83 of the Bill.

 



 
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