House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 27 April 2020

No. 50

The House met at 2.30 pm (Order, 22 April)

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Justice

(2) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

2Statement: Economy update (Chancellor of the Exchequer)

Two hours after the commencement of hybrid scrutiny proceedings, the Speaker brought proceedings on the statement to a close (Order (Scrutiny proceedings (1)), 21 April).

3Business of the House (27 April)

Motion made, That—  

(1) The following arrangements shall apply to today’s business:

Business

Timings

Remote division designation

Finance Bill: Second Reading

Up to two hours; suspension; up to two hours

None

Finance Bill: Programme

No debate (Standing Order No. 83A(7))

None

(2) At the conclusion of the debate on the second reading of the Finance Bill the Speaker shall put the Question, That the Bill be now read a second time.—(Leo Docherty.)

The Speaker declared the Question agreed to (Order (Substantive proceedings (4)), 22 April).

4Finance Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time.

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

The Deputy Speaker suspended the House (Order, today). Debate resumed.

Bill read a second time.

5Finance Bill: Programme

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

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 25 June 2020.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading shall be taken in two days in accordance with the following provisions of this Order. 

(5) Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the second day.

(6) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second day.

(7) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.—(Mr Marcus Jones.)

Question agreed to.

6Adjournment

The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put (Order (Hybrid proceedings (5)), 22 April).

Adjourned at 9.29 pm until tomorrow (Order, 22 April).

Other Proceedings

Changes to Notices Given

7Public Advocate (No. 2) Bill 

Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15 May. 

Reports from Select Committees relating to orders for printing made during the adjournment under Standing Order No. 137

Thursday 23 April

8Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) Work of the Department and Government response to coronavirus: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 301);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth relating to the Mineworkers Pension Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Net Zero and UN climate summits: Written evidence, to be published (HC 144);

(4) The impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers: Written evidence, to be published (HC 219)

(Clerk of the House).

9Foreign Affairs Committee

Correspondence from the FCO relating to diplomatic immunity: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

10Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications: Written evidence, to be published (HC 265) (Clerk of the House).

11International Trade Committee

(1) The COVID-19 pandemic and international trade: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 286);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister of State relating to the National Contact Point ruling on the PwC dispute: Written evidence, to be published; 

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State relating to the Trade Bill: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) UK Export Finance Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

12Petitions Committee

The Government’s response to coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 252) (Clerk of the House).

13Treasury Committee

Economic impact of coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 271) (Clerk of the House).

14Welsh Affairs Committee 

(1) Brexit and trade: implications for Wales: Written evidence, to be published (HC 176); 

(2) Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund: Written evidence, to be published (HC 90) 

(Clerk of the House).  

15Work and Pensions Committee

(1) DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 178);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work relating to overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Minister for Welfare Delivery relating to bereavement support payments: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Pensions Regulator relating to Norton Motorcycles: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 204)

(Clerk of the House).

Friday 24 April

16European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 229-ii);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 229)

(Clerk of the House).

17Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Domestic abuse and risks of harm within the home: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 321);

(2) Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Written evidence, to be published (HC 232)

(Clerk of the House). 

18Transport Committee

(1) HS2: next steps: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 298);

(2) Coronavirus: implications for transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 268);

(3) Department for Transport Supplementary Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

19Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 167);

(2) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office relating to COVID-19, contingent liabilities: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office relating to an independent review into personal data handling by the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence relating to the Government’s civil contingency planning and response: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Comptroller & Auditor General relating to the Government Estates Strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman relating to the impact of COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) Correspondence with the UK's National Statistician relating to COVID-19 figures: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2018–19: Written evidence to be published (HC 117)

(Clerk of the House).

20Science and Technology Committee

(1) UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 136);

(2) Budget 2020: Research and Innovation Spending: Written evidence, to be published (HC 257)

(Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 27 April

21Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meetings on 18 March and 27 April, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

22Education Committee

(1) Accountability hearings: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 262);

(2) The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services: Written evidence, to be published (HC 254)

(Robert Halfon).

23Future Relationship with the European Union (Committee on the)

Progress of the negotiations on the UK’s Future Relationship with the EU: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 203) (Hilary Benn).

