House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

  • Speaker’s Statement

    1 speech

    Before I start, can I just mention the sad loss of a friend of all of us, Brian Binley? Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Before we come to the first item of business, could I thank...

  • Bill Presented

    • European Union (Future Relationship) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Michael Gove, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Dominic Raab, Secretary Priti Patel, Secretary...

  • Virtual Participation in Proceedings during the Pandemic (Temporary Orders) (No. 2)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Order of 4 June, as amended on 22 October, be further amended as follows: (1) leave out paragraph (1) and insert: “( ) Members may participate...

  • European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Business of the House

    2 speeches

    Before I call the Leader of the House to move the motion, I should inform the House that I have selected the amendment to the motion in the name of Ian Blackford.

  • Timetable

    (1) (a) Proceedings on Second Reading and in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken at today’s sitting in accordance...

  • Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

    (2) As soon as the proceedings on the Motion for this Order have been concluded, the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill shall be read. (3) When the Bill has been read a second time: (a) it...

  • Consideration of Lords Amendments

    (9) (a) Any Lords Amendments to the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended accordingly. (b)...

  • Subsequent stages

    (11) (a) Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill may be considered forthwith without any Question being put; and any proceedings interrupted for that purpose shall be suspended...

  • Reasons Committee

    (13) Paragraphs (2) to (6) of Standing Order No. 83H (Programme orders: reasons committee) apply in relation to any committee to be appointed to draw up reasons after proceedings have been...

  • Miscellaneous

    3 speeches

    (14) Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill. (15) Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which...

  • European Union (Future Relationship) Bill

    205 speeches

    [Relevant document: Fourth Report of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, The UK-EU future relationship: the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, HC 1094.] Second Reading

  • European Union (Future Relationship) (Money)

    Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill, it is expedient to...

  • European Union (Future Relationship) (Ways and Means)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill, it is expedient to authorise: (1) any taxation, fees or...

  • European Union (Future Relationship) Bill

    7 speeches

    Proceedings resumed (Order, this day). Considered in Committee. [Dame Eleanor Laing in the Chair]

  • Covid-19 Update

    80 speeches

    Today marks a great stride forward in our plan to get us out of this pandemic and to return to normal life. Our strategy throughout has been to suppress the virus until a vaccine can make us...

  • Education: Return in January

    84 speeches

    With permission, I would like to make a statement regarding our plans for bringing children back to school this academic term. Dealing with this pandemic has always been an exercise in managing...

  • Business of the House

    78 speeches

    The business for the week commencing 11 January will include: Monday 11 January—General debate on global Britain. Tuesday 12 January—General debate on covid-19. Wednesday 13...

  • Business of the House (Today)

    3 speeches

    Ordered, That, at this day’s sitting (a) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16, proceedings on the first of the Motions in the name of a Minister of the Crown relating to...

  • Public Health

    61 speeches

    The Business of the House motion just agreed to by the House provides for the motions on the five statutory instruments on today’s Order Paper, each relating to public health, to be debated...

  • Public Health

    Resolved, That the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 1533), dated 14 December 2020, a copy of which was laid...

  • Business without Debate

  • Deferred Divisions

    Ordered, That at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg relating to Sittings of the...

  • Sittings of the House

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 25), That this House, at its rising this day, do adjourn until 11 January 2021.—(Rebecca Harris.)

  • Private Members’ Bills

    1 speech

    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,...

  • Royal Assent

    3 speeches

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020.

  • Adjournment

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Tom Pursglove.) House adjourned.

  • Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote

    The following is the list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy: Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) (Lab)...

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