House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 10 February 2020

No. 24

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Home Secretary

2Urgent Question: Deportation flight to Jamaica (Kevin Foster)

3Statement: Flooding (Secretary Theresa Villiers)

4Anxiety in Schools (Environmental Concerns) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for guidance to schools about reducing anxiety about environmental concerns among pupils and staff; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 30).

5Decarbonisation of Road Transport (Audit) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for independent audits of the costs and benefits of the decarbonisation of road transport, and of the regulation of the sale and production of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 31).

6Net Zero Carbon Emissions (Audit) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for an independent audit of the costs and benefits of meeting the requirement under the Climate Change Act 2008 for net United Kingdom carbon emissions to be zero by 2050; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 32).

7Anxiety (Environmental Concerns) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to reduce anxiety about environmental concerns among the general population; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 33).

8Housing Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to amend Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004 to provide that any selective licensing scheme for residential accommodation extends to social housing.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 34).

9Caravan Sites Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to amend the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 to remove planning permission requirements for caravan site licence applicants; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 35).

10Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a  Bill to amend the Mobile Homes Act 1983; and for connected purposes. 

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 36).

11Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to limit exit payments made by public sector organisations to employees; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 13 March, and to be printed (Bill 37).

12Student Loans (Debt Interest) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to limit the rate of interest chargeable on outstanding student loan debt; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 38).

13Local Authorities (Removal of Council Tax Restrictions) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to make provision for the removal of restrictions on principal local authorities in England to set levels of council tax; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 39).

14Healthcare (Local Accountability) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about the local accountability of clinical commissioning groups; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 40).

15Human Rights and Responsibilities Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to require persons bringing claims or proceedings under the Human Rights Act 1998 to satisfy a test of reasonableness and equity; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 41).

16Public Service Broadcasters (Privatisation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation and Channel 4; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 42).

17BBC Licence Fee (Civil Penalty) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone, Philip Davies, Sir Edward Leigh and Sir Mike Penning, presented a Bill to make provision to decriminalise the non-payment of the BBC licence fee.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 43).

18Tax Rates and Duties (Review) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to require the Government to publish an annual review of the net yield to HM Treasury of tax rates and duties levied, including estimates of the impact on yield of changes to rates of those taxes and duties; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 44).

19National Health Service (Co-Funding and Co-Payment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope presented a Bill to make provision for co-funding and for the extension of co-payment for NHS services in England; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 24 April, and to be printed (Bill 45).

20Value Added Tax Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to enable the maximum turnover threshold for exemption from the requirement to register for VAT to be raised; to make provision for the exemption of certain goods and services from liability to VAT; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 46).

21Deregulation Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals; to make provision for the repeal or amendment of regulations; to make provision about the exercise of regulatory powers and functions; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 47).

22Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a A Bill to create offences in respect of persons who have entered the UK illegally or who have remained in the UK without legal authority; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 24 April, and to be printed (Bill 48).

23Border Control Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about requirements for non-UK citizens seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom; to make provision about a process for the removal from the United Kingdom of non-UK citizens, in certain circumstances and on the basis of established criteria; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 24 April, and to be printed (Bill 49).

24Foreign Nationals (Criminal Offender and Prisoner Removal) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the removal from the United Kingdom of foreign national criminal offenders and prisoners; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 24 April and to be printed (Bill 50).

25Free Trade (Education and Reporting) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to impose duties relating to the provision of public education on free trade; to require regular reports from government on trade arrangements with other countries; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 51).

26International Development Assistance (Definition) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about the definition of international development assistance; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 29 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 52).

27Schools Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to enable schools to select pupils on the basis of published criteria; to allow schools to determine maximum class sizes; to remove restrictions on the expansion of the number of pupils in schools and on the creation of new schools; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 53).

28Bat Habitats Regulation Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a A Bill to make provision to limit the protection for bat habitats in the built environment where the presence of bats has a significant adverse impact upon the users of buildings; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 13 March, and to be printed (Bill 54).

29Green Belt Protection Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to establish a national register of green belt land in England; to restrict the ability of local authorities to de-designate green belt land; to make provision about future development of de-designated green belt land; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 13 March, and to be printed (Bill 55).

30International Payments (Audit) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision to require cost-benefit analysis and independent audit before payments are made by the Government to a foreign country or international organisation; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 56).

31Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about the acquisition of land and property by local authorities in England outside their own local authority boundaries; to limit the power of local authorities to invest in commercial risk-taking enterprises; to limit public borrowing by local authorities for non-core activities; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 57).

32Benefits and Public Services (Restriction) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision to restrict the entitlement of non-UK citizens to publicly-funded benefits and services; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 58).

33Public Services (Availability) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about the availability of public services during weekday evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 59).

34Working Time and Holiday Pay Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the expiration of the Working Time Regulations 1998; to provide for regulations governing working time; to make provision about holiday pay for employees; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 60).

35Local Roads (Investment)  Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about the maintenance and repair of roads by local authorities in England; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 61).

36Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the regulation of the sale and use of electronic cigarettes; to exempt electronic cigarettes from UK law derived from the Tobacco Products Directive; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 62).

37Mobile Homes and Park Homes Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to require the use of published criteria to determine whether mobile homes and park homes are liable for council tax or non-domestic rates; to make provision in relation to the residential status of such homes; to amend the Mobile Home Acts; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 63).

38Sublet Property (Offences) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make the breach of certain rules relating to sub-letting rented accommodation a criminal offence; to make provision for criminal sanctions in respect of unauthorised sub-letting; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 64).

39Student Loans (Debt Discharge) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about the forgiveness or discharge of student loan debt in certain circumstances; to make provision about the treatment of student loan debt in bankruptcy proceedings; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 65).

40Stamp Duty Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the reduction of stamp duty rates on residential property.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 66).

41Speed Limits (England) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to prohibit permanent derogations from a 30 mile per hour speed limit in built-up areas in England; to make provision for the circumstances in which speed limits below 30 miles per hour may be introduced; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 67).

42Judicial Appointments and Retirements (Age Limits) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to repeal provisions for the compulsory retirement of holders of judicial office on the grounds of age; to remove upper age limits for appointment to judicial office; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 68).

43Domestic Energy (Value Added Tax) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to reduce Value Added Tax on domestic energy bills; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 69).

44Criminal Fraud (Private Prosecutions) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Christopher Chope, supported by Mr Peter Bone and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision about private prosecutions in cases of suspected criminal fraud in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 16 October, and to be printed (Bill 70).

45Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Sir Christopher Chope, presented a Bill to amend the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to make provision about the number and size of parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 27 March, and to be printed (Bill 71).

46Voter Registration Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Sir Christopher Chope, Philip Davies, Nigel Mills and Henry Smith, presented a Bill to prohibit persons from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 15 May, and to be printed (Bill 72).

47Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Philip Davies and Henry Smith, presented a Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS Hospitals for patients and visitors; to make provision for NHS Hospitals to be exempt from business rates; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 27 March, and to be printed (Bill 73).

48General Election (Leaders' Debates) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 15 May, and to be printed (Bill 74).

49Prime Minister (Temporary Replacement) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Philip Davies, Henry Smith and Nigel Mills, presented a Bill to make provision for the carrying out of the functions of the Prime Minister in the event that a Prime Minister, or a person temporarily carrying out the functions of the Prime Minister, is incapacitated; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 June, and to be printed (Bill 75).

50Prime Minister (Accountability to the House of Commons) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 26 June, and to be printed (Bill 76).

51British Broadcasting Corporation (Oversight) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Sir Christopher Chope, Philip Davies, Henry Smith and Nigel Mills, presented a Bill to create an independent body to monitor broadcasting impartiality at the British Broadcasting Corporation; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 11 September, and to be printed (Bill 77).

52Homeless People (Current Accounts) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Philip Davies and Sir Christopher Chope, presented a Bill to require banks to provide current accounts for homeless people seeking work; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 15 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 78).

53Electoral Candidates (Age) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to allow a person who is age 18 or older on the day of a parliamentary or local election to stand as a candidate; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 11 September, and to be printed (Bill 79).

54Child Safety (Cycle Helmets) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Sir Christopher Chope and Nigel Mills, presented a Bill to require children under 16 to wear a safety helmet when riding a bicycle on a public highway; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 15 January 2021, and to be printed (Bill 80).

55Human Trafficking (Child Protection) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Sir Christopher Chope and Philip Davies, presented a Bill to make provision for the creation of secure safe houses for children that have been subject to human trafficking; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 11 September, and to be printed (Bill 81).

