Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [Lords]

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 27 Ionawr 2022.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

(Morning)

[Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair]

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Llafur, Ealing, Southall 11:30, 27 Ionawr 2022

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. I remind Members to observe social distancing and to wear masks. Members are asked by the House to have a covid lateral flow test twice a week if coming onto the parliamentary estate. Please switch electronic devices to silent. 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, before proceeding to line-by-line scrutiny of the Bill. I call the Minister to move the programme motion standing in his name, which was discussed on Tuesday by the programming sub-committee for the Bill.

Ordered,

That—

1. the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 11.30 am on Thursday 27 January 2022) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Thursday 27 January 2022;

(b) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022.

2. the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 109; Schedule 1; Clause 110; Schedule 2; Clause 111; Schedule 3; Clauses 112 to 116; Schedule 4; Clauses 117 to 120; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

3. the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022.—(Mr Clarke.)

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Llafur, Ealing, Southall

I call the Minister to move the motion on written evidence.

Resolved,

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

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Llafur, Ealing, Southall

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee Room and will be circulated to Committee members by email.

We now begin line-by-line scrutiny of the Bill. The selection list for today’s sitting is available in the room. It shows how the selected amendments have been grouped together for debate. 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 debate. Decisions on each amendment are taken when we come to the clause to which the amendment relates.

The Member who has put their name to the lead amendment is called first, or the Minister if clause stand part leads the group. Other Members are then free to catch my eye to speak on all or any of the amendments, clauses or new clauses within the group. A Member may speak more than once in a single debate. At the end of a debate on a group, I shall call the Member who opened the debate to wind up.