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Business without Debate
16 January 2020
Volume 669

Term Limits

Motion made,

That, for the remainder of the present Parliament, the provisions of Standing Order No. 122A (Term limits for chairs of select committees) shall not have effect.—(Mr Marcus Jones.)

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Object.

Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)

Resolved,

That Private Members’ Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 13 March 2020, 27 March 2020, 24 April 2020, 15 May 2020, 12 June 2020, 26 June 2020, 10 July 2020, 11 September 2020, 16 October 2020, 30 October 2020, 27 November 2020, 15 January 2021 and 29 January 2021.—(Mr Marcus Jones.)

Proxy Voting

Resolved,

That the Resolution of 28 January 2019 (Proxy Voting (Implementation)) shall apply as if, for the words “12 months” in paragraphs (4) and (6), there were substituted “18 months”.— (Mr Marcus Jones.)

Adjournment (February, Easter, May Day, Whitsun, summer and Conference Recess)

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 25),

That this House, at its rising on Thursday 13 February 2020, do adjourn until Monday 24 February 2020; at its rising on Tuesday 31 March 2020, do adjourn until Tuesday 21 April 2020; at its rising on Wednesday 6 May 2020, do adjourn until Monday 11 May 2020; at its rising on Thursday 21 May 2020, do adjourn until Tuesday 2 June 2020; at its rising on Tuesday 21 July 2020, do adjourn until Tuesday 8 September 2020; and at its rising on Thursday 17 September 2020, do adjourn until Tuesday 13 October 2020.—(Mr Marcus Jones.)

Question agreed to.

Standing Orders etc. (Committee on Exiting the European Union)

Ordered,

That the following temporary Standing Order and consequent modifications to Standing Orders and resolutions of the House shall have effect for twelve months from the date of this Order:—

A: Committee on Exiting the European Union (Temporary Standing order)

(1) There shall be a select committee, to be called the Committee on Exiting the European Union, to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Exiting the European Union and related matters falling within the responsibilities of associated public bodies.

(2) The committee shall consist of no more than twenty-one Members; and the provisions of Standing Order No. 121(2) shall apply to motions for the nomination and discharge of Members to and from the committee as if it were a committee not established under a temporary Standing Order.

(3) Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for as long as this Order has effect.

(4) The committee shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

(5) The committee and any sub-committee appointed by it shall have the assistance of the Counsel to the Speaker.

(6) The committee and any sub-committee appointed by it shall have power to appoint legal advisers and specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee’s order of reference.

(7) The committee and any sub-committee appointed by it shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place and to report from time to time the evidence taken before them.

(8) The quorum of the committee shall be six and the quorum of any sub-committee appointed by it shall be three.

(9) The committee shall have power to report from time to time, and any sub-committee appointed by it shall have power to report to the committee from time to time.

B: Election of Select Committee Chairs (10) Standing Order No. 122B (Election of select committee chairs) is amended in paragraph (1), by inserting, in the appropriate place, “the Committee on Exiting the European Union”.

C: European Committees (11) Standing Order No. 119 (European Committees) is amended as follows: (a) in paragraph (4) by inserting after “departments)” the words “, or the Committee on Exiting the European Union”; and (b) in the Table in paragraph (7), in respect of European Committee B, by inserting, in the appropriate place, “Exiting the European Union”.

D: European Scrutiny Committee (12) Paragraph (12) of Standing Order No. 143 (European Scrutiny Committee) is amended by inserting, in the appropriate place, “the Committee on Exiting the European Union”.

E: Public Bodies: Draft orders (13) Standing Order No. 152K (Public bodies: draft orders) is amended as follows: (a) after sub-paragraph (b) to paragraph (1) to insert: “(c) in respect of a draft order laid by a Minister in the Department for Exiting the European Union, the Committee on Exiting the European Union”; and (b) in paragraph (2) by inserting after “departments)” the words “, or the Committee on Exiting the European Union”.

F: Positions for which additional salaries are payable for the purposes of section 4A(2) of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 (14) The resolution of the House of 19 March 2013 (Positions for which additional salaries are payable for the purposes of section 4A(2) of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009) is amended, in paragraph (1)(a), by inserting, in the appropriate place, “the Committee on Exiting the European Union”.—(Mr Marcus Jones.)

Select Committees: Allocation of Chairs

Ordered,

That, pursuant to Standing Order No 122B (Election of Committee Chairs), the chairs of those select committees subject to the Standing Order be allocated as indicated in the following Table:

Select committees appointed under Standing Order No. 152

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Labour

Defence

Conservative

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative

Education

Conservative

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conservative

Foreign Affairs

Conservative

Health and Social Care

Conservative

Home Affairs

Labour

Housing, Communities and Local Government

Labour

International Development

Labour

International Trade

Scottish National Party

Justice

Conservative

Northern Ireland Affairs

Conservative

Science and Technology

Conservative

Scottish Affairs

Scottish National Party

Transport

Conservative

Treasury

Conservative

Welsh Affairs

Conservative

Women and Equalities

Conservative

Work and Pensions

Labour

Other specified select committees

Environmental Audit

Conservative

Exiting the European Union

Labour

Petitions

Labour

Procedure

Conservative

Public Accounts

Labour

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs

Conservative

Standards

Labour

(Mr Marcus Jones.)