House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 30 June 2020

No. 78

The House met at 11.30 am.

Prayers

1Questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

2Speaker’s Statement: Divisions

3Urgent Questions: (1) Appointment of the National Security Adviser and appointments to other senior civil service positions (Michael Gove)

(2) Implementation of the Lammy Review (Alex Chalk)

4New Homes (New Development Standards): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require residential developers to meet minimum standards of provision for insulation, broadband connectivity and electric car charging points in new homes; and for connected purposes;

That Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Clive Betts, Sir Paul Beresford, Bob Blackman, Lilian Greenwood, Meg Hillier, Simon Hoare, Gagan Mohindra, Neil Parish, Mark Pawsey, Mr Laurence Robertson and Jim Shannon present the Bill.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown accordingly presented the Bill.

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on 12 March 2021, and to be printed (Bill 149).

5Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Report Stage): Consideration of the Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee

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

New Clause NC1—(Brendan O’Hara)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That New Clause NC1 be read a second time.

One hour before the moment of interruption, the debate was interrupted (Programme Order, 18 May).

The Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on consideration to a conclusion.

The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E):

(1) That New Clause NC1 be read a second time (Question already proposed from the Chair).

The House divided.

Division No. 61

Ayes: 247 (Tellers: David Linden, Gavin Newlands)

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

Question accordingly negatived.

(2) That new Clause NC7 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Mr David Davis.)

The House divided.

Division No. 62

Ayes: 252 (Tellers: Mr Peter Bone, Bambos Charalambous)

Noes: 332 (Tellers: David Rutley, Mr Marcus Jones)

Question accordingly negatived.

(3) That new Clause NC13 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Holly Lynch.)

The House divided.

Division No. 63

Ayes: 248 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous)

Noes: 337 (Tellers: David Rutley, Mr Marcus Jones)

Question accordingly negatived.

(4) That new Clause NC29 be added to the Bill (Question on new Clause selected by the Speaker for separate decision).—(Yvette Cooper.)

The House divided.

Division No. 64

Ayes: 255 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous)

Noes: 332 (Tellers: David Rutley, Mr Marcus Jones)

Question accordingly negatived.

(5) That Amendments 1 to 31 be made (Single Question on amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Kevin Foster.)

Question agreed to.

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

As it was after the moment of interruption, the Deputy Speaker put the Question necessary to bring proceedings on Third Reading to a conclusion (Programme Order, 18 May).

Question, That the Bill be read the third time, put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83E).

The House divided.

Division No. 65

Ayes: 342 (Tellers: David Rutley, Mr Marcus Jones)

Noes: 248 (Tellers: Jeff Smith, Bambos Charalambous)

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

7Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

(1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 4 June, be approved.—(James Morris.)

Question agreed to.

(2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 576), dated 8 June 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 June, be approved.—(James Morris.)

Question agreed to.

(3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Direct Payments Ceilings Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 9 June, be approved.—(James Morris.)

Question agreed to.

8Public petitions

(1) A public petition from residents of the constituency of North Ayrshire and Arran relating to the establishment of a food standards commission was presented and read by Patricia Gibson.

(2) A public petition from Kate Collison and Janette Duke, residents of the New Forest district of Hampshire, relating to the use of disposable barbecues was presented and read by Dr Julian Lewis.

9Adjournment

Subject: Black women and domestic abuse (Meg Hillier)

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.) 

Adjourned at 8.06 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

Lords Messages

10Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [Lords]

The Lords have passed a Bill to implement the Hague Conventions of 1996, 2005 and 2007, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

11Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [Lords]

Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 150) with Explanatory Notes (Bill 150–EN).

General Committees: Reports

12Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Committee

Mr Laurence Robertson (Chair) reported written evidence submitted to the Committee.

Written evidence to be published.

13Parliamentary Constituencies Bill Committee

Sir David Amess (Chair) reported:

(1) written evidence submitted to the Committee; and

(2) the Bill as amended.

Written evidence to be published.

Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed (Bill 151).

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 Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Section 75 - Designation of Public Authority) Order 2020)

Members: Imran Ahmad Khan discharged and Gary Sambrook nominated in substitution.

15Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Higher Education (Fee Limits and Student Support) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020)

Members: Sara Britcliffe discharged and Andrew Bowie nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

16Defence 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);

(3) Introductory session with the Secretary of State for Defence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 295)

(Mr Tobias Ellwood).

17Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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

18Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

(1) COVID-19 and food supply: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 263);

(2) Correspondence from the Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity relating to bovine tuberculosis vaccination: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Flooding: Written evidence, to be published (HC 170)

(Neil Parish).

19Environmental Audit Committee

(1) Sustainability of the Ministry of Defence: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 533);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, relating to chemicals regulation: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) Energy efficiency of existing homes: Written evidence, to be published (HC 346);

(4) Technological innovations and climate change: hydrogen: Written evidence, to be published (HC 348)

(Philip Dunne).

20Foreign Affairs Committee

(1) Coronavirus: FCO response: Oral evidence, to be published (HC 239);

(2) Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Written evidence, to be published

(Tom Tugendhat).

21Future Relationship with the European Union (Committee on the)

Progress of the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 203) (Hilary Benn).

22Health and Social Care Committee

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

23Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

Legislative scrutiny: Domestic Abuse Bill: Written evidence, to be published (HC 195) (Ms Harriet Harman).

24Justice Committee

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

(2) Ageing prison population: Written evidence, to be published (HC 304);

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

(4) Correspondence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(6) Ministry of Justice Main Estimates 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Sir Robert Neill).

25Petitions Committee

(1) The impact of COVID-19 on maternity and parental leave: First Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 526);

(2) Public engagement on e-petitions: Written evidence, to be published (HC 546); 

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

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

(Catherine McKinnell).

26Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

(1) Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2018–19: Second Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 117);

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

(3) The work of the Electoral Commission: Written evidence, to be published (HC 488)

(Mr William Wragg). 

27Transport Committee

(1) Coronavirus: implications for transport: Written evidence, to be published (HC 268);

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

(3) E-scooters: Written evidence, to be published (HC 255);

(4) Office of Rail and Road Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published

(Huw Merriman).

28Welsh Affairs Committee

The Welsh economy and COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 324) (Stephen Crabb). 

29Women and Equalities Committee

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

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Church of England (General Synod) (Measures)

Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Channel Islands Measure (by Act), to be printed (HC 548) (Clerk of the House)

2Community Infrastructure Levy

Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Christopher Pincher)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

3Childcare

Childcare Payments (Coronavirus and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 656), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Steve Barclay)

4Exiting the European Union (Health and Safety)

Health and Safety (Consequential Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 660), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Mims Davies)

5Exiting the European Union (Insolvency)

Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 647), dated 26 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

6Marine Pollution

(1) Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 621), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 620), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

7National Health Service

National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 654), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Edward Argar)

8Road Traffic

(1) Electric Scooter Trials and Traffic Signs (Coronavirus) Regulations and General Directions 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 663), dated 30 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

(2) Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 662), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

9Taxes

Fees for Payment of Taxes, etc. by Card Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 657), dated 29 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Jesse Norman)

10Tribunals and Inquiries

Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 651), dated 25 June 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

Papers laid under paragraphs 3(3) and 17(3) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

11Exiting the European Union (Energy Conservation)

Proposal for an instrument titled Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration and Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Kwasi Kwarteng)

Other papers

12Budget Responsibility and National Audit

Report and Accounts of the Office for Budget Responsibility for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 452) (Mrs Kemi Badenoch)

13Church of England (General Synod) (Measures)

Report by the Ecclesiastical Committee on the Channel Islands Measure (by Act), to be printed (HC 547) (Clerk of the House)

14Government Resources and Accounts

(1) Report and Accounts of the Department for Work and Pensions for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 401) (Jesse Norman)

(2) Report and Accounts of the Water Services Regulation Authority for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 410) (Jesse Norman)

15Legal Services

Report and Accounts of the Legal Services Board for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 425) (Secretary Robert Buckland)

16Social Security Administration

Account of the Social Fund for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 573) (Clerk of the House)

17Water

Report and Financial Statements of Flood Re Limited for 2019–20 (by Act), to be printed (HC 383) (Secretary George Eustice)

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.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 588)

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 592)

 

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 and 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

Ian Lavery

1 July 2020

Mary Kelly Foy

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 and 16 January and 4 and 10 June 2020, that the following Members have given notice that they wish to amend their proxy voting arrangements.

From 1 July the nominated proxy for George Freeman will be Theo Clarke instead of Theresa Villiers; and the nominated proxy for Stephen Metcalfe will be Giles Watling instead of Stuart Andrew.

 

CORRECTION

Monday 29 June 2020

Item 21(3) (Reports from Select Committees) should have read:

(3) Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

 

Prepared 30 June 2020