Skip to main content


Volume 723: debated on Tuesday 29 November 2022

With the leave of the House, we will take motions 6 to 16 together.


Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

That Tonia Antoniazzi be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Ian Lavery be added.


That Angela Richardson be discharged from the Education Committee and Nick Fletcher be added.

Foreign Affairs

That Saqib Bhatti be added to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Health and Social Care

That Dr Luke Evans be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Paul Bristow be added.


That Ms Diane Abbott and Laura Farris be discharged from the Justice Committee and Janet Daby and Edward Timpson be added.

Human Rights (Joint Committee)

That Florence Eshalomi be discharged from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Bell Ribeiro-Addy be added.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

That Florence Eshalomi be discharged from the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee and Nadia Whittome be added.

Northern Ireland Affairs

That Stephanie Peacock be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Tony Lloyd be added.

Public Accounts

That James Wild be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts.

Science and Technology

That Zarah Sultana be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Christian Wakeford be added.

Women and Equalities

That Theo Clark and Philip Davies be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Dr Jamie Wallis and Mark Jenkinson be added.—(Sir Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)


Rural bus routes in South Northamptonshire

I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents.

The petition states:

The petition of the residents of the United Kingdom,

Declares that there are grave concerns about reductions of Stagecoach bus services in the South Northamptonshire constituency. The 41 Stagecoach bus route provides access to a GP practice, the University of Northampton, a terminal station and other local conveniences; further that it is a lifeline for the elderly and those who do not own a car; and further that this reduction in service has severely curbed independence for those living in rural villages, cutting individuals off from family, friends, employment, education and medical care.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to allocate further support for rural bus routes like the 41 Stagecoach, and to safeguard against any future reductions in services that keep our communities connected.

And the petitioners remain, etc.