56Isham Bypass Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to impose duties relating to the completion of the Isham Bypass; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 30 October, and to be printed (Bill 82).

57North Northamptonshire (Urgent Care Facilities) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone presented a Bill to make provision about the restructuring of urgent care facilities in North Northamptonshire; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 30 October, and to be printed (Bill 83).

58Local Government (Governance) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Mr Peter Bone, supported by Sir Christopher Chope, presented a Bill to require local authorities to operate a committee system of internal governance; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 30 October, and to be printed (Bill 84).

59Evictions (Universal Credit Claimants) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to place a duty on the Secretary of State to prevent the evictions of Universal Credit claimants in rent arrears; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 27 November, and to be printed (Bill 85).

60Universal Credit Sanctions (Zero Hours Contracts) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to amend the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide that a Universal Credit claimant may not be sanctioned for refusing work on a zero hours contract; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 27 November, and to be printed (Bill 86).

61Asylum Seekers (Accommodation Eviction Procedures) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Chris Stephens presented a Bill to make provision for asylum seekers to challenge the proportionality of a proposed eviction from accommodation before an independent court or tribunal; to establish asylum seeker accommodation eviction procedures for public authorities; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 27 November, and to be printed (Bill 87).

62Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

63Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Committee, on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(2) Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

(3) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

(4) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on Consideration or to other proceedings up to and including Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(5) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Leo Docherty.)

Question agreed to.

64Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill: Money

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State or a government department under, or in connection with, the Windrush Compensation Scheme.—(Leo Docherty.)

Question agreed to.

65Social Security

Resolved, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 30 January, be approved.—(Will Quince.)

66Pensions

Resolved, That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 27 January, be approved.—(Guy Opperman.)

67European Statutory Instruments Committee

Ordered, That Kirsty Blackman, Geraint Davies, Mrs Flick Drummond, Philip Dunne, Sir David Evennett, Vicky Ford, Mark Garnier, Andrew Jones, Stephen Kinnock, Charlotte Nichols, Mary Robinson, Amanda Solloway, Jo Stevens, Owen Thompson, Liz Twist and Craig Williams be members of the European Statutory Instruments Committee.—(Amanda Milling, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

68Adjournment

Subject: GP provision in Pilsley (Mark Fletcher)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amanda Milling.) 

Adjourned at 9.13 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

69First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported the Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 36).

70Second Delegated Legislation Committee

James Gray (Chair) reported the draft Northamptonshire (Structural Changes) Order 2019.

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).

71Agriculture Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Deidre Brock, Robert Courts, Thangam Debbonaire, George Eustice, Mr Robert Goodwill, James Morris and Daniel Zeichner

72Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Nigel Huddleston, John Lamont, Conor McGinn, Charlotte Nichols, John Nicolson, Christian Wakeford and Matt Warman

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 7 February 2020 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Other papers

1Transport

Report to Parliament on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (by Command) (CP 194) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 10 February 2020

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

2Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 129), dated 10 February 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 23 May 2018, made by the Governing Body of Balliol College in the University of Oxford, amending Statutes of the College (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

Other papers

4Loans to Ireland

Report under section 2 of the Loans to Ireland Act 2010: 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 (by Act) (John Glen)

5Social Security Administration

Report by the Government Actuary on the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020 and the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2020 (by Act) (Will Quince)

6Treasury

Freeports Consultation: Boosting Trade, Jobs and Investment Across the UK (by Command) (CP 222) (Rishi Sunak)

Withdrawn papers

7Social Security Administration

Report by the Government Actuary on the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020 and the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2020 (laid 30 January)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

The Speaker has certified, for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83 , and on the basis of material put before him, that, in his opinion, the following instruments relate exclusively
to England and is within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Referendums relating to Council Tax Increases (Alternative Notional Amounts) (England) Report 2020–21

CORRECTION

Wednesday 5 February 2020

The following item should have appeared ahead of item 26 (Other Proceedings):

Private Business

Committee on Unopposed Bills (Panel) (Standing Order 111, relating to Private Business)

Bill Wiggin (Chair) reported, That the Committee of Selection had appointed the following panel of Members from which to select Members to serve on any Committee on Unopposed Bills: Jack Brereton, Ian Byrne, Caroline Ansell and Mick Whitley.

 

Prepared 10 February 2020