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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
9 February 2010

No. 40

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for Justice

2 Statement: Out of Hours General Practitioner Services (Mr Mike O'Brien)

3 Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill: Presentation (Standing Order No. 57)

    Mr Martin Caton, supported by Colin Challen, Mr David Heath, Mr Michael Meacher, Dan Rogerson, Alan Simpson, Dr Desmond Turner and Joan Walley, presented a Bill to set targets relating to energy generation and consumption; to make provision for the sectoral targets to be met; and for connected purposes.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 March, and to be printed (Bill 64).

4 Environmental Protection (Fly-Tipping Reporting): Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23)

    Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require local authorities to supply regular data to the Environment Agency on their response time to incidents of fly-tipping; and for connected purposes;

    That Joan Ryan, Siobhain McDonagh, Mr Andrew Dismore, Fiona Mactaggart, David Cairns and Ms Karen Buck present the Bill.

    Joan Ryan accordingly presented the Bill.

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 30 April, and to be printed (Bill 65).

5 Crime and Security Bill (Programme) (No.2)

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the Order of 18 January 2010 (Crime and Security Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

    (1) Paragraph 2 shall be omitted.

    (2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 25 February 2010.—(Kerry McCarthy.)

    Question agreed to.

6 Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Money) (No. 3)

    Queen's Recommendation signified.

    Motion made and Question put, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of sums required by the Electoral Commission to meet—

    (a) the charges payable to counting officers in connection with a referendum held on the voting system for parliamentary elections; and

    (b) sums payable in respect of increases in superannuation contributions required to be paid by local authorities in consequence of fees paid as part of those charges.—(Kerry McCarthy.)

    The House divided.

    Division No. 76.

    Ayes: 357 (Tellers: Mr Frank Roy, Mr George Mudie).

    Noes: 180 (Tellers: Jeremy Wright, James Duddridge).

    Question accordingly agreed to.

7 Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Committee of the whole House (6th allocated day)

    The House again resolved itself into a Committee (Programme Order, 3 November in the last Session of Parliament, 19 and 26 January and 1 February).

(In the Committee)

    New Clause NC 88—(Secretary Jack Straw)—brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The Committee divided.

    Division No. 77.

    Ayes: 365 (Tellers: Mr George Mudie, Steve McCabe).

    Noes: 187 (Tellers: Jeremy Wright, James Duddridge).

    Question accordingly agreed to.

    It being after 10.00 pm, the Chairman put the Questions necessary to bring to a conclusion proceedings on remaining new Clauses and remaining new Schedules, Clauses 59 to 62 and remaining proceedings on the Bill (Order, 1 February).

    The following Questions were put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83D).

    (1) That Amendment (b) be made to New Clause NC 88 (Amendment selected by the Chairman for separate decision).—(David Howarth.)

    The Committee divided.

    Division No. 78.

    Ayes: 69 (Tellers: Dan Rogerson, John Hemming).

    Noes: 476 (Tellers: Mr George Mudie, Steve McCabe).

    Question accordingly negatived.

    (2) That New Clause NC 88 be added to the Bill (Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded).

    The Committee divided.

    Division No. 79.

    Ayes: 357 (Tellers: Mr George Mudie, Steve McCabe).

    Noes: 182 (Tellers: James Duddridge, Jeremy Wright).

    Question accordingly agreed to.

    (3) That New Clauses NC 89 to 96 and 98 be added to the Bill (single Question on remaining New Clauses moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Secretary Jack Straw.)

    Question agreed to.

    (4) That Amendments 100, 136, 102, 133, 137, 134 and 43 be made (single Question on remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown).—(Secretary Jack Straw.)

    Question agreed to.

    Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to make provision relating to the civil service of the State; to make provision in relation to section 3 of the Act of Settlement and other provision in relation to nationality restrictions connected with employment or the holding of office in a civil capacity under the Crown; to make provision relating to the ratification of treaties; to amend the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 and the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 and to make provision relating to pensions for members of the House of Commons, Ministers and other office-holders; to make provision for a referendum on the voting system for parliamentary elections, and about referendums generally; to amend section 2 of the House of Lords Act 1999 and make provision relating to the removal, suspension and resignation of members of the House of Lords; to make provision for treating members of the House of Commons and members of the House of Lords as resident, ordinarily resident and domiciled in the United Kingdom for taxation purposes; to repeal sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and to amend Part 2 of the Public Order Act 1986; to make provision relating to time limits for human rights claims against devolved administrations; to make provision relating to judges and similar office holders; to make provision relating to the Comptroller and Auditor General and to establish a body corporate called the National Audit Office; to amend Schedule 5 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 in relation to the Auditor General for Wales; to amend the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 and to make corresponding provision in relation to Wales.

    The Chairman left the Chair to report the Bill (Programme Order, 1 February).

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    The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

    Mr George Mudie reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and made Amendments.

    Bill, as amended, to be considered tomorrow.

