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18 March 2020
Volume 673

Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories)

Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Robert Jenrick, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Michael Gove, Secretary Matt Hancock, Secretary Oliver Dowden, Jesse Norman and Mr Simon Clarke, presented a Bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales that consist wholly or mainly of public lavatories; and for connected purposes.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 116) with explanatory notes (Bill 116-EN).

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans)

Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Secretary Ben Wallace, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary Robert Buckland, Secretary Brandon Lewis, Suella Braverman, Jeremy Quin, James Heappey and Johnny Mercer, presented a Bill to make provision about legal proceedings and consideration of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 117) with explanatory notes (Bill 117-EN).

Vagrancy (Repeal)

Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57)

Layla Moran, supported by Tracey Crouch, Caroline Lucas, Tonia Antoniazzi, Liz Saville Roberts, Jamie Stone and Tim Farron, presented a Bill to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 12 June, and to be printed (Bill 118).

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On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Several Bills were just presented, but the one Bill that has not yet been presented is the one that the Government have talked about extensively, which is the emergency legislation on coronavirus. It is said that the Bill will be published tomorrow and we will deal with it on Monday. I hope that there will be a process whereby it is possible to table amendments before Second Reading, which is not the normal convention but is possible for emergency legislation. If the Government seriously intend this legislation to last for two years, I hope we will be able to table amendments to suggest that that could only be done with a review by Parliament on a regular basis.

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That is on the Order Paper, and I am sure there will be time to table amendments. The message will have been taken on board that that should be made available.