House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 5 May 2020

No. 54

The House met at 11.30 am (Order, 22 April).

Prayers

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

(2) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

2Urgent Question: Government response to COVID-19 (Secretary Matt Hancock)

3Business of the House (5 May)

Motion made, That:—   

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

Business

Timings

Remote division designation

Local Government: motion to approve the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020

Up to 90 minutes

None

Social Security: motion to approve the Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2020

Up to 90 minutes

None

(2) At the conclusion of each debate, the Speaker shall put the Question on each of the motions on the Order Paper relating to the business listed in the table for that debate.—(James Morris.)

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

4Local Government

Motion made and Question proposed, That the draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020, which was laid before this House on 9 March, be approved.—(James Brokenshire.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

5Social Security

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 273), dated 11 March 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 10 March, be approved.—(Jesse Norman.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

6Adjournment

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

Adjourned at 4.47 pm until tomorrow (Order, 22 April).

Other Proceedings

Reports from Select Committees

7Defence Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the Government Response to the Committee’s Seventeenth Report of Session 2017–19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 325);

(2) Defence industrial policy: procurement and prosperity: Written evidence, to be published (HC 163);

(3) Military exercises and the duty of care: further follow-up: Written evidence, to be published (HC 164);

(4) The security of 5G: Written evidence, to be published (HC 201)

(Mr Tobias Ellwood).

8Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee   

(1) Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 291);

(2) The work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 157)

(Julian Knight).

9Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Invasive Species: Government Response to the First Report of the Committee, Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 332);

(2) Electronic waste and the circular economy: Written evidence, to be published (HC 220);

(3) Technological innovations and climate change: offshore wind: Written evidence, to be published (HC 287)

(Philip Dunne).

10Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

COVID-19 and food supply: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 263) (Neil Parish).

11European Statutory Instruments Committee

Fourth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 130), and including the following recommendation:

That the affirmative procedure should apply to the instrument titled Cross-border Parcel Delivery Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

(Andrew Jones). 

12Finance Committee

Record of the Committee’s decisions taken at its meeting on 5 May, to be published (Lilian Greenwood).

13Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) The FCO’s role in blocking foreign asset stripping in the UK: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 296);

(2) Correspondence with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

14Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Management of the coronavirus outbreak: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 36);

(2) Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond: Written evidence, to be published (HC 320)

(Jeremy Hunt).

15Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications: Written evidence, to be published (HC 265) (Ms Harriet Harman).

16Justice Committee

(1) Coronavirus (COVID-19): the impact on prison, probation and court systems: Written evidence, to be published (HC 299);

(2) Ministry of Justice Supplementary Estimates 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Robert Neill).

17Procedure Committee 

Procedure under coronavirus restrictions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 300) (Karen Bradley). 

18Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to public appointments: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(4) The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011: Written evidence, to be published (HC 167);

(5) The Government’s management of major projects: Written evidence, to be published (HC 125)

(Mr William Wragg).            

19Transport Committee

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

(2) HS2: next steps: Written evidence, to be published (HC 298)

(Huw Merriman).

20Welsh Affairs Committee 

(1) Freeports and Wales: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 205);

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

(3) Wales Office Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Stephen Crabb). 

21Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Permanent Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, relating to the Department's consultation on carer’s leave : Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Unequal impact: coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 276)

(Caroline Nokes).

 

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Constitutional Law

Scottish National Investment Bank Act 2020 (Consequential Provision) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 483), dated 1 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alister Jack)

2Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection (Enforcement) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 484), dated 30 April 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

3Energy Conservation

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 485), dated 4 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

4Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 489), dated 5 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

5Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Statute, dated 1 November 2019, made by the Governing Body of Trinity College in the University of Cambridge, revising the existing Statutes of the College (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

Other papers

6Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning

2020 progress report on the Apprenticeships Reform Programme (by Act) (Gillian Keegan)

7Life Chances

Workless households and educational attainment statutory indicators (by Act) (Secretary Thérèse Coffey)

8National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2016–17 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2017–18 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(3) Report and Accounts of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2018–19 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

CORRECTION

Monday 4 May 2020

The following item should have appreared after item 29:

Standards (Committee on)

(1) Greg Hands:

(i) Third Report, with Appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 211);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 211);

(2) Conor Burns:

(i) Fourth Report, with Appendices, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 212);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 212)

(Kate Green).

 

Prepared 5 May 2020