No. 59

Monday 18 May 2020

Votes and Proceedings

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to (1) the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(2) the Secretary of State for Transport

2Statement: Covid-19 response (Secretary Matt Hancock)

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). 

3Business of the House (18 May)

Motion made, That:—

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

Business

Timings

Remote division designation

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Second Reading

Up to two hours and 15 minutes; suspension; up to two hours

Remote division

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Programme

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

Remote division

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Money

No debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a))

Remote division

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Ways and Means

No debate (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a))

Remote division

(2) At the conclusion of the debate on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill the Speaker shall put the Question, That the Bill be now read a second time.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

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

4Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Second Reading

Motion made and Question proposed, That the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill be now read a second time.—(Secretary Priti Patel.)

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.

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).

Question put, That the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill be now read a second time.

The House divided.

Division No. 46

Ayes: 351

Noes: 252

Question accordingly agreed to and Bill read a second time. 

5Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7) and Order, today), That the following provisions shall apply to the Immigration And Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) 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 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 day on which proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

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

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.—(Tom Pursglove.)

Question agreed to.

6Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Money

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) and Order, today), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

(1) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown, a government department, a person holding office under Her Majesty or any other public authority by virtue of the Act; and

(2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable by virtue of any other Act out of money so provided.—(Tom Pursglove.)

Question agreed to.

7Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Ways and Means

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) and Order, today), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, it is expedient to authorise any fees or charges arising by virtue of the Act.—(Tom Pursglove.)

Question agreed to.

8Adjournment

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

Adjourned at 9.26 pm until tomorrow (Order, 22 April).

Other Proceedings

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

Thursday 14 May

9Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

(1) The impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 219);

(2) Competition and Markets Authority Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Competition and Markets Authority Supplementary Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Supplementary Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) HM Land Registry’s Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) Post Office and Horizon: Written evidence, to be published (HC 143);

(8) UK Atomic Energy Authority Pension Schemes Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(9) Work of the Department and Government Response to coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 301)

(Clerk of the House).

10Education Committee

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

11Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Preparation for COP 26: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 222);

(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).

12European Scrutiny Committee

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

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

(Clerk of the House).

13Health and Social Care Committee

Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 320) (Clerk of the House).

14Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee*

* This item has been corrected since publication. See the Votes and Proceedings from 22 October 2020 for details.

(1) Waste Strategy: Implications for local authorities: Government Response to the Committee's Nineteenth Report of Session 2017–19: First Special Report, to be printed (HC 363);

(2) Cladding: progress of remediation: Written evidence, to be published (HC 172);

(3) Correspondence from the Local Government Association relating to waste strategy: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to funding for domestic abuse and homelessness charities: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector: Written evidence, to be published (HC 309);

(6) Long-term delivery of social and affordable housing: Written evidence, to be published (HC 173);

(7) Work of the Department: Written evidence, to be published (HC 302)

(Clerk of the House). 

15National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) 

(1) That Margaret Beckett had been chosen as Chair of the Committee; 

(2) Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to access to National Security Council agendas: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

16Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Work of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 264) (Clerk of the House).

17Scottish Affairs Committee

Coronavirus and Scotland: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 314) (Clerk of the House).

18Transport Committee

Coronavirus: implications for transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 268) (Clerk of the House).

Friday 15 May

19Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee   

Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 291) (Clerk of the House).

20Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

COVID-19 and food supply: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 263) (Clerk of the House).

21International Development Committee 

(1) Humanitarian crises monitoring: impact of coronavirus: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 292);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State relating to the DFID’s Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Effectiveness of UK Aid: Written evidence, to be published (HC 215)

(Clerk of the House).

22Petitions Committee

(1) Record of the Committee’s decisions relating to e-petitions, to be published;

(2) The Government’s response to coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 252)

(Clerk of the House).

23Public Accounts (Committee of)

Local Authority Commercial Investment: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 312) (Clerk of the House).

24Science and Technology Committee

UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks: Written evidence, to be published (HC 136) (Clerk of the House).

25Treasury Committee

(1) Economic impact of coronavirus: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 271);

(2) Correspondence from the Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, relating to the Contingencies Fund Act 2020 and Spending Review: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster relating to parliamentary scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence relating to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2019: Economic Crime: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Government Actuary’s Department Main Estimate 2020–21 : Written evidence, to be published;

(6) HM Revenue & Customs Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(7) HM Treasury Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(8) National Savings & Investments Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees made on Monday 18 May

26Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 18 May, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

27Education Committee

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

(2) Accountability hearings: Written evidence, to be published (HC 262)

(Robert Halfon).

28Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Cladding: progress of remediation: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 172) (Mr Clive Betts).

29Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

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

30International Trade Committee

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

(2) UK trade negotiations: Written evidence, to be published (HC 233)

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

31Procedure Committee

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

32Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2020–21: Oral and written evidence to be published (HC 117);

(2) Correspondence from the Civil Service Chief Operating Officer & Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary relating to data handling in the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the National Statistician, relating to supplementary estimates 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Responding to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Act 2020: Written evidence, to be published (HC 377);

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

(Mr William Wragg).

33Science and Technology Committee

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

34Transport Committee

Coronavirus: implications for transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 268) (Huw Merriman).

35Welsh Affairs Committee

(1) The Welsh economy and COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 324);

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

(Stephen Crabb).

36Work and Pensions Committee

The Pensions Regulator: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 352) (Stephen Timms).

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 14 May 2020

1Agriculture

Direct Payments to Farmers (Application Deadlines) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 510), dated 14 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

2Electricity

Electricity (Individual Exemptions from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) (England) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 509), dated 11 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Kwasi Kwarteng)

3Immigration

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (CP 232), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

4Income Tax

Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 3) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 506), dated 13 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (John Glen)

5Prisons

Prison and Young Offender Institution (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 508), dated 13 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

6Public Service Pensions

Local Government Pension Scheme (Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Pension Fund Merger) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 502), dated 12 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Simon Clarke)

Friday 15 May 2020

7Statutory Sick Pay

(1) Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers' Liabilities) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 513), dated 14 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers' Liabilities) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 512), dated 14 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Other papers

Friday 15 May 2020

8Public Health

Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (laid 13 May 2020) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Withdrawn papers

Friday 15 May 2020

9Public Health

Explanatory Memorandum to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (laid 13 May 2020)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 18 May 2020

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

10Legal Aid and Advice

Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

11Merchant Shipping

Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 501), dated 18 May 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

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 instruments relate exclusively to England and are within devolved legislative competence, as defined in Standing Order No. 83P.

Draft Public Services Vehicles (Open Data) (England) Regulations 2020

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS ACT 2000

Pursuant to section 2(3) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, the Prime Minister has appointed Mr Simon Clarke to serve on the committee, known as the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, established by section 2(1) of the Act.

CORRECTIONS

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Division 43 should have read:

Ayes: 222 (not 221 as announced)

Noes: 352

Division 44 should have read:

Ayes: 56

Noes: 363 (not 362 as announced)