8 Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill (Money)

    Queen's Recommendation signified.

    Motion made and Question put, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided. —(Gillian Merron.)

    Question agreed to.

9 Statutory Instruments: Motions for Approval

    (1) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (London Underground Metropolitan Line S8 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 12 January, be approved.—(Mr George Mudie.)

    Question agreed to.

    (2) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 5 January, be approved.—(Mr George Mudie.)

    Question agreed to.

    (3) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 5 January, be approved.—(Mr George Mudie.)

    Question agreed to.

    (4) Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 18 January, be approved.—(Mr George Mudie.)

    Question agreed to.

10 Obtaining Evidence in Criminal Matters

    Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 17691/09, Commission Green Paper on obtaining evidence in criminal matters from one Member State to another and securing its admissibility; and supports the Government's objective of only supporting a new EU Mutual Legal Assistance instrument that will bring coherence and add real value to the operation of Mutual Legal Assistance amongst EU member states.—(Mr George Mudie.)

    Question agreed to.

11 Public Petitions

    A Public Petition from residents of the South Lakes and others relating to Gritting was presented and read by Tim Farron.

    A Public Petition from residents of Stanway Road and surrounding areas relating to Planning and Development (Essex) was presented and read by Bob Spink.

    A Public Petition from residents of Hove and Portslade and others relating to Pedestrian Crossings was presented and read by Ms Celia Barlow.

    A Public Petition from persons resident in the Hexham parliamentary constituency relating to Badman Report (Hexham) was presented by Mr Peter Atkinson.

12 Adjournment

    Subject: Effect of climate change on Bangladesh (Colin Challen).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr George Mudie.)

Adjourned at 11.27 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

Lords Messages

13 Bribery Bill [Lords]

    The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes; to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

14 Live Music Bill [Lords]

    The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the Licensing Act 2003 with respect to the performance of live music entertainment; and for connected purposes; to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

First Reading and Printing of Lords Bills

15 Bribery Bill [Lords]

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time tomorrow, and to be printed (Bill 69), with Explanatory Notes (Bill 69-EN).

16 Live Music Bill [Lords]

    Bill read the first time; to be read a second time on Friday 12 March, and to be printed (Bill 70).

General Committees: Reports

17 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document Nos. 15647/09, relating to Future relations between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories.

    Mr Gary Streeter (Chairman) reported the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 15647/09, a Commission Communication on Elements for a new partnership between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs); recalls that such Communications are consultation documents and are not legally binding; and welcomes the Commission Communication as a continuation of the process of the renegotiation of the Overseas Association Decision.

18 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee

    Mr Christopher Chope (Chairman) reported the draft Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010.

19 Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee

    Jim Sheridan (Chairman) reported the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 86).

20 Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee

    Hywel Williams (Chairman) reported the draft Data Protection (Monetary Penalties) Order 2010.

21 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee

    John Cummings (Chairman) reported the draft Personal Accounts Delivery Authority Winding Up Order 2010 and the draft National Employment Savings Trust Order 2010.

22 Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee

    Mr Eric Illsley (Chairman) reported the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2010.

General Committees: Appointments

    The Speaker appoints the Chairman of General Committees and allocates Statutory Instruments to Delegated Legislation Committees.

The Committee of Selection nominates Members to serve on General Committees (and certain Members to serve on Grand Committees).

23 Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010)

    Members: Mr Fabian Hamilton and Mr Nick Raynsford discharged and Natascha Engel and Rob Marris nominated in substitution.

24 Sixth Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Data Protection (Monetary Penalties) Order 2010)

    Members: Mr Michael Clapham and Mr Denis MacShane discharged and Dr Stephen Ladyman and Geraldine Smith nominated in substitution.

25 Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Personal Accounts Delivery Authority Winding Up Order 2010 and the draft National Employment Savings Trust Order 2010)

    Members: Ms Sally Keeble and Martin Salter discharged and Mr Russell Brown and Mrs Siān C. James nominated in substitution.

26 Eleventh Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2010)

    Members: Mr Richard Caborn, Mr Ian Cawsey, Mr Adam Ingram and Laura Moffatt discharged and Mr William Bain, Jessica Morden, Lynda Waltho and Dr Alan Whitehead nominated in substitution.

European Committees: Appointments

27 European Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 15647/09 relating to Future relations between the EU and the Overseas Countries and Territories

    Members: Jim Cousins discharged and Mark Fisher nominated in substitution.

European Union Documents Referred

28 European Committee B

    European Union Documents No. 14685/09 and No. 5271/10 and Addendum 1, relating to the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), and No. 15365/09 and Addendum 1, relating to the Instrument for Structural Policy for Pre-accession (ISPA).

Reports from Select Committees

29 Administration Committee

    Record of the Committee's discussions at its meeting on 9 February, to be published (Mr Frank Doran).

30 Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

    (1) Broadband: Fourth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 72-I and -II);

    (2) Further Education funding and the Skills Funding Agency: Evidence, to be printed (HC 347-ii)

    (Peter Luff).

