House of Commons

Votes and Proceedings
Monday 13 July 2020

No. 85

The House met at 2.30 pm.

Prayers

1Questions to the Home Secretary

2Urgent Question: Sale of arms: war in Yemen (Greg Hands)

3Statement: EU exit: end of transition period (Michael Gove)

4Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Second and Third Reading (Standing Order No. 56)

Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Bill be now read a second time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read a second time.

Motion made and Question put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time.

Question agreed to and Bill accordingly read the third time, and passed.

5Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill: Business of the House

Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Motion for Resolution ‘Stamp duty land tax (temporary relief)’ and to proceedings on any Bill brought in upon the Resolution:

Timetable

(1) (a) Proceedings on the Motion for Resolution ‘Stamp duty land tax (temporary relief)’, proceedings on presentation and first reading of any Bill brought in upon the Resolution, proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance with this Order.

(b) Notices of Amendments, new Clauses or new Schedules to be moved in Committee of the whole House may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.

(c) Proceedings on the Motion for the Resolution shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f)  This paragraph shall have effect notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of a Bill brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

(2) When the proceedings on the Motion for the Resolution have been concluded and the Bill has been read the first time and ordered to be printed, the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill shall be read.

(3) 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.

(4) (a) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the whole House, the Chair 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.  

(5) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph (1), the Speaker or Chair 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 Speaker or Chair 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 (12)(a) of this Order.  

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

(7) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (5)(d) on successive amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Speaker or Chair shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.

(8) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under paragraph (5)(e) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chair 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.

Other proceedings

(9) Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

Miscellaneous

(10) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

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

(12) (a) No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Motion for the Resolution or the Bill are taken, to recommit the Bill 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.

(13) (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.

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

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

(16) No private business may be considered at today’s sitting after this Order has been agreed.—(Michael Tomlinson.)

6Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief)

Ordered, That—

(1) This Resolution makes modifications of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 in relation to any land transaction the effective date of which falls in the period (“the temporary relief period”)—

(a) beginning with 8 July 2020, and

(b) ending with 31 March 2021.

(2) Section 55(1B) (amount of stamp duty land tax chargeable: general) has effect as if for Table A there were substituted—  

“TABLE A: RESIDENTIAL

Part of relevant consideration

Percentage

So much as does not exceed £500,000

0%

So much as exceeds £500,000 but does not exceed £925,000

5%

So much as exceeds £925,000 but does not exceed £1,500,000

10%

The remainder (if any)

12%”.

(3) Schedule 4ZA (higher rates of stamp duty land tax for additional dwellings etc) has effect as if for the Table A in section 55(1B) mentioned in paragraph 1(2) there were substituted—                                                 

“TABLE A: RESIDENTIAL

Part of relevant consideration

Percentage

So much as does not exceed £500,000

3%

So much as exceeds £500,000 but does not exceed £925,000

8%

So much as exceeds £925,000 but does not exceed £1,500,000

13%

The remainder (if any)

15%”.

(4) Paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 5 (amount of SDLT chargeable in respect of rent) has effect as if for Table A there were substituted—

“TABLE A: RESIDENTIAL

Rate bands

Percentage

£0 to £500,000

0%

Over £500,000

1%”.

(5) Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 has effect as if section 57B and Schedule 6ZA (which concern relief for first-time buyers) were omitted (and, accordingly, Schedule 9 is to have effect as if paragraphs 15 to 16 were omitted).

(6) In a case where—            

(a) as a result of section 44(4) of the Finance Act 2003 the effective date of a land transaction falls in the temporary relief period, and            

(b) the contract concerned is completed by a conveyance after that period ends, section 44(8) of that Act is not to apply in relation to that conveyance if the sole reason that (but for this paragraph) it would have applied is that the modifications made by this Resolution have no effect in relation to that conveyance.

(7) Section 44(10) of the Finance Act 2003 applies for the purposes of paragraph (6).

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.—(Jesse Norman.)

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolution relating to Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief);

That the Chairman of Ways and Means, the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Steve Barclay, Jesse Norman, John Glen, and Kemi Badenoch present the Bill.

Jesse Norman accordingly presented a Bill to make provision to reduce for a temporary period the amount of stamp duty land tax chargeable on the acquisition of residential property.

Bill read the first time and ordered to be read a second time today, and to be printed (Bill 160), with Explanatory Notes (Bill 160-EN) 

7Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

8Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill: Committee of the whole House

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

(In the Committee)

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

Bill to be reported (Order, today).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Maggie Throup reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made no amendment.

9Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Bill: Third Reading

Bill read the third time, and passed.

10Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

Ordered, That Chris Grayling, Sir John Hayes, Stewart Hosie, Dame Diana Johnson, Mr Kevan Jones, Dr Julian Lewis, Mark Pritchard and Theresa Villiers be appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament under section 1 of the Justice and Security Act 2013.—(Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.)

11Adjournment

Subject: Pressures on independent pharmacies (Bob Seely)

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

Adjourned at 9.28 pm until tomorrow.

Other Proceedings

General Committees: Reports

12First Delegated Legislation Committee

Caroline Nokes (Chair) reported the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply) (Amendment) Order 2020.

