House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 29 June 2020

No. 77

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

2Urgent Questions: (1) COVID-19: Support and accommodation for asylum seekers (Chris Philp)

(2) Xinjiang: Uyghurs (Nigel Adams)

3Business and Planning Bill: Business of the House

Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Business and Planning Bill:

Timetable

(1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration, and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.   

(b) Proceedings on Second Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(c) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration, and proceedings on Third Reading shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.  

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2) When the Bill has been read a second time:

(a) it shall, despite Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills not subject to a programme order), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

(b) the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

(3) (a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

(b) If the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

(4) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions in the same order as they would fall to be put if this Order did not apply:

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any amendment, new Clause or new Schedule selected by the Chairman or Speaker for separate decision;

(d) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(e) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and shall not put any other questions, other than the question on any motion described in paragraph (16)(a) of this Order.

(5) On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

(6) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

(7) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (4)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman shall instead put a single Question in relation to those provisions, except that the Question shall be put separately on any Clause of or Schedule to the Bill which a Minister of the Crown has signified an intention to leave out.

Consideration of Lords Amendments

(8) (a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(9) Paragraphs (2) to (7) of Standing Order No. 83F (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on consideration of Lords amendments) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (8) of this Order.

Subsequent stages

(10) (a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(b) Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (a) shall thereupon be resumed.

(11) Paragraphs (2) to (5) of Standing Order No. 83G (Programme orders: conclusion of proceedings on further messages from the Lords) apply for the purposes of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (10) of this Order.

Reasons Committee

(12) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been brought to a conclusion in accordance with this Order.

Miscellaneous

(13) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill.

(14) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

(15) Standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83O (Certification of bills, clauses, schedules etc) shall not apply to the Bill.

(16) (a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order.

(b) No notice shall be required of such a Motion.

(c) Such a Motion may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly.

(d) The Question on such a Motion shall be put forthwith; and any proceedings suspended under sub-paragraph (c) shall thereupon be resumed.

(e) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on such a Motion.

(17) (a) No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown.

(b) The Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

(18) No debate shall be held in accordance with Standing Order No. 24 (Emergency debates) at today’s sitting after this Order has been agreed.

(19) Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.

(20) No private business may be considered at today’s sitting after this Order has been agreed.—(Secretary Alok Sharma.)

4Business and Planning Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time and committed to a Committee of the whole House (Order, today).

5Business and Planning Bill: Committee of the whole House

The House resolved itself into a Committee (Order, today).

(In the Committee) 

Clause 1 (Pavement licences)

 Amendment 2 moved.—(Mike Amesbury.

Question proposed, That Amendment 2 be made. 

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. 

Clauses 1 to 8 agreed to. 

Amendment 3 made. 

Clause 9, as amended, and Clauses 10  to 26 agreed to. 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Eddie Hughes reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made an Amendment.

Bill, as amended, to be considered today (Order, today).

6Business and Planning Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, as amended in Committee

No amendments on consideration.

7Business and Planning Bill: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

8Statement: COVID-19 update (Secretary Matt Hancock)

9Estimates (Liaison Committee Recommendation)

Motion made and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145(3), That this House agrees with the Report of the Liaison Committee of 23 June 2020:

(i) That a day not later than 5 August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2020–21:

Department for Education so far as it relates to closing the disadvantage gap and support for left behind children;

HM Revenue and Customs so far as it relates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and support for the self employed through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme;

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy;

(ii) That a further day not later than 5 August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for financial year 2020–21:

Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office so far as it relates to Official Development Assistance;

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.—(Maggie Throup.)

Question agreed to.

10Changes to membership of select committees

Ordered, That Amy Callaghan be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Neale Hanvey be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

11Adjournment

Subject: 150th anniversary of Dronfield Station (Lee Rowley)

Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Maggie Throup.)

At 10.00 pm, the Motion lapsed (Standing Order No. 9(3)).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Maggie Throup.) 

Adjourned at 10.10 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

12First Delegated Legislation Committee

Caroline Nokes (Chair) reported the draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020.

13Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported the draft Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020 and the Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 576).

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).

14Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Committee

Members: Neil O’Brien discharged and Robert Courts nominated in substitution.

15Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019)

Members: Neil O’Brien and Karl McCartney discharged and Mr Richard Holden and Andrew Lewer nominated in substitution.