31 Culture, Media and Sport Committee

    Press standards, privacy and libel: Second Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 24 February, 10 and 19 March, 21 April, 12 and 19 May, 2, 9 and 16 June, 7, 14 and 21 July, 2 September, 13 and 20 October, 10 and 12 November in the last Session of Parliament and 19 and 26 November, 3, 9 and 15 December, 5 January and 2 February (HC 362 -I and -II) (Mr John Whittingdale).

32 Defence Committee

    (1) MoD Annual Report and Accounts 2008-09: Fifth Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 52);

    (2) Afghanistan and the Green Paper: Evidence, to be printed (HC 223-i)

    (Mr James Arbuthnot).

33 Environmental Audit Committee

    Air Quality:

    (1) Evidence, to be printed (HC 229-ii);

    (2) Written evidence, to be published

    (Mr Tim Yeo).

34 European Scrutiny Committee

    (1) Eleventh Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 5-x);

    (2) Ministerial Correspondence: Written evidence, to be published

    (Michael Connarty).

35 Home Affairs Committee

    (1) The Work of the UK Border Agency: Government Response to the Committee's Second Report of Session 2009-10: Third Special Report, to be printed (HC 370);

    (2) The Government's Approach to Crime Prevention: Evidence, to be printed (HC 242-v);

    (Keith Vaz).

36 Human Rights (Joint Committee on)

    (1) Allegation of Contempt: Mr Trevor Phillips: Seventh Report, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 371);

    (2) Legislative Scrutiny: Children, Schools and Families Bill; Other Bills: Eighth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 10 February, 31 March and 13 October in the last session of Parliament and 24 November, 26 January and 3 February (HC 369);

    (3) Legislative Scrutiny: Written evidence, to be published

    (Mr Andrew Dismore).

37 National Security Strategy (Joint Committee on the)

    Mrs Margaret Beckett reported from the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, That she had been chosen as Chairman of the Committee.

38 Transport Committee

    Priorities for investment in the railways: Third Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 38-I and -II) (Mrs Louise Ellman).

39 Treasury Committee

    (1) Reporting contingent liabilities to Parliament: Fifth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 181);

    (2) The failure of the Presbyterian Mutual Society: Sixth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report (HC 260);

    (3) Financial institutions—too important to fail?:

    (i) Evidence, to be printed (HC 261-iii);

    (ii) Written evidence, to be published;

    (4) Audit and accounting: Evidence, to be printed (HC 365-i);

    (5) Management of the Crown Estate: Written evidence, to be published

    (John McFall).

40 Welsh Affairs Committee

    (1) Proposed Legislative Competence Order relating to Transport: Eighth Report, with written evidence, to be printed, with the Formal Minutes relating to the Report, and written evidence reported and ordered to be published on 19 January under the title of Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Transport) Order 2010 (HC 273);

    (2) Wales and Whitehall: Evidence, to be printed (HC 246-vi);

    (3) Potential Benefits of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics for Wales: Follow-up: Written evidence, to be published

    (Dr Hywel Francis).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

Sitting in Westminster Hall

No. 24

The sitting began at 9.30 am.

Adjournment

    Subjects:

    Child poverty in London (Ms Diane Abbott).

    Government policy on conflict prevention (Simon Hughes).

    Effect of seagulls on businesses in Gloucester city centre (Mr Parmjit Dhanda).

    Alcohol fraud (Paul Rowen).

    Native wood cover (Paddy Tipping).

    Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mary Creagh.)

Adjourned at 1.50 pm until tomorrow.

Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Commons

    Draft Commons Councils (Standard Constitution) (England) Regulations 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and an Impact Assessment (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2 National Assistance Services

    National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements and Assessment of Resources) Amendment (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I., 2010, No. 211), dated 3 February 2010 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

Other Papers:

3 Environmental Protection

    Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (by Command) (Secretary Hilary Benn).

4 Government Resources and Accounts (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies)

    Report and Financial Statements of the School Food Trust for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Statutory Instrument); to be printed (HC 345) (Secretary Ed Balls).

5 Health and Social Care

    Care Quality Commission: The state of health care and adult social care in England: Key themes and quality of services in 2009 (by Act); to be printed (HC 343) (Secretary Andy Burnham).

6 National Audit

    (1) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Adapting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's global estate to the modern world (by Act); to be printed (HC 295) (Clerk of the House); and

    (2) Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Treating Injury and Illness arising on Military Operations (by Act); to be printed (HC 294) (Clerk of the House).

7 Northern Ireland

    Report and Accounts of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for 2008-09, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (by Act); to be printed (HC 315) (Mr Secretary Woodward).

8 Supply Estimates 2009-10

    Spring Supplementary Estimates for House of Commons Administration (by Act); to be printed (HC 324) (The Speaker).

Withdrawn Papers:

9 Environmental Protection

    Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (by Command) (laid 25 January 2010).



 
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