13Second Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Nusrat Ghani (Chair) reported the draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2020.

14Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Ms Angela Eagle (Chair) reported the draft Competition Appeal Tribunal (Coronavirus) (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020.

General Committees: Appointments

15Third Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Competition Appeal Tribunal (Coronavirus) (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020)

Members: Anthony Browne discharged and Selaine Saxby nominated in substitution.

16Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (draft Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013 (Remedial) Order 2019)

Members: Paul Holmes discharged and Gareth Davies nominated in substitution.

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

Friday 10 July

17European Scrutiny Committee

(1) Sixteenth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 229-xii);

(2) Ministerial correspondence: Written evidence, to be published (HC 229)

(Clerk of the House).

18Welsh Affairs Committee 

The Welsh economy and COVID-19: Written evidence, to be published (HC 324) (Clerk of the House).

Reports from Select Committees on Monday 13 July

19Administration Committee

Record of the Committee’s discussions at its meeting on 13 July, to be published (Sir Charles Walker).

20Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) Management of tax reliefs: Twelfth Report, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 379);

(2) Immigration enforcement: Oral and written evidence, to be published (HC 407);

(3) Correspondence from the Department for Education: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Correspondence relating to the announcement to support people struggling to afford to buy food during the COVID-19 crisis: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Defence capability and equipment plan: Written evidence, to be published (HC 247);

(6) Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people: Written evidence, to be published (HC 134)

(Meg Hillier).

21Treasury Committee

(1) Appointment of Richard Hughes as Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility

(i) Third Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the formal minutes relating to the Report (HC 618); 

(ii) Oral evidence, to be published (HC 618); 

(2) Correspondence from Director General Customer Services, HM Revenue and Customs, relating to the appointment of the new Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary at HM Revenue and Customs: Written evidence, to be published;

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

(4) Economic impact of coronavirus: Written evidence, to be published (HC 271)

(5) HM Revenue and Customs Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) HM Treasury Main Estimate 2020–21: Written evidence, to be published;

(Mel Stride).

Lindsay Hoyle

Speaker

Papers Laid

Papers presented and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 13 July under Standing Orders No. 158 and No. 159

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

1Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 719), dated 9 July 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

2Children and Young Persons

Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 712), dated 8 July 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Vicky Ford)

3Public Health

Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 724), dated 10 July 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

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

4Exiting the European Union (Cultural Objects)

Proposal for an instrument titled Return of Cultural Objects (Revocation) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Oliver Dowden)

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 13 July

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution

5Climate Change

Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

6Exiting the European Union

Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) (Revocation) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

7Exiting the European Union (Intellectual Property)

Draft Intellectual Property (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Alok Sharma)

8Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Priti Patel)

Papers subject to Negative Resolution

9Road Traffic

M23 Motorway (Gatwick Spur) (50 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit) Regulations 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 721), dated 6 July 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

10Senior Courts of England and Wales

Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2020 (SI, 2020, No. 720), dated 8 July 2020 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (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

Proposal for an instrument titled Prohibition on Quantitative Restrictions (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Nadhim Zahawi)

12Exiting the European Union (Public Procurement)

Proposal for an instrument titled Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Act) (Secretary Grant Shapps)

Other papers

13Defence Reform

Report and Accounts of the Single Source Regulations Office for 2019–20, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act), to be printed (HC 479) (Secretary Ben Wallace)

14Home Office

The UK's Points-Based Immigration System: Further Details (by Command) (CP 258) (Secretary Priti Patel)

15National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for International Trade and UK Export Finance: Support for exports (by Act), to be printed (HC 574) (Clerk of the House)

16National Health Service

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

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

(3) Report and Accounts of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(4) Report and Accounts of Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(5) Report and Accounts of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

(6) Report and Accounts of Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2019–20 (by Act) (Secretary Matt Hancock)

17Treasury

Report and Accounts of UK Asset Resolution Limited (by Command) (CP 246) (John Glen)

Withdrawn papers

18Exiting the European Union

Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) (Revocation) Regulations 2020, with an Explanatory Memorandum (laid 7 July)

SPEAKER’S CERTIFICATES

Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Provisions) Bill

The Speaker has certified that the Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Provisions) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill

The Speaker has certified that the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

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

Mr Clive Betts

14 July 2020

Mark Tami

Dr Lisa Cameron

14 July 2020

Patrick Grady

Sarah Champion

14 July 2020

Mark Tami

Mike Freer

21 July 2020

Stuart Andrew

Preet Kaur Gill

14 July 2020

Mark Tami

Neale Hanvey

14 July 2020

Patrick Grady

Jess Phillips

15 July 2020

Mark Tami

 

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 Speaker takes the Chair on the dates specified below:

Member

From

Chris Elmore

14 July 2020

Gill Furniss

14 July 2020

Ms Nusrat Ghani

14 July 2020

Julian Knight

14 July 2020

Dr Jamie Wallis

14 July 2020

Helen Whately

14 July 2020

Mrs Heather Wheeler

14 July 2020

Jack Lopresti

15 July 2020

Alan Mak

15 July 2020

Tulip Siddiq

15 July 2020

Alyn Smith

15 July 2020

Joy Morrissey

16 July 2020

 

 

Prepared 13 July 2020