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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 5th January 2004

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.

PRAYERS.

1    Traffic Management Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Traffic Management Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Traffic Management Bill because it fails to address the most serious reasons for congestion, concentrating instead on street works, which cause only 10 per cent. of delays; diminishes local authority autonomy by giving the Secretary of State reserve powers over local traffic issues; and imposes an over-bureaucratic traffic management system', instead thereof.-(Mr Damian Green.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Mark Francois: 126.

      Tellers for the Noes, Charlotte Atkins, Jim Fitzpatrick: 362.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading):-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

2    Traffic Management Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 (Programming of Bills)], That the following provisions shall apply to the Traffic Management Bill:

    Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 12th February.

    3. The Standing 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. Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 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 Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Charlotte Atkins: 357.

      Tellers for the Noes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Mark Francois: 128.

    So the Question was agreed to.

3    Traffic Management Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Traffic Management Bill [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Traffic Management Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (1) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in respect of-

      (a) traffic officers designated under the Act;

      (b) the establishment and operation of regional centres for the management of traffic on the network of roads for which the Secretary of State is the traffic authority;

      (c) the provision, for purposes connected with the management of traffic on that road network, of information or advice to the public; or

      (d) other activities carried out for purposes connected with the management of traffic on that road network;

    (2) any other expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence or by virtue of the Act;

    (3) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act-(Mr Bob Ainsworth):-It was agreed to.

4    Traffic Management Bill [Ways and Means],-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Traffic Management Bill, it is expedient to authorise-

    (1) the charging of fees in relation to permits issued, or applications for permits to be issued, under permit schemes;

    (2) the payment of sums by undertakers who are required to carry out, or to contribute to the cost of carrying out, re-surfacing works in a street;

    (3) the charging of sums in relation to the temporary occupation of the highway-(Mr Bob Ainsworth):-It was agreed to.

5    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-Ordered, That Mr John Bercow and Mr Gary Streeter be discharged from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee and Mrs Eleanor Laing and Mr Graham Brady be added.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

6    Constitutional Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr Mark Field be discharged from the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Andrew Rosindell be added.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

7    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till three minutes to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.57 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers presented by Her Majesty's Command and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

Friday 19th December 2003

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Autumn Performance Report 2003 [by Command] [Cm. 6095] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    2    Treaty Series (No. 51, 2003),-Agreement, done at Washington on 1st October 2003, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America concerning the use of Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island by Civil Aircraft not engaged in Scheduled International Air Services [Cm. 6087] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Friday 2nd January 2004

    3    Russian Federation (No. 1, 2004),-Supplementary Agreement, done at London on 26th June 2003, to the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy of 3rd September 1996 [Cm. 6096] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    4    Treaty Series (No. 1, 2004),-Amendments, adopted by the Assembly of the International Patent Corporation Union (PCT Union) at its thirty-first (18th extraordinary) session on 1st October 2002, with effect from 1st January 2004, to the Regulations under the Patent Corporation Treaty (PCT) [Cm. 6100] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

Friday 19th December 2003

    5    Consumer Protection,-Road Vehicles (Brake Linings Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3314), dated 18th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    6    Education,-(1) Education (Funding for Teacher Training) Designation (No. 3) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3278), and

    (2) Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3277),

    dated 15th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    7    Electricity,-Electricity (Exemption from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) (No. 2) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3318), dated 17th December 2003 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    8    Environmental Protection,-Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3311), dated 18th December 2003 [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    9    Land Registration,-Land Registry (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. (N.I.), 2003, No. 506), dated 3rd December 2003 [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    10    Medicines,-Animal Test Certificates (Revocation) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3309), dated 18th December 2003 [Secretary Margaret Becket].

    11    Road Traffic,-Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3313), dated 18th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    12    Tax Credits,-Tax Credits (Provision of Information) (Evaluation and Statistical Studies) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3308), dated 18th December 2003 [Dawn Primarolo].

Monday 22nd December 2003

    13    Criminal Law,-Criminal Justice (Sentencing) (Licence Conditions) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3337), dated 20th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    14    European Communities,-European Communities (Enforcement of Community Judgements) (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3204), dated 10th December 2003 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    15    Food,-Processed Cereal-based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3207), dated 8th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Reid].

    16    Ministers of the Crown,-Transfer of Functions (Children, Young People and Families) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3191), dated 10th December 2003 [Christopher Leslie].

    17    Prisons,-Prison (Amendment) Rules 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3301), dated 17th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Tuesday 23rd December 2003

    18    Food,-Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3295), dated 15th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Reid].

    19    Housing,-Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3326), dated 19th December 2003 [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    20    Legal Services,-Conditional Fee Agreements (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3344), dated 17th December 2003 [David Lammy].

    21    Magistrates' Courts,-Register of Fines Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3184), dated 17th December 2003 [Christopher Leslie].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 5th January 2004:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    22    Insolvency,-Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 3363), dated 30th December 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

    23    Agricultural Marketing,-Report of the Agricultural Marketing Schemes for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    24    European Union,-Paper, entitled Developments in the European Union: January-June 2003: The Greek Presidency [by Command] [Cm. 6097] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    25    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Refinancing the Public Private Partnership for National Air Traffic Services [by Act]; to be printed [No. 157] [Clerk of the House].

    26    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petition [13th November, in the last Session of Parliament] from residents of Romford and the Collier Row area for measures to ban the sale of display fireworks to the general public and the import and sale of fireworks not complying with British Standards [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Child Trust Funds Bill,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Ross Cranston from Standing Committee A (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Russell Brown.

    2    Child Trust Funds Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr George Osborne in place of Mr Paul Goodman as a member of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.



 
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