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Volume 727: debated on Tuesday 7 February 2023

Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

Resolved,

That Stewart Hosie be removed from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament under Schedule 1 to the Justice and Security Act 2013 and Owen Thompson be appointed to that Committee under Section 1 of that Act.—(Penny Mordaunt.)

Restoration and Renewal Programme Board

Resolved,

That this House

(1) notes the report from the House of Commons Commission and the House of Lords Commission on the membership of the Restoration and Renewal Programme Board, HC 1071, dated 24 January 2023;

(2) notes the names of the Members of the House of Lords proposed to be appointed by that House;

(3) appoints the Leader of the House and the Shadow Leader of the House, or their delegates, as member of the Restoration and Renewal Programme Board, together with Nigel Evans, Wera Hobhouse, and the Clerk of the House of Commons;

(4) appoints Paul Duffree, Steve Hails and Sir Jonathan Stephens as external members of the Board; and

(5) appoints Nigel Evans as Chair of the Board.—(Sir Charles Walker.)

Delegated Legislation

With the leave of the House, we will take motions 8 and 9 on social security together.

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

Social Security

That the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 16 January, be approved.

That the draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 16 January, be approved.—(Stuart Anderson.)

Question agreed to.

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

Electricity

That the draft Nuclear Regulated Asset Base Model (Revenue Collection) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 15 December 2022, be approved.—(Stuart Anderson.)

Petition

Spinneyfields Specialist Care Centre Closure

I rise to present the petition of the residents of Rushden and the surrounding area to reopen Spinneyfields specialist care centre in my constituency. The lead petitioner is Mr Nicholas Hill, who is supported by approximately 3,000 petitioners. I am pleased to say that, as a result of my “Listening to Wellingborough and Rushden” campaign, I have had meetings with the Secretary of State for Health and members of the integrated care board, and proposals are being considered to reopen Spinneyfields.

The petition reads:

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The humble petition of the residents of Wellingborough, Rushden, and the surrounding areas,

Sheweth, that the petitioners are deeply concerned by West Northamptonshire Council’s decision to close Spinneyfields Specialist Care Centre on 29th January 2023; notes that Northamptonshire’s two acute hospitals, Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital have on average over 200 people a day who are medically fit to be discharged but cannot be; further notes that Spinneyfields is a 51-bed step-down facility and has the potential to provide essential additional capacity in step-down care locally.

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House urges the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to work with Northamptonshire’s Integrated Care Board, West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council to utilise Spinneyfields Specialist Care Centre as a step-down facility accepting discharges from Northamptonshire’s acute hospitals.

And your petitioners, as duty bound, will ever pray, &c.

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