House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 9 June 2020

No. 66

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

2Urgent Question: Fourth round of the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU (Penny Mordaunt)

3Statement: Wider opening of education and early years settings (Secretary Gavin Williamson)

4Employment (Dismissal and Re-employment) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Gavin Newlands, supported by Huw Merriman, Neil Gray, Chris Stephens, Lilian Greenwood, Sarah Olney, Sammy Wilson, Caroline Lucas, Chris Loder, Claire Hanna, Liz Saville Roberts and David Linden, presented a Bill to prohibit employers dismissing employees and subsequently re-employing them for the purpose of diminishing the terms and conditions of employment; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 132).

5Pedicabs (London): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the regulation of the carrying of passengers in Greater London by pedal cycles and power-assisted pedal cycles for hire or reward; and for connected purposes;

That Nickie Aiken, Felicity Buchan, Andy Slaughter, Ms Karen Buck, Florence Eshalomi, Meg Hillier and Wes Streeting present the Bill.

Nickie Aiken accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 133).

6Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Second Reading

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill be now read a second time.—(Secretary Robert Buckland.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time.

7Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Programme

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing 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 Tuesday 14 July 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.—(Eddie Hughes.)

Question agreed to.

8Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of Glasgow East relating to the sale of riot equipment to the United States of America was presented and read by David Linden.

(2) A public petition from residents of the United Kingdom relating to the sale of riot equipment to the United States of America was presented and read by Patricia Gibson.

(3) A public petition from residents of Kilmarnock and Loudoun relating to the sale of riot equipment to the United States of America was presented and read by Alan Brown.

9Adjournment

Subject: Kidsgrove Sports Centre (Jonathan Gullis)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Eddie Hughes.) 

Adjourned at 7.30 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

10Domestic Abuse Bill Committee 

Ms Karen Buck (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee. 

Written evidence to be published. 

11Finance Bill Committee

Siobhain McDonagh (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

12Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill Committee

Graham Stringer (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication; and

(2) written evidence.

Written evidence to be published.

13Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Judith Cummins reported the draft Air Traffic Management (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

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).

14Third Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Air Traffic Management (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020)

Members: Mark Logan discharged and Huw Merriman nominated in substitution.

15Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I, 2020, No. 500))

Members: John Stevenson discharged and Dean Russell nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

16Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

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

17Defence Committee

(1) The Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review: Written evidence, to be published (HC 165);

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

(3) Correspondence with the Secretary of State in relation to Huawei and F-35: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Tobias Ellwood).

18Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 291) (Julian Knight).

19Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Fisheries Negotiations: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 355);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to the continued closure of zoological gardens and safari parks: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Neil Parish).

20Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Viral Immunity—The FCO’s role in building a coalition against COVID-19: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2019-21: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 449);

(2) The FCO and the Integrated Review: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 380);

(3) Correspondence from the Secretary of State for BEIS relating to COP 26: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

21Health and Social Care Committee

(1) Social care: funding and workforce: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 206);

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

(3) Management of the coronavirus outbreak: Written evidence, to be published (HC 36)

(Jeremy Hunt).

22Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

(1) Cladding: progress of remediation:

(i) Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 172);

(ii) Written evidence, to be published (HC 172);

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

(3) Correspondence from the Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing relating to the annual report of the Troubled Families Programme 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to enforcement of contact tracking and tracing: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr Clive Betts).

23Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative scrutiny: Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 194) (Ms Harriet Harman).

24International Development Committee

The Newton Fund review: Report from the Sub-Committee on the work of ICAI: Third Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 260)

(Sarah Champion).

25Justice Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from the Attorney General: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Independent Advisory Panel: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Robert Neill). 

26Petitions 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

(Catherine McKinnell).

27Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from Chloe Smith, Minister of State for the Cabinet Office: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority relating to progress in implementing Committee recommendations: Written evidence, to be published

(4) Correspondence from the Director General for Regulation, Office for Statistics Regulation, relating to the use of unpublished management information on rough sleepers by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence relating to coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published;

(Mr William Wragg).

28Treasury Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from Dame Elizabeth Gloster relating to the independent investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulation of London Capital & Finance plc: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence from the Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority relating to the handling of complaints: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence from the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to appointing a new Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Interim Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority relating to Aviva Preference Shares: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Agriculture

(1) Draft Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020 (by Act) with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

(2) Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 576), dated 8 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

2Compensation

Draft Surrender of Offensive Weapons (Compensation) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Agriculture

(1) Direct Payments to Farmers (Inspections) (Coronavirus) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 575), dated 8 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

(2) Vegetable Plant Material and Seed (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 579), dated 9 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary George Eustice)

4Customs

Export Control (Somalia) (Amendment) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 572), dated 4 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Ranil Jayawardena )

5Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax (Section 55A) (Specified Services and Excepted Supplies) (Change of Commencement Day and Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 578), dated 8 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

Other papers

6Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of the Government Legal Department for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 310) (Attorney General)

7National Health Service

Report and Accounts of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Withdrawn papers

8Agriculture

Draft Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 4 June)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

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.

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020

Draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, 558)

 

CORRECTIONS

Thursday 4 June 2020

Item 12 (General Committee: Reports) should have read

Finance Bill Committee

Andrew Rosindell (Chair) reported:

(1) That the Committee had come to the following Resolution, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication; and 

(2) written evidence.

Written evidence to be published. 

 

Monday 8 June 2020

Item 20(2) (Reports from Select Committees) should have read:

(2) UK Freeports: Written evidence, to be published (HC 258)

 

 

 

Prepared 9 June 2020