24Home Affairs Committee

Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Written evidence, to be published (HC 232) (Yvette Cooper).

25Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Work of the Department: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 302);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to local authority responsibilities and challenges on COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Supplementary Estimates 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

26Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Unfettered access: Northern Ireland and customs arrangements after Brexit: Written evidence, to be published (HC 161) (Simon Hoare).

27Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 134);

(2) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s Eighty-ninth Report of Session 2017–19, Public cost of decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure: Written evidence, to be published;  

(3) Correspondence with HM Courts and Tribunal Service relating to Transforming Courts and Tribunals progress review and COVID-19 engagement activity: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Cabinet Office relating to the Get Ready for Brexit Campaign: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relating to the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence with the Department for Transport relating to the progress of HS2: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Correspondence with the Home Office relating to the Committee’s 119th Report of Session 2017–19, Serious and organised crime: Written evidence to be published;

(8) Correspondence with the Ministry of Defence relating to Armed Forces Pension Scheme Excess Vote 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Correspondence with the Ministry of Defence relating to the Committee’s 101st Report of Session 2017–19, Submarine, defueling and dismantling: Written evidence, to be published;

(10) Correspondence with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government relating to the Rough Sleeping Initiative fund: Written evidence, to be published

(Meg Hillier).

28Standards (Committee on)

Stephen Pound:

(i) Second Report, with an Appendix, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 209);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 209)

(Kate Green).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

Thursday 23 April

1Children and Young Persons

(1) Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 445), dated 21 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Vicky Ford)

(2) Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development and Welfare Requirements) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 444), dated 20 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Vicky Ford)

2Education

School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 446), dated 21 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nick Gibb)

3Rating and Valuation

Non-Domestic Rating (Transitional Protection Payments and Rates Retention) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 449), dated 22 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Simon Clarke)

Friday 24 April

4Enforcement

Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 451), dated 23 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

5Social Security

Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 450), dated 23 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mims Davies)

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

Friday 24 April

6Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Extension of Time for Legal Proceedings) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

Other papers

Thursday 23 April

7Competition

Explanatory Memorandum to the Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in Wales) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 435) (laid 24 April) (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

Withdrawn papers

Thursday 23 April

8Competition

Explanatory Memorandum to the Competition Act 1998 (Health Services for Patients in Wales) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 435) (laid 20 April)

Friday 24 April

9Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Extension of Time Limits for Legal Proceedings) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations and Explanatory Memorandum (laid 21 April)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 27 April 2020

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

10Social Security

State Pension Credit (Coronavirus) (Electronic Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 456), dated 24 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mims Davies)

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

11Exiting the European Union (Postal Services)

Proposal for an instrument titled Cross-border Parcel Delivery Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

Other papers

12Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minute, dated 27 April 2020, concerning the notification of the parameters and contingent liability arising from the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

13Cabinet Office

(1) Cabinet Office Indemnity - Recall Petitions (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

(2) Cabinet Office Minute, dated 23 April 2020, concerning Indemnity for Petition Officers at Recall Petitions (by Command) (Chloe Smith)

14Energy

Business Plan of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, April 2020–March 2023 (by Act) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

15National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for International Development: Improving the lives of women and girls overseas (by Act), to be printed (HC 316) (Clerk of the House)

16Senior Courts of England and Wales

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Court of Appeal (Recording and Broadcasting) (Amendment) Order 2020 (by Act) (laid 12 March) (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Withdrawn papers

17Senior Courts of England and Wales

Explanatory Memorandum to the draft Court of Appeal (Recording and Broadcasting) (Amendment) Order 2020 (12 March)

 PANEL OF CHAIRS

In accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 4 (Panel of Chairs), the Speaker has discharged Seema Malhotra from the Panel of Chairs.

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Instruments

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

Draft Court of Appeal (Recording and Broadcasting) (Amendment)) Order 2020

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

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 327)

CORRECTION

Tuesday 22 April 2020

The following should have appeared as the second entry in item 91, Foreign Affairs Committee:

Correspondence from the FCO relating to Coronavirus: FCO response: Written evidence, to be published.

 

 

Prepared 27 April 2020