House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 24 June 2020

No. 75

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

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

(2) the Prime Minister

2Speaker's Statement: Divisions

3Police Stop and Search (Repeal) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

Sir Edward Davey presented a Bill to repeal sections 60, 60AA and 60A of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in so far as they apply to England and Wales.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 10 July, and to be printed (Bill 147).

4Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Motion made and Question proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to restrict demonstrations in the vicinity of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.—(Dr Rupa Huq.) 

Motion opposed (Standing Order No. 23(1)).

Question put.

The House divided.

Division No. 59

Ayes: 213 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Mark Tami)

Noes: 47 (Tellers: Jim Shannon, Sammy Wilson)

Question accordingly agreed to. 

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to restrict demonstrations in the vicinity of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes;

That Dr Rupa Huq, Dame Diana Johnson, Rosie Duffield, Jess Phillips, Sarah Olney, Sir Bernard Jenkin, Mr Andrew Mitchell, Laura Farris, Caroline Lucas, Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Huw Merriman and Liz Saville Roberts present the Bill.

Dr Rupa Huq accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 11 September, and to be printed (Bill 145).

5Opposition Day: Leader of the Opposition (9th allotted day (Standing Order No. 14))

(1) Westferry Printworks Development

Motion made and Question proposed, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that she will be graciously pleased to give a direction to Her Ministers to provide all correspondence, including submissions and electronic communications, involving Ministers and Special Advisers pertaining to the Westferry Printworks Development and the subsequent decision by the Secretary of State to approve its planning application at appeal to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.—(Steve Reed.)

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

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, that she will be graciously pleased to give a direction to Her Ministers to provide all correspondence, including submissions and electronic communications, involving Ministers and Special Advisers pertaining to the Westferry Printworks Development and the subsequent decision by the Secretary of State to approve its planning application at appeal to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

(2) Testing of NHS and Social Care Staff

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House expresses thanks to the heroic work of frontline NHS staff who have saved lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; pays tribute to the at least 312 NHS and Social Care staff who have died of coronavirus in the United Kingdom; recognises the impact that coronavirus will have upon the NHS to deliver routine care including mental health care without additional Government support; notes that NHS waiting lists are projected to reach 10 million by the end of 2020, that cancer referrals fell 60 per cent during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown and that four out of five children have reported their mental health has got worse during the pandemic; further notes that there is a backlog of NHS care that needs to be tackled and that it is vital to prepare NHS services to deliver safe care alongside care for coronavirus, including preparing for winter and ensuring necessary supplies of PPE and medicine; is concerned that routine testing of NHS and Social Care staff is not currently in place; and calls on the Government to implement a routine weekly testing programme for all NHS and Social Care staff to enable NHS services to safely resume and ensure the continuity of services throughout the winter alongside a functional, national, public test, trace and isolate system.—(Jonathan Ashworth.)

Amendment moved, to leave out from ‘medicine’ in line 11 to the end and add ‘and recognises the unprecedented action the Government has taken in its tireless efforts against coronavirus to protect the NHS and save lives.’.—(Helen Whately.)

Question proposed, That the original words stand part of the Question (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

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.

The House divided.

Division No. 60

Ayes: 198 (Tellers: Mark Tami, Jeff Smith)

Noes: 344 (Tellers: Mr Marcus Jones, David Rutley)  

Question accordingly negatived.

Question, That the proposed words be there added, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 31(2)).

Question agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put and agreed to.

Resolved, That this House expresses thanks to the heroic work of frontline NHS staff who have saved lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; pays tribute to the at least 312 NHS and Social Care staff who have died of coronavirus in the United Kingdom; recognises the impact that coronavirus will have upon the NHS to deliver routine care including mental health care without additional Government support; notes that NHS waiting lists are projected to reach 10 million by the end of 2020, that cancer referrals fell 60 per cent during the peak of the coronavirus lockdown and that four out of five children have reported their mental health has got worse during the pandemic; further notes that there is a backlog of NHS care that needs to be tackled and that it is vital to prepare NHS services to deliver safe care alongside care for coronavirus, including preparing for winter and ensuring necessary supplies of PPE and medicine; and recognises the unprecedented action the Government has taken in its tireless efforts against coronavirus to protect the NHS and save lives.

6Public petitions

A public petition from residents of the constituency of North Ayrshire and Arran relating to extension of the Brexit transition period was presented and read by Patricia Gibson.

7Adjournment

Subject: Protection of UK food standards (John Lamont)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Maria Caulfield.) 

Adjourned at 7.52 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

8Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

The Lords agree to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill with Amendments to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

9Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

Lords Amendments to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill to be considered tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 146) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 146-EN).

General Committees: Reports

10Second Delegated Legislation Committee

David Mundell (Chair) reported the draft Northern Ireland Banknote (Designation of Authorised Bank) 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).

11Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill (Programming Sub-Committee)

Members: Joanna Cherry, Alex Cunningham, Bambos Charalambous, Ben Everitt, Tom Pursglove, Neil O’Brien and Chris Philp

12First Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020) 

Chair: Caroline Nokes 

Members: Adam Afriyie, Tahir Ali, Simon Baynes, Apsana Begum, Ben Bradley, Andy Carter, Theo Clarke, James Daly, Maria Eagle, Simon Fell, Jo Gideon, Patrick Grady, Dan Jarvis, Kwasi Kwarteng, Michael Tomlinson, Liz Twist and Dr Alan Whitehead

13Second Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020) and (Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 576))

Chair: Mr Laurence Robertson 

Members: Mr Clive Betts, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Sir Alan Campbell, Ms Angela Eagle, David Johnston, Fay Jones, Ruth Jones, Marco Longhi, James Morris, Dr Kieran Mullan, Victoria Prentis, Mary Robinson, Gary Sambrook, Dr Ben Spencer, Owen Thompson, James Wild and Daniel Zeichner

14Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Section 75 - Designation of Public Authority) Order 2020)

Chair: Graham Stringer 

Members: : Imran Khan Ahmed, Shaun Bailey, Saqib Bhatti, Kevin Brennan, Alex Chalk, Bambos Charalambous, Chris Clarkson, Peter Dowd, Paul Girvan, Sally-Ann Hart, Rachel Hopkins, Paul Howell, Peter Kyle, Andrew Lewer, Tom Pursglove, Claudia Webbe and Jacob Young

15Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2020)

Chair: Ms Karen Buck 

Members: Lee Anderson, Mr Gareth Bacon, Duncan Baker, Chris Bryant, Ms Karen Buck, Liam Byrne, Elliot Colburn, Miss Sarah Dines, Chris Elmore, Louise Haigh, Meg Hillier, Eddie Hughes, Ruth Jones, Holly Mumby-Croft, Tom Randall, James Sunderland and Mr Robin Walker

16Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Higher Education (Fee Limits and Student Support) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020)

Chair: David Mundell 

Members: Crispin Blunt, Sara Britcliffe, Jon Cruddas, John Cryer, Gareth Davies, Michelle Donelan, Emma Hardy, Ms Harriet Harman, Scott Mann, Jessica Morden, Lia Nici, Dean Russell, Greg Smith, Graham Stringer, Michael Tomlinson, Derek Twigg and Matt Vickers

17Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019)

Chair: Sir Charles Walker 

Members: Jack Brereton, Alex Chalk, Bambos Charalambous, Mark Eastwood, Chris Evans, Katherine Fletcher, Rachel Hopkins, Peter Kyle, Karl McCartney, Siobhain McDonagh, Catherine McKinnell, Anthony Mangnall, Robbie Moore, Neil O’Brien, Tom Pursglove, Jane Stevenson and Owen Thompson

Reports from Select Committees

18Education Committee

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

(2) Department for Education Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Robert Halfon).

19Home Affairs Committee

(1) The Government’s proposals for the UK’s new immigration system: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 482);

(2) The Macpherson Report: twenty-one years on: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 426);

(3) Correspondence from the Crown Prosecution Service relating to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Written evidence, to be published

(Yvette Cooper).

20Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

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

21International Trade Committee

(1) The work of the Department for International Trade: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 534);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister of State relating to the Trade Bill and Government Procurement Agreement: Written evidence, to be published

(Angus Brendan MacNeil).

22Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

(1) Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past: The UK Government's new proposals: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 329);

(2) Northern Ireland Office Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Simon Hoare).

23Procedure Committee 

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

24Science and Technology Committee

(1) UK telecommunications infrastructure and the UK’s domestic capability: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 450);

(2) Commercial genomics: Written evidence, to be published (HC 140);

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

(Greg Clark).

25Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee on)

Sixteenth Report, to be printed (HC 75-xvi) (Jessica Morden).

26Statutory Instruments (Select Committee on)

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

27Transport Committee

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

28Treasury Committee

(1) The work of the Debt Management Office: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 496);

(2) Correspondence with the Chancellor of the Exchequer: Written evidence, to be published (HC 271);

(3) Economic impact of coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published

(Mel Stride).

29Women and Equalities Committee

(1) Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 386);

(2) Correspondence with the Minister for Women and Equalities relating to reform of the Gender Recognition Act: Written evidence, to be published

(Caroline Nokes).

30Work and Pensions Committee

(1) Universal Credit: the wait for a first payment: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 204);

(2) Correspondence from the Secretary of State: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Correspondence with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Lords) relating to bereavement support payments: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence with the Pensions Regulator relating to Norton Motorcycles: Written evidence, to be published

(Stephen Timms). 

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Criminal Law

Draft Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020 (Exception) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Insolvency

Smart Meter Communication Licensee Administration (England and Wales) Rules 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 629), dated 19 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

3Social Security

(1) Social Security (Income and Capital) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 618), dated 18 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

(2) Social Security (Income and Capital) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR, 2020, No. 108), dated 18 June 2020 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

4Town and Country Planning

Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 632), dated 23 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

Other papers

5Enforcement

Explanatory Memorandum to the Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (No. 2) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 614) (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

6Legislative Reform

Consultation on a Legislative Reform Order to Amend The Church of England Pensions Measure 2018 (by Measure) (Clerk of the House)

7National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Carrier Strike - preparing for deployment (by Act), to be printed (HC 374) (Clerk of the House)

8National Health Service

(1) Report and Accounts of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(2) Report and Accounts of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(3) Report and Accounts of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Withdrawn papers

9Enforcement

Explanatory Memorandum to the Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (No. 2) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 614) (laid 19 June 2020)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

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

1 - New proxy voting arrangements

The Speaker has certifified, 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 ending on Tuesday 28 July, unless the House otherwise orders: 

Member

From

Proxy

Ms Nadine Dorries

25 June 2020

Stuart Andrew

Tulip Siddiq

25 June 2020

Chris Elmore

Marie Rimmer

29 June 2020

Chris Elmore


2 -Variation of existing proxy 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 amend their proxy voting arrangement:

from 25 June the nominated proxy for Neil Coyle will be Chris Elmore instead of Bambos Charalambous.

 
3 - 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 Speaker takes the Chair on the dates specified below:  

Member 

From 

Ruth Cadbury

25 June 2020


 

 

Prepared 24 June 2020