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Business without Debate

Volume 683: debated on Tuesday 3 November 2020

Delegated Legislation

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

That the draft Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Producer Organisations and Wine) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 5 October, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture)

That the draft Agriculture (Payments) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 5 October, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Food)

That the draft Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 29 September, be approved.

Exiting the European Union (Criminal Law)

That the draft Taking Account of Convictions (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 24 September, be approved.

Armorial Bearings, Ensigns and Flags

That the draft Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020, which were laid before this House on 23 September, be approved.—(James Morris.)

Question agreed to.

Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)

Ordered,

That:

(1) the Resolution of the House of 16 January 2020 (Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)), as amended by the Orders of the House of 25 March, 22 April, 12 May, 10 June and 1 July 2020 (Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)), is further amended as follows:

leave out “6 November 2020, 13 November 2020, 27 November 2020, 15 January 2021, 29 January 2021, 5 February 2021,” and insert “8 January 2021, 15 January 2021, 22 January 2021, 29 January 2021, 5 February 2021, 26 February 2021,”

(2) the Orders for Second Reading of Bills on each of the days listed under Day 1 in the table below are read and discharged;

(3) each such Bill is ordered to be read a second time on the corresponding day listed under Day 2 in the table; and

(4) those Bills are set down to be read a second time on the appropriate Day 2 in the order in which they were set down to be read a second time on the corresponding Day 1.

Day 1

Day 2

6 November 2020

8 January 2021

13 November 2020

15 January 2021

27 November 2020

22 January 2021

15 January 2021

29 January 2021

29 January 2021

5 February 2021

5 February 2021

26 February 2021

—(James Morris.)

Proxy Voting During the Pandemic

Ordered,

That, with effect until 30 March 2021, the following amendments be made to Standing Order No. 39A (Voting by Proxy):

(1) in paragraph (2) leave out “by reason of absence from the precincts of the House”;

(2) in paragraph (3)

(a) in sub-paragraph (a), leave out “and”; and

(b) leave out sub-paragraph (b);

(3) after paragraph (3) insert:

() No Member who holds a proxy vote may participate in person in a division in the House, including a deferred division;

(4) leave out sub-paragraph (4)(a); and

(5) in paragraph (7), leave out “by reason of absence from the precincts of the House”.—(James Morris.)

I remind hon. Members of the Speaker’s statement earlier that he will introduce the new proxy voting with effect from tomorrow, including hon. Members who make their designation before 9.30 am tomorrow. That is to remind hon. Members that, if they wish to have a proxy vote tomorrow, they must make that designation before 9.30 am tomorrow. To apply for a proxy, Members must email proxyvote@parliament.uk with the name of their nominated proxy.

Procedure Committee

Ordered,

That Rob Roberts be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Aaron Bell be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)