House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 13 May 2020

No. 58

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

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

(2) the Prime Minister

2Urgent Question: COVID-19 school reopening (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

3Statement: Housing update (Secretary Robert Jenrick)

As it was more than 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). 

4Speaker’s Statement: Social distancing on the parliamentary estate

5Business of the House (13 May)

Motion made, That:—

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

Business

Timings

Remote division designation

Business statement

Up to 20 minutes

None

Agriculture Bill: Consideration

Up to one hour and 55 minutes; suspension; up to one hour and 15 minutes from the resumption following the suspension

Remote division

Agriculture Bill: Third Reading

Up to two hours and 15 minutes from the resumption following the suspension 

Remote division

Committee on Standards

No debate

None

Committee of Privileges

No debate

None

(2) At the conclusion of proceedings on Consideration of the Agriculture Bill the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to bring those proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with Standing Order No. 83E (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on consideration and up to and including Third Reading).

(3) At the conclusion of the time allocated to the debate on the Third Reading of the Agriculture Bill the Speaker shall put the Question, That the Bill be now read the third time.—(James Morris.)

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

6Business Statement (Leader of the House)

7Agriculture Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee

New Clause NC1—(Simon Hoare)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be 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.

Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

In accordance with the Speaker's determination, the Deputy Speaker announced which of the Questions necessary to bring the proceedings to a conclusion would be decided by remote division (Order (Conduct of remote divisions (2)), 22 April, and Order, today).

The Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring the proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with Standing Order No. 83E (Order, today).

(1) That New Clause NC 2 be read a second time (Question on new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Neil Parish.)

The House divided.

Division No. 42

Ayes: 277

Noes: 328

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That New Clause NC7 be read a second time (Question on new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Luke Pollard.)

The House divided.

Division No. 43

Ayes: 221

Noes: 352

Question accordingly negatived. 

(3) That Amendment 39 be made (Question on amendment selected by the Speaker for a separate decision).—(Deidre Brock.)

The House divided.

Division No. 44

Ayes: 56

Noes: 362

Question accordingly negatived.

(4) That Amendments 20 to 22 be made (Single Question on successive Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Tom Pursglove.)

Question agreed to.

8Agriculture Bill: Third Reading

Secretary George Eustice signified Queen's consent, as far as Her Majesty's interest is concerned.

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Bill be read the third time.

As it was two hours and fifteen minutes after the resumption of proceedings on the Agriculture Bill after the suspension, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, That the Bill be now read the third time (Order, today). 

The House divided.

Division No. 45

Ayes: 360

Noes: 211

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill passed.

9Changes to membership of select committees

(1) Ordered, That Bridget Phillipson be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Chris Elmore be added.—(Stuart Andrew.)

(2) Ordered, That Bridget Phillipson be discharged from the Committee of Privileges and Chris Elmore be added.—(Stuart Andrew.)

10Adjournment

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

Adjourned at 6.55 pm until Monday 18 May (Order, 22 April).

Other Proceedings

Reports from Select Committees

11Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State relating to the catch recording system for under 10-meter fishing boats: Written evidence, to be published;

(2) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State relating to the Small Raised Reservoir Project: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) COVID-19 and food supply: Written evidence, to be published (HC 263);

(4) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Main Estimates 202021: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) OFWAT Main Estimates 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Neil Parish).

12Future Relationship with the European Union (Committee on the)

Progress of the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU: Written evidence, to be published (HC 203) (Hilary Benn) (Order, 24 March).

13Home Affairs Committee

(1) Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (coronavirus): Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 232);

(2) Correspondence with the Home Secretary relating to the recruitment of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Yvette Cooper).

14Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020: Second Report: Fourth Report to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 256) (Ms Harriet Harman) (Order of 24 March).

15International Trade Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to a Free Trade Agreement with Japan: Written evidence, to be published

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

16Procedure Committee 

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

17Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Electoral law: The urgent need for review: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 327);

(2) Work of the Office for National Statistics: Oral evidence to be published (HC 336);

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

(4) Correspondence with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman relating to the Supplementary Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

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

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

(7) The work of the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published (HC 118)

(Mr William Wragg).

18Science and Technology Committee

UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 136) (Greg Clark).

19Standards (Committee on)

Conor Burns: Written evidence, to be published (HC 212) (Chris Bryant).

20Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Tenth Report, to be printed (HC 75-xi) (Jessica Morden).

21Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

Ninth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 73-x) (Jessica Morden).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Exiting The European Union (Environmental Protection)

Draft INSPIRE (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

2Health and Personal Social Services

Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 503), dated 12 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Brandon Lewis)

3Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 500), dated 12 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

4Public Passenger Transport

Draft Public Service Vehicles (Open Data) (England) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

5Exiting the European Union (Transport)

Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 (Public Service Obligations in Transport) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 504), dated 11 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

6Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure, Listed Buildings and Environmental Impact Assessment) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 505), dated 12 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

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

7Exiting the European Union (Environmental Protection)

Proposal for an instrument titled Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary George Eustice)

Other papers

8Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minute, dated 13 May 2020, concerning the notification of the revised contingent liability arising from changes to the parameters of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

9National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement, NHS Digital: Digital transformation in the NHS (by Act), to be printed (HC 317) (Clerk of the House)

10Reserve Forces

Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the renewal of call-out orders under section 56(1B) and (3) of that Act, dated 7 May 2020, for standing call-out orders, operations in Mali, operations in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Kosovo and operations to counter the threat of Daesh (by Act) (James Heappey)

11Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 500) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

The Speaker has certified that Siobhan Baillie is eligible under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy for parental absence and the Resolution of the House of 28 January 2019 to have a proxy vote cast on her behalf, starting on 18 May and finishing on 31 October. The nominated proxy is Eddie Hughes.

CORRECTION

Monday 4 May 2020

This item should have appeared after item 13:

Environmental Audit Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affair relating to the New Chemicals Strategy and the future of chemicals regulation: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

 

Prepared 13 May 2020