Medicines and Medical Devices Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at on 8 June 2020.

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[Philip Davies in the Chair]

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 11:30, 8 June 2020

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary points to make. Members will understand the need to respect social distancing guidance, and I will intervene if necessary to remind everyone. I also remind Members to switch electronic devices to silent, and that tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings.

Today, we will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication, and I hope we can take these matters without too much debate. The Hansard reporters would be most grateful if Members emailed any electronic copies of their speaking notes to I call the Minister to move the programme motion, which was agreed by the Programming Sub-Committee last week.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 11.30 am on Monday 8 June) meet—

(a) at 3.30 pm on Monday 8 June;

(b) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Wednesday 10 June;

(2) the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table;

(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.



Time for conclusion of proceedings

Clauses 1 to 4

1 pm on Monday 8 June

Clauses 5 to 11

6 pm on Monday 8 June

Clauses 12 to 26; Schedule 1; Clauses 27 to 33

11.25 am on Wednesday 10 June

Clauses 34 to 36; Schedule 2; Clauses 37 to 45; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill

5 pm on Wednesday 10 June

—(Jo Churchill.)


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Jo Churchill.)

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room.

We now begin line-by-line consideration of the Bill. The selection list for today’s sitting, which shows how the selected amendments have been grouped together for debate, is available in the room. Amendments grouped together are generally on the same, or a similar, issue. Please note that decisions on amendments do not take place in the order they are debated, but in the order they appear on the amendment paper. The selection and grouping list shows the order of debates; decisions on each amendment are taken when we come to the clause that the amendment affects. We will begin with amendment 9 to clause 1.