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

Friday 26 June

16Health and Social Care Committee

Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to test and trace targets: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House).

17Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications: Written evidence, to be published (HC 265) (Clerk of the House).

18Liaison Committee

Correspondence with the Prime Minister relating to his appearance before the Committee: Written evidence, to be published (Clerk of the House). 

Reports from Select Committees

19Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 29 June, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

20Environmental Audit Committee

COVID-19 and the environment: Written evidence, to be published (HC 347) (Philip Dunne).

21Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

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

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Housing relating to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (England) Regulations 2020: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Supplementary Estimate 2019–20: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(Mr Clive Betts). 

22Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Human Rights and the Government’s response to COVID-19: children whose mothers are in prison: Sixth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 518) (Ms Harriet Harman).

23Public Accounts (Committee of) 

(1) NHS capital expenditure and financial management: Eighth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 344);

(2) Improving the prison estate: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 244)     

(Meg Hillier).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 26 June 2020 under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

1Companies

Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 645), dated 26 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

2Partnership

Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 643), dated 25 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 29 June 2020

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

3Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection)

Draft Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Extension of Time Limits for Legal Proceedings) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

4Housing

Insolvency Act 1986 Part A1 Moratorium (Eligibility of Private Registered Providers) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 652), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

5Local Government

Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mr Simon Clarke)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

6Energy

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 650), dated 26 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

7Exiting the European Union (Sanctions)

Somalia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 642), dated 25 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Nigel Adams)

8Intellectual Property

Patents, Trade Marks and Registered Designs (Fees) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 644), dated 25 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

9Local Government

(1) Draft London Borough of Haringey (Electoral Changes) Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

(2) Draft London Borough of Hounslow (Electoral Changes) Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (The Speaker)

10Social Security

(1) Universal Credit (Persons who have attained state pension credit qualifying age) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 655), dated 25 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

(2) Universal Credit (Persons who have attained state pension credit qualifying age) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SI (NI), 2020, No. 119), dated 25 June 2020 (by Statutory Instrument), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Will Quince)

Other papers

11Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction

Report under Section 105B of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 in relation to the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2020 (by Act) (Mr Simon Clarke)

12Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering

(1) Report under Section 18 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to the Somalia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act) (Nigel Adams)

(2) Report under Section 2(4) of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in relation to the Somalia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act) (Nigel Adams)

13Statutory Instruments (Notification)

Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation: The Limited Liability Partnerships (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2020 (SI., 2020, No. 643) (by Standing Order) (The Speaker)

14Town and Country Planning

Impact Assessment to the Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (laid 24 June 2020) (Christopher Pincher)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

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 ending on Tuesday 28 July, unless the House otherwise orders.

 

Member

From

Proxy

Anne McLaughlin

30 June 2020

Patrick Grady

John Cryer

30 June 2020

Chris Elmore

Neil O'Brien

30 June 2020

Stuart Andrew

Gareth Thomas

30 June 2020

Chris Elmore

Rebecca Long-Bailey

30 June 2020

Cat Smith

Bill Esterson

30 June 2020

Chris Elmore

Natalie Elphicke

30 June 2020

Maria Caulfield

Drew Hendry

30 June 2020

Patrick Grady

Rehman Chishti

30 June 2020

Stuart Andrew

Stuart Hosie

30 June 2020

Patrick Grady

Imran Hussain

30 June 2020

Judith Cummins

Florence Eshalomi

1 July 2020

Chris Elmore

Nusrat Ghani

6 July 2020

Tom Tugendhat

 

2 - Variation of existing 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 Member has given notice that he wishes to amend his proxy voting arrangement.

On 30 June only:

the nominated proxy for George Freeman will be Theresa Villiers instead of Theo Clarke.

From 30 June:

the nominated proxy for Kate Osamor will be Nadia Whittome instead of Florence Eshalomi.

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

Paula Barker

30 June 2020

Mr David Davis

30 June 2020

Alan Dorans

30 June 2020

Stephen Farry

30 June 2020

Holly Lynch

30 June 2020

Henry Smith

30 June 2020

Alison Thewliss

30 June 2020

Mick Whitley

30 June 2020

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

30 June 2020

 

 

Prepared 29 June 2020