House of Commons

House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday
28th October 2013

No. 64

The House met at 2.30 pm.

PRAYERS.

1 Questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department

2 Statement: European Council (Prime Minister)

3 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

Bill read a second time.

4 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords] (Programme)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords]:

Committal

(1) The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

(2) Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 21 November 2013.

(3) The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

(4) Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

(5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

(6) Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

(7) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.-(Mark Lancaster.)

Question agreed to.

5 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords] (Money)

Queen’s Recommendation signified.

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of:

(1) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown or the Comptroller and Auditor General in consequence of the Act; and

(2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.-(Mark Lancaster.)

Question agreed to.

6 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords] (Ways and Means)

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise:

(1) the charging of fees in connection with the recognition of qualifications and supervisory bodies and of periodical fees to be paid by recognised qualifying and supervisory bodies, and

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.-(Mark Lancaster.)

Question agreed to.

7 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords] (Instruction)

Ordered, That it be an instruction to the Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords] Committee that it has power to make provision in the Bill about:

(1) polls consequent on parish meetings, and

(2) access to meetings and documents of local government bodies.-(Brandon Lewis.)

8 Statutory Instruments: Motion for Approval

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Excepted Vehicles (Amendment of Schedule 1 to the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 8 October, be approved.-(Mark Lancaster.)

Question agreed to.

9 Relations between the EU and the overseas countries and territories

Motion made and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 12732/12 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Council Decision on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union; notes the progress that the UK has achieved against its key negotiating priorities in Council negotiations; and further notes the trade advantages and access to European Union funds that the Decision provides.-(Mark Lancaster.)

Question agreed to.

10 Administration

Ordered, That John Penrose and Mr Desmond Swayne be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr David Evennett and Mr Robert Syms be added.-(Mr David Evennett, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

11 Adjournment

Subject: Proxy purchasing of tobacco and the tobacco products directive (Lorely Burt).

Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mark Lancaster.)

Adjourned at 8.11 pm until tomorrow.

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Other proceedings

General Committees: Reports

12 First Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Andrew Turner (Chair) reported the draft Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2013.

13 Second Delegated Legislation Committee

John Robertson (Chair) reported the draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Designation of the UK Green Investment Bank) Order 2013.

14 Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Mr Jim Hood (Chair) reported the draft Unauthorised Unit Trusts (Tax) Regulations 2013.

General Committees: Appointments

The Speaker appoints the Chair of General Committees and members of Programming Sub-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).

15 First Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2013)

Members: Mr Douglas Carswell and Simon Reevell discharged and Jeremy Lefroy and Sheryll Murray nominated in substitution.

16 Second Delegated Legislation Committee (Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Designation of the UK Green Investment Bank) Order 2013)

Members: John Hemming and Mr Michael Thornton discharged and Gordon Birtwistle and John Hemming nominated in substitution.

Reports from Select Committees

17 Communities and Local Government Committee

Local Government Procurement: Evidence, to be published, (HC 712) (Clive Betts).

18 Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee on)

Draft Deregulation Bill: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (Mr Kelvin Hopkins).

19 Public Accounts (Committee of)

(1) HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2012–13: Evidence, to be printed (HC 666-ii);

(2) Confidentiality clauses within compromise agreements: Written Evidence, to be published;

(3) Customer service lines across government: Written Evidence, to be published;

(4) Royal Household Accounts: Written Evidence, to be published

(Margaret Hodge).

20 Transport Committee

(1) Winter resilience in transport: Evidence and written evidence, to be published (HC 681);

(2) Access to ports: Written evidence, to be published;

(3) High Speed Rail: Written evidence, to be published;

(4) Passenger transport in isolated communities: Written evidence, to be published;

(5) Safety at level crossings: Written evidence, to be published;

(6) Strategic road network: Written evidence, to be published

(Mrs Louise Ellman).

John Bercow

Speaker

The Speaker will take the Chair at 11.30 am.

APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1 Energy

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessments (by Command) (Secretary Edward Davey).

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2 Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Proscribed Organisations (Name Changes) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I., 2013, No. 2742), dated 25 October 2013 (by Act), with an Explanatory Memorandum (by Command) (Secretary Theresa May).

Other Papers:

3 National Audit

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Assurance of reported savings at Sellafield (by Act); to be printed (HC 778) (Clerk of the House).

4 Pharmacy

Strategic Plan of the General Pharmaceutical Council for 2014–17 (by Statutory Instrument) (Secretary Jeremy Hunt).

Prepared 29th October 2013