House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 16 June 2020

No. 70

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Speaker's Statement: Fourth anniversary of the death of Jo Cox

2Questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

3Speaker's Statement: Divisions and proxy voting

4Urgent Question: Economic outlook and job protection (Jesse Norman) 

5Statements: (1) Global Britain (Prime Minister)

(2) UK-EU negotiations update (Michael Gove)

6Automatic Electoral Registration: Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to impose certain duties upon Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the accuracy, completeness and utility of electoral registers; to make provision for the sharing of data for the purposes of electoral registration; and for connected purposes;

That Judith Cummins, Siobhain McDonagh, Jessica Morden, Carolyn Harris, Nick Smith, Karin Smyth, Mike Amesbury, Chris Elmore, Chris Matheson, Martyn Day, Peter Dowd and Tracy Brabin present the Bill.

Judith Cummins accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 30 October, and to be printed (Bill 139).

7Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (8th allotted day, 1st part (Standing Order No. 14 and Order, 15 June)

Free school meals: summer holidays

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House welcomes the Government’s decision to provide schools with their expected funding to cover benefits-related free school meals including the national voucher scheme over the Easter and May half-term holidays; notes the decision of the Welsh Government to guarantee each eligible child the equivalent of £19.50 a week up until the end of August to cover their meals over the summer holidays; and calls on the Government to continue to directly fund provision of free school meals, including the free school meal voucher scheme for eligible children over the summer holidays to stop children going hungry during this crisis.—(Rebecca Long Bailey.)

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

Mr Nicholas Brown claimed to move the closure (Standing Order No. 36).

Question put, That the Question be now put.

Question agreed to.

Main Question put and agreed to. 

Resolved, That this House welcomes the Government’s decision to provide schools with their expected funding to cover benefits-related free school meals including the national voucher scheme over the Easter and May half-term holidays; notes the decision of the Welsh Government to guarantee each eligible child the equivalent of £19.50 a week up until the end of August to cover their meals over the summer holidays; and calls on the Government to continue to directly fund provision of free school meals, including the free school meal voucher scheme for eligible children over the summer holidays to stop children going hungry during this crisis.

8Exiting the European Union (Financial Services and Markets)

(1) Resolved, That the draft Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 24 March, be approved.—(John Glen.)

(2) Resolved, That the draft Financial Services (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 6 May, be approved.—(John Glen.)

9Public Passenger Transport

Resolved, That the draft Public Service Vehicles (Open Data) (England) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.—(Rachel Maclean.)

10Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 503), dated 12 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.—(James Morris.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question was challenged. 

Division deferred until tomorrow (Standing Order No. 41A). 

11Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Paisley North and Renfrewshire relating to the protection of workers in the airline industry was presented and read by Gavin Newlands.

(2) A public petition from residents of the constituency of Paisley North and Renfrewshire relating to the conduct of Mr Dominic Cummings during the COVID-19 pandemic was presented and read by Gavin Newlands.

12Adjournment

Subject: Transport in Carshalton and Wallington (Elliot Colburn)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michael Tomlinson.) 

Adjourned at 8.37 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

13Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [Lords] to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

14Extradition (Provisional Arrests) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a  second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 138) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 138-EN).

General Committees: Reports

15Domestic Abuse Bill Committee 

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

Written evidence to be published. 

16Finance Bill Committee

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

Written evidence to be published.

17Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill Committee

Sir Edward Leigh (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

18Trade Bill Committee

Sir Graham Brady (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. 

 

Reports from Select Committees

19Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Post Office and Horizon: Written evidence, to be published (HC 142) (Darren Jones).

20Defence Committee

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

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

(Mr Tobias Ellwood).

21Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

(1) The future of Public Service Broadcasting: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 156);

(2) Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: Written evidence, to be published (HC 291)

(Julian Knight).

22Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) Environmental Land Management scheme: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 445);

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

(Neil Parish).

23Health and Social Care Committee

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

(2) Correspondence relating to the disruption of GP training during the coronavirus pandemic: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(4) Social care: funding and workforce: Written evidence, to be published (HC 206)

(Jeremy Hunt).

24Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Correspondence with the Secretary of State relating to Westferry Printworks: Written evidence, to be published (Mr Clive Betts).

25Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

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

26International Development Committee

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

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

(Sarah Champion).

27Justice Committee

(1) Sentencing Council consultation on changes to magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 460);

(2) Children and young people in custody: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 306);

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

(4) Correspondence from Lord Chief Justice relating to open justice: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Correspondence from the Minister of State relating to probation: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Correspondence from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State relating to the Independent Monitoring Authority: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Robert Neill).

28Petitions Committee

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

(2) Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor relating to e-petition 244530: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Catherine McKinnell).

29Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

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

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

(3) Correspondence from the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office relating to the boundary review and electoral data and annual canvass 2020: Written evidence, to be published

(Mr William Wragg).

30Standards (Committee on)

Confidentiality in the House’s standards system: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 474) (Chris Bryant).

31Transport 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).

32Welsh 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). 

33Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Correspondence from the Equality and Human Rights Commission relating to inclusive justice: 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

Other papers

1Government Resources and Accounts

Report and Accounts of Forest Research for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 389) (Secretary George Eustice)

2National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATE

Proxy Voting (Medical or public health reasons connected with the pandemic)

1 - New proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy and the Resolutions of the House of 28 January 2019, 16 January, and 4 and 10 June 2020, that the Members listed in the table below are eligible to have a proxy vote cast on their behalf by the nominated proxies listed in the table below, starting on the dates specified below and finishing on Tuesday 28 July. 

Member

From

Proxy

Ellie Reeves

17 June 2020

Chris Elmore

Stewart McDonald

17 June 2020

Patrick Grady

Alyn Smith

17 June 2020

Owen Thompson

Sarah Jones

17 June 2020

Chris Elmore

 

2 - Ending proxy voting arrangements 

The Speaker has certified, under the terms of the temporary Standing Order on voting by proxy and the Resolutions of the House of 28 January 2019, 16 January, and 4 and 10 June 2020, that the following Members have given notice that they wish to end their proxy voting arrangement with effect from when the House sits on the dates specified below.  

Member

From

Stella Creasy

17 June 2020

Stephen Flynn

17 June 2020

Andrew Mitchell

17 June 2020

Sam Tarry

17 June 2020

James Duddridge

18 June 2020

INSTRUMENT

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 that Standing Order.

Draft NHS Counter Fraud Authority (Establishment, Constitution, and Staff and Other Transfer Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2020. 

CORRECTIONS

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Item 63 should have read:

Justice Committee
 
(1) Children and young people in custody: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 306);

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

(3) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice relating to Statement of Principles from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Robert Neill).

 

Monday 15 June 2020

Proxy Voting (Medical or public health reasons related to the pandemic)

The Votes and Proceedings stated that Dr Rosena Allin-Khan's nominated proxy from Tuesday 16 June is Peter Kyle instead of Chris Elmore.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan's nominated proxy remains Chris Elmore.

 

Prepared 16